GDG- Valley Forge at Gettysburg

atmackeyjr at atmackeyjr at
Sun Jan 15 11:44:02 CST 2012

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
The black and white line is crossed when only one tree falls  in the forest 
nd is heard and a lying author writes a book that says a dozen  trees all 
ell at the same time.  And if you go back to the forest and see  only one 
ree down doesn't that tell you that the author is lying and  the statement 
s fiction and not fact?
How do you know he's lying and didn't simply make an honest mistake?

nd history is made up purely of facts.
Actually, history is made up of facts and interpretations based on those facts, because we cannot have 100% of the facts of an event.

hen you deliberately, or recklessly, insert fictions into a  tellling of 
istory that destroys the integrity and it is no longer  history.

ind of like saying Lincoln and Grant had a meeting in the  Oval Office.

f you are going to publicize a book for sale as "history"  then can't 
ave fiction in it- you have to call it historical  fiction.
What do you make of the first edition of David Martin's book on July 1, 1863?

oddington has minor errors and since publication new  facts have come out 
o conflict with his assertions.   But he  didn't put Grant and Lincoln in 
he Oval Office.
But did Grant and Lincoln ever meet in Lincoln's office?  If so, then the office is merely misnamed.

Just  the facts, ma'am.

  Sgt. Joe Friday. Dragnet.
Joe Friday never said that.  So then does that make you "a lying author?"

Best Regards,
Al Mackey

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