Savas Beatie Civil War Books Win Awards

by Brett Schulte on June 16, 2009 · 1 comment

Savas Beatie, one of the leading publishers of Civil War books today, announced yesterday that several of their titles have won awards recently.  I couldn’t be more pleased, since any release from Savas Beatie is sure to be well-researched and a good read.  The full press release is below:

June 15, 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.”


The Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award

for Operational / Battle History, 2008

The Army Historical Foundation met for its Twelfth Annual Members Meeting on June 14th, 2009, at Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington, and bestowed the award upon . . .

Those Damned Black Hats! The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign,

by Lance J. Herdegen (Savas Beatie, 2008)

— $1,000 cash award and a special plaque —

About the Author: Award-winning journalist Lance J. Herdegen is the former director of the Institute of Civil War Studies at Carroll University. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for the United Press International (UPI) news service covering national politics and civil rights. He presently is historical consultant for the Civil War Museum of the Upper Middle West. He is also the author of several books. Lance lives in Wisconsin.


The Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award

for Operational / Battle History, 2008

Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign
of the American Revolution

by John F. Luzader

About the Author: John Luzader is a veteran of World War II and a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Texas. He worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as a research historian before transferring to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service. John conducted extensive archival and ground research for the preservation and interpretation of Saratoga National Historic Park. He eventually planned and researched museum and outdoor exhibits for twelve national historical parks and served as the NPS’s central history office staff historian for the colonial and revolutionary periods. He lives with his wife Jean in a West Virginia retirement community.

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The Army Historical Foundation Distinguished
Writing Award for Biography, 2008

Major General Robert E. Rodes of the Army
of Northern Virginia: A Biography
, by Darrell L. Collins

About the Army Historical Foundation: It was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American soldier. Toward that goal, the Foundation’s Board of Directors has established an annual awards program to recognize books that have made a distinctive contribution to U.S. Army history.


The Douglas Southall Freeman Award for Best Book on Southern History, 2009

— $1,000 cash award and a special plaque —

The Freeman History Award recognizes the author who writes the best work in Southern history published within the last year.

“Every publisher of American history dreams of winning this prestigious award. I grew up reading Dr. Freeman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work on both George Washington and Robert E. Lee, as did many who work in this field. I know Mr. Collins is very excited and honored by this award.”

About the Author: Darrell L. Collins has written several books. He lives with his wife Judith in Conifer, Colorado.


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Tammy Hall June 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Thank you for mentioning the awards received by our authors on your website.
We have signed bookplates for all of the award-winning titles.
Also, the 1st editions of “Those Damned Black Hats!” are almost sold out.
Thank you again for recognizing these very worthy books.


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