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Book The Civil War  A Narrative

Download or read book The Civil War A Narrative written by Shelby Foote and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-01-26 with total page 1846 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume of Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history brings to life the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant’s Vicksburg campaign and covers some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War. Includes maps throughout. "This, then, is narrative history—a kind of history that goes back to an older literary tradition.... The writing is superb...one of the historical and literary achievements of our time." —The Washington Post Book World " Mr. Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist's skill in directing the reader's attention to the men and the episodes that will influence the course of the whole war, without omitting items which are of momentary interest. His organization of facts could hardly be better." —Atlantic "Though the events of this middle year of the Civil War have been recounted hundreds of times, they have rarely been re-created with such vigor and such picturesque detail." —The New York Times Book Review "The lucidity of the battle narratives, the vigor of the prose, the strong feeling for the men from generals to privates who did the fighting, are all controlled by constant sense of how it happened and what it was all about. Foote has the novelist's feeling for character and situation, without losing the historian's scrupulous regard for recorded fact. The Civil War is likely to stand unequaled." —Walter Mills

Book The Civil War  a Narrative  Fredericksburg to Meridian

Download or read book The Civil War a Narrative Fredericksburg to Meridian written by Shelby Foote and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 2934 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tre binds værk om den Amerikanske Borgerkrig 1861 - 1865.

Book The Civil War Volume II

    Book Details:
  • Author : Shelby Foote
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-12-01
  • ISBN : 1407072137
  • Pages : 1011 pages

Download or read book The Civil War Volume II written by Shelby Foote and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-12-01 with total page 1011 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A narrative history of the American Civil War, which covers not only the battles and the troop movements but also the social background that brought on the war and led, in the end, to the South's defeat.

Book A War of the People

Download or read book A War of the People written by Jeffrey D. Marshall and published by UPNE. This book was released on 1999 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Civil War left no Vermonters untouched, and few families free from pain. More than 140 letters -- carefully selected from some 9000 in several archives -- convey in personal terms the combat experience of Vermonters throughout the war. Vermont raised seventeen infantry regiments, one cavalry regiment, three batteries of light artillery and three companies of sharpshooters -- nearly 35,000 soldiers in all. As a result of this impressive commitment, Vermont suffered one of the highest rates of military deaths of any Union state. A War of the People covers the war chronologically, with editor Jeffrey D. Marshall providing running commentary on both the war overall, and Vermonters' experiences. Supplemented with maps and photographs, it includes many voices -- from privates to colonels, mothers, wives, and best friends, young and old -- writing about battle narratives, camp life, financial advice, family matters, and much more. An African-American soldier from Hinesburgh, a French-Canadian soldier who enlisted in Milton, and dozens of others record their experiences in unforgettable words. Marshall's battlefront/homefront choice of letters provides a deeper understanding of the social and political dimensions that, although secondary to military concerns, were an integral part of Vermont's war years.

Book The Civil War

Download or read book The Civil War written by Shelby Foote and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox"--Publisher description.

Book Battle Hymn

    Book Details:
  • Author : Richard M. Walsh
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2016-04-21
  • ISBN : 1455621374
  • Pages : 179 pages

Download or read book Battle Hymn written by Richard M. Walsh and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This entertaining work analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the Civil War’s top Union and Confederate generals using extensive primary documents and original research. Included are the surprising answers to intriguing questions: How did Union general Ulysses S. Grant attain such a high rank after numerous failures in civilian life? What made the dour, almost fanatically religious Stonewall Jackson perhaps the best combat leader in the Confederacy? History professor Richard M. Walsh explains why Ambrose Burnside was demoted, who gave George McClellan the nickname “Little Napoleon,” and why men of both sides respected Robert E. Lee. Walsh even includes outstanding citizen soldiers who quickly advanced in rank on both sides in his remarkable chronicle. Fascinating facts are gathered in chapters that group the generals from the worst to the not so bad to the best, all punctuated by satirical portraits drawn by Charles H. Hayes. Walsh’s record is a must read for history buffs from both sides of the Mason-Dixon!

Book The Civil War

Download or read book The Civil War written by Shelby Foote and published by . This book was released on 1963 with total page 1004 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: RIOT AND RESURGENCE/SPRING CAME ON FOREVER/LIST OF MAPS.

