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- Free Press 2010; US$ 10.95
Donald Rumsfeld is not just a two-time Secretary of Defence, former CEO, former White House Chief of Staff, and the most outspoken and forceful civilian military leader in recent American history. He is also, intentionally or not, a poet. At last, the ubiquitous and at times unintelligible U.S. Secretary of Defence has been deciphered by humorist Hart... more...
- NYU Press 2009; US$ 26.00
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...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.50
Bloody, fiery spectacles?the Challenger disaster, 9/11, JFK?s assassination?have given us moments of catastrophe that make it easy to answer the ?where were you when? question and shape our ways of seeing what came before and after. Why are these spectacles so packed with meaning? In The Iconoclastic Imagination , Ned O?Gorman approaches each of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 130.00
Challenging the historical tradition that has denigrated Indians as ?savages? and celebrated the triumph of European ?civilization?, Armstrong Starkey presents military history as only one dimension of a more fundamental conflict of cultures, and re-examines the European invasion of North America in the 17 th and 18 th centuries. Combining the perspectives... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00
Indians and whites navigated a complex terrain of economic and social factors (including land use, access to power, availability of white women, etc.) that profoundly affected their loyalty to the Crown and caused them to wreak incredible violence on their neighbors. more...