By John C. Fredriksen
American army Leaders includes over four hundred A-Z biographies of people reminiscent of Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who ended thousands of years of culture by way of permitting ladies to serve on military ships; and, Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, whose principles of clandestine conflict are nonetheless via the U.S. detailed Forces.Coverage facilities at the amazing generals, sergeants, fighter aces, militiamen, theorists, medical professionals, and nurses who make up America's army historical past. This quantity offers their backgrounds, contributions, and value to America's fortunes in struggle. This name additionally cites works for extra examine, contains a checklist of leaders equipped through their army titles, and a entire index.
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It turned out to be a historic recording, because it was the first time Bill’s chromatic approach was fully documented. Of course, this was also the first time that Joe Val recorded, and his singing was absolutely thrilling. As for myself, whatever I lacked in terms of finesse or my singing abilities, I made up for with something else—an ability to convey the spirit of the music, which is what people seemed to respond to. After the recording was finished, Bill got a call from Tom Morgan telling him that Red Allen and Frank Wakefield were looking for a banjo player.
So Bill Keith was going off to Nashville to play with Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys, and I was going off to Athens. Before I went to Greece I took a trip with Geoff Muldaur and Robert L. Jones, two of the regulars from the Club. They were headed on a pilgrimage to Blind Lemon Jefferson’s grave, and I went with them as far as Nashville to visit Bill, who was sharing an apartment with Ralph Rinzler and Del McCoury. Ralph was trying to manage Bill Monroe, and Del was playing guitar and singing lead in the Bluegrass Boys.
Although I’m pretty sure that my parents were quite relieved to see the end of the Jamboree, my mother was sympathetic. She seemed to understand that music and songs had become part of my life and would not be going away. For my birthday in January of ’55 she gave me Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag. I had been reading his biography of Abraham Lincoln for school, and this turned out to be a wonderful gift. ” I would read the words and many times just make up the melodies. Not that I thought of myself as a songwriter; I guess I was becoming a folk singer.
American Military Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present (2 Volumes) by John C. Fredriksen