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 Posted: Thu Nov 3rd, 2005 01:39 am
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Joined: Wed Nov 2nd, 2005
Location: Pennington, New Jersey USA
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Mid-forties here.  Didn't get hooked until I was in very early twenties.  Bruce Catton -I mentioned in another post, is what did it for me intellectually.  The rest of it was like falling in love in alot of ways, a passionate obsession.  

I think I connected the dots very early to Walt Whitman.  Experiencing his prose and poetry gave me an emotional connection to the period that has endured to this day.  For me, it is always a journey to touch- in some meaningful way -the people of those times.  It is to know who they were, what they thought and suffered, and to appreciate their sacrifice.  All my efforts are ultimately to come closer to this goal. 



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