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Savas Beatie Teams up with Olive Software to Release an Enhanced
 Interactive Digital Edition of the Civil War Bestseller
 Richmond Redeemed for 150th Anniversary!
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, September 11, 2014

El Dorado Hills, CA, September 11 -- Savas Beatie is pleased to announce the release of a universally viewable “enhanced” interactive ebook of Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg, by Dr. Richard Sommers. This special edition utilizes Olive’s SmartLayers™ technology to include substantial extra content written, collected, and organized by the author during the three decades since its original 1981 release.

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Savas Beatie Title Wins Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award
by Michele Sams, Author Liaison, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, January 16, 2014

El Dorado Hills, CA, January 16, 2014 -- Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat by Scott L. Mingus, Sr. was selected as the 2013 winner of the Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award.

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Savas Beatie to Sell Angle Valley Press Titles
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, October 17, 2013

El Dorado Hills, CA, October 17, 2013 -- Savas Beatie is pleased to announce that it has finalized an agreement with Angle Valley Press to distribute its titles into non-book trade accounts within the United States and Canada.

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First Author Conclave at Civil War Battlefields
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

El Dorado Hills, CA, June 26, 2013 -- Savas Beatie LLC is excited to announce its first Author Conclave.

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The Army Historical Foundation Announces Awards For Excellence In U.s. Army History Writing
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

El Dorado Hills, CA, May 22, 2013 -- Savas Beatie title The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Vol. II: Antietam wins for Reprint category


Savas Beatie Announces Release Of The Gettysburg Campaign In Numbers And Losses
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Friday, May 17, 2013

El Dorado Hills, CA, May 17, 2013 -- Savas Beatie prepares for the debut of new Gettysburg book in time for the Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary


Another Intoxicated Pilot Removed from Plane; Flying Drunk Still Relevant Today
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Friday, January 4, 2013

El Dorado Hills, CA, January 4, 2013 -- On January 4, 2013, an American Eagle captain was removed from an aircraft carrying 53 passengers.


New Book Series, Emerging Civil War, Debuts
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

El Dorado Hills, CA, November 27, 2012 -- Savas Beatie is pleased to announce the debut of the Emerging Civil War Series.


Art Of Cigars & Local Publisher Savas Beatie Partner With Nick Popaditch, “the Cigar Marine,” To Launch A Special Line Of Cigars
by Nicole France, Media Specialist, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, November 1, 2012

El Dorado Hills, CA, November 1, 2012 -- Partial proceeds benefit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.


John Bell Hood Documents Discovered
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Friday, October 19, 2012

El Dorado Hills, CA, October 19, 2012 -- Significant historical find changes how Hood has been portrayed.


Savas Beatie to Sell Casemate Titles
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, October 11, 2012

El Dorado Hills, CA, October 11, 2012 -- Savas Beatie is pleased to announce that it has finalized an agreement with Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors LLC to distribute its titles into non-book trade accounts within the United States.


Savas Beatie announces the winner of The Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award, for Reprint, 2011
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

El Dorado Hills, CA, June 5, 2012 -- Savas Beatie is pleased to announce the winner of The Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award, for Reprint, 2011

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Savas Beatie announces the debut of the Savas Beatie Forum
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

El Dorado Hills, CA, May 1, 2012 -- Savas Beatie is pleased to announce the launch of a forum that is dedicated to Savas Beatie books and authors.

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Robert J. Wynstra Wins the Civil War Round Table Award for The Rashness of That Hour
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

El Dorado Hills, CA, February 7, 2012 -- The Rashness of That Hour by author Robert J. Wynstra was selected as the winner of the Gettysburg Round Table Award for the most noteworthy information on the Gettysburg Campaign. The Gettysburg Round Table Award is presented annually by the Civil War Round Table of Gettysburg to the most original outstanding work on the Gettysburg Campaign.

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New Book “The Ultimate ROTC Guidebook” Debuts
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

El Dorado Hills, CA, February 14, 2012 -- New this month is The Ultimate ROTC Guidebook by David Atkinson, a book that offers tips on how to excel in ROTC. When Atkinson joined ROTC, he had no idea what to expect. There is a lot of information on how to join ROTC, but less about how to succeed in it.

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New Book “National Guard 101” Debuts for National Guard’s Birthday
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

El Dorado Hills, CA, November 17, 2011 -- On December 13, the National Guard will celebrate 375 years of protecting our country. What better way to celebrate than with the release of a book detailing this unique group?

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Robert J. Wynstra Wins the 2011 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award for The Rashness of That Hour
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, November 17, 2011

El Dorado Hills, CA, November 17, 2011 -- The Rashness of That Hour by author Robert J. Wynstra was selected as the 2011 winner of the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award for the most original outstanding work on the Gettysburg Campaign.

