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Bob Greene

Published by William Morrow Paperbacks May 2003 (2003)

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About this Item: William Morrow Paperbacks May 2003, 2003. Trade Paperback. Condition: Used Good. Firefly sells new and used books through our store front. We try to add a detailed description to as many titles as possible. If you have questions regarding this title, please contact us. Photos available on request. Seller Inventory # 64453

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Doris D Gibson

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About this Item: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The backdrop for this amazing bicycle trip was World War II and before that, the decade of the Great Depression. In the 1930s, most people were in the throes of managing their lives with the smallest of incomes, or no income. Everyone was touched by this bare and dismal decade. We began to emerge from this dark period because of the events taking place in Europe and later in Japan. Hitler was on the march in Europe and the non-belligerent countries such as England and France were almost defenseless. The United States passed a series of Acts, such as the cash and carry act and the lend-lease act, both of which provided wartime supplies to these countries. When we entered the war in Europe and when Pearl Harbor was attacked, all men between the ages of 18 and 45 were called up for military service. The demographics of the United States changed. All factories were crowded with machines; workers were in demand; and tanks, planes, and weapons were being sent for warfare. It was an abrupt change from the 1930 s. The mood of the people was lightened when the Depression was over. There was a spirit of cooperation and a feeling of unity. Everyone was patriotic. When the two girls in this memoir, Doris and Poppy, bicycled up to a farmer s door and requested a night in his barn, there was no hesitation. Only one question was asked, Do you smoke? This was a trusting society. Doris and Poppy packed their blue Victory bikes and traveled from their homes in Buffalo, New York, through the level farmland of western New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Part I of this book is titled On the Road, and follows the girls to Lakeview and Fredonia in New York State and then to Johnny Philips farm in Pennsylvania, where they met up with a friendly hobo. From Erie, Pennsylvania they biked to Cleveland, Ohio. All they brought with them were the simplest of supplies, a mess kit, a canteen, and a blouse and skirt to wear on Sundays. Each person they met had a part to play in this panorama of scenes and people. Part I of this book are interspersed with menus and shopping lists excerpted from the girls logs, showing 1944 prices. They cooked their meals outside, well off the road and under bridges, and they slept wherever they found a safe spot, whether it was in a barn or in a country cemetery. Bicycling diagonally from Cleveland to Cincinnati brought the girls in touch with a number of families and new experiences. To the south, the hills of Kentucky were daunting. They accepted a ride from a driver trucking oranges. During this ride the girls faced their first experience with segregation. Louisville was the end of bicycling in the northern states. The girls applied for temporary union cards to work on a Mississippi riverboat. When the riverboat arrived, they took their bikes aboard and headed down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Part II of the book opens when the girls board the riverboat, The Corregidor. The cook put the girls to work, peeling potatoes and shucking corn. In the afternoons, the Captain invited the girls to the pilot house to regale them with stories of the river. There was always drama on the boat; a man gone overboard, a fight in the union meeting, and a love affair intercepted by the First Mate. Excerpts from the Captain s letters to Doris from 1944 to 1947 tell and continue the story of life on the Corregidor. Part III is the story of the girls trip home from New Orleans to Buffalo. It takes us through the foreboding Coney Island Swamp. It follows the girls into Atlanta, where they are interviewed by the Atlanta Journal. From Atlanta the girls hitch a ride to Washington, D.C., where they bicycle to the U.S. Capitol Building. They are amazed to find themselves on the dome of the Capitol, surrounded by a group of painters. When they return home to Buffalo, the girls found a Buffalo Evening News reporter waiting for them in the driveway. Seller Inventory # APC9781477501580

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Doris D Gibson

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About this Item: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The backdrop for this amazing bicycle trip was World War II and before that, the decade of the Great Depression. In the 1930s, most people were in the throes of managing their lives with the smallest of incomes, or no income. Everyone was touched by this bare and dismal decade. We began to emerge from this dark period because of the events taking place in Europe and later in Japan. Hitler was on the march in Europe and the non-belligerent countries such as England and France were almost defenseless. The United States passed a series of Acts, such as the cash and carry act and the lend-lease act, both of which provided wartime supplies to these countries. When we entered the war in Europe and when Pearl Harbor was attacked, all men between the ages of 18 and 45 were called up for military service. The demographics of the United States changed. All factories were crowded with machines; workers were in demand; and tanks, planes, and weapons were being sent for warfare. It was an abrupt change from the 1930 s. The mood of the people was lightened when the Depression was over. There was a spirit of cooperation and a feeling of unity. Everyone was patriotic. When the two girls in this memoir, Doris and Poppy, bicycled up to a farmer s door and requested a night in his barn, there was no hesitation. Only one question was asked, Do you smoke? This was a trusting society. Doris and Poppy packed their blue Victory bikes and traveled from their homes in Buffalo, New York, through the level farmland of western New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Part I of this book is titled On the Road, and follows the girls to Lakeview and Fredonia in New York State and then to Johnny Philips farm in Pennsylvania, where they met up with a friendly hobo. From Erie, Pennsylvania they biked to Cleveland, Ohio. All they brought with them were the simplest of supplies, a mess kit, a canteen, and a blouse and skirt to wear on Sundays. Each person they met had a part to play in this panorama of scenes and people. Part I of this book are interspersed with menus and shopping lists excerpted from the girls logs, showing 1944 prices. They cooked their meals outside, well off the road and under bridges, and they slept wherever they found a safe spot, whether it was in a barn or in a country cemetery. Bicycling diagonally from Cleveland to Cincinnati brought the girls in touch with a number of families and new experiences. To the south, the hills of Kentucky were daunting. They accepted a ride from a driver trucking oranges. During this ride the girls faced their first experience with segregation. Louisville was the end of bicycling in the northern states. The girls applied for temporary union cards to work on a Mississippi riverboat. When the riverboat arrived, they took their bikes aboard and headed down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Part II of the book opens when the girls board the riverboat, The Corregidor. The cook put the girls to work, peeling potatoes and shucking corn. In the afternoons, the Captain invited the girls to the pilot house to regale them with stories of the river. There was always drama on the boat; a man gone overboard, a fight in the union meeting, and a love affair intercepted by the First Mate. Excerpts from the Captain s letters to Doris from 1944 to 1947 tell and continue the story of life on the Corregidor. Part III is the story of the girls trip home from New Orleans to Buffalo. It takes us through the foreboding Coney Island Swamp. It follows the girls into Atlanta, where they are interviewed by the Atlanta Journal. From Atlanta the girls hitch a ride to Washington, D.C., where they bicycle to the U.S. Capitol Building. They are amazed to find themselves on the dome of the Capitol, surrounded by a group of painters. When they return home to Buffalo, the girls found a Buffalo Evening News reporter waiting for them in the driveway. Seller Inventory # APC9781477501580

