A question for the Master

Ethan Rafuse almost played an excellent joke on James McPherson. Myself, sitting next to him as ER did, I would have asked (on behalf of ER and others), "Do you still think there is no new talent in Civil War history?"

From the archives:
McPherson: Most of the people I know in the field right now are in their 40s or older. I can’t think of anybody younger coming along. So frankly, I don’t know. Maybe quite a few people are out there in their 30s or late 20s who just haven’t made a big impact yet and will do so in the next few years. If so, I’m not aware of them.