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Blood Money - Stories Of An Ex-Recce's Missions In Iraq (Paperback): Johan Raath Blood Money - Stories Of An Ex-Recce's Missions In Iraq (Paperback)
Johan Raath 2
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A riveting, action-filled account that sheds light on the realities of working in a war-torn country, this is the first book on the war in Iraq by a South African.

Johan Raath and a security team were escorting American engineers to a power plant south of Baghdad when they were ambushed. He had first arrived in Iraq only two weeks before. This was a small taste of what was to come over the next 13 years while he worked there as a private military contractor (PMC). His mission? Not to wage war but to protect lives. Raath acted as a bodyguard for VIPs and, more often, engineers who were involved in construction projects to rebuild the country after the 2003 war. His physical and mental endurance was tested to the limit in his efforts to safeguard construction sites that were regularly subjected to mortar and suicide attacks. Key to his survival was his training as a Special Forces operator, or Recce.

Working in places called the Triangle of Death and driving on the ‘Hell Run’, Raath had numerous hair-raising experiences. As a trained combat medic he also helped to save people’s lives after two suicide bomb attacks on sites he then worked at.

Wolford's Cavalry - The Colonel, the War in the West, and the Emancipation Question in Kentucky (Hardcover): Dan Lee Wolford's Cavalry - The Colonel, the War in the West, and the Emancipation Question in Kentucky (Hardcover)
Dan Lee
R699 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R134 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Colonel Frank Wolford, the acclaimed Civil War colonel of the First Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, is remembered today primarily for his unenviable reputation. Despite his stellar service record and widespread fame, Wolford ruined his reputation and his career over the question of emancipation and the enlistment of African Americans in the army. Unhappy with Abraham Lincoln's public stance on slavery, Wolford rebelled and made a series of treasonous speeches against the president. Dishonorably discharged and arrested three times, Wolford, on the brink of being exiled beyond federal lines into the Confederacy, was taken in irons to Washington DC to meet with Lincoln. Lincoln spared Wolford, however, and the disgraced colonel returned to Kentucky, where he was admired for his war record and rewarded politically for his racially based rebellion against Lincoln. Although his military record established him as one of the most vigorous, courageous, and original commanders in the cavalry, Wolford's later reputation suffered. Dan Lee restores balance to the story of a crude, complicated, but talented man and the unconventional regiment he led in the fight to save the Union. Placing Wolford in the context of the political and cultural crosscurrents that tore at Kentucky during the war, Lee fills out the historical picture of Old Roman Nose.

Band Of Brothers (Paperback, Reissue): Stephen E. Ambrose Band Of Brothers (Paperback, Reissue)
Stephen E. Ambrose
R269 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R99 (37%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

**THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** The book that inspired Steven Spielberg's acclaimed TV series, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Damian Lewis. In Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose pays tribute to the men of Easy Company, a crack rifle company in the US Army. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the dangerous parachute landings on D-Day and their triumphant capture of Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest' in Berchtesgaden. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. Repeatedly send on the toughest missions, these brave men fought, went hungry, froze and died in the service of their country. A tale of heroic adventures and soul-shattering confrontations, Band of Brothers brings back to life, as only Stephen E. Ambrose can, the profound ties of brotherhood forged in the barracks and on the battlefields. 'History boldly told and elegantly written . . . Gripping' Wall Street Journal 'Ambrose proves once again he is a masterful historian . . . spellbinding' People

An Unremarked Sacrifice (Paperback): Ken Wayman An Unremarked Sacrifice (Paperback)
Ken Wayman
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Scottish Volunteers - History of the 2nd Battalion Glasgow Highlanders (City of Glasgow Regiment) (Hardcover): Eric... The Scottish Volunteers - History of the 2nd Battalion Glasgow Highlanders (City of Glasgow Regiment) (Hardcover)
Eric Scotchburn-Snell
R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Scottish Volunteers - History of the 2nd Battalion Glasgow Highlanders (City of Glasgow Regiment) (Paperback): Eric... The Scottish Volunteers - History of the 2nd Battalion Glasgow Highlanders (City of Glasgow Regiment) (Paperback)
Eric Scotchburn-Snell
R769 R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Save R52 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Road to Lindi - Hull Boys in Africa - The 1st (Hull) Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery East Africa and France 1914 -... The Road to Lindi - Hull Boys in Africa - The 1st (Hull) Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery East Africa and France 1914 - 1919 (Paperback)
Rupert Drake
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
9th Service Battalion the Sherwood Foresters - The Nott's and Derby Regiment During the First World War (Paperback): John... 9th Service Battalion the Sherwood Foresters - The Nott's and Derby Regiment During the First World War (Paperback)
John Stephen Morse 1
R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The 9th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) was part of Lord Kitchener's "New Army" made up initially of men from the north midlands This is their story complete with pictures of many of the men The 9th Battalion was not an elite force, but a group of ordinary working men who felt compelled to serve their country but found themselves in the most extra-ordinary military conflagration

