As they say at weddings: congratulations and best wishes!

Theresa Kaminski is all that:Peggyisboss

Why the swagger?  She sent her page proofs back to Oxford for her book Angels of the Underground:  The American Women who Resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II!  Just in the nick of time, I’m sure, because OUP’s web page says you can pre-order it now and it will ship on November 2, 2015!  Just in time for Veteran’s Day (in the U.S., because we’re special) and Armistice Day/Remembrance Day (everywhere else in the Anglophone world, almost), as it should be.

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Gonna party like it’s 1799!

Congratulations, sister!  As I’ve been reporting endlessly on this blog, I’m in the throes of getting The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright ready for copy-editing, so it made me really happy to see Kaminski’s celebratory tweet.  I’ve already got my rig and dance moves picked out for the day this baby ships.  (That’ll be me at left).  Meanwhile, it’s all art logs, permissions, and credit lines, oh my!

8 thoughts on “As they say at weddings: congratulations and best wishes!

  1. This is only sort-of on topic, but I thought of you and got rather excited on Sunday when I was visiting the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY. They are home to the Thaw collection of American Indian art, one of the best in the country. The collection is having a 20th anniversary party, so they’ve got a lot of choice pieces on display, including a couple of samples of moose hair embroidery that the Ursuline Sisters of Quebec taught to their First Nation charges. I think that the pieces on display are 18th or early 19th century, so a bit late for you, but there they are. Worth checking out if you’re ever in the area!

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    • Awesome!!! Thanks for letting me know. This book I’ve just finished is actually almost entirely 18th C (Esther Wheelwright’s dates are 1696-1780) so it’s POSSIBLE that she might have made some of those objects, and it’s LIKELY that they were made under her supervision!!!

      Am going to run to their website to check it out NOW!!! Thanks so much for thinking of me, NB!

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  2. That is so cool about the Fenimore Art Museum.

    And thanks for the swagger boost! I have that photo labeled as “hero Peggy,” which kind of makes me think about the women in Angels.

    But I love the classiness (classicalness?) of your 1799 party pose!

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  3. Will you give me notes/comments? I’m just about to mail it off for copy-editing, but I’d be grateful for any advice on improving the writing flow, avoiding typos, and I know you really care about quality writing.

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