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I proudly announce Dr. Robert Maslowski’s endorsement of my book, Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy. Dr. Maslowski, President of the Council for West Virginia Archaeology and graduate professor at the Marshall University Graduate College, ranks as one of Appalachia’s most dedicated and accomplished scholars. A retired archaeologist for the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he is popularly known as the editor of West Virginia Archaeologist and as executive producer of three award-winning archaeology films: Red Salt & Reynolds (2003), Ghosts of Green Bottom (2005), and Secrets of the Valley: Prehistory of the Kanawha (2010). Throughout his long professional career, he has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, the National Park Service, and the U.S. military. In so many ways, he has made significant contributions to our understanding of Appalachian history and culture. A personal note: during my time as a graduate student at Marshall University, Dr. Maslowski was my favorite instructor. Receiving praise from such an accomplished scholar and an outstanding instructor means a great deal to me.

Here is Dr. Maslowski’s endorsement of Blood in West Virginia:

“Not only does Blood in West Virginia present a compelling narrative of a little known feud in southern West Virginia, it provides valuable insights into the local politics, economy, timber industry, and family life in Lincoln County during the late 1800s.”