The Works of Matthew Blue

Author: Matthew Powers Blue
Publisher: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 1588380319
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The 1878 City Directory of Montgomery, Alabama, included A Brief History of Montgomery, consisting of a narrative and a series of events arranged by the months. Compiled by Matthew Powers Blue, this was the earliest history of a place that already served as the center of Deep South cotton culture and as the first capital of the Confederacy. Contemporary historian Mary Ann Neeley has annotated Blue's history to correct errors and clear up inconsistencies, and added other material on early churches, a genealogy of the colorful Blue family, and a Civil War diary by Blue's sister Ellen.

Militia of Montgomery County Virginia 1777 1790

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The militia was organized in 1777 after the county was established in the previous year. All men between the ages of 18 and 50 were required to register, attend muster and perform others with their captain of the militia. Only those who were infirm or not fit were allowed not to attend and this information is often listed on the muster rolls.


Author: Nigel Hamilton
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612340660
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This fascinating study of military leadership follows British general Bernard Law Montgomery's military career from his cadet days and service in World War I to his great victories of World War II, including his defeat of the great German panzer commander, Erwin Rommel, at Alamein. Nigel Hamilton presents a brilliant, arrogant Montgomery, who refused to bow to authority and skated on the edge of dismissal like his American counterpart, George S. Patton. Though very different in their command styles, Montgomery and Patton became the two most successful Allied field generals in World War II. From North Africa through the invasion of Sicily, they routed the Germans in battle, with Patton as a thrusting cavalryman and Montgomery as an infantry commander devoted to applying massive force at a vital point. The author contends that Montgomery's planning and leadership transformed Operation Overlord from a Second Front project doomed to fail into a successful Allied invasion plan. Allied operations after Normandy foundered in bitter arguments and failure, for Montgomery at Arnhem and Patton at Metz. Had Montgomery and Patton been ordered to fight in the same direction after Normandy, argues Professor Hamilton, the Allies might have ended the war in Europe in 1944. As it was, Montgomery and Patton had to save the Allies from sensational defeat in the Battle of the Bulge in what was to be their last battle together. The war ended for Monty on May 4, 1945, when he accepted the surrender of all German forces in the north.

An Introduction to Language and Society

Author: Martin Montgomery
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415072380
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This book explores how our ways of engaging with the world may be shaped by the categories, systems & patterns of language. It includes new material on gender, register, the speech community, language and subcultures, and language and representation.

Montgomery County

Author: Larry Ronald Braddy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738586199
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Bordered by the Oconee River on the west and the Altamaha River on the south, formed where the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers collide head-on at the forks, Montgomery County's rolling pine barrens are dotted with rustic pioneer log cabins, stately antebellum clapboard houses, and elegant Victorian homes. The county's access to the Oconee and Altamaha Rivers provided early settlers with vital transportation and commercial links to the outside world. On their way to markets in Savannah and Darien, men rafting down these rivers on huge logs cut from the dense pine forests were a common scene of the 1800s; steamboats and ferries were also used for the transport of people and goods. The breathtaking beauty of the winding Old River Road along the western edge of Montgomery County provides a glimpse of long ago as one passes old homesteads and majestic cemetery monuments. Historic scenes from the once-bustling villages of Montgomery County are contained in these pages. Country churches, schools, and agrarian scenes are also portrayed.


Author: Leslie A. Baxter
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572301016
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Drawing upon the dialogism of social theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, the authors re-conceive the core ideas of interpersonal communication - relationship development; closeness; certainty; openness; communication competence; and the boundaries between self, relationship, and society.