Custer's Last Stand

Author: Brian W. Dippie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803265929

Category: History

Page: 214

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Defeat and death at the Little Bighorn gave General George Custer and his Seventh Cavalry a kind of immortality. In Custer's Last Stand, Brian W. Dippie investigates the body of legend surrounding that battle on a bloody Sunday in 1876. His survey of the event in poems, novels, paintings, movies, jokes, and other ephemera amounts to a unique reflection on the national character.

The Last Stand

Author: David Harris

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780871569448

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 1372

Describes the battle over the last privately-owned redwood forest in America

The Last Stand of Fox Company

Author: Bob Drury,Tom Clavin

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555849121

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 6042

“The authors of the bestselling Halsey’s Typhoon do a fine job recounting one brutal, small-unit action during the Korean War’s darkest moment.” —Publishers Weekly November 1950, the Korean Peninsula. After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deeper into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass, a narrow gorge that will need to be held open at all costs. The mission is handed to Captain William Barber and the 234 Marines of Fox Company, a courageous but undermanned unit of the First Marines. Barber and his men climb seven miles of frozen terrain to a rocky promontory overlooking the pass, where they will endure four days and five nights of nearly continuous Chinese attempts to take Fox Hill. Amid the relentless violence, three-quarters of Fox’s Marines are killed, wounded, or captured. Just when it looks like they will be overrun, Lt. Colonel Raymond Davis, a fearless Marine officer who is fighting south from Chosin, volunteers to lead a daring mission that will seek to cut a hole in the Chinese lines and relieve the men of Fox. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism in the face of impossible odds.

Last Stand

Author: Todd Wilkinson,Ted Turner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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Entrepreneur and media mogul Ted Turner has commanded global attention for his dramatic personality, his founding of CNN, his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his company’s merger with Time Warner. But his green resume has gone largely ignored, even while his role as a pioneering eco-capitalist means more to Turner than any other aspect of his legacy. He currently owns more than two million acres of private land (more than any other individual in America), and his bison herd exceeds 50,000 head, the largest in history. He donated $1 billion to help save the UN, and has recorded dozens of other firsts with regard to wildlife conservation, fighting nukes, and assisting the poor. He calls global warming the most dire threat facing humanity, and says that the tycoons of the future will be minted in the development of green, alternative renewable energy. Last Stand goes behind the scenes into Turner’s private life, exploring the man’s accomplishments and his motivations, showing the world a fascinating and flawed, fully three-dimensional character. From barnstorming the country with T. Boone Pickens on behalf of green energy to a pivotal night when he considered suicide, Turner is not the man the public believes him to be. Through Turner’s eyes, the reader is asked to consider another way of thinking about the environment, our obligations to help others in need, and the grave challenges threatening the survival of civilization.

The Last Stand

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446484300

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 1905

This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn through to the final eruption of violence. Two legendary figures dominate the events: George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull. Those involved are brought vividly to life, as well as the history, geography and haunting beauty of the Great Plains. This book provides a thrilling account of what happened there - and why - at the end of June 1876.

The Lawman's Last Stand

Author: Vickie Taylor

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459217349

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 897

THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH The woman who called herself Gigi McCowan had been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it had nearly cost her her life. Now all that stood between her and the cold-blooded killers on her trail was one solitary man, a burned-out federal agent who believed in nothing and no one…. She could never tell Shane Hightower the terrible secret that had forced her to live in the shadows. But she ached to share with him everything that was in her heart. And more and more, she dreamed of showing him that there could be life, and love, for the two of them—if they lived to see tomorrow….

The Last Stand

Author: Bill Bowling

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481771159

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 76

View: 3932

My family and the generations before us are deer hunters. In recent years the popularity of huntng the whitetail deer has greatly increased and with it commercialization. Everything seems to be focused on killing, scoring, and the record book - not hunting. For the wealthy, one can actually be guaranteed to "harvest" a record book deer for upwards of $20,000. What happened to the passion for hunting and family heritage? I have that passion. It was passed on to me by my grandfather and I, in turn, passed it on to my two sons. The "Last Stand" is not a how-to book but I felt it was time for me to express what hunting means to us and why it's important to hunt ethically. Remember one thing, it's not important how many deer you kill or how many fish you catch but what you experience along the way.

Murdock's Last Stand (Mills & Boon Vintage Intrigue)

Author: Beverly Barton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472077458

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4698

A MAN OF HONOR And honor was the only reason well-muscled former mercenary Aloysius Murdock agreed to be Catherine Price's bodyguard. For Murdock owed Catherine's father his life. But once Murdock laid eyes on his best friend's beautiful daughter, he realized he would do anything for her....

Last Stand Ranch

Author: Jenna Night

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488008337

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 6962

HER COWBOY HERO After crossing a mob lawyer, Olivia Dillon knows she has to run for her life. But on the way to her great-aunt's remote Arizona ranch, she's forced off the road. The message is clear. She can run, she can hide...but she'll never be safe again. So with Elijah Morales—the rancher next door—by her side, she's determined to face the danger head-on. The former Army Ranger and natural-born protector promises to end the attacks against her. Even if helping her puts him directly in harm's way. Staying means risking his life, but can Olivia leave to confront her enemies—and the future—without Elijah?

Freedom's Last Stand

Author: James Schrader


ISBN: 1304361209


Page: N.A

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