Adventures of a Royal Signals Despatch Rider (Paperback): E.S. Nicholson Adventures of a Royal Signals Despatch Rider (Paperback)
E.S. Nicholson
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This touching autobiography charts the incredible life of a Yorkshire-born lad whose life story could match any Hollywood script.Using his childhood talent of motorcycle racing he becomes a stunt rider performing at many local shows. When World War II breaks out his skill transfers perfectly to the role of despatch rider for the Royal Corps of Signals. This eventful journey takes him all over the world, till he is captured whilst serving in North Africa and transferred to a prisoner of war camp in Italy. Luckily, his farming expertise means he is sent to work on local farmland, which enables his daring escape, aided by the partisans.Despite living such a spectacular life, Nicholson remains a stoical, down-to-earth man and tells his story with an openness and enthusiasm which is heart-warming, and will remind you of the indomitable spirit which makes Britain great.

The Complete Roman Legions (Hardcover): Joanne Berry, Nigel Pollard The Complete Roman Legions (Hardcover)
Joanne Berry, Nigel Pollard 1
R868 R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Save R75 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the first book for a general audience to cover all 45 imperial legions in compelling and accurate detail, telling the tales of their triumphs and defeats as they policed the empire and enlarged its borders. Focusing on the legions as the core of the Roman army, and chronicling their individual histories in detail, this volume builds on the thematic account of the Roman military force given by its companion "The Complete Roman Army", and is vital reading for anyone who has enjoyed that book. It describes the legions in their various postings and major campaigns, as well as their activities as builders and peacekeepers on the empires frontiers. Data files on each legion list their titles, standards, main bases and major campaigns; box features throughout range from accounts of major uprisings to surveys of the main bases and fortresses. Over 200 illustrations portray weapons, armour, inscriptions, fortresses and the regions where the legions served. "Beautifully designed and comprehensively illustrated, the books authoritative and informative text dramatically brings to life the ancient world's most successful military machine". (Professor Lawrence Keppie).

Band Of Brothers (Paperback, Reissue): Stephen E. Ambrose Band Of Brothers (Paperback, Reissue)
Stephen E. Ambrose 2
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

**THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** 25th Anniversary Edition. Foreword by Tom Hanks. The book that inspired Steven Spielberg's acclaimed TV series, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Damian Lewis. In Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose pays tribute to the men of Easy Company, a crack rifle company in the US Army. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the dangerous parachute landings on D-Day and their triumphant capture of Hitler's `Eagle's Nest' in Berchtesgaden. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. Repeatedly send on the toughest missions, these brave men fought, went hungry, froze and died in the service of their country. Celebrating the 25th anniversary since the original publication, this reissue contains a new foreword from Tom Hanks who was an executive producer on the award-winning HBO series. A tale of heroic adventures and soul-shattering confrontations, Band of Brothers brings back to life, as only Stephen E. Ambrose can, the profound ties of brotherhood forged in the barracks and on the battlefields. `History boldly told and elegantly written . . . Gripping' Wall Street Journal `Ambrose proves once again he is a masterful historian . . . spellbinding' People

The Sharpshooters - A History of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War (Hardcover): Edward G. Longacre The Sharpshooters - A History of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War (Hardcover)
Edward G. Longacre
R724 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R133 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Recruited as sharpshooters and clothed in distinctive uniforms with green trim, the hand-picked regiment of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was renowned and admired far and wide. The only New Jersey regiment to reenlist for the duration of the Civil War at the close of its initial three-year term, the Ninth saw action in forty-two battles and engagements across three states. Throughout the South, the regiment broke up enemy camps and supply depots, burned bridges, and destroyed railroad tracks to thwart Confederate movements and suffered disease and starvation as POWs at the notorious Andersonville prison camp in Georgia. Recruited largely from socially conservative cities and villages in northern and central New Jersey, the Ninth Volunteer Infantry consisted of men with widely differing opinions about the Union and their enemy. Edward G. Longacre unearths these complicated political and social views, tracing the history of this esteemed regiment before, during, and after the war-from recruitment at Camp Olden to final operations in North Carolina.

