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Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:29 pm

About three weeks agao I was approached by the University Press of Kentucky. They want me to write a bourbon history. I sent the Laura, the editor for this project an outline and today we sat down and talked the nuts and bolts of the deal and I am going to do it. I have a very busy year ahead of me.

The book will be ten chapters. I hope to have it written by September 2008 and they want a year for the design phase of the book so it will be released in September 2009. They want to do a very nice hard back book with illustrations and other features such as side bars to put in the historical tidbits that may not work into the main text, but are still of interest to the reader. We are also talking about maybe a historical timeline at the end of each chapter to place everything in context or maybe a general bourbon history timeline as an appendix at the end of the book. It will be based upon primary sources and I will document these sources with footnotes so future historians will know where the information came from and how to examine the sources for themselves. This is something I really want in the book.

The book will cover the history of the industry and the product. The focus will not be on individual distilleries but more of their roles in the overall picture. Certain individual people and companies may play a bit bigger role, but that is going to be more for the reason that their papers are available for research. The Taylor-Hay collection is a prime example of this fact. I also plan to carry it into the 21st century with the role of the internet and modern whiskey marketing. Now you know some of my reasons for the interest in the internet's role in bourbon marketing and the present growth of bourbon.

I am going to be busy for the next year. If I spend five weeks writing a chapter, it will take about a year to write this book. If you don't hear from me for an extended period of time, you will know where I am what I am doing. Wish me luck.
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Unread postby Mike » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:20 pm

Great news, Mike! Congratulations!

I couldn't be happier for you. Your hard work is paying off. I look forward to reading your book and I appreciate all that you have willingly shared with us on BE.

Visit with us on BE as often as you can and let us know that you are doing well.
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Unread postby Mark » Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:02 pm

Yeah Mike, I am certain you will be busy but be sure to check in whe you get some down time, you've definitely become a BE.com staple now! :lol:

Congrat's as well, it is well deserved and it's nice to see another 'one of us' be able to contribute to the history and knowledge of bourbon for ages to come. :cheers: my friend!
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:11 am

Congratulations Mike. They could not have asked a more knowledgable guy to do this project. I'm sure the completed book will be stellar. I hope you will still put a little time aside to keep us all in line.
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Unread postby gillmang » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:42 am

Same here Mike, great news!

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Unread postby fricky » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:44 am

Congratulations Mike. I am sure that the book will be interesting and informative. I look forward to its publication.
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Unread postby Brewer » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:11 am

Way to go Mike. They certainly have the right man for this project. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:16 am

Thanks everybody. It is going to be an extremely busy year - 10 chapters with 5 to 6 weeks per chapter! I think I may hire barleycorn as a secretary if he can straighten up my files!
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Unread postby angelshare » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:58 pm

Congratulations, Mike! Can't wait to read it!
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Unread postby bunghole » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:44 pm

Most excellent news indeed, Professor Veach! Your book will be a more than welcome addition to my library and an invaluable resource. Congratulations old friend. :wow: :clapthumbsup: :lecture: :book: :clock:

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Unread postby BourbonDrinker » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:10 pm

How's the book coming along?
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Unread postby Kendall » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:52 pm

Congrats!
I look foward to the book signing and bourbn tasting.
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Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:38 pm

Bourbondrinker,
Slowly, but surley as they say. I have to admit that the last 3 weeks or so have been a waste as I have gotten sidetracked too many times. I hope to do better this week.
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Re: Its official now.

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:47 am

The book is in the hands of the University Press and I sent them the names of four people who will be willing to be readers.
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Re: Its official now.

Unread postby fricky » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:46 pm

Excellent. I look forward to its publication and getting a signed copy.
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