NEW YORK, October 4, 2011—Scribner has acquired North American, electronic, and audio rights to publish New York Times best-selling author S.C. Gwynne’s next book, Rebel Yell, a popular history of the remarkable career of “Stonewall” Jackson, the Civil War Confederate general considered one of the most brilliant battlefield strategists of all time. The announcement was made today by Susan Moldow, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Scribner. Colin Harrison, Vice President, Senior Editor of Scribner, who will edit the book, acquired the work from literary agent Amy Hughes of McCormick & Williams. Rebel Yell is scheduled for publication in spring 2014. Simon & Schuster Audio will publish the book’s audio edition.
Gwynne’s first book for Scribner, Empire of the Summer Moon (2010), a gripping and critically-acclaimed account of Chief Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanche Indians, has been a major bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, where it has been on the New York Times nonfiction trade paperback bestseller list for twenty weeks. The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and won both the Texas and Oklahoma Book Prizes.
“Sam Gwynne has that very special ability to make history come alive,” said Susan Moldow. “He combines meticulous research skills with the pure story-telling gifts of a popular historian. We are thrilled and honored to be publishing his next book.”
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