With many of the popular pseudo-historians silent and conspiracy theorists focused on COVID-19, there is not a whole lot to talk about relevant to this blog today. I thought I would instead share a rave review of my Mound Builder Myth by Jack Mason that ran in the Midwest Book Review this month. The review excerpt is reprinted by permission of MBR.
An inherently fascinating read from cover to cover, The Mound Builder Myth: Fake History and the Hunt for a "Lost White Race" is a unique and seminal work of meticulous scholarship that is further enhanced for academia with the inclusion of a twelve page Bibliography, six pages of Notes, and an eleven page Index. While especially and wholeheartedly recommended for community and academic library American History and Native American History collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that The Mound Builder Myth: Fake History and the Hunt for a "Lost White Race" is also readily available in a digital book format (eTextbook, $22.51).
4/22/2020 10:55:10 am
Jason, you have the start of a great book, but in my opinion it needs substantial improvement. I was particularly disappointed by the lack of inclusion of any images of the models for the Grave Creek Stone.
E.P. Grondine Fan
4/22/2020 09:38:44 pm
This is interesting! I would love to hear you expand upon it. Thanks!
4/22/2020 11:46:33 am
Congratulations! There's nothing like a rave notice to perk up one's day. Well done.
4/22/2020 11:49:14 am
I would assume that Okie Press is going to make sure that the book get reviewed by the likes of American Antiquity, American Anthropologist, etc? they should know the drill.
4/23/2020 03:40:02 pm
So you are a 250 year old Navy Corpsman to have livedthrough all of this Doc Rock?
4/23/2020 06:11:12 pm
I'm hoping this comment will make more sense after I polish off this second bottle of semi-sweet red while watching my lady friend work her magic with the BBQ grill. In the meantime, any help with translation would be appreciated.
4/22/2020 11:56:04 am
It is a great break from the plethora of pseudo-history tripe. I very much enjoyed my copy, and learned a lot, it’s a well-deserved review Jason.
4/22/2020 03:36:15 pm
Mr. Grondine's bias is obvious. You are puncturing his balloon of preconceived notions ... but that is neither here nor there. Your excellent research and conclusions will never satisfy him e they don't not fit within his own ideas.
4/22/2020 07:43:02 pm
Hi Machala, Mr. Grondine here -
4/23/2020 08:07:04 am
4/23/2020 01:59:01 pm
"pocket poodle of shame on the typesetter."
4/22/2020 04:05:25 pm
It is interesting as indication of Colavito's acceptance (or not) in the academic field, which is new to him, although almost all of his pieces have an academic flavor. Congratulations.
4/22/2020 11:00:04 pm
And here I though that M. Grondine was being facetious in his initial post......silly me.
4/24/2020 12:35:04 pm
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