Holding the Line on the River of Death

Eric J. Wittenberg
6 x 9 Hardcover
20 maps * 64 images
288 pages


The Real Horse Soldiers

Timothy B. Smith
6 x 9 Hardcover
12 maps * 36 photos
336 pages

Christopher L. McIlwain, Sr.
6 x 9 Hardcover
12 images * 312 pages 
Darrell L. Collins
6 x 9 Paperback
23 images * 19 maps
504 pages


Donald A. Hopkins
7 x 10 Paperback
154 photos * 3 charts
216 pages


Benedict Arnold's Army

Arthur S. Lefkowitz
6 x 9 paperback
12 images * 12 maps
400 pages

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Libri Novi - January 2019
Savas Beatie LLC  - 916.941.6896  - 989 Governor Dr., Ste. 102 - El Dorado Hills, CA - 95762
In This Issue
Hello SB Readers, 

Kenya is still recovering from too much doggy champagne, so I am at the helm.

Another turn of the calendar. This one is going to be a very busy year. 

If you are reading this, it means you opened the email. That's good, because we need to clean up our mailing list to keep it current. 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU. Click HERE to visit our website, order ANY hardcover book in stock, and select  ANY Emerging Civil War book we have in stock, FREE. No extra shipping, either! Put your order in, and we will refund the price of the ECW title within 24 hours. BOTH come with free SIGNED author book plates.  Yeah, it's a good, deal. But you have just THREE DAYS--until midnight, January 10, to take advantage of it.  
Can I sum up 2019 with a single word? AGGRESSIVE. 

YOU WANTED A LIST AND YOU'VE GOT IT. THE HOTTEST LIST IN THE WORLD . . . (Sorry, was listening to Kiss Alive this past weekend). 


The Marine Corps Way of Way
The Real Horse Soldiers
Confessions of a Military Wife
I am Perhaps Dying
September Mourn: The Dunker Church at Antietam

Our Spring 2019 titles (looking to be on schedule) include:

Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground," by James Hessler and Britt C. Isenberg, (June 2019). On schedule, under budget, with an all-star cast. 

My Rich Uncle: An Informal Guide to Maximizing Your Enlistment, by  A.J. Kehl (May, 2019), part of our ongoing Military Science list.


Our Fall 2018 titles at the printer (for release this quarter) or just released, include the following:

The second book in Jeff Hunt's magnum opus award-winning trilogy, Meade and Lee at Bristoe Station, is at the printer. Expect it out about March 1. 480 pages of excellent reading, jammed with original maps and great photos and footnotes. It is by FAR the best book on this operation/period. 

Another award-winner: Timothy B. Smith's
The Real Horse Soldiers  has just been given a MAJOR BOOK AWARD. But we can't announce it until next week. Watch our social media and website for details. It is selling fast. If you want a first edition...what are you waiting for? :)

Chris Mackowski's The Great Battle Never Fought: The Mine Run Campaign, the latest in the Emerging Civil War series! I added an Afterword about how a friend of mine from Richmond and I found the lost field, documented it, and turned it over for preservation.
Eric J. Wittenberg's 6th or 7th or 8th book with us (we have lost count!)  Holding the Line on the River of Death  is now available! It is the equivalent of Buford at Gettysburg, in the form of Minty and Wilder on the first day at Chickamauga. Outstanding work. First edition is selling fast....
David "Mr. Chickamauga" Powell's Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah  is finished and the final proof being reviewed by the author so he can finish the index. Look for it in early March.

Chris McIlwain's  The Million-Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President: George Washington Gayle and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln  is getting some nice attention and trade orders. Something very, very new in the assassination genre--and well-documented. Its revelations will surprise you. 

Clint Crowe's  Caught in the Maelstrom: The Indian Nations in the Civil War, 1861-1865  is being formatted/designed and should be off to the printer very soon. (Sorry for the delay, the original editor got very sick, and lost all the edited files and we had to start anew. Yes, it was frustrating.) 

Daniel Welch has finished the work on Walter Westcote's  Books on the American Civil War Era: A Critical Bibliography and it will be out for Spring  2019.


And what do we get to do within three weeks? Submit our FALL 2019 list to the distributor! Oh good lord....

2018 was a wonderful year, and let me tell you, 2019 promises to be much better still. 

Thanks as always.

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Resolution Time AND a Contest

Oh it's that time of year when those with the best of intentions create resolutions which tend to fall flat by March. The Top Two are linked - "Go to the Gym" and "Lose Weight". Well, this year, let's mix things up a bit.  

Do you have a history or book-related resolution this year? Please let us know here and you will be entered into a drawing for your choice of a signed Emerging Civil War book!  

 NEW Releases!
We are pleased to announce two new paperback releases!
Both books are now available. Call the office this week at 916-941-6896, visit our website, or  email us.

Based upon exhaustive new research that puts flesh and blood on the man and the general, Darrell Collins' new biography, now in paperback, breathes life into this largely overlooked man of the South.

In addition to several rare photographs uncovered during the research phase, the author offers - for the first time - definitive and conclusive attribution of the identity of the photographer of the well known Lee "in the field" images.

Best of 2018!

It's that time of year when the "Best of" lists are compiled. Savas Beatie is proud to say that our authors and their fine works have been included on such lists. Take a look at a few of the accolades:

The Civil War Monitor

* Rick Allen's Georgia Infantry Volunteer Rosters were recognized by Harry Smeltzer as his Best Civil War Book of 2018. Click on the link for the article.

