Author Greg Burns forwarded this announcement of the publication of his new book on medals of the Lusitania. Congratulations!
“Commemoration of Death: the medals of the Lusitania murders”
Just in time for readers to appreciate the centennial commemoration of the controversial sinking of the Lusitania on May 5, 1915 and the loss of 1,198 lives, the book, “Commemoration of Death: the medals of the Lusitania murders,” has been released by author Greg Burns.
An examination of the most infamous medal of celebrated Munich medallist Karl Goetz: the history of its wartime origins, photographic guide to the different varieties and reproductions, value information, other medals relating to the Lusitania, and related ephemera (boxes, pamphlets, postcards, etc.). The book allows readers to determine whether they are looking at a common medal worth perhaps $20, or a rare specimen that could fetch $600 or more. A sampling of selected pages may be downloaded from www.LusitaniaMedal.com. Full color, 194 pages.
Interested readers may order the book from:
Createspace.com, a secure e-store (
https://www.createspace.com/3964660) (preferred retail space)
Amazon Europe (Amazon's European websites including Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es)
$49.95, 31.86£ (Great Britain), 40.60€ (Continental Europe).
Greg Burns currently serves as editor of "The California Numismatist," the award-winning joint publication of the California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) and the Numismatic Association of Southern California (NASC) and has been a coin collector for about 35 years. His collecting passions are the satirical medals of the German medallist, Karl Goetz, medals relating to WWI in general, and he has a longtime fascination with Canadian colonials and bank tokens.
There are a number of books about a single coin (1804 Dollar, 1913 Library Nickel, for example), but is this the first book written about a single medal?
On a related note, I’ve been working with medallist Alex Shagin on initial discussions about creating a commemorative medal of some type to recognize the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the sinking of the Lusitania (yes, we have quite a bit of time until the centennial, but that’s a luxury I welcome). We’re open to input from others who’d like to collaborate on the design, the production method (cast, strike, whatever), and the marketing (subscription or something else?), and if any E-Sylum readers may have an interest in that they’re welcome to get in touch with me at
Wayne Homren, Editor
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