Thursday, October 25, 2007

What is Ted McClelland reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Ted McClelland, author of Horseplayers: Life at the Track, a memoir of a year spent at the races, and the forthcoming The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes.

One title mentioned in McClelland's entry:
Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour. I’ve always wondered what happened the moment World War I ended. Joseph E. Persico did, too, and wrote a book about it. Amazingly, many of the combatants kept fighting until the last minute, even though the armistice had been signed hours before. The final American casualty, Pvt. Henry Gunther, charged a German machine gun at 10:59 a.m., even as his sergeant urged him to keep his head down. For work, I’m reading memoirs and diaries of War of 1812 soldiers, research for a book I’m planning to write on that conflict, which is approaching its bicentennial, and which was fought mostly around the Great Lakes. [read on]
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The Page 99 Test: Horseplayers: Life at the Track.

Writers Read: Ted McClelland.

--Marshal Zeringue