* Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February-May 1863 by Donald S. Frazier (State House Press, 2011).
My copy arrived today. It is indeed a massive red cloth hardcover, its length exceeding 600 pages. The volume is abundantly illustrated and its 56 maps are a great mix of tactical, operational, and strategic scales (although those with weaker vision might have a bit of difficulty viewing all the detail). The primary focus is the neglected 1863 Bayou Teche Campaign and, with all the hallmarks of a fine campaign history, the book looks to be what I was hoping it would be.