Re: Favorite NON-fiction  

Chris Olson - SunPS Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM
Mon Jan 27 14:40:21 PST 2003

> > (Ok, this one's a bit long.  Sorry.  We hit on one of those subjects
> > for which I'm an arrogant, stubborn bastard....;)
> Whats the maxim? "History is written by the victors."? I think that 
> applies here.

Yes and no.  There are, for instance, some writings to come
out of the Roman era which were not from Cicero (most, about
90%, are his).

So yes, history is, mostly, written by the victors.  But
you CAN find some that are written by the losers.

And I won't even go into the "gentlemen historians" and their
ideas of writing history....