[percy-l] foote

Jim Wesson gypsyjimmy1 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 30 10:02:55 EDT 2003

hi all,
  i am just finishing Foote's 3 vol. 'Civil War'
never was able to get through even one third of a CW
book before! Foote makes the reading so interesting,
informative and enjoyable. 

--- Nikkibar at aol.com wrote:
> Dear Rhonda,
> The Civil War magnum opus is somewhat daunting and
> certainly time consuming. 
> On the other hand if you're interested in the Civil
> War it is the definitive 
> work on the subject at least for our generation.
> More to the point so far as 
> filling in the points of interest that one might
> have if you approach Foote 
> mainly from the direction of Percy, I would suggest
> you sneak up on the Civil War 
> by reading the Foote novel canon, starting with
> Follow Me Down and then 
> deciding where to go from there, ending with
> September September.
> Bear in mind when pursuing this course that Walker
> and Shelby both were 
> youthful builders of model airplanes. Walker built
> the balsa and tissue paper type 
> which we are told  flew like crazy and were meant to
> fly but his planes had a 
> certain rag tag appearance. Shelby built the other
> type which came in shaped 
> chunks of wood that you glued together and sanded
> down endlessly, painted with 
> dope and glued on the window labels -- and then hung
> from a light fixture in 
> the bedroom. They looked great but would not fly nor
> were they meant to. 
> Biographers and critics have remarked that the same
> sort of thing tends to happen in 
> their respective novels. I leave it to you to see if
> you agree.
> Nikki
> > --
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