At Sword S Point Part 2

Author: William P. MacKinnon
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806156732
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At Sword S Point Part 2 from the Author: William P. MacKinnon. The Utah War—an unprecedented armed confrontation between Mormon-controlled Utah Territory and the U.S. government—was the most extensive American military action between the U.S.-Mexican and Civil Wars. Drawing on author-editor William P. MacKinnon’s half-century of research and a wealth of carefully selected new material, At Sword’s Point presents the first full history of the conflict through the voices of participants—leaders, soldiers, and civilians from both sides. MacKinnon’s lively narrative, continued in this second volume, links and explains these firsthand accounts to produce the most detailed, in-depth, and balanced view of the war to date. At Sword’s Point, Part 2 carries the story of the Utah War from the end of 1857 to the conclusion of hostilities in June 1858, when Brigham Young was replaced as territorial governor and almost one-third of the U.S. Army occupied Utah. Through the testimony of Mormon and federal leaders, combatants, emissaries, and onlookers, this second volume describes the war’s final months and uneasy resolution. President James Buchanan and his secretary of war, John B. Floyd, worked to break a political-military stalemate in Utah, while Mormon leaders prepared defensive and aggressive countermeasures ranging from an attack on Forts Bridger and Laramie to the “Sebastopol Strategy” of evacuating and torching Salt Lake City and sending 30,000 Mormon refugees on a mass exodus and fighting retreat toward Mexican Sonora. Thomas L. Kane, self-appointed intermediary and Philadelphia humanitarian, sought a peaceful conclusion to the conflict, which ended with the arrival in Utah of President Buchanan’s two official peace commissioners, the president’s blanket pardon for Utah’s population, and the army’s peaceful march into the Salt Lake Valley. MacKinnon’s narrative weaves a panoramic yet intimate view of a turning point in western, Mormon, and American history far bloodier than previously understood. With its sophisticated documentary analysis and insight, this work will stand as the definitive history of the complex, consequential, and still-debated Utah War.

At Sword S Point

Author: Scott MacMillan
ISBN: 9780451454072
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At Sword S Point from the Author: Scott MacMillan. When a series of gruesome murders baffles European police, LAPD detective John Drummond risks his own life to stop the killers, a generation of Nazi vampires with a thirst for world domination. Original.

Die Legenden Von Attolia 1

Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641107784
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Die Legenden Von Attolia 1 from the Author: Megan Whalen Turner. Der junge Dieb Gen ist ein Meister seines Fachs. Doch auch der beste Dieb kann einmal Pech haben, und so wird Gen eines Tages von den Schergen des Königs gefasst und in den Kerker gesperrt.

Sword Point

Author: Harold Coyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671737120
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Sword Point from the Author: Harold Coyle. The Soviet invasion of Iran triggers the deployment of American troops and the fury of modern war, but the stakes are raised immeasurably when it is rumored that Iran is building a nuclear device


Author: John Harris
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755147456
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Swordpoint from the Author: John Harris. It is 1944 and Monte Cassino has become a Nazi stronghold against the Allied advance through Italy. But Cassino must be taken, and the flamboyantly ambitious Brigadier Heathfield has a plan. This is a gripping, intoxicating story about the men of the North Yorkshires, veterans of Africa, hardened to the world.