Look for three new books on Michigan and the Civil War to debut this year. At least three.
One is by David Finney, who most would regard as the leading Civil War expert on the ground in Michigan. He has a book coming out on Michigan's Civil War soldiers, hopefully in March.
Then comes a guidebook by Karin Risko and Dave Ingall, updated/expanded from the version they published a few years ago. Hopefully it will be out in April.
Then, around September it is hoped and planned (and with many prayers) will emerge another book on an aspect of Michigan Civil War matters that will touch on a subject never before adequately covered. The co-authors are working diligently on it, and it will have a dual purpose of educating and memorializing. More to follow ...
These, of course, come on the heels of a number of other books that have emerged during the Sesquicentennial. It would seem -- someone should do a comparison -- that at least as many publications (or as many words) like this have come out as during the Centennial. The preceding commemoration produced the famous "blue books" but the Sesquicentennial has produced some great and longer and more in depth works.
The three to debut in 2015 come with great anticipation, at least in this space.