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- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
How can we make sense of the fact that after decades of right-wing political mobilizing the major social changes wrought by the Sixties are more than ever part of American life? The World the Sixties Made, the first academic collection to treat the last quarter of the twentieth century as a distinct period of U.S. history, rebuts popular accounts... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 44.00
John Gregory Bourke kept a set of diaries as aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook. This fourth volume chronicles the political and managerial affairs in Crook's Department of the Platte. It focuses on the controversy concerning the forced relocation of the Ponca Indians from their ancient homeland along the Dakota-Nebraska line. more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 10.95
Until now, the poetry of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been hidden, "embedded" within comments made at press briefings and in interviews. His preferred medium is the spoken word, and his audience has been limited to hard-bitten reporters and hard-core watchers of C-SPAN. Just as The Iliad and The Odyssey were spoken aloud by many... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 31.86
Hauptbeschreibung Am Morgen des 16. März 1968 machte sich eine amerikanische Einheit auf den Weg in ein kleines südvietnamesisches Dorf: My Lai. Innerhalb von vier Stunden brachten sie so gut wie alle Bewohner in einem grauenvollen Exzess um. My Lai ist eine Zäsur; es ist der Höhepunkt eines grausamen Krieges. Erschreckender noch als das Ereignis... more...
- NYU Press 2009; US$ 22.10
While it lasted only sixteen months, King Philip?s War (1675-1676) was arguably one of the most significant of the colonial wars that wracked early America. As the first major military crisis to directly strike one of the Empire?s most important possessions: the Massachusetts Bay Colony, King Philip?s War marked the first time that Massachusetts had... more...
- Encounter Books 2014; US$ 27.99
The United States has been shaped by three sweeping political revolutions: Jefferson?s “revolution of 1800,? the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that set the stage for a new phase of political and economic development. Are we on the verge of another upheaval, a “fourth... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
In June of 1876, the U.S. government?s plan to pressure the Lakota and Cheyenne people onto reservations came to a dramatic and violent end with a battle that would become enshrined in American memory. In the eyes of many Americans at the time, the Battle of Little Bighorn represented a symbolic struggle between the civilized and the savage. Known... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2013; US$ 44.00
John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries beginning as a young cavalry lieutenant in Arizona in 1872, and ending the evening before his death in 1896. As aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook, he had an insider's view of the early Apache campaigns, the Great Sioux War, the Cheyenne Outbreak, and the Geronimo War. Bourke's writings... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 39.95
On August 14, 1942, Chief of Staff George C. Marshall appointed General Dwight D. Eisenhower Commander of the European theater of operations for North Africa. Eisenhower had no prior training or experience in warfare and no experience commanding an army. Frequently, he was subjected to unjustifiable interference from Marshall (who was 3,000 miles away... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00
In June 1876 the 7th U.S. Cavalry was savagely defeated at the Little Bighorn in the Montana wilderness during an attempt to seize Sioux and Cheyenne hunting grounds. Three years later redcoats mirrored this utter disaster with an equally high-handed grab for Zulu lands in South Africa. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and Lieutenant Colonel Anthony... more...