Monday, May 14, 2012

Hartwig's Antietam

A reader comment reminded me of Scott Hartwig's upcoming 2-vol. history of the Maryland Campaign.  According to the new Johns Hopkins catalog, the title of the first book is To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, and it has an October release. At 800 pages, it's hefty.

6 comments:

  1. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    Knowing Scott this will be a wonderful study. I wish for his sake he had gone to a trade/independent press, or a different University Press. But, I hope it works out for him.

    Ted Savas
    www.savasbeatie.com

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  2. John FoskettMay 15, 2012

    Favorably blurbed by Tom Clemens, so that bodes well, anyway.

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  3. Chris EvansMay 15, 2012

    I wondered when this would finally come out. Looking forward to it. It has been in the making for about 15 years or so I guess.

    Maybe it gives hopes on seeing Gary Gallagher's 20+ year Jubal Early one day.

    Chris Evans

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    1. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

      I would expect this to be eagerly awaited. I guess from a publishing standpoint, it makes sense to release the two volumes separately. I noticed the price is just under $50.00 for this volume. This will be an expensive set when it is completed, but as others have suggested, probably well worth it. I don't think I've ever seen any other Civil War material published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

      Don Hallstrom

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    2. Don,
      It's not much, but they have published some CW stuff in the past, including that series of CDV books by Ronald Coddington. I agree with Ted that going with JHUP for a big battle history is a questionable move. I noticed the catalog entry doesn't list any maps, just a bunch of halftones which can be any kind of image (including maps).

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    3. Chris EvansMay 15, 2012

      Yes, I wish he would have gone with someone like Savas. Would have been much more affordable for the average Civil War Buff.

      Chris

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