Shelby Foote
Shelby Foote (1916-2005) was a American novelist and military historian. He is best known for his three-volume history of the Civil War entitled The Civil War: A Narrative. With geographic and cultural roots in the Mississippi Delta, Foote’s life and writing paralleled the radical shift from the agrarian planter system of the Old South to the Civil Rights era of the New South. Foote was relatively unknown to the general public for most of his career until his appearance on the PBS documentary “The Civil War” in 1990, where he introduced a generation of Americans to a war that he believed was central to the lives of all Americans. Foote passed away in 2005 (aged 88) and was interred in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis. His grave is beside the family plot of General Forrest.

Shelby Foote made his debut as a published author in 1949 with the novel Tournament. Below is a list of Shelby Foote’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Tournament(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Follow Me Down(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love in a Dry Season(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shiloh(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
September, September(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Jordan County(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3: Red River to Appomattox(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Shelby Foote Synopsis: Love in a Dry Season is a novel by Shelby Foote, about two Depression-era Mississippi families that anticipates much of what he’d go onto write about in his monumental Civil War trilogy, rendering the clash between North and South with a violence all the more shocking for its intimacy.


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