My point is that readers will go around thinking the "facts" are real, and may likely spread those "facts" to others who will believe them.....maybe there's something to this "fake news" after all.....
I was thinking about another book of his I read which was about Merriweather Lewis. It ties in a little to the rail project across the country because it was a generation or so before it... and by the time the rails came through plains indian was all but destroyed. the rails put the final knife in ... but when Lewis and Clark came through, they were pretty much intact with limited european interaction up to then or none at all.
anyway, these are good books but I just noticed the criticism on the rail one on wikipedia ... but like I said I cant' remember any specific fact except the wow-ness of it all for the time which came through in the book.
I don't think most of the facts are but some are -- however the casual reader won't know it and won't recall it anyway.
I just think Ambrose who wrote in a very readable style developed "a machine" to crank these books out and some were more fact checked than others.[/QUOTEhttps://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=178988]
"My point is that readers will go around thinking the "facts" are real, and may likely spread those "facts" to others who will believe them.....maybe there's something to this "fake news" after all..... " Old Hobo
Facts are as facts do. They are always a matter of perspective. I was only impressed by some of what was said and also seeing the photos. Why take it all so seriously?hwell:
I am not feeling particularly communicable today, so I think I won't be offering any further conversates just now. In fact, I think I will be mostly incommunicado for the foreseeable futurama.
(just a small tributary to Norm Crosby)
I see no sponsors or ads on MTF so I was wondering how it is paid for ?
The reason I ask is because I saw this on another forum about what it cost to run a forum.