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Military History CONTENTS Campaigns and Commanders Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Colonial Era. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Civil War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Western Frontier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Custer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 World Wars I and II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Uniforms, Weapons, Equipment, and Battlefields . . . . . . 27 The Arthur H. Clark Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The University of Oklahoma Press is proud to bring you our new Military History catalog, including our Campaigns and Commanders Series, Gregory J. W. Urwin, series editor. This award-winning series covers the world’s battles, campaigns, and military commanders, all framed within the political, institutional, sociological, and cultural aspects of war. The series covers all time periods and all geographical locations. For a complete list of titles available from OU Press, please visit our website at oupress. com. For a complete list of The Arthur H. Clark Company titles, please visit ahclark.com. We hope you enjoy this catalog and appreciate your continued support of the University of Oklahoma Press. Price and availability subject to change without notice.
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Campaigns and Commanders Napoleon in Italy The Sieges of Mantua, 1796–1799 By Phillip R. Cuccia $32.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4445-0 · 328 Pages In Napoleon in Italy, Phillip R. Cuccia brings to light two understudied aspects of these trying periods in Mantua’s history: siege warfare and the conditions it created inside the city. Unlike other military histories of the era, Napoleon in Italy brings to light the words of soldiers, leaders, and citizens who experienced the sieges firsthand. Cuccia also shows how the sieges had consequences long after they were over.
All Canada in the Hands of the British General Jeffery Amherst and the 1760 Campaign to Conquer New France By Douglas R. Cubbison $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4427-6 · 304 Pages In 1760, General Jeffery Amherst led the British campaign that captured Montreal and began the end of French colonial rule in North America. All Canada in the Hands of the British is a detailed account of Amherst’s successful military strategy and soldiers’ experiences on both sides.
Climax at Gallipoli The Failure of the August Offensive By Rhys Crawley $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4426-9 · 376 Pages Climax at Gallipoli examines the performance of the Allies’ Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign to the bitter end. Crawley reminds us that in 1915, the second year of the war, the Allies were still trying to adapt to a new form of warfare, with static defense replacing the maneuver and offensive strategies of earlier British doctrine.
Blücher Scourge of Napoleon By Michael V. Leggiere $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4409-2 · 568 Pages One of the most colorful characters in the Napoleonic pantheon, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742–1819) is best known as the Prussian general who, along with the Duke of Wellington, defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. This magnificent biography by Michael V. Leggiere, an awardwinning historian of the Napoleonic Wars, is the first scholarly book in English to explore Blücher’s life and military career—and his impact on Napoleon.
Defender of Canada Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812 By John R. Grodzinski $34.95s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4387-3 · 360 Pages Defender of Canada, the first book-length examination of Prevost’s career, offers a reinterpretation of the general’s military leadership in the War of 1812. Historian John R. Grodzinski shows that Prevost deserves far greater credit for the successful defense of Canada than he has heretofore received.
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Special Operations in World War II British and American Irregular Warfare By Andrew L. Hargreaves $36.95s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4396-5 · 352 Pages In this book, Andrew L. Hargreaves not only describes tactics and operations but also outlines the distinctions between commandos and special forces, traces their evolution during the war, explains how the Anglo-American alliance functioned in the creation and use of these units, looks at their command and control arrangements, evaluates their impact, and assesses their cost-effectiveness.
A Generous and Merciful Enemy Life for German Prisoners of War during the American Revolution By Daniel Krebs $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4356-9 · 344 Pages Some 37,000 soldiers from six German principalities entered service as British auxiliaries in the American War of Independence. Drawing on research in German military records and common soldiers’ letters and diaries, Daniel Krebs places the prisoners on center stage in A Generous and Merciful Enemy, portraying them as individuals rather than simply as numbers in casualty lists.
Sickness, Suffering, and the Sword The British Regiment on Campaign, 1808–1815 By Andrew Bamford $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4343-9 · 328 Pages Although an army’s success is often measured in battle outcomes, its victories depend on strengths that may be less obvious on the field. In Sickness, Suffering, and the Sword, military historian Andrew Bamford assesses the effectiveness of the British Army in sustained campaigning during the Napoleonic Wars.
Going for Broke Japanese American Soldiers in the War against Nazi Germany By James M. McCaffrey $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4337-8 · 408 Pages In Going for Broke, historian James M. McCaffrey traces the experiences of Japanese American soldiers in World War II, from training to some of the deadliest combat in Europe. McCaffrey’s account makes clear that like other American soldiers in World War II, the second generation Japanese Americans relied on their personal determination, social values, and training to “go for broke”—to bet everything, even their lives.
From Boer War to World War Tactical Reform of the British Army, 1902–1914 By Spencer Jones $21.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4415-3 · 296 Pages In October 1899, the British went to war against the South African Boer republics of Transvaal and Orange Free State, expecting little resistance. A string of early defeats in the Boer War shook the military’s confidence. Historian Spencer Jones focuses on this bitter combat experience in From Boer War to World War, showing how it crucially shaped the British Army’s tactical development in the years that followed.
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A Military History of the Cold War, 1944–1962 By Jonathan M. House $45.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4262-3 · 560 Pages The Cold War did not culminate in World War III as so many in the 1950s and 1960s feared, yet it spawned a host of military engagements that affected millions of lives. This book is the first comprehensive, multinational overview of military affairs during the early Cold War, beginning with conflicts during World War II in Warsaw, Athens, and Saigon and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Outpost of Empire The Napoleonic Occupation of Andalucía, 1810–1812 By Charles J. Esdaile $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4278-4 · 512 Pages Napoleon’s forces invaded Spain in 1808, but two years went by before they overran the southern region of Andalucía. Situated at the farthest frontier of Napoleon’s “outer empire,” Andalucía remained under French control only briefly—for two-and-a-half years—and never experienced the normal functions of French rule. In this groundbreaking examination of the Peninsular War, Charles J. Esdaile moves beyond traditional military history to examine the French occupation of Andalucía and the origins and results of the region’s complex and chaotic response.
No Turning Point The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective By Theodore Corbett $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4276-0 · 448 Pages $19.95s Paper • 978-0-8061-4661-3 · 448 Pages Setting the Battle of Saratoga in its social and political context, Theodore Corbett examines Saratoga and its aftermath as part of ongoing conflicts among the settlers of the Hudson and Champlain valleys of New York, Canada, and Vermont. This long, more local view reveals that the American victory actually resolved very little.
Into the Breach at Pusan The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade in the Korean War By Kenneth W. Estes $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4254-8 · 216 Pages In the opening campaign of the Korean War, the First Provisional Marine Brigade participated in a massive effort by United States and South Korean forces in 1950 to turn back the North Korean invasion of the Republic of Korea. The brigade’s actions loom large in marine lore. Historian and retired marine Kenneth W. Estes undertakes a fresh investigation of the marines’ and Eighth Army’s fight for Pusan.
Victory at Peleliu The 81st Infantry Division’s Pacific Campaign By Bobby C. Blair and John P. DeCioccio $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4680-5 · 320 Pages When the 1st Marine Division began its invasion of Peleliu in September 1944, the operation in the South Pacific was to take but four days. In fact, capturing this small coral island in the Palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fighting of the Second World War in the Pacific. Now Bobby C. Blair and John Peter DeCioccio tell the story of this campaign through the eyes of the 81st Infantry to offer a revised assessment. Victory at Peleliu demonstrates that without the army’s help the marines could not have succeeded on Peleliu.
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Wellington’s Two-Front War The Peninsular Campaigns, at Home and Abroad, 1808–1814 By Joshua Moon $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4157-2 · 272 Pages Sir Arthur Wellesley’s 1808–1814 campaigns against Napoleon’s forces in the Iberian Peninsula have drawn the attention of scholars and soldiers for two centuries. Yet, until now, no study has focused on the problems that Wellesley, later known as the Duke of Wellington, encountered on the home front before his eventual triumph beyond the Pyrenees. In Wellington’s Two-Front War, Joshua Moon not only surveys Wellington’s command of British forces against the French but also describes the battles Wellington fought in England—with an archaic military command structure, bureaucracy, and fickle public opinion.
Carrying the War to the Enemy American Operational Art to 1945 By Michael R. Matheny $24.94s Paper · 978-0-8061-4324-8 · 320 Pages Military commanders turn tactics into strategic victory by means of “operational art,” the knowledge and creative imagination commanders and staff employ in designing, synchronizing, and conducting battles and major operations to achieve strategic goals. Michael R. Matheny believes previous studies have not appreciated the evolution of U.S. military thinking at the operational level. In his revealing account, Matheny shows that it was at the operational level, particularly in mounting joint and combined operations, that senior American commanders excelled—and laid a foundation for their country’s victory in World War II.
