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Description

Even as the discovery and exploitation of hephestium helped bring the Civil War to its close in 1869, the arms race it engendered resulted in a cold war just as bitter and violent as open hostilities had been. With neither side willing to rely solely upon the talents of their scientific establishments, saboteurs, double agents, and assassins found ample employment. Against this backdrop of suspicion and fear, thousands of Americans--Northerners and Southerners alike--headed west. Some to escape the legacies of the war, some to find their own land, some for the lure of that great undiscovered strike of hephestium that would make them rich, and some simply to escape the law. Ahead of these pioneers stood the native tribes, behind them followed the forces of two governments, while to the north and south, foreign powers watched closely for their own opportunities.

This newly unearthed collection of the works of Miles Vandercroft fills a considerable gap in our knowledge of the travels of that remarkable individual, and also provides a fascinating guide to the costume and equipment of the forces active in the great drive westward.

Table of Contents

Introduction / The North: The Union Introduction / The South: The Confederacy Introduction / The Centre: The Disputed Territories Introduction / The Far North: Canada and Alaska Introduction / The Old South: Mexico Introduction / The Manifest Destined Introduction / Author/Illustrator

Product details

Published May 24 2016
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472815101
Imprint Osprey Games
Illustrations 38 col
Dimensions Not specified
Series Open Book
Short code OBK
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Philip Smith

Philip Smith is a lifelong history enthusiast, and…

Author

Joseph A. McCullough

Joseph A. McCullough’s first brush with writing fo…

Illustrator

Mark Stacey

Mark Stacey was born in Manchester, UK, in 1964 an…

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