The name Andersonville, from the American Civil War to the present, has come to be synonymous with "American death camp." Its horrors have been portrayed in its histories, art, television, and movies. The trial of its most famous figure, Captain Henry Wirz, still raises questions about American justice. This work unlocks the secret history of America's deadliest prison camp in ways that will spur debate for many years to come. However, more than a story of a notorious place of death, this work sets out to uncover unknown aspects of life among Americans immediately before and during the Civil War. Persons who found themselves connected with this prison tell the story of a new country in a period of rapid change. They include, among others, the mysterious figure known as Limber Jim, mercenary D. W. Vowles, sea captain Herbert Hunt, lawyer O. S. Baker, and even general William Tecumseh Sherman. This work uncovers the lost history of the prison itself, the least understood element of this massive human tragedy in Civil War Georgia. While a work of deep introspection and high adventure, it also corrects myths, misunderstandings, and major mistakes that have appeared in print and popular history.
ghosts and shadows
In order to READ Online or Download Ghosts And Shadows ebooks in PDF, ePUB, Tuebl and Mobi format, you need to create a FREE account. We cannot guarantee that Ghosts And Shadows book is in the library, But if You are still not sure with the service, you can choose FREE Trial service. READ as many books as you like (Personal use).
The author arrived at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego ill-prepared for the training and abuse that awaited him in boot camp. At the time, he would have done anything to escape; only upon reflection years later did he realize that the self-confidence instilled in him by his drill instructors had probably saved his life in Vietnam. A few months after boot camp, Private Ball was shipped out to Vietnam, joining F Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, near Khe Sanh. As a grunt, in the vernacular of the Corps, Ball, like the other youths of F Company, did a difficult and deadly job in such places as the A Shau Valley, Leatherneck Square, the DMZ and other obscure but critical I Corps locales. His—their—fear of death mingled with homesickness. Little did they realize that the horrors of the Vietnam War—horrors that while in-country they often claimed did not even exist—would haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Focusing on African diaspora groups that have been virtually ignored in discussions of Canadian multiculturalism, the authors explore the re-creation of communities in exile and the myths of 'homeland' and 'return.'
The Terran Empire was faced with disaster. A turmoil of unrest on the planet Diomedes was the first spark that threatened to ignite a chain reaction of insurrection. All the attention of the ruling powers was centred on Diomedes - but Sir Dominic Flandry, bon vivant and interstellar troubleshooter, was one jump ahead. Through a highly unorthodox gambit, Flandry had learned that the Diomedean troubles were a red herring masking the real location of a deadly plan for a galactic civil war that would crush the Empire out of existence. Time was running out. Only Flandry had the knowledge that could prevent devastation. And when the real trouble began, Flandry was half a universe away.
For Sheriff Kelly Johnson, Harpersville, Nebraska, seems to be the perfect place to hide from her past. But then, murder hits this small slice of paradise she calls Mayberry USA, and things are never the same for the sheriff or for Harpersville. In Ghosts and Shadows, author Ruth Hunt weaves a tale of murder, personal pain, and ultimately, forgiveness. While Kelly works to solve the crime, she must also deal with the demons in her past, brought to the surface as details of the present crime come to light. Like Kelly, readers may believe that if they just ignore some wrong, they will be free from the past. But Kelly found that only when she faced what happened to her, and chose to forgive the perpetrators, with the help of God, could she truly put that part of her life in the past.
The oath Detective Holland swore to defend against foriegn and domestic enemies is put to the test when evil men from both sides of the border bring their war to New Orleans on the eve of Mardi Gras, an election, and the Saints' first Super Bowl. Detective Holland has to find a way to keep the peace and save the lives his friends and family.
In the Realm of Albane sits a ruthless king and queen, constant high tax and unruly laws are the way the towns folk live but one man steps out the shadows to gather support to rid the land of this king. Before the army is even sorted a sinister twist at the castle makes this quest even more urgent and our hero to be has many runs of bad luck,
A bewitching convocation of Dixie's most frightening ghost tales From backwaters as dark as a cypress swamp to nooks as mysterious as a musty college library, southerners have conjured spirits and told ghost stories. "Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories" is a Dixie s(r)ance that summons ghost tales from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Collecting more than a dozen stories from each state, this book channels the South's entire panorama of creepy locales into one volume. The limestone caves of Kentucky, the swamps of Louisiana and Florida, the pine hills and hollows of Appalachia, and the plains of Texas -- these are perfect haunts for a host of narratives about visitors from the spirit world. The many cultures that converged in the American South enriched the region's ghost stories. "Shadows and Cypress" taps African American, French, Hispanic, and Scotch-Irish storytelling traditions to capture the distinctive signatures that each has left on ghostlore. Throughout the region, the southern ghost story is hardly a curio from the crypt. It's still alive and well. Folklorist Alan Brown draws stories from crannies as contemporary as the college dormitory or cars parked on a lover's lane. To give the reader the unique experience of hearing a classic ghost story told, Brown presents these tales exactly as they were recorded in his field research or as archived in the trove of the WPA oral collections. A wide variety of spectres found only in this region arise in "Shadows and Cypress." The fillet and loogaru from Louisiana, plat-eye from South Carolina, and haints from across Dixie are among the creatures bumping in the night. Beginning with the Revolutionary War and continuing to present day, this generous gathering of tales will chill and delight readers and long haunt shelves as a comprehensive sourcebook of the region's supernatural allure. Alan Brown is a professor of English at the University of West Alabama. He has published several books, including "Dim Roads and Dark Nights" (1993) and "The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore" (1996).
Driving to South Carolina to claim an inheritance from a total stranger didn’t figure into Logan Dean’s long term plans. But she'd be a fool to pass up an opportunity, and her mother didn’t raise any fools. Now she's a pawn in a vampire war and fighting to stay alive. Thankfully, she’s discovered an ally in mysterious Ian Grant. As her feelings for Ian grow, Logan comes to realize if she wants the love she deserves, she's going to have to fight the demons of her past. For over a hundred years, cynical Ian Grant swore to never love another woman. But from the first time he saw Logan, he knew an ancient part of his history had come back to haunt him, and the one thing he doesn't want becomes the one thing he has to have. Two irreconcilable lives, five hundred years of history, and all they have to do to live happily ever after is defeat the evil that threatens to tear them apart.
The sceneÂ—the luscious lazy tropical town of Rabaul, New Guinea. The timeÂ—January 1942. The Japanese Imperial Force, fresh from victory at Pearl Harbour, is poised to strike, bringing a sedate era of colonial security to an end. Put yourself in the scene. The stress is as unbearable as the sultry tropical heat. And you may have less than two weeks left to live.As the Japanese invade, loyal natives, in fear of their new rulers, watch in awe as their former masters flee through their lands like lost white ghosts, vanquished and emaciated. From the shadows they do what they can to help. In this world on the brink of collapse, with the dark cloud of chaos threatening to burst, who do you trust with your life? With the army in disarray, abandoned by high command, one man, District Officer Joshua Â‘Jacko' Jackson, rises to the challenge and tries to coordinate an escape. But will it be too late?White Ghosts Black Shadows is a fictionalised account of what has become almost a mere footnote in Australian military historyÂ—the Japanese invasion of Rabaul during World War Two. But more than trying to reclaim an almost forgotten episode of war, it is an exploration of the human psyche in the shadow of destruction.