The Capture of Louisbourg, 1758 By Hugh Boscawen $26.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4413-9 · 408 Pages Hugh Boscawen, an experienced soldier and sailor, and a direct descendant of Admiral the Hon. Edward Boscawen, who commanded the Royal Navy fleet at Louisbourg, examines the pivotal 1758 Louisbourg campaign from both the British and French perspectives. Drawing on myriad primary sources, including previously unpublished correspondence, Boscawen also answers the question “What did the soldiers and sailors who fought there do all day?” The result is the most comprehensive history of this strategically important campaign ever written.
A Perfect Gibraltar The Battle for Monterrey, Mexico, 1846 By Christopher D. Dishman $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4140-4 · 344 Pages For three days in the fall of 1846, U.S. and Mexican soldiers fought fiercely in the picturesque city of Monterrey, turning the northern Mexican town, known for its towering mountains and luxurious gardens, into one of the nineteenth century’s most gruesome battlefields. Led by Brigadier General Zachary Taylor, graduates of the new U.S. Military Academy encountered a city almost perfectly protected by mountains, a river, and a vast plain. Monterrey’s ideal defensive position inspired more than one U.S. soldier to call the city “a perfect Gibraltar.” Dishman has canvassed a wide range of Mexican and American sources and walked Monterrey’s streets and battlefields. Accompanied by maps and period illustrations, this skillfully written history will interest scholars, history enthusiasts, and everyone who enjoys a true war story well told.
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On Wellington A Critique of Waterloo By Carl von Clausewitz Translated, edited, and annotated by Peter Hofschröer $32.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4108-4 · 272 Pages Carl von Clausewitz, the Western world’s most renowned military theorist, participated in the Waterloo campaign as a senior staff officer in the Prussian army. His appraisal, offered here in an up-to-date and readable translation, criticized the Duke of Wellington’s actions. Lord Liverpool sent his translation of the manuscript to Wellington, who pronounced it a “lying work.” The translated commentary was quickly buried in Wellington’s private papers, where it languished for a century and a half. Now published for the first time in English, Hofschröer brings Clausewitz’s critique back into view with thorough annotation and contextual explanation.
All for the King’s Shilling The British Soldier under Wellington, 1808–1814 By Edward J. Coss $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4105-3 · 392 Pages The British troops have long been branded by the Duke of Wellington’s own words—“scum of the earth”—and assumed to have been society’s ne’er-dowells or criminals who enlisted to escape justice. Now Edward J. Coss shows to the contrary that most of these redcoats were respectable laborers and tradesmen and that it was mainly their working-class status that prompted the duke’s derision. Driven into the army by unemployment in the wake of Britain’s industrial revolution, they confronted wartime hardship with ethical values and became formidable soldiers in the bargain.
Civil War Arkansas, 1863 The Battle for a State By Mark K. Christ $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4433-7 · 336 Pages The Arkansas River Valley is one of the most fertile regions in the South. During the Civil War, the river also served as a vital artery for moving troops and supplies. In 1863 the battle to wrest control of the valley was, in effect, a battle for the state itself. In spite of its importance, however, this campaign is often overshadowed by the siege of Vicksburg. Now Mark K. Christ offers the first detailed military assessment of parallel events in Arkansas, describing their consequences for both Union and Confederate powers.
The Royal American Regiment An Atlantic Microcosm, 1755–1772 By Alexander V. Campbell $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4102-2 · 368 Pages In the wake of Braddock’s defeat at Fort Duquesne in 1755, the British army raised the 60th, or Royal American, Regiment of Foot to fight the French and Indian War. Each of the regiment’s four battalions saw action in pivotal battles throughout the conflict. And as Alexander Campbell shows, the inclusion of foreign mercenaries and immigrant colonists alongside British volunteers made the RAR a microcosm of the Atlantic world. Not just a potent, combat-ready force, it played a key role in trade, migration, Indian diplomacy, and settlement.
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The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon By Jeremy Black $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4458-0 · 304 Pages The War of 1812 is etched into American memory with the burning of the Capitol and the White House by British forces and the decisive naval battle of New Orleans. Now a respected British military historian offers an international perspective on the conflict to better gauge its significance. In The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon, Jeremy Black provides a dramatic account of the war framed within a wider political and economic context than most American historians have previously considered.
A Dragon’s Head and a Serpent’s Tail Ming China and the First Great East Asian War, 1592–1598 By Kenneth M. Swope $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4056-8 · 432 Pages The invasion of Korea by Japanese troops in May of 1592 was no ordinary military expedition: it was one of the decisive events in Asian history and the most tragic for the Korean peninsula until the mid-twentieth century. Japanese overlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi envisioned conquering Korea, Ming China, and eventually all of Asia; but Korea’s appeal to China’s Emperor Wanli for assistance triggered a six-year war involving hundreds of thousands of soldiers and encompassing the whole region. Kenneth M. Swope has undertaken the first full-length scholarly study in English of this important conflict.
With Zeal and with Bayonets Only The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775–1783 By Matthew H. Spring $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4152-7 · 352 Pages The image is indelible: densely packed lines of slow-moving Redcoats picked off by American sharpshooters. Now Matthew H. Spring reveals how British infantry in the American Revolutionary War was really fought. This groundbreaking book offers a new analysis of the British Army during the “American rebellion” at both operational and tactical levels.
Once Upon a Time in War The 99th Division in World War II By Robert E. Humphrey $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4454-2 · 376 Pages For the soldier on the front lines of World War II, a lifetime of terror and suffering could be crammed into a few horrific hours of combat. This was especially true for members of the 99th Infantry Division who repelled the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge and engaged in some of the most dramatic, hard-fought actions of the war. Once Upon a Time in War presents a stirring view of combat from the perspective of the common soldier.
Borrowed Soldiers Americans Under British Command, 1918 By Mitchell A. Yockelson $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3919-7 · 256 Pages The combined British Expeditionary Force and American II Corps successfully pierced the Hindenburg Line during the Hundred Days Campaign of World War I, an offensive that hastened the war’s end. Yet despite the importance of this effort, the training and operation of II Corps has received scant attention from historians. Mitchell A. Yockelson delivers a comprehensive study of the first time American and British soldiers who fought together as a coalition force more than twenty years before D-Day.
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The Far Reaches of Empire War in Nova Scotia, 1710–1760 By John Grenier $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3876-3 · 288 Pages The Far Reaches of Empire chronicles the half century of Anglo-American efforts to establish dominion in Nova Scotia, an important French foothold in the New World. John Grenier examines the conflict of cultures and peoples in the colonial Northeast through the lens of military history as he tells how Britons and Yankees waged a tremendously efficient counterinsurgency that ultimately crushed every remnant of Acadian, Indian, and French resistance in Nova Scotia.
Napoleon’s Enfant Terrible General Dominique Vandamme By John G. Gallaher $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3875-6 · 384 Pages A dedicated career soldier and excellent division and corps commander, Dominique Vandamme was a thorn in the side of practically every officer he served. Outspoken to a fault, he even criticized Napoleon, whom he never forgave for not appointing him marshal. His military prowess so impressed the emperor, however, that he returned Vandamme to command time and again. In this first book-length study of Vandamme in English, John G. Gallaher traces the career of one of Napoleon’s most successful midrank officers.
Three Days in the Shenandoah Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal and Winchester By Gary Ecelbarger $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3886-2 · 288 Pages The battles of Front Royal and Winchester are the stuff of Civil War legend. Stonewall Jackson swept away an isolated Union division under the command of Nathaniel Banks and made his presence in the northern Shenandoah Valley so frightful a prospect that it triggered an overreaction from President Lincoln, yielding huge benefits for the Confederacy. Gary Ecelbarger has undertaken a comprehensive reassessment of those battles to show their influence on both war strategy and the continuation of the conflict. Three Days in the Shenandoah answers questions that have perplexed historians for generations.
George Thomas Virginian for the Union By Christopher J. Einolf $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4121-3 · 432 Pages Most Southerners in the U.S. Army resigned their commissions to join the Confederacy in 1861. But at least one son of a distinguished, slaveholding Virginia family remained loyal to the Union. George H. Thomas fought for the North and was transformed by his wartime experiences from a slaveholder to a defender of civil rights. This book offers a fresh appraisal of an important career and lends new insight into the inner conflicts of the Civil War.
Volunteers on the Veld Britain’s Citizen-Soldiers and the South African War, 1899–1902 By Stephen M. Miller $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3864-0 · 248 Pages When the Second Boer War erupted in South Africa in 1899, Great Britain was confident that victory would come quickly and decisively. Instead, the war lasted for three grueling years. To achieve final victory, the British government was forced to depend not only on its Regular Army but also on a large volunteer force. This book spotlights Britain’s “citizen army” to show who these volunteers were, why they enlisted, how they were trained— and how they quickly became disillusioned when they found themselves committed not to the supposed glories of conventional battle but instead to a prolonged guerrilla war.
