Friday, July 26, 2019

Coming Soon (August '19 Edition)

*NEW RELEASES* scheduled for August 2019:
The Battle of the Wilderness in Myth and Memory: Reconsidering Virginia's Most Notorious Civil War Battlefield by Adam Petty.
Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan’s Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam by Steven R. Stotelmyer.
The Meanest and "Damnest" Job: Being the Civil War Exploits and Civilian Accomplishments of Colonel Edmund Winchester Rucker During and After the War by Michael P. Rucker.
Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation by Douglas Waller.
The 16th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War, Revised and Updated by Kim Crawford.
"Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken": Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4 - 14, 1863 by Thomas Ryan and Richard Schaus.

Comments: Is this really all there is? I guess so. At least there are some interesting sounding reading options in there. There may be more, but I try to only list titles that I'm reasonably confident will be actually released during the month. Long delayed, it does appear that the Stotelmyer book has a firm August release, as the publisher announced on Twitter earlier this month that it was off to the printer.

3 comments:

  1. Drew: Those of us in the "McClellan Truth Squad" have been eagerly awaiting the Stotelmyer release. Although it's not expressly listed in the chapter headings, I'll be interested to see whether/how the author addresses Mac's creative math regarding the ANV's strength during this campaign. :)

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    1. Correctly.

      "64 It is a fact that McClellan overestimated the size of Lee’s army. It is also a fact that his assessment was based on reasonable assumptions."

      He doesn't delve into how McClellan's estimates were ca. 28% too high.

      Stotelmyer, Steven R., Too Useful to Sacrifice (p. 61),

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  2. Drew, You can add "Lee is Trapped and Must be Taken: Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4 to July 14, 1863," by Tom Ryan and Rick Schaus to that list. It is also at the printer and releases the same week as "Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan’s Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam," by Steven R. Stotelmyer.

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