The Glory Years of the Mantle Era
Author: Al Silverman
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Category: Sports & Recreation
An intimate pictorial history featuring rare and many unpublished color photographs of the Yankees from the 1949-1964, often considered the golden age of the celebrated baseball team. Yankee Colorstells the story of the legendary period during the 1950s and 1960s when New York baseball was supreme and the New York Yankees were in the World Series almost every year. Now, this glorious period of Yankees history is captured through the intimate lens of famed sports photographer Marvin Newman. Yankee Colors features never-before-seen color photographs and portraits of Yankee greats such as Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Casey Stengel and Yogi Berra.Color images of regular season games, pennant races, World Series competition and Yankee Stadium are included. This book is a must for every Yankeeand baseballfan, with behind-the scenes moments and photos of the greatest baseball icons of the time. Features a foreword from legendary Yankee hero Yogi Berra.
Category: United States
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Author: United States. War Dept
Category: Confederate States of America
Official records produced by the armies of the United States and the Confederacy, and the executive branches of their respective governments, concerning the military operations of the Civil War, and prisoners of war or prisoners of state. Also annual reports of military departments, calls for troops, correspondence between national and state governments, correspondence between Union and Confederate officials. The final volume includes a synopsis, general index, special index for various military divisions, and background information on how these documents were collected and published. Accompanied by an atlas.
Unforgettable Tales from the House That Ruth Built
Author: Alex Belth
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Sportswriters and Yankee fans share their memories of the retired stadium.
My First Alphabet Book
Author: Brad M. Epstein
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
New York Yankees ABC is the ultimate alphabet book for every young Yankees fan! A is for at-bat (Mickey Mantle), D is for dugout, M is for Monument Park and, of course, Y is for Yankee Stadium! Toddlers will love learning their letters with all the great symbols and players of their favorite team. The book is even shaped like a baseball jersey and features the home game jersey as the cover.
From Shiloh to Perryville
Author: James Lee McDonough
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
War in Kentucky From Shiloh to Perryville James Lee McDonough A compelling new volume from the author of Shiloh--In Hell before Night and Chattanooga--A Death Grip on the Confederacy, this book explores the strategic importance of Kentucky for both sides in the Civil War and recounts the Confederacy's bold attempt to capture the Bluegrass State. In a narrative rich with quotations from the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of participants, James Lee McDonough brings to vigorous life an episode whose full significance has previously eluded students of the war. In February of 1862, the fall of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson near the Tennessee-Kentucky border forced a Confederate retreat into northern Alabama. After the Southern forces failed that spring at Shiloh to throw back the Federal advance, the controversial General Braxton Bragg, newly promoted by Jefferson Davis, launched a countermovement that would sweep eastward to Chattanooga and then northwest through Middle Tennessee. Capturing Kentucky became the ultimate goal, which, if achieved, would lend the war a different complexion indeed. Giving equal attention to the strategies of both sides, McDonough describes the ill-fated Union effort to capture Chattanooga with an advance through Alabama, the Confederate march across Tennessee, and the subsequent two-pronged invasion of Kentucky. He vividly recounts the fighting at Richmond, Munfordville, and Perryville, where the Confederate dream of controlling Kentucky finally ended. The first book-length study of this key campaign in the Western Theater, War in Kentucky not only demonstrates the extent of its importance but supports the case that 1862 should be considered the decisive year of the war. The author: James Lee McDonough, a native of Tennessee, is professor of history at Auburn University. Among his other books are Stones River--Bloody Winter in Tennessee and Five Tragic Hours: The Battle of Franklin, which he co-wrote with Thomas L. Connelly.
