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 War on the Mississippi - Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
War on the Mississippi - Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
Author: Jerry Korn
War on the Mississippi - Grant's Vicksburg Campaign (The Civil War Series)
Time Life Books
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 36.7 MB

This volume looks at the 1862-1863 Mississippi campaign, an operation designed to take the fortress-city of Vicksburg, the lynchpin between the bulk of the Confederacy and its far eastern states. Union General Ulysses S. Grant, who had made a name for himself over the previous year, launched several attempts to bypass Vicksburg in order to link up with General Butler's forces, which were moving upriver from New Orleans. None of these worked, but they served to keep the Federal troops engaged in operations rather than inactive in winter quarters. Grant would come up with a strategy which would allow him to outmaneuver the Confederates, place Vicksburg under siege and capture it, marking the beginning of the end for the CSA. Discusses the Battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Champion's Hill, Raymond, Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and Big Black, as well as Grierson's Raid. Richly illustrated with maps, photos of artifacts, contemporary photos and artwork. Includes sidebars on the Pearl River POW "camp," a photo essay of prewar Vicksburg, a series of antebellum paintings of the Mississippi River, A Gallery of Western Cavalrymen, Port Hudson and the Union's Homespun Hero.

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 Between Poland and the Ukraine: The dilemma of Adam Kysil, 1600–1653
Between Poland and the Ukraine: The dilemma of Adam Kysil, 1600–1653
Author: Sysyn Frank E.
Between Poland and the Ukraine: The dilemma of Adam Kysil, 1600–1653
Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
1985
Format: djvu
Size: 6.55 MB
Language: English

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 Napoleon's Carabiniers
Napoleon's Carabiniers
Author: R.Pawly
Napoleon's Carabiniers (Men-at-Arms 405)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
2005
Format: Pdf
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

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 The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
Author: Harry W. Pfanz
The Battle of Gettysburg
Eastern National Park
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 60
Language: English
Size: 34 MB

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point. Union Maj. Gen. George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, ending Lee's attempt to invade the North.

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 The American Indian Wars 1860-1890
The American Indian Wars 1860-1890
Author: Philip Katcher
The American Indian Wars 1860-1890 (Men-at-Arms 63)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
1977
Format: Pdf
Size: 13 Mb
Language: English

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 Philadelphia and the Civil War Arsenal of the Union
Philadelphia and the Civil War Arsenal of the Union
Author: Anthony Waskie, Edwin C. Bearss
Philadelphia and the Civil War Arsenal of the Union
The History Press
2011
ISBN: 1609490118
Format: EPUB
Size: 6,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Philadelphia was the second-largest city in the country and had the industrial might to earn the title "Arsenal of the Union." With Pennsylvania's anthracite coal, the city mills forged steel into arms, and a vast network of rails carried the ammunition and other manufactured goods to the troops. Over the course of the war, Philadelphia contributed 100,000 soldiers to the Union army, including many free blacks and such notables as General George McClellan and General George Meade, the victor of Gettysburg. Anthony Waskie chronicles Philadelphia's role in the conflict while also taking an intimate view of life in the city with stories of all those who volunteered to serve and guard the Cradle of Liberty.

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 Nazi Prisoners of War in America
Nazi Prisoners of War in America
Author: Arnold Krammer
Nazi Prisoners of War in America
Stein and Day
1979
Format: PDF
Pages: 360
Language: English
Size: 50.3 MB

The only book available that tells the full story of how the U.S. government detained nearly half a million Nazi prisoners of war in 511 camps across the country.

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 18th Century Shipbuilding
18th Century Shipbuilding
18th Century Shipbuilding
Author: Blaise Ollivier, David H. Roberts
Jean Boudriot Publications
ISBN: 0948864117
1992
Pages: 287
Format: PDF
Size: 65.5МБ

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 The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It
The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It
Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It
I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
2004
ISBN: 1-85043-715-7
Pages: 304
Format: pdf
Size: 15 mb
Language: English
Quality: excellent

Islamic law and sultanic pragmatism: 2 Determining the parameters of
Ottoman ‘foreign policy’: some general considerations: 4 A few ground
rules of Ottoman ‘foreign politics’: 6 Validity and limits of the ‘warfare
state’ model: 8 Accommodation, both open and unacknowledged, and the
problem of structural similarities in the early modern world: 10 An
impossible balance between ‘east’ and ‘west’?: 11 Who, in which period,
formed part of the Ottoman elite?: 13 The Ottoman Empire as a world
economy: 14 The abiding centrality of Istanbul: 16 Confronting our
limits: problems of documentation: 18 ‘Placing’ our topic in geographical
terms: 20 ‘Placing’ our topic in time: 21 Confronting different
perspectives, or how to justify comparisons: 23 A common world...

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 The Apache Wars. The final resistance.
The Apache Wars. The final resistance.
Author: Joseph C.Jastrzembski
The Apache Wars. The final resistance.
Chelsea House Publisher
2007
Format: Pdf
Size: 37 Mb
Language: English

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 Hofkleiderbuch des Herzogs Wilhelm IV. und Albrecht V. 1508-1551
Hofkleiderbuch des Herzogs Wilhelm IV. und Albrecht V. 1508-1551
Hofkleiderbuch des Herzogs Wilhelm IV. und Albrecht V. 1508-1551

Munich, Bavaria
1599
Language:German
Format:pdf
Size:61 mb
Pages:304

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 Pursuit to Appomattox: The Last Battles (The Civil War Series)
Pursuit to Appomattox: The Last Battles (The Civil War Series)
Author: Jerry Korn
Pursuit to Appomattox: The Last Battles (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1987
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 31.4 MB

For the casual Civil War enthusiast it's hard to beat the Time Life Series. Well researched with lots of excellent photographs (photography was in it's infancy at the time) and illustrations. This particular book does an excellent job of wrapping up the last days of the civil war.

