Tuesday, June 28, 2005

RIP Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote, 88, passed on yesterday. He's best known for his civil war series and appearance in Ken Burns series.

To be honest, I always had reservations about Foote as a historian, but thought he did a masterful job at describing the military history of the Civil War. He always struck me as part apologist and part revisionist whenever he treaded onto the cause and meaning of that war.

In anycase, I appreciate his documentation of our nations greatest wedge and threat to our union. He will be missed.


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