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Civil War Justice  Union Army Executions Under Lincoln, Alotta, Robert I.
1 Alotta, Robert I. Civil War Justice Union Army Executions Under Lincoln
Shippensburg PA White Mane Publishing Company 1989 0942597109 / 9780942597103 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket shows some edgewear, scuffing, only light wear to book. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.20 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 234 pages; Alotta analyzes every recorded military execution in the Union army during President Lincoln's administration, including a significant number not reflected in the official government report on the subject. After a general discussion of the relevant sections of the military codes and the way in which the draconian rules governing capital offenses were understood and applied--or, frequently, misunderstood and misapplied-by field commanders, the author investigates various aspects of military executions during the Civil War. Although this monograph throws valuable light on its subject by considering army executions by type of offense, spatial and temporal distribution, racial affinities of the culprits, and detailed case histories of almost 250 court-martials, it fails to live up to some of the premises made in the Preface and Introduction. For example, the Preface states that the book is "a factual account of how Lincoln's lack of management skills, his vacillation in regard to military decisions, and his complete disregard for the Constitution caused the deaths of many Union soldiers." In fact, there is very little discussion of these premises in the text, and no attempt to prove the assertions rigorously. 
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2 Ballard, Michael B. U.S. Grant The Making of a General, 1861-1863
Lanham MD Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2005 0742543080 / 9780742543089 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Front flap of DJ creased, light edge wear; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; The American Crisis Series; 1 x 8.9 x 6.1 Inches; 184 pages; What made Ulysses S. Grant tick? Perhaps the greatest general of the Civil War, Grant won impressive victories and established a brilliant military career. His single-minded approach to command was coupled with the ability to adapt to the kind of military campaign the moment required. In this book, Michael B. Ballard provides a crisp account of Grant's strategic and tactical concepts in the period from the outset of the Civil War to the battle of Chattanooga—a period in which U. S. Grant rose from a semi-disgraceful obscurity to the position of overall commander of all Union armies. The author carefully sifts through diaries and letters of Grant and his inner circle to try to get inside Grant's mind and reveal why those early years of the war were formative in producing the Civil War's greatest general. 
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Them Was the Days!  Edgar Rice Burroughs and the history of the Michigan Military Academy, Bohnett, Brian J
3 Bohnett, Brian J Them Was the Days! Edgar Rice Burroughs and the history of the Michigan Military Academy
Holt MI Mad Kings Publishing 2001 0971218102 / 9780971218109 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear to glossy card covers. ; Inscribed by author on title page. A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 151 pages 
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The Regulars  The American Army, 1898-1941, Coffman, Edward M.
4 Coffman, Edward M. The Regulars The American Army, 1898-1941
Cambridge MA Belknap Press/ Harvard 2004 0674012992 / 9780674012998 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.34 X 6.64 X 1.22 inches; 528 pages; In 1898 the American Regular Army was a small frontier constabulary engaged in skirmishes with Indians and protesting workers. Forty-three years later, in 1941, it was a large modern army ready to wage global war against the Germans and the Japanese. In this definitive social history of America's standing army, military historian Edward Coffman tells how that critical transformation was accomplished.Coffman has spent years immersed in the official records, personal papers, memoirs, and biographies of regular army men, including such famous leaders as George Marshall, George Patton, and Douglas MacArthur. He weaves their stories, and those of others he has interviewed, into the story of an army which grew from a small community of posts in China and the Philippines to a highly effective mechanized ground and air force. During these years, the U.S. Army conquered and controlled a colonial empire, military staff lived in exotic locales with their families, and soldiers engaged in combat in Cuba and the Pacific. In the twentieth century, the United States entered into alliances to fight the German army in World War I, and then again to meet the challenge of the Axis Powers in World War II.Coffman explains how a managerial revolution in the early 1900s provided the organizational framework and educational foundation for change, and how the combination of inspired leadership, technological advances, and a supportive society made it successful. In a stirring account of all aspects of garrison life, including race relations, we meet the men and women who helped reconfigure America's frontier army into a modern global force. 
