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Custer at Gettysburg

George Armstrong Custer is famous for his fatal defeat at the Little Bighorn in 1876, but Custer’s baptism of fire came during the Civil War. After graduating last in the West Point class of 1861, Custer served from the First Battle of Bull Run (only a month after graduation) through Appomattox, where he witnessed the surrender. But Custer’s true rise to prominence began at Gettysburg in 1863.
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December 9, 2019
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Why Custer was Never Warned

For nearly 150 years, almost everything possible already has been written about the fascinating story of "Custer's Last Stand" except the analysis and new views that have been emphasized in this most revealing book: the true causes and culprits of the bloody fiasco at the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876 that shocked the American nation like no other post-Civil War event. Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., the author of nearly 65 books and including award…
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December 9, 2019
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Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate

The story of the most famous female pirate in history provides a remarkable personal odyssey from a time when women were almost powerless and at the lowest level of the social order on both sides of the Atlantic. This new biographical work fills considerable gaps in Anne Bonny’s life beyond her mythology to rescue an actual person for posterity.
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December 9, 2019
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America’s Female Buffalo Soldier

The unforgettable true story of Cathy Williams, the first and only female Buffalo Soldier in history, is timeless and important on many levels. Cathy's personal odyssey has provided us with a host of valid life lessons about what it takes to succeed in life then and today – perseverance, ingenuity, willpower, and determination.
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December 9, 2019
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Miller Cornfield at Antietam

Dr. Phillip Thomas Tucker tells the unforgettable story of the bloodiest struggle on the bloodiest single day of the Civil War. The dramatic showdown in the Miller Cornfield during the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. This obscure cornfield in western Maryland became hell on earth for thousands of young men and boys from across America.
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December 9, 2019
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God help the Irish

The Civil War continues to fascinate historians and general readers. Contemporary Civil War scholarship has brought to light the important roles certain ethnic groups played during that tumultuous time in our nation's history. Adding to that genre of literature is this brief but informative history of the Irish Brigade.
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December 9, 2019
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For Honor, Country, and God: Los Niños Héroes: A New Look at Mexico’s Cadets, “Vayan Con Dios” Chapultepec, September 13,1847

This book presents the dramatic true story of the cadets in all its tragedy and glory, when Mexico’s existence was at stake. No sacrifice was more memorable or inspirational in this unjust war than that of the six teenage cadets. But, this book is about more than the sacrifice of these students. This is also the story of the heroic struggle of a young republic attempting to survive the unstoppable invasion of a neighboring country,…
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December 9, 2019
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The Alamo’s Forgotten Defenders

Within the annals of Alamo and Texas Revolutionary historiography, the important contributions of the Irish in winning the struggle against Mexico and establishing a new republic are noticeably absent. Breaking new ground with fresh views and original insights, Phillip Thomas Tucker’s The Forgotten Defenders of the Alamo: The Irish of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836, sets forth one of the best remaining untold stories of the Alamo and Texas Revolution by exploring a largely forgotten and…
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December 9, 2019
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Blacks in Gray Uniforms

This ground-breaking book takes an insightful and close "New Look" at one of the most fascinating subjects of the Civil War--the long-overlooked battlefield contributions of the most forgotten fighting men of the Civil War, Black Confederates. With the release of the popular 1989 film Glory, the American public first learned about the heroism of the black troops of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and their courageous assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in July 1863.…
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December 9, 2019
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Cathy Williams – From Slave to Buffalo Soldier

Women in the United States military have received more recognition than ever in recent years, but women also played vital roles in battles and campaigns of previous generations. Cathy Williams served as Pvt. William Cathay from 1866 to 1868 with the famed Buffalo Soldiers who patrolled the 900-mile Santa Fe Trail. Tucker traces her life from her birth as a slave near Independence, Missouri, to her service in Company A, 38th U.S. Infantry, one of…
Phillip
December 9, 2019