Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Congratulations, Tom!
- I suppose it would be. Now if someone could only come up with an
atlas of the Cope-Carman maps in a format people could read.
I know the LOC has it on a website but its clunky to use and very
difficult to print out maps from.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous
----- Original Message -----
From: "joseph_pierro" <joseph_pierro@...>
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 11:07 AM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Congratulations, Tom!
LOL! Luddite that I am, Gerry (I still refer to the "enter"
button on a keyboard as the "return" key--because that's where
the carrige return was on a typewriter), I must confess that I
didn't know of TalkAntietam -- or indeed the whole Civil War
blogosphere -- until very recently.
As for contributions, mankind went a century without having a
copy of Ezra Carman's work available in their libraries. Now in
the space of only a few years, there are two editions.
I like to think that the general would call that "progress."
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
> Dear Jake;
> I think that your book and Tom's when it comes out, will make a
> contribution overall to the understanding of the pivotal
> Campaign of 1862.
> I had known for some time that Tom was working on his
> of the Carman manuscript. If you had mentioned something on
> board, you would have heard from members of this group much as
> you said, "Gee, we know someone who is already doing something
> like that."
- Oh, if you change the FORMAT, it could be done (in theory). I was merely speaking about the impossibility of ever seeing the Antietam Atlas ever reprinted in its original form. (CD-ROM is great, but unless you have a color printer that'll take a sheet of paper three feet by four feet. . . . )
For those who've never seen the Antietam Atlas (and very few were produced), each plate is about the size of a small coffee table. If you've ever seen a plate from the ORIGINAL OR Atlas (not the one currently sold in bookstores; those have been reduced dramatically in size), it's almost identical. And in terms of page count, the OR Atlas is probably 20x the size of the Antietam Atlas. (A book has to be of a certain length to make the eocnomics of publishing work.)
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...> wrote:
> Dear Jake;
> The trick of course would be what format would work best and
> whether a CD could also be part of the package to sweeten the
> deal. (I have worked in the publishing field also, so am aware of
> some of the technical issues involved.)
> Yr. Obt. Svt.
> G E "Gerry" Mayers
> To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
> on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
> Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
> the Almighty God. --Anonymous
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "joseph_pierro" <joseph_pierro@...>
> To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 12:47 PM
> Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: Congratulations, Tom!
> <snip>If it ever were to be attempted, the only way I think it
> could possibly be done would be to reprint the maps as single
> sheets (as opposed to being bound in a book).