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CIVIL WAR BOOK AUTHOR: One of the most surprising and humiliating defeats in the United States' military history, the Red River Campaign narrowly missed turning the tide of the entire Civil War. This pictorial volume, written in an engaging tone, relays the full story of the conflict. Led by the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Union Army invaded the Southern Red River Valley with 32,000 men. They anticipated little trouble from the Confederates-whom they outnumbered nearly four to one-and even painted names of the towns they planned to conquer on their wagons, such as San Antonio, Houston, and Galveston. The men in blue did not expect a battle until they reached Shreveport, the Confederate capital of Louisiana. On April 8, 1864, the Confederate Patton, Gen. Richard Taylor, launched a devastating attack near Mansfield with 8,800 men. By nightfall, the Yankee soldiers were no longer discussing victories in Houston, Dallas, or even Shreveport-they were running for their lives. Complete with maps, period photographs, and firsthand accounts from soldiers, Richard Taylor and the Red River Campaign of 1864 serves as a definitive resource for historians or anyone seeking knowledge on this daring operation. Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than forty history books, which have received praise from Publishers Weekly and British Army Review. In addition to writing articles for the Journal of Soviet Military Studies, he has appeared on the History Channel, CBS, National Public Radio, and the British Broadcasting Network. Mitcham has lectured at West Point, Air War College, and the General Staff College of the Marine Corps. He also taught geography and military history at Henderson State University, Georgia Southern University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where the freshman honor society named him professor of the year. Mitcham received his BA in journalism from Northeast Louisiana University and later earned his MS and PhD. He lives in Monroe, Louisiana. Calendar

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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 01:21:11 GMT
Video: Same-sex couple denied marriage license

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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:44:43 GMT
Video: Obama: Climate change a 'solvable problem'

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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 02:29:50 GMT
Video: O'Malley: DNC debate process is 'rigged'

Aug. 31: Chris Hayes talks to Jess McIntosh from Emily's List and MSNBC Contributor Sam Seder about whether O'Malley is correct in calling the debate process "rigged" to help Hillary Clinton.
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:50:47 GMT
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:30:43 GMT
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:17:33 GMT
Video: Clinton at DNC: I'm just getting warmed up

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:32:35 GMT
Video: Walker dreams of an unintimidated America

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:17:25 GMT
Video: Bush 43: 'The Crescent City has risen again'

Aug. 28: Former President George W. Bush spoke at a school in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 28th, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and lauding the progress made in rebuilding the city after the storm.(Other)Former President George W. Bush spoke at a school in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 28th, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and lauding the progress made in rebuilding the city after the storm.(msnbc quick cuts)

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:26:44 GMT
Video: Obama, Landrieu meet with Trem residents

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:20:06 GMT
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