Book A Companion to the U S  Civil War  2 Volume Set

Download or read book A Companion to the U S Civil War 2 Volume Set written by Aaron Sheehan-Dean and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 1205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Represents the most comprehensive coverage available relating to all aspects of the U.S. Civil War Features contributions from dozens of experts in Civil War scholarship Covers major campaigns and battles, and military and political figures, as well as non-military aspects of the conflict such as gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory

Book The Union Sixth Army Corps in the Chancellorsville Campaign

Download or read book The Union Sixth Army Corps in the Chancellorsville Campaign written by Philip W. Parsons and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-06-08 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The winter of 1862-1863 found the Union Army of the Potomac in sad shape, after bloody battles, multiple defeats, lack of adequate provisions and high desertion rates. When Major General Joseph Hooker took command, he set about revamping conditions. Instructed by President Lincoln to make the destruction of General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia the Union’s top priority, Hooker mounted the Chancellorsville Campaign. Lee’s aggressive battlefield manner coupled with Hooker’s failure to initiate an assault led to a sound defeat by Confederate forces and left Hooker—who ultimately had only himself and his lack of initiative to blame—looking for a scapegoat. Among those Hooker attempted to hold responsible was the courageous Sixth Army Corps, Major General John Sedgwick commanding, the unit responsible for the sole Union victory of the entire campaign. This history of the battlefield engagements of the Sixth Army Corps on May 3 and 4, 1863, is compiled from contemporary accounts and a variety of postwar histories.

Book The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War

Download or read book The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War written by David A. Ward and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-05-24 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers infantry regiment was formed in 1861--its ranks filled by nearly 1,200 Irish and German immigrants from Schuylkill County responding to Lincoln's call for troops. The men saw action for three years with the Army of the Potomac's VI Corps, participating in engagements at Gaines' Mill, Crampton's Gap, Salem Church and Spotsylvania. Drawing on letters, diaries, memoirs and other accounts, this comprehensive history documents their combat service from the point of view of the rank-and-file soldier, along with their views on the war, slavery, emancipation and politics.

Book Cowboys Full

    Book Details:
  • Author : James McManus
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • ISBN : 0285639625
  • Pages : 528 pages

Download or read book Cowboys Full written by James McManus and published by Souvenir Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cowboys Full traces the story of poker from its roots in China, until Americans took what was a French parlour game and turned it into a national craze by the time of the American Civil War. Poker has been inextricably linked with American history ever since. It has been played by numerous presidents (Richard Nixon financed his first campaign office through his poker winnings) and has been used as a political tool to explain policy, for networking and to negotiate treaties. Poker echoes how we conduct wars and do business: cheating and bluffing, leveraging uncertainty, managing risk and reward. In the past poker was thought to be a cheater's game but it has since become a mostly honest contest of cunning, mathematics and luck. It is the world's, and cyberspace's, most popular card game and has had an immense impact on popular culture - McManus explores its portrayal in novels, movies and plays. Combining colourful history with the author's own personal experience of the professional tour Cowboys Full introduces the reader to all the major forms of poker, the game's most notorious players and demonstrates how poker has informed military, diplomatic and business life for centuries.

Book Pickett s Charge

    Book Details:
  • Author : Phillip Thomas Tucker
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release : 2016-08-16
  • ISBN : 1634508025
  • Pages : 520 pages

Download or read book Pickett s Charge written by Phillip Thomas Tucker and published by Skyhorse. This book was released on 2016-08-16 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Main Selection of the History Book Club The Battle of Gettysburg, the Civil War’s turning point, produced over 57,000 casualties, the largest number from the entire war that was itself America’s bloodiest conflict. On the third day of fierce fighting, Robert E. Lee’s attempt to invade the North came to a head in Pickett’s Charge. The infantry assault, consisting of nine brigades of soldiers in a line that stretched for over a mile, resulted in casualties of over 50 percent for the Confederates and a huge psychological blow to Southern morale. Pickett’s Charge is a detailed analysis of one of the most iconic and defining events in American history. This book presents a much-needed fresh look, including the unvarnished truths and ugly realities, about the unforgettable story. With the luxury of hindsight, historians have long denounced the folly of Lee’s attack, but this work reveals the tactical brilliance of a master plan that went awry. Special emphasis is placed on the common soldiers on both sides, especially the non-Virginia attackers outside of Pickett’s Virginia Division. These fighters’ moments of cowardice, failure, and triumph are explored using their own words from primary and unpublished sources. Without romance and glorification, the complexities and contradictions of the dramatic story of Pickett's Charge have been revealed in full to reveal this most pivotal moment in the nation’s life. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Book Portraits of Conflict  a Photographic History of Louisiana in the Civil War  p

