Tuesday, December 3, 2013

David Kokernot: Rogue Soldier of the Texas Revolution Also Wins Jacobus Award!

The American Society of Genealogists annually presents the Jacobus Award “to a model genealogy published within the previous five years.” Its purpose is “to encourage sound scholarship in genealogical writing.” Commenting on the book, the Society said it “expertly documents Kokernot’s family, beginning with his great-grandfather in Amsterdam and concluding with his children in America, relying heavily on original records and meticulous documentation.”

Friday, November 29, 2013

David Kokernot Wins Silver Benjamin Franklin Award!

The Ben Franklin awards recognize both editorial and design excellence as judged by 160 book publishing professionals coming from the library, bookstore, reviewer, designer, publicity and editorial industry segments. Of the Rogue Soldier one judge commented:
"An outstanding biography. A very well-written narrative with wonderful chapter titles. Every element of a great biography is here including a well done preface and introduction, an interesting epilogue, five appendices of additional biographical information, extensive - well documented notes (end notes). Also there is a very extensive bibliography with image sources and credits and an index. The font style and size are just right. There are well places photographs, illustrations, and maps throughout the book. The writing style is very readable. This book is a fine account of an interesting man and his place in history, along with fascinating family history."