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Author: Barbara Schuchard
Category: Valor (The word)
VALOR-A Gathering of Eagles presents the heroic exploits of 117 recipients of the Medal of Honor. It also reveals their thoughts on leadership, courage, and success. It includes each man's official citation and photograph along with their hard-won wisdom. Book jacket.
A Gathering of Eagles
Author: Jimmie Dean Coy
Publisher: Evergreen Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The son of Hispanic immigrants, Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez grew up in gang-plagued Gary, Indiana. With strong family support, he managed to beat the odds, graduating with distinction from Indiana University, finishing law school after a rough start, and maturing into a successful attorney and officeholder. Yet there was more in store for Roy. Ready to start a family and embark on a career as a deputy prosecutor, he was stricken with Guillain-Barré syndrome. How he coped with and eventually overcame this debilitating affliction is a compelling part of his story. The experience steeled him to meet future crises with wisdom, perspective, and grit. An inspiring true story, Valor is also a significant and original contribution to the social, ethnic, and political history of Indiana.
The American Odyssey of Roy Dominguez
Author: Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez,James B. Lane
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A nonstop maelstrom of combat action, leaving the reader nearly breathless by the end. The human courage and carnage described in these pages resonates through the centuries, from Borodino to the Bulge, but the focus here is on the Vietnam War, and a unique unit formed to take part at its height. The 199th Light Infantry Brigade was created from three U.S. infantry battalions of long lineage, as a fast reaction force for the U.S. to place in Indochina. As the book begins, in December 1967, the brigade has been in Vietnam for a year, and many of its battered 12-month men are returning home. This is timely, as the Communists seem to be in a lull, and the brigade commander, in order to whet his new soldiers to combat, requests a transfer to a more active sector, just above Saigon. Through January the battalions scour the sector, finding increasing enemy strength, NVA personel now mixed within Viet Cong units. But the enemy is lying low, and a truce has even been declared for the Vietnamese New Year, the holiday called Tet. On January 30, 1968, the storm breaks loose, as Saigon and nearly every provincial capital in the country is overrun by VC and NVA, bursting in unexpected strength from their base camps. In these battles we learn the most intimate details of combat, as the Communists fight with rockets, mortars, Chinese claymores, mines, machine guns and AK-47s. The battles evolve into an enemy favoring the cloak of night, the jungle—both urban and natural—and subterranean fortifications, against U.S. forces favoring direct confrontational battle supported by air and artillery. When the lines are only 25 yards apart, however, there is little way to distinguish between the firepower or courage of the assailants and the defenders, or even who is who at any given moment, as both sides have the other in direct sight. Many of the vividly described figures in this book do not make it to the end. The narrative is jarring, because even though the author was a company commander during these battles, he has based this work upon objective research including countless interviews with other soldiers of the 199th LIB. The result is that everything we once heard about Vietnam is laid bare in this book through actual experience, as U.S. troops go head-to-head at close-range against their counterparts, perhaps the most stubborn foe in our history. Days of Valor covers the height of the Vietnam War, from the nervous period just before Tet, through the defeat of that offensive, to the highly underwritten yet equally bloody NVA counteroffensive launched in May 1968. The book ends with a brief note about the 199th LIB being deactivated in spring 1970, furling its colors after suffering 753 dead and some 5,000 wounded. The brigade had only been a temporary creation, designed for one purpose. Though its heroism is now a matter of history, it should remain a source of pride for all Americans. This fascinating book will help to remind us.
An Inside Account of the Bloodiest Six Months of the Vietnam War
Author: Robert Tonsetic
They were U.S. Army soldiers. Just a few years earlier, some had been slaves. Several thousand African Americans served as soldiers in the Indian Wars and in the Cuban campaign of the Spanish-American War in the latter part of the nineteenth century. They were known as buffalo soldiers, believed to have been named by Indians who had seen a similarity between the coarse hair and dark skin of the soldiers and the coats of the buffalo. Twenty-three of these men won the nation's highest award for personal bravery, the Medal of Honor. Black Valor brings the lives of these soldiers into sharp focus. Their remarkable stories are told in the collected biography. Derived from extensive historical research, Black Valor will enrich and inspire students with its tales of trials and courage.
