Medals, Flags and Memories

Author: John And Stacey Holley

Publisher: Navigator Pub.

ISBN: 9780983416821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

View: 6853

On November 15, 2005, John and Stacey Holley unwillingly became Gold Star Parents. Their son and only child, Matthew John Holley, was killed along with three other Soldiers when an IED exploded under their Humvee while on patrol in Iraq. Racked with grief over their son's death, John and Stacey's sorrow turned to outrage when they learned that Matthew's casket would return to San Diego's Lindbergh Field as common freight. There would be no honor guard to welcome this fallen hero back to the nation of his birth. Instead, Matthew Holley's remains would be transferred by forklifts and baggage handlers, like a crate of auto parts. Determined to welcome their son home with honors befitting his sacrifice, the Holleys embarked on a quest to challenge the law, and to begin a journey of healing that would touch the lives of Gold Star Families across the country. *Winner of Military Writers Society of America's prestigious Founder's Award
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words

Author: Larry Smith,H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393325628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 1972

A stirring oral history of the nation's Medal of Honor winners interviews twenty-four men who earned the honor through extraordinary acts of valor on the battlefield. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Flags of Our Fathers

Heroes of Iwo Jima

Author: James Bradley,Ron Powers

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307979261

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 6874

Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima–and into history. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific’s most crucial island.
Posted in Young Adult Nonfiction

The Quiet Hero

The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle for Iwo Jima

Author: Gary W. Toyn,Bob Dole,Orrin G. Hatch

Publisher: American Legacy Media

ISBN: 0979689635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3037

This powerful story documents the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of extraordinary Navy corpsman George Wahlen. The significance of his story lies in the historic context of the battle, the most deadly engagement of World War II for America.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

A Heart, a Cross, and a Flag

America Today

Author: Peggy Noonan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743250481

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4971

A collection of essays written in the year after September 11, 2001, includes the author's observations about the return of religious faith to New York City, the experiences of living in Manhattan, and the nation's efforts to rebuild.
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Under the Flags of Freedom

Slave Soldiers and the Wars of Independence in Spanish South America

Author: Peter Blanchard

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973423

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7272

During the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. Blacks were recruited by opposing sides in these conflicts and their loyalties rested with whomever they believed would emerge victorious. The prospect of freedom was worth risking one's life for, and wars against Spain presented unprecedented opportunities to attain it. Much hedging over the slavery issue continued, however, even after the patriots came to power. The prospect of abolition threatened existing political, economic, and social structures, and the new leaders would not encroach upon what were still considered the property rights of powerful slave owners. The patriots attacked the institution of slavery in their rhetoric, yet maintained the status quo in the new nations. It was not until a generation later that slavery would be declared illegal in all of Spain's former mainland colonies. Through extensive archival research, Blanchard assembles an accessible, comprehensive, and broadly based study to investigate this issue from the perspectives of Royalists, patriots, and slaves. He examines the wartime political, ideological, and social dynamics that led to slave recruitment, and the subsequent repercussions in the immediate postindependence era. Under the Flags of Freedom sheds new light on the vital contribution of slaves to the wars for Latin American independence, which, up until now, has been largely ignored in the histories and collective memories of these nations.
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Word of Honor

Author: Nelson DeMille

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759522565

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 5190

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With nearly 50 million books sold worldwide, Nelson DeMille is "a true master." - Dan Brown He is a good man, a brilliant corporate executive, an honest, handsome family man admired by men and desired by women. But sixteen years ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam. There, in 1968, the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity-and together swore never to tell the world what they had done. Not the press, army justice, and the events he tried to forget have caught up with Ben Tyson. His family, his career, and his personal sense of honor hang in the balance. And only one woman can reveal the truth of his past -- and set him free.
Posted in Fiction

Art, Honor, and Ridicule

Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana

Author: N.A

Publisher: Royal Ontario Museum

ISBN: 9780888545169

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 9057

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Put Out More Flags

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 0735253064

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 5885

Waugh brings some of his best characters back for another romp. Against the backdrop of the Phoney War, Alistair Trumpington wants only the chance to fight for a worthy cause, but instead he finds himself stuck in a never-ending series of military maneuvers, getting him nowhere closer to any front. Meanwhile, the scoundrel Basil Seal sees the burgeoning war as an opportunity to help only himself. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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Blood and Honor

Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630125

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 6816

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 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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Flags in the Dust

Author: William Faulkner

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307946762

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 4654

"The complete text, published for the first time in 1973, of Faulkner's third novel, written when he was twenty-nine, which appeared, with his reluctant consent, in a much cut version in 1929 as Sartoris."--P. [4] of cover.
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The Damned Red Flags of Rebellion

