Shelby Foote (1916-2005) wrote the three-volume history, The Civil War. Among his other novels are Shiloh; Love in a Dry Season; September, September; and Follow Me Down. Foote also was the editor of Chickamauga and Other Civil War Stories and The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy. His honors included three Guggenheim Fellowships, a Ford Foundation Grant, the Ingersoll Award and the 1999 Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Southern Letters.
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