Outskirts Press Announces James M. Corns, the Latest Historical Book from Venetia, PA Authors Robert H. Nelson and Emma L. Nelson

Venetia, PA, January 14, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published James M. Corns: The Ancestry and Life of a Warrior by Robert H. Nelson and Emma L. Nelson, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 8.25 x 11 Paperback in the Biography & Autobiography / Historical category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $34.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/jamesmcorns was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

James M. Corns, born in 1830, was descended from prominent families in Staffordshire and Gloucestershire, England. While living as a child in Monmouthshire, his father died and then his mother abandoned him when she remarried. From those sad and unpromising circumstances he rose to become the commander of the 8th Virginia Cavalry Regiment of the Confederate States of America. He was called everything from “a gallant officer, a very intelligent gentleman” to “a drinking blackguard.” After the war his wife deserted him and took their seven children into Pennsylvania and out of his reach. He then headed into the “wild West” building the railroads, and later was an architect and builder with a thriving business in East Texas. He found a new wife and had a bigamous marriage in Texas and Louisiana. The remarkable story of the life of James M. Corns, the defeats he suffered and his ability to keep up the fight even when faced with overwhelming losses, is a story of resilience, perseverance, courage, and talent. The life of James M. Corns was truly the life of a warrior.

Read in this factual, carefully sourced book about the family lines that created him and his amazing life in and out of the military.

Deftly constructed at 208 pages, James M. Corns: The Ancestry and Life of a Warrior is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Biography & Autobiography / Historical category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, James M. Corns meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $34.95.

Additionally, James M. Corns 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: 9781432745967
Format: 8.25 x 11 Paperback
SRP: $34.95

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

About the Author

The authors, Robert H. Nelson (a great-great-grandson of James M. Corns) and his wife Emma L. Nelson, have researched the ancestry and life of James M. Corns for over 40 years and have traveled widely to put his story together. They have utilized writings from his time, extensive National Archives records, and family letters and documents; and they have depicted his ancestry and life in this definitive biography. Bob and Emmy Lou “wrote the book” on James M. Corns.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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