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New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959. New Edition [Stated]. Hardcover, 2 volumes in a slipcase. Volume I, xl, , 460 pages. Volume II, x, , 459,  pages. Chart. Chronology. Illustrations. Footnotes. Maps. Notes. Index. Introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern. Introduction to New Edition. James Dunwoody Bulloch (June 25, 1823 – January 7, 1901) was the Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War. Based in Liverpool, he operated blockade runners and commerce raiders that provided the Confederacy with its only source of hard currency. Bulloch arranged for the purchase by British merchants of Confederate cotton, as well as the dispatch of armaments and other war supplies to the South. His secret service funds are alleged to have been used to plan the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. During the 1880s, a young Theodore Roosevelt, known as T.R., persuaded his "Uncle Jimmie" Bulloch to write and publish an account of his activities during the Civil War. The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe was published in two volumes in 1883. T.R. wrote to his mother telling of his success with the project saying, "I have persuaded him to publish a work which only he possesses the materials to write." In return, Uncle Jimmie spent considerable time schooling his energetic nephew on the operations of wind-powered ships in the Age of Sail and explained much about ship-to-ship fighting tactics, as Theodore had no personal experience or training in early 19th-century naval warfare. Roosevelt drew from this tutoring, and his long hours spent in libraries researching the official records of the U.S. Navy, for his book The Naval War of 1812.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1901. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 304,  pages. Footnotes. Appendix. Index. Slightly cocked with small tears and chips to edges of pages. Name of previous owner written inside front board. One of the first professional historians of West Virginia, James Morton Callahan (November 4, 1864-March 16, 1956) was was educated at Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University. He was awarded a Ph.D. by Johns Hopkins in 1897, where he studied under Herbert Baxter Adams, one of the nation’s most renowned historians. From 1898 to 1902, Callahan taught history at Johns Hopkins and served concurrently as director of the Bureau of Historical Research in Washington. In 1902, he was appointed chairman of the Department of History and Political Science at West Virginia University. In 1916, Callahan became dean of the WVU College of Arts and Sciences, a position he held until 1929. Callahan continued to pursue his interests in international relations, a field in which he was a pioneer.
New York: Bantam Books, 1993. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. xxi, , 338,  pages. Paperback. Illustrations. Chronology. Introduction by James M. McPherson. Eyewitness account of the end of the Civil War. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (born Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, September 8, 1828 – February 24, 1914) was an American college professor, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. He became a highly decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). He is known for his gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Chamberlain was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1862 and fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg. He became commander of the regiment in June 1863. On July 2, during the Battle of Gettysburg, Chamberlain's regiment occupied the extreme left of the Union lines at Little Round Top. Chamberlain's men withstood repeated assaults from the 15th Regiment Alabama Infantry and finally drove the Confederates away with a bayonet charge. Chamberlain was wounded while commanding a brigade during the Second Battle of Petersburg in June 1864, and was given a promotion to brigadier general. In April 1865, he fought at the Battle of Five Forks and was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. After the war, he served four terms of office as the 32nd Governor of Maine. He served as president, of Bowdoin College.