Description : History from life experience. 77 people who left the Carolinas' Piedmont to join the military, trained in the Piedmont or remained to do something significant for the war effort tell their stories of courage, fear, sacrifice and humor during World War II.
Description : This book traces the effects of the feminist and civil rights movements in the construction of Hollywood action heroes. Starting in the late 1980s, action blockbusters regularly have featured masculine figures who choose love and community over the path of the stoic loner committed solely to duty. The American heroic quest of the past 25 years increasingly has involved a reclamation of home, creating a place for the Hero at the hearth, part of a more intimate community with less restrictive gender and racial boundaries. The author presents pieces of contemporary popular culture that create the complex mosaic of the present-day American heroic ideal. Hollywood popular films are examined that best represent the often painful shift from traditional heroic masculinity to a masculinity that is less "exceptional" and more vulnerable. There are also chapters on how issues of race and gender intersect with the new masculinity, and on subgenres of 1990s films that also developed this postfeminist masculinity.
Description : A new compendium of firsthand reminiscences of life on the American home front during World War II. * 34 concise oral histories describing everyday life in the United States during World War II * Four sections: A Time for Heightened Passion, A Time for Caution, A Time for Flag Waving, and A Time for War Plant Women * Based entirely on primary sources—letters, journals, correspondence, interviews, etc—from people who lived through World War II on the American home front * Photographs that capture the look and feel of how life changed for Americans at home during World War II * Includes contributions and photographs from Martha Kostyra, mother of Martha Stewart
Description : Dona retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2015, and has become actively involved in the Evansville Wartime Museum, speaking throughout the Tri-State about Evansville's involvement in WWII. This book focuses on the impact women and children had during WWII. Jobs were vacated by men going off to war. Women filled these jobs and also new ones that were created by products that were now in demand by the military. Evansville had the highest percentage increase in population in the U.S. in 1942. Both women and children were hard at work on the home front doing whatever they could to help win the war. This 9" x 12" coffee-table edition has a full-color, hardbound cover and contains hundreds of photographs and historical highlights that illustrates the involvement of women and children during WWII, within 144 pages.
Description : Dashing and valiantly wounded, Captain John Gallows could have stepped straight out of an army recruitment poster. Leanne Sample can't help being impressed – although the lovely Red Cross nurse tries to hide it. She knows better than to get attached to the daring captain who is only home to heal and help rally support for the war's final push. As soon as he's well enough, he'll rush back to Europe, back to war – and far away from South Carolina and Leanne. But when an epidemic strikes close to home, John comes to realize what it truly means to be a hero – Leanne's hero.