02 November 2014 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 8 comments

Layout 1Here’s a quick update on the status of my new book, The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour. As I write this, it’s ranked 4,221 out of the many millions of books sold on Amazon, and is sitting at number 1 on the list of Gettysburg books. That’s the highest ranking any of my books has ever had on Amazon. The first printing was sold out before it ever went to the bindery. Not even a month later, the second printing is nearly sold out too, and a third printing is going to be ordered very shortly. Since it’s selling like crazy, if you want a copy, be sure to order one from me or from my publisher, Savas-Beatie, LLC. Thanks to Ted Savas and to his marketing staff for doing such a great job with this book.

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  1. David Goodwin
    Sun 02nd Nov 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Does the book cover the subject of friendly fire? Great Great Grandfather, Sergeant, Co. I, 6th New Y ork Cavalry states in his journal that his unit got back in the saddle and left the field after coming under artillary fire from the 11th Corp. Journal entry was written that day.


  2. Sun 02nd Nov 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Yes, it does, David.

  3. Ben Brockenbrough
    Sun 02nd Nov 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Congratulations Eric!

  4. MaryDee
    Mon 03rd Nov 2014 at 12:46 am

    I enjoyed the book very much! I passed it onto my eldest son (cavalry reenactor) who is now reading it. Both of us always wanted more information about Buford and are really glad to have it. As usual, with all your books that I’ve read, the writing is superlative! Thank you!

  5. Tue 04th Nov 2014 at 12:04 am

    Our pleasure, Eric. Great book, hard working author, wonderful topic. What’s not to like? 🙂

    The marketing staff has worked very hard, and it shows. Thanks for the tip of the hat. They appreciate it, as do I.


  6. Bob Miller
    Sat 15th Nov 2014 at 7:14 pm

    No doubt THE John Buford reference!
    I read it non-stop and the walking/driving tour is next!

  7. Mon 24th Nov 2014 at 11:53 am

    I just came across your new work and am excited to read it. I have recently just obtained an agent to market my historical fiction manuscript on Joshua Chamberlain during the Civil War and was wondering if you’d be interested in reading the two chapters devoted to Little Round Top at Gettysburg?

  8. Dr. Andrew P. Spore
    Mon 19th Jan 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I am really enjoying this book, Eric; however, I recommend a closer editing for subsequent editions. I have found numerous oversights, often in the form of missing words. Also, though it may have been intentional, I was a bit confused by the repetition of at least two major quotations in the same chapter. (I’d point out the specifics, but my copy of the book is not close at hand.) Otherwise, I congratulate you on this excellent piece of research.

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