Post by strange on Aug 4, 2015 19:01:37 GMT -5
A Strange Look At Custer Volume II is now available (as it has been for some time) and can be purchased here at the following page www.lulu.com/spotlight/StrangeLookBooks
The book is available in two versions.
The Concise Edition has more drawings and a revised text.... www.lulu.com/shop/jack-strange/a-strange-look-at-custer-volume-ii-concise-edition/paperback/product-22278502.html
The First (or fuller, more complete) Edition, or earliest edition available for sale, contains a bonus chapter and some of my original typos and is thus longer (but there are about 3 or more drawings you won't have there)... www.lulu.com/shop/jack-strange/a-strange-look-at-custer-volume-ii/paperback/product-22189308.html
Neither of these versions are currently yet in color, as they should be, and both are actually labeled as "First Edition (as far as I know)" with a picture of a leering or mischievous Benteen head greeting the reader on the first page. A similar joke also happened to me unintentionally when I posted up an image briefly (and quickly tore it down) some years ago with the label Coming Soon from Jack Strange
This is actually (or soon to be) the tenth revision for each of these. I methodically and obsessively put these together, possibly burning a few bridges along the way, which will hopefully be rebuilt in the future, while I was checking my facts and sometimes calling people over and over again to bolster them and, more than often, unnecessarily. This is by no means an apology for the finished project, but rather an acknowledgement of those very individuals who bore with me (and a possible list of casualties sustained therewith). That being said, when I had pressed them for as much as I could gather, I went back to reading, and reading with a vengeance, although a greater portion of my time was usually spent on editing because I rammed my head against several surfaces during an argument and took a wee bit of time to regain my train of thought... but actually this sort of helped the text and my editing in some areas as I was in the habit of phrasing things in more weird and complicated ways when I was more intelligent. My grasp of philosophy and ability to post more regularly has been somewhat defected, as well as my ability to consistently remember things off the top of my head (as I would need to usually have them in a post) but luckily I took notes extensively and traced nearly every statement or belief I made in this book to an absolute fact or well grounded source. I say "nearly every" so as not to call myself too perfect, but, as is often the case with Custer, to say that "he's not perfect" is more or less to remind us that we are human rather than to say that we are any less extraordinary.
As it is written...
Massively illustrated second installment of the Strange Look At Custer series offers strong written material on the battle of Little Bighorn and George Armstrong Custer with a wealth of information on three battles that sculpted the Indian Conflicts. Contains extensive writing and exciting imagery for nearly every person featured, with almost no fact unchecked or well represented, and massively compiled quotations to compliment the narrative.
Pull no punches in discussion of this book, but do actually read it first, as I do not intend curry favor by honors or distinction.
Sincerest regards from the Magnificent Jack Strange aka Shenandoah See