Robert Gould Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the civil war, who leads the US Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, known as the Massachusetts “Fighting” Fifty-fourth, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates. The black volunteer company filled with band of ex slaves, servants and other volunteers face the adversity of a racist Union Army, having troubles to prove themselves worthy of their government issued
Life in the Southern part of the United States during the late 1950’s was a time of great conflict. Blacks and Whites did not see eye to eye. John Howard Griffin makes an effort to document these times by portraying himself as a black man in South. Negroes, as they were called at the time, were treated very differently from the white population. He quickly found this out.
Hi my name is Timothy Findley, the author of the fiction novel, “The Wars.” I was born in Toronto Ontario on the 30thof November 1930. I am so honoured to be here. Accepting the Governor General’s award for literature. I still can’t believe it myself that I would see such a day in my life.
The obligation a citizen feels to serve their country is a common sentiment. Despite this presumed duty resulting in countless deaths of men and women, many still make the brave decision to enlist themselves during a war. This can be attributed to how those who serve their country’s military are touted as courageous, selfless and heroic. Timothy Findley’s “War” follows the tragic story of a young boy named Neil growing up during World War II. Neil finds himself in a difficult situation upon learning that his father has enlisted himself in the army.
Born August 18, 1774; Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, politician, public administrator, and the leader of the Louisiana expedition group known as the Corps of Discovery. During the first few years of his life, Meriwether grew up on his family’s estate in Ivy Creek, Virginia. After the death of Meriwether’s father in 1779, Meriwether’s mother Lucy Meriwether remarried to John Marks who later moved the family to Broad River Valley, Georgia in 1780. At his new home, Meriwether was influenced by his love for natural history and spent most of his time improving his skills as an outdoorsman, and it is said that he would go out hunting with his dogs at the age of eight. Meriwether’s mother who was a regionally-known herbalist
The Mysteries of George Washington Edward G. Lengel is an American historian, professor at the University of Virginia and is currently the Editor-in-Chief at the Papers of George Washington. As a professional historian and author of Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder, in Myth and Memory, Lengel’s interest in studying and redefining the misrepresentations of George Washington’s legacy. The audience for this bookseller is for scholars who would be willing to gain a new insight on Washington 's legacy. Nevertheless, this book is an important contribution to our combined historical knowledge. Because of the numerous of tales surrounding Washington 's work and life, this was basically the reasoning on why he wrote this book.
Born in Point Pleasant Ohio, on April 27, 1822, lived a man named Hiram Ulysses S Grant. Now known as Ulysses Simpson Grant, he fought in many battles throughout the years of his life, even when he was elected president of the United States. Grant himself was a determined risk-taker when it came to protecting his country, he used intelligence and great force to win his battles: “The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get him as soon as you can.
A single drop of deep crimson blood fell onto the pristine, alabaster sink in the home of Thomas Milburn. In his peripheral vision, he could see another one slithering down his cheek into the basin. His hands were shaking again, he had noticed the tremors only yesterday, and yet they were already worsening. He looked down at the silver razor in his hand, the white splotches of cream were now tinted with a red hue. “Damnit,” he said, under his breath.
It is sometimes difficult for individuals to settle the discrepancy between truth and illusion, and consequently they drive others away, by shutting down. Mrs. Ross, in The Wars by Timothy Findley, is seen as brittle while she is attending church, and cannot deal with the cruel reality of the war and therefore segregates herself from the truth by blacking it out. As a result, she loses her eyesight, and never gets to solve the clash between her awareness of reality and the actuality of the world. She hides behind a veil, and her glasses to distance herself from reality. Mrs. Davenport has to wheel her around in Rowena’s chair to keep her awake, so she doesn’t harbour up subconscious feeling within her dreams, which she is unable to deal with.
Michael Grant’s “Front Lines” is an alternative history novel set during the Second World War. Unlike the real world during the 1940s, women are allowed to participate in direct combat in the world of “Front Lines”. The book follows the journey of three protagonists, Frankie, Raining and Rio. They each have a different role in the army but came to fight together under circumstances.