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Muhammad Islam’s First Great General By Richard A. Gabriel $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3860-2 · 288 Pages In Muhammad: Islam’s First Great General, Richard A. Gabriel shows us a warrior never before seen in antiquity as a leader of an all-new religious movement who in a single decade fought eight major battles, led eighteen raids, and planned thirty-eight other military operations. Gabriel’s study portrays Muhammad as a revolutionary who introduced military innovations that transformed armies and warfare throughout the Arab world.
The Black Hawk War of 1832 By Patrick J. Jung $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3994-4 · 288 Pages In 1832, facing white expansion, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk attempted to forge a pan-Indian alliance to preserve the homelands of the confederated Sauk and Fox tribes on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. Patrick J. Jung here re-examines the causes, course, and consequences of the ensuing war with the United States, a conflict that decimated Black Hawk’s band. Correcting mistakes that plagued previous histories, and drawing on recent ethnohistorical interpretations, Jung shows that the outcome can be understood only by discussing the complexity of intertribal rivalry, military ineptitude, and racial dynamics.
William Harding Carter and the American Army A Soldier’s Story By Ronald G. Machoian $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3746-9 · 320 Pages In this first full-length biography of William Harding Carter, Ronald G. Machoian explores Carter’s pivotal role in bringing the American military into a new era and transforming a legion of citizen-soldiers into the modern professional force we know today.
Bayonets in the Wilderness Anthony Wayne’s Legion in the Old Northwest By Alan D. Gaff $32.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-3930-2 · 416 Pages In Bayonets in the Wilderness, Alan D. Gaff explores a long-neglected period in American history to tell the complete story of how the U.S. Army conquered the first American frontier, the Northwest Territory. Wayne’s successful campaign led to the creation of a standing army for the country and set the standard for future conflicts and treaties with American Indians. Countering the popular impression of Wayne as “mad,” Gaff depicts him as a thoughtful, resolute, and diplomatic officer whose masterfully organized campaign brought an end in 1794 to forty years of border fighting.
Never Come to Peace Again Pontiac’s Uprising and the Fate of the British Empire in North America By David Dixon $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4462-7 · 376 Pages Prior to the American Revolution, the Ohio River Valley was a cauldron of competing interests: Indian, colonial, and imperial. The conflict known as Pontiac’s Uprising, which lasted from 1763 until 1766, erupted out of this volatile atmosphere. Never Come to Peace Again, the first complete account of Pontiac’s Uprising to appear in nearly fifty years, is a richly detailed account of the causes, conduct, and consequences of events that proved pivotal in American colonial history.
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Blue Water Creek and the First Sioux War, 1854–1856 By R. Eli Paul $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4275-3 · 256 Pages In previous accounts, the U.S. Army’s first clashes with the powerful Sioux tribe appear as a set of irrational events with a cast of improbable characters: a Mormon cow, a brash lieutenant, a drunken interpreter, an unfortunate Brulé chief, and an incorrigible army commander. R. Eli Paul shows instead that the events that precipitated General William Harney’s attack on Chief Little Thunder’s Brulé village foreshadowed the entire history of conflict between the United States and the Lakota people.
The Uncivil War Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861–1865 By Robert R. Mackey $21.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3736-0 · 304 Pages The Upper South Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia was the scene of the most destructive war ever fought on American soil. Contending armies swept across the region from the outset of the Civil War until its end, marking their passage at Pea Ridge, Shiloh, Perryville, and Manassas. Alongside this much-studied conflict, the Confederacy also waged an irregular war, based on nineteenth-century principles of unconventional warfare. In The Uncivil War, Robert R. Mackey outlines the Southern strategy of waging war across an entire region, measures the Northern response, and explains the outcome.
Blood in the Argonne The “Lost Battalion” of World War I By Alan D Gaff $32.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3696-7 · 384 Pages On October 2, 1918, Maj. Charles W. Whittlesey led the 77th Division in a successful attack on German defenses in the Argonne Forest of northeastern France. His unit, comprised of men of a wide mix of ethnic backgrounds from New York City and the western states, was not a battalion nor was it ever “lost,” but once a newspaper editor applied the term “lost battalion” to the episode, it stuck. In this unique history of the “Lost Battalion” of World War I, Alan D. Gaff tells for the first time the story of the 77th Division from the perspective of the soldiers in the ranks.
Washita The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867–1869 By Jerome A. Greene $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061- 3885-5 · 304 Pages On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in presentday western Oklahoma. The subsequent U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. In this remarkably balanced history, Jerome A. Greene describes the causes, conduct, and consequences of the event even as he addresses the multiple controversies surrounding the conflict.
Morning Star Dawn The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyennes, 1876 By Jerome A. Greene $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3548-9 · 304 Pages From a recognized authority on the High Plains Indians wars comes this narrative history blending both American Indian and U.S. Army perspectives on the attack that destroyed the village of Northern Cheyenne chief Morning Star. Of momentous significance for the Cheyennes as well as the army, this November 1876 encounter, coming exactly six months to the day after the Custer debacle at the Little Bighorn, was part of the Powder River Expedition waged by Brigadier General George Crook against the Indians.
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Napoleon and Berlin The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813 By Michael V. Leggiere $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3399-7 · 400 Pages $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4656-7 · 400 pages At a time when Napoleon needed all his forces to reassert French dominance in Central Europe, why did he fixate on the Prussian capital of Berlin? Instead of concentrating his forces for a decisive showdown with the enemy, he repeatedly detached large numbers of troops, under ineffective commanders, toward the capture of Berlin. In Napoleon and Berlin, Michael V. Leggiere explores Napoleon’s almost obsessive desire to capture Berlin and how this strategy ultimately lost him all of Germany.
Colonial Era The French and Indian War and the Conquest of New France By William R. Nester $34.95s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4435-1 · 400 Pages In The French and Indian War and the Conquest of New France, the only comprehensive account from the French perspective, William R. Nester explains how and why the French were defeated. He explores the fascinating personalities and epic events that shaped French diplomacy, strategy, and tactics and determined North America’s destiny.
Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign His Papers By Douglas R. Cubbison $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4461-0 · 400 Pages In Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign, Douglas R. Cubbison presents the papers that Burgoyne gathered preparatory to his appearance before Parliament, together with Cubbison’s own interpretive narrative of the campaign, based on these documents and other sources. The papers, most of them published here for the first time, comprise Burgoyne’s correspondence with the governor general of Canada, the British secretary of state for America, and the commander of the British army during the Saratoga expedition.
George Rogers Clark “I Glory in War” By William R. Nester $39.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4294-4 · 384 Pages George Rogers Clark led four victorious campaigns against the Indians and British during the American Revolution. Although historians have ranked him among the greatest rebel commanders, Clark’s name is all but forgotten today. William R. Nester resurrects the story of Clark’s triumphs and his downfall in this, the first full biography of the man in more than fifty years.
Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy By Robert M. Owens $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4198-5 · 344 Pages Often remembered as the president who died shortly after taking office, William Henry Harrison remains misunderstood by most Americans. Before becoming the ninth president of the United States in 1841, Harrison was instrumental in shaping the early years of westward expansion. Robert M. Owens now explores that era through the lens of Harrison’s career, providing a new synthesis of his role in the political development of Indiana Territory and in shaping Indian policy in the Old Northwest.
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Architects of Empire The Duke of Wellington and His Brothers By John Severn $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3810-7 · 512 Pages A soldier and statesman for the ages, the Duke of Wellington is a towering figure in world history. John Severn now offers a fresh look at the man born Arthur Wellesley to show that his career was very much a family affair, a lifelong series of interactions with his brothers and their common Anglo-Irish heritage.The untold story of a great family drama, Architects of Empire paints a new picture of the era through the collective biography of Wellesley and his siblings.
So Far From God The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846–1848 By John S. D. Eisenhower $24.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3279-2 · 464 Pages The Mexican-American War of the 1840s, precipitated by border disputes and the U.S. annexation of Texas, ended with the military occupation of Mexico City by General Winfield Scott. In the subsequent treaty, the United States gained territory that would become California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. In this highly readable account, John S.D. Eisenhower provides a comprehensive survey of this frequently overlooked war.
