To far too many people, Vietnam and the conflict there remains a mystery. To some, it was the only war America has ever lost. To others, a senseless venture into a land we did not know, politics we did not understand, and an enemy far better able to fight in jungle terrain than American soldiers. Vietnam is history and not very pleasant or comforting history. Hearts and Minds- the title comes from a Lyndon Johnson speech, depicts not merely the…...
Before I even had a chance to open the book to delve into one of the darkest parts of America’s history, something already had me questioning my knowledge on the Civil War. The title had caught my eye; “Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War”. From all of my prior knowledge on the subject, I was almost certain that the Civil War concluded during the 1860’s, so, I decided to read the book thoroughly and find my…...
In America Firsthand:10th Edition, the authors, David Burner, Anthony Marcus and John M. Giggie, describe the events that developed the New World, these events fell under the Contact and Conquest (1502-1521). The three conquests that occur during the 1500s are Hernando Cortés, Dispatches of the Conquest from the New World, A Nahua Account of the Conquest of Mexico, and lastly, Bartolomé de Las Casas, Destruction of the Indies. The three conquests, describe how the New World came to be. What…...
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