Ronald D. Kirkwood  
6 x 9 paperback
75 images * 8 maps 
384 pages

Fred L. Walker
6 x 9 paperback
10 maps * 18 images
456 pages


Robert M. Dunkerly and Doug Crenshaw  
6 x 9 paperback   
3 maps * 200 images
192 pages

James S. Pula
6 x 9 paperback
504 pages


Michael C. Harris
6 x 9 hardcover
27 maps * 48 images
528 pages

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Libri Novi - February 2021
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Ms. Kenya Savas

My Fellow Dog Lovers, 

I have to ask you a question. Be serious. I can take it. Does this outfit make me look foolish--and fat--all at the same time? I knew before Miss Zoe slipped it over my head that I would be in trouble.

Our conversation went like this:

Zoe: "I have a new special hoodie for you!"

Me: "Oh my God that is ugly. Please no!" She pulled one of my paws through, and then the other. 

Zoe: "Kenya, relax honey. Hmm. It might be a little big."  

Me: "A little? It's big enough for a Saint Bernard. I'm a svelte sweet lovable pit bull."

Zoe: "This is so sweet!"

Me: "Are you kidding? Even the cats outside will laugh at me." 

She didn't listen and when I went outside, Benson, who lives next door and pretends to be a dog online on, felt sorry for me. 

My day didn't get any better. I had a bad dream and jumped up and started running--with this dumb hoodie on. It is so large I snagged a small table in the hallway and tipped it over, dragged it several feet, threw the vase off it onto the floor, and knocked a picture off the wall. The saving grace was that a bowl of ice cream was on it, too, so I sat down to eat it.

Pop didn't get mad. He shook his head and called me "The Lucille Ball of pit bulls." I looked that up. I don't have red hair, do I?
So... Bachelder Papers, the Vicksburg set, etc are all at the printers. Here are the totals as we step into February: 

The Bachelder Papers (3 vols): 300 total sets / 238 sold

Ed Bearss' The Campaign for Vicksburg (3 vols): 500 sets / 405 sold

Bachelder's History of Gettysburg: 600 copies / 509 sold

The Bachelder Map Set (7 maps, 5 large oversize 100# sheets/matte finish): 500 sets / 390 sold 

We get several orders a day. These will arrive in late April, so it is very likely most or all of them will be spoken for by that time, so please place your order now because when we get word they are shipping the pre-order price goes away, and if any are left they will be about 20% higher.  
Don't forget our new excerpt section. Each month, here in this newsletter we will add a book or two or three, offer free chapters, feature map and illustration samples, and so forth.  CLICK HERE to jump down to the section now at the bottom of this newsletter to see what we have added.
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Thanks again for supporting independent publishing over your giant corporate everything else sellers. It keeps Civil War publishing alive. 2020 was a tough year for everyone. 
I am having a panic attack. I just realized I am out of Milk Bones . . .
Miss Kenya

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In case you missed Mr. Savas' Facebook posts, we have another tremendous new study you will not want to miss - From Arlington to Appomattox: Robert E. Lee's Civil War, Day by Day, 1861-1865 by Charlie Knight.
Charlie turned in an incredible manuscript on General Lee like nothing else that has ever been written on the man, the general, the husband, and the father. Each day's entry is a gem. The footnotes--sometimes half the page (!) -- are like descending into a gold mine shaft and stumbling through the ore on the way to the Mother Vein.

SPECSHigh quality materials, 50-lb. acid-free smooth paper, sewn binding, 7 x 10 inches, 576 pp, filled with explanatory notes, and it includes original maps, photos, bibliography, and index. 
Place your pre-order NOW. The first 150 are special. When they are gone, they are gone. They include:
1. First 150 copies hand-numbered;
2. Includes an originally signed author book plate;
3. Signed by the publisher on title page next to the SB logo;
4. Just $39.95 (+$5.00 shipping);
5. No payment until May 2021.

PRE-ORDER: Email us your interest: or call 916-941-6896. No payment needed now.

Don't miss out on these new releases!

Call the office at 916-941-6896, visit our website, or email us to order your copies. 
Kirkwood re-creates the sprawling XI Corps hospital complex and the people who labored and suffered there - especially George and Elizabeth Spangler and their four children, who built a thriving 166-acre farm only to witness it nearly destroyed when war paid them a bloody visit that summer of 1863.
This book tells the story of the Confederate capital before, during, and after the Civil War. This guidebook also includes a comprehensive list of places to visit.
Audio announcement and contest!
We are pleased to announce that Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the Commanding Ground Along the Emmitsburg Road by Jim Hessler and Britt Isenberg is now available on audio.

What better way to pass the time in your car or during your workout than by listening to this award winner.


If you would like to win a FREE audio code to download the book, email the name of your favorite Gettysburg commander to FIVE winners will be selected at random. (We promise no bias in selecting the winners based on your answer.)  By sure you've registered for a free online account at our website here and drop your email in for our newsletter here first. That's it! Good luck!

