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- Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 17.99
General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, "You couldn't get American soldiers today to make... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 17.39
Hauptbeschreibung Dass Soldaten aus der DDR in den Westen flüchteten, weiß jeder. Dass Nato-Soldaten in die DDR überliefen, ist weitgehend unbekannt. Dabei hatten die Deserteure oft gute Gründe. Da ist der anscheinend überzeugte Sozialist William D. Adkins aus Indianapolis, der sich willig in die Arme der Stasi begibt, Karriere macht und am Ende... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 11.58
Hauptbeschreibung Fast ein Drittel aller Männer, die zwischen 1933 und 1945 geboren wurden, wuchsen kriegsbedingt ohne Vater auf. Anhand der sehr persönlichen Berichte in diesem Band werden die Folgen dieses Verlustes sichtbar: die Schwierigkeit, dem eigenen Leben deutliche Konturen zu geben, der Kampf um Selbstvertrauen und Entscheidungssicherheit.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
The Louisiana Brigade served the Confederacy in the Army of Tennessee, battling on the western frontier. Commanded by Daniel W. Adams and Randall L. Gibson, the brigade fought from the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862 to the surrender at Meridian in May 1865. This volume follows the formation and history of the individual units, the politics of command,... more...
- Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99
Canada was young. 20,000 underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at 17, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home front: of harvesting, training the horses, and the price of hogs. His letters rested 95 years in a shoebox decorated by his mother. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 29.95
William Vermilion (1830-1894) served as a captain in Company F of the 36th Iowa Infantry from October 1862 until September 1865. Although he was a physician in Iconium in south central Iowa at the start of the war, after it ended he became a noted lawyer in nearby Centerville; he was also a state senator from 1869 to 1872. Mary Vermilion (1831-1883)... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00
William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. His diary and his correspondence with his family in Van... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 161.00
This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience. Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence. These women were spies, soldiers,... more...
- TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95
Much of the Civil War west of the Mississippi was a war of waiting for action, of foraging already stripped land for an army that supposedly could provision itself, and of disease in camp, while trying to hold out against Union pressure. There were none of the major engagements that characterized the conflict farther east. Instead, small units of... more...