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The Harp & The Eagle
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The Harp & The Eagle

By Donald R. Jones

Baltimore, Maryland: American Literary Press, Inc., 2009. AM6 - A 2nd printing trade paperback book SIGNED by author on the back of the front cover in very good condition that has some bumped corners, some scattered wrinkling, crease, and scratches, light discoloration and shelf wear. The Harp & The Eagle is Meaher's story as the author imagines it. 9"x6", 859 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. All the world loves a good Irish story. It makes for an even better tale if the life of a real person is so full of adventure, romance, and mystery that it reads more like a work of fiction. Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) was such a man. In his short life, he roamed from his boyhood in Waterford, Ireland, to wlld places like the prison-island of Tasmania and Gold-Rush California, and to sophisticated cities like Dublin and New York. In the Civil War, he led the storied Irish Brigade of the Union Army, and fought in battles from Bull Run to Chancellorsville. The enigmatic Meagher was a complex and controversial man. He was an Irish revolutionary whose father was a Member of the British Parliament. He was a partisan politician who unhesitatingly answered the call of the Republican Lincoln to crush the rebellion of his fellow Democrats. He was a faithful Roman Catholic, but he was often involved in disputes with the hierarchy of his Church. He began his life in America with the prejudices against black people common to most white Americans at the time, but he lost the support of his Irish-American compatriots by championing the rights of the newly-freed slaves. His private life was even more chaotic. He was a charmer who could win the love of a beautiful daughter of New York society, but he had trouble with all the women in his life. Rumors of a drinking problem swirled about him. He resigned his command in the middle of the war, and did not return to duty until more than a year had passed. Even his untimely death left unanswered questions. Was it an accident, as officially determined? Or murder? Or suicide? To explain the man, his story is better told as a novel than a biography, interweaving invented characters and incidents with the real people and events in his life. The Harp and The Eagle is Meagher's story as the author imagines it.. Signed by Author. 2nd Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

A Tour Guide to Missouri's Civil War: Friend and Foe Alike
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A Tour Guide to Missouri's Civil War: Friend and Foe Alike

By Gregory Wolk

Eureka, Missouri: Monograph Publishing, LLC, 2010. CD4 - A 2nd printing paperback book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, patch peeled on the back, some wrinkling, chipping, and crease on the cover edges, sides and corners, less than an inch crack on the bottom spine, light discoloration and shelf wear. Foreword by Stuart Symington, Jr. The first comprehensive sesquicentennial driver's guide to Civil War battlefields and sites in Missouri. 11"x8.75", 262 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . 2nd Printing. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.99

A Life's Mosaic: The Autobiography of Phyllis Ntantala
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A Life's Mosaic: The Autobiography of Phyllis Ntantala

By Phyllis Ntantala

Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1993. BI1 - A hardcover book in very good condition in fair dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has label residue on the front, wrinkling, chipping, crease and some tears on the edges, corners and some sides, scattered scratches and scuffing, tanning and light shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, significant tanning, and light shelf wear. Phyllis Ntantala describes evocatively and with searing honesty her life of rich experience as the wife and mother famous men - the pioneering scholar, A.C., and the ANC activist and intellectual, Pallo Jordan. Her politics and her feminism have been grounded in the need to carve out a space for her own life, her own story. 8.5"x5.75", 237 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$99.99

Murder and Mayhem: The Civil War in Lawrence County Missouri
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Murder and Mayhem: The Civil War in Lawrence County Missouri

By J. Dale West

Longview, Texas: D & D Publishing, 2011. BV5 - A paperback book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Murder and Mayhem: The Civil War in Lawrence County Missouri. A conflicted county in a divided state. Few books and other writings about the Civil War in Missouri adequately describe the underlying political and military situations that existed in the state during the first half of 1861. The political differences and imprudent military actions by the federal government during this time resulted in an extended period of turmoil and bloodshed for the citizens of the state throughout the war. This work focuses on the major events in Lawrence County and the impact of the conflict on its citizens framed in the wider context of the war in Missouri. 8.5"x5.5", 147 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$99.99

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties
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The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

