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Glorious Victory

Author : Donald R. Hickey
ISBN : 9781421417042
Genre : History
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Whether or not the United States "won" the war of 1812, two engagements that occurred toward the end of the conflict had an enormous influence on the development of American identity: the successful defenses of the cities of Baltimore and New Orleans. Both engagements bolstered national confidence and spoke to the élan of citizen soldiers and their militia officers. The Battle of New Orleans—perhaps because it punctuated the war, lent itself to frontier mythology, and involved the larger-than-life figure of Andrew Jackson—became especially important in popular memory. In Glorious Victory, leading War of 1812 scholar Donald R. Hickey recounts the New Orleans campaign and Jackson’s key role in the battle. Drawing on a lifetime of research, Hickey tells the story of America’s "forgotten conflict." He explains why the fragile young republic chose to challenge Great Britain, then a global power with a formidable navy. He also recounts the early campaigns of the war—William Hull’s ignominious surrender at Detroit in 1812; Oliver H. Perry’s remarkable victory on Lake Erie; and the demoralizing British raids in the Chesapeake that culminated in the burning of Washington. Tracing Jackson’s emergence as a leader in Tennessee and his extraordinary success as a military commander in the field, Hickey finds in Jackson a bundle of contradictions: an enemy of privilege who belonged to Tennessee’s ruling elite, a slaveholder who welcomed free blacks into his army, an Indian-hater who adopted a native orphan, and a general who lectured his superiors and sometimes ignored their orders while simultaneously demanding unquestioning obedience from his men. Aimed at students and the general public, Glorious Victory will reward readers with a clear understanding of Andrew Jackson’s role in the War of 1812 and his iconic place in the postwar era.

The Glorious Victory

Author : George van Popta
ISBN : 9781458371386
Genre : Religion
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In thirty-six chapters, this expositional and homiletical commentary explains the fascinating book of Revelation. The author shows consistently how the images of Revelation are rooted in the Old Testament scriptures. The Glorious Victory can be read profitably for personal devotion, communal study, or in worship.

Witnesses To War

Author : Fay Anderson
ISBN : 9780522860221
Genre : Social Science
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Witnesses to War is a landmark history of Australian war journalism covering the regional conflicts of the nineteenth century to the major conflicts of the twentieth: World War I, World War II, Vietnam and Bosnia through to recent and ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath look at how journalists reported the horrors and politics of war, the rise of the celebrity journalist, issues of censorship and the ethics of 'embedding'. Interviews with over 40 leading journalists and photographers reveal the challenges of covering wars and the impact of the violence they witness, the fear and exhilaration, the regrets and successes, the private costs and personal dangers. Witnesses to War examines issues with continued and contemporary relevance, including the genesis of the Anzac ideal and its continued use; the representation of enemy and race and how technology has changed the nature of conflict reporting.

History Of The City Of Rome In The Middle Ages

Author : Ferdinand Gregorovius
ISBN : 9781108015028
Genre : History
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The first modern study of the history of medieval Rome, translated between 1894 and 1902 from the fourth German edition.

The Parliamentary History Of England From The Earliest Period To The Year 1803

Author : William Cobbett
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106509581
Genre : Great Britain
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Kaye S And Malleson S History Of The Indian Mutiny Of 1857 8

Author : John Kaye
ISBN : 9781108023276
Genre : History
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Kaye and Malleson's comprehensive first-hand History is a lucid and interesting account covering the Indian Mutiny's causes and events.

Cobbett S Parliamentary History Of England

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ISBN : MINN:31951D01078696A
Genre : Great Britain
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The Parliamentary History Of England From The Earliest Period To The Year 1803

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : MSU:31293105745982
Genre : Great Britain
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The Parliamentary History Of England From The Earliest Period To The Year 1803

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ISBN : CHI:27672920
Genre : Great Britain
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Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.

The History Of The Saints Or An Expos Of Joe Smith And Mormonism

Author : John Cook Bennett
ISBN : 025202589X
Genre : Religion
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Calling Joseph Smith "one of the grossest and most infamous impostors that ever appeared upon the face of the earth", John Cook Bennett exposes a viper's nest of bitterness and corruption in his inflammatory History of the Saints, which appeared in 1842. Issuing dire warnings of a Mormon conspiracy to overthrow the government, Bennett catalogs the "Mormon Monster's career of imposture, iniquity, and treason" while presenting testimonies to his own unsullied character. Castigating the church and everyone associated with it, he describes the elaborate "seraglio" -- the hierarchy of females at the disposal of men of power -- and the Mormons' military and civic organization, as well as their secret societies, including the Danites, an elite group of spies and informers who purportedly dressed as women while engaged in their dark schemes. This same John Bennett had been Joseph Smith's assistant president and close confidant, as well as the mayor of the city of Nauvoo, a major general of its militia, and a chancellor of its university. Andrew F. Smith's introduction examines this enigmatic character, putting Bennett's disavowal of the church and his near-fanatical crusade into perspective. He sketches Bennett's Barnumesque adult life and his initial embracing of Mormonism, as well as the events that turned him against it. He also discusses the book's publication history, its reception by the Mormons and the press, and Bennett's habit of editing himself out of accounts of Mormon misdeeds in which he was involved. Although generally dismissed by Mormon scholars as the work either of a true believer who went astray or of an opportunist masquerading as a devout religious convert,Bennett's History did correctly report on Smith's polygamy and predict the rise of a Mormon theocracy, though not in the location he expected. Wherever the truth lies, The History of the Saints is a titillating concoction of indignation, revelation, and vituperation.

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