Packed for the Wrong Trip - A New Look inside Abu Ghraib and the Citizen-Soldiers Who Redeemed America?s Honor (Hardcover): W... Packed for the Wrong Trip - A New Look inside Abu Ghraib and the Citizen-Soldiers Who Redeemed America?s Honor (Hardcover)
W Zach Griffith
R503 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R34 (7%) Out of stock

How an Unprepared, Undertrained Group of Maine National Guard Troops Went to Abu Ghraib to Fix the Irreparable The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America's War on Terror when with no special training and their gear lost somewhere between the United States and Baghdad the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Maine National Guard was sent there to serve as guards in February 2004. Just before their arrival, the now infamous photos of the abuses suffered by the prisoners hit the world stage. Abu Ghraib became the focal point not only for global condemnation but for the insurgents' outrage. Over the next year, the 152nd would come under attack by snipers, suicide bombers, vehicle-borne IEDs, and constant rocket and mortar fire. Yet at the same time, the Mainers would form close bonds with some of the prisoners, among them an Iraqi boy struck by a mortar in one of two mass casualty events, and Kamal, a community leader who acts as an envoy between the detainees and the soldiers and yet is assassinated after his release for helping the Americans. The men of the 152nd were an eclectic group of citizen-soldiers caught in one of the darkest corners of the war in Iraq. Packed for the Wrong Trip tells the true story of how they relied on each other and their own ingenuity to survive and to transform one of the most inhumane detainee centers into a functioning, humane prison or as close to one as you could get when tucked between Baghdad and the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history-books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Clipped Wings - Illustrated Diary of My RAF Service in India & Burma 1942-1946 by CPL Peter Walker (Hardcover): Clipped Wings - Illustrated Diary of My RAF Service in India & Burma 1942-1946 by CPL Peter Walker (Hardcover)
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Inspired by the discovery of her father's long-forgotten photos, diaries and letters from home, the author set about creating this book as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifices made by the armed forces in the often over-looked Indian sub-continent area of conflict, 5,000 miles away from home. Now, after six years of work and research, this book has culminated in a tremendous insight into the appalling hardships and working conditions as well as the ingenuity of the often forgotten RAF ground crew who kept the warbirds in the air. Deprived by the RAF of his Pilot's Licence due to colour blindness, Peter was based firstly in central India, maintaining old planes that were already obsolete, and then in Burma where the ground crew were also flying as cargo handlers and stretcher bearers, having to land and take off in the most hazardous of conditions on short bush strips hacked out of the Japanese-infested jungles.

Lee's Tigers Revisited - The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia (Hardcover): Terry L. Jones Lee's Tigers Revisited - The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia (Hardcover)
Terry L. Jones
R821 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R158 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Lee's Tigers Revisited, noted Civil War scholar Terry L. Jones dramatically expands and revises his acclaimed history of the approximately twelve thousand Louisiana infantrymen who fought in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Sometimes derided as the ""wharf rats from New Orleans"" and the ""lowest scrappings of the Mississippi,"" the Louisiana Tigers earned a reputation for being drunken and riotous in camp, but courageous and dependable on the battlefield. Louisiana's soldiers, some of whom wore colorful uniforms in the style of French Zouaves, reflected the state's multicultural society, with regiments consisting of French-speaking Creoles and European immigrants. Units made pivotal contributions to many crucial battles- resisting the initial Union onslaught at First Manassas, facilitating Stonewall Jackson's famous Valley Campaign, holding the line at Second Manassas by throwing rocks when they ran out of ammunition, breaking the Union line temporarily at Gettysburg's Cemetery Hill, containing the Union breakthrough at Spotsylvania's Bloody Angle, and leading Lee's attempted breakout of Petersburg at Fort Stedman. The Tigers achieved equal notoriety for their outrageous behavior off the battlefield, so much so that sources suggest no general wanted them in his command. By the time of Lee's surrender at Appomattox, there were fewer than four hundred Louisiana Tigers still among his troops. Lee's Tigers Revisited uses letters, diaries, memoirs, newspaper articles, and muster rolls to provide a detailed account of the origins, enrollments, casualties, and desertion rates of these soldiers. Illustrations- including several maps newly commissioned for this edition- chart the Tigers' positions on key battlefields in the tumultuous campaigns throughout Virginia. By utilizing first-person accounts and official records, Jones provides the definitive study of the Louisiana Tigers and their harrowing experiences in the Civil War.

