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 Warfare in the 19th Century
Warfare in the 19th Century
Author: Ian Westwell
Warfare in the 19th Century (History of Warfare)
Raintree Steck-Vaughn Company
1999
Format: PDF
Pages: 86
Language: English
Size: 14 MB

Surveys the changing nature of warfare in the latter half of the nineteenth century, using accounts of various conflicts to describe advances in communication and transportation, changes in battlefield tactics, and improvements in weaponry.

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 Lee Takes Command - From Seven Days to Second Bull Run
Lee Takes Command - From Seven Days to Second Bull Run
Author: John L. Papanek
Lee Takes Command - From Seven Days to Second Bull Run (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 29.3 MB

This book's focus is on 1862 with the Penninsula Campaign which flounders out into the Seven Days Battles (Mechanicsville, Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines Mill, Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, etc.) after and during Little Mac's strategic "retreat" to the Pamunkey River and the James. Eventually building up to the debacle for the Army of the Potomac at 2nd Bull Run. One interesting section of this book, among others, is at page 83 where 7 pages or so of landscape watercolors by Private William McIlvane Jr., of the 5th New York Volunteers or the Duryee Zouaves is presented. Among other things this Union soldier's watercolors visually illustrate things during the Seven Day's Battles at Harrison's Landing, includes St. Peter's church where years before George Washington was married. This historic building even impressed General McClellan.

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 Ramillies 1706
Ramillies 1706
Author: Michael McNally
Ramillies 1706: Marlborough's Tactical Masterpiece
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Campaign 275
ISBN: 1782008225
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 98
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

This is the story of one of the great battles which forged the reputation of the Duke of Marlborough as one of history's greatest captains. His tactical intuition on the field of Ramillies led to perhaps his finest battlefield performance and paved the way for a campaign that would see much of Flanders, including vital cities such as Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp and Louvain, come under Allied control. This title, with vivid illustrations and detailed consideration of the disposition, strength and plans of the opposing forces, examines the context and consequences of the battle. It also illuminates the intense fighting at the height of the engagement, including two enormous cavalry melees in which Marlborough was unhorsed and very nearly killed.

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 Napoleon: The End of Glory
Napoleon: The End of Glory
Napoleon: The End of Glory
Author: Munro Price
Oxford University Press
2014
ISBN: 978-0199934676
Format: pdf
Pages: 353
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English, English

Exploring a critical and often neglected period of Napoleonic history between 1812 and 1814,
Napoleon: The End of Glory offers a more complete picture of the Emperor's decline and fall
than any previous work.
Price analyzes the political, military, and diplomatic events of the period, from Napoleon's
disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to the multiple failed attempts by Austria to broker peace.
He illuminates the dynamic relationships between Napoleon and the wily Austrian
foreign minister Metternich - whose desire for equilibrium within the European states system
clashed with Napoleon's unshakeable belief in hegemony and subjection - and the charming
and enigmatic Alexander I of Russia. And he explores the lasting impact of the bloody Terror
of the French Revolution on Napoleon's decisions once he came to power.

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 King's Men: The Soldier Founders of Ontario
King's Men: The Soldier Founders of Ontario
Author: Mary Beacock Fryer
King's Men The Soldier Founders of Ontario
Dundurn
ISBN: 0919670512
1980
Format: PDF
Size: 23,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 400

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 Early American Indian Tribes
Early American Indian Tribes
Early American Indian Tribes
Author: M. Patterson
Teacher Created Materials
Early America
2008
ISBN: 0743987446
Format: PDF
Size: 10 MB
Language: English
Pages: 24

The American Indian culture consisted of specific customs and traditions that regulated everything from who would lead the tribes to who would marry within the tribes. They kept precise, detailed accounts of their tribal histories because they foresaw the importance of passing down their histories.

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 Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800
Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800
Author: Michael Khodarkovsky
Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800
Indiana University Press
2002
Pages: 295
Format: PDF
Size: 124 Mb
Language: English

Anyone familiar with the author’s first book Where Two Worlds Met (1992) must look forward to reading this new volume, which is a comprehensive study of Moscow’s relations with the steppe nomads from the emergence of a Russian empire until the closing of the frontier 300 years later. He will not be disappointed. In the author’s own words, this book is about the transformation of a dangerous frontier into a part of the empire and of its peoples into subjects. Certainly more controversial is his determination to show that Russia was no less a colonial empire than any of the other western powers.

