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Into the breach at pusan
The 1st provisional marine brigade in the Korean War By Kenneth W. estes $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4254-8 · 216 pages In the opening campaign of the Korean War, the First provisional marine brigade participated in a massive effort by united states and south Korean forces in 1950 to turn back the North Korean invasion of the republic of Korea. The brigade’s actions loom large in marine lore. Historian and retired marine Kenneth W. estes undertakes a fresh investigation of the marines’ and eighth Army’s fight for pusan.
Victory at peleliu
The 81st Infantry Division’s pacific campaign By Bobby C. Blair and John P. DeCioccio $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4154-1 · 320 pages When the 1st marine Division began its invasion of peleliu in september 1944, the operation in the south pacific was to take but four days. In fact, capturing this small coral island in the palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fighting of the second World War in the pacific. Now bobby c. blair and John peter Decioccio tell the story of this campaign through the eyes of the 81st Infantry to offer a revised assessment. Victory at Peleliu demonstrates that without the army’s help the marines could not have succeeded on peleliu.
Wellington’s Two-Front War
The peninsular campaigns, at Home and Abroad, 1808-1814 By Joshua Moon $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4157-2 · 272 pages sir Arthur Wellesley’s 1808–14 campaigns against Napoleon’s forces in the Iberian peninsula have drawn the attention of scholars and soldiers for two centuries. Yet, until now, no study has focused on the problems that Wellesley, later known as the Duke of Wellington, encountered on the home front before his eventual triumph beyond the pyrenees. In Wellington’s TwoFront War, Joshua moon not only surveys Wellington’s command of british forces against the French but also describes the battles Wellington fought in england—with an archaic military command structure, bureaucracy, and fickle public opinion.
carrying the War to the enemy
American operational Art to 1945 By Michael R. Matheny $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4156-5 · 320 pages military commanders turn tactics into strategic victory by means of “operational art,” the knowledge and creative imagination commanders and staff employ in designing, synchronizing, and conducting battles and major operations to achieve strategic goals. michael r. matheny believes previous studies have not appreciated the evolution of u.s. military thinking at the operational level. In his revealing account, matheny shows that it was at the operational level, particularly in mounting joint and combined operations, that senior American commanders excelled—and laid a foundation for their country’s victory in World War II.
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The capture of louisbourg, 1758
By Hugh Boscawen $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4155-8 · 408 pages Hugh boscawen, an experienced soldier and sailor, and a direct descendant of Admiral the Hon. edward boscawen, who commanded the royal Navy fleet at louisbourg, examines the pivotal 1758 louisbourg campaign from both the british and French perspectives. Drawing on myriad primary sources, including previously unpublished correspondence, boscawen also answers the question “What did the soldiers and sailors who fought there do all day?” The result is the most comprehensive history of this strategically important campaign ever written.
A perfect gibraltar
The battle for monterrey, mexico, 1846 By Christopher D. Dishman $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4140-4 · 344 pages For three days in the fall of 1846, u.s. and mexican soldiers fought fiercely in the picturesque city of monterrey, turning the northern mexican town, known for its towering mountains and luxurious gardens, into one of the nineteenth century’s most gruesome battlefields. led by brigadier general Zachary Taylor, graduates of the new u.s. military Academy encountered a city almost perfectly protected by mountains, a river, and a vast plain. monterey’s ideal defensive position inspired more than one u.s. soldier to call the city “a perfect gibraltar.” Dishman has canvassed a wide range of mexican and American sources and walked monterrey’s streets and battlefields. Accompanied by maps and period illustrations, this skillfully written history will interest scholars, history enthusiasts, and everyone who enjoys a true war story well told.
A critique of Waterloo By Carl von Clausewitz Translated, edited, and annotated by Peter Hofschröer $32.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4108-4 · 272 pages carl von clausewitz, the Western world’s most renowned military theorist, participated in the Waterloo campaign as a senior staff officer in the prussian army. His appraisal, offered here in an up-to-date and readable translation, criticized the Duke of Wellington’s actions. lord liverpool sent his translation of the manuscript to Wellington, who pronounced it a “lying work.” The translated commentary was quickly buried in Wellington’s private papers, where it languished for a century and a half. Now published for the first time in english, Hofschröer brings clausewitz’s critique back into view with thorough annotation and contextual explanation.
All for the King’s shilling
The british soldier under Wellington, 1808–1814 By edward J. Coss $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4105-3 · 392 pages The british troops have long been branded by the Duke of Wellington’s own words—“scum of the earth”—and assumed to have been society’s ne’er-dowells or criminals who enlisted to escape justice. Now edward J. coss shows to the contrary that most of these redcoats were respectable laborers and tradesmen and that it was mainly their working-class status that prompted the duke’s derision. Driven into the army by unemployment in the wake of britain’s industrial revolution, they confronted wartime hardship with ethical values and became formidable soldiers in the bargain.
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civil War Arkansas, 1863
The battle for a state By Mark K. Christ $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4087-2 · 336 pages The Arkansas river Valley is one of the most fertile regions in the south. During the civil War, the river also served as a vital artery for moving troops and supplies. In 1863 the battle to wrest control of the valley was, in effect, a battle for the state itself. In spite of its importance, however, this campaign is often overshadowed by the siege of Vicksburg. Now mark K. christ offers the first detailed military assessment of parallel events in Arkansas, describing their consequences for both union and confederate powers.
The royal American regiment
An Atlantic microcosm, 1755–1772 By Alexander V. Campbell $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4102-2 · 368 pages In the wake of braddock’s defeat at Fort Duquesne in 1755, the british army raised the 60th, or royal American, regiment of Foot to fight the French and Indian War. each of the regiment’s four battalions saw action in pivotal battles throughout the conflict. And as Alexander campbell shows, the inclusion of foreign mercenaries and immigrant colonists alongside british volunteers made the rAr a microcosm of the Atlantic world. Not just a potent, combat-ready force, it played a key role in trade, migration, Indian diplomacy, and settlement.
The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon
By Jeremy Black $32.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4078-0 · 288 pages The War of 1812 is etched into American memory with the burning of the capitol and the White House by british forces and the decisive naval battle of New orleans. Now a respected british military historian offers an international perspective on the conflict to better gauge its significance. In The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon, Jeremy black provides a dramatic account of the war framed within a wider political and economic context than most American historians have previously considered.
A Dragon’s Head and a serpent’s Tail
ming china and the First great east Asian War, 1592–1598 By Kenneth M. Swope $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4056-8 · 432 pages The invasion of Korea by Japanese troops in may of 1592 was no ordinary military expedition: it was one of the decisive events in Asian history and the most tragic for the Korean peninsula until the mid-twentieth century. Japanese overlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi envisioned conquering Korea, ming china, and eventually all of Asia; but Korea’s appeal to china’s emperor Wanli for assistance triggered a six-year war involving hundreds of thousands of soldiers and encompassing the whole region. For Japan, the war was “a dragon’s head followed by a serpent’s tail”: an impressive beginning with no real ending. Kenneth m. swope has undertaken the first full-length scholarly study in english of this important conflict.
With Zeal and with bayonets only
The british Army on campaign in North America, 1775-1783 By Matthew H. Spring $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4152-7 · 352 pages The image is indelible: densely packed lines of slow-moving redcoats picked off by American sharpshooters. Now matthew H. spring reveals how british infantry in the American revolutionary War was really fought. This groundbreaking book offers a new analysis of the british Army during the “American rebellion” at both operational and tactical levels.
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once upon a Time in War
The 99th Division in World War II By Robert e. Humphrey $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3946-3 · 376 pages For the soldier on the front lines of World War II, a lifetime of terror and suffering could be crammed into a few horrific hours of combat. This was especially true for members of the 99th Infantry Division who repelled the germans in the battle of the bulge and engaged in some of the most dramatic, hard-fought actions of the war. Once Upon a Time in War presents a stirring view of combat from the perspective of the common soldier.
Americans under british command, 1918 By Mitchell A. Yockelson $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3919-7 · 256 pages The combined british expeditionary Force and American II corps successfully pierced the Hindenburg line during the Hundred Days campaign of World War I, an offensive that hastened the war’s end. Yet despite the importance of this effort, the training and operation of II corps have received scant attention from historians. mitchell A. Yockelson delivers a comprehensive study of the first time American and british soldiers who fought together as a coalition force—more than twenty years before D-Day.
The Far reaches of empire
War in Nova scotia, 1710–1760 By John Grenier $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3876-3 · 288 pages The Far Reaches of Empire chronicles the half century of Anglo-American efforts to establish dominion in Nova scotia, an important French foothold in the New World. John grenier examines the conflict of cultures and peoples in the colonial Northeast through the lens of military history as he tells how britons and Yankees waged a tremendously efficient counterinsurgency that ultimately crushed every remnant of Acadian, Indian, and French resistance in Nova scotia.
Napoleon’s enfant Terrible
general Dominique Vandamme By John G. Gallaher $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3875-6 · 384 pages A dedicated career soldier and excellent division and corps commander, Dominique Vandamme was a thorn in the side of practically every officer he served. outspoken to a fault, he even criticized Napoleon, whom he never forgave for not appointing him marshal. His military prowess so impressed the emperor, however, that he returned Vandamme to command time and again. In this first book-length study of Vandamme in english, John g. gallaher traces the career of one of Napoleon’s most successful midrank officers.
Three Days in the shenandoah
stonewall Jackson at Front royal and Winchester By Gary ecelbarger $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3886-2 · 288 pages The battles of Front royal and Winchester are the stuff of civil War legend. stonewall Jackson swept away an isolated union division under the command of Nathaniel banks and made his presence in the northern shenandoah Valley so frightful a prospect that it triggered an overreaction from president lincoln, yielding huge benefits for the confederacy. gary ecelbarger has undertaken a comprehensive reassessment of those battles to show their influence on both war strategy and the continuation of the conflict. Three Days in the Shenandoah answers questions that have perplexed historians for generations.
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Virginian for the union By Christopher J. einolf $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4121-3 · 432 pages most southerners in the u.s. Army resigned their commissions to join the confederacy in 1861. but at least one son of a distinguished, slaveholding Virginia family remained loyal to the union. george H. Thomas fought for the North and was transformed by his wartime experiences from a slaveholder to a defender of civil rights. This book offers a fresh appraisal of an important career and lends new insight into the inner conflicts of the civil War.
Volunteers on the Veld
britain’s citizen-soldiers and the south African War, 1899-1902 By Stephen M. Miller $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3864-0 · 248 pages When the second boer War erupted in south Africa in 1899, great britain was confident that victory would come quickly and decisively. Instead, the war lasted for three grueling years. To achieve final victory, the british government was forced to depend not only on its regular Army but also on a large volunteer force. This book spotlights britain’s “citizen army” to show who these volunteers were, why they enlisted, how they were trained—and how they quickly became disillusioned when they found themselves committed not to the supposed glories of conventional battle but instead to a prolonged guerrilla war.
Islam’s First great general By Richard A. Gabriel $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3860-2 · 288 pages In Muhammad: Islam’s First Great General, richard A. gabriel shows us a warrior never before seen in antiquity—a leader of an all-new religious movement who in a single decade fought eight major battles, led eighteen raids, and planned thirty-eight other military operations. gabriel’s study portrays muhammad as a revolutionary who introduced military innovations that transformed armies and warfare throughout the Arab world.
The black Hawk War of 1832
By Patrick J. Jung $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3994-4 · 288 pages In 1832, facing white expansion, the sauk warrior black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated sauk and Fox tribes on the eastern bank of the mississippi. patrick J. Jung here re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the united states, a conflict that decimated black Hawk’s band. correcting mistakes that plagued previous histories, and drawing on recent ethnohistorical interpretations, Jung shows that the outcome can be understood only by discussing the complexity of intertribal rivalry, military ineptitude, and racial dynamics.
William Harding carter and the American Army
A soldier’s story By Ronald G. Machoian $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3746-9 · 320 pages In this first full-length biography of William Harding carter, ronald g. machoian explores carter’s pivotal role in bringing the American military into a new era and transforming a legion of citizen-soldiers into the modern professional force we know today.
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bayonets in the Wilderness
Anthony Wayne’s legion in the old Northwest By Alan D. Gaff $32.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3930-2 · 416 pages In Bayonets in the Wilderness, Alan D. gaff explores a long-neglected period in American history to tell the complete story of how the u.s. Army conquered the first American frontier—the Northwest Territory. Wayne’s successful campaign led to the creation of a standing army for the country and set the standard for future conflicts and treaties with American Indians. countering the popular impression of Wayne as “mad,” gaff depicts him as a thoughtful, resolute, and diplomatic officer whose masterfully organized campaign brought an end in 1794 to forty years of border fighting.
Never come to peace Again
pontiac’s uprising and the Fate of the british empire in North America By David Dixon $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3656-1 · 384 pages prior to the American revolution, the ohio river Valley was a cauldron of competing interests: Indian, colonial, and imperial. The conflict known as pontiac’s uprising, which lasted from 1763 until 1766, erupted out of this volatile atmosphere. Never Come to Peace Again, the first complete account of pontiac’s uprising to appear in nearly fifty years, is a richly detailed account of the causes, conduct, and consequences of events that proved pivotal in American colonial history.
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blue Water creek and the First sioux War, 1854–1856
By R. eli Paul $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4275-3 · 256 pages In previous accounts, the u.s. Army’s first clashes with the powerful sioux tribe appear as a set of irrational events with a cast of improbable characters—a mormon cow, a brash lieutenant, a drunken interpreter, an unfortunate brulé chief, and an incorrigible army commander. r. eli paul shows instead that the events that precipitated general William Harney’s attack on chief little Thunder’s brulé village foreshadowed the entire history of conflict between the united states and the lakota people.
