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Defenders of Democracy; contributions from representative men and women of letters and other arts from our allies and our own country, edited by the Gift book committee of the Militia of Mercy   By:

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Defenders of Democracy, edited by the Gift Book Committee of the Militia of Mercy, is a remarkable anthology that brings together a diverse and accomplished group of men and women from various fields of arts and letters. Published during a time of global conflict, this collection seeks to showcase the contributions of these creative minds in support of democracy and the fight against tyranny.

The book opens with a powerful introduction, setting the stage for the importance of defending democracy in the face of adversity. By explicitly acknowledging the involvement of both our own country and our allies, the anthology aims to portray a united front against oppression. This inclusivity is commendable, as it provides a global perspective on the fight for freedom.

The selection of contributors is truly impressive, representing a broad range of disciplines such as literature, poetry, painting, sculpture, music, and theatre. Each contributor offers a unique voice and perspective, adding to the richness and depth of this anthology. Some notable figures include renowned writers, poets, and artists whose names are instantly recognizable. Their inclusion adds significant weight to the overall quality of the book and lends credibility to the cause it champions.

One aspect that stands out is the meticulous curation by the Gift Book Committee. The collection strikes a perfect balance between well-established names and emerging talents, ensuring a blend of familiarity and freshness throughout. Readers will find themselves encountering both beloved favorites and discovering new artists worthy of their attention.

The works themselves are varied, filled with poignant and thought-provoking content that captivates the reader's imagination. From powerful prose to evocative poems, the book showcases the multitude of ways in which these artists express their support for democracy. Additionally, stunning visual pieces, such as paintings and sculptures, offer a visually striking break from the written word while still embodying the overarching theme.

Furthermore, the editorial team has done an excellent job of organizing the works thematically, creating a coherent flow from beginning to end. This allows readers to engage with the material in a structured and meaningful way, while also highlighting the interconnectedness of various art forms.

Defenders of Democracy is not just a mere collection of artistic contributions; it is a call to action. By fostering a sense of unity and igniting the reader's passion for democracy, the book encourages individuals to actively defend these principles. The testimonies conveyed within its pages become a rallying cry, inspiring readers to take up the mantle of defending democracy in their own lives.

In conclusion, Defenders of Democracy, edited by the Gift Book Committee of the Militia of Mercy, is a compelling anthology that celebrates the indomitable spirit of democracy. With its diverse range of contributors and artistic expressions, it serves as a testament to the power of creativity in times of adversity. This volume is both a poignant reminder of the importance of defending democracy and a source of inspiration for readers to embrace their role as defenders.

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"The kinship of blood between nations may grow weaker, but the kinship of ideals and purposes constitutes a permanent bond of union." John Lewis Griffiths

The net proceeds of the sale of this book will be used in aiding the needy families of the men of the Naval Militia who have been called to the defense of liberty.


To our sailors, soldiers, and nurses in appreciation of their heroism and sacrifice in the cause of Liberty and Democracy.

"Oh, land of ours be glad of such as these." Theodosia Garrison.

"To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are, and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness, and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other." Woodrow Wilson.

A Message From Vice Admiral William Sowden Sims, U.S.N., Commanding the American Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

In such an hour as that with which we are now confronted, when so much depends upon the individual efforts, our hearts swell with pride as we learn of the thousands of America's best, staunch and true men who are so willingly forgetting their own personal welfare and linking their lives and all that they are with the cause of liberty and justice, which is so dear to the hears of the American people... Continue reading book >>

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