Jack Hinson s One man War

Jack Hinson s One man War
Author: Tom C. McKenney
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-01
ISBN 10: 9781589806405
ISBN 13: 1589806409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack Hinson s One man War Book Review:

The true story of one man's reluctant but relentless war against the invaders of his country.A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge. This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, a lone Confederate sniper who, at the age of 57, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy. The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched and beautifully written work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, including the Earp brothers, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Jack Hinson s One Man War

Jack Hinson s One Man War
Author: Tom McKenney
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 9781455606467
ISBN 13: 1455606464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack Hinson s One Man War Book Review:

The true story of one man's reluctant but relentless war against the invaders of his country.A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge. This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, a lone Confederate sniper who, at the age of 57, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy. The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched and beautifully written work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, including the Earp brothers, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Battlefield Sniper

Battlefield Sniper
Author: Tom Chase McKenney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781848840911
ISBN 13: 1848840918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battlefield Sniper Book Review:

Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. A prosperous influential Kentucky plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Yet by 1865, Hinson had likely killed more than one hundred men and had single-handedly taken down an armed Union transport in his one-man war against Grant's army and navy. By the end of the Civil War, the Union had committed infantry and cavalry from nine regiments and a specially equipped amphibious task force of marines to capture Hinson, who was by that time nearly sixty years old. They never caught him. Jack Hinson's story has evaded astute historians, and until now, he has remained invisible in the history of sniper warfare. John S. "Old Jack" Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with impartial disinterest. A friend of Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate officers alike, Hinson was opposed to secession, focused instead on his personal affairs. After a unit of Union occupation troops moved in on his land and summarily captured, executed, and placed decapitated heads of his sons on his gateposts, however, Hinson abandoned his quiet life for one of revenge. Equipped with a rifle he had specially made for long-range accuracy, Hinson became deadly to the occupying army--Publisher's description.

Bloody Bill Anderson

Bloody Bill Anderson
Author: Thomas Goodrich
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1998-11-01
ISBN 10: 0811745384
ISBN 13: 9780811745383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bloody Bill Anderson Book Review:

The first-ever biography of the perpetrator of the Centralia and Baxter Springs Massacres, as well as innumerable atrocities during the Civil War in the West.

Bust Hell Wide Open

Bust Hell Wide Open
Author: Samuel W. Mitcham
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1621576000
ISBN 13: 9781621576006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bust Hell Wide Open Book Review:

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

The White Sniper

The White Sniper
Author: Tapio A. M. Saarelainen
Publsiher: Casemate
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 161200430X
ISBN 13: 9781612004303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Sniper Book Review:

The remarkable story of the Finnish marksman nicknamed “White Death” by the Red Army for his record number of confirmed kills. Simo Häyhä is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland from 1939 to 1940, he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. A man of action who spoke very little, Simo Häyhä was hugely respected by his men and his superiors and given many difficult missions, including taking out specific targets. Able to move silently and swiftly through the landscape, melting into the snowbound surroundings in his white camouflage fatigues, his aim was deadly and his quarry rarely escaped. The Russians learned of his reputation as a marksman and tried several times to kill him by indirect fire. He was promoted from corporal to second lieutenant, and he was awarded the Cross of Kollaa. For sniping, Simo Häyhä only ever used his own M/28-30 rifle. Eventually, his luck ran out, and Simo received a serious head wound on March 6,1940, though he subsequently recovered. The White Sniper fully explores Simo Häyhä’s life, his exploits in the Winter War, the secrets behind his success, including character and technique, and also includes a detailed look at his rifle itself. There are appendices on the basics of shooting, the impact of fire on the battlefield, battles on the Kollaa Front during the Winter War, and a list of ranked snipers of the world. “No matter how many books on sniping you have read, this must be added to your list if you are serious about shooting.” —GunMart

Faith Through the Storm

Faith Through the Storm
Author: Major James Capers,
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN 10: 1642986429
ISBN 13: 9781642986426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Through the Storm Book Review:

This is a book about war. A war against America's enemies, against racism, against the loss of fellow warriors in battle, and against the personal loss of family back home. This is the story of Major James Capers, Jr. (USMC Ret.) Jim was born to a family of sharecroppers in South Carolina who escaped to Baltimore, Maryland in the dead of night to escape the days of Jim Crow laws for a better life. Joining the Marines fresh out of high school, Jim had no idea that he was paving the road

The Sniper Anthology

The Sniper Anthology
Author: Various
Publsiher: Frontline Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9781526760692
ISBN 13: 152676069X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sniper Anthology Book Review:

Revered by some as the ultimate warrior, and condemned by others as ruthless assassins, the combat sniper is more than just a crack shot. These are highly disciplined individuals, calm professionals skilled in marksmanship, reconnaissance and camouflage. During the Second World War these lethal fighters were deployed by all sides to deadly effect. This collection of biographies written by sniper experts from around the world explores the careers of the top marksmen between 1939 and 1945. As well as providing incisive technical information, each author offers a glimpse of the character and personality of their chosen sniper, giving them a human face that is often missing in standard portrayals. These gripping, in-depth narratives go beyond the cursory treatment in existing histories and will be essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about the role and technique of the sniper during the Second World War. The impressive list of contributors to The Sniper Anthology includes Mark Spicer writing on Harry M. Furness, the last surviving British sniper who went ashore on D-Day; Martin Pegler, who details the famous Soviet sniper Vassili Zaitsev; Adrian Gilbert on the Wehrmacht sharpshooter and lone wolf Sepp Allerberger; and Roger Moorhouse on Simo Hayha, the man with the most confirmed kills in any major war.

