Get The Angel of Maryes Heights on DVD
It is with great pleasure that Right Stripe Media announces the immediate availability of “The Angel of Marye’s Heights” on DVD. This long-anticipated release commemorates the beginning of the Sesquicentennial (150th) of the American Civil War.
In addition to the 30-minute documentary, 7 additional Bonus Features (1+ hour) are included: Dramatic Mercy-Scene, Richard Warren’s “Portrayal of a Hero” Monologue, “Living History” with Kathleen Warren, Cast and Crew Outtakes and Behind the Scenes Slideshow with Will White’s ‘Fredericksburg 1862’ title song, Director and Producer Premiere Comments and Scans of Richard Kirkland Letters.
This Widescreen DVD is now available for purchase online for $12 (+ shipping) at http://www.theangelmovie.com/store.
*Bulk-discounts available. Vendor/media inquiries email email@example.com. For more information, visit the film’s official website at www.theangelmovie.com. (Please feel free to blog, repost, or share this information. Thank you. RSM LLC)
Washington and Harris?
If you’re a historian born and bred in Pittsburgh, you learn early on what really matters (MORE HERE) and that there are only two historical icons that your fellow citizens care about. When you get off a plane at the airport, this is what greets you…the Steel City’s Forefathers. GO STEELERS!
Pines Bridge Project Update
Our friend and guest-blogger Michael Kahn sent an update on his efforts to honor a unique Continental regiment and their commander by erecting three statues commemorating the soldiers and officers of the First Rhode Island Regiment (Details Here). According to Michael they have narrowed down the list of potential sculptors to four talented artists and are planning on having the finalists selected and a design made public by next month. Donations will continue to be petitioned throughout the process. A formal press release will follow. Michael also sent a PDF of the pamphlet that their town planner has made up for public dissemination (View Here). We will keep you updated on this special project as it progresses. The First Rhode Island Regiment’s contributions are a unique and important part of our Nation’s story that demands this kind of preservation and presentation.
Stinkin' it up
This holiday weekend Eric Wittenberg and I made great strides in preparing our deliverable manuscript for You Stink! Major League Baseball’s Terrible Teams and Pathetic Players. We are nearly done with our edits and are now working with the Baseball Hall of Fame on image acquisition. This project truly is a labor of love and we are thrilled that The Kent State University Press has decided to publish it. Due to space constraints, Eric and I decided to keep the most pertinent statistics in the book and make the complete stats available online as a free PDF download. We also trimmed out some stories that we felt were a bit of a stretch. Here’s what made the final cut:
You Stink! Major League Baseball’s Terrible Teams and Pathetic Players
Foreword by Dave Raymond (The Philly Phanatic)
Introduction “Monument to Mediocrity”
Overview: Criteria, Teams, MLB All-Time Worst Records
1. NOT LOUISVILLE SLUGGERS: The 1889 Louisville Colonels
2. BAD NEWS BROWNIES: The 1898 St. Louis Browns
3. SQUASHED LIKE A BUG: The 1899 Cleveland Spiders
4. “ET TU, BRUTE?”: The 1904 Washington Senators
5. THE CURSE CONTINUES: The 1932 Boston Red Sox
6. EVEN THE BABE COULDN’T SAVE THIS ONE: The 1935 Boston Braves
7. FROM DYNASTY TO DESPAIR: The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics
8. 62.5 GAMES OUT OF FIRST PLACE: The 1942 Philadelphia Phillies &
A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD 23 STRAIGHT LOSSES: The 1961 Phillies
9. AT LEAST THEY WERE CONSISTENT: The 1950-1954 Pittsburgh Pirates
10. THE WORST RECORD OF THE MODERN ERA: The 1962 New York Mets
11. ONE YEAR OF WRETCHEDNESS: The 1969 Seattle Pilots
12. IN NEED OF FORGIVENESS: The 1973 San Diego Padres
13. FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED: The 1988 Baltimore Orioles
14. A COMPLETE MASSACRE: The 1991 Cleveland Indians
15. SCAREDY CATS: The 2003 Detroit Tigers
HALL OF SHAME:
1. Worst Season: FROM HEROES TO ZEROS: The 1884 Wilmington Quicksteps
2. Worst Investment: MONEY FOR NOTHING: $100M 2008 Seattle Mariners
3. Worst Collapse: ROTTEN TO THE (BIG APPLE) CORE: The 2007 New York Mets
4. Worst Pitching Staff: SCORING TEN RUNS A GAME BUT STILL LOSING: The 1930 Philadelphia Phillies
5. Worst Scandal: CHEATERS NEVER WIN: The 1919 “Black Sox” Scandal
6. Worst Call: *61 IN ’61: Maris Gets the Asterisk
7. Worst Team Year in and Year Out: ABANDON SHIP: The Pittsburgh Pirates and 17+ Straight Losing Seasons
8. TOP 10 WORST PLAYS:
1. Buckner’s Blooper
2. Fred Merkle’s Boner
3. Pete Rose Ruins Ray Fosse
4. George Brett’s Pine Tar Incident
5. Cap Anson’s Racist Reluctance
6. Players’ Strikes (’72, ’81, ‘94)
7. Mickey Owen's Passed Ball
8. Babe Slugs Umpire Brick Owens
9. Disco Demolition Debacle
10. Brooklyn Dodgers Go West
9. WORST PLAYERS
1. BATTER: Bill Bergen
2. PITCHER: Jim Hughey
3. CATCHER: John Humphries
4. FIELDER: Tony Suck
5. GRAND “CHAMPION”: Clarence “Choo Choo” Coleman
6. OWNERS: The Not-So-Mighty Quinns
10. DISAPPOINTMENT ON THE DIAMOND: A Timeline of Terribleness
11. NOTABLE QUOTABLES: Lines about Losing…
This title will be released in time for the 2012 season. Stay tuned as Eric and I will periodically update you on this unique project as it advances through the publishing process.
Religious Freedom Celebration Keynote Lecture
William M. Beck, a former mayor of Fredericksburg and member of the Fredericksburg Council of The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom recently penned a letter to The Free Lance-Star announcing an upcoming event that I would like to share. He wrote: On Friday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m., two esteemed religious scholars will speak at UMW's Dodd Auditorium to discuss Thomas Jefferson's "Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom" and its meaning for our world. Martin E. Marty (left), professor emeritus of the history of modern Christianity at the University of Chicago, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr (right), university professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, are uniquely qualified to comment on religious freedom from the different perspectives of Islam and Christianity. Certainly, Jefferson envisioned such discussions when he said that his statute was meant "to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination." This year's program is the latest in an annual series presented by the University of Mary Washington, with support from the community (More Details Here).
As my latest long-term book project, Faith and Freedom in Fredericksburg: Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, examines Jefferson’s experiences here in Fredericksburg in 1777, I am extremely interested in what these Christian and Muslim scholars have to say. If I am able to attend, I will provide a write-up of my experience and if I am unable, I will provide a link to whatever press coverage follows. This subject, beyond all others that I have studied, remains the most complex to me. Although I have written editorials about my own interpretations on Jefferson and religious freedom (Read Here), I really don’t feel that I, or most people for that matter, truly understand the statute as Jefferson intended it.
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