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 Posted: Sun Jul 19th, 2009 06:20 pm
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I picked this book up twice at my local borders before finally buying it. I was skeptical at first. Finished it in three days. I still can't really tell how the author feels about Sickles (the mark of a good historian, I think, of course it depends on the sort of book you are writing.)

I did not see a single typo (in fact did not even see the George George in the battle order!). I used to get ticked about typos, but I don't any more. Unless they are of the substance variety and really call into notice the author's credibility. So since it is obvious the author would never think the Union army leader was George George--why even mention it? I don't get that. Anyway, this was one of the best bios I have read in a decade. Great book well designed (that cover!!) and attractive all the way around. Good job Mr. Hessler (to the publisher, too. They always do really good quality books.) Marty

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