A Promise to the Past: A Genealogical Mystery Paperback – Dec 20 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
It is written in an entertaining style, with careful unwinding of a chain of events that draws both on history and on today, linked together by the science & art of genealogy. Who is going to love this book? People like me who work in a cubicle all day with a couple dozen history sites on my PC's "favorites" list for the Internet, people who devour Patrick O'Brian's books and wonder what their ancestors might have been doing then; people who like to see a truly craftsman-like treatment of all the little details that make up history and provide the links to our forebears.
I've already given a copies to a couple friends who enjoyed it as much as the best of whatever else is on their "to-read" shelf. I'm sure you'll like it too.
Most recent customer reviews
I got caught up in this story from page one. It is very enjoyable for historians, geneology buffs, or just plain lovers of fiction. I hope to see more works from Mr. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2001
I really enjoyed this book. I have done family research for over 30 years and I would highly recommend this book to established researchers as well as beginners to help develop an... Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2001
A truly great book that I highly recommend, especially to any New Englander.
Mr. Brown is a brillant story teller, he has a unique way of portraying one family's historical... Read more