Agent of Destiny The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott By John S. D. Eisenhower $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3128-3 · 496 Pages The hero of the War of 1812, the conqueror of Mexico City in the MexicanAmerican War, and Abraham Lincoln’s top soldier during the first six months of the Civil War, General Winfield Scott was a seminal force in the early expansion and consolidation of the American republic. John S. D. Eisenhower explores how Scott, who served under fourteen presidents, played a leading role in the development of the United States Army from a tiny, loosely organized, politics-dominated establishment to a disciplined professional force capable of effective and sustained campaigning.
A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution By Johann Conrad Döhla $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-2530-5 · 300 Pages This unique diary, written by one of the thirty thousand Hessian troops whose services were sold to George III to suppress the American Revolution, is the most complete and informative primary account of the Revolution from the common soldier’s point of view. Johann Conrad Döhla describes not just military activities but also events leading up to the Revolution, American customs, the cities and regions that he visited, and incidents in other parts of the world that affected the war.
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Civil War The River Was Dyed with Blood Nathan Bedford Forrest and Fort Pillow By Brian Steel Wills $29.95 Cloth • 978-0-8061-4453-5 · 288 Pages In The River Was Dyed with Blood, best-selling Forrest biographer Brian Steel Wills argues that although atrocities did occur after the fall of the fort, Forrest did not order or intend a systematic execution of its defenders. Rather, the general’s great failing was losing control of his troops. The battle-scarred fighter with his homespun aphorisms was neither an infallible warrior nor a heartless butcher, but a product of his time and his heritage.
Torn by War The Civil War Journal of Mary Adelia Byers Edited by Samuel R. Phillips $19.95s Paper • 978-0-8061-4395-8 · 248 Pages The Civil War divided the nation, communities, and families. The town of Batesville, Arkansas, found itself occupied three times by the Union army. This compelling book gives a unique perspective on the war’s western edge through the diary of Mary Adelia Byers (1847–1918), who began recording her thoughts and observations during the Union occupation of Batesville in 1862.
Lincoln’s Cavalrymen A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of the Potomac, 1861–1865 By Edward G. Longacre $26.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4229-4 · 488 Pages Lincoln’s Cavalrymen describes the organizational, administrative, and operational history of the mounted arm of “Mr. Lincoln’s Army.” Historian Edward G. Longacre consulted at least fifty manuscript collections pertaining to general officers of cavalry, as well as the unpublished letters and diaries of more than 450 officers and enlisted men, representing almost every mounted unit in the Army of the Potomac. The result is the most comprehensive history of the Union cavalry to date.
Lee’s Cavalrymen A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861–1865 By Edward G. Longacre $26.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4230-8 · 484 Pages Since the first histories of the Civil War appeared after Appomattox, the cavalry has received intermittent, uneven, and even romanticized coverage. Historian Edward G. Longacre has corrected this oversight. Lee’s Cavalrymen, not only details the organizational and operational history of the mounted arm of the Army of Northern Virginia but also examines the personal experiences of officers and men. A provocative analysis of the mounted army’s organization, leadership, and tactics, Lee’s Cavalrymen is a study that no Civil War enthusiast will want to miss.
The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War By Clarissa W. Confer $16.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4267-8 · 216 Pages The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the Cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the Civil War. Clarissa W. Confer illustrates how the Cherokee Nation, with its sovereign status and distinct culture, had a wartime experience unlike that of any other group of people and suffered perhaps the greatest losses of land, population, and sovereignty.
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George Crook From the Redwoods to Appomattox By Paul Magid $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4441-4 · 416 Pages Renowned for his prominent role in the Apache and Sioux wars, General George Crook (1828–90) was considered by William Tecumseh Sherman to be his greatest Indian-fighting general. Although Crook was feared by Indian opponents on the battlefield, in defeat the tribes found him a true friend and advocate who earned their trust and friendship when he spoke out in their defense against political corruption and greed. George Crook offers insight into the influences that later would make this general both a nemesis of the Indian tribes and their ardent advocate.
Marching with the First Nebraska A Civil War Diary By August Scherneckau Edited by James E. Potter and Edith Robbins $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3808-4 · 368 Pages $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4120-6 · 368 Pages German immigrant August Scherneckau served with the First Nebraska Volunteers from 1862 through 1865. Depicting the unit’s service in Missouri, Arkansas, and Nebraska Territory, he offers detail, insight, and literary quality matched by few other accounts of the Civil War in the West. His observations provide new perspective on campaigns, military strategy, leadership, politics, ethnicity, emancipation, and many other topics.
The Civil War in Arizona The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861–1865 By Andrew E. Masich $26.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-3900-5 · 384 Pages Bull Run, Gettysburg, Appomattox. For Americans, these battlegrounds, all located in the eastern United States, will forever be associated with the Civil War. But few realize that the Civil War was also fought far to the west of these sites. The westernmost battle of the war took place in the remote deserts of the future state of Arizona. In this first book-length account of the Civil War in Arizona, Andrew E. Masich offers both a lively narrative history of the allbut-forgotten California Column in wartime Arizona and a rare compilation of letters written by the volunteer soldiers who served in the U.S. Army from 1861 to 1866.
The Irish General Thomas Francis Meagher By Paul R. Wylie $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4185-5 · 416 Pages Irish patriot, Civil War general, frontier governor—Thomas Francis Meagher played key roles in three major historical arenas. Today he is hailed as a hero by some, condemned as a drunkard by others. Paul R. Wylie now offers a definitive biography of this nineteenth-century figure who has long remained an enigma.
Return to Bull Run The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas By John J. Hennessy $26.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3187-0 · 624 Pages “This comprehensively researched, well-written book represents the definitive account of Robert E. Lee’s triumph over Union leader John Pope in the summer of 1862. . . . Lee’s strategic skills, and the capabilities of his principal subordinates James Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson, brought the Confederates onto the field of Second Manassas at the right places and times against a Union army that knew how to fight, but not yet how to win.”—Publishers Weekly
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William Clarke Quantrill His Life and Times By Albert Castel $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3081-1 · 272 Pages In William Clarke Quantrill, Albert Castel’s classic biography, the story of Quantrill and his men comes alive through facts verified from firsthand, original sources. Castel traces Quantrill’s rise to power, from Kansas border ruffian and Confederate Army captain to lawless leader of “the most formidable band of revolver fighters the West ever knew.” During the Civil War Quantrill and his men descended on Lawrence, Kansas, and carried out a frightful massacre of the civilian population. Some of Quantrill’s bushwhackers made names for themselves at Lawrence or after the war, as outlaws: “Bloody Bill” Anderson, Cole Younger, George Todd, “Little Archie” Clement, and Frank and Jesse James.
General Stand Watie’s Confederate Indians By Frank Cunningham $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3035-4 · 272 Pages This is the story of Stand Watie, the only Indian to attain the rank of general in the Confederate Army. An aristocratic, prosperous slaveholding planter and leader of the Cherokee mixed bloods, Watie was recruited in Indian Territory by Albert Pike to fight the Union forces on the Western front.
The Fighting Men of the Civil War By William C. Davis $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3060-6 · 256 Pages Even though the Civil War is among the best-documented wars in world history, the story of the individual soldier is not well documented. What is the story of the men in blue and gray? In The Fighting Men of the Civil War, William C. Davis shows us that for these soldiers the Civil War was far removed from politics, from the great question of slavery, even from the movement of armies. Shifting his focus from the officer to the men in the ranks, he begins with enlistment and training, follows with life in the camp and on the march, and concludes with experiences of combat, imprisonment, and sickness. Following the men through a wealth of anecdotes and firsthand accounts, Davis brings us the reality of war. Each branch of the service is highlighted, as are combatants such as sailors in both navies and the many African-American troops traditionally denied the limelight.
Three Years with Quantrill A True Story By John McCorkle $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3056-9 · 240 Pages This famous memoir by John McCorkle, is the best published account by a scout who “rode with Quantrill.” John McCorkle was a young Missouri farmer of Southern sympathies. After serving briefly in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard, he became a prominent member of William Clarke Quantrill’s infamous guerrillas, who took advantage of the turmoil in the MissouriKansas borderland to prey on pro-Union people.
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Western Frontier American Carnage Wounded Knee, 1890 By Jerome A. Greene $34.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-4448-1 · 648 Pages In this gripping tale, Jerome A. Greene—renowned specialist on the Indian wars—explores why the bloody engagement happened and demonstrates how it became a brutal massacre. Drawing on a wealth of sources, including previously unknown testimonies, Greene examines the events from both Native and non-Native perspectives, explaining the significance of treaties, white settlement, political disputes, and the Ghost Dance as influential factors in what eventually took place.
