History of the Nebraska American Legion

The First Volume of a Historical Record of the American Legion, Department of Nebraska

Author: Frank O'Connell

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 213

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The American Legion in New York State

A History of the Department of New York for the Years 1919-1939

Author: American Legion. Department of New York

Publisher: N.A



Page: 543

View: 8104


Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers

Author: Berry Craig

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625841817

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 2990

Daniel Boone is celebrated as a Kentucky frontiersman, but what about his service in the French and Indian War? Custer's Last Stand in the Great Sioux War is legendary, but few remember Custer's "next-to-last-stand" in Elizabethtown, where he was sent to suppress the Ku Klux Klan and hunt down moonshiners just before heading to the Montana Territory and into history. Join Kentucky historian Berry Craig as he unearths the forgotten heroics of Kentucky soldiers, beginning with the French and Indian War and ending with World War II. Featuring tales of warriors from a diverse range of backgrounds, Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers honors generations of Kentuckians who put their lives on the line for their country.

Paul V. McNutt and the Age of FDR

Author: Dean J. Kotlowski

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253014735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 600

View: 6948

In this major biography of an important politician and statesman, Dean Kotlowski presents the life of Paul V. McNutt, a great understudied figure in the era of FDR. McNutt was governor of Indiana, high commissioner to the Philippines (while serving he helped 1,300 Jews flee Nazi Germany for Manila), head of the WWII Federal Security Agency, and would-be presidential candidate. Paul V. McNutt and the Age of FDR explores McNutt’s life, his era, and his relationship with Franklin Roosevelt. It sheds light on the expansion of executive power at the state level during the Great Depression, the theory and practice of liberalism as federal administrators understood it in the 1930s and 1940s, the mobilization of the American home front during World War II, and the internal dynamics of the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. McNutt’s life underscores the challenges and changes Americans faced during an age of economic depression, global conflict, and decolonialization.

The Great War and Veterans' Internationalism

Author: J. Eichenberg,J. Newman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137281626

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 4531

After the Great War, Veterans were a new transnational mass phenomenon. This volume uses case studies to discuss the extent and impact of international veterans' organisations and draws out important comparative points between well-researched and documented movements and those that are less well-known.

For God & Country

The American Legion, 1919-1941

Author: William Pencak,John Lax

Publisher: Northeastern University Press


Category: History

Page: 411

View: 447

A history of the years between the two world wars discusses the founding of the American Legion in 1919 and its contributions to patriotism, veterans and communities throughout the nation

The Spiritual-Industrial Complex

America's Religious Battle against Communism in the Early Cold War

Author: Jonathan P. Herzog

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199832013

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6879

In his farewell address, Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the nation of the perils of the military-industrial complex. But as Jonathan Herzog shows in this insightful history, Eisenhower had spent his presidency contributing to another, lesser known, Cold War collaboration: the spiritual-industrial complex. This fascinating volume shows that American leaders in the early Cold War years considered the conflict to be profoundly religious; they saw Communism not only as godless but also as a sinister form of religion. Fighting faith with faith, they deliberately used religious beliefs and institutions as part of the plan to defeat the Soviet enemy. Herzog offers an illuminating account of the resultant spiritual-industrial complex, chronicling the rhetoric, the programs, and the policies that became its hallmarks. He shows that well-known actions like the addition of the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance were a small part of a much larger and relatively unexplored program that promoted religion nationwide. Herzog shows how these efforts played out in areas of American life both predictable and unexpected--from pulpits and presidential appeals to national faith drives, military training barracks, public school classrooms, and Hollywood epics. Millions of Americans were bombarded with the message that the religious could not be Communists, just a short step from the all-too-common conclusion that the irreligious could not be true Americans. Though the spiritual-industrial complex declined in the 1960s, its statutes, monuments, and sentiments live on as bulwarks against secularism and as reminders that the nation rests upon the groundwork of religious faith. They continue to serve as valuable allies for those defending the place of religion in American life.

Reports to the ... Annual Convention of the American Legion

Author: American Legion. National Convention

Publisher: N.A


Category: Veterans

Page: N.A

View: 8316

Vols. for 5th- , includes the reports of the national officers, the Americanism Commission, the Legislative Committee, the Legion Publishing Corporation, the Rehabilitation Committee; before 1923 reports of committees and sections issued separately.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume 2: From 1865, Concise

Author: Paul Boyer,Clifford Clark,Sandra Hawley,Joseph Kett,Andrew Rieser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547222785

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 8106

Like its corresponding full-size version, THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, is an engaging, elegantly written narrative that emphasizes political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. THE ENDURING VISION is known for sustained attention to cultural history, and for innovative coverage of the environment, and the West. The Sixth Edition of THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, features a new co-author, Andrew Rieser, new pedagogy, and a beautiful new design. Available in the following split options: THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE Sixth Edition Complete (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 0547222807; Volume A: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547222815; Volume B: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-32), ISBN: 0547222785. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.