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The Army Blue Book 1961 - Volume I, Compere, Tom (editor)
5 Compere, Tom (editor) The Army Blue Book 1961 - Volume I
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1960 Deluxe Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows some wear, short tears at extremities small tape stain on spine, prlce clipped. Front free end paper excised, corners a little bumped, tape stains on back end papers and boards. Library stamp on page edges. Some yellowing of pages ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar. ; Ex-Lib; The Army Blue Book; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 351 pages; A US Army Yearbook. Many articles by various authors including: General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Cornelius Ryan, Dr. Wernher von Braun, General Maxwell Taylor and a 4 page article about life in the Army by Elvis Presley. 
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The Billy Mitchell Story, Davis, Burke
6 Davis, Burke The Billy Mitchell Story
Philadelphia Chilton Book Company 1969 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, minor creasing.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 149 pages; From the front DJ flap: "This is the dazzling story of Billy Mitchell, the apostle of air power who sacrificed his career to prepare America for modern warfare. Mitchell- the youngest United States officer, the daring spy, Alaskan explorer, jungle fighter, daredevil pilot, air force commander, and a prophet who was a generation ahead of his time." "William "Billy" Mitchell (December 29, 1879 – February 19, 1936) was a United States Army general who is regarded as the father of the United States Air Force. Returned from appointment as a brigadier general to his permanent rank of Colonel. Later that year, he was court-martialed for insubordination after accusing Army and Navy leaders of an "almost treasonable administration of the national defense" for investing in battleships instead of aircraft carriers. He resigned from the service shortly afterward.Mitchell received many honors following his death, including a commission by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a Major General. He is also the only individual after whom a type of American military aircraft, the North American B-25 Mitchell, is named." (Wikipedia) 
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The Wartime Papers of R.E. Lee, Dowdey, Clifford and Manarin, Louis H. (eds.)
7 Dowdey, Clifford and Manarin, Louis H. (eds.) The Wartime Papers of R.E. Lee
New York Bramhall House [1961] 1981 0517347458 / 9780517347454 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Maps 
Edgewear and short tears to DJ, some wear top of book's spine. Pages somewhat tanned ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. Text unmarked. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 994 pages; This books contains Lee's letters, reports and general orders set out in chronological order. Extensive index. This was originally published in 1961 but was reprinted poss 
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The March to the Sea and Beyond  Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns, Glatthaar, Joseph T.
8 Glatthaar, Joseph T. The March to the Sea and Beyond Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns
New York New York University Press 1985 0814730019 / 9780814730010 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, small tears. Previous owner's name on FFEP. ; DJ is crisp and bright, enclosed in mylar protector. ; American Social Experience Series, Volume 1; B&W Illustrations; 9.60 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 318 pages; An account of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's "March to the Sea" during the last two years of the Civil War, a campaign which effectively divided the South and brought an end to the conflict. 
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The Custer Myth A Source Book of Custeriana; To Which is Added Important Items of Custeriana and a Complete and Comprehensive Bibliography by Fred Dustin, Graham, Colonel W. A.
9 Graham, Colonel W. A. The Custer Myth A Source Book of Custeriana; To Which is Added Important Items of Custeriana and a Complete and Comprehensive Bibliography by Fred Dustin
New York Bonanza circa 1970 0517009196 / 9780517009192 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar.; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 413 pages; 
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Evidence and the Custer Enigma  A Reconstruction of Indian-Military History, Greene, Jerome A.
10 Greene, Jerome A. Evidence and the Custer Enigma A Reconstruction of Indian-Military History
Golden CO Outbooks 1995 0896460584 / 9780896460584 Reprint Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show very light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 7.30 X 4.90 X 0.50 inches; 70 pages; A historical study with references and footnotes of the events leading up to the infamous battle at Little Big Horn. 
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CAVALRYMANS STORY ; Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Army General, Howze, Hamilton H.
11 Howze, Hamilton H. CAVALRYMANS STORY ; Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Army General
Washington, DC Smithsonian Institution Press 1996 1560986646 / 9781560986645 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Slight edgewear and scuffing of dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 316 pages; The memoir of a professional soldier, born into the lineage of West Point and recognized today as the father of U.S. Army Airmobile tactics and doctrine, A Cavalryman's Story recounts Howze's life story with understated charm and humor. In this course of his 35 years in the military, Howze witnessed and took part in a century's worth of change. 
