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A Terrible Glory

By James Donovan
  • ISBN Code: : 9780316029117
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : History
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In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame. The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the significant research and findings of the past twenty-five years--which have changed significantly how this controversial event is perceived. Furthermore, it is the first book to bring to light the details of the U.S. Army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. military history. Scrupulously researched, A TERRIBLE GLORY will stand as ta landmark work. Brimming with authentic detail and an unforgettable cast of characters--from Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse to Ulysses Grant and Custer himself--this is history with the sweep of a great novel.

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  • Pdf File: moments-in-history-ii.pdf

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Moments in History II is similar in format to Moments in History, but each book stands alone in that one does not have to read one in order to enjoy the other. They each contain chapters that examine a historical event and then look at the life of the individual at the center of that event. These people are sometimes famous, sometimes obscure, sometimes heroic, and sometimes scoundrels--but they are always interesting.

Teutoburg Forest, Little Bighorn, And Maiwand: Why Superior Military Forces Sometimes Fail

By Major Michael T. Grissom
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782896201
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : History
  • Members : 151
  • Pdf File: teutoburg-forest-little-bighorn-and-maiwand.pdf

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Usually in history it seems that the technologically advanced society has a greater advantage in warfare than more primitive societies. For most battles this seems to hold true; however, there are exceptions to this rule. This document examines three different battles in history where a primitive, tribal force was able to decisively defeat a better-equipped, more advanced army. Following the introduction the second chapter focuses on the Romans versus Germanic tribes at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest; the third chapter investigates Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn; and the fourth chapter discusses the Battle of Maiwand in the Second Afghan War. Although each of these battles has its own unique circumstances that contributed to the victory of the primitive forces, three main themes link each of the battles. In each battle the technologically advanced army followed predictable tactics. The primitive armies employed new tactics that generally served to negate some of the technological advantages of the superior force. And finally, cultural influences played a role in strengthening the resolve to fight despite apparently poor odds. In each of the battles these factors combined with others to produce a victory over a technologically advanced foe.

Marcus Reno in the Valley of the Little Big Horn

By Frederic C. Wagner III
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476641323
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : History
  • Members : 581
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Major Marcus Reno's actions at the Battle of Little Big Horn have been both criticized and lauded, often without in-depth analysis. This book takes a fresh look the battle and events leading up to it, offering answers to unanswered questions. The author examines the meanings of "orders" given in Custer's command and how they were treated, the tactics and fighting in the valley, Reno's alcoholism, and his last stand on the hilltop named for him.

Canadians with Custer

By Mary Thomas
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459704088
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
  • Members : 564
  • Pdf File: canadians-with-custer.pdf

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During the Battle of the Little Bighorn, 17 Canadians stood by Lieutenant-Colonel Custer’s side. There were 17 Canadians present when Lieutenant-Colonel George Armstrong Custer made his last stand in the battle at Little Bighorn River in 1876. Some had served in the Civil War, some were close friends or admirers of Custer, and some were mercenaries who just wanted a job with adventure. William Winer Cooke, the scion of two prominent wealthy families in Upper Canada, became Custer’s right-hand man. Mark Kellogg, a Canadian-American, was a journalist who joined the expedition by chance and documented the adventure in newspaper articles sent back east. Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse were among the leaders of the Sioux and Cheyenne nations’ victorious warriors in this desperate attempt to save their lands from the white invasion. Canadians with Custer tells the stories of the Canadians who joined the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army and provides new information on Custer’s fatal battle.

Prairie Man

By Norman E. Matteoni
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442244763
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: prairie-man.pdf

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One week after the infamous June 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, when news of the defeat of General George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry troops reached the American public, Sitting Bull became the most wanted hostile Indian in America. He had resisted the United States’ intrusions into Lakota prairie land for years, refused to sign treaties, and called for a gathering of tribes at Little Big Horn. He epitomized resistance. Sitting Bull’s role at Little Big Horn has been the subject of hundreds of historical works, but while Sitting Bull was in fact present, he did not engage in the battle. The conflict with Custer was a benchmark to the subsequent events. There are other battles than those of war, and the conflict between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin was one of those battles. Theirs was a fight over the hearts and minds of the Lakota. U.S. Government policy toward Native Americans after Little Big Horn was to give them a makeover as Americans after finally and firmly displacing them from their lands. They were to be reconstituted as Christian, civilized and made farmers. Sitting Bull, when forced to accept reservation life, understood who was in control, but his view of reservation life was very different from that of the Indian Bureau and its agents. His people’s birth right was their native heritage and culture. Although redrawn by the Government, he believed that the prairie land still held a special meaning of place for the Lakota. Those in power dictated a contrary view – with the closing of the frontier, the Indian was challenged to accept the white road or vanish, in the case of the Lakota, that position was given personification in the form of Agent James McLaughlin. This book explores the story within their conflict and offers new perspectives and insights.

