Author: Hans Bernd Gisevius
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: Hans Bernd Gisevius
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: Robert M. Dunkerly
Publisher: Savas Beatie
View: 4407Across the Confederacy, determination remained high through the winter of 1864 into the new year. Yet ominous signs were everywhere. The peace conference had failed. Large areas were overrun, the armies could not stop Union advances, the economy was in shambles, and industry and infrastructure were crumblingÑthe Confederacy could not make, move, or maintain anything. No one knew what the future held, but uncertainty. Civilians and soldiers, generals and governors, resolved to fight to the bitter end. Myths and misconceptions abound about those last days of the Confederacy. There would be no single surrender or treaty that brought the war to an end. Rather, the Confederacy collapsed, its government on the run, its cities occupied, its armies surrendering piecemeal. Offering a fresh look at the various surrenders that ended the war, To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy by Robert M. Dunkerly brings to light little-known facts and covers often-overlooked events. Each surrenderÑstarting at Appomattox and continuing through Greensboro, Citronelle, and the Trans MississippiÑunfolded on its own course. Many involved confusing and chaotic twists and turns. Misunderstandings plagued many of the negotiations. Communications were problematic. Discipline often broke down. Tempers flared. It was anything but a nice, neat ending to the war. How did the war finally end? What was the status of former Confederate soldiers? Of slaves? How would everyone get home? Was there even a home to go to? As the surrenders unfolded, daunting questions remained. Appomattox was just the beginning.
Author: Nicky Shearsby
Publisher: SRL Publishing
View: 2090After seeing first hand the devastating results a brutal sex attack has on his best friend Rebecca, nineteen-year-old Craig Marshall sets out with the intent of exacting revenge on the men who attacked her. After the rape case is thrown out of court due to lack of evidence, Craig struggles with the idea that the police failed to protect the friend he adores. He takes matters into his own hands, directly attacking Ryan Miller and Justin Anderson and putting them in hospital. Craig is shocked to discover that neither men wish to press charges, however, Craig's motocross career comes to an abrupt end when his bike has been rigged causing a crash with Craig suffering a serious head injury that sees him fighting for his life. The antagonists intended to kill Craig, yet are pleased he is forced to live with a permanent injury they assume will kill him eventually. However, when they see Craig's resilience and perseverance, getting back on his feet and beginning a love affair with Rebecca, they step up their violent behaviour. Craig is tipped over the edge. He could not have imagined that his actions would trigger a series of catastrophic events that would all but destroy everything he had ever known. Craig suffers a complete breakdown, ending up in hospital for several weeks after his body begins the process of shutting down. Months pass, and Craig's depression forces him to try an attempt on his own life when he sees no way forward. His actions drove him beyond anything he could have thought possible and feels unable to live with what he has become. To The Bitter End tests every aspect of human life. From trusted friendships to how far a person is willing to go for love.
Author: Christopher Leuchars
View: 2400The War of the Triple Alliance was one of the longest, least remembered, and, for one of its participants, most catastrophic conflicts of the 19th century. The decision of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay to go to war against Paraguay in May 1965 has generally been regarded as a response to the raids by the headstrong and tyrannical dictator, Francisco Solano Lopez. While there is some truth to this view, as Lopez had attacked towns in Argentina and Brazil, the terms of the Triple Alliance signed that same month reveal that the motivation of these two nations, at least, was to redraw the map in their favor, at the expense of Paraguay. That the resulting conflict lasted five years before Lopez was defeated and his country fully at the mercy of its neighbors was a tribute to the heroic resistance of his people, as well as to the inadequacies of the allied command. The military campaigns, which took place on land and on the rivers, often in appalling conditions of both climate and terrain, are examined from a strategic perspective, as well as through the experiences of ordinary soldiers. Leuchars looks in detail at the political causes, the course of the conflict as viewed from both sides, and the tragic aftermath. He brings to light an episode that, for all its subsequent obscurity, marked a turning point in the development of South American international relations.
