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 Posted: Tue Feb 19th, 2008 05:40 pm
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Just read a review of a book on Andrew Wagenhoffer's web site dedicated to new Civil War books. He reviews a book I very much want to read about Jerome Clarke alias Sue Mundy who allegedly  looked enough like a girl to pass for one on occasion if needed.

I first became aware of Sue Mundy/Jerome Clarke in a trivia question right here at CWi. The character was so interesting I am surprised no movie or TV show or History Channel Civil War Journal show has been dedicated to him.

Now it appears a book has been written about him and several other infamous Kentucky guerrillas. The name is:  Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy: A Biography of Kentucky Soldier Jerome Clarke by Thomas S Watson and Perry A Brantley.

Trouble is, while this book is one I would very much enjoy reading the current price is a wallopping $35.00!  Question--does the price of such books ever come down? Amazon.com does not even have it in its lineup yet. Sometimes I can pick up used versions much cheaper through Amazon. I wonder how long that will take, however, to turn up this specialized book.

Anybody know of any other writings on this topic?

Last edited on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 05:40 pm by CleburneFan



 Posted: Tue Feb 19th, 2008 10:56 pm
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Fan you and I are on the same wave length.  I learned about this person the same way you did.  I would love to read the book also but wow 35 dollars.   I will have to check into this and see if it can be found cheaper . 

Susan

 



 Posted: Wed Feb 20th, 2008 12:03 am
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Susan, what I find so compelling about this story is that Mundy was a man dressed as a woman. I had read of numerous cases of women who disguised themselves as men in the war, but the reverse is such a stunning surprise.

Also I have seen a photo of him somewhere and he really was quite pretty!!!!:shock: Fascinating stuff for that time and age. Very daring.

 



 Posted: Wed Feb 20th, 2008 04:48 am
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Fan, I have seen the picture.  It is amazing that he was a man as he was such a good looking woman. lol.  I am going to have to read the book .  I love reading about some of the oddballs of the war. 

Susan



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In the immortal words of Ray Davies:

Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola ...

...Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola
La-la-la-la Lola



 Posted: Wed Feb 20th, 2008 11:32 pm
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Pvt Clewell, I've got it! Now I know who the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Named Sue" was about!!!:cool:



 Posted: Thu Feb 21st, 2008 01:39 am
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By Jove I think you are right Fan. 

Susan Not Sue . lol

 



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