The Rebel s Return

  • Filename: the-rebel-s-return.
  • ISBN: 9781633757332
  • Release Date: 2016-08-22
  • Number of pages: 170
  • Author: Victoria James
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Natalia Puccini has spent her entire life playing by her overbearing but well-intentioned Italian family's rules...except the one time she took a chance on a bad boy and fell hard. She's worked to get her life back on track so when Aiden McCann comes sauntering back into town with his heart-stopping smile, Natalia vows not to fall for him again. There's no way she'll let him mess with her perfectly planned life...and there's no way she'll let him near her heart again... Now reformed and a self-made success, Aiden is tormented by regrets and secrets. He left Red River years ago filled with anger and resentment and a promise to never come back. But when his ill father needs help, Aiden knows it's time to face the mess he left behind, and face the one woman he never got over. It doesn't matter how beautiful or intriguing she is, though, because he'll never be able to give her what she needs. As soon as his father is healthy, Aiden is leaving Red River...for good. Each book in the Red River series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1: A Risk Worth Taking Book #2: The Best Man's Baby Book #3: The Doctor's Fake Fiancee Book #4: The Rebel's Return

Lincoln s Admiral The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragut

  • Filename: lincoln-s-admiral-the-civil-war-campaigns-of-david-farragut.
  • ISBN: 9781612308586
  • Release Date: 2015-04-07
  • Number of pages: 470
  • Author: James P. Duffy
  • Publisher: New Word City

This vivid and impeccably researched book details the life and Civil War battles of Admiral David Farragut. It shines a spotlight and shares new details about the admiral's leadership of the mission to recapture the port of New Orleans from the Confederacy - a campaign historians consider one of the most daring in military history. Farragut is perhaps best known for his order to “Damn the torpedoes.... Full speed ahead." during the Battle of Mobile Bay, which has become a touchstone and rallying cry for the United States Navy. A sweeping and riveting telling of Farragut's career and campaigns, Lincoln's Admiral offers fascinating insights into the strategy and decisions of one of the greatest military leaders on the Civil War - and of all time.

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-television-film-directors.
  • ISBN: 9780810863781
  • Release Date: 2009-06-05
  • Number of pages: 862
  • Author: Jerry Roberts
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press

From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.

Red River Valley

  • Filename: red-river-valley.
  • ISBN: 9781603444422
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 293
  • Author: Stephen A. Dupree
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Appointed by President Lincoln to command the Gulf Department in November 1862, Nathaniel Prentice Banks was given three assignments, one of which was to occupy some point in Texas. He was told that when he united his army with Grant's, he would assume command of both. Banks, then, had the opportunity to become the leading general in the West--perhaps the most important general in the war. But he squandered what successes he had, never rendezvoused with Grant's army, and ultimately orchestrated some of the greatest military blunders of the war. "Banks's faults as a general," writes author Stephen A. Dupree, "were legion." The originality of Planting the Union Flag in Texas lies not just in the author's description of the battles and campaigns Banks led, nor in his recognition of the character traits that underlay Banks's decisions. Rather, it lies in how Dupree synthesizes his studies of Banks's various actions during his tour of duty in and near Texas to help the reader understand them as a unified campaign. He skillfully weaves together Banks's various attempts to gain Union control of Texas with his other activities and shines the light of Banks's character on the resulting events to help explain both their potential and their shortcomings. In the end, readers will have a holistic understanding of Banks's "appalling" failure to win Texas and may even be led to ask how the post-Civil War era might have been different had he been successful. This fine study will appeal to Civil War buffs and fans of military and Texas history.

Through the Howling Wilderness

  • Filename: through-the-howling-wilderness.
  • ISBN: 1572335440
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Gary D. Joiner
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

"The efforts of the Confederates to defend northern Louisiana - building an army and preparing to trap the Union naval forces before the campaign began - have been all but lost in the literature of the Civil War." "Replete with in-depth coverage on the geography of the region, the Congressional hearings after the Campaign, and the Confederate defenses in the Red River Valley, Through the Howling Wilderness will appeal to Civil War historians and buffs alike."--Jacket.

A History of the Vietnamese

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-vietnamese.
  • ISBN: 9781107244351
  • Release Date: 2013-05-09
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: K. W. Taylor
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The history of Vietnam prior to the nineteenth century is rarely examined in any detail. In this groundbreaking work, K. W. Taylor takes up this challenge, addressing a wide array of topics from the earliest times to the present day - including language, literature, religion, and warfare - and themes - including Sino-Vietnamese relations, the interactions of the peoples of different regions within the country, and the various forms of government adopted by the Vietnamese throughout their history. A History of the Vietnamese is based on primary source materials, combining a comprehensive narrative with an analysis which endeavours to see the Vietnamese past through the eyes of those who lived it. Taylor questions long-standing stereotypes and clichés about Vietnam, drawing attention to sharp discontinuities in the Vietnamese past. Fluently written and accessible to all readers, this highly original contribution to the study of Southeast Asia is a landmark text for all students and scholars of Vietnam.

The Red River Campaign and Its Toll

  • Filename: the-red-river-campaign-and-its-toll.
  • ISBN: 9781476624471
  • Release Date: 2016-03-30
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Henry O. Robertson
  • Publisher: McFarland

The Red River Campaign in the spring of 1864 was one of the most destructive of the Civil War. The agricultural wealth of the Red River Valley tempted Union General Nathaniel P. Banks to invade with 30,000 troops in an attempt to seize control of the river and confiscate as much cotton as possible from local plantations. After three months of chaos, during which the countryside was destroyed and many slaves freed themselves, Banks was defeated by a smaller Confederate force under General Richard Taylor. This book takes a fresh look at the fierce battles at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, the Union army's escape from Monett's Ferry and the burning of Alexandria, and explains the causes and consequences of the war in Central Louisiana.

The Camden Expedition of 1864 and the Opportunity Lost by the Confederacy to Change the Civil War

  • Filename: the-camden-expedition-of-1864-and-the-opportunity-lost-by-the-confederacy-to-change-the-civil-war.
  • ISBN: 0786415541
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Author: Michael J. Forsyth
  • Publisher: McFarland

The Confederacy had a great opportunity to turn the Civil War in its favor in 1864, but squandered this chance when it failed to finish off a Union army cornered in Louisiana because of concerns about another Union army coming south from Arkansas. The Confederates were so confused that they could not agree on a course of action to contend with both threats, thus the Union offensive advancing from Arkansas saved the one in Louisiana and became known to history as the Camden Expedition. The Camden Expedition is intriguing because of the might-have-beens had the key players made different decisions. The author contends that if Frederick Steele, commander of the Federal VII Army Corps, had not received a direct order from General Ulysses S. Grant to move south, disaster would have befallen not only the Army of the Gulf in Louisiana but the entire Union cause, and possibly would have prevented Abraham Lincoln from winning reelection.

The Red River Campaign of 1864 and the Loss by the Confederacy of the Civil War

  • Filename: the-red-river-campaign-of-1864-and-the-loss-by-the-confederacy-of-the-civil-war.
  • ISBN: 9780786444991
  • Release Date: 2001-11-08
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Michael J. Forsyth
  • Publisher: McFarland

The Union Army's Red River Campaign began on March 12, 1864, with a two-pronged attack aimed at gaining control of Shreveport, Louisiana. It lasted until May 22, 1864, when, after suffering significant casualties, the Union army retreated to Simmesport, Louisiana. The campaign was an attempt to prevent Confederate alliance with the French in Mexico, deny supplies to Confederate forces, and secure vast quantities of Louisiana and Texas cotton for Northern mills. With this examination of Confederate leadership and how it affected the Red River Campaign, the author argues against the standard assumption that the campaign had no major effect on the outcome of the war. In fact, the South had--and lost--an excellent opportunity to inflict a decisive defeat that might have changed the course of history. With this campaign as an ideal example, the politics of military decision-making in general are also analyzed.

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