August 28, 2012

"Collector's Editions" from B&G Education Society

Founded in 1994, The Blue and Gray Education Society considers itself to be "America’s Premier Civil War Education Group." As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, it describes its mission as being "dedicated to assisting members in pursuing their intellectual interests and achieving their legacy by revealing our past for our future through the understanding of the War between the States, by interpreting and preserving its battlefields, conducting high quality seminars, promoting and publishing scholarly research and by facilitating worthwhile education endeavors."

To assist in achieving its end, the Society has, to date, partnered with three well-known authors to create leather-bound limited editions of the author's latest work. These "special leather bound editions are National Geographic authorized deluxe editions" whose purpose is to raise funds for preservation and education. They are only available through The Blue And Gray Education Society.

This series includes Shiloh 1862 by Winston Groom, Fields of Honor by Ed Bearss, and Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg by Ed Bearss with Parker Hills. Each volume is $43.

No word at the website as to whether or not these editions are signed and/or numbered by the authors. If they were, I think it's safe to say that that fact would be highly touted. Update to follow.

UPDATE Sept 3 -According to Society Executive Director Len Reidel, signed copies of the Shiloh book are still available at $100. Receding Tide is autographed at $75, however Len was not aware if any autographed Fields of Honor still remained. One can therefore conclude that the author's signature is not a feature of those copies offered at $43.

August 14, 2012

The Civil War Still Rages!

...but this time it's the North that wants the South to skedaddle! Check it out here. :-)

August 9, 2012

Was McClellan a Chicken?

Check out this review of Richard Slotkin's new book, The Long Road To Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution.