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This digital collection contains over one hundred posters that illuminate the lived experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers worldwide
American Prisoners of War" includes compelling firsthand narratives from World War II POWs Robert Preston Taylor, Rufus W. Smith, and Roy Maxwell Offerle; World War I POW Pat O'Brien; Vietnam War POW Congressman Sam Johnson; and Andersonville prisoner Prescott Tracy, as well as resources on American prisoners of the Korean War and a selection of POW-related film and radio documentaries. Most of the veterans featured...
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing “Oveta Culp Hobby” from American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Countryby Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Copyright © 2004 by Kay Bailey Hutchison. Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers.
In the painting, strong orthogonals of the pavement and roofline lead the viewer´s eye toward the quiet action in the midground: a prisoner, surrounded by uniformed Mexican officers and the rank and file, places his hand into the earthenware jar to draw a bean.