Author: Jack Engelhard
Publisher: DayRay Literary Press
View: 5439Jack Engelhard’s The Days of the Bitter End may well be the definitive word on the 1960s. This is a landmark book, masterfully evocative. Engelhard once again proves himself to be a truly great novelist in this beautifully crafted historical novel that recaptures an era that has left an indelible mark on our culture to this day. Read it and laugh, read it and weep, because it’s all here, the way it was back then, the age of innocence soon to be shattered, but then reborn. This is what it was like to be young, every moment an adventure. Brilliant. Praise Received for The Days of the Bitter End “It’s all here…masterfully written by one of the greatest novelists of our Age. Engelhard brings to bear his journalistic talents as well as matchless storytelling ability to put the reader right in the center of the action…of the story…of the times.” - John W. Cassell, author of Crossroads: 1969 “What a great story. If you missed the 60s – if you missed the excitement, the passion, the radicalism, the thrills, the hopes and dreams – this book brings it all alive. I could not put it down.” - Kmgroup review “Another significant accomplishment from this versatile writer, and it resonates with the sort of dialogue and imagery that not only rings with credibility, but instantly evokes a ‘you are there’ feeling for the reader.” - Nancy Sundstrom, Northern Express “Engelhard’s writing is superb, and he offers up a slice of 1960s life that is vibrant and moving. The story is skillfully crafted, quite witty and intriguing.” - Carie Morrison, Rambles.net About the Author Contemporaries have hailed novelist Jack Engelhard as “the last Hemingway” and of being “a writer without peer and the conscience of us all.” The New York Times commended the economy of his prose… “precise, almost clinical language.” His bestselling novel Indecent Proposal made him internationally famous as the foremost chronicler of moral dilemmas and of topics dealing with temptation. Works that followed won him an even greater following, such as Escape From Mount Moriah, his book of memoirs that won awards for writing and for film. His latest novel Compulsive draws us into the mind of a compulsive gambler in a work stunningly brilliant and original, and seductively readable. Engelhard writes a weekly column for The Washington Times.
Author: Paul Colby
Publisher: Cooper Square Press
View: 3204The tale of the famous Greenwich Village coffeehouse turned nightclub, The Bitter End is also the story of the club's manager and owner, Paul Colby. From the early 60s to the 90s, the Bitter End hosted a wide range of influential music and comedy acts that reflected the changing creative atmosphere of the Village, and the country beyond. Pete Seeger made frequent appearances and Peter, Paul, and Mary debuted at the club during the height of the folk music boom, around the same time that Woody Allen and Bill Cosby were headlining with their very different—but equally popular—stand-up acts. After the British Invasion made rock the pre-eminent music in the land, Colby booked electrified folk and rock performers such as Neil Young, Carly Simon, Kris Kristofferson, and many others. Throughout the years, Colby kept up such strong friendships with the artists that they often returned as patrons when they weren't performing—the most famous local regular being Bob Dylan. The stories Colby shares of his amazing years running the Bitter End provide an insider's personal perspective on several decades of American entertainment. Told with fondness and flair, The Bitter End acquaints the world with a man beloved by performers for years.
Author: United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Author: Maj. George Ross Dunham,Col. David A. Quinlan
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
View: 7807This publication represents the ninth volume in an operational and chronological series covering the Marine Corps’ participation in the Vietnam War. This particular volume details the final chapter in the Corps’ involvement in South-East Asia, including chapters on Cambodia, the refugees, and the recovery of the container ship SS Mayaguez. Although largely written from the perspective of the III Marine Amphibious Force, this volume also describes the roles of the two joint commands operating in the region: the Defense Attaché Office, Saigon, and the United States Support Activities Group, Thailand. Thus, while the volume emphasizes the Marine Corps’ role in the events of the period, significant attention also is given to the overall contribution of these commands in executing U.S. policy in South-east Asia from 1973 to 1975. Additionally, a chapter is devoted to the Marine Corps’ role in assisting thousands of refugees who fled South Vietnam in the final weeks of that nation’s existence.