Author Bradley Gottfried to Present and Sign Copies of His Book – The Maps of the Wilderness
Author Bradley Gottfried will be presenting and signing copies of his book, The Maps of the Wilderness: An Atlas of the Wilderness Campaign, May 2-7, 1864.
The event is at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25th at the Calvert Library (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD). For more information visit: http://calvert.lib.md.us/.
The Maps of the Wilderness: An Atlas of the Wilderness Campaign, May 2-7, 1864 is the fifth installment in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series.
This latest magisterial work breaks down the entire campaign (and all related operational maneuvers) into 24 map sets or “action-sections” enriched with 120 original full-page color maps. These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level. The Maps of the Wilderness includes an assessment of the winter of 1863-1864, the planning for the campaign, the crossing of the Rapidan River, and two days of bloody combat and the day of watchful stalemate thereafter.
At least one—and as many as eight—maps accompany each “action-section.” Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed footnoted text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of the first large-scale combat of 1864 come alive. Each cartographic snapshot also serves to unlock everything ever written on the subject. This detailed coverage also includes an order of battle, interview with the author, bibliography, and an index.
About the Author: Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Miami University. He has worked in higher education for more than three decades as a faculty member and administrator, and is currently President of the College of Southern Maryland. He also serves as a board member of the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust.
An avid Civil War historian, Dr. Gottfried is the author of ten books, including Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade (1999), Brigades of Gettysburg (2002), Kearny’s Own: The History of the First New Jersey Brigade (2005), and four previous Savas Beatie Military Atlas titles (First Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Bristoe Station/Mine Run). Brad is currently finalizing (with Theodore P. Savas) The Gettysburg Campaign Encyclopedia.
About Savas Beatie LLC: Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company. Read more about The Maps of the Wilderness including excerpts and an interview with the author: http://tinyurl.com/kcuafj4.