Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Watergate

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Watergate
Author: Brian J. O’Connor ,Lori Perkins
Publsiher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2017-07-24
ISBN: 1626013861
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Movies in American History

Movies in American History
Author: Philip C. DiMare
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1232
Release: 2011
ISBN: 159884296X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies in American History Book Excerpt:

This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. * Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema * Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history * Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry

Atlas of African American History

Atlas of African American History
Author: James Ciment
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1438125526
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of African American History Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive history of African Americans, including culture, slavery, and civil rights.

Americanon

Americanon
Author: Jess McHugh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 1524746657
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Americanon Book Excerpt:

“An elegant, meticulously researched, and eminently readable history of the books that define us as Americans. For history buffs and book-lovers alike, McHugh offers us a precious gift.”—Jake Halpern, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author “With her usual eye for detail and knack for smart storytelling, Jess McHugh takes a savvy and sensitive look at the 'secret origins' of the books that made and defined us. . . . You won't want to miss a one moment of it.”—Brian Jay Jones, author of Becoming Dr. Seuss and the New York Times bestselling Jim Henson The true, fascinating, and remarkable history of thirteen books that defined a nation Surprising and delightfully engrossing, Americanon explores the true history of thirteen of the nation’s most popular books. Overlooked for centuries, our simple dictionaries, spellers, almanacs, and how-to manuals are the unexamined touchstones for American cultures and customs. These books sold tens of millions of copies and set out specific archetypes for the ideal American, from the self-made entrepreneur to the humble farmer. Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Webster's Dictionary, Emily Post’s Etiquette: Americanon looks at how these ubiquitous books have updated and reemphasized potent American ideals—about meritocracy, patriotism, or individualism—at crucial moments in history. Old favorites like the Old Farmer’s Almanac and Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book are seen in this new way—not just as popular books but as foundational texts that shaped our understanding of the American story. Taken together, these books help us understand how their authors, most of them part of a powerful minority, attempted to construct meaning for the majority. Their beliefs and quirks—as well as personal interests, prejudices, and often strange personalities—informed the values and habits of millions of Americans, woven into our cultural DNA over generations of reading and dog-earing. Yet their influence remains uninvestigated--until now. What better way to understand a people than to look at the books they consumed most, the ones they returned to repeatedly, with questions about everything from spelling to social mobility to sex. This fresh and engaging book is American history as you’ve never encountered it before.

The Timetables of American History

The Timetables of American History
Author: Laurence Urdang
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2001-12-04
ISBN: 0743202619
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Timetables of American History Book Excerpt:

Updated to includes events through December 31, 2000, a single volume history chronicles American happenings in politics, the arts, science, and technology while relating them to the international scene. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 1607106701
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader Book Excerpt:

Long ago, Bathroom Reader fans everywhere cried out in terror when Uncle John’s legendary 5th, 6th, and 7th editions were taken out of print. But then they rejoiced at the release of this ginormous book: Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader! Weighing in at a whopping 673 pages, the entire texts of those long-lost editions have been reanimated into one of the BRI’s all-time best sellers. You’ll be rewarded with thousands of amazing facts, hundreds of incredible quotations, and dozens of short, medium, and long articles (and a few extra-long ones, too), covering history, sports, politics, origins, language, blunders, and more. Find out what half a million readers already know: Legendary Lost is quintessential Uncle John. A few examples: * Pizza history * The Godzilla quiz * How Wall Street got rich * The strange fate of the Dodo bird * The best of the worst country song titles * People who were famous for 15 minutes * Miss Piggy’s timeless wisdom * Accidental discoveries * The king of farts And much, much, much, much more!

