Reviews March 2011 The Elusive Conflict By H.A. Scott Trask Of the making of Civil War books there shall be no end. There are so many, most of which cover the same bloody ground in much the same slogging way, without any new insight or contribution. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. H.A. Scott Trask H.A. Scott Trask is an independent historian from eastern Missouri.