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 Wellington at Waterloo
Wellington at Waterloo
Author: Jac Weller
Wellington at Waterloo
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
1967
Format: PDF
Pages: 328
Language: English
Size: 31.6 MB

What actually took place on the battlefield at Waterloo on 18 June 1815? Wellington's victory over Napoleon is famous, but the reasons for It are not so well known. Mr. Weller, an expert on military tactics and weaponry, describes the battle itself in vivid detail and explains its importance in history. He stresses the military principles that have remained constant, in spite of enormous technological changes.

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 The Road to Shiloh - Early Battles in the West
The Road to Shiloh - Early Battles in the West
Author: David Nevin
The Road to Shiloh - Early Battles in the West (The Civil War Series)
Time Life Books
1983
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 37.8 MB

Although the battles of the Army of the Potomac in the Eastern Theater garner most of the historical interest, the battles in the West were arguably more significant. In "The Road to Shiloh: Early Battles in the West," David Nevin and the Editors of Time-Life Books cover General Ulysses Grant's campaign in Tennessee in 1861-62. Chapter 1, "The Struggle for Missouri," covers the Battle of Wilson's Creek that proved pivotal for the control of this border state. Chapter 2, "The Go-ahead General," details the path by which Grant came to command the Union Army in the West (including that infamous photo of Grant with a fully cultivated square-cut beard). Chapter 3, "Clash at Fort Donelson," relates how Grant followed up his successfully attack on Fort Henry with an attack that would give the Federals control of the Cumberland River. Chapter 4, "The Devil's Own Day," covers the first day of the Battle of Shiloh, in which the Union army was almost routed one of the bloodiest days of the war; this chapter includes Theophile Poilpot's 400 foot long panoramic painting of the battle for the Hornet's Nest. Chapter 5, "An Incomplete Victory," tells how Grant and Sherman defeated Johnston's Confederate Army. Like all of the volumes in the Time-Life Civil War series, "The Road to Shiloh" provides dozens of contemporary illustrations, photographs, paintings, and the like. My one complaint is that if you read these volumes a lot, and it is hard not to, they tend to fall apart. The cover ends up being a nice gray folder. The rest of Grant's Western Campaign including the siege of Vicksburg is covered in the volume "War on the Mississippi."

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 The Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789
The Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789
: The Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789
Author : Nicholas Atkin, Michael Biddiss, Frank Tallett
John Wiley & Sons
: 2011
ISBN: 9781405189224
Pages: 512
Format : PDF
Size : 8,8 MB
Language : English

The Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789 is an authoritative and accessible reference guide to the major people, events, and issues that have shaped the development of Europe from the French Revolution to the present day.
Features almost a thousand alphabetical entries on modern European history.
Offers extensive cross-references to enhance clarity and reveal historical links and connections, and a series of maps charting the evolution of modern European states.
Covers the whole of continental Europe, as well as relevant aspects of the British experience.

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 Two Centuries of Weapons, 1776-1976
Two Centuries of Weapons, 1776-1976
Author: C. B. Colby
Two Centuries of Weapons, 1776-1976
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
1975
Format: PDF
Pages: 56
Language: English
Size: 25.2 MB

Briefly discusses weapons used in the United States from the Revolutionary War to the present.

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 At the Edge of Empire: The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus Frontier 1700-1860
At the Edge of Empire: The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus Frontier 1700-1860
Author: Thomas M. Barrett
At the Edge of Empire: The Terek Cossacks and the North Caucasus Frontier 1700-1860
Westview Press
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 243
Size: 115 Mb
Language: English

At the Edge of Empire examines the history of the Cossack frontier settlements in the North Caucasus during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The specific focus is the Terek Cossacks, frontier settlers along the Terek river who became servants of the Russian state, warriors, and occasionally soldiers for (and deserters from) the Russian imperial armies. These were the most "Cossack" of all the Cossacks in the empire. Conditions of Cossack service and settlement along the Terek were unlike those on other ends of the empire.

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 The North American Indians in early photographs
The North American Indians in early photographs
The North American Indians in early photographs
Author:Fleming, Paula Richardson and Judith Luskey
Dorset
1988
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:56 mb
Pages:266
Beautiful book full of extraordinary photographs.
The three hundred magnificent photographs in this book, taken from the collection
at the Smithsonian Institution, offer a unique record of the Indians of North America.

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 Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt
Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt
Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt
Author: Richard Gott
Verso
2011
Pages: 576
Format: PDF
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

Magisterial history of the foundation of the British empire, and the forgotten story of resistance to its formation. This revelatory new history punctures the still widely held belief that the British Empire was an enlightened and civilizing enterprise of great benefit to its subject peoples. Instead, Britain’s Empire reveals a history of systemic repression and almost continual violence, showing how British rule was imposed as a military operation and maintained as a military dictatorship. For colonized peoples, the experience was a horrific one—of slavery, famine, battle and extermination.

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