09 December 2009
Shelby Foote, a master storyteller
"I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value." -Shelby Foote
If you saw Ken Burns' masterpiece, The Civil War, you experienced the genius of Shelby Foote. A spirited historian of The Civil War, Foote made the documentary great. His three volume narrative, The Civil War, was a work 20 years in the making.