GDG- O'Relly book filming for History channel

Charles T. Joyce CTJoyce at spearwilderman.com
Fri Jan 13 15:26:02 CST 2012


We're really going to compare Martin to O'Reilly?

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On Jan 13, 2012, at 4:24 PM, "Jeff Burk" <jlb4tlb at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Yes, It reminds me of Martin's First day book, the 1st ed. had its share of errors and then cleaned up in the later editions.
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>  Namaste
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> Jeff Burk
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>> From: Dennis Lawrence <denlaw at gojade.org>
>> To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
>> Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 4:10 PM
>> Subject: Re: GDG- O'Relly book filming for History channel
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>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> Hello,
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>> I have read and I am not sympathetic to the book.  Primarily because there is no new ground plowed in it and it is a rough summary with no analysis or contextual framing.  As if all of this happened in a vacuum on a night that went inexplicably bad for Abe and Mary.  The precursors and ramifications are missing, leaving the bare essentials.
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>> Having said that, the errors cited by the NPS are for the most part errors that a good editor should have picked up, not uncommon in first editions.
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>> The story is essentially accurate.
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>> The book is for sale in the one of the theaters gift shops.
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>> A really good presidential assassination book hot off the presses is Destiny of the Republic - you will learn to love and mourn James Garfield.
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>> Take Care
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>> Dennis
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>> Take Care
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>> Dennis
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>> At 02:57 PM 1/13/2012, you wrote:
>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>> O"Reilly stated that there were 4 errors in the first edition.  All were corrected.
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>>>   Namaste
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>>> Jeff Burk
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>>>> From: J David Petruzzi <jdpetruzzi at live.com>
>>>> To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com>
>>>> Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 3:54 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: GDG- O'Relly book filming for History channel
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>>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
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>>>>> http://news.yahoo.com/ridley-tony-scott-doing-doc-based-oreilly-lincoln-234315215.html
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>>>>>    "Killing Lincoln" was an outstanding read as I was unaware of the entire story, like most folks I knew the general outline of what happened. Now I have a much better understanding of the facts.
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>>>>>      Lets hope this turns out better then the Gettysburg program The Scotts did.
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>>>>>   Namaste
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>>>>> Jeff Burk
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>>>> Not really a high bar, actually :)
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>>>> O'Reilly's book is rife with factual errors.  He's hired a scholar to clean it up, and I hear that a completely revised version is coming out because so much of the first edition was wrong.
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>>>> J.D.
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