8176Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Reviews Have to be "Critically" Negative?
- Oct 2, 2001In a message dated 10/2/2001 4:05:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> This forum was to discuss actions and individuals that fought in theWestern
> Theater (and perhaps the Trans-Missip included) not book reviews, bookWhile I sympathize with the frustration over certain squabbles, I have
> criticisms even though the books may pertain to individuals or battles
> these theaters. For those that do persist on having book reviews or
> criticisms of an author, may I suggest that you open up a discussion room
> specifically for that purpose, rather than using this forum.
to disagree in a major way with the assertions quoted above. If
discussions of books which deal with the western theatre of the Civil
War are deemed off-topic, then our ability to discuss scholarship is
severely (perhaps fatally) limited.
James F. Epperson
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