Drafted in 1968, age 19, as a conscientious objector, a Michigan farm boy ends up as an infantry combat medic with the legendary "Screaming Eagles." Recounts the misery, resilience and "what we had to do" from one who was there.
The withdrawal of black women from field labor in the postwar South is the historical question being addressed with a gender analysis as the theoretical framework. Primary sources used have been drawn from Somerset plantation, North Carolina and Faunsdale plantation, Alabama. This book adds to the literature of women's history, gender studies, black history, and the Reconstruction era of Alabama. It adds to the growing body of knowledge of the way gender relations interact with class and race t
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March 1945. Allied troops are poised to cross the Rhine and sweep on into Germany. Victory is at last within their grasp. But if they believe this victory can be easily won, they face swift disillusionment. The final I00 days of the Second World War will prove to be bitterly and bloodily fought, village by village, town by town.
This is the extraordinary and gripping story of th
The 25% of the Author's royalties will be donated to the "Friends of Dr Mohsin Hospital project.
From 1757 to 1947, India was a British Colony until the British withdrew its rule due to the anti-British movements. This led to India's division into India and Pakistan. The Hindu majority areas were within India's borders and the Muslim majority areas were put under the newly created Pakistan. Pakistan got two wings, West Pakistan was located in the west of India, while East Pakistan was locat
Western civilisation is threatened by the cannibalistic phase of what economists call free riding (or rent seeking), and which the author characterises as the culture of cheating. This culture was the source of the social pathologies that caused the collapse of the civilisations of antiquity, and the Fall of Rome. Fred Harrison explains that the global house price peak in 2026 will provoke the Great Convergence of four existential crises - social, economic, climatic and demographic. That conver
In rediscovering these stories about our shared history, we learn who we were, who we are, and who we can be.
Adventure can be uncovered in the most unexpected of places. In 1521: Rediscovering the History of the Philippines, author Judy Robinson takes a deep dive into the forgotten stories of Filipinos in the advent of Spanish colonization, beginning with Ferdinand Magellan's arrival in the archipelago.
Robinson goes on a journey to discover the hidden history of the Philippines and o
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the cornerstone of this manual. It is the foundation upon which all other rights, privileges and responsibilities belonging to Black Americans in this country were built. The 13th Amendment Freedom Week Manual is written to provide an annual celebrations week, during the week of December 6th, that educates as well as celebrates the beginning of freedom for ALL (not just some) American citizens. This manual focuses on the ANTI-slavery movement in Am
The long sword gloss in GNM ms. 3227a is one of the most important texts in the Liechtenauer corpus. It presents a teaching that is unique in the tradition, more focused on ideas and concepts than on individual plays or techniques. In this way, it is the perfect companion to the more action-oriented glosses of other masters like Sigmund ain Ringeck, Pseudo-Peter von Danzig, and Jud Lew. This book seeks to present these teachings in a new light, with an original English translation that is easie
The Terrible Story of The Great Influenza, the 20th Century's Deadliest Pandemic!
Have you ever heard of the great influenza of 1918?
Do you want to know how the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century started and ended?
If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you so keep reading!
Great influenza, known also as the Spanish flu, resulted in over 500 million being infected, and more than 50 million deaths in the past century.
This book, in simple language, ex
A vivid people's history, based on original source material, of the twelve months leading up to the outbreak of the war nobody wanted in 1939, perfect for fans of Antony Beevor, Max Hastings, Christopher Clark and Margaret Macmillan.
Japan was a physical and psychological wasteland at the end of World War II. With over 3 million dead, 39 percent of city populations homeless, 40 percent of all urban areas flattened, 80 percent of all ships destroyed, and 33 percent of all industrial machine tools rendered inoperable, the country was devastated and demoralized.
And yet, just 19 years later, Japan stood proud--modern, peace-loving, and open--welcoming the world as the host of the 1964 Olympics, the largest global event of its
Just as WWII gave us Catch 22 and Korea produced M*A*S*H, Vietnam delivers 10 cents and a Silver Star. No one can laugh off the incredibly cruel Vietnam War, but Bruce Johnson's sardonic antidote to the plague of PTSD helps recover the truth - if you don't laugh, you'll cry. Humor as an antidote to PTSD. A haunted life laughed at.
A photographic history of Port Lincoln in South Australia, a place that nearly became the state's capital. Isolated by a long boat trip to Adelaide, Port Lincoln developed slowly but steadily into the travel, grain and fishing hub of Eyre Peninsula.
Historians paint pictures of amazing men and women who influenced the world, but seldom do we hear about sister duos that forever altered the course of history. Join us on an inspirational journey through time as we explore the extraordinary lives of Sisters Who Changed History.
Provides a military insider's look at why the US counterinsurgency strategy was doomed to failure and details a truly viable strategy for Afghanistan, which promises actual decisive effects in short order. Rewrites how the US military should conduct counterinsurgency operations.
Marthie Voigt (nooi Prinsloo) is in 1931 in Suidwes-Afrika gebore; die vierde van ses kinders. Wat volg is ’n groot avontuur. Marthie word groot in die wye en ongetemde vlaktes van Angola. Die Prinsloo-gesin trek baie rond agter goeie weiding en gesonder toestande aan.
On January 7, 2015, two armed gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people. This attack and those that followed left 17 people dead and a country in shock. In response, on January 11, 2015, the French public took to the streets in what was to be the largest march in Paris since its liberation in 1944.
This book, written in French and English, is a first hand account of the demonstration by two friends. Tim Lyons is a 23-year-old American photog
When this mail order catalog was shipped in 1907 audiences were seeing motion pictures, stereopticon lectures and talking machine concerts through traveling showmen events. It was published several years before nickelodeons and vaudeville shows were about to edge out the independent traveling cinema trade. The spread of movie theatres throughout the United States was still a few years into the future.
Each page of this Chicago Projecting Co. catalog No. 122 has been scanned to uncompressed 60
In 1969 Richard Austin, a 22 year old artist, lived in Montreal. The city was in turmoil that year, experiencing often-violent strikes, civil unrest and terrorist bombings of the Stock Exchange and Canada Post mailboxes. During the year Sir George Williams University, situated in the city's downtown core, experienced the largest student occupation in Canadian history, which soon turned into a riot when over 400 students occupied the computer lab. Also at that time, The Record Cave, a store sell
Every day something remarkable happens in the city of New York. 101 MONUMENTAL NEW YORK CITY EVENTS focuses on the many remarkable moments in this great metropolis' history that have had a lasting impact not just on New York City and the United States but have impacted the course of human history.