he used to compile the book. His amount of research put into the book gives him credibility because it proves that he was dedicated from the start to provide only the truest of facts with extra details. What McCullough does not mention is that he also the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, Truman and John Adams. This all makes him credible because it shows that this historian is also a very serious author and is capable of winning very highly esteemed
Most stories of war have a hard time showing positivity in something as dismal as war. It's a story of brotherhood, love of people and their country, heroism, and pride. Bradleys father, a hardened WWII veteran, told his son, “Your teacher said something about heros… and I want you to always remember something. The heroes of Iwo Jima are the men who did not make it back,” (Bradley 343). He wants his son to know that all people involved in the war deserved to be honored and remembered, the ones who died more so than the ones who lived.
Also by mainly using this method he forced us to really analyze the characters to completely understand their role. Sometimes he used more than one method of characterization because the character trait was really important in the story he was telling, For example, O’Brien really emphasized how benevolent and sympathetic Kiowa was multiple times by using Kiowa’s quotes and the quotes from the other soldiers. I think he did this so the readers could see how Kiowa played a major role in counseling the group and helping most of the guys get through some difficult times. If a reader was trying to describe Kiowa they could possibly say he was an amiable soldier, a man with a stable spirit, and a greatly admired human
Montag laughed, “That’s against the law” (14).These quotes are truly showing us that Montag had loved his job and he was respected about it at the beginning of the story. Montag eventually stopped burning books. He realized that books represented people’s ideas and their own experiences. Then he strongly decided to learn from the books.”I want you to teach me to understand what I read “(255).”He reached under his pillow. The hidden books were still there”.
“We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that nation might live” (paragraph 2, Gettysburg Address). Lincoln explains it all by saying that the soldiers who gave their lives during the war should get a special place dedicated to them. He gave them a cemetery dedicated to those fallen soldiers who have fought. Since Lincoln dedicated a place for the soldiers, he believes that they should get that type of recognition for their brave service since they did a huge task for the nation by risking their lives. The strong men, alive and no longer living, who had a hard time here, have officially made it, higher than our weak strength to attract or let go (paragraph 3).
His uncle was one of the most influential and supportive people in his life and he helped Salva throughout his journey. At one point, he was reunited with his uncle who had left to fight in the war he felt safe and he depended on his uncle for anything. This shows that his uncle was very caring, helpful and encouraging. In the book it says “ Salva shook his head, unable to imagine what life would be like in the camp without Uncle.”(?). In another instance, we find out that his best friend Marial was killed by a lion and that he was greatly affected by the death of his friend but through this, his uncle was there to comfort him and protect him.
According to Winston Churchill he said, “success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts (BrainyQuote). A man is not defined by his failures, but the number of times he gets back up, wipes the dirt off his sleeves and tries again. The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education by Craig M. Mullaney dives into the transitions from boyhood into manhood. The authors descriptive writing style brings me back to the times I was in active duty and engages the reader all the way through. Furthermore, the research that was conducted looks into Craig M. Mullaney’s life at reception, the Military academy, and when he was deployed.
In Maus, Art Spiegelman tasks himself with sharing the most accurate retelling of his father’s life story as well as that of him and his father. To achieve a most accurate depiction of his father as well as that of him and his father’s relationship throughout the novel, Spiegelman includes the character Mala, but why? While Mala does not seem essential in telling the history of Art’s father, Vladek, she gives insight to who he is in the present. Married to Vladek after the suicide of his first wife, Anja, but having known the him prior to the war and having survived the holocaust, Mala also serves to impress upon to readers of Maus that no matter how stereotypical Vladek’s traits are, the traits are unshared by others of similar religion and background. Further, as Vladek constantly compares her to his first wife, Anja, Mala provides the entry-point for the
He was sowing a new flag for them to pledge to before they eat. Mike Christian is a patriot. And being a patriot is apart of the American dream which I believe in. In the address" Address On The Occasion Of The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Statue Of Liberty" President Franklin D. Roosevelt talks about all the memories the eager seeking millions that make this one of the greatest countries on the planet earth.
He feels very alone, but then comes to terms with the fact that there are others fighting the same war at home as well. The standing reminder of a monument is of a great deal of importance. Not only does it show that these men are not forgotten to the pages of time, but it stresses the importance of the cost of war. The author was trying to show that war wares a heavy burden long after the last shots are fired. The author, Yusef Komunyakaa, set out with intent of painting a picture of what the men coming home from this war were encountering; as well as how it was affecting them physically and psychologically.
Prior to reading this engaging, yet historical-filled book, my personal amount of knowledge on our nation 's history, as well as the founders who created it, lacked. Joseph J. Ellis -philosopher, and winner of a pulitzer prize- uses his awareness and understanding of American history to provide readers with a ‘modern insight’, enabling us to paint a picture in our minds what really occurred during the beginning years of our nation. While reading this book, it directs your attention to six key events. Within each of these events, Ellis describes the people involved in these particular affairs (the founding fathers), their lives, and also the relationships these men shared. Joseph J. Ellis’ award winning book, Founding Brothers, flows together to describe events/developments that laid out the foundation of our countries principles.
Lieutenant Cross also shows that he is a leader and has integrity when he suffer the death of the men that lost their life’s so that the troops didn’t have to bear the brunt, or the guilt, and the confusion. Lieutenant Cross steps up his leadership role at the end of the story by telling himself to stop daydreaming
In The Killer Angles, a strong leader during the American Civil War named Joshua Chamberlain was considered one of the most heroic generals for the Union Army. As I read the novel I cherish Chamberlain because he performs my leadership and thoughts of how I inspire people to recover. It is apparent that Chamberlain does not lack charisma and loyalty toward his soldiers. The leader must show he understands and fulfills the needs of his soldiers. For example, Chamberlain’s men understood he couldn’t control having to continue their march after a long day, but he showed he was willing to suffer along with them.
There transparency of Browne’s letters is one of the factors of the book that really engages the readers, and arguably impels them to dig deeper into the history of the First World War. For instance, in the first letter that Browne wrote, he mentions to Martha that “[he] has never dreamed of anything like this” pertaining to the fact that he became a major part of the United States forces which also entails a financial benefit on their side. One can argue that Browne, as a
Abraham Lincoln was one of America’s greatest presidents .Knowed to the world as the “Great emancipator”, Abraham Lincoln left a legacy behind. As the 16th president Lincoln managed to save the nation, he took the first step towards abolishing slavery, allowed blacks to join the military, gave his world famous Gettysburg speech, and many more. To many people Abraham Lincoln was a hero, to others he was a man with a questionable motive. Through the eyes of Hofstader, Abraham Lincoln was a man who was inconsistent with his beliefs not only as a president but a politician as well. In the first few paragraphs, Hofstadter illustrates Lincoln as being a self made politician that used his “unfortunate upbringings” to further advance his political career.