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Book Review: THREE ROADS TO THE ALAMO: THE LIVES AND FORTUNES OF DAVID CROCKETT, JAMES BOWIE, AND WILLIAM BARRET TRAVIS (William C. Davis) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
THREE ROADS TO THE ALAMO: THE LIVES AND FORTUNES OF DAVID CROCKETT, JAMES BOWIE, AND WILLIAM BARRET TRAVIS, by William C. Davis, HarperCollins, 791 pages, $35.Although more than 200 defenders died at the Alamo on March 6, 1836, the …

Book Review: SETTING THE WORLD ABLAZE: WASHINGTON, ADAMS, AND JEFFERSON AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (by John Ferling) : AHI

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
SETTING THE WORLD ABLAZE: WASHINGTON, ADAMS, AND JEFFERSON AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, by John Ferling, Oxford University Press, 372 pages, $27.50.I remember reading, long ago, about an incident involving George Washington and some rather indiscrete advances he made to …

Book Review: ATLAS OF THE 20TH CENTURY (Richard Overy) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
ATLAS OF THE 20TH CENTURY , by Richard Overy, editor (Hammond Incorporated, 240 pages, $39.95). "It isa truism," says the editor of this handsomely illustrated volume, "that the 20th century has witnessed the most profoundand wide-reaching changes of any century …

Book Review: COLT: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN LEGEND (William Hosley) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
COLT: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN LEGEND, by William Hosley (University of Massachusetts Press, 254 pages, $49.95). Hosley–curator of American Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Connecticut, and keeper of that museum's extensive collection of Colt firearms–analyzes the …

Book Review: FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY: THE SINKING OF HMT ROHNA (Carlton Jackson) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY: THE SINKING OF HMT ROHNA, by Carlton Jackson (Naval Institute Press, 232 pages, $27.95).In this dramaticaccount of one of the greatest disasters at sea for the U.S. armed forces duringWorld War II (1939-1945)–second only to the 1941 …

Book Review: KNOW THE USA : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
KNOW THE USA, Know the USA, www.KnowTheUSA.com, discounted price to readers is $9.50.This set of 52 educational cards offers a wide range of basic facts of United States history and government, compiled from the United States Citizenship Handbook. Topics …

Book Review: DUEL: ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AARON BURR AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA (by Thomas Fleming) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
DUEL: ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AARON BURR AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA, by Thomas Fleming, Basic Books, 446 pages, $30.00.THAT Aaron Burr shot and mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton in a duel of honor on July 11, 1804, is a well-known fact. …

Book Review: STEALING HOME (Sharon Robinson) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
STEALING HOME , by Sharon Robinson (HarperCollins Publishers, 213 pages, $24.00).Sharon Robinson adds adaughter's view to this year's fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's colorbarrier in 1947. The man she reveals is as admirable in his private …

Book Review: FDR AND THE CREATION OF THE U.N. (Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
FDR AND THE CREATION OF THE U.N., by Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley (Yale University Press, 288 pages, $30.00).Award-winning historians Hoopes and Brinkley draw upon historical narratives, primary documents, and a wide range of photographs to detail the story …

Book Review: ROBERT E. LEE: A LIFE PORTRAIT (by David J. Eicher, with foreword by Robert E. Lee, IV) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
ROBERT E. LEE: A LIFE PORTRAIT, by David J. Eicher, with foreword by Robert E. Lee, IV, Taylor Publishing Company, 240 pages, $29.95.David J. Eicher has assembled the most comprehensive collection ever of photographs, paintings, and engravings to chronicle …

Book Review: Into the Valley, The Untold Story of USAAF Troop Carrier in World War II (Colonel Charles H. Young): AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
INTO THE VALLEY, THE UNTOLD STORY OF USAAF TROOP CARRIER IN WORLD WAR IIby Colonel Charles H. Young (PrintComm Inc., 615 pages, $43.00). The author–who as commanding officer of the 439th Troop Carrier Group led 81 aircraft into Normandy …

Book Review: IMMORTAL IMAGES (Tedd Thomey) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
IMMORTAL IMAGES: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE FLAG RAISING ON IWO JIMA, by Tedd Thomey (Naval Institute Press, 248 pages, $24.95). Author Tedd Thomey, a member of the 28th Marine regimentthat fought on Iwo Jima and raised …

Book Review: GENERAL JOHN POPE: A LIFE FOR THE NATION (by Peter Cozzens) : AHI

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
GENERAL JOHN POPE: A LIFE FOR THE NATION, by Peter Cozzens, University of Illinois Press, 412 pages, $39.95.In writing about John Pope's famous defeat at the second Battle of Bull Run, author Bruce Catton described the Union commander as …

Book Review: RISING TIDE: THE GREAT MISSISSIPPI FLOOD OF 1927 AND HOW IT CHANGED AMERICA (John M. Barry) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
RISING TIDE: THE GREAT MISSISSIPPI FLOOD OF 1927 AND HOW IT CHANGED AMERICA, by John M. Barry, Simon & Schuster, $27.50.In this volume, which chronicles the 1927 flood of the Mississippi River, whose waters swept across an area the …

Book Review: America's Pursuit of Precision Bombing, 1910-1945 (Stephen McFarland) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
The accuracy of precision bombing cameto symbolize America's intent to win warsquickly. By Michael D. HullThey naively called it "the war to end all wars," and there were many people who were certain that the world would never again …

Book Review: AMERICA ON WHEELS, THE FIRST 100 YEARS: 1896-1996 (Frank Coffey and Joseph Layden) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
AMERICA ON WHEELS, THE FIRST 100 YEARS: 1896-1996 by Frank Coffey and Joseph Layden (General Publishing Group, Inc., 304 pages, $40.00). Published as a companion to thethree-hour PBS special "America on Wheels," this book traces the ways in which the …
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