BrayBree Publishing is proud to announce that three titles are currently in production for release in 2016. The Great Magness Trial - The Killing of Patton Anderson, the Trial of the Magness Family, and the Pursuit of Justice on the Tennessee Frontier, Eve’s Wail - An Enslaved Woman Burned at the Stake in Colonial Virginia, and Hell of A Sight to See - The World War II Experiences of Luther “Junior” Talbott on the U.S.S. Arkansas will be published this fall and winter.
The Great Magness Trial, written by Jack MacGregor Campbell, is an account of the trials of David Magness, Perrygreen Magness, and Jonathan Magness for the killing of Patton Anderson, a friend of future U.S. president Andrew Jackson, were among the most celebrated court cases in early Tennessee history. The trials drew even more attention for the attorneys involved that included such notable men as John Overton, Felix Grundy, and Thomas Hart Benton. The foreword was written by Donald A. Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate.
In Eve’s Wail - An Enslaved Woman Burned at the Stake in Colonial Virginia, Terry Barkley tells the story of an enslaved African-American woman named Eve, who was accused of poisoning her master, found guilty, and sentenced to be burned at the stake in 1764. The site of her execution in Orange County, Virginia, became known as “Eve’s Wail.” This title reflects BrayBree’s expansion into greater Southern history outside of the state of Tennessee. The foreword is written by Nicholas P. Picerno, chair emeritus of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. Mr. Barkley’s previous work with BrayBree is The Gentle Scholar - The Forgotten Story of John M. Webb and the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, published in 2015.
Hell of A Sight to See shares the life and experiences of Luther “Junior” Talbott, a native of McNairy County, Tennessee, who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Arkansas during World War II. John E. Talbott has written and contributed to other BrayBree titles, including Let’s Call It Finger, A Sacred High Place, and Reminiscences of the Early Settlement and Settlers of McNairy County, Tennessee.
More details about these three titles will be available in the coming months. BrayBree will announce a fourth title in a few weeks.