Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's gotten into UM Press?

I mean it in a good way.  University of Missouri Press is a fine but infrequent Civil War publisher (mostly through its Shades of Blue & Gray series) and even then does not particularly concentrate its efforts on Civil War persons and events directly related to its own state's experience. However, the upcoming F/W catalog will reveal the press to have caught the Sesquicentennial fever. All four look interesting, but I have my eye on the two Missouri titles. Winter is best known for his great guide book to Civil War St. Louis, and it is nice to see more published material from Missouri Confederates who fought in regular (as opposed to guerrilla) formations. If Kyle Sinisi's long awaited book is published in 2011 (and I have no information that it will) we'll have three Price Raid titles in the same calendar year after none in decades!

* Captain Joseph Boyce and the 1st Missouri Infantry, CSA edited by William C. Winter.[UM distributes Missouri History Museum Press titles]

* Price's Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri by Mark A. Lause.

* Spain and the American Civil War by Wayne H. Bowen.

* Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History by Wesley Moody.

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