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Jul.25.2008
THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE BRAVE On Friday, November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved a resolution for the organization of the Corps, creating what would become the hallowed few, the proud--the Marines. Since then, the men and women of the United States Marine Corps have created the finest...
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Jul.25.2008
On Friday, October 13, 1775, Congress decided to send two ships to harass the vessels supplying the British Army in America, thereby creating what would become the most powerful navy in the history of the world. Since that fateful day in Philadelphia, the men and women of the United States Navy...
The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told
Jul.24.2008
Since the United States Army’s inception by an act of Congress on June 14, 1775, its remarkable service members have engaged in almost every one of the most important turning points in our nation’s history. In The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told, editor Iain Martin gathers the amazing...
Rebel: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby
Mar.30.2008
Rebel, a steady seller since 1983, is the first complete biography of the Confederacy’s best-known partisan commander, John Singleton Mosby, the “Gray Ghost.” A practicing attorney in Virginia and at first a reluctant soldier, in 1861 Mosby took to soldiering with a vengeance, becoming one of the...
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Feb.29.2008
The Battle of Monocacy, which took place on the blisteringly hot day of July 9, 1864, is one of the Civil War’s most significant yet little-known battles. What played out that day in the corn and wheat fields four miles south of Frederick, Maryland., was a full-field engagement between some 12,000...