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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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Inside Slant: Impact of Brady's overturned ban

USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero explains what a federal judge's decision to overturn Patriots QB Tom Brady's Deflategate suspension means for the Patriots and the rest of the NFL.

      
 
 

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:52:00 -0400
Brady can play, but NFL to appeal judge's ruling

NFL moves quickly to file appeal of Judge Berman's decision handed down Thursday.

      
 
 

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:15:22 -0400
Brennan: Chaos, uncertainty are NFL's new norm

Tom Brady is a very happy man today. The NFL? Not so pleased.

      
 
 

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:31:26 -0400
Armour: More evidence NFL dictatorship is failing

In tossing out Tom Brady suspension, federal judge criticizes NFL's disciplinary system

      
 
 

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:32:04 -0400
Patriots owner 'appreciates' Deflategate decision

Kraft releases statement praising judge's Deflategate decision.

      
 
 

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:35:01 -0400
Fantasy: Fallout of Brady's overturned suspension

Now that Brady's four-game ban is over, where should you draft him?

      
 
 

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:02:59 -0400
Q&A: With suspension vacated, NFL's next steps?

Now that Judge Richard Berman has overturned Tom Brady's suspension, here's what you need to know.

      
 
 

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:48:40 -0400
Twitter reacts after Brady's win

NFL players, celebrities react to Tom Brady's suspension being vacated

      
 
 

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:50:05 -0400
Manziel's mentor: QB 'grounded' after rehab stay

Manziel has said nothing publicly about who he called after entering alcohol, drug treatment center.

      
 
 

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 20:31:13 -0400
Redskins GM's wife apologizes for lewd tweets

The Redskins can do nothing right.

      
 
 

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