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Annette Gordon-Reed, History and Memory: A Critique of the Foote Vision, in American Homer: Reflections on Shelby Foote and his Classic the Civil War: A Narrative 60 (Jon Meachem ed., Modern Library 2011) (companion volume to Shelby Foote, The Civil War Trilogy Box Set (Modern Library 2011)).

Abstract: Four years later, Lincoln’s second inaugural sets the seal, invoking “charity for all” on the Eve of Five Forks and the Grant-Lee race for Appomattox. Here is the dust and stench of war, a sort of Twilight of the Gods.