Shelby Foote


Age: 88

Summary: novelist and historian whose Southern storyteller's touch inspired millions to read his multi-volume work on the Civil War who wrote six novels but was best remembered for his three-volume, 3,000-page history entitled The Civil War: A Narrative and his appearance on the PBS-TV series The Civil War, and whose work was ranked No. 15 on the Modern Library's list of the 20th century's 100 best English-language works of nonfiction.

Cause of Death: After a heart attack

Born: November 17, 1916

Died: June 27, 2005

Memphis, Tennessee