A. Rewrite, then rewrite, the rewrite.
A. "The Magic Mountain," by Thomas Mann
"The Power Broker," by Robert Caro
"The Past Is a Foreign Country," by David Lowenthal
"For Cause and Comrades," by James McPherson
Bruce Catton's three-volume history of the Army of the Potomac
A. "The Years that Were Fat," by George Kates
A. William Faulkner