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Katcher, Philip

Published by Osprey Publishing (1989)

ISBN 10: 0850459362 ISBN 13: 9780850459364

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About this Item: Osprey Publishing, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Fine. 0850459362 Unread store shelf copy with just a hint of wear to covers. The development of US Army infantry equipment has been a story of trial and error, of adopting new designs to meet new problems. It was not until 1910 that a whole system of equipment, including everything from the waist belts to the canteens to the cartridge-carriers to the haversack, was officially adopted. Prior to that, each piece of equipment was designed to meet a specific need, without any consideration of anything else the soldier had to carry. Packed with photographs and illustrations, this book explores the history of US Infantry equipments from 1775 to 1910, covering everything from blankets to bayonets. 48 pages. Seller Inventory # 065981

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Hearn, Chester G.

ISBN 10: 0760309698 ISBN 13: 9780760309698

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About this Item: 2000, Motorbooks, HARD BOUND W/DJ, 8 1/2 X 12, GLOSSY PAGE STOCK, 176 PAGES, PROF.ILLUSTRATED IN B&W AND COLOR, .VG/VG condition, INDEX-----------------------WAR EVER BEFORE IN AMERICA'S HISTORY had the nation been called to arms in peacetime, but it came as no surprise when in 1940 Congress chewed over a Bill that would draft able-bodied men into the services. In fact, an opinion poll showed that two thirds of Americans were in favor of the Bill, which had strong support from the very men who would be drafted. After all, Europe was embroiled in a war that was increasingly involving the United States short of armed intervention, and Japan had embarked on a thinly disguised plan of military expansion in the Pacific.What did apparently come as a surprise was Japan's air and submarine attack on U.S. naval facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - and suddenly America was thrust into a conflict of truly global proportions. By war's end, millions of young men (and many women, too) had donned the uniforms of the U.S. Army (including Air Forces), Navy and Marine Corps, been transported over the oceans to places many had never heard of and most had never seen, and entered mortal combat against intrepid and, at times, fanatical foe. Over 400,000 of them died, almost two-thirds of them in battle. For those who did return victorious to their homelands, wounded or sick or in one piece, the almost four years of brutal conflict left an indelible mark upon their souls.Most of those who fought were not regular servicemen - like their boots, helmets, and canteens, they were GIs, or "general issue." They had been making their livings on farms, in factories, in banks, in bars, in theaters, in gas stations . Many were unemployed. All those who passed increasingly perfunctory fitness tests were given their kit, trained, crammed onto trains, buses, and transport ships, given a gun and told "Go fight!"They certainly did that - hitting the beaches on faroff, enemy-ridden islands in the Pacific, hacking through steaming jungles, clambering over rocky terrain in southern Italy, scrambling over green meadows in Northern Europe, swaying on great aircraft carriers under horrific kamikaze attacks, silently but relentlessly pursuing the enemy from under the waves, and leaving contorted contrails in the sky as they bombed their foe into submission or danced the deadly duels of aerial combat. Many others built airfields on foreign soil, kept the planes flying full of fuel and ammunition, fed and supplied the men in combat, and tended the sick and the wounded.This fabulously illustrated book tells what life was really like for the ordinary serviceman - soldier, sailor, marine and airman - during World War II. It describes the conditions under which they fought, their recreational pursuits, as well as their weapons and equipment. It makes an enthralling and often humorous read, supported by dramatic action images and specially taken photographs of artifacts and equipment. It is a very moving story of the trials and tribulations of the ordinary GI at war. Seller Inventory # 30112

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THIS IS THE ARMY

Published by Music Publishing Division, NY (1942)

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About this Item: Music Publishing Division, NY, 1942. Pictorial cover. Condition: Very Good. Corp. Dave Breger (illustrator). First Edition. (4)pp, words and music. "The New All-soldier Show, produced for Army Emergency Relief." In part: ".I left my heart at the stage door canteen--I left it there with a girl named Eileen--I kept her serving doughnuts `til all she had were gone--I sat there dunking doughnuts `til she caught on." 12.25" x 9.25". Seller Inventory # BOOKS011196I

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Weekly News Review (October 5, 1942) Headline: Walter E. Myer

Walter E. Myer (Editor) and Weekly News Review

Published by Weekly News Review, Washington, D.C. (1942)

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About this Item: Weekly News Review, Washington, D.C., 1942. Soft cover. Condition: VG+. First Edition. A news publication printed on quality paper. Issued folded, when unfolded measures 10-3/8" by 14-1/8" with eight pages including front and rear covers. As stated, the publication is "a national text for students of current history." Containing news, photographs, illustrations, and maps with strong coverage of the European war; America's involvement in the war effort; profiles of political, military, and business figures; international news; and commentary. Contents include: Government Moves Toward Control of U.S. Manpower - Growing Shortage of Workers for War Industries Behind Move for Compulsory Legislation (with photo "Women are coming into war industries in rapidly increasing numbers" and photo "Skilled Worker"); Greater Hope Is Seen for Settlement of India Issue: Growing Pressure Within India and United Nations May Bring Renewed Effort to End Crisis (with cartoon; full-page map of India; photo of workers in India "Rich in Manpower"; portrait photos of Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru); Man of the Week - Paul V. McNutt (with portrait photo); news column National Spotlight with photos (including entries Price Struggle, Crime Bus, The WAFS); news column World Spotlight with photos (including entries Allies Disagree, [General Marshal Fedor] Von Bock Ousted; Pacific Battle; photo "Wreckage in Russia"; photo "Bomb-Proof Town - Workers pour coffee at one of the canteens in the first of London's great underground towns"); A Fast Medium Bomber by Captain John Gordon Studebaker (with photo of the Martin B-26 - the "Marauder"); much more. Seller Inventory # 007391

