Battle above the Clouds

Author: David Powell
Publisher: Savas Beatie
ISBN: 1611213789
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In October 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland was besieged in Chattanooga, all but surrounded by familiar opponents: The Confederate Army of Tennessee. The Federals were surviving by the narrowest of margins, thanks only to a trickle of supplies painstakingly hauled over the sketchiest of mountain roads. Soon even those quarter-rations would not suffice. Disaster was in the offing. Yet those Confederates, once jubilant at having routed the Federals at Chickamauga and driven them back into the apparent trap of Chattanooga’s trenches, found their own circumstances increasingly difficult to bear. In the immediate aftermath of their victory, the South rejoiced; the Confederacy’s own disasters of the previous summer—Vicksburg and Gettysburg—were seemingly reversed. Then came stalemate in front of those same trenches. The Confederates held the high ground, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, but they could not completely seal off Chattanooga from the north. The Union responded. Reinforcements were on the way. A new man arrived to take command: Ulysses S. Grant. Confederate General Braxton Bragg, unwilling to launch a frontal attack on Chattanooga’s defenses, sought victory elsewhere, diverting troops to East Tennessee. Battle above the Clouds by David Powell recounts the first half of the campaign to lift the siege of Chattanooga, including the opening of the “cracker line,” the unusual night battle of Wauhatchie, and one of the most dramatic battles of the entire war: Lookout Mountain.

Air Service Boys Over the Rhine Fighting Above the Clouds

Author: Charles Amory Beach
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465504915
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Two friends join the air service in the United States during World War I and then go to France and enter the Lafayette Escadrille. They continue fighting the Germans after re-entering the American service.

Clouds above the Hill

Author: Shiba Ryōtarō
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135083800
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Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ryōtarō devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraordinary blockbuster, which features Japan's emerging onto the world stage by the early years of the twentieth century. In Volume II, Meiji Japan is on a collision course with Russia, as Russian troops stationed in Manchuria ignore repeated calls to withdraw. Admiral Tōgō leads a blockade and subsequent skirmish at the strategically vital and heavily fortified Port Arthur, whilst Yoshifuru’s cavalry in Manchuria maneuvers for position as it approaches the Russian Army lines. The two armies clash at the battle of Liaoyang, where Japan seals a victory which shocks the world. Anyone curious as to how the "tiny, rising nation of Japan" was able to fight so fiercely for its survival should look no further. Clouds above the Hill is an exciting, human portrait of a modernizing nation that goes to war and thereby stakes its very existence on a desperate bid for glory in East Asia.

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Author: Henry Mills Alden
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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

The Greater Republic

Author: Charles Morris
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849619907
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This book contains a complete, accurate, and graphic history of our country from the first visit of the Northmen, a thousand years ago, to the opening of its new destiny, through the late struggle, resulting in the freeing of Cuba, the wresting of the Philippines, Porto Rico, and the Ladrones from the tyranny of the most cruel of modern nations, and the addition of Hawaii to our domain. The Greater United States, at one bound, assumes its place in the van of nations, and becomes the foremost agent in civilizing and christianizing the world. There are more than 300 engravings. Table Of Contents: Chapter I. Discovery And Exploration. Chapter II. Settlement Of The Thirteen Original States. Chapter III. The Intercolonial Wars And The French And Indian War. Chapter IV. The Revolution—The War In New England. Chapter V. The Revolution (Continued).—The War In The Middle States And On The Sea. Chapter VI The Revolution In The South (Concluded). Chapter VII. Organization Of The United States. Chapter VIII. Administrations Of Washington, John Adams, And Jefferson—1789-1809. Chapter IX. Administrations Of Madison, 1809-1817. Chapter X. Administrations Of James Monroe And John Quincy Adams, 1817-1829. Chapter XI. Administrations Of Jackson, Van Buren, W.H. Harrison, And Tyler, 1829-1845. Chapter XII. Famous Presidential Campaigns Previous To 1840. Chapter XIII. Administration Of Polk, 1845-1849. Chapter XIV. Administrations Of Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, And Buchanan, 1849-1857. Chapter XV. Administration Of Lincoln, 1861-1865. Chapter XVI. Administration Of Lincoln (Continued), 1861-1865. Chapter XVII. Administration Of Lincoln (Continued), 1861-1865. Chapter XVIIIi. Administration Of Lincoln (Concluded), 1861-1865. Chapter XIX. Administrations Of Johnson And Grant 1865-1877. Chapter XX. Administrations Of Hayes, Garfield, And Arthur, 1877-1885. Chapter XXI. Administration Of Cleveland (First) And Of Harrison, 1885-1893. Chapter XXII. Administration Of Cleveland (Second), 1893-1897. Chapter XXIII. Administration Of Cleveland (Second-Concluded), 1893-1897. Chapter XXIV. Administration Of Mckinley, 1897-1901. Chapter XXV. Administration Of Mckinley (Continued), 1897-1901. Chapter XXVI. Administration Of Mckinley (Continued) 1897-1901.