1272Re: [TalkAntietam] "To Make Men Free"
- Feb 27, 2004Dear Richard,
It looks as if you beat me to it! I have been working for several years on a fiction book version of the Maryland Campaign but from the Confederate side of affairs!
Who is publishing your book?
Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
Confederate Signal Corps, Longstreet's Corps
"It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
else we shall grow too fond of it."
--Robert E. Lee
----- Original Message -----
From: "richcro1862" <richard@...>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 7:38 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] "To Make Men Free"
> Hello 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
> member here.
> 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
> Richard Croker
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