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2012 All School Read: About the Author

SHILOH by Shelby Foote

This fictional re-creation of the battle of Shiloh in April 1862 fulfills the standard set by his monumental history, conveying both the bloody choreography of two armies and the movements of the combatants' hearts and minds.

Interviews with the Author


The Beleaguered City: the Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July1863

Chickamauga and Other Civil War Stories

The Civil War: a Narrative (3 volume set)

Conversations with Shelby Foote (edited by William C. Carter)

The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy (Shelby Foote, Jay Tolson, Walker Percy)

Follow Me Down: a Novel

Jordan County: a Novel

Love in a Dry Season

September, September: a Novel

Shiloh: a Novel

Stars in Their Courses:  the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863

About the Author


                                                                            Picture Credit:  Wikipedia

The following links are to resources that provide information on the author as well as criticism of Shiloh and other books written by Shelby Foote.  If you are off campus you will need usernames and passwords to open the links.  For current students, click here, log in to the MBA website, and you will be provided with a list of usernames and passwords.  New students please email one of the librarians for usernames and passwords: Mrs. Klausner ( or Mr. Quinn (

An MBA Connection

The father of current eighth grade student Drew Davis graciously shared letters with us from his twenty-seven year friendship with the author.