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Eulogy on Nathaniel Bowditch, Ll.D., President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Including an Analysis of His... Eulogy on Nathaniel Bowditch, Ll.D., President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Including an Analysis of His Scientific Publications: Delivered Before the Academy, May 29, 1838 (Paperback)
John Pickering
R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941 - The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor... The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941 - The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor (Paperback)
Paul Dickson
R439 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R59 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In September 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland and initiated World War II, a strong strain of isolationism existed in Congress and across the country. The U.S. Army stood at fewer than 200,000 men--unprepared to defend the country, much less carry the fight to Europe and the Far East. And yet, less than a year after Pearl Harbor, the American army led the Allied invasion of North Africa, beginning the campaign that would defeat Germany, and the Navy and Marines were fully engaged with Japan in the Pacific.The story of America's astounding industrial mobilization during World War II has been told. But what has never been chronicled before Paul Dickson's The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941 is the extraordinary transformation of America's military from a disparate collection of camps with dilapidated equipment into a well-trained and spirited army ten times its prior size in little more than eighteen months. From Franklin Roosevelt's selection of George C. Marshall to be Army Chief of Staff to the remarkable peace-time draft of 1940 and the massive and unprecedented mock battles in Tennessee, Louisiana, and the Carolinas by which the skill and spirit of the Army were forged and out of which iconic leaders like Eisenhower, Bradley, and Clark emerged; Dickson narrates America's urgent mobilization against a backdrop of political and cultural isolationist resistance and racial tension at home, and the increasingly perceived threat of attack from both Germany and Japan. An important addition to American history, The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941 is essential to our understanding of America's involvement in World War II.

Our Team - The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball (Paperback): Luke Epplin Our Team - The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball (Paperback)
Luke Epplin
R427 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R66 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tombstone - The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell (Paperback): Tom Clavin Tombstone - The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell (Paperback)
Tom Clavin
R431 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R66 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thirty Years' Correspondence Between John Jebb -- and Alexander Knox (Paperback): John Jebb Thirty Years' Correspondence Between John Jebb -- and Alexander Knox (Paperback)
John Jebb
R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Idyls of Battle and Poems of the Rebellion (Paperback): Howard Glyndon Idyls of Battle and Poems of the Rebellion (Paperback)
Howard Glyndon
R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Discourse on the Character and Services of John Hampden - and the Great Struggle for Popular and Constitutional Liberty in His... Discourse on the Character and Services of John Hampden - and the Great Struggle for Popular and Constitutional Liberty in His Time (Paperback)
William Cabell Rives
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
More Worlds Than One - the Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian (Paperback): David Brewster More Worlds Than One - the Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian (Paperback)
David Brewster
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Life in Prairie Land (Paperback): Eliza Woodson Burhans Farnham Life in Prairie Land (Paperback)
Eliza Woodson Burhans Farnham
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Memoir of Mrs. Harriet L. Winslow - Thirteen Years a Member of the American Mission in Ceylon (Paperback): Harriet Lathrop... Memoir of Mrs. Harriet L. Winslow - Thirteen Years a Member of the American Mission in Ceylon (Paperback)
Harriet Lathrop Winslow
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Orthodoxy - Its Truths and Errors (Paperback): James Freeman Clarke Orthodoxy - Its Truths and Errors (Paperback)
James Freeman Clarke
R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth - Delivered at the Surrey Institution (Paperback): William Hazlitt Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth - Delivered at the Surrey Institution (Paperback)
William Hazlitt
R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Does the Bible Sanction American Slavery? (Paperback): Goldwin Smith Does the Bible Sanction American Slavery? (Paperback)
Goldwin Smith
R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the State of New York - for the Use of Common Schools, Academies, Normal and High Schools, and Other Seminaries of... History of the State of New York - for the Use of Common Schools, Academies, Normal and High Schools, and Other Seminaries of Instruction (Paperback)
Samuel Sidwell Randall
R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Naval Stories (Paperback): William Leggett Naval Stories (Paperback)
William Leggett
R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Lincolniana - in Memoriam (Paperback): William V. Spencer Lincolniana - in Memoriam (Paperback)
William V. Spencer
R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the German Settlements and of the Lutheran Church in North and South Carolina - from the Earliest Period of the... History of the German Settlements and of the Lutheran Church in North and South Carolina - from the Earliest Period of the Colonization of the Dutch, German, and Swiss Settlers to the Close of the First Half of the Present Century (Paperback)
Gotthardt Dellman Bernheim
R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph (Paperback): George Bartlett Prescott History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph (Paperback)
George Bartlett Prescott
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph - Including Its Rise and Progress in the United States (Paperback): Alexander Jones Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph - Including Its Rise and Progress in the United States (Paperback)
Alexander Jones
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the United States of America - from the Discovery of the Continent (Paperback): George Bancroft History of the United States of America - from the Discovery of the Continent (Paperback)
George Bancroft
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oldtown Folks (Paperback): Harriet Beecher Stowe Oldtown Folks (Paperback)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages (Paperback): Henry Hallam View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages (Paperback)
Henry Hallam
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback): William Hickling... History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback)
William Hickling Prescott
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback): William Hickling... History of the Conquest of Peru - With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (Paperback)
William Hickling Prescott
R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
From Can See to Can't - Texas Cotton Farmers on the Southern Prairies (Paperback, 1st ed): Thad Sitton, Dan. K. Utley From Can See to Can't - Texas Cotton Farmers on the Southern Prairies (Paperback, 1st ed)
Thad Sitton, Dan. K. Utley
R780 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R131 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cotton farming was the only way of life that many Texans knew from the days of Austin's Colony up until World War II. For those who worked the land, it was a dawn-till-dark, "can see to can't," process that required not only a wide range of specialized skills but also a willingness to gamble on forces often beyond a farmer's control--weather, insects, plant diseases, and the cotton market.

This unique book offers an insider's view of Texas cotton farming in the late 1920s. Drawing on the memories of farmers and their descendants, many of whom are quoted here, the authors trace a year in the life of south central Texas cotton farms. From breaking ground to planting, cultivating, and harvesting, they describe the typical tasks of farm families--as well as their houses, food, and clothing; the farm animals they depended on; their communities; and the holidays, activities, and observances that offered the farmers respite from hard work.

Although cotton farming still goes on in Texas, the lifeways described here have nearly vanished as the state has become highly urbanized. Thus, this book preserves a fascinating record of an important part of Texas' rural heritage.

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