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Robert J. Wynstra Wins the 2010 Dr. James I. Robertson Literary Prize for Confederate History for The Rashness of That Hour
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, October 31, 2011

El Dorado Hills, CA, October 31, 2011 -- The Rashness of That Hour by author Robert J. Wynstra was selected as the 2010 winner of the Dr. James I. Robertson Literary Prize for Confederate History.

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Mark Wilensky Awarded 2011 Gilder Lehrman Colorado History Teacher of the Year Award and is in Top 5 Finalists for National Award
by Lindy Gervin, Media Contact, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, September 19, 2011

El Dorado Hills, CA, September 19, 2011 -- The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine author Mark Wilensky was awarded the 2011 Gilder Lehrman, History Channel, and Preserve America’s Colorado History Teacher of the Year Award.

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Once a Marine Added to the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Reading List
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, September 1, 2011

El Dorado Hills, CA, September 1, 2011 -- Once a Marine by award-winning author Nick Popaditch was selected as a “must read” for Marines for capturing “the history, culture and evolution of the Marine Corps.”

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Hey Buddy Wins Indie Book Award “Finalist” for author’s pursuit of Buddy Holly’s continuing impact on music and the lives of fans
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Monday, July 18, 2011

El Dorado Hills, CA, June 17, 2011 -- Savas Beatie LLC is proud to announce the following accomplishment for Hey Buddy

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Savas Beatie Books Earn Awards for U.S. Army History Writing
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Friday, June 17, 2011

El Dorado Hills, CA, June 17, 2011 -- Savas Beatie, LLC, is proud to announce the following historical awards and notable mentions.

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Savas Beatie book Failure in the Saddle Wins Harwell Award
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

El Dorado Hills, CA May 11, 2011 -- Savas Beatie, LLC, is proud to announce that the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta has awarded its 23rd annual Richard B. Harwell Book Award to David A. Powell for his book Failure in the Saddle: Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joseph Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign (Savas Beatie, 2010).

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Savas Beatie Author Named Chairman of the Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

El Dorado Hills, CA August 10, 2010 – Historian and author Lance Herdegen has been named the Chairman of the Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), formed the Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission to honor the legacy, service and sacrifice of Wisconsin’s citizen-soldiers.

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Savas Beatie Books Earn Literary Awards
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

El Dorado Hills, CA June 15, 2010 – Savas Beatie, LLC, is proud to announce the following historical awards and notable mentions.

“We are proud of our authors and titles,” noted managing director Theodore P. Savas, “and are humbled and honored by these awards.”

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Book Speaking Event to Foster Troop Appreciation
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Wednesday, May 14, 2010

El Dorado Hills, CA May 14, 2010 -- Young men and women are returning from the battlefronts of the Global War on Terror every day. People wanting to support our troops often find themselves wanting to understand and appreciate what they have endured, but not knowing where to begin. Richard S. Lowry has spent the last eight years of his life talking to returning veterans in this vein. He will be promoting his new book New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah this summer. For a complete listing of dates, visit www.richardslowry.com.

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Savas Beatie books earns noted literary awards
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

El Dorado Hills, CA June 24, 2009 -- Savas Beatie, LLC, is proud to announce the following historical awards and notable mentions. “We are proud of our authors and titles,” noted managing director Theodore P. Savas, “and are humbled and honored by these awards and honorable mentions. The fact that two titles placed as finalists in the same category was especially gratifying.”

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Civil War Round Table Fundraising Program
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

El Dorado Hills, CA April 8, 2009 -- Thank you for your CWRT and the service you provide for your members. We understand how important it is to groups like yours to raise money for battlefield preservation, to bring in guest speakers, and to keep membership dues low. We here at Savas Beatie have developed a simple way for your CWRT to raise money for your favorite charity, promote Civil War scholarship, and support hardworking authors and independent Civil War publishing.

When any of your members (or their family and friends) purchase a book from our website and use your group’s individual code at check out, we will donate 30% (THIRTY PERCENT) of the cost of the book back to your Round Table! Yes, it is that simple. Any Book. Any Topic (not just Civil War). Any Time. Here’s how it works:

– Encourage your membership, friends, and family to visit our dynamic website at: www.savasbeatie.com;

– Browse our selection of Civil War and other general and military history titles;

– Almost all of our books are either signed by the author, or ship with a customized signed book plate!

– Enter your Coupon Code – for example, CWRTClarksville – when making your PayPal purchase;

– Once a quarter, we will write a check directly to your CWRT to use however you like;

Please share this information with your members at your next meeting, print it in your upcoming newsletter, consider keeping it in each newsletter, and mention it in your next email blast.

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Hall at 916-941-6896 or tammy@savasbeatie.com.

We look forward to working with you to raise money for your CWRT!


