This Astounding Close

The Road to Bennett Place

Author: Mark L. Bradley

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807825655

Category: History

Page: 404

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The continuation of hostilities after Appomattox is chronicled in this fascinating portrait of an often overlooked face of the Civil War and the first full-length analysis of the campaign leading up to Johnston's surrender to Sherman at Bennett Place, North Carolina.

To Battle for God and the Right

The Civil War Letterbooks of Emerson Opdycke

Author: Emerson Opdycke

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252092031

Category: History

Page: 384

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Emerson Opdycke, a lieutenant with the 41st Ohio Infantry and later a commander of the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, won fame at the Battle of Franklin when his brigade saved the Union Army from defeat. He also played pivotal roles in some of the major battles of the western theater, including Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Missionary Ridge. Opdycke's wartime letters to his wife, Lucy, offer the immediacy of the action as it unfolded and provide a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a soldier. Viewing the conflict with the South as a battle between the rights of states and loyalty to the Union, his letters reveal his dislike of slavery, devotion to the Union, disdain for military ineptitude, and opinions of combat strategies and high-ranking officers. A thorough introduction by editors Glenn V. Longacre and John E. Haas and a foreword by Peter Cozzens provide additional historical context and biographical information.


Recollections of Sarawak Administrative Service Officers

Author: Ung-Ho Chin,Jayl Langub

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789679789430

Category: Civil service

Page: 335

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A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Neil L. Shumsky

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313377006

Category: Political Science

Page: 389

View: 361

This book presents an unflinching investigation of homelessness in the United States—a problem that has been with us since the arrival of the first English settlers nearly 400 years ago. * Primary documents, including government reports, selections from novels, historical photographs, personal reminiscences, and more * Dozens of illustrative photographs * Subject-specific bibliographies * A guide to relevant reference materials

Morgan's War

Volume 2 - Recollections of a Rebel Reefer

Author: James Morris Morgan

Publisher: Fireship Press

ISBN: 1934757683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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This is the story of the life of James Morgan, a member of the Confederate Navy in his youth and later a farmer in South Carolina.

The City in Texas

A History

Author: David G. McComb

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029276748X

Category: History

Page: 352

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Texans love the idea of wide-open spaces and, before World War II, the majority of the state’s people did live and work on the land. Between 1940 and 1950, however, the balance shifted from rural to urban, and today 88 percent of Texans live in cities and embrace the amenities of urban culture. The rise of Texas cities is a fascinating story that has not been previously told. Yet it is essential for understanding both the state’s history and its contemporary character. In The City in Texas, acclaimed historian David G. McComb chronicles the evolution of urban Texas from the Spanish Conquest to the present. Writing in lively, sometimes humorous and provocative prose, he describes how commerce and politics were the early engines of city growth, followed by post–Civil War cattle shipping, oil discovery, lumbering, and military needs. McComb emphasizes that the most transformative agent in city development was the railroad. This technology—accompanied by telegraphs that accelerated the spread of information and mechanical clocks that altered concepts of time—revolutionized transportation, enforced corporate organization, dictated town location, organized space and architecture, and influenced thought. McComb also thoroughly explores the post–World War II growth of San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston as incubators for businesses, educational and cultural institutions, and health care centers.

Alcott in Her Own Time

A Biographical Chronicle of Her LIfe, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates

Author: Daniel Shealy

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587295989

Category: History

Page: 272

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By 1888, twenty years after the publication of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was one of the most popular and successful authors America had yet produced. In her pre-Little Women days, she concocted blood-and-thunder tales for low wages; post-Little Women, she specialized in domestic novels and short stories for children. Collected here for the first time are the reminiscences of people who knew her, the majority of which have not been published since their original appearance in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the printed recollections in this book appeared after Alcott became famous and showcase her as a literary lion, but others focus on her teen years, when she was living the life of Jo March; these intimate glimpses into the life of the Alcott family lead the reader to one conclusion: the family was happy, fun, and entertaining, very much like the fictional Marches. The recollections about an older and wealthier Alcott show a kind and generous, albeit outspoken, woman little changed by her money and status. From Annie Sawyer Downs’s description of life in Concord to Anna Alcott Pratt’s recollections of the Alcott sisters’ acting days to Julian Hawthorne’s neighborly portrait of the Alcotts, the thirty-six recollections in this copiously illustrated volume tell the private and public story of a remarkable life.

