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38057Re: [civilwarwest] Favorite Apocryphal Stories

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  • John Beatty
    Apr 2, 2006
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      Apocryphal tales get people interested. Debunking
      them keep them interested.

      --- keeno2@... wrote:

      > In a message dated 4/2/2006 12:52:02 AM Central
      > Standard Time,
      > banbruner@... writes:
      >
      > I fear that I may be rambling a bit here. And i know
      > that some of
      > you are serious istorians but I think what I am
      > trying to do is
      > elicit some of your favorite apocryphal stories. I,
      > for one,love
      > them. Debunk them as you may. I also love
      > debunkation.
      > Kudos, good sir. My sentiments exactly. (Seems I
      > should have copied the
      > entire message.) The little stories are the salt on
      > the meat. True or not, they add
      > zest to an ordinally dry exposition of facts.
      > Usually, it doesn't much matter
      > if the story is true or has only been twisted a bit.
      > It becomes more a matter
      > of debate when it is used to prove something or
      > another about a character.
      >
      > Meanwhile. Excellent and most enjoyable post.
      > Ken
      >


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