Kevin Levin at Civil War Memory, once again, falls into the increasingly crowded trap of making false assumptions which lead to incorrect conclusions. You would think someone "credentialed" and trained in research would not make this mistake so often. In a recent post Kevin makes the following claim:
[Note: I now understand why Richard Williams got so upset about my last post re: DeWitt. He apparently sent her a complimentary copy of his book, which is now being advertised on the site.]
Well, not exactly. If Kevin would simply read my original post, and refrain from assigning motives, he would see that the reason I--in his words--"got so upset", was actually because he criticized a book he'd not read. In fact, a book that's not even been published. Perhaps I live in a parallel universe but, in my world, that defies reason and common sense. I was not alone in that criticism. Kevin's recent post suggests a quid pro quo between Ms. DeWitt and me. Hardly. I mailed her a complimentary copy of my book simply because I thought she would enjoy it. Nothing more, nothing less. As a fellow believer, the subject matter of my book is germane to some of the commentary on her website; particularly her comments regarding slavery, Christianity, and forgiveness. There was no request she "advertise" the book, or even mention it on her website.
And those are the facts.