Swashbucklers and Black Sheep: A Pictorial History of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II

By Bruce Gamble

“A lovely portrait of highly brave males and their amazing flying machines.”
—Alex Kershaw, writer of The Few

Marine battling Squadron (VMF) 214 is the world’s most renowned fighter squadron. Its moment wartime squadron commander used to be the mythical Greg “Pappy” Boyington. Boyington and the squadron have been the free idea for the late-seventies NBC tv sequence Baa Baa Black Sheep, which was once later syndicated less than the identify Black Sheep Squadron.
 
Swashbucklers and Black Sheep is a finished illustrated historical past of the squadron from its formation and primary strive against excursions on Guadalcanal because the Swashbucklers, which incorporated their transition to the long-lasting gull-winged Corsair, to the arriving in their moment commander, Pappy Boyington, and then they grew to become the Black Sheep. The squadron’s wrestle over Bougainville and Rabaul and the tale of Boyington being shot down are coated, as are the squadron’s exploits within the latter a part of the battle (while Boyington used to be a POW), which culminated within the heavy losses suffered aboard the service USS Franklin. The squadron’s provider in Korea, Vietnam, and the worldwide struggle on Terror whole the storied historical past of VMF 214.
 
In addition to a wealthy choice of old images, Swashbucklers and Black Sheep gains strive against aviation art from 4 of America’s most sensible aviation artists: John Shaw, Jim Laurier, Craig Kodera, and Bob Rasmussen.

 

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The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction-and What This Means Today

By Dan Sisson

During this remarkable old vintage, Dan Sisson presents the definitive window into key options that experience shaped the backdrop of our democracy: the character of revolution, stewardship of strength, liberty, and the ever present hazard of factions and tyranny.

Most modern historians have a good time Jefferson’s victory over Adams in 1800 because the starting of the two-party approach, yet Sisson believes this reasoning is fullyyt the incorrect lesson. Jefferson observed his election as a relaxed revolution by means of the yank humans overturning an elitist faction that was once stamping out loved constitutional rights and attempting to rework our younger democracy into an authoritarian nation. If something, our present two-party approach is a repudiation of Jefferson's conception of revolution and his earnest wish that the folks as a complete, now not any faction or clique, might triumph in executive. Sisson's ebook makes transparent that key principles of the yankee Revolution didn't achieve their complete fruition till the "Revolution of 1800," to which we owe the maintenance of lots of our key rights.

With contributions via Thom Hartmann that deliver out the book’s modern relevance, this 40th anniversary variation comprises new insights and reflections on how Jefferson’s imaginative and prescient may help us in our personal period of polarization, corruption, govt overreach, and gridlock.

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The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

By Timothy Egan

From the nationwide booklet Award–winning and best-selling writer Timothy Egan comes the epic tale of 1 of the main attention-grabbing and colourful Irishman in nineteenth-century the USA.  

The Irish-American tale, with all its twists and triumphs, is instructed throughout the inconceivable lifetime of one guy. A rushing younger orator throughout the nice Famine of the 1840s, within which 1000000 of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed rebellion opposed to British rule, for which he was once banished to a Tasmanian criminal colony. He escaped and 6 months later used to be heralded within the streets of latest York — the progressive hero, again from the lifeless, on the sunrise of the nice Irish immigration to America. 

 
Meagher’s rebirth in the US incorporated his prime the newly shaped Irish Brigade from long island in lots of of the fiercest battles of the Civil battle — Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. two times shot from his horse whereas major fees, left for useless within the Virginia dust, Meagher’s dream was once that Irish-American troops, professional through battle, may go back to eire and release their place of origin from British rule.  
 
The hero's final bankruptcy, as territorial governor of Montana, used to be a romantic quest for a real domestic within the a ways frontier. His loss of life has lengthy been a secret to which Egan brings haunting, colourful new evidence.

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A Patriot's History of the Modern World, Vol. II: From the Cold War to the Age of Entitlement, 1945-2012

By Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty

The bestselling historians flip their concentration to America’s position on the earth because the finish of worldwide battle II
 
Schweikart, writer of the #1 New York Times bestseller A Patriot’s background of the United States, and Dougherty take a serious examine the US, from the postwar increase to her look for identification within the twenty-first century.
 
The moment quantity of A Patriot’s historical past of the fashionable World choices up in 1945 with an international irrevocably altered by means of international struggle II and a strong, positive usa. yet new foes and demanding situations quickly arose: the transforming into sphere of Communist impact, antagonistic dictatorships and unreliable socialist allies, the emergence of China as an monetary contender, and the specter of global Islamification.
 
