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 Posted: Tue Sep 12th, 2006 07:13 pm
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Eric Wittenberg, myself, and our publisher were quite astonished to find that the first edition of our book, "Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's Controversial Ride to Gettysburg" sold out within 7 days of release.  We're gratified and humbled by the news.  The good news is that a second print run has just been ordered to fulfill orders.  If anyone has ordered through this site, Amazon, or own own site http://www.stuartsride.com, hang on and you should receive your copy soon.

The first edition was a good sized print run, and we didn't expect it to go so soon.  Thanks to everyone here who helped make this possible, and I truly hope you enjoy the book and that it's a good contribution to the scholarship of the Gettysburg Campaign.

J.D.



 Posted: Tue Sep 19th, 2006 03:15 pm
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Just a little update - the second print run should be available in a matter of days.

My coauthor Eric Wittenberg and I are going to be signing the Special Limited Gettysburg Editions (numbered and limited to 100 copies) this week, and will be shipping those orders out very soon.  Anyone who's ordered those - hang on and you'll receive yours soon.

For more, see http://www.stuartsride.com.  Thanks everyone!

J.D.



 Posted: Tue Nov 21st, 2006 03:29 am
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Just want to say that I pre-ordered this book at Amazon.com prior to publication and was fortunate enough to receive it when it was released. What a fascinating book! I could hardly put it down. It certainly does examine every aspect of the controversy surrounding Stuart's "skylarking" ride to Gettysburg burdened with his captured wagon train while Robert E. Lee fumed, fretted and fussed without any intelligence from his cavalry. The book takes care to point out that Lee did have other cavalry available and explains the reasons he did not employ them.

I can see why the book has sold out. It is a thoroughly researched and well-written account of J.E.B Stuart's travels. It even includes a plan for retracing Stuart's actual route and has some photographs of various sites as they look today.



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I recently purchased your book at the Cvil War Round Table Conference in Sacramento.  Looking forward to reading it.  I might not have noticed it  if I had not read about the book here on this website and then read the blogs about it.  Thanks. 



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Thank you very much folks!  As a new author (book-wise) you have no idea how much it means to hear such kind words about it.  Sue, I hope you enjoy the book as well, and I'd very much appreciate hearing about your thoughts when you finish it.

Also, if anyone would like to put a review of the book on Amazon.com, we'd really appreciate that.  That also means a great deal, since prospective buyers often made decisions based on what the reviews say, and how many there are.

Best regards,

J.D.



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Congratulations David.:) I recently purchased Mr. Wittenberg's book on Parker's Cross Roads And I saw your book mentioned on the dust jacket. I hope your book continues to do well.:)



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Kent,

Am sure you know this, but there used to be a hockey player named Kent Nilsson that played for the Calgary Flames. :)  IIRC, his son now plays for the New York Islanders.

BTW...Monroe's Crossroads...:) 

Regards from the Garden State,

Steve Basic



 Posted: Wed Dec 6th, 2006 01:39 pm
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LOL, Steve - right, it's Monroe's Crossroads.

Thank you, Kent, for the kind words!

J.D.



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Coincidentally, Eric Wittenberg's book "Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign" is wrapped and under my Christmas tree.



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And I sincerely hope you enjoy it, Cleburne fan.  ;)

Eric



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Coincidentally, Eric Wittenberg's book "Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign" is wrapped and under my Christmas tree.


The name struck a bell. Have it. Will move it up it the "to read" stack. It must be a quality book if Savas Beatie published it.

Ole



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Ole,

I like to think so. :P

Eric



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Eric and J. David, congrats again!!! I picked my Civil War magazines out of my mailbox this week end and The cover story in one was Why Jeb Stuart was too Late by who but Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi.  The other magazine had a almost full page picture of the cover of Plenty of Blae to Go Around with a very good review.  Saying "they have written of the fullest treatments of the subject to date." Another part says it is well written.  Congrats.  Got to move this book to the top of my PILE!!!

susan



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Thanks, Susan. It's been an embarrasment of riches.

We hope you enjoy.

Eric



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I had the opportunity to read the book...and it was as enjoyable as it was informative...I especially like the tour in the back..I look forward to taking it next time I am in the burg

ken



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Ken,

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it and found it useful.

Eric



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Eric:

Looking forward to your coming to Austin next month to speak on the book, appreciate your stepping up to the plate like that too on short notice.



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David,

Dan Laney's been talking about having me in to speak to your CWRT for several years, and he finally came through with it. 

The timing worked out and I was able to swing it.

I will see you then.

Eric



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I promise you you will enjoy it, our roundtable is very hospitable.  We were scheduled to have Gabor Boritt that month but understand he has some medical issues, he'll be okay after recovery I am told.  To be able to replace him with another top notch writer/speaker at the last minute was a blessing.



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David,

I've never been to Austin, so I'm looking forward to it.

Eric



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