“One Continuous Fight” 2nd Edition shipping now

I’ve just been notified by our publisher that the second edition of One Contnuous Fight: The Retreat From Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 is now shipping from the printer – a week earlier than expected.  We know that many folks have ordered it from publisher Savas Beatie, Amazon and other sellers – well over half the second edition is sold already – and are waiting patiently for its arrival.

You won’t have much longer to wait, and we very much appreciate your patience!

Yesterday, I received my copy of the Civil War News, and there is a terrific review of the book in there.  Eric, Mike and I very much appreciate it and all the kind words it has garnered.

Published in: on September 30, 2008 at 3:21 pm  Comments (1)  

“One Continuous Fight” to the bookclubs and a second edition

As our publisher Ted Savas posted today, One Continuous Fight: The Retreat From Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 by Eric Wittenberg, Mike Nugent and myself has just gone into a second edition.  60% of the second print run, as Ted reports, has already been sold through current in-house, Amazon, and other distribution orders.  We’ve been very humbled and appreciative of the success and reception of this book.

Both the History Book Club and Military Book Club have chosen it as an alternate selection.  A few days ago buddy Steve Basic sent me a copy of the club’s newsletters, and there was a great two-page spread on the book in it.   It is quite prestigious indeed to be selected by them and we’re very grateful for it.

Thanks to everyone again for all the kind words about the book and for the positive reception it has been getting.  I have heard from many folks who have taken advantage of the driving tours in the back of the book, and their enjoyment of them has truly been the most rewarding of all.

Published in: on September 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm  Comments (2)  

Midwest Book Review of “One Continuous Fight”

My apologies to my readers for the lack of posting the past couple of weeks.  Two things have been demanding my attention lately (well, beside that dang thing – work – that keeps getting in my way!  First, One Continuous Fight is going into its second edition as we speak, and I’ve been doing some work on fixing some typos and other small revisions that needed to be done before it goes to the printer.  Secondly, I’m currently working on the final touches for my new book, set for release in mid-May 2009 and also published by Savas Beatie.  I will be revealing details about this book as time goes on and we get closer to release date.  I’m very excited about this project, and it’s a work I have been wanting to do for many years.

In the meantime, today a wonderful review of One Continuous Fight appeared on the book’s Amazon page, and I, Eric, and Mike are very humbled and appreciative of it.  It’s by Richard N. Larsen and we couldn’t be happier by such kind words:

This truly is a work of epic proportions

September 12, 2008

By Midwest Book Review

If you ever wondered what happened to Robert E. Lee’s army of northern Virginia in the ten days following its defeat at Gettysburg on Pennsylvania July 3, 1863, look no further than One Continuous Fight. Herein, Jeb Stuart is redeemed in the eyes of Lee for poor scouting reports prior to July 1st. Meade explains why he didn’t intercept Lee’s broken army during the retreat. Learn of the twenty or so skirmishes between Southern and Northern cavalry in places like Funkstown, Boonsboro and finally Falling Waters, suffer with the slow moving, 17 mile long Confederate wagon train carrying the wounded and the lame, including captured union soldiers for ten days from Gettysburg to Williamsport, Maryland.

Never before have I seen such broad range of resources, from diaries to documents, letters, newspaper accounts, military, civilians along the route of retreat, Confederate and Union.

This truly is work of epic proportions, taken on by three well known Civil War historians and experts on cavalry action. There is even a detailed modern driving tour for those of you who can still afford gasoline, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Williamsport, Maryland.

Richard N. Larsen

Published in: on September 12, 2008 at 4:13 pm  Comments (4)