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1969RE: [TalkAntietam] Help me Title my BOOK!

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  • Harry Smeltzer
    May 6, 2005
      Oh yeah, Gerry. That's REAL positive.

      Richard, try "The Glorious Valor of Freedom". That sounds sophomoric enough
      to satisfy even the most enlightened editor.


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      Behalf Of G E Mayers
      Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 7:43 AM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Help me Title my BOOK!

      * Richard,

      How about Slaughter at the Wall?

      Very respectfully,
      G E "Gerry" Mayers
      Confederate Signal Corps,
      Longstreet's Corps

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <richard@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 7:19 AM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Help me Title my BOOK!

      > Okay -- the manuscript has been sitting on my editor's desk for almost a
      > year -- collecting dust. And NOW he tells me they don't like the title
      > and
      > he needs a new one ASAP.
      > First -- it's "history as fiction." Secondly -- it's about
      > Fredericksburg.
      > And thirdly -- they want it to have some sort of (now get this) positive
      > connotation. The old title was "A Place Worse than Hell" (which actually
      > refers not to the battlefield, but to the White House, but be that as it
      > may...) I've told them that, much like Henry Villard, I have nothing
      > positive to report on Fredericksburg, but they want something about
      > Freedom
      > or Glory or Valor. It shouldn't be hard, but I'm beating my head against
      > a
      > wall (so to speak) trying to come up with something. Any ideas??????
      > BTW -- as in "To Make Men Free," the Emancipation Proclamation plays a
      > pivitol role.
      > Richard Croker
      > www.rcroker.com

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