• "All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell"

    By Mark K. Christ

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780874837377
    • Publisher: Natl Book Network
    • Published: October 2003
    Dogwood trees were in full bloom as Union General Frederick Steele led 8,500 soldiers out of comfortable quarters in Little Rock and into the pine and scrub woodlands of southwest Arkansas. Steele's intended target was Shreveport, Louisiana. He planned to join another Union force coming from Fort Smith, bringing his projected complement to 12,500 troops, and then link with another Federal army in Louisiana.
  • The "Final Solution" in Riga

    By Andrej Angrick

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780857456014
    • Publisher: Berghahn Books
    • Published: January 2012
    Ghetto, forced labor camp, concentration camp: All of the elements of the National Socialists' policies of annihilation were to be found in Riga. This first analysis of the Riga ghetto and the nearby camps of Salaspils and Jungfernhof addresses all aspects of German occupation policy during the Second World War. Drawing upon a broad array of sources that includes previously inaccessible Soviet archives, postwar criminal investigations, and trial records of alleged perpetrators, and the records of the Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto, the authors have produced an in-depth study of the Riga ghetto that never loses sight of the Latvian capital's place within the overall design of Nazi policy and the all-of-Europe dimension of the Holocaust.NOMINATED FOR THE RAPHAEL LEMKIN AWARD BY THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF GENOCIDE"With its …[over thousand] detailed and expansive footnotes drawing on twenty-four different archive collections in eight countries and three continents and an enormous secondary literature, this is one of the best researched regional studies of the Holocaust ever to appear. It is helped by the fact that the authors are also always so cognizant of what was happening elsewhere in Europe at the same time and thus frequently draw out the relationship between seemingly haphazard local decisions and trends across Europe…Indeed, the way in which the book 'makes sense' of complex institutional behavior is at times breathtaking…The precision in the detail and the scope of the contextualization make this one of the more important works to appear on the Holocaust in recent years." · English Historical Review"This very readable and well documented study fills an important gap in the Holocaust literature: it offers insight into the microcosm reflecting the entire terrifying and murderous scenario of the SS State." · Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"[This] excellent study of the Riga ghetto, informed by Eastern European sources and available now in English translation, provides a precise and ghastly description of what [the liquidation] meant for the local Jews. With laudable thoroughness, they describe the organized shooting of Jews, the first form of industrial-scale mass murder." · The New York Review of Books
  • "Fire from the Midst of You"

    By Louis A. Decaro

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814719220
    • Publisher: New York Univ Pr
    • Published: October 2005
  • The "Good War" in American Memory

    By John Bodnar

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781421405827
    The "Good War" in American Memory dispels the long-held myth that Americans forged an agreement on why they had to fight in World War II. John Bodnar's sociocultural examination of the vast public debate that took place in the United States over the war's meaning reveals that the idea of the "good war" was highly contested."This engaging and well-written book addresses not just World War II but... war remembrance more generally."-- Cercles"Bodnar provides a corrective lens for those whose recent myopia accepts the celebratory effect of... traditional treatments of American participation in World War II... What Bodnar has adamantly recovered is the faded suffering of family members whose loved ones were buried overseas or never found, and the memories of veterans who could not escape the confusion and frustration."-- Journal of American History"Show[s] movingly and with great care how the history of emotion is embedded in the history of war and point[s] the way to future scholarship with authority and conviction. That is no mean achievement."-- American Historical Review
  • "Loyally They Served": A Short History of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment

    By Lancashire Infantry Museum

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    • ISBN-13: 9781533475848
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • '... The Real War Will Never Get in the Books': Selections from Writers During the Civil War

    By Louis P. Masur

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195068689
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 1993
    This collection goes backstage into the more or less private lives of fourteen major writers of the Civil War period. Sections from their diaries, letters, and occasional essays go far toward explaining why so little creative work was produced during this period. Notes, index. 301p.
  • '44: In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes

    By Charles Whiting

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780880291897
    • Publisher: Military Heritage Press
    • Published: January 1984
  • 'A People's Contest': The Union and Civil War 1861-1865 (Second Edition)

    By Phillip Shaw Paludan

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780700608126
    • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
    • Published: July 1996
  • 'A' Force: The Origins of British Deception During the Second World War

    By Whitney T. Bendeck

    Our Price: $45.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781612512334
    • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
    • Published: October 2013
  • 'Boots and Saddles' Or, Life in Dakota With General Custer

    By Elizabeth B. Custer

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780806111926
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: June 1987
    Records the findings of current research on the brain functioning of invertebrates, simple vertebrates, and man, and notes the implications of recent developments for psychology and philosophy. Glossary. Bibliogs
  • 'Fear Was Not in Him': The Civil War Letters of General Francis C. Barlow, U.S.A (The North's Civil War, No. 28)

    By Francis C. Barlow

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780823223237
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: June 2004
    Brought together for the first time, one of the most important collections of Civil War letters is that of Francis Channing Barlow. A young intellectual from Massachusetts, Barlow was a successful lawyer in New York City and friends with such people as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Winslow Homer's family when he went off to war. Leaving his wife hours after their marriage, Barlow probably never contemplated the conversion he would undergo.Originally commissioned a lieutenant and untrained in military science, he ended the war as one of the North's premier combat generals. Though Barlow entered the service with nascent leadership qualities, he left it with a honed sense of his own authority. More importantly, Barlow had transformed from a contemplative man of society to a vigorous figure engaged with life and politics. Barlow's letters, covering the period from 1861 to 1864, not only provide a rich description of battle experiences, but also offer insight into an intellectual civilian learning the realities of war and the burdens of command.Barlow suffered many privations, including two battlefield wounds and an exhaustive collapse following the death of his wife while she nursed Federal soldiers. Barlow played a critical role in the Peninsula Campaign and in delivering a decisive charge at Antietam, sustaining a grievous wound that ensured his promotion to brigadier general. At Gettysburg - his first battle in command of a division - Barlow deployed his men in an exposed position, a controversial decision that cost him another wound and the defeat of his troops. After he recuperated, Barlow led a division through the 1864 campaign toward Richmond, earning a reputation for being a strict disciplinarian and leading his soldiers in the famous charge against the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania.