BOOK REVIEWS by JOHN BLACKFLAGG
John Collier, one of those fine fellows in the CSAE, must think I am desperately short of reading material! This week, he has sent me TWO of his books to review, well here goes….
MORE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR GRAVESITES OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND
Cost £3 (UK) or $5 (US)
This book is an excellent companion of John’s first book. It contains 12 images, (most of which are previously unpublished), and details of 44 veterans. It is well produced and reasonably priced.
CONFEDERATE GRAVESITES OF EUROPE
Cost £4 (UK) or $6 (US)
It has taken me 90 minutes just to think of where to start on this. This is, without doubt, by far, the best of John’s three books. It contains details of 150 Confederates buried here in Europe. It is much better indexed and produced than the earlier works, but, it is the quotations and images that set this work apart. This book will bring even the most hardened of us to tears. You will feel an emotion I cannot describe, when you hear of what happened to some of our veterans after the war. John’s 14 year old grand-daughter helped with the photography and this adds to a very well produced work.
Some of those buried in Europe died alone , broke and forgotten. Had they been on the winning side, they would have become amongst America’s greatest heroes.
IF YOU FIND THIS BOOK IS NOT ALL I SAY, I WILL PERSONALLY GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY BACK.
Thanks for that review John. Anyone wanting one or both of my books can contact me on John.Collier1@orange.net or just send me the money in dollar bills enclosed in a letter to:
8 LISVANE AVENUE
YO12 5 LU
If you really cannot bring yourself to post dollar bills, ( though money sent this way has always arrived safely), you can send me a check payable to MICHAEL S.BENNETT for US funds or payable to JOHN COLLIER if payable in £ Stirling. Please send all checks to the address given earlier.
Also available is our commanders book of Southern themed poetry CONFEDERATE ROSE-ENGLISH ROSE, retailing at only $5 ,you can contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMANDERS CONTRIBUTION…by TONY JONES
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THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED CAMDEN COUNTY
Some months ago, whilst corresponding with one of our most staunch supporters, he told me that he lived in Camden, SC. Thinking I had a fair amount of knowledge of the South, I told him “oh yes, I’ve heard of Camden COUNTY “, and I even mentioned Camden County in some of my works. ….There is no Camden COUNTY, Camden is a town ! So now, I am known as the man who discovered Camden County. But…my family are not brilliant explorers, one of my distant relatives went on an early polar expedition and ended up being eaten !
THANK YOU ALL, AGAIN, FOR YOUR SUPPORT……J. COLLIER
September 15, 2002
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