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Three Roads To The Alamo: The Lives And Fortunes Of David Crockett, James Bowie, And William Barret…

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"William C. Davis's Three Roads to the Alamo is far and away the best account of the Alamo I have ever read. The portraits of Crockett, Bowie, and Travis are brilliantly sketched in a fast-moving story that keeps the reader riveted to the very last…
The Cause Lost: Myths And Realities Of The Confederacy
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|March 31, 2003

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For nearly a quarter of a century, Pulitzer Prize nominee William C. Davis has been one of our best writers on the Civil War. His books-including Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol; Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour; and "A Government of Our Own": The…
The American Frontier: Pioneers, Settlers, And Cowboys 1800-1899
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|April 15, 1999

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In The American Frontier , historian William C. Davis masterfully chronicles the history of the territory beyond the Mississippi, with particular attention to exploration, expansion, conflict, and settlement. The first bold steps of Lewis and Clark in 1804…
The Greatest Fury: The Battle Of New Orleans And The Rebirth Of America

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Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged

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They met in person only four times, yet these two men—Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee—determined the outcome of America's most divisive war and cast larger-than-life shadows over their reunited nation. They came from vastly different backgrounds:…
A Taste for War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the Gray
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|May 1, 2011

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For soldiers in all wars, mealtime is a focal point of the day. Armies do indeed “march on their stomachs,” as Napoleon said. Soldiers of the Civil War armies, many away from home and mothers’ and wives’ cooking for the first time, were…
Detonation: Theory And Experiment
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|January 14, 2011

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Detonation, as the authors point out, differs from other forms of combustion "in that all the important energy transfer is by mass flow in strong compression waves, with negligible contributions from other processes like heat conduction." Experiments have shown…
The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World Of the Corsairs Of the Gulf

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At large during the most colorful period in New Orleans' history, from just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812, privateers Jean and Pierre Laffite made life hell for Spanish merchants on the Gulf. Pirates to the U.S. Navy officers who chased…
The Fighting Men of the Civil War

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Even though the Civil War is among the best-documented wars in world history, the story of the individual soldier is not well documented. What is the story of the men in blue and gray? In The Fighting Men of the Civil War , William C. Davis shows us that for…
Warnings from the Far South: Democracy Versus Dictatorship in Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile

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This work examines three advanced Latin American republics with long records of democracy, political stability, and economic prosperity which degenerated into instability and military dictatorship--and issues a warning for other democratic peoples. Although not…
An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days Of The Confederate Government

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