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BelleBlackburn

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We Have it ****ed Hard Out Here: The Civil War Letters of Sgt. Thomas W. Smith, Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry (1999)

https://www.amazon.com/Have-****-Ha...sr=8-1&keywords=we+have+it+****+hard+out+here

One of Custer’s Wolverines: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Brigadier General James H. Kidd, 6th Michigan Cavalry (2000)

https://www.amazon.com/One-Custers-Wolverines-Brigadier-Michigan/dp/0873386701/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493934895&sr=1-1&keywords=one+of+custer's+wolverines

Under Custer’s Command: The Civil War Journal of James Henry Avery
(2000)

https://www.amazon.com/Under-Custers-Command-Journal-Memories/dp/1574887440/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493934933&sr=1-1&keywords=under+custer's+command

At Custer’s Side: The Civil War Writings of James Harvey Kidd (2001)

https://www.amazon.com/At-Custers-Side-Writing-Harvey/dp/0873386876/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493934959&sr=1-1&keywords=at+custer's+side

Glory Enough for All: Sheridan’s Second Raid and the Battle of Trevilian Station (2001)

https://www.amazon.com/Glory-Enough...r_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493934979&sr=1-12

With Sheridan in the Final Campaign Against Lee (2002) (out of print)

https://www.amazon.com/Sheridan-Cam...&keywords=with+sheridan+in+the+final+campaign

Little Phil: A Reassessment of the Civil War Leadership of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan (2002)

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Phil-...r_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935039&sr=1-13

The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads and the Civil War’s Final Campaign (2006)

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Monroes-Crossroads-Civil-Campaign/dp/1611212499/ref=la_B001JP1KHM_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935061&sr=1-13&refinements=p_82:B001JP1KHM

Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg (with J. David Petruzzi, 2006)

https://www.amazon.com/Plenty-Blame...=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935078&sr=1-2

Rush’s Lancers: The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War (2007)

https://www.amazon.com/Rushs-Lancers-Sixth-Pennsylvania-Cavalry/dp/1594160325/ref=la_B001JP1KHM_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935111&sr=1-15&refinements=p_82:B001JP1KHM

One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 (with J. David Petruzzi and Michael F. Nugent, 2008)

https://www.amazon.com/One-Continuous-Fight-Gettysburg-Northern/dp/1611210763/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Like a Meteor Blazing Brightly: The Short but Controversial Life of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren (2009)

https://www.amazon.com/Like-Meteor-...M_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935148&sr=1-11

The Battle of Brandy Station: North America’s Largest Cavalry Battle (2010)

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Brand...KHM_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935171&sr=1-9

Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actions: Farnsworth’s Charge, South Cavalry Field and the Battle of Fairfield (Second Edition, 2011)

https://www.amazon.com/Gettysburgs-...KHM_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935194&sr=1-7

The Battle of White Sulphur Springs; Averell Fails to Secure West Virginia (2011)

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-White...KHM_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935214&sr=1-4

Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg: The Battles for Brinkerhoff’s Ridge and East Cavalry Field (Second Edition, 2013)

https://www.amazon.com/Protecting-Flank-Gettysburg-Battles-Brinkerhoffs/dp/1611210941/ref=la_B001JP1KHM_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935249&sr=1-8&refinements=p_82:B001JP1KHM

The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour (2014)

https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Pay-G...KHM_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935270&sr=1-3

The Second Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory that Opened the Door to Gettysburg (with Scott L. Mingus, Sr., 2016)

https://www.amazon.com/Second-Battl...KHM_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935289&sr=1-5

Out Flew the Sabers: The Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863 (with Daniel T. Davis)

https://www.amazon.com/Out-Flew-Sab...KHM_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493935312&sr=1-1

The Union Cavalry Comes of Age: Hartwood Church to Brandy Station, 1863 (Second ed. 2017)

https://www.amazon.com/Union-Cavalry-Comes-Age-Hartwood/dp/0738503576/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


Lordy, Eric. It's a shame you haven't had time to get anything written...
 

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We would like to compile a list of all CWT members who are published book authors. We want to list all your Civil War-related book titles, with links embedded to each book, if possible, as well as to your personal website or blog, if you have one.

In order to make that list, which would be a permanent but continually updated reference for users of CWT, we need to hear from you authors. Please post on this thread with the information described above.

We are hoping that this will give a publicity boost to our resident authors, as well as provide a ready reference for members and guests as a guide to some great books on our shared passion, the American Civil War.

