Distinguished Service

Lydia Chapin Kirk, Partner in Diplomacy, 1896-1984

Author: Lydia Kirk,Roger Kirk

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815608912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

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When her husband is offered the assignment of U.S. Naval attache in London in 1939, Lydia Chapin Kirk packs up her family and embarks on a lifelong journey, one in which she becomes a firsthand witness to the extraordinary world events of her time. Kirk's historical memoir offers a fascinating portrait of a remarkable life, told first from the perspective of a young girl in Erie, Pennsylvania, Paris, and Washington before World War I, and then from her husband's postings as U.S. naval attache and then as U.S. ambassador to Belgium, the Soviet Union, and Taiwan during the cold war. She brings alive the unique challenges and complex managerial and social responsibilities of a diplomat's spouse, especially when facing the perils of looming war, the challenges of Stalin's Moscow, and lengthy separations from her husband and children. Kirk captures the places and times in which she lived, the youthful adventures and wartime disruptions. With colorful prose and vivid detail, she offers recollections of such prominent people as President Theodore Roosevelt, Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek. Kirk has an artist's eye for her surroundings, revealing candid perceptions of human nature. Here is the story of a woman of consequence living through a transitional time when wives' roles were different than they are now. Her memoir gives voice to the many strong women of her generation whose untold contributions will inspire readers of all backgrounds.
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Distinguished service

University of Wisconsin faculty and staff helping to build organizations in the state : a collection of case histories on organization building in celebration of Wisconsin's sesquicentennial

Author: Ayse Somersan

Publisher: New Past Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 159

View: 4293

A collection of case histories on orgaization building in celebration of Wisconsin's sesquicentennial.Among the organizations covered are: The Rhinelander School of the Arts, The Harvest of Hope, Cooperatives, The Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program, The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, The Northwoods Coucil, the Wisconsin Woodland Owner's Association, The Wisconsin Christmas Tree Growers Association, The Wisconsin Tourism Federation, The Wisconsin Youth Symphony, The Wisconsin Association of Lakes, the kickapoo Valley State Reserve, The Wisconsin Forage Council, The learning institue for non profit organizations, farm progress days, the haarambee neighborhood organization, and the national organization for women,
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Distinguished Service

Every Move You Make

Author: Tori Carrington

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373797222

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Every move you make: "Businessman turned P.I. Zach Letterman doesn't expect his first case to be easy. But he never dreamed the real challenge would be keeping his hands off his sexy new partner, Mariah Clayborn. The seasoned P.I. says she'll take Zach under her wing, promising to show him the ins and outs of the detective business. Only, Zach has no idea what else Mariah intends to show him ... . After losing three boyfriends to marriage--one week after they dumped her--Mariah Clayborn knows she has to change her image. The new Mariah is going to be seductive, irresistible ... addictive, even. And gorgeous Zach Letterman is just the man to get her there. Her plan? To offer her investigative expertise in exchange for some lessons in lust. Little does she guess she'll end up the one addicted"--Publisher.
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Distinguished Service

The Life of Wisconsin Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr

Author: Thomas C. Reeves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874620177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

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"Walter J. Kohler, Jr. was one of Wisconsin's best governors. Elected three times, he played a role in the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower to the presidency in 1952 and was known to be an administration favorite. Kohler's challenge was to unite moderate Republicans, who backed Ike, with a Far Right that fervently supported Senator Joe McCarthy. His inability to please both wings of the Republican Party eventually cost him an election race for the United States Senate. In 1957 he was unexpectedly defeated by William Proxmire, a long-time Democratic Party rival and indefatigable campaigner. But Kohler was more than a politician. His biography involves the highly unusual story of the Kohler Company in Wisconsin, site, at the same time, of one of the most enlightened managerial policies ever attempted and the longest labor dispute in American history. Kohler's story sheds light on the life and times of the upper class in the 1920s and 1930s, reveals his heroic role in the Second World War, and provides path breaking insight into his talent for effective and prosperous business activity. A very private man with several secrets, Kohler said little about his past. Now, for the first time, we have the definitive biography, based in part on hitherto closed family documents, photos, and interviews with friends and acquaintances. It is a book that should find a large audience of serious readers."--BOOK JACKET.
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Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Distinguished Service Medal Issued by the War Department

Since April 6, 1917, Up to and Including, General Orders, No. 126, War Department, November 11, 1919 (Classic Reprint)

Author: United States Adjutant-General' Office

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260137357

Category: History

Page: 1080

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Excerpt from Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Distinguished Service Medal Issued by the War Department: Since April 6, 1917, Up to and Including, General Orders, No. 126, War Department, November 11, 1919 That whenever a medal, cross, bar, ribbon, rosette, or other device presented under the provisions of this act shall have been lost. Destroyed. Or rendered unfit for use, without fault or neglect on the part of the person to whom it was awarded, such medal, cross, bar, ribbon, rosette, or device shall be replaced without charge therefor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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American Decorations: A List of Awards of the Distinguished-Service Cross, the Distinguished-Service Medal, the Soldier's Medal and the Dist

