Post by stevenonhudson on Sept 27, 2010 17:44:09 GMT -5
The a/m magazine arrived in today's pony express. It has two very brief Custer items: a letter in praise of Robert Barr Smith's article in the June 2010 WW defending Benteen's performance. The letter writer, one Edgar L. Chapman, Professor of English Emeritus, Bradley University, criticizes James Donovan, Nathaniel Philbrick and Paul Andrew Hutton and their respective writings on the subject. His attack on Professor Hutton is particularly harsh and sarcastic. The other item is a short review of Philbrick's book by Gregory Michno. While not a particularly positive review, Michno does praise Philbrick's writing style and enthusiasm for the subject, sentiments that I entirely agree with.