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Stars And Stripes Forever

Author : Harry Harrison
ISBN : 9780575115644
Genre : Fiction
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In 1861 the American Civil War was in its first lethal year. Britain favoured the Confederacy - and the United Kingdom's hostility to the North increased to a flashpoint when a Union warship stopped a British vessel at sea. At that moment, there was a very real risk of war between Britain and the Union. Would Britain have invaded the United States? And if she had - what would have happened? This brilliantly envisaged alternative history shows on a truly epic scale the terrible consequences of such an action. For by the middle of the last century, warfare was already industrialised. Steam-powered ironclad ships at sea and trench warfare, powerful cannon and rapid firing guns on land had revolutionised the business of mass slaughter. Men died in battle on a scale never before seen.
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Stars And Stripes In Peril

Author : Harry Harrison
ISBN : 9780575115651
Genre : Fiction
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An uneasy truce is broken by the British, who refuse to believe that the might of the British Empire can be bested by their former colony. They begin building a road across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where Mexico is at its narrowest. This will enable them to bring in colonial troops from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic to attack the United States along the undefended Gulf coast. When the Americans attack the road, the war bogs down in futile jungle warfare. Only a brilliant plan by General Robert E. Lee enables the United States to broaden the war and attack the British forces where they least expect it - very close to home.
Category: Fiction

Stars And Stripes On Screen

Author : Lawrence H. Suid
ISBN : 0810854120
Genre : Performing Arts
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This guide to film portrayals of U.S. armed services lists more than 1,000 features produced in the United States since 1898. It also includes movies that received military assistance, documentaries, foreign films depicting American servicemen, and movies made for television. Each feature film entry contains credit information, a list of major cast members, year of production, service represented, and a summary.
Category: Performing Arts

Stars And Stripes Triumphant

Author : Harry Harrison
ISBN : 9780575115668
Genre : Fiction
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The Stars and Stripes trilogy is the story of the war that never was, but might so easily have happened: the war of the 1860s between the United States of America and the British Empire. It began with an ill-considered seizure of a British ship, escalated with an ill-considered letter to Abraham Lincoln, and continued with an ill-starred invasion of the territory of the USA by an incensed British government. The first modern war - with iron-clad ships, rapid-firing guns, trenches, mass armies and massive casualties, was taking place, not between the industrial northern states and the agricultural southern ones, but between the two great English-speaking nations. Who happened also to be the two most powerful nations on the planet. In the stunning conclusion to this series, the Irish become involved and a most surprising ending is the culmination of the ill-fated war.
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Stars And Stripes

Author : Deborah Harding
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111953167
Genre : Art
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Presents various articles showcasing early patriotic images, including stars and stripes, the Statue of Liberty, and George Washinton decorating such items as quilts, weather vanes, and pitchers.
Category: Art

Stars And Stripes

Author : Sarah L. Thomson
ISBN : 9780060504168
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An introduction to the history of the American flag, from colonial times to the present.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Stars And Stripes

Author : Abigail Roux
ISBN : 193755158X
Genre : Fiction
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Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have managed the impossible: a few months of peace and quiet. After nearly a year of personal and professional turmoil, they're living together conflict-free, work is going smoothly, and they're both happy, healthy, and home every night before dark. But anyone who knows them knows that can't possibly last. When an emergency call from home upsets the balance of their carefully arranged world, Ty and Zane must juggle family drama with a perplexing crime to save a helpless victim before time runs out. From the mountains of West Virginia to a remote Texas horse ranch harboring more than just livestock and childhood memories, Ty and Zane must face their fears--and their families--to overcome an unlikely enemy and bring peace back into their newly shared world.
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Stars And Stripes

Author : Mae Blacker Freeman
ISBN : 0394901347
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Illustrated account of the flag's creation, its role in American history and its significance to modern man. Includes the lyrics and music of the Star Spangled Banner
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Stars And Stripes And Soldiers

Author : Richard Rosenblum
ISBN : 0590452223
Genre : Flags
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Soldiers and other military personnel are depicted carrying flags associated with American history, accompanied by text describing conflicts from the French and Indian War to the Persian Gulf War and the history of the flags
Category: Flags

Stars And Stripes And Shadows

Author : Tim Haslam
ISBN : 1452067341
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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1968 for me was not simply the year I found myself away from home for the first time. It was not just the year I donned the uniform of a soldier and took up arms against communist aggression, traveling to the jungles of Southeast Asia to do my patriotic duty. To characterize that year merely as my coming of age fails to recognize the significance of the year itself. Few intervals of similar duration in the history of our nation have been as important as those twelve months. Perhaps only 1776 surpasses 1968 in its impact on who and what we as a nation will become thereafter. The eras of the Civil War and the two World Wars, although of equal or greater significance unfolded over longer spans of time, each more gradually evolving the beliefs and practices of American citizens. 1968 seems to have struck with impatient tenacity, delivering to the United States of America a wake up call from our cultural complacency and the natural acceptance of our assumed righteousness. 1968 began the polarization of America. Neutrality of belief or philosophy was no longer to be valued or even tolerated. The lines were being drawn; lines between left and right; between the old and the new, between generations and perhaps even between clarity and confusion. What we were as a people, who we were and what we stood for was cast in 1968 under the unflattering spotlight of war and internal conflict as a reaction to that war. College students, the children of World War II veterans, raised their voices in opposition to the edicts of the American Government. Extremists took matters into their own hands and murdered Martin Luther King Junior and Robert Kennedy. American soldiers committed atrocities at My Lai that shocked a citizenry unable to accept this dissonant view of Americans in uniform and our military and governmental leaders threw up their hands behind closed doors, coming to the same conclusion; we can’t win this war. On the home front popular music transitioned away from the malt-shop themes of the fifties and early sixties and became a vehicle for conveying political messages, for drawing young people away from the dreamy and into the heuristic. Being twenty-one in America in 1968 was different than being twenty-one in America in 1967 or any time before. American soldiers in Vietnam in 1968 were caught in a vortex of three worlds; the remembered world they left back home, the real world of violent struggles within the jungles, villages and rice paddies of South Vietnam and the rapidly transitioning world of the United States of America, nine-thousand miles away. This is the story of one twenty-one year old American caught in that vortex.
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