Winning and Losing in the Civil War Book
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Winning and Losing in the Civil War

  • Author : Albert Castel
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 157003074X


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Winning and Losing in the Civil War collects fifteen of the most influential short writings by accomplished Civil War historian Albert Castel, each presented with his trademark wit, style, and analytical precision. The author expounds on some of the most provocative, arresting issues surrounding the war, including the dispute over inevitability of Northern victory and the question of Lee's greatness on and off the battlefield. Castel contemplates presidents and mules, generals and guerrillas, lovers and haters, facts and opinions, actualities and probabilities. In addition, he uses the volume as a forum for reflecting on his role as historian, identifying the primary problem facing present-day practitioners of Civil War historiography, and illumining what remains to be accomplished in this heavily tilled but ever-popular field of scholarly inquiry.

If The South Had Won The Civil War Book
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If The South Had Won The Civil War

  • Author : MacKinlay Kantor
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312865535


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The classic novel of speculative history, showing how the South could have won the Civil War, is accompanied by the author's essay on his work.

The Guns of the South Book
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The Guns of the South

  • Author : Harry Turtledove
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307792358


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"It is absolutely unique--without question the most fascinating Civil War novel I have ever read." Professor James M. McPherson Pultizer Prize-winning BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM January 1864--General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. The Army of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equpped. Gettysburg has broken the back of the Confederacy and decimated its manpower. Then, Andries Rhoodie, a strange man with an unplaceable accent, approaches Lee with an extraordinary offer. Rhoodie demonstrates an amazing rifle: Its rate of fire is incredible, its lethal efficiency breathtaking--and Rhoodie guarantees unlimited quantitites to the Confederates. The name of the weapon is the AK-47.... Selected by the Science Fiction Book Club A Main Selection of the Military Book Club

Why the South Lost the Civil War Book
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Why the South Lost the Civil War

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1991-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN 10 : 0820313963


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Offers a chronological account of the Civil War, reexamines theories for the South's defeat, and analyzes Confederate and Union military strategy

Ends of War Book

Ends of War

  • Author : Caroline E. Janney
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-09-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469663388


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The Army of Northern Virginia's chaotic dispersal began even before Lee and Grant met at Appomattox Court House. As the Confederates had pushed west at a relentless pace for nearly a week, thousands of wounded and exhausted men fell out of the ranks. When word spread that Lee planned to surrender, most remaining troops stacked their arms and accepted paroles allowing them to return home, even as they lamented the loss of their country and cause. But others broke south and west, hoping to continue the fight. Fearing a guerrilla war, Grant extended the generous Appomattox terms to every rebel who would surrender himself. Provost marshals fanned out across Virginia and beyond, seeking nearly 18,000 of Lee's men who had yet to surrender. But the shock of Lincoln's assassination led Northern authorities to see threats of new rebellion in every rail depot and harbor where Confederates gathered for transport, even among those already paroled. While Federal troops struggled to keep order and sustain a fragile peace, their newly surrendered adversaries seethed with anger and confusion at the sight of Union troops occupying their towns and former slaves celebrating freedom. In this dramatic new history of the weeks and months after Appomattox, Caroline E. Janney reveals that Lee's surrender was less an ending than the start of an interregnum marked by military and political uncertainty, legal and logistical confusion, and continued outbursts of violence. Janney takes readers from the deliberations of government and military authorities to the ground-level experiences of common soldiers. Ultimately, what unfolds is the messy birth narrative of the Lost Cause, laying the groundwork for the defiant resilience of rebellion in the years that followed.

War Like the Thunderbolt Book
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War Like the Thunderbolt

  • Author : Russell S. Bonds
  • Publisher : Westholme Publishing
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89100752039


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Draws on diaries, unpublished letters, and other archival sources to trace the events of the Civil War campaign that sealed the fate of the Confederacy and was instrumental in securing Abraham Lincoln's reelection.

