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Perhaps the finest account of the American Civil War written in an easy to read manner. Shelby foote tells us the story of this great conflict of the 19th century in a marvelous way.
This report prepared by Robert A. Guisepi Ph.d








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   19th century History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Texas    -   Northeast    -   Deep South    -   Midwest    -   California

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   6 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   4 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   encouraged How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players Minor characters feature lots of:    -   military    -   politicians

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