Some of america's foremost historians - including bruce catton, David McCullough, disaster, James McPherson and Stephen Sears – tell extraordinary stories of courage, and triumph in this collection of the best articles from sixty years of American Heritage. The civil war posed a critical test of the young nation's character, endurance, and will to survive.
The Best of American Heritage: The Civil War #ad - Grosvenor.
American Heritage History of Young America: 1783-1860New Word City, Inc. #ad - It ends with abraham lincoln's solemn farewell to Springfield as he takes a train to Washington to become the sixteenth - and almost the last - president of a country torn by the secession of seven of its states. In between, historian francis russell vividly details the events that first molded the American way of life and gave the young nation the will and ability to survive.
Young america is a star-spangled account of the perilous, exuberant, dissension-filled first six decades of the United States. The book opens with george washington's triumphant journey to New York City for his inauguration as first president of the United States.
Liberty! The American Revolution The Thomas Fleming Library Book 1New Word City, Inc. #ad - The companion volume to the pbs television series of the same name, Liberty! traces the evolution of the ideals that inspired a generation of Americans to struggle against Britain - then the most powerful country in the world - to establish the free society and democratic system that is so inherently and uniquely American.
New york times bestselling historian thomas fleming's gripping narrative captures the high drama of the revolutionary war years and the unyielding courage and political genius of the men and women who imagined a new set of political possibilities for humankind - laying the foundation for the identity and character of the American people in the process.
Liberty! The American Revolution The Thomas Fleming Library Book 1 #ad - Liberty! brings to life one of the most important and compelling stories in America's history: the struggle for independence and the birth of the nation.
The Best of American Heritage: RooseveltNew Word City, Inc. #ad - And in those twelve years, he did more than any president except Abraham Lincoln to change America. Here, his relationships with winston churchill and joseph stalin, and geoffrey ward - bring fdr vividly to life, some of the country's greatest historians - James MacGregor Burns, his love of Hyde Park, assessing his place in history and exploring his marriage to Eleanor, Joe Persico, Allan Nevins, his struggle with polio, Richard Ketchum, John Lukacs, Thomas Fleming, John Kenneth Galbraith, William vanden Heuvel, and his complicated final days.
Franklin delano roosevelt led the united States through two of the most critical periods in our history - the Great Depression and World War II.
The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New HistoryHarperCollins e-books #ad - O’donnell combines a historian’s mastery of substance with a born storyteller’s sense of style to create a magnificent work of art. Madeleine K. Albright, former U. S. Historian and classicist James J. An exotic and instructive tale, told with life, learning and just the right measure of laughter on every page.
Illegal migrations of peoples, religious wars, global pandemics, and the temptations of empire: Rome's end foreshadows today's crises and offers hints how to navigate them—if present leaders will heed this story. Secretary of statethe dream alexander the great and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Medi-terranean, and the Middle East in a single community shuddered and then collapsed in the wars and disasters of the sixth century.
The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History #ad - O'donnell—who last brought readers his masterful, disturbing, and revelatory biography of Saint Augustine—revisits this old story in a fresh way, bringing home its sometimes painful relevance to today's issues. With unexpected detail and in his hauntingly vivid style, O'Donnell begins at a time of apparent Roman revival and brings readers to the moment of imminent collapse that just preceded the rise of Islam.
Genius of the PeopleNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Mee Jr. Charles mee has recreated the vivid drama of 1787. Genius of the people is an absorbing look at the incomparable personalities who brought us our Constitution. Michael beschlossgenius of the people is a timely account of the birth of America's national government during the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
. Charles L. Vividly describes the personalities, compromises, and implications of an epoch-making meeting of brilliant and not-so-brilliant political leaders, conflicts, issues, whose vision and shortsightedness still direct our lives today.
Jefferson#ad - But the three accomplishments chiseled into the "coarse stone" he specified for his monument were his gifts to the people of the United States. In 1826, thomas jefferson was laid to rest at Monticello beside his wife and daughters. Here is his story. They sum up jefferson's vision of a nation of free people with the education and culture to preserve and enjoy their freedom.
His epitaph, "here was buried thomas jefferson, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, reads, author of the Declaration of American Independence, which he composed, and father of the University of Virginia. Jefferson's tombstone does not bear a word of his political accomplishment - forty years as an officeholder, secretary of state, vice president, Virginia assemblyman, ambassador to France, Continental congressman, and president of the United States.
Jefferson #ad - He felt that these were honors the people had given him, and he wanted no credit for them.
