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Custer S Trials

Author: T.J. Stiles
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101875844
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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person—capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. He freed countless slaves yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. A talented combat leader, he struggled as a manager in the West. He tried to make a fortune on Wall Street yet never connected with the new corporate economy. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. A popular writer, he remained apart from Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and other rising intellectuals. During Custer’s lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation’s gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer’s tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Ίκαρος
ISBN: 9605721333
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Η εξαιρετικά καλογραμμένη συλλογή διηγημάτων του Anthony Marra, σκιαγραφεί μια πλειάδα αξέχαστων χαρακτήρων των οποίων οι ζωές διασταυρώνονται μεταξύ τους με τρόπο σπαραχτικό. Την δεκαετία του 1930 στο Λένινγκραντ, ένας ζωγράφος-διορθωτής επεξεργάζεται επίμαχες φωτογραφίες για λογαριασμό του Κόμματος του Στάλιν, σβήνοντας και αλλοιώνοντας πρόσωπα με τον αερογράφο του. Μαγεμένος από την εικόνα μιας μπαλαρίνας, βρίσκεται κατηγορούμενος για σχέση με την πολωνική κατασκοπεία. Μια ομάδα γυναικών αφηγείται τις ιστορίες της αλλά και αυτές των γιαγιάδων τους, πρώην κρατουμένων της Γκουλάγκ, που εγκαταστάθηκαν σε πόλη ορυχείων της Σιβηρίας. Δύο ζεύγη αδερφών μοιράζονται μια άγρια, προστατευτική αγάπη. Νεαροί άνδρες σε ολόκληρη τη πρώην Σοβιετική Ένωση αντιμετωπίζουν τη βία στο σπίτι και στο στρατόπεδο. Μεγάλες θυσίες γίνονται και στο όνομα ενός πετρελαιοειδούς τοπίου, το οποίο είναι συνηθισμένο εκτός από το σχεδόν ακατανόητο ειρηνικό παρελθόν που απεικονίζει. Ο Τσάρος της αγάπης και της τέκνο, με εκπληκτική πρόζα μιλά για τη ματαιότητα της προσπάθειας να εξαλειφθούν άνθρωποι και γεγονότα, για την ανθρώπινη προσαρμοστικότητα, το παράλογο της ζωής και του πολέμου, αλλά και το πόσο μικρή είναι η ζωή μας σε σχέση με το μέγεθος του σύμπαντος.

Old West Showdown

Author: Bill Markley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493032178
Size: 55.37 MB
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Drawing on fact and folklore, dueling authors Bill Markley and Kellen Cutsforth present opposing viewpoints pertaining to controversies surrounding some of the most well-known characters and events in the history of the Old West. In an entertaining and conversational style, Markley and Cutsforth take conflicting sides to debunk and in some cases, proliferate the myths, legends, and realities of some of the West’s most famous figures, including: - Billy the Kid -Jesse James -Buffalo Bill Cody -Calamity Jane -the Earp brothers - and many more The real lives of the historic figures in Calling down the Thunder: A Search for Truth in the Old West are shrouded in controversy and myth. Was Jesse James a Southern Son fighting for the cause of the fallen Confederacy, or a blood-thirsty cutthroat justly pursued by the authorities? Was Billy the Kid a misunderstood youth or a cold-blooded killer? Did Buffalo Bill Cody truly ride for the Pony Express as a young man? Or, was he just a blowhard who trumped up his own past in an attempt to seem more heroic in the eyes of audiences attending his Wild West shows? These questions and many more will be explored in the exciting book, Calling down the Thunder: A Search for Truth in the Old West.

The Colonizers

Author: T. J. Stiles
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN:
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An examination of French and British colonies from Canada to South Carolina based on primary sources, depicts the lives of the farmers, slaves, women, and scouts

Robber Barons And Radicals

Author: T. J. Stiles
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN:
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Excerpts from writing by participants describe Reconstruction, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the Grant administration, economic developments, and other events of the times

Thunder In The Mountains Chief Joseph Oliver Otis Howard And The Nez Perce War

Author: Daniel J. Sharfstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393634183
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“Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.”—Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877 After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies. In the summer of 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation. Standing in his way was Chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. Thunder in the Mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life.

Jesse James

Author: T. J. Stiles
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780791017371
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A biography of the outlaw, focusing on his involvement in the Civil War and the formation of the James Gang.

The Citizen S Handbook

Author: T. J. Stiles
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425143872
Size: 14.16 MB
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A collection of significant documents and speeches from American history includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and speeches by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Chief Joseph, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, jr

I Fought With Custer

Author: Charles Windolph
Publisher:
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Sergeant Charles Windolph was the last white survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn when he told his story nearly 70 years later. A 6 year veteran in the 7th Calvary, Windolph rode in the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, & the 1874 Black Hills Expedition. He fought in Captain Benteen's troops on the fatal Sunday, & vividly recalls the battle that wiped out Custer's command.

America History And Life

Author: ABC-Clio Information Services
Publisher:
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.