Custer s Trials Book
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Custer s Trials


  • Author : T.J. Stiles
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101875841

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Custer s Trials Excerpt :

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person—capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. He freed countless slaves yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. A talented combat leader, he struggled as a manager in the West. He tried to make a fortune on Wall Street yet never connected with the new corporate economy. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. A popular writer, he remained apart from Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and other rising intellectuals. During Custer’s lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation’s gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer’s tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surpr

Trial of Theodosius Botkin Book

Trial of Theodosius Botkin


  • Author : Theodosius Botkin (defendant.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Genre: Impeachments
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433009498837

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Model Rules of Professional Conduct Book

Model Rules of Professional Conduct


  • Author : American Bar Association. House of Delegates
  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1590318730

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Model Rules of Professional Conduct Excerpt :

The Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on legal ethics. Federal, state and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in solving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions and much more. In this volume, black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules will help you identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the relationship between you and your clients, colleagues and the courts.

Custer s Conqueror Book

Custer s Conqueror


  • Author : William J. Bordeaux
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-04-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781450065528

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William J. Bordeaux was a bona-fide member of the Brule band of the Sioux tribe. His grandfather James Bordeaux was one of the early French fur traders who bravely carried on his trade and barter with the Sioux when the virgin prairies of the west were still an open frontier. A lineal descendent of Red Cormorant Woman (Húntkálutawin), his grandmother, he was well versed in his mother tongue. Being proficient in several dialects of the native language, he was able to converse with sage and grizzled old warriors and thus obtain information impossible for a white man to learn. His close union with his own tribe and daily conversations with them is an assurance that no doubtful, or transcribed evidence, will appear on these pages. In Bordeaux’s search for material for a history of his people, he spent considerable time traveling and talking to the oldest Indians on the different Sioux Indian Reservations. Through his research he stored up and accumulated a wealth of stories and legends, with awe inspiring fables and facts that would be valuable to story writers. These fragmentary myths and authentic facts connected with his people would have been lost without these writings. In his travels for the purpose of obtaining datum relative to the hostile activities by the different war chiefs, he found one warrior that stood out alone, excelling all other Sioux war braves, as to courage, and cunning, “Crazy Horse,” an Oglála Sioux.

One of Custer s Wolverines Book

One of Custer s Wolverines


  • Author : James Harvey Kidd
  • Publisher : Kent State University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 0873386701

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One of Custer s Wolverines Excerpt :

Primarily known for his postwar exploits, most famously for his 1876 defeat at Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer led a formidable cavalry that became known as Custer's Wolverines. This volume presents the Civil War letters of one of those Wolverines, James H. Kidd.

The Federal Reporter Book

The Federal Reporter


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Law reports, digests, etc
  • Pages : 1588
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4443577

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Encyclop  dia of Accounting Book

Encyclop dia of Accounting


  • Author : George Lisle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1903
  • Genre: Accounting
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101066805266

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Communications Law Reform Book

Communications Law Reform


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Cable television
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210016411199

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Crazy Horse and Custer Book

Crazy Horse and Custer


  • Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Dakota Indians
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000088087121

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Crazy Horse and Custer Excerpt :

On June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode towards the banks of the Little Bighorn where three thousand Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great war leaders would soon become forever linked: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer. This masterly dual biography tells the epic story of the lives of these two men: both were fighters of legendary daring, both became honoured leaders in their societies when still astonishingly young, and both died when close to the supreme political heights. Yet they - like the nations they represented - were as different as day and night. Custer had won his spurs in the American Civil War; his watchword was 'To promotion - or death!' and his restless ambition characterized a white nation in search of expansion and progress. Crazy Horse fought for a nomadic way of life fast yielding before the buffalo-hunters and the incursions of the white man. The Great Plains of North America provided the stage - and the prize.

BMI v  Minicom  Case File  Trial Materials Book

BMI v Minicom Case File Trial Materials


  • Author : Anthony J. Bocchino
  • Publisher : Aspen Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-08-10
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601569844

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BMI v Minicom Case File Trial Materials Excerpt :

It’s David versus Goliath when computer giant BMI sues startup Minicom for damages when a shipment of components that BMI sent to Minicom is lost. BMI claims that Minicom bore the risk of loss; it is suing to recover for breach of contract. Minicom claims it directed BMI to obtain insurance on the shipment and that BMI’s failure to do so breached the contract, causing the loss of past and future profits. One of NITA’s most popular cases, this well-balanced file has been updated with electronic evidence. BMI provides ample material for basic and advanced advocacy training with two witnesses for both plaintiff and defendant in the deposition version. The trial version includes one optional economics expert for each side. BMI is available as a trial file, or as deposition files with Plaintiff, Defendant, and Faculty versions, each sold separately. New to the Revised 11th Edition: Updated exhibits to correct dates and eliminate confusion Professors and students will benefit from: A case file that can be used both for deposition practice and for mock trials A time-tested case file that has been updated to include electronic exhibits

The Secret Trial of Robert E  Lee Book
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The Secret Trial of Robert E Lee


  • Author : Thomas Fleming
  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640190634

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1865. The Civil War is over, and the South lies in ruins. But for some people, former slaveholders have not been punished enough. A cabal of powerful men, led by Charles A. Dana, the assistant secretary of war, plot to break the spirit of the South once and for all - by convicting General Robert E. Lee of treason and hanging him like a common criminal. To this end, they have convened a secret military tribunal in Lee's former home in Arlington, Virginia. Jeremiah O'Brien of the New-York Tribune, a long-time protégé of Dana's, is the only reporter allowed to attend the trial. His exclusive reports on this momentous event, and the book he intends to write, will surely make his fortune. Yet as the trial proceeds, pitting the general against his accusers, O'Brien finds himself torn between his loyalty to Dana, his love for a Confederate spy, and his growing respect and compassion for Lee himself. The young reporter is supposed to be only an observer, but, in the end, it is O'Brien who must evaluate the evidence and determine the true meaning of honor. Written by New York Times bestselling author and historian Thomas Fleming, The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee brings to life a fascinating chapter in American history that might well have happened - and perhaps truly did.