Gordon Berg review

I and my co-author Eric Wittenberg would like to thank Gordon Berg for the terrific review of our book on Stuart’s Ride in this month’s issue of Civil War Times (March/April 2007).  It was a surprise to us – we weren’t aware that CWT was running a review of the book until now.

Gordon wrote a host of very complimentary things about the book.  Here’s a few quotes:

Terms such as “exhaustively researched” or “the definitive analysis” and “surely the last word” are often cavalierly bandied about on the dust jackets of historical monographs.  But when used to describe Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg, the accolades are well earned, thanks to the scrupulous research and sturdy writing of Eric Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi…
Wittenberg and Petruzzi are both veteran chroniclers of cavalry operations, and they have put their spurs into one of the most hotly debated and closely analyzed operations of the war…
Serious historians, reenactors and readers just looking for a fast-paced, well-told yarn about stout-hearted men riding hard into harm’s way will come away from this book satisfied and perhaps a bit in awe of the legion of gray horsemen who boldly followed the Confederacy’s noblest mounted chevalier deep into enemy territory – and into legend.

The entire review is quite long and very detailed, and we thank both Berg and CWT for such a positive review.  Except for getting my name wrong in the header (they printed it as “J. Daniel”!) I couldn’t be happier with such a great review of our work.

Published in: on February 9, 2007 at 12:25 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. J. Daniel,

    You and Wortenberg earned the praise.
    Keep it coming!
    I’m looking forward to the article on Bryd.

  2. LOL, Stern… er… Stan🙂

    Lots more to come.

    I’ll tell Wortenberg you passed on your good wishes.

    J.D.


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