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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2006 08:15 pm
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AJ,

I have to admit, when I first ran across the quote in question which came early in the book, I immediately experienced the thought as to whether I wanted to continue to read the book. I wondered if it was going to be a work of fiction (or another attempt by a current historian to re-write history) which was not my belief when I purchased the book.

My first action was a return to the Foreward in which the author assures the reader that this book was very well researched and presented as fact. That led me to the footnote which somewhat explained the quote. I do agree with you however, given the powerful nature of the quote, in that some explanation should have been more evident. The quote as we have come to know it (and which I still prefer and will remember) is even inscribed on the wall of Lincoln's Tomb.

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