♥ Book Title : The Peninsula and Seven Days
☯ Full Synopsis : "The rich oral traditions of the Athabaskan Indians from southwestern Oregon are showcased in these pages for the first time. This volume features vivid and humorous tales of familiar Tricksters: Coyote, known for his unusual sexual prowess and escapades that often go awry; the vain and gullible Grizzly Bear; and Raccoon, often greedy and ever elusive."Article| Brian K. Burton| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : History of the war in the Peninsula under Napoleon, to which is prefixed a view of the political and military state of the four belligerent powers, publ. by the countess Foy. Transl
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♥ Book Title : The Peninsula Campaign and the Necessity of Emancipation
☯ Full Synopsis : "In the Peninsula Campaign of spring 1862, Union general George B. McClellan failed in his plan to capture the Confederate capital and bring a quick end to the conflict. But the campaign saw something new in the war--the participation of African Americans in ways that were critical to the Union offensive. Ultimately, that participation influenced Lincoln's decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation at the end of that year. Glenn David Brasher's unique narrative history delves into African American involvement in this pivotal military event, demonstrating that blacks contributed essential manpower and provided intelligence that shaped the campaign's military tactics and strategy and that their activities helped to convince many Northerners that emancipation was a military necessity. Drawing on the voices of Northern soldiers, civilians, politicians, and abolitionists as well as Southern soldiers, slaveholders, and the enslaved, Brasher focuses on the slaves themselves, whose actions showed that they understood from the outset that the war was about their freedom. As Brasher convincingly shows, the Peninsula Campaign was more important in affecting the decision for emancipation than the Battle of Antietam."Article| Glenn David Brasher| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : THE PENINSULA MURDERS
☯ Full Synopsis : "Shawn McGyver and his friend Mike Anderson had been with the Philadelphia Police for only a few years when war interrupted their chosen profession. Trained marksman they volunteered to serve their nation as members of the elite Berdan Sharpshooters; soldiers, who man-for-man were responsible for more Rebel casualties than any unit in the Union Army. Having come to Virginia they worked as scout, skirmisher and sniper, doing what they could to help General McClellan in his pursuit to end the war quickly. They became soldiers, proud of their comrades and their unit. Then the mutilated bodies were discovered. Remembering that the recently promoted Lieutenant McGyver had been trained as a police investigator in London, his superiors tasked him with the unofficial investigation into the grisly crimes. An investigation that would find him at odds with the official investigators. Shawn McGyver would now have to lead his platoon against a determined enemy, investigate a grisly series of murders and protect himself and those he cared about most from a vindictive and dangerous officer."Article| ROBERT L. SNYDER| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Recollections of the peninsula
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♥ Book Title : Terror on the Peninsula
☯ Full Synopsis : "With its ever-threatening weather and harsh terrain, life on the Alaskan Peninsula can be challenging. But for Wayne Carpenter, an Alaskan bush pilot, Dillingham, Alaska, is where he calls home. Nicknamed "Hammer" for his aggressive flying style, he is one of the best in business. During a routine food drop to his best friend Bill Rankowski, owner of Iliamna Fishing Guide Service, Hammer suspects that something isn't quite right with his friend and the lodge. Risking his life, Hammer investigates and finds that Bill's lodge has been overtaken by an al Qaeda terrorist cell. While Bill survives the ordeal, his lodge cook and the animals do not. And the stakes grow larger when cell members threaten Hammer's family. Vowing retribution, Carpenter and Bill hatch a plan to track down the terrorists and exact revenge. They do not know that they face Toni Larucci, one of the most ruthless terrorists within al Qaeda."Article| Dana L. Coy| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Peninsula Campaign of 1862
☯ Full Synopsis : "The second of three volumes. The Civil War's Peninsula Campaign (March through July 1862) was the first large-scale Union operation in Virginia to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond. The operation was organized and led by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, whose amphibious turning operation was initially successful in landing troops at the tip of the Virginia peninsula against the cautious Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. When Johnston was wounded at Seven Pines at the end of May outside Richmond, however, Gen. Robert E. Lee was elevated to command the Army of Northern Virginia. His subsequent major offensive to defeat The Army of the Potomac during the Seven Days' Battles turned the tide of the campaign and the entire momentum of the war in the Eastern Theater. Original well-researched and written essays by leading scholars in the field on a wide variety of fascinating topics. Contains original maps, photos, and illustrations."Article| William J. Miller| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Peninsula Campaign of 1862
