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 Posted: Thu Jun 10th, 2010 02:51 am
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I was looking over my ACW library the other day and I started thinking about two of the masters of Civil War writing: Shelby Foote and Bruce Catton. My own preference is for Catton because I have qualms about Foote's lack of notes. In my opinion this relegates him to the world of a storyteller (albeit an absolutely brilliant one) and not a historian. Bruce Catton's Army of the Potomac trilogy was the first set of ACW books that my Dad and I read together and I have been a fan of his brand of grand narrative history ever since. I am curious as to whether the august members of the forum have any opinions on this supremely trivial matter...

Mark :D

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