Friday, October 07, 2011
Thunder Across the Swamp
Don Frazier's Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February-May 1863 is out now (the pre-orders have shipped). A good history of Nathaniel Banks's Bayou Teche campaign doesn't exist, and, given the quality of his previous work, I have high hopes that Frazier will deliver the goods here. On a product description note, the length of Thunder has increased substantially since book and "quadrille" series was announced several years ago. The publisher State House Press now has it listed at 630 pages and 56 maps (almost double the previous estimate) with a full retail price of $59.