Author: Harry W. Pfanz
Publisher: UNC Press Books
For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lion's share of attention from historians. With this book, however, the critical first day's fighting finally receives its due. After sketching the background of the Gettysburg campaign and recounting the events immediately preceding the battle, Harry Pfanz offers a detailed tactical description of events of the first day. He describes the engagements in McPherson Woods, at the Railroad Cuts, on Oak Ridge, on Seminary Ridge, and at Blocher's Knoll, as well as the retreat of Union forces through Gettysburg and the Federal rally on Cemetery Hill. Throughout, he draws on deep research in published and archival sources to challenge many long-held assumptions about the battle.
The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Using a wealth of first-hand accounts, author Bradley M. Gottfried pieces together each brigade’s experience at Gettysburg. Whether stories of forced marches, weary troops, or the bitter and tragic end of the battle, you’ll experience every angle of this epic battle. Learn what happened when the guns stopped firing and the men were left with only boredom and dread of what was to come. This collection is a lively and fascinating narrative that empowers the everyday men who fought furiously and died honorably. Every detail of the Battle of Gettysburg is included in this comprehensive chronicle.
Author: Chad Thompson
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Yankee Doodle rides his pony through the pages of this creatively illustrated version of the traditional rhyme. This book has been translated into Spanish and allows for a wonderful shared reading experience for children who are just beginning to learn to read. The familiar rhyme and images help new readers tell the story either as they read or as they are read to.
Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags
Author: Richard Allen Sauers,Pennsylvania. Capitol Preservation Committee
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Picking up the regimental narratives where Vol. I concludes, this volume covers the 88th through 215th Infantry. It also provides an overview of the flag conservation effort within the state. Color and b&w photos, maps, and illustrations.
Passion in Pinstripes
Author: Kevin Kernan
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Drawn from more than 60 interviews and hours of face time, this authorized biography offers an unprecedented inside-the-dugout look at the manager who guided the New York Yankees to their 27th world championship. Beginning with his childhood in the baseball mecca of Chicago, this book traces Joe Girardi's rise from a catcher at Northwestern University to his time in the minors, his 15 years in the majors, and his successful career as a manager. As much a character portrait of the man as a chronicle of his achievements, this study reveals the amalgam of influences--the relentless work ethic learned from his father combined with the systematic mind of an engineer, the baseball know-how instilled by the likes of Don Zimmer and Joe Torre, and the heart of his tenacious mother--that combined to propel Girardi to his current stature.
Author: Stef Ann Holm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Sparks fly between a prim piano teacher and a charming saloon owner in this “sweet and sassy, rollicking and rambunctious” romance novel (Patricia Gaffney, author of To Love and to Cherish) from USA TODAY bestselling author Stef Ann Holm. Frank Brody never gives a second glance to the starched and stiff type of woman. But when Miss Amelia Marshall arrives in Weeping Angel, Frank’s stare puts a flush on her cheeks hotter than the sun wilting her prim apparel. She’s come to town to forget a busted romance and make a living the only respectable way she can: by giving piano lessons. When the only piano in town turns up at Frank’s rundown shebang of a business, the Moon Rock Saloon, Amelia must compromise…never suspecting her temporary arrangement with the disarmingly handsome Mr. Brody will lead to a passion more glorious and unpredictable than anything she had dared to imagine…
Author: Gabor S. Boritt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Gabor Boritt has invited nine leading authorities to shed new light on the greatest battle in our history, focusing in particular on the unknown, the controversial, and what might have been. What did the battle do to the people of Gettysburg? What is behind the rise of Joshua Chamberlain to the status of the Hero of the Battle? How did the common soldiers influence the battle? Readers are treated to a fresh account of Pickett's Charge from the rarely-described perspective of the Union soldiers, and to careful new analyses of the battlefield actions of General Ewell and General Daniel Sickles. And throughout the volume, there is much vivid writing, such as a stirring account of the moment when General Winfield Scott Hancock ordered the First Minnesota to "take those colors," sending the Minnesotans into a struggle that would cost most of them their lives but would help save the day for the Union. Offering the insights of America's eminent Civil War scholars, The Gettysburg Nobody Knows provides a marvelously informative reconsideration of this epic event.