Soccer Diplomacy Book

Soccer Diplomacy

  • Author : Heather L. Dichter
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813179544


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Although the game of soccer is known by many names around the world—football, fútbol, Fußball, voetbal—the sport is a universal language. Throughout the past century, governments have used soccer to further their diplomatic aims through a range of actions including boycotts, carefully orchestrated displays at matches, and more. In turn, soccer organizations have leveraged their power over membership and tournament decisions to play a role in international relations. In Soccer Diplomacy, an international group of experts analyzes the relationship between soccer and diplomacy. Together, they investigate topics such as the use of soccer as a tool of nation-state–based diplomacy, soccer as a non-state actor, and the relationship between soccer and diplomatic actors in subnational, national, and transnational contexts. They also examine the sport as a conduit for representation, communication, and negotiation. Drawing on a wealth of historical examples, the contributors demonstrate that governments must frequently address soccer as part of their diplomatic affairs. They argue that this single sport—more than the Olympics, other regional multisport competitions, or even any other sport—reveals much about international relations, how states attempt to influence foreign views, and regional power dynamics.

What It Took to Win Book
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What It Took to Win

  • Author : Michael Kazin
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374717797


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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice One of Kirkus Reviews' ten best US history books of 2022 A leading historian tells the story of the United States’ most enduring political party and its long, imperfect and newly invigorated quest for “moral capitalism,” from Andrew Jackson to Joseph Biden. One of Kirkus Reviews' 40 most anticipated books of 2022 One of Vulture's "49 books we can't wait to read in 2022" The Democratic Party is the world’s oldest mass political organization. Since its inception in the early nineteenth century, it has played a central role in defining American society, whether it was exercising power or contesting it. But what has the party stood for through the centuries, and how has it managed to succeed in elections and govern? In What It Took to Win, the eminent historian Michael Kazin identifies and assesses the party’s long-running commitment to creating “moral capitalism”—a system that mixed entrepreneurial freedom with the welfare of workers and consumers. And yet the same party that championed the rights of the white working man also vigorously protected or advanced the causes of slavery, segregation, and Indian removal. As the party evolved towards a more inclusive egalitarian vision, it won durable victories for Americans of all backgrounds. But it also struggled to hold together a majority coalition and advance a persuasive agenda for the use of government. Kazin traces the party’s fortunes through vivid character sketches of its key thinkers and doers, from Martin Van Buren and William Jennings Bryan to the financier August Belmont and reformers such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Hillman, and Jesse Jackson. He also explores the records of presidents from Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Throughout, Kazin reveals the rich interplay of personality, belief, strategy, and policy that define the life of the party—and outlines the core components of a political endeavor that may a

The Gettysburg Address Book
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The Gettysburg Address

  • Author : Abraham Lincoln
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-08-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141956633


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The Address was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg. In just over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as "a new birth of freedom" that would bring true equality to all of its citizens, and that would also create a unified nation in which states' rights were no longer dominant. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD ROM Book
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Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD ROM

  • Author : Cambridge University Press
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 1162
  • ISBN 10 : 0521691966


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The Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary defines the vocabulary students need to succeed in high school and beyond. Entries cover more than 2,000 content-area vocabulary items, as well as general academic vocabulary and full coverage of everyday words and phrases. The CD-ROM lets students search for vocabulary by subject area, includes audio of all entry words, offers word family and frequency information, and has a thesaurus and instant lookup feature. The CD-ROM is compatible with Windows XP/Vista and with Mac OSX 10.4 (32-bit only).

Losing The War  Winning A Battle Book

Losing The War Winning A Battle

  • Author : Tyree Giboney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-04-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9798737858445


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Good Book on the topic involved. Every military library should have this book. Guiding the reader through more than two centuries of military campaigns, the author shows how defeat in battle need not lead to defeat in war. That Ulysses S. Grant suffered a number of repulses during the American Civil War is one instance, the Anglo-French Retreat from Mons in 1914 another. But Dupuy does not focus solely on general officers: analysing the Second World War and Korean War actions, veterans of all ranks impart how the engagements felt to them.

The Warfare of Divided Allegiances  Civil War Collection Book

The Warfare of Divided Allegiances Civil War Collection

  • Author : Stephen Crane
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • File Size : 16,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 9581
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4064066383299


