Michael Aubrecht, Jeb Stuart biographer and historian, had a wonderful review of Plenty of Blame to Go Around in the November 4 issue of the newspaper. Click here to read the online version (it’s three pages total). Co-author Eric Wittenberg and I are very appreciative of Michael’s detailed review and endorsement of the book. About a month ago, a great review of the book appeared in the Washington Times, courtesy of historian and author Tom Ryan. More reviews are forthcoming in several popular Civil War magazines, and in Civil War News, all of which we’re really anticipating.
Yesterday, on Saturday, as I previously blogged, I signed copies of the book at the Butternut&Blue table at the Gettysburg Autumn Show. I had a terrific time. B&B owner Jim McClean is a great guy, and we had an enjoyable day together. We sold lots of the books, and I purchased several good books from him and other sellers. If you’ve never been to one of these shows, or the many held in other areas, I encourage you to go. I really enjoy looking at all the artifacts, weapons, letters, flags, acoutrements, and especially books! These are the places you can often find that elusive item for your shelf or collection. Several of the books I purchased will be very useful for my future work. And I successfully snuck the bag of books into the house earlier today so my wife never noticed!
I think so, anyway. Time will tell.
We’ve also recently updated the website on the book, located here. We posted some snippets of recent reviews, as well as some future events for signings and talks. Over the next few months, we also have some jointly written articles based on the book that will appear in magazines such as Civil War Times and Gettysburg Magazine. Those of you who are subscribers or can find them at your local newsstand, please watch for them. Each article will contain even a bit more detail, and some recent sources we acquired, that are not included in the book.