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Read and Likes Weider's The Wars Against Napoleon
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Monday, March 10, 2008

El Dorado Hills, CA March 10, 2008 -- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ben Weider met at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Classic in Columbus, OH, where the Governor held up a copy of Weider's newly published book, The Wars Against Napoleon: Debunking the Myth of the Napoleonic Wars, by authors General Michel Franceschi and Ben Weider and published by Savas Beatie LLC.

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Penguin Group Acquires Rights to Savas Beatie Title
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Monday, December 10, 2007

El Dorado Hills, CA December 10, 2007 -- Savas Beatie, a leading independent publisher of military and general history titles, is proud to announce that New York publisher Penguin Group has purchased trade paperback and mass market paperback rights to Gary Moore’s award-winning Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, a World at War, and a Field of Broken Dreams (2006).

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Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q® and Authors of OU Football Book Raise Money for OU Coach Bob Stoops’ Champions Charity
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Monday, December 3, 2007

El Dorado Hills, CA December 3, 2007 -- Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q® and the authors of University of Oklahoma Football: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports have teamed up to raise money for The Bob Stoops Champions Foundation.

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Book Publisher Savas Beatie and The Civil War Preservation Trust Team up to Raise Funds for Endangered Land
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, October 11, 2007

El Dorado Hills, CA October 11, 2007 -- Historical book publisher Savas Beatie LLC and The Civil War Preservation Trust have teamed up to raise money for endangered Civil War battlefields.

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New Oklahoma Sooners Football Title Released, Proceeds Support Coach Bob Stoops’ Champions Charity
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Wednesday, August 14, 2007

El Dorado Hills, CA August 14, 2007 -- For the authors of University of Oklahoma Football: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports, it was natural to start their Sports by the NumbersTM series with an OU title. All three authors are graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. They came up with the series idea in a statistics class on the OU campus and then crafted the Sports by the NumbersTM concept at Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q in Norman, OK.

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Guantanamo Detainees to Play American Baseball
Wednesday, March 29, 2007

President Bush Believes Baseball Brings People Together and Helps Explain Western Values

El Dorado Hills, CA - A source inside the Pentagon confirmed today that some of the prisoners held at Guantanamo will be offered the opportunity to participate in America's favorite past time: baseball. Their opponents will be American servicemen. The decision is part of an extensive new outreach effort to create better relations between the United States and the Muslim extremists.

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Small Illinois Town Turns to America's Mayor after Bloomberg Snub
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, January 11, 2007

Southern Illinois Mayor Ned Mitchell is challenging America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, to a "literary duel" between hometown baseball books, after being snubbed by current New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Mitchell is the mayor of the small Midwestern town featured in Gary Moore's recently released award-winning Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, a World at War, and a Field of Broken Dreams. In Giuliani's corner is New York's own hometown baseball story, The Echoing Green by Joshua Prager.

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New Year, Second Chance for New York City's Mayor Bloomberg to Answer Challenge to Sesser Mayor's "Book Duel."
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Sesser (Southern Illinois) Mayor Ned Mitchell has declared "literary war" against Mayor Michael Bloomberg and The Big Apple. Mitchell, the mayor of the small Midwestern town featured in Gary Moore's recently released award-winning Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, a World at War, and a Field of Broken Dreams, has challenged the New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the equivalent of literary dueling pistols at 20 paces. In Bloomberg's corner is New York's own hometown baseball story, The Echoing Green by Joshua Prager.

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Peer-Reviewed Study Published in Harvard Business Review Proves Author Robert Taylor's Earlier Findings: The Moon Affects the Stock Market
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Thursday, December 14, 2006

El Dorado Hills, CA December 14, 2006 -- A research paper discussed in the November issue of Harvard Business Review adds credence to the theory that author Robert Taylor developed years ago and set forth in his groundbreaking recent book Paradigm (March 2006): the macro movement of the stock market can be predicted by gravitational fluctuations.

According to Taylor, who has worked with leading academicians and research scientists, the macro movement of the stock market is predictable. Gravitational fluctuations, such as those caused by the moon and other celestial bodies, influence masses of humans to feel simultaneously bullish or bearish about the stock market.

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The Mayor That Roared. Sesser (Southern Illinois) Mayor Challenges New York City's Mayor Bloomberg to a "Book Duel."
by Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director, Savas Beatie LLC
Monday, December 4, 2006

In the spirit of Leonard Wibberley's 1959 novel The Mouse That Roared, Mayor Ned Mitchell of Sesser, Illinois, has declared "literary war" against Mayor Michael Bloomberg and The Big Apple. Mitchell, the mayor of the small Midwestern town featured in Gary Moore's recently released award-winning Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, a World at War, and a Field of Broken Dreams, has challenged the New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the equivalent of literary dueling pistols at 20 paces. In Bloomberg's corner is New York's own hometown baseball story, The Echoing Green by Joshua Prager.

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