The Civil War by Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative (1958-1974) is a three volume, 2,968-page, 1.2 million-word history of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote. Although previously known as a novelist, Foote is most famous for this non-fictional narrative history. While it touches on political and social themes, the main thrust of the work is military history. The individual volumes include Fort Sumter to Perryville (1958), Fredericksburg to Meridian (1963), and Red River to Appomattox (1974).

The 42nd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on The Best Southern Nonfiction of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 15th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  3. - 93rd on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)
  4. - The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)
  5. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)
  6. - 48 Good Books (University of Buffalo)
  7. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox (Vintage Civil War Library) Paperback 273743 $8.80 $2.23 1986
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian Paperback 247568 $9.74 $2.25 1986
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (Vintage Civil War Library) Paperback 60171 $9.99 $1.96 1986
Civil War Volumes 1-3 Box Set Paperback 12376 $41.00 $29.65 1986
The Civil War, A Narrative - Vol 2: Fort Donelson to Memphis Hardcover 1247048 $8.85 $2.49 2001
Chickamauga and Other Civil War Stories Paperback 993486 $10.00 $1.40 1993
The Civil War: Fort Sumter to Perryville v. 1 Paperback 6102561 $18.00 $15.95 1992
The Civil War: A Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, Red River to Appomattox 3 Volume s Box Set Paperback 1172283 $55.00 $52.20 1986
The Civil War, a Narrative, 3-Vol. Set Paperback 7812263 $34.95
The Civil War: A Narrative Vol. 3 : Red River to Appomattox Paperback 5817916 $11.00
The Civil War: Fredericksburg to Meridian, Vol. 2 Paperback 8533621 $75.00 $29.65 1991
The Civil War: A Narrative (3 Volume Set) Paperback 8342366 $29.91
the civil war- a narrative - volume two Hardcover 10280826 $22.22
The Civil War: Red River to Appomattox v. 3 Paperback 7271466 $34.90 $18.89 1992
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville: 001 (Vintage Civil War Library) Kindle Edition 14972 $11.99 2011
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1, Fort Sumter to Perryville Audio CD 509244 $31.46 $37.62 2009
The Civil War: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Vol. 1 Paperback 7154819 $79.95 $9.03 1991
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox (Vintage Civil War Library) Kindle Edition 25449 $11.99 2011
The Civil War : A Narrative, Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox Audio CD 562551 $31.00 $31.00 2009
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian (Vintage Civil War Library) Kindle Edition 20631 $11.99 2011
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. II: Fredericksburg to Meridian Hardcover 238952 $24.99 $6.20 1963
The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian Audio CD 485985 $31.00 $36.95 2009
Chickamauga: And Other Civil War Stories Kindle Edition 512163 $9.99 2011
The Civil War: Fredericksburg to Meridian v.2 (Vol 2) Paperback 7108786 $110.53 $42.03 1992
The Civil War: A Narrative--Fort Sumter to Perryville, Vol. 1 1st Vintage Books ed edition Paperback 2127289 $23.79 $12.31 1986
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1 : Fort Sumter to Perryville (Part 2 of 2 parts) [Library Binding] Audio Cassette 2617977 $65.13 $21.95 1998
The Civil War: A Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville (Vol. I) Hardcover 97289 $26.14 $9.75 1958
The Civil War a Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville Hardcover 1639612 $8.00 $1.08
The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox Audible Audio Edition 5694 $41.95 2004
The Civil War, 3-Volume Box Set Hardcover 687889 $58.95 $32.50 1974
The Civil War Trilogy Box Set: With American Homer: Reflections on Shelby Foote and His Classic The Civil War: A Narrative (Modern Library) Hardcover 28526 $55.00 $57.97 2011
The Civil War: A Narrative: Red River to Appomattox Hardcover 235385 $24.95 $7.50 1974
The Civil War: Red River to Appomattox, Vol. 3 Paperback 1017063 $25.90 $23.40 1991
The Civil War: A Narrative (3 Volume Set) Hardcover 995975 $114.86 $47.01 1973
The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories: Ten Classic Short Stories and One Novella of the Civil War Paperback 12094883 $2.62 2000
Night Before Chancellorsville and Other Civil War Stories Paperback 1580636 $12.99 $1.97 1957
The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War (Modern Library) Hardcover 2745301 $6.90 $0.01 1998
The Red Badge of Courage [with Biographical Introduction] Kindle Edition 495270 $1.71 2004
The Red Badge of Courage Mass Market Paperback 1260523 $0.54 $0.01
The Red Badge of Courage Hardcover 1310016 $0.94 $0.01
Charleston Harbor to Vicksburg (Shelby Foote, the Civil War, a Narrative Volume 6) (2002-05-01) Hardcover 3061447 $43.54 $4.49
Charleston Harbor to Vicksburg (Shelby Foote, the Civil War, a Narrative Volume 6) Hardcover 1381474 $12.50 $3.50 2002
Mine Run to Meridian (Shelby Foote, the Civil War, a Narrative) Hardcover 690250 $10.95 $3.00 2001