apocryphal = archetypal? unbelievable?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 8 02:35:10 UTC 2010

At least that's what it looks like:

1971 Roger A. Beaumont  "Images of War" in _Military Affairs_ (Feb.) 6:  [A]
whole series of films came out of Hollywood [in 1941]...generally disposed
to American's [sic] girding its psychological loins for the coming shock of
battle...[including] "Sergeant York," the almost apocryphal story of a
pacifist turned war hero.
At the time of writing, Prof. Beaumont was "Associate Director of the Center
for Advanced Study in Organization Science and Assistant Professor of
Organization Science at the University of Wisconsin, University Extension,

Much as I'd like to believe it means "apocryphal," I just can't do it.


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