38057Re: [civilwarwest] Favorite Apocryphal Stories
- Apr 2, 2006Apocryphal 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
> 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.
John D. Beatty, Milwaukee Wisconsin
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