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

A Guide to Research : with an Introduction to Research Concerning Fanny Hensel

Author: John Michael Cooper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815315131

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 6698

Detailed bibliography of important composer of Romantic instrumental works.

Brotherhood of the Bomb

The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller

Author: Gregg Herken

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466851554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 9880

The fascinating story of the men who founded the nuclear age, fully told for the first time The story of the twentieth century is largely the story of the power of science and technology. Within that story is the incredible tale of the human conflict between Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller-the scientists most responsible for the advent of weapons of mass destruction. How did science-and its practitioners-enlisted in the service of the state during the Second World War, become a slave to its patron during the Cold War? The story of these three men, builders of the bombs, is fundamentally about loyalty-to country, to science, and to each other-and about the wrenching choices that had to be made when these allegiances came into conflict. Gregg Herken gives us the behind-the-scenes account based upon a decade of research, interviews, and newly released Freedom of Information Act and Russian documents. Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history told authoritatively-and grippingly-for the first time.

The Memoirs of Charles Henry Veil

A Soldier's Recollections of the Civil War and the Arizona Territory

Author: Charles Henry Veil,Herman J. Viola

Publisher: Thorndike Pr

ISBN: 9780786201945

Category: History

Page: 379

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A colorful and revealing memoir by a U.S. Army officer who fought throughout the Civil War and who went on to serve in the Arizona territory in its wildest and wooliest days, this well-documented history reads like an adventure story. 8 pages of photos. Map.

Never Shoot a Stampede Queen

Author: Mark Leiren-Young

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1926613198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Winner of the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour The cops wanted to shoot me, my bosses thought I was a Bolshevik, and a local lawyer warned me that some people I was writing about might try to test the strength of my skull with a steel pipe. What more could any young reporter hope for from his first real job? The night Mark Leiren-Young drove into Williams Lake, British Columbia, in 1985 to work as a reporter for the venerable Williams Lake Tribune, he arrived on the scene of an armed robbery. And that was before things got weird. For a 22-year-old from Vancouver, a stint in the legendary Cariboo town was a trip to another world and another era. From the explosive opening, where Mark finds himself in a courtroom just a few feet away from a defendant with a bomb strapped to his chest, to the case of a plane that crashed without its pilot on board, Never Shoot a Stampede Queen is an unforgettable comic memoir of a city boy learning about—and learning to love—life in a cowboy town.

Stowe in Her Own Time

A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, F

Author: Susan Belasco

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587298325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

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One of the first celebrity authors, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) became famous almost overnight when Uncle Tom’s Cabin—which sold more than 300,000 copies in its first year of publication—appeared in 1852. Known by virtually all famous writers in the United States and many in England and regarded by many women writers as a role model because of her influence in the literary marketplace, Stowe herself was the subject of many books, articles, essays, and poems during her lifetime. This volume brings together for the first time a range of primary materials about Stowe’s private and public life written by family members, friends, and fellow writers who knew or were influenced by her before and after Uncle Tom’s Cabin catapulted her to fame. Included are periodical articles by Fanny Fern and Charles Dudley Warner; biographical essays by Sarah Josepha Hale and Rose Terry Cooke; letters by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Harriet Jacobs; recollections by Frederick Douglass, Annie Adams Fields, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Charles Beecher; and poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar and John Greenleaf Whittier. An introduction at the beginning of each essay connects it to its historical and cultural context, explanatory notes provide information about people and places, and the book includes a detailed introduction and a chronology of Stowe’s life. The thirty-eight recollections gathered in Stowe in Her Own Time form a biographical narrative designed to provide several perspectives on the famous author, sometimes in conflict and sometimes in agreement but always perceptive. The figure who emerges from this insightful, analytical collection is far more complex than the image she helped construct in her lifetime.