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"A Few Acres of Snow"  The Saga of the French and Indian Wars, Leckie, Robert
12 Leckie, Robert "A Few Acres of Snow" The Saga of the French and Indian Wars
New York John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1999 0471246905 / 9780471246909 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.40 inches; 388 pages; "With his celebrated sense of drama and eye for colorful detail, acclaimed military historian Robert Leckie charts the long, savage conflict between England and France in their quest for supremacy in pre-Revolutionary America. Packed with sharply etched profiles of all the major players-including George Washington, Samuel de Champlain, William Pitt, Edward Braddock, Count Frontenac, James Wolfe, Thomas Gage, and the nobly vanquished Marquis de Montcalm-this panoramic history chronicles the four great colonial wars: the War of the Grand Alliance (King William's War), the War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War), the War of the Austrian Succession (King George's War), and the decisive French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War). Leckie not only provides perspective on exactly how the New World came to be such a fiercely contested prize in Western Civilization, but also shows us exactly why we speak English today instead of French-and reminds us how easily things might have gone the other way." 
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Don't Shoot That Boy! Abraham Lincoln and Military Justice, Lowry, Thomas P.
13 Lowry, Thomas P. Don't Shoot That Boy! Abraham Lincoln and Military Justice
Mason City, Iowa Savas Publishing 1999 1882810384 / 9781882810383 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities.; DJ in Mylar. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs, graphs; 10 X 6.50 X 1.30 inches; 320 pages; From the DJ flap: "In the midst of America's deadliest war, Lincoln sat the storm center of a hurricane of blood and grief, deciding the fate of men sentenced for crimes including desertion, spying, sabotage, murder, rape - the whole gamut of evil. He balanced sternness and compassion while pressed on one side by weeping relatives begging for mercy, and on the other by military leaders demanding severe discipline for an unruly citizen army. The man many have described as America's greatest president approached his thankless task with a unique blend of humor, compassion, practicality and, as Lowry describes it, "a kind of weary joy." 
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Kilogram, Minick, Bob
14 Minick, Bob Kilogram
Self Published 1979 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light edgewear, a couple of closed tears top edge, small patch sticker damage front DJ ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Foreword by Col. Clarence F. Nelson. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; "The 907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion (907th GFAB), also designated as the 907th Field Artillery Battalion and as the 907th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, is an inactive field artillery unit of the United States Army. The battalion served in three campaigns with the 82nd Division during World War I; with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, seeing action in four campaigns, including the Invasion of Normandy, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. After a brief service in the Organized Reserve from 1948-1950, the battalion returned to active duty and the 101st Airborne Division briefly from 1956-1957, before its final inactivation." (Wikipedia) 
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Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars, Rickey, Don Jr.
15 Rickey, Don Jr. Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1963 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, previous owner's name and personal notations on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Back of dustjacket contains volume listings for "The Civilization of the American Indian" series and "The Western Frontier Library". ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 382 pages; From the back DJ flap: "Because few enlisted men were literarily inclined, many barely able to scribble their names, most previous writings about them have been what officers and others had to say. To find out what the average soldier of the post-Civil War frontier thought, Don Rickey, Jr., asked over three hundred living veterans to supply information about their army experiences by answering questionnaires and writing personal accounts. Many of them who had survived to the mid-1950's contributed much more through additional correspondence and personal interviews." 