Battles and Massacres on the Southwestern Frontier Historical and Archaeological Perspectives By Ronald K. Wetherington and Frances Levine $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4440-5 · 260 Pages This unique study centers on four critical engagements between AngloAmericans and American Indians on the southwestern frontier: the Battle of Cieneguilla (1854), the Battle of Adobe Walls (1864), the Sand Creek Massacre (1864), and the Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857). Editors Ronald K. Wetherington and Frances Levine juxtapose historical and archaeological perspectives on each event to untangle the ambiguity and controversy that surround both historical and more contemporary accounts of each of these violent outbreaks.
Hancock’s War Conflict on the Southern Plains By William Y. Chalfant $59.95s Cloth · 978-0-8062-371-4 · 548 pages $26.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4459-7 · 548 pages This first thorough scholarly history of the ill-conceived expedition offers an unequivocal evaluation of military strategies and a culturally sensitive interpretation of Indian motivations and reactions. Chalfant explores the vastly different ways of life that separated the Cheyennes and U.S. policymakers, and argues that neither side was willing or able to understand the needs of the other. He shows how Hancock’s efforts were counterproductive, brought untold misery to Indians and whites alike, and led to the wars of 1868.
Columns of Vengeance Soldiers, Sioux, and the Punitive Expeditions, 1863–1864 By Paul N. Beck $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4344-6 · 328 Pages $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4596-9 · 328 Pages In summer 1862, Minnesotans found themselves fighting interconnected wars— the first against the rebellious Southern states, and the second an internal war against the Sioux. While the Civil War was more important to the future of the United States, the Dakota War of 1862 proved far more destructive to the people of Minnesota—both whites and American Indians. It led to U.S. military action against the Sioux, divided the Dakotas over whether to fight or not, and left hundreds of white settlers dead. In Columns of Vengeance, historian Paul N. Beck offers a reappraisal of the Punitive Expeditions of 1863 and 1864, the U.S. Army’s response to the Dakota War of 1862.
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Dragoons in Apacheland Conquest and Resistance in Southern New Mexico, 1846–1861 By William S. Kiser $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4314-9 · 376 Pages $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4650-8 • 376 pages In the fifteen years prior to the American Civil War, the U.S. Army established a presence in the Apache Indian homeland of southern New Mexico. The Apaches presented an obstacle to be overcome in making the region safe for Anglo settlers. In Dragoons in Apacheland, Kiser recounts the conflicts that ensued and examines how both Apache warriors and American troops shaped the future of the Southwest Borderlands.
Our Centennial Indian War and the Life of General Custer By Frances Fuller Victor $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4173-2 · 208 Pages Published even before the Great Sioux War had ended, Our Centennial Indian War and the Life of General Custer was the first contemporary and comprehensive account of the successive army operations in 1876 and early 1877. It was a major accomplishment. Victor drew information from a wide range of sourcesto explain the lengthy, disjointed struggle between the army and the Lakota-Cheyenne coalition.
Child of the Fighting Tenth On the Frontier with the Buffalo Soldiers By Forrestine C. Hooker Edited by Steve Wilson $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4080- 3 · 296 Pages The compelling yet humorous stories told in Child of the Fighting Tenth capture the drama of the settlement of the American West, the Indian wars on the plains, and the Geronimo campaign in the Southwest and Mexico as seen through the eyes of a young girl. In this memoir, Birdie Cooper draws us into her world, offering a vibrant portrait of behind-the-scenes life on the western frontier. Steve Wilson edited the manuscript into publishable form.
Great Sioux War Orders of Battle How the United States Army Waged War on the Northern Plains, 1876–1877 By Paul L. Hedren $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4322-4 · 240 Pages The Great Sioux War pitted almost one-third of the U.S. Army against Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyennes. By the time it ended, this war had played out on twenty-seven different battlefields, resulted in hundreds of casualties, cost millions of dollars, and transformed the landscape and the lives of survivors on both sides. In this compelling sourcebook, Paul Hedren uses extensive documentation to demonstrate that the American army adapted quickly to the challenges of fighting this unconventional war and was more effectively led and better equipped than is customarily believed.
Texas Devils Rangers and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, 1846–1861 By Michael L. Collins $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4132-9 · 328 Pages The Texas Rangers have been the source of tall tales and the stuff of legend as well as a growing darker reputation. But the story of the Rangers along the Mexican border between Texas statehood and the onset of the Civil War has been largely overlooked—until now. This engaging history pulls readers back to a chaotic time along the lower Rio Grande in the mid-nineteenth century. Texas Devils challenges the time-honored image of “good guys in white hats” to reveal the more complicated and sobering reality behind the Ranger Myth.
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Soldiers West Biographies from the Military Frontier, Second Edition Edited by Paul Andrew Hutton and Durwood Ball $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4465-8 · 420 Pages Soldiers West views the turbulent history of the West from the perspective of fifteen senior army officers—including Philip H. Sheridan, George Armstrong Custer, and Nelson A. Miles—who were assigned to bring order to the region. This revised edition of Paul Andrew Hutton’s popular work adds five new biographies, and essays from the first edition have been updated to incorporate recent scholarship.
Class and Race in the Frontier Army Military Life in the West, 1870–1890 By Kevin Adams $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3981-4 · 296 Pages Class and Race in the Frontier Army marks the first application of recent research on class, race, and ethnicity to the social and cultural history of military life on the western frontier. Adams draws on a wealth of military records and soldiers’ diaries and letters to reconstruct everyday army life—from work and leisure to consumption, intellectual pursuits, and political activity—and shows that an inflexible class barrier stood between officers and enlisted men.
Gall Lakota War Chief By Robert W. Larson $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4036-0 · 320 Pages Robert W. Larson sorts through contrasting views of Gall to determine the real character of this legendary Sioux. This first-ever scholarly biography also focuses on the actions Gall took during his final years on the reservation, unraveling his last fourteen years to better understand his previous forty.
Washita Memories Eyewitness Views of Custer’s Attack on Black Kettle’s Village By Richard G. Hardorff $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3759-9 · 464 Pages $26.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-3990-6 · 464 Pages The Battle of the Washita is one of the most tragic—and disturbing—events in American history. On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a peaceful Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. This U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. In this documentary history, Richard G. Hardorff presents a broad range of views of the Washita battle.
Inkpaduta Dakota Leader By Paul N. Beck $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3950-0 · 176 Pages Leader of the Santee Sioux, Inkpaduta participated in some of the most decisive battles of the northern Great Plains, including Custer’s defeat at the Little Bighorn. But the attack in 1857 on forty white settlers known as the Spirit Lake Massacre gave Inkpaduta the reputation of being the most brutal of all the Sioux leaders. Paul N. Beck now challenges a century and a half of bias to reassess the life and legacy of this important Dakota leader.
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Crazy Horse A Lakota Life By Kingsley M. Bray $24.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3986-9 · 528 Pages Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts—and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies—to expose the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect, but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety.
Making Peace with Cochise The 1872 Journal of Captain Joseph Alton Sladen Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3978-4 · 208 Pages In the autumn of 1872, Brigadier General Oliver O. Howard and his aid-decamp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona’s rocky Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive Chiricahua Apache chief, Cochise. They sought to convince him that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. Cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. Sladen, Howard’s devoted aide, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise’s stronghold. Joseph Sladen’s journal—enriched by Edwin R. Sweeney’s introduction, epilogue, and lively notes—is a unique source on Chiricahua lifeways and an engrossing tale of travel and adventure.
Victorio Apache Warrior and Chief By Kathleen P. Chamberlain $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3843-5 · 272 Pages A steadfast champion of his people during the wars with encroaching AngloAmericans, the Apache chief Victorio deserves as much attention as his betterknown contemporaries Cochise and Geronimo. In presenting the story of this nineteenth-century Warm Springs Apache warrior, Kathleen P. Chamberlain expands our understanding of Victorio’s role in the Apache wars and brings him into the center of events.
The Buffalo Soldiers A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West Revised Edition By William H. Leckie and Shirley A. Leckie $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3840-4 · 336 Pages Originally published in 1967, William H. Leckie’s The Buffalo Soldiers was the first book of its kind to recognize the importance of African American units in the conquest of the West. Decades later, with sales of more than 75,000 copies, The Buffalo Soldiers has become a classic. Now, in a newly revised edition, the authors have expanded the original research to explore more deeply the lives of buffalo soldiers in the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry Regiments.
Finding Sand Creek History, Archaeology, and the 1864 Massacre Site By Jerome A. Greene and Douglas D. Scott $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3801-5 · 240 Pages In Finding Sand Creek, Jerome A. Greene and Douglas D. Scott tell the story of how a dedicated group of people used a variety of methods to pinpoint the site of the Sand Creek Massacre. Drawing on oral histories, written records, and archeological fieldwork, Greene and Scott present a wealth of evidence to verify their conclusions.
