I know this is off-topic, but I have to recognize the passing today of one my favorite writers, Shelby Foote, at age 88. He was a wonderful writer who has given me countless hours of pleasure with his magnum opus, The Civil War: A Narrative, a must read for any Civil War buff, history buff, or just anyone who loves good writing.
In case some of you do not know who he is, rent Ken Burns’ film The Civil War; he is one of the commentators on the history of conflict throughout the twelve hours.
Goodbye, Mr. Foote. You’ll be missed.