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This Madison & Adams edition presents the greatest novels and stories written in the aftermath of the Civil War, trying to show the truth in disguise of fiction, the trauma, the turmoil, the massacre and the heroism of all people involved:_x000D_ Stephen Crane:_x000D_ The Red Badge of Courage_x000D_ The Little Regiment_x000D_ The Veteran_x000D_ The Private History of a Campaign That Failed & A Curious Experience (Mark Twain)_x000D_ Ambrose Bierce:_x000D_ An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge_x000D_ A Horseman in the Sky_x000D_ Chickamauga_x000D_ Joseph A. Altsheler: _x000D_ The Guns of Bull Run_x000D_ The Guns of Shiloh_x000D_ The Scouts of Stonewall_x000D_ The Sword of Antietam_x000D_ The Star of Gettysburg_x000D_ The Rock of Chickamauga_x000D_ The Shades of the Wilderness_x000D_ The Tree of Appomattox_x000D_ The Crisis (Winston Churchill)_x000D_ Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty (John William De Forest)_x000D_ With Lee in Virginia (G. A. Henty)_x000D_ Who Would Have Thought It? (María Ruiz de Burton)_x000D_ The Long Roll (Mary Johnston)_x000D_ Cease Firing (Mary Johnston)_x000D_ The Victim: A Romance of the Real Jefferson Davis (Thomas Dixon Jr.)_x000D_ Kincaid's Battery (George Washington Cable)_x000D_ The Border Spy (Harry Hazelton)_x000D_ The Battle Ground (Ellen Glasgow)_x000D_ Who Goes There? (B. K. Benson)_x000D_ Ailsa Paige (Robert W. Chambers)_x000D_ Special Messenger (Robert W. Chambers)_x000D_ How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion (George W. Peck)_x000D_ Raiding with Morgan (Byron A. Dunn)_x000D_ Mohun; Or, the Last Days of Lee and His Paladins (John Esten Cooke)_x000D_ Brother Against Brother (John R. Musick)_x000D_ The Last Three Soldiers (W. H. Shelton)_x000D_ A War-Time Wooing (Charles King)_x000D_ The Iron Game (Henry F. Keenan)_x000D_ The Blockade Runners (Jules Verne)_x000D_ The Lost Despatch (Natalie Sumner Lincoln)_x000D_ My Lady of the North (Randall Parrish)_x000D_ Uncle Daniel's Story of "Tom" Anderson (John McElroy

The First Reconstruction Book

The First Reconstruction

  • Author : Van Gosse
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 759
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469660110


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It may be difficult to imagine that a consequential black electoral politics evolved in the United States before the Civil War, for as of 1860, the overwhelming majority of African Americans remained in bondage. Yet free black men, many of them escaped slaves, steadily increased their influence in electoral politics over the course of the early American republic. Despite efforts to disfranchise them, black men voted across much of the North, sometimes in numbers sufficient to swing elections. In this meticulously-researched book, Van Gosse offers a sweeping reappraisal of the formative era of American democracy from the Constitution's ratification through Abraham Lincoln's election, chronicling the rise of an organized, visible black politics focused on the quest for citizenship, the vote, and power within the free states. Full of untold stories and thorough examinations of political battles, this book traces a First Reconstruction of black political activism following emancipation in the North. From Portland, Maine and New Bedford, Massachusetts to Brooklyn and Cleveland, black men operated as voting blocs, denouncing the notion that skin color could define citizenship.

Why The North Won The Civil War Book
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Why The North Won The Civil War

  • Author : David Herbert Donald
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786251985


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WHY THE SOUTH LOST What led to the downfall of the Confederacy? The distinguished professors of history represented in this volume examine the following crucial factors in the South’s defeat: ECONOMIC—RICHARD N. CURRENT of the University of Wisconsin attributes the victory of the North to fundamental economic superiority so great that the civilian resources of the South were dissipated under the conditions of war. MILITARY—T. HARRY WILLIAMS of Louisiana State University cites the deficiencies of Confederate strategy and military leadership, evaluating the influence on both sides of Baron Jomini, a 19th-century strategist who stressed position warfare and a rapid tactical offensive. DIPLOMATIC—NORMAN A. GRAERNER of the University of Illinois holds that the basic reason England and France decided not to intervene on the side of the South was simply that to have done so would have violated the general principle of non-intervention to which they were committed. SOCIAL—DAVID DONALD of Columbia University offers the intriguing thesis that an excess of Southern democracy killed the Confederacy. From the ordinary man in the ranks to Jefferson Davis himself, too much emphasis was placed on individual freedom and not enough on military discipline. POLITICAL—DAVID M. POTTER of Stanford University suggests that the deficiencies of President Davis as a civil and military leader turner the balance, and that the South suffered from the lack of a second well-organized political party to force its leadership into competence.

Winning While Losing Book

Winning While Losing

  • Author : Kenneth Alan Osgood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0813049083


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Explores the relationship between race and the rise of conservativism in America and the political setbacks that remained in the way of attempts to remedy oppression and discrimination.