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The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of whom were former slaves, enlisted in the army to earn a steady income, acquire an education, and gain respect.
King puts a new twist on the old mystery of Lincoln’s death. Deep within the plot is the manipulative and corrosive character Anderson. The same man who outwitted the Confederates in King’s first novel, A Bullet for Stonewall, is back to execute the most history-altering plan of his career. King has done extensive research on the assassination as well as the years that followed. In his work, he looked at how political plans changed following Lincoln’s death. The guiding factor of his sleuthing was to determine who seemed to benefit from the aftermath. And thus he found the premise for this, his second novel. Hardcover.
On the night of May 2, 1863, the South’s most beloved general, Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, was shot while reconnoitering the Union defenses near Chancellorsville, Virginia. On May 10, he died of pneumonia which he contracted as a result of his weakened condition. It had always been assumed that he was accidentally shot by his own men, and the incident was dismissed as an act of capricious fate. Hardcover.
Since the introduction of the horse to early American society, horse theft has been a lucrative crime. This fascinating exposition details the history of organized horse-thief gangs and several of the most notorious criminals from the colonial era through World War II. Equally riveting is the development of groups dedicated to preventing horse theft, the most famous of which was the Anti-Horse Thief Association.
In this fascinating look at an often overlooked subject, historian Larry Wood delves into the hidden lives of the brave belles of Missouri. Sometimes connected by blood but always united in purpose, these wives, sisters, daughters, lovers, friends, and mothers risked their lives and their freedom to give aid and comfort to their menfolk.
Fans hungry for Buster Holmes’ flavors can use his very own recipes and, while a pot of beans simmers, walk down memory lane with historic photographs, facts, and anecdotes about the restaurant and its beloved owner introduced by a new foreword from award-winning food historian Poppy Tooker.
One sleepy morning, two hungry cowpokes decide to make a big, hot buttermilk biscuit. Cowboy Jack kneads the soft dough and adds three pats of butter and a smear of strawberry jam to give the buttermilk biscuit a face before setting the skillet on the fire to cook. When the biscuit is done cooking, out pops a buttermilk biscuit boy—and with him, a whole mess of trouble!
Itty Bitty Betty, the Storytelling Honeybee, collects stories instead of nectar like the other bees. She shares her “beeziness”, taking readers on a narrated journey introducing young and old alike to the real “buzz” on honeybees.
The Cabildo, one of the monumental buildings flanking St. Louis Cathedral, is an important historic building in the United States, and undoubtedly the most important surviving monument of the period of Spanish domination in Louisiana. This volume traces the history of the Cabildo, from its construction in 1769 and reconstruction in 1795 to its restoration in 1969. Paperback.
When it comes to French bistro fare, Café Degas offers the crème de la crème. Nestled in a historic neighborhood, under the oaks of Esplanade Avenue, the renowned establishment provides guests with a true New Orleans experience, away from the French Quarter. An inviting atmosphere upon arrival and an outdoor courtyard lends it an open feel. Eclectic, yet elegant, Café Degas possesses a certain flair that sets it apart from other restaurants in the city, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
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