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Fort Laramie: Military Bastion of the High Plai...
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Of all the US Army posts in the West, none witnessed more history than Fort Laramie, positioned in the northern Great Plains join the Rocky Mountains. From its beginnings as a trading post in 1834 to its abandonment by the army in 1890, it was involved in the buffalo hide trade, overland migrations, Indian wars and treaties, the Utah War, Confederate maneuvering, and the coming of the telegraph and first transcontinental railroad. Douglas C. McChristian has written the first complete history of Fort Laramie, chronicling every critical stage in its existence, including its addition to the National Park System. He draws on an extraordinary array of archival materials — including those at Fort Laramie National Historic Site — to present new data about the fort and new interpretations of historical events. Emphasizing the fort´s military history, McChristian documents the army´s vital role in ending challenges posed by American Indians to US occupation and settlement of the region, and he expands on the fort´s interactions with the many Native peoples of the Central Plains and Rocky Mountains. He provides a particularly lucid description of the infamous Grattan fight of 1854, which initiated a generation of strife between Indians and US soldiers, and he recounts the 1851 Horse Creek and 1868 Fort Laramie treaties. Meticulously researched and gracefully told, this is a long-overdue military history of one of the American West´s most venerable historic places. The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Utley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100389/bk_acx0_100389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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Summoned at Midnight: A Story of Race and the L...
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Uncovers the hidden world of the military legal system and the intimate history of racism that pervaded the armed forces long after integration.Richard A. Serrano reveals how racial discrimination in the US military criminal justice system determined whose lives mattered and deserved a second chance and whose did not. Between 1955 and 1961, a group of white and black condemned soldiers lived together on death row at Fort Leavenworth military prison. Although convicted of equally heinous crimes, all the white soldiers were eventually paroled and returned to their families, spared by high-ranking army officers, the military courts, sympathetic doctors, highly trained attorneys, the White House staff, or President Eisenhower himself.During the same six-year period, only black soldiers were hanged. Some were cognitively challenged, others addicted to substances or mentally unbalanced - the same mitigating circumstances that had won white soldiers their death row reprieves. These men lacked the benefits of political connections, expert lawyers, or public support; only their mothers begged fruitlessly for their lives to be spared. By 1960, John Bennett was the youngest black inmate at Fort Leavenworth. His lost battle for clemency was fought between two vastly different presidential administrations - Eisenhower’s and Kennedy’s - as the civil rights movement was gaining steam.Drawing on interviews, trial transcripts, and rarely published archival material, Serrano brings to life the characters in this lost history: from desperate mothers and disheartened appeals lawyers to the prison doctors, psychiatrists, and chaplains. He shines a light on the scandalous legal maneuvering that reached the doors of the White House and the disparity in capital punishment that was cut so strictly along racial lines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Zinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006674/bk_rand_006674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty i...
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Making War at Fort Hood offers an illuminating look at war through the daily lives of the people whose job it is to produce it. Kenneth MacLeish conducted a year of intensive fieldwork among soldiers and their families at and around the US Army´s Fort Hood in central Texas. He shows how war´s reach extends far beyond the battlefield into military communities where violence is as routine, boring, and normal as it is shocking and traumatic. Fort Hood is one of the largest military installations in the world, and many of the 55,000 personnel based there have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. MacLeish provides intimate portraits of Fort Hood´s soldiers and those closest to them, drawing on numerous in-depth interviews and diverse ethnographic material. He explores the exceptional position that soldiers occupy in relation to violence--not only trained to fight and kill, but placed deliberately in harm´s way and offered up to die. The death and destruction of war happen to soldiers on purpose. MacLeish interweaves gripping narrative with critical theory and anthropological analysis to vividly describe this unique condition of vulnerability. Along the way, he sheds new light on the dynamics of military family life, stereotypes of veterans, what it means for civilians to say ´´thank you´´ to soldiers, and other questions about the sometimes ordinary, sometimes agonizing labor of making war. Making War at Fort Hood is the first ethnography to examine the everyday lives of the soldiers, families, and communities who personally bear the burden of America´s most recent wars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011679/bk_adbl_011679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Peak Military Green CPM
79,95 € *
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Mit dem Peak setzt Manly seine Tradition der erschwinglichen Taschenmesser in unverwuestlicher Qualitaet gekonnt fort. Die Farbe Military Green, in der das Peak exklusiv ausschliesslich ueber Boeker erhaeltlich ist, passt ausgezeichnet zum rustikalen Charme, de

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Stand: 10.09.2019
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Peak Military Green CPM
79,95 € *
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Mit dem Peak setzt Manly seine Tradition der erschwinglichen Taschenmesser in unverwuestlicher Qualitaet gekonnt fort. Die Farbe Military Green, in der das Peak exklusiv ausschliesslich ueber Boeker erhaeltlich ist, passt ausgezeichnet zum rustikalen Charme, de

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Peak Military Green D2
44,95 € *
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Mit dem Peak setzt Manly seine Tradition der erschwinglichen Taschenmesser in unverwuestlicher Qualitaet gekonnt fort. Die Farbe Military Green, in der das Peak exklusiv ausschliesslich ueber Boeker erhaeltlich ist, passt ausgezeichnet zum rustikalen Charme, de

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Peak Military Green D2
44,95 € *
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Mit dem Peak setzt Manly seine Tradition der erschwinglichen Taschenmesser in unverwuestlicher Qualitaet gekonnt fort. Die Farbe Military Green, in der das Peak exklusiv ausschliesslich ueber Boeker erhaeltlich ist, passt ausgezeichnet zum rustikalen Charme, de

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Peak Military Green CPM Two Hand
79,95 € *
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Mit dem Peak setzt Manly seine Tradition der erschwinglichen Taschenmesser in unverwuestlicher Qualitaet gekonnt fort. Die Farbe Military Green, in der das Peak exklusiv ausschliesslich ueber Boeker erhaeltlich ist, passt ausgezeichnet zum rustikalen Charme, de

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Peak Military Green D2 Two Hand
44,95 € *
zzgl. 2,99 € Versand

Mit dem Peak setzt Manly seine Tradition der erschwinglichen Taschenmesser in unverwuestlicher Qualitaet gekonnt fort. Die Farbe Military Green, in der das Peak exklusiv ausschliesslich ueber Boeker erhaeltlich ist, passt ausgezeichnet zum rustikalen Charme, de

Anbieter: RAKUTEN
Stand: 10.09.2019
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