Title: Lincoln's Commando
Author: Ralph J. Roske and Charles Van Doren
Cover artist: Herb Mott
Yours for: SOLD (7/19/09)
Best things about this cover:
- The title and picture made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it. That is the only reason I own this book. "Arnold Schwarzenegger is ... Lt. William Cushing in ... Lincoln's Commando!"
- Actually, this guy looks more like ... who's that guy from "Ned and Stacey" and "Sideways?" Thomas Hayden Church?
- The rebels on the Albemarle appear to be shooting in random directions and possibly at each other.
- The water under Cushing's boat appears to be breaking on ... more, differently colored water. Weird.
- Here we see Cushing continuing the time-honored tradition of deck-edge weapon-dancing begun years earlier by the infamous Pirate Wench.
Best things about this back cover:
- Not much. We do get to see the NYT succumbing to a bout of sensational alliteration. That's slightly interesting.
- Apparently Cushing was a daring daredevil with a daredevil career of daredeviltry. He was also fearless. And daring.
He was pleased to discover that his adventures were well known in the town, that the paper reported his arrival on its front page, and that all the little boys hung on his every word when they could get him to describe his exploits — and not only the little boys; everyone seemed appreciative.
"[...] and not only the little boys ... I mean, not that he's particularly into little boys or anything. Really, he was popular with everyone. I swear. Forget what I said about the boys."
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