29 November 2007 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 7 comments

As J. D. has noted, we’ve gotten some very good news on the publishing front the last two days. Yesterday, Ted Savas told us that less than 50 copies remain of the second printing of Plenty of Blame to Go Around and that he has ordered a third printing. This is the first time that one of my books has gone to a third printing, so this is virgin territory for me.

Today, we got the good news that the publication date for One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 has been pushed up from June to May of 2008. Ted also told us that the price will be $34.95, which is a really good price for a book that will be more than 500 pages long. Finally, Ted told us that the book clubs are extremely interested in the retreat book, which is also very exciting news.

All things considered, today was filled with nothing but good news for the financial prospects of my book projects.

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  1. Fri 30th Nov 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Eric,

    We are really excited about all the good news too! 2008 is looking great.


  2. Don
    Fri 30th Nov 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Y’know, February 2008 sound seven better for those of us with patience issues…. 8^P Seriously, that’s great news, Eric.

  3. PHW
    Sat 01st Dec 2007 at 12:09 am

    I’m looking forward to reading the Retreat book. It’s good to read a book about another aspect of Gettysburg that’s not often discussed, similar “Plenty of Blame.”

  4. Dave Powell
    Sat 01st Dec 2007 at 8:10 am

    Can I join the parade? Today, I got my first contract from Mr. Savas, for a project called “The Maps of Chickamauga” – along the lines of the recent Gettysburg atlas.

    I don’t have a blog to celebrate in, so I thought I would hi-jack yours, Eric.:)

    Dave Powell

  5. Sat 01st Dec 2007 at 10:54 am


    I knew it was coming–Ted had told me. Congratulations on a job well done I’m looking forward to seeing the final product.


  6. Bill Shepherd
    Mon 03rd Dec 2007 at 10:46 pm

    ERIC: that’s great news about “Plenty of Blame To Go Around”. It’s a very good book that deserves to be read by an increasing number of devotees to the topic. The “One Continuous Fight” book also should be a ‘one of a kind’ in quality and scholarship, based on your description of the work you and your colleagues have invested in it. One question : the current CWT magazine has an article about the recent discovery of President Lincoln’s written but not sent telegram to General Meade. Does this add anything new to your treatment of the alleged slowness of Meade’s pursuit and Lincoln’s criticism of him ? Having been on a Ted Alexander led tour of “Lee’s Retreat” from Gettysburg last summer, it seems rather obvious that the mountainous terrain and limited passes severely limited Meade’s ability to pursue and attack with anything stronger than cavalry until the middle of July. By then, Lee was dug in front of Fallingwater and could escape across the Potomac River. Lincoln was not familiar with the difficulty of the terrain and therefore his criticism of Meade, was unfounded. What say ye ?

  7. Tue 04th Dec 2007 at 7:32 am

    Thanks, Bill. I appreciate that very much.

    The telegram really adds nothing, as its contents appear in the OR. There is nothing new there from that perspective, and we’d already dealt with it. This is the original document that surfaced.

    As for your take, you’re pretty much right on point, although, as you will see when you see the book, there’s more to it than just that. We conclude that Meade absolutely did the right thing in choosing not to attack any sooner than what he did for a variety of reasons.


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