Cancellations and Opportunities: New Books Forthcoming

Not surprisingly, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the four talks I had scheduled for Ohio later this month, in Peninsula, Oberlin, Tiffin, and Zanesville, have been cancelled.  All of them are being re-scheduled for April 2021.  For those not familiar with the supply and demand of Civil War speakers, a year’s delay might seem surprising.  But in fact it is the norm for speakers to be scheduled many months in advance.  For example, I am looking forward to three talks in northern Tennessee scheduled for September 2021!

The “stay at home” directive/suggestion has given me time to work on book projects, as follows:

First, I have compiled many of my blogs on this site into a book tentatively titled:         Civil War Musings and Reflections…Blogging about the “American Iliad.”  Most of my blogs are designed to be thought-provoking, and that is why I have “mused” about them.  My objective is for the reader also to do some thinking and musing about the information and opinions in these items.   Tentative cover below.

Second, I am working on a volume annotating General Jacob Cox’s letters to his wife during the Civil War.  This would be a companion piece to my biography of Cox, Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era, (Ohio University Press, 2014).  It is a fascinating collection of over 200 letters through which we can trace the evolution of a military neophyte into a capable soldier to whom General William T. Sherman offered a brigadier generalship in the regular army after the war.  More on this later.

For now, keep safe.

Copy of Blogging about the _American Iliad__-2

 

Author: geneofva

Author of "Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era," and of the upcoming "Lincoln, Antietam, and a Northern Lost Cause."

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