Honor Our Flag

How to Care For, Fly and Otherwise Respect the Stars and Stripes

Author: David Singleton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762723683

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 4911

Traces the history and evolution of the United States flag and describes how to display the flag and treat it in a respectful manner.
Posted in History

Blood and Honor

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630125

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 1434

As did his three immensely popular series Brotherhood of War, The Corps and Badge of Honor, W.E.B. Griffin's novel of World War II espionage Honor Bound became an immediate bestseller: "A superior war story" (Library Journal) "whose twists and turns keep readers guessing until the last page" (Publishers Weekly). Now the characters of Honor Bound are back, in an adventure as exciting as anything Griffin has written. It is April 1943, and Marine aviator Cletus Frade, Army demolition's wizard Anthony Pelosi, and communications expert David Ettinger are thrust again into the lethal nest of intrigue that is wartime Buenos Aires. A clandestine German vessel sets sail to resupply submarines in the South Atlantic...as a massive shipment of money earmarked for postwar Reich makes its way to South America...and a coup designed to topple the government reaches critical mass. In the midst of it all, the German-ordered assassination of Cletus Frade's father demands only one response: revenge. Threading their way carefully between Axis and Allied sympathizers, and even between rival OSS and FBI factions, the three solidiers must strive their utmost not only to fulfill their missions--but just to stay alive. And for that, even their utmost may not be enough... Written with all the energy and expertise that Griffin's readers have come to expect, filled with drama and authentic heroes, Blood and Honor is a captivating novel sure to please fans old and new. From the Paperback edition.
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Honor the Flag

A Guide to Its Care and Display

Author: Ruth Radlauer

Publisher: Forest House Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781878363619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1363

Illustrations and text provide a look at the different flags that have played a role throughout America's history
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Nationalism in Europe and America

Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775

Author: Lloyd S. Kramer

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869058

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9499

Examining the history of nationalism's pervasive influence on modern politics and cultural identities, Lloyd Kramer discusses how nationalist ideas gained emotional and cultural power after the revolutionary upheavals in the late eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Nationalism in Europe and America analyzes the multiple historical contexts and intellectual themes that have shaped modern nationalist cultures, including the political claims for national sovereignty, the emergence of nationalist narratives in historical writing and literature, the fusion of nationalism and religion, and the overlapping conceptions of gender, families, race, and national identities. Kramer emphasizes the similarities in American and European nationalist thought, showing how European ideas about land, history, and national destiny flourished in the United States while American ideas about national independence and political rights reappeared among European nationalists and also influenced the rise of anticolonial nationalisms in twentieth-century Asia and Africa. By placing nationalist ideas and conflicts within the specific, cross-cultural framework of Atlantic history and extending his analysis to the twentieth-century world wars, Kramer offers readers a thoughtful perspective on nationalism's enduring political and cultural importance throughout the modern world.
Posted in History

Flag

An American Biography

Author: Marc Leepson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429906472

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5551

The thirteen-stripe, fifty-star flag is as familiar an American icon as any that has existed in the nation's history. Yet the history of the flag, especially its origins, is cloaked in myth and misinformation. Flag: An American Biography rectifies that situation by presenting a lively, comprehensive, illuminating look at the history of the American flag from its beginnings to today. Journalist and historian Marc Leepson uncovers scores of little-known, fascinating facts as he traces the evolution of the American flag from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. Flag sifts through the historical evidence to---among many other things---uncover the truth behind the Betsy Ross myth and to discover the true designer of the Stars and Stripes. It details the many colorful and influential Americans who shaped the history of the flag. "Flag," as the novelist Nelson DeMille says in his preface, "is not a book with an agenda or a subjective point of view. It is an objective history of the American flag, well researched, well presented, easy to read and understand, and very informative and entertaining." "Our love for the flag may be incomprehensible to others, but at least we now have a comprehensive guide to its unfolding." ---The Wall Street Journal "The fascination of history is in its details, and the author of Flag: An American Biography knows how to find them and turn them into compelling reading.... This book brings out the irony, humor, myth, and behind-the-scenes happenings that make our flag's 228-year history so fascinating." ---The Saturday Evening Post "Timely and insightful." ---The Dallas Morning News
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World flag encyclopedia

Author: United Nations Honor Flag Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 3793

Posted in Reference

Guilford County and the Civil War

Author: Carol Moore

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1626198497

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 7639

Guilford County residents felt the brutal impact of the Civil War on both the homefront and the battlefield. From the plight of antislavery Quakers to the strength of women, the county was awash in political turmoil. Intriguing abolitionists, fire-breathing secessionists, peacemakers, valiant soldiers and carpetbaggers are some of the figures who contributed to the chaotic time. General Joseph E. Johnston's parole of the Army of Tennessee at Greensboro, as well as the birth of a free black community following the Confederate defeat, brought amazing changes. Local author and historian Carol Moore traces the romantic days in the lead-up to war, the horrors of war itself and the decades of aftermath that followed.
Posted in History

