The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864 , by Mark Grimsley
. . . is now out in paperback. At least, my author's copies arrived today. It's $16.95 list, $11.53 at Amazon.com
I shamelessly quote from the back cover:
"The six-week military campaign that began that May, energetically recounted in historian Mark Grimsley's And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864 . . . became a legendary duel. By focusing on the Wilderness, Grimsley takes us into a moment when the Civil War battlefield--if not combat itself--was transformed."--Washington Post
"Engagingly written, thoroughly researched, and thought provoking, Grimsley's And Keep Moving On is the best single-volume history of the Overland Campaign yet published." --Gordon C. Rhea
(Gordon C. Rhea, whose work I admire, is the author of a multi-volume history of the campaign, now nearing completion. I was tickled pink when he spontaneously wrote to tell me how much he liked the book.)
Thank goodness the paperback is out. I wrote it for general readers, reviewers have unformly praised it, but the press was undergoing a staff reshuffling at the time And Keep Moving On went into production. As a result they priced the hardback as a monograph, not a trade book. Grrr.
But hey, all that's behind me now. . . .
Yep. Great looking cover, no?