It seems that a certain director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies has lost interest in the Civil War.
His latest nonfiction is ranked 8,642 on the B&N sales chart. It was brought out by a mighty trade house. It is sequel-ready and can be milked for as many more pop history dollars as follow-up volumes can be produced.
His top three bestsellers at B&N have no ACW content.
It's not that he's a renaissance man. He's a prolific professional writer making a dollar. As Publisher's Weekly notes about his latest, it is long on story while "adding little new research."
A Centennialist suffers burnout and removes himself from the field of Civil War doctrine. This clears the way for new thinking.
Nothing wrong with that.