Monday, April 20, 2009

Pre-orders for Scott Mingus' new book

Folks, for those interested in the exploits of the venerable Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign (and who ain't? :) Scott Mingus' upcoming book on the subject, published by LSU Press and available in October, is on Amazon now for pre-orders. Wonderfully written and deeply resourced, this book should be in the hands of every Gettysburg student and student of the war. Click on the link above to go to the Amazon page.

Additionally, I recently finished reading another of Scott's latest, Gettysburg Glimpses: True Stories From the Battlefield. Similar in format and content as his "Human Interest Stories" series, this terrific little volume is packed with vignettes from the Gettysburg Campaign that will make you smile, laugh, ponder, and perhaps want to cry. Not only is it great leisure reading about one of our favorite subjects, but it is also sure to provide some great sources that I suspect will show up in some future works (probably including mine!).

My buddy Scott, York County PA's first Licensed Tour Guide and fellow Gettysburg enthusiast, is doing darn fine work. Check these and Scott's other available titles and you are sure to be pleased.

1 comment:

  1. To clarify the licensed guide comment, people can book tours of York County's many Civil War sites directly through the York County Heritage Trust. For a small donation to the historical society, I will give private tours of leading sites.