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 Posted: Sun Dec 9th, 2007 12:48 am
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Sounds like a good one, Walker. Will have to look into it. Might I also recommend Sherman's Civil War, edited by Brooks Simpson and his significant other. This is a collection of Sherman's letters spanning some years before and some years after the war. The only editorial content is in describing what national conditions were in the period in which the letters were written. Other than that positioning, there is nothing between you and the man writing the letters. There is no interpretation other than yours.

I would very much like to see similar books with the correspondence of equally prominent, period men. Probably won't see that, as only Sherman could could write as much and as well to almost everybody on almost any subject imaginable. The man must have carried a writing desk, pen. paper and inkwell with him wherever he went.

Thanks for the heads up on the book.


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