Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Guerrilla Hunters

I experienced something of a mind meld with the book description writer for the upcoming The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War (LSU, Spring '17). The first sentence of this post was going to mention how we've experienced a renaissance in guerrilla war studies over the past decade and, lo and behold, the second sentence in the description matched my thoughts nearly word for word. The Guerrilla Hunters is an essay collection edited by Brian McKnight and Barton Myers. Publication is a ways off, and there's no table of contents available yet. But there are 14 contributors (including the two editors) listed, and I am looking forward to the seeing the variety of topics covered. Much of the irregular war literature still focuses primarily on the guerrillas themselves, with those men and units specifically tasked with destroying them (and often employing the same tactics of terror) getting far less attention, so this should be an important anthology.

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