The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents--and to do so, it had to build and equip a military that was all but nonexistent before the war began. Never in the nation's history did it have to create, outfit, transport, and supply huge armies, navies, and air forces on so many distant and disparate fronts. The Axis powers might have fielded better-trained soldiers, better weapons, and better tanks and aircraft, but they could not match American productivity. The United States buried its enemies in aircraft, ships, tanks, and guns; in this sense, American industry and American workers, won World War II. The scale of the effort was titanic, and the result historic. Not only did it determine the outcome of the war, but it transformed the American economy and society. Maury Klein's A Call to Arms is the definitive narrative history of this epic struggle--told by one of America's greatest historians of business and economics--and renders the transformation of America with a depth and vividness never available before.
Call to Arms is a collection of revolutionary Chinese writer Lu Xun’s most famous and most important short stories. Featuring “A Madman’s Diary,” a scathing attack of traditional Confucian civilization and “The True Story of Ah Q,” a poignant satire about the hypocrisy of Chinese national character and the first work written entirely in the Chinese vernacular. Together this collection exposes a contradictory legacy of cosmopolitan independence, polemical fractiousness, and anxious patriotism that continues to resonate in Chinese intellectual life today.
While the War of 1812 saw battles and combat take place in vastly separated locations of the United States and British North America, nowhere was the fighting more intense than in Upper Canada, specifically as seen in the Battles of Detroit, Queenston Heights, and Frenchman's Creek in this first book in a series of six.
From Joshua Dalzelle comes the follow up to the #1 Bestseller "Warship." Captain Jackson Wolfe survived the initial incursion of a vicious alien species into human space ... barely. He had assumed the juggernaut that had devastated three Terran systems was the herald for a full invasion, but for the last few years it has been eerily quiet along the Frontier. Jackson now struggles to convince the Confederate leadership the threat is still imminent and needs to be taken seriously. While powerful factions make backroom deals he is desperate to find irrefutable proof that the invaders are coming and if humanity expects to survive they must marshal their forces and make a stand before it's too late.
The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny. Now, the bestselling author of the acclaimed BROTHERHOOD OF WAR saga continues the epic story begun in Semper Fi. A story of lovers and fighters, leaders and heroes--the men of the United States Marine Corps...
For eons, the Amplitur had searched space for intelligent species, each of which was joyously welcomed to take part in the fulfillment of the Amplitur Purpose. Whether it wanted to or not. When the Amplitur and their allies stumbled upon the races called the Weave, the Purpose seemed poised for a great leap forward. But the Weave's surprising unity also gave it the ability to fight the Amplitur and their cause. And fight it did, for thousands of years. Will Dulac was a New Orleans composer who thought the tiny reef off Belize would be the perfect spot to drop anchor and finish his latest symphony in solitude. What he found instead was a group of alien visitors - a scouting party for the Weave - looking for allies among what they believed to be a uniquely warlike race: Humans. Will tried to convince the aliens that Man was fundamentally peaceful, for he understood that Human involvement would destroy the race. But all too soon, it didn't matter. The Amplitur had discovered Earth...
A Review of Benefits for Deployed Federal Employees : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, September 16, 2009
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia
Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American
A UNIVERSE GONE DARK… Months have passed since the interplanetary communications net was destroyed, isolating planets across the Republic of the Sphere and beyond. Achernar is one of the few worlds that still possesses a working Hyperpulse Generator Station, a device that enables communications across the galaxy—and a highly sought-after prize for the splintering factions of the Republic... After failing to qualify as an active MechWarrior, Raul Ortega finds solace in the Republic’s military reserves on Archenar, and dreams of the day he might know the adventure and glory of real combat. The planet’s Republic-loyal forces are supported by a loose alliance with the Swordsworn, a faction pledged to House Davion—whose leaders have an agenda all their own. When the planet falls under siege by yet another splinter group, the Steel Wolves, who are intent on capturing the HPG station, Raul is called up to active duty. But when the Swordsworn desert Archenar in its time of need, Raul discovers there’s little honor in the subtle schemes of treachery and the brutal realities of war...