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 Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500-1700
Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500-1700
Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500-1700
Author: Brian Davies
Routledge
2007
Pages: 273
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 9.5 Mb

This crucial period in Russia's history has, up until now, been neglected by historians, but here Brian L. Davies' study provides an essential insight into the emergence of Russia as a great power. For nearly three centuries, Russia vied with the Crimean Khanate, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire for mastery of the Ukraine and the fertile steppes above the Black Sea, a region of great strategic and economic importance – arguably the pivot of Eurasia at the time. The long campaign took a great toll upon Russia's population, economy and institutions, and repeatedly frustrated or redefined Russian military and diplomatic projects in the West. The struggle was every bit as important as Russia's wars in northern and central Europe for driving the Russian state-building process, forcing military reform and shaping Russia's visions of Empire.

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 Mr.Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington
Mr.Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington
Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling III, Walton H. Owen II
Mr.Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington
The Scarecrow Press
2010
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 335
Size: 22 Mb
Language: English

During the American Civil War, Washington, D.C. was the most heavily fortified city in North America. As President Abraham Lincoln's Capital, the city became the symbol of Union determination, as well as a target for Robert E. Lee's Confederates. As a Union army and navy logistical base, it contained a complex of hospitals, storehouses, equipment repair facilities, and animal corrals. These were in addition to other public buildings, small urban areas, and vast open space that constituted the capital on the Potomac. To protect Washington with all it contained and symbolized, the Army constructed a shield of fortifications: 68 enclosed earthen forts, 93 supplemental batteries, miles of military roads, and support structures for commissary, quartermaster, engineer, and civilian labor force, some of which still exist today.

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 War for the Plains
War for the Plains
War for the Plains
Author:Editors of :Time-Life Books
Cahners Business Information, Inc
THE AMERICAM INDIANS
1994
Language:English
Format:pdf
Size:28 mb
Pages:200
This title has a number of flaws. Primary among them are its woefully superficial analysis of the cultural forces that led to the ``war'' for the Plains and its curious pro-19th century U.S. Army bias. Other problems are the frequent use of quotes without citations and the practice of attributing feelings to groups of people. The book is well illustrated with reproductions from the Smithsonian and historical society archives; visuals are its strongest suit. Look elsewhere, though, for insight into this aspect of American history.-Colleen McDougall, Kayenta Boarding School, AZ

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 Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Author: Tim McGrath
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
NAL Hardcover
ISBN: 0451416104
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 15,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 560
Five ships against hundreds—the fledgling American Navy versus the greatest naval force the world had ever seen…
America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England’s King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy.
The idea was mad. The Royal Navy was the mightiest floating arsenal in history, with a seemingly endless supply of vessels. More than a hundred of these were massive “ships of the line,” bristling with up to a hundred high-powered cannon that could level a city. The British were confident that His Majesty’s warships would quickly bring the rebellious colonials to their knees.

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 Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero
Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero
Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero
Author: Max Adams
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
2005
ISBN 13: 978-0297846406
Pages: 320
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 32 MB

Max Adams is a TV writer & presenter who has travelled the world to research the story of Admiral Collingwood, Nelson's great friend -- and at one point, rival in love. From the day he went to sea as a 13-year-old boy to his death (at sea) aged 62, Collingwood kept a diary. His diaries, letters and recently discovered log books enable us to hear his story in his own words -- and he was a wonderful writer, descriptive, comic and full of insight. Collingwood fought in almost every major sea battle of the era and rose from humble midshipman to Admiral. He became Britain's 'minister at sea' for five years, effectively running the Mediterranean war effort. His grasp of military, economic and diplomatic affairs was remarkable given his complete lack of conventional education. His service began with the American War of Independence and ended when victory over Napoleon's navy was assured. He wrote the victory despatch the night after Trafalgar. The story of his life is that story of the navy throughout the glory years of the Age of Sail -- the world of fictional admirals Jack Aubrey, Horatio Hornblower and Richard Bolitho.

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 Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895
Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895
Author: Piotr Olender
Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895 (Maritime Series 3105)
Mushroom Model Publications
Maritime Series 3105
ISBN: 8363678309
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 180
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

The First Sino–Japanese War (1 August 1894 – 17 April 1895) was fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of continuous successes by the Japanese army and naval forces, as well as the loss of the Chinese port of Weihai, the Qing leadership sued for peace in February 1895.