The uncivil War
Irregular Warfare in the upper south, 1861–1865 By Robert R. Mackey $21.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3736-0 · 304 pages The upper south—Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia—was the scene of the most destructive war ever fought on American soil. contending armies swept across the region from the outset of the civil War until its end, marking their passage at pea ridge, shiloh, perryville, and manassas. Alongside this much-studied conflict, the confederacy also waged an irregular war, based on nineteenth-century principles of unconventional warfare. In The Uncivil War, robert r. mackey outlines the southern strategy of waging war across an entire region, measures the Northern response, and explains the outcome.
blood in the Argonne
The “lost battalion” of World War I By Alan D Gaff $32.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3696-7 · 384 pages on october 2, 1918, maj. charles W. Whittlesey led the 77th Division in a successful attack on german defenses in the Argonne Forest of northeastern France. His unit, comprised of men of a wide mix of ethnic backgrounds from New York city and the western states, was not a battalion nor was it ever “lost,” but once a newspaper editor applied the term “lost battalion” to the episode, it stuck. In this unique history of the “lost battalion” of World War I, Alan D. gaff tells for the first time the story of the 77th Division from the perspective of the soldiers in the ranks.
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The u.s. Army and the southern cheyennes, 1867—1869 By Jerome A. Greene $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061- 3885-5 · 304 pages on November 27, 1868, the u.s. seventh cavalry under lt. col. george Armstrong custer attacked a southern cheyenne village along the Washita river in present-day western oklahoma. The subsequent u.s. victory signaled the end of the cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. In this remarkably balanced history, Jerome A. greene describes the causes, conduct, and consequences of the event even as he addresses the multiple controversies surrounding the conflict.
morning star Dawn
The powder river expedition and the Northern cheyennes, 1876 By Jerome A. Greene $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3548-9 · 304 pages From a recognized authority on the High plains Indians wars comes this narrative history blending both American Indian and u.s. Army perspectives on the attack that destroyed the village of Northern cheyenne chief morning star. of momentous significance for the cheyennes as well as the army, this November 1876 encounter, coming exactly six months to the day after the custer debacle at the little bighorn, was part of the powder river expedition waged by brigadier general george crook against the Indians. Vital to the larger context of the great sioux War, the attack on morning star’s village encouraged the eventual surrender of crazy Horse and his sioux followers.
Napoleon and berlin
The Franco-prussian War in North germany, 1813 By Michael V. Leggiere $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3399-7 · 400 pages At a time when Napoleon needed all his forces to reassert French dominance in central europe, why did he fixate on the prussian capital of berlin? Instead of concentrating his forces for a decisive showdown with the enemy, he repeatedly detached large numbers of troops, under ineffective commanders, toward the capture of berlin. In Napoleon and Berlin, michael V. leggiere explores Napoleon’s almost obsessive desire to capture berlin and how this strategy ultimately lost him all of germany.
The Trojan War
By Carol G. Thomas and Craig Conant $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3874-9 · 224 pages carol g. Thomas and craig conant’s broad and varied account of the Trojan War allows readers to investigate the archaeological and historical foundations that underlie the epic poems featuring Achilles and Aeneas, and to examine how the poems altered understanding of the war for the many cultures and civilizations touched by their narrative power.
genghis Khan’s greatest general
subotai the Valiant By Richard A. Gabriel $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3734-6 · 176 pages This book tells the story of subotai the Valiant, a warrior for genghis Khan and one of the greatest generals in military history. subotai commanded armies whose size, scale, and scope of operations surpassed those led by any other commander in the ancient world. under subotai’s direction, mongol armies moved faster, over greater distances, and with a greater scope of maneuver than any army had ever done before.
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cavalry operations in the Ancient greek World
By Robert e. Gaebel $21.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3444-4 · 368 pages $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3365-2 · 368 pages In this comprehensive narrative, robert e. gaebel challenges conventional views of cavalry operations in the greek world. Applying both military and historical perspectives, gaebel shows that until the death of Alexander the great in 323 b.c., cavalry played a larger role than is commonly recognized.
The making of the roman Army
From republic to empire By Lawrence Keppie $26.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3014-9 · 272 pages The Making of the Roman Army explores how a small citizen militia guarding a village on the banks of the Tiber evolved into the professional roman army. lawrence Keppie pays particular attention to the transitional period between republic and empire—the time of Julius caesar, mark Antony, and Augustus. Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between a historical view of the republic and an archaeological approach to the empire by making the most of the often overlooked archaeological evidence from the earlier years.
The roman Imperial Army of the First and second centuries a.d.
Third edition By Graham Webster $29.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3000-2 · 400 pages This classic work of scholarship scrutinizes all aspects of roman military forces throughout the roman empire, in europe, North Africa, and the Near and middle east. graham Webster describes the roman army’s composition, frontier systems, camps and forts, activities in the field (including battle tactics, signaling, and medical services), and peacetime duties, as well as the army’s overall influence in the empire.
A military History of the second punic War By J. F. Lazenby $29.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3004-0 · 368 pages In Hannibal’s War, J.F. lazenby provides the first scholarly account in english since 1886 solely devoted to the second punic War—what some have called the first “world war” for mastery of the mediterranean world. by closely examining the accounts of livy and polybius, supplemented with the fruits of modern research, lazenby provides a detailed military history of the entire war as it was fought in Italy, spain, greece, and North Africa.
Warfare in the classical World
An Illustrated encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient World By John Warry $32.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2794-1 · 224 pages This superbly illustrated volume traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the greek and roman worlds between 1600 b.c. and a.d. 800, from the rise of mycenaean civilization to the fall of ravenna and the collapse of the Western roman empire. John Warry tells of an age of great military commanders such as Alexander the great, Hannibal, and Julius caesar—men whose feats of generalship still provide material for discussion and admiration in the military academies of the world.
The Jar of severed Hands
The spanish Deportation of Apache prisoners of War, 1770–1810 by mark santiago $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4177-0 · 264 pages more than two centuries after the cornado expedition first set foot in the region, the northern frontier of New spain in the late 1770s was still under attack by Apache raiders. The book’s arresting title comes from a 1792 report documenting a desperate break for freedom made by a group of Apache prisoners. After subduing the prisoners and killing twelve Apaches, the spanish soldiers amputated the left hands of the dead, preserving them in a jar to display to their supervisors. santiago’s gripping account illuminates the relationship between Indian tribes and colonial powers in the southwest borderlands.
Indigenous Allies in the conquest of mesoAmerica edited by Laura e. Matthew and Michel R. Oudijk $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-3854-1 · 320 pages The conquest of the New World would hardly have been possible if the invading spaniards had not allied themselves with the indigenous population. This book takes into account the role of native peoples as active agents in the conquest through a review of new sources and more careful analysis of known but under-studied materials that demonstrate the overwhelming importance of native allies in both conquest and colonial control.
mexico and the spanish conquest, second edition
By Ross Hassig $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3793-3 · 288 pages What role did indigenous peoples play in the spanish conquest of mexico? ross Hassig explores this question by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides.
ethnographic Accounts from Nineteenth-century Yucatan By Terry Rugeley $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3355-3 · 224 pages Maya Wars is the first collection of documents devoted entirely to the nineteenth-century Yucatec mayas. It follows the mayas through the early national republic, the upheavals of the mid-century caste War, the short-lived period of French Imperialism, and the repressive monoculture of the century’s last two decades.
Imperial expansion and political control By Ross Hassig $26.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2773-6 · 424 pages In exploring the pattern and methods of Aztec expansion, ross Hassig focuses on political and economic factors. because they lacked numerical superiority, faced logistical problems presented by the terrain, and competed with agriculture for manpower, the Aztecs relied as much on threats and the image of power as on military might to subdue enemies and hold them in their orbit. Hassig describes the role of war in the everyday life of the capital, Tenochtitlan: the place of the military in Aztec society; the education and training of young warriors; the organization of the army; the use of weapons and armor; and the nature of combat.
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mr. Jefferson’s Hammer
William Henry Harrison and the origins of American Indian policy By Robert M. Owens $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4198-5 · 344 pages often remembered as the president who died shortly after taking office, William Henry Harrison remains misunderstood by most Americans. before becoming the ninth president of the united states in 1841, Harrison was instrumental in shaping the early years of westward expansion. robert m. owens now explores that era through the lens of Harrison’s career, providing a new synthesis of his role in the political development of Indiana Territory and in shaping Indian policy in the old Northwest.
Architects of empire
The Duke of Wellington and His brothers By John Severn $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3810-7 · 512 pages A soldier and statesman for the ages, the Duke of Wellington is a towering figure in world history. John severn now offers a fresh look at the man born Arthur Wellesley to show that his career was very much a family affair, a lifelong series of interactions with his brothers and their common Anglo-Irish heritage.The untold story of a great family drama, Architects of Empire paints a new picture of the era through the collective biography of Wellesley and his siblings.
so Far From god
The u.s. War with mexico, 1846–1848 By John S. D. eisenhower $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3279-2 · 464 pages The mexican-American War of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the u.s. annexation of Texas, ended with the military occupation of mexico city by general Winfield scott. In the subsequent treaty, the united states gained territory that would become california, Nevada, New mexico, Arizona, utah, and parts of Wyoming and colorado. In this highly readable account, John s.D. eisenhower provides a comprehensive survey of this frequently overlooked war.
From everglade to canyon with the second united states cavalry
An Authentic Account of service in Florida, mexico, Virginia, and the Indian country, 1836–1875 By Theophilus F. Rodenbough $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3228-0 · 576 pages Theophilus F. rodenbough served as an officer with the second Dragoons (still in operation today as the second Armored cavalry). supplementing his account with personal recollections of other officers, he relates the history of the unit, from operations in the everglades against the seminoles to the expeditions against Indians.
Agent of Destiny
The life and Times of general Winfield scott By John S. D. eisenhower $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3128-3 · 496 pages The hero of the War of 1812, the conqueror of mexico city in the mexicanAmerican War, and Abraham lincoln’s top soldier during the first six months of the civil War, general Winfield scott was a seminal force in the early expansion and consolidation of the American republic. John s. D. eisenhower explores how scott, who served under fourteen presidents, played a leading role in the development of the united states Army from a tiny, loosely organized, politics-dominated establishment to a disciplined professional force capable of effective and sustained campaigning.
The conquest of America
The Question of the other By Tzvetan Todorov $29.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3137-5 · 288 pages The Conquest of America is a fascinating study of cultural confrontation in the New World, with implications far beyond sixteenth-century America. The book offers an original interpretation of the spaniards’ conquest, colonization, and destruction of pre-columbian cultures in mexico and the caribbean. using sixteenth-century sources, the distinguished French writer and critic Tzvetan Todorov examines the beliefs and behavior of the spanish conquistadors and of the Aztecs, adversaries in a clash of cultures that resulted in the near extermination of mesoamerica’s Indian population.
The mexican War correspondence of richard smith elliott
by richard smith elliott edited by Mark L. Gardner and Marc Simmons $19.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-2951-8 · 304 pages When general stephen Watts Kearny’s Army of the West marched into santa Fe, New mexico, on August 18, 1846, richard smith elliott, a young missouri volunteer, was included in its ranks. In addition to lieutenant elliott’s duties in the laclede rangers, he served as a regular correspondent to the st. louis reveille. An entertaining and educated observer, elliott provided readers back home with an account of the grueling march over the famous santa Fe Trail, the triumphant entry of the army into santa Fe, the u.s. occupation of New mexico, and the volunteers’ eventual return to st. louis.
A Hessian Diary of the American revolution
By Johann Conrad Döhla $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2530-5 · 300 pages “In a simple, direct manner, Döhla’s diary records garrison life, marches and infrequent brushes with the rebels. The diary will interest revolutionary War scholars.”—Publishers Weekly
bastion of the spanish borderlands By Max L. Moorhead $21.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2317-2 · 304 pages “[max l. moorhead] tells us at the outset that his institutional study of the presidio on New spain’s northern frontier is meant ‘to define the subject more sharply, to determine more fully its impact on the human environment, and to date the several presidios and fix their locations more precisely than has been done in the past.’”—Pacific Historical Review
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A History of the mounted Forces of the Army of the potomac, 1861-1865 By edward G. Longacre $26.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4229-4 · 488 pages Lincoln’s Cavalrymen describes the organizational, administrative, and operational history of the mounted arm of “mr. lincoln’s Army.” Historian edward g. longacre consulted at least fifty manuscript collections pertaining to general officers of cavalry, as well as the unpublished letters and diaries of more than 450 officers and enlisted men, representing almost every mounted unit in the Army of the potomac. The result is the most comprehensive history of the union cavalry to date.
A History of the mounted Forces of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 By edward G. Longacre $26.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4230-8 · 484 pages since the first histories of the civil War appeared after Appomattox, the cavalry has received intermittent, uneven, and even romanticized coverage. Historian edward g. longacre has corrected this oversight. Lee’s Cavalrymen, not only details the organizational and operational history of the mounted arm of the Army of Northern Virginia but also examines the personal experiences of officers and men. A provocative analysis of the mounted army’s organization, leadership, and tactics, Lee’s Cavalrymen is a study that no civil War enthusiast will want to miss.
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The cherokee Nation in the civil War
By Clarissa W. Confer $16.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4267-8 · 216 pages This book offers a broad overview of the civil War as it affected the cherokees—a social history of a people plunged into crisis. The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the civil War. clarissa W. confer illustrates how the cherokee Nation, with its sovereign status and distinct culture, had a wartime experience unlike that of any other group of people—and suffered perhaps the greatest losses of land, population, and sovereignty.
From the redwoods to Appomattox By Paul Magid $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4207-3 · 408 pages renowned for his prominent role in the Apache and sioux wars, general george crook (1828–90) was considered by William Tecumseh sherman to be his greatest Indian-fighting general. Although crook was feared by Indian opponents on the battlefield, in defeat the tribes found him a true friend and advocate who earned their trust and friendship when he spoke out in their defense against political corruption and greed. George Crook offers insight into the influences that later would make this general both a nemesis of the Indian tribes and their ardent advocate.
marching with the First Nebraska
A civil War Diary By August Scherneckau edited by James e. Potter and edith Robbins $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3808-4 · 368 pages $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4120-6 · 368 pages german immigrant August scherneckau served with the First Nebraska Volunteers from 1862 through 1865. Depicting the unit’s service in missouri, Arkansas, and Nebraska Territory, he offers detail, insight, and literary quality matched by few other accounts of the civil War in the West. His observations provide new perspective on campaigns, military strategy, leadership, politics, ethnicity, emancipation, and many other topics.