Buffalo Soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898
Author: Frank N. Schubert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Or the First-fruits of All the Ecclesiastical Benefices in the Kingdom of Ireland, as Taxed in the King's Books: with an Account Shewing how this Royal Fund Vested in Trustees, Hath Hitherto Been Disposed of
Describes the planning and creation of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and profiles some of those police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Author: Brent K. Ashabranner
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
When an earthquake shakes California, Alys, Janie, Charles and Claudia suspect it isn’t just a typical earthquake. A year and a half after their journey into the Wildworld, they believe that the Passage between their world, the Stillworld, and that parallel universe of legend and danger may no longer be stable. With their parents overseas and the great sorceress Morgana Shee traveling north to find the epicenter of the quake, the siblings are left on their own. But peril lurks around every corner. A magical attack sends the Hodges-Bradley kids’ on a journey that will test all of their skills, including Janie’s sorcery and Claudia’s ability to communicate with animals. Morgana’s archrival, Thia Pendriel, is waiting. With Heart of Valor, the Forgotten Gem she has stolen, Thia’s power is almost limitless—and she is ready to spring her trap.
Author: L.J. Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ellen Chesler's 1992 biography of Margaret Sanger is acclaimed as definitive and is widely used and cited by scholars and activists alike in the fields of women's health and reproductive rights. Chesler's substantive new Afterword considers how Sanger's life and work hold up in light of subsequent developments, such as U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging the constitutional doctrine of privacy and international definitions of reproductive health as an essential human right.
Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America
Author: Ellen Chesler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
With the same unflinching eye and nonstop suspense that marked her acclaimed debut, Blue Mercy, Illona Haus presents her second Kay Delaney novel -- a twisted journey into the dark recesses of a killer's mind. A crime that defies imagination.... The killer doesn't leave a body. Only a heart -- a human heart -- savagely ripped from an unknown victim and left on the snowy grounds of an elite private high school. Is it a calling card for the Baltimore police or a demented message for someone else? A hunt that must defy all odds.... Uncovering tenuous ties to previous unsolved murders, Homicide Detectives Kay Delaney and Danny Finnerty are drawn into an investigation unlike any they have ever worked. As a series of brutal crimes unravels and the clock ticks -- too fast -- on a new victim, Kay and Finn are called upon to brave the darkest side of human nature and obsession. Can they put a stop to a madman's terrifying spree?
Author: Illona Haus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of the papers of Major General Orlando Bolivar Willcox, a prominent division commander in the Union army. They follow his childhood in Detroit through his cadetship at West Point, his service in the Mexican, Seminole and Civil Wars, and his post-Civil War experiences in the West.
The Memoirs, Journals, & Civil War Letters of Orlando B. Willcox
Author: Orlando B. Willcox
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A fascinating look at six of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions "above and beyond the call of duty." Six of the eight were young men who had fought in the current war in Iraq, Afghanistan, or both. All of these medals were awarded posthumously, as all had made the choice to give their lives so that their comrades might live. Uncommon Valor answers the searing question of who these six young soldiers were, and dramatically details how they found themselves in life-or-death situations, and why they responded as they did. For the first time, this book also provides a comprehensive history of the Medal of Honor itself—one marred by controversies, scandals, and theft. Using an extraordinary range of sources, including interviews with family members and friends, teammates and superiors in the military, personal letters, blogs posted within hours of events, personal and official videos and newly declassified documents, Uncommon Valor is a compelling and important work that recounts incredible acts of heroism and lays bare the ultimate sacrifice of our bravest soldiers.
