The Year of The Hangman Book Blog

Join an 8th grade American History class in Liberty, Missouri as they read the historical novel "The Year of the Hangman" and ask what would have happened if the Patriots would have lost the American Revolutionary War....

Monday, February 20, 2006

The Book Blog Starts on March 6th

Hello and welcome to The Year of the Hangman book blog. We are getting set for the March 6th launch of the book blog. A majority of the participants in this book blog will be students from South Valley Junior High in Liberty, Missouri but we encourage students, parents, teachers and community members from all over the world to join us as we read this book over 4 weeks (from March 6th to April 3rd, 2006).

Mr. Langhorst, an 8th grade American History teacher will be the moderator for this book blog and he has described the project in one of his podcasts at Speaking of History. Click here to hear some comments about The Year of the Hangman book blog.

While you are getting ready to start the book blog check out the author Gary Backwood's site. He has written other great books including: The Shakespeare Stealer, Shakespeare's Scribe and Wild Timothy.

If you are looking for a way to purchase The Year of the Hangman to start participating I would suggest checking out the "By The Book" bookstore and coffee bar here in Liberty (phone 816 792 - 3200) or checking out the title on Amazon.

If you have any questions about the book blog please e-mail Mr. Langhorst at


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