Civil War Authority Shelby Foote dead Writer became famous for history of conflict, Burns documentary http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/books/06/28/obit.foote.ap/index.html Tuesday, June 28, 2005; Posted: 2:21 p.m. EDT (18:21 GMT) MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) -- Novelist and historian Shelby Foote, whose Southern storyteller's touch inspired millions to read his multi-volume work on the Civil War, has died. He was 88. Foote died Monday night, his widow, Gwyn, said Tuesday. Foote, a Mississippi native and longtime Memphis resident, wrote six novels but is best remembered for his three-volume, 3,000-page history of the Civil War..." ~ I heard Mr. Foote speak in person at a lecture; he knew so much about the war one would assume he was there in person. he had a unique way of making it all so easy to understand. A Southern Gentleman and a Scholar; he's gone on to that great battlefield... I wish him well! Thanks Shelby!