Best Known For
Shelby Foote was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative. He was also a significant contributor to the Ken Burns series The Civil War.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
Shelby Foote was born on November 17, 1916, in Greenville, Mississippi. He studied at the University of North Carolina and served in both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. After establishing himself as a novelist, Foote spent 20 years crafting his three-volume The Civil War: A Narrative. He became familiar to television viewers as a consultant and talking head on the Ken Burns series The Civil War. He died in 2005.
Historian and novelist, born in Greenville, Mississippi, USA. He studied at the University of North Carolina (1935–7) and served in the Army (1940–4) and Marine Corps (1944–5). After establishing himself as a novelist with five well-received books, he spent 20 years crafting his epic, 2934-page, three-volume The Civil War: A Narrative (1958, 1963, 1974). His even-handed but moving military account of the Civil War is generally considered history-as-literature at its best. He became familiar to television viewers as consultant and talking head on the Ken Burns series The Civil War (1990).
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Shelby Foote profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
Famous University of North Carolina Alumni 15 people in this group
America wouldn't be what it is today without Hollywood, and it certainly wouldn't be the same without its armed forces. Military veterans make the ultimate contribution to society—they put their lives on the line for their country. Since the nation's founding, the dedication and bravery of soldiers has been the a key pillar on which the United States stands. From Revolutionary War heroes to Vietnam veterans, here's a look at famous military veterans.
Famous Military Veterans 211 people in this group
Famous Scorpios 554 people in this group