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Lincoln56

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There's something about the printed word that can not be replicated on a screen.
Due to spending inordinate amounts of time in doctors office waiting rooms and space considerations (I would characterize my books as not taking up THAT much space though I believe my wife would take issue with this statement) I've tried to embrace the digital age. While efficient and awesome that I can carry around hundreds of books in the palm of my hand, it's just not the same as holding the book. Over the years I've donated many books to libraries but now find a desire to re-purchase some of those very same titles.
Guess I've got one foot in the digital age camp and the other (preferred) in the hardcover camp.
 

Lincoln56

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Thank you gentlemen, that was my humble article about my love for civil war books. Glad you enjoyed it. 😎
Very much enjoyed your article, sir. Your reference to Morningside, Broadfoot, and Butternut and Blue brought back great memories; spent many enjoyable hours going through the latest Morningside book catalog title by title to determine my next purchase.

Am grateful and applaud Ted Savas for bringing some of these classic titles back at affordable prices. Thank you for your efforts in this endeavor.
 

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Due to spending inordinate amounts of time in doctors office waiting rooms and space considerations (I would characterize my books as not taking up THAT much space though I believe my wife would take issue with this statement) I've tried to embrace the digital age. While efficient and awesome that I can carry around hundreds of books in the palm of my hand, it's just not the same as holding the book. Over the years I've donated many books to libraries but now find a desire to re-purchase some of those very same titles.
Guess I've got one foot in the digital age camp and the other (preferred) in the hardcover camp.
I've tried reading from my tablet and smartphone... but it's just not the same. I find it makes reading not as enjoyable. Then when I go back to the paper and ink... it's like a breath of fresh air. I could read everyday, all day... but as far as a screen... I'd rather just watch TV. I guess I'm old fashioned in that sense.
 

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I have about 2200, and I certainly haven't read all of them. Most of them pertain to my work, and then, only portions of them. Since I'm running out of space, I tend to limit my purchases to those things that are pertinent to my various projects.

Ted's doing some great work. I offered up one of my books to him yesterday to use to reprint it and make it available again. I've written the new forewords for two of them, and I'm tickled to see these Morningside titles back in print again.

Since my historical work is, for all intents and purposes, a second full-time job, it's rare that I read much on the Civil War any more. The overwhelming majority of my pleasure reading, while still historical, has little to do with the Civil War. I'm 750 pages into a massive biography of Winston Churchill, and the next one on the pile is a large new book on the Battle of Saratoga of the Revolutionary War. I realize that that's heresy, but I need to get away from the Civil War sometimes too.
 

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Very much enjoyed your article, sir. Your reference to Morningside, Broadfoot, and Butternut and Blue brought back great memories; spent many enjoyable hours going through the latest Morningside book catalog title by title to determine my next purchase.

Am grateful and applaud Ted Savas for bringing some of these classic titles back at affordable prices. Thank you for your efforts in this endeavor.
Thank you, just doing my small part to keep our hobby alive. Sometimes I carry his band equipment, other times torment his dog Kenya. But usually Ted and I talk about and share our passion for civil war books.
 

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About one out of two, I buy for my IPad, and if Like the book, I buy the hard cover. My library on the CW, totals over 1,000 (three decades of buying/reading), and at least one of Eric’s!
 

Lincoln56

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Thank you, just doing my small part to keep our hobby alive. Sometimes I carry his band equipment, other times torment his dog Kenya. But usually Ted and I talk about and share our passion for civil war books.
As you might surmise from my avatar, one of my favorite aspects of the Savas Beatie newsletters is the 'Kenya's Corner' introductions. So far I've not seen a reference from Kenya regarding her reaction to your torment, though perhaps this will be documented in a forthcoming newsletter. :D
 

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As you might surmise from my avatar, one of my favorite aspects of the Savas Beatie newsletters is the 'Kenya's Corner' introductions. So far I've not seen a reference from Kenya regarding her reaction to your torment, though perhaps this will be documented in a forthcoming newsletter. :D
Is that one golden retriever that I see there? Or is it two?

Three goldens permit my wife and me to share their house with them. Dog hair tumble weeds are a fact of life in our house.
 

Lincoln56

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Is that one golden retriever that I see there? Or is it two?

Three goldens permit my wife and me to share their house with them. Dog hair tumble weeds are a fact of life in our house.
Two Golden Retrievers, two Schnauzers and a "breed as yet to de determined" allow my wife and I to live with them as well. All rescues. Unfortunately the Golden in the center recently passed due to cancer. Such a wonderful breed! Dog hair tumbleweeds, :D . A daily event! Could knit a sweater from the volume....
 

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Two Golden Retrievers, two Schnauzers and a "breed as yet to de determined" allow my wife and I to live with them as well. All rescues. Unfortunately the Golden in the center recently passed due to cancer. Such a wonderful breed! Dog hair tumbleweeds, :D . A daily event! Could knit a sweater from the volume....
My wife is fond of saying that if you come over to the house to visit and you're not wearing khaki when you got there, you will be when you leave. :bounce::bounce::bounce:

I'm sorry for your loss. They tend to be prone to cancer, and they have such short lives.
 

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My wife is fond of saying that if you come over to the house to visit and you're not wearing khaki when you got there, you will be when you leave. :bounce::bounce::bounce:

I'm sorry for your loss. They tend to be prone to cancer, and they have such short lives.
Apologies to the forum if this post is too off topic.

Thank you sir. His loss was and is difficult. Agree their lives are too short. I've proudly worn their detritus everywhere as there's no escaping it.

Eric, not "currying favor" but I have most of your books and value the excellent scholarship in each!
 

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My wife is fond of saying that if you come over to the house to visit and you're not wearing khaki when you got there, you will be when you leave. :bounce::bounce::bounce:

I'm sorry for your loss. They tend to be prone to cancer, and they have such short lives.
I'm that rare specimen - somebody who was attacked and bitten by a Golden a few years ago while out running. Of course, everybody I spoke with asked me what I did to provoke the dog.

S/Guy Who Has Always Been Partial to Samoyeds and Keeshonds 😎
 

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Apologies to the forum if this post is too off topic.

Thank you sir. His loss was and is difficult. Agree their lives are too short. I've proudly worn their detritus everywhere as there's no escaping it.

Eric, not "currying favor" but I have most of your books and value the excellent scholarship in each!
Thank you for your kind words. I work hard at it.

Last year about this time, we had to put our grande dame down. She was 14 years and 3 months old, had survived four different bouts of mast cell cancer, and then had a stroke. It was on Easter Sunday last year, and it was just awful. She'd been with us for almost half of our marriage, and she was the alpha b---h. She was in charge of the pack, and they still aren't entirely sure about who's now the alpha.
 

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Thank you for your kind words. I work hard at it.

Last year about this time, we had to put our grande dame down. She was 14 years and 3 months old, had survived four different bouts of mast cell cancer, and then had a stroke. It was on Easter Sunday last year, and it was just awful. She'd been with us for almost half of our marriage, and she was the alpha b---h. She was in charge of the pack, and they still aren't entirely sure about who's now the alpha.
Sorry to hear this for you and family, sounds as though she fought hard to continue to be with her family. Never easy losing a pet; despite the pain loss causes I wouldn't want it to be something I could casually accept. Hopefully another will come into your lives - not to replace her, other than a physical sense. The ebbs and flows of pack behavior are fascinating. Someone will step up.
 

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