The Medal of Honor and the Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq
Author: Dwight Jon Zimmerman,John D. Gresham
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Valor Posicional con Números de 2 DígitosThis 27 page game packet help students discover the value of numbers through play. The 5 great games in this set reinforce the relationships between digits and numbers and the way our number system works. This understanding is a basic skill and a necessary foundation for further math mathematics. Students increase their understanding of place value as they play the 5 great games included in this packet. Reproducible backlines included in this package:- A variety of games- Complete game boards and game cards- Activity backline masters- Assessment- Activities to send home- Easy to use teacher's guides- Easy game assembly
Author: Lori L. Wolfe
Publisher: Math Games/Fun To Teach
It takes valor to support and love those who need it the most and never expected to receive it. For Rivet Scalzo, returning to his childhood home after a decade was not on his list of places to go while recuperating. After nearly being blown up on a mission, Rivet is forced to deal with his PTSD and sudden deafness without help from Vigilance, the secret governmental agency he works for. He resigned himself to a lonely recovery, but, perhaps by chance, he met Blare Chaplynn, a model whose caring nature helps ease the horror of Rivet’s home life. As they grow closer, Rivet is burdened by the secrets he can’t share with the one man he grows to love. If Blare knew a mild concussion was all he needed to meet the man of his dreams, he would have gladly accepted it long ago. He knew there was something special about Rivet when he first saw him at the park, but never guessed this man of mystery would be hiding so many secrets. Blare is forced to confront the fact that Rivet may never tell him everything, but is trust the reason Rivet is so close-lipped or is it something more?
Author: K. Lache'
Publisher: Torquere Press, LLC
A compelling and comprehensive history of New York City's Revolutionary War history plumbs this important era in the city's history, recreating every minor skirmish and major battle, as well the culture and traditions of the city during this period.
The War Memorials of New York City from the Revolution to 9-11
Author: Cal Snyder
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
Timeless tales of daring combat and deeds of honor set in many different periods in world history! Collecting the complete run of Valor from the heroic and legendary artistic talents of Carl Wessler, Bernie Krigstein, Graham Ingels, Wally Wood, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, and George Evans. Featuring a foreword by acclaimed comics writer, P. Craig Russell! Praise for previous volumes of the Dark Horse line of EC Comics reprints: "Reading these comics now is a lot like watching The Twilight Zone -an uncomplicated, pure look at the roots of an enduring genre." -Paste Magazine "These books really do deserve every accolade they've ever received." -Comics Round Table
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
"Terrific read. Stories of stolen valor you won’t believe, and those who hunt them down and participated in writing legislation to restore dignity to all those who have truly served in combat.” —Peter C. Lemon, recipient, Congressional Medal of Honor Stolen valor occurs when a person lies about receiving military decorations that he or she has in fact never earned. It has become a major societal problem that has been discussed numerous times in the news; according to the New York Times, the Department of Veterans Affairs paid disability benefits to more than six hundred people falsely claiming to have been POWs in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. The number of stolen valor cases reported to the FBI has tripled in the last decade. In fact, more imposters lie about earning high military declarations for battlefield bravery than the actual number of real-life hero recipients. These imposters trade on tales and the trappings of military valor to secure privileges such as career advancements and even unearned veterans’ benefits. In Restoring Valor, Doug Sterner provides riveting case studies of the stolen valor imposters he’s investigated and exposed and the serious crimes?including murder?they’ve committed. He chronicles the evolution of stolen valor from the inception of the republic to today. Sterner shows why the federal law he and his wife, Pam, helped to enact?the Stolen Valor Act?is necessary. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history—books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
One Couple’s Mission to Expose Fraudulent War Heroes and to Protect America’s Military Awards System
Author: Doug Sterner,Michael Mink
Valor features the thrilling stories that are the fruit of Mark Lee Greenblatt’s interviews with brave American servicemen from twenty-first-century wars. These soldiers, sailors, and Marines have risked their lives several times over for their country as well as for their fellow troops and civilians. Still, until now, their stories have largely gone unnoticed by the public, perhaps lost in the frenzied and often nasty debate surrounding those conflicts. As the author writes, “This generation does not have an Audie Murphy. I set out to change that with this book.” Detailing incredible and evocative feats—including an Army pilot who rescued two fellow pilots from a deadly crash in hostile territory and strapped himself to the helicopter’s exterior for the flight to the hospital—Greenblatt provides glimpses into the minds of these men as they face gut-wrenching decisions and overcome enormous odds. However, this book is much more than tales of riveting action. Each chapter goes beyond linear combat stories to explore each hero’s motivations, dreams, and the genuine emotions that were evoked in the face of extreme danger. Readers will be transported to a variety of settings—from close-quarters urban fighting in Iraq to mountainside ambushes in rural Afghanistan to a midnight rescue in the middle of the Atlantic—as they accompany the men who do not see themselves as heroes but as patriots in the line of duty.
Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front
Author: Mark Lee Greenblatt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield