It begins with the debacle of the red river campaign badly handled by union general nathaniel banks it concludes of course with the civil wars end at appomattox court house and in other regions of the confederacy as army after army finally surrendered in between a number of key events are described and analyzed. The civil war a narrative 1958 1974 is a three volume 2968 page 12 million word history of the american civil war by shelby footealthough previously known as a novelist foote is most famous for this non fictional narrative historywhile it touches on political and social themes the main thrust of the work is military historythe individual volumes include fort sumter to perryville . The civil war vol 3 red river to appomattox concludes an epic but does not satiate my passionate interest in the civil war itself it is to the authors great credit that he has told this monumental story not as a series of dry historical battles when you finish a trilogy like this you feel a sense of accomplishment. Footes comprehensive history of the civil war includes three compelling volumes fort sumter to perryville fredericksburg to meridian and red river to appomattox collected together in a handsome boxed set this is the perfect gift for any civil war buff fort sumter to perryville. He is best remembered for his 3 volume history the civil war a narrative which took twenty years to complete and resulted in his being a featured expert in ken burns acclaimed pbs documentary the civil war over the course of his writing career foote was also awarded three guggenheim fellowships
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