A Look Inside a Library - Eric Wittenberg

 Our "Look in a Library" feature returns! This time, we caught up with the very busy Eric Wittenberg, author of the recent titles Seceding from Secession and Tullahoma, among a host of others.
We asked him to answer the following questions. Take it away, Eric!
1.) How old were you when you got the Civil War "bug" and when did you begin collecting Civil War books? 
- I grew up about 90 miles from Gettysburg and made my first visit there as an 8-year-old third grader, and I was hooked by the end of the day. I told my uncle about it, and he gave me Bruce Catton's Army of the Potomac trilogy as a birthday gift, and I was off to the races.... 
2.) How many books do you have, and how do you organize your library? 
- I have roughly 2100 Civil War books. They're organized as follows:
Official Records (a complete set plus a partial set of the Broadfoot supplements)
Series of books
Reference books
Campaign/battle studies
Regimental histories
Soldier letters/memoirs
Oversized books
And ... my cavalry library, which has its own shelves.
3.) I have the most books on Cavalry and the Gettysburg Campaign. I don't count my set of the Official Records for these purposes.
4.) If you had to pick a special favorite collectible/rare/special book in your collection, what is it and how did you come to acquire it?
- Samuel L. Gracey was the chaplain of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry. In 1868, he published a regimental history titled Annals of the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry. I own Chaplain Gracey's personal copy of that book.  
5.) I collect Civil War books because . . . I love them and because I enjoy having my own research library at my disposal any time that I need it. 

Spring 2021 Preview
This month we are previewing two ECW titles from our Spring 2021 catalog. Each title is on our website and ready to be placed on your wish list. Enjoy!  
Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg: The Creation of the Soldiers' National Cemetery and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Bradley M. Gottfried and Linda I. Gottfried
- After almost 8,000 dead dotted the fields of Gettysburg, several men hatched the idea of a new cemetery to bury and honor the Union soldiers just south of town. Their task was difficult to say the least. This book recounts the events surrounding the creation of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, its dedication, and concentrates on Lincoln's visit to Gettysburg on November 18- 19, 1863.
- Drawing on Chamberlain's extensive memoirs and writings and multiple period sources, historian Brian F. Swartz follows Chamberlain across Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia while examining the determined warrior who let nothing prevent him from helping save the United States.
New in Digital

5 Things with Jeff Hunt
This  month, Jeff Hunt, author of the Meade and Lee series, but most recently instrumental in our publishing of From Texas to Rome: Fighting World War II and the Italian Campaign with the 36th Infantry Division gives us 5 facts about this latest title.

Take it away Jeff....

1. Major General Fred L. Walker, a career solider and World War I veteran, assumed command of the 36th Infantry Division in September 1941 and led it until July 1944, commanding the same division longer than any other U.S. general in World War II.
2. With the assistance of his wife, General Walker prepared his wartime journal for publication, but couldn't find a publisher. He was turned down by several university presses and publishing houses. It was 1968, and at the height of Vietnam War there wasn't much interest in putting out military titles.
3. Walker was suffering from terminal cancer when he finished the book. Not long before he died some of his former officers raised the necessary funds to get his journal privately printed on a limited run. It arrived just in time to be sold at the last 36th Infantry Division reunion the general lived to attend. 
4. The idea for reprinting From Texas to Rome originated with me as the director of the Texas Military Forces Museum and award-winning Savas Beatie author. It came to fruition when Ted Savas agreed to publish the book if the museum could help cover some of the costs.
5. The funds needed to bring Walker's book back into print were raised when the Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation and the 36th Infantry Division, aided by the National Guard Association of Texas, hosted a golf tournament. Today's 36th Division soldiers, Foundation President Bill McMeans, and the 36th Infantry Division commander, Major General Patrick Hamilton, played key roles in turning that event into a success!

All royalties from book sales will go to the Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation, which will use them to support the Texas Military Forces Museum.

Thank you!

A Look Into The Battle Digest Series - Part 4
Battle Digest is the brain-child of Brigadier General Chris Petty (Ret.), who began using them on staff rides and for private conferences. Covering battles from ancient times to present day, they are presented in visually stunning FULL COLOR, printed on heavy coated stock, and Gate Folded Open (six full 8.5 x 11 pages, folding to one). In just 20 minutes, you can learn what happened, why it happened, and why it still matters today.

Here are a few more selections for you to peruse.


NEW Column - Excerpt Central!
ExcerptsDid you know we have excerpts posted on our website? Here are a few, and from now on we will have a list right here for you to view. 
Mike Harris,
Eric Wittenberg and David Powell,
Edwin C. Bearss,
Jim Hessler and Britt Isenberg,
David and Audrey Ladd, eds,
John Bachelder,
Out and About
At long last, our "Out and About" section returns! As the months go by, we look forward to sharing with you photos from author events. Until then, enjoy these pics!

CONGRATS to author Ron Kirkwood, for the paperback release of Too Much for Human Endurance!

TWO are better than One. Here are Bert Dunkerly and Doug Crenshaw with a copy of their book Embattled Capital.

Maj. Gen. Patrick Hamilton and Command Sgt. Major Mark Horn of the 36th Infantry Division open their new copies of From Texas to Rome. This is the history of their division!

Author Events

We have many author events on the books (many of which are virtual!). Be sure to click here to see our full author event calendar.

Under Audio Contract
  • Seceding from Secession: The Civil War, Politics, and the Creation of West VirginiaComing mid-February!
  • Germantown: A Military History of the Battle for Philadelphia, October 4, 1777 - In production!
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