Chapter Eight: The U.S. Coat of Arms, Seal, Flag and Motto
Chapter Nine: The Great Expansion
Chapter Ten: "Manifest Destiny"
Chapter Eleven: America's Greatest President
Chapter Twelve: America's Bloody Civil War
Chapter Thirteen: The Rising Colossus
Chapter Fourteen: The Industrial Giant
Chapter Fifteen: America's Most Dynamic President
Chapter Sixteen: World War I Engulfs the Globe
Chapter Seventeen: Between the Two World Wars
Chapter Eighteen: The Rise of Hitler
Chapter Nineteen: "Steel and Fire"
Chapter Twenty: The Darkest Days
Chapter Twenty-One: The Great Crusade
Chapter Twenty-Two: War in the Pacific
Chapter Twenty-Three: Out of the Ashes
Chapter Twenty-Four: The Korean War
Chapter Twenty-Five: The Deadly Cuban Missile Crisis
Chapter Twenty-Six: The Vietnam Debacle
Chapter Twenty-Seven: Groping for Peace
Chapter Twenty-Eight: America Versus Russia
Chapter Twenty-Nine: America's Lost Virginity
Chapter Thirty: The Watergate Syndrome
Chapter Thirty-One: From Space to Race
Chapter Thirty-Two: Democracy Versus Communism
Chapter Thirty-Three: America, America
Appendix Declaration of Independence Presidential Proclamations Bibliograpghy Index
I wish to convey my deep appreciation to all those who have, in one way or another, helped to make it possible for me to publish this book. Firstly, I desire to acknowledge the able assistance 1 have received from William F. Dankenbring — who has given many helpful suggestions, criticisms, editorial comments, and has also encouraged me from the beginning to tho end of the monumental task which I undertook. Also, I would like to express my thanks for the untiring efforts which Ron Taylor summoned in order to produce the excellent jacket, the cover, maps, charts, etc. He was assisted in the task of producing the maps by Hoy Lepeska. It is also only fitting that I give full credit for the painstaking and excellent work which Peter Moore did in helping to edit this work. Many others gave valuable assistance in editing, photography, typing, etc It is impossible to list. all of those who helped, but I wish to acknowledge my indebtedness to the following persons: Tom Adams, Dibar Apart.ian, Sydney Attenborough, Jim Church, Graham Davies, Ken Evans, Barry Gridley, Dr. Herman L. Hoeh, John Hopkinson, John Livingston, Burk Mellair, Carl MeNair, Rod Meredith, Larry Miller, Cheryl Pearce, Hazel Roberts, .Iohn R. Schroeder, Roy Schultz, Earl Sixt, Sandy Smith, Larry Torno, Leon Walker, Warren Watson.
In loving memory of my sister Margie Helen Meredith And To my two wonderful children Ruth Angelyn Bruce David Andrew Raymond Joseph
Those who tell the Americans of the future what the Americans of today lind of yesterday have done will perforce tell much that is unpleasant. Nevertheless, when the tale is finally told, I believe that it will show that the forces working for good in our national life outweigh the forces working for evil, and that, with many blunders and shortcomings, with much halting and turning aside from the path, we shall yet in the end prove our faith by our works, and show in our lives our belief that righteousness exalteth a nation.