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Trapped by the flash freeze of a surprise early Arctic winter in 1897, 265 sailors with dwindling supplies and six months of plunging temperatures ahead faced almost certain death. Desperate to save them, the United States government hatched a daring plan that involved sending three men into brutal weather conditions, on foot, on a journey of more than 1500 miles...but they had to be the right three men.
After the Japanese military bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, forcing the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans. This detailed and compassionate chronicle of the internment years incorporates many first-hand accounts and photographs. Sandler skillfully provides context for the internment and also examines its lasting legacy by examining anti-Japanese sentiment in America before World War II and then the redress movement, which advocated for compensation and formal apologies for internees after the war.
Presents the history of photography from the daguerreotypes of the mid-1800s to its acceptance as an art form and more.
- Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners 2009
- ISBN: 9780195126082
Who knew there was a nineteenth-century "subway" beneath the streets of New York City?
Cinematic portrayals of the high seas can't touch the rollicking realities of life aboard the Eighteenth century ship, The Whydah.