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Atlas for Introduction to Military History

Prepared by the United States Air Force Academy’s Department of History, this atlas is designed to provide an understanding of the strategies of modern warfare through past military decisions--both right and wrong. Beginning with the historic 1631 Battle of Breitenfield, this atlas goes on to cover strategies used during the American Revolution, the Wars of Napoleon, the American Civil War, ...

Black Broadway

The African-American actors and actresses whose names have shone brightly on Broadway marquees earned their place in history not only through hard work, perseverance, and talent, but also because of the legacy left by those who came before them. Like the doors of many professions, those of the theater world were shut to minorities for decades. While the Civil War may have freed the slaves, it ...

Health at Gunpoint

Who controls the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and whatare the real goals of this powerful agency? These are the centralquestions explored in Health at Gunpoint, a book that brings intoclear focus the silent war being waged by the FDA againstAmerican consumers.The FDA was established in 1906 to protect the U.S. public frommisbranded and adulterated foods and drugs. While the originalintent ...

In Silent Prayer

Written by Father Anthony Russo, who has devoted himself to the deaf community for over forty years, In Silent Prayer traces the history of the special deaf ministry in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Through insightful text, as well as historical documents and photographs, Father Russo not only tells the story of the great men and women who have provided this important service, ...

La Cristiada

In a world filled with constant religious intolerance and strife, it is easy to overlook a little known twentieth-century religious war that was fought on the shores of North America. Taking place in Mexico in the 1920s, La Cristiada—the Cristero War—was the result of repressive anti-religious laws directed at the Catholic Church. After the Mexican Revolution of 1916, the newly drafted Mexican ...

Macy's

Macy's The Store. The Star. The Story traces a hundred and fifty years of one of the country’s premier retailers. More than just the account of a successful business, it is the story of how one man’s dream found a home in the heart of Manhattan. Lively text, rare photographs, and colorful illustrations highlight the people and events—the trends, tragedies, and traditions—that transformed Macy’s ...

Postcards from Manhattan

These unique full-color books capture the events and emotions of times gone by through beautiful postcard images, personal messages, and captivating text. Each book is designed to bring alive not only the sights of the last century, but also the sentiments—whether those of a young actress telling her family that she’s landed a job with Rudy Vallee’s revue, or of an army corporal letting his ...

Postcards from Santa Claus

These unique full-color books capture the events and emotions of times gone by through beautiful postcard images, personal messages, and captivating text. Each book is designed to bring alive not only the sights of the last century, but also the sentiments—whether those of a young actress telling her family that she’s landed a job with Rudy Vallee’s revue, or of an army corporal letting his ...

Postcards from Times Square

These unique full-color books capture the events and emotions of times gone by through beautiful postcard images, personal messages, and captivating text. Each book is designed to bring alive not only the sights of the last century, but also the sentiments—whether those of a young actress telling her family that she’s landed a job with Rudy Vallee’s revue, or of an army corporal letting his ...

Postcards from World War II

These unique full-color books capture the events and emotions of times gone by through beautiful postcard images, personal messages, and captivating text. Each book is designed to bring alive not only the sights of the last century, but also the sentiments—whether those of a young actress telling her family that she’s landed a job with Rudy Vallee’s revue, or of an army corporal letting his ...

The American Civil War

This campaign-by-campaign account of the Civil War examines the economic, social, political, and military aspects of this turbulent period.

The Gift of Black Folk

Although the Civil War marked an end to slavery in the United States, it would take another fifty years to establish the country’s civil rights movement. Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois was among the first generation of African-American scholars to spearhead this movement towards equality. As cofounder of the NAACP, he sought to initiate equality through social change, and as a talented writer, he created ...

The Great War

World War I marked the end of the old military order and the beginning of the era of mechanized warfare. This is a thorough examination of the campaigns of the “war to end all wars.” It analyzes the development of military theory and practice from the prewar period of Bismark’s Prussia to the creation of the League of Nations.

The Knights of Columbus

On October 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of a church in New Haven, Connecticut.Gathered together by their priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, they formed a fraternal society called theKnights of Columbus in honor of the Catholic explorer who had brought Christianity to the New World. Originally conceived as a mutual aid society, the Knights of Columbus was dedicated to ...

The Second World War Asia and the Pacific Atlas

Beginning with a look at the readiness of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy and the United States armed forces, this book gives a detailed account of the Allies’ brutal five-year struggle with Japan. It examines the interrelationship of land, sea, and air forces as they battled over the vast reaches of the Pacific Theater of War.