At Sword S Point Part 2

Author: William P. MacKinnon
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806156740
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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.

Swordspoint

Author: Ellen Kushner
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780307418357
Size: 34.80 MB
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Swordspoint from the Author: Ellen Kushner. The classic forerunner to The Fall of the Kings now with three bonus stories. Hailed by critics as “a bravura performance” (Locus) and “witty, sharp-eyed, [and] full of interesting people” (Newsday), this classic melodrama of manners, filled with remarkable plot twists and unexpected humor, takes fantasy to an unprecedented level of elegant writing and scintillating wit. Award-winning author Ellen Kushner has created a world of unforgettable characters whose political ambitions, passionate love affairs, and age-old rivalries collide with deadly results. Swordspoint On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye. From the Paperback edition.

At Sword S Point

Author: Scott MacMillan
Publisher:
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.

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

At Sword S Point

Author: William P. MacKinnon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780870622748
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At Sword S Point from the Author: William P. MacKinnon.

Knights Of The Blood

Author: Scott MacMillan
Publisher: Roc
ISBN: 9780451452566
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Knights Of The Blood from the Author: Scott MacMillan. Los Angeles policeman Jack Drummond travels back to 1972, World War II, and the time of the Crusades to investigate a bizarre series of murders in which the murder weapon was a stake through the heart. Original.

Geodesy

Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Publisher:
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Geodesy from the Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.