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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

  • "...the real war will never get in the books"by Louis P. Masur

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    In "I...the real war will never get in the books", Louis P. Masur brings together the personal letters, diary entries, and journal articles of some of the most distinguished writers of the time to constitute a striking literary landscape. These wartime writings illuminate the lines of connection between the personal, political, and creative, as well... more...

  • "...the real war will never get in the books"by Louis P. Masur

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    In "I...the real war will never get in the books", Louis P. Masur brings together the personal letters, diary entries, and journal articles of some of the most distinguished writers of the time to constitute a striking literary landscape. These wartime writings illuminate the lines of connection between the personal, political, and creative, as well... more...

  • "A New Kind of War"by Howard Jones

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    America's experience in Greece has often been cited as a model by those later policymakers in Washington who regard the involvement as a "victory" for American foreign policy. Indeed, President Johnson and others referred to Greece as the model for America's deepening involvement in Vietnam during the mid-1960's. Greece became the battlefield for... more...

  • 'A Student in Arms'by Ross Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Donald Hankey was a writer who saw himself as a ?student of human nature? and peacetime Edwardian Britain as a society at war with itself. Wounded in a murderous daylight infantry charge near Ypres, Hankey began sending despatches to The Spectator from hospital in 1915. Trench life, wrote Hankey, taught that ?the gentleman? is a type not a social... more...

  • "Aid and Comfort"by Henry Mark Holzer; Erika Holzer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00

    Jane Fonda's visit to Hanoi in July 1972 and her pro-North Vietnamese, anti-American conduct, especially her pose with an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes and her propaganda broadcasts directed toward American troops, angered many Americans. In their eyes, she was guilty of treason, but she was never charged by the American... more...

  • "An Empire of Ideals"by Justin D. Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan?s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan?s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic dreaminess, naiveté, and illusion.  Reagan spoke often about... more...

  • 'Boredom is the Enemy'by Amanda Laugesen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    War is often characterised as one percent terror, 99 per cent boredom. Whilst much ink has been spilt on the one per cent, relatively little work has been directed toward the other 99 per cent of a soldier's time. As such, this book will be welcomed by those seeking a fuller understanding of what makes soldiers endure war, and how they cope with prolonged... more...

  • "C" Force to Hong Kongby Brereton Greenhous

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 12.99

    The book recounts the formation of the ?C? Force and its departure to Hong Kong where it arrived just three weeks before the Japanese attack. It outlines the course of the battle from December 8, 1941, until the inevitable surrender of the garrison on Christmas Day. more...

  • "Commy"by G. W. Axelson; Marty McGee; Gary Mitchem

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 33.00

    This biography of Charles "Commy" Comiskey is one of the earliest and most important--and, up to now, one of the hardest for baseball researchers to get their hands on--in the baseball canon. Comiskey spent half a century in the big leagues as a successful player-manager and owner, his clubs winning nine pennants along the way. But the dark... more...

  • "Daddy's Gone to War"by William M. Jr. Tuttle

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Looking out a second-story window of her family's quarters at the Pearl Harbor naval base on December 7, 1941, eleven-year-old Jackie Smith could see not only the Rising Sun insignias on the wings of attacking Japanese bombers, but the faces of the pilots inside. Most American children on the home front during the Second World War saw the enemy only... more...