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Football Navy War

Author: Wilbur D. Jones
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786454167
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"During World War II, the United States military and colleges joined forces, fielding competitive teams to prepare men for combat. This book relates the Department of the Navy's role in preserving the game and national morale through the "Lend-Lease" of officer candidates, including All-American players and professionals. Records, scores, and statistics; player profiles; glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Le Football

Author: Russ Crawford
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803290306
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There are two kinds of football in France. American football was first played in France in 1909 during the cruise of the Great White Fleet. Then, during World War I, the American military shipped footballs, helmets, and shoulder pads alongside rifles and ammunition to the western front. A 1938 tour of two teams lead by Jim Crowley of Fordham University maintained the game until World War II, when the arrival of millions of young Americans in France motivated the U.S. military to sponsor several bowl games. During the 1950s and 1960s, when the United States occupied bases in France during the Cold War, American soldiers, sailors, and airmen played more than a thousand football games. When France withdrew from NATO, however, American bases were forced to close, leaving American football without a natural home on Gallic shores. In the 1970s American college and semi-pro teams tried once more to generate interest in the game among French nationals through a series of tours, but until a French physical education instructor vacationed in Colorado and brought equipment back to France, there was little local enthusiasm for the sport. On the back of that vacation, and from one team in Paris, organized American football in France grew to more than 215 teams with more than 22,000 active players today. Le Football tackles the struggles and successes of American football in France and discusses how, unlike baseball and basketball, football has never been an overt instrument of American cultural influence. Russ Crawford keeps the chains moving as he shows how the modern, homegrown sport developed largely independent of American encouragement into a small but successful culture.

The United States Navy A Chronology 1775 To The Present

Author: John C. Fredriksen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844326
Size: 47.23 MB
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Covering more than two centuries of naval history, this chronology highlights the individuals and events that shaped one of the world's greatest fighting forces—the United States Navy. • Introduction contextualizes the subject matter relative to U.S. history • Entries that pinpoint significant events in American military history, including victories and defeats, the introduction of new technologies, the appointment of significant leaders, and noted deaths in battle • Relevant images of battles, leaders, and weapons throughout • 20 sidebars that provide greater detail and context on a variety of events and individuals • A 5,000-word bibliography of the latest scholarship on U.S. Navy history, weapons, and organization

The Journey Continues

Author: Wilbur D. Jones
Publisher: White Mane Pub
ISBN: 9781572493650
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Focuses extensively on the citizens' experiences in the armed forces and at home in their support. "Continues offers detailed accountings of America's unique World War II boomtown's contribution to the war effort.

The Winds Of War

Author: R. L. Jones.
ISBN: 1537835548
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Now that the Legions of Rome have managed to gain a foothold on the Island, they have named, their Provincia Brittaniae, so must the try to capture the Hold -fasts, of the rest of the Tribes, and those who are still resisting their rule. One such are the Iceni, and its King Prasutagus and his Queen Boudicca. However, there is anew Emperor on the throne in Rome, and Nero has demanded a census, to see if this Island at the far end of the Empire is wrth keeping the legions there. However, he has also given his generals another task. Them must destroy every Druid they can find. Now the general has the druids bottled up on their holy island of Mona Insulis, and the stage is set for the coming of the Boudiga.

Why The Allies Won

Author: R. J. Overy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393316193
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Explains how the Allies regained military superiority after 1942, and discusses important campaigns, naval battles, industrial strength, fighting ability, leadership, and moral issues

Those Angry Days

Author: Lynne Olson
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 1400069742
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Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry in World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolation factions as represented by the government, in the press and on the streets, in an account that explores the forefront roles of British-supporter President Roosevelt and isolationist Charles Lindbergh. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

Prairie Forge

Author: James J. Kimble
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803254164
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt called for the largest arms buildup in our nation's history. A shortage of steel, however, quickly slowed the program’s momentum, and arms production fell dangerously behind schedule. The country needed scrap metal. Henry Doorly, publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, had the solution. Prairie Forge tells the story of the great Nebraska scrap drive of 1942—a campaign that swept the nation and yielded five million tons of scrap metal, literally salvaging the war effort itself. James J. Kimble chronicles Doorly’s conception of a fierce competition pitting county against county, business against business, and, in schools across the state, class against class—inspiring Nebraskans to gather 67,000 tons of scrap metal in only three weeks. This astounding feat provided the template for a national drive. A tale of plowshares turned into arms, Prairie Forge gives the first full account of how home became home front for so many civilians.

Forget That You Have Been Hitler Soldiers

Author: Hermann O. Pfrengle
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"The book focuses on people and human-interest subjects, not the war itself, supplemented by five maps and some 25 personal photographs. To aid the reader, the authors provide an introduction to the German involvement in the war, Wehrmacht organization, the land campaigns in Europe, and a glossary, index, and bibliography. Hermann Pfrengle's memoir adds an in-depth perspective to life on the German home front and the service of youth to the Third Reich."--BOOK JACKET.