The civil War in Arizona
The story of the california Volunteers, 1861–1865 By Andrew e. Masich $26.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3900-5 · 384 pages bull run, gettysburg, Appomattox. For Americans, these battlegrounds, all located in the eastern united states, will forever be associated with the civil War. but few realize that the civil War was also fought far to the west of these sites. The westernmost battle of the war took place in the remote deserts of the future state of Arizona. In this first book-length account of the civil War in Arizona, Andrew e. masich offers both a lively narrative history of the allbut-forgotten california column in wartime Arizona and a rare compilation of letters written by the volunteer soldiers who served in the u.s. Army from 1861 to 1866.
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The Irish general
Thomas Francis meagher By Paul R. Wylie $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4185-5 · 416 pages Irish patriot, civil War general, frontier governor—Thomas Francis meagher played key roles in three major historical arenas. Today he is hailed as a hero by some, condemned as a drunkard by others. paul r. Wylie now offers a definitive biography of this nineteenth-century figure who has long remained an enigma. “An engaging biography”—James m. mcPherson, pulitzer prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
robert e. lee in Texas
By Carl Coke Rister $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3642-4 · 208 pages Robert E. Lee in Texas introduces a little known phase of the great general’s career—his service in Texas during the four turbulent years just preceding the civil War. In this account carl coke rister takes us with lee to his lonely posts on the border, and we share with him the hazardous and often fruitless chases after bands of American Indians and mexicans. We see through the eyes of the “Academy man” the raw life on the frontier and hear through his own words his impressions of the country and people.
The Third Texas cavalry in the civil War
By Douglas Hale $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3289-1 · 402 pages The Third Texas cavalry regiment, recruited from twenty-six counties of northeastern Texas, was one of the most famous confederate units from the lone star state. Douglas Hale narrates troop movements and battle actions, sensitively portraying the sufferings and private thoughts of individual cavalrymen and their commanders as they marched back and forth across the southern landscape.
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return to bull run
The campaign and battle of second manassas By John J. Hennessy $26.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3187-0 · 624 pages “This comprehensively researched, well-written book represents the definitive account of robert e. lee’s triumph over union leader John pope in the summer of 1862. . . . lee’s strategic skills, and the capabilities of his principal subordinates James longstreet and stonewall Jackson, brought the confederates onto the field of second manassas at the right places and times against a union army that knew how to fight, but not yet how to win.” —Publishers Weekly “The deepest, most comprehensive, and most definitive work on this civil War campaign, by the unchallenged authority.”–James i. robertson Jr., author of Stonewall Jackson
bold Dragoon The life of Jeb stuart
By emory M. Thomas $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3193-1 · 384 pages Jeb stuart, leader of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, earned the admiration of his enemies during the first three years of the civil War. Famed for his daring ride around mcclellan during the peninsula campaign, and his raid behind union lines in Virginia and into maryland and pennsylvania, he was a legend long before he was killed at Yellow Tavern in 1864.
Four brothers in blue
or sunshine and shadows of the War of the rebellion By Robert G. Carter $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3185-6 · 560 pages These letters, collected and transcribed by captain robert goldthwaite carter in the 1870s, are among the finest primary sources on the daily life of the union soldier in the civil War. robert and his three brothers all saw action with the Army of the potomac under its various commanders, generals mcclellan, burnside, Hooker, meade, and grant. At times in pairs but often in neighboring units, they fought on the battlefields of bull run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, chancellorsville, gettysburg, the Wilderness, and petersburg.
William clarke Quantrill
His life and Times By Albert Castel $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3081-1 · 272 pages In William Clarke Quantrill, Albert castel’s classic biography, the story of Quantrill and his men comes alive through facts verified from firsthand, original sources. castel traces Quantrill’s rise to power, from Kansas border ruffian and confederate Army captain to lawless leader of “the most formidable band of revolver fighters the West ever knew.” During the civil War Quantrill and his men descended on lawrence, Kansas, and carried out a frightful massacre of the civilian population. some of Quantrill’s bushwhackers made names for themselves at lawrence or after the war, as outlaws: “bloody bill” Anderson, cole Younger, george Todd, “little Archie” clement, and Frank and Jesse James.
general stand Watie’s confederate Indians
By Frank Cunningham $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3035-4 · 272 pages This is the story of stand Watie, the only Indian to attain the rank of general in the confederate Army. An aristocratic, prosperous slaveholding planter and leader of the cherokee mixed bloods, Watie was recruited in Indian Territory by Albert pike to fight the union forces on the Western front.
The Fighting men of the civil War
By William C. Davis $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3060-6 · 256 pages even though the civil War is among the best-documented wars in world history, the story of the individual soldier is not well documented. What is the story of the men in blue and gray? In The Fighting Men of the Civil War, William c. Davis shows us that for these soldiers the civil War was far removed from politics, from the great question of slavery, even from the movement of armies. shifting his focus from the officer to the men in the ranks, he begins with enlistment and training, follows with life in the camp and on the march, and concludes with experiences of combat, imprisonment, and sickness. Following the men through a wealth of anecdotes and firsthand accounts, Davis brings us the reality of war. each branch of the service is highlighted, as are combatants such as sailors in both navies and the many African-American troops traditionally denied the limelight.
Three Years with Quantrill
A True story By John McCorkle $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3056-9 · 240 pages This famous memoir by John mccorkle, is the best published account by a scout who “rode with Quantrill.” John mccorkle was a young missouri farmer of southern sympathies. After serving briefly in the pro-confederate missouri state guard, he became a prominent member of William clarke Quantrill’s infamous guerrillas, who took advantage of the turmoil in the missouri-Kansas borderland to prey on pro-union people.
The Army of Tennessee
by stanley F. Horn $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2565-7 · 524 pages “Horn’s tale is filled with enough specific facts, dates and places to satisfy the most critical civil War buff. At the same time, he has immensely increased the readability of the book by close attention to the human side of the War in the West. It is expertly spiced with character sketches and incidents by which the story of the Army of Tennessee comes alive.”—Stars and Stripes “If this book, with its tantalizing glimpses of great events, could but stir interest in the forgotten focal point of America’s great agony, it will have more than justified its publication.”—Washington Post
The lost cause
The confederate exodus to mexico by Andrew F. rolle $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-1961-8 · 272 pages “professor rolle...tells of the comparatively little-known exodus of confederate soldiers to mexico after the civil War....The immigration was encouraged by maximilian. The confederates went as individuals or as small groups unaware of the dangers and political complexities awaiting them in a mexico, where Juarez was to overthrow maximilian by 1864. After Juarez’ victory, some remained, but most returned to the south. rolle authoritatively presents the necessary historical background of mexico and of our south.”—Library Journal
meade of gettysburg
by Freeman cleaves $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2298-4 · 412 pages “This study is the first full-length biography of meade in a generation. scholarly and judicious, the author confines his attention largely to the headquarters of the army, the men in the ranks, the people behind the lines and the politicians come in for scant treatment. The result is a somewhat narrow view of the war, but a penetrating study of meade and of the other commanders of the Army of the potomac. so skillfully is the story written that one experiences with meade his triumphs and his frustrations.” —World Affairs
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A creek Warrior for the confederacy
The Autobiography of chief g. W. grayson by g. W. grayson $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2322-6 · 200 pages “The publication of george Washington grayson’s autobiography brings to light perhaps the only existing written account of a nineteenth-century Indian leader. born in 1843 near present-day eufaula, oklahoma, grayson served as a confederate army officer during the civil War and in various offices of the creek Nation from 1870 until his death in 1920. . . .baird has produced an excellent edition that makes grayson’s autobiography more accessible and that should bring it the attention it deserves.”—Montana: The Magazine of Western History
rock of chickamauga
The life of general george H. Thomas by Freeman cleaves $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1978-6 · 364 pages general george H. Thomas, the “rock of chickamauga” of the history books, was a Virginian who chose the northern side in the civil War. While Thomas was considered a traitor by his family, his military superiors regarded him with a certain mistrust because of his southern background. Nonetheless, Thomas was prominent in the battles of mill springs, shiloh, corinth, perryville, and Nashville, and was immortalized at chickamauga, where he tenaciously held the field until ordered to withdraw.
The civil War in the Western Territories
Arizona, colorado, New mexico, and utah by ray c. colton $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1902-1 · 240 pages “mr. colton sets out to show that the civil War was by no means fought entirely east of the missouri. He does so successfully and with such enthusiasm, indeed, that you almost forget there were stirring doings elsewhere.”—New York Times
The life of an American border man By David Remley $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4273-9 · 320 pages best known as a nineteenth-century frontier hero, christopher “Kit” carson has been represented more recently as an Indian killer responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Navajos. Although despised for the merciless warfare he led on general James H. carleton’s behalf against the Navajos, carson lived amicably among many Indian people, served as a u.s. government agent, and married an Arapaho woman. In Kit Carson: The Life of an American Border Man, remley strikes a balance between prevailing notions about this quintessential western figure.
From cochise to geronimo
The chiricahua Apaches, 1874–1886 By edwin R. Sweeney $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4272-2 · 640 pages In the decade after the death of their revered chief cochise in 1874, the chiricahua Apaches struggled to survive as a people and their relations with the u.s. government further deteriorated. sweeney shows that the cataclysmic events of the 1870s and the 1880s stemmed in part from seeds of distrust sown by the American military in 1861 and 1863 and offers a definitive history of the turbulent period between cochise’s death and geronimo’s surrender in 1886.
Ned Wynkoop and the lonely road from sand creek
By Louis Kraft $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4226-5 · 336 pages When edward W. Wynkoop arrived in colorado Territory during the 1858 gold rush, he was one of many seeking wealth in a promising land mostly inhabited by American Indians. Wynkoop’s life changed drastically after he joined the First colorado Volunteers to fight for the union during the civil War. This sympathetic but critical biography centers on his subsequent efforts to prevent war with Indians during the volatile 1860s. upon learning of the 1864 sand creek massacre, Wynkoop spoke out vehemently against the action, though many of his contemporaries damned his views, and devoted the rest of his career as a soldier and then a u.s. agent to helping cheyennes and Arapahos survive.
Fort clark and Its Indian Neighbors
A Trading post on the upper missouri By W. Raymond Wood, William J. Hunt, Jr., and Randy H. Williams $34.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-4213-5 · 328 pages A thriving fur trade post between 1830 and 1860, Fort clark, in what is today western North Dakota, also served as a way station for artists, scientists, missionaries, soldiers, and other western chroniclers traveling along the upper missouri river. The written and visual legacies of these visitors, including the german prince-explorer maximilian of Wied, swiss artist Karl bodmer, and American painter-author george catlin, have long been primary sources on the mandan and Hidatsa Indians who met the first fur traders in the area. This book, by a team of anthropologists, is the first thorough account of the fur trade at Fort clark to integrate new archaeological evidence with the historical record.
The Northern cheyenne exodus in History and memory
By James n. Leiker and Ramon Powers $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4221-0 · 272 pages The exodus of the Northern cheyennes in 1878 and 1879, an attempt to flee from Indian Territory to their montana homeland, is a compelling event in American Indian history. It is equally important in the history of towns like oberlin, Kansas, where cheyenne warriors killed more than forty settlers. The cheyennes, in turn, suffered losses through violent encounters with the u.s. Army. leiker and powers examine how the event has been remembered, told, and retold to draw thought-provoking conclusions about how this story has changed over time.
The mormon rebellion
America’s First civil War, 1857–1858 By David L. Bigler and Will Bagley $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4135-0 · 384 pages In 1857 president James buchanon ordered u.s. troops to utah to replace brigham Young as governor and restore order in what the federal government viewed as a territory in rebellion. In this compelling narrative, award-winning authors David l. bigler and Will bagley use long-suppressed sources to show that the mormon rebellion was not the result of buchanan’s “blunder.” They argue that mormon leaders had their own far-reaching ambitions and fully intended to establish an independent nation—the Kingdom of god—in the West.
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Interviews on Western massacres By Deborah and Jon Lawrence $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4126-8 · 224 pages The battle of the little big Horn, the sand creek massacre, the battle of the Washita, and the mountain meadows massacre are iconic events that have been repeatedly analyzed, but the interviews included in this volume offer new points of view. other events discussed are little-known today, such as the camp grant massacre, in which more than a hundred pinal and Aravaipa Apache men, women, and children were killed. The interviews cover broader themes such as violence in early california, hostilities between the frontier army and the sioux, violence between european Americans and great basin tribes, and the need to incorporate multiple viewpoints in historical research and writing.
War party in blue
pawnee scouts in the u.s. Army By Mark van de Logt $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4139-8 · 368 pages between 1864 and 1877, during the height of the plains Indian ward, pawnee Indian scouts rendered invaluable service to the united states Army. War Party in Blue tells the story of the pawnee scouts from their perspective, detailing the battles in which they served and recounting neglected episodes. The pawnee style of warfare, based on stealth and surprise, was so effective that the scouts’ commanding officers did little to discourage their methods. The pawnee battalion truly was a war party in blue.
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bones in the Well
The Haun’s mill massacre, 1838 By Beth S. Moore $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4270-8 · 196 pages The massacre at Haun’s mill is a defining moment in the history of the church of Jesus christ of latter-day saints. The mormons had come to missouri on the urging of their prophet, Joseph smith, but found themselves at odds with the original setterles on october 7, 1838, governor lillburn boggs ordered: “The mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated or driven from the statel.” on october 30, 1838, missouri militia attacked the small mormon settlement at Haun’s mill, killing and wounding dozens. gathered in this book are eyewitness testimonies of the massacre and its aftermath by those who were on the scene.
