*Searching For Black Confederates* Gets a Dust Jacket Design

There really is nothing quite like looking at the dust jacket design for a forthcoming book for the first time. It’s the first real indication that all of the years of research and writing will soon result in something tangible that you can share with the rest of the world and that will hopefully spark thoughtful conversation and debate.

The design team at the University of North Carolina Press knocked it out of the park. This is pretty much what I envisioned for a book cover. My one demand was that it had to utilize the famous photograph of Andrew and Silas Chandler. Their story functions as the narrative thread that holds much of the book together. I absolutely love how Silas is situated front and center while Andrew appears more in the background behind the title and subtitle.

Available Fall 2019

As I mentioned not too long ago, the book will ship to UNC’s warehouse in early August and should be available in stores a few weeks later. I will keep you updated as to when it is available for pre-order as well as information about my book tour this Fall. I hope to see as many of you as possible.

As always, thanks for all your support.

15 comments… add one
  • Diane Hyra Jan 31, 2019 @ 14:45

    Really looking forward to this. 🙂

    • Kevin Levin Jan 31, 2019 @ 15:42

      Thanks for the kind words.

  • James F. Epperson Jan 31, 2019 @ 15:06

    I am so much looking forward to reading this—and getting you to AA to autograph my copy!

    • Kevin Levin Jan 31, 2019 @ 15:42

      It will be my pleasure.

  • Mike Conlin Feb 1, 2019 @ 3:38

    Can’t wait to read it. I suppose that image was destined to be the cover; it typifies the persistence of the myth.

    • Kevin Levin Feb 1, 2019 @ 3:41

      You nailed it. The story of Silas and Andrew is discussed throughout the book. Thanks so much for the positive response, Mike.

  • Jamie Bain Feb 1, 2019 @ 6:59

    Congrats, Kevin. Looking forward to reading this.

    • Kevin Levin Feb 1, 2019 @ 7:36

      Thanks, Jamie.

  • fundrums Feb 1, 2019 @ 10:52

    Nice! I like the subtlety like coloring in his jacket buttons with the same color as the title text. Really looking forward to this one. It’s a subject I’ve become interested in since I wrote a little about it in my book. Well done!

    Michael Aubrecht

    • Kevin Levin Feb 1, 2019 @ 11:21

      Thanks for the response. I should be down in the Fredericksburg area at some point later this year to promote the book.

  • Rob Wick Feb 1, 2019 @ 13:18

    When you collect the Pulitzer in history I can say, “He used to let me contribute to his blog, along with Connie Chastain.”

    Seriously, you have every reason to be proud. Can’t wait for it to come out.


    • Kevin Levin Feb 1, 2019 @ 14:06

      I think the best part of this whole experience will be sharing it with folks like you who have been with me over the years. Yes, even Connie. LOL

      Thanks so much for the kind words.

  • Neil Hamilton Feb 1, 2019 @ 16:17

    Can’t wait to add this one to my Civil War library!

    • Kevin Levin Feb 1, 2019 @ 17:23

      Thanks, Neil.

  • Msb Feb 5, 2019 @ 23:54

    Quite right: an excellent cover design. Eyecatching, clear text and supportive illustration.
    But I want to see what’s inside.

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