Echoes of Battle

Author: Larry M. Strayer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781885033307
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Offers a collection of diaries, letters, journals, memoirs, official reports, and wartime photographs of Union and Confederate narratives by combatants who participated in one of the most important campaigns of the Civil War.

The Echo of Battle

Author: Brian McAllister Linn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674033523
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From Lexington and Gettysburg to Normandy and Iraq, wars have defined the United States. But after the guns fall silent, the army searches the lessons of past conflicts, developing the strategies, weapons, doctrines, and commanders that it hopes will guarantee future victory. Linn surveys the past assumptions--and errors--that underlie the army's many visions of warfare up to the present day.

Ripples of Battle

Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385721943
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Investigates three key battles in Western history including the battle of Delium in 424 B.C., the battle at Shiloh during the Civil War, and the battle of Okinawa during World War II, discussing their enduring impact on civilization and on modern warfare belief systems. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Echo in Ramadi

Author: Scott A. Huesing
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621577635
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"In war, destruction is everywhere. It eats everything around you. Sometimes it eats at you." —Major Scott Huesing, Echo Company Commander From the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, two-hundred-fifty Marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W. Bush. The Marines' mission: to kill or capture anti-Iraqi forces. Their experience: like being in Hell. Now Major Scott A. Huesing, the commander who led Echo Company through Ramadi, takes readers back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat. Bound together by brotherhood, honor, and the horror they faced, Echo's Marines battled day-to-day on the frontline of a totally different kind of war, without rules, built on chaos. In Echo in Ramadi, Huesing brings these resilient, resolute young men to life and shows how the savagery of urban combat left indelible scars on their bodies, psyches, and souls. Like war classics We Were Soldiers, The Yellow Birds, and Generation Kill, Echo in Ramadi is an unforgettable capsule of one company's experience of war that will leave readers stunned.

Ecos de La Batalla

Author: Salvador Brau
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533041692
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Ecos de la batalla by Salvador Brau. This book is a reproduction of the original book published in 1886 and may have some imperfections such as marks or hand-written notes.

Echoes of the Civil War Capturing Battlefields through a Pinhole Camera

Author: Michael Falco
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575203
Format: PDF
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A fresh and surprising look at the American Civil War through pinhole camera photographs of sesquicentennial battlefield reenactments In 2011, Michael Falco set out to document the American Civil War's 150th anniversary by photographing reenactments of more than 20 major battles—from the First Manassas, Antietam, and Chancellorsville to Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Appomattox. But rather than shooting these historic re-creations in high-definition, Falco opted for a different, older medium: a pinhole camera. This antebellum photographic technology, shot from an on-the-ground perspective, captures these battlefields in a way that feels more “real” and fully realized than even the famous daguerrotypes made during the war itself. In Falco's transporting photographs, the smoke-filled battle reenactments become blurred and dreamlike, echoing the sentiments found in the actual letters and journals of soldiers who fought and died there. Throughout, historical photographs from the period offer context to the modern-day re-creations, showing just how much—or how little—has changed on this hallowed ground. One hundred and fifty years after the last soldier fell, Echoes of the Civil War provides beautiful and compelling evidence of a Civil War landscape that is, literally and metaphorically, still with us.