Re: Compelled to Appear in Print
- Thanks, Bill. I'm glad you're enjoying it.
--- In email@example.com, "Bill Gower" <billgower@c...>
> I just started reading the book "Compelled to Appear in Print"edited by
> David M. Smith. It is a book based upon a manuscript written byJohn C.
> Pemberton in 1881 before his death as a reaction to the "Narrativeof
> Military Operations" by Joseph E. Johnston. This manuscript waslost to
> posterity until it turned up in an estate sale in Cincinnati in1995. This
> book has been reviewed and recommended as must reads by both BrooksD.
> Simpson and Edwin C. Bearss. The book is a reexamination ofPemberton's
> defense of Vicksburg and hopefully a vindication against the smeartactic of
> Johnston in blaming Pemberton for the loss of Vicksburg. In thebook,
> Pemberton recognizes that he made plenty of mistakes in thecampaign but he
> also is not willing to take the whole responsibility for the loss.It is a
> very interesting read.