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The Last Dispatch Rider

Author : Robert F. Harris
ISBN : 143893498X
Genre : Fiction
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A chronicle of the Civil War exploits of a teenage lad who joins the Union Army and earns the Congressional Medal of Honor before his seventeenth birthday. Private Thomas D. Collins' amazing story begins when he runs away from home at age 14, fakes his true age and becomes a recruit. Onlhy to find three months later, the disillusioned youngster back on the farm with his mother. Collins' second attempt at manhood begins August 16, 1862, two days after his fifteenth birthday. The under age teenager this time enlists in the recently organized Company H, 143 New York Volunteer Infantry, Sullivan County. With new dedication, serving in a home county regiment, young Collins travels through fifteen states, survives two train wrecks, recues a wounded Union soldier, captures a Rebel battle flag, delivers a war ending dispatch and rides in the Grand Parade at the invitation of Major General William T. Sherman, his commander. Literary endeavers about the American Civil War owe a debt to the personal histories of its participants. Through the exploits on one such boy soldier, we were able to experience this major American historical event with a new understanding. Official records research of obscure source material, and personal recollections reveal the plight of one boy's successful journey to manhood.
Category: Fiction

Endgames

Author : L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
ISBN : 9781250295699
Genre : Fiction
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Endgames is the stunning final volume in L. E. Modesitt, Jr's, New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series the Imager Portfolio, and the fourth book in the story arc that began with Madness in Solidar through Treachery's Tools and Assassin's Price. Solidar is in chaos. Charyn, the young and untested ruler of Solidar, has survived assassination, and he struggles to gain control of a realm in the grip of social upheaval, war, and rioting. Solidar cannot be allowed to slide into social and political turmoil that will leave the High Holders with their ancient power and privilege, and the common people with nothing. But the stakes are even higher than he realizes. The Imager Portfolio #1 Imager / #2 Imager’s Challenge / #3 Imager’s Intrigue / #4 Scholar / #5 Princeps / #6 Imager’s Battalion / #7 Antiagon Fire / #8 Rex Regis / #9 Madness in Solidar / #10 Treachery’s Tools / #11 Assassin’s Price / #12 Endgames Other series by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Gettysburg

Author : Newt Gingrich
ISBN : 142990464X
Genre : Fiction
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The Civil War is the American Iliad. Lincoln, Stonewall Jackson, Grant, and Lee still stand as heroic ideals, as stirring to our national memory as were the legendary Achilles and Hector to the world of the ancient Greeks. Within the story of our Iliad one battle stands forth above all others: Gettysburg. Millions visit Gettysburg each year to walk the fields and hills where Joshua Chamberlain made his legendary stand and Pickett went down to a defeat which doomed a nation, but in defeat forever became a symbol of the heroic Lost Cause. As the years passed, and the scars healed, the debate, rather than drifting away has intensified. It is the battle which has become the great "what if," of American history and the center of a dreamscape where Confederate banners finally do crown the heights above the town. The year is 1863, and General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia are poised to attack the North and claim the victory that would end the brutal conflict. But Lee's Gettysburg campaign ended in failure, ultimately deciding the outcome of the war. Launching his men into a vast sweeping operation, of which the town of Gettysburg is but one small part of the plan, General Lee, acting as he did at Chancellorsville, Second Manassas, and Antietam, displays the audacity of old. He knows he has but one more good chance to gain ultimate victory, for after two years of war the relentless power of an industrialized north is wearing the South down. Lee's lieutenants and the men in the ranks, imbued with this renewed spirit of the offensive embark on the Gettysburg Campaign that many dream "should have been." The soldiers in the line, Yank and Reb, knew as well that this would be the great challenge, the decisive moment that would decided whether a nation would die, or be created, and both sides were ready, willing to lay down their lives for their Cause. An action-packed and painstakingly researched masterwork by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen, Gettysburg stands as the first book in a series to tell the story of how history could have unfolded, how a victory for Lee would have changed the destiny of the nation forever. This is a novel of true heroism and glory in America's most trying hour.
Category: Fiction

The Gettysburg Trilogy

Author : Newt Gingrich
ISBN : 9781429982641
Genre : Fiction
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The Civil War is the American Iliad. Lincoln, Stonewall Jackson, Grant, and Lee still stand as heroic ideals, as stirring to our national memory as were the legendary Achilles and Hector to the world of the ancient Greeks. In their bestselling, action-packed and painstakingly researched Civil War series, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen examine some of the great "what-ifs" of American history: Could Lee have defeated the Union Army at Gettysburg and led the South to triumph in the war? For the first time ever The Gettysburg Trilogy combines all three books in the Civil War Series. Gettysburg, the series' first installment, opens in 1863 as General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia are poised to attack the North and claim the victory that could end the brutal conflict. The soldiers in the line, Yank and Reb, know that this will be the great challenge, the decisive moment that will decide whether a nation will die, or be created, and both sides are ready and willing to lay down their lives for their Cause. Grant Comes East continues the story of a Confederate victory at Gettysburg, as General Lee marches on Washington, DC, and launches an assault against one of the largest fortifications in the world. At the same time, Lincoln appoints General Ulysses S. Grant commander of all Union forces. Grant, fresh from his triumph at Vicksburg, races east, bringing with him his hardened veterans from Mississippi to confront Lee. Finally, Never Call Retreat concludes this tour de force story of true heroism and glory in America's most trying hour with an epic, week-long showdown between Grant and Lee as each man struggles to bring victory to his name, his men, and his country. Also included are excerpts from the first two books in Newt Gingrich and William F. Forstchen's Revolutionary War Series: To Try Men's Souls and Valley Forge.
Category: Fiction