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A Summer on the Plains with Custer's 7th Cavalry  The 1870 Diary of Annie Gibson Roberts, Roberts, Annie Gibson; Brian C. Pohanka (editor)
16 Roberts, Annie Gibson; Brian C. Pohanka (editor) A Summer on the Plains with Custer's 7th Cavalry The 1870 Diary of Annie Gibson Roberts
Lynchburg, VA Schroeder Publications 2004 1889246212 / 9781889246215 1st Thus Hardcover As New with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Maria A. Dorsett Schroeder cover art 
Only slight scuffing of glossy pictorial paper covered boards. ; A bright, solid book, as new, appears unread. ; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6.10 X 0.70 inches; 180 pages; Annie Roberts Yates was 27 years old when her soldier husband perished with his commander, George Armstrong Custer, at the battle of Little Bighorn. We catch occasional glimpses of Annie in Libbie Custer s memoirs, or in newspaper accounts of the sorrowful aftermath of Custer s Last Stand a young widow dressed in mourning, her dark hair turned gray with grief. She remains as elusive as she is fascinating. Talented musician and vocalist, skilled rider and sharpshooter, accomplished linguist and devoted Shakespearean, self-critical and idealistic, practical and romantic Annie Yates was a most unusual woman. Annie Gibson Roberts was born in Philadelphia on April 27, 1849, the daughter of William Milnor Roberts, one of America s most accomplished civil engineers. Following her mother s death, from 1859 to 1865 Annie and her five brothers lived in the jungles of Brazil, where her father supervised the construction of the first railroad into the interior of that country. By 1870 Annie was staying in St. Louis, where Milnor Roberts was employed as chief engineer, building the great Eads Bridge that spanned the Mississippi. From girlhood Annie had recorded her daily experiences in little pocket diaries. Her wit, her sense of fun and her artistic talents made her a welcome addition to St. Louis society. Among Annie Roberts friends was Major General Wesley Merritt, one of the Union's ablest cavalry commanders in the Civil War, and she dutifully chronicled several marriage proposals from young army officers. In those first months of 1870 there was one for whom Annie came to hold special feelings: Paul Dahlgren, a Second Lieutenant in the 3rd Artillery. She found the 23-year-old son of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren as bright as a new shilling, and their friendship soon blossomed into romance, though it was a tempestuous one. It was at this point that Annie Roberts left St. Louis to spend a summer on the plains at Fort Hays, Kansas accepting the hospitality of her uncle, Major George Gibson, the Post Commander. There she would meet for the first time George Armstrong Custer and the officers of the 7th U. S. Cavalry one of whom was destined to become her husband. A Summer on the Plains chronicles Annie s experiences on the western frontier, with perceptive observations of the 7th U. S. Cavalry and the Custer inner-circle. Her participation in a Great Buffalo Hunt is recounted in dramatic and exciting fashion. At Fort Hays Annie fell in love with Captain George Yates Custer's friend from Civil War days and the steadfast commander of Company F, the Band Box Troop. They married despite the objections of her family, and raised three children on the isolated and dangerous frontier. The book has two diary sections, a chapter on George Yates, a chapter on the Buffalo Hunt, as well as six appendices. They include Libbie Custer s memories of the great buffalo hunt, Annie s horse riding list, Annie s perceptions of General Custer and a profile she wrote on him, George Yates letters from the 1874 Black Hills Expedition, and a remembrance of Mrs. Custer by a daughter-in-law of the Seventh Cavalry. 
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17 Rollins, Richard; editor Pickett's Charge Eyewitness Accounts
Rank and File Publishers 1994 0963899317 / 9780963899316 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Lightly chipped DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1.19 x 9.32 x 6.35 Inches; 407 pages 
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With My Face to the Enemy  Perspectives on the Civil War, Various &  Robert Cowley
18 Various & Robert Cowley With My Face to the Enemy Perspectives on the Civil War
New York Putnam 2001 0399147373 / 9780399147371 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and dustjacket. ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; 9.50 X 6.60 X 1.80 inches; 464 pages; "With My Face to the Enemy is a provocative and wide-ranging anthology of essays on the Civil War-our nation's defining struggle and the first modern war in history. In thirty-five illuminating essays and one hundred and fifty thousand words, it examines the war from the perspectives critical to its outcome-the larger-than-life personalities of the important players from Lincoln to Lee, and the national strategies and key battle tactics that shaped the four-year-long crisis. Contributors include the leading lights of Civil War scholarship: James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Gary W. Gallagher, David Herbert Donald, and twenty others.James M. McPherson's essays ponder three diverse, yet fascinating subjects: Abraham Lincoln's use of language and its role in his victory; Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee's failed Southern strategies; and Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs as a reflection of his superlative generalship. Stephen W. Sears, in four essays, describes the daring flanking maneuvers of Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville, and presents the last word on Lee's infamous "lost order," among other topics. Other highlights include David Herbert Donald on Lincoln's early command; Gary W. Gallagher on Lee's record before his ascension as a Southern icon; John Bowers on Chickamauga; Noah Andre Trudeau on the battle of the Wilderness; Thomas Fleming on West Point, and much more." 
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