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Well-known Shreveport historian Eric J. Brock details the history of the city’s commerce, civic development, neighborhoods, architecture, cemeteries, peculiar events, culture, religion, and education. Based on his columns for the long-running weekly series, “The Presence of the Past,” which appeared weekly in the Shreveport Journal Page, it is the result of many years of documentation and research. Hardcover.
Well-known Shreveport historian Eric J. Brock details the history of the city’s commerce, civic development, neighborhoods, architecture, cemeteries, peculiar events, culture, religion, and education. Based on his columns for the long-running weekly series, “The Presence of the Past,” which appeared weekly in the Shreveport Journal Page, it is the result of many years of documentation and research.
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The famed American Civil War general Robert E. Lee offers lessons on effective leadership in Mike Lipsey’s Ethical Leadership of Robert E. Lee. Paperback.
Most images depicting the American Revolution are historically inaccurate nineteenth- and twentieth-century recreations. Historian Arthur S. Lefkowitz is working to change this. Lefkowitz gathered images from artists who were on-site for these pivotal moments in our nation’s history.
This classic reprint evokes a city steeped in the traditions and idiosyncrasies of three cultures—French, Spanish, and American. Paperback.
This classic reprint evokes a city steeped in the traditions and idiosyncrasies of three cultures—French, Spanish, and American.
The thunder and excitement of the race has long drawn visitors to the Fair Grounds. The history of one of America’s oldest thoroughbred horseracing tracks is chronicled here through text, rare photographs, and archival lithographs.
On August 24, 1942, just a few days before she entered Thereseienstadt concentration camp, Valli Ollendorff wrote this letter to her middle son. Secure in the knowledge that Ulrich was safe in America, and fearful of what the future held for her, Valli poured out her fear and longing, as well as her love and hope, in this brief document. Valli died less than two months later and her remarkable letter was lost for forty-three years. Now, thanks to the courage and generosity of Valli’s descendants, families worldwide can share its universal message.
First published in 1927, Father Mississippi contains accounts of those who lived their lives along the Mississippi River, and documents the first ripple in a wave of tremendous changes that took place in its environment. Over 70 years later, Father Mississippi still stands as an important history of the floods of 1927, most often remembered for their far-reaching impact on the cities along the Mississippi River, and the devastation they caused to towns in the southern Mississippi River Valley region. Paperback.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita destroyed thousands of homes, schools, and businesses across the Gulf Coast and changed the face of southeast Louisiana forever. However, nearly a hundred miles northwest of New Orleans, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a different story was unfolding. As men, women, and children waited on their roofs for rescue, executive director Greg Davis hurried to prepare the Cajundome in Lafayette as an emergency shelter.
Flying high above us and waving in the wind, flags are reminders of what we stand for. Every flag has a unique story. Those that survived the war are featured in this book with color illustrations and a brief history of their units. They are presented chronologically, and each flag is shown in its original design. Cavalry, infantry, artillery and naval flags are included, along with those that did not belong to any particular unit. Paperback.
Throughout the course of the Civil War, Arkansas furnished sixty-five thousand men to serve in defense of the South, and each of the companies and regiments proudly bore a banner to represent their cause. In this painstakingly researched study of Arkansas Civil War-era flags, the author presents a stunning history of the Civil War in Arkansas as told through the state’s company, battle, and regiment flags.
Flags awaken incredibly powerful and patriotic emotions. Throughout the 1860s, scores of Missouri secession flags, state guard flags, and battle flags unfurled over the ranks of men defending their homelands against invading soldiers from the North. Symbolizing the way of life the men of Missouri sought to protect, these flags provide a unique index to the history of the Civil War in this western state.
The Flags of Civil War North Carolina is the history of this short-lived republic (which later joined the Confederacy), told through the banners that flew over its government, cavalry, and navy. From the hand-painted flag of the Guilford Greys to the flag of the Buncombe Riflemen—made from the dresses of the ladies of Asheville—this collection is an exceptional tribute to the valiant men who bore these banners and to their ill-fated crusade for independence.
Over South Carolina’s capitol dome fly three flags: the United States flag, the flag of South Carolina, and the Confederate battle flag. This unique distinction among American capitols has led to its fair share of controversy. The battle flag often evokes as strong emotions today as during the War for Southern Independence. Paperback.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
For Civil War historians or flag enthusiasts, this book is a helpful guide to the history and development of flags in the United States, leading up to and during the Civil War. A companion work to The Flags of the Confederacy: An Illustrated History, this book features banners from the different armed forces and their divisions from fleets to cavalry units to infantry corps.
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