****Ed King's New Book**** - Important Announcement
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Sun Nov 21 10:47:05 EST 2021
To all N&WHS Members and N&W Enthusiasts!
For quite some time a number of us have been encouraging you to pre-order
and purchase a copy of the newest book by Ed King, *Memoirs of an
Appalachian Railroad Man*. In discussing the status of this book with Ken
Miller I learned we are still about 100 orders shy of making this fantastic
book a reality.
So I am putting my money where my mouth is, and issuing a challenge to each
and every one of you, so here goes:
Starting today, for each of the next 100 books pre-ordered and purchased, I
will donate $10.00 per book to NWHS. Yes, that means I'm on the hook for
$1,000, but I feel so strongly about getting this book in print for all to
enjoy that I am willing to do this.
So please, go now to https://www.nwhs.org/commissary/books-nwhs.html and
pre-order and purchase this book. Ken will send me a monthly tally of the
number of pre-order purchases and I will send a check to NWHS each month
until we sell at least 100 books. We will keep you informed just where
This is a win-win situation for all of us. We will each receive a copy of
Ed's wonderful book, the Society will benefit from the money received as a
result of book sales and my donations. Ed King was there in the glory days
of the steam to diesel transition. He “lived and breathed” N&W railroading
that most of us can only imagine.
Ken Miller advises the printing cost of the book has likely gone up, in
that the price of printing paper has escalated dramatically, and its
availability has declined due to paper companies shutting down the mills
pre-pandemic. This probably means the eventual selling price will be
increased above the current pre-order price of $49.95. So please order and
And if any other members want to step up to the plate and make a similar
offer of donating money for each book pre-ordered and purchased, please
feel free to join in and let Ken know.
So what do you say?
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