Author: United States War Department

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267876075

Category: History

Page: 20

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Excerpt from American Decorations: A List of Awards of the Distinguished-Service Cross, the Distinguished-Service Medal, the Soldier's Medal and the Distinguished-Flying Cross Awarded Under Authority of the Congress of the United States, July 1, 1940 June 30, 1941 For heroism displayed in rescuing an enlisted man from drowning in the harbor at Manila, Philippine Islands, on May 20, 1940. When an enlisted man jumped overboard from an Army vessel tied up at a pier and was on the point of drowning, Private First Class Campbell dived from the ship into the water and went to his assistance. Swimming with a life preserver to the point where the drowning man had disappeared, Private First Class Campbell pulled him to the surface and assisted him to hold on to the life ring as it was hauled back to the Ship, thereby saving his life. The heroism displayed by Private First Class Campbell on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Navy Book of Distinguished Service

An Official Compendium of the Names and Citations of the Men of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Foreign Governments who Were Decorated by the Navy Department for Extraordinary Gallantry and Conspicuous Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty in the World War

Author: Harry R. Stringer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 249

View: 654

Posted in World War, 1914-1918

New Zealand and the Distinquished Service Order

Being a Record of New Zealanders, and Those Associated with New Zealand, Appointed as Companions of the Distinguished Service Order

Author: J. Bryant Haigh,Alan James Polaschek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473024062

Category: Distinguished Service Order

Page: 468

View: 1299

A record of New Zealanders, and those associated with New Zealand, appointed as Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.
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Companions of the Distinguished Service Order and Two Bars

Johnnie Johnson, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, James Hill, Alber

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230836973

Category:

Page: 62

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 61. Chapters: Johnnie Johnson, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, James Hill, Albert Ball, Orde Wingate, Philip Vian, Mick Mannock, Lashmer Whistler, John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Leonard Cheshire, Harold Rawdon Briggs, Geoffrey Charles Evans, John Emilius Fauquier, Hugh Llewellyn Glyn Hughes, Bob Braham, Geoffrey Oliver, Max Kennedy Horton, David Wanklyn, Peter Gretton, John Cecil Currie, Donald Macintyre, Jean Victor Allard, Andrew Thorne, Percy Charles Pickard, Noel Irwin, Michael West, Gordon Campbell, John Cunningham, Arthur Asquith, James Hargest, Hugh Havelock McLean, Basil Crockett, H. E. N. Bredin. Excerpt: Admiral of the Fleet The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope KT, GCB, OM, DSO and two Bars (7 January 1883 - 12 June 1963), was a British admiral of the Second World War. Cunningham was widely known by his nickname, "ABC." Cunningham was born in Rathmines in the southside of Dublin on 7 January 1883. After starting his schooling in Dublin and Edinburgh, he enrolled at a naval academy, at the age of ten, beginning his association with the Royal Navy. After passing out of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, in 1898, he progressed rapidly in rank. He commanded a destroyer during the First World War and through most of the interwar period. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and two Bars, for his performance during this time, specifically for his actions in the Dardanelles and in the Baltics. In the Second World War, as Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, Cunningham led British naval forces to victory in several critical Mediterranean naval battles. These included the attack on Taranto in 1940, the first completely all-aircraft naval attack in history, and the Battle of Cape Matapan in 1941. Cunningham controlled the defence of the...
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The Exclusion of Black Soldiers from the Medal of Honor in World War II

The Study Commissioned by the United States Army to Investigate Racial Bias in the Awarding of the Nation's Highest Military Decoration

Author: Elliott Vanveltner Converse

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786402779

Category: History

Page: 200

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The purpose of this study, commissioned by the Army, was to document the process by which the Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded from December 7, 1941, through September 1, 1948; to identify units in which African Americans served; to identify by name all black soldiers whose names were submitted for the medal and to document any errors in the processing of their nominations; and to compile a list of all black soldiers who received the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest award. Based on this work, in January 1997 President Clinton awarded seven African Americans the Medal of Honor. The authors were selected by Shaw University of Raleigh, North Carolina, to conduct this study under a United States Army contract.
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American Decorations (1862-1926) Volume 1

Author: The Office of the Adjutant General of the Army

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781504415

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 675

View: 4060

Volume 1 of 2. A Complete List of Awards of the Congressional Medal of Honour, the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM). Awarded under Authority of the Congress of the USA 1862-1926. Details on each recipient include place of birth, place of residence on entry into the service, where the award was won with citation and number of the General Order authorising the award. Names are arranged alphabetically, and in the case of posthumous awards name and relationship of the next-of kin receiving the award are given. Foreign holders of the DSC and DSM are listed by countries.
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American Decorations (1862-1926) Volume 2

Author: The Office of the Adjutant General of the Army

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781504431

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 188

View: 9202

Volume 2 of 2. A Complete List of Awards of the Congressional Medal of Honour, the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM). Awarded under Authority of the Congress of the USA 1862-1926. Details on each recipient include place of birth, place of residence on entry into the service, where the award was won with citation and number of the General Order authorising the award. Names are arranged alphabetically, and in the case of posthumous awards name and relationship of the next-of kin receiving the award are given. Foreign holders of the DSC and DSM are listed by countries.
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An enduring heritage

seventy-five years of distinguished service in engineering

Author: Wilbur Cross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

View: 1241

Posted in Technology & Engineering

Distinguished Service Cross 1901-1938

Author: Fevyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843420897

Category: History

Page: 100

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This title contains all 1700 awards from the Conspicuous Service Cross with full London Gazette citations in date order with an index.
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To Incorporate the Distinguished Service Foundation of Optometry

Hearings Before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee No. 2 (Judiciary), Seventieth Congress, Second Session, on Feb. 19, 1929

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee No. 2

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic books

Page: 14

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Considers (70) H.R. 16441.
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