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Tango0130 Jan 2019 9:48 p.m. PST

"A few years ago now, I noted in the preface to a new edition of Jaques Bainville's Napoléon, that books can often age rather quickly, and badly at that. The passing of time is not always kind. Many books disappear, some become themselves historical documents, marked by the concerns of their times, or they speak a language no longer relevant to later ages. Bainville was conscious of this and remarked that, in the writing of history, every generation likes to use its own words…."
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