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1 Custer: Frederick Whittaker’s Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Major General of Volunteers, Brevet Major General U.S. Army and Lieutenant-Colonel Seventh U.S. Cavalry
Don Heinrich Tolzmann
(1876), 1993, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 2 vols., 648 pp, Heritage Books
First published in 1876 it was written from the contemporary perspective of Frederick Whittaker, an author who was well-known for his dime novels about swashbuckling adventurers, and who greatly admired Custer. In a new introduction, the editor discusses Custer, both man and myth, as well as his symbolic importance today. He traces the development of the public perception of Custer as a hero and as a villain, and eventually as a Civil War and Western hero, worthy of honor, but with all the faults and frailties of any human being.
T3860 
Price: 43.50 USD

 

 

2 CD: Black Hawk’s Autobiography Through the Interpretation of Antoine LeClaire
J. B. Patterson
(1912), 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 184 pp, Heritage Books
Black Hawk was born in a Sac village on the Rock River in 1767, and matured into a distinquished chief and spokesman for the rights of his people. “With his tribe he had great personal influence and his young men received his counsel and advise, and yielded ready acquiescence in his admonistions. With other tribes he was held in high esteem, as well as by English and American soldiers, who had witnessed his prowess on the battlefield.” After reviewing the narrative with his interpreter, Black Hawk stated that “it contained nothing but the truth, and that it was his desire with the white people in the big villages he had visited should know how badly he had been treated, and the reason that he impelled him to act as he had done.” An account of Black Hawk’s final years, detailing his removel to the Des Moines River and the Black Hawk Tower, augments the autobiography. The last portion of the volume provides a detailed account of the Black Hawk War. Three illustrations, and appendix, and a new fullname index add to the value of this extraordinary book.
CD3680 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 

 

3 CD: The Library of American Biography: Volumes 1 to 10
Jared Sparks
(1854), 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 4599 pp, Heritage Books
"Biography is only another form of history; truth is the first requisite, simplicity of style the next." The purpose of these volumes was to select prominent names; to "embrace the lives of all persons, who have been distinguished in America, from the date of its first discovery to the present time." "Such a scheme…would embrace a perfect history of the country, of its social and political progress, its arts, sciences, literature, and improvements of every kind…" These ten volumes contain the biographies of twenty-six of these prominent citizens. Volume One includes John Stark, Charles Brockden Brown, Richard Montgomery and Ethan Allen; Volume Two-Alexander Wilson and Captain John Smith; Volume Three-Benedict Arnold; Volume Four-Anthony Wayne and Sir Henry Vane; Volume Five-John Eliot; Volume Six-William Pinkney, William Ellery and Cotton Mather; Volume Seven-Sir William Phips, Israel Putnam, Lucretia Maria Davidson and David Rittenhouse; Volume Eight-Jonathan Edwards and David Brainerd; Volume Nine-Baron Steuben, Sebastian Cabot and William Eaton and Volume Ten-Robert Fulton, Joseph Warren, Henry Hudson and Father Marquette. Each volume also includes a list of all twenty-six names plus a general index for all ten volumes.
CD2579 
Price: 39.95 USD

 
“I Done My Duty”: The Complete Story of the Assassination of President McKinley, Jeffrey W. Seibert


4 “I Done My Duty”: The Complete Story of the Assassination of President McKinley
Jeffrey W. Seibert
(2002), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 512 pp, Heritage Books
America at the turn of the twentieth century was a country in transition. Old was becoming new, and the American landscape was changing forever. With the advent of such wonders as the telephone, electricity, and the automobile, America was evolving into the nation that would lead the world throughout the new century. The city streets were mixed with horse-drawn buggies and horseless carriages. As a part of the celebration of the new century, the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, would provide an ideal opportunity for America to showcase its technological advances, and provide citizens of the world with a glimpse of what was to come. Sadly, part of that glimpse would include assassination. McKinley was the 25th President of the United States and served from 1897-1901. At the time of his death, William McKinley was perhaps, with the exception of Washington, the most popular sitting President in history. Some disagreed with his policies, but nearly everyone liked the amiable President personally. Unlike his two martyred predecessors, Lincoln and Garfield, William McKinley was struck down for reasons that even today are difficult to fathom. McKinley was a target simply because he was the President. When Leon Czolgosz struck he had nothing against McKinley, the man. It was the office Czolgosz attacked. The author takes a look at President McKinley's life, his shooting, and his brave fight for life. The assassin, his motives and life are examined, including his trial and execution, as well as the aftermath of the assassination. Included are many pictures of the participants, places and events. This is a must have!
S2118 
Price: 34.00 USD

 


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