Arrives in July  

Arrives in July


Arrives in July

Recent Releases

Charles R. Knight   
7 x 10 hardcover   
10 maps * 50 images
576 pages

Norman Desmarais
6 x 9 hardcover
4 maps * 30 images
312 pages

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Libri Novi - June 2021
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Ms. Kenya Savas

Happy (past) Memorial Day Weekend,  

I hope you all took a moment to think about and thank those who keep us safe so we can live free lives. 

Mom and Pop spent the weekend finishing up the backyard for summer, and the Savas Bar and Grill is back open. They were having cocktails with friends when I cozied up to the bar and took a seat. 

It went something like this . . .

Kenya: "I'd like a cold one."

Pop: "You don't drink. And why do you have a cigarette in your mouth?" 

Kenya: "I couldn't find your cigars. But if you have an extra Arturo Fuente, I'll have one. And a Corona."

Mom: "Kenya, how are you going to hold a beer bottle? You have paws."

Kenya "Pour it in a dish. Don't forget the lime wedge." 

Mom (laughing): "Not a good idea. You're enough trouble sober."

Pop: "Hey, is that the UPS man at the front door with the Milk Bones?" [Kenya drops her cigarette and runs through the house. Pop shuts the door behind her.]

Kenya (sighing):  "I fall for that trick every time."



One of our favorite pictures from the Conclave. Savas Beatie Authors at the Angle, from left to right: John Mike Priest, Matt Lively, Scott Patchan, Dave Powell, Brian Jordan, Dave Shultz, Ted Savas, J.D. Petruzzi, and George Newton.

Planning for the Savas Beatie Author-Reader Meetup 2 is now underway! Mark your calendars now . . . It is informal, a hell of a lot of fun, and FREE. (See all the pictures and captions from the last one--in 2013).

WHEN: August 13, 14, and 15, 2021. (Fri, Sat and part of Sunday)

WHERE: Gettysburg National Military Park

AUTHORS: Whoever can come will be there (we will update the list as we go). Many will bring their books to sell, or you can get them in the Visitor Center for them to sign--or bring your copies along for them to inscribe!

EVENTS: Schedule of locations/times to meet for brief tours coming, and we will have a Saturday evening dinner/drinking session (location to be determined) and may organize a picnic for one of the days.

PRICE: Free.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Nothing. No need to call or email. SIGN UP for our newsletter because that will be the best way to stay up to date! https://www.savasbeatie.com/sb-newsletter/

Check out the rest of this newsletter for all the details!

Loving Woofs,

Your Hungry Miss Kenya

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 Announcing "The Essential Gettysburg Series" (!)

We promise The Savas Beatie Essential Gettysburg Series will be like nothing you have seen before.

This series (2-3 titles a year) will include original manuscripts and facsimile reprints of long out-of-print classics (with updated Forewords) suitable for shorter to medium-length publications. 

The price will be jaw-droppingly reasonable. Why? Because we are bypassing middlemen like Amazon and all wholesalers to go directly to you. We are passing that savings on in YOUR price. :)

BOOK 1Over a Wide, Hot Crimson Plain: The Struggle for the Bliss Farm at Gettysburg, July 2 and 3, 1863, by the late Elwood Christ (former Licensed Battlefield Guide), with a special introduction by award-winning author and LBG James Hessler. Fall 2021.

Here are some of the "bells and whistles" you asked for that we will include:

1. Small Print Run: 500-700 copies;
2. Quality Paper: 50-lb. acid-free off-white matte art paper;
3. Numbered: Each copy will be uniquely hand-numbered on the title page;
4. Signed Author Book-Plate: The first 500 copies will have one, specially designed for this series;
5. Signed by Publisher: The first 500 copies will be signed by Mr. Savas on the title page next to the SB logo;
6. Three-piece Case Binding: The spine and an inch on the front and back will be in on high-quality leather/cloth, and the balance of the front and back in a different color high quality cloth.
7. Ribbon: A lovely bookmark ribbon will be bound into each book.
8. SERIES NUMBER: The number of the book in the series will be printed on the spine.

Series Editor: Meet Mitchell Yockelson. We wanted a fresh set of eyes on the campaign and battle. Mitch is an award-winning military historian, editor, and investigative archivist with the National Archives. He has studied the Civil War for much of his life, but has primarily published on other military topics. His books include Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918 (2016), Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I (2016), The Paratrooper Generals: Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, and the American Airborne from D-Day through Normandy (2020), and much more, including articles and book reviews. Mitch is a former professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

We have several titles under active development for the series: 

WATCH FOR A SPECIAL EMAIL AND ON FACEBOOK FOR WHEN TO PLACE YOUR ORDER. When we are ready, we will announce with a special email, on Facebook, Instagram, and on the dedicated page on our website HERE.

Feel free to spread the word, and as always thank you for your ongoing support of the American Civil War, independent publishing, and battlefield preservation. It all matters. A lot. 

--Theodore P. Savas

The First June Arrival
The first of our summer releases is here -  From Arlington to Appomattox: Robert E. Lee's Civil War, Day by Day, 1861-1865 by Charles R. Knight! If the speed at which the first signed and numbered copies were claimed is any indication, this is a title people do not want to miss.

This book focuses on where Lee was, who he was with, and what he was doing day by day and offers an entirely different appreciation for Lee. Readers will come away with a fresh sense of his struggles, both personal and professional, and discover many things about Lee for the first time using his own correspondence and papers from his family, his staff, his lieutenants, and the men of his army.

This is a book you will want to add to your Civil War collection! Order it today through the website, by email or with a  phone call.

Don't miss out on these new releases!
Call the office at 916-941-6896, visit our website, or email us to order or pre-order your copies.  