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War Dance at Fort Marion Plains Indian War Prisoners By Brad D. Lookingbill $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4467-2 · 304 Pages War Dance at Fort Marion tells the powerful story of Kiowa, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Arapaho chiefs and warriors detained as prisoners of war by the U.S. Army. Held from 1875 until 1878 at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida, they participated in an educational experiment, initiated by Captain Richard Henry Pratt, as an alternative to standard imprisonment. This book, the first complete account of a unique cohort of Native peoples, brings their collective story to life and pays tribute to their individual talents and achievements.
Yellowstone Command Colonel Nelson A. Miles and the Great Sioux War, 1876–1877 By Jerome A. Greene $19.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-3755-1 · 352 Pages Yellowstone Command is the first detailed account of the harrowing 1876–1877 campaigns. Drawing from Indian testimonies and many previously untapped sources, Jerome A. Greene reconstructs the ambitious battles of Colonel Miles and his foot soldiers. This paper edition of Yellowstone Command features a new preface by the author.
Fort Bowie, Arizona Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858–1894 By Douglas C. McChristian $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3781-0 · 336 Pages Fort Bowie, in present-day Arizona, was established in 1862 at the site of the famous Battle of Apache Pass, where U.S. troops clashed with Apache chief Cochise and his warriors. The fort’s dual purpose was to guard the invaluable water supply at Apache Spring and to control Indians in the developing southwestern region. Douglas C. McChristian’s Fort Bowie, Arizona, spans nearly four decades to provide a fascinating account of the many complex events surrounding the small combat post.
Fort Robinson and the American Century, 1900–1948 By Thomas R. Buecker $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3646-2 · 288 Pages Most fort histories end when the military lowers the flag for the last time and the soldiers march out. In contrast, Fort Robinson—occupied and used for more than fifty years since its abandonment by the U.S. army—has taken on new roles. This book recounts the story of this famous northwestern Nebraska army post as it underwent remarkable transformation in the first half of the twentieth century. Fort Robinson and the American Century, 1900– 1948, is based on more than twenty years of archival research as well as the personal recollections of the men and women who served at the fort. More than ninety photographs and five maps supplement the narrative.
Mormons at the Missouri Winter Quarters, 1846–1852 By Richard E Bennett $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3615-8 · 360 Pages The Mormon trek westward from Illinois to the Salt Lake Valley was an enduring accomplishment of American overland trail migration; however, their wintering at the Missouri River near present-day Omaha was a feat of faith and perseverance. Richard E. Bennett presents new facts and ideas that challenge old assumptions—particularly that life on the frontier encouraged American individualism.
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Fort Robinson and the American West, 1874–1899 By Thomas R. Buecker $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3534-2 · 320 Pages In Fort Robinson and the American West, 1874–1899, Thomas R. Buecker explores both the larger story of the Nebraska fort and the particulars of daily life and work at the fort. Buecker draws on historic reminiscences, government records, reports, correspondence, and other official accounts to render a thorough yet lively depiction.
Cheyennes and Horse Soldiers The 1857 Expedition and the Battle of Solomon’s Fork By William Y. Chalfant $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3500-7 · 440 Pages In July 1857, the first major battle between the U.S. Army and the Cheyenne Indians took place in present-day northwest Kansas. The Cheyennes had formed a grand line of battle such as was never again seen in Plains Indians wars. But they had not seen sabres before, and when the cavalry charged, sabres drawn, they panicked. William Y. Chalfant re-creates the human dimensions of a battle that was as much a clash of cultures as it was a clash of the U.S. cavalry and Cheyenne warriors.
Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees A Narrative of Indian Captivity By Sarah F. Wakefield $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3431-4 · 192 Pages The Dakota War (1862) was a searing event in Minnesota history as well as a seminal l event in the lives of Dakota people. Sarah F. Wakefield was caught up in this revolt. A young doctor’s wife and the mother of two small children, Wakefield published her unusual account of the war and her captivity shortly after the hanging of thirty-eight Dakotas accused of participation in the “Sioux uprising.” In a distinctive and compelling voice, Wakefield blames the government for the war and then relates her and her family’s ordeal, as well as Chaska’s and his family’s help and ultimate sacrifice.
The Black Regulars, 1866–1898 By William A. Dobak and Thomas D. Phillips $34.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3340-9 · 384 Pages Black soldiers first entered the regular army of the United States in the summer of 1866. While their segregated regiments served in the American West for the next three decades, the promise of the Reconstruction era gave way to the repressiveness of Jim Crow. But black men found a degree of equality in the service: the army treated them no worse than it did their white counterparts.In The Black Regulars, 1866–1898, the authors shed new light on the military justice system, relations between black troops and their mostly white civilian neighbors, their professional reputations, and what veterans faced when they left the army for civilian life.
General Crook and the Western Frontier By Charles M. Robinson, III $39.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3358-4 · 420 Pages General George Crook was one of the most prominent soldiers in the frontier West. General William T. Sherman called him the greatest Indian fighter and manager the army ever had. General Crook and the Western Frontier, the first full-scale biography of Crook, uses contemporary manuscripts and primary sources to illuminate the general’s personal life and military career.
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The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West By Michael L. Tate $26.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3173-3 · 454 Pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3386-7 · 454 Pages Books, art, and movies most often portray the frontier army in continuous conflict with Native Americans. In truth, the army spent only a small part of its frontier duty fighting Indians. The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West examines the army’s nonmartial contributions to western development. Dispelling timeworn stereotypes, Tate shows that the army conducted explorations, compiled scientific and artistic records, built roads, aided overland travelers, and improved river transportation.
Army Regulars on the Western Frontier, 1848–1861 By Durwood Ball $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-3312-6 · 324 Pages Deployed to posts from the Missouri River to the Pacific in 1848, the United States Army undertook an old mission on frontiers new to the United States: occupying the western territories; suppressing American Indian resistance; keeping the peace among feuding Indians, Hispanics, and Anglos; and consolidating United States sovereignty in the region.
The United States Infantry An Illustrated History, 1775–1918 By Gregory J.W. Urwin $16.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3217-4 · 176 Pages Gregory J.W. Urwin narrates the history of American infantrymen from their colonial origins through the War of 1812, the Mexican War, Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, and finally to their painful coming of age in 1918, as a world-class combat force on the fields of France in World War I.
Phil Sheridan and His Army By Paul A. Hutton $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3188-7 · 496 Pages “Paul Hutton’s study of Phil Sheridan in the West is authoritative, readable, and an important contribution to the literature of westward expansion. Although headquartered in Chicago, Sheridan played a crucial role in the opening of the West. His command stretched from the Missouri to the Rockies and from Mexico to Canada, and all the Indian Wars of the Great Plains fell under his direction. Hutton ably narrates and interprets Sheridan’s western career from the perspective of the top command rather than the battlefield leader. His book is good history and good reading.”—Robert M. Utley
Custer Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud Custer, the Press, and the Little Bighorn By James E. Mueller $29.95s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4398-0 · 272 Pages In Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud, James E. Mueller draws on exhaustive research of period newspapers to explore press coverage of the famous battle. As he analyzes a wide range of accounts—some grim, some circumspect, some even laced with humor—Mueller offers a unique take on the dramatic events that so shook the American public.
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Uncovering History Archaeological Investigations at the Little Bighorn By Douglas D. Scott $32.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4350-7 · 264 Pages $19.95s Paper • 978-0-8061-4662-1 · 264 pages Almost as soon as the last shot was fired in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the battlefield became an archaeological site. For many years afterward, as fascination with the famed 1876 fight intensified, visitors to the area scavenged the many relics left behind. It took decades, however, before researchers began to tease information from the battle’s debris—and the new field of battlefield archaeology began to emerge. In Uncovering History, renowned archaeologist Douglas D. Scott offers a comprehensive account of investigations at the Little Bighorn, from the earliest collecting efforts to earlytwentieth-century findings.
Deliverance from the Little Big Horn Doctor Henry Porter and Custer’s Seventh Cavalry By Joan Nabseth Stevenson $24.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-4266-1 · 232 Pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4416-0 · 232 pages Of the three surgeons who accompanied Custer’s Seventh Cavalry on June 25, 1876, only the youngest, twenty-eight-year-old Henry Porter, survived that day’s ordeal, riding through a gauntlet of Indian attackers and up the steep bluffs to Major Marcus Reno’s hilltop position. But the story of Dr. Porter’s wartime exploits goes far beyond the battle itself. In this compelling narrative of military endurance and medical ingenuity, Joan Nabseth Stevenson opens a new window on the Battle of the Little Big Horn by re-creating the desperate struggle for survival during the fight and in its wake.
