Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: Audiences
In Response To: Audiences ()

Rory,
your posting is really humbling. Of course, I could not have hoped for anything better than a book that might be a primer, as well as having something for the grizzled old veteran Napoleonic reader.
Going to the 16 year old market - I can think of nothing more worthwhile than writing something that might become a 'gateway' work, a history that kindles enthusiasm for the period. Now, as you imply, this might apply regardless of the readers' age. Certainly I see Elting and Chandler as vital gateway works. In this sense I do not see the term 'primer' as derogatory or limiting in any way - it is a marvelous thing for a writer to aspire to.
I must thank you for all your support with my projects - and tease others here by revealing that even now you guide me off-forum about possible future projects ;-)
have a great 2004
Mark

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