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Friday, October 26, 2007

William Shea & Prairie Grove

Like many other Civil War in the Ozarks devotees, I've been waiting impatiently for the publication of William Shea's Prairie Grove project. I don't know which press will be publishing it, but as far as I can tell, the book is still scheduled for a release sometime in 2008 [I hope to see some mention of it in an upcoming Spring/Summer university press catalog; if UNC would do as wonderful a job with PG as they did with his earlier Pea Ridgebook, I would be well pleased to learn that Shea went with them].

The working title I've run across on the net is Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign but I have no official confirmation of it.


  1. Hello Drew

    Like you, I'm anxiously awaiting Prarie Grove. The Pea Ridge book is one of my favorites.

    Speaking of newer books? Did you receive a review copy of the new Wade Hampton or Robert Rodes biographies?


  2. No. Although it might be interesting to see what Collins does with a biography, I don't have any plans for reading either of those.

    One that I am really looking forward to is Ecelbarger's Winchester/Front Royal study. I think that was supposed to be a 2007 book as well, but so far no word from U. of Okla. Press.


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