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Sommers, Richard J.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 2,122 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Military history  Bibliography  Naval history  Church history  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: E476.93, 973.737
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard J Sommers
Richmond redeemed : the siege at Petersburg by Richard J Sommers( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States Army and the Indian wars in the trans-Mississippi West, 1860-1898 by US Army Military History Institute( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This bibliography makes available the holdings of the USAMHI on the Indian Wars in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1860-1898. Also included are materials pertaining to the Carlisle Indian School, 1897-1918. The library collection, accompanied by the manuscript and photographic collections, is described within this bibliography."--Introduction (p. iii)
The military forces of France by John C Cornelius( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript holdings of the Military History Research Collection by US Army Military History Research Collection( Book )
in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript holdings of the Military History Research Collection by Richard J Sommers( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World War I manuscripts : the World War I survey by Hermine Scholz( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript holdings of the Military History Research Collection; a military history research collection bibliography by US Army Military History Research Collection( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vignettes of military history by US Army Military History Institute( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richmond Redeemed The Siege at Petersburg, The Battles of Chaffin's Bluff and Poplar Spring Church, September 29 - October 2, 1864 by Richard J Sommers( )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grant's fifth offensive at Petersburg, a study in strategy, tactics, and generalship : the Battle of Chaffin's Bluff, the Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road by Richard J Sommers( )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details the historical conditions surrounding the battles in Virginia and Maryland during the fall and winter of 1864 and how the leadership of General Grant helped secure victory for the Union over the Confederacy
Vignettes of military history by US Army Military History Research Collection( Book )
in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Papers of Jefferson Davis September 1864--May 1865 by Jefferson Davis( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the last nine months of the Civil War, virtually all of the news reports and President Jefferson Davis's correspondence confirmed the imminent demise of the Confederate States, the nation Davis had striven to uphold since 1861. But despite defeat after defeat on the battlefield, a recalcitrant Congress, naysayers in the press, disastrous financial conditions, failures in foreign policy and peace efforts, and plummeting national morale, Davis remained in office and tried to maintain the government -- even after the fall of Richmond -- until his capture by Union forces on May 10, 1865
If these stones could speak : an illustrated history of the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1734-2009 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this the 275th anniversary of First Church, this new history is being published. It contains three parts. Part I, written by Dr. Sommers, now Clerk of Session, summarizes the church's history, 1734-1982. This part does not supplant the four earlier books ... In Part II, Mr. Charles E. Thompson -- a great-nephew of Mr. Allan Thompson, a sixth-generation member of First Church, and a professional journalist -- covers the church's history, 1982-2009. The year 1982, rather than 1984, was chosen as the starting date for that part in order to cover Rev. James Skimins' entire pastorage. Part III, prepared by Mr. Richard L. Tritt, the professional photo archivist of the Cumberland County Historical Society and for many years the church's organist, provides a pictorial perspective on First Church. Unlike the other four books, which contained few illustrations, well over half of this new book is devoted to paintings, lithographs, diagrams, and photos of the church and its members. Via these three parts -- a summary of the first 248 years, a presentation of the most recent 27 years , and a visual record of all 275 years -- this new book conveys a long history of First Church"--Preface
The era of the Civil War--1820-1876 by US Army Military History Institute( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vignettes of military history by Richard J Sommers( Book )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These vignettes cover many wars and time periods
Manuscript holdings of the Military History Institute by US Army Military History Institute( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The military forces of France by John C Cornelius( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
U.S. NATO and European basing, 1949-present by John Dabrowski( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the advent of the Cold War in the late 1940s, and the specter of monolithic Communism and growing Soviet military strength, the US sought to counter Soviet expansionism and hegemony with a series of treaties, both multilateral and bilateral, the most important being the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, signed in 1949. Additional treaties such as SEATO and CENTO would over time, fall by the wayside. It is the endurance of the NATO treaty and America's presence in Europe that has over the past six decades contributed to the peace and stability of that continent. The American military in Germany in the immediate post-war years, went from an Army of Occupation, to that of a forward deployed force, trained to meet a Soviet attack on Western Europe. The American forces needed basing and through a series of negotiations with the various host nations, American troops found homes in practically every Western European nation. From Keflavik NAS, Iceland, to Incirlik AB, Turkey, and points in between, the US military has stood as a guardian, along with its NATO allies, against Soviet Communism and helped to win the Cold War
The meeting house on the square, an historical sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, Pennsylvania by Allan Douglas Thompson( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vignettes of Military History. Volume 1 ( )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This publication, "Vignettes of Military History," is the compendium of a series of individual papers started in 1974, which were published by the staff of the Military History Research Collection. The intent of the series is to show brief glimpses of the human side of military history to the soldier and civilian. The vignettes are meant to alert the reader to the rich texture of military history. Great commanders and men in the ranks, American and foreign, in war and peace, in modern times and throughout ages gone before, provide the scope of the series. The vividness, excitement, interest, pertinence - indeed, the very humanness - of military history set the theme. This volume reprints the first 50 Vignettes and makes them available for Army-wide distribution. The following wars and time periods are covered: Ancient History, Punic Wars, Medieval Period, Europe 1600-1800, Seven Years War, United States during the Colonial Period, the Revolutionary War, United States 1783-1812, Napoleonic Wars, War of 1812, United States 1816-1861, Seminole Wars, Civil War, United States 1865-1898, Europe 1871-1914, Boxer Rebellion, World War I, Russian Revolution, United States 1920s-1930s, World War II, and United States 1945-1976
 
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