Ulysses S Grant A Bibliography

Author: Marie Ellen Kelsey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313083274
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In Ulysses S. Grant: A Bibliography, Dr. Kelsey has created an invaluable resource for Grant scholars. The bibliography consists of twenty chapters covering Grant's early life, his careers both as soldier and as president, his associations with various individuals, his post-presidency activities, the role alcohol played in his life, his battle with throat cancer, and ultimately, his tragic death. What makes this book truly special is that Kelsey cites not only the usual books and journals but also a wide variety of nontraditional materials ranging from manuscripts to musical scores. Additionally, she has created a list of cited journals with OCLC numbers, making precise identification of old and obscure journals easy for researchers. Kelsey's sources are varied and multidimensional: she includes scholarly, popular, and ephemeral works to present the fullest possible picture of the legendary president. Kelsey also lists many obscure sources on not only Grant but also his associates, including all his cabinet members. The work includes citations about Julia Dent Grant, other Grant family members, Grant's cabinet members, John Rawlins, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ely Parker, Abraham Lincoln. Libraries of all types could benefit from including this resource in the reference collection. The text might get the most use in historical society libraries, as well as in the libraries of colleges and universities. Public libraries and private individuals interested in Grant and the Civil War would also appreciate the book's comprehensive nature.

Civil War High Commands

Author: John Eicher
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804780353
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Based on nearly five decades of research, this magisterial work is a biographical register and analysis of the people who most directly influenced the course of the Civil War, its high commanders. Numbering 3,396, they include the presidents and their cabinet members, state governors, general officers of the Union and Confederate armies (regular, provisional, volunteers, and militia), and admirals and commodores of the two navies. Civil War High Commands will become a cornerstone reference work on these personalities and the meaning of their commands, and on the Civil War itself. Errors of fact and interpretation concerning the high commanders are legion in the Civil War literature, in reference works as well as in narrative accounts. The present work brings together for the first time in one volume the most reliable facts available, drawn from more than 1,000 sources and including the most recent research. The biographical entries include complete names, birthplaces, important relatives, education, vocations, publications, military grades, wartime assignments, wounds, captures, exchanges, paroles, honors, and place of death and interment. In addition to its main component, the biographies, the volume also includes a number of essays, tables, and synopses designed to clarify previously obscure matters such as the definition of grades and ranks; the difference between commissions in regular, provisional, volunteer, and militia services; the chronology of military laws and executive decisions before, during, and after the war; and the geographical breakdown of command structures. The book is illustrated with 84 new diagrams of all the insignias used throughout the war and with 129 portraits of the most important high commanders.

Unmanned Systems Of World Wars I And Ii

Author: H. R. Everett
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262029227
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The first comprehensive technical history of air, land, sea, and underwater unmanned systems, by a distinguished U.S. Navy roboticist.

Major General Israel Putnam

Author: Robert Ernest Hubbard
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664536
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A colorful figure of 18th-century America, Israel Putnam (1718-1790) played a key role in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. In 1758 he barely escaped from being burned alive by Mohawk warriors. He later commanded a force of 500 men who were shipwrecked off the coast of Cuba. It was he who reportedly gave the command "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Detailing Putnam's close relationships with Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, and John and Abigail Adams, this first full-length biography of Putnam in more than a century re-examines the life of a revolutionary whose seniority in the Continental Army was second only to that of George Washington.

The Golden Chersonese

Author: Isabella L. Isabella L. Bird
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781984103116
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Sketches of travel in the Malayan Peninsula "There never was a more perfect traveler than Miss Bird....Interesting extracts could be made from every page of the book....One of the cleverest books of travel of the year." -The New York Times "It is sometimes said that, in this bustling age of halfpenny postcards, cheap telegraphy, and telephones, the art of letter-writing has become extinct. This surely cannot be so long as we have, in the fascinating author of 'Life in the Rocky Mountains, ' 'The Hawaiian Archipelago, ' 'Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, ' and this crowning glory of 'The Golden Chersonese, such a worthy heir and rival of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu....Miss Bird's genial sympathy with all nature has nowhere been better illustrated than in the life-like pictures of tropical scenes here unfolded, as in a series of magnificent panoramas, before the gaze of the reader. Open the book where you will, and the eye lights at once on some delightful passage, as unconscious of its subtle beauty as are the strange Eastern lands themselves here so admirably described....A work so brilliantly written, animated by such noble sentiments and kindly feeling." -The Academy and Literature "For practical common-sense, womanly dignity, purpose, and, as we Americans say, clear 'grit, ' recommend us to Miss Bird." -New York Churchman "It is impossible here to give any fair idea of the charm of this book; it is redolent of the tropics." -San Francisco Chronicle "One of the best on the Eastern topics. Do not miss it, you who like travels and new worlds, and courage and adventure, and endurance, and best of all, a glimpse of a rising Oriental people quickening under the touches of the West." -Literary World "An unusually interesting book of travels by an English lady who has earned a title to be regarded as one of the most intelligent and observing of modern travelers." -The United States Army and Navy Journal, and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.