Midnight in America - Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War (Paperback): Jonathan W. White Midnight in America - Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War (Paperback)
Jonathan W. White
R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Civil War brought many forms of upheaval to America, not only in waking hours but also in the dark of night. Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided through the minds of Americans in both the North and South. Sometimes their nightly visions brought the horrors of the conflict vividly to life. But for others, nighttime was an escape from the hard realities of life and death in wartime. In this innovative new study, Jonathan W. White explores what dreams meant to Civil War-era Americans and what their dreams reveal about their experiences during the war. He shows how Americans grappled with their fears, desires, and struggles while they slept, and how their dreams helped them make sense of the confusion, despair, and loneliness that engulfed them. White takes readers into the deepest, darkest, and most intimate places of the Civil War, connecting the emotional experiences of soldiers and civilians to the broader history of the conflict, confirming what poets have known for centuries: that there are some truths that are only revealed in the world of darkness.

The History of the SAS (Paperback): Chris Ryan The History of the SAS (Paperback)
Chris Ryan
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Drawing on the stories of the soldiers who were there, this dramatic history of the SAS is full of bravado. Forged to fight guerrillas in the sweltering jungles of Malaya... Ryan writes with the authority of a man familiar with every nuance of the regiment's tactics, training, weapons and equipment.' - Sunday Times Culture Tasked with storming mountain strongholds in the desert. Trained to hunt down the world's most wanted terrorists. This is the extraordinary story of 22 SAS. The history of the modern SAS is one of the great successes of post-war Britain. Since it was revived in 1950 to combat Communist insurgents, the Regiment has gone from strength to strength, fighting covert wars in Oman, Borneo, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, the Persian Gulf and beyond. In the process, it has become one of the most indispensable, and at times controversial, units in the British army Today, the SAS is regarded as the world's leading Special Forces unit, renowned for its demanding Selection course and its relentless ability to adapt to the changing nature of warfare. More than anything else, however, it is the determination and ingenuity of the SAS soldiers that has made the Regiment what it is today. Drawing on his extensive network of contacts and his own experiences, Chris Ryan tells the story of the men on the ground. From the earliest patrols in the Malayan jungle, through to the storming of the Iranian Embassy, the daring raids behind enemy lines in the Gulf War, and up-to-minute missions to capture or kill notorious terrorists - this is the gripping, no-holds-barred account of Regiment operations. Above all, it is a story of elite soldiers fighting, and triumphing, against seemingly impossible odds.

North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Volume 19 - Miscellaneous Battalions and Companies (Hardcover): Matthew Brown,... North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Volume 19 - Miscellaneous Battalions and Companies (Hardcover)
Matthew Brown, Michael Coffey
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pure Soldiers or Sinister Legion - The Ukrainian 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division (Paperback): Sol Littman Pure Soldiers or Sinister Legion - The Ukrainian 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division (Paperback)
Sol Littman
R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Between 1950 and 1955, thousands of veterans from the notorious German-led, Ukrainian 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division emigrated to North America with the full consent of the governments despite immigration regulations in force at the time that forbade entry to all who served in any branch of the SS. The Jewish community fought a brief, but futile, battle to persuade those governments to deny them entry, denouncing them as a "sinister legion" of "bloodthirsty murderers"--war criminals who had engaged in the mass murder of thousands of innocent civilians.

On the other hand, a well-organized body of Division supporters insisted there was nothing "sinister" or "murderous" about the young men who had volunteered to serve in its ranks. They declared them exceptional soldiers who obeyed the international rules of war, praised them for being dedicated soldiers who harbored no hatred for Jews, guarded no concentration camps, and committed no crimes against humanity.

At issue then was the nature of the Division and its war record. Were they "pure soldiers" as many of their supporters contended, or were they, to use Daniel Goldhagen's phrase, among Hitler's willing executioners?

"Pure Soldiers or Bloodthirsty Murderers "traces the 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division's fortunes from its formation in April 1943, to its surrender to the British in May 1946, from immigrant farm workers in Britain, Canada and the USA, to Cold War CIA assassins. Along the way, it attempts to shed some light on this acrimonious dispute that has continued to the present day.

