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The Week In Reviews - History Publishing Company - Don Bracken

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It was several years ago that I first heard about the History Publishing Company. Rather than be a general publisher owner Don Bracken had a vision, the books would be in the genre 'Living History', Idealy the authors would write first hand accounts of their personal experience in global and national events. HPC has expanded their imprints to Todays Books which looks at modern society and Chronology Books a chance to meet vicariously meet interesting people through their life experiences.

Don himself is no slouch at the writing table, one of my favorite books is Words of War. The Civil War is an important part of our herritage, yet most books, particularly text books tend to offer a rather bland and often onesided view. Don took a unique approach, compare the popular newspaper accounts of the day? One from the North and one from the South. 

I am looking forward to catching up with Don Bracken.