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Melville, Doug

Summary: "In Invisible Generals, Melville shares his quest to rediscover his family’s story across five generations, from post-Civil War America to modern day Asia and Europe. In life, the Davises were denied the recognition and compensation they’d earned, but through his journey, Melville uncovers something greater: that dedication and self-sacrifice can move proverbial mountains—even in a world...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Privilege Publishing/Atria 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MEL

Rogers, Kim

Summary: "A biographical picture book about Clarence Tinker, a member of the Osage Nation, who endured abuse growing up at the hands of a boarding school and went on to serve in the United States Air Force in World War II"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TIN

Gregson, Susan R.

Summary: Follows the rise and fall of Benedict Arnold, America's most famous traitor, tracing his life from his wealthy, upper-class childhood to his betrayal of the American Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Explains Arnold's legacy in modern society.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bridgestone Books 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB ARNOLD GRE

Van Lente, Fred

Summary: A graphic biography of America's first president blends true facts with humorous illustrations to bring American history to life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 VAN

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3 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WAS

DeYoung, Karen

Summary: A biography of the soldier-statesman follow's Colin Powell's life from his Jamaican roots and youth in the Bronx, through his decorated career in the Army and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to his role as Secretary of State and departure from the post.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 POWELL, COLIN POW

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: "In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian Warand the American Revolution"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WAS

Peacock, Amy Rupertus

Summary: "This book is the biography of Marine General William Rupertus, who led his troops in a series of blistering battles in the Pacific that paved the way for the ultimate American victory there. This is an American story of love, loss, shock, horror, tragedy, and triumph that focuses on Rupertus and the 1st Marine Division in World War II"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RUPERTUS, W. H. PEA

Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.1 CHA

Carbone, Gerald M.

Summary: Before he became the "Father of our Country," George Washington was the father of the American Army. He took an army with no experience, no tradition, and no training, and fought a protracted war against the British - the best, most disciplined force in the world. In Washington, award-winning author Gerald M. Carbone offers a compelling new look at the military career, lessons, and legacy of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 WAS

Unger, Harlow G.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J. Wiley & Sons 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.04 UNG

Auricchio, Laura.

Summary: A major biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, who, at age nineteen, volunteered to fight under George Washington; a biography that looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and justice commemorated in America’s towns, streets, parks, and schools...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE AUR

Taaffe, Stephen R.

Contents: Stopping the Japanese Offensive -- The North African Campaign -- The Long and Frustrating Italian Campaign -- The Dual Drive Offensive -- Liberation of France -- MacArthur's Return to the Philippines -- Long Bloody Winter -- Conquest of Germany -- Closing in on Japan -- Conclusions -- Biographical Afterword.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5412 TAA

Urwin, Gregory J. W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.82 URW

Bunting, Josiah

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A portrait of one of the greatest leaders of modern history, George Catlett Marshall, and a distillation of the essential lessons his formation offers to the leaders of today and tomorrow. George Marshall was a soldier-statesman who guided the Allies to victory during World War II and set Europe on the postwar path to recovery with the plan that bears his name, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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Brumwell, Stephen

Summary: General Benedict Arnold's failed attempt to betray the fortress of West Point to the British in 1780 stands as one of the most infamous episodes in American history. In the light of a shining record of bravery and unquestioned commitment to the Revolution, Arnold's defection came as an appalling shock. Contemporaries believed he had been corrupted by greed; historians have theorized that he had...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.3 BRU

Egan, Timothy.

Summary: "From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told throughthe improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MEAGHER EGA

Mann, Jim

Summary: "A sweeping history of the intertwined careers of Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, whose rivalry and conflicting views of U.S. national security color our political debate to this day. Dick Cheney and Colin Powell emerged on the national scene more than thirty years ago, and it is easy to forget that they were once allies. It was Cheney who pressed for Powell's appointment as chairman of the Joint...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 MAN

Kelly, Jack

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A gripping exploration of the intense psychology and character of Benedict Arnold, arguing that he was essential to victory before he was a traitor Benedict Arnold committed treason- for more than two centuries, that's all that most Americans have known about him. Yet Arnold was much more than a turncoat-his achievements during the early years of the Revolutionary War defined him as the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ARNOLD, BENEDICT KEL

Davis, William C.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Profiles the lives of these two great Civil War commanders who came from vastly different backgrounds, exploring their personalities, their characters, their ethical and moral compasses, and their political and military worlds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 DAV

White, Ronald C. (Ronald Cedric)

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Before 1862, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain had rarely left his home state of Maine, where he was a trained minister and mild-mannered professor at Bowdoin College. His colleagues were shocked when he volunteered for the Union army, but he was undeterred and later became known as one of the North's greatest heroes: On the second day at Gettysburg, after running out of ammunition at Little Round...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHAMBERLAIN, JOSHUA LAWRENCE WHI

Chernow, Ron

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GRANT, ULYSSES S. CHE

Proser, Jim

Summary: "When General James Mattis took command of the First Division in 2000, he took for their motto a paraphrase of Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla: "No better friend, no worse enemy." In 2003, General James N. Mattis shared a "Message to All Hands," to his soldiers. He shared with them the importance of the mission, the goal to act with honor, and ended with the motto he brought to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MATTIS, JAMES PRO

Sheinkin, Steve.

Summary: An introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that highlights not only the traitorous actions that made him legendary, but also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2012

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Boykin, Jerry.

Summary: Boykin reveals how his military duty worked in tandem with his faith to bring him through the bloody storms of foreign battle-- and through the political firestorm that ambushed him in his own country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Faith Words 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BOYKIN, WILLIAM G BOY

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