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Doris D. Gibson

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About this Item: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 210 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.5in.The backdrop for this amazing bicycle trip was World War II and before that, the decade of the Great Depression. In the 1930s, most people were in the throes of managing their lives with the smallest of incomes, or no income. Everyone was touched by this bare and dismal decade. We began to emerge from this dark period because of the events taking place in Europe and later in Japan. Hitler was on the march in Europe and the non-belligerent countries such as England and France were almost defenseless. The United States passed a series of Acts, such as the cash and carry act and the lend-lease act, both of which provided wartime supplies to these countries. When we entered the war in Europe and when Pearl Harbor was attacked, all men between the ages of 18 and 45 were called up for military service. The demographics of the United States changed. All factories were crowded with machines; workers were in demand; and tanks, planes, and weapons were being sent for warfare. It was an abrupt change from the 1930s. The mood of the people was lightened when the Depression was over. There was a spirit of cooperation and a feeling of unity. Everyone was patriotic. When the two girls in this memoir, Doris and Poppy, bicycled up to a farmers door and requested a night in his barn, there was no hesitation. Only one question was asked, Do you smoke This was a trusting society. Doris and Poppy packed their blue Victory bikes and traveled from their homes in Buffalo, New York, through the level farmland of western New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Part I of this book is titled On the Road, and follows the girls to Lakeview and Fredonia in New York State and then to Johnny Philips farm in Pennsylvania, where they met up with a friendly hobo. From Erie, Pennsylvania they biked to Cleveland, Ohio. All they brought with them were the simplest of supplies, a mess kit, a canteen, and a blouse and skirt to wear on Sundays. Each person they met had a part to play in this panorama of scenes and people. Part I of this book are interspersed with menus and shopping lists excerpted from the girls logs, showing 1944 prices. They cooked their meals outside, well off the road and under bridges, and they slept wherever they found a safe spot, whether it was in a barn or in a country cemetery. Bicycling diagonally from Cleveland to Cincinnati brought the girls in touch with a number of families and new experiences. To the south, the hills of Kentucky were daunting. They accepted a ride from a driver trucking oranges. During this ride the girls faced their first experience with segregation. Louisville was the end of bicycling in the northern states. The girls applied for temporary union cards to work on a Mississippi riverboat. When the riverboat arrived, they took their bikes aboard and headed down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Part II of the book opens when the girls board the riverboat, The Corregidor. The cook put the girls to work, peeling potatoes and shucking corn. In the afternoons, the Captain invited the girls to the pilot house to regale them with stories of the river. There was always drama on the boat; a man gone overboard, a fight in the union meeting, and a love affair intercepted by the First Mate. Excerpts from the Captains letters to Doris from 1944 to 1947 tell and continue the story of life on the Corregidor. Part III is the story of the girls trip home from New Orleans to Buffalo. It takes us through the foreboding Coney Island Swamp. It follows the girls into Atlanta, where they are interviewed by the Atlanta Journal. From Atlanta the girls hitch a ride to Washington, D. C. , where they bicycle to the U. S. Capitol Building. They are amazed to find themselves on the dome of the Capitol, surrounded by a group of painters. When they return home to Buffalo, the girls found a Buffalo Evening News reporter wai This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781477501580

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Jan Louagie

ISBN 10: 1910777129 ISBN 13: 9781910777121

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About this Item: Hardback 388 pages with 203 B&W & 68 colour Illustrations Published Price £29.99 Away from the turmoil of battle in the Ypres Salient, the town of Poperinge developed into the nerve centre of the British sector. In the heart of this bustling town, the Army Chaplains Philip ( Tubby ) Clayton and Neville Talbot opened an Every-Man s Club . It was an alternative place of wholesome recreation where all soldiers, regardless of their rank, were welcome. The inspired way in which Tubby ran this home from home , turned Talbot House, or Toc H , into the best-known soldiers club of the British Army a sanctuary for half a million men on their way to or from the Front.The first part, Portrait of an Every Man s Club, paints a graphic picture of Talbot House against the immense background of the waste and horror of war, from its early beginnings at the end of 1915 till the private owner s return early in 1919. The connecting thread is provided by a wide selection of Tubby s letters, mostly to his mother. These are supplemented with extracts from his diaries and other wartime writings, as well as letters and accounts from dozens of other eyewitnesses. Together they provide an intimate, vivid and complete picture of what life at the House was like. They give us a fascinating insight into the lives that Tubby and his guests were living, the kind of thoughts they were thinking, and the visions, hopes and ideals that gripped their minds. Indeed, they tell the authentic history of Talbot House. In the second part, A Home from Home, Tubby shows us around the House so that we get a clearer picture as he passes from room to room, from the lively and noisy gaiety in the canteen to the peace and serenity in the chapel. This guided tour is flavoured with recollections of some 40 officers and other ranks relating how they experienced the unique atmosphere radiating from the various parts of the remarkable building. In A House of People, the focus is first put on the Padre and his batman, Private Arthur Pettifer. Then follows a colourful palette of stories by the innkeeper , each about one particular customer who, for one specific reason or another, stood out in his experience. But also a number of Talbotousians have a tale to tell. Browsing through their memories, five of them relate a significant incident that will forever be associated with Talbot House or Tubby. The final chapter takes us beyond the walls of the Old House. In a few poignant sketches it describes Tubby s visits to his parishioners in the slums of warfare. It portrays the comradeship of shared experiences, the excitements and the miseries, and the triumph of the human spirit over unimaginable suffering. Some rare reminiscences of the short-lived and much-tested daughter-house in Ieper complete the picture. The appendices, all wartime documents produced at Talbot House, shed further light on its early history, management and day-to-day working. "A Touch of Paradise in Hell" can not only be enjoyed by the reader at home but also can be used as a guidebook during a visit to Talbot House and serve as a Talbot House guide to the Ieper Salient and the Somme, as it links people and stories to locations. The annotations contain a wealth of interesting background information. Contains 203 b/w & 68 colour photos, & illustrations. Seller Inventory # 25138

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Deeter, Richard E. (Uniforms and Insignia), Warren W. Odegard (Ordnance), E. Hartman (Imperial Germany), Bill Townes (Circulation), and Walter Olson (Advertising) (Editorial Staff)

Published by DO Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA (1971)

