Quantcast

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Here Is Where

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History by Andrew Carroll p. 40

"In row after row we see white markers with only UNKNOWN U.S. SOLDIER engraved in the marble. There are more unidentified U.S. troops buried here, I learn, than anywhere else except Arlington National Cemetery."

Andrew is at the Memphis National Cemetery, where the victims of the Sultana catastrophe are buried. it's amazing how few people know about this tragedy. Officially the tally was 1547 fatalities, but most historians believe the number is closer to 1800. It's America's worst maritime disaster, and even with the lower, official number, it's more people than dies on the Titanic.

3 comments:

Kay said...

I just went and looked and found this book on audio. Not sure how many pictures there were, but I'm thinking that listening might be my best bet. I also saw he had a book about letters by Americans - lots of letters. Put that one in my wish list too on Audible. Thanks for making me aware of this book and author.

Literary Feline said...

I imagine this would be a fascinating book to read.

Laura Thomas said...

I know several people, along with me, who would love this book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention:)

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/02/teaser-tuesdays-117-dont-try-to-find-me-2/