Saturday, January 07, 2006

Bloglines - Books on Barrels, Steamboats

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Books on Barrels, Steamboats

By Joe Follansbee

MHN received a note from a Maryland author, Jack Shagena, promoting his book, An Illustrated History of the Barrel in America. I thought the community might be interested, since the barrel was a main storage tool in ships for hundreds of years. Jack has also written a book called Who Really Invented the Steamboat: Fulton's Clermont Coup, something steamboat enthusiasts might like. [link to site] Jack is running a small-press and is self-publishing, something we should support. As an author, I know how difficult it is to get published, and most publishers seem to be leery of maritime history books.

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