"Call to Arms" recounts more than 50 momentous and stirring speeches from a wide range of conflicts and eras. Complete with biographies of each military leader, the history of why each speech was significant and what happened in the battle as a result, this is a captivating history of the world at war. The speechmakers featured include: Julius Caesar, Henry V, Joan of Arc, George Washington, Admiral Nelson, Ulysses S. Grant, Field Marshal Haig, Haile Selassie, Winston Churchill, Douglas MacArthur, Field Marshal Montgomery, General George S Patton, General Schwarzkopf and Tim Collins.
When Wilfort leaves his homeland of Islewylde to go to Verdeland and compete in combat tournaments of horsemanship and swordsmanship, he takes his young cousin, Amara, with him. The only caveat is that, in Verdeland, it is forbidden for women to take up arms so Amara must pretend to be a boy. Meeting Artemis, a young knight from an old family, Amara finds herself torn between her necessary pretense and her heart. As rumors of errant warriors and blood sickness threaten her new homeland, Amara must make a choice to either embrace the role the Goddess Eraste has deemed her worthy of, or continue to live a lie and silently watch as those she loves are put in grave danger. The question is, can she find a way to save her countrymen without sacrificing herself?
General Rudolf Michal Viest was the author of a diary that formed the basis for Call to Arms Came in 1938. The diary covers the period from September 1938 through the middle of August 1944 and is divided into four notebooks. Starting with a description of the break-up of Czechoslovakia, it covers the activities of Czechoslovak exiles in France and England. Included are also the comments on principal political developments on the world scene and on military operations at practically all battlefi elds around the globe. The diary was handwritten contemporaneously in the Slovak language. This translation to English includes numerous explanations and comments for the benefi t of readers unfamiliar with various aspects of the Czechoslovak and Slovak matters. The volume is essentially a story of the Second World War up to its fi nal phases. Missing are events that took place during the fall of 1944 and the spring of 1945. The translator, Ivan Miroslav Viest, was at various times an author and consultant active in the fi elds of miscellaneous historical studies, and for most of the time, in the fi eld of structural engineering. Prior to entering private practice, he was employed by the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. His historical studies included stories of specifi c structures, of a handful of organizations and of a few methods of construction as well as of the life endeavors of several individual engineers. Dr. Viest is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the recipient of the 2004 Special Achievement Award of the American Institute of Steel Construction. In 2002 he was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Technical Univeristy of Ko ice in his native Slovakia.
A Call to Arms dives into historical apologetics to answer the question, "Were we born a Christian nation?" Through stories and compelling arguments this book will highlight important facts like: -Our first American flag in wartime publicly called upon God's intervention to aid in victory. -The very first Bible printed in America was done so by the US Congress. -Why is it was considered that Washington "could not die in battle." -How early settlers and colonists relied upon God during their times of struggle. -The real meaning of "separation of church and state." -Why Christians should be involved in politics today This book is ideal for anyone who wants to find the truth regarding the religious founding of America! A Call to Arms will take you back to the settling, founding and Revolutionary struggle of America while dishing out hard core facts of the morality of the founding fathers.
(The Matthew Hervey Adventures: 4): A rip-roaring and fast-paced military adventure from bestselling author Allan Mallinson
Author: Allan Mallinson
Publisher: Random House
The Sunday Times bestselling author Allan Mallinson, brings us another action-packed and stirring Matthew Hervey adventure. If you like Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell and CS Forester, this will not disappoint! "A thoroughly satisfying and entertaining read" - THE TIMES "Matthew Hervey has now joined Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe and Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey" - Birmingham Post "After just half-a-dozen pages I was hooked." -- ***** Reader review "An excellent book, when you start reading you cannot put it down. Allan Mallinson at his best!!!" -- ***** Reader review "Essential reading for military buffs" -- ***** Reader review ********************************************************************** India 1819: Matthew Hervey is charged with raising a new troop, and organising transport for India - for he, his men and their horses are to set sail with immediate effect. What Hervey and his soldiers cannot know is that in India they will face a trial for which they are woefully under prepared. A large number of Burmese war-boats are assembled near Chittagong, and the only way to thwart their advance involves a hazardous march through the jungle. Soon Hervey and his troop are in the midst of hot and bloody action once again... A Call To Arms is the fourth book in Allan Mallinson's Matthew Hervey series. His adventures continue in The Sabre's Edge. Have you read his previous adventures A Close Run Thing, The Nizam's Daughters and A Regimental Affair?