Just read a review of a book on Andrew Wagenhoffer's web site dedicated to new Civil War books. He reviews a book I very much want to read about Jerome Clarke alias Sue Mundy who allegedly looked enough like a girl to pass for one on occasion if needed.
I first became aware of Sue Mundy/Jerome Clarke in a trivia question right here at CWi. The character was so interesting I am surprised no movie or TV show or History Channel Civil War Journal show has been dedicated to him.
Now it appears a book has been written about him and several other infamous Kentucky guerrillas. The name is: Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy: A Biography of Kentucky Soldier Jerome Clarke by Thomas S Watson and Perry A Brantley.
Trouble is, while this book is one I would very much enjoy reading the current price is a wallopping $35.00! Question--does the price of such books ever come down? Amazon.com does not even have it in its lineup yet. Sometimes I can pick up used versions much cheaper through Amazon. I wonder how long that will take, however, to turn up this specialized book.
Anybody know of any other writings on this topic?
Last edited on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 05:40 pm by CleburneFan
Fan you and I are on the same wave length. I learned about this person the same way you did. I would love to read the book also but wow 35 dollars. I will have to check into this and see if it can be found cheaper .
Susan, what I find so compelling about this story is that Mundy was a man dressed as a woman. I had read of numerous cases of women who disguised themselves as men in the war, but the reverse is such a stunning surprise.
Also I have seen a photo of him somewhere and he really was quite pretty!!!! Fascinating stuff for that time and age. Very daring.