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 Forts of the War of 1812
Forts of the War of 1812

Forts of the war of 1812 (Osprey Fortress 106)
Osprey Publishing Limited
2012
Format: pdf (E-book)
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

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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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 Modernization of Russia Under Peter I and Catherine II
Modernization of Russia Under Peter I and Catherine II
Author: Dmytryshyn B.
Modernization of Russia Under Peter I and Catherine II
John Wiley & Sons
1974
Pages: 157
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 79 Mb


The efforts of Peter I and Catherine II of Russia to modernize their country and transform it into a major European power are here examined by the two monarchs, by contemporary observers (Russian and non-Russian), and by pre-Soviet and Soviet historians. Several selections have never appeared in English before. All are candid, brief, readable assessments placed in a proper historical perspective by Professor Dmytryshyn's introductory statements. Basil Dmytryshyn was a professor at Portland State University, and this book is part of the publisher's Major Issues in History Series.

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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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 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 Blockade - Runners and Raiders
The Blockade - Runners and Raiders
Author: Collective
The Blockade - Runners and Raiders (The Civil War Series)
Time Life Books
1983
Format: PDF
Pages: 182
Language: English
Size: 28.8 MB

This volume in the Time-Life Civil War series looks at the naval aspects of the conflict, When the war began the United States Navy was in poor shape and the Confederate States Navy nonexistent. The directions pursued by each sides' naval forces reflected their strengths: the North initiated and enforced the Blockade since the Union had more vessels, shipbuilding facilities and seamen than the South. The South in turn relied upon blockade runners to bring in vital supplies and employed privateers initially and commerce raiders later to seek out and sink Federal cargo ships, interfering with U.S. trade. Both sides used ironclads, the predecessors to modern battleships.

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 The Coastal War - Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande
The Coastal War - Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande
Author: Peter M. Chaitin
The Coastal War - Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande (Civil War Series)
Time-Life Books
1984
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 34.4 MB

This volume of the Civil War series looks at the Federal efforts to capture footholds in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. Amphibious landings in New Orleans and New Bern, NC would contribute to the Federal victory in the War as the Confederacy was slowly strangled. The Battles of Fort Wagner, Mobile Bay, the near-comic surrender of New Orleans, Fort Fisher ,and the story of the Swamp Angel are all told here. As always in the T-L Civil War series, this volume is a very engaging. The writing is excellent and it is backed up by great photos, artwork and maps (although the reliance on contemporary maps is irritating in places). Sidebars look at torpedoes (naval mines), paintings of Fort Sumter, heavy artillery, Farragut's vessels, and Savannah.

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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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 Galician villagers and the Ukrainian national movement in the nineteenth century
Galician villagers and the Ukrainian national movement in the nineteenth century
Author:Himka John-Paul
Galician villagers and the Ukrainian national movement in the nineteenth century
THE MACMILLAN PRESS LTD
1988
Format: pdf
Language: English
Size: 6.89 MB

This first case study of how the East European peasantry was drawn into national politics focuses on the Ukrainians of Galicia (1772-1914). On the basis of first-hand testimony by peasants and rural notables, it demonstrates that the peasants' political consciousness was forged by serfdom, reforms initiated by the state, and the penetration of a money economy.
This book breaks new ground on related issues, including the connection between class and national consciouness, the reasons for a sharp exacerbation of the peasantry's antagonism toward Jews, the new role of generational differences in the village, and the place of rural women in the national movement.

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 Longknives: The U.S. Cavalry and Other Mounted Forces, 1845-1942 (G.I. Series 3)
Longknives: The U.S. Cavalry and Other Mounted Forces, 1845-1942 (G.I. Series 3)
Author: Kurt Hamilton Cox
Longknives: The U.S. Cavalry and Other Mounted Forces, 1845-1942 (G.I. Series 03)
Chelsea House
2000
Format: PDF
Pages: 92
Language: English
Size: 12.4 MB

A history of the cavalry troops of the United States Army focusing on the uniforms and equipment which distinguished them.

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 The Armada of Flanders: Spanish Maritime Policy and European War, 1568-1668 )
The Armada of Flanders: Spanish Maritime Policy and European War, 1568-1668 )
Author: R. A. Stradling
The Armada of Flanders: Spanish Maritime Policy and European War, 1568-1668 )
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521525128
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 8,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 268
The Flanders armada, took shape in response to the use of seapower by the Dutch rebels, and evolved into the most effective unit in Spain's defence establishment. In combination with its privateering auxiliaries, this elite striking force dominated the North Sea for some twenty years (1625-45), and campaigned also in the Mediterranean and Atlantic theatres of war. Yet its contribution to the tenacious survival of Spanish hegemony has never before been assessed. A narrative of the armada's fighting record over the century of its meaningful existence is presented with constant reference to the strategic-logistical context and analysis of policymaking in Madrid. Attention is paid to the political significance of maritime policy, and particularly the relationship between Madrid and its subordinate headquarters in Brussels; the infrastructure of the armada; the ships themselves, above all the revolutionary but elusive 'frigate'; the social hierarchy of crews and commanders; and details of administration and financing.

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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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 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789
Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789 (Cambridge History of Europe), 2d edition
Cambridge University Press
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 12.9 Mb
Language: English

The second edition of this best-selling textbook is thoroughly updated to include expanded coverage of the late eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, and incorporates recent advances in gender history, global connections and cultural analysis. It features summaries, timelines, maps, illustrations and discussion questions to support the student. Enhanced online content and sections on sources and methodology give students the tools they need to study early modern European history. Leading historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks skilfully balances breadth and depth of coverage to create a strong narrative, paying particular attention to the global context of European developments. She integrates discussion of gender, class, regional and ethnic differences across the entirety of Europe and its overseas colonies as well as the economic, political, religious and cultural history of the period.

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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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 The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze Emirate
The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze Emirate
Author: Abdul Rahim Abu Husayn
The View from Istanbul: Ottoman Lebanon and the Druze Emirate
I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 1860648568
2002
Format: PDF
Size: 10,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 288
The history of Ottoman Lebanon in the 16th and 17th centuries has, until now, received only the most limited attention. What work has been done has been based upon limited local and European literature. As the first work to make detailed studies and extensive use of Ottoman chancery documents, The View From Istanbul serves to fill many gaps in the historical record. How did the Ottomans run their empire? How did they view Lebanon? What were their prime concerns in the region? Each section is prefaced by a short introduction that places the documents in historical context and analyzes their content and scope.

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