* Jan Croon's The War Outside My Window was listed in its Winter issue as one of the Top Ten selling Civil War history books of 2018.

The Irresponsible Reader
* HC Newton, aka The Irresponsible Reader, deemed Jan Croon's The War Outside My Window as one of his Favorite Non-Fiction Reads of 2018.

Civil War Books and Authors
* Tim Smith's The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi was named as Favorite Battle/Campaign Histories(West) for 2018.

 Prestigious Book Award
Jeffrey Hunt was recently selected to receive the 2017 Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable Distinguished Book Award for  Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: The Forgotten Final Stage of the Gettysburg Campaign, from Falling Waters to Culpeper Court House, July 14-31, 1863.

"We are pleased and humbled by this award for Jeff Hunt's recent book Meade and Lee After Gettysburg," explained Managing Director Theodore P. Savas. "One of the real joys of publishing is being able to select, edit, and produce outstanding books that both add to our knowledge and inspire additional research and writing through the pens of others. We think this title strikes every chord."
Mr. Hunt will be honored and will address the March 28th meeting of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable at 6:30pm at the GAR Hall. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

New in Digital
The Real Horse Soldiers by Timothy B. Smith 

A Battlefield Atlas of the American Revolution
by Craig L. Symonds 
New in Audio

Hey Buddy
by Gary W. Moore
Narrated by the Author

The Marine Corps Way of War
by Anthony J. Piscitelli
Narrated by Russell Newton
Customer Spotlight - Mr. Mike Peters
Our customer base is the heart and soul of Savas Beatie. Whether you order online or call in to get the latest release and chat about your day, we thank you for your dedication to our books and authors.

If you are interested in participating in this column, please let us know. Don't be surprised if we send you an email. You may be the next featured customer!

Enjoy getting to know Mike Peters - pictured below at the Badlands.

Where you live: Pickerington, OH
I have been reading about the Civil War: Off and on since centennial. More off than on. Exclusively though for about 20-25 years.
My favorite area of the Civil War to study is: Zouaves, Ninth Corps, Lew Wallace
My favorite battlefield to visit and why: Pea Ridge. It's so pristine. Not much has changed since 1862. Few markers/monuments on the field.
My favorite Savas Beatie book (if I had to choose just 1): This is a tough question. It's like choosing a favorite child. I have a Will Rogers approach here. But if you put a gun to my head, my vote would be cast for Tim Smith's study of Champion Hill. (It was my first.) But I could make a case for many others.
My favorite non-Civil War book: That would be a toss up, either To Kill a Mockingbird or Old Man and the Sea.
If I could eat just one kind of food, it would be: Mexican.
Dogs or cats: Dogs of course!
Oceans or mountains: Mountains. 
If I could go back in time and speak with any historical figure, it would be: JFK.
My favorite movie: Godfather.
If there was one book I wish Savas Beatie would publish it would be about: Burnside Expedition. (Or I would like someone to finish Cap Beatie's study of the AOP. Or maybe a Union perspective at Antietam to partner with Joe Harsh's trilogy.)
Final Comment: Make time to read. For as John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

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CWRT - Secrets to Success
For many years after the founding of the first Civil War Round Table (CWRT) in Chicago in the 1940's, similar groups sprouted around the United States, and, indeed, the world. Sadly, the past couple of decades have seen a decline in the number and vibrancy of CWRTs. In fact, it is estimated that 64 round tables have ceased operation in just the past six years.
Is this decline in CWRT attendance the "new normal?" Fortunately, a few resolute CWRT leaders from around the nation are determined to reverse that trend.
Two years ago this group, led by Mike Movius of the Puget Sound CWRT, gathered over 100 CWRT representatives at the Centreville Public Library. Just minutes from Manassas, the site of the first major battle of the American Civil War, this gathering was designed to start a rebirth of the round table experience.
Attendees heard from several speakers about the "best practices" that help round tables not only survive but thrive. Better governance, improved communication and marketing, fundraising, attracting new members while keeping the current ones, effective use of social media, partnering with local government, and many other topics, all designed to help round tables succeed.
Attendees also had ample opportunity to network with other CWRT leaders, exchange contact information and share their own stories of success with each other. Afterward, attendees rated the sessions as extremely helpful to their groups' success.
Determined to reach as wide an audience as possible, Movius led a second Congress; this one hosted by the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, near the Gettysburg battlefield. Repeat attendees were joined by many newcomers who experienced the same discussions as at Centreville, along with the opportunity to explore the Museum's fascinating exhibits, hear a presentation from Chris Mackowski of Emerging Civil War and interact with several Civil War authors at a book signing. Once again, attendee surveys revealed a great appreciation for the information-sharing and networking that occurred.
Now Movius plans to expand the Congress' geographic reach. "We plan to hold our 2019 Congress in the Midwest," he notes, adding, "We are currently reviewing potential locations, along with finding a local round table to help host us, just as we had with the Bull Run CWRT in Centreville and then with the Harrisburg CWRT."
Regardless of the location and host, the 2019 CWRT Congress promises to once again provide struggling (and those not quite struggling) round tables with the secrets to success. Sharing best practices and developing new friends who share a common interest make attending the CWRT Congress a "must-do" for any round table leader who wishes to avoid the fate of those 64 round tables.
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Out and About
Enjoy this selection of recent photos. 
Author Michael Hardy was recently spotted at the Cape Fear, NC CWRT

Recently, Christopher McIlwain promoted his newly released title, The Million-Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President, at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa.
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Author Events
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