Roman

By Douglas C. Jones
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101585323
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 663
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Winner of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel “Douglas C. Jones is one the great novelists of the American West, and Roman is one of his finest works—a hugely entertaining story with unforgettable characters.”—James Donovan, Author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn Young Roman Hasford stood by his mother and sister on the family’s Arkansas hill farm while his father was off fighting in the Civil War. Now that his father has returned, Roman heads west to blaze his own trail. Eager for adventure, Roman gets more than he bargained for—from the rough-and-tumble boomtown of Leavenworth, Kansas, to the blood-soaked prairies where he fights Cheyenne warriors at the Battle of Beecher’s Island. Authentic and action-packed, Douglas C. Jones’s Roman is an epic, unforgettable coming-of-age story, set against the background of the sprawling, wild, new frontier of the American West.

The Great Sioux Campaign of 1876, Day-by-Day

By Frederic C. Wagner III
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476645272
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : History
  • Members : 759
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Drawing on more than 22 years' research, this book presents an exhaustive chronology of the Great Sioux Campaign in three parts: the U.S. Seventh Cavalry's communications, decisions and movements October 15, 1875-June 21, 1876, are traced day-by-day; the three-day prelude to the Battle of Little Bighorn hour-by-hour; and the battle itself minute-by-minute. The separate actions of the several military commands and the Indians involved are narrated in coherent sequence. Archival intelligence summaries offer the reader fresh perspective on the events leading to the decisive Indian victory known as Custer's Last Stand.

Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles - Book I of IV

By Ellen G. White
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1300598328
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: ellen-g-white-review-and-herald-articles-book-i-of-iv.pdf

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FOR NEARLY 150 years, the Review and Herald has been the official church paper of the Seventh-day Adventist people. A paper, The Present Truth, was first printed in August 1849. In 1851 the name was changed to Second Advent Review and Sabbath Herald. Over the decades the church paper has carried a number of names, and as of 2012 it is simply Adventist Review. Our “church paper”actually preceded, by fourteen years, the official organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1863. From its inception, throughout her life, the messenger of the Lord, Ellen G. White, used the Review and Herald as one of the main avenues of communicating God’s counsels to His remnant people. During that sixty-six year span nearly 2,000 messages by God of direction, reproof, and inspiration were published in the Review and Herald. This present edition has all of her articles, published through 1915, unabridged in four volumes.

Spiritual Gifts Vol 3 & 4

By
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  • Publisher : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • Book Code : 9780828012317
  • Total of Pages :
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  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: spiritual-gifts-vol-3-4.pdf

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Read and download full book Spiritual Gifts Vol 3 & 4

Spiritual Gifts

By Ellen Gould White
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849646262
  • Total of Pages : 865
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 494
  • Pdf File: spiritual-gifts.pdf

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This edition of Ellen Gould White's Spiritual Gifts, thoughts, views, discourses, essays and testimonies contains all four books and is divided into the following sections: Volume 1 - Spiritual Gifts Volume 2 - Sketches Of Christian Experience Volume 3 - Facts of Faith Volume 4 - Testimony for the Church

Revelations from Revelation

By Patrick M. Jones
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  • Publisher : TEACH Services, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1572586672
  • Total of Pages : 650
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  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: revelations-from-revelation.pdf

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Like a jewel box filled with bright jewels and rare coins, this book is a collection of the clearest views and brightest nuggets of light from many Second Advent writers, concerning the precious prophecies of the Revelation of Jesus Christ! Inside, you will find the most amazing thought revelations, the most beautiful jewels of truth you would never have thought of before. Listen as the harmonious voices of many Second Advent authors make clear Revelation's fascinating lines of prophecies. Follow the footsteps of God's leading in the past, present, and future. If there was ever a book that should be, and is studied today, it is the book of Revelation. In fact, God has pronounced a blessing on those who hear, read, and keep the words of Revelation. May this book be a springboard to still greater light for you.