Dick Prescott's Third Year at West Point

Or, Standing Firm for Flag and Honor

Author: Harrie Irving Hancock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Men

Page: 251

View: 7044

The honor of Dick Prescott and his friend Greg Holmes is put to the test during their third year at West Point.
Posted in Men

A Farewell to Mars

An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace

Author: Brian Zahnd

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 143470792X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1520

We know Jesus the Savior, but have we met Jesus, Prince of Peace? When did we accept vengeance as an acceptable part of the Christian life? How did violence and power seep into our understanding of faith and grace? For those troubled by this trend toward the sword, perhaps there is a better way. What if the message of Jesus differs radically differs from the drumbeats of war we hear all around us? Using his own journey from war crier to peacemaker and his in-depth study of peace in the scriptures, author and pastor Brian Zahnd reintroduces us to the gospel of Peace.
Posted in Religion

An Introduction to Global Studies

Author: Patricia J. Campbell,Aran MacKinnon,Christy R. Stevens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329588

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 7575

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, key terms, concepts, and notable theorists Equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material
Posted in Political Science

Contemporary Japanese Thought

Author: Richard Calichman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150988X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3866

Appearing for the first time in English, the writings in this collection reflect some of the most innovative and influential work by Japanese intellectuals in recent years. The volume offers a rare and much-needed window into the crucial ideas and positions currently shaping Japanese thought (shiso). In addressing the political, historical, and cultural issues that have dominated Japanese society, these essays cross a range of disciplines, including literary theory, philosophy, history, gender studies, and cultural studies. Contributors examine Japan's imperialist and nationalist past as well as representations and remembrances of this history. They also critique recent efforts in Japanese right-wing circles to erase or obscure the more troubling aspects of Japan's colonial enterprise in East Asia. Other essays explore how Japan has viewed itself in regard to the West and the complex influence of Western thought on Japanese intellectual and political life. The volume's groundbreaking essays on issues of gender and the contested place of feminist thought in Japan discuss the similarities between the emotional bullying of women who do not accept traditional gender roles and teasing in schools; how the Japanese have adopted elements of Western orientalism to discredit feminism; and historical constructions of Japanese motherhood.
Posted in History

Honor, Symbols, and War

Author: Barry O'Neill

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472087860

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 1443

A lively and profound analysis of the role of symbols in international relations
Posted in Political Science

The Best of Life, Love, and Levity

Condensed Poems

Author: William Spencer Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469118556

Category: Poetry

Page: 332

View: 7772

This clever collection of poems offers the reader an inspiring start to the day, or delightful prose to close a trying day in a light-hearted way. Upon opening the cover, you may be drawn it to sit and absorb the entire book in one sitting. Over time, many poems will speak to you, and are sure to be revisited and reflected upon by the thinking reader.
Posted in Poetry

Texas flags

Author: N.A

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603443692

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8870

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McKinley as a Candidate

Author: J.P. Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877687824

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7999

Posted in History

Costs of War

America's Pyrrhic Victories

Author: John V. Denson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412820455

Category: United States

Page: 450

View: 6693

The greatest accomplishment of Western civilization is arguably the achievement of individual liberty through limits on the power of the state. In the war-torn twentieth century, we rarely hear that one of the main costs of armed conflict is long-term loss of liberty to winners and losers alike. Beyond the obvious and direct costs of dead and wounded soldiers, there is the lifetime struggle of veterans to live with their nightmares and their injuries; the hidden economic costs of inflation, debts, and taxes; and more generally the damages caused to our culture, our morality, and to civilization at large. The new edition is now available in paperback, with a number of new essays. It represents a large-scale collective effort to pierce the veils of myth and propaganda to reveal the true costs of war, above all, the cost to liberty. Central to this volume are the views of Ludwig von Mises on war and foreign policy. Mises argued that war, along with colonialism and imperialism, is the greatest enemy of freedom and prosperity, and that peace throughout the world cannot be achieved until the central governments of the major nations become limited in scope and power. In the spirit of these theorems by Mises, the contributors to this volume consider the costs of war generally and assess specific corrosive effects of major American wars since the Revolution. The first section includes chapters on the theoretical and institutional dimensions of the relationship between war and society, including conscription, infringements on freedom, the military as an engine of social change, war and literature, and the right of citizens to bear arms. The second group includes reconsiderations of Lincoln and Churchill, an analysis of the anti-interventionist idea in American politics, a discussion of the meaning of the "just war," an assessment of how World War I changed the course of Western civilization, and finally two eyewitness accounts of the true horrors of actual combat by veterans of World War II. The Costs of War is unique in its combination of historical scope and timeliness for current debates about foreign policy and military intervention. It will be of interest to historians, political scientists, economists, and sociologists.
Posted in United States