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RALLY ROUND THE FLAG—UNIFORMS OF THE UNION VOLUNTEERS OF 1861:
The New England States
• Complete and detailed study of the uniforms and headgear worn by the volunteers of 1861
• Includes information on the mills that produced cloth and the makers of uniforms and headgear
• Enhanced by photographs of original items of uniforms from private collections
This volume examines what the citizen soldiery of the New England States wore when they marched off to save the
Union in 1861. An exhaustive search of thousands of newspapers yielded a myriad of reports and personal accounts
fromsoldiers’ letters, which together offer a hitherto unpublished viewof the stirring events during the first fewmonths
of the Civil War. Combined with fascinating detail from numerous diaries and regimental histories, the author is able
to describe the appearance of the Union volunteers of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut,
Vermont, and Maine. The narrative is enhanced by photographs of original uniform items from private collections,
plus imagery of the day showing the great variety of clothing and headgear worn. Accepted byTheCompany ofMilitary
Historians, this is an essential reference for collectors, living historians, modelers, and curators, as well as anyone with
a general interest in the Civil War.
Ron Field
is a retired history teacher and an award-winning author of nineteenth century military history. He is a
Fellow of The Company of Military Historians and senior editor of
Military Images
.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 165 color & b/w photos • 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4908-9 • hard cover • $45.00
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Ron Field
BLUE SEAS, RED STARS:
Soviet Military Medals to U.S. Sea Service Recipients in World War II
• Photographic and biographical journey of all 217 U.S. naval recipients of Soviet medals in WWII
• This book presents all 217 biographies in a narrative and photographic format
• The rarest of the rare, nearly every medal and document has never before been published
At the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union decorated 217 men of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and
Merchant Marine who had performed “heroic acts” during convoy and anti-submarine duties in the Atlantic. For the
last decade, David Schwind has made it his mission to identify and track down every remaining medal and capture
the stories of these brave men. This book is the culmination of that quest. Based on extensive archival research and
in-person interviews with over 100 recipients or their families, Schwind takes the reader on a photographic and
biographical odyssey exploring the lives of each recipient, illuminated by over 600 never before published photographs
of exceptionally rare Soviet and American medals, photographs, and related documents still in the possession of the
veterans and their families today.
DavidA. Schwind
is a former U.S. Navy officer with a lifelong interest in the history of the U.S. Navy and the Soviet
Union. He resides with his family in Southern California.
Size: 9" x 12" • 629 color & b/w images • 336 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4829-7 • hard cover • $69.99
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David A. Schwind
FAMINE, SWORD, AND FIRE:
The Liberation of Southwest China in World War II
• In 1942, the Japanese conquered southwest China; in 1944, a joint Chinese-American campaign took it back
• Everything from the political battles in Washington to the soldiers on the battlefield and the airmen overhead
• The centerpiece was the battle to liberate Tengchong, surrounded by 30-foot-tall stone walls
The untold story of Chinese and Americans standing side-by-side, fighting together and dying together on the highest,
most rugged battlegrounds of WWII. In May 1942, the Japanese 15th Army conquered Burma and southwest China.
Only a desperate defense by disorganized and defeatedChinese troops and thewar-weary remains of ClaireChennault’s
mercenary Flying Tigers stopped the advance at the Salween River. For two years, the people of southwest China
lived under an oppressive Japanese occupation while Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, President Franklin Roosevelt,
General Joseph Stilwell, and Major General Claire Chennault bickered over what to do next. Finally, in May 1944,
the Chinese Expeditionary Force, with American supplies and advisors, supported from above by the legendary 14th
Air Force, crossed the Salween to take back what they had lost.
Daniel Jackson
graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in military history and a
minor in Chinese language. He is now an Air Force pilot living with his beautiful wife near Pensacola, Florida.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 112 b/w photos & maps • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4838-9 • hard cover • $34.99
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Daniel Jackson
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