The e-book reestablishes the argument of yank exceptionalism and the interaction of our democratic pillars—Judeo-Christian non secular ideals, loose marketplace capitalism, land possession, and customary law—around the world.
 
Schweikart and Dougherty provide a desirable conservative heritage of the final six many years.

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In the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars

The trial of lots Horses is now mostly forgotten, a bit of America's earlier that constitutes anything of a dismal mystery from a time whilst the hammer of background used to be forging the trendy period. within the Shadow of Wounded Knee indicates the United States on the fast it used to be transferring from a wild frontier state right into a sleek state and the way the price of construction the United States was once paid not only in human lives yet with the sacrifice of human hopes and goals and the way forward for whole cultures. The Indian wars didn't finish at Wounded Knee, nor in spite of Lieutenant Edward Caseys' demise, yet particularly in that Sioux Falls federal courthouse, the place a lone warrior awaited his destiny by the hands of a society that had killed hundreds of thousands of his humans and appeared decided to kill no less than yet another.

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La America: The Sephardic Experience in the United States

The tale of the Jewish immigration to the us within the early years of the century has been totally defined in various guides. much less renowned is the tale of the greater than 25,000 Levantine Sephardim who entered the U.S. among 1899 and 1925. los angeles the US, the Judeo-Spanish-language nationwide weekly newspaper based in 1910 is a welcome contribution to an knowing of this lengthy overlooked point of the yank Jewish adventure. Rabbi Angel discovers within the newspaper stories and editorials and brings to the readers" recognition the interesting history of yank Sephardic Jews

From The Jacket
In studying an editorial concerning the Sephardim of the United States,
which seemed within the American jewish yr e-book of 1973, I
scanned via a couple of problems with los angeles the US, starting in
1910. As I speedy reeled in the course of the microfilms of the newspaper
at the recent York Public Library, I well-known instantly that there
was an excellent, brilliant brain at the back of them. . . . In 1979, I obtained
a set of the microfilms of l. a. the United States and spent many hours each
day studying and copying. The' paintings fed on me. Moise Gadol
; was once editor of l. a. the USA, the 1st ]udeo-Spanish newspaper
published within the usa, and as I learn his writings that had
appeared from November 1910 till July 1925 I felt i used to be coming
to understand the fellow in my view. . . . Moise Gadol used to be maybe the
greatest voice of the immigrant Sephardic neighborhood in the course of the
years during which l. a. the US seemed. He used to be a heroic figure,
although seldom favored through a lot of his contemporaries. . . .
This ebook is essentially a learn of the Judeo-Spanish-speaking
Sephardim of latest York from 1910 till 1925 as visible via the
eyes of Moise Gadol and his newspaper, l. a. the US. On its pages
we can see firsthand the struggles of the Sephardim to conform to a
new lifestyle. this can be the tale of a humans and of 1 guy, the
description of a sliver of heritage with ramifications that transcend
time.

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The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - July 13, 1863

By Bradley M. Gottfried

After a number of variants and printings in exactly years, the bestselling 'The Maps of Gettysburg' is offered for the 1st time in a full-color, hardcover edition!

Thousands of books and articles were written approximately Gettysburg, however the operation is still essentially the most complicated and hard to appreciate. Bradley Gottfried’s groundbreaking 'The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg crusade, June three – July thirteen, 1863' is a different and thorough research of this multifaceted campaign.

The 'Maps of Gettysburg' breaks down the total operation into thirty map units or “action-sections” enriched with one hundred forty four exact, full-page colour maps comprising the complete crusade. those cartographic originals bore right down to the regimental and battery point and contain the march to and from the battlefield and nearly each major occasion in among. not less than two―and as many as twenty―maps accompany each one map set. Keyed to every piece of cartography is an entire dealing with web page of certain textual content describing the devices, personalities, events, and strive against (including rates from eyewitnesses) depicted at the accompanying map, all of which makes the Gettysburg tale come alive.

This presentation makes it effortless for readers to speedy find a map and textual content on nearly any section of the crusade, from the march into Pennsylvania in the course of June to the final accomplice withdrawal of troops around the Potomac River on July thirteen, 1863. critical scholars of the conflict will relish the vast and authoritative endnotes and entire order of conflict. they're going to additionally are looking to carry the booklet alongside on their journeys to the battlefield.

Perfect for the straightforward chair or for stomping the hallowed floor of Gettysburg, 'The Maps of Gettysburg' is a seminal paintings that belongs at the bookshelf of each critical and informal pupil of the battle.