Military Register of Custer’s Last Command By Roger L. Williams $39.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4274-6 · 432 Pages Military Register of Custer’s Last Command presents for the first time the complete military history of every enlisted man on the regimental rolls, with particular attention devoted to the well-known campaigns from the Washita to Wounded Knee. As the first in-depth analysis of the statistics related to the battle, Military Register of Custer’s Last Command is the most extensive work available on the 7th Cavalry. With its exhaustive bibliography, it will stand as a definitive resource for historians and enthusiasts and a tribute to all enlisted soldiers on the western frontier.
After Custer Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country By Paul L. Hedren $24.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4216-2 · 272 Pages Between 1876 and 1877, the U.S. Army battled Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians in a series of vicious conflicts known today as the Great Sioux War. After the defeat of Custer at the Little Big Horn in June 1876, the army responded to its stunning loss by pouring fresh troops and resources into the war effort. In the end, the U.S. Army prevailed, but at a significant cost. In this unique contribution to American western history, Paul L. Hedren examines the war’s effects on the culture, environment, and geography of the northern Great Plains, their Native inhabitants, and the Anglo-American invaders.
Stricken Field The Little Bighorn since 1876 By Jerome A. Greene $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3791-9 · 384 Pages The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site of one of America’s most famous armed struggles, but the events surrounding Custer’s defeat there in 1876 are only the beginning of the story. As park custodians, American Indians, and others have contested how the site should be preserved and interpreted for posterity, the Little Bighorn has turned into a battlefield in more ways than one. In Stricken Field, one of America’s foremost military historians offers the first comprehensive history of the site and its administration in more than half a century.
Where Custer Fell Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now By James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard $26.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3834-3 · 272 Pages To create Where Custer Fell, authors James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard searched for elusive documents and photographs, made countless trips to the battlefield, and scrutinized all available sources. Each chapter begins with a concise, lively description of an episode in the battle. The narratives are graphically illustrated by historical photos, which are presented alongside modern photos of the same location on the battlefield. The book also features detailed maps and photographs of battle participants and the early photographers who attempted to tell their story.
The Custer Reader Edited by Paul Andrew Hutton $26.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3465-9 · 608 Pages George Armstrong Custer, America’s most famously unfortunate soldier, has been the subject of scores of books, but The Custer Reader is unique as a substantial source of classic writings about and by him. Here is Custer as seen by himself, his contemporaries, and leading scholars. Combining first-person narratives, essays, and photographs, this book provides a complete introduction to Custer’s controversial personality and career and the evolution of the Custer myth.
They Died with Custer Soldiers’ Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn By Douglas D. Scott, Melissa A. Connor, and P. Willey $21.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3507-6 · 432 Pages Dead men tell no tales, and the soldiers who rode and died with George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn have been silent statistics for more than a hundred years. By blending historical sources, archaeological evidence, and painstaking analysis of the skeletal remains, Douglas D. Scott, P. Willey, and Melissa A. Connor reconstruct biographies of many of the individual soldiers, identifying age, height, possible race, state of health, and the specific way each died. They also link reactions to the battle over the years to shifts in American views regarding the appropriate treatment of the dead.
Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn By Douglas D. Scott, Melissa A. Connor, and Dick Harmon $24.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3292-1 · 310 Pages Based on the archaeological evidence presented in this book, we know more about the weapons used against the Custer and the Cavalry, where many of the men fought, how they died, what happened to their bodies, how the troopers were deployed, and what kind of clothing they wore.
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Fort Laramie and the Great Sioux War By Paul L. Hedren $21.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-3049-1 · 336 Pages “Fort Laramie’s role in the Great Sioux War has been underestimated far too long . . . . All of the major battles and many of the minor skirmishes fall into place because of Hedren’s systematic approach and his thorough use of officials records.” –Montana: The Magazine of Western History
Archaeology, History, and Custer’s Last Battle The Little Big Horn Reexamined By Richard A. Fox, Jr. $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-2998-3 · 416 Pages $24.95s DVD · 978-0-8061-9958-0 · 40 minutes By revealing patterns found in artifacts unearthed and adding Indian accounts, Fox shows how Custer’s last battle was fought. The new findings stand in bold contrast to conventional views about the battle. Custer, as Fox shows, maintained his offensive until late in the fight. Then the end came — suddenly, unexpectedly, and without the gallant last stand myth. The DVD complements and updates Fox’s landmark book, Archaeology, History, and Custer’s Last Battle.
World Wars I and II Under the Eagle Samuel Holiday, Navajo Code Talker By Samuel Holiday and Robert S. McPherson $19.95 Paper • 978-0-8061-4389-7 · 288 Pages Samuel Holiday was one of a small group of Navajo men enlisted by the Marine Corps during World War II to use their native language to transmit secret communications on the battlefield. Based on extensive interviews with Robert S. McPherson, Under the Eagle is Holiday’s vivid account of his own story. It is the only book-length oral history of a Navajo code talker in which the narrator relates his experiences in his own voice and words.
Bracketing the Enemy Forward Observers in World War II By John R. Walker $29.95s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4380-4 • 296 Pages After the end of World War II, General George Patton declared that artillery had won the war. Yet howitzers did not achieve victory on their own. Crucial to the success of these big guns were forward observers, artillerymen on the front lines who directed the artillery fire. In Bracketing the Enemy, John R. Walker offers the first full-length history of forward observer teams during World War II.
Zhukov By Otto P. Chaney $24.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4460-3 · 560 Pages Zhukov’s career spanned most of the Soviet period, reflecting the turmoil of the civil war, the hardships endured by the Russian people in World War II, the brief postwar optimism evidenced by the friendship between Zhukov and Eisenhower, repression in Poland and Hungary, and the rise and fall of such political figures as Stalin, Beria, and Krushchev. The story of Russia’s greatest soldier thus offers many insights into the history of the Soviet Union itself.
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Wavell in the Middle East, 1939–1941 A Study in Generalship By Harold E. Raugh, Jr. $24.95s Paper · 978-0-8061-4305-7 · 364 Pages This masterly study of generalship covers two years of intense operational activity during which Field Marshal Wavell, as Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, was at one point conducting no fewer than five campaigns simultaneously. Two of those campaigns will stand in history as truly great victories, and one—the campaign in Greece in 1941—as a source of endless controversy.
Hero Street, U.S.A. The Story of Little Mexico’s Fallen Soldiers By Marc Wilson $19.95 Cloth · 978-0-8061-4012-4 · 224 Pages Second Street in Silvis, Illinois, was a poor neighborhood during the Great Depression that had become home to Mexicans fleeing revolution in their homeland. In 1971 it was officially renamed “Hero Street” to commemorate its claim to the highest per-capita casualty rate from any neighborhood during World War II. Marc Wilson now tells the story of this community and the young men it sent to fight for their adopted country.
On the Western Front with the Rainbow Division A World War I Diary By Vernon E. Kniptash Edited by E. Bruce Geelhoed $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-4032-2 · 256 Pages With clarity and compelling detail, Kniptash describes the experiences of an ordinary soldier thrust into the most violent conflict the world had seen. He tells of his enthusiasm upon enlistment and of the horrors of combat that followed, as well as the drudgery of daily routine. He renders unforgettable profiles of his fellow soldiers and commanders, and manages despite the strains of warfare to leaven his writing with humor.
Battleship Oklahoma BB-37 By Jeff Phister with Thomas Hone and Paul Goodyear $29.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-3917-3 · 256 Pages $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3936-4 · 256 Pages On a quiet Sunday morning in 1941, a ship designed to keep the peace was suddenly attacked. This book tells the remarkable story of a battleship, its brave crew, and how their lives were intertwined. Phister weaves the personal narratives of surviving crewmen with the necessary technical information to recreate the attack and demonstrate the full scope of its devastation. Captured Japanese photographs and dozens of historic U.S. Navy photographs deepen our understanding of this monumental event.
Shot at and Missed Recollections of a World War II Bombardier By Jack R. Myers $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3695-0 · 320 Pages In this riveting narrative, Jack R. Myers recounts his experiences as a B-17 bombardier during World War II. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, Myers began flying missions with the 2nd Bomb Group, U.S. Fifteenth Air Force. He learned firsthand the exhilaration—and terror—of being shot at and missed.
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The Wrong Stuff The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator By Truman Smith $19.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3422-2 · 368 Pages Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith Flew thirty-five bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only twenty years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime’s worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith’s gripping memoir of that time. In a new preface, the author comments with equal honesty and humor on the impact this book has had on his life.
