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Book Covers From Shelby Foote …

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that my father had gone to school back in the late 1920’s at P.K. Younge School on Palafox Street and that the author, Shelby Foote, was in his class.  He wrote Shelby and sent him these book covers, which he graciously signed and sent back.  The one above reads, ” For Frank Hardy, in memory of old days at PK Younge … From Shelby Foote ” .  Here is another cover …

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This one reads, ” For Frank Hardy From his old school mate … Shelby Foote”.  I have one more cover from his trilogy on the Civil War …

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I am surprised that he titled these books ” The Civil War “, because Southerners never identified the conflict as ” The Civil War ” because there is no such thing as a civil war.  Southerners either called it ” The War Between the States ” or  ” The War of Northern Aggression  “, but very few identified it as ” The Civil War “.  But I guess that most people identified the conflict as The Civil War and recognize it as such.  And one more thing, it was never fought over slavery, however that is another story in itself.  Thanks for looking …. the post previously on Shelby Foote is the one that includes the class photo from my father’s P.K. Younge’s 5th grade class.  Let me know what you thing and as always I am interested in your comments … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

March 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

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