About the writer: Bradley M. Gottfried, Ph.D., is the President of the school of Southern Maryland. An avid Civil struggle historian, Dr. Gottfried is the writer of 5 books, together with 'Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and accomplice Brigades on the conflict of Gettysburg' (2002). he's at present operating with co-editor Theodore P. Savas on a Gettysburg crusade encyclopedia.

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Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

By Victoria Saker Woeste

Henry Ford is remembered in American lore because the final entrepreneur—the guy who invented assembly-line production and made autos cheap. mostly forgotten is his part occupation as a writer of antisemitic propaganda. this is often the tale of Ford's possession of the Dearborn autonomous, his involvement within the defamatory articles it ran, and the 2 Jewish legal professionals, Aaron Sapiro and Louis Marshall, who each one attempted to forestall Ford's war.

In 1927, the case of Sapiro v. Ford transfixed the state. as a way to finish the embarrassing litigation, Ford apologized for the single factor he might by no means have misplaced on in courtroom: the offense of hate speech.

Using never-before-discovered proof from data and personal relatives collections, this learn unearths the intensity of Ford's involvement in each element of this situation and explains why Jewish civil rights attorneys and non secular leaders have been deeply divided over the best way to deal with Ford.

Editorial Reviews
Review
"Thoroughly researched and ably written, Henry Ford's struggle on Jews lines [Aaron] Sapiro's valiant try and protect not just his solid identify yet that of the Jewish people."—Rafael Medoff, magazine of yank Studies

"The ebook comes in handy for the historian, scholars of legislation, and scholars of yank Jewish history."—Chaim Seymour, organization of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Newsletter

"Drawing on new facts from data and personal kinfolk collections, this learn info the intensity of Ford's involvement in each point of this situation and explains why Jewish civil rights attorneys and spiritual leaders have been deeply divided over the best way to deal with Ford."—Law & Social Inquiry

"Victoria Saker Woeste's Henry Ford's conflict on Jews and the felony conflict opposed to Hate Speech contributes considerably to our realizing of the dramatic libel lawsuit introduced by means of Aaron Sapiro opposed to the yank automobile pioneer. Woeste's meticulously researched booklet thoughtfully examines the advanced situations and personalities in the back of the case, the intricacies of the trial, and the consequences of its answer . . . Woeste's booklet deals a desirable and profitable account of Sapiro v. Ford, and what the case teaches us approximately hate speech, libel legislation, and the anti-Jewish campaign of an American icon."—Jessica Cooperman, American Studies

"A significant new e-book by means of American Bar beginning student Victoria Saker Woeste, Henry Ford's warfare on Jews and the criminal conflict opposed to Hate Speech offers a startling new interpretation of a watershed episode within the lifetime of Henry Ford. . . never-before stumbled on facts. . . new insights."—LegalNews.com

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Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States

By Michael Lind

A sweeping and unique paintings of monetary heritage via Michael Lind, considered one of America’s best intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic tale of America’s upward thrust to develop into the world’s dominant financial system. As ideological loose retailers proceed to sq. off opposed to Keynesians in Congress and the clicking, financial coverage continues to be on the heart of political debate.

Land of Promise: An financial background of the United States deals a much-needed historic framework that sheds new gentle on our past—wisdom that gives classes necessary to our destiny. development upon the energy and lucidity of his New York occasions Notable Books The subsequent American kingdom and Hamilton’s Republic, Lind grants an important and revelatory exam of the roots of yank prosperity—insight that would end up beneficial to an individual drawn to exploring how we will circulate forward.

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Brigham Young: A Concise Biography of the Mormon Moses

He was once a chippie. A visionary. A governor. A prophet. A pioneer. A preacher. A businessman. A temple-builder.

Brigham younger loomed huge in a tumultuous time. He helped came across the country of Utah within the period of yank show up future. He rallied hundreds of thousands round Mormonism, a brand new religion with robust detractors who attempted to stamp it out within the cities and villages the place its groups sprang up. With slightly a dozen days of formal schooling lower than his belt, he left a legacy of writings, letters and sermons that proceed to counterpoint the examine of the Mormon Church and the period of yankee Western expansion.

In Brigham Young, Ed Breslin distills Young's larger-than-life tale right into a concise, readable biography that makes a speciality of his most important moments and achievements. in contrast to different biographies, Breslin's account neither whitewashes nor sensationalizes Brigham Young's arguable existence. Brigham Young is the suitable primer on Young's enormous and intricate legacy.

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