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Tribal Wars of the southern plains
By Stan Hoig $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4201-2 · 356 pages Tribal Wars of the Southern Plains is a comprehensive account of Indian conflicts in the area between the platte river and the rio grande, from the first written reports of the spaniards in the sixteenth century through the u.s.–cheyenne battle of the sand Hills in 1875. unlike previous studies, this one-volume synthesis chronicles the Indian-white wars and intertribal conflicts.
slim buttes, 1876
An episode of the great sioux War By Jerome A. Greene $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2261-8 · 212 pages Slim Buttes, 1876 presents in vivid detail the grisly realities of the Indian Wars and the suffering experienced by both sides. For the troops who campaigned in the lonely hinterlands of America, it was bloody, dangerous, and exhausting warfare fought, as general crook said, “without favor of hope of reward.”
chief of scouts By Dan L. Thrapp $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2270-5 · 468 pages general crook relied on Al sieber to lead Apache scouts against renegade Apaches, who were adept at hiding and raiding from within their native terrain. In this carefully researched biography, Thrapp gives extensive evidence for sieber’s expertise, noting that the expeditions he accompanied were highly successful while those from which he was absent met with few triumphs.
child of the Fighting Tenth
on the Frontier with the buffalo soldiers by Forrestine c. Hooker edited by steve Wilson $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4080-1 · 296 pages The compelling yet humorous stories told in Child of the Fighting Tenth capture the drama of the settlement of the American West, the Indian wars on the plains, and the geronimo campaign in the southwest and mexico as seen through the eyes of a young girl. In this memoir, birdie cooper draws us into her world, offering a vibrant portrait of behind-the-scenes life on the western frontier. steve Wilson edited the manuscript into publishable form.
A rough ride to redemption
The ben Daniels story by robert K. DeArment and Jack Demattos $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4112-1 · 264 pages Two prominent western historians have teamed up to tell the story of ben Daniels’s rise from outlaw and convict to presidential protégé and high-ranking officer of the law. Tracing his life from jailhouse to White House, from Dodge city to san Juan Hill, robert DeArment and Jack Demattos present a full-length biography of Daniels, the most controversial of Teddy roosevelt’s “White House gunfighters.”
rangers and regulars on the lower rio grande, 1846–1861 by michael l. collins $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4132-9 · 328 pages The Texas rangers have been the source of tall tales and the stuff of legend as well as a growing darker reputation. but the story of the rangers along the mexican border between Texas statehood and the onset of the civil War has been largely overlooked—until now. This engaging history pulls readers back to a chaotic time along the lower rio grande in the mid-nineteenth century. Texas Devils challenges the time-honored image of “good guys in white hats” to reveal the more complicated and sobering reality behind the ranger myth.
biographies from the military Frontier, second edition edited by paul Andrew Hutton and Durwood ball $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3997-5 · 416 pages Soldiers West views the turbulent history of the West from the perspective of fifteen senior army officers—including philip H. sheridan, george Armstrong custer, and Nelson A. miles—who were assigned to bring order to the region. This revised edition of paul Andrew Hutton’s popular work adds five new biographies, and essays from the first edition have been updated to incorporate recent scholarship.
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The civil War brigade of James Henry lane by bryce benedict $32.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3999-9 · 352 pages This first book-length study of the “jayhawkers,” as the men of lane’s brigade were known, takes a fresh look at their exploits and notoriety. bryce benedict draws on a wealth of previously unexploited sources, including letters by brigade members, to dramatically re-create the violence along the Kansasmissouri border and challenge some of the time-honored depictions of lane’s unit as bloodthirsty and indiscriminately violent.
class and race in the Frontier Army
military life in the West, 1870–1890 by Kevin Adams $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3981-4 · 296 pages Class and Race in the Frontier Army marks the first application of recent research on class, race, and ethnicity to the social and cultural history of military life on the western frontier. Adams draws on a wealth of military records and soldiers’ diaries and letters to reconstruct everyday army life—from work and leisure to consumption, intellectual pursuits, and political activity—and shows that an inflexible class barrier stood between officers and enlisted men.
lakota War chief by robert W. larson $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4036-0 · 320 pages robert W. larson sorts through contrasting views of gall to determine the real character of this legendary sioux. This first-ever scholarly biography also focuses on the actions gall took during his final years on the reservation, unraveling his last fourteen years to better understand his previous forty.
eyewitness Views of custer’s Attack on black Kettle’s Village by richard g. Hardorff $26.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3990-6 · 464 pages The battle of the Washita is one of the most tragic—and disturbing—events in American history. on November 27, 1868, the u.s. cavalry under lt. col. george Armstrong custer attacked a peaceful southern cheyenne village along the Washita river in present-day western oklahoma. This u.s. victory signaled the end of the cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. In this documentary history, richard g. Hardorff presents a broad range of views of the Washita battle.
The Fall of a black Army officer
racism and the myth of Henry o. Flipper by charles m. robinson III $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3521-2 · 216 pages lieutenant Henry o. Flipper was a former slave who rose to become the first African American graduate of West point. While serving in the Army, he was charged with embezzlement and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. He was acquitted of embezzlement but convicted of conduct unbecoming, and therefore, dismissed from the service. because of Flipper’s efforts to clear his name, many assumed that he had been railroaded because he was black. In The Fall of a Black Army Officer, robinson finds that Flipper was the author of his own problems.
Dakota leader by paul N. beck $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3950-0 · 176 pages leader of the santee sioux, Inkpaduta participated in some of the most decisive battles of the northern great plains, including custer’s defeat at the little bighorn. but the attack in 1857 on forty white settlers known as the spirit lake massacre gave Inkpaduta the reputation of being the most brutal of all the sioux leaders. paul N. beck now challenges a century and a half of bias to reassess the life and legacy of this important Dakota leader.
A lakota life by Kingsley m. bray $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3986-9 · 528 pages Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts—and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies—to expose the real crazy Horse: not the brash sioux warrior we have come to expect, but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in lakota piety.
making peace with cochise
The 1872 Journal of captain Joseph Alton sladen edited by edwin r. sweeney $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3978-4 · 208 pages In the autumn of 1872, brigadier general oliver o. Howard and his aid-decamp, lieutenant Joseph Alton sladen, entered Arizona’s rocky Dragoon mountains in search of the elusive chiricahua Apache chief, cochise. They sought to convince him that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. sladen, Howard’s devoted aide, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New mexico, to cochise’s stronghold. Joseph sladen’s journal—enriched by edwin r. sweeney’s introduction, epilogue, and lively notes—is a unique source on chiricahua lifeways and an engrossing tale of travel and adventure.
Apache Warrior and chief by Kathleen p. chamberlain $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3843-5 · 272 pages A steadfast champion of his people during the wars with encroaching Anglo-Americans, the Apache chief Victorio deserves as much attention as his better-known contemporaries cochise and geronimo. In presenting the story of this nineteenth-century Warm springs Apache warrior, Kathleen p. chamberlain expands our understanding of Victorio’s role in the Apache wars and brings him into the center of events.
Fort riley and Its Neighbors
military money and economic growth, 1853–1895 by William A. Dobak $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3908-1 · 260 pages Fort Riley and Its Neighbors is a story of soldiers trying to save money and civilians trying to make it. The history of Fort riley and its neighbors typifies the relations that evolved between the American people and their government throughout the American West. The settlers’ approach to federal authority, at once supplicating and conniving, has persisted and thrived and become the national attitude.
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The buffalo soldiers
A Narrative of the black cavalry in the West revised edition by William H. leckie and shirley A. leckie $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3840-4 · 336 pages originally published in 1967, William H. leckie’s The Buffalo Soldiers was the first book of its kind to recognize the importance of African American units in the conquest of the West. Decades later, with sales of more than 75,000 copies, The Buffalo Soldiers has become a classic. Now, in a newly revised edition, the authors have expanded the original research to explore more deeply the lives of buffalo soldiers in the Ninth and Tenth cavalry regiments.
The life of gustavus cheyney Doane by Kim Allen scott $32.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3800-8 · 320 pages Frontier soldier and explorer extraordinaire, gustavus cheyney Doane was no stranger to historical events. between 1863 and 1892, he fought in the civil War, participated in every major Indian battle in montana Territory, and led the first scientific reconnaissance into the Yellowstone country. Doane was always close to being at the right place at the right time to secure lasting fame, yet that fame always eluded him, even after his death. Kim Allen scott rescues Doane from obscurity to tell the tale of an educated and inventive man who strove in vain for recognition throughout his life.
Finding sand creek
History, Archaeology, and the 1864 massacre site by Jerome A. greene and Douglas D. scott $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3801-5 · 240 pages In Finding Sand Creek, Jerome A. greene and Douglas D. scott tell the story of how a dedicated group of people used a variety of methods to pinpoint the site of the sand creek massacre. Drawing on oral histories, written records, and archeological fieldwork, greene and scott present a wealth of evidence to verify their conclusions.
colonel richard Irving Dodge
The life and Times of a career Army officer by Wayne r. Kime $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-3709-4 · 640 pages Few soldiers saw more of the late-nineteenth-century West and its peoples or made more friends and acquaintances, civilian and military, than the energetic and sociable col. richard Irving Dodge. In this first biography of the soldierauthor, Wayne r. Kime describes Dodge’s early years, experiences as a writer, and forty-three-year career as an infantry officer in the u.s. Army, setting his life story in a rich historical context.
War Dance at Fort marion
plains Indian War prisoners by brad D. lookingbill $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3739-1 · 304 pages War Dance at Fort Marion tells the powerful story of Kiowa, cheyenne, comanche, and Arapaho chiefs and warriors detained as prisoners of war by the u.s. Army. Held from 1875 until 1878 at Fort marion in saint Augustine, Florida, they participated in an educational experiment, initiated by captain richard Henry pratt, as an alternative to standard imprisonment. This book, the first complete account of a unique cohort of Native peoples, brings their collective story to life and pays tribute to their individual talents and achievements.
colonel Nelson A. miles and the great sioux War, 1876–1877 by Jerome A. greene $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3755-1 · 352 pages shortly after custer’s defeat in the battle of the little bighorn, colonel Nelson A. miles and his Fifth Infantry launched several significant campaigns to destroy the lakota–Northern cheyenne coalition in the Yellowstone river basin. miles’s expeditions involved relentless pursuit and attack throughout the winter months, culminating in the lame Deer Fight of may 1877, the last major engagement of the great sioux War.Yellowstone Command is the first detailed account of the harrowing 1876–1877 campaigns. Drawing from Indian testimonies and many previously untapped sources, Jerome A. greene reconstructs the ambitious battles of colonel miles and his foot soldiers. This paper edition of Yellowstone Command features a new preface by the author.
Fort bowie, Arizona
combat post of the southwest, 1858–1894 by Douglas c. mcchristian $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3781-0 · 336 pages Fort bowie, in present-day Arizona, was established in 1862 at the site of the famous battle of Apache pass, where u.s. troops clashed with Apache chief cochise and his warriors. The fort’s dual purpose was to guard the invaluable water supply at Apache spring and to control Indians in the developing southwestern region. Douglas c. mcchristian’s Fort Bowie, Arizona, spans nearly four decades to provide a fascinating account of the many complex events surrounding the small combat post.
Army Architecture in the West
A History of Forts laramie, bridger, and D. A. russell, 1849–1912 by Alison K. Hoagland $49.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3620-2 · 352 pages In Army Architecture in the West, Alison K. Hoagland dispels the myth that all western forts were uniform structures of military might churned out according to a master set of plans authorized by army officials in Washington, D.c. Instead, by examining three exemplary Wyoming forts, Hoagland reveals that widely varying architectural designs were used to construct western forts.
Fort robinson and the American century, 1900–1948
by Thomas r. buecker $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3646-2 · 288 pages most fort histories end when the military lowers the flag for the last time and the soldiers march out. In contrast, Fort robinson—occupied and used for more than fifty years since its abandonment by the u.s. army—has taken on new roles. This book recounts the story of this famous northwestern Nebraska army post as it underwent remarkable transformation in the first half of the twentieth century. Fort Robinson and the American Century, 1900– 1948, is based on more than twenty years of archival research as well as the personal recollections of the men and women who served at the fort. more than ninety photographs and five maps supplement the narrative.
mormons at the missouri
Winter Quarters, 1846–1852 by richard e bennett $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3615-8 · 360 pages The mormon trek westward from Illinois to the salt lake Valley was an enduring accomplishment of American overland trail migration; however, their wintering at the missouri river near present-day omaha was a feat of faith and perseverance. richard e. bennett presents new facts and ideas that challenge old assumptions—particularly that life on the frontier encouraged American individualism.
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battlefield and classroom
Four Decades with the American Indian, 1867–1904 by richard Henry pratt edited by robert m. utley $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3603-5 · 416 pages general richard Henry pratt, best known as the founder and longtime superintendent of the influential carlisle Indian school in pennsylvania, profoundly shaped Indian education and federal Indian policy at the turn of the twentieth century. His experiences led him to dedicate himself to Indian education, and from 1879 to 1904 he directed the carlisle school, believing that the only way to save Indians from extinction was to remove Indian youth to nonreservation settings and there inculcate in them what he considered civilized ways.
Journal of a military reconnaissance from santa Fe, New mexico, to the Navajo country, made in 1849 by James H. simpson edited and annotated by Frank mcNitt $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3570-0 · 384 pages “Frank mcNitt makes the coin of the past ring true…. He has given us the New mexico-Arizona world as it looked on the eve of an era during which u.s. traders and government people were to become a daily factor in Navajo and pueblo life.”—New Mexico Quarterly
Fort robinson and the American West, 1874–1899
by Thomas r. buecker $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3534-2 · 320 pages In Fort Robinson and the American West, 1874–1899, Thomas r. buecker explores both the larger story of the Nebraska fort and the particulars of daily life and work at the fort. buecker draws on historic reminiscences, government records, reports, correspondence, and other official accounts to render a thorough yet lively depiction.
New Facts on seven encounters by J. W. Vaughn $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3511-3 · 282 pages 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.
cheyennes and Horse soldiers
The 1857 expedition and the battle of solomon’s Fork by William Y. chalfant $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3500-7 · 440 pages In July 1857, the first major battle between the u.s. Army and the cheyenne Indians took place in present-day northwest Kansas. The cheyennes had formed a grand line of battle such as was never again seen in plains Indians wars. but they had not seen sabres before, and when the cavalry charged, sabres drawn, they panicked. William Y. chalfant re-creates the human dimensions of a battle that was as much a clash of cultures as it was a clash of the u.s. cavalry and cheyenne warriors.