Readers will come away with a fresh sense of his struggles, both personal and professional, and discover many things about Lee for the first time.
The Count of Lauberdiere's journal covers a host of topics and his keen eye and sharp descriptions of the Army's daily activities and movements provide a wealth of information for inquisitive readers and historians.
Audio Feature and a Contest!
We are pleased to announce that an ECW favorite, Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 by Dan Davis and Phill Greenwalt is available on audio.
Historians Daniel Davis and Phillip Greenwalt, longtime students of the Civil War, have spent countless hours researching the Valley battles of '64 and walking the ground where those battles unfolded. Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 shifts attention away from the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia to the campaign that ultimately determined the balance of power across the Eastern Theater. 

Congratulations to last month's audio contest winners: Gary M., Veronica B., and Erik H.

Since everyone loves the opportunity to win, answer this trivia question to be entered to win your FREE audio copy: 

Who was Grant's man for the job of sweeping the Shenandoah Valley "clean and clear" in 1864?

Email your answer to books@savabeatie.com. Winners will be chosen at random.

Bachelder Maps and a DEAL -- Only a few left!
If you ordered a set of Maps and they have not arrived, please email or call the office and we can track them. There is a possibility that we still need a credit card to charge.

If you would still like to purchase a set of maps, we have ONLY 10 sets remaining! Please email or call the office to get yours TODAY!


We also have copies of the full size color Warren Map available.

We have only 10 (TEN) of the full-color frameable OVERSIZE Warren maps depicting the morning of July 3, 1863 as troops prepare for Pickett's Charge. This map is poster-size 27" x 35" or so, full color, on 100-lb matte art stock. It is lovely.
We also have varying numbers of the black and white oversize Bachelder maps....print overruns.
BUY: One of the Warren maps for $15.00 and pay the shipping (so after checkout your total with shipping will be $28.00).
PICK ONE FREE: one of the remaining Bachelder maps:
DAY 2: 14
DAY 3: 96
DAY 3 CAVALRY (#10) (2 maps on one large page): 70
DAY 3 CAVALRY (#12) (2 maps on one large page): 61
Just note it in the order notes which map you would like. That's it.
A Look Inside a Customer Library - Mike Y.
This month, Mike shares his library photo and answers the following questions. If you are interested in having your library featured, please email us. Take it away, Mike!  
1.) How old were you when you got the Civil War "bug" and when did you begin collecting Civil War books? 
I was a late bloomer when it comes to Civil War interest. My wife and I had a weekend off in 2011 and were looking for somewhere to go. Somehow we came across Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain Civil War sites. We decided to take a trip there and I was intrigued. I was about 53 years old at the time. Up at Lookout Mountian in a gift shop I found a copy of "The Bully Boys". Author is Richard Baumgartner. It is correspondence from the men of 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Being from Ohio it caught my curiosity. I read that and felt involved with the camp. like I was with them in camp. From there it just took off. Book after book. Started to visit as many Civil War sites as I could.

2.) How many books do you have and how do you organize your library? 
As of today, I have 187 books. Although it is possible I have a few around the house not on the shelf or accounted for. My wife and I just moved the end of September last year, so organization was not an imperative word while unpacking. I will probably shuffle the inventory by battle and/or combatant in the next few months.  
3.) What topic dominates your shelves? How many have you collected?
I have the most books on Gettysburg at the moment. Total of twelve. I was blessed to be able to take a trip there in June of 2012 and also August of 2019. Picked up Stephen W. Sears book Gettysburg in 2012 trip. Wow. Captivated. Phantz series is awesome also. It is hard to take a trip without picking up at least a few books on the Civil War. 
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?
I don't have any rare books. I do have a special set though. The set is the trilogy of Shelby Foote. What makes them special is that they were given to me by the widow of a friend (a Retired Army First Sergeant ) who enjoyed reading about the Civil War. She, his widow, knew I enjoyed it too and gave the set to me along with a few other books because she wanted them to go to someone who would appreciate them.

5.) I collect Civil War books because...
...they put me on the scene. I am amazed at what those men did, on both sides, enduring so much for a cause they believed in. So many of these books transport me back to that time of four trying years. I appreciate their love of country and standing up for what they believed in.
Book Award News!
Slightly delayed by COVID, but a well-deserved recognition to Rick Schaus, co-author of "Lee is Trapped and Must be Taken": Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4 to July 14, 1863. Rick was awarded the 2019 Hugh G. Earnhart Civil War Scholarship Award by the Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table at its virtual March meeting. Named after one of the round table's founding members, the award is presented to recipients for their outstanding contributions in the field of Civil War historiography.

Rick's co-author, Tom Ryan, received his award last year. Below are photos of both authors. Congratulations, Tom (left) and Rick (right)!

Now Available in Digital
5 Things with Norm Desmarais
This  month, our Five Things column features Norm Desmarais, editor and annotator of the new title, The Road to Yorktown. Here, Norm recalls five things which he discovered along the way while editing this book.

Take it away Norm...

Strangest incident: The account of General Rochambeau's arrest.
Surprise: The first Catholic Mass in Rhode Island was celebrated in a Baptist Church.
Revelation: This is the only known source that identifies the French landing site in Newport, Rhode Island and it's not where commonly believed.
Strict discipline: The French army was camped in an apple orchard in Newport, Rhode Island and the trees were still filled with ripe apples in the autumn.
Candid observations about styles, culture, a Quaker wedding, Martha Washington and more.
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. 
Edwin C. Bearss,
David and Audrey Ladd, eds,
John Bachelder,
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 Contract
  • Battle of New London: Benedict Arnold's Last Battle by Matt Reardon 
  • Antietam Civilians by Steve Cowie
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