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Military

  • The GI Generationby Frank F. Mathias

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Frank Mathias was born in Maysville, Kentucky, (pop. 7000) in 1925 and grew up in nearby Carlisle (pop. 1500), where life in his small town was much like that in towns and villages all across America. He came of age in an era of total security; his parents never even had a key to their front door. Daily living was infused with gossip; no one had a... more...

  • Detroit And The "Good War"by Jr. Dominic J. Capeci

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Edward J. Jeffries Jr., was elected mayor of Detroit in 1937 and for a decade led the city through a period of race riots, union turmoil, and unprecedented growth. Jeffries's circle of friends was made up primarily of newspaper reporters who shared his interests and lifestyle. Devoted to family, they nevertheless worked long hours, smoked heavily,... more...

  • While Father Is Awayby Jennifer Cain Bohrnstedt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    While Father is Away reveals the intimate story of a British-American's role in the American Civil War. William Bradbury's letters home provide a rare window on the unique relationships among husband, wife, and children while a father was away at war. Yorkshire attorney turned Union volunteer soldier Bradbury became a "privileged private" with... more...

  • GI Jiveby Frank F. Mathias

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "Frank Mathias was a teenager in a small town when the draft swept him into the army and then halfway around the world to the jungles of the South Pacific. He served in the huge invasion force in the Battle of Manila, the deadliest single battle of the Pacific War. As an army musician attached to the 37th Infantry Division, Mathias saw the war from... more...

  • We Shall Return!by William M. Leary

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    They were the forgotten commanders of World War II. While the names of Bradley and Patton became household words for Americans, few could identify Krueger or Eichelberger. They served under General Douglas MacArthur, a military genius with an enormous ego who dominated publicity from the Southwest Pacific during the American advance from Australia,... more...

  • Time on Targetby William R. Buster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.95

    William R. Buster, born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, knew a soldier's combat experience and left a first hand account of it. He graduated from West Point in 1939, just in time to serve through one of the most crucial periods in national and world history. His story includes accounts of the incredible expansion, arming, and training of the US Army, as... more...

  • Breckinridgeby William C. Davis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    John C. Breckinridge rose to prominence during one of the most turbulent times in our nation's history. Widely respected, even by his enemies, for his dedication to moderate liberalism, Breckinridge's charisma and integrity led to his election as Vice President at age 35, the youngest ever in America's history. After a decade of being out-of-print,... more...

  • Confederate General R.S. Ewellby Paul D. Casdorph

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Richard Stoddert Ewell is best known as the Confederate General selected by Robert E. Lee to replace "Stonewall" Jackson as chief of the Second Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Ewell is also remembered as the general who failed to drive Federal troops from the high ground of Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg. Many... more...

  • The Last Days of George Armstrong Custerby Thom Hatch

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    In this thrilling narrative history of George Armstrong Custer?s death at the Little Bighorn, award-winning historian Thom Hatch puts to rest the questions and conspiracies that have made Custer's last stand one of the most misunderstood events in American history. While numerous historians have investigated the battle, what happened on those plains... more...

  • Team Dogby Mike Ritland; Gary Brozek

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    New York Times ?bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland teach es a ll dog owner s how to have the close relationship and exceptional training of combat dogs. In TEAM DOG, Mike taps into fifteen years? worth of experience and shares, explaining in accessible and direct language, the science behind the importance of gaining... more...