The Civil War A Narrative

Author: Shelby Foote
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307744671
Size: 32.55 MB
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This first volume of Shelby Foote's classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as the full, horrible scope of America’s great war becomes clear. Exhaustively researched and masterfully written, Foote’s epic account of the Civil War unfolds like a classic novel. Includes maps throughout. "Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives…a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters."—Van Allen Bradley, Chicago Daily News "A stunning book full of color, life, character and a new atmosphere of the Civil War, and at the same time a narrative of unflagging power. Eloquent proof that an historian should be a writer above all else." —Burke Davis "To read this great narrative is to love the nation—to love it through the living knowledge of its mortal division. Whitman, who ultimately knew and loved the bravery and frailty of the soldiers, observed that the real Civil War would never be written and perhaps should not be. For me, Shelby Foote has written it.... This work was done to last forever." —James M. Cox, Southern Review

The Civil War A Narrative Fort Sumter To Perryville

Author: Shelby Foote
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780394746234
Size: 42.41 MB
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Follows the course of the war from 1862 to 1864, discusses the strategies of both sides in major battles, and assesses the performance of the Union generals

The Civil War A Narrative Fredericksburg To Meridian

Author: Shelby Foote
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780394746210
Size: 57.14 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1994
Follows the course of the war from 1862 to 1864, discusses the strategies of both sides in major battles, and assesses the performance of the Union generals

The Civil War

Author: Shelby Foote
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394419510
Size: 19.70 MB
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Follows four years of military campaigns while viewing the personal objectives of both Union and Confederate leaders.


Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1788541588
Size: 35.31 MB
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A dramatic portrait of one of America's most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of the book on which the astonishing musical Hamilton is based. As late as April 1861, when the American Civil War broke out, Ulysses S. Grant was a dismal failure. A competent officer in the war against Mexico, he had resigned from the army over his drinking and had sunk into poverty as a civilian, losing all his money in hopeless investments. He had failed to secure the command of a volunteer unit and was about to return to his abject life working in his family's leather-goods store when he was offered the colonelcy of an Illinois regiment. Less than four years later he was the commanding general of the victorious Union armies and was hailed as a military genius. He later served two terms as President of the United States. This is the epic biography of a very unheroic American hero, a modest, reticent and principled man who surprised the world and changed it for the better.

While In The Hands Of The Enemy

Author: Charles W. Sanders
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807130612
Size: 31.79 MB
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"Sanders cites official and personal correspondence from high-level civilian and military leaders who knew about the intolerable conditions but often refused to respond or even issued orders that made matters far worse. From such documents emerges a chilling chronicle of how prisoners came to be regarded not as men but as pawns to be used and then callously discarded in pursuit of national objectives. Yet even before the guns fell silent, Sanders reveals, both North and South were hard at work constructing elaborate justifications for their actions."--BOOK JACKET.

Terrorism And Homeland Security

Author: Jonathan R. White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133171184
Size: 22.44 MB
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Written by acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. White, the market-leading TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY, 7th Edition is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, balanced, and objective text available for the course. Packed with examples and cutting-edge discussions, White provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables your students to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. He discusses the most sophisticated theories by the best terrorist analysts in the world, while still focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today. The text gives essential historical (pre-1980) background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, includes detailed descriptions of recent and contemporary conflicts shaping the world stage, and presents theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Completely current, the Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest developments in the field and features an all-new chapter on state-of-the-art law enforcement tools and techniques for combating terrorism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Language Of The Civil War

Author: John D. Wright
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573561358
Size: 67.14 MB
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Compilation of slang, nicknames, military jargon, idioms, colloquialisms, and other words and expressions used (and often originating) during the Civil War.

Authors And Artists For Young Adults

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787646738
Size: 12.80 MB
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With Authors Artists for Young Adults, teens have a source where they can discover fascinating and entertaining facts about the writers, artists, film directors, graphic novelists and other creative personalities that most interest them. International in scope, each volume contains 20-25 entries.