Making History with Blood on the Snow

By Barbara Melendez


TAMPA, Fla. (May 20, 2010) – After a decade of intensive yet rewarding research, USF history professor Graydon (Jack) Tunstall welcomed the arrival of his latest work, Blood in the Snow, in bookstores last week, and has immediately started attracting attention.

The groundbreaking book about one of history’s most important, though largely ignored events, the Carpathian Winter War, was selected for the History Book Club and the Military History Book Club. The Wesley Chapel resident also has lined up speaking engagements focusing on the pivotal WWI battle into the fall.

A book signing at the University of Cincinnati, where he was giving two lectures, is being followed by a trip to the Society for Military History’s annual meeting at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, on May 23. He heads to the Western Front Association’s national convention on Sept. 11. In quick succession, he will speak at the University of Kansas, the U.S. Army Command & Staff School at Fort Riley Kansas and the U. S. World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO, Oct. 7, 8 and 9, respectively and then it’s off to Northern Kentucky University, date to be announced.