Fort union and the upper missouri Fur Trade
by barton H. barbour $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3295-2 · 320 pages $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3498-7 · 320 pages In this book, barton barbour presents the first comprehensive history of Fort union, the nineteenth century’s most important and longest-lived upper missouri river fur trading post. barbour explores the economic, social, legal, cultural, and political significance of the fort which was the brainchild of Kenneth mcKenzie and pierre chouteau, Jr., and a part of John Jacob Astor’s fur trade empire.
The sherman Tour Journals of colonel richard Irving Dodge
by richard Irving Dodge edited by Wayne r. Kime $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3425-3 · 240 pages In summer 1883, general William Tecumseh sherman took colonel richard Irving Dodge, his former aide-de-camp, with him on a 10,000-mile inspection tour across the northern tier of territories, on to the pacific Northwest, south through california, and east through the southwest to Denver. Dodge had no idea his journals would ever become public, so he wrote openly about his companions and their interactions, terrain and natural wonders, conditions of military posts, life in civilian communities, and what the future seemed to hold for the region and its changing population.
six Weeks in the sioux Tepees
A Narrative of Indian captivity by sarah F. Wakefield $19.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-2975-4 · 192 pages $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3431-4 · 192 pages The Dakota War (1862) was a searing event in minnesota history as well as a signal event in the lives of Dakota people. sarah F. Wakefield was caught up in this revolt. A young doctor’s wife and the mother of two small children, Wakefield published her unusual account of the war and her captivity shortly after the hanging of thirty-eight Dakotas accused of participation in the “sioux uprising.” In a distinctive and compelling voice, Wakefield blames the government for the war and then relates her and her family’s ordeal, as well as chaska’s and his family’s help and ultimate sacrifice.
The black regulars, 1866–1898
by William A. Dobak and Thomas D. phillips $34.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3340-9 · 384 pages In The Black Regulars, 1866–1898, the authors shed new light on the military justice system, relations between black troops and their mostly white civilian neighbors, their professional reputations, and what veterans faced when they left the army for civilian life.
general crook and the Western Frontier
by charles m. robinson, III $39.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3358-4 · 420 pages general george crook was one of the most prominent soldiers in the frontier West. general William T. sherman called him the greatest Indian fighter and manager the army ever had. General Crook and the Western Frontier, the first fullscale biography of crook, uses contemporary manuscripts and primary sources to illuminate the general’s personal life and military career.
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The Frontier Army in the settlement of the West
by michael l. Tate $26.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3173-3 · 454 pages $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3386-7 · 454 pages The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West examines the army’s nonmartial contributions to western development. Dispelling timeworn stereotypes, Tate shows that the army conducted explorations, compiled scientific and artistic records, built roads, aided overland travelers, and improved river transportation.
Army regulars on the Western Frontier, 1848–1861
by Durwood ball $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3312-6 · 324 pages examining the full continuum of martial force in the American West, Durwood ball reveals how regular troops waged war on American Indians to enforce federal law. He also argues that the politics of slavery profoundly influenced the western mission of the regular army.
private William earl smith’s View of the sioux War of 1876 by sherry l. smith $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3335-5 · 176 pages Sagebrush Soldier is an account of military life during the Indian Wars in the late nineteenth-century West. private William earl smith describes daily camp life, battle scenes, and the behavior of famous men—ranald mackenzie and george crook—in public and private poses.
The Indian Territory Journals of colonel richard Irving Dodge
edited by Wayne r. Kime $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3257-0 · 608 pages In these journals, colonel richard Irving Dodge, a well-known chronicler of western history and plains Indians, provides an important account of conditions in Indian Territory from 1878 to 1880, a period of rapid transition.
The united states Infantry
An Illustrated History, 1775–1918 by gregory J.W. urwin $16.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3217-4 · 176 pages gregory J.W. urwin narrates the history of American infantrymen from their colonial origins through the War of 1812, the mexican War, civil War, the Indian Wars, the spanish-American War, and finally to their painful coming of age in 1918, as a world-class combat force on the fields of France in World War I.
A Handbook for officers and soldiers on the Frontiers by edward s. Farrow $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3209-9 · 284 pages Mountain Scouting, first published in 1881, is a valuable instruction guide for novice soldiers, describing how to care for their horses, shoot accurately with their rifles, fix broken bones, and ward off diseases and ailments.
lakota and cheyenne
Indian Views of the great sioux War, 1876–1877 by Jerome A. greene $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3245-7 · 290 pages In writings about the great sioux War, the perspectives of its Native American participants often are ignored and forgotten. Jerome A. greene corrects that oversight by presenting a comprehensive overview of America’s largest Indian war from the point of view of the lakotas and Northern cheyennes.
reminiscences of a ranger
early Times in southern california by Horace bell $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3152-8 · 528 pages In his Reminiscences of a Ranger, Horace bell reports that “midnight raids and open day robbery and assassinations of defenseless or unsuspecting Americans were of almost daily occurrence” in southern california, a territory newly acquired from mexico. To combat this lawlessness, in 1853 the citizens of los Angeles formed a volunteer mounted police force known as the los Angeles rangers. under the command of captain Alexander Hope, the rangers strove to keep the peace within the city, and they hunted down bandits and murderers in the surrounding region, including several connected with Joaquin murrieta’s band.
The life of James Kirker, 1793–1852 by ralph Adam smith $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3041-5 · 416 pages James Kirker, “Indian fighter,” is among the most infamous characters of the American West. In his exhaustively researched biography, ralph Adam smith explores the controversy surrounding the life of this frontier figure. Kirker emigrated from Ireland to New York city in 1810. In the years that followed, he was a privateer (in the War of 1812), a british captive, a merchant, a mountain man, the head of a private army, and a dominant figure in New mexico politics.
phil sheridan and His Army
by paul A. Hutton $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3188-7 · 496 pages “paul Hutton’s study of phil sheridan in the West is authoritative, readable, and an important contribution to the literature of westward expansion. Although headquartered in chicago, sheridan played a crucial role in the opening of the West. His command stretched from the missouri to the rockies and from mexico to canada, and all the Indian Wars of the great plains fell under his direction. Hutton ably narrates and interprets sheridan’s western career from the perspective of the top command rather than the battlefield leader. His book is good history and good reading.”—robert m. utley
general benjamin H. grierson and His Family by William H. leckie and shirley A. leckie $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3027-9 · 384 pages Unlikely Warriors is the story of benjamin Henry grierson, civil War hero and postwar commander of the Tenth cavalry “buffalo soldiers,” and his family on the western frontier. In this biography, William and shirley leckie explore three generations of grierson’s family, and for this edition they include a new preface on recent interest in the buffalo soldiers.
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The powder river expedition Journals of colonel richard Irving Dodge
by richard Irving Dodge edited by Wayne r. Kime $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-2983-9 · 208 pages lt. col. richard Irving Dodge’s journals are the fullest firsthand account available of gen. george crook’s powder river expedition against the sioux and cheyenne Indians, which culminated in col. ranald s. mackenzie’s resounding destruction of Dull Knife’s forces on November 25, 1876.
cheyennes at Dark Water creek
The last Fight of the red river War by William Y. chalfant $29.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-2875-7 · 232 pages Cheyennes at Dark Water Creek tells the tragic story of the southern bands of cheyennes from the period following the Treaty of medicine lodge through the battles and skirmishes known as the red river War. The battle of sappa creek, the last encounter of that conflict, was a fight between a band of cheyennes and a company of the sixth cavalry that took place in Kansas in April 1875. more cheyennes were killed in that single engagement than in all the previous fighting of the war combined, and later there were controversial charges of massacre—and worse. William Y. chalfant has used all known contemporaneous sources to recound the tragedy that occurred at the place known to the cheyennes as Dark Water creek.
The black Hills Journals of colonel richard Irving Dodge
by richard Irving Dodge edited by Wayne r. Kime $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-2846-7 · 288 pages The Black Hills Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge is by far the most detailed account yet available of the conflicting claims, interests, and populations that converged on the black Hills during the key transitional period before the great sioux War of 1876.
The black Infantry in the West, 1869–1891
by Arlen l. Fowler $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2883-2 · 192 pages After nearly 200,000 African-American soldiers fought in the civil War, congress enacted legislation to authorize regiments of cavalry and infantry for service in the West. The Ninth and Tenth cavalries won fame as “buffalo soldiers” in the Indian wars, nearly overshadowing the critical support role of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth infantries. Now Arlen l. Fowler brings to light the story of African-American infantry service from 1869 to 1891 in Texas, Indian Territory, the Dakotas, montana, and Arizona.
battles and skirmishes of the great sioux War, 1876–1877
The military View by Jerome A. greene $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2669-2 · 256 pages This volume offers accounts of the many battles and skirmishes in the great sioux War as they were observed by participating officers, enlisted men, scouts, surgeons, and newspaper correspondents. The selectionssome rendered immediately after the encounters and some set down in reminiscences years later—are important and little-known sources of information about the war. by their personal nature, they give a compelling sense of immediacy to the actions.
Five Years a cavalryman
or, sketches of regular Army life on the Texas Frontier, 1866–1871 by H. H. mcconnell $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2817-7 · 318 pages First published in 1889, H. H. mcconnell’s Five Years a Cavalryman remains one of the best accounts of what it was like to be an ordinary cavalryman on the post-civil War frontier. posted for five years (1866–1871) with the sixth u.s. cavalry at Fort belknap and Fort richardson, in West Texas, mcconnell gives the unglorified inside story on his fellow enlisted men and the officers, reporting candidly on their heavy drinking, their general disorganization, their boredom, and their thievery.
William Tecumseh sherman and the settlement of the West
by robert g. Athearn $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2769-9 · 400 pages “The author brings out clearly general sherman’s view that the principal function of the army on the frontier was to protect the building of the railroads rather than the protection of isolated settlements.... An important contribution.”—Journal of American History
president Washington’s Indian War
by Wiley sword $39.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2488-9 · 420 pages “readers will find Wiley sword’s President Washington’s Indian War an amazingly comprehensive, intriguingly complicated, and compellingly dramatic treatment of warfare between citizens of the newly formed u.s. and Indians in the old Northwest during 1790–1795...sword has compiled a detailed, vivid historical narrative of one of the major turning points in Indian-white relations on the North American continent.”—American Indian Quarterly
Following the Indian Wars
The story of the Newspaper correspondents Among the Indian campaigners by oliver Knight $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2508-4 · 382 pages “Following the Indian Wars is a good final chapter to the history of warfare between the Indians and the whites. It is not a romantic version of the struggle for the great plains. It is a straight account of the little known men who reported the progress of a hard and bitter war, which won the West but only at the expense of many lives and the destruction of the Indian way of life.”—San Francisco Examiner
The Wichita expedition and the Fight on crooked creek by William Y. chalfant $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-2367-7 · 184 pages Without Quarter is the story of the first major u.s. army expedition against the comanches between the mexican and civil wars. chalfant first sets the historical context, then traces events to the climax at crooked creek on may 13, 1859.
Fort supply, Indian Territory
Frontier outpost on the plains by robert c. carriker $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2243-4 · 274 pages “[carriker] has done a commendable job of describing the military challenge in a land ’teeming with discontented and only temporarily pacified Indians.’ but his crucial point is that Indian Territory during the last three decades of the nineteenth century was a nether world of whiskey merchants, cattle and timber thieves, speculators, tribal opportunists, and various other frontier thugs who operated on the rational assumption that it was difficult, if not virtually impossible, for the government to establish justice and order.”—Montana
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general george crook
His Autobiography by george crook edited and annotated by martin F. schmitt $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-1982-3 · 368 pages crook’s autobiography covers the period from his graduation from West point in 1852 to June 18, 1876, the day after the famous battle of the rosebud. editor martin F. schmitt has supplemented crook’s life story with other material from the general’s diaries, letters and newspapers.
campaigning with crook
by capt. charles King $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1377-7 · 192 pages “King’s book begins with the departure of the Fifth united states cavalry from its headquarters at Fort Hays, Kansas, in June of 1876. It is virtually the only contemporary history of the campaign to trace the movement of that regiment to Fort laramie, to the famous skirmish on War bonnet creek, and then through the long march to the headquarters of crook’s big Horn and Yellowstone expedition at goose creek, montana.”—Wisconsin Magazine
carbine and lance
The story of old Fort sill by Wilbur sturtevant Nye $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1856-7 · 454 pages “Fort sill, established by sheridan in 1869 . . . was the focal point of all Indian warfare on the southern plains, warfare which was fast, furious, heroic and romantic . . . colonel Nye gleaned his materials from old army files, from the few printed sources, and by word of mouth from Indians who had figured in the events he records.”—Christian Science Monitor
The conquest of Apacheria
by Dan l. Thrapp $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-1286-2 · 422 pages Apacheria ran from the colorado to the rio grande and beyond, from the great canyons of the North for a thousand miles into mexico. Here, where the elusive, phantomlike Apache bands roamed, life was as harsh, cruel, and pitiless as the country itself. The Conquest of Apacheria is an epic of heroism, mixed with chicanery, misunderstanding, and tragedy, on both sides.
Forts of the West
military Forts and presidios and posts commonly called Forts West of the mississippi river to 1898 by robert W. Frazer $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1250-3 · 284 pages The number and variety of forts and posts, together with changes of location, name, and designation, have posed perplexing problems for students of western history. Now robert W. Frazer has prepared a systematic listing of all presidios and military forts, which were ever, at any time and in any sense, so designated.
The sand creek massacre
by stan Hoig $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1147-6 · 232 pages This account of the massacre investigates the historical events leading to the battle, tracing the growth of the Indian-white conflict in colorado Territory. The author has shown the way in which the discontent stemming from the treaty of Fort Wise, the depredations committed by the cheyennes and Arapahoes prior to the massacre, and the desire of some of the commanding officers for a bloody victory against the Indians laid the groundwork for the battle at sand creek.
