Saturday, June 26, 2021

Coming Soon (July '21 Edition)

**NEW RELEASES1** Scheduled for JULY 2021:

Strategies of North and South: A Comparative Analysis of the Union and Confederate Campaigns by Gerald Earley.
The Union Blockade in the American Civil War: A Reassessment by Bonner & McCord.
The Western Press in the Crucible of the American Civil War edited by Cronin & Tuyll.
Marching for Union: A Civil War Soldier's Walk across the Reconstruction South by Randy Bishop.
Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America edited by Marten & Janney.
Armistead and Hancock: Behind the Gettysburg Legend of Two Friends at the Turning Point of the Civil War by Tom McMillan.
The Long Civil War: New Explorations of America's Enduring Conflict edited by Smith & Arsenault.
Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War by Brian Swartz.
The Most Hated Man in Kentucky: The Lost Cause and the Legacy of Union General Stephen Burbridge by Brad Asher.
The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg and Tullahoma: Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War edited by Mackowski & Welch.
Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg: The Creation of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address by Gottfried & Gottfried.

Comments: It looks like the Asher book is out already. As was the case in June, the release schedule is heavily weighted toward the second half of the month.

1 - These monthly release lists are not meant to be exhaustive compilations of non-fiction releases. They do not include non-revised/expanded reprints of previously published books and digital-only titles. Works that only tangentially address the war years are also generally excluded. Inevitably, one or more titles on this list will get a rescheduled release (and they do not get repeated later), so revisiting the past few "Coming Soon" posts is the best way to pick up stragglers.


  1. Thank you so much for your review of my book The Boy Generals. In it you supply a link to a self-published book I wrote in 2004 entitled Crossed Sabers. That link will take you to a review by Eric Wittenberg, who rated my book 2 out of 5 stars. More importantly, I corresponded with Eric and over the years we have become good friends. I am proud to say that he has become my mentor. In fact, Eric wrote the Foreword to The Boy Generals. Below is his review of my work.

    “I heartily endorse this forthcoming book by my good friend Al Ovies—the first in a trilogy of a groundbreaking study focusing on the contentious relationship between George A. Custer and Wesley Merritt. I’ve read every word of this grand undertaking, and can confirm without qualification that it is some fine work: well-written, thoroughly researched, and entertaining. This is one you cannot miss.”— Eric J. Wittenberg, award-winning author of “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour

    1. Hi Al,
      I think you meant to put this comment in a different post:

      Yes, the reason I included that first paragraph was to dissuade anyone from dismissing your new book out of hand due to the earlier review.

      I haven't read your book yet (I just got it in the mail). "Booknotes" entries mostly serve as courtesy announcements of every title that I receive.

  2. Holy Smokes! The Western Press in the Crucible of War sounds intriguing. The price though - $94.00. Yikes. I have never heard of Peter Lang International Publishers but I am assuming this is a book that will be published in more than a limited run of 200 - 1,000 copies. Makes McFarland prices look cheap. Curt T.


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