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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Recent topics I've googled.



I'm currently writing the autobiography of Matthew Fontaine Maury. This is one of the five biographies I've purchased as well as the many sites I've googled on this man's life.

It's been an experience channeling this extraordinary man's life and writing about him in the first person. I cite Robert Grave's I Claudius and Margret George's The Autobiography of Henry VIII as the vehicle to make an historical figure come to life.



There is more to this man's life than the fact he sided with Virginia in the Civil War.






18 comments:

Lydia said...

Very cool!

Shari Elder said...

The internet puts research at our fingertips. It really is a marvel. Best of luck with your book. It looks fascinating and fun to write.

Echo Ishii said...

Good luck with your research. The internet is great for digging around.

P M Prescott said...

Thanks, Lydia.

P M Prescott said...

The internet is a great way to do research, Shari. Thanks for your comments.

P M Prescott said...

Thanks for you well wishes, Echo.

Aymee said...

That's fascinating, good luck with your project. And don't fall down any unrelated research black holes like I tend to do. :) Distraction is not my friend.

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Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Interesting. I don't think I've heard of him (the name doesn't ring a bell right off hand.) Go you.

P M Prescott said...

Aaymee, I did that at first until I had the brainstorm to make it a first person autobiography and it snapped into place.

P M Prescott said...

Look him up, Megan, you'll be surprised at all he did.

Berthold Gambrel said...

I'm really looking forward to reading your book about him!

Judy said...

Thanks for stopping by... and I love that you are writing a first-person biography... very cool concept.

Marianne Arkins said...

Another historical figure I don't know anything about (side note, seeing these statues pulled down is heartbreaking... history is history, even if we don't like it).

Michael Mock said...

Historical research is always a lot of fun. (Especially when you're learning about [relatively] obscure figures who were involved with things that you didn't know about.)

P M Prescott said...

Berthold, I'd be happy to give you a manuscript for some advice.

P M Prescott said...

Glad you like it, Judy.

P M Prescott said...

I agree with you Marianne.

P M Prescott said...

It is fun doing research, glad you like it too.