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Continuing Lessons from the Civil War

Writer Shelby Foote has created a niche for himself as a civil war historian. He is best known for his three volume history of the Civil War, called "The Civil War: A Narrative." He has just written a new book, "Stars in Their Courses," which re-creates the three-day Gettysburg Campaign. He was also the narrator of the eleven-hour PBS series "The Civil War," which aired in 1990.

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Other segments from the episode on July 27, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 27, 1994: Interview with Shelby Foote; Interview with James Reston, Review of Thomas Mallon's novel "Henry and Clara."

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