Forty miles a Day on beans and Hay
The enlisted soldier Fighting the Indian Wars by Don rickey, Jr. $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1113-1 · 394 pages “This volume most certainly helps to reveal both the nature and the character of those who participated in the last Indian wars of the transmississippi West. As such, it is a substantial addition not only to American military history in general but also a contribution to the literature of the western frontier.”— American Historical Review
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military register of custer’s last command
by roger l. Williams $39.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4274-6 · 432 pages Military Register of Custer’s Last Command presents for the first time the complete military history of every enlisted man on the regimental rolls, with particular attention devoted to the well-known campaigns from the Washita to Wounded Knee. As the first in-depth analysis of the statistics related to the battle, Military Register of Custer’s Last Command is the most extensive work available on the 7th cavalry. With its exhaustive bibliography, it will stand as a definitive resource for historians and enthusiasts and a tribute to all enlisted soldiers on the western frontier.
loss and Transformation in sioux country by paul l. Hedren $24.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4216-2 · 272 pages between 1876 and 1877, the u.s. Army battled lakota sioux and Northern cheyenne Indians in a series of vicious conflicts known today as the great sioux War. After the defeat of custer at the little big Horn in June 1876, the army responded to its stunning loss by pouring fresh troops and resources into the war effort. In the end, the u.s. Army prevailed, but at a significant cost. In this unique contribution to American western history, paul l. Hedren examines the war’s effects on the culture, environment, and geography of the northern great plains, their Native inhabitants, and the Anglo-American invaders.
our centennial Indian War and the life of general custer
by Frances F. Victor Introduction by Jerome A. greene $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4173-2 · 208 pages lieutenant colonel george A. custer was widely known as a civil War figure, author, and successful cavalry leader before his spectacular defeat at the battle of the little bighorn in 1876 by lakota and Northern cheyenne Indians. A ready audience of readers was hungry for information about the engagement and about their fallen hero when Frances Fuller Victor’s book appeared in spring 1877. Featuring an introduction by historian Jerome A. greene, this edition of Our Centennial Indian War provides a remarkable window into contemporary thinking about an iconic event.
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The little bighorn since 1876 by Jerome A. greene $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3791-9 · 384 pages The little bighorn battlefield National monument is the site of one of America’s most famous armed struggles, but the events surrounding custer’s defeat there in 1876 are only the beginning of the story. As park custodians, American Indians, and others have contested how the site should be preserved and interpreted for posterity, the little bighorn has turned into a battlefield in more ways than one. In Stricken Field, one of America’s foremost military historians offers the first comprehensive history of the site and its administration in more than half a century.
Where custer Fell
photographs of the little bighorn battlefield Then and Now by James s. brust, brian c. pohanka, and sandy barnard $26.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3834-3 · 272 pages To create Where Custer Fell, authors James s. brust, brian c. pohanka, and sandy barnard searched for elusive documents and photographs, made countless trips to the battlefield, and scrutinized all available sources. each chapter begins with a concise, lively description of an episode in the battle. The narratives are graphically illustrated by historical photos, which are presented alongside modern photos of the same location on the battlefield. The book also features detailed maps and photographs of battle participants and the early photographers who attempted to tell their story.
The custer reader
edited by paul Andrew Hutton $26.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3465-9 · 608 pages george Armstrong custer, America’s most famously unfortunate soldier, has been the subject of scores of books, but The Custer Reader is unique as a substantial source of classic writings about and by him. Here is custer as seen by himself, his contemporaries, and leading scholars. combining firstperson narratives, essays, and photographs, this book provides a complete introduction to custer’s controversial personality and career and the evolution of the custer myth.
custer and me
A Historian’s memoir by robert m. utley $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3638-7 · 288 pages Custer and Me, renowned western historian and expert on historic preservation, robert m. utley, turns his talents to his own life and career. Through lively personal narrative, utley offers an insider’s view of park service workings and problems, both at regional and national levels, during the eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and carter administrations. utley also details the birth of the Western History Association, early national historicpreservation programs, and the many clashes over “symbolic possession” of what is now the little bighorn battlefield National monument.
bugles in the Afternoon
by ernest Haycox $9.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3566-3 · 320 pages rumors of a campaign against sitting bull cut through the ranks like a cold wind. Who would lead the charge? In Bugles in the Afternoon, legendary Western writer ernest Haycox relates a compelling tale of custer’s famed seventh cavalry and its fate at the battle of the little bighorn in a balanced mix of action, exposition, and history. originally published in 1943, this classic work is now back in print in a new paperback edition. Historian richard W. etulain examines the novel’s history and Haycox’s impact on a timeless genre in an original foreword.
To Hell with Honor
custer and the little bighorn by larry sklenar $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3472-7 · 416 pages The image of the famous “last stand” of the seventh u.s. cavalry under general george Armstrong custer has transmogrified into myth. We imagine the solitary custer standing upright to the end, his troops formed into groups of wounded and dying men around him. In To Hell with Honor, larry sklenar analyzes and interprets the widely accepted facts underlying the popular depiction of custer’s defeat. Approaching the subject with a fresh perspective, he offers wholly new conclusions about one of the most enduring puzzles in united states history—the 1876 battle of the little bighorn.
They Died with custer
soldiers’ bones from the battle of the little bighorn by Douglas D. scott, melissa A. connor, and p. Willey $21.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3507-6 · 432 pages Dead men tell no tales, and the soldiers who rode and died with george Armstrong custer at the battle of the little bighorn have been silent statistics for more than a hundred years. by blending historical sources, archaeological evidence, and painstaking analysis of the skeletal remains, Douglas D. scott, p. Willey, and melissa A. connor reconstruct biographies of many of the individual soldiers, identifying age, height, possible race, state of health, and the specific way each died. They also link reactions to the battle over the years to shifts in American views regarding the appropriate treatment of the dead.
custer, black Kettle, and the Fight on the Washita
by charles J. brill $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3416-1 · 328 pages charles J. brill tells the story of general george Armstrong custer’s ruthless campaign on the southern plains in 1868, including his attack on Indian encampments on the banks of the Washita river.
cavalier in buckskin
revised edition by robert m. utley $21.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3387-4 · 248 pages When originally published in 1988, Cavalier in Buckskin met with critical acclaim. Now robert m. utley has revised his best-selling biography of general george Armstrong custer. In his preface to the revised edition, utley writes about his summers (1947-1952) spent as a historical aide at the custer battlefield-as it was then known-and credits the work of several authors whose recent scholarship has illuminated our understanding of the events of little bighorn. He has revised or expanded chapters, added new information on sources, and revised the map of the battlefield.
cavalier in buckskin by robert m. utley $19.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3347-8 · 180 pages george Armstrong custer. The name evokes instant recognition among Americans and people around the world. No figure in the history of the American West has more powerfully moved the human imagination. This new, lavishly illustrated book combines over 300 photographs and paintings, many in color, with a revised edition of robert m. utley’s classic biography, Cavalier in Buckskin.
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In custer’s shadow
major marcus reno by ronald H. Nichols $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3281-5 · 432 pages In Custer’s Shadow presents the complex life of major marcus reno, custer’s second-in-command. employing photographs and maps to help the reader visualize the text, Nichols unravels the controversy surrounding reno’s role in the battle and questions the scrutiny to which he was subjected in the years following.
Archaeological perspectives on the battle of the little bighorn
by Douglas D. scott, melissa A. connor, and Dick Harmon $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3292-1 · 310 pages based on the archaeological evidence presented in this book, we know more about the weapons used against the custer and the cavalry, where many of the men fought, how they died, what happened to their bodies, how the troopers were deployed, and what kind of clothing they wore.
Fort laramie and the great sioux War
by paul l. Hedren $21.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3049-1 · 336 pages “Fort laramie’s role in the great sioux War has been underestimated far too long . . . . All of the major battles and many of the minor skirmishes fall into place because of Hedren’s systematic approach and his thorough use of officials records.”—Montana: The Magazine of Western History
Arikara Narrative of custer’s campaign and the battle of the little bighorn
by orin g. libby $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3072-9 · 240 pages eyewitness reports on custer’s campaigns from 1874 through 1876 are told in Arikara Narrative of Custer’s Campaign and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the result of interviews with nine scouts. Arikaras scouted in advance of the u.s. Army for custer and reno, reporting enemy Indian movements and seeking to capture their horses. Their accounts of the battle of the little bighorn reveal much about why custer failed.
Archaeology, History, and custer’s last battle
The little big Horn reexamined by richard A. Fox, Jr. $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2998-3 · 416 pages $24.95s DVD · 978-0-8061-9958-0 · 40 minutes by revealing patterns found in artifacts unearthed and adding Indian accounts, Fox shows how custer’s last battle was fought. The new findings stand in bold contrast to conventional views about the battle. custer, as Fox shows, maintained his offensive until late in the fight. Then the end came — suddenly, unexpectedly, and without the gallant last stand myth. The DVD complements and updates Fox’s landmark book, Archaeology, History, and Custer’s Last Battle.
Tenting on the plains
or, general custer in Kansas and Texas by elizabeth b. custer $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2668-5 · 424 pages “[The book] contains accounts of the problems of establishing a home on the frontier posts, the relationship between custer and his father and brother, the danger encountered in traveling on the great plains, and the anxiety of an Indian campaign.... Its illustrations and examples offer insight into the life and hardships faced by military families in the West.”—Great Plains Journal
elizabeth bacon custer and the making of a myth
by shirley A. leckie $19.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-2501-5 · 444 pages $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3096-5 · 444 pages In Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth, shirley A. leckie explores the life of “libbie,” a frontier army wife who willingly adhered to the social and religious restrictions of her day, yet used her authority as model wife and widow to influence events and ideology far beyond the private sphere.
The march of the montana column
A prelude to the custer Disaster by James H. bradley $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2316-5 · 212 pages “[bradley’s] experiences with the Indians, his retelling of incidents in montana history and in his Army life—culminating with a dramatic relation of the first news of custer’s defeat—all make this book a thrilling addition to the Western collection of any library.”—Library Journal
The custer Album
A pictorial biography of george Armstrong custer by lawrence A. Frost $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2282-3 · 192 pages This pictorial biography of george Armstrong custer explores all facets of the legendary general from his boyhood to West point, through the civil War and his earlier battles, to his last stand. It shows custer’s family, friends, and associates, military and civilian, white and Indian, at work and at play. more pictures of custer-related people, places, and artifacts are assembled here than in any other book or museum collection.
The sioux War of 1876 by John s. gray $26.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2152-9 · 408 pages “In his soundly documented and absorbing book John gray manages with cumulative power what few have attempted: a total view of the u.s. Army campaign against the sioux in 1876— that strange wilderness war whose centerpiece was the custer ‘massacre.’”—Publishers Weekly
Archaeological Insights into the custer battle
An Assessment of the 1984 Field season by Douglas D. scott and richard Allan Fox, Jr. $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2065-2 · 138 pages Describing archaeological investigations during the first year (1984) of a two-year survey, this book offers a detailed analysis of the physical evidence remaining after the battle between the seventh u.s. cavalry under george Armstrong custer and the sioux and cheyenne force led by sitting bull.
by edgar I. stewart $29.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1632-7 · 538 pages This is a remarkable book on a period of American history about which much has been written—the period of the Indian wars in the Northwest, from the close of the civil War until the custer disaster on the little big Horn. It presents in graphic detail and on a vast canvas the great events and the small, which reached a decisive crescendo in custer’s fate.
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my life on the plains
or, personal experiences with Indians by george Armstrong custer $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1357-9 · 446 pages When general custer led his troops to annihilation in the battle of the little big Horn in 1876, he was possibly the most notorious Indian fighter the army had known. In his own time, he achieved much of his fame as a daring soldier from his own published accounts of his adventures. In My Life on the Plains, custer displays the flamboyance and glamour generally attributed to him by others.
Following the guidon
Into the Indian Wars with general custer and the seventh cavalry by elizabeth b. custer $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1354-8 · 342 pages “If Following the Guidon is important for its view of custer, it is even more important for its view of military life in the West. Here are vivid descriptions of the experiences—the hardships, the pleasures, the exasperations, the thrills, the horrors—of military campaigns in Indian Territory and Kansas. Following the Guidon is “not just another chronicle of military actions, but a collection of warm and often humorous stories of people, animals, and places in what was then a new and untamed land.”—Colorado Magazine
boots and saddles
or, life in Dakota with general custer by elizabeth b. custer $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-1192-6 · 306 pages “This is a warmly human, first-hand account of the hardships, disappointments, fun and flattery, joys, and heartaches of women who accompanied their military husbands across the sage, up turbulent rivers, over the badlands of Dakota into the far reaches of the Western frontier and during the Indian troubles of the mid-1870’s.”—Montana The Magazine of Western History
World War I and II
on the Western Front with the rainbow Division
A World War I Diary by Vernon e. Kniptash edited by e. bruce geelhoed $29.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4032-2 · 256 pages With clarity and compelling detail, Kniptash describes the experiences of an ordinary soldier thrust into the most violent conflict the world had seen. He tells of his enthusiasm upon enlistment and of the horrors of combat that followed, as well as the drudgery of daily routine. He renders unforgettable profiles of his fellow soldiers and commanders, and manages despite the strains of warfare to leaven his writing with humor.
battleship oklahoma bb-37
by Jeff phister with Thomas Hone and paul goodyear $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3917-3 · 256 pages $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3936-4 · 256 pages on a quiet sunday morning in 1941, a ship designed to keep the peace was suddenly attacked. This book tells the remarkable story of a battleship, its brave crew, and how their lives were intertwined.
Finding a Fallen Hero
The Death of a ball Turret gunner by bob Korkuc $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3892-3 · 272 pages To all appearances, Anthony “Tony” Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a b-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. but when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried at Arlington National cemetery, his nephew bob Korkuc set out on a seven-year quest to learn the true fate of an uncle he never knew.
