As many readers will be aware I have spent recent months working on a book project. This arose when I was approached by the History Press Ireland to work on a publication which looked at the Irish in the American Civil War, as part of their new ‘Ireland in the World’ series. I have just received page proofs and the proposed book cover from the publishers, so I am excited to say it is entering it’s final stages. The finished book will be available for publication from March 2013, and carries the title ‘The Irish in the American Civil War.’ It is not a traditional history of the Irish involvement and does not seek to be all encompassing; rather each chapter is made up of one or more personal stories which explore themes under the broad titles ‘Beginnings’, ‘Realities’, ‘The Wider War’ and ‘Aftermath.’ These are intended to give the reader a broader flavour of the Irish experience, both before, during and after the conflict, through the stories of the men, women and children it affected. The publishers have sent me on a jpeg of the cover as it will appear on the final publication, which I can share on the blog for the first time- I hope you like it!
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November 21, 2012 | 18 Comments
Author:Damian ShielsI am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.
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