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Author : Marc Wortman
ISBN : 9781786491183
Genre : History
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In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America's clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Winston Churchill, England's beleaguered new Prime Minister, pleaded with Franklin D. Roosevelt for help. President Roosevelt concocted ingenious ways to come to his aid, without breaking the Neutrality Acts. Conducting espionage at home and in South America to root out Nazi sympathizers, and waging undeclared war in the Atlantic, were just some of the tactics with which America battled Hitler in the shadows. President Roosevelt also had to contend with growing isolationism and anti-Semitism as he tried to influence public opinion. While Americans were sympathetic to those being crushed under Axis power, they were unwilling to enter a foreign war. Wortman tells the story through the eyes of the powerful as well as ordinary citizens. Their stories weave throughout the intricate tapestry of events that unfold during the crucial year of 1941. Combining military and political history, Wortman tells the eye-opening story of America's journey to war.

Eleanor A Spiritual Biography

Author : Harold Ivan Smith
ISBN : 9781611647976
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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More than fifty years after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a formidable first lady and tireless social activist. Often overlooked, however, is her deep and inclusive spirituality. Her personal faith was shaped by reading the New Testament in her youth, giving her a Jesus-centered spirituality that fueled her commitment to civil rights, women's rights, and the rights of all "little people" marginalized in American society. She took seriously Jesus' words and despite her life of privilege, she made the needs of those on the margins her priority. Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography provides insight into one of America's most famous women, particularly the spiritual influences that made her so active in social justice issues.

Tables Turned On Them

Author : Dr. Michael Greenberg, Imagetripping LLC,
ISBN : 9781644621998
Genre : Fiction
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As the systematic murder of six million Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators was taking place, Jewish soldiers in the United States Army participated in guarding, healing, and reeducating of some of the four hundred thousand German prisoners of war (PW) held in camps scattered across the United States. History has paid little attention to the participation of Jewish GIs at these camps and the role they played in preparing PWs to return and participate in a postwar democratic Germany. Very little is known about the experiences of these Jewish soldiers that prepared them to go face-to-face with German PWs, some of which were hardened Nazi party members. In addition, little is known about how the tour of duty in these camps affected the GIs’ postwar lives. It was fifty years after the German PWs returned home that I found an unexpected gift my late parents left me that became a portal to discover stories of individual Jewish men whose deeds should inspire future generations on confronting anti-Semitism and racism. These men did not feel sorry for themselves being assigned to PW camps, did not request transfers, and embraced the change and focused on the things they could control. They viewed their roles not as custodians or babysitters of prisoners but as role models of Jewish men who were fit, trim, educated, held rank, and wanted to do more than just “ride out the war” in the zone of the interior. Their stories are about affecting positive change in the PWs’ thinking and behaviors. Their mission of tikkun olam—“repair of the world¬”—is the subject of this book. How, where, and when they started and completed this mission is unique to each Jewish GI despite them having common basic training in Jewish upbringing and values. It is hoped that this book will inspire other Jewish soldiers who served at PW camps or their family members knowledgeable about their service to step forward and share their experiences. This could lead to a future updated edition of this book.

Reyner Banham And The Paradoxes Of High Tech

Author : Todd Gannon
ISBN : 9781606065303
Genre : Architecture
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Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech reassesses one of the most influential voices in twentieth-century architectural history through a detailed examination of Banham’s writing on High Tech architecture and its immediate antecedents. Taking as a guide Banham’s habit of structuring his writings around dialectical tensions, Todd Gannon sheds new light on Banham’s early engagement with the New Brutalism of Alison and Peter Smithson, his measured enthusiasm for the “clip-on” approach developed by Cedric Price and the Archigram group, his advocacy of “well-tempered environments” fostered by integrated mechanical and electrical systems, and his late-career assessments of High Tech practitioners such as Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, and Renzo Piano. Gannon devotes significant attention to Banham’s late work, including fresh archival materials related to Making Architecture: The Paradoxes of High Tech, the manuscript he left unfinished at his death in 1988. For the first time, readers will have access to Banham’s previously unpublished draft introduction to that book.

African Americans And The Pacific War 1941 1945

Author : Chris Dixon
ISBN : 9781107112698
Genre : History
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Dixon provides the first comprehensive study of African American military and social experiences during the Pacific War.

Film Video Finder

Author : National Information Center for Educational Media
ISBN : 0937548294
Genre : Performing Arts
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The American Experiment

Author : Steven M. Gillon
ISBN : 0618429514
Genre : History
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[This book] offers students a thorough, detailed look at American history ... Using an expansive definition of political history, the text explores the evolution of a distinctive American culture in a transnational context. [This] edition features ... greater attention to colonial America's place in the Atlantic World, and to the nation's role as a member of a global community from the Early Republic to the Presidency of George W. Bush. A new essay feature, "Competing Interpretations," exposes students to debates among historians, encouraging them to think critically about how and why historians have disagreed.-Back cover.

History Of The Second World War

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ISBN : IND:30000108535380
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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America History And Life

Author : Eric H. Boehm
ISBN : UOM:39015065433008
Genre : Dissertations, Academic
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Days Of The Ching Pao

Author : Malcolm Leviatt Rosholt
ISBN : UOM:39015005776102
Genre : History
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