And Keep Marketing On – Pt 4

Publication of the inexpensive paperback edition of And Keep Moving On has apparently spurred a new round of reviews. Brian Holden Reid of Kings College London offers a favorable appraisal in War in History vol. 12, no. 3 (2005):

“Grimsley has produced a first-rate campaign study that gives appropriate attention to the wide range of peripheral operations that came under Grant’s and Lee’s purview away from the main front. His book is clearly, sometimes graphically, written, and his views for the most part are scholarly and balanced; he also enjoys the benefit of clear maps that are easy to follow.”

Another new review appears in H-War, this one by Kyle S. Sinisi of the Citadel. Sinisi notes that the book “was critically well received” when originally published in 2002. He has a nice blend of praise and thoughtful critique, but my favorite part comes at the end:

Grimsley has crafted a well written and thoughtful book. Given the low cost of the paperback edition, its brevity, and its synthesis of the most recent research, the book would be a very worthy supplementary text for all undergraduate and graduate courses on the war.

Please be sure to convey that observation to every instructor you know who teaches a course in the Civil War, particularly those with large enrollments!

Eventually it will find its way into the permanent H-Net Review section and a stable URL will be assigned. For the present, you can, with any luck, locate it by following this link.

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