01 January 2008 by Published in: Blogging 4 comments

Old friend Ted Savas has a fun little poll on the first page of his blog. Some may recall Ted’s prior publishing venture, Savas-Woodbury, which he co-owned with fellow blogger David Woodbury. The quiz takes a walk down memory lane and asks readers to vote for their favorite Savas-Woodbury title.

Through Savas-Woodbury, Ted and David published two of my very favorite Civil War books. One was Mark L. Bradley’s excellent Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville, which is one of the best campaign studies I’ve ever read. It’s included in Ted’s poll, and was the book I voted for. The other is Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr.’s outstanding book The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope, which was not included in the poll.

Ted and David (and later, just Ted) did some terrific work with Savas-Woodbury, just as Ted continues to do terrific work with Savas-Beatie. Keep up the good work, T.

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  1. Tue 01st Jan 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Of those, I voted for Bradley as well. I thought I was familiar with all the S-W titles, but that Leadership and Command book is one I haven’t seen before.

  2. Steve Basic
    Wed 02nd Jan 2008 at 12:05 am


    I voted for Bradley’s book as well, but also thought the Fonveille book on Wilmington was great as well. One of the best maps I have ever seen in a book on the CW. The fold out of the Fort.


  3. Wed 02nd Jan 2008 at 10:27 am

    Hi E

    I love both of those titles, too. I didn’t mention Fonvielle’s Wilmington book because I believe it was the first Savas Publishing title, and not Savas Woodbury title. (We are packed and moving into our new offices, and I don’t have access to it today.) The blog entries track at an operational level the history of the edifice that is now Savas Beatie LLC.

    Thanks for your participation, all.

  4. Sam Elliott
    Wed 02nd Jan 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Bradley’s book was very nice, although I found the Atlanta Campaign series very useful. Although it wasn’t a S-W book, it should be noted that the subsequent book that Bradley did for UNC press in the post-Bentonville interval was excellent.

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