On my historical blog, I'm posting a series on Keith A. Erekson's book, Real vs. Rumor. It's an important book because Erekson, the Director of the Church History Library, effectively explains the challenges of historical research.
Unfortunately, in some instances he perpetuates rumors because of the prevailing traditions.
We can use the book and Erekson's examples to help us all be more careful in our historical research and analysis.
The series will be posted here: