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Libri Novus   October 2013


Featured Books

 The Civil War Lover's Guide to New York City

Bill Morgan    *    $18.95

7x10 full-color paperback * 204 color photos and illustrations *  208 pages * author interview
Battle of Big Bethel 

J. Michael Cobb, Edward B. Hicks, and Wythe Holt * $34.95

6x9 hardcover * 140 images *
5 maps * 312 pages



Order your copy of The Civil War Lover's Guide to New York City or Battle of Big Bethel  by October 30, 2013 and use code FREEMEDIA2013 to receive FREE media mail shipping with your order. Offer cannot be combined with other coupons. One coupon code per customer.  (Orders processed through PayPal will receive refund after order has been processed.)

Review: General Grant and the Rewriting of History

Savas Beatie LLC  l  916.941.6896  l  PO Box 4527 l El Dorado Hills l CA l 95762  
In Our October 2013 Issue
Contest: Mug This
Meet the Author
Robert E. Lee: By the Numbers
J. D. Petruzzi and Civil War Times x 3
Kickstart Your Day with Strength Stack 52
Get to Know Alex Beall
Now Under Contract
In Our Next Issue

Dear Savas Beatie Readers,


I'd like to begin October's newsletter with a big shout out and congratulations to my baseball team: The Pittsburgh Pirates! True fans like me have suffered through one of the worst winning-season droughts in history -- 20 years to be exact. The last time the Pirates played in October: Californians rioted over the Rodney King verdict; Bill Clinton was elected into office; and Billy Ray Cyrus had the number 1 selling album in the U.S. Ouch! Unfortunately, Ted's team -- The SF Giants -- are unable to defend their title this year.


Okay, enough on baseball. Welcome to fall and the following new releases this month:

On their way to the printer in October are the following titles for our Military Science fans:

Be sure to visit our website for the latest news and details on all of our upcoming authors and where they will be in October for book signings and discussions. Be sure to check out Brad Gottfried at the Bristoe Station Battlefield on October 12. Brad will have SIGNED copies of The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns as well as copies of his other titles in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series.


If you are a subscriber to Civil War Times, be sure to flip through your December 2013 issue and read all about J. D. Petruzzi and his newest Gettysburg title: The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses.


Savas Beatie author Mike Volkin, The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook and Workbook, needs your help with a new project! Many of you might not know that in addition to being one of our most successful authors, Mike is also a fitness guru and has created a unique workout program that can easily be transported anywhere! Be sure to scroll down further to read about Mike's Strength Stack 52 and how you can participate in the fun! 


Savas Beatie continues to grow and this month we welcome Alex Beall as our new Marketing Research Assistant. In addition to helping our Accounts Manager, Helene Dodier, Alex will be coordinating all of your monthly contest entries for FREE goodies -- this month we are offering a limited edition Savas Beatie mug. So enter often to keep her busy!


Remember to check our website for the most up-to-date releases on your favorite titles and for events with your favorite author.


Theodore P. Savas 

Veronica Kane

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Contest: Mug This

Have you checked out the Savas Beatie mug, featuring covers from three of our bestselling books? Simply share this link (or post a photo of the mug) on your Facebook page, send an email to our new employee Alex Beall telling us you have done so, and you will be entered into a drawing to receive a free mug at the end of the month.


Not feeling very lucky this month? Then, don't wait to win a mug, buy one now before we release a new design for 2014! Mugs can be purchased on our website for $9.95 (including shipping).


Our winner in September was Scott S. who will receive a copy of Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale for correctly identifying the Hans Heg Memorial Pyramid.

Meet the Author


The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is hot off the presses and author Brad Gottfried will have copies to sign and deliver to you following his presentation at Bristoe Station Battlefield on October 12 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Bristoe Station is the fifth installment in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. Few historians have examined what happened during the critical months following Gettysburg, when both armies assumed the offensive in a pair of fascinating campaigns of thrust and counter-thrust. This careful study breaks down these campaigns (and all related operational maneuvers) into 13 map sets or "action-sections" enriched with 87 original, full-page color maps. Read more.


"Bradley Gottfried fills a crucial gap in our understanding of what transpired in Virginia after the battle of Gettysburg and before the Overland Campaign. His detailed and easy-to-read maps, coupled with his incisive narrative, allow readers to comprehend and fully appreciate the complicated, important, and largely overlooked Bristoe Station and Mine Run campaigns." -- Rob Orrison, Park Manager, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park 
Robert E. Lee: By the Numbers

Call our office at 916-941-6896 to place your advance order today for Robert E. Lee in War and Peace and receive 10% off plus FREE shipping. Mention code LEE2013. 
Number of pets: I have a six-year-old golden retriever named "Dixie." I can't count my wife as a pet because she failed obedience training. 
The average number of hours I spent per night researching and writing Robert E. Lee over the last eight years.



I have written approximately 10 medically-related papers and articles and 1 Civil War article.



I acquired my first Robert E. Lee photo about 15 years ago and began the process of assembling CDV-size photos of the Confederate generals. I soon learned that collecting a representative image of all CSA generals was not only impossible but well beyond my budget.

My age at the time I graduated the University of MS School of Medicine. I was the youngest graduate at that time and managed to finish in the top 10 of my class of 80.
Number of Lee photos in my collection.
Miles traveled while conducting research for this book.
J. D. Petruzzi and Civil War Times x 3

In the latest issue of Civil War Times (December 2013), Savas Beatie author J. D. Petruzzi is mentioned not once, not twice,
but three times! Click on the references to view!

Order The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses by October 30, 2013 and use code GCNL2013 to receive 10% off the retail purchase price of $32.95. Orders through PayPal will receive a refund after the order has been processed.
Kickstart Your Day with Strength Stack 52

Savas Beatie author and entrepreneur Mike Volkin, The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook, needs your help. About a year ago, Mike created Strength Stack 52, the first in a series of Smartphone-enhanced, bodyweight fitness cards that make exercise fun! Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects and is changing the way millions of people around the world connect to . . . everything. 
Mike has teamed up with Kickstarter to take Strength Stack 52 to the next level and would love your help! As the project creator, Mike has set a funding goal and deadline of $5,500 by October 17. Click here to learn more about Mike's project and how to help. If you like what you see, you can pledge money to make Mike's project happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, so every project must make its goals to receive any money. All-or-nothing might seem scary, but it's amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals.
Are you up for the challenge?
Get to Know Alex Beall
Alex Beall recently joined the Savas Beatie team as a Sales and Marketing Research Assistant working with our Accounts Manager, Helene Dodier. Alex was born in Sacramento, CA,  and has two brothers (she is the middle child and only girl). 
When Alex is not working at Savas Beatie, she is at Sacramento State studying Psychology. Her dream is to become a children's psychologist because of her love of children and her desire to learn more about the developmental and cognitive process that occurs in kids. During her limited free time, she loves spending time with family and friends or going to SF to see the Giants. 

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite movie: Love & Basketball

Pandora shuffle mode: Anything from Bon Jovi to Tupac

If she found $100.00: She would most likely buy some food; a new shirt from Forever 21 or H&M; and save the rest.

Feel free to email Alex and welcome her and introduce yourself.
Now Under Contract . . .

 The following titles are in the works:

  • The Maps of the Wilderness by Brad Gottfried
  • The Bloody Fifth: A History of the 5th Texas Infantry Regiment by John F. Schmutz
In Our Next Issue 

October Special
Mention promo code FREESHIP13 to receive free shipping on the book of your choice. To place your order, call 916-941-6896, fax 916-941-6895, email our office, or visit our website. Good until October 30, 2013.