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

The Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award, for Reference, 2010

The New American Revolution Handbook: Facts and Artwork for Readers of All Ages, 1775-1783
by Theodore P. Savas and J. David Dameron
(Savas Beatie, 2010)

This new handbook makes studying the Revolutionary War simple and pleasurable. The authors use clear and concise writing broken down into short and easy to understand chapters complete with original maps, tables, charts, and dozens of drawings to trace the history of the Revolution from the beginning of the conflict through the final surrender in 1783.

About the Authors: Theodore P. Savas is the author or editor of fourteen books (published in five languages) including A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution (with J. David Dameron, Spellmount and SBLLC, 2006), Hunt and Kill: U-505 and the U-Boat War in the Atlantic (Spellmount, SBLLC, 2004), Silent Hunters: German U-boat Commanders of World War II (Campbell, 1997; Naval Institute Press, 2003), and Nazi Millionaires: The Allied Search for Hidden SS Gold (Casemate, 2002), as well as a score of articles in a variety of journals and magazines.

J. David Dameron received his education at the University of North Carolina. He is retired from the U.S. Army, where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 7th Special Forces Group. He is the author of General Henry Lewis Benning: This Was a Man (2001) and The Battle of Kings Mountain (2003).

The Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award, for Reprint, 2010

The Maryland Campaign of September 1862,
Vol. 1: South Mountain

by Ezra A. Carman, edited by Thomas G. Clemens
(Savas Beatie, 2010)

Dr. Thomas G. Clemens (editor), recognized internationally as one of the foremost historians of the Maryland Campaign, has spent more than two decades studying Antietam and editing and richly annotating Carman’s exhaustively written manuscript. The result is The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Carman's magisterial account published for the first time in two volumes.

About the Editor: Thomas G. Clemens earned his doctoral degree at George Mason University, where he studied under Maryland Campaign historian Dr. Joseph L. Harsh. Tom has published a wide variety of magazine articles and book reviews, has appeared in several documentary programs, and is a licensed tour guide at Antietam National Battlefield. An instructor at Hagerstown Community College, he also helped found and is the current president of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, Inc., a preservation group dedicated to saving historic properties.

At its Fourteenth Annual Members’ Meeting, held on June 12, 2011 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA, the Army Historical Foundation recognized seven books and three articles as outstanding achievements in writing on U.S. Army history. AHF President GEN William W. Hartzog, USA-Ret., announced the winners of the 2010 AHF Distinguished Writing Awards. The book award winners received a plaque honoring the book and a $1,000 cash award.

The Army Historical Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American soldier. Its goal is to promote greater public appreciation for the contributions that America’s Army – Active, Reserve, and National Guard – has made to the nation in 233 years of service.

The AHF Distinguished Writing Awards program was established in 1997 to recognize authors who make a significant contribution to the literature on U.S. Army history. Each year nominations are submitted to the Awards Committee by publishers and journal editors. A small group of finalists are selected and a final judging is made. For more information on the Foundation and its activities, please visit the AHF website.

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