Author: Bob Rees

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406234931

Category: United States

Page: 80

View: 5042

This series relates the overall chronology of major wars and shows their impact on everyday lives. Each book explores what the main events were, who the significant leaders and participants were, and what the strategic and technological nature of the conflicts were.
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Author: Paul Calore

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786403233

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 5448

This campaign-by-campaign analysis of the War Between the States presents the action from the opening shots at Fort Sumter to the furled flags at Appomattox. Battles both obscure and famous are examined in detail, covering each army's move and countermove. Commentary is provided on the individual battles with attention to the role each conflict played in the greater scheme of the campaign and the war. The chronological arrangement of the campaigns allows for ready reference regarding a single event or an entire series of campaigns. The text is both clear and thorough, focusing on strategy and military successes and failures. An introduction to the events leading up to the war lays the groundwork for the military analysis. Maps and an index are also included.
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A History in Ideas

Author: David Armitage

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300149824

Category: Civil war

Page: 360

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A highly original history of the least understood and most intractable form of organised human aggression, from ancient Rome to our present conflict-ridden world We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and isn't, have a long and contested history. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is ruler or rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider; it can also shape a conflict's outcome, determining whether external powers are involved or stand aside. From the American Revolution to the Iraq war, pivotal decisions have hung on such shifts of perspective. The West's age of civil war may be over, but elsewhere it has exploded - from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sri Lanka and, most recently, Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots, dynamics and shaping force of civil war will be essential to our ongoing struggles with this seemingly interminable problem.
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Author: Anne C. Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478830

Category: History

Page: 324

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Anne Rose examines the relationship between American Victorian culture and the Civil War, arguing that Romanticism was at the heart of Victorian culture.
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Author: Cole Christian Kingseed

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316388

Category: History

Page: 185

View: 5286

Provides an overview of the war, with information on key figures on both sides; primary documents including speeches, legislation, and letters; and an analysis of the events as they unfolded.
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Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803298019

Category: History

Page: 109

View: 1655

In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”
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Author: Lucan

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624664091

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 2691

Written in the reign of Nero—the emperor against whom Lucan was implicated in a conspiracy and by whom he was compelled to commit suicide at the age of 25—the poet's dark, ambiguous, unfinished masterpiece focuses on the disintegration of the Roman body politic and the war between Julius Caesar and Pompey that ultimately lead to the end of the Roman republic. While aiming for a poem both as rugged as Lucan's—with its mix of history and fantasy, of high and low registers, of common and uncommon turns of phrase, of narrative and declamation—and as reader-friendly as possible, Brian Walters owns that he has "nowhere tried to simplify the rhetorical excesses that are the essence of Lucan's poem, the real meat and bone of the Civil War." A brilliant Introduction by W. R. Johnson discusses the poem's relationship to Nero and monarchy; its invocations of both the gods and chaos; the real hero of the Civil War; and the poem's end and narrative styles. Synopses of individual books; suggestions for further reading; a glossary of names, places, and Roman institutions; and a map are also included.
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A Chronological Encyclopedia

Author: Bud Hannings

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786456124

Category: History

Page: 637

View: 2129

From the early seizure of government property during the latter part of 1860 to the final Confederate surrender in 1865, this book provides a day-to-day account of the U.S. Civil War. Although the book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish. During the course of the saga, the book also chronicles the life spans of more than 600 Union and Confederate vessels, documenting when possible the time of each vessel's acquisition, commissioning, major engagements, and decommissioning. Seven appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients from 1863 to 1865.
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A Divided Family

Author: William Hendon

Publisher: William S. Hendon

ISBN: 1424166772

Category: History

Page: 144

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In late 1863, the Hendon brothers from northern Alabama went to war. Most men around them joined the Confederate Army as did James, the oldest son of William and Sarah Hendon. James joined the 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment and fought in Leeas Army of Northern Virginia against U.S. Grantas Overland Campaign of 1864, including the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and the end at Appomattox. However, for the other three brothers, the Union cavalry was their choice. Robert, Jonathan and Henry joined the 1st U.S. Alabama Cavalry Regiment and fought in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and in the battle for Atlanta under William Tecumseh Sherman. Four brothers went to war and only three came home. This book is the story of their war-time experiences and the deep divide that came to their family as a result.
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Author: Victor Hicken

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252061653

Category: History

Page: 417

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Victor Hicken tells the richly detailed story of the common soldiers who marched from Illinois to fight and die on Civil War battlefields. The second edition of the 1966 classic includes a new preface, twenty-four illustrations, and a twenty-five-page addendum to the bibliography that provides many new sources of information on Illinois regiments.
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Author: Paddy Griffith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300042474

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 8796

Analyzes the events, weapons, and strategies of the Civil War and argues that the introduction of modern weaponry did not have significant effect on the outcome or the conduct of the war
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The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861-1865

Author: Andrew Edward Masich

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806137476

Category: History

Page: 368

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This narrative history includes firsthand accounts of the Civil War in the Far West, along with 54 b&w illustrations and 2 maps.
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An Analytical Bibliography

Author: David J. Eicher

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252022739

Category: History

Page: 407

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Provides a bibliography of Civil War books, divided into such categories as battles and campaigns, Confederate biographies, Union biographies, and Unit histories
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A Biographical and Historiographical Dictionary

Author: Charles F. Ritter,Jon L. Wakelyn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 9352

Covering both the great military leaders and the critical civilian leaders, this book provides an overview and a professional assessment of their accomplishments.
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A Handbook of Literature and Research

Author: Steven E. Woodworth,Robert Higham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313290190

Category: History

Page: 754

View: 9292

A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture.
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An Anthology of Essential Writings

Author: Ian Frederick Finseth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415977444

Category: History

Page: 629

View: 1488

This anthology brings together a wide variety of both well-known and more obscure writing from and about the Civil War, along with supplementary appendices to facilitate its use in courses. The selections include short fiction, poetry, public addresses, diary entries, song lyrics, and essays from such figures as Walt Whitman, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and Louisa May Alcott, as well as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant. The writing not only includes those directly involved in the war, but also those writing about the war afterward, to include the perspective of historical memory. This collection makes a perfect addition to any course on Civil War history or literature as well as courses on popular memory.
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Author: Terry L. Jones

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810878119

Category: History

Page: 1751

View: 8462

The Civil War was the most traumatic event in American history, pitting Americans against one another, rending the national fabric, leaving death and devastation in its wake, and instilling an anger that has not entirely dissipated even to this day, 150 years later. This updated and expanded two-volume second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Civil War relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, places, events, institutions, battles, and campaigns. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Civil War.
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Author: Steven Cornelius

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320811

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 1774

Examines the popular songs of the Civil War and those who composed and played them, includes biographies of musicians of the era and a dictionary of Civil War music.
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Author: Julius Caesar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141910631

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 7689

A military leader of legendary genius, Caesar was also a great writer, recording the events of his life with incomparable immediacy and power. The Civil War is a tense and gripping depiction of his struggle with Pompey over the leadership of Republican Rome - a conflict that spanned the entire Roman world, from Gaul and Spain to Asia and Africa. Where Caesar's own account leaves off in 48 BC, his lieutenants take up the history, describing the vital battles of Munda, Spain and Thapsus, and the installation of Cleopatra, later Caesar's mistress, as Queen of Egypt. Together these narratives paint a full picture of the events that brought Caesar supreme power - and paved the way for his assassination only months later.
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