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  • Originally posted by c.d. View Post
    Hello Herlock,

    You have an interest in the Civil War it seems. You have probably read "The Killer Angels" but if not I highly recommend.

    Another good one is "Company Aytch" by Sam Watkins. A diary of a confederate private. It was heavily quoted in the Ken Burn's documentary on the Civil War.

    https://www.amazon.com/Company-Aytch...s%2C784&sr=8-1

    c.d.
    That’s two more added to the list c.d. thanks. Now I just need to lock myself away for 2 years without speaking to anyone so that I can catch up.

    The Ken Burns documentary is a classic. I recently watch his ones Benjamin Franklin, The Roosevelt’s, Muhammad Ali and The Vietnam War. Quality stuff.
    Regards

    Herlock Sholmes

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    • Originally posted by c.d. View Post

      Hello Herlock,

      If you are interested in legends of the Old West I recommend "Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend by Gary Roberts." Doc was a fascinating character and a true legend.

      https://www.amazon.com/Doc-Holliday-...%2C442&sr=8-14

      c.d.
      Hi CD and Herlock
      Doc was quite the character-Ill have to check that one out. I just finished Wild Bill-The American frontiers First Gun fighter, By Tom Clavin about Wild Bill Hickock. wow just wow. the stories about this dude-amazing. they dont make like that anymore. what a bad ass!!
      "Is all that we see or seem
      but a dream within a dream?"

      -Edgar Allan Poe


      "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
      quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

      -Frederick G. Abberline

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      • Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

        Hi CD and Herlock
        Doc was quite the character-Ill have to check that one out. I just finished Wild Bill-The American frontiers First Gun fighter, By Tom Clavin about Wild Bill Hickock. wow just wow. the stories about this dude-amazing. they dont make like that anymore. what a bad ass!!
        Thanks Abby. The list keeps growing.
        Regards

        Herlock Sholmes

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        • Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

          Thanks Abby. The list keeps growing.
          some highlights-wild bills friendship with Buffalo Bill and other famous Old West characters, Killing a bear with a knife (not kidding-when he used to drive for the pony express), his run in with and disarming of John Wesley Hardin (the notorious outlaw with most confirmed kills and happened when wild bill was marshall of Abilene-where JWH killed the man for snoring too loud), days as a Union scout/spy and during the Indian wars with Custer, his various victorious gunfights, his abolitionist views and helping the downtrodden (yes he was a good man-most of the time), his many loves including Calamity Jane, And of course his demise at the poker table while holding the infamous "Dead Mans hand"-pair of black aces and eights.

          amazing dude and life story. Man, the Old West. Dont get much better than that

          Last edited by Abby Normal; 05-10-2022, 09:05 PM.
          "Is all that we see or seem
          but a dream within a dream?"

          -Edgar Allan Poe


          "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
          quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

          -Frederick G. Abberline

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          • From what I have read, Doc Holliday was generally an easy going, well mannered Southern gentleman except when crossed and especially if he had been drinking (which was most of the time). Then it was like stepping on a rattlesnake. He pretty much considered himself a dead man because of his tuberculosis and therefore just didn't give a ****.

            His lady friend, Big Nose Kate, said that after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral he sat on the edge of the bed in his hotel room and cried saying it had been just absolutely terrible.

            c.d.

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            • Hello Herlock,

              "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara won the Pulitzer Prize and is considered a classic of the Civil War. The books by his son, Jeff Shaara, are also excellent and start with "Gods and Generals." In my opinion, Jeff is the equal of his father.

              https://www.amazon.com/The-Killer-An...e%2C126&sr=1-1

              https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Generals...%2C176&sr=1-10

              c.d.

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              • Hi Herlock, with your interest in the American Civil War, you might give the memoirs of General William T Sherman a read. He was possibly the first general who realised what total war entailed.

                To read online:
                https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4361/4361-h/4361-h.htm

                To download the ebook
                https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4361

                Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.

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                • "War is hell."

                  William Tecumseh Sherman

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                  • Originally posted by c.d. View Post
                    "War is hell."

                    William Tecumseh Sherman
                    "If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast." William Tecumseh Sherman
                    Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.

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                    • Hi again Herlock,
                      Another recommendation. This is the unsolved mystery of the murders of two sisters and their brother on Boxing Day 1898 in Gatton Queensland.

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                      Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.

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                      • Originally posted by Enigma View Post
                        Hi Herlock, with your interest in the American Civil War, you might give the memoirs of General William T Sherman a read. He was possibly the first general who realised what total war entailed.

                        To read online:
                        https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4361/4361-h/4361-h.htm

                        To download the ebook
                        https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4361
                        Hi Enigma,

                        Thanks for those. Coincidentally I was looking at something on Project Gutenberg last night.
                        Regards

                        Herlock Sholmes

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                        • Originally posted by Enigma View Post

                          "If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast." William Tecumseh Sherman
                          I quickly skimmed this thread before going to make myself some breakfast and thought “that’s a bit extreme Enigma,” then I realised that you were quoting Sherman.
                          Regards

                          Herlock Sholmes

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                          • Originally posted by c.d. View Post
                            Hello Herlock,

                            "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara won the Pulitzer Prize and is considered a classic of the Civil War. The books by his son, Jeff Shaara, are also excellent and start with "Gods and Generals." In my opinion, Jeff is the equal of his father.

                            https://www.amazon.com/The-Killer-An...e%2C126&sr=1-1

                            https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Generals...%2C176&sr=1-10

                            c.d.
                            Thanks c.d.


                            Regards

                            Herlock Sholmes

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                            • "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. His attempt, along with a companion, to hike the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail. If you love the outdoors and you love to laugh out loud, this is a classic. Bill Bryon is extremely funny and entertaining. Over 9,700 reviews on amazon. Highly recommended.

                              https://www.amazon.com/A-Walk-in-Woo...s%2C403&sr=8-1

                              c.d.

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                              • Originally posted by c.d. View Post
                                From what I have read, Doc Holliday was generally an easy going, well mannered Southern gentleman except when crossed and especially if he had been drinking (which was most of the time). Then it was like stepping on a rattlesnake. He pretty much considered himself a dead man because of his tuberculosis and therefore just didn't give a ****.

                                His lady friend, Big Nose Kate, said that after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral he sat on the edge of the bed in his hotel room and cried saying it had been just absolutely terrible.

                                c.d.
                                hi cd
                                just seeing this. I never heard that about Docs remorse after the gunfight at the OK corral. It shows more of the human side to these charactors. Doc and wyatt Earps(and his brothers) stories are all amazing too. most people think that the gunfight at the OK corral was the climax to that story-it was actually just the beginning showdown-the feud continued long after with more crazy and lethal encounters between these two groups. wild west indeed!

                                BTW I beleive this is an authentic photo of wyatt, Doc and morgan and virgil Earp. Can anyone verify?

                                "Is all that we see or seem
                                but a dream within a dream?"

                                -Edgar Allan Poe


                                "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                                quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                                -Frederick G. Abberline

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