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The Civil War A Narrative Fort Sumter To Perryville

Author : Shelby Foote
ISBN : 0394746236
Genre : History
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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
Category: History

The Civil War A Narrative

Author : Shelby Foote
ISBN : 9780307744678
Genre : History
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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
Category: History

The Civil War

Author : Shelby Foote
ISBN : 0394419510
Genre : History
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Follows four years of military campaigns while viewing the personal objectives of both Union and Confederate leaders.
Category: History


Author : Ron Chernow
ISBN : 9781788541589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

While In The Hands Of The Enemy

Author : Charles W. Sanders
ISBN : 0807130613
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Terrorism And Homeland Security

Author : Jonathan R. White
ISBN : 9781133171188
Genre : Education
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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.
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The Language Of The Civil War

Author : John D. Wright
ISBN : 1573561355
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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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.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Authors And Artists For Young Adults

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787646733
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women Of The Civil War South

Author : Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
ISBN : 0786426942
Genre : History
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Presented here are excerpts from diaries and letters written by Southern women from different walks of life and areas of the country. Mary White, a fifteen-year-old girl, attempted to get through the blockade in Wilmington, North Carolina; Nancy Jones lived in fear amid the violence that rocked Missouri and saw her close friends and family murdered and her young son taken prisoner by the Yankees; Sarah Dandridge Duval and her family were refugees living near Richmond, Virginia. The book includes personal reminiscences from Union and Confederate women living in Winchester, Virginia, a town that reportedly changed hands 76 times during the war, and the reactions of Southern women to the surrender at Appomattox.
Category: History

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Civil War

Author : Alan Axelrod
ISBN : WISC:89066260217
Genre : United States
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that Abe Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, and that the Gettysburg Address begins, "Four score and seven years ago..." But when it comes to remembering the details of the Civil War, you feel like you're buried in the trenches. Don't wave the white flag yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War is a vivid, compelling narrative of American's bloodiest war. You'll follow the course of U.S. history from the first shots at Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. In between, you'll read fascinating stories of the men and women who lived and died during the war. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you'll find:
Category: United States