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Black Faces Of War

Author: Robert V. Morris
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1610601041
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This commemoration of African-Americans in the U.S. military includes contributions from W. Stephen Morris and Luther H. Smith, one of the most-celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. Other black military heroes featured in the book include Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Revolutionary War; Lt. James Reese Europe, who brought jazz music to Europe in 1918; Lt. Charity Adams, commander of the only all-black Women's Army Corps unit during World War II; and Gen. Colin Powell, who served with distinction in Vietnam, became the first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, and retired a four-star general before becoming the first African-American Secretary of State.

Historical Dictionary Of The American Revolution

Author: Terry M. Mays
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538119722
Size: 79.58 MB
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the American Revolution contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on the politics, battles, weaponry, and major personalities of the war.

Standing Up Against Hate

Author: Mary Cronk Farrell
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683353668
Size: 46.63 MB
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Standing Up Against Hate tells the stories of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in World War II. They quickly discovered that they faced as many obstacles in the armed forces as they did in everyday life. However, they refused to back down. They interrupted careers and left family, friends, and loved ones to venture into unknown and sometimes dangerous territory. They survived racial prejudice and discrimination with dignity, succeeded in jobs women had never worked before, and made crucial contributions to the military war effort. The book centers around Charity Adams, who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas and became the highest ranking African American woman in the military by the end of the war. Along with Adams’s story are those of other black women who played a crucial role in integrating the armed forces. Their tales are both inspiring and heart-wrenching. The book includes a timeline, bibliography, and index.

War

Author: Arthur Gillard
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737765739
Size: 78.32 MB
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Readers are given a thorough and fascinating look at the concept of war. Topics covered include the nature and costs of war, remote-control and cyberwarfare, climate change impact as a catalyst for war, and the toll that post-traumatic stress takes on soldiers. Readers will evaluate the War on Terror, and the war in Afghanistan.

Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414400990
Size: 31.96 MB
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

America S Historic Sites Alabama Indiana 1 456

Author: Tracy Irons-Georges
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
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Offers information on the location, evolution, significance, and events associated with over two hundred sites, including historic towns and districts, monuments, and birthplaces and homes of famous people.