Civil War Illustrated Prose Novel

Civil War Illustrated Prose Novel Author
ISBN-10 0785195866
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 400
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The Marvel Universe is changing. In the wake of a tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Super Hero Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government. Divided, the nation's greatest champions must each decide how to react - a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever! Experience Marvel's blockbuster event like never before in this illustrated prose adaptation of the smash-hit graphic novel that has sold more than half a million copies in print and digital formats!



Civil War Illustrated Prose Novel

Civil War Illustrated Prose Novel Author Stuart Moore
ISBN-10 9781302485313
Release 2016-03-02
Pages 304
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The Marvel Universe is changing. In the wake of a tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Super Hero Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government. Divided, the nation's greatest champions must each decide how to react - a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever! Experience Marvel's blockbuster event like never before in this illustrated prose adaptation of the smash-hit graphic novel that has sold more than half a million copies in print and digital formats!



Battle Lines

Battle Lines Author Ari Kelman
ISBN-10 9780809094745
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 224
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"A graphic history of the Civil War, told through everyday objects"--



Nurse Soldier Spy

Nurse  Soldier  Spy Author Marissa Moss
ISBN-10 9781613120880
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 48
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This is the incredible true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who dressed as a man and fought in the Civil War. When she was 19, Sarah cut her hair, donned her brother's clothes, and fled from Canada, where her father wanted her to marry an elderly gentleman. In the U.S., she went by the name Frank Thompson and joined the Army to fight the Confederates. She was a nurse working on the battlefield when, because of her heroism, she was asked to serve as a spy. At her death, Edmonds was buried in a military cemetery, in a plot reserved for Civil War veterans the only woman to have this honor.



Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN-10 0307485773
Release 2008-11-12
Pages 560
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With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.



The Black Flower

The Black Flower Author Howard Bahr
ISBN-10 0312265077
Release 2000-05-05
Pages 266
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In a tale of Civil War carnage, young Conferate rifleman Bushrod Carter and his battle-weary mates encounter fresh Union troops outside Franklin, Tennessee, one fine November afternoon. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.



Kindred A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred  A Graphic Novel Adaptation Author Octavia E. Butler
ISBN-10 9781613128626
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 240
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Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him. Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.



The Civil War at Sea

The Civil War at Sea Author Craig L. Symonds
ISBN-10 9780275990848
Release 2009
Pages 201
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Presents a history of both the Union and Confederate navies with information on such topics as key events, the impact of new technology, the Union's blockade, and principal personalities.



The Night Inspector

The Night Inspector Author Frederick Busch
ISBN-10 9780609607688
Release 1999-11-17
Pages 312
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An immensely powerful story, The Night Inspector follows the extraordinary life of William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, as he returns from the battlefields to New York City, bent on reversing his fortunes. It is there he meets Jessie, a Creole prostitute who engages him in a venture that has its origins in the complexities and despair of the conflict he has left behind. He also befriends a deputy inspector of customs named Herman Melville who, largely forgotten as a writer, is condemned to live in the wake of his vanished literary success and in the turmoil of his fractured family. Delving into the depths of this country's heart and soul, Frederick Busch's stunning novel is a gripping portrait of a nation trying to heal from the ravages of war--and of one man's attempt to recapture a taste for life through the surging currents of his own emotions, ambitions, and shattered conscience.



American Heritage History of the Civil War

American Heritage History of the Civil War Author Bruce Catton
ISBN-10 1541280059
Release 2016-12-24
Pages 360
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Here is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton's unsurpassed account of the Civil War, one of the most moving chapters in American history. Introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. McPherson, the book vividly traces the epic struggle between the Blue and Gray, from the early division between the North and South to the final surrender of Confederate troops.



The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage Author Stephen Crane
ISBN-10 9781616411657
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 112
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A series of illustrated adaptations of classic novels featuring delightful artwork, large type and leveled language that render them accessible and enjoyable to young readers.



Song of the Shank

Song of the Shank Author Jeffery Renard Allen
ISBN-10 9781555970925
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 608
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A contemporary American masterpiece about music, race, an unforgettable man, and an unreal America during the Civil War era At the heart of this remarkable novel is Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom. Song of the Shank opens in 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere—inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots—who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother. As the novel ranges from Tom's boyhood to the heights of his performing career, the inscrutable savant is buffeted by opportunistic teachers and crooked managers, crackpot healers and militant prophets. In his symphonic novel, Jeffery Renard Allen blends history and fantastical invention to bring to life a radical cipher, a man who profoundly changes all who encounter him.



