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Story is important

Posted: Wed September 3rd, 2008, 8:46 pm
by ike
I agree with EC2. You can have a good story and remain true to history. I like an author who can fill in the blanks on their (main players) conversations. Jeff Shaara is the best I have found so far. The most important thing I have found in history is not always the who's and when's but more the cause and effect. While names and dates are important to me I want to why they did what they did and what were the consequences. Besides HF is a lot easier to read.

Posted: Tue September 9th, 2008, 11:07 am
by Volgadon
I think it's a lot more important to convey a feel rather than %110 accuracy. If the writer presents the button on the coats of the 17th Royal Hussars as being green in 1787, when in reality they were red, it isn't a serious problem for me.