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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Major General Alexander M. McCook, USAby Wayne Fanebust

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Alexander M. McCook, one of the youngest major generals in the Union army, was a member of a patriotic family from Ohio that became known as the "Fighting McCooks." He participated in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Civil War, including Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River and Chickamauga. In battle, McCook could be rash and... more...

  • The Indian in Latin American Historyby John E. Kicza

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 40.99

    Initially decimated by disease and later faced with the loss of their lands and their political autonomy, Latin American Indians have displayed remarkable resilience. They have resisted cultural hegemony with rebellions and have initiated petitions to demand remedies to injustices, while consciously selecting certain aspects of the West to incorporate... more...

  • Die Sachen der Aufklärungby Frauke Berndt; Daniel Fulda

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2012; US$ 70.62

    Die Sache der Aufklärung meinen wir zu kennen ? die Aufklärer forderten Gedankenfreiheit, Selbstbestimmung, eine Lebensführung nach Maßgabe der Vernunft und bürgerliche Rechte. Weniger bekannt sind die konkreten Sachen, für die sich das 18. Jahrhundert interessierte: Dinge des Alltags, die materiale Dimension von Erkenntnis, Kultur und Kritik, Laboreinrichtungen,... more...

  • African American Women During the Civil Warby Ella Forbes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Confederate General William Dorsey Penderby Brian Steel Wills

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In this thorough biography of Pender, noted Civil War historian Brian Steel Wills examines both the young general's military career and his domestic life. While Pender devoted himself to military service, he also embraced the Episcopal Church and was baptized before his command in the field. According to Wills, Pender had an insatiable quest for "glory"... more...

  • Halleckby Stephen E. Ambrose

    LSU Press 1996; US$ 18.95

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  • More Generals in Grayby Bruce S. Allardice

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    In this masterpiece of research, a splendid supplement to Ezra J. Warner's Generals in Gray, Bruce S. Allardice brings to light a neglected class of officers: the Confederacy's "other" generals -- men who attained their rank outside the usual avenue of appointment by President Jefferson Davis and who had been virtually forgotten as a consequence.... 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...

  • Trans-Pacific Echoes and Resonances; Listening Once Againby Joseph Needham; Lu Gwei-Djen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1985; US$ 54.00

    This monograph is a review of the present state of knowledge of the relationships and consequences of over 25 centuries of interactions between the Amerindian and Asean Circum-Pacific regions. A fascinating, special case of previous work by two Asianists on similar themes of the Euro-Asian Continental land mass, providing the theoretical framework... more...