Jack Hinson S One Man War


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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.

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Author by Tom McKenney
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 400
ISBN Number 1455606464

The Sniper Anthology


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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.

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Author by Various
Genre eBook History
Read Book 224
ISBN Number 152676069X

Champ Ferguson


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An amazing story of bloody guerrilla warfare along the Kentucky-Tennessee border. By the end of the Civil War, Champ Ferguson was accused of personally killing 53 people, including children, the elderly, and wounded soldiers in their hospital beds. In this classic study, first published in 1942, Sensing provides the only available book-length account of Ferguson's brutal deeds, his capture, his trial, and his execution at the end of the war. *Lightning Print On Demand Title

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Author by Thurman Sensing
Genre eBook History
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 0826512534

Nathan Bedford Forrest


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Amid the aristocratic ranks of the Confederate cavalry, Nathan Bedford Forrest was untutored, all but unlettered, and regarded as no more than a guerrilla. His tactic was the headlong charge, mounted with such swiftness and ferocity that General Sherman called him a "devil" who should "be hunted down and killed if it costs 10,000 lives and bankrupts the treasury." And in a war in which officers prided themselves on their decorum, Forrest habitually issued surrender-or-die ultimatums to the enemy and often intimidated his own superiors. After being in command at the notorious Fort Pillow Massacre, he went on to haunt the South as the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Now this epic figure is restored to human dimensions in an exemplary biography that puts both Forrest's genius and his savagery into the context of his time, chronicling his rise from frontiersman to slave trader, private to lieutenant general, Klansman to—eventually—New South businessman and racial moderate. Unflinching in its analysis and with extensive new research, Nathan Bedford Forrest is an invaluable and immensely readable addition to the literature of the Civil War.

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Author by Jack Hurst
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 448
ISBN Number 9780307789143

The White Sniper


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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

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Author by Tapio A. M. Saarelainen
Genre eBook History
Read Book 192
ISBN Number 9781612004303

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Civil War


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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War is a joyful, myth-busting, rebel yell that shatters today’s Leftist and demeaning stereotypes about the South and the Civil War.

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Author by H. W. Crocker, III
Genre eBook History
Read Book 370
ISBN Number 9781596980730

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The South


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The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Politically Incorrect Guide series expands on the pro-South slant of the hugely successful Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Author Clint Johnson shows why the South, with its emphasis on traditional values, family, faith, military service, good manners, small government, and independent-minded people, should certainly rise again!

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Author by Clint Johnson
Genre eBook History
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 9781596986169

Six Years With The Texas Rangers 1875 1881


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Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875 to 1881 is a history of the Texas Rangers from 1875 to 1881 written by Sergeant J.B. Gillett, a member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. It is a fascinating account of one Ranger's life attempting to maintain law and order on the Texan frontier. "Combines all the excitement of a Western yellowback with the genuineness of a first-hand document"" - Saturday Review.

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Author by James B. Gillett
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 160
ISBN Number 9781365836190

Lapin Plays Possum


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"Full of sly wit and Cajun spice." -Scholastic.com The Louisiana version of Br'er Rabbit, Compère Lapin is a mischief maker determined to get the best of Compère Bouki. And Bouki is determined to turn the tables on the lazy critter who keeps tricking him out of his food and crops. But in a trio of stories that praises brains over brawn, this little rascal seems to come out ahead no matter what.

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Author by Sharon Doucet
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 64
ISBN Number 1455614807

Bust Hell Wide Open


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

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Author by Samuel W. Mitcham
Genre eBook History
Read Book 352
ISBN Number 9781621576006