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RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC., Arner, Frederick B., commentary.  (William H. Armstrong.)  Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.
1 Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce. RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Charlottesville, Virginia Rockbridge 1999 1883522153 / 9781883522155 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Volunteer Infantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th and the Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B. Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view. A masterpiece of historic sleuthing and disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
2 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
3 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR:  THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR., Gallagher, Gary W.; Engle, Stephen D.; Krick, Robert K.; Glatthaar, Joseph T.  Foreword by James M. Mcpherson.
4 Gallagher, Gary W.; Engle, Stephen D.; Krick, Robert K.; Glatthaar, Joseph T. Foreword by James M. Mcpherson. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR.
Osprey, Oxford, 2003. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841767360 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. Combines four previously published Osprey Essential Histories of the American Civil War: The War in the East 1861-May 1863; The War in the West 1861-July 1863; The War in the East 1863-1865; The War in the West 1863-1865. "Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, the American Civil War spanne d f o u r b l oody years of fighting, in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives. From its outbreak at Fort Sumter, North Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appomattox Court House, more than 10,000 battle s, en ga ge me n ts a nd skirmishes were recorded across the length and breadth of America. This book explores the political, historical, strategic and cultural significance of the American Civil War, examining its impact on the civilians and mil ita r y p ers onn el ca ugh t u p in it." Interior - small ink circle at top of the half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, small soft wrinkle at top fore-edge of rear cover - mig rate s into las t pa ge. V ery Good + 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE HUTCHINSON ATLAS OF BATTLE PLANS:  BEFORE AND AFTER., Holmes, Richard, ed.
5 Holmes, Richard, ed. THE HUTCHINSON ATLAS OF BATTLE PLANS: BEFORE AND AFTER.
Helicon, (Oxford, England, 1998), Ist edition. 
237 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. "This book contrasts battle plans with their actual outcome, from the Romans to World War II. Each in-depth battle essay is complemented by original maps, producing a fresh insight into important battles whi ch have, in many cases, dictated the course of history." 18 battles are featured including: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Alamein, Crecy, Cambrai, Blitzkrieg, Waterloo, Balaclava, Gallipoli, Somme, the Bulge, Austerlitz, Isandlwana, Y p r e s . . . Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has 1/2" closed tear at bottom of rear hinge, very light edgewear. NF/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR FOR THE UNION.  VOLUME III.  THE ORGANIZED WAR, 1863-1864., Nevins, Allan.
6 Nevins, Allan. THE WAR FOR THE UNION. VOLUME III. THE ORGANIZED WAR, 1863-1864.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1971), reprint, book club edition. 
532 pp, 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. Contents: Balance Sheet at Mid-War; Vicksburg: The Organized Victory; Gettysburg: The Fumbled Victory; The Officers, the Soldiers, the People; Northern Morale and the Elections of 1863 ; Minuet in Tennessee; The Great Boom in the North; The Sweep of Organization; Prison Walls of the Confederacy; Discouragement and Determination: Southern Morale, 1863; Under the Trampling Armies: The Tragic Lot of the Freedment; Lincoln, Con g r e s s a nd the Radicals; A New Crisis in Foreign Relations. Tiny stain at top corner of text block, 3" soft crease at fore-edge of half-title page. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears. Near Fine/Very G oo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Palmer, Bruce. CHANCELLORSVILLE: DISASTER IN VICTORY. THE MACMILLAN BATTLE BOOK SERIES.
Macmillan, New York, (1967), Ist edition. 
95 pp, large 8vo (approx. 9 /12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Well illustrated with photos, reproductions, maps. "In May 1863 General Robert E. Lee's Rebel Army, camped near Chancellorsville, Virginia, badly needed to win a battle. Led by Stone wall Jackson, the Confederate II Corps struck the exposed right flank of the Army of the Potomac, swept the battlefield clear, and very nearly bagged the entire Union force, including General 'Fighting Joe' Hooker and his staff..." Area of light browning near gutter of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of boards and edges of textblock, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, one small tear with creases, a few tiny tears/chips, light edge wear, light browning at some edges, light fading to spine color, scattered very light foxing on inside surface, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?, Seymour, William.  Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
8 Seymour, William. Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson. BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?
Bramhall House, New York, 1988. 
338 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517665565 76 b&w maps, battle plans. "Now you can match wits with the legendary military leaders whose decisions became history. This ingenious book recreates the decisive moments in ten of the greatest battles and campaigns the world has ever seen - and gives the reader the commander's role. Meet the challenges of military leadership faced by men such as Henry V, Oliver Cromwell, Benedict Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ro b e r t E . Lee, Jeb Stuart, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, and many others. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the American Revolution and Waterloo, from the Civil War battlefields of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg to the struggle f or G az a i n 19 17, and the Allied breakout from the Anzio beachhead in Italy during World War II, these are critical strategic turning points where you can choose the next move. (The book) lays out the opposing forces in comprehensive maps and o rde rs of ba tt le , r evealing the historical backgrounds, the terrain and armaments, the personalities, and the weaknesses of the leaders of both sides - then pauses at crucial stages to explain the options open to each commander. The problems fa cing ge ner als at wa r ar e presented with realism and detail. Here is Wellington at Waterloo, choosing whether to attack Napoleon's underprotected right flank; here is Lee at Chancellorsville, weighing the merits of the aggressive battle plan offer ed b y hi s fr iend and fell ow general, Stonewall Jackson. To enter these pages is to marshal famous armies and to become, for the moment, the master of their fates." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, several pages with tin y crea se at bott om co rner, ligh t wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny light stains on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. Very Good/V ery Go od 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A BROTHERHOOD OF VALOR: THE COMMON SOLDIERS OF THE STONEWALL BRIGADE, C.S.A, AND THE IRON BRIGADE, U.S.A., Wert, Jeffry D.
9 Wert, Jeffry D. A BROTHERHOOD OF VALOR: THE COMMON SOLDIERS OF THE STONEWALL BRIGADE, C.S.A, AND THE IRON BRIGADE, U.S.A.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1999. 
413 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0684824353 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(T)he story of the men who served in two of the most famous combat units of the Civil War, the Stonewall Brigade of the Confederacy and the Iron Bridge of the Union. They fought in some of the most famous and bloody engagments of the war, from First and Second Manassas (Bull Run) to Sharpsburg (Antietam), Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. In telling the stories of these two brigades, historian Jeffry D. Wert offers a visceral depiction of the Civil War from the perspective of the ordinary soldiers who fought it." Slight bump at top/bottom of front hinge and at some corners, bump with crease at one corner. Dust jacket has archi vally taped tear with creases at top of rear flap-fold, light wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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