Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: ... Left Angle
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Bill

I am not saying that only a foot noted book is a good one, looking on some of my favourites they don't have a lot, foot notes come handy when a claim anti mainstream it stated and then it gets clearer for the reader to back up his conclusions.

The other aspect are sources, some people think it is not necessary to read all the sources you state in your book as sources, others like me, would rather insist that you only state those sources which you actually did read or the chapters referring to the topic of your book or article.

Yet, I wonder how on earth some authors could read all this, Alembert & Colin for example enterains me for years, yet it is one of many sources in Bowden's 1805, when looking at the cartons he states to have used from SHAT, it would have taken just a substantial time to live in Paris and to sight them and then to read the relevant material, is it just a list of what is available - or to make to look the book impressivly researched?

Best regards
Hans - Karl

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