Drum and Trumpet Blog: an intro

The best use for a kindle.
The best use for a kindle.

This is by way of introduction to this blog-site.  It is intended to put posts here about military and political affairs, both present and past.

While my graduate work was in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, with a concentration in Archaeology, I have also an abiding interest in Middle East of later periods as well.  In any case, most of my books published so far have dealt with American history and folklore, and while I continue to publish on those subjects, this blog explores my other areas of interest.

My interest in military history, ancient and modern will be more deeply indulged on this blog.  I had thought to post some of my original research on the Age of Arthur here, but thought better of it: that will be found on a sister site devoted to fifth and early sixth century Britain and allied topics.

So, if in the future you should scan these pages, be forewarned.

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Author: Christopher Kiernan Coleman

I am a freelance author, speaker, film producer, historian and observor of events past, present and future. I received my bachelors degree at St. Anselm College and pursued my graduate work at the University of Chicago. I currently have six books in print, including a bio of Abraham Lincoln. My latest book in print is Ambrose Bierce and the Period of Honorable Strife, published by University of Tennessee Press. I have also published numerous articles in the popular press, as well as scholarly journals. My prior work as film &a tv producer garnered a number of film & tv festival awards, including the Gabriel Award. I have several new book projects in progress, including one which looks at the origins of mechanized desert warfare & the roots of fundamentalist Islamic politics, as well as non-fiction and fiction dealing with Dark Age history and the Age of Arthur. I am also shopping a MS dealing with the history of American Socialism leading up to the Civil War. Like it or not, Socialism is as American as apple pie and Thanksgiving; actually it was some early Communists who held the "First Thanksgiving."

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