Collca Releases the Great Camel Experiment of the Old West eBook

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Can you imagine Jesse James chasing down a train on the back of a camel? It could have happened if a few powerful men had their way when they created The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West.

The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West, Sherry Alexander, introduces us to a little known event in the mid-1800s that could have changed the American history of the old West. Taken from the diaries and official documents written by the men involved, her book chronicles the true story of the “purchase of camels and importation of dromedaries for military purposes”. Readers follow the camels’ journey from their arrival in Texas to their use throughout the Southwest. Twenty-two sidebars, three appendices, and twenty-one color photographs mainly taken during live reenactments by Texas Camel Corps make this ebook exciting as well as informative.

“I love the book. Sherry’s done a great job of telling a story I’m very familiar with and made me want to keep reading even though I knew the story’s end ahead of time.” -Doug Baum, owner of Texas Camel Corps.

Sherry Alexander, a Yacolt, Washington writer and author, became fascinated with the use of camels for the military when she discovered the artwork of Edward Vischer, a German born painter and photographer. Vischer traveled with a camel pack train in 1862 and incorporated them in his work. Anxious to know more, she spent hundreds of hours combing through historical documents, photos, and newspapers to piece together the story of The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West.

The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West is one of Collca’s BiteSize History titles and will be available on March 12th from most major ebook retailers including Amazon, Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, Google and Kobo.

Visit for additional information about the ebook; and Alexander for the author’s bio.

About Collca:

Collca is an electronic publisher specializing in non-fiction bitesize ebooks for popular ereading devices such as Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iPad, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Kobo’s eponymous ereader as well as for tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktop computers. We cover a wide range of subjects including biography, health, reference, sport and travel. Our titles are available from hundreds of popular ebook retailers all around the world.
We also publish a number of apps for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPad Touch devices. These are mainly history titles.
We’re always keen to find additional authors to help us expand our publishing program—see for details.

About BiteSize History:

BiteSize History is a series of short-form ebooks about periods and events from history. Each book is written to give the reader a clear overview of the subject without having to wade through thick dry textbooks or to read reams of text littered with distracting hyperlinks. Most titles are illustrated.

There are currently 6 titles in the BiteSize History series:

  •     Ancient Medicine: Sickness and Health in Greece and Rome
  •     The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West
  •     History of the English Bible
  •     Mughal India: From the Taj Mahal to the British Raj
  •     The Old Testament Story: Heroes and Villains who made Biblical History
  •     The Texas Revolution: Remember the Alamo and San Jacinto


Collca—Mike Hyman, Managing Director; email: Mike(dot)hyman(at)collca(dot)com; phone:+44(0)1883712327; url:
Author—Sherry Alexander; email: sherryalex12(at)gmail(dot)com; phone: 360-263-4651; url:

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