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In the Old West, upright lawmen were scarce. Often, the men who were bound to keep the peace were just as corrupt as the men they pursued. These dishonest deputies chose their professions based on convenience rather than conviction, and the most revered were often the wiliest. These men held grudges, ruled with violence, and instilled fear in all who crossed their paths.
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The battle between the Blue and Gray had ended, but the Ozarks were still witnessing a war. Divided loyalties gave rise to rampant lawlessness and debauchery, plaguing this region with robberies, shootouts, and showdowns. In twenty-five compelling chapters, Larry Wood meticulously compiles his research from the shocking incidents that took place in the Ozarks during the late 1860s through the 1950s. The author includes haunting portraits of the corrupt criminals, snapshots of Western towns where the events took place, and excerpts from previously published magazine articles.
Compiled by Francis Godwin James, this volume introduces the main currents of medieval English life through historical and literary sources from “Bede’s Account of the Council of Whitby and of Cademon” (731) to “Froissart’s Account of the Peasants’ Revolt” (1410). The Pageant of Medieval England covers many varying topics, including Anglo-Saxon England, Medieval monastic life, the life of the feudal aristocracy, popular medieval religion, and the disintegration of medieval society. Hardcover.
A volume of essays from an impressive array of notable academics, journalists, and media personalities from New Orleans and beyond, this collection presents a topical history of one of the country’s most historic and fascinating cities. New Orleans’ rich and variegated history has emerged from the influences of the French, English, Spanish, and many other ethnic groups. Hardcover.
A volume of essays from an impressive array of notable academics, journalists, and media personalities from New Orleans and beyond, this collection presents a topical history of one of the country’s most historic and fascinating cities. New Orleans’ rich and variegated history has emerged from the influences of the French, English, Spanish, and many other ethnic groups. Paperback.
Since the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, countless historians, military experts, and World War II aficionados have debated the strategic decisions regarding the placement of the United States Naval Fleet in the Pacific. Now, for the first time, author Skipper Steely presents a detailed biography of the man who fought to prevent the massacre—Adm. James Otto Richardson. Through his comprehensive treatment of the life and times of Admiral Richardson, Steely explores four decades of American foreign policy, traditional military practice, U.S. intelligence, and the administrative side of the military, exposing the largely untold story of the events leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
The Pelican Guide to Historic Homes and Sites of Revolutionary America Volume I: New England describes the landmarks of the six New England states—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The history and location of each site is carefully described, and includes useful information about admission policies. Paperback.
The sprawling marshland of the lower Mississippi has spawned one of the most interesting indigenous cultures in all America—the Cajuns. Since the eighteenth century, they have clung to their ways, including their remarkable French-based patois, their deep love of the land and water around them, their world-famous cuisine, and their enviable love of life. Paperback.
Dramatic proof of the Catholic Church’s resistance to Hitler’s persecution of Catholic individuals and institutions is furnished in this volume, compiled and first published in 1941. It offers an explicit refutation of accusations that the Vatican was complicit in the crimes committed by the Nazis and remained silent against their oppression.
Originally published in 1851, volume one in this collection begins Lossing’s journey. From the Battles of Saratoga to the nighttime attack on the British Pickets near Hackensack, this book recounts the major battles and skirmishes of the war and the strategic decisions that made each encounter important to the liberty of the nation.
In this second book in a three-volume set, author and historian Benson J. Lossing continues his journey across America and his research of the Revolution.
This volume begins with the unfurling of the first United States flag and focuses on the war in Boston and the life and legend of Benedict Arnold. Lossing includes sections on Rhode Island and how the war affected the people there, and he describes the events leading up to the meetings of the Second Continental Congress, giving details down to John Hancock’s mahogany chair.
In the final volume in The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution, Benson J. Lossing describes the downfall of British commander Cornwallis and his retreat to the coast. He analyzes the suffering and sacrifices made by the soldiers and the influence of women on the war.
As in the previous volumes, Lossing’s language captures the eloquence of the time and beautifully relates the events of the war as the young nation struggled to earn its freedom.
Reading through these words and phrases is an abbreviated trip through history, with lists of major naval mutinies, a summary of the slave trade, and even jokes. This dictionary is written to be entertaining as well as informative, to give a flavor of the interesting times from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries when pirates controlled many sea lanes. It also contains a treasure trove of factual information about life aboard the ship, important pirate haunts, and technical terms. Paperback.
The residents of The Plains should be proud of the part their ancestors played in creating the colorful history of this section of Louisiana. The Old World cultures of France, Spain, England, Ireland, and Scotland blended to form the gracious, warmhearted people who inhabit this beautiful plainsland today.
One day in 1852, The Princess, one of the finest steamboats afloat on the Mississippi River one hundred years ago was rounding the bend a Duncan’s Point about ten miles below Baton Rouge, when the boilers exploded with a frightful loss of life. The disaster occurred in front of the Conrad “cottage” where a descendant, the late G. Mather Conrad, of New Orleans, was born and lived as a youth. Paperback.
This beautiful full-color map documenting the ownership of plantations along the Mississippi River between Natchez and New Orleans was drawn to scale in 1858 by a leading landscape painter. Measuring 32 x 54 inches, the map represents one of the foremost examples of the engraving art. Please note: There is an additional charge of $3.10 included in the price to cover the cost of the cardboard mailing tube. Map.
From Little River to Georgetown, the South Carolina Grand Strand—popularly known as the Myrtle Beach region—is only fifty-five miles long, yet few coastlines have a richer, more colorful history. Numbered among its parade of colorful characters are hardened explorers, seasoned woodsmen, remarkable women, famous soldiers, powerful politicians, men of violence, rich men, poor men, and gifted visionaries.
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