History of the Nebraska American Legion

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

Author: Frank Boyd O'Connell

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780343870959


Page: 238

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Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers

Author: Berry Craig

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625841817

Category: History

Page: 176

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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

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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.

For God & Country

The American Legion, 1919-1941

Author: William Pencak,John Lax

Publisher: Northeastern University Press


Category: History

Page: 411

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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