York Emporium to host Civil War author Janet L. Bucklew
Author Janet L. Bucklew will be speaking about her new book on Dr. Henry Janes at the York Emporium at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 4.
For the September “First Friday” celebration in downtown York, the York Emporium is hosting a talk/book signing by Janet L. Bucklew, historian and former seasonal ranger at the battlefield in Gettysburg. She has just completed research into primary sources and published a new work on Dr. Henry Janes, a surgeon/volunteer who was at the battle. Her talk is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 4 at 7:00 PM. It is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Details and a little more info can be found on the York Emporium’s webpage for the event.
The York Emporium is one of the finest used book stores in the region, and is located at 343 W. Market Street (the old Lincoln Highway) in York, Pennsylvania.
Janet Bucklew is a resident of the York area. She holds a masters degree in American Studies from Penn State Harrisburg and an undergrad B.A. in History from York College of Pennsylvania (2000). She has been a seasonal park ranger in Gettysburg. She is a frequent reviewer of new Civil War books and is widely regarded for her story telling and engaging presentations. She has been the development officer for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
In Civil War Enterprises, Dr. John Latschar the superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park, says it best: “Before you read another account of battles and leaders, another bio of a Civil War Hero, or another self-praising regimental history, read this little book. For the balance, if nothing else. “Why did this successful, honored, and respected doctor cap his medical career with an article entitled “Why is the profession of killing more generally honored than that of saving life?” The answer, I think, is one and the same as makes this little book worth reading…..what about those doctors, nurses, orderlies and all the others in the medical establishment, who labored just as honorably to save life as did all those romantic soldiers who did their best to take it away. Don’t forget that the former deserve at least as much credit as the former?”