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 Posted: Sun Sep 28th, 2008 06:38 pm
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Now do not tell me that family stories do not have validity when at the same time recognizing that letters written during an era contain some of the most valuable insights into the thinking of the era.

Time to disagree. Letters and diaries are superior insights in that they were written at the time, often on the scene, and are not subject to change. Family stories ---- well, you've heard of the parlor game, "Gossip"?

 

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