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Raising The Flag

RRP $18.50

"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."


Flags Of Our Fathers

RRP $13.99

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.
In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima--and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag.
Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever.
To his family, John Bradley never spoke of the photograph or the war. But after his death at age seventy, his family discovered closed boxes of letters and photos. In Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley draws on those documents to retrace the lives of his father and the men of Easy Company. Following these men's paths to Iwo Jima, James Bradley has written a classic story of the heroic battle for the Pacific's most crucial island--an island riddled with Japanese tunnels and 22,000 fanatic defenders who would fight to the last man.
But perhaps the most interesting part of the story is what happened after the victory. The men in the photo--three were killed during the battle--were proclaimed heroes and flown home, to become reluctant symbols. For two of them, the adulation was shattering. Only James Bradley's father truly survived, displaying no copy of the famous photograph in his home, telling his son only: "The real heroes of Iwo Jima were the guys who didn't come back."
Few books ever have captured the complexity and furor of war and its aftermath as well as Flags of Our Fathers. A penetrating, epic look at a generation at war, this is history told with keen insight, enormous honesty, and the passion of a son paying homage to his father. It is the story of the difference between truth and myth, the meaning of being a hero, and the essence of the human experience of war.

"From the Hardcover edition."


American Flag Puzzle Book

RRP $7.95

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

RRP $253.99

"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.""


American Flag Lace Panel Filet Crochet Pattern

RRP $13.99

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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