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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John W. Graham  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1961 in Champaign, Illinois


-- John W. Graham on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=john+w.+graham


Illinois Connection

John graduated from the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

John is a librarian who has also produced a documentary broadcasted on Public Television entitled, Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930's.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Corporate Environmental Policies
ISBN: 0810835746

Scarecrow Press. 1999

Corporate environmental policies are not simply a short-lived trend playing against the perceived antagonism between business and environmental concerns. Due to federal and state environmental legislation, and the ways in which environmentally friendly practices have benefited businesses in many ways, corporate environmental policies are becoming a basic feature of corporate agendas.

Corporate Environmental Policies is a compilation of the complete texts of the environmental policies from some of the leading corporations currently doing business. The policy statements are anywhere from a few sentences to many detailed pages, but each forms the backbone of the corporation's interaction with its employees, customers, and regulatory agencies, and is often a required first step for participation with environmental standards. Each entry includes brief contact and line-of-business information, as well as information about the corporation's participation with legislation and industry environmental standards.

Includes environmental policy statements from 225 corporations from 20 countries throughout the world, among them Amoco, AT&T, The Body Shop, Ford, and Proctor & Gamble. Most are industry leaders in terms of size and innovation, and many have made headlines with their environmental practices. An important collection for researchers and business people who will be involved with the future interaction between business and the environment.

The Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s: Overseas Grave Visitations by Mothers and Widows of Fallen U.S. World War I Soldiers
ISBN: 078642138X

McFarland & Company. 2005

During the first World War, a flag with a gold star identified families who had lost soldiers. Grieving women were "Gold Star" mothers and widows. Between 1930 and 1933, the United States government took 6,654 Gold Star pilgrims to visit their sons' and husbands' graves in American cemeteries in Belgium, England, and France. Veteran Army officers acted as tour guides, helping women come to terms with their losses as they sought solace and closure. The government meticulously planned and paid for everything from transportation and lodging to menus, tips, sightseeing, and interpreters. Flowered wreaths, flags, and camp chairs were provided at the cemeteries, and official photographers captured each woman standing at her loved one's grave. This work covers the Gold Star pilgrimages from their launch to the present day, beginning with an introduction to the war and wartime burial. Subsequent topics include the legislative struggle and evolution of the pilgrimage bill personal pilgrimages, including that of the parents of poet Joyce Kilmer the role of the Quartermaster Corps the segregation controversy a close examination of the first group to travel, Party A of May 1930 and the results of the pilgrimage experience as described by participants, observers, organizers, and scholars, researched through diaries, letters, scrapbooks, interviews, and newspaper accounts.


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