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Arjuna17 Mar 2023 3:55 a.m. PST

Or better one book for now:
Andrew Roberts' Napoleon: A Life On Konjer

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2023 6:13 a.m. PST

The answers to my questions are truncated; I don't see why someone wouldn't use google or another search engine.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2023 7:24 a.m. PST

It takes more than one book on a historical period to even attempt to understand the period.

Murvihill17 Mar 2023 7:30 a.m. PST

But you have to start somewhere…

Arjuna17 Mar 2023 9:29 a.m. PST

It takes more than one book on a historical period to even attempt to understand the period.

Absolutely.
So, where does my post say that only one book is needed to understand a historical period?
Isn't it just stated that there is only one book about Napoleonics, enhanced by an LLM AI, for now on the linked page?
And wasn't it posted on 'New to Napoleonics'?
You still have to start with your first book.
And wouldn't it be helpful to have something giving you further information on that first book you're reading?
The moment you want to know it, that is, while you're reading it.
Like, say interesting facts, films, documentaries, web links, historical sites nearby, other books, games, toy soldiers?

Arjuna17 Mar 2023 9:34 a.m. PST

I don't see why someone wouldn't use google or another search engine

Actually, I'm more interested in the potential for AI-enhanced digital products without having to switch between media.
In short, an AI companion that specializes in, for example, a book that I can have a conversation with as I read it.

von Winterfeldt17 Mar 2023 12:39 p.m. PST

it brakes down to – interest in history as such or AI. I prefer history and ignore AI – AI would be only as good as the data it draws from, in case it uses one of the worst books of Boney, like Roberts it may be entertaining – but poor history.

Zephyr117 Mar 2023 2:25 p.m. PST

"New to Napoleonics? Ask a Book!"

"Napoleonics for Dummies" is finally out? Yay! ;-)

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