Freedom's Forge

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Freedom's Forge

Freedom's Forge

How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

  • Author: Arthur Herman
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0679604634
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SELECTED BY THE ECONOMIST AS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR “A rambunctious book that is itself alive with the animal spirits of the marketplace.”—The Wall Street Journal Freedom’s Forge reveals how two extraordinary American businessmen—General Motors automobile magnate William “Big Bill” Knudsen and shipbuilder Henry J. Kaiser—helped corral, cajole, and inspire business leaders across the country to mobilize the “arsenal of democracy” that propelled the Allies to victory in World War II. Drafting top talent from companies like Chrysler, Republic Steel, Boeing, Lockheed, GE, and Frigidaire, Knudsen and Kaiser turned auto plants into aircraft factories and civilian assembly lines into fountains of munitions. In four short years they transformed America’s army from a hollow shell into a truly global force, laying the foundations for the country’s rise as an economic as well as military superpower. Freedom’s Forge vividly re-creates American industry’s finest hour, when the nation’s business elites put aside their pursuit of profits and set about saving the world. Praise for Freedom’s Forge “A rarely told industrial saga, rich with particulars of the growing pains and eventual triumphs of American industry . . . Arthur Herman has set out to right an injustice: the loss, down history’s memory hole, of the epic achievements of American business in helping the United States and its allies win World War II.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . It’s not often that a historian comes up with a fresh approach to an absolutely critical element of the Allied victory in World War II, but Pulitzer finalist Herman . . . has done just that.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A compulsively readable tribute to ‘the miracle of mass production.’ ”—Publishers Weekly “The production statistics cited by Mr. Herman . . . astound.”—The Economist “[A] fantastic book.”—Forbes “Freedom’s Forge is the story of how the ingenuity and energy of the American private sector was turned loose to equip the finest military force on the face of the earth. In an era of gathering threats and shrinking defense budgets, it is a timely lesson told by one of the great historians of our time.”—Donald Rumsfeld

Freedom's Forge 2,

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Freedom's Forge 2,

Freedom's Forge 2,

Gathering the Tinder

  • Author: Nelson Abbac
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781981258741
  • Category:
  • Page: 370
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"You'll forget you're reading history" In a decisive move, King George dispatches his elite troops with the dual purpose to both de-fang and behead the snake of independence in his rural American colonies. Alerted by sharp-eyed patriots, silversmith Paul Revere leaps into the saddle on his famous ride, gathering freedom loving patriots to the defense of liberty These forces would collide on the morning of April 19, 1775 Thrust apart by the thunderous roar of musketry, Scottish Expatriot Daniel Ferguson and his new bride Megan must sift through the ashes of flame-scarred Lexington, trying to gather those dear to them as the tenuous flames of liberty, so long wished for, suddenly combust and ignite Colonial America in this, the second book in the popular Freedom's Forge series.

Congressional Record

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

  • Author: United States. Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York

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The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York

The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York

Prepared Pursuant to a Concurrent Resolution of the Legislature of 1878, and Chapter 391 of the Laws of 1879

  • Author: New York (State). Secretary's Office,Allen C. Beach
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: New York (State)
  • Page: 459
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Forging Freedom

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Forging Freedom

Forging Freedom

An Anthology of Freedoms Imagined, Lost, Found, and Won

  • Author: Val Muller,Eric Egger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781940553009
  • Category:
  • Page: 386
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Freedom is not the natural state of man. There are always those who would exert power over others. Too often people are willing to trade their individual freedoms for the fleeting promise of security of a government program or for "the greater good." But freedom should never be sacrificed in the name of someone else's self-serving "greater good." Freedom is the greater good. Thirty-five authors living in seven countries tackle this issue in Forging Freedom-a collection of stories from our contributors' personal and family histories; stories as people pictured today's headlines and imagined how freedom tomorrow may be impacted; stories imagining freedom from a world suspending reality or far into a hopeful future. Our contributors hail from across the globe, united in the idea that freedom is the right state of man. It is something that must be preserved, fought for, and won. And when it lost, freedom is something that must be forged once again.

Freedom's Main Line

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Freedom's Main Line

Freedom's Main Line

The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

  • Author: Derek Catsam
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813173108
  • Category: History
  • Page: 436
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Black Americans in the Jim Crow South could not escape the grim reality of racial segregation, whether enforced by law or by custom. In Freedom’s Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides, author Derek Charles Catsam shows that courtrooms, classrooms, and cemeteries were not the only front lines in African Americans’ prolonged struggle for basic civil rights. Buses, trains, and other modes of public transportation provided the perfect means for civil rights activists to protest the second-class citizenship of African Americans, bringing the reality of the violence of segregation into the consciousness of America and the world. In 1947, nearly a decade before the Supreme Court voided school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, sixteen black and white activists embarked on a four-state bus tour, called the Journey of Reconciliation, to challenge discrimination in busing and other forms of public transportation. Although the Journey drew little national attention, it set the stage for the more timely and influential 1961 Freedom Rides. After the Supreme Court’s 1960 ruling in Boynton v. Virginia that segregated public transportation violated the Interstate Commerce Act, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups organized the Freedom Rides to test the enforcement of the ruling in buses and bus terminals across the South. Their goal was simple: “to make bus desegregation,” as a CORE press release put it, “a reality instead of merely an approved legal doctrine.” Freedom’s Main Line argues that the Freedom Rides, a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, were a logical, natural evolution of such earlier efforts as the Journey of Reconciliation, their organizers following models provided by previous challenges to segregation and relying on the principles of nonviolence so common in the larger movement. The impact of the Freedom Rides, however, was unprecedented, fixing the issue of civil rights in the national consciousness. Later activists were often dubbed Freedom Riders even if they never set foot on a bus. With challenges to segregated transportation as his point of departure, Catsam chronicles black Americans’ long journey toward increased civil rights. Freedom’s Main Line tells the story of bold incursions into the heart of institutional discrimination, journeys undertaken by heroic individuals who forced racial injustice into the national and international spotlight and helped pave the way for the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Forges of Freedom

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Forges of Freedom

Forges of Freedom

  • Author: Franklin Davey McDowell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 542
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Military Police Corps 50th Year

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Military Police Corps 50th Year

Military Police Corps 50th Year

  • Author: DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780788121722
  • Category:
  • Page: 52
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Contains information on military police training, editorials, articles, and departments. Contains photographs, figures, and tables.

Bright Freedom's Song

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Bright Freedom's Song

Bright Freedom's Song

A Story of the Underground Railroad

  • Author: Gloria Houston
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780152018122
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 145
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In the years before the Civil War, Bright discovers that her parents are providing a safehouse for the Underground Railroad and helps to save a runaway slave named Marcus.