Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Paperback rights to HALLAM'S WAR sold to Berkley Books

Please forgive me for quoting my own publisher's press release, but here goes: Unbridled Books announces paperback rights for HALLAM'S WAR sold to Sandra Harding at Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).

Set in West Tennessee during the time leading up to the Civil war and through the first devastating years of its fury, HALLAM'S WAR has been called "powerful", "richly developed", and "remarkable", earning high praise and critical acclaim nationwide.

Harding said of the acquisition, "Berkley Books is thrilled to be publishing the paperback of HALLAM'S WAR. This is a stunning family saga and Elisabeth Payne Rosen is a remarkable writer who uses a keen, generous intelligence to create complicated, sympathetic characters and place them against a meticulously researched, nearly-epic Civil War backdrop. As a book that explores questions about duty, honor, love and race, it is truly a story for our time."

--Thank all of you who have helped this come about. EPR.




3 comments:

Elisabeth Payne Rosen said...

Please forgive me for quoting my own publisher's press release, but here goes:

UNBRIDLED BOOKS announces paperback rights for HALLAM'S WAR sold to Sandra Harding at Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).

Set in West Tennessee during the time leading up to the Civil War and through the first devastating years of its fury, HALLAM'S WAR has been called "powerful," richly developed," and "remarkable," earning high praise and critical acclaim nationwide.

Harding said of the acquisition, "Berkley Books is thrilled to be publishing the paperback of HALLAM'S WAR. This is a stunning family saga and Elisabeth Payne Rosen is a remarkable writer who uses a keen, generous intelligence to create complicated, sympathetic characters and place them against a meticulously researched, nearly-epic Civil War backdrop. As a book that explores questions about duty, honor, love and race, it is truly a story for our time."

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Hiram said...

I came across your web site (my compliments) and I would like to bring to your attention to what I believe is a unique
book and an unknown but very moving true story that will particularly interest those with Civil War ancestors--

Hiram's Honor: Reliving
Private Terman's Civil War, ISBN 978-0615-27812-4.

Second Bull Run,Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Richmond (Belle Island), and Andersonville are prominently featured in the book which is printed and distributed by Ingram Book Company. For more, step into the Civil War at http://hiramshonor.blogspot.com.


Professional reviews of the book can be seen at http://www.cincinnaticwrt.org/data/articles/Terman_Review_Hirams%20Honor.pdf and http://www.civilwarnews.com/reviews/2010br/january/hiram_terman_b011004.html.


The unique thing about this book is that I assume the identity of my ancestor in all of his battles and prison misery. It was quite a challenge to match every detail that actually happened (dairies, letters, first-hand accounts) with a first person dramatized and riveting story of how I would have reacted in his situation.