By Mark E. Neely, Jr.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. BU0 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has label on the front, tanning, and light shelf wear. Book has some light cover edgewear, light tanning and shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 278 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. If Abraham Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, he was also the only president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Indeed, Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate, from charges that Democrats were singled out for harrassment to Gore Vidal's depiction of Lincoln as an "absolute dictator." Now, in The Fate of Liberty, one of America's leading authorities on Lincoln wades straight into this controversy, showing just who was jailed and why, even as he explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies. Mark Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned attempt to deal with a floodtide of unforeseen events: the threat to Washington as Maryland flirted with secession, distintegrating public order in the border states, corruption among military contractors, the occupation of hostile Confederate territory, contraband trade with the South, and the outcry against the first draft in U.S. history. Drawing upon letters from prisoners, records of military courts and federal prisons, memoirs, and federal archives, he paints a vivid picture of how Lincoln responded to these problems, how his policies were actually executed, and the virulent political debates that followed. Lincoln emerges from this account with this legendary statesmanship intact--mindful of political realities and prone to temper the sentences of military courts, concerned not with persecuting his opponents but with prosecuting the war efficiently. In addition, Neely explores the abuses of power under the regime of martial law: the routine torture of suspected deserters, widespread antisemitism among Union generals and officials, the common practice of seizing civilian hostages. He finds that though the system of military justice was flawed, it suffered less from merciless zeal, or political partisanship, than from inefficiency and the friction and complexities of modern war. Drawing on a deep understanding of this unique period, Neely takes a comprehensive look at the issues of civil liberties during Lincoln's administration, placing them firmly in the political context of the time. Written with keen insight and an intimate grasp of the original sources, The Fate of Liberty offers a vivid picture of the crises and chaos of a nation at war with itself, changing our understanding of this president and his most controversial policies.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Divided Loyalties: Fort Sanders and the Civil War in East Tennessee
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Divided Loyalties: Fort Sanders and the Civil War in East Tennessee

By Digby Gordon Seymour

Knoxville, Tennessee: The East Tennessee Historical Society, 1990. CH3 - A revised edition paperback book in very good condition that has old price label on the front, some bumped corners, some wrinkling, chipping and crease, small tear on the back lower left side and bottom spine right side, tanning and light shelf wear. 11"x8.5", 310 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Revised Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.99

Empire of Sand: The Struggle for the Southwest,1862
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Empire of Sand: The Struggle for the Southwest,1862

By Thomas W. Cutrer

Buffalo Gap, Texas: State House Press, 2015. BY0 - A paperback book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series. 9"x6", 140 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Empire of Sand is the story of the Southern attempt, in 1862, to open a path to California, thus securing a port on the Pacific Ocean. The port would enable them to gain access to the gold fields of Colorado and California and expand the practice of slavery into the Southwest. This quixotic undertaking was attempted by a few regiments of Texas cavalry, known as "the Army of the Southwest," commanded by the ambitious but ultimately incompetent Brig. Gen. Henry H. Sibley. Marching out of San Antonio and across the forbidding deserts of West Texas, the Sibley Brigade achieved initial success in winning a significant victory over the Union forces of Col. E. R. S. Canby at the battle of Valverde. They then traveled up the Rio Grande to capture Albuquerque and Santa Fe and to threaten Union possession of Colorado territory. A Federal force consisting of US regulars and Colorado volunteers, however, fought the Texans to a standstill at the battle of Glorieta Pass and decisively checked the Rebels when the notorious Col. John Chivington led a daring raid behind their lines, destroying their supply train and forcing them into a harrowing retreat the length of New Mexico under nearly impossible circumstances.. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.99

Custer and His Times
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Custer and His Times

By Paul A. Hutton (Edited by)

El Paso, Texas: Little Big Horn Associates, Inc., 1981. CD2 - A limited (1 of 320 copies) hardcover book in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping, crease, tears and taped tears on the edges and corners, scattered foxing and stains, discoloration and light shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, some scattered light foxing and stains on the page edges and some inside pages, light discoloration and shelf wear. A Publication of the Little Big Horn Associates. 9.25"x6", 272 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Custer graduated from West Point in 1861 at the bottom of his class, but as the Civil War was just starting, trained officers were in immediate demand. He worked closely with General McClellan and the future General Pleasonton, both of whom recognized his qualities as a cavalry leader, and he was brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers at age 23. Only a few days after his promotion, he fought at Gettysburg, where he commanded the Michigan Cavalry Brigade and despite being outnumbered, defeated J. E. B. Stuart's attack at what is now known as the East Calvary Field. In 1864, Custer served in the Overland Campaign and in Sheridan's army in the Shenandoah Valley, defeating Jubal Early at Cedar Creek. His division blocked the Army of Northern Virginia's final retreat and received the first flag of truce from the Confederates, and Custer was present at Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. After the war, Custer was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the Regular Army and was sent west to fight in the Indian Wars. On June 25, 1876, while leading the 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana Territory against a coalition of Native American tribes, he was killed along with over one third of his command during an action later romanticized as "Custer's Last Stand". His dramatic end was as controversial as the rest of his career, and reaction to his life and career remains deeply divided. His bold leadership in battle is unquestioned, but his legend was partly of his own fabrication through his extensive journalism, and perhaps more through his wife's energetic lobbying throughout her long widowhood. . Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$69.99

