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Savas Beatie Authors Win Distinguished Tennessee History Book Award
By: Savas Beatie LLC
The award is given jointly by the Tennessee Historical Commission and the Tennessee Library Association, and the jury members represent both organizations as well as each of the state's Grand Divisions. This award was announced virtually at the annual conference of the Tennessee Library Association.
Co-author David Powell reflected, "I have wanted to tell the story of the Tullahoma Campaign for years, which, thanks to partnering with Eric Wittenberg and the Savas Beatie team, finally came to fruition. I am humbled that our work was selected as the Tennessee History Book Award's 2020 winner, and gratified that this oft-overlooked story will be overlooked no more."
Eric Wittenberg continues, "I'm both humbled and honored to have our work recognized like this. We wanted to shed light on this little known campaign, which had such an impact on the war in general but has traditionally been overlooked, and we hope we have succeeded. Thanks to the team at Savas Beatie for helping us to create a great book and for their support."
"We are pleased by this award for Dave and Eric's recent book Tullahoma," explained Managing Director Theodore P. Savas. "To be recognized by such a distinguished organization is an honor."
About the Authors: David A. Powell is a 1983 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He is the author of The Maps of Chickamauga (2009), Failure in the Saddle (2010), and a Chickamauga trilogy: The Chickamauga Campaign: A Mad Irregular Battle (2014), The Chickamauga Campaign: Glory or the Grave (2015), and the final volume, The Chickamauga Campaign: Barren Victory (2016). His most recent work, "All Hell Can't Stop Them," about the battle of Missionary Ridge, was published in 2019.
Eric J. Wittenberg is an accomplished American Civil War historian and author. An attorney in Ohio, Wittenberg has authored nearly two dozen books on various Civil War subjects, with particular focus on cavalry operations, as well as three dozen articles in popular magazines.
Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company.