This paper is a book review on Fact as Fiction The Horse Soldiers and Popular Memory by Neil Longley York
The questions that need to be answered in essay format are as followed:
1. All bibliographical information of the book
2. 2-3 paragraph synopsis of the book
3. Are there citations/bibliography included in the book?
4. Are there any illustrations/pictures included in the book? If so, do they add or detract from the text?
5. From the event to the novel, identify a minimum of five (5) changes that were made. Do you think these changes were good for the story? Why, why not?
6. From the novel to the movie, identify a minimum of five (5) changes that were made. Do you think these changes were good for the story? Why, why not?
7. In your final few paragraphs give me your opinions/thoughts of what you think the obligations of film makers are when they present films purporting to deal with historical facts/events? Additionally, since many Americans get their “history” education by watching movies, what are the film maker’s responsibilities in accurately presenting that “history”, if any?