From poW to blue Angel
The story of commander Dusty rhodes by James l. Armstrong $29.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3764-3 · 320 pages As only the third fighter pilot to become leader of the blue Angels, raleigh e. “Dusty” rhodes helped develop the most famous aerobatics team ever formed. From POW to Blue Angel tells the story of a true American hero.
our last mission
A World War II prisoner in germany by Dawn Trimble bunyak $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3717-9 · 272 pages Dawn Trimble bunyak recounts the experiences of her uncle, lawrence pifer, a technical sergeant who survived fourteen months of internment as a prisoner of war in World War II Nazi germany.
shot at and missed
recollections of a World War II bombardier by Jack r. myers $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3695-0 · 320 pages In this riveting narrative, Jack r. myers recounts his experiences as a b-17 bombardier during World War II. commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, myers began flying missions with the 2nd bomb group, u.s. Fifteenth Air Force. He learned firsthand the exhilaration—and terror—of being shot at and missed.
clash of Arms
How the Allies Won in Normandy by russell A. Hart $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3605-9 · 488 pages Clash of Arms examines how the Western Allies learned—on the battlefield— to defeat the Nazi war machine. beginning with an investigation of the interwar neglect that left the Allied militaries incapable of defeating Nazi aggression at the start of World War II, russell A. Hart analyzes the methods the Allies used to improve their military effectiveness. He also explores the continuous german adaptation that prolonged the war and increased the price of eventual Allied victory. central to his comparative study is the complex interplay of personalities, military culture, and wartime realities that determined how accurately the combatants learned the lessons of war and how effectively they enhanced their battle capabilities.
A survivor’s story by lt. gene boyt with David l. burch $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3582-3 · 272 pages Bataan: A Survivor’s Story, possibly one of the last accounts to come from a bataan survivor, details the bataan Death march and boyt’s subsequent forty-two months in Japanese internment camps.
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Holding the line at the battle of the bulge by george W. Neill $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3380-5 · 384 pages george W. Neill served with a rifle platoon in the 99th Infantry Division during World War II. In Infantry Soldier, he takes the reader into the foxholes for a rarely reported view of how combat infantrymen lived and survived, what they thought, how they fought, and how they died. Few people know their horrific story.
The Wrong stuff
The Adventures and misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator by Truman smith $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3422-2 · 368 pages “Writing bluntly and sometime profanely, smith, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, talks honestly about his experiences, ventures that happened also to thousands of other Air Force veterans . . . If nothing else, the book proves that the nation’s greatest resources are its young people, ready and willing to serve their country.” —St. Joseph (MO.) News-Press
men Against Fire
The problem of battle command by s.l.A. marshall $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3280-8 · 224 pages “This is one of the great volumes on fighting published since World War II and should be required reading for every staff officer as well as every combat officer of the arms which fight on the ground. It deserves a place among the really great volumes on combat and command.”—Military Affairs
battle cries and lullabies
Women in War from prehistory to the present by linda grant De pauw $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3288-4 · 432 pages beginning with the earliest archaeological evidence of warfare and ending with the dozens of wars in progress today, this book demonstrates that warfare has always and everywhere involved women. This work represents women as victims and as warriors, as nurses, spies, sex workers, as wives and mothers of soldiers, as warrior queens leading armies into battle, and as baggage carriers marching in the rear.
War in the pacific
pearl Harbor to Tokyo bay by bernard c. Nalty $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3199-3 · 304 pages There has never been a war like that between the empire of Japan and the American allies. War in the Pacific is an integration of all ground, sea, and air operations into a discussion of each campaign or battle.
American Indians and World War II
Toward a New era in Indian Affairs by Alison r. bernstein $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3184-9 · 264 pages The impact of World War II on Indian affairs was more profound and lasting than that of any other event or policy. Alison r. bernstein explains why termination and tribal self-determination were logical results of the Indians’ World War II experiences in battle and on the home front.
The American soldier in World War II by lee Kennett $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2925-9 · 304 pages lee Kennett provides a vivid portrait of the American soldier, or g.I., in World War II, from his registration in the draft, training in boot camp, combat in europe and the pacific, and to his final role as conqueror and occupier. It is all here: the “greetings” from uncle sam; endless lines in induction centers across the country; the unfamiliar and demanding world of the training camp, with its concomitant jokes, pranks, traditions, and taboos; and the comparative largess with which the Army was outfitted and supplied.
second edition, revised & enlarged by otto p. chaney, Jr. $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-2807-8 · 560 pages In this completely updated version of his classic 1971 biography of marshal georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, otto preston chaney provides the definitive account of the man and his many achievements.
epic of bravery by Fred sheehan $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2678-4 · 256 pages one of the most bitterly contested pieces of land in World War II was a strip of Italian seacoast fifteen miles long and seven miles deep—the Anzio beachhead. Fred sheehan, a soldier who participated in the campaign, tells the story of this largely neglected battle, whose purpose was to open the road to rome.
Hitler’s panzers east
World War II reinterpreted by r.H.s. stolfi $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2581-7 · 286 pages “According to received wisdom, the turning point of WW II in europe was the battle of stalingrad, but stolfi argues persuasively that the first phase of operation barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of russia, was the decisive event. barbarossa began on June 22, 1941; by mid-August the germans had defeated eight of nine soviet field armies and were in a position to capture moscow and win the war in europe Hitler ordered Army group center to veer southward into the ukraine, despite the objections of several of his generals. With the subsequent loss of german momentum, the soviets gained time to mobilize and eventually drove the invader out of russia. stolfi . . . has written a credible reevaluation of the war.”—Publishers Weekly
Hero street, u.s.A.
The story of little mexico’s Fallen soldiers by marc Wilson $19.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-4012-4 · 224 pages second street in silvis, Illinois, was a poor neighborhood during the great Depression that had become home to mexicans fleeing revolution in their homeland. In 1971 it was officially renamed “Hero street” to commemorate its claim to the highest per-capita casualty rate from any neighborhood during World War II. marc Wilson tells the compelling stories of nearly eighty men from three dozen second street homes who volunteered to fight for their country in World War II and Korea—and of the eight who never came back.
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After my lai
my Year commanding First platoon, charlie company by gary W. bray $16.95 paper · 978-0-8061-4045-2 · 184 pages In the fall of 1969, gary bray landed in south Vietnam as a recently married, freshly minted second lieutenant in the u.s. Army. His assignment was not enviable: leading the platoon whose former members had committed the my lai massacre—the murder of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians—eighteen months earlier. In this compelling memoir, he shares his experiences of Vietnam in the direct wake of that terrible event.
Vietnam Veterans since the War
The politics of pTsD, Agent orange, and the National memorial by Wilbur J. scott $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3597-7 · 320 pages soldiers coming home from Vietnam faced unique challenges as veterans of a controversial war. In his balanced and highly readable account, Vietnam Veterans Since the War, sociologist Wilbur J. scott tells the story of how the veterans and their allies organized to articulate their concerns and to win concessions from a reluctant congress, federal agencies, and courts.
of uncommon birth
Dakota sons in Vietnam by mark st. pierre $29.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-3517-5 · 320 pages A work of creative nonfiction inspired by the true story of two south Dakota teenagers, mark st. pierre’s Of Uncommon Birth draws upon extensive interviews and exhaustive research in military archives to present a harrowing story of two young men—one white, one Indian—caught in the vortex of the Vietnam War.
What should We Tell our children About Vietnam?
by bill mccloud $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3240-2 · 174 pages “What should we tell our children about Vietnam?” That was the question facing junior high school teacher and Vietnam veteran bill mccloud as he prepared to teach his students about the war. To find the answers, he went straight to the people who were involved in the war: soldiers, politicians, military officers, poWs, nurses, refugees, writers, and parents of soldiers who died in the war. He sent them handwritten letters, and responses poured in from all over the country. A collection of these responses, this book represents a unique and heartening outpouring of national conscience, hindsight, reflection, sorrow, and wisdom.
The American experience in Vietnam
A reader by grace sevy $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2390-5 · 334 pages “In an examination of the war that transformed the American political consciousness and shattered confidence in American moral superiority and American military omnipotence, the articles in this volume provide in-depth analyses that clarify the Vietnam War as an historical phenomenon and attempt to stimulate thoughtful discussion.”—Directions
vietnam/uniforms, weapons, equipment, and battlefields
The Heartland remembers by stanley W. beesley $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-2162-8 · 212 pages “[beesley] presents the stories of men, women, whites, minorities, grunts, nurses, etc., born in the ’heartland’ but fighting a war in a faraway land filled with natural beauty and unnatural death. All the nomenclature of the war is here (there is a glossary), along with the sense of this as both national episode and personal tragedy. beesley provides an update on what these participants are doing today. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
Uniforms, Weapons, Equipment, and Battlefields
uniforms, Arms, and equipment
The u.s. Army on the Western Frontier 1880-1892 Volume 1: Headgear, clothing and Footwear Volume 2: Weapons and Accouterments by Douglas c. mcchristian $95.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-9961-0 · 640 pages, 2 vol. set Douglas c. mcchristian presents a two-volume comprehensive account of the evolution of military arms and equipment during the years 1880-1892. The volumes are set against the backdrop of the final decade of the Indian campaigns—a key period of transition in united states military history.
The u. s. Army in the West, 1870–1880
uniforms, Weapons, and equipment by Douglas c. mcchristian $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3782-7 · 316 pages In The U.S. Army in the West, 1870–1880, Douglas c. mcchristian describes the development of army uniforms, equipment, and small arms during a pivotal decade of experimentation and against the backdrop of the Indian campaigns in the West. lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, this book is an invaluable reference for collectors, curators, and students of militaria and of the colorful frontier era.
Native American Weapons
by colin F. Taylor $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3716-2 · 128 pages Featuring 155 color photographs and illustrations, Native American Weapons surveys weapons made and used by American Indians north of present-day mexico from prehistoric times to the late nineteenth century, when european weapons were in common use. over thousands of years the weapons were developed and creatively matched to their environment—highly functional and often decorative, carried proudly in tribal gatherings and in war.
marksmanship in the u.s. Army
A History of medals, shooting programs, and Training by William K. emerson $64.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3575-5 · 264 pages Featuring hundreds of black-and-white illustrations of marksmanship medals, prizes, and badges, plus a special full-color section, this encyclopedia of u.s. Army shooting awards and training program rewards is a must-have for military historians and collectors. In Marksmanship in the U.S. Army, William K. emerson details weapons training from the 1850s to the present, gathering this information for the first time in a single volume.
vietnam/uniforms, weapons, equipment, and battlefields
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encyclopedia of united states Army Insignia and uniforms
by William K. emerson $135.00 cloth · 978-0-8061-2622-7 · 680 pages William K. emerson presents the first comprehensive, well-illustrated, fully researched, and completely documented history of u.s. Army branch insignia and the uniforms on which those insignia were worn. more than two thousand photographs illustrate the actual branch insignia used by men and women of the u.s. Army during war and peace from American independence to the present.
The battlefields of the civil War
by William c. Davis $29.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2882-5 · 265 pages William c. Davis not only describes the events and outcomes of those great engagements, but also delves into the characters of the army commanders, revealing in many cases just how much their personalities influenced the actions of their subordinates—and ultimately the outcome of the battles themselves.
The Horse soldier 1776–1943
The revolution, the War of 1812, the early Frontier 1776–1850 by randy steffen $39.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2392-9 · 195 pages This first volume of a four-volume work is a delineation of every aspect of the attire and equipment of that most exciting of all united states military forces—the cavalry. “steffen, a horseman and an artist, analyzes the bits and pieces of gear with which the horse soldier of the period was equipped and clothed. There are 96 line drawings and nine uniform color plates, all first-class work...Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
The Horse soldier Volume II, 1851–1880
The Frontier, the mexican War, the civil War, the Indian Wars by randy steffen $39.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2393-6 · 228 pages In this second volume, randy steffen addresses the eventful, bloody, tragic mid-nineteenth century. Here he describes the dress and equipment of the horse soldier of the early frontier, the mexican War, the civil War, and the wars with the Indians. The uniforms, insignia, decorations, arms, and horse gear are described and profusely illustrated in color plates and blackand-white drawings. For his models the author used actual uniforms and equipment and consulted government documents.
The Horse soldier Volume III, 1881-1916
The last of the Indian Wars, the spanish-American War, the brink of the great War by randy steffen $39.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2394-3 · 280 pages In this volume, the author addresses the period of the cavalry’s decisive conquest of the Indians and the securing of the western frontier, the spanishAmerican War and the glory of “Teddy roosevelt’s boys,” and the years when the thunder of the great War in europe was echoing ominously across the Atlantic to America.
united states military saddles, 1812–1943
by randy steffen $24.95 paper · 978-0-8061-2102-4 · 176 pages While the united states Army used horse-mounted fighting men from the very beginning, it was in the nineteenth century—from the decade before the mexican War through the Indian wars—that the dashing cavalry units captured the American imagination.
gangs, pseudo-militaries, and other modern mercenaries
New Dynamics in uncomfortable Wars By Max G. Manwaring $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4146-6 · 256 pages As the first decade of the twenty-first century made brutally clear, the very definitions of war and the enemy have changed almost beyond recognition. Threats to security are now as likely to come from armed propagandists, popular militias, or mercenary organizations as they are from conventional armies backed by nation-states. In this timely book, national security expert max g. manwaring explores a little-understood actor on the stage of irregular warfare—the gang.
red Teams and counterterrorism Training
by stephen sloan and robert J. bunker With a chapter by Roberta Sloan $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4183-1 · 160 pages Keeping ahead of terrorists requires innovative, up-to-date training. sloan and bunker, developers of simulation-driven counterterrorist training, take readers through the prerequisites for and basic principles of a conducting a successful simulation and preparing responders to face threats. rounding out this book, a case study of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood illustrates the cost of failures in intelligence and underscores the need for serious attention to potential threats.
Insurgency, Terrorism, and crime
shadows from the past and portents for the Future by max g. manwaring $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-3970-8 · 248 pages Wars were once fought mainly between nations—a presumption put to rest on september 11, 2001. Al Qaeda showed that nonstate actors could threaten a traditional nation-state and pursue strategic objectives without conventional weaponry, thereby altering the nature of war and often rendering military firepower meaningless. Insurgency, Terrorism, and Crime translates the cogent lessons of recent events into workable strategies for tomorrow’s leaders.
uncomfortable Wars revisited
by John T. Fishel and max g. manwaring $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-3711-7 · 360 pages $29.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3988-3 · 360 pages In this timely book, John T. Fishel and max g. manwaring present a muchneeded strategy for conducting unconventional warfare in an increasingly violent world. Developed in the early 1990s, the manwaring paradigm or sWorD (small Wars operations research Directorate) model has been tested successfully by scholars and practitioners and refined in the wake of “uncomfortable wars” around the world, most notably the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
To shining sea
A History of the united states Navy, 1775–1998 by steven Howarth $32.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3026-2 · 672 pages To Shining Sea is a landmark work of naval history—the most comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of American sea power written in recent times. stephen Howarth chronicles the epic story of the united states Navy. Here are the first engagements of the tiny continental Navy, the fight against the barbary pirates, the watershed clash of the monitor and the merrimack, the development—from blueprint to battleship—of the u.s. Navy’s first modern capital ships and submarines, the great battles of World War II in the pacific, and the navy’s deployment in Vietnam and in the persian gulf.
