The Few

The Few

But none would have a plaque bearing their name placed in St. Paul's crypt only a few yards from a statue of America's first president, George Washington.35 ...

Author: Alex Kershaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141919423

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the early days of World War Two when Britain stood alone against the terror of Hitler's all-conquering Third Reich, her future hung in the balance; her defence in the hands of the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Air Force's Fighter Command. They were Churchill's Few. In defiance of their own country's strict neutrality laws, a handful of American adventurers flew with them. This is their story - and a fresh perspective on the greatest air battle the world has ever seen.
Categories: History

A Few Good Women

A Few Good Women

America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. The second benefit white males would ...

Author: Evelyn Monahan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307593184

Category: History

Page: 496

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In this riveting narrative history, women veterans from the world wars, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq tell their extraordinary stories. Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee spent fifteen years combing through archives, journals, histories, and news reports, and gathering thousands of eyewitness accounts, letters, and interviews for this unprecedented chronicle of America’s “few good women.” Women today make up more than fifteen percent of the U.S. armed forces and serve alongside men in almost every capacity. Here are the stories of the battles these women fought to march beside their brothers, their tales of courage and fortitude, of indignities endured, of injustices overcome, of the blood they’ve shed and the comrades they’ve lost, and the challenges they still face in the twenty-first century.
Categories: History

Barack Hussein Obama Few Are Chosen

Barack Hussein Obama     Few Are Chosen

These are a few of America's First Sons and Daughters. There are other greats including the Tuskegee Airmen and the Negro Baseball League.

Author: Sam

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477267240

Category: Education

Page: 292

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"Barack Hussein Obama.........Few Are Chosen....The Obamanating Spirit and Remembered Stories" is an inspired book written about Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America. The book consists of several topics that I hope the reader will find enlightening. It is a look backwards, in that I tell the audience about the segregated South and a look forward, the place where we must strive to be. Nevertheless, I hope that each individual will enjoy reading my book, which incorporates biography, humor, historical facts, scripture, and religious beliefs. It is not an attack on anyone or any group. It is intended to be an eye-opener in that it deals with several topics that relate to the President including birth, patriotism and religion. Each chapter discusses what I believe is an American peoples concern. Some people might see my book as a book on race relations and to some degree it is, but gently. There are thirteen chapters. In Chapter Five I discuss the forty year prophesy of the coming of Barack Obama; while in Chapter Seven I discuss the struggles of African Americans "then and now," the African American churches, including Rev. Wright, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (among other things); Chapter Nine, "Forcing Scared Against The President" discusses how the politicians work overtime to portray President Obama illegitimately to the American Public, and Chapter Ten, disputes the assertion that Barack Obama is a radical (Really?); Chapter Eleven, "Will the Real Mr. Speaker Stand," questions the heart of John Boehner and Chapter Twelve, "Guess Who's Coming To The Tea Party" warns the Tea Party that they could very easily become the terror group of the past. Chapter One, "I Saw An Angel" is the foundation for the book and how it all got started.
Categories: Education

With the Doughboy in France A Few Chapters of an American Effort

With the Doughboy in France  A Few Chapters of an American Effort

"I have known our girls," she will tell you, "to go into a miserable little French or German town filled with a thousand or twelve hundred American boys in ...

Author: Edward Hungerford

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664578013

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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"With the Doughboy in France: A Few Chapters of an American Effort" by Edward Hungerford. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Fiction

Information which Might Give a Few Clues as to Effectiveness of American International Farm Youth Exchange Delegates Abroad Europe

Information which Might Give a Few Clues as to Effectiveness of American International Farm Youth Exchange Delegates Abroad  Europe

( Delegate " did not tell much about American life , was self - conscious . " ) On some farms , at least , children Farm - family life not so much work ...

Author: Laurel Kingsley Sabrosky


ISBN: UOM:39015042401367

Category: Educational exchanges

Page: 7

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Categories: Educational exchanges

A Few Bloody Noses

A Few Bloody Noses

Broughton began by attacking American merchant vessels, declaring they wereBritish, then raided Charlottetown, capturing some ofits citizens and bringing ...

Author: Robert Harvey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107961

Category: History

Page: 160

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Liberty against oppression, right against wrong - a clear message has come down to us about the origins of the American War of Independence, one of the founding events of the modern world. As with so many legends, the truth is somewhat different. In this revealing account, Robert Harvey overturns most of our assumptions about the causes of the war. Both Britain and America were divided over the struggle, America violently so, while in Britain many favoured independence if it would avoid bloodshed. The war itself was vicious and confused, and marked by incompetence and bad faith on both sides. When it was over the Americans pushed out their French allies, while the British, who had encouraged black slaves to revolt, and Indians to attack, abandoned both to their fate. Yet after four years of misrule the Constitutional Convention imposed its own conservative counter-revolution, and out of bloodshed and suffering, cunning, idealism and courage, there emerged the infant nation that was to become the most powerful the world has ever seen. In this extraordinary and intensely readable book Robert Harvey tells the whole extraordinary story of its birth.
Categories: History

Health Conditions in the Americas 1973 1976

Health Conditions in the Americas  1973 1976

... in the Soviet Union and in Hong Kong in November 1977. It is likely that this
strain , upon further dissemination , will cause epidemics during 1978 and 1979
in the Americas . Several influenza viruses circulated concurrently in the
Americas ...

