Maybe I’m wasting my time . . .

“No biography of Bingham has ever been written and perhaps none ever will be. It is too late now. He has been in his grave for many years. Those . . . who knew him intimately and watched his public career and were received into his confidence are all gone. His family are scattered and his books and papers. All authentic records too are gone, save of some of his speeches in Congress, and a few others . . . So there is little encouragement for anyone to attempt a life. Besides those who would purchase such a book are gone too. There could be now little inducement for the preparation of such a ‘life.’”

Walter Gaston Shotwell, Driftwood:  Being Papers on Old-Time American Towns and Some Old People, 1927

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11 Responses

  1. Paul Campos says:

    Maybe you’re wasting your time. More likely you’re just wasting ours.

  2. Gerard Magliocca says:

    Umm . . . ok.

  3. Paul Campos says:

    Glad to hear you agree!

  4. Gerard Magliocca says:

    I agree that you’re wasting my time.

  5. Paul Campos says:

    Oh, Gerry. There you go again! Seize your throne, friend. You are the champion time-waster here. Just read your own title!

  6. Paul Campos says:

    I win!

  7. Tom S. says:

    This raises another topic entirely, which is that prison access to computers has gotten far too lax.

  8. Joe says:

    Did you ever review “The Conspirator,” or did its ignoring of Bingham’s role make it not worth your while?

  9. Gerard Magliocca says:

    Oh, I’ll watch “The Conspirator” at some point. Probably when I start writing the chapter on the trial.

  10. Joe says:

    Ah okay. I look forward to the book when it comes out.

  11. None of the Above says:

    Is someone spoofing Paul Campos’ name? Because, if so, that’s not really a good thing. The guy makes enough problems for himself without jokesters posting outrageously obnoxious comments under his name.