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 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2007 03:00 am
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Hello, everyone.  I'm Simone.  I live in West, Texas and I've been recently introduced to this board by a friend.  I'm really excited to learn as much as I can because I've always been one to stop at historical markers, old buildings and entranced by anything dealing with history.

I look foward to learning much about each of you - your ideas, your thoughts and your knowledge.

Many blessings,
Simone



 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2007 03:50 am
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Welcome Simone!

I love the Mary Chestnut avatar - very cool:):cool::cool::cool:

Looking forward to your sharing with us here on the CWi board :).

Sincerely,

JoanieReb

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 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2007 04:01 am
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*smile... Thank you for your greeting JoanieReb.  Just the marginal looking around that I've started, I realize there is so much for me to read.  I'm not quite sure where to start.  Any suggestions?

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┬žimone┬žays ~ I see a lilly on thy brow, / With anguish moist and fever dew; / And on thy cheek a fading rose / Fast withereth too. I met a lady in the meads / Full beautiful, a faery's child; / Her hair was long, her foot was light, / And her eyes were wild. - Keats



 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2007 04:55 am
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Simone,

No suggestions right now - but, not only do you have Mary Chestnut as your avatar, you have lines from "'La Belle Dam Sans Merci " as your personal quote?  Too much!

For my first bachelor's (I did a BA and a BS) I wrote my senior thesis on Keats - have a picture that was a graduation gift entitled "La Belle Dam Sans Merci" over my dresser  - the pale knight being over-come and all.  A little too over-wrought for my tastes today, or, maybe not, LOL!

Glad you're on-board (no pun intended!).  Read until you find what catches your fancy, than add on!  Looking forward to it -

Joanie

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Welcome to the board Simone. Sounds like you're thirsty for knowledge - hope we can quench that thirst. Welcome again...



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Welcome to the board from another newbie. For a balanced introduction try Battle Cry Of Freedom. Sorry I don't recall the author. I feel it gives one of the most balanced perspectives on political, economic and abolitionist reasons that there was a war.  I am just now reading  the Civil War  a narative by Shelby Fote. It is a series of books that helps to place all the major battles and events in cronological relation. I got it for Christmas and just now am upto Vicksburg- Gettysburg volume.      



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Good calls by me, j harold!

I think Foote's 3 volume set and  James Mcpherson's Battle Cry of Freedom lay down about the best foundation for learning about TWBTS one can have.  Perfer Foote, myself; think he has a broader interpretation in the long run, always find McPherson a bit narrow in his interpretive scope, but, he is surely, along with Foote, an icon in the field.



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