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A Promise to the Past: A Genealogical Mystery Paperback – December 28, 2000
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It is written in an entertaining style, with careful unwinding of a chain of events that draws both on history and on today, linked together by the science & art of genealogy. Who is going to love this book? People like me who work in a cubicle all day with a couple dozen history sites on my PC's "favorites" list for the Internet, people who devour Patrick O'Brian's books and wonder what their ancestors might have been doing then; people who like to see a truly craftsman-like treatment of all the little details that make up history and provide the links to our forebears.
I've already given a copies to a couple friends who enjoyed it as much as the best of whatever else is on their "to-read" shelf. I'm sure you'll like it too.
Mr. Brown is a brillant story teller, he has a unique way of portraying one family's historical journey. An intricately woven tale with many twists and turns in the plot left me unable to put the book down.
A really entertaining and worthwhile read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved mysteries from the past and this one kept me rivited to the book. I was unable to put it down until the mystery was solved.Published on September 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
If you want to be exposed to page, after page, after page of typos and bad grammar buy this book for three bucks. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Jackie Purple
I enjoyed the story, history and the characters. I will look for more books by this author, he writes well.Published on July 13, 2013 by Nancy Sue
This story is a great example of how to answer centuries-old questions using available genealogical material from the 18th century to the present. Read morePublished on May 3, 2013 by Sandi
I know I will love this book when I get a chance to read it. For some reason, it has been set aside for a read at a later time. Was received well before due date. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by Barbara S. Behling
I loved every page of this book. Had me glued big time. If there is one fault, it is the editing. So many errors but I was so anxious for the next paragraph that I skipped over... Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by Judy