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.


  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

  2. John FoskettMay 15, 2012

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

  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

    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

    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).

    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.



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