AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

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.

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