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11 August 2006
The New Frontier of War History
Most readers of war books are driven, at least in part, by a desire to know what it was like. How many of these people will stick with books in this Internet Age when you can watch it like any footage on the History Channel? And where will this leave future historians, wanting to find some War Against Terror equivalent of the letters that can make wars like the American Civil War so poignant?