Monday, January 31, 2005

And Keep Moving On

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

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?


Jill V. said...

Just checked for the book--looks like it isn't out for the general public until March 1st. Sigh, I guess we will all have to be patient and wait.

Mark G. said...

No! Pre-order it! And tell your friends and family to do the same! :-)