Civil War Battlefields

Civil War Battlefields Author David T. Gilbert
ISBN-10 9780847859122
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 336
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Walk in the footsteps of history with this stunning volume that brings more than thirty Civil War battlefields to life. From the "First Battle of Bull Run" to Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a large-format, beautifully produced volume. Explore more than thirty Civil War battlefields-- from Antietam to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg to Shiloh--including the first five national battlefield parks preserved by veterans in the 1890s. Each battlefield features extensive photos of the key sites and monuments, as well as beautiful landscapes and historic archival photography. The essays enable the reader to understand each battlefield from a strategic perspective--its topography, geography, and military value--the battle's seminal moments, and its historical significance, and guide the reader on how best to tour the grounds on foot. With maps, rarely seen archival photos, and stunning contemporary photography, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for Civil War and history buffs, as well as those who wish to walk in the literal boot steps of American history.



A World on Fire

A World on Fire Author Amanda Foreman
ISBN-10 9780141909875
Release 2011-06-02
Pages 1040
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'No two nations have ever existed on the face of the earth which could do each other so much good or so much harm' President Buchanan, State of the Nation Address, 1859 A World on Fire tells, with extraordinary sweep, one of the least known great stories of British and American history. As America descended into Civil War, British loyalties were torn between support for the North, which was against slavery, and defending the South, which portrayed itself as bravely fighting for its independence. Rallying to their respective causes, thousands of Britons went to America as soldiers - fighting for both Union and Confederacy - racing ships through the Northern blockades, and as observers, nurses, adventurers, guerillas and spies. At the heart of this international conflict lay a complicated and at times tortuous relationship between four individuals: Lord Lyons, the painfully shy British Ambassador in Washington; William Seward, the blustering US Secretary of State; Charles Francis Adams, the dry but fiercely patriotic U.S. ambassador in London; and the restless and abrasive Foreign Secretary Lord John Russell. Despite their efforts, and sometimes as a result of them, America and Britain came within a whisker of declaring war on each other twice in four years. The diplomatic story is only one element in this gloriously multifaceted book. Using a wealth of previously unpublished letters and journals, Amanda Foreman gives fresh accounts of Civil War battles by seeing them through the eyes of British journalists and myriad soldiers on both sides, from flamboyant cavalry commanders to forcibly conscripted private soldiers. She also shows how the War took place in England, from the Confederacy's secret ship-building programme in Liverpool to the desperate efforts of its propagandists and emissaries - male and female - to influence British public opinion. She even shows how one of the most famous set-piece naval encounters of the War was fought, remarkably, in the English Channel. Foreman tells this epic yet intimate story of enormous personalities, tense diplomacy and torn loyalties as history in the round, captivating her readers with the experience of total immersion in this titanic conflict.



Civil War

Civil War Author Trevor Royle
ISBN-10 0316861251
Release 2004
Pages 888
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One late summer's day in 1642 two rival armies faced each other across the rolling Warwickshire countryside at Edgehill. There, Royalists faithful to King Charles I engaged in a battle with the supporters of the Parliament. Ahead lay even more desperate battles like Marston Moor and Naseby. The fighting was also to rage through Scotland and Ireland, notably at the siege of Drogheda and the decisive battle of Dunbar. Few periods in English history are more significant than that to which acclaimed author Trevor Royle turns his attention in CIVIL WAR. From his shrewd analyses of the characters who played their parts in the wars to his brilliantly concise descriptions of battles, Trevor Royle has produced a vivid and dramatic narrative of those turbulent years. His book also reveals how the new ideas and dispensations that followed from the wars - Cromwell's Protectorate, the Restoration of Charles II and the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1689 - made it possible for England, Ireland and Scotland to progress towards their own more distant future as democratic societies.



The History of the Hudson River Valley

The History of the Hudson River Valley Author Vernon Benjamin
ISBN-10 1468311247
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 656
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The concluding volume of Vernon Benjamin s acclaimed history of the Hudson River Valley, spanning from the post-Civil War period, through the twentieth century, and into the present day."



War Brothers

War Brothers Author Sharon E. McKay
ISBN-10 1406358371
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 176
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14-year-old Jacob and his friends are sharing stories about their school break when the door to their dorm is violently kicked in. Blinded by fear and confusion, the boys are abducted from their school in the middle of the night, marched into the jungle and forced to become child soldiers in the Lord's Resistance Army - it's kill or be killed.