Air Power's Lost Cause

Air Power's Lost Cause

Author: Brian D. Laslie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442274358

Category: History

Page: 273

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The first comprehensive treatment of the air wars in Vietnam. Filling a substantial void in our understanding of the history of airpower in Vietnam, this book provides the first comprehensive treatment of the air wars in Vietnam. Brian Laslie traces the complete history of these air wars from the beginning of American involvement until final withdrawal. Detailing the competing roles and actions of the air elements of the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, the author considers the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war. He also looks at the air war from the perspective of the North Vietnamese Air Force. Most important for understanding the US defeat, Laslie illustrates the perils of a nation building a one-dimensional fighting force capable of supporting only one type of war.

The Sublime Tragedy of the Lost Cause

The Sublime Tragedy of the Lost Cause

Author: A. St. J. Pickett

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082296074

Category: American drama

Page: 254

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The Sublime Tragedy of the Lost Cause by A. St. J Pickett, first published in 1884, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

A New History of Kentucky

A New History of Kentucky

Author: James C. Klotter

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813176505

Category: History

Page: 614

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When originally published, A New History of Kentucky provided a comprehensive study of the Commonwealth, bringing it to life by revealing the many faces, deep traditions, and historical milestones of the state. With new discoveries and findings, the narrative continues to evolve, and so does the telling of Kentucky's rich history. In this second edition, authors James C. Klotter and Craig Thompson Friend provide significantly revised content with updated material on gender politics, African American history, and cultural history. This wide-ranging volume includes a full overview of the state and its economic, educational, environmental, racial, and religious histories. At its essence, Kentucky's story is about its people -- not just the notable and prominent figures but also lesser-known and sometimes overlooked personalities. The human spirit unfolds through the lives of individuals such as Shawnee peace chief Nonhelema Hokolesqua and suffrage leader Madge Breckinridge, early land promoter John Filson, author Wendell Berry, and Iwo Jima flag--raiser Private Franklin Sousley. They lived on a landscape defined by its topography as much as its political boundaries, from Appalachia in the east to the Jackson Purchase in the west, and from the Walker Line that forms the Commonwealth's southern boundary to the Ohio River that shapes its northern boundary. Along the journey are traces of Kentucky's past -- its literary and musical traditions, its state-level and national political leadership, and its basketball and bourbon. Yet this volume also faces forthrightly the Commonwealth's blemishes -- the displacement of Native Americans, African American enslavement, the legacy of violence, and failures to address poverty and poor health. A New History of Kentucky ranges throughout all parts of the Commonwealth to explore its special meaning to those who have called it home. It is a broadly interpretive, all-encompassing narrative that tells Kentucky's complex, extensive, and ever-changing story.

Countdown to Atomgeddon - Europe

Countdown to Atomgeddon - Europe

Author: James Howell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503560703

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 889

The Second World War was reaching a deciding point in late 1944 when the United States formed teams of scientists and specialized military units in the hope of stopping Germany from developing a super weapon. These teams were responsible for capturing supplies of uranium and thorium raw materials and laboratory equipment used to produce the super bomb. Many of the assets that the Germans possessed were vital to help the United States and the Manhattan Project build the first atomic bomb. The teams of scientists and specialized military personnel were called into service as the Alsos missions sent to find and confine many of the prominent physicists and their research work. It was believed that the Germans were close to developing the bomb and would ensure Nazi world dominance. Several of the captured physicists were to become part of the Manhattan Project while others were returned to Germany after the war to rebuild the sciences.

Foxblood: Fall from Grace

Foxblood: Fall from Grace

Author: Raquel Lyon

Publisher: Raquel Lyon

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 413

Girl or goddess? Sophie has a decision to make. With the supernatural world in a state of unrest and her feelings for Connor intensifying, Sophie’s life is out of control, and she needs to get it back. But no matter how hard she tries, her desire to do what is right is faltering. Life is complicated. Is the chance of happiness really worth destroying her future? One thing is certain. To realise her destiny, she must leave behind everything she loves. This book uses British spellings and contains language and sexual situations not recommended to be read by those under sixteen. Teen, Young adult, new adult, fantasy, werewolf, series, demon, goddess, magic, paranormal romance, shapeshifter, teenage fantasy series

Foxblood: Rise of the Hellion

Foxblood: Rise of the Hellion

Author: Raquel Lyon

Publisher: Raquel Lyon

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 789

Something’s stalking Sophie—and it’s not just her boyfriend’s cute cousin! Pulled from a life of obscurity and chosen to take over from a dying goddess, Sophie is thrown into a world where the supernatural is normal and the humans are oblivious. Without meaning to, Sophie is making enemies, and as corpses mount, she fears for the people she cares for, but when someone she loves is accused of the killings, Sophie is convinced it can’t be true and sets out to prove their innocence. This book uses British spellings and contains language and sexual situations not recommended to be read by those under sixteen. Teen, Young adult, new adult, fantasy, werewolf, series, demon, goddess, magic, paranormal romance, shapeshifter, young adult fantasy series. urban fantasy series