I recently read Valley of the Shadow by Ralph Peters. Valley of the Shadow deals so vividly and perceptively with the Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1864 that I could scarcely set the book down. It appears that Mr. Peters is currently at work on a novel about combat at Petersburg. I for one am enthusiastically looking forward to reading this new novel, reportedly entitled The Damned of Petersburg. If Valley of the Shadow is any indication, Mr. Peters' new novel about Petersburg will be a real page turner.