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burgoyne and the saratoga campaign
His papers by Douglas r. cubbison $45.00s cloth · 978-0-87062-409-4 · 408 pages The American victory over the british at saratoga in 1777 was arguably the pivotal event of the American revolutionary War. The british troops at saratoga were led by lieutenant general John burgoyne, and two years after his defeat he faced a parliamentary investigation into his conduct of the campaign. In Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign, Douglas r. cubbison presents the papers that burgoyne gathered preparatory to his appearance before parliament, together with cubbison’s own interpretive narrative of the campaign, based on these documents and other sources.
great sioux War orders of battle
How the united states Army Waged War on the Northern plains, 1876-1877 by paul l. Hedren $39.95s cloth · 978-0-87062-397-4 · 240 pages The great sioux War pitted almost one-third of the u.s. Army against lakota sioux and Northern cheyennes. by the time it ended, this war had played out on twenty-seven different battlefields, resulted in hundreds of casualties, cost millions of dollars, and transformed the landscape and the lives of survivors on both sides. In this compelling sourcebook, paul Hedren uses extensive documentation to demonstrate that the American army adapted quickly to the challenges of fighting this unconventional war and was more effectively led and better equipped than is customarily believed.
red cloud’s War
The bozeman Trail, 1866–1868 by John D. mcDermott s75.00s cloth · 978-0-87062-376-9 · 704 pages · 2 Vols. $225.00s leather bound ltd. edition · 978-0-87062-377-6 704 pages · 2 Vols. The discovery of gold in montana in 1863 led to the opening of a 250mile route to the montana gold fields through the powder river basin, the best hunting grounds of the Northern plains tribes. The tribes mounted a campaign of armed resistance against the army and montana-bound settlers. Among a host of small but bloody clashes were such major battles as the Fetterman Disaster, Wagon box Fight, and Hayfield Fight, all of them infamous in the Indian Wars. mcDermott offers a vivid and comprehensive history of the bozeman trail.
Valentine T. mcgillycuddy
Army surgeon, Agent to the sioux By Candy Moulton $34.95s cloth · 978-0-87062-389-9 ·296 pages In september 1877, hundreds of sioux and soldiers at camp robinson crowded around a fatally injured lakota leader. A young doctor forced his way through the crowd only to see the victim fading before him. It was the famed crazy Horse. In this book, the first biography of mcgillycuddy in seventy years, award-winning author candy moultoin explores his fascinating experiences on the northern plains as topographer, cartography, army physician, and Indian agent.
patrick connor’s War
The 1865 powder river Indian expedition by David e. Wagner $39.95s cloth · 978-0-87062-393-6 · 296 pages $125.00s special edition · 978-0-87062-395-0 · 296 pages The summer of 1865 marked the transition from the civil War to Indian war on the western plains. With the rest of the country’s attention still focused on the east, the u.s. Army began an often forgotten campaign against the sioux, cheyenne, and Arapaho. led by gen. patrick connor, the powder river Indian expedition into Wyoming sought to punish tribes for raids earlier that year. Patrick Connor’s War describes the troops’ movement into hostile territory while struggling with bad weather, supply shortages, and communication problems.
The Nauvoo legion in Illinois
A History of the mormon militia, 1841–1846 by richard e. bennett, susan easton black, and Donald Q. cannon $39.95s cloth · 978-0-87062-382-0 · 440 pages When the mormons established their theocratic city of Nauvoo on the banks of the mississippi in 1839, they made self-defense a priority, having encountered persecution, violence, and forcible expulsion elsewhere. organized under Illinois law, the Nauvoo legion was a city militia made up primarily of latter-day saints. This comprehensive work on the history, structure, and purpose of the Nauvoo legion traces its unique story from its founding to the mormon exodus to the great basin in 1846.
gettysburg to great salt lake
george r. maxwell, civil War Hero and Federal marshal Among the mormons by John gary maxwell $39.95s · cloth · 978-0-87062-388-2 · 384 pages Following distinguished civil War service that took one of his legs and rendered an arm useless, general george r. maxwell was sent to utah Territory and charged—first as register of land, then as u.s. marshal—with bringing the mormons into compliance with federal law. John gary maxwell’s biography of general maxwell (no relation) both celebrates an unsung war hero and presents the history of the longest episode of civil disobedience in u.s. history from the point of view of the young, non-mormon who lived through it.
conflict on the southern plains by William Y. chalfant $59.95s cloth · 978-0-87062-371-4 · 544 pages $125.00s special edition · 978-0-87062-374-5 · 544 pages When general Winfield scott Hancock led a military expedition across Kansas, colorado, and Nebraska in 1867, his purpose was a show of force that would curtail Indian raiding sparked by the sand creek massacre of 1864. but the havoc he and his troops wrought on the plains served only to further incite the tribes and inflame passions on both sides, disrupting u.s.Indian relations for more than a decade. This first thorough scholarly history of the ill-conceived expedition offers an unequivocal evaluation of military strategies and a culturally sensitive interpretation of Indian motivations and reactions.
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At standing rock and Wounded Knee
The Journals and papers of Father Francis m. craft, 1888–1890 edited and annotated by Thomas W. Foley $45.00s cloth · 978-0-87062-372-1 · 288 pages During the turbulent final years of the Indian Wars, a young catholic priest entered service as a missionary to the sioux Indians in Dakota Territory. Father Francis m. craft rode a three-hundred-mile circuit on the standing rock reservation and, in 1890, was a witness to events at Wounded Knee, where he sustained serious wounds. His journals provide valuable insights into reservation life, including the federal acquisition of sioux lands and tensions between the catholic church and the Indian bureau.
military bastion of the High plains by Douglas c. mcchristian $45.00s cloth · 978-0-87062-360-8 · 448 pages Douglas c. mcchristian has written the first complete history of Fort laramie, chronicling every critical stage in its existence, including its addition to the National park system. He draws on an extraordinary array of archival materials—including those at Fort laramie National Historic site—to present new data about the fort and new interpretations of historical events.
powder river odyssey
Nelson cole’s Western campaign of 1865 The Journals of lyman g. bennett and other eyewitness Accounts by David e. Wagner $39.95s cloth ·978-0-87062-359-2 · 288 pages $125.00s leatherbound limited edtion· 978-0-87062-370-7 · 288 pages Powder River Odyssey: Nelson Cole’s Western Campaign of 1865 tells the story of a largely forgotten campaign at the pivotal moment when the civil War ended and the Indian wars captured national attention. lyman g. bennett documents the experience of the 1,400 men of the powder river expedition’s eastern Division as they trudged through largely unexplored territory and faced off with American Indians determined to keep their hunting grounds.
oklahoma rough rider
billy mcginty’s own story edited by Jim Fulbright and Albert stehno $75.00s leatherbound limited edtion · 978-0-87062-356-1 · 232 pages $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3935-7 · 232 pages When Americans answered the call-to-arms after the sinking of the u.s. maine in 1898, a wiry little oklahoman was in the front ranks. Veteran cowboy billy mcginty put his horseman’s skills to work as one of Teddy roosevelt’s rough riders and participated in the battle of las guasimas, the attack on san Juan Heights, and the siege of santiago. Oklahoma Rough Rider recounts mcginty’s exploits on the battlefield and later on the stage.
At sword’s point, part 1
A Documentary History of the utah War to 1858 by William p. macKinnon $45.00s cloth · 978-0-87062-353-0 · 544 pages The utah War of 1857–58, the unprecedented armed confrontation between mormon utah Territory and the u.s. government, was the most extensive American military action between the mexican and civil wars. At Sword’s Point presents in two volumes the first in-depth narrative and documentary history of that extraordinary conflict.
History may be searched in Vain
A military History of the mormon battalion by col. sherman l. Fleek $37.50s cloth · 978-0-87062-343-1 · 415 pages The mormon battalion is the only religious unit in American military history. serving in the mexican War, they helped pioneer a route across the southwest to california. For the first time the battalion’s history is related from a military perspective.
guarding the overland Trails
The eleventh ohio cavalry in the civil War by robert Huhn Jones $31.50s cloth · 978-0-87062-340-0 · 368 pages The thunder of the greater war drowned out the violent and deadly war in the West along the overland roads. And it has continued to do so. While both the civil War and nineteenth-century western history have provided fertile fields for historical investigation, few historians have focused on the plight of the overland roads during the civil War or the impact of the war on the area they crossed.
Indian Views of the custer Fight
A source book by richard g. Hardorff $37.50s cloth · 978-0-87062-323-3 · 240 pages $19.95 paper · 978-0-8061-3690-5 · 240 pages Here is the story of the battle of the little bighorn as told from the vantage point of lakota sioux and cheyennes, from the time at which the soldiers were first detected on their march toward the Indian settlement, to the bitter end.
ride to glory by carl F. Day $38.50s cloth · 978-0-87062-310-3 · 304 pages $24.95s paper · 978-0-8061-3687-5 · 304 pages In this biography—the first to document the life of Tom custer—carl F. Day reveals the public and private life of a distinguished American soldier. Although his life has been overshadowed by his more famous, or infamous, older brother, george Armstrong custer, Tom custer was a notable figure in his own right.
Army of Israel
mormon battalion Narratives edited by David l. bigler and Will bagley $39.50s cloth · 978-0-87062-297-7 · 496 pages Army of Israel puts to rest ancient myths and sheds new light on forgotten heroes, both male and female. recruited from a single religious organization, this battalion was perhaps the most unusual body of men ever to serve in America’s armed forces. between 1846 and 1848 its members pioneered a southern route to california, helped pacify that new u.s. territory, and took part in the gold discovery.
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No Turning point
The saratoga campaign in perspective By Theodore Corbett $39.95s · 978-8061-4276-0 · 416 pages Volume 32 in the campaigns and commanders series Available october 2012 setting the battle in its social and political context, Theodore corbett examines saratoga and its aftermath as part of ongoing conflicts among the settlers of the Hudson and champlain valleys of New York, canada, and Vermont. This long, more local view reveals that the American victory actually resolved very little.
outpost of empire
The Napoleonic occupation of Andalucía, 1810–1812 By Charles J. esdaile $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4278-4 · 512 pages Volume 33 in the campaigns & commanders series Available November 2012 esdaile’s study is a significant contribution to the new field sometimes known as occupation studies, which focuses on the ways a victorious army attempts to reconcile a conquered populace to the new political order. combining military history with political and social history, Outpost of Empire delineates what we now call the cultural terrain of war. This is history that moves from battles between armies to battles for hearts and minds.
A military History of the cold War, 1944–1962
By Jonathan M. House $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4262-3 · 512 pages Volume 34 in the campaigns and commanders series Available November 2012 The cold War did not culminate in World War III as so many in the 1950s and 1960s feared. Yet it spawned a host of military engagements that affected millions of lives. This book is the first comprehensive, multinational overview of military affairs during the early cold War, beginning with conflicts during World War II in Warsaw, Athens, and saigon and ending with the cuban missile crisis.
From boer War to World War
Tactical reform of the british Army, 1902–1914 By Spencer Jones $34.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4289-0 · 292 pages Volume 35 in the campaigns and commanders series Available November 2012 Jones draws on previously underutilized sources as he explores the key tactical lessons derived from the war, such as maximizing firepower and using natural cover, and how these new ideas were incorporated in training and used to effect a thorough overhaul of the british Army. The first book to address specific connections between the boer War and the opening months of World War I, Jones’s fresh interpretation adds to the historiography of both wars by emphasizing the continuity between them.
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Deliverance from the little big Horn
Doctor Henry porter and custer’s seventh cavalry By Joan nabseth Stevenson $24.95 cloth · 978-0-8061-4266-1 · 232 pages Available october 2012 In this compelling narrative of military endurance and medical ingenuity, Joan Nabseth stevenson opens a new window on the battle of the little big Horn by re-creating the desperate struggle for survival that followed in its wake. With its new insights into the role and function of the army medical corps and the evolution of battlefield medicine, this unusual book will take its place both as a contribution to the history of the great sioux War and alongside such vivid historical novels as Son of the Morning Star and Little Big Man.
george rogers clark
“I glory in War” By William R. nester $39.95s cloth · 978-0-8061-4294-4 · 384 pages Available November 2012 For eighteen days, in the dead of winter, george rogers clark (1752–1818) and his troops marched through bone-chilling nights to reach the fort. With a deft mix of guile and violence, clark led his men to triumph, without losing a single one. Although historians have ranked him among the greatest rebel commanders, clark’s name is all but forgotten today. William r. Nester resurrects the story of clark’s triumphs and his downfall in this, the first full biography of the man in more than fifty years.
The complexity of modern Asymmetric Warfare
By Max G. Manwaring $45.00s cloth · 978-0-8061-4265-4 · 224 pages Volume 8 in the International and security Affairs series Available August 2012 Today more than one hundred small, asymmetric, and revolutionary wars are being waged around the world. This book provides invaluable tools for fighting such wars by taking enemy perspectives into consideration. The third volume of a trilogy by max g. manwaring, it continues the arguments the author presented in Terrorism, Insurgency, and Crime and Gangs, Pseudo-Militaries, and Other Modern Mercenaries. using case studies, manwaring outlines vital survival lessons for leaders and organizations concerned with national security in our contemporary world.
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How the united states Army Waged War on the Northern plains, 1876–1877 By Paul L. Hedren $19.95s paper · 978-0-8061-4322-4 · 240 pages Available August 2012 In this compelling sourcebook, paul Hedren uses extensive documentation to demonstrate that the American army adapted quickly to the challenges of fighting this unconventional war and was more effectively led and better equipped than is customarily believed. While it lost at powder river and at the little big Horn, it did not lose the great sioux War.
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