Jerry Jasmer has given me permission to pass along his comments on my new book Canadians with Custer. See below:
Our review process recomended that we carry "Canadians with Custer". Our bookstore folks placed an order last week and your book is now on the shelf. It should be a good resource for all, and appealing for the large volume of Canadian visitors who stop. I found your material to be quite fair and balanced which is always refreshing. As you have probably discovered the popular notions about the Battle and the participants is badly skewed because the general public has been informed of the event by mostly unhistoric sources. Best wishes.
Jerry Jasmer, Park Ranger/Historian Little Bighorn Battlefield NM
The thing I really appreciated was that the Canadians with Custer told the individual stories of each Canadian. I appreciated especially the story of the Canadian William Winer Cooke and his position as Custer's right hand man. The book tells the story of 7th Cavalry in detail from its beginning to the Battle of the little Bighorn and more. -Halifax
This is a section from a review of my new book Canadians with Custer by John Hopkins, Co-publisher and Editor of Country Roads Winter 2012 .
….Thomas’ painstaking analysis and in-depth research help paint vivid descriptions of the Canadians who fought with Custer. The challenges of living on the American frontier and life in the military are presented in sometimes stark detail.
Thomas presents a full picture of Custer, with particular attention paid to his showmanship and hubris, which in many ways led to his downfall. The discussion of his court martial early in the book could be a little shorter, however, without losing its impact.
It is interesting and revealing to see the U.S. perspective on handling the Native element in their country. In some cases the similarities to Canada’s own experiences are striking, in others the differences are alarming…..
Overall, Canadians with Custer is an engaging book that would entertain anyone with even a passing interest in North American history.
Thanks for the comments on Canadians with Custer. It is my only book on Custer.
My three other non-fiction books are on varied subjects - and they are published by Essence Publishing. Behind Enemy Lines - WWII, David's War - WWI, Turning Point - focussed on a woman author and the 1837 Rebellion