I've just received word (and photographic proof, complete with editor Jonathan Crago's arm) from McGill-Queen's that Jackson's Wars is off the press. After four years of toil, I'm greatly looking forward to actually holding a copy. And I was delighted to see the blurbs from Ross King and Irene Gammel.
I'm pleased to say that Beardmore has made Gordon Campbell's shortlist of the best books about the Norse in Canada. He's a professor at the University of Leicester, and has a new book of his own just out, Norse America: The Story of a Founding Myth, with Oxford University Press, which I am about to... Continue Reading →
My father, William J. (Bill) Hunter, died a year ago today, at age 90. My younger sister Susan texted me with this photo of him as a young man in his sailing glory: "Remembering dad with so much love, hard to believe a year has passed already. Miss his great joy of living." I miss... Continue Reading →
The usual supply-chain nightmares plaguing book publishing in these covid days have been overcome, and I am pleased to say that a paperback edition of The Place of Stone, which had an official release date of November 2021, has now been published by University of North Carolina Press at $29.95. UNC Press brought out the... Continue Reading →
It's an honour to be chosen to deliver the 2022 Carmichael Art History Lecture, the annual fundraising event for the Orillia Museum of Art and History. I'll be speaking on my book, Jackson's Wars. The book will be published in May, and while the lecture isn't until November, tickets are going on sale now. OMAH... Continue Reading →
Well, it now exists on the McGill-Queen's University Press website. And I think you can still get a discount by ordering by phone or email as per the graphic. “Providing much of the book's original content is Hunter's impressive use of unpublished archival materials, featuring samples that are new, compelling, and important to our understanding... Continue Reading →