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  • Ulysses S Grantby Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Ulysses Grant was the United States greatest general since George Washington. Like Washington, Grant's battlefield performance in the Civil War was the only factor standing between the United States continuing as one, indivisible nation. Grant was the keystone of Union victory, a man whose removal would have resulted in the Union cause crumbling into... more...

  • Bonhomme Richard vs Serapisby Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The clash between the American Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis during the American Revolutionary War is perhaps the most famous single-ship duel in history. This epic battle between two very similar ships - and crews - off the coast of Britain in September 1779 created two naval heroes: in victory John Paul Jones became a figure that all... more...

  • Decatur's Bold and Daring Act- The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804by Mark Lardas; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur?s mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing... more...

  • George Washingtonby Mark Lardas; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    George Washington may be one of history's most underrated commanders. Overlooked in favour of his contemporaries such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Frederick the Great, Washington's achievements are arguably more impressive. Frederick and Napoleon inherited formidable militaries, and both had extensive military training and experience prior to assuming... more...

  • CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsargeby Mark Lardas; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    By the time of American Civil War things had changed from the Age of Fighting Sail - steam power and explosive shells were transforming naval warfare. Iron was beginning to supplant wood. Britain had just finished HMS Warrior, an iron-hulled warship and coastal ironclads dominated the waters off the United States. The changes meant that ships sank,... more...

  • Constitution vs Guerriereby Mark Lardas; Peter Bull

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Famed as a classic naval duel, the clash between two sailing frigates of the nineteenth century affords its victor immeasurable fame and glory. During the War of 1812, the Royal Navy and United States Navy squared off in a number of such duels, the most famous between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerrière . Tactics between the two nations varied... more...

  • Roughshod Through Dixie - Grierson's Raid 1863by Mark Lardas; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    On April 17, 1863 Benjamin Grierson led a force of 1,700 Union cavalrymen across enemy lines into the Confederate-held Tennessee in a bold diversionary raid. Over the next seventeen days, Grierson's horsemen caused havoc by destroying railroad lines, attacking outposts, burning military stores and fighting numerous small actions, before breaking back... more...

  • American Light and Medium Frigates 1794-1836by Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    The "Original Six" frigates were commissioned by the new-born US Navy at a staggering cost of $688,888.82. Designed to be light and fast, these warships enabled America to project its power across the globe. Among the ships Mark Lardas examines is USS Constellation : the first ship to be commissioned by the United States Navy, and also the... more...

  • Ships of the American Revolutionary Navyby Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In this title, Mark Lardas explores the origins of American warships, primarily light and medium frigates, built for the Continental Navy during the years 1776-1783. This was the first navy of the United States and much of the fleet was comprised of ships that had been modified from existing vessels, converted into warships to provide a crucial service... more...

  • African American Soldier in the Civil Warby Mark Lardas; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Approximately 200,000 African Americans fought for the Union during the Civil War. Initially, many white soldiers doubted their bravery and skill; they were soon proved wrong. The United States Colored Troops performed countless acts of courage, most famously at the battle of Fort Wagner where the 54th Massachusetts marched forth and scaled the parapets,... more...