Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Savas Beatie author and battlefield discoverer dies

We are sorry to announce that Tony Clunn, author of The Quest for the Lost Roman Legions, recently passed away. Clunn discovered the 9 A.D. battlefield where the German tribal leader Hermann (Arminius) led warriors of several united Germanic tribes and annihilated three Roman Legions led by Varus.

Read a tribute to Clunn here and an excerpt from his fascinating book here.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Chickamauga Campaign--A Mad Irregular Battle book trailer

Check out our latest book trailer for The Chickamauga Campaign--A Mad Irregular Battle. Please watch the video, leave a comment, and share this link with everyone on Facebook! David A. Powell's book will be ready for release later this summer. Thank you for your continued support!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2: The Western Front Battles book traile...

Our latest book trailer, for The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2: The Western Front Battles. Please watch the video, leave a comment, and SHARE this link on your FB page. Thanks for supporting Mr. Bearss' latest book, which ships from the printer next week!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Having fun yet?

We've been having fun in the office creating visual elements to use in our social media marketing. Check out our first two creations below.

Posting images is ALWAYS a better idea than just posting "boring text." We'll get a lot more Likes, Shares, and Comments using these on Facebook than we would by just including a random link or book cover image.

Our creative juices are flowing and we have a lot more in the works and ready to post soon. One might even involve Slash. Stay tuned if you are scratching your head.

Until then . . .

Monday, January 20, 2014

EBOOK SALE: Seven SB ebooks on blockbuster sale - Limited Time Only!

Whether you want to read about ancient history, Fredericksburg, WWII, or military wives, you'll find the perfect choice! Click on the image below now to start browsing.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Savas Beatie Title Wins Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award

The award is given by the Forrest Cavalry Corps to authors writing on the subject of Southern history ranging from the colonial period to present time. Judges tasked with determining a winner of the award focus on three areas: writing style, depth of research conducted, and contribution to the historiography of the subject.

According to Matthew C. Edwards, Forrest Cavalry Corps Adjutant and Treasurer, Mingus’s book excelled in all three areas. “The book proves to be clear, concise, and well written. It is the type of book that once picked up; it is difficult to put down. Secondly, Mr. Mingus has made extensive use of primary and secondary sources, showing that he has mastered his subject matter, Edwards said. “Finally, Mr. Mingus has made a substantial contribution to the history of the War Between the States. In a day and time where the lives and adventures of many Confederate Generals has been told and retold, Mr. Mingus tells the story of a Confederate General little known to many Civil War enthusiasts, thus breathing a breath of fresh air into a subject not yet explored,” Edwards concluded.

“I am pleased and deeply honored to receive this award for my biography of Extra Billy Smith. He was a colorful character whose career has too long been overlooked,” Mingus said. “Bringing him back to the limelight for modern readers has been a pleasure, and I greatly appreciate the recognition with this award.”

William “Extra Billy” Smith was a shrewd postal contractor, skilled attorney, five-term U.S. congressman, Confederate congressman, and governor of Virginia during two wars, as well as a Confederate colonel and the oldest general in either army at Gettysburg. Mingus’s biography draws upon a wide array of newspapers, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts to paint a broad, deep, and colorful portrait of one of the South’s most interesting leaders and devoted sons.

About Scott L. Mingus, Sr.: Scott L. Mingus, Sr. is a scientist and executive in the paper and printing industry. He maintains a popular blog on the Civil War history of his home in York County, PA, for the York Daily Record (, and is a sanctioned Civil War tour guide for the York County Heritage Trust. Scott is the author of five scenario books on wargaming and together with his wife Debi, published CHARGE!, the leading international magazine for Civil War miniature wargaming.

About Savas Beatie LLC: Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company. Read more about Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith, including excerpts and an interview with the author, at

Contact: Michele Sams, Savas Beatie LLC
Phone: 916-941-6896, Fax: 916-941-6895