View single post by TimK
 Posted: Fri May 23rd, 2008 04:08 am
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Kernow - I know what you are thinking, as I have tried to do the same myself. And for that matter, I'm still trying. However, every time I peel off a layer, I find about ten more layers that need to be peeled because of cause and effect. When I add the human drama - brother versus brother, incredible casualty rates, diaries and letters - I find that I, personally, cannot separate my studies into neat categories. I usually find myself, like ole says, feeling like a pinball. I may not remember this correctly, but didn't Shelby Foote start out to write a magazine article, and finished several years later with his trilogy? I have met people that only study Gettysburg. To them the only thing that mattered started on July 1 and ended on July 3, 1863. Frankly, I can't understand this thinking.

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