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Irish: Charles G. Alpine in Civil War America

HANCHETT, William F.

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ISBN 10: 0815600747 / ISBN 13: 9780815600749
Published by Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, 1970
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Foreword by Allan Nevins. Small 4to. Green cloth. xv, 208pp. Near fine. Tight and attractive first edition of this slim study of "Miles O'Reilly," the Irish journalist and humorist -- with a superb autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a great content Typed Letter Signed from Hanchett, 1p, 8½" X 11", San Diego, CA, 1985 June 21. Addressed to Ralph G. Newman (1911-98), noted founder of Chicago's Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. Near fine. Hanchett had asked Newman to critique an essay he wrote on chemist and Lincoln scholar Otto Eisenschiml (1880-1963), author of "Why Was Lincoln Murdered?" (1937) and other provocative Civil War titles and Newman's co-editor of the 1947 anthology "The American Iliad: The Epic Story of the Civil War as Narrated by Eyewitnesses and Contemporaries." Hanchett comments, in part: "I know that some people loved and admired Eisenschiml, and I have not indicated that he was either lovable or admirable, a deficiency easy to remedy. No doubt I have been too much influenced by people who disliked him. My severest criticism of Eisenschiml, explicit in the title and last two paragraphs, is that he played games with American history. I take it that does not seem unreasonable to you. I would be reluctant to deliver even a revised version of the article before your CWRT {Civil War Round Table] because it seems cruel and ungentlemanly to attack someone in his own home when he cannot defend himself." Lengthy, detailed content, signed simply "Bill" in black ballpoint. Bookseller Inventory # 39217

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Title: Irish: Charles G. Alpine in Civil War ...

Publisher: Syracuse University Press, Syracuse

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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