1271"To Make Men Free"
- Feb 27, 2004Hello kindred spirits. I have just found you and am glad I did. As
a matter of fact I wish I had found you two years ago, when I was
researching my book on Antietam -- which took me several years to do!
"To Make Men Free" comes out next week. It is published by
HarperCollins and the reviews (so far -- knock wood) have been
GREAT. For those of you who know Ted Alexander, Chief Historian at
the Antietam NBP...here's what he had to say.
To Make Men Free is an action-packed novel that rivals The Killer
Angels. Richard Croker has given new life to the epic story of the
Maryland Campaign and the Battle of Antietam. His excellent narrative
will make you think you are in the battle. This is historical fiction
at its best!
Yes, it's what I call a "literary reenactment." It's UN-fiction.
There are no ficticious characters or events in TMMF and the history
is as accurate as I could make it. I hope it will garner
more "kindred spirits" and teach Americans who have never heard of
Antietam how important a day that was. I tell people that Antietam
belongs on the same list with Bunker Hill, Gettysburg and D-Day, and
yet so many EDUCATED Americans don't know a thing about it.
Go to rcroker.com for more and Amazon.com has posted the Publisher's
Weekly review which also compares it favorabley with The Killer
Angels (a gigantic compliment for me).
Anyway -- pardon this shamless plug and I hope to become a regular
Check it out -- pick up a copy -- and let me know what you think.
And I'm prepared to stay here until the sun goes down or victory is
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