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Ironclad

Author: Paul Clancy
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1938467965
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The small, ungainly iron ship may have saved the union. Then in a vicious winter storm, it plunged into the depths of the Atlantic, seemingly lost forever. One hundred and forty years later, after a a search and recovery mission, its ponderous iron turret reemerged, dripping, from a rusting grave, returning priceless bits of history. In Ironclad, journalist Paul Clancy weaves three great sea adventures into a single mesmerizing tale of life and death. Naval heroism, the cold heart of battle, a killing storm, deep water salvage, flesh and blood history—Ironclad has it all.

Uss Monitor

Author: John D. Broadwater
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603444742
Size: 49.19 MB
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Lavish illustrations (photographs, site drawings, and artifact sketches) complement this informative and highly readable account. Naval warfare buffs, amateurs and professionals involved in maritime archaeology, and Civil War aficionados will be intrigued and informed by USS Monitor: A Historic Ship Completes Its Final Voyage.

A Pocket History Of The Civil War

Author: Martin Graham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849089108
Size: 27.57 MB
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Whether novice or buff, readers across the spectrum will find unique and entertaining bits of trivia, facts, and lore about key American Civil War battles and leaders in A Pocket History of the Civil War, a collection of the unusual from author Martin F.Graham. From the identification of key troop locations during seminal battles of the Civil War, to details about monuments, facts about Union and Confederate officers, readers will find myriad bits of fun and fascinating information in this unique collection. Quizzes peppered throughout the book allow readers to test their knowledge.

Iron From The Deep

Author: Robert E. Sheridan
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
ISBN:
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Comments from the secretary of the navy who spurred the building of the Monitor, the captain who engaged her, and the young lieutenant who survived the sinking add color to these historically significant events."

Hampton Roads Chronicles

Author: Paul Clancy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 161423647X
Size: 50.61 MB
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Just like the tide, history flows through every corner of Old Dominion's Hampton Roads region, and for decades it has been chronicled in the Virginian-Pilot's column, "Our Stories." These stories are now told by local historian and longtime columnist Paul Clancy, who offers up this unparalleled and uninhibited collection of articles and stunning historical images. Rediscover the history behind landmarks such as Fort Monroe, Sewell's Point and Cape Henry and take in the view from the vantage point of those who witnessed history being made before their eyes: stories about the hurricane of '33, the old fairgrounds on the bay, the trolleys that ran to Ocean View, the semipro baseball teams that battled for glory, the harrowing and courageous struggle for racial equality and the soldiers and sailors who went off to war. This is the real stuff of Hampton Roads history.

The Treason Of Mary Louvestre

Author: My Haley
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1938467183
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In 1862, Virginian slave Mary Louvestre risks certain death during the Civil War to smuggle the plans for modifications to the ironclad CSS Virginia to the Union. Written by the widow and collaborator of Roots author Alex Haley. Original.

Journey Through The Afterlife

Author: John H. Taylor
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674057500
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With contributions from leading scholars and detailed catalog entries that interpret the spells and painted scenes, this fascinating and important work affords a greater understanding of ancient Egyptian belief systems and poignantly reveals the hopes and fears about the world beyond death.

Still Water Bending

Author: Wendy Mitman Clarke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781939632043
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In the river-born community of Ophelia, Virginia, on the Chesapeake Bay, there are three religions: The Water, The Family, and The Land. For generations, this trinity has sustained a community of proud, independent people. But their way of life is dying. Third-generation waterman Jines Arley Evans clings to what little is left. The fisheries are depleted. His wife and son are long dead, his estranged daughter, Lily Rae, bitter at her father's emotional abandonment, far away. The family land and silent house, the workboat Jenny Rae, and the water, its rhythms, mysteries, and seasons are all that remain for him. A stroke while fishing threatens to take even that. But when a stroke Jines suffers threatens to take even those fragments of what's left of his world, Lily Rae must leave her life as a journalist in Portland, Maine and return home to care for him. Thrown uncomfortably together, they must come to terms with each other and with their isolation from others. Maybe they can find common ground in an unlikely place, Jines's boat shed, where they once again try to build a traditional deadrise skiff together. As Jines's powerful life contracts, Lily's expands. She begins to see the place and people she had left behind through new eyes, including Jamie Cockrell, her once best friend. Now divorced with a beautiful young daughter, Jamie yearns for what few other young men of Ophelia still want-a chance, like Jines, to run his own boat and work on the water. Lily is falling in love, not only with Jamie and his daughter but with her home. Yet in the end, she has to make the hardest decision she has ever faced.

American Orientalism

Author: Douglas Little
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807877616
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Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. He concludes that a peculiar blend of arrogance and ignorance has led American officials to overestimate their ability to shape events in the Middle East from 1945 through the present day, and that it has been a driving force behind the Iraq war. For this updated third edition, Little covers events through 2007, including a new chapter on the Bush Doctrine, demonstrating that in many important ways, George W. Bush's Middle Eastern policies mark a sharp break with the past.