Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian

Posted by Kareem Mansor | Thursday, June 11, 2009

Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian “Grant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian” is a book published by author Edward H. Bonekemper III that was released in 2007. Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian 460 pages has been receiving good reviews from readers and newspaper columnists. It is controversial in nature and full of facts about the Civil War.

“This careful, thoughtful examination of the wartime careers of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee is a testimonial to a scholar at the height of his powers. In this brilliant extension of his 2004 book on the generalship of Grant (A Victor, Not a Butcher, CH, May'05, 42-5456), Bonekemper convincingly demolishes the long-held belief by many writers that Grant was a butcher of men, that he carelessly and heartlessly threw away his soldiers in an almost mindless series of battles from Shiloh to his relentless campaign against Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in the closing months of war. The author carefully examines the campaigns of both men, looking at casualty rates and results, and provides a clear context for his observations. Both men were aggressive, but Lee's narrow vision of the war and reckless expenditure of men made him the real butcher and ultimately cost the South any hope of victory. The last chapter comparing the strengths and weaknesses of Grant and Lee is alone worth the price of the book. A remarkable addition to the literature on the Civil War that will endure for years to come. Essential. All levels/libraries.”

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“Bonekemper has pulled together an impressive narrative. He writes easily and readers will no doubt enjoy his barbed analysis throughout.”


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David Carradine Death Scene Photo. The Professional Forensics hired by David Carradine's family has concluded that the "Kung Fu" actor did not commit suicide, but said that more information was needed from Thai investigators before the cause of death could be determined.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, a former chief medical examiner for New York City, who was hired by David Carradine's family, has released the results of his forensic examination. He has determined that David Carradine's death was not a suicide,

Dr. Michael Baden said the following in a statement released to The Associated Press through David Carradine's brothers, Keith and Robert Carradine:

"To reach a final determination as to the cause and the manner of death we must wait for further information from Thailand, as to the scene findings and the completion of the crime laboratory and toxicology studies that are still being performed."

David Carradine had been found in his Bangkok hotel room last week by a maid. David Carradine body was hanging in the closet of his room. A Thai tabloid, Thai Rath, published a graphic of David Carradine death scene photo that police have said appears to be a leaked forensics image. David Carradine's family was incensed when the photo was released, and promised legal action if it appeared in any U.S.-based media.

Speculation in David Carradine's death ranged from suicide to accidental death while engaged in auto-erotic asphyxiation.

David Carradine starred in the 1970s TV series “Kung Fu.” His was a controversial choice, made when network executives felt that the starring role in the series could not be carried by their first choice, Asian actor Bruce Lee.

In the series, David Carradine played Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West armed only with his skill in martial arts. David Carradine actually had no knowledge of martial arts prior to starring in the series, but developed an interest in it after this experience and became an avid practitioner.

Despite the controversy, the series was pretty successful, at least for a time, and spawned a TV movie and sequels. It also became clear that despite eschewing Bruce Lee as the star, the series was quite provided many acting roles for Asian actors.

David Carradine also had a notable movie career, including, of late, a role in the series of movies, Kill Bill. Of late, he has also done a significant number of voiceovers for animated features.


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Jamie Czerniawski is a former 'Wife Swap' TV contestant. Jamie Czerniawski is accused of stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife. Jamie Czerniawski tells The New York Post it was self-defense. Jamie Czerniawski husband's lawyer denies that.

Jamie Czerniawski says that her husband became jealous and angry after Jamie Czerniawski recieved a phone call from a mutual male friend. Jamie Czerniawski is charged in Monmouth County with aggravated assault and is free on $75,000 bail.

The former Miss Teen New Jersey, Jamie Czerniawski used a kitchen knife to slash her husband, Charles, in their Freehold home on Memorial Day weekend.

Jamie Czerniawski and Charles were featured on "Wife Swap" in 2006. The suspect swapped places with a mom from Arizona who is a tattooed freak show performer.
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