Death So Noble: Memory, Meaning, and the First World War by William Vance, Jonathan Franklin

By William Vance, Jonathan Franklin

This article examines the myriad ways that Canadians remembered and celebrated their participation within the nice conflict. jointly those thoughts provided causes and consolations to Canadians and instilled in them the wish new feel of nationwide identification should be born out of struggle.

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Confronting Hitler: German Social Democrats in Defense of by William Smaldone

By William Smaldone

The tales of the person women and men who led German Social Democracy's failed efforts to fend off the Nazi onslaught in 1933 have principally been misplaced within the wake of the cataclysmic battle, the Holocaust, and the department of Europe that Hitler's victory. Confronting Hitler recovers their tales and locations them at heart degree. In a sequence of biographical essays concentrating on the studies of ten prime Social Democratic activists, Smaldone examines their defeat in 1933 from the point of view of people enmeshed in political fight.

This examine finds what features of those activists' lives have been most vital in shaping their political outlook throughout the republic's ultimate situation and it illustrates the most important components that guided their activities within the attempt to maintain the republic alive. additionally, the biographies bring up the real factor of the measure to which the defeat of German Social Democracy in 1933 is analogous to the stories of different democratic socialist events within the 20th century.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964: An End to Racial Segregation by Judy L Hasday

By Judy L Hasday

Thought of an important U.S. civil rights legislation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 used to be proposed via President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and glided by his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, the subsequent yr. The landmark legislations prohibiting discrimination in public amenities, govt, and employment in keeping with race, colour, faith, or nationwide starting place is dropped at lifestyles during this meticulously researched and excitingly illustrated quantity from the recent Milestones in American background sequence.

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Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman Era by Neil A. Wynn

By Neil A. Wynn

The ancient Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman period examines major contributors, corporations, and occasions in American political, monetary, social, and cultural historical past among 1933 and 1953. This used to be a interval of large value within the usa because of the effect of the nice melancholy, international conflict II, and the onset of the chilly battle. The presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman witnessed the origins of the trendy American welfare method and the increase of the U.S. as an international strength, in addition to its involvement within the war of words with communism that ruled the latter half the twentieth century.

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Jews in Gotham: New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920-2010 by Jeffrey S. Gurock

By Jeffrey S. Gurock

Jews in Gotham follows the Jewish saga in ever-changing big apple urban from the tip of the 1st international warfare into the 1st decade of the recent millennium. This full of life portrait info the advanced dynamics that prompted Jews to persist, abandon, or be left at the back of of their neighborhoods in the course of severe moments of the previous century. It exhibits convincingly that ny retained its preeminence because the capital of yank Jews as a result of deep roots in neighborhood worlds.

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Matilda by Roald Dahl

By Roald Dahl

Matilda is a candy, extraordinary younger woman, yet her mom and dad imagine she’s only a nuisance. She expects college to be assorted yet there she has to stand leave out Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. whilst Matilda is attacked by way of the Trunchbull she all at once discovers she has a impressive strength with which to struggle again. It’ll take a superhuman genius to provide pass over Trunchbull what she merits and Matilda could be simply the single to do it!

Here is Roald Dahl’s unique novel of a bit woman with striking powers. This much-loved tale has lately been made right into a marvelous new musical, tailored by way of Dennis Kelly with tune and lyrics by means of Tim Minchin.

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The Life and Riotous Times of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester

By William Manchester

In 1947, a tender William Manchester--the guy who may later develop into a celebrated biographer, historian, and novelist--was operating as a reporter for The Baltimore solar. It was once there that he met fellow journalist H.L. Mencken, the influential author and cofounder of the magazines the yank Mercury and The shrewdpermanent Set. whereas attending the collage of Missouri, Manchester tackled Mencken because the topic of his Masters thesis. while the ensuing biography used to be released at the wider industry in 1951, it made a splash--establishing Manchester's acceptance as a talented author, biographer, and political commentator.

This publication tells the tale of "conservative anarchist" H.L. Mencken's lifestyles in compelling detail--a tale that is vigorous, debatable, and strangely intimate. Crafted in vibrant prose, William Manchester brings Mencken's international to life.

William Manchester used to be the most well-liked and very hot historian and biographer of his time--and this strong publication helps that reputation.

"Manchester's ebook is written with verve, highbrow sophistication, and a prickly wit useful of its eminent subject.... [The lifestyles and Riotous occasions of H.L. Mencken] plays a substantial provider for American highbrow background. it truly is, in addition to, a first class piece of literate entertainment." --The New Yorker

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William Manchester (1922-2004) was once a journalist, Professor of heritage Emeritus at Wesleyan college, and the best-selling writer of numerous famous histories, novels, and biographies. remarkable works contain The final Lion, a biography of Winston Churchill spanning numerous volumes; American Caesar, at the lifetime of Douglas MacArthur; The fingers of Krupp, a global Lit basically by means of hearth; and The loss of life of a President. His awards comprise the Dag Hammarskjold overseas Literary Prize, the nationwide Humanities Medal, the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award, and the Peggy V. Helmerich distinctive writer Award.

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First Special Service Force 1942 - 44 (Elite) by Bret Werner

By Bret Werner

This recognized unit was once shaped with 3 battalions in July 1942, for specified operations in occupied Norway, from handpicked US and Canadian volunteers who have been knowledgeable in parachute, amphibious, ski, mountain and demolition operations and different 'Special Forces' abilities. Their education base used to be citadel Harrison, Montana. within the occasion the strength first observed wrestle in Italy. There they exceptional themselves, at heavy price, within the battles of l. a. Difensa (Dec 1943), Mte Majo (Jan 1944), at the Anzio beachhead (Feb?May 1944) and within the race to Rome, which they really liberated. Their uniforms, garments and weaponry had many particular positive factors reflecting their bi-national composition and professional skills.The FSSF fought with a ferocious ability which earned them a fearsome attractiveness. At Anzio, even though at merely part power, they effectively held a minimum of 1 / 4 of the whole beachhead and have been the spearhead of the ultimate breakout in the direction of Rome. Famed for his or her night-time combating skill, the Germans named them "Die Schwartze Teuflen" ? the Black Devils (they blacked their faces with boot polish). although, after enjoying the South of France crusade in Aug?Nov 1944 the strength was once disbanded, survivors passing to different devices. 1,800 males at complete power, that they had accounted for 12,000 enemy casualties, taken 7,000 prisoners and skilled a six hundred% attrition cost.

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Sound the Charge by John Langellier

By John Langellier

Sound the cost КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Greenhill Books Серия: The G.I. sequence - The Illustrated background of the yankee Soldier Автор: John P. Langellier Название: Sound the cost. the united states Cavalry within the American West, 1866-1916 Язык: English Год издания: 1998 Количество страниц: seventy four ISBN: 1-85367-319-6 Формат: pdf Размер: 17.83 Мб0

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