An Astonishing Coincidence

Our friend Jerry Dunford has called our attention to a new book. Entitled Give This Book to a Yankee! A Southern Guide to the Civil War for Northerners, it’s written by Lochlainn Seabrook and published by Sea Raven Press. What makes this book especially interesting to readers of this blog is that it comes with a foreword written by Karen Cooper of the Virginia Flaggers. Jerry’s been so kind as to reproduce on his blog Karen’s introduction:

seabrook cooper Y’all might also be interested in what the publisher placed on the backjacket of the book:

back of the book


Happy reading.

11 thoughts on “An Astonishing Coincidence

  1. Will Hickox March 10, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    I’m guessing that the circle of folks who refer to Mr. Seabrook as the “American Robert Graves” is rather small.

  2. tmheaney March 10, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Oooh. I look forward to reading more about “so-called ‘slavery.'”

    • Andy Hall January 14, 2015 / 4:29 pm

      Cooper was good enough to explain in a recent podcast interview that she knows how slaves in the antebellum era felt because deductions are made from her paycheck.

  3. Thelibertylamp March 10, 2014 / 10:33 pm


    • Eric A. Jacobson March 12, 2014 / 10:50 am

      It’s his real name. I assure you. I’ve met him.

  4. Paul Taylor March 11, 2014 / 4:47 am

    Can’t wait to read it! I’m always up for a good chuckle. File it somewhere near Dave Barry or Jeff Foxworthy.

  5. Buck Buchanan March 11, 2014 / 6:26 am

    What was it that P. T. Barnum said?

  6. John Heiser March 11, 2014 / 6:31 am

    Shouldn’t the real title be “Give This Book to the Compost Pile. The Southern Guide to Self-Publishing Nothing of Importance.” ?

  7. guitarmandanga March 11, 2014 / 6:35 am

    “…A forty-year background in the American Civil War, Confederate studies and biography, anthropology, theology, thealogy (?), Jesus, the Bible, the Law of Attraction, etymology, the paranormal, geneaology, and comparative religion and mythology.”

    In other words, a dedicated historian?

  8. guitarmandanga March 11, 2014 / 6:38 am

    Fitting that the cover art shows Confederate “cavaliers” at Pea Ridge galloping into a hail of Federal gunfire. “Celtic” impetuosity ala Jamieson and McWhiney, writ large?

  9. Bob Nelson March 11, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    So many books, so little time.

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