Time Life Books Extends to the Public the Exclusive 40th Anniversary Edition of The Civil War: A Narrative in Recognition of the Late Shelby Foote

Jul 01, 2005, 01:00 ET from Time Life Inc.

    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
     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.
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