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Poe by Peter Ackroyd
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Jun 22, 2009

it was ok
Read in June, 2009

Ackroyd's book is an easy read, however, I am uneasy with the mis-statement of some facts (The U.S. Military Academy was founded in 1802 not 1804 as Ackroyd states)How accurate are the author's other facts? Ackroyd relies almost entirely on secondary sources and certainly has an unusual take on Poe's brief time as a Cadet at the Military Academy.
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