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1972Re: [TalkAntietam] Help me Title my BOOK!

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  • richard@rcroker.com
    May 6, 2005
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      Are you ready for THIS? They turned down "The Alter of Freedom" because it
      sounds too "religious."

      My stomach hurts. (sigh)

      ----- 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.
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      > > Richard Croker
      > > www.rcroker.com
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