Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: When I was child, I spoke as a child

H-K,

I am sure, from what little I know of the man, based largely on anecdotal stuff and an interview with him published in a magazine some time ago, that the late John Elting would be amused to learn that any of his readers considered any of his books 'definitive'.

It is ludicrous to view Swords (and Chandler's Campaigns) as anything other than than what they are - unique and important primers for the period and, moreover, both men deserve the place they occupy as icons of late 20th century historiography of the period.

Viewing their work as such is not 'denigrating' it or either man - it is applauding them both for their undoubted achievements. Only somebody with terminal myopia would view it otherwise.

John

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