Long before the silver screen placed Mary Pickford before the eyes of millions of Americans, this girl, born August 13, 1860 as Phoebe Anne Oakley Moses, had won the right to the title of the first "America's Sweetheart." After winning first prize at a shooting match as a teenager, Annie quickly gained worldwide fame as an incredible crack shot.
Celtic chieftains emerging from the mists of ancient Wales, the 'battle-keen' Cadogans play their part at Blenheim alongside Marlborough, on board Pellew's Indefatigable, with Wellington at Mondego Bay and Vittoria; at Balaklava and Sevastapol; at Ypres, Gallipoli and El Alamein. But opening the family archives - private letters, diaries and ......
Donald A. Rakestraw focuses on Daniel Webster's critical diplomatic efforts. His domestic resume garnered him the title "Defender of the Constitution," while his adroit handling of his signature accomplishment with Lord Ashburton earned him the additional title of "Defender of the Peace."
Rodolfo Graziani, commander of the armies of Mussolini's Fascist Italy. From humble beginnings in the mountains of Lazio to the conquest of Italy's Empire, Graziani was the Fascist regime's choice when hard work needed to be done. His impetuous character and his staunch loyalty to the Duce have made him one of Italy's more controversial figures.
Eva Peron: A Reference Guide to Her Life and Work captures Evita's eventful life, her works, and her legacy. The volume features a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and a cross-reference dictionary section that includes entries on people, places, and events related to her.
This is how it feels to be a Cold War front-line fighter pilot. Fly in the Phantom with the author and follow him into the bar for some epic nights of drinking. The triumphs and the disasters are all laid out here in a completely open and honest way as the author looks back with a certain sense of nostalgia and mild embarrassment. What a blast!
The story of General Stanislaw Skalski, VM & bar, KW & 3bars, DSO, DFC & 2bars, the leading Polish fighter ace, who gallantly served from the first to the last day of the Second World War. Back in communist Poland, he was arrested for spying for Britain, sentenced to death but finally released following eight years in prison.