Other books byJohn Langellier
Second Manassas 1862
Robert E Lee's greatest victory
Osprey's examination of the culminating battle of the American Civil War (1861-1865). “There never was such a campaign, not even by Napoleon" wrote Confederate General Pender of the Second Manassas campaign in which the gray-bearded Virginian, Robert E Lee, came as close as he ever would to exterminating his Northern enemies. In so doing, Lee established himself as the South's pre-eminent military commander and the Army of Northern Virginia as it's most powerful weapon. The fighting in northern Virginia left Union General John Pope's career in tatters and proved the South was a power to be reckoned with. This book's powerful account demonstrates that during that fateful summer of 1862 Lee's soldiers were fighting for anything but a lost cause.
US Armed Forces in China 1856-1941
This volume reveals the little-known story of the 90-year presence of American forces in China until the fall of Peking in 1941. Included is coverage of the first operations on the Pearl River in 1856 as well as US involvement in the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. As China entered a chaotic period in her history, known as the years of the "Warlords," American marines also participated in numerous small-scale amphibious landings. Finally, during the later Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and early into World War II (1939-1945), US volunteers of the "Flying Tigers" became renowned for their combat missions in support of Chinese Nationalist forces, and their aerial duels are also recounted by the author John P. Langellier, who has spent several years researching the subject in the US and China. Discover the history of these various actions and the different services involved, recreated in color artwork and illustrated with rare, previously unpublished photographs.
The U. S. Infantry from the American Civil War...
Illustrated throughout, this authoritative volume combines rare contemporary images of American infantry men with detailed captions which highlight the finer points of uniform and equipment as they actually appeared in the field.
Uncle Sam's Little Wars
The Spanish-American War, Philippine...
A remarkable study of an age that incorporated the spirit of the nineteenth-century with the technology of modern aggression One hundred years ago American colonial ambition found expression in the seizure and occupation of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, and intervention in the Boxer Rebellion in China. These military enterprises cast the American Army in a dramatic new role; the G.I.s had to suddenly adapt from policing the American interior to sustaining an international power in far-flung corners of the world.