Sol Littman is former Canadian Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, author of "War Criminal on Trial," founding editor of "The Canadian Jewish News," the First Director of B'nai Brith Canada's "League for Human Rights," and also served with the Anti-Defamation League in the United States.

At Close Range - Life and Death in an Artillery Regiment, 1939-45 (Hardcover, Main): Peter Hart At Close Range - Life and Death in an Artillery Regiment, 1939-45 (Hardcover, Main)
Peter Hart 1
R661 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R120 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The best way to understand what it was like to fight in the Second World War is to see it through the eyes of the soldiers who fought it. The South Notts Hussars fought at almost every major battle of the Second World War, from the Siege of Tobruk to the Battle of El Alamein and the D-Day Landings. Here, Peter Hart draws on detailed interviews conducted with members of the regiment, to provide both a comprehensive account of the conflict and reconstruct its most thrilling moments in the words of the men who experienced it. This is military history at its best: outlining the path from despair to victory, and allowing us to share in soldiers' hopes and fears; the deafening explosions of the shells, the scream of the diving Stukas and the wounded; the pleasures of good comrades and the devastating despair at lost friends.

Congress's Own - A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union (Hardcover): Holly A Mayer Congress's Own - A Canadian Regiment, the Continental Army, and American Union (Hardcover)
Holly A Mayer
R1,064 Discovery Miles 10 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Colonel Moses Hazen's 2nd Canadian Regiment was one of the first 'national' regiments in the American army. Created by the Continental Congress, it drew members from Canada, eleven states, and foreign forces. 'Congress's Own' was among the most culturally, ethnically, and regionally diverse of the Continental Army's regiments - a distinction that makes it an apt reflection of the union that was struggling to create a nation. The 2nd Canadian, like the larger army, represented and pushed the transition from a colonial, continental alliance to a national association. The problems the regiment raised and encountered underscored the complications of managing a confederation of states and troops. In this enterprising study of an intriguing and at times 'infernal' regiment, Holly A. Mayer marshals personal and official accounts - from the letters and journals of Continentals and congressmen to the pension applications of veterans and their widows - to reveal what the personal passions, hardships, and accommodations of the 2nd Canadian can tell us about the greater military and civil dynamics of the American Revolution. Congress's Own follows congressmen, commanders, and soldiers through the Revolutionary War as the regiment's story shifts from tents and trenches to the halls of power and back. Interweaving insights from borderlands and community studies with military history, Mayer tracks key battles and traces debates that raged within the Revolution's military and political borderlands wherein subjects became rebels, soldiers, and citizens. Her book offers fresh, vivid accounts of the Revolution that disclose how 'Congress's Own' regiment embodied the dreams, diversity, and divisions within and between the Continental Army, Congress, and the emergent union of states during the War for American Independence.

As Brave an Act - The Letters of 2nd Lt Victor George Ursell 1913-17 Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (Paperback): As Brave an Act - The Letters of 2nd Lt Victor George Ursell 1913-17 Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (Paperback)
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster - Volume 20: Generals, Staff Officers, and Militia (Hardcover): Matthew Brown,... North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster - Volume 20: Generals, Staff Officers, and Militia (Hardcover)
Matthew Brown, Michael Coffey
R1,111 Discovery Miles 11 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Devil's Carnival - The First Hundred Days of Armageddon 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers August - December 1914... The Devil's Carnival - The First Hundred Days of Armageddon 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers August - December 1914 (Paperback)
John Mason Sneddon
R385 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R53 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The first hundred days of Armageddon 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers August-December 1914.

Midnight in America - Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War (Hardcover): Jonathan W. White Midnight in America - Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War (Hardcover)
Jonathan W. White
R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Civil War brought many forms of upheaval to America, not only in waking hours but also in the dark of night. Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided through the minds of Americans in both the North and South. Sometimes their nightly visions brought the horrors of the conflict vividly to life. But for others, nighttime was an escape from the hard realities of life and death in wartime. In this innovative new study, Jonathan W. White explores what dreams meant to Civil War-era Americans and what their dreams reveal about their experiences during the war. He shows how Americans grappled with their fears, desires, and struggles while they slept, and how their dreams helped them make sense of the confusion, despair, and loneliness that engulfed them. White takes readers into the deepest, darkest, and most intimate places of the Civil War, connecting the emotional experiences of soldiers and civilians to the broader history of the conflict, confirming what poets have known for centuries: that there are some truths that are only revealed in the world of darkness.

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