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Web links for this program are listed below. Text-based resources are listed in the Program 23 Bibliography.

Ernie Pyle

Ernie Pyle Writes of a Dead Man and of Mules
Two famous excerpts from his Pyle's diaries and photos of Pyle.

Ernie Pyle
A biography of Pyle with photographs and links.

Ernie Pyle on Okinawa Invasion

CNN - 'Ernie Pyle's War'
An excerpt from Ernie Pyle's War, a book about the death of Ernie Pyle. Includes the quote, "Dead men by mass production... Dead men in such monstrous infinity..."

John Ciardi

John Ciardi
A brief biography of Ciardi.

Curtis LeMay

General Curtis Emerson LeMay
A biography of LeMay with a portrait.

Curtis E. LeMay
An account of the career of Curtis LeMay.

The American Experience | Race for the Superbomb | Richard Rhodes on: LeMay's Vision of War
Historian Richard Rhodes account of LeMay's vision of war.

The Atomic Bomb

Recollections of a Nuclear War
A photo of Morrison and an excerpt of an article written by him for Scientific American called "Recollections of a Nuclear War."

ATOMIC BOMB: DECISION (Hiroshima-Nagasaki)
A page of links to documents pertaining to the decision to use the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman
A biography and a portrait of Harry S. Truman.

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum site
The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum site. Provides links to a chronology of Truman's life, letters, documents, Truman trivia, etc.

The American Experience/Presidents/Truman/Presidential Politics
An essay on Truman's presidency, with links to other essays about him and to speeches and other documents.

Character Above All
An illustrated essay on Harry S. Truman with related links.

Harry Truman
Biographical information about Truman with links to the various stages of his life and career.

Truman on Ernie Pyle

CNN - 'Ernie Pyle's War' - August 25, 1998
An excerpt from the book Ernie Pyle's War, by James Tobin. Includes Truman's quote, "The nation is quickly saddened again by the death of Ernie Pyle."

Truman and the Potsdam Conference

Harry Truman and the Potsdam Conference
A history of The Potsdam conference. Provides links to some of Truman's journal entries and letters related to the event.

Truman and the decision to drop the A-bomb

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
A page of links to folders containing documents, letters, articles, background information, etc., pertaining to the dropping of the atom bomb on Japan.

The Foreign Policies of Harry S. Truman
An outline of the foreign policies of Harry Truman.

Harry Truman
An outline of foreign affairs during Truman's presidency. Includes atomic bomb diplomacy and provides photos and related links.

Bill Levitt

Levittown: Documents of an Ideal American Suburb
A history of Levittown, with links to original photos of '50s Levittown, more information, etc.

Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc and the Fast Food Industry
An account of the history behind McDonald's and the fast-food industry.


Dwight D. Eisenhower
A biography and a portrait of Eisenhower.

Eisenhower Center
A page of links related to Eisenhower.

The American Experience/Presidents/Eisenhower/Presidential Politics
An essay on Eisenhower's presidency, with links to other essays about him and to speeches and other documents.

Character Above All
An illustrated biography of Eisenhower with links.

Eisenhower and the Interstate

Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System
A site about the creation of the interstate highway system and Eisenhower's involvement, with photos and a link to more information about Eisenhower.

Elvis Presley

Online NewsHour: ELVIS -- August 15, 1997
A review of the life and times of Elvis Presley, with photos and a link to a discussion on the legacy of Elvis.

Elvis Presley, Mississippi musician
A timeline of Elvis's life, a list of his major works, photos, a biography, etc.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
An account of the contributions of Martin Luther King. Includes a chronology of important dates in his life, a list of his writings, etc.

Martin Luther King Jr.
A biography of Martin Luther King with a list of degrees and awards he attained as well as the text of his "I have a dream..." speech.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks: Standing Up for Freedom
A biography of Rosa Parks with photos.

Today in History: December 1
An illustrated history of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights movement with related links.


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