Last night I spoke with Ted Savas, Marketing Director of Savas Beatie LLC, and he informed me that our new book One Continuous Fight: The Retreat From Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 was shipped out from the printer in Michigan yesterday (Wednesday). So, all you kind folks who have purchased a copy from Savas, ourselves, or any other online venue will be receiving your copy soon! I was astonished to find out that the first print run (which was sizable) is already pretty much spoken for once the orders hit the warehouse. A large amount of books are being sent to Gettysburg as I write this, so that I, Eric, and Mike can sign them next week and then they’ll be shipped to customers.
Eric and I were very suprised when Plenty of Blame to Go Around sold out its initial print run just five business days after release, so we’re quite humbled that our new one has done so well already. We deeply appreciate all of you who have pre-ordered it or are planning to purchase it. We hope you enjoy the book as much as we did researching and writing it, and that it adds to the scholarship of the Gettysburg story.
Incidentally, when I spoke with Ted last night, he, a friend, and their teenage sons were on their way into an Iron Maiden concert. I’ll have to check today to see if Ted strained his neck doing all that headbanging. I did hear once, though, that he’s quit the mosh pit – one time the folks forgot to catch him. That was the end of that.
Regardless, I bet Bob Younger or Jim McClean never attended a Maiden bash!