Most of the books that we work on here at Capital A cover the history of the exploration and development of the western United States from about 1830 to about 1880–the Oregon-California Trail, the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Indian Wars, the role of the Mormons, etc. We’ve done some Lewis and Clark, some California mission and pre–Spanish California works, a huge history of Los Angeles government, and others, but in general, we stick to a relatively small niche in the field of history. In the last couple of years, though, we have done a couple of books on World War II, one a reprint and one a new publication, Hellstorm by Thomas Goodrich. We’ve recently started on a third one, which will use the typeface that I wrote about here. It is our most complex book yet: 1,200 pages with lots of tables, sidebars, maps, and charts, as well as color photo sections and folding maps. It will not be released until 2013, but we’ll post some sample pages as the project gets further along–we are only at the early stages of galley proofs now!
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