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  • G E Mayers
    May 6 5:50 AM
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      Harry,

      It is all about grabbing the attention of the prospective reader.........

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



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Harry Smeltzer" <hjs21@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 8:47 AM
      Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Help me Title my BOOK!


      > Oh yeah, Gerry. That's REAL positive.
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      > Richard, try "The Glorious Valor of Freedom". That sounds sophomoric
      > enough
      > to satisfy even the most enlightened editor.
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      > Harry
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]
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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!
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      > * Richard,
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      > How about Slaughter at the Wall?
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      > Very respectfully,
      > G E "Gerry" Mayers
      > Confederate Signal Corps,
      > Longstreet's Corps
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <richard@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 7:19 AM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Help me Title my BOOK!
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      >> 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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