Drawing on a rich trove of documents never before available to scholars, the author sketches the early pioneers, their daily lives, their beliefs, and their struggles to survive and prosper in this isolated mountain community. In moving detail, this book brings to life its struggle to survive, and the tragedy of its demise.
Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 214 was hastily organized in the field during World War II to meet the urgent need for another combat squadron in the South Pacific. The squadron, self-named the "Black Sheep", went on under the leadership of the swashbuckling "Pappy" Boyington to become the most famous in Marine Corps history. Now comes the true story of the Black Sheep Squadron and the men who wrote its record in the Pacific skies.
In ISTP: Understanding & Relating with the Virtuoso, you'll learn about the ISTP (introverted, sensing, thinking, perception) Myers-Brigg personality type. This book covers a variety of topics regarding ISTPs and why they make such artistic individuals. ISTPs are often referred to as the artists of the world in the sense that they love beautiful things and the fine arts. They are not afraid to upset tradition in honor of being avant-garde.
From the Blog Talk Radio podcast, Bootstrap Businessmen share their personal collection of favorite quotes from modern-day thinkers to ancient philosophers. Hear one quote a day as a daily dose of inspiration, or listen to them all at once to whisk away negative thinking.
In What Is Landscape? John R. Stilgoe maps the discovery of landscape by putting words to things, zeroing in on landscape's essence but also leading sideways expeditions through such sources as children's picture books, folklore, deeds, antique terminology, out-of-print dictionaries, and conversations with locals. He offers a highly original, cogent, compact, gracefully written narrative lexicon of landscape as word, concept, and path to discoveries.
This is a short, narrative history of the origins, course, and outcome of America's military involvement in Vietnam by an experienced guide to the causes and conduct of war, Larry H. Addington. He begins with a history of Vietnam before and after French occupation, the Cold War origins of American involvement, the domestic impact of American policies on public support, and the reasons for the ultimate failure of US policy.
We teach you how to build and grow a business with honesty, integrity, and focus on the client, not just the paycheck. The best part of 10 Guiding Principles of the Ethical Entrepreneur: Anyone can implement these core values into any business or personal relationship and do so without any specialized training. The principles outlined in this book will show you how to start being an honest, authentic, true-to-you-and-your-clients entrepreneur if you implement and follow them daily.
Science magazine describes the Pascagoula River of southeast Mississippi as the last unaltered large river system in the lower 48 states and southern Canada. Along its banks and watershed, 600,000 acres of public lands - wildlife management areas, national forest, wilderness areas, national wildlife refuges, Nature Conservancy preserves - ensure the creation of a tremendous natural river system.
Communication is a vital part of human lives. Without it, there will be nothing but chaos. Whether you are communicating with your family, friends, coworkers, or somebody you just met, it's often difficult to say what you mean. This book will put all the scattered pieces together and form a very solid communication framework for everybody in order to build stronger relationships.
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Do you struggle to come up with topics to discuss about important people or people you just met? Small Talk for Success will teach you innovative ways to comfortable in social situations that could be the key to your success. While small talk is just that, small, people don’t realize that small talk could essentially be a first impression.
Though the activities of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) were unified in their common idea of resistance to oppression, these groups fought their battles on multiple fronts.
A long-overdue history of America's "forgotten flattop". On November 24, 1943, a Japanese torpedo plunged into the starboard side of the American escort carrier USS Liscome Bay. The torpedo struck the thin-skinned carrier in the worst possible place the bomb storage area. The resulting explosion could be seen 16 miles away, literally ripping the Liscome Bay in half and killing 644 of the crew. In terms of lives lost, it was the costliest carrier sinking in United States naval history. Liscome Bay's loss came on its first combat operation.
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Develop new habits and practices to turn your failures into strengths. Are you sick of listening to the same old self-help and motivational books that provide tired advice and exaggerated claims? Wouldn't it be ideal to get the information you need in one sitting through practical advice backed by real world success stories? Then, Fail to Succeed: 5 Mindset Secrets to Turn Failure into Success & Fulfillment has exactly what you need to realize your greatest breakthroughs and most triumphant successes.
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A noted scholar offers fresh ways of looking at two legendary American authors. Both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway came into their own in the 1920s and did some of their best writing during that decade. Ronald Berman considers an array of novels and short stories by both authors within the context of the decade's popular culture, philosophy, and intellectual history.
Thomas W. Jacobsen's The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 chronicles the resurgence of jazz music in the Crescent City in the years following Suhor's prophetic claim. Jacobsen, a New Orleans resident and longtime jazz aficionado, offers a wide-ranging history of the New Orleans jazz renaissance in the last three decades of the twentieth century, weaving local musical developments into the larger context of the national jazz scene.
Why the Right Went Wrong offers a historical view of the right since the 1960s. Its core contention is that American conservatism and the Republican Party took a wrong turn when they adopted Barry Goldwater's worldview during and after the 1964 campaign. The radicalism of today's conservatism is not the product of the Tea Party, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes. The Tea Partiers are the true heirs to Goldwater ideology.
Many Americans associate the House of David with its bearded barnstorming baseball teams of the 1920s and 30s. Others may recall the sex scandal associated with the group, a scandal that gave newspapers during the first years after World War I some added spice. Still, others may know it as a religious communal society founded in 1903, which has a few adherents today. What is this strange group and how can these diverse images be reconciled?
They dressed as beasts, draping fur over their chainmail clad bodies, while wearing iron helmets with animal heads attached over the top. They used huge broad swords or large heavy clubs to subdue their victims, often slaughtering whole villages for a few gold coins. Their arsenal of weapons included swords, spears, axes, clubs, bows and arrows, and fire.
When the robot came out of the closet and began charging its batteries in front of everyone there was a cry of outrage from a lounging bigamist who went on to say: "Protect our children's eyes from the machine lest they become machine-like and poop in our soup." When the robot approached the bigot to clarify a point, the bigot ran off screaming and left a hole in the breadline that the robot promptly filled to great cheers from the crowd watching.
This is about Captain Morgan Jones of the Vindaloo Curry, a submarine he found in the desert one day, and after hauling it back to the ocean by camel train, set it to floating again after repairing a few holes. After trial and error and a lot of huffing and puffing, he managed to get to the Taff River and after sailing up it to Ponty, took on a crew and then set off for the Orient and many adventures.