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- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
This amazing book collects together true tales of South West spies in the Second World War from across the West Country and the South West. From the Plymouth rescue operations as the exodus from France began to the secret guerrilla army in Plymstock, the first German spies, the amazing story of Jasper Lawn of N51 and the Helford Flotilla (told here... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
This book follows the 2nd Maine Cavalry from their muster in the late winter of 1863 through their action against Confederate forces in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. While giving the details of the many scouting expeditions, raids and battles in which the regiment participated, it also includes the more personal stories of several of the young soldiers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the death toll across Confederate and Union prisons reached 56,000 by the end of the war. In an attempt to improve prison conditions, President Lincoln... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95
Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico. More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico. Dozens of these charismatic leaders of nations and armies are brought to life by the deep research and entertaining storytelling of... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 14.99
Civil War Missouri stood at the crossroads of America. As the most Southern-leaning state in the Middle West, Missouri faced a unique dilemma. The state formed the gateway between east and west, as well as one of the borders between the two contending armies. Moreover, because Missouri was the only slave state in the Great Interior, the conflicts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Beginning with the immigrants from Asia, through inventions of agriculture, cities and kingdoms, American First Nations are integral to the history of the United States. They explored the continent, pioneered its waterways and mountain passes, cleared forests, irrigated deserts, and ranched its great plains. Invading Europeans justifies their conquests... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
On August 7, 1862, George Alfred Hitchcock (born in Massachusetts in 1844) left home looking forward to a reunion with his older brother, Henry Sparhawk Hitchcock, and membership in Company A, 21st Massachusetts Infantry. From this date until January 1, 1865, Hitchcock kept a meticulous record of his daily activities in pocket diaries. His first experience... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95
James Tanner may be the most famous person in nineteenth-century America that no one has heard of. During his service in the Union army, he lost the lower third of both his legs and afterward had to reinvent himself. After a brush with fame as the stenographer taking down testimony a few feet away from the dying President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95
Fought in both Caribbean and Pacific and turning on America's superior naval strength, this short but decisive war had momentous consequences internationally. It ended Spain's imperial power, and the US emerged for the first time as an active force in world affairs, acquiring -- amidst much domestic controversy -- an empire of her own in the Philippines,... more...