To reconstruct the past, through discipline and discrimination, is satisfying to the historian, and possibly useful to those who read him. To make explicit its lessons, somehow to make them useful and instructive, and possibly influential, is more difficult, and perhaps more dangerous. Harry Crocke....
Bunting, Josiah III
"A Most Perfect Man': What General Robert E. Lee Can Still Teach Us,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 1
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