Jim Boylston has had a lifelong interest in David Crockett and the Alamo and is the founder and moderator of the Alamo Studies Forum, a web based discussion group dedicated to the serious study of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution.
Allen Wiener is the author of The Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide and co-author of Music of the Alamo. In addition, he has written for many publications, including The Washington Post, People, and American History. You can find more information about him at Crockett in Congress, including a link to his blog, Allen's Corner.
Their book has been receiving high praise since its debut. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham said: "James R. Boylston and Allen Wiener have done a masterful job of recovering the real David Crockett, a figure of enormous historical significance in the tumultuous and critical Jacksonian age." When the authors appeared at the 2009 Texas Book Festival, CSPAN Book TV was there to tape their talk.
David Crockett in Congress has been called the first book to explain why even the history books have not provided a full and accurate portrait of this American legend. Boylston and Wiener present missing correspondence that sets the record straight on this historical legend. Crockett's letters, speeches, and political circulars were used to define Crockett, as well as here-to-fore unpublished documents, and all the political writings of Crockett, as well as a complete collection of Crockett holographs and portraits.
Boylston and Wiener will be here to talk about co-writing such a research-heavy and intensive book. They have a lot of advice for writers thinking about undertaking a co-author project.
I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow and ask questions.
Today through Thursday, the 25th, I'm over on Stephen Tremp’s blog, Breakthrough Blogs, talking about author websites. I hope you’ll stop by to talk about your website, how you set it up (or had it set up) and what works for you.