Note: We want to list only books already published, and only Civil War-related titles; these include both straight history and historical fiction. We will update this reference constantly, which means we will depend on you authors yourselves for updates. Details on how to do that will be provided once we get this thing established.

Thank you for your assistance!

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@Eric Wittenberg, @BelleBlackburn, @Rob9641, @Hiram, @Cavalry Charger, @Blessmag, @phil1861, @gunny, @jimrada, @Championhilz, @Dave Wilma
If you're a published author CWT member and you don't see your name tagged, don't be offended, it's just because I had a brain freeze or I don't know about you yet! Please chime in on the thread.
 
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I agree, this is going to cost me a lot of $$$! On the other hand, I can always share with my reenacting eldest son, and my 17 year old grandson (son of my youngest son) asked for another Civil War book for his birthday (I got him Eric's One Continuous Fight, since the young man has read a fair amount about Gettysburg).
 
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Thanks!

Jesse James Soul Liberty, Vol. I, Behind the Family Wall of Stigma & Silence
Authorized historical biography of the family of Frank & Jesse James. The first of five volumes, drawn from primary family sources. Includes family photos, letters, documents, memoirs, interviews, genealogy, with source citations, notes, bibliography, & index.
Published in the USA by Cashel Cadence House, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8957469-0-2. Hardcover, $36.95



WINNER: Milton F. Perry Award, 2013


Jesse James Soul Liberty, Vol. II, This Bloody Ground
Publication due late 2017

Read chapter samples.

Review: James-Younger Gang Journal


Review: Wild West History Association
Most longtime outlaw-lawman aficionados have probably read a number of books about Jesse and Frank James. Those books probably included Background of a Bandit by Joan M. Beamis and William E. Pullen and Jesse and Frank James: The Family History by Phillip W. Steele. Chances are you think you know a lot about the family of America’s most famous bandits. However, if you think this-- think again-- you have seen only the tip of the iceberg.

Jesse James fanatics are going to be delighted with all the new material and serious historians are going to wonder how they have missed so much for so long...

In summary, this is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I did not want to put the book down. It reads a lot like the family sagas written by Howard Fast and John Jakes. However, this is all fact, not fiction.

If you have any interest in the James gang and their history this book is a “must read”. And do not skip the notes; there is a wealth of material to be found in the notes and the bibliography is a gold mine. Four more volumes of James family history are to follow this book. I eagerly anticipate all of them.

Review: Wester Writers Association of America
The extended family of the James outlaws has unjustly been ignored by historians. The abundance of the accomplishments of the James family is more than enough to mitigate any stigma attached because of the outlaws. This family has led the way for social justice in many fields. They have been leaders in law, business, church, education and the arts...

The research and writing is outstanding and there is a wealth of photos. There are excellent notes, bibliography and family charts. The book is very highly recommended.

AVAILABLE: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
ORDER: Personally autographed copy

AUTHOR WEBSITE

 

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I've gotta run now, but I'll post some info shortly. Great thread btw @KansasFreestater!
OK...sorry...was trying to put bread and butter on the table as the writing doesn't pay for that yet!

I write fiction, and my current novel/trilogy is under consideration for publication. I have entered the manuscript for the first novel to a Children's/Young Adult Novel (2017) Award, and have had to sit on my hands for the last 3 months as the judges makes their decision. It can't be put out to other Publishers until I know the outcome. The third book of the trilogy is almost complete, and 250,000 words later I am nearly ready to start work on my next novel. That one will be about my 'adopted' Union Captain, and it was in relation to my research around both stories that I ended up here! As the first story is not strictly CW related, I haven't brought it up before.

I've also written 'Fan Fiction' for The Hunger Games, my all time favorite novel/trilogy, that runs to over 100,000 words! You can tell I like writing :wink: You could also read that as 'I never shut up'! If I have any success, I will let you all know :smile: It'll probably be the bleak mid-winter when I start writing about my Captain, so don't hold your breath for that one just yet. The understanding, and education, I am receiving here, though, is priceless, and I thank you all for including me, allowing me to share in the knowledge to be gained here. You're the best! :D:D:D
 
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Thanks!

