The Maps of Fredericksburg

Bradley M. Gottfried
7 x 10 Hardcover
122 maps * 304 pages


  A Battlefield Atlas of the American Revolution

Craig L. Symonds
7 x 10 Paperback
55 maps * 20 images
120 pages



Robert Orrison and
Kevin R. Pawlak
6 x 9 Paperback
150 images * 16 maps
192 pages


I Am Perhaps Dying

Dennis Rasbach, M.D.  
6 x 9 Paperback
20 Images
144 pages

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Libri Novi - October 2018
Savas Beatie LLC  - 916.941.6896  - PO Box 4527 - El Dorado Hills, CA - 95762
In This Issue

Dear SB Readers,
As you can see, I have gone on Canine Weight Watchers, and I am back to my fighting trim. Take note, Mark Wade. 

Fall is upon us, the Vikings started 2-2 last year and this year are a pitiful 1-2-1. Good grief. My master isn't even drinking cold beer while watching the game. He instead spends his three hours passing, using strong language for mature audience only, and shaking his head. 

We have many MAJOR releases scheduled for the balance of the year: 

1. The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi, by Timothy B. Smith. Honestly, I had no idea the raid was this important, this complex, this daring, this dangerous, and this im pactful.
2. Holding the Line on the River of Death: Union Mounted Forces at Chickamauga, September 18, 1863, by Eric J. Wittenberg. Eric does for Chickamauga what he did for Buford and the Union cavalry at Gettysburg in "The Devil's to Pay".

3. Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah: Major General Franz Sigel and the War in the Valley of Virginia, May 1864, by David A. Powell. Stretch your mind in this arena and learn how important what happened here was to the main armies fighting in central Virginia.

4. Meade and Lee at Bristoe Station: The Problems of Command and Strategy after Gettysburg, from Brandy Station to the Buckland Races, August 1 to October 31, 1863, by Jeffrey Hunt (Jeff is the author of the bestselling Mead and Lee After Gettysburg, which rewrites when the campaign ended, and is the first of three volumes covering post-Gettysburg through the end of 1863.)

5. The Million-Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President: George Washington Gayle and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by Christopher McIllwain. The ROLE Gayle played, coupled with the evidence uncovered by the author, will make you wonder why the vast majority of us have never heard any of it before.


We NOW HAVE MORE THAN 100 REVIEWS (avg. 4.8 of 5.0) in just four months! This is exceptionally rare for a Civil War book, and is good for everyone who writes or reads in the genre.
Thank you editor Jan Croon (who has done 60+ events during that period--yes, it matters), Author Liaison Renee Morehouse, our new friends in Macon, Ga., and everyone who has purchased a book, left a review, and spread the word.  We have a LOT more coming, including:

-- The third edition, with new photos (October);

-- A major article in American Chess Magazine (October);

-- An EXCEPTIONAL review in the major library review magazine Choice ( Publisher's Weekly gets the Fickled Finger of Fate, as far as I am concerned) (Dec. 1);

-- Another signing/speaking tour (December);

-- An archaeological investigation of the Gresham plantations, underway soon;

-- An abridged AUDIO book (Summer 2019).


Confessions of a Military Wife, by Mollie Gross, will be available in audio within about 14 days!

We have several more that will be out by the end of the year. Please help support us in this department if you can, and if listening to books is something you enjoy. 
It is getting chilly here in northern California this time of the year, so I am about to pull out the pink hoodie Zoe bought for me. I love it.

Thank you again for reading my column, supporting our publishing program, and rooting for the Vikings. Donna Agnelly now says she is pure purple and gold and will never cheer for the Packers again. :) 

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Recap of Jan's Tour

As you know, Renee Morehouse joined Jan Croon for part of her second book tourHere is a snippet from Renee's blog post:

"Yikes, y'all! I feel like I am just now getting back to my normal West Coast self (except for the "y'all" - I think I'm keeping that one).

