- Oct 3, 2008--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
> While Priest's books are readable they do have errors in them. I
> have knowledge of at least a couple instances in the footnotes
> where the wrong and totally unrelated source is quoted and also
> where the information is just simply wrong.
> The maps in the Before Antietam book are not properly drawn to
> scale. For the Antietam book, I am sure he could have received
> permission to use the Carmen/Cope maps rather than having his own
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
ISTM that all books have errors in them, I've yet to find someone that
isn't upset about something. A few years ago, I looked into the errors
in Priest's book on Antietam. I don't recall finding anything that
should be classed as major. The worst error is in his South Mt. book
and involves a footnote citing Nolan's Iron Brigade book. The Preist
books are very readable.
IMO, nothing but the Bible should be taken as gospel.
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