Jumble Spoiler – 08/26/21

Amazon.com: Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the  Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 eBook : Ambrose, Stephen E.: Kindle  Store

Visual Description:  Train enthusiast’s book.

KOPRE  =  POKER,  WATRL  =  TRAWL,  SCRCIU  =  CIRCUS,  SNLEET  =  NESTLE   —   Giving us:  OKRTAWCIRNTE

Clue/Question:  To finish his book about the continental railroad soon, he’d need to stay – – –

Stephen E. Ambrose - Wikipedia

Answer: WRITE ON TRACK

(Maybe, if he had stuck with just the factual history, Stephen E. Ambrose wouldn’t have had to worry about staying on track!   But apparently, he liked taking artistic liberties and shortcuts.  History was always my favorite subject growing up, and in college.  I mean, who doesn’t love a good story?  And, what is history but the story of what happened at any point in the past.  But I came to realize that, of all the academic disciplines, history is the most subjective of all.  It’s written by the victors, and it’s very often slanted, and full of omissions.  It glorifies what is known as *our side*, and vilifies *the others*.  So now, when people get indignant, and talk about *historical facts*, I just kind of smile. 

There were no new clue words today.  But all of the jumbles appear to be new.  I was able to solve them all without too much trouble.  The answer letter layout was a terrific twelve letter jumble.  The quotation marks – as usual – were a big hint.

Great cartoon likeness.  Mr. Ambrose has been dead for about 20 years now.  I’m sure that a good number of the books that he wrote were 100% legitimate, as he was very prolific, and generally well respected.  But scholars do take issue with many of his misquotes, contradictions, factual errors, inaccurate statements and unsupported conclusions.  Hopefully, it was done with the aim of being more entertaining, and not so much trying to mislead.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthdays to Shirley Manson, of Garbage, and Valerie Simpson, singer/songwriter and wife of Nick Ashford!

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