“The list”

Many people ask me why I get up at 3:00 a.m. every morning to work on my Civil War map books.  I can’t really explain it, but I am on a mission to map every campaign in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War.  I have a good start– four campaigns (First Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Bristoe/Mine Run) are published and one is with Ted Savas, my editor.  The greatest satisfaction comes from meeting readers who have enjoyed/benefited from my efforts.  Not so great are the individuals who want to nitpick about this topic or that.  I never engage them, but merely smile and say that there are many different perspectives and no one will ever know for sure.

I have never won and award for my work and probably won’t ever, but it is always satisfying when I read the responses to my books on Amazon.  Now, Andrew Wagenhoffer has listed my Bristoe Station/Mine Run book as one of the best in 2014.  To see the entire list, go to http://www.cwba.blogspot.in/search/label/Magazines%20and%20Journals


2 thoughts on ““The list”

  1. Enjoyed your book (on Kindle) on the Brigades at Gettysburg, but disappointed that you were constrained on the use of maps..it should be possible to link the maps to the text and factor in/display the time. Hopefully this is only limited to Kindle. I kept thinking of Terry Brighton’s Hell Riders -Charge of the Light Brigade, a mere nine years earlier than Gettysburg and how lack of visibility of the terrain by the generals was so crucial to disaster.

    • Thanks for your comments, Don. This was actually one of my early books– before I thought of the idea of “Map” books, so the number of maps was constrained by the cost of the cartographer. I like the idea of linking the Maps of Gettysburg with the Brigades of Gettysburg, but need to check with the publishers, as one is Da Capo and the other is Savas Beatie.

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