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About this Item: DO Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA, 1971. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A left-stapled magazine printed on high-glossy paper, measuring 8-1/2" by 11" and containing 20 pages including front and rear covers. With articles well-illustrated with historical and collector's item display photographs, the contents of this issue are: cover photograph of a group of the SS "Hitlerjugend" division awaiting the order to attack outside Caen; Japanese Paratroops; Reinigungsgeraet 34; U.S. Air Forces Pilots' Wings; Der Deutschen Polizei (Part III); Infantrie Regiment List Sleeveband; Zerstorer-Kriegsabzeichen; German Canteens; Hitlerjugend Sleeveband; The German 1945 Bayonet; Classified Ads. Seller Inventory # 007974

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Thomas P Lowry

Published by Xlibris, United States (2006)

ISBN 10: 142571949X ISBN 13: 9781425719494

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About this Item: Xlibris, United States, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Over three million young men left home, shouldered rifles, and set about killing one another in the 1860s. Behind, they left wives and sweethearts. The 50,000 books about the war have told us in meticulous detail about the strategy, tactics, weapons, uniforms, canteens, famous generals, religious beliefs, personality quirks, fortifications, battles, sieges, gunboats, medical care, and recruiting policies. The causes of the war have been endlessly analyzed. The surviving veterans wrote hundreds of memoirs, sometimes inflating their own heroism and importance. What rarely appears in this literature is any mention of sex, in spite of most soldiers being in their early twenties, a time of manly vigor. The late 19th century brought the ascendancy of Victorian prudishness and hypocrisy. The Comstock laws sent men to prison for mailing contraceptive advice. Just advice! Whatever willingness there might have been to reveal wartime hanky-panky evaporated in the tenor of the time and the admiring gaze of the veteran s growing grandchildren. The following scene would be unimaginable: the old veteran sits by the stove in the country store. His long white beard covers his tattered vest. A faded medal graces his chest. On the floor are the shavings from his most recent whittling. A tiny child pipes up: Tell us about the war, grandpa. Well, Jimmy, there was this pretty little whore in Memphis. Never happen. Material collected twenty years ago resulted in the author s 1994 book, The Story the Soldiers Wouldn t Tell - Sex in the Civil War, which presented everything that was then known on the subject. There had been no previous book on Civil War sex. Since then, the author and his wife, Beverly, have read over 90,000 court-martials and countless letters and diary entries. What emerges is that sexual activity was far more common and public than our previous research or any memoir had ever revealed. The records come from literally every corner of the country: Key West, Washington Territory, Los Angeles, and Maine. The malfeasants are both officers and enlisted men. The victims range from six-year girls to sixty-year old grandmothers. The soldiers carried with them lewd books and obscene photos. Even more striking is the universality of houses of prostitution. Every village and every city neighborhood has at least one such-and everybody knew it. They knew the addresses of the houses. They knew the names of the madams and the names of many of the girls. Most of the witnesses for the trials had visited the houses, for the usual reasons. The military police tramped through the houses, looking for deserters. Rape, thought to be rare during the war, was not that rare. An unexpected finding was that Union soldiers, who were supposedly freeing the slaves, were quick to rape black women. An even more surprising finding was that the Confederate army had a policy of not prosecuting rapists, whether the victim was black or white. The inventor of the Graham cracker had, in 1834, written a book claiming that masturbation caused severe illness, even death. This idea had taken root in the medical profession and many army doctors testified that a defendant was not guilty because of insanity from self-abuse. The Union army s largest hospital listed dozens men, dead from masturbation. The famous ship Monitor had a thick iron turret. In other such ships, the sound-proof turret proved a convenient place for old sailors to rape young boys. A Union cavalry colonel was tried for sexually assaulted both men and women. Evidence for Civil War homosexuality was unknown until now. Even more astonishing stories appear in the records: sex with horses, sheep, even with chickens and turkeys. There are records of obscene tattoos, foul cursing by Winfield Scott Hancock, black and white mistresses of Confederate generals, even many records of fornication and bastardy in the little village of Gettysburg. Ads for aborti. Seller Inventory # AAV9781425719494

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Trilling, Diana:

Published by New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1978)

ISBN 10: 0151770840 ISBN 13: 9780151770847

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About this Item: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Condition: Gut. 272 S. Wenige Farbstiftanstreichungen oder -anmerkungen. - The home-front American culture of the forties would embrace the Chief and the Super Chief (which for all their class seemed to smell just perceptibly of urine) plying between Chicago and Los Angeles in less than three days; and it would embrace the snood and "The Hut Sut Song." It would include The Road to Morocco and service flags with blue or gold stars hung in windows and the Andrews Sisters and military supply shops in deplorable towns near camps and bases. Add to these the signs WHITE and COLORED-BLACK would have been an insult-over the public toilets in the South and well-shined reddish-brown loafers with a penny in the instep. Throw in "Elmer's Tune" and "I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen" and Oklahoma and the black-and-white A-stickers on auto windshields. TWA stood not for Trans World Airlines but for Transcontinental and Western Air. You had to turn in an old toothpaste tube to buy a new one. Trains-there were more of them than planes-had upper and lower berths screened at night by heavy green curtains ("Silence is Requested for the Benefit of Those Who Have Retired"), and the adman told us that "The Kid in Upper 4" on his way to training camp needed the berth more than we did: "Wide awake . . listening staring into blackness . . thinking of. . .the taste of hamburgers and pop the feel of driving a roadster over a six-lane highway . a dog named Shucks or Spot, or Barnacle Bill. There's a lump in his throat and maybe a tear fills his eye. It doesn't matter, Kid. No- body will see. . .it's too dark." In those days there was virtually no suggestion that cigarettes and sweets were not actively good for you, and all classes were supposed to assemble at the soda fountain and manipulate the pinball machine while remembering Pearl Har- bor, listening to Glenn Miller's "American Patrol" on the jukebox, and resolving to buy more war bonds and stamps. ISBN 0151770840 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Originalhalbleinen mit Schutzumschlag. Seller Inventory # 1096458