Rebel Yell

Rebel Yell
Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 1451673302
ISBN 13: 9781451673302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebel Yell Book Review:

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon—even Robert E. Lee—he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country’s greatest military figures. In April 1862, however, he was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. But by June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. Jackson’s strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future. In his “magnificent Rebel Yell…S.C. Gwynne brings Jackson ferociously to life” (New York Newsday) in a swiftly vivid narrative that is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict among historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life and traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.

Civil War Siege of Jackson Mississippi The

Civil War Siege of Jackson  Mississippi  The
Author: Jim Woodrick
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1626197296
ISBN 13: 9781626197299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil War Siege of Jackson Mississippi The Book Review:

Even after a grueling forty-seven-day siege at Vicksburg, Ulysses S. Grant could not rest on his laurels. Just fifty miles away in Jackson, Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and the "Army of Relief" still posed a threat to Grant's hard-won victory. General William Tecumseh Sherman countered by marching Union troops to Jackson. After a weeklong siege under a hot Mississippi sun, Johnston's army abandoned the city, leaving the fate of Jackson in the hands of Sherman's troops. Historian Jim Woodrick recounts the Civil War devastation and rebirth of Mississippi's capital.

The Swamp Fox

The Swamp Fox
Author: John Oller
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0306824582
ISBN 13: 9780306824586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swamp Fox Book Review:

This comprehensive biography of Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, covers his famous wartime stories as well as a private side of him that has rarely been explored In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted enemy losses that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale. Although many will remember the stirring adventures of the "Swamp Fox" from the Walt Disney television series of the late 1950s and the fictionalized Marion character played by Mel Gibson in the 2000 film The Patriot, the real Francis Marion bore little resemblance to either of those caricatures. But his exploits were no less heroic as he succeeded, against all odds, in repeatedly foiling the highly trained, better-equipped forces arrayed against him. In this action-packed biography we meet many colorful characters from the Revolution: Banastre Tarleton, the British cavalry officer who relentlessly pursued Marion over twenty-six miles of swamp, only to call off the chase and declare (per legend) that "the Devil himself could not catch this damned old fox," giving Marion his famous nickname; Thomas Sumter, the bold but rash patriot militia leader whom Marion detested; Lord Cornwallis, the imperious British commander who ordered the hanging of rebels and the destruction of their plantations; "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, the urbane young Continental cavalryman who helped Marion topple critical British outposts in South Carolina; but most of all Francis Marion himself, "the Washington of the South," a man of ruthless determination yet humane character, motivated by what his peers called "the purest patriotism." In The Swamp Fox, the first major biography of Marion in more than forty years, John Oller compiles striking evidence and brings together much recent learning to provide a fresh look both at Marion, the man, and how he helped save the American Revolution.

Into the Dark Water

Into the Dark Water
Author: John J. Domagalski
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-04-19
ISBN 10: 1612002358
ISBN 13: 9781612002354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Dark Water Book Review:

The complete World War II record of one of the most celebrated warships in American history—made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy. Fleshing out the little-known chronicle of this patrol torpedo boat under two officers during the swirling battles around Guadalcanal, “John Domagalski brings PT-109 and her crew back to life once again and, in doing so, honors all who served in the patrol torpedo service” (Military Review). In these mainly nocturnal fights, when the Japanese navy was at its apex, America’s small, fast-boat flotillas darted in among the enemy fleet, like a “barroom brawl with the lights turned out.” Bryant Larson and Rollin Westholm preceded Kennedy as commanders of PT-109, and their fights leading the ship and its brave crew hold second to none in the chronicles of US Navy daring. As the battles moved on across the Pacific, the PT-boat flotillas gained confidence, even as the Japanese, too, learned lessons on how to destroy them. Under its third and final commander, Kennedy, PT-109 met its fate as a Japanese destroyer suddenly emerged from a dark mist and rammed it in half. Two crewmen were killed immediately, but Kennedy, formerly on the swim team at Harvard, was able to shepherd his wounded and others to refuge. His unsurpassed gallantry cannot resist retelling, yet the courage of the book’s previous commanders have not until now seen the light of day. This book provides the complete record of PT-109 in the Pacific, as well as a valuable glimpse of how the American Navy’s daring and initiative found its full playing field in World War II.