A Kingdom Fallen

Author : Timothy Bond
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Genre : Fiction
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In this continuation of the epic fantasy series–The Triadine Saga–Peter is desperately in love with the beautiful Lady Olivia. After rescuing her from the Goblins and the Brotherhood of Khall, he is hopeful that she will return his love, though she believes she owes her salvation to another man. Alexandra has been captured by the Gaerwitch, a Wiccan Sorceress who can be either friend or foe. She was instrumental in assisting Princess Rozlynn in Prophecy’s Queen, which ultimately led to the birth of the twins and the death of Alexandra’s mother. The separate armies of the Pulat, Al-Ashal and the Dark Wizard grow stronger every day, as the world grows closer to another Great War pitting good versus evil for domination of the world. The great Dragon Lord Barak wields expanding power over thousands of disciples who wish only to return to a time when the Dragon Lords ruled the world. As the armies of men come together in the inevitable battle for power between the Kingdom of Aren and the Free Cities, who will prevail? Will the Children of The Prophecy get the chance to fulfill their destiny, or will evil destroy light and plunge the world into a thousand years of darkness?
Category: Fiction

The Texas Tetrad

Author : Arthur Surovic
ISBN : 9780595235858
Genre : Fiction
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When they arrived in Texas in 1829 the Burketts had little inkling that they would have to protect their land grant against not only marauding Commanches and cattle rustlers, but also from Santa Anna's invading Mexican Armies and eventually those of the United Sates. The four brothers in the family engage in a series of adventures that include defending their cattle and their scalps from Indians as young boys to serving in the defense of the new Republic of Texas from Mexican invasion to the Civil War battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga. Their valor and sacrifices were typical of the time and were the grist which assured the eventual preeminence of both Texas and the United States.
Category: Fiction

Imager S Battalion

Author : L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
ISBN : 9781429965484
Genre : Fiction
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The Imager Porfolio is a bestselling and innovative epic fantasy series from L. E. Modesitt, Jr. that RT Book Reviews says “shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and realistic world-building.” Continue the journey with Imager's Battalion. Quaeryt is poised to lead the first Imager fighting force into war. But Quaeryt has his own agenda in doing so: to legitimize Imagers in the hearts and minds of all men, by demonstrating their value as heroes as he leads his battalion into one costly battle after another. However, court intrigues pursue Quaeryt even to the front lines of the conflict, as the Imager's enemies continue to plot against him. The Imager Portfolio #1 Imager / #2 Imager’s Challenge / #3 Imager’s Intrigue / #4 Scholar / #5 Princeps / #6 Imager’s Battalion / #7 Antiagon Fire / #8 Rex Regis / #9 Madness in Solidar / #10 Treachery’s Tools / #11 Assassin’s Price Other series by this author: The Saga of Recluce The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Scepters

Author : L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
ISBN : 1429913932
Genre : Fiction
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Scepters, book three of the Corean Chronicles, continues the epic fantasy series by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Saga of Recluce. Enter this new and exciting world. Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations emerged from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the past or the disaster. Corus today is a world of contending countries, humans, and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are talented enough to use them. Alusius has been pulled into another war. He must first quell a strange religiously-inspired rebellion and then find a way to destroy the powerful weapons of ancient design, again being used by the forces of Madrien. Now a different, covert enemy threatens, but his talent may not be enough to tip the balance. The Corean Chronicles Legacies Darknesses Scepters Alector’s Choice Cadmian’s Choice Soarer’s Choice The Lord-Protector’s Daughter Lady-Protector Other series by this author: The Saga of Recluce Imager Portfolio The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Rex Regis

Author : L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
ISBN : 9781466832084
Genre : Fiction
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The Imager Porfolio is a bestselling and innovative epic fantasy series from L. E. Modesitt, Jr. that RT Book Reviews says “shines with engrossing characters, terrific plotting, and realistic world-building.” Continue the journey with Rex Regis. Only the land of Khel remains uncommitted to Bhayar's rule. Their decision could mean a lasting peace, or more conflict across an already war-ravaged realm. While the conqueror of Bovaria awaits emissaries to arrive with news of Khel's decision, other weighty matters occupy Quaeryt—not the least of which is the fulfillment of his dream to create the world's first Imager academy, where the magical abilities of these powerful casters may be honed, managed, and put to the service of the common good. But before that dream may be realized, or Khel's fateful choice made known, the spectre of high treason threatens to unravel everything Quaeryt has achieved. The Imager Portfolio #1 Imager / #2 Imager’s Challenge / #3 Imager’s Intrigue / #4 Scholar / #5 Princeps / #6 Imager’s Battalion / #7 Antiagon Fire / #8 Rex Regis / #9 Madness in Solidar / #10 Treachery’s Tools / #11 Assassin’s Price Other series by this author: The Saga of Recluce The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction