Today is American History TV. Book TV offers lots of writing data from authors prospective. Just listen to Max Hasting a historical author interviewed about his book "Inferno: The World At War, 1939-1945". Hastings talked about how in war those that suffer the most are children, the old, and women. Hastings has authored over twenty books, said that the first 50-thousand pages are the hardest, and he writes when he has "something to say", not, for money.