"By February 1945 the United States had been fighting World War II for more than three years. Soldiers were worn down from battle, and civilians were drained by sacrifice. But a photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Japanese soil gave a wearied nation a renewed sense of pride and hope. This powerful image of strength and determination became the most famous image of the war. It not only captured a moment of victory against a strong foe. It also represented the effort every member of the armed forces had made and offered Americans the promise of victory and an end to conflict."
In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.
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How much do you know about the American flag? In this book, puzzles and activities are filled with fun facts about Betsy Ross, the Fourth of July, the "Star-Spangled Banner," the Flag Code, and more.cCan you identify all fifty states on a U.S. map or fill in the missing words of the Pledge of Allegiance? Have fun learning about our most treasured American traditions in this patriotic puzzle book.
"American Democracy and Citizenship: A Reader uses thought-provoking contemporary articles and book chapters by well-known authors and political commentators to address a wide variety of subjects some controversial in American government. Students will explore topics such as citizenship, constitutional foundations, federalism, and civil liberties. Reading selections also examine civil rights, political participation and voting behavior, and public opinion and political socialization. Students will learn about the important role interest groups play in politics and expand their understanding of congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. With its fresh take on familiar institutions and ideas, American Democracy and Citizenship is designed to spark interest and generate debate. The book serves as an ideal companion reader to standard textbooks for introductory American government courses. Mark Ellickson holds a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. A professor of political science at Missouri State University, his course offerings include American government, quantitative methods and organizational behavior. A past recipient of the University Award for Research, Dr. Ellickson s research interests have focused primarily on state legislative politics, where he has published articles in journals such as Legislative Studies Quarterly, Women & Politics, The American Review of Politics, Politics & Policy, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Political Science, State and Local Government Review, and Public Personnel Management.""
Use this patriotic United States flag pattern to make a wall hanging, pillow top, or small curtain. Designed in 1917 by Mrs. A.H. Albau, there are 48 stars on the flag, and the pattern includes suggestions for different words. This is not your usual scanned vintage crochet pattern. To make this pattern great for today's crocheter I wrote complete instructions, expanded the written instructions so you won't need to skip around, and made an easy to follow chart. I also changed the written instructions to use modern US crochet terms. The only stitches you need to know to complete this lace are: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.
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