Savas Publishers have produced a special "Gettysburg Edition" of One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863. The edition is limited to only 75 numbered copies and is in similar style to the authors' Plenty of Blame to Go Around.
Each copy, which includes a custom bookplate, is signed by authors Eric Wittenberg, J. D. Petruzzi, and Michael Nugent. Well-known Civil War authors Noah Andre Trudeau and Ted Alexander have also signed the bookplate, having written the book's preface and foreword respectively. Five signatures in all. Full info here.
"One Continuous Fight draws upon a massive array of documents, letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and published primary and secondary sources. These long-ignored foundational sources allow the authors, each widely known for their expertise in Civil War cavalry operations, to describe carefully each engagement. The result is a rich and comprehensive study loaded with incisive tactical commentary, new perspectives on the strategic role of the Southern and Northern cavalry, and fresh insights on every engagement, large and small, fought during the retreat.
The retreat from Gettysburg was so punctuated with fighting that a soldier felt compelled to describe it as "One Continuous Fight." Until now, few students fully realized the accuracy of that description. Complimented with 18 original maps, dozens of photos, and a complete driving tour with GPS coordinates of the entire retreat, One Continuous Fight is an essential book for every student of the American Civil War in general, and for the student of Gettysburg in particular."
8/21 CORRECTION - I've learned that only the authors will be signing this edition.
Thanks for taking the time and trouble to comment on this extraordinary new title. While I would like to take credit for the special edition you describe, the credit belongs wholly with the authors. And a fine job they did, indeed.
Theodore P. Savas
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You're more than welcome. Please set aside a copy for me (#8 if possible)!
Any thought on preparing a nice embossed slipcase that would house the limited editions of both Plenty of Blame and One Continuous Fight? I'm sure those who bought the former will buy the latter with a slipcase being a nice touch.
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