Facts the Historians Leave Out

Facts the Historians Leave Out
Author: John Shipley Tilley
Publsiher: Colchis Books
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1953
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facts the Historians Leave Out Book Review:

The Crowded Hour

The Crowded Hour
Author: Clay Risen
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1501144006
ISBN 13: 9781501144004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crowded Hour Book Review:

The “gripping” (The Washington Post) story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century. When America declared war on Spain in 1898, the US Army had just 26,000 men, spread around the country—hardly an army at all. In desperation, the Rough Riders were born. A unique group of volunteers, ranging from Ivy League athletes to Arizona cowboys and led by Theodore Roosevelt, they helped secure victory in Cuba in a series of gripping, bloody fights across the island. Roosevelt called their charge in the Battle of San Juan Hill his “crowded hour”—a turning point in his life, one that led directly to the White House. “The instant I received the order,” wrote Roosevelt, “I sprang on my horse and then my ‘crowded hour’ began.” As The Crowded Hour reveals, it was a turning point for America as well, uniting the country and ushering in a new era of global power. “A revelatory history of America’s grasp for power” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Both a portrait of these men, few of whom were traditional soldiers, and of the Spanish-American War itself, The Crowded Hour dives deep into the daily lives and struggles of Roosevelt and his regiment. Using diaries, letters, and memoirs, Risen illuminates an influential moment in American history: a war of only six months’ time that dramatically altered the United States’ standing in the world. “Fast-paced, carefully researched…Risen is a gifted storyteller who brings context to the chaos of war. The Crowded Hour feels like the best type of war reporting—told with a clarity that takes nothing away from the horrors of the battlefield” (The New York Times Book Review).

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 0812974492
ISBN 13: 9780812974492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbroken Book Review:

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

White Feather

White Feather
Author: Adele Carne
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1291936343
ISBN 13: 9781291936346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Feather Book Review:

It Worked for Me

It Worked for Me
Author: Colin Powell
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-05-22
ISBN 10: 0062135147
ISBN 13: 9780062135148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Worked for Me Book Review:

Colin Powell, one of America’s most admired public figures, reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career in this inspiring and engrossing memoir. A beautiful companion to his previous memoir, the #1 New York Times bestseller My American Journey, Powell’s It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership is a trove of wisdom for anyone hoping to achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality. A message of strength and endurance from a man who has dedicated his life to public service, It Worked for Me is a book with the power to show readers everywhere how to achieve a more fulfilling life and career.

John P Gatewood

John P  Gatewood
Author: Larry D. Stephens
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN 10: 9781455617111
ISBN 13: 1455617113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John P Gatewood Book Review:

Soldier or vicious killer? Examine history to decide. As a very young man bent on revenge after his sister's rape and murder, John P. Gatewood deserts the Confederate forces and returns to his Tennessee home. There he joins a group of Confederate bushwhackers and, as the "Red Headed Beast of Georgia, " carries out a bloody rampage of strikes against Union sympathizers, both military and civilian alike. This closely researched study tells his story from boyhood to the postwar years and his attempt to adapt to civilian life. A fascinating read for any history buff!

Congo Mercenary

Congo Mercenary
Author: Mike Hoare
Publsiher: Paladin Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781581606393
ISBN 13: 1581606397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congo Mercenary Book Review:

In July 1964, after four years of uneasy independence, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was engulfed by an armed rebellion that spread throughout the country like a bush fire. The rebel soldiers struck terror into the hearts of civilians and National Army soldiers alike. Faced with this situation, the Congolese government hired legendary mercenary leader Mike Hoare to quell the uprising and bring order to the country. In Congo Mercenary, Mike Hoare tells the true story of his resolute band of mercenaries during the Congo war. In fascinating detail, Hoare describes how the mercenaries were recruited and trained, and then recounts their adventures through four combat campaigns over an 18-month period during which they liberated Stanleyville, fought rebels in the hinterland, freed hundreds of European hostages and restored law and order to the Congo. Originally published in 1967, and now including a new foreword by Mike Hoare, Congo Mercenary is a well-written and historically important account of one of the most brutal rebellions in Africa, as well as an accurate and gritty depiction of the mercenary life.

Destination Normandy

Destination Normandy
Author: G. H. Bennett
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-04-20
ISBN 10: 1461750881
ISBN 13: 9781461750888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destination Normandy Book Review:

A cross-section of the American experience on D-Day Unique perspective from the regimental level that also integrates strategic and tactical considerations Stories of largely forgotten acts of valor G. H. Bennett collects oral histories from the soldiers of three American regiments and weaves them into an intimate account of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Widely scattered during its drop into Normandy, the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd Airborne Division) stopped the advance of an SS division. The untested 116th Infantry Regiment (29th Infantry Division) landed on bloody Omaha Beach, where it suffered more casualties than any other regiment that day. Meanwhile, the 22nd Infantry Regiment (4th Infantry Division) easily waded ashore on Utah Beach but faced savage fighting as it moved inland.