And You Thought $45 Was Too Much?

Last year several Civil War historians, including yours truly, collaborated on a volume edited by Ethan Rafuse that examined the performance of several Union corps commanders. I chose to write about Winfield Scott Hancock and the Overland Campaign, setting aside what some might see as the obvious choice of Hancock at Gettysburg, in part because at Gettysburg Hancock did not actually function as a corps commander. The Overland Campaign represented his first sustained experience as a corps commander. I was fortunate to be counted among a number of people who are distinguished Civil War historians in their own right.

Clearly some people thought the book was worth reading. Just take a look at what third party vendors want for it at Amazon:

Rafuse OneUsed, it can cost you even more:
Rafuse twoBy the way, the book retails for $45, and costs less on Amazon.

h/t to Ray (hope this doesn’t put you back on Chastain’s radar).


8 thoughts on “And You Thought $45 Was Too Much?

  1. Cotton Boll Conspiracy September 21, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    You’d think at that price they’d throw in shipping and handling at no cost.

    • bob carey September 21, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      How about free shipping and handling plus the video of Mark Grimsley wading Antietam Creek.
      Which is priceless.

  2. Derek September 21, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    They all use an automated algorithm to determine the price. If a new edition was coming out, it would probably adjust it below $10.00 in days. Or if someone puts them out for sale for $50, they will all come down to that price. The shipping is required by Amazon to be in the market place but if it was so valuable and with the dealer responsible, would they really risk media mail for shipping? They need to adjust their algorithm.

  3. Buck Buchanan September 22, 2015 / 10:02 am

    I wonder if that is in Zimbabwe dollars?

  4. Richard September 22, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Maybe it’s in Confederate dollars and this book costs about as much as a pound of flour

  5. stardub187stardub September 22, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa! Amazon got this all wrong. According to my calculations the book should be 973.67$. Your welcome.

  6. stardub187stardub September 22, 2015 / 4:16 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa! Amazon got this all wrong. According to my calculations it should cost 967.82$. You’re welcome.

  7. Jim September 25, 2015 / 9:05 am

    Sell the Author’s copy and take a nice vacation.

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