For anyone interested in this kind of thing, Barnes & Noble has made available a budget version of Shelby Foote's three-part history of the Civil War. They are fairly nice looking hardcover editions, at only $15 a pop. Even if you don't have time to read them now, buy 'em anyway and put them on your "to-do."
I've been lusting after them for years, but didn't want to pay so much for the set. Now they're mine. MINE! HANDS OFF! GET BACK, YOU ANIMALS!
Anyway; heck of a prose-man, that Shelby. The books so far seem to read as well as he spoke on that old PBS documentary.
This is your friendly B&N bookseller, signing off.
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