The Confederate Battle Flags at Gettysburg

Author: Richard Rollins

Publisher: Rank & File Pub

ISBN: 9781888967043

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 2565

A unique study that analyzes the most powerful symbol of the Civil War from the perspective of both sides. Includes 41 full-color photos of flags captured at Gettysburg.
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Fox on the Rhine

Author: Douglas Niles,Michael Dobson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812574661

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 9739

A cadre of SS generals seizes Nazi Germany from Hitler and places Himmler in power, as he immeditely concentrates all his forces against the West, laying the ground work for a vastly different Battle of the Bulge with even higher stakes for the Allies. Reprint.
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Burden of Honor

Author: Lee Roddy

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 9780764220272

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 172

View: 4347

While Gideon struggles to save the family farm and Emily faces charges of spying, their friend Nat attempts to find his mother and sisters even as the Civil War rages in Virginia.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Unveiling of the National Icons

A Plea for Patriotic Iconoclasm in a Nationalist Era

Author: Albert Boime

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521570671

Category: Art

Page: 447

View: 4931

In The Unveiling of the National Icons, Albert Boime analyses the creation and reception of several American national monuments as a means of understanding the politics of memory and national icons. In engaging, 'behind the scenes' accounts of several highly visible symbols, such as the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, and Mount Rushmore, among others, he demonstrates how these icons have been manipulated for patriotic purposes. Boime also shows how these monuments express individual and collective needs and how they are subject to contested readings, despite their origins in the creative imaginations of conservatives and privileged members of America. Examining these symbols as a group for the first time, this book is also the first serious investigation of visual artifacts that are too often taken for granted.
Posted in Art

The Confederate Battle Flag

Author: John M. COSKI

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674029866

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 5120

Beautiful Minds explains how and why apes and dolphins are so distantly related yet so cognitively alike and what this teaches us about another large-brained mammal: Homo sapiens. Noting that apes and dolphins have had no common ancestor in nearly 100 million years, Bearzi and Stanford describe the parallel evolution that gave rise to their intelligence.
Posted in History

Flags of Countries Around the World

A Children's Picture Book about the Different Flags Around the World

Author: Melissa Ackerman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537501444


Page: 208

View: 2684

Do you know that the flag of Switzerland is square in shape and not rectangular? It is one of the only two square flags in the world, the other being the flag of Vatican City. And do you also know that the flag of Nepal is neither square nor rectangle? The national flag of Nepal is a combination of two triangle-shaped flags colored in crimson red and bordered by blue. The flags you see representing different countries are more than a piece of fabric. A flag is a country's national symbol. It represents their identity as a nation. The colors and designs on a flag have its cultural, political, historical, religious and regional significance. Many countries with a predominant Christian population would have a cross on their flags while Muslim countries would have a crescent moon on theirs. African countries like Benin, Republic of Congo, Mali and the others would have the green, yellow and red colors on their flags which are the colors of the Ethiopian flag. The use of the said colors signifies giving honor to Ethiopia the oldest independent country in Africa. The green, white, red, and black colors are Pan-Arab colors that are common on the flags of many Arab countries like Jordan, Libya, Sudan and others. More fascinating information and trivia about 196 flags of different countries around the world are featured in this book especially made for young learners.
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Our Country's Flag and the Flags of Foreign Countries

Author: Edward Singleton Holden

Publisher: N.A


Category: Banners

Page: 165

View: 9717

Includes descriptions, histories, and meanings of American flags from 1607 - 1916 ; histories, descriptions and meanings of flags of foreign nations from ancient times to 1916; and an explanation of flags and signaling flags in general, standards, banners, and symbols.
Posted in Banners

The Roll of Honor

Containing the Names of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of All the Wars of Our Country who are Buried in the Cemeteries of Cook County, Or the Garden of the Dead, Together with the Military Record and Place of Burial of Each of Them as Completely as They Can be Ascertained ...

Author: Josiah Seymour Currey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cemeteries

Page: 306

View: 9196

Posted in Cemeteries

Bear Flag and Bay State in the Civil War

The Californians of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry

Author: Thomas E. Parson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786450602

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 1794

The Second Massachusetts Cavalry included the only organized group (5 companies totaling 504 men) from California to fight in the east during the Civil War. Led by a young Boston aristocrat, Colonel Charles R. Lowell, these men began their wartime careers in Northern Virginia in 1862, clashing with the partisan rangers of Major John S. Mosby, in a deadly world of guerrilla warfare. In August of 1864, the regiment was assigned to Major General Phil Sheridan's Army of Shenandoah and served through all of the battles in the victorious campaign to clear the valley of Confederates, witnessing the final surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. This account tells what these men from California and Massachusetts accomplished, how they communicated, and how they viewed themselves. The book contains three appendices that list the battle casualties of the regiment during its largest engagements. Photographs and a bibliography are also included.
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