Re: Author Shelby Foote dies
His 3-volume set on the Civil War fascinated me and was responsible for sparking my interest in the subject. Since I read those books - a wonderful Christmas present in the mid 1990s - I've collected & read dozens of books on the war and remain very interested in it. It is a subject I enjoy very much, and his writing helped make it that way.
I think I had that interest previously, but his books were the first I ever read on my own (i.e. not assigned by any teacher or professor) and definitely influenced me to read more.
His role in the Burns film was also memorable.
This is sad news for me.
RIP, Mr. Foote.