Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Not a plug, just the anticipation of something good.

Today I got a peek at somebody else's advance copy of
ONE CONTINUOUS FIGHT: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 by Eric J. Wittenberg, J. David Petruzzi, and Michael F. Nugent

I thumbed through it and found myself reading about Funkstown, Hagerstown, Williamsport, and many other little towns that dot this valley which I want to know more about. It's as if this book was written for the Civil War enthusiast who also happens to be a newcomer to the area,  like me!

I wasted little time getting to the bookstore to pitch the manager on the idea of carrying this new book. It looks really good.  And I can't wait to glom onto it (especially at my employee discount!!).

And the authors are pretty cool cats to boot.

Happy reading,



Steve Basic said...


Picked up my copy of the new book when in Gettysburg with the boys a couple of weekends ago as they had various book signings in town.

Am halfway through the book, and it's an excellent history of the many fights that took place on Lee's retreat from Gettysburg.

Highly recommend it.

Regards from the Garden State,

Steve Basic

Mannie Gentile said...


Thanks for the review, and the comment. It's always good to hear from the Garden State precincts.


Eric Wittenberg said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, Mannie. They're greatly appreciated.

There were so many stories that needed to be told in detail, which is a major portion of the reason why we decided to tackle it.

We hope you enjoy it, and we likewise hope you were successful in persuading the book store manager to carry it. :-)