Turning Points - Actual and Alternate Histories: America in by Rodney P. Carlisle, J. Geoffrey Golson

By Rodney P. Carlisle, J. Geoffrey Golson

This quantity within the Turning Points—Actual and substitute Histories sequence seems to be at a tumultuous fresh period in American historical past, a time whilst pivotal, usually tragic, world-changing occasions appeared to be taking place at an alarming rate.

America in riot through the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s appears to be like at 12 major occasions, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the passage of the Civil Rights Act, from the scholar killings at Kent country to Richard Nixon's resignation. Drawing at the innovations of different background, the ebook portrays each one occasion because it occurred, then considers a few believable replacement eventualities of the way historical past might were varied if those occasions had now not happened. it's a uniquely proposal upsetting method of exploring an explosive period, whose aftershocks proceed to form the yank event today.

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Operation Crossroads, the official pictorial record by Joint Task Force One Office of the Historian

By Joint Task Force One Office of the Historian

Operation Crossroads: The authentic Pictorial list. released in 1946 through The place of work of the Historian of U.S. Joint job strength One, the army coalition accountable for Operation Crossroads, it records in pictures the setup and deployment of a nuclear try operation that concerned over 42,000 humans and the detonation of 2 bombs.

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Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1914-1918 by Martin O'Connor

By Martin O'Connor

This publication is the results of a long time of non-public learn and several other journeys in a foreign country by way of Marty OConnor, and culminated in what's arguably the definitive paintings with regards to Austro-Hungarian aces. The writing during this ebook is neither eloquent nor poetic, however the details is precious. OConnor supplies a biographical define of every ace recognized in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, together with the variety of victories (and the victory lists of a number of significant aces), any own heritage on hand at the pilot in query and as a lot postwar info as attainable. the place no info exists concerning things like a pilots birthplace, photograph, or postwar career, OConnor in particular makes notice of it so the reader is left without query marks. numerous appendices hint important info akin to destinations of airfields, maps of conflict parts and colour schemes of many aces planes.

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Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and by J. Teelucksingh

By J. Teelucksingh

This booklet offers facts that Labour in Trinidad and Tobago performed a necessary position in undermining British colonialism and advocating for federation and self-government. in addition, there's emphasis at the pioneering efforts of the Labour circulation in celebration politics, social justice, and dealing classification harmony.

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The Union As It Is: Constitutional Unionism and Sectional by Peter B. Knupfer

By Peter B. Knupfer

The 1st pupil to track the that means and significance of the belief of political compromise from the founding of the Republic to the onset of the Civil warfare, Knupfer exhibits how habitual justifications of sectional compromise mirrored universal rules concerning the means governments have been purported to work.

Originally released in 1991.

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War, the American State, and Politics since 1898 by Robert P. Saldin

By Robert P. Saldin

This e-book examines significant international conflicts from the Spanish-American conflict via Vietnam, arguing that foreign conflicts have robust results on American political events, elections, kingdom improvement, and policymaking. First, significant wars reveal and spotlight difficulties requiring governmental recommendations or necessitating emergency motion. moment, regardless of recognized curtailments of civil liberties, wars usually improve democracy by way of drawing recognition to the contributions of formerly marginalized teams and facilitating the extension of fuller citizenship rights to them. eventually, wars have an effect on the get together method. overseas conflicts create crises - a lot of that are unanticipated - that require quick recognition, supplant previous concerns at the coverage schedule, and engender shifts in get together ideology. those new matters and redefinitions of get together ideology often impact elections by way of shaping either elite and mass habit.

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US Cavalryman 1891-1920 by Alexander Bielakowski, Raffaele Ruggeri

By Alexander Bielakowski, Raffaele Ruggeri

Following the conflict of Wounded Knee in 1890, the united states Cavalry have been referred to as into motion back with the announcement of struggle opposed to Spain in 1898. within the years that undefined, cavalrymen observed motion in a large choice of theaters. This identify takes a detailed examine the formation and reviews of the typical cavalryman during this attention-grabbing interval of switch and improvement, and in addition considers the cavalry officer corps. quite a few advancements in costume, education, apparatus, weaponry and strategies are all lined the following.

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