John Davis is a prolific book critic who writes for the Decatur Daily in Alabama. Mr. Davis recently turned his critical eye toward Hidden History of the Mississippi Sound. We were delighted to learn upon publication of the review that Mr. Davis was a big fan of the book. Some highlights from Mr. Davis’s review:
“Pounding waves and sandy beaches make the coastlands between Lake Borgne and Mobile some of the most attractive in the world. This stretch of the Mississippi coast, The Sound, was not always so benign. Indeed, Josh Foreman and Ryan Starrett are born Mississippians and scholars who hope to bring the hidden, indeed in some cases “forgotten,” history of this part of their home state to public awareness. In this they’ve performed remarkably well.”
“Foreman and Starrett are masters of suggesting deeper stories. They hope others will enjoy hearing of these events, then study further. They are crisp writers, with an eye to the appropriate and surprising quotation. Well-researched, heartily presented, and truly worth a day’s reading to ponder, I hope you get a chance to enjoy this book.”
We hope Mr. Davis’s review will spur some readers in Alabama to pick up a copy of Hidden History of Mississippi Sound. Thank you to Mr. Davis for reading and recommending!