Author: Pan American Health Organization


ISBN: CHI:37764146

Category: America

Page: 325

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Categories: America

The Valiant Few

The Valiant Few

America's Forgotten Heroes America's Forgotten Heroes TheThe Valiant Valiant Few Few Dave Wilkinson Dave Wilkinson THE VALIANT FEW THE VALIANT FEW America's ...

Author: Dave Wilkinson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462809226

Category: History


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Categories: History

The Vital Few

The Vital Few

The Entrepreneur and American Economic Progress Jonathan Hughes. conflict and no new heroes were added to the American military pantheon.

Author: Jonathan Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199923243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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The Vital Few, a study of the contribution of entrepreneurs to the American economy, provides portraits of the men and women whose individual enterprise has helped to establish the character of the American businessperson and to carry our economy forward from colonial times. Examining such legendary figures as William Penn, Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and J. Pierpont Morgan in their social and economic environment, Jonathan Hughes illuminates each period of American economic history and provides insights into the workings of American business and the special qualities required of its super-achievers. Taking into account such dramatic changes in the economy as the explosive growth of government and the puzzling effects of "stagflation," Hughes has now expanded his original volume. The new edition includes two additional biographies and a short essay on the nature of bureaucracy in both the government and the private sector. Both biographies are of "bureaucratic entrepreneurs", whose work in the federal government represents the two most prominent trends in government economics. Mary Switzer's 48-year career demonstrates the ways in which the modern welfare state has developed. First a catalyst then a major force in establishing social programs and institutions, she is in large part responsible for the existence of the American welfare state. Marriner Eccles's career, on the other hand, shows the evolution of "compensatory" fiscal and monetary policies from the New Deal to the Korean War. A self-made millionaire who was appointed to a high-level job in the federal government, Eccles quit his post after 1950, convinced that American economic policy was hopelessly inflationary and economically destructive. With these new additions, The Vital Few, long a source of inspiration and economic interest, is more accessible and useful than ever.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Few Months in America

A Few Months in America

containing remarks on some of its industrial and commercial interests James
Robertson (of Manchester, Eng.) . /, I . , . ..__ . - . . - __ A FEW MONTHS IN

Author: James Robertson (of Manchester, Eng.)


ISBN: UCAL:B5041551

Category: Industries

Page: 230

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Categories: Industries

The Wealthy the Brilliant the Few

The Wealthy  the Brilliant  the Few

The remainder of this introduction is divided into three sections: First, I discuss my study's context and relevance to the field of American studies; ...

Author: Sophie Spieler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839457290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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How does the US make sense of its elite educational system, given that it seems to be at odds with core American values, such as equality of opportunity or upward mobility? Sophie Spieler explores scholarly and journalistic investigations, self-representational texts, and fictional narratives revolving around the Ivy League and its peers in order to understand elite education and its peculiar position in American cultural discourse. Among the book's most surprising and groundbreaking insights is the tenacity and adaptability of meritocratic ideology across all three sub-discourses, despite its fundamental incompatibility with the American educational system.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few

Diverging paths for America's dependents. Demography 21(4): 435–457. Putnam, Robert. 2000. Bowling Alone: the Collapse and Revivalof American Community.

Author: Elwood Carlson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402085413

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Born during the Great Depression and World War Two (1929–1945) an entire generation has slipped between the cracks of history. These Lucky Few became the first American generation smaller than the one before them, and the luckiest generation of Americans ever. As children they experienced the most stable intact parental families in the nation’s history. Lucky Few women married earlier than any other generation of the century and helped give birth to the Baby Boom, yet also gained in education compared to earlier generations. Lucky Few men made the greatest gains of the century in schooling, earned veterans benefits like the Greatest Generation but served mostly in peacetime with only a fraction of the casualties, came closest to full employment, and spearheaded the trend toward earlier retirement. Even in retirement/old age the Lucky Few remain in the right place at the right time. Here is their story, and the story of how they have affected other recent generations of Americans before and since.
Categories: Social Science

Explorers of Pre Columbian America

Explorers of Pre Columbian America

At one point Williams takes after George Carter ( again for his thesis that Beringia
was crossed about one hundred thousand years ago ) and Jeffrey Goodman ( for
American Genesis , in which he posits human origins in the Americas ) . Few ...

Author: Eugene R. Fingerhut


ISBN: UTEXAS:059173014529890

Category: History

Page: 268

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Categories: History

The Chosen Few

The Chosen Few

most American Jews today. Starting in commerce, crafts, and laborer jobs in small- scale manufacturing or retail trade in the northern and midwestern ...

Author: Maristella Botticini

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691163512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein show that, contrary to previous explanations, this transformation was driven not by anti-Jewish persecution and legal restrictions, but rather by changes within Judaism itself after 70 CE--most importantly, the rise of a new norm that required every Jewish male to read and study the Torah and to send his sons to school. Over the next six centuries, those Jews who found the norms of Judaism too costly to obey converted to other religions, making world Jewry shrink. Later, when urbanization and commercial expansion in the newly established Muslim Caliphates increased the demand for occupations in which literacy was an advantage, the Jews found themselves literate in a world of almost universal illiteracy. From then forward, almost all Jews entered crafts and trade, and many of them began moving in search of business opportunities, creating a worldwide Diaspora in the process.
Categories: Business & Economics

American Story

American Story

Historical Broadcast Series of the NBC Inter-American University of the Air ... A
Public ... Pageant of America , The , 16 vols . ... Few governmental offices were in
general assigned the American - born , a fact that augumented bad feeling .

Author: NBC University of the Air


ISBN: UTEXAS:059173022965515

Category: America


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Categories: America