American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War IIDutton Caliber #ad - A startling and intimate reassessment of U. S. To help him steer the nation through the coming war, President Franklin Roosevelt turned to the greatest “team of rivals” since the days of Lincoln: Secretary of War Henry Stimson, Admiral Ernest J. Jordan—author of brothers, victors—comes the intimate true story of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inner circle of military leadership, Rivals, the team of rivals who shaped World War II and America.
Superbly written, well researched, and highly interesting. Jean edward smith, new york times bestselling author of FDR and Eisenhower in War and Peace After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was wakened from its slumber of isolationism. Marshall. Together, these four men led the nation through history’s most devastating conflict and ushered in a new era of unprecedented American influence, all while forced to overcome the profound personal and political differences which divided them.
American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II #ad - . Leadership during world war II, American Warlords is a remarkable glimpse behind the curtain of presidential power. From new york Times bestselling author Jonathan W. King, and General George C.
The Thirteen Colonies#ad - Looking back, the wonder is that it culminated so quickly. The representatives of the thirteen colonies who approved the Declaration of Independence in 1776 charted a collision course, aware of the obstacles in their path and the risks they were taking. The events that led to their decision took place over a period of nearly 300 years.
But they shared a quality of toughness. Here is their story from award-winning historian Louis B. For a century after its discovery, the New World was little more than a lode to be mined by adventurers seeking profits. Even then, the perils of the journey and threats of starvation inhibited settlement. But settlers gradually came, by the fear of religious persecution, but above all, in part, spurred, drawn by the hope of owning land.
The Thirteen Colonies #ad - It wasn't until the end of the sixteenth century that serious efforts were made to establish permanent colonies. If the origin of the colonial period was accidental, the ending was not. Wright. They were a mixed lot: english separatists from Leiden, Mennonite peasants from the Rhine Valley, Dutch burghers, French Huguenots, and a few gentleman Anglicans.
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years: Grant Moves South and Grant Takes CommandOpen Road Media #ad - Grant moves south details how grant, as commander of the Twenty-First Illinois Volunteer Infantry, though unskilled in military power politics and disregarded by his peers, was proving to be an unstoppable force. While a succession of union generals were losing battles and sacrificing troops due to ego, and incompetence in the early years of the war, egregious errors, an unassuming Federal army colonel was excelling in the Western theater of operations.
Grant takes command picks up in the summer of 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to the head of the Army of the Potomac, placing nothing less than the future of an entire nation in the hands of the military leader. Grant, detailing the union commander’s bold tactics and his relentless dedication to achieving the North’s victory in the nation’s bloodiest conflict.
He won victory after victory at Belmont, Fort Henry, and Fort Donelson, while sagaciously avoiding near-catastrophe and ultimately triumphing at Shiloh. Although tragedy struck only days later when Lincoln was assassinated, Grant’s triumphs on the battlefield ensured that the president’s principles of unity and freedom would endure.
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years: Grant Moves South and Grant Takes Command #ad - In these two comprehensive and engaging volumes, preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton follows the wartime movements of Ulysses S. Grant. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, ending the brutal conflict. Grant’s acute strategic thinking and unshakeable tenacity led to the crushing defeat of the Confederacy in the Overland Campaign in Virginia and the Siege of Petersburg.
Atlantic Nightmare: The longest military campaign in World War IIEndeavour Media #ad - At first, many were lost. The fall of france in june 1940 gave the u-boats bases on the Atlantic coast, and U-boat production increased allowing the Germans to now hunt in ‘wolf packs’. How seriously did each sides take the battle? how far were they able to innovate their way out of problems they encountered? Who made the crucial decisions on how the battle should be fought? How was the crucial battle for intelligence won?Atlantic Nightmare identifies seven pivotal areas to answer these questions.
Praise for richard freeman:‘… especially rewarding for those whose historical interests straddle political and military history – Nathan Albright, Naval Historical FoundationRichard Freeman graduated in mathematics before following a career in distance education. It raged from the opening day of the war in September 1939 until it ended almost six years later with Germany’s surrender in May 1945.
Atlantic Nightmare: The longest military campaign in World War II #ad - Vital supplies of food, fuel and the raw materials needed by the Allies to wage war had to be transported in merchant ships in escorted convoys across the Atlantic Ocean where they were at the mercy of German U-boats and warships. He now writes on naval history. The battle that germany should have won?No other battle of the Second World War lasted longer than the 2, 075 days of the Battle of the Atlantic.
His other books include Midway, Pearl Harbor and Coral Sea 1942.