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George Derryberry

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About this Item: Createspace. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 239 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.In 1945, United States Marine Sergeant Harris C. Ayres of the Twenty-Third Marines etches an enigmatic message on his canteen as the battle for Iwo Jima rages around him. Decades later, author and former marine George Derryberry finds the same canteen, still bearing Ayress undelivered message. The discovery sparks an intense investigation, as an intrigued Derryberry reconstructs the life and service of Harris Ayres and struggles to decipher the meaning behind the canteens message. Through interviews with surviving members of the Twenty-Third Marines and painstaking studies of military records and operational reports, Derryberry reveals the story of Ayres and his small unit as they move and fight with the Fleet Marine Force Pacific. Harris Ayres fought in four of the most savage battles in military history. The young machine gunner and squad leader was present as the Fourth Marine Division captured Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Resistance at each island was fierce, as the marines fought a well-trained enemy willing to die before surrendering an inch of ground. Through Derryberrys extensive research, Sergeant Ayress military service comes to life in vivid detail, even as it raises questions. What was the meaning of Ayress message, so important to the Marine he scratched it onto his canteen in the short breaks between combat Who was Betty, the woman mentioned in the message And did Marine Sergeant Ayres come home, or did he, as so many of his comrades did, pay the ultimate sacrifice on the sands of Iwo Jima Path of Valor: A Marines Story puts a personal face on one of the greatest challenges ever undertaken by the US Marines. A tale of honor, courage, and sacrifice, Sergeant Ayress tale stands as a tribute to the thousands of men who fought and died for us in the dark days of World War II. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781492392569

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Thomas P Lowry

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About this Item: Xlibris Corporation. Paperback. Condition: New. 338 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.9in.Over three million young men left home, shouldered rifles, and set about killing one another in the 1860s. Behind, they left wives and sweethearts. The 50, 000 books about the war have told us in meticulous detail about the strategy, tactics, weapons, uniforms, canteens, famous generals, religious beliefs, personality quirks, fortifications, battles, sieges, gunboats, medical care, and recruiting policies. The causes of the war have been endlessly analyzed. The surviving veterans wrote hundreds of memoirs, sometimes inflating their own heroism and importance. What rarely appears in this literature is any mention of sex, in spite of most soldiers being in their early twenties, a time of manly vigor. The late 19th century brought the ascendancy of Victorian prudishness and hypocrisy. The Comstock laws sent men to prison for mailing contraceptive advice. Just advice! Whatever willingness there might have been to reveal wartime hanky-panky evaporated in the tenor of the time and the admiring gaze of the veterans growing grandchildren. The following scene would be unimaginable: the old veteran sits by the stove in the country store. His long white beard covers his tattered vest. A faded medal graces his chest. On the floor are the shavings from his most recent whittling. A tiny child pipes up: Tell us about the war, grandpa. Well, Jimmy, there was this pretty little whore in Memphis. Never happen. Material collected twenty years ago resulted in the authors 1994 book, The Story the Soldiers Wouldnt Tell - Sex in the Civil War, which presented everything that was then known on the subject. There had been no previous book on Civil War sex. Since then, the author and his wife, Beverly, have read over 90, 000 court-martials and countless letters and diary entries. What emerges is that sexual activity was far more common and public than our previous research or any memoir had ever revealed. The records come from literally every corner of the country: Key West, Washington Territory, Los Angeles, and Maine. The malfeasants are both officers and enlisted men. The victims range from six-year girls to sixty-year old grandmothers. The soldiers carried with them lewd books and obscene photos. Even more striking is the universality of houses of prostitution. Every village and every city neighborhood has at least one such-and everybody knew it. They knew the addresses of the houses. They knew the names of the madams and the names of many of the girls. Most of the witnesses for the trials had visited the houses, for the usual reasons. The military police tramped through the houses, looking for deserters. Rape, thought to be rare during the war, was not that rare. An unexpected finding was that Union soldiers, who were supposedly freeing the slaves, were quick to rape black women. An even more surprising finding was that the Confederate army had a policy of not prosecuting rapists, whether the victim was black or white. The inventor of the Graham cracker had, in 1834, written a book claiming that masturbation caused severe illness, even death. This idea had taken root in the medical profession and many army doctors testified that a defendant was not guilty because of insanity from self-abuse. The Union armys largest hospital listed dozens men, dead from masturbation. The famous ship Monitor had a thick iron turret. In other such ships, the sound-proof turret proved a convenient place for old sailors to rape young boys. A Union cavalry colonel was tried for sexually assaulted both men and women. Evidence for Civil War homosexuality was unknown until now. Even more astonishing stories appear in the records: sex with horses, sheep, even with chickens and turkeys. There are records of obscene tattoos, foul cursing by Winfield Scott Hancock, black and white mistresses of Confederate generals, even many r This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781425719494

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Gordon L. Rottman

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ISBN 10: 147281424X ISBN 13: 9781472814241

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About this Item: Osprey, 2016. Soft Cover. Condition: New. Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. A soldier's "web gear" is as important to his ability to live and fight on the battlefield as are his clothing and weapons. In World War II the US Army issued equipment items that had originated in 1910, though modified and augmented in the 1920s and 1930s, and again during the war itself as a result of combat experience. This book describes and illustrates the great majority of the personal equipment provided for infantry riflemen, GIs armed with other weapons and their ammunition-bearers, officers, and medics. In addition to the web gear itself it covers canteens, mess kit, and first aid items; weapons-related and other specialist items; the long struggle to produce a practical backpack; bivouac and shelter gear, and the most commonly carried tools. The text also explains the basics of materials, colors, markings, nomenclature, and weights for the guidance of collectors. It is illustrated with wartime photos and color close-ups, and the wide-ranging color plates specially prepared for this book offer more than 130 images. Seller Inventory # OS-2016-9781472814241-WH2

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Hansen, James A. (editor)

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About this Item: The Museum of the Fur Trade, 1997. Soft Cover. Condition: Fine. Volume 33; Nos. 1-4. Crisp clean magazines not often seen. Each measures 7"x10" and is slim featuring one article and a few short topics. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Topics include military canteens of the Fur Trade era, canteen manufacturing, identifying open kettles of copper and brass, point blankets, the matchcoat, French marmites, British Indian fusees and French trade guns. Several extras from the museum laid-in. Other issues available, including full runs. Contact us with what you are look9ing for and we'll be happy to see if we have it. Seller Inventory # 27046PH

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Sherrie Tucker

Published by Duke University Press, United States (2014)

