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Custer s Trials

Author : T.J. Stiles
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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person—capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. He freed countless slaves yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. A talented combat leader, he struggled as a manager in the West. He tried to make a fortune on Wall Street yet never connected with the new corporate economy. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. A popular writer, he remained apart from Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and other rising intellectuals. During Custer’s lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation’s gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer’s tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood.

American Trinity

Author : Larry Len Peterson
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In the spirit of Guns, Germs, and Steel, author and cultural historian Larry Len Peterson details the collision of European and Native American civilizations and the bloody aftermath that doomed a once-thriving people. Wide-ranging and brimming with fresh insights, American Trinity focuses on how the West was shaped by three implacable forces: Christian imperialism, Thomas Jefferson's Doctrine of Discovery, and George Armstrong Custer's hubris. As Peterson says, "History is important. When there is no knowledge of the past, there cannot be a vision of the future." Includes chapter endnotes, bibliography, and index.

Great American Trials 1637 1949

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Great American Trials covers 378 historically and legally significant or notorious courtroom battles.

Annotated Statutes and Rules of Trial Practice and Appellate Procedure in South Dakota and North Dakota

Author : Charles Edmund DeLand
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Biennial Report

Author : Kansas State Historical Society
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North Country Anvil

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Cumulated Index Medicus

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1979 Grain Sorghum Performance Trials

Author : Joseph J. Bonnemann
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Old and New Paris

Author : Henry Sutherland Edwards
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Federal Bar News

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Human Medical Trials

Author : Kelly Barth
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Essays cover varying opinions on human medical trials, including the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the Willowbrook Hepatitis Study, and the Fernald School Radiation Experiments.

1874 1897

Author : James Grant
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Trails Trials and Tales

Author : Michael Sherrel Glass
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Novel Verdicts

Author : Jon L. Breen
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This critical guide is especially noteworthy for its unique and comprehensive coverage of each individual work. Each annotation not only provides general information about the author but indicates the proportion of trial action included in each book. A critical bibliography for librarians, lawyers and courtroom enthusiasts alike, Novel Verdicts is a useful and easy-to-use reference tool that captures the changes in the law as depicted in courtroom fiction.

Trials of a Staff officer

Author : Charles King
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Evidence in Trials at Common Law

Author : John Henry Wigmore
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Women s Rights on Trial

Author : Elizabeth Frost-Knappman
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For a unique look at the history of women's rights through 101 court cases, dating from colonial times to the present, consult this fascinating reference. The authors explore each trial through a two-part entry. The first presents the major facts of each trial at a glance, including plaintiff, defendant, lawyers and decision. The second sketches the events of the trial, its impact and historical significance of the legal issues involved.

The Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials of 1851

Author : William Uhler Hensel
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The Native American in Long Fiction

Author : Joan Beam
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A companion guide to the authors' 1996 work, The Native American in Long Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography, this supplement is a compilation of all identifiable novel-length fictional works by and about Native Americans published primarily between the years 1995 and 2002. Recently more Native Americans are writing their own stories and telling their contemporary experiences, and the novels included in this supplement reflect that shift. It identifies Native American authors who have written long fiction on themes relevant to their history, social conditions, culture, and people, and includes all works by non-Native American authors that either have Native Americans as central characters or Native American issues as central themes. Though it concentrates on fictional works published about native people in the United States and Alaska, it also includes many works that focus on tribes from other areas of North America, such as Canada, and includes all literary genres: mysteries, historical fiction, westerns, romances, and contemporary fiction. This is an imperative addition to the field that raises the awareness of Native American issues in either an historical context, a cultural or social context, or in contemporary society. For use by librarians and library collection development staff, teachers, educators and faculty in high schools and colleges, and by the general public eager to locate and identify novels on Native American themes. Includes short critical annotations, indexes by tribal affiliation, geographical location, time period, historical persons and events, a list of works not included, and a Best Books list of the authors' personal favorites.

AKC Gazette

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