Jesse James Soul Liberty, Vol. I, Behind the Family Wall of Stigma & Silence
Authorized historical biography of the family of Frank & Jesse James. The first of five volumes, drawn from primary family sources. Includes family photos, letters, documents, memoirs, interviews, genealogy, with source citations, notes, bibliography, & index.
Published in the USA by Cashel Cadence House, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8957469-0-2. Hardcover, $36.95



WINNER: Milton F. Perry Award, 2013


Jesse James Soul Liberty, Vol. II, This Bloody Ground
Publication due late 2017

Read chapter samples.

Review: James-Younger Gang Journal


Review: Wild West History Association
Most longtime outlaw-lawman aficionados have probably read a number of books about Jesse and Frank James. Those books probably included Background of a Bandit by Joan M. Beamis and William E. Pullen and Jesse and Frank James: The Family History by Phillip W. Steele. Chances are you think you know a lot about the family of America’s most famous bandits. However, if you think this-- think again-- you have seen only the tip of the iceberg.

Jesse James fanatics are going to be delighted with all the new material and serious historians are going to wonder how they have missed so much for so long...

In summary, this is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I did not want to put the book down. It reads a lot like the family sagas written by Howard Fast and John Jakes. However, this is all fact, not fiction.

If you have any interest in the James gang and their history this book is a “must read”. And do not skip the notes; there is a wealth of material to be found in the notes and the bibliography is a gold mine. Four more volumes of James family history are to follow this book. I eagerly anticipate all of them.

Review: Wester Writers Association of America
The extended family of the James outlaws has unjustly been ignored by historians. The abundance of the accomplishments of the James family is more than enough to mitigate any stigma attached because of the outlaws. This family has led the way for social justice in many fields. They have been leaders in law, business, church, education and the arts...

The research and writing is outstanding and there is a wealth of photos. There are excellent notes, bibliography and family charts. The book is very highly recommended.

AVAILABLE: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
ORDER: Personally autographed copy

AUTHOR WEBSITE
Thanks for the info! I've noted Vol. 1, but must wait to list Vol. 2 until it's either off the press or available for pre-order. Just let us know when that happens.
 
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I am considering doing a series of alternate history novels where John Bell Hood survives his bout with yellow fever and doesn't die in 1879, and he goes on to participate in several historical events that happened in the years after his death. He would also reflect greatly on how his experiences during the Civil War had affected him. Would that be appropriate for such a list?
 

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I am considering doing a series of alternate history novels where John Bell Hood survives his bout with yellow fever and doesn't die in 1879, and he goes on to participate in several historical events that happened in the years after his death. He would also reflect greatly on how his experiences during the Civil War had affected him. Would that be appropriate for such a list?
Sounds intriguing. Yes, that counts as CW-related. Historical fiction (and "alternate history") will be included along with nonfiction.
 

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Eric - I really enjoyed Under Custer's Command.

Numerous articles in magazines like The Skirmish Line, The Military Collector and Historian, Crossfire, North & South, The Gettysburg Magazine and Muzzle Blasts.

Sharpshooters (1750-1900): The Men, Their Guns, Their Story. About 500 pages just on the Civil War.
Casemate's Short History of Sharpshooting. One chapter on the ACW.
 

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My "All the Slumberers" is on Kindle, but it is historical fiction so take it as such. It is not history. I am no Eric Wittenberg.
You and Eric write in different genres. Your book is very fine historical fiction. I thought you beautifully and seamlessly meshed historical fact and real persons with imagined characters, dialogue and details. The story you told must have been very true to the reality, in my opinion. Plus, you just write really well, in terms of the quality of your prose. IMHO. My only question is: Are you working on another one???
 
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Eric - I really enjoyed Under Custer's Command.

Numerous articles in magazines like The Skirmish Line, The Military Collector and Historian, Crossfire, North & South, The Gettysburg Magazine and Muzzle Blasts.

Sharpshooters (1750-1900): The Men, Their Guns, Their Story. About 500 pages just on the Civil War.
Casemate's Short History of Sharpshooting. One chapter on the ACW.
Gotcha! Your name and this title were praised by several people over on the "OUR Authors" thread.
 

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In the OP, I talked about embedding links in the book titles. Now I'm rethinking it, and want to get feedback from you authors.

My problem is that I have mixed feelings about automatically linking things to Amazon -- feeding the beast, so to speak. If people want to buy a book from Amazon, they can go there themselves and do a search for the title, right? Some of you authors have websites and can sell your books directly. Don't you earn a better profit if people buy it directly from you than if they buy it at Amazon?

I'm just wanting to get your opinions about whether or not we need links.
 



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