The Lower Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War: The Impact of War Upon the Civilian Population and Upon Civil Institutions
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The Lower Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War: The Impact of War Upon the Civilian Population and Upon Civil Institutions

By Edward H. Phillips

Lynchburg, Virginia: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1993. CD2 - A limited edition (44 of 1000) hardcover book SIGNED by Loving H. Phillips on the limitation page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, some scattered rubbing and light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Edited by Loving H. Phillips (Mrs. Edward H. Phillips). 9.5"x6.5", 224 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$75.00

The Civil War by Campaigns
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The Civil War by Campaigns

By Eli G. Foster

Topeka, Kansas: Crane & Company, Pulishers, 1899. CD3 - A first edition (same date) hardcover book in poor condition that has scattered stains and foxing, wear and tear on the cover sides, edges, and corners, wrinkled, moisture soiled, lightly loose hinges, tanning, and shelf wear with no dust jacket. 7.75"x5.75", 286 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Poor/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$18.99

The Elusive Eden: Frank McMullan's Confederate Colony in Brazil
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The Elusive Eden: Frank McMullan's Confederate Colony in Brazil

By William Clark Griggs

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1987. AN0 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping, crease and few teras on the edges, corners, and some sides, some scattered scratches, rubbing, scuffing and fading, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, some cover edgewear, light wrinkling/crease on the first few pages, light discoloration and shelf wear. Written by a direct descendant of the McMullan family, The Elusive Eden is the first study of Frank McMullan's colony. The book shreds new light on a forgotten episode of Texas and Latin American history. Drawing on a vast body of unpublished documentary material, some still in private hands, it opens a new vista on the troubled years following the Civil War. 9.25"x6.25", 218 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.99

Lincoln's Unsung Heroes
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Lincoln's Unsung Heroes

By Katcher, Philip

London: Arms & Armour Press, 1997. L6 - DJ has light wrinkling on the edges, corners and some sides, old price label on the back top, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has wrinkling on the spine edges and light shelf wear otherwise fine. This book tells the stories of eighteen of the million or so soldiers amd sailors who served in the armed forces of the United States during the American Civil War. In marked contrast.... Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.50

The Harp & The Eagle
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The Harp & The Eagle

By Jones, Donald R

Baltimore, Maryland: American Literary Press, Inc., 2009. BX1 - A trade paperback book in very good condition that has some bumped corners and light stains, light cupping on the spine, light discoloration and shelf wear. The Harp & The Eagle is Meaher's story as the author imagines it. 9"x6", 859 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$25.00

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 4)

By The National Historical Society

U.S.A.: Historical Times Inc., 1985. CR3 - A reprint hardcover book in very good condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 4). 8.75"x5.75", 792 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 23, Part 2 - Correspondence, Etc.)

By The National Historical Society

U.S.A.: Historical Times Inc., 1985. CS2 - A reprint hardcover book in very good condition that has some smudge on the page edges and bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 23, Part 2 - Correspondence, Etc.). 8.75"x5.75", 1090 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 37, Part 2 - Correspondence, Etc.)

By The National Historical Society

U.S.A.: Historical Times Inc., 1985. CR2 - A reprint hardcover book in very good condition that has some smudge on the page edges and bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 37, Part 2 - Correspondence, Etc.). 8.75"x5.75", 967 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 14)

By The National Historical Society

U.S.A.: Historical Times Inc., 1985. CW6 - A reprint hardcover book in very good condition that has some smudge on the page edges and bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 14). 8.75"x5.75", 1119 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 37, Part 2 - Correspondence, Etc.)

By The National Historical Society

U.S.A.: Historical Times Inc., 1985. CX6 - A reprint hardcover book in very good condition that has some smudge on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 37, Part 2 - Correspondence, Etc.). 8.75"x5.75", 681 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 34, Part 2 - Correspondence, Etc.)

By The National Historical Society

U.S.A.: Historical Times Inc., 1985. CR6 - A reprint hardcover book in very good condition that has some smudge on the page edges and bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 34, Part 2 - Correspondence, Etc.). 8.75"x5.75", 1235 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 3)

By The National Historical Society

U.S.A.: Historical Times Inc., 1985. CR3 - A reprint hardcover book in very good condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Series 1, Volume 3). 8.75"x5.75", 815 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

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