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HappyWarrior12/02/2018 7:02:21 pm PST

re: #340 ckkatz

The ancient Greek writer Herodotus, often called the first historian, spoke of how memories live for three generations. For that is how long there are those who still knew of the humans who lived that history first-hand.

I remember a lecture on death and dying that spoke of that being the divide when our deceased relatives become ‘ancestors’.

The last First World War veteran passed in 2009 at age 110.

The last Civil War veteran passed in 1956.

The last Revolutionary War veteran passed in 1866.

It’s all so amazing to think about. For the next year, I’ve decided to give myself “reading units.” I’m starting with WWI and I’m going with novels, non-fiction, and memoirs. When I do the Civil War, I’m going to do some modern scholarship, Ron Chernow’s new Grant biography but also tackle the Lee, Douglas Freeman biography that all the Lost Causers love and Gone With the Wind. I think in order to understand history, you have to read it even by those who blatantly had agendas.