Includes narrative biographies of people who significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business.
Historians have labelled John Buchanan Floyd a traitor and a coward for his actions during the Civil War. This work reopens the case of this reform-minded Virginia governor and one-time Secretary of War to examine all aspects of Floyd's career.
When Alfred Milner was knighted, he took as his motto Communis Patria, 'patriotism for our common country'. This is the study of Milner, which takes his politics, or 'constructive' imperialism as its primary theme. It also discovers a group of young female supporters of his vision.
This text recounts the World War II journey's of a soldier, a ship, and a bottle of spirits through, and around, five turning-point battles, constrained more by geography and climate, than by generals and admirals.