Book Reviews

Soldiers, Saints & Sinners: Stories of Long Ago
Harbert Alexander Sr.

Hardcover: 172 pages
Publisher: The HillHelen Group LLC (December 2, 2015)
ISBN-10: 0996345833
ISBN-13: 978-0996345835

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“Harbert Alexander brings a storyteller’s gift and a historian’s love for the past to Soldiers, Saints and Sinners: Stories of Long Ago. Like Harbert, I find it fascinating to understand the people behind the history and the motivations behind their actions. All of us who love Tennessee will gain from this collection of stories.”
Governor Bill Haslam

“Harbert is a master of writing and telling stories that remind us of our youth, and of our Southern and West Tennessee roots. Thank you, Harbert, for this collection of tales that remind us, inform us, and give us moments of WOW!”
Senator Ed Jackson

“Harbert is the master storyteller and historian. His stories of early history of our area bring back to life our colorful characters and let us visit those times long past. He tells them in such a way we feel like we were there. His contribution to our history will live on for many years, and his research will be a valuable tool for generations to come.”
Billy King, President, Big Black Creek Historical Association

“Harbert and I both share a passion for American and Southern history. Reading his book is as enjoyable and fun as me playing a song.”
Hank Williams Jr.

“Harbert Alexander was appointed to the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission by Governor Bill Haslam in July 2015. It was an appropriate appointment as Alexander is a consummate historian and scholar as well as a gentleman of letters. This collection of essays speaks to the life and passion that all historians fervently embrace through the compelling art of storytelling.

So curl up on your back porch or in your favorite chair and celebrate who we are in the exceptional Volunteer State and where we’ve all been. Happy reading!”
Lois Riggins-Ezzell, Executive Director, Tennessee State Museum