"Let us now praise James McPherson"

The man who excites excess is at it again. From the Boston Globe:
So let us now praise James McPherson, our premier living Civil War historian, for a bracing collection of essays ... It will seduce anyone, Civil War neophyte or fanatic, for its authority and judgments.
If you are in the market for "authority" and "judgements" I think we have a book for you. Those of you interested in history - in research, discovery, and analysis - check back another time.