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  • Wo ist Lieutenant Adkins?by Peter Köpf

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 17.50

    Hauptbeschreibung Dass Soldaten aus der DDR in den Westen flüchteten, weiß jeder. Dass Nato-Soldaten in die DDR überliefen, ist weitgehend unbekannt. Dabei hatten die Deserteure oft gute Gründe. Da ist der anscheinend überzeugte Sozialist William D. Adkins aus Indianapolis, der sich willig in die Arme der Stasi begibt, Karriere macht und am Ende... more...

  • Söhne ohne Väterby Hartmut Radebold; Jürgen Reulecke; Hermann Schulz

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 11.65

    Hauptbeschreibung Fast ein Drittel aller Männer, die zwischen 1933 und 1945 geboren wurden, wuchsen kriegsbedingt ohne Vater auf. Anhand der sehr persönlichen Berichte in diesem Band werden die Folgen dieses Verlustes sichtbar: die Schwierigkeit, dem eigenen Leben deutliche Konturen zu geben, der Kampf um Selbstvertrauen und Entscheidungssicherheit.... more...

  • The 72nd New York Infantry in the Civil Warby Rick Barram

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This is the story of the men who fought and died in the 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Part of Dan Sickles' famed Excelsior Brigade, the 72nd New York served in all the major actions associated with the III Corps, losing one-fourth or more of the regiment in three different engagements. The narrative of the war is told in... more...

  • Louisianians in the Western Confederacyby Stuart Salling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    The Louisiana Brigade served the Confederacy in the Army of Tennessee, battling on the western frontier. Commanded by Daniel W. Adams and Randall L. Gibson, the brigade fought from the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862 to the surrender at Meridian in May 1865. This volume follows the formation and history of the individual units, the politics of command,... more...

  • Hold the Oxo!by Marion Fargey Brooker

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 14.99

    Canada was young. 20,000 underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at 17, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home front: of harvesting, training the horses, and the price of hogs. His letters rested 95 years in a shoebox decorated by his mother. more...

  • A Damned Iowa Greyhoundby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00

    William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. His diary and his correspondence with his family in Van... more...

  • Love amid the Turmoilby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 29.95

    William Vermilion (1830-1894) served as a captain in Company F of the 36th Iowa Infantry from October 1862 until September 1865. Although he was a physician in Iconium in south central Iowa at the start of the war, after it ended he became a noted lawyer in nearby Centerville; he was also a state senator from 1869 to 1872. Mary Vermilion (1831-1883)... more...

  • Four Years With The Iron Brigadeby Lance Herdegen; Sherry Murphy

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Based on an major recent discovery-the Civil War as seen from the front ranks of a legendary fighting unit more...

  • African American Women During the Civil Warby Ella Forbes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 161.00

    This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience.  Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence. These women were spies, soldiers,... more...

  • Between the Enemy and Texasby Anne Bailey

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Much of the Civil War west of the Mississippi was a war of waiting for action, of foraging already stripped land for an army that supposedly could provision itself, and of disease in camp, while trying to hold out against Union pressure. There were none of the major engagements that characterized the conflict farther east. Instead, small units of... more...