Outskirts Press Announces The Racine American Legion Post 76 Drum and Bugle Corps, the Latest History Book from Kansasville, WI Author George D. Fennel

Kansasville, WI, December 18, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Racine American Legion Post 76 Drum and Bugle Corps: A Scrapbook History: 1916 - 1946 by George D. Fennell, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 paperback in the History category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $27.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/racineamericanlegion was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

At the end of World War I, musical marching units nationwide moved in a new direction, as they began to participate in music and drill competitions, parades, and festivals.

With the advent of the American Legion came the reorganization by newly returned veterans in Racine, Wisconsin, of the Wisconsin National Guard’s Batteries C & F Drum and Bugle Corps into the American Legion Post 76 Drum and Bugle Corps, which would come to be known as the Racine Boys of 76 Drum and Bugle Corps.

Though much is known about the Racine American Legion Post 76 Drum and Bugle Corps’ activities and triumphs after World War II, history enthusiasts were left to wonder what happened during the years of its initial birth and development. Inside these pages is a rich scrapbook history that fills in the pieces of the missing years (1916–1946) and shows how one of the American Legion’s greatest drum and bugle corps became the national champions, setting the pace in music, equipment, and drill maneuvers.

Deftly constructed at 426 pages, The Racine American Legion Post 76 Drum and Bugle Corps: A Scrapbook History: 1916 - 1946 is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the History category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Racine American Legion Post 76 Drum and Bugle Corps meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $27.95.

Additionally, The Racine American Legion Post 76 Drum and Bugle Corps can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9781432730956
Format: 6 x 9 paperback
SRP: $27.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/racineamericanlegion

About the Author

George D. Fennell was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, the self-proclaimed “drum and bugle corps capital of the world.” In September 1964 he joined the Racine YMCA Kiltie Kadets Drum and Bugle Corps, which ignited a lifelong passion for the activity. Since then he has been a member of several of Racine’s drum and bugle corps. Fennell also has lectured and written numerous newspaper and magazine articles about the history of the corps. He retired after thirty years with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. Fennell currently resides near Kansasville, Wisconsin, with his wife, Liz.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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