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About this Item: Duke University Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Open from 1942 until 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was the most famous of the patriotic home front nightclubs where civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted men of the Allied Nations. Since the opening night, when the crowds were so thick that Bette Davis had to enter through the bathroom window to give her welcome speech, the storied dance floor where movie stars danced with soldiers has been the subject of much U.S. nostalgia about the Greatest Generation. Drawing from oral histories with civilian volunteers and military guests who danced at the wartime nightclub, Sherrie Tucker explores how jitterbugging swing culture has come to represent the war in U.S. national memory. Yet her interviewees varied experiences and recollections belie the possibility of any singular historical narrative. Some recall racism, sexism, and inequality on the nightclub s dance floor and in Los Angeles neighborhoods, dynamics at odds with the U.S. democratic, egalitarian ideals associated with the Hollywood Canteen and the Good War in popular culture narratives. For Tucker, swing dancing s torque-bodies sharing weight, velocity, and turning power without guaranteed outcomes-is an apt metaphor for the jostling narratives, different perspectives, unsteady memories, and quotidian acts that comprise social history. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780822357575

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Coffey, Frank

Published by Washington, D.C. : Brassey's (US) (1991)

ISBN 10: 0080405762 ISBN 13: 9780080405766

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About this Item: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's (US), 1991. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 175 p. chiefly ill., facsims., ports. ; 29 cm. Summary; The non-profit-making United Service Organizations have catered for the special needs of America's transient military personnel and their families since 1941. It has provided services ranging from canteen refreshments to an all-star shows, in many parts of the world. This official photographic record is a celebration of 50 years of American history and popular culture, involving entertainers such as Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr, John Wayne, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Kaye and Bob Hope. The book is offered as a tribute and a memorial to the millions whom the USO has served, and to the organization that has served them. Subjects; United Service Organizations (U.S). theatre. drama. USA. General, 1900 to the present day. theatrical organisations. drama organisations. united services organisation, uso. illustrated works. atlases. pictorial works. Dates covered: (1941-1991). Performing arts ; Photographs: collections ; Military life & institutions ; History of specific subjects. History of art / art & design styles. USA ; Postwar period, (1945 to c 2000). Second World War, (1939-1945) History / Military / General. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 238809

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Sherrie Tucker

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About this Item: Duke University Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Open from 1942 until 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was the most famous of the patriotic home front nightclubs where civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted men of the Allied Nations. Since the opening night, when the crowds were so thick that Bette Davis had to enter through the bathroom window to give her welcome speech, the storied dance floor where movie stars danced with soldiers has been the subject of much U.S. nostalgia about the Greatest Generation. Drawing from oral histories with civilian volunteers and military guests who danced at the wartime nightclub, Sherrie Tucker explores how jitterbugging swing culture has come to represent the war in U.S. national memory. Yet her interviewees varied experiences and recollections belie the possibility of any singular historical narrative. Some recall racism, sexism, and inequality on the nightclub s dance floor and in Los Angeles neighborhoods, dynamics at odds with the U.S. democratic, egalitarian ideals associated with the Hollywood Canteen and the Good War in popular culture narratives. For Tucker, swing dancing s torque-bodies sharing weight, velocity, and turning power without guaranteed outcomes-is an apt metaphor for the jostling narratives, different perspectives, unsteady memories, and quotidian acts that comprise social history. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780822357575

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Coffey, Frank

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About this Item: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's (US), 1991. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 175 p. chiefly ill., facsims., ports. ; 29 cm. Summary; The non-profit-making United Service Organizations have catered for the special needs of America's transient military personnel and their families since 1941. It has provided services ranging from canteen refreshments to an all-star shows, in many parts of the world. This official photographic record is a celebration of 50 years of American history and popular culture, involving entertainers such as Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr, John Wayne, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Kaye and Bob Hope. The book is offered as a tribute and a memorial to the millions whom the USO has served, and to the organization that has served them. Subjects; United Service Organizations (U.S). theatre. drama. USA. General, 1900 to the present day. theatrical organisations. drama organisations. united services organisation, uso. illustrated works. atlases. pictorial works. Dates covered: (1941-1991). Performing arts ; Photographs: collections ; Military life & institutions ; History of specific subjects. History of art / art & design styles. USA ; Postwar period, (1945 to c 2000). Second World War, (1939-1945) History / Military / General. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 238809

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Susan Zeiger

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About this Item: University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. During World War I, the first U.S. war in which women were mobilized by the armed services on a mass scale, more than sixteen thousand female personnel served overseas with the American Expeditionary Force. Elite society women-the so-called heiress corps-have dominated the popular perception of women s service ever since. But Susan Zeiger shows that the majority of these female nurses, clerical workers, telephone operators, and canteen workers were wage-earners whose motives for enlistment ranged from patriotism to economic self-interest, from a sense of adventure to a desire to challenge gender boundaries. In exploring women s experience of war, Zeiger draws from a wealth of diaries, letters, questionnaires, oral histories, and memoirs, as well as army records. She analyzes the ways women s wartime service brought to light contradictions in prevailing gender relations at the height of the campaign for women s suffrage, and she places the stories of servicewomen in the broader context of women s employment in the early twentieth century. At a time when women sought to expand their personal opportunities, Zeiger argues, the government, determined to contain the disruption to the gender status quo, created a separate, subordinate status for women in the military, attempting to domesticate and reinscribe them within conventional roles. Seller Inventory # AAV9780812218756

