Grant Rising has arrived!
We finally received our shipment of Grant Rising! Author James Knight (on right) and map maker Hal Jespersen (on left) spent most of one day signing books (see photo).... Read more
Grant Rising has arrived at Oakland...sort of
The ship with the container of Grant Risingbooks is now sitting in a long queue of vessels waiting for dock space in order to unload at the port of... Read more
Grant Rising Has Shipped From China! (Part 2)
I just learned from the printer that the container with copies of Grant Rising are headed for the port of Oakland.
That's really good news since our warehouse is also... Read more
Grant Rising Has Shipped From China!
We just learned that the container with copies of Grant Risingis now on its way across the Pacific Ocean to...? Hopefully, the port of Oakland where we are located,... Read more
We Received Advanced Copies of Grant Rising!
Today we received advanced copies of the regular edition and deluxe leather bound edition of Grant Rising (see photo).
As soon as we know the ship date from China, we... Read more
Truckers' strike and dock workers' slow down delay Grant Rising
Just as we were looking at finally receiving the printed copies of Grant Rising, the West Coast labor turmoil has backed up shipments from China.
This means that although... Read more
Grant Rising printer's proofs approved and returned
We just returned the approved printer's proofs for Grant Risingand the next step is to receive the estimated schedule for printing, binding, packing, and shipping the books to our... Read more
Grant Rising PDF is posted and ready for download
The electronic PDF version of Grant Rising has been posted and is ready for download.
Every supporter who pledged at a level that receives this PDF will be contacted over... Read more
Grant Rising is at the printer!
We are happy to report that the final art files for Grant Risingwere completed and delivered last week to the printer. It took a bit longer than we expected,... Read more
Grant Rising will be sent to the printer in early September (honest!)
My sincerest apologies to everyone who has been patiently waiting to get their copy of Grant Rising. We've had two blown deadlines, and I don't want to jinx the... Read more
Grant Rising off to the printer in June!
I hope everyone enjoyed looking at the layout proof of Grant Rising that we provided in May.
The indexing took a little longer than expected, plus we waited for additional... Read more
Grant Rising book nearly done! Check out the PDF
I am extremely happy to announce that Grant Risingis nearly done. We are proofreading the layout and indexing the book now. Historians at National Battlefield Parks, museums, and libraries... Read more
Grant Rising is in final layout
Good news! The final layout of Grant Risingshould be completed over the next two weeks. When that is done, the last steps are proofreading and we add the index.... Read more
Grant Rising delayed by holidays, winter weather
What were we thinking? We hoped to finish the book layout in December, send it off to the printer, and send our backers an electronic PDF version of the book.... Read more
Grant Rising is delayed
Our sincerest apologies to all of our supporters. Grant Risingwill be delayed. The electronic version will go out to everyone in December, but the printed books will not arrive... Read more
Send us the name you want in Grant Rising as a Sponsor
We are finishing the layout for Grant Rising, and we need the names of the Sponsors to publish in the book.
Please send the name you want, exactly as it... Read more
Revised shipping date for Grant Rising: November
We had some problems obtaining the period black and white images we needed for the book, but these issues should be resolved soon. This means that our ship date has... Read more
We have an approximate delivery date for Grant Rising
When we received our original quote from the printer back in May, we anticipated receiving copies of Grant Risingin early September. We just learned that due to the backlog... Read more
Final Update: More Backers, More Videos!
We are nearly 115% over our target goal! Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word and to each of you who made this project a reality. We just... Read more
Less than $100 to reach our goal!
In addition to more than 40 new supporters in the last few days, several existing supporters increased their pledge levels in order to push us to the brink of reaching... Read more
New $25 pledge level for just 1 digital copy of Grant Rising
We received so many requests to offer just a digital version of Grant Rising that we added a $25 pledge level that gives a supporter a searchable PDF of Grant... Read more
Grant Rising mini video #2 (starring Grant)
More fun stuff. We posted the second of several short videos that we shot to help promote the book. It's too big to include in the update, but you can... Read more
Grant Rising is 85% funded!
Thank you to everyone who has backed our first Kickstarter project. We are nearly funded! Please share our Grant Rising KS page with anyone who might be interested in the... Read more
Grant Rising mini video update (starring Grant)
Here is something just for fun. We just posted the first of several short videos that we shot to help promote the book. It's too big to include in the... Read more
Hal and Dana tour Shiloh battlefield
Our next video takes us to Shiloh battlefield. Hal and Dana discuss how Grant was surprised by a Confederate attack (again), and how he narrowly avoided defeat. The casualty counts... Read more
Dana and Hal tour Donelson battlefield
This video provides some of the back story to the battle of Fort Donelson. One of the key aspects of the siege was the attempted break out by the Confederates.... Read more