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  • Aufbrüche nach dem Zusammenbruchby Alexander Freund

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2004; US$ 25.48

    Millionen Deutsche wollten nach dem 2. Weltkrieg »raus aus Europa!« ? so eine Schlagzeile von 1949. Knapp eine Million Menschen wanderte dann in den 1950er Jahren tatsächlich nach Übersee aus, die meisten in die USA und nach Kanada. Über diese größte Auswanderungsbewegung aus Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert ist nur wenig bekannt. Auf der Grundlage von... more...

  • Backstage at the Lincoln Assassinationby Thomas A. Bogar

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99

    April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford?s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, ?Burn the place down!?... more...

  • The Battle of Fair Oaksby Robert P. Broadwater

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    In the spring of 1862, Union Major General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac launched a bloody offensive up the Virginia Peninsula in an effort to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. This study chronicles the pivotal but often overlooked turning point of the Peninsula Campaign--the Battle of Fair Oaks, also known as Seven Pines.... more...

  • The Battle of Glendaleby Jim Stempel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    It is commonly accepted that the South could never have won the Civil War. By chronicling perhaps the best of the South's limited opportunities to turn the tide, this provocative study argues that Confederate victory was indeed possible. On June 30, 1862, at a small Virginia crossroads known as Glendale, Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee sliced... more...

  • The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864by Sean Michael Chick

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Battle of Petersburg was the culmination of the Virginia Overland campaign, which pitted the Army of the Potomac, led by Ulysses S. Grant and George Gordon Meade, against Robert E. Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia. In spite of having outmaneuvered Lee, after three days of battle in which the Confederates at Petersburg were severely outnumbered,... more...

  • The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5--6, 1864by Gordon C. Rhea

    LSU Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    Fought in a tangled forest fringing the south bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. In an exciting narrative, Gordon C. Rhea provides the consummate recounting of that conflict of... more...

  • Battlefields of the Civil War - Volume Iby Blair Howard

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    About as good as battlefield guidebooks get, which is very good indeed. (The Bergen Record) It is odd to think of a guide to battlefields presented as walking tours. But this one is, and it works. This is because the book is set up as You Are There" stories, with its soldiers presented as real people, not war machines." (NY Daily News). "Takes... more...

  • The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7--12, 1864by Gordon C. Rhea

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 27.95

    The second volume in Gordon C. Rhea's peerless five-book series on the Civil War's 1864 Overland Campaign abounds with Rhea's signature detail, innovative analysis, and riveting prose. Here Rhea examines the maneuvers and battles from May 7, 1864, when Grant left the Wilderness, through May 12, when his attempt to break Lee's line by frontal assault... more...

  • Beneath a Northern Skyby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 23.99

    Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. In Beneath a Northern Sky , eminent Civil War historian Steven E. Woodworth offers a balanced and thorough overview of the entire battle, its drama, and its meaning. From Lee's decision to take his heretofore successful Army of Northern... more...

  • Between Slavery and Freedomby Howard Jr. McGary; Bill E. Lawson

    Indiana University Press 1993; US$ 11.99

    Using the writings of slaves and former slaves, as well as commentaries on slavery, Between Slavery and Freedom explores the American slave experience to gain a better understanding of six moral and political concepts?oppression, paternalism, resistance, political obligation, citizenship, and forgiveness. The authors use analytical philosophy as well... more...