History - U.S.
by Jan Jarboe Russell
The New York Times bestselling dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II: "A must-read. . . The Train to Crystal City is compelling, thought-provoking, and impossible to put down" (Star-Tribune, Minneapolis).
The Vietnam War, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine High School shooting, and attacks of 9/11 all shattered myths of national identity. Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11 traces the evolution and consequences of this new hybrid paradigm, which grants a heroic status to victims and by extension to their families, thereby creating a class of privileged participants in the permanent memorial process.
Alex’s grandson, Martin Goldsmith, followed in his relatives’ footsteps on a six-week journey of remembrance and hope, an irrational quest to reverse their fate and bring himself peace.
The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, The Train to Crystal City reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America
Bestselling historian Charles Spencer explores a powerful tale of revenge from the dark heart of royal history and a fascinating insight into the dangers of political and religious allegiance in England, these are the shocking stories of the men who dared to kill a king.
From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero.
Acclaimed author, historian, and PBS documentarian Donald L. Miller brilliantly evokes all the exhilaration, glamour, and significance of one of the most creative and consequential moments in American cultural history. In the 1920s midtown Manhattan became the center of New York City, and the cultural and commercial capital of America. This is the story of the people who made it happen.
My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook, 1941: A Nostalgic Collection of Memories is an adventure in learning about the many essential details of the Pearl Harbor account. With the look and feel of a WWll period scrapbook, each two-page spread illuminates a specific aspect of the Pearl Harbor story.
Enrollment is now open for Prof. Larry J. Sabato’s free online course about President John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and legacy. The four-week, massive open online course (MOOC), “The Kennedy Half Century,” will begin on Oct. 21, with two hours of video instruction each week by Prof. Sabato.
An original and illuminating narrative revealing JFK's lasting influence on America. This stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective. Anyone who reads it will appreciate in new ways the profound impact JFK's short presidency has had on our national psyche.
From boot camp to combat, a collection of Reader’s Digest’s unique, emotional, and wide-ranging coverage of military life. Stories in Uniform is a chronological retrospective of the best military pieces Reader's Digest has run; pieces that will make you weep, make your heart sing, inspire you, enrage you, and make you laugh.
Whimsical and witty, this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia celebrates the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone ages.