Gettysburg: Memory, Market, and an American Shrine
A book by Jim Weeks
A book of rare intelligence and eloquence. --Library Journal An absorbing venture in cultural history. --Blue & Gray Magazine Provides a noteworthy contribution to the larger debate over battlefield preservation … see full wiki
After counting eight typos and grammatical errors, I stopped keeping track. Such shoddy editorial workmanship does not say much for the quality of the Princeton University Press.
And unfortunately, the content mirrors the shoddiness of the form. The author seldom takes the many opportunities available to him to show pictures and tell the stories of Gettysburg tourist attractions, but states and restates his broad generalizations without attempting to prove them.
How boring, vapid, and meaningless. If this is what currently passes for historical research and writing, today's academia is in deep trouble.
A major disappointment for what could have been a fun and informative book.
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