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  • Ending the Civil Warby Benton Rain Patterson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 38.00

    Dramatically and authentically, using eyewitness accounts where possible, this book recounts the final 13 months of the Civil War, a year in which a new U.S. Army general in chief was appointed, a new course for the war was charted, a massive new campaign was begun, the abolition of slavery was confirmed by the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, and the... more...

  • Der SD-Mann Johannes Schmidtby Rainer Orth

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 22.89

    Hauptbeschreibung "Man hat mich gewarnt, dass mir Gefahr drohe. Aber ein preußischer Offizier fürchtet sich nicht!" (Kurt von Schleicher am Tag vor seiner Ermordung). Kurt von Schleicher war der wohl glückloseste Kanzler, den Deutschland je hatte: Nach einer Amtszeit von nicht einmal zwei Monaten musste er am 28. Januar 1933 seinen Platz räumen und... more...

  • Unholy Sabbathby Brian Matthew Jordan

    Savas Beatie 2012; US$ 19.95

    Many readers of Civil War history have been led to believe the battle of South Mountain (September 14, 1862) was but a trifling skirmish, a preliminary engagement of little strategic or tactical consequence overshadowed by Antietam’s horrific carnage just three days later. In fact, the fight was a decisive Federal victory and important turning... more...

  • Belle Boyd in Camp and Prisonby Belle Boyd; Sharon Kennedy Nolle; Drew Gilpin Faust

    LSU Press 1998; US$ 20.95

    First published in 1865, Belle Boyd's memoir of her experiences as a Confederate spy has stood the test of time and interest. Belle first gained notoriety when she killed a Union soldier in her home in 1861. During the Federal occupations of the Shenandoah Valley, she mingled with the servicemen and, using her feminine wiles, obtained useful information... more...

  • 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...

  • Abe Lincoln's Hatby Martha Brenner; Donald Cook

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    Illus. in full color. Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and even his checkbook in his trademark top hat. When he took off his hat, it was all there! 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...