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Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote, American author. Member academy advisory board United States Naval Academy, 1988-1989. Member American Academy Arts and Letters, Fellowship of Southern Writers, society American Historians.

Background

  • Foote, Shelby was born on November 17, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Shelby Dade and Lillian (Rosenstock) Foote.

  • Education

    • Student, University North Carolina, 1937. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University of the South, 1981. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Southwestern University, 1982.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), University South Carolina, 1991. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University North Carolina, 1992. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Millsaps University, 1993.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), Notre Dame University, 1994. Doctor of Letters (honorary), College William and Mary, 1999. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Loyola University, 1999.

    Works

    • Jordan County, a Landscape in Narrative
    • Stories look into the lives of such diverse characters as a Black horn player doomed by tuberculosis and convulsive jealousy, a tormented and ineffectual aristocrat, and a half-wild frontiersman who builds a plantation in Choctaw territory only to watch i Title: Jordan County Author: Foote, Shelby Publisher: Random House Inc Publication Date: 1992/06/01 Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 91050723
    • Jordan County: A Novel
    • Before Shelby Foote under took his epic history of the Civil War, he wrote this fictional chronicle -- "a landscape in narrative" -- of Jordan County, Mississippi, a place where the traumas of slavery, war, and Reconstruction are as tangible as rock formations.

    Membership

    Member academy advisory board United States Naval Academy, 1988-1989. Member American Academy Arts and Letters, Fellowship of Southern Writers, society American Historians.

    Connections

    • Married Gwyn Rainer, September 5, 1956. Children: Margaret Shelby, Huger Lee.
    • father: Shelby Dade Foote
    • mother: Lillian (Rosenstock) Foote
    • spouse: Gwyn Rainer
    • children: Margaret Shelby Foote
    • Huger Lee Foote
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    Died June 27, 2005
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      University North Carolina
    • 1981
      University of the South
    • 1982
      Southwestern University
    • 1991
      University South Carolina
    • 1992
      University North Carolina
    • 1993
      Millsaps University
    • 1994
      Notre Dame University
    • 1999
      College William and Mary
    • 1999
      Loyola University
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