FAIRFAX, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized as a great historian and novelist, Shelby Foote spent 20 years writing his own epic, The Civil War: A Narrative, which has been esteemed as perhaps the finest work of historical writing ever created. Time Life Books partnered with the late Foote, who is noted as one of the world's most respected publishers of Civil War editions to unveil this exclusive 40th Anniversary Edition. This exclusive edition is enhanced by hundreds of carefully reproduced archival photographs, engravings, sketches and illustrations. Rare artifacts and battle maps add visual detail to the author's rich narrative, for a combined effect quite unlike anything available before. This unique collection of The Civil War, A Narrative includes a special introduction as well as a prologue and epilogue to each volume in the series, which was exclusively written by Foote for this deluxe edition. "Time Life approached the late Shelby Foote in the mid-nineties to reproduce this deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition of The Civil War, A Narrative because it represented the true richness in details and atmosphere for American history enthusiasts and scholars of all generations. During his life, he provided many novels that will always be collector's items. His recent passing will leave a void in the writing and historical community," states Robert Botta, Director of Product Marketing at Time Life. This special edition is now available for a limited time only on http://www.timelife.com/civilwar or (800) 277-8893. About Time Life Inc. Headquartered in Fairfax Virginia, Time Life Inc. was founded in 1961 as one of the world's largest direct marketers of audio and video products on CD's, DVD's and VHS. The company sells books, music, videos and other products throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is the largest advertiser of music products in Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Time-Life sets the standard in the direct response industry with its trusted brand and pioneering new direct marketing techniques via phone. Time-Life also sells over the Internet and through major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Circuit City, K-Mart, Musicland and Best Buy to traditional CD outlets.
SOURCE Time Life Inc.