Review of American Homer by Jon Meacham

The Civil War Trilogy with American Homer: Reflections on Shelby Foote - Shelby Foote, Jon Meacham

This review is not of the box set, but of the short paperback book included in the set that is a collection of essays about it edited by Jon Meacham.  Sadly, I could not find the book edition on booklikes for this volume alone.

 

I enjoyed this short collection of thoughts and essays on Shelby Foote and his narrative of the Civil War.  I think it does a nice job of showing the reader a "behind the scenes" look at Foote both on a personal level and as a writer.  I like how it also allows for criticism of his Souther perspective and at times stereotypical views dealing with race.  I very much look forward to continuing the main works of Foote's narrative.