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El Dorado Hills, CA, October 31, 2011 -- The Rashness of That Hour by author Robert J. Wynstra was selected as the 2010 winner of the Dr. James I. Robertson Literary Prize for Confederate History.

The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson
by Robert J. Wynstra (Savas Beatie, 2010)

Chairman Lawrence Korczyk says, "Our prize committee selected Mr. Wynstra's volume due to the superb level of research, rich detail, and lively writing. We, at the Robert E. Lee Civil War Library & Research Center, congratulate Savas Beatie for publishing this excellent study. We would also like to extend our personal congratulations to Mr. Wynstra.

The Rashness of That Hour is a deeply-researched brigade and battle history about the defeat of Iverson's brigade at Gettysburg on Day 1, one of the most popular topics Gettysburg students and readers discuss.

Drawing on a wealth of newly discovered and previously unpublished sources, the book explores the story behind one of the Civil Warís most notorious blunders. An in-depth analysis of the events at Gettysburg is balanced with an insiderís examination of a brigade that was in turmoil long before its final rendezvous with its July 1, 1863 destiny.

"I am pleased and gratified to receive such a prestigious award. I would like to thank the award committee and the Robert E. Lee Civil War Library and Research Center for selecting my book. Best of all is the confirmation that others find the story behind the demise of Alfred Iverson just as fascinating and informative as I do," says Robert J. Wynstra.

The Dr. James I. Robertson Literary Prize for Confederate History award is named for Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor in History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Founded in November 1997 and funded by corporate, foundation, and individual donations, the library is staffed entirely by volunteers and is open to the public. It features one of the largest single collections of Civil War material in existence.

About the Author: Robert J. Wynstra recently retired as a senior writer for the News and Public Affairs Office in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. He holds bachelorís and masterís degrees in history and a masterís degree in journalism, all from the University of Illinois.

Rob has been researching Alfred Iversonís role in the Civil War for more than ten years. He is finishing work on a study of Robert Rodesí Division in the Gettysburg Campaign.

The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson

By Robert J. Wynstra
List: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-88-3
Published November 2010 by Savas Beatie LLC

Available at bookstores nationwide and online.

For more information, visit Savas Beatie.

What People are Saying:

"Wynstra's excellent Rashness of That Hour book is highly recommended." -- Civil War News

"This well-written and thoroughly researched book introduces us to an often-ignored facet of Gettysburg and, in doing so, provides a service to specialists on the Civil War's most notable battle." -- Wallace A. Hettle, Civil War Book Review

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