Historical

The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812

In early 1815, Secretary of State James Monroe reviewed the treaty with Britain that would end the War of 1812. The United States Navy was blockaded in port; much of the army had not been paid for nearly a year; the capital had been burned. The treaty offered an unexpected escape from disaster. Yet it incensed Monroe, for the name of Great Britain and its negotiators consistently appeared before those of the United States.

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign March-November 1864 (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War)

Covers Union and Confederate military operations in the Shenandoah Valley region of southwestern Virginia, and in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

The Regular Army Before the Civil War 1845 - 1860 (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War)

Most civil wars do not spring up overnight, and the American Civil War was no exception. The seeds of the conflict were sown in the earliest days of the republic’s founding, primarily over the existence of slavery and the slave trade. Although no conflict can begin without the conscious decisions of those engaged in the debates at that moment, in the end, there was simply no way to paper over the division of the country into two camps: one that was dominated by slavery and the other that sought first to limit its spread and then to abolish it.

The Overland Campaign 4 May 15 June 1864 (The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War)

The Overland Campaign, also known as Grants Overland Campaign and the Wilderness Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S.

U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War: Civil War in the Western Theater 1862

This Civil War resource provides maps of the territories involved in the Western Hemisphere, plus it showcases several military leaders' strategic plans to advance their armies to capture the land for Union control while detailing some of the battlefields and bloodshed. The struggle was long and costly and only culminated with the conquest of the rebellious Confederacy, the preservation of the Union, and the end of slavery. These campaign pamphlets on the American Civil War, prepared in commemoration of our national sacrifices, seek to remember that war and honor those in the United States Army who died to preserve the Union and free the slaves as well as to tell the story of those American soldiers who fought for the Confederacy.

The British Army since 2000 (Osprey Elite 202)

From the First Gulf War in Iraq to the ongoing war in Afganistan the British Army has undergone massive changes in everything from mission capabilities to equipment. Fully illustrated and written by an insider, this engaging book traces the major transformations in British Army doctrine, organization, structures, units, uniforms and equipment, from the end of the Cold War in the 1990s up to today. Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, the British Army has undergone deep and widespread changes, including the creation of new units and capabilities, as well as cuts and amalgamations.

Tank Warfare - A History of Tanks in Battle (Osprey Digital General)

After its introduction during the First World War, the tank revolutionised warfare, and proved to be a terrifying and efficient machine of war.Kenneth Macksey provides a study of the policy-makers and tank strategists, the technical and tactical development, as well as presenting the story of the tank on the battlefield - the split-second decisions, the battle-weary crews and the endless mud in this fascinating and detailed account of tank warfare.

STUG: Assault Gun Units in the East, Bagrations to Berlin. Vol II (Firefly Collection No.7)

The second and final part of STUG: Assault Gun Units In The East. In volume 1 we covered the independent StuG Battalions and the Panzerjaeger companies attached to Infantry divisions equipped with the StuG III and IV and in this book we examine the units of the Waffen SS, the Luftwaffe and the Panzer divisions - some of which contained mixed battalions of tanks and assault guns.

Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror

After 9/11/2001, gendered narratives of humiliation and revenge proliferated in the U.S. national imaginary. How is it that gender, which we commonly take to be a structure at the heart of individual identity, is also at stake in the life of the nation? What do we learn about gender when we pay attention to how it moves and circulates between the lived experience of the subject and the aspirations of the nation in war? What is the relation between national sovereignty and sovereign masculinity?

 

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