29 January 2013 by Published in: Research and Writing 3 comments

Protecting the Flanks CatalogThe new edition of Protecting the Flank is at the printer! That means that in about a month, we will have books.

I’m really excited about the new edition. The original edition was always one of my favorites, but it was a bit muddled in places, and the spacing of the book always bugged me. Further, new material surfaced after it was published in 2002.

And then we have a cretin who posted a negative review of the first edition of the book because the first edition failed to address Carhart’s festering pile of turds. Given that the book was published two years before Carhart’s, that would have been a really neat trick to have addressed a theory that had not yet been articulated, but this moron, not to be deterred, nevertheless found fault with my book even though he had never read it. Nifty, eh?

Well, the good news is that the new edition not only deals with the festering pile of turds, it blows his nonsensical theory right out of the water. The new edition includes a lengthy discussion of it, as well as a second new appendix that answers the question of which Confederate battery fired the four shots that were fired at the outset of the battle. There is an additional map. There are a number of new illustrations, and there is a fair amount of new material in the book, including new primary source material that nobody else has ever used in an account of the fighting on East Cavalry Field.

For those interested in purchasing a signed copy, please contact me, and we will get it done.

And thank you to all for your patience while this new edition made its way through the labyrinthine publishing process.

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  1. billyray
    Wed 30th Jan 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Look forward to reading it, but really, don’t sugarcoat it, tell us how you really feel about Carhart’s book?

  2. Chris Evans
    Wed 30th Jan 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Looking forward to it.

    I have the original and it is a great book.


  3. Jacob Jackson
    Mon 04th Feb 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Sounds great…I’ll be picking this one up.

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