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American Heroes Profiles Of Men And Women Who Shaped Early America

Author : Edmund S. Morgan
ISBN : 0393074269
Genre : History
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"A wise, humane and beautifully written book." —Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal From the best-selling author of Benjamin Franklin comes this remarkable work that will help redefine our notion of American heroism. Americans have long been obsessed with their heroes, but the men and women dramatically portrayed here are not celebrated for the typical banal reasons contained in Founding Fathers hagiography. Effortlessly challenging those who persist in revering the American history status quo and its tropes and falsehoods, Morgan, now ninety-three, continues to believe that the past is just not the way it seems.

American Heroes In The Fight Against Radical Islam

Author : Oliver North
ISBN : 9780805447118
Genre : History
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A Vietnam veteran addresses the issues of global terrorism and the fight against radical Islam from his perspective as a former military officer, national security advisor, and current Middle East war correspondent.

America S Heroes

Author : James H. Willbanks
ISBN : 9781598843934
Genre : History
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This book features the stories of 200 heroic individuals awarded the Medal of Honor for their distinguished military service while fighting for their country, from the Civil War to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. * Provides 200 biographical essays of Medal of Honor recipients and 10 sidebars with additional information about the Medal of Honor and its recipients * Contains contributions from more than 50 distinguished scholars and historians * Includes a complete alphabetical listing of individuals who have received the nation's highest military award for valor * An extensive bibliography provides additional resources * Topic finders make it easy to identify entries from a particular war, home state, or branch of service

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Real American Heroes

Author : Brion McClanahan
ISBN : 9781596983205
Genre : Political Science
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Profiles heroic figures from the beginning of the United States' history to the present whose contributions to society the author asserts have been overshadowed by the actions of those the liberal media holds in high esteem.

Portraits Of Jewish American Heroes

Author : Malka Drucker
ISBN : 9780425289747
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From its beginnings, America, founded on religious freedom, has been a land of opportunity for Jews socially as well as spiritually. Here are profiles of twenty-one individuals who have enriched America and the lives of Americans through their achievements in such areas as science, sports, film making, and civil rights. An inspiring journey through more than two centuries of American Jewish history.

Conservative Heroes

Author : Garland S Tucker
ISBN : 9781504018692
Genre : Political Science
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Conservatism in America, as one early twentieth-century politician said, is “as old as the Republic itself.” But what are its foundational principles, and how did they form the modern conservative movement? Author Garland S. Tucker III tells the story in this lively look at fourteen champions of conservative thought—some well known, others hardly remembered at all. Taking readers on an exciting tour from the American Founding to the modern era, Tucker traces the development of conservatism’s basic tenets and shows how leaders put principle into action (some more successfully than others). Conservative Heroes offers brief but penetrating profiles of: —The Founders who agreed on the two primary purposes of government—but differed on how best to achieve the balance between them —The pair of nineteenth-century congressional leaders who fought to preserve the founding vision of a limited national government —The towering statesman whose defense of slavery has obscured his considerable contributions to American constitutional history —The last Democratic president to advance conservative principles —The president and treasury secretary who together reduced taxes and the size of the federal government—and sparked an economic boom —The forgotten leaders, both Democrats, who spearheaded the conservative challenge to FDR’s New Deal —The man who revived the GOP as the conservative party —The three driving forces behind the ascent of modern conservatism Here is the story of American conservatism in fourteen lives—a story we need to understand to tackle the challenges we face today.

American Heroes

Author : Oliver North
ISBN : 9781476714370
Genre : History
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes Proved, a moving collection of “straightforward, honest testimonials to the courage American troops display on and off the battlefield” (Kirkus Reviews). For more than a dozen years, combat-decorated Marine Oliver North and his award-winning documentary team from FOX News Channel’s War Stories traveled to the frontlines of the War on Terror to profile the dedicated men and women who serve our nation. This time, he follows them from the battlefield to the homefront and finds extraordinary inspiration in their triumph over life-altering adversity. In this new volume of his New York Times bestselling American Heroes series, North describes the courage, commitment, and strength of those who serve—and those who love them. The term “selfless devotion” may be a cliché to many—but not to the men and women on the pages of this book. Their stories resound with bravery, a warrior ethos, and spiritual strength that will encourage us all. Heroes are people who knowingly place themselves at risk for the benefit of others. Since the terror attack of 9-11-01, more than 2 million young Americans have volunteered to serve in difficult and dangerous places. No military force in history has been asked to do more than those who have served and sacrificed in this long fight. They are American heroes. So too are their loved ones here at home. These are their stories.

America S Black Founders

Author : Nancy I. Sanders
ISBN : 9781556528118
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Celebrates the lesser-known lives and contributions of early African-American men and women, in a volume that features such complementary activities as recipes for colonial foods and advice for petitioning the government. Original.

The Heroes Of Young America By Ascott R Hope

Author : Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff
ISBN : OXFORD:600021077
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Portraits Of Hispanic American Heroes

Author : Juan Felipe Herrera
ISBN : 9780698179202
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation. In this volume: Adelina Otero-Warren, Bernardo de Galvez, Cesar Chavez, David Farragut, Dennis Chavez, Desi Arnaz, Dolores Huerta, Ellen Ochoa, Helen Rodríguez Trías, Hero Street USA, Ignacio Lozano, Jaime Escalante, Joan Baez, Judy Baca, Julia de Burgos, Luis Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Roberte Clemente, Sonia Sotomayor, and Tomas Rivera

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