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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
When newly elected Illinois State Representative Abraham Lincoln first saw 5'4" Stephen A. Douglas, he sized him up as "the least man I ever saw." With the introduction of Douglas's first bill in 1834, Lincoln soon thought differently. The General Assembly not only passed the bill, it appointed the 21-year-old Douglas State's... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95
By February 1862 Confederate forces in Kentucky and Tennessee were falling back in disorder. Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River fell to combined land and naval forces under Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant and Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote. These losses necessitated the abandonment of the Rebel stronghold... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
After hiding in her grandmother?s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude?and her master?s sexual abuse?when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very active abolitionist, and her correspondence with Harriet Beecher Stowe inspired her to write Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl about her years... more...
- Pritzker Military Museum and Library 2015; US$ 17.99
Published 117 years after his death, the journals of the American soldier Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath provide a compelling vantage point by which to view contemporary American history. They tell, first and foremost, a tale of war in which there is no gloryonly carnage and death. Through Gilbreaths firsthand accounts we get a sense of what... more...
- 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...
- Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 37.95
This book looks at an allegation of betrayal made against a young Foreign Office clerk, Victor Buckley, who, it was claimed, leaked privileged information to agents of the Southern States during the American Civil War. As a consequence, the CSS Alabama narrowly escaped seizure by the British Government and proceeded to wage war on American shipping.... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95
In the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was far from united. The United States faced internal strife over the extent of governance and the rights of individual states. The United States? relationship with their former colonial power was also uncertain. Britain impressed American sailors and supported Native Americans? actions... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95
Naval hero for all the South, Raphael Semmes (1809-1877) sailed two famous Confederate raiders. He outfitted CSS Sumter in 1861 and captured 18 Union merchant ships in six months before the raider was blockaded at Gibraltar. Next he took command of CSS Alabama, an English-built raider, and terrorized U.S. merchant vessels on the high seas from August... more...
- Commonwealth Books of Virginia 2015; US$ 5.95
"Thomas Jeffersons Enlightenment - Background Notes" is a self-contained collection of seventeen essays. Author James Thompson envisioned it originally as a supplement for his earlier book, "Thomas Jeffersons Enlightenment - Paris 1785." Readers will find in these detailed "background notes" a feast of little... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95
First published in 1996, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference resource that pulls together a vast amount of material on a rich historical era, presenting it in a balanced way that offers hard-to-find facts and detailed information. The volume was the first encyclopedic account of the United States' colonial military experience. It features... more...