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Thomas P Lowry

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About this Item: Xlibris, United States, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Over three million young men left home, shouldered rifles, and set about killing one another in the 1860s. Behind, they left wives and sweethearts. The 50,000 books about the war have told us in meticulous detail about the strategy, tactics, weapons, uniforms, canteens, famous generals, religious beliefs, personality quirks, fortifications, battles, sieges, gunboats, medical care, and recruiting policies. The causes of the war have been endlessly analyzed. The surviving veterans wrote hundreds of memoirs, sometimes inflating their own heroism and importance. What rarely appears in this literature is any mention of sex, in spite of most soldiers being in their early twenties, a time of manly vigor. The late 19th century brought the ascendancy of Victorian prudishness and hypocrisy. The Comstock laws sent men to prison for mailing contraceptive advice. Just advice! Whatever willingness there might have been to reveal wartime hanky-panky evaporated in the tenor of the time and the admiring gaze of the veteran s growing grandchildren. The following scene would be unimaginable: the old veteran sits by the stove in the country store. His long white beard covers his tattered vest. A faded medal graces his chest. On the floor are the shavings from his most recent whittling. A tiny child pipes up: Tell us about the war, grandpa. Well, Jimmy, there was this pretty little whore in Memphis. Never happen. Material collected twenty years ago resulted in the author s 1994 book, The Story the Soldiers Wouldn t Tell - Sex in the Civil War, which presented everything that was then known on the subject. There had been no previous book on Civil War sex. Since then, the author and his wife, Beverly, have read over 90,000 court-martials and countless letters and diary entries. What emerges is that sexual activity was far more common and public than our previous research or any memoir had ever revealed. The records come from literally every corner of the country: Key West, Washington Territory, Los Angeles, and Maine. The malfeasants are both officers and enlisted men. The victims range from six-year girls to sixty-year old grandmothers. The soldiers carried with them lewd books and obscene photos. Even more striking is the universality of houses of prostitution. Every village and every city neighborhood has at least one such-and everybody knew it. They knew the addresses of the houses. They knew the names of the madams and the names of many of the girls. Most of the witnesses for the trials had visited the houses, for the usual reasons. The military police tramped through the houses, looking for deserters. Rape, thought to be rare during the war, was not that rare. An unexpected finding was that Union soldiers, who were supposedly freeing the slaves, were quick to rape black women. An even more surprising finding was that the Confederate army had a policy of not prosecuting rapists, whether the victim was black or white. The inventor of the Graham cracker had, in 1834, written a book claiming that masturbation caused severe illness, even death. This idea had taken root in the medical profession and many army doctors testified that a defendant was not guilty because of insanity from self-abuse. The Union army s largest hospital listed dozens men, dead from masturbation. The famous ship Monitor had a thick iron turret. In other such ships, the sound-proof turret proved a convenient place for old sailors to rape young boys. A Union cavalry colonel was tried for sexually assaulted both men and women. Evidence for Civil War homosexuality was unknown until now. Even more astonishing stories appear in the records: sex with horses, sheep, even with chickens and turkeys. There are records of obscene tattoos, foul cursing by Winfield Scott Hancock, black and white mistresses of Confederate generals, even many records of fornication and bastardy in the little village of Gettysburg. Ads for abortio. Seller Inventory # AAV9781425719494

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Susan Zeiger

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About this Item: University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.During World War I, the first U.S. war in which women were mobilized by the armed services on a mass scale, more than sixteen thousand female personnel served overseas with the American Expeditionary Force. Elite society women-the so-called heiress corps-have dominated the popular perception of women s service ever since. But Susan Zeiger shows that the majority of these female nurses, clerical workers, telephone operators, and canteen workers were wage-earners whose motives for enlistment ranged from patriotism to economic self-interest, from a sense of adventure to a desire to challenge gender boundaries. In exploring women s experience of war, Zeiger draws from a wealth of diaries, letters, questionnaires, oral histories, and memoirs, as well as army records. She analyzes the ways women s wartime service brought to light contradictions in prevailing gender relations at the height of the campaign for women s suffrage, and she places the stories of servicewomen in the broader context of women s employment in the early twentieth century. At a time when women sought to expand their personal opportunities, Zeiger argues, the government, determined to contain the disruption to the gender status quo, created a separate, subordinate status for women in the military, attempting to domesticate and reinscribe them within conventional roles. Seller Inventory # AAV9780812218756

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Published by Camp Newspaper Service War Department (1943)

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About this Item: Camp Newspaper Service War Department, 1943. Disbound. Condition: Poor. No Jacket. 8 Page Newspaper; Pages Rubbed And Darkened; Fragile Copy With Many Small Tears On Page Edges, Center Creases, And Fold Areas. Small Portion Of Mid Section Of Front Page Torn And Missing. Several B/W Photos; "Terry And The Pirates Cartoon Srip By Milton Caniff; Barney Google And Snuff Smith Cartoons; Troop News From The Organizatiosn; Sports Section; League Scores; Article Captions Include: Allies Intensify All-Out Air War; Us Army Crushes Atu Japs; 6 States Battle Floods; Adm. Wiley Dies; Us Japs To Exhange 1,500 War Prisoners; Fdr Places War Budget At New High; Gi's See World Premiere Of "Stage Door Canteen," Etc. Seller Inventory # S44-B3341-7656

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U.S. Infantry Equipments 1775-1910: Osprey Men-At-Arms Series: Katcher, Philip

Katcher, Philip

Published by Ospry, London (1989)

ISBN 10: 0850459362 ISBN 13: 9780850459364

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About this Item: Ospry, London, 1989. Softcover. Condition: Good. Bryan Fosten (illustrator). Edition Unstated. Publisher Marketing: The development of US Army infantry equipment has been a story of trial and error, of adopting new designs to meet new problems. It was not until 1910 that a whole system of equipment, including everything from the waist belts to the canteens to the cartridge-carriers to the haversack, was officially adopted. Prior to that, each piece of equipment was designed to meet a specific need, without any consideration of anything else the soldier had to carry. Packed with photographs and illustrations, this book explores the history of US Infantry equipments from 1775 to 1910, covering everything from blankets to bayonets. Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. Covers have some shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners. Ex-Library with markings and stamps. Illustrator: Bryan Fosten. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; United States; History. ISBN: 0850459362. ISBN/EAN: 9780850459364. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 17452. Seller Inventory # 17452

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Reade, Philip

Published by Sagwan Press (2015)

ISBN 10: 1340231514 ISBN 13: 9781340231514

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About this Item: Sagwan Press, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781340231514

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Mr Frank Laumer

Published by University Press of Florida, United States (2008)