A lot of you were able to keep up with my adventures in Georgia via my Facebook page. I was posting pretty consistently about how events were going as well as posting photos. Once I was home again, I also posted an album of the entire trip. Check it out and add me as your friend for content that might not necessarily be included in my blogs!
While she is back home currently, Jan is heading back out of town for one more event with the Bucks County Civil War Round Table tomorrow evening in Doylestown, PA before I let her rest for a few weeks. I honestly don't know how she does it. I was out there for one week and I came home dead to the world! Great job, Jan! We very much appreciate all you do to spread the word of LeRoy!"
From left to right: Jan, Renee, and Phil Comer

ECW Contest Winner and New Contest!

Congratulations to our Savas Beatie customer, Norvelle, who won our recent September newsletter contest. For those who played at home, 26 ECW titles was the correct answer. With the release of To Hazard All: A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862 we are now at 27!

Thanks to everyone who entered. We had a great response rate so thought we'd do another fun ECW-inspired contest this month. 

ENTER TO WIN A SIGNED ECW BOOK: Simply take a photo of an Emerging Civil War book you have and email it to us. It can be of one ECW title, a bookshelf lineup, or you using a copy while battlefield stomping. You'll be entered to win a copy of your choice of ECW books we have SIGNED in the office. Snap photo, email us, and you're done!

 NEW Releases!
We are pleased to announce two new releases!

(1) To Hazard All: A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862 by Robert Orrison and Kevin Pawlak

Both books are now available. Call the office this week at 916-941-6896, visit our website, or  email us  to place your order for SIGNED copies of both books.

Traces the routes both armies traveled during the Maryland Campaign, ultimately coming to a climactic blow on the banks of Antietam Creek. That clash on September 17, 1862, to this day remains the bloodiest single day in American history.

Adds considerably to the medical literature by increasing our understanding of how tuberculosis attacked a young body over time, how it was treated in the middle nineteenth century, and the effectiveness of those treatments.

 Spring 2019 Title Announcement
Round Two of Spring 2019 titles:

Lincoln Takes Command: The Campaign to Seize Norfolk and the Destruction of the CSS Virginia by Steve Norder
- The fascinating week within the covers of Lincoln Takes Command--which helped shape Lincoln as a war president--has never been told in such full detail. The successes that crowned his short time in Hampton Roads changed the nation's commander in chief by giving him insight that sustained him through the rest of the war.

"Too Much for Human Endurance": The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg by Ronald D. Kirkwood
- Using a massive array of firsthand accounts, 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.

Targeted Tracks: The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865
by Scott L. Mingus and Cooper H. Wingert
- The Civil War was the first conflict in which railroads played a major role. The Cumberland Valley Railroad's location enhanced its importance during some of the Civil War's most critical campaigns. The primary sources, combined with the expertise of the authors, bring this largely untold story to life.

George Washington's Nemesis: The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court-martial of Major General Charles Lee during the American Revolution by Christian McBurney
- This relies on original documents (some newly discovered) to combine two dramatic stories involving the military law of treason and court-martials, creating a balanced view of the American Revolution's most fascinating personality.

Click on each book cover for more details below.  And, if you are so inclined, you may pre-order any title through our website.  Enjoy.

Join us in Gettysburg...
FREE tour of Gettysburg will be given by the Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th) author Rick Allen on the following dates:

Saturday, October 27 - 10am - noon
Saturday, November 24 - 10am - noon

Both tours will meet at the same spot, which is the Arkansas Monument on West Confederate Avenue.

These tours are going to follow the July 2, 1863 attack of the four Georgia regiments featured in the rosters. The tour will discuss the tactical decisions facing Anderson's men that day and the resulting decimation of the brigades command structure. Anderson's brigade was more seriously damaged at Gettysburg than most people realize. For example, the 8th Georgia Infantry lost 30 of its 36 officers that day while taking 53% casualties and the 11th Georgia ended July 2nd having taken losses of 65%. This tour will revolve around the reasons for this, by way of focusing on the specifics of the brigade's three separate attacks on July 2, 1863.

Attendees should be prepared to walk for approximately a mile through rough, uneven terrain . . . so a moderate level of physical fitness is required.

