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AdLib On July - 13 - 2010

One of our very talented members here at The Planet (you’ll have to guess who, I’m not tellin’!) has just had their latest book released! A Planet- sized congratulations!!!

I invite you to join me in supporting our fellow member and their talent by buying and reading their new work, “Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek”. Here’s a summary from Amazon.com:

On November 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington led a bloody and terrible raid on an encampment of Arapaho and Cheyenne who had come to the area believing they were on a path to peace. Before it was over, between 130 and 180 Native Americans had been massacred. This attack, known as the Sand Creek Massacre, is one of the most well-known and notorious events in Colorado’s history.

In Forgotten Heroes and Villains of Sand Creek, author Carol Turner turns an eye to the central characters, their histories and how they came to be part of this bloody episode. This fascinating look at such a pivotal event, its instigators and its martyrs includes the stories of John Chivington, an ambitious preacher with a streak of cruelty; Captain Silas Soule, a man who is still honored today by the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes for his efforts in saving their ancestors; Ned Wynkoop, one of Soule’s compatriots who had a change of heart regarding the tribes; Chief One Eye, a persuasive and charismatic medicine man; and many, many more.

You can find it at Amazon.com through this link: http://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Heroes-Villains-Sand-Creek/dp/1596299436

Or at Borders.com at this link: http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1596299436

Once you’ve read it, feel free to post your comments and thoughts about this book on this post.

Categories: Books

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. bitohistory says:

    Congratulations Carol!! Quite the accomplishment! I will be making a purchase of you book on my next trip to the book store (I have this thing about buying locally).

    You may, in your research, read about an similar massacre near Tucson known as the Camp Grant Massacre. A book was written about it a few years ago and most of the locals seemed surprised that “it could happened here.” The raid ended up killing mostly Apache women and children. It is a sad story, as probably most of them are about the eradication of so many of the native population. Makes me wonder how many of these stories exist and go untold.

    Good luck and as k’es says I hope they do a good job on the movie version!!

  2. Kalima says:

    Yesterday afternoon I wandered into the realms of amazon.com and ordered my first thing ever there. One for myself and one I will be sending to my sister in London, who like like me is an avid history lover.

    Just got a confirmation email from them to say that the books should arrive here between the 27th July/6th of August, I’m really excited.

    Btw, just loved the cover illustration.

    Thank you AdLib for posting this information. Cheers!

  3. Questinia says:

    Wonderful Carol/Mystery One! I love books like these where there are characters followed through an historical event.

    We have Soules living near me in Ct. It’s French (Sou-lay), right? Perhaps they were Huguenots.

    Which state/territory did this take place in?


    • Carol Turner says:

      Thanks, Q. Although a lot of people pronounce it Sou-lay, it’s “Sole” according to the descendants. Silas’s great, great nephew helped me a lot with Silas’ story (with family pictures and letters). Silas was my original obsession (he was a smart, funny, and handsome lad and and his story is tragic). The original American Soule, George Soule, came over on the Mayflower and Silas was born in Maine. In the 1850s, Silas’s father, Amasa Soule, moved the family to Lawrence Kansas and there they worked in the Underground Railroad….but don’t get me started! The Sand Creek massacre took place in southeastern Colorado 1864.

      • AlphaBitch says:

        Hey Carol: I’m ordering your book tomorrow, and will take it w/ me as I travel to NM/CO at the end of the month! What a delight. Thanks for this. Maybe AdLib can arrange for an autographed copy to be given away as some prize for some contest? Although I haven’t been around enough to even compete. Sigh. Just a thought. Again, muchas gracias.

  4. PepeLepew says:

    I am definitely getting this book!

  5. PatsyT says:

    Congratulations !
    I am really looking forward to reading this and
    I will order a few extra’s for my lady friends that like to trade books!

  6. Carol Turner says:

    Thank you everybody and thanks, Adlib, for posting this. I am here disguised as myself, which is quite confusing. I hope everybody buys a copy of my book. I thought about throwing in some car chases and bosom girls to make it sell better but decided it just wasn’t that kind of book. So I doubt I’ll get rich. But it’s an important story and full of incredibly fascinating people that I’ve been a bit obsessed with for a long time. Enjoy!

    • kesmarn says:

      Don’t worry, Carol. When Hollywood buys the movie rights, they’ll throw in the car chases and the bosom girls free of charge. But you’ll be rich!!

      Seriously, I’ll bet it feels great to see your hard work come to fruition and to have a great story told.

  7. Kalima says:

    Wonderful news, made me feel so proud to be a part of our Planet.

    I certainly plan to order the book soon, it really sounds like my kind of story.

    Congratulations Carol, I hope that it flies off the shelves!

  8. BigDogMom says:

    Congrats to Planeteer, “She who is not be named, but we see her name on the picture of the book cover, anyway”! Good for you, you go girl! Bet “She who is not named” is glad it’s done, published and on sale, I know you worked hard on this.

    Just happen to have a newly minted Border’s 33% off Coupon that I shall use to purchase this very interesting book, which seems to be right up my alley!

    Hope the book is a success and makes it on Amazon’s best seller’s list and “She who will not be named” makes oodles of money, but doesn’t go over to the other side because she will be a gazillionaire and forgets about all us little people!!

  9. kesmarn says:

    YAY! A published Planeteer! Congratulations, Carol-Whose-Name-Is-Visible-On-The-Cover!! Your secret is out, but what a happy secret. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. May there be many, many more such events.

  10. dildenusa says:

    My congratulations to the author. I was a little confused by the title because it brought to mind the book “Little Big Man” by Thomas Berger and I remembered the scene of Custer and his 7th Cavalry attacking the Cheyenne at Washita River. So a little wikipedia search made things clearer.

  11. boomer1949 says:

    Congratulations Planet Author!!!

    I just sent this link to a friend; Captain Soule a long lost ancestor perhaps?


  12. choicelady says:

    I have GOT to get this book. One of my ancestors knew and worked with a man named Soule. Can’t imagine they were not related. Wow. This is an amazing insightful history about a small but incredibly important part of US history that should never be forgotten. Thank you, Planeteer for writing this!

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