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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First Pass Passed - New Book on the Way

Just finished reviewing first pass pages on the new book. In the last stage of the editing process (at least the last stage that involves the author) the publisher prints out the entire book on loose sheets as it will look when it is bound. Then the author gets one last go-over. The publisher is adamant that this is only to correct spelling and the like, since they have to pay for any changes at this point, but in fact the author can make minor alterations. This is the last look the author gets before it goes to print, but of course by this point you are so sick of the book you can hardly stand to read it.

The new book is called With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginnings of the American Revolution. Anyone who has heard me speak knows that I have a particular interest in the early days of the Revolution and the confused way that it all came together. This book looks at that period, focusing on Boston and the unique part that the Battle of Bunker Hill played on the rest of the war.

More on that subject in later posts. But I have to say, I love the cover of this one!

11 comments:

  1. I agree that the cover is cool, and should capture the attention of prospective readers. It may even cause some to wonder if this new book will solve evolutionary revolutionary mysteries, such as, was it Bunker Hill or Breed's Hill, or who is riding the horse, Hale or Howe? Having recently read a little about this battle, I am eager to read the full blown, diligently detailed Nelson treatment!

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  2. Whoever is riding that cool horse can anyone doubt that he is a Breed apart. Howe can you question whether he is a Hale or even a hearty soul. But seriously, I thought Washington was in the Pacific Northwest. Doesn't that come later?

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  3. Congrats, Dad! Of course, you probably know what I'm talking about, but I don't know if you want me to say it on the blog....

    *Koff* *Koff* It has to *Koff* *Koff* do with the cover of your book *Koff* *Koff*!

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  4. Oh, no! Have we a mystery from the Nelson family's Sherlock Holmes? My keen eye for subtle hints detects the possibility that "Koff" will yield the identity of the horse, if not the rider. It is now obvious that the horse on the cover was a "Kindly Ol' Farmer's Filly." Still, the mystery of the phantom rider lingers ...

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  5. No, really. I think it's George Washington.

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  6. Papa, bist sie gehend nach Stelle?

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  7. Wow, see what happens when I don't check my blog for a week - all this great discussion without me! I fear Natron1 missed some of the puns in Greg's post. Very clever. And of course there's nothing people like more than puns.

    I have to agree that it is Washington, who makes an appearence late in the book, on the horse. As to Bunker Hill vs. Breeds - all will be revealed!

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  8. I did get those! Well, I do now.

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