Please register by emailing here.
New in Digital
Reseller Spotlight
It's been awhile since one of our Reseller Spotlights! Enjoy this conversation with Leisa Greathouse. The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex survived Hurricane Florence's path through Fayetteville. The directors are planning a new, expanded Civil War complex. Some titles regularly ordered by this account are: The New Civil War Handbook, Calamity in Carolina, and The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads.

Q: How long have you been in business?

A: The museum opened to the public in 1988. We are celebrating 30 years. The museum has had a souvenir shop since its opening. In March 2018, however, the support group from the museum's parent institution in Raleigh, which owned and managed the shop, decided to close it upon the retirement of the gift shop manager. Fortunately, staff, with little inventory at first, kept the shop open. A few months later, the museum's own support group agreed to a $5,000 investment, which bought out the merchandise remaining, and enough for items that are more specific to the museum and the Fayetteville, Cumberland County area. As the Museum Shop is now, we have been open for only six months.

Q: Where are you located?

A: The Museum of the Cape Fear is located in Fayetteville, NC.

Q: Are your customers mainly locals or tourists?

A:  We have a fairly even amount of both locals and tourists. We are home to Ft. Bragg, the largest military installation in the United States, therefore, the Museum Shop resides in a transient community. We serve a lot of military and their families visiting from out of state. We are also conveniently located approximately 10 miles from Interstate 95. Locals shop in the museum's store when they are bringing out of town guests and for holidays and birthdays. The customers that seem to spend the most in our gift shop are those with charter bus tours.

Q: If a new customer was to walk into your museum on a typical day, what would they see?

A: A new customer would immediately see a volunteer at our lobby desk greeting and welcoming them to the museum. And located behind that person is the Museum Shop. We try to keep it colorful and decorated for the seasons so that visitors are drawn to it. We want them to find our little store appealing to their eye and pocket book.

Q: What types of books do you carry, and how is your selection organized?

A: We focus on carrying books that are applicable to the theme of our museum complex. Therefore, we carry titles dealing with the history of southern North Carolina, the Victorian era, and military history. Those are broad topics and include specifically the Rev. War, the Civil War, early European settlement and exploration, slavery, and local and regional history. For example, Fayetteville is where North Carolinians ratified the Constitution to become the 12th state. This is significant in NC history so we carry a small, and inexpensive publication about that event.
We recently made a sizeable purchase from Savas Beatie to stock our limited book selection. Once these books arrive, we will have to give greater consideration to how the books are arranged. At the moment, there is not a particular arrangement since our book inventory is small.

Q:  What challenges did Hurricane Florence present or where are you in the process of your new vision?

A: In a few years the Museum of the Cape Fear will become the NC Civil War & Reconstruction History Center. Our focus will be specifically the Civil War & Reconstruction in the State of North Carolina. As I look at publications, and as part of the transitioning, we'll be looking at carrying more titles related to these two entangled subjects.
Recently Hurricane Florence spent more than three days, lingering with its wind and rain. The Museum Shop escaped unscathed. Many people evacuated to our area, and while it brought in a few visitors and shoppers, I anticipated more activity than
we actually had. Perhaps the uncertainty of what home owners and businesses would return to, prohibited any souvenir spending. It's understandable that their minds were elsewhere. There was some ceiling and wall damage from water to the Museum Shop office, but since we are just up and running, all merchandise is on the shelves so we did not lose any inventory.
 Plan your visit today and be sure to check out the website.
Out and About
Here is a selection of recent photos taken of our esteemed authors. 
Jan Croon has been on the road promoting The War Outside My Window. Take a look at this photo from the Newnan Carnegie Library event on September 16. There were 115 people in attendance! Wow...great showing!
Ron Kirkwood, author of our Spring 2019 release, Too Much for Human Endurance: The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg, shared this nice photo of him (right) with Ted Chamberlain (left). Mr. Chamberlain was presenting at the Dowagiac Area History Museum

Author John Schmutz's book "The Bloody Fifth" Vol. 2 was recently awarded Best Book in the Non-Fiction Military category by the Texas Association of Authors. Congratulations! 
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Author Events
There are many events on our calendar for this month (and beyond!). Be sure to click here to see our full author event calendar.

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