Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Shelby Foote Dead

What it says on the tin. Apparently he was well into his 80s.

I never read his books - I'm generally rather underread on the matter of the American Civil War beyond various analytical texts looking at the development of warfare generally during the period - so I honestly don't know whether they were any good or not. I know a lot of people swore by them. That said, an equally large number of people swore AT them, so... who knows? Certainly he was a prominent figure, however, and his passing is worth noting.

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