Shelby Foote's monumental historical trilogy, The Civil War: A Narrative, is our window into the day-by-day unfolding of our nation's defining event.Now Foote reveals the deeper human truth behind the battles and speeches through the fiction he has chosen for this vivid, moving collection.These ten stories of the Civil War give us the experience of joining a coachload of whores left on a siding during a battle in Virginia. . .marching into an old man's house to tell him it's about to be burned down . . .or seeing a childhood friend shot down at Chickamauga.The result is history that lives again in our imagination, as the creative vision of these great writers touches our emotions and makes us witness to the human tragedy of this war, fought so bravely by those in blue and gray.From the Trade Paperback edition.