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When the States were young By Lord Dunboyne
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This remarkable collection of transatlantic correspondence dates from 1784 to 1799 “when the States were young, France was in ferment & the British Empire was on the make”. The main... More > correspondents are Major Pierce Butler(1745-1822)slave owner & a signatory of the American Constitution, & the unrelated Rev. Weeden Butler(1742-1823)of London, ancestor of British politician “Rab” Butler (d.1982). They offer intriguing insights into history in general, the American Constitution & slavery in particular. The letters (preserved in the British Library) are transcribed in full, annotated & presented with a scholarly Introduction and Sequel by Lord Dunboyne (1917-2004). A very human saga unfolds & the Sequel ends with an eye-witness account by Mortimer N. Thomson of The New York Daily Tribune, recording in harrowing detail the 1859 Slave Auction in Savannah, Georgia, held to satisfy creditors of Pierce M. Butler, grandson of Major Pierce & ex-husband of celebrated actress, author & abolitionist Fanny Kemble.< Less
The Woman in Battle By Loreta J. Velazquez
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Loreta Velazquez grew up wanting to be the next Joan of Arc. When her husband joined the Confederate Army as a surgeon, she disguised herself as a man, obtained a commission as a First Lieutenant and... More > joined her husband's regiment. The disguise even fooled him! This is one of the most amazing tales of the War Between the States. Spellbinding and well told narrative seeded with plenty of racy scenes where her real gender is nearly discovered (or really is!!!) and love letters from the "ladies at home" who were likewise fooled keeps you wanting to read more. As the orginal text says, "Profusely illustrated," with pictures from the original.< Less
The Woman in Battle By Loreta J. Velazquez
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Loreta Velazquez grew up wanting to be the next Joan of Arc. When her husband joined the Confederate Army as a surgeon, she disguised herself as a man, obtained a commission as a First Lieutenant and... More > joined her husband's regiment. The disguise even fooled him! This is one of the most amazing tales of the War Between the States. Spellbinding and well told narrative seeded with plenty of racy scenes where her real gender is nearly discovered (or really is!!!) and love letters from the "ladies at home" who were likewise fooled keeps you wanting to read more. As the orginal text says, "Profusely illustrated," with pictures from the original.< Less
Sketch Project 12 April 2006 Collection By Todd Volkmer
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April 2006 edition of the Sketch Project 12 collaborative arts project. Includes art by Todd Volkmer, Brett Everett, Lloyd, Melany Castle, Ron Hill, Candice Cokefair, Andre Maitre, Gail Perusek,... More > Anita Bloch, Bob Clancy, Oudi Arroni, Mike Butler and Mike Zellers< Less
Diamonds - The Rush of '72 By Sam North
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When two Kentucky prospectors, John Slack and Philip Arnold arrived penniless and near starving in San Francisco to deposit raw 'American' diamonds in the Bank of California, it caused quite a stir.... More > Rumors flew across the city. This was going to be bigger than Kimberley and everyone wanted a piece of the action. But Slack and Arnold would be hard men to woo. This is a true story. What begins as a trickle in the Colorado mountains would grow into the great rush of 1872 and ruin the lives of almost everyone it touched. 'Just when you think you know what's going to happen next, there's another surprise. This book is a marvel'. Johnny Dixon Frem< Less
Diamonds - The Rush of '72 By Sam North
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When two Kentucky prospectors, John Slack and Philip Arnold arrived penniless and near starving in San Francisco to deposit raw 'American' diamonds in the Bank of California, it caused quite a stir.... More > Rumors flew across the city. This was going to be bigger than Kimberley and everyone wanted a piece of the action. But Slack and Arnold would be hard men to woo. This is a true story of the American West. What begins as a trickle in the Colorado mountains would grow into the great rush of 1872 and ruin the lives of almost everyone it touched. 'Just when you think you know what's going to happen next, there's another surprise. This book is a marvel'. Johnny Dixon Frem< Less
Diamonds : The Rush Of '72 By Sam North
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When two Kentucky prospectors, John Slack and Philip Arnold arrived penniless and near starving in San Francisco to deposit raw 'American' diamonds in the Bank of California, it caused quite a stir.... More > Rumors flew across the city. This was going to be bigger than Kimberley and everyone wanted a piece of the action. But Slack and Arnold would be hard men to woo. This is a true story of the American West. What begins as a trickle in the Colorado mountains would grow into the great diamond rush of 1872 and ruin the lives of almost everyone it touched. --- 'Just when you think you know what's going to happen next, there's another surprise. This book is a marvel'. Johnny Dixon Frem< Less
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The Snare By Rafael Sabatini
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It is established beyond doubt that Mr. Butler was drunk at the time. This rests upon the evidence of Sergeant Flanagan and the troopers who accompanied him, and it rests upon Mr. Butler's own word,... More > as we shall see. And let me add here and now that however wild and irresponsible a rascal he may have been, yet by his own lights he was a man of honour, incapable of falsehood, even though it were calculated to save his skin. I do not deny that Sir Thomas Picton has described him as a "thieving blackguard." But I am sure that this was merely the downright, rather extravagant manner, of censure peculiar to that distinguished general, and that those who have taken the expression at its purely literal value have been lacking at once in charity and in knowledge of the caustic, uncompromising terms of speech of General Picton whom Lord Wellington, you will remember, called a rough, foulmouthed devil.< Less
Vindictive Impeachment By dean memmott
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Set against the backdrop of post-Civil War America, "Vindictive Impeachment" presents a story about a 16-year-old boy, named Alexander Griffith, who, as a congressional page, witnesses... More > firsthand the impeachment trial of President Andrew "Andy" Johnson. Having deep respect for the President, the boy knows that the trial is really a coup being carried out by the Thad Stevens Gang, a group of Radical Republicans itching to take over the government by installing a President willing to obey all of Congress' wishes. President Johnson's only hope for staying in office is Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. When he is called as a defense witness on the President's behalf, he finds himself under much pressure as Congressman Ben Butler, a leading Thad Stevens Gang member, questions him. As Alexander watches that moment, he hopes that the Adjutant General can hold up under the questioning, for the future of the country will be resting on Mr. Thomas.< Less