I was browsing the "Bargain Books" aisle at Barnes and Noble, and found Shelby Foote's 3 volume Civil War set. Cheap. Yay, me!
Well, I'm 10 pages from done with the first volume, and already I can appreciation how it must have dragged on for the poor sods who fought it.
And Foote is a pretty good writer. I must be turning into a wussie in my old age.
Obviously, Foote needed an editor. And Microsoft Office. Maybe the Powerpoint version of the Gettysburg Address. Just to tighten things up a bit.