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 Posted: Sat Jul 10th, 2010 09:05 pm
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Captain Crow
Proud Southerner

Joined: Sun Jul 13th, 2008
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
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Well to be perfectly honest, I prefer Foote. Surprised? Lack of footnotes isn't a deal breaker for me considering how many errors I've run across in books crammed full of the things. In the end it's the narrative flow that matters to me. I must agree with some here that it is a really close call. Catton's AotP trilogy has been on my shelf for many years...1st edition hard cover btw....and unlike many historical authors his work is actually enjoyable to read. I really think both author's collective works are must haves for anyone interested in a basic knowledge of the ACW. I just happen to prefer a more Southern accent to my story tellers.

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