Download or read book Portraits of Conflict a Photographic History of Louisiana in the Civil War p written by Bobby Leon Roberts and published by University of Arkansas Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The 22nd Michigan Infantry and the Road to Chickamauga

Download or read book The 22nd Michigan Infantry and the Road to Chickamauga written by John Cohassey and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-12-31 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Called upon to take a hill at the 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, the untested 22nd Michigan Infantry helped to save General George H. Thomas' right flank. Formed in 1862, the regiment witnessed slavery and encountered runaways in the border state of Kentucky, faced near starvation during the siege of Chattanooga and marched to Atlanta as General Thomas' provost guard. This history explores the 22nd's day-to-day experiences in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. The author describes the challenges faced by volunteer farm boys, shopkeepers, school teachers and lawyers as they faced death, disease and starvation on battlefields and in Confederate prisons.

Book Bloody Spring

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joseph Wheelan
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-04-29
  • ISBN : 0306822075
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read book Bloody Spring written by Joseph Wheelan and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-04-29 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For forty crucial days they fought a bloody struggle. When it was over, the Civil War's tide had turned. In the spring of 1864, Virginia remained unbroken, its armies having repelled Northern armies for more than two years. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had defeated the campaigns of four Union generals, and Lee's veterans were confident they could crush the Union offensive this spring, too. But their adversary in 1864 was a different kind of Union commander -- Ulysses S. Grant. The new Union general-in-chief had never lost a major battle while leading armies in the West. A quiet, rumpled man of simple tastes and a bulldog's determination, Grant would lead the Army of the Potomac in its quest to destroy Lee's army. During six weeks in May and June 1864, Grant's army campaigned as no Union army ever had. During nearly continual combat operations, the Army of the Potomac battered its way through Virginia, skirting Richmond and crossing the James River on one of the longest pontoon bridges ever built. No campaign in North American history was as bloody as the Overland Campaign. When it ended outside Petersburg, more than 100,000 men had been killed, wounded, or captured on battlefields in the Wilderness, near Spotsylvania Court House, and at Cold Harbor. Although Grant's casualties were nearly twice Lee's, the Union could replace its losses. The Confederacy could not. Lee's army continued to fight brilliant defensive battles, but it never mounted another major offensive. Grant's spring 1864 campaign had tipped the scales permanently in the Union's favor. The war's denouement came less than a year later with Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.

Book The Civil War

    Book Details:
  • Author : Geoffrey C. Ward
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-02-04
  • ISBN : 0307555151
  • Pages : 369 pages

Download or read book The Civil War written by Geoffrey C. Ward and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-02-04 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the celebrated PBS television series about the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood—the complete text of the magisterial illustrated work of history that The New York Times hailed as "a treasure for the eye and mind." "The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing." —Shelby Foote, from The Civil War Now Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in a text-only edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee, but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray. The Civil War also includes essays by our most distinguished historians of the era: Don E. Fehrenbacher, on the war's origins; Barbara J. Fields, on the freeing of the slaves; Shelby Foote, on the war's soldiers and commanders; James M. McPherson, on the political dimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

Book Securing America   s Covenant with God

Download or read book Securing America s Covenant with God written by Miles Huntley Hodges and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2020-02-19 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is part of a three-part series on America as a Covenant Nation. This volume begins with the period in the early 1600s when two very different English societies were established in the New World, one in Virginia and one in New England. The Virginia society simply re-created the rigidly class-based feudal society of the times. The New England society was a most unusual democracy of social equals, covenanted to live under God’s—not man’s—personal rule. These two American social types would find themselves in rather constant struggle—as Americans found keeping covenant with God to be very difficult because of man’s natural tendency to want to control life, including the lives of others. This volume will take the American narrative through the Christian “Great Awakening,” the War of Independence, the founding of a new American Republic, the early years of social spread across the continent, a “Second Great Awakening,” mounting tensions over the slavery issue, the American Civil War, and finally the period of Reconstruction afterward. This study goes deeply into social, political, and economic dynamics (a study in social power)—but also blends this analysis with an equally deep inquiry into the cultural-spiritual character of American society during these time periods and events.