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Mending Broken Soldiers

Author : Guy R. Hasegawa
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The four years of the Civil War saw bloodshed on a scale unprecedented in the history of the United States. Thousands of soldiers and sailors from both sides who survived the horrors of the war faced hardship for the rest of their lives as amputees. Now Guy R. Hasegawa presents the first volume to explore the wartime provisions made for amputees in need of artificial limbs—programs that, while they revealed stark differences between the resources and capabilities of the North and the South, were the forebears of modern government efforts to assist in the rehabilitation of wounded service members. Hasegawa draws upon numerous sources of archival information to offer a comprehensive look at the artificial limb industry as a whole, including accounts of the ingenious designs employed by manufacturers and the rapid advancement of medical technology during the Civil War; illustrations and photographs of period prosthetics; and in-depth examinations of the companies that manufactured limbs for soldiers and bid for contracts, including at least one still in existence today. An intriguing account of innovation, determination, humanitarianism, and the devastating toll of battle, Mending Broken Soldiers shares the never-before-told story of the artificial-limb industry of the Civil War and provides a fascinating glimpse into groundbreaking military health programs during the most tumultuous years in American history. Univeristy Press Books for Public and Secondary Schools 2013 edition

Broken Country Broken Soldier

Author : Mary Anne Butler
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From Fighting Front to Home Front. A troubled Adam Springer, Heinrich Mueller's grandson, returns from the Civil War to the family farm in Ohio. Bedeviled by the memory of battlefields red with the mingled blood of north and south, nightmares and melancholy plague him. One image Adam holds dear-the lovely young woman he watched descend the stairs of a grand Atlanta home before it gave into flames spread by the Yankee hoard. Rejecting the come hither glances of local farm girls, Adam seeks a woman of similar beauty and grace and finds her in eighteen-year old Martha. She leaves her elegant Marietta home to join Adam in the shabby house on the lonely farm where his mother, Lizzie, reigns as queen. The marriage is stormy, children arrive, children die, and Martha-her girlish essence transformed to steel-takes their sons and leaves to run a hotel. Was it possible for Adam to change? Could he win her back? Did he even want to? The fledgling Ohio pottery industry provides a subplot to this story of two lovers as they work through domestic mistreatment and family tragedy.

Civil War Medicine

Author : Robert D. Hicks
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In this never before published diary, 29-year-old surgeon James Fulton transports readers into the harsh and deadly conditions of the Civil War as he struggles to save the lives of the patients under his care. Fulton joined a Union army volunteer regiment in 1862, only a year into the Civil War, and immediately began chronicling his experiences in a pocket diary. Despite his capture by the Confederate Army at Gettysburg and the confiscation of his medical tools, Fulton was able to keep his diary with him at all times. He provides a detailed account of the next two years, including his experiences treating the wounded and diseased during some of the most critical campaigns of the Civil War and his relationships with soldiers, their commanders, civilians, other health-care workers, and the opposing Confederate army. The diary also includes his notes on recipes for medical ailments from sore throats to syphilis. In addition to Fulton's diary, editor Robert D. Hicks and experts in Civil War medicine provide context and additional information on the practice and development of medicine during the Civil War, including the technology and methods available at the time, the organization of military medicine, doctor-patient interactions, and the role of women as caregivers and relief workers. Civil War Medicine: A Surgeon's Diary provides a compelling new account of the lives of soldiers during the Civil War and a doctor's experience of one of the worst health crises ever faced by the United States.

Patriotism by Proxy

Author : Colleen Glenney Boggs
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At the height of the American Civil War in 1863 the Union instated the first ever federal draft. This book examines the draft as a cultural formation and develops a new understanding of the connections between American literature and American lives at this time.

Transactions September 5th 1887

Author : John Brown Hamilton
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Matchless Organization

Author : Guy R. Hasegawa
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The essential reference about a surprisingly well-organized medical department Despite the many obstacles it had to overcome--including a naval blockade, lack of a strong industrial base, and personnel unaccustomed to military life--the Richmond-based Confederate Army Medical Department developed into a robust organization that nimbly adapted to changing circumstances. In the first book to address the topic, Guy R. Hasegawa describes the organization and management of the Confederate army's medical department. At its head was Surgeon General Samuel Preston Moore, a talented multitasker with the organizational know-how to put in place qualified medical personnel to care for sick and wounded Confederate soldiers. Hasegawa investigates how political considerations, personalities, and, as the war progressed, the diminishing availability of human and material resources influenced decision-making in the medical department. Amazingly, the surgeon general's office managed not only to provide care but also to offer educational opportunities to its personnel and collect medical and surgical data for future use, regardless of constant and growing difficulties. During and after the war, the medical department of the Confederate army was consistently praised as being admirably organized and efficient. Although the department was unable to match its Union counterpart in manpower and supplies, Moore's intelligent management enabled it to help maintain the fighting strength of the Confederate army.

Soldiers in King Philip s War

Author : George Madison Bodge
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This lengthy volume includes an introductory overview of King Philip's War, but the majority of its content is correspondence from that conflict, as well as muster rolls of soldiers under various officers' commands. The lists are not only divided by company, but also chronologically.

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

Author : Saša Stanišić
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Fleeing the violence and destruction of his native Bosnia with his family for safety in Germany, Aleksandar Krsmanoviµ remains haunted by the past and his memories of Asija, the mysterious girl he had tried to save and whose fate he is desperate to discover.

Transactions of the International Medical Congress

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Transactions of the International medical congress Ninth session v 2

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India Rubber World

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The Official Index to the Times

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The Solicitors Journal

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Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Mending Broken Wings

Author : Teri Leigh Thomas
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Do you remember when you lost your innocence? I do... It was 1969, GRACIE MAE WILLIAMS ran through the sprinklers in her backyard. Today, one week before her sixth birthday, a terrible abuse was born. An abuse which would be called the game, would last for eight years. Creating a world to escape where the skies are pink and yellow, and happy dancing flowers move gingerly in the soft wind, Gracie would hide here in her thoughts. Hoping to hold on to what little innocence she still had remaining, her abuser would continue to follow her to even the safest corners of her dreams. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a young girl sold peanuts in the streets of Vietnam. An American soldier, JAXTON CARLTON WYATT would offer her a hope of better things to come. Two little girls lived seven thousand miles apart, but one day their lives would come together. Joined by a shared fate, only one would be saved. Unfolding over the course of eight years, with flashbacks that offer insight into the characters' histories, Mending Broken Wings is a work of women’s fiction (based on true events) With three generations of compelling drama set in China, Vietnam and the U.S., this novel will appeal to readers of both fiction and non-fiction.

Pennsylvania s Forbes Trail

Author : Burton Kummerow
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This spellbinding chapter in American history unfolds in a lively historic narrative, punctuated with rich, original illustrations. Join a headstrong young George Washington and British General John Forbes as they carve a trail through the Pennsylvania wilderness, capture Fort Duquesne and help set the stage for the birth of a nation.

The Times Index

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War

Author : Bertrand Taithe
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Begins a series for undergraduates and general readers without specialized knowledge that will focus on particular themes throughout different historical periods and conclude with a bibliographical essay. The 16 essays are grouped according to major historiographical debates into sections on nation

The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France

Author : Henry Van Dyke
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Tales of the Old Soldiers

Author : Tom Quinn
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Illustrated with contemporary photographs, here is a collection of memories of a time and event that should not be forgotten. These veterans are all now in their mid- or late nineties and this tribute to them and those who fought with them offers an important permanent record of their stories. This book will appeal to those with an interest in military and social history, as well as to those who are or have been involved with the Army.