Monday, July 7, 2008

War of Attrition

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.

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