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Washington S Immortals

Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802190715
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In August 1776, little over a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and disastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn, and it looked like there was no escape. But thanks to a series of desperate rear guard attacks by a single heroic regiment, famously known as the “Immortal 400,” Washington was able to evacuate his men and the nascent Continental Army lived to fight another day. Today, only a modest, rusted and scarred metal sign near a dilapidated auto garage marks the mass grave where the bodies of the “Maryland Heroes” lie—256 men “who fell in the Battle of Brooklyn.” In Washington’s Immortals, best-selling military historian Patrick K. O’Donnell brings to life the forgotten story of this remarkable band of brothers. Known as “gentlemen of honour, family, and fortune,” they fought not just in Brooklyn, but in key battles including Trenton, Princeton, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Yorktown, where their heroism changed the course of the war. Drawing on extensive original sources, from letters to diaries to pension applications, O’Donnell pieces together the stories of these brave men—their friendships, loves, defeats, and triumphs. He explores their arms and tactics, their struggles with hostile loyalists and shortages of clothing and food, their development into an elite unit, and their dogged opponents, including British General Lord Cornwallis. And through the prism of this one group, O’Donnell tells the larger story of the Revolutionary War. Washington’s Immortals is gripping and inspiring boots-on-the-ground history, sure to appeal to a wide readership.

Byline Baltimore

Author: William Hughes
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 153206277X
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Bill Hughes’ Byline Baltimore covers the field from a commentary on the “Presidential Campaign from Hell,” (2016), to an article on the zany comedian, Roseanne Barr, to the sex scandals in two city Catholic schools, to an essay that asks this probing question: “What Is Deep State.” Hughes has enjoyed writing about Baltimore’s endearing personalities, such as: Al Kaline, Mary Avara, Helen Delich Bentley, Marilyn Mosby, John Waters, Amy Davis, Matt Porterfield and Judge Tom Ward. Each of his 81 commentaries/reports tells a story. All photos/illustrations are by him.

Rescuing The Revolution

Author: David Price
Publisher: Winged Hussar Publishing
ISBN: 0998059323
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The victories achieved by the American cause during the events from December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777 in the war for independence from Great Britain were the product of bold and imaginative leadership on the part of George Washington and his fellow generals, miscalculation by the enemy, and the fortuitous effects of weather as it related to the movement of troops and battlefield conditions. But those storied triumphs were also due to the heroic feats of people less well known to history who remain the “unsung heroes” behind our nation’s struggle for independence during its darkest days.

Historical Dictionary Of The American Revolution

Author: Terry M. Mays
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538119722
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The American Revolution pitted 13 loosely united colonies in a military, political, and economic struggle against Great Britain: the "mother country" and arguably the most powerful state in the world during the late 18th century. The independent spirit that led many individuals to leave homes in Europe and settle in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries evolved into the drive that persuaded these same settlers and their descendants to challenge the colonial economic and taxation policies of Great Britain, which lead to the armed conflict that resulted in a declaration of independence. 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. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the American Revolution.

The Unknowns

Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 080214926X
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and receives millions of visitors each year who pay silent tribute. When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI, seleted eight of America’s most decorated, battle-hardened veterans to serve as Body Bearers. For the first time O’Donnell portrays their heroics on the battlefield one hundred years ago, thereby animating the Tomb by giving voice to all who have served. The Body Bearers appropriately spanned America’s service branches and specialties. Their ranks include a cowboy who relived the charge of the light brigade, an American Indian who heroically breached mountains of German barbed wire, a salty New Englander who dueled a U-boat for hours in a fierce gunfight, a tough New Yorker who sacrificed his body to save his ship, and an indomitable gunner who, though blinded by gas, nonetheless overcame five machine-gun nests. Their stories slip easily into the larger narrative of America’s involvement in the conflict, transporting readers into the midst of dramatic battles during 1917–1918 that ultimately decided the Great War. Celebrated military historian and bestselling author Patrick O’Donnell illuminates the saga behind the creation of the Tomb itself and recreates the moving ceremony during which it was consecrated and the eight Body Bearers, and the sergeant who had chosen the one body to be interred, solemnly united. Brilliantly researched, vividly told, The Unknowns is a timeless tale of heeding the calls of duty and brotherhood, and humanizes the most consequential event of the twentieth century, which still casts a shadow a century later.

Eine H Here Pflicht

Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 386413532X
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Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.

Verschollen Auf Hoher See

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783785551721
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Nach dem großen Erdbeben in San Francisco ("Gefahr in der Feuerstadt" in dieser Nr.) erleben Anne und Philipp nun eine 2. berühmte Katastrophe der Moderne. Schon das Titelbild mit dem Sternenhimmel und dem Eisberg deutet es an: Das ist die Nacht, in der die "Titanic" sinkt. Es dauert aber eine Weile, bis das auch die Kinder merken. Sie sind gekommen, um ein Geschenk zu bekommen, das die böse Magie bekämpft, die Morgans Freiheit bedroht. Hilfsbereit wie immer retten sie ein Geschwisterpaar vor dem Tod und bekommen das rettende Geschenk. Erst im letzten Moment können sie sich mit dem magischen Baumhaus in Sicherheit bringen. Die schlicht und geradlinig erzählte Geschichte transportiert doch einige beherzenswerte Botschaften: Hilfsbereitschaft und Mitleid. Und wie wichtig Bücher sind, denn ohne sie könnte das Baumhaus die Kinder nie in andere Zeiten bringen. Nett ist auch das umgekehrte Rollenklischee mit dem draufgängerischen Mädchen und dem nachdenklicheren Jungen. Als Lesefutter überall möglich und sicher begehrt.. Anne und Philipp kommen auf die "Titanic". Sie retten ein Geschwisterpaar, aber wird es ihnen gelingen, selbst rechtzeitig vom Schiff zu kommen? Ab 8.

Das Verr Ckte Tagebuch Des Henry Shackleford

Author: James McBride
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641153751
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem National Book Award. Kansas im Jahre 1857: Hier, im Mittleren Westen der USA, lebt der junge Sklave Henry Shackleford. Hier tobt auch der Krieg zwischen überzeugten Sklavenhaltern und bibeltreuen Abolitionisten besonders wüst. John Brown ist einer derjenigen, die beseelt davon sind, Gottes Willen durchzusetzen und die Schwarzen in die Freiheit zu führen. Als er zufällig in einer Kneipe auf Henrys grausamen Master trifft – einen weithin bekannten und berüchtigten Sklavenhalter –, kommt es zu einer gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzung, in deren Folge beide fliehen müssen: sowohl John Brown als auch der junge Henry, der irrtümlicherweise für ein Mädchen gehalten wird und schnell begreift, dass dies seine Vorteile hat ...