The previews and reviews are trickling in for the recent reading of Gore Vidal's new Civil War play:
The young Vidal read letters in the attic sent from family members in Atlanta when that city was under siege.
The people I cared about in this conflict -- my own ancestors -- aren't depicted in this journey.
Vidal chose to write about the Civil War because no such play exists. "The Civil War never ended. We never put a finish on it," he said. "It’s our Trojan War—the only thing that makes this country interesting."