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African-Americans in the Old West (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Tom Mcgowen

Describes the important role of freed slaves and other African-Americans in the settlement of the Western US.

The Alamo (Cornerstones of Freedom, 2nd Series)

by Tom Mcgowen

Discusses historical events surrounding the Battle of the Alamo, including the roles played by Mexican General Santa Anna and Americans Stephen F. Austin, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, and others.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Cornerstones of Freedom, 2nd Series)

by Tom Mcgowen

Explores the relationship between the United States and Japan that led to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941, and to the United States' entry into World War II.

The Battle for Iwo Jima (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Tom Mcgowen

Relates the events preceding, during, and after the battle for the tiny Japanese island of Iwo Jima, where American victory hastened the end of World War II.

The Battle of Midway (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Tom Mcgowen

Describes a pivotal battle during World War II on the Pacific island of Midway.

D-Day (Cornerstones of Freedom, 2nd Series)

by Tom Mcgowen

The island of Britain is separated from continental Europe by a stretch of sea known as the English Channel. As night closed over Britain on June 5,1944, the roar of airplane engines filled the air. From 190 airfields on the island, bombers, fighter planes, troop transport planes, and were taking off by the thousands to fly across the Channel. The first blow of the greatest invasion in the history of the world was about to be struck!

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