☯ Full Synopsis : "The largest offensive of the Civil War, involving army, navy, and marine forces, the Peninsula Campaign has inspired many history books. No previous work, however, analyzes Union general George B. McClellan's massive assault toward Richmond in the context of current and enduring military doctrine. The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis fills this void. Background history is provided for continuity, but the heart of this book is military analysis and the astonishing extent to which the personality traits of generals often overwhelm even the best efforts of their armies. The Peninsula Campaign lends itself to such a study. Lessons for those studying the art of war are many. On water, the first ironclads forever changed naval warfare. At the strategic level, McClellan's inability to grasp Lincoln's grand objective becomes evident. At the operational level, Robert E. Lee's difficulty in synchronizing his attacks deepens the mystique of how he achieved so much with so little. At the tactical level, the Confederate use of terrain to trade space for time allows for a classic study in tactics. Moreover, the campaign is full of lessons about the personal dimension of war. McClellan's overcaution, Lee's audacity, and Jackson's personal exhaustion all provide valuable insights for today's commanders and for Civil War enthusiasts still debating this tremendous struggle. Historic photos and detailed battle maps make this study an invaluable resource for those touring the many battlegrounds from Young's Mill and Yorktown through Fair Oaks to the final throes of the Seven Days' Battles."Article| Kevin Dougherty| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Caltrain and the Peninsula Commute Service
☯ Full Synopsis : "The rail line now called Caltrain was started in the 1860s to create a faster alternative to stagecoaches and ships between the key cities of San Francisco and San Jose. Operated by Southern Pacific for many years, the Peninsula Commute Service is the oldest continuously operating passenger railroad in the West and boasts seven depots in the National Register of Historic Places. This indomitable iron horse has filled a vital transportation role, from evacuating San Franciscans during the 1906 earthquake to getting commuters to work. With the dawn of the 21st century, Caltrain reinvented itself yet again with its innovative Baby Bullet express trains."Article| Janet McGovern| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : With Wellington in the peninsula
☯ Full Synopsis : "Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed from Cork with Wellington to Portugal in 1808 returned to the Irish port six years later. The author of Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier was one of the survivors and claims only four other men from his company came through the entire six years with him. ??As one of Wellington's elite Light Infantry units the 71st were in the fore of the fighting in some of the hardest fought battles of the Peninsular War. The book was controversial on its release in 1827 for its unvarnished and unsentimental account of the grim war against the French in Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and France itself. A cynic with a highly developed sense of humour, the author was not afraid to criticise his superiors, be they thieving sergeants or officers who were far from gentlemen. ??Editor Paul Cowan draws on little known diaries and other accounts written by the author's contemporaries to corroborate and expand on this frank but all too long neglected first-hand picture of the war in the Peninsula as it was really fought."Article| Paul Cowan| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Discoveries in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Peninsula of Sinai
☯ Full Synopsis : "An 1852 English translation of reports written by Carl Richard Lepsius during his expedition to Egypt in 1842-1845."Article| Richard Lepsius| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Port Clinton, the Peninsula, and the Bass Islands
☯ Full Synopsis : "Nestled between Toledo and Cleveland near the Sandusky Bay is a quiet lake region, a haven for vacationers and permanent residents alike. Claiming 107 miles of Lake Erie's coastline, Eastern Ottawa County, Ohio, is home to several coastal communities, including the small city of Port Clinton, the placid land masses of the Bass Islands, and the Marblehead Peninsula, home to a popular lighthouse. The author's window into this area, however, never overlooks the labor required to create and sustain its resort attractions. We meet the train conductors, teachers, mail carriers, ice harvesters, and community leaders who helped put Ottawa County on the map. We are offered many glimpses of boats on local waterways, some delivering fish, others ferrying passengers to the island, and still others in advance of their service during war time. And we are delivered a rare view of the many buildings that sadly failed to survive the area's catastrophic fires. This book is a living testimony to the rich and varied history of Ohio's Lake Erie communities. Resort oasis to some, manufacturing center to others, Ottawa County's texture and detail are brought vividly to life in this absorbing Images of America volume."Article| Sally Sue Witten| Statement ..."