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Interesting. I do have a number of questions... Legolas Send a noteboard - 28/10/2010 08:38:46 PM
- How far back does his introduction go (I know the essentials of the Civil War, but very little about the, well, half century before it, really), and how much later does the epilogue/whatever go - does it discuss Reconstruction and that conquest of the West that you mention in much detail?

- Do the books devote much attention to the geopolitical ramifications of the war, and the role played by the various other powers of the time?

- Since you mention "the greatness of Lincoln" standing in sharp contrast to those around him, does that mean Foote is guilty of the common American habit of hero-worship for certain presidents that makes non-American readers (i.e. me) rather sceptical? I've long felt that the real merits of men like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln are nearly impossible to determine because of all the hero-worship in most American sources (and in Lincoln's case, his assassination doesn't help either) - it's exaggerated, but by how much? I'd be interested in attempts to balance those portrayals out a bit, the way historiography has done with e.g. Winston Churchill, or Napoleon.
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The Civil War by Shelby Foote. - 28/10/2010 08:25:39 PM 11594 Views
Thank you for the review. - 28/10/2010 08:37:38 PM 1280 Views
If you do, be sure to let me know what you think - 28/10/2010 08:56:15 PM 1263 Views
I will. - 28/10/2010 09:24:00 PM 1296 Views
Interesting. I do have a number of questions... - 28/10/2010 08:38:46 PM 1331 Views
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Thanks for the review. - 28/10/2010 11:09:19 PM 1303 Views
You should! - 30/10/2010 05:35:03 AM 1337 Views
Excellent. - 29/10/2010 02:24:56 AM 1457 Views
Chandler's book is excellent. - 29/10/2010 03:28:18 PM 1476 Views
I am curious - 30/10/2010 03:38:56 AM 1488 Views
Foote mentions it. - 30/10/2010 05:34:33 AM 1357 Views
Cool. *NM* - 31/10/2010 02:05:05 AM 714 Views
My brain instantly assumed it would be about Britain. Huh. - 30/10/2010 12:00:54 PM 1264 Views

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