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  • Index Biography #22: Prize a book September 30, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern , trackback


    ***Tacitus wins***

    The Index Biography is a new form of biography pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight peripheral facts about the individual’s life. We offered up previously here Sheridan le Fanu and Joseph Stalin (he of ripe banana fame) and these might stand as examples. The reader on the other hand must identify who is being described: think of it as a history version of balderdash. The prize  is a copy of the relevant and fun biography sent via Amazon: the first claimed prize went to South Africa so we take our duties seriously.

    Better at war than peace

    Killed a man who had battered his wife

    Preferred hand-to-hand combat to shooting

    Wounded four times in war (once deliberately by one of his own side)

    Six foot one

    Sold livestock for a time

    Six months schooling

    Risked arrest after war




    Nathan Bedford Forrest