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What's the Significance? Book Contest
« on: December 28, 2012, 12:43:30 PM »
We spend a lot of time designing and tweaking our dust jackets. The jacket for Divided Loyalties is a wonderful example, and also part of our first contest in 2013! What do you notice about the men on the back of the jacket? (Hint: Look at their positioning.) Send an email to lindy@savasbeatie.com mentioning what you think the significance is, and you will be entered in a contest to win a copy of a Savas Beatie title with a bookplate signed by the author! (Chose between Fighting Words and the paperback edition of Those Damned Black Hats!) Click here to view the whole dust jacket: http://www.savasbeatie.com/pdf/Divided_Loyalties_Jacket.pdf.

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Re: What's the Significance? Book Contest
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 05:39:57 PM »
Amanda W. replied:

Lincoln and Jefferson Davis face each other from the west and east of Kentucky, respectively, with the approximate location of Perryville between them. Perryville as the high-water mark of the Confederacy in the West represents the ultimate contest between the two nations in that state. Correspondingly, the Union Army's approach to that battle was from the (north)west and the Confederate army marched there from the (south)east.

Also, it is interesting that Lincoln is shown sitting and Davis standing. The body language of the former implies calm, determined, presiding possession, while the latter's posture communicates defiance and rebellion, rising up as if to leave the domain of the former.