ISBN 10: 0813033004 ISBN 13: 9780813033006

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About this Item: University Press of Florida, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. From the Foreword: The definitive account of the march and annihilation of Major Francis Dade s column of 108 men in December 1835. . . . Extensive knowledge of the soldiers, the Seminoles, and the terrain is woven into the text. There does not exist a more vivid, but at the same time historically accurate account of a single action in U.S. military literature. . .a gripping account of the infamous Dade Massacre and probably the best book ever written about the Second Seminole War. --Matt Pearcy, The Journal of America s Military Past Dade s Battle in December 1835 precipitated the Second Seminole War. It was the first American war fought over the issue of slavery, Frank Laumer writes, and it occurred principally because of white determination to protect the institution. In their search for runaway slaves, white citizens of Georgia and Florida invaded Seminole land and met with resistance; the violent encounters that followed led to Dade s Battle. As a result, Laumer says, the escape hatch was closed, Native Americans were removed from the land, and Florida was made safe for white expansion. Coupling thirty years of research with a passion to understand the fate of Major Dade s command and the motivations of the attacking Seminoles, Laumer has written a vivid account of a battle that changed Florida s history. After walking Dade s route on the Fort King Road from Tampa to the battlefield north of the Withlacoochee River--wearing the complete woolen uniform of an enlisted man, carrying musket, canteen, pack, bayonet, and haversack--Laumer can describe not only the clothing and weapons of the soldiers but also the tension and fear they felt as they marched through Seminole territory. He has also assessed the position of the Seminoles, sympathizing with the choices forced by their leaders. Laumer also describes the backgrounds of the soldiers who marched under Dade and the role of much-maligned black interpreter, Louis Pacheco, and he offers new insights on the mistakes made by the commanders who ordered the march. More than the account of a single military action, Dade s Last Command is the story of good and decent men who died violent and terrible deaths to perpetuate a political and social evil. Seller Inventory # TNP9780813033006

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Mr Frank Laumer

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About this Item: University Press of Florida, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the Foreword: The definitive account of the march and annihilation of Major Francis Dade s column of 108 men in December 1835. . . . Extensive knowledge of the soldiers, the Seminoles, and the terrain is woven into the text. There does not exist a more vivid, but at the same time historically accurate account of a single action in U.S. military literature. . .a gripping account of the infamous Dade Massacre and probably the best book ever written about the Second Seminole War. --Matt Pearcy, The Journal of America s Military Past Dade s Battle in December 1835 precipitated the Second Seminole War. It was the first American war fought over the issue of slavery, Frank Laumer writes, and it occurred principally because of white determination to protect the institution. In their search for runaway slaves, white citizens of Georgia and Florida invaded Seminole land and met with resistance; the violent encounters that followed led to Dade s Battle. As a result, Laumer says, the escape hatch was closed, Native Americans were removed from the land, and Florida was made safe for white expansion. Coupling thirty years of research with a passion to understand the fate of Major Dade s command and the motivations of the attacking Seminoles, Laumer has written a vivid account of a battle that changed Florida s history. After walking Dade s route on the Fort King Road from Tampa to the battlefield north of the Withlacoochee River--wearing the complete woolen uniform of an enlisted man, carrying musket, canteen, pack, bayonet, and haversack--Laumer can describe not only the clothing and weapons of the soldiers but also the tension and fear they felt as they marched through Seminole territory. He has also assessed the position of the Seminoles, sympathizing with the choices forced by their leaders. Laumer also describes the backgrounds of the soldiers who marched under Dade and the role of much-maligned black interpreter, Louis Pacheco, and he offers new insights on the mistakes made by the commanders who ordered the march. More than the account of a single military action, Dade s Last Command is the story of good and decent men who died violent and terrible deaths to perpetuate a political and social evil. Seller Inventory # AAS9780813033006

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About this Item: University Press of Florida, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the Foreword: The definitive account of the march and annihilation of Major Francis Dade s column of 108 men in December 1835. . . . Extensive knowledge of the soldiers, the Seminoles, and the terrain is woven into the text. There does not exist a more vivid, but at the same time historically accurate account of a single action in U.S. military literature. . .a gripping account of the infamous Dade Massacre and probably the best book ever written about the Second Seminole War. --Matt Pearcy, The Journal of America s Military Past Dade s Battle in December 1835 precipitated the Second Seminole War. It was the first American war fought over the issue of slavery, Frank Laumer writes, and it occurred principally because of white determination to protect the institution. In their search for runaway slaves, white citizens of Georgia and Florida invaded Seminole land and met with resistance; the violent encounters that followed led to Dade s Battle. As a result, Laumer says, the escape hatch was closed, Native Americans were removed from the land, and Florida was made safe for white expansion. Coupling thirty years of research with a passion to understand the fate of Major Dade s command and the motivations of the attacking Seminoles, Laumer has written a vivid account of a battle that changed Florida s history. After walking Dade s route on the Fort King Road from Tampa to the battlefield north of the Withlacoochee River--wearing the complete woolen uniform of an enlisted man, carrying musket, canteen, pack, bayonet, and haversack--Laumer can describe not only the clothing and weapons of the soldiers but also the tension and fear they felt as they marched through Seminole territory. He has also assessed the position of the Seminoles, sympathizing with the choices forced by their leaders. Laumer also describes the backgrounds of the soldiers who marched under Dade and the role of much-maligned black interpreter, Louis Pacheco, and he offers new insights on the mistakes made by the commanders who ordered the march. More than the account of a single military action, Dade s Last Command is the story of good and decent men who died violent and terrible deaths to perpetuate a political and social evil. Seller Inventory # AAS9780813033006

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About this Item: Button Willow Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.From Kirkus Reviews Anenberg beautifully and convincingly portrays the contradictions of American society during the period, and he ably juxtaposes Eaton s mission to save her son with stories of the past--showing a world which, despite many technological advances, has made few discernible social advances. .In this historical novel set shortly after World War II, an African-American woman seeks to save her injured son amid racial tension and strife. Phosie Mae Eaton leaves her home in Galveston, Texas, to visit her son, Will, a wounded U.S. Marine fresh from combat on Iwo Jima, now in a Los Angeles military hospital. Even as a Southern black woman familiar with the evils of segregated society, Eaton is stunned to discover that racial rules and regulations extend to war heroes. She finds that they are kept in a separate house from the white soldiers, banned from receiving whites blood transfusions and aren t allowed basic amenities, such as coffee, from the Red Cross. She finds Will balancing precariously between life and death, as the gunshot wound in his stomach has festered and become infected. Doctors usually treat such infections with an easy injection of penicillin, but the hospital has no colored needles due to their treatment of venereal-disease cases (which have skyrocketed due to postwar celebrations). Eaton strives to help her son in any way possible and, in order to stay in California, takes a job as a maid for a wealthy and eccentric Jewish family. Like novels include. Show Falling on Cedars - David Guterson The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood Striver s Row - Kevin Baker The Help - Kathryn Stockett The Postmistress - Sarah Blake Stage Door Canteen - Maggie Davis Children of Secrets - Lander Duncan A War of Her Own - Sylvia Dickey Smith That Year of our War - Gloria Goldreich The Listener - Shira Nayman Sophie s Choice - William Styron. Seller Inventory # APC9780615827216

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