Kill Dusty Fog

Autor: John Thomas Edson
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441441105
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Because of Dusty Fog's success in leading the Texas Light Cavalry, General Trumpeter, a Union officer, orders that he be killed or captured

Ysabel Kid

Autor: John Thomas Edson
Publisher: Jove Books
ISBN: 9781557732736
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The Floating Outfit was too busy smuggling guns to notice the Civil War was over. But when they run into trouble passing the Henry repeaters over the border to Juarez, they call Comanche fast and Texas tough Ysabel for help.

Me Against My Brother

Autor: Scott Peterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135955522
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As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders.In Somalia, Peterson tells of harrowing experiences of clan conflict, guns and starvation. He met with warlords, observed death intimately and nearly lost his own life to a Somali mob. From ground level, he documents how the US-UN relief mission devolved into all out war - one that for America has proven to be the most formative post-Cold War debacle. In Sudan, he journeys where few correspondents have ever been, on both sides of that religious front line, to find that outside "relief" has only prolonged war. In Rwanda, his first-person experience of the genocide and well-documented analysis provide rare insight into this human tragedy.Filled with the dust, sweat and powerful detail of real-life, Me Against My Brother graphically illustrates how preventive action and a better understanding of Africa - especially by the US - could have averted much suffering. Also includes a 16-page color insert.

From Hometown To Battlefield In The Civil War Era

Autor: Timothy R. Mahoney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316720780
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Mahoney examines how members of the middle class from small cities across the great West were transformed by boom and bust, years of recession, and civil war. He argues that in their encounters with national economic forces, the national crisis in politics, and the Civil War, middle class people were cut adrift from the social identity that they had established in the 'face to face' communities of the 'hometowns' of the urban West. By grounding them in their hometown ethos, and understanding how the Panic of 1857 and the subsequent recession undermined their lives, the author provides important insights into how they encountered, responded to, and were changed by their experiences in the Civil War. Providing a rare view of social history through the framework of the Civil War, the author documents, in both breadth and depth, the dramatic change and development of modern life in nineteenth-century America.

Mississippi Raider

Autor: J. T. Edson
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780440222149
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The tragic experience of seeing the Yankees murder both her parents marks the turning point in Belle's life as she becomes a skilled swordswoman and joins the Secret Service of the Confederacy, hell-bent on revenge. Original.

Recollections Of A Rebel Reefer

Autor: James Morris Morgan
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1537813749
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Recollections of a Rebel Reefer are the memoirs of James Morgan, who was a midshipman in the Confederate navy.

Sapiens

Autor: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Rebel Vengeance

Autor: John Thomas Edson
Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 9780441952366
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A bullet from a Yankee sharpshooter's rifle blasts a Rebel captain out of hissaddle unleashing the most devastating weapon the Confederacy has--Dusty Fog.And it will cost the Yankees dearly . . .