Sunday, June 28, 2009

New book by John Hoptak

"Essential to every Civil War library, this lavish new atlas, though overly wordy, is beautifully illustrated."
- Mannie Gentile

Okay, that's a joke.  John asked me to do the six maps for his new book.  It was a real privilege to be associated with such a first-rate scholar of the Civil War as John Hoptak.  I hope we get to do something like this again.

Our Boys Did Nobly  is a first-rate exploration of the efforts on behalf of the Union cause by the men of Schuylkill County Pennsylvania.   As always with John's writing, it is a compelling story meticulously researched, and a real asset to any good Civil War library. 

John continues to be a"go-to guy" regarding Pennsylvania in the American Civil War (could use a few more maps though).

Keep an eye on John's blog for release details.

I gotta go clean my pens!



Anonymous said...

Welcome back my friend. You've been missed!


Anonymous said...

John seems to have everybody working for him. My first sergeant, Jared, illustrated his last book. Can't wait to see what he has Christie doing!

John C. Nicholas

Gary Dombrowski said...

I second the welcome back. That map looks really nice Mannie. i just may have to add that title to the library. ~Gary

Jim Rosebrock said...

I saw a final draft yesterday. The book and maps look terrific.