Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Quote Or Paraphrase?

"As a wise man once said too many of them, if not the majority of the 'new' ones, are a waste of good paper and printer's ink."

"As a learned and [sic] excellent excellent historian of the Napoleonic period once wrote, of the quarter of a million works on the period, half of them are a waste of good paper and printer's ink.":
http://www.napoleon-series.org/cgi-bin/forum/webbbs_config.pl?md=read;id=160614

"As Col Elting wrote many years ago, of all the Napoleonic titles in print, about half are a waste of good paper and printer's ink."
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100897&page=2

"Schom's biography of Napoleon, as well as Corelli Barnett's diatribe on Napoleon, both belong in that half of books on the period that are a waste of good paper and printer's ink."
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140297&highlight=Hussey+Vivian&page=22

"The following I have posted on this forum regarding Bourrienne and his alleged Memoirs. I have found Cronin to have done his homework on the memoirs he has remarked upon in the appendix to his biography on Napoleon.

There are over 250,000 books written on Napoleon and the period. About half of them are 'a waste of good paper and printer's ink' and that includes Bourrienne, Marmonts multi-volume memoirs as well as Schom and Corelli Barnett on Napoleon. And this judgment is based on almost fifty years of study on the period."
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11300&page=9

So, 'M', which is it, eh.

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