Posted by Dana S. on October 13, 1999 at 18:53:30:
In Reply to: Re: The Last of the Mohicans, The Sequel????? posted by Gayle on October 04, 1999 at 19:45:05:
To learn about history, you must read history books, and preferably ones written by people who lived within 50 years of the events described. Otherwise, you are subject to history as viewed through the changed perceptions of modern thinking.
I put this excerpt from your post on my frig to remind me to be careful with my historical fiction fixation! Really! No kidding.
I was wondering if "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" would qualify as good historical reference material. Was he too far ahead of his time to be considered your typical 18th century gent? It sure is a fasinating book. I had trouble remembering it had been written so long ago.
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