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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 03:38 am
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I’m not sure anyone here is interested in a two and a half year old thread, but since we’re resurrecting Ol’ Jube and the Lost Cause, this one seems somewhat appropriate, too.  For me Catton is the hands-down winner.  Foote’s writing contains too many errors, omissions, half-truths, and (I think) deliberate distortions.  I know Foote denied in interviews that he sympathized with the Lost Cause, but to me the proof is in the pudding.  He’s more subtle about it, but there’s a clear story he’s trying to put across, and he doesn’t let inconvenient facts get in the way.

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