Gerald Dougherty embarks on marketing campaign for Civil War book

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‘Ann’s Letters’ examines letters from soldiers, their families

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Gerald Dougherty’s book “Ann's Letters: A Newly Released Collection of Letters from the American Civil War” (published by iUniverse) is receiving a fresh marketing push for 2015. The book puts readers alongside soldiers of the Civil War through their own words.

Dougherty’s collection of 32 letters – 19 from soldiers and 13 from their friends or family – are displayed in this book. Readers can see the original, handwritten letters (including misspellings and mistakes) along with typed reproduction of the letters for those notes that are difficult to read.

“This is a treatment of Civil War information that hasn't been widely known and is descriptive of home life and family concerns during the Civil War,” Dougherty says.

It is Dougherty’s hope that readers will walk away from his book with a new appreciation of the modern conveniences of a world filled with e-mails, text messages and cell phones.

An excerpt from “Ann’s Letters”:

“As you proceed, you will see that life was hard at home as well as at the front. If you were a woman at home with seven small children, a farm to run, and elders to look after, how would you react when they all got sick with typhoid fever, or diphtheria, and your man was away at war? Many survived just such situations, but with sickness and death all around!”

Ann's Letters
By Gerald Dougherty
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781491716199
E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9781491716205
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Gerald Dougherty is currently retired in Atlanta with his wife of 56 years. They have four married children and six grandchildren. He received a chemical engineering degree from the University of Toledo.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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