“So I read that he just died. Although I own his three volume set on the Civil War (ranked by the Modern Library as the 15th greatest non-fiction, English language book), I haven’t got around to reading it. He had this relaxed, southern air about him on the Ken Burns Civil War documentary.
I’m bummed out that he died. I don’t really know why because I haven’t read his Civil War trilogy. But it depressed me nonetheless. Strange.”
Any thoughts from history buffs or Foote fans out there?