The Beleaguered City: The Vicksburg Campaign, DEC. 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library Series)

The Beleaguered City: The Vicksburg Campaign, DEC. 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library Series)

by Shelby Foote

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The Beleaguered City: The Vicksburg Campaign, DEC. 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library Series) by Shelby Foote

The companion volume to Stars in Their Courses, this marvelous account of Grant's siege of the Mississippi port of Vicksburg continues Foote's narrative of the great battles of the Civil War--culled from his massive three-volume history--recounting a campaign which Lincoln called "one of the most brilliant in the world."

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ISBN-13: 9780679601708
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Series: Modern Library Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 443,550
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Shelby Foote was an American historian and novelist. He was born on November 7, 1916, in Greenville, Mississippi, and attended school there until he entered the University of North Carolina. During World War II he served as a captain of field artillery but never saw combat. After World War II he worked briefly for the Associated Press in their New York bureau. In 1953 he moved to Memphis, where he lived for the remainder of his life.Foote was the author of six novels: TournamentFollow Me DownLove in a Dry SeasonShilohJordan County, and September, September. He is best remembered for his 3-volume history The Civil War: A Narrative, which took twenty years to complete and resulted in his being a featured expert in Ken Burns' acclaimed PBS documentary, The Civil War. Over the course of his writing career, Foote was also awarded three Guggenheim fellowships.Shelby Foote died in 2005 at the age of 88.

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