Vietnam Invasion of Laos, 1971 Lam Son 719 By Robert D. Sander $29.95s Cloth • 978-0-8061-4437-5 · 304 Pages Drawing on archives and interviews, and firsthand testimony and reports, Sander chronicles not only the planning and execution of the operation but also the maneuvers of the bastions of political and military power during the ten-year effort to end Communist infiltration of South Vietnam, leading up to Lam Son 719. The result is a picture from disparate perspectives: the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations; the South Vietnamese government led by President Nguyen Van Thieu; and senior U.S. military commanders and army aviators.
Not All Heroes An Unapologetic Memoir of the Vietnam War, 1971–1972 By Gary E. Skogen $29.95 Cloth · 978-0-9834059-6-2 · 258 Pages This unconventional, unheroic, and unapologetic book is not a typical Vietnam memoir. Together with 80 percent of the two million men and women who served in Vietnam, Skogen spent his time behind the scenes at a large support base. He spent his year investigating the men who endangered the lives of their fellow soldiers by giving themselves over to unrestrained drug use.
After My Lai My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company By Gary W. Bray $16.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-4045-2 · 184 Pages In the fall of 1969, Gary Bray landed in South Vietnam as a recently married, freshly minted second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. His assignment was not enviable: leading the platoon whose former members had committed the My Lai massacre—the murder of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians—eighteen months earlier. In this compelling memoir, he shares his experiences of Vietnam in the direct wake of that terrible event.
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Uniforms, Weapons, Equipment, and Battlefields Uniforms, Arms, and Equipment The U.S. Army on the Western Frontier 1880–1892 Volume 1: Headgear, Clothing and Footwear Volume 2: Weapons and Accouterments By Douglas C. McChristian $95.00s Cloth · 978-0-8061-9961-0 · 640 Pages, 2 vol. set Douglas C. McChristian presents a two-volume comprehensive account of the evolution of military arms and equipment during the years 1880–1892. The volumes are set against the backdrop of the final decade of the Indian campaigns—a key period of transition in United States military history.
The U. S. Army in the West, 1870–1880 Uniforms, Weapons, and Equipment By Douglas C. McChristian $24.95 Paper · 978-0-8061-3782-7 · 316 Pages In The U.S. Army in the West, 1870–1880, Douglas C. McChristian describes the development of army uniforms, equipment, and small arms during a pivotal decade of experimentation and against the backdrop of the Indian campaigns in the West. Lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, this book is an invaluable reference for collectors, curators, and students of militaria and of the colorful frontier era.
The Arthur H. Clark Company Custer and the 1873 Yellowstone Survey A Documentary History By M. John Lubetkin $34.95s Cloth · 978-0-8061-2422-3 • 320 pages $125.00s Limited Edition • 978-0-8061-2427-8 • 320 pages Custer and the 1873 Yellowstone Survey examines the expedition told through documents selected and interpreted by historian M. John Lubetkin. The U.S. Army was determined to punish the Sioux, and the Northern Pacific desperately needed to complete its engineering work and resume construction. The expedition mounted in 1873—larger than all previous surveys combined—included “embedded” newspaper correspondents and 1,600 infantry and cavalry, the latter led by George Armstrong Custer.
Red Cloud’s War The Bozeman Trail, 1866–1868 (2 Vols.) By John D. McDermott $75.00s Cloth • 978-0-87062-376-9 • 704 Pages On a cold December day in 1866, Captain William J. Fetterman disobeyed orders and spurred his men across Lodge Trail Ridge in pursuit of a group of retreating Lakota Sioux, Arapahos, and Cheyennes. He saw a perfect opportunity to punish the tribes for harassing travelers on the Bozeman Trail and attacking wood trains sent out from nearby Fort Phil Kearny. In a sudden turn of events, his command was, within moments, annihilated. John D. McDermott’s spellbinding narrative offers a cautionary tale of hubris and miscalculation.
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Patrick Connor’s War The 1865 Powder River Indian Expedition By David E. Wagner $39.95 Cloth • 978-0-87062-393-6 • 296 Pages $125.00 Special Edition • 978-0-87062-395-0 • 296 Pages The summer of 1865 marked the transition from the Civil War to Indian war on the western plains. With the rest of the country’s attention still focused on the East, the U.S. Army began an often forgotten campaign against the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho. Led by Gen. Patrick Connor, the Powder River Indian Expedition into Wyoming sought to punish tribes for raids earlier that year. Patrick Connor’s War describes the troops’ movement into hostile territory while struggling with bad weather, supply shortages, and communication problems.
The Nauvoo Legion in Illinois A History of the Mormon Militia, 1841–1846 By Richard Bennett, Susan Easton Black, and Donald Q. Cannon $39.95s Cloth • 978-0-87062-382-0 • 440 Pages When the Mormons established their theocratic city of Nauvoo on the banks of the Mississippi in 1839, they made self-defense a priority. Organized under Illinois law, the Nauvoo Legion was a city militia made up primarily of Latter-day Saints. This comprehensive work on the history, structure, and purpose of the Nauvoo Legion traces its unique story from its founding to the Mormon exodus in 1846. Impeccably researched and honestly told, this groundbreaking study fills a major gap in Latter-day Saint church history and adds a significant chapter to the annals of American militias.
Gettysburg to Great Salt Lake George R. Maxwell, Civil War Hero and Federal Marshal among the Mormons By John Gary Maxwell $39.95s Cloth • 978-0-87062-388-2 • 384 Pages Following distinguished Civil War service that took one of his legs and rendered an arm useless, General George R. Maxwell was sent to Utah Territory and charged—first as Register of Land, then as U.S. marshal—with bringing the Mormons into compliance with federal law. John Gary Maxwell’s biography of General Maxwell (no relation) both celebrates an unsung war hero and presents the history of the longest episode of civil disobedience in U.S. history from the point of view of this young, non-Mormon who lived through it.
At Standing Rock and Wounded Knee The Journals and Papers of Father Francis M. Craft, 1888–1890 Edited and annotated by Thomas W. Foley $45.00s Cloth • 978-0-87062-372-1 • 288 Pages During the turbulent final years of the Indian Wars, a young Catholic priest entered service as a missionary to the Sioux Indians in Dakota Territory. Father Francis M. Craft rode a three-hundred-mile circuit on the Standing Rock Reservation and, in 1890, was a witness to events at Wounded Knee, where he sustained serious wounds. His journals provide valuable insights into reservation life, including the federal acquisition of Sioux lands and tensions between the Catholic Church and the Indian Bureau.
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Fort Laramie Military Bastion of the High Plains By Douglas C. McChristian $45.00s Cloth • 978-0-87062-360-8 • 448 Pages Douglas C. McChristian has written the first complete history of Fort Laramie, chronicling every critical stage in its existence, including its addition to the National Park System. He draws on an extraordinary array of archival materials— including those at Fort Laramie National Historic Site—to present new data about the fort and new interpretations of historical events.
Powder River Odyssey Nelson Cole’s Western Campaign of 1865 The Journals of Lyman G. Bennett and Other Eyewitness Accounts By David E. Wagner $39.95s Cloth • 978-0-87062-359-2 • 288 Pages Powder River Odyssey: Nelson Cole’s Western Campaign of 1865 tells the story of a largely forgotten campaign at the pivotal moment when the Civil War ended and the Indian wars captured national attention. Lyman G. Bennett documents the experience of the 1,400 men of the Powder River Expedition’s Eastern Division as they trudged through largely unexplored territory and faced off with American Indians determined to keep their hunting grounds.
At Sword’s Point, Part 1 A Documentary History of the Utah War to 1858 By William P. MacKinnon $45.00s Cloth • 978-0-87062-353-0 • 544 Pages The Utah War of 1857–58, the unprecedented armed confrontation between Mormon Utah Territory and the U.S. government, was the most extensive American military action between the Mexican and Civil wars. At Sword’s Point presents in two volumes the first in-depth narrative and documentary history of that extraordinary conflict.
History May Be Searched in Vain A Military History of the Mormon Battalion By Col. Sherman L. Fleek $37.50s Cloth • 978-0-87062-343-1 • 415 Pages The Mormon battalion was unique in federal service, having been recruited solely from one religious body and having a religious title as the unit designation. Serving in the Mexican War, they marched across the Southwest to California. Strangely, though, the battalion’s story has not been told from the perspective of the profession of arms. Since it did not engage in battle, military historians have paid little attention to it. For the first time the battalion’s history is related from a military perspective.
Guarding the Overland Trails The Eleventh Ohio Cavalry in the Civil War By Robert Huhn Jones $31.50s Cloth • 978-0-87062-340-0 • 368 Pages The thunder of the greater war drowned out the violent and deadly war in the West along the overland roads. And it has continued to do so. While both the Civil War and nineteenth-century western history have provided fertile fields for historical investigation, few historians have focused on the plight of the overland roads during the Civil War or the impact of the war on the area they crossed.
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