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 Frederick the Great - A Life in Deed and Letters
Frederick the Great - A Life in Deed and Letters
Author: Giles MacDonogh
Frederick the Great - A Life in Deed and Letters
St. Martin's Press
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 470
Language: English
Size: 45.6 MB

Free thinker, Misanthrope, poet, philosopher, lawmaker, and soldier, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable, man. His conquests made him one of the most formidable and feared leaders of his era. But the king's other—often ignored— accomplishments rank him among the ablest statesmen in modern European history. A patron of artists and intellectuals, Frederick re-created Berlin as one of the continent's great capital cities, reformed Prussia's legal system, and strove to match his state's reputation for military ferocity with one for cultural achievement.

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 Indian Fights New Facts on Seven Encounters
Indian Fights New Facts on Seven Encounters
Indian Fights: New Facts on Seven Encounters
Author: J. W. Vaughn
University of Oklahoma Press
2002
ISBN-13: 978-0806135113
Pages: 283
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 16 MB

In Indian Fights, J. W. Vaughn gives detailed accounts of the battles, careful descriptions of the battlefields, and interesting asides on the U.S. Army officers and soldiers serving in the West during and after the Civil War. Using a metal detector, Vaughn uncovered cartridge cases, bullets, and other debris marking battle situations, allowing him to reconstruct many little-known battles in detail. He analyzed a number of engagements that occurred around Cheyenne Fork, Wyoming, a popular camping place on the old Bozeman Trail, comparing his findings with the mass of conflicting testimonies, government records, newspaper accounts, and other sources covering the battles. New light is shed on the Fetterman disaster, partly absolving Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William H. Fetterman of the blame many historians have placed on him for disobeying orders. Vaughn also discusses a mostly forgotten engagement near Fort C. F. Smith, battles near Fort Laramie, the Rosebud campaign, and the aftermath of the defeat of General George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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 The Shenandoah in Flames - The Walley Campaign of 1864
The Shenandoah in Flames - The Walley Campaign of 1864
Author: Thomas A. Lewis
The Shenandoah in Flames - The Walley Campaign of 1864 (The Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1987
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 32.7 MB

This is another great Time-Life Book on the Civil War. It is written well and provides great detail of the events during the Shenandoah Campaign of 1864

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 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
Author: David Fraser
Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
Fromm International
2001
Format: PDF
Pages: 744
Language: English
Size: 112.6 MB

The military genius of his age, Frederick the Great has always aroused extreme opinions. Some saw him as "the greatest man who has ever lived", while others have accused him of creating the Prusso ultra-nationalism which culminated in Hitler. But this paternalistic ruler, who once said he wanted nothing more than to be remembered as "Le Rois des greux", the king of the beggars, was also a polymath whose artistic and intellectual abilities amazed 18th-century Europe. David Fraser's biography presents a rounded portrait of this extraordinary man.

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 Encyclopedia of Continental Army Units: Battalions, Regiments and Independent Corps
Encyclopedia of Continental Army Units: Battalions, Regiments and Independent Corps
Author: Fred Anderson Berg
Encyclopedia of Continental Army Units: Battalions, Regiments and Independent Corps
Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811705447
1972
Format: PDF
Pages: 160
Size: 76 Mb
Language: English

This book gives the official and unofficial designations, organizational history, commanding officers, and ethnic composition for every unit of the Continental Army for which these facts are known. Discussed in detail are the internal organization of staff departments, infantry, light dragoons, artillery, and rangers. There is a brief organizational history of the Continental Army, estimates of its size at various times compared with British forces, bibliographies, and an index of commanding officers' names. Some notes are provided regarding the state troops.

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 Nineteenth Century Costume and Fashion
Nineteenth Century Costume and Fashion
Author: Herbert Norris , Oswald Curtis
Nineteenth Century Costume and Fashion
Dover Publications
1998
Format: PDF

Language: English
Size: 48.3 MB

Exuberantly written reference presents a kaleidoscopic panorama of clothing styles worn in period covering the last years of George III to latter part of Victoria's reign. Charming descriptions and illustrations of such authentic outfits as a French court dress (1818), Garibaldi shirt (1861), and evening dress (1865). 200 black-and-white, 27 color illustrations.

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