Motor City Muscle

Motor City Muscle
Author: Mike Mueller
Publsiher: Motorbooks
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-02-11
ISBN: 1610597923
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motor City Muscle Book Excerpt:

This is the high-performance tale of what was undoubtedly the fastest, loosest era in automotive history. Through the 1960s and into the 1970s, America’s carmakers fought an unbridled war for street supremacy. The warriors ranged from light and agile Z/28 Camaros and Boss 302 Mustangs to big-block brutes like the 440 Road Runner and Stage I 455 Buick GS. A few of these boulevard brawlers were closing on 500 horsepower before the insurance lobby, Ralph Nader, OPEC, and various governmental agencies conspired to stop the madness. Muscle cars all but disappeared by 1974, with only a few anemic models soldiering through the 1980s. But by the 1990s, thanks to vastly improved engine technology, muscle cars were back with a vengeance. Motor City Muscle traces the full history right up to today’s new Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger.

How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire
Author: Daniel Immerwahr
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN: 0374715122
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Hide an Empire Book Excerpt:

Named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune A Publishers Weekly best book of 2019 | A 2019 NPR Staff Pick A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories—the islands, atolls, and archipelagos—this country has governed and inhabited? In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies. Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history.

A Renegade History of the United States

A Renegade History of the United States
Author: Thaddeus Russell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN: 1416576134
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Renegade History of the United States Book Excerpt:

Aruges that criminals, prostitutes, rebels and other people on the fringes of society were largely responsible for such American achievements as the American Revolution, labor unions, women's liberation, the fall of the Soviet Union, gay rights and much more. By the author of Out of the Jungle: Jimmy Hoffa and the Re-Making of the American Working Class.

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History
Author: Caryn E. Neumann
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN: 0313355029
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History Book Excerpt:

Major help for African American history term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. Students from high school age to undergraduate will be able to get a jump start on assignments with the hundreds of term paper projects and research information offered here in an easy-to-use format. Users can quickly choose from the 100 important events, spanning from the expansion of the slave trade to North America in 1581 to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest and then offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as iPod and iMovie. The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are then annotated, followed by vetted, stable Web site suggestions and multimedia resources, usually films, for further viewing and listening. Librarians and faculty will want to use this as well. With this book, the research experience is transformed and elevated. Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History is an invaluable source to motivate and educate students who have a wide range of interests and talents. The events chronicle the long struggle for freedom and equal rights for African Americans.

Movies in the Age of Obama

Movies in the Age of Obama
Author: David Garrett Izzo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 1442241306
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies in the Age of Obama Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays looks at how films in the last few years have reflected and juxtaposed the ascent of Barack Obama and his administration. The films examined here include The Help, Django Unchained, Lincoln, The Mist, Invictus, Black Dynamite, and The Great Gatsby.

New Day in Babylon

New Day in Babylon
Author: William L. Van Deburg
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780226847153
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Day in Babylon Book Excerpt:

African-American life, carried forward the militant philosophy of resistance, pride, and self-esteem. Like activists in the sixties and seventies, African-Americans today mobilize a rich variety of cultural resources in the struggle for group identity and racial justice. Whether in the films of Spike Lee or other new black directors, in rap music, or in experiments in Afrocentric education, African-Americans continue to reshape the contours of American values, ideals.

What The Flick Volume 3

What The Flick  Volume 3
Author: Movie Geek
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-07-10
ISBN: 1387029509
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What The Flick Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

A quiz book on movie clips that makes a great party game. Can be played alone, one-on-one, or in large groups. Has clips from movies as far back as 1930, all the way up to current day.

Deforming American Political Thought

Deforming American Political Thought
Author: Michael J. Shapiro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-02-19
ISBN: 1317294459
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deforming American Political Thought Book Excerpt:

Deforming American Political Thought offers an alternative to the dominant American historical imagination, treating issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Presenting multifaceted arguments that transcend the myopic scope of traditional political discourses, Michael J. Shapiro summons disparate disciplines and genres – architecture, crime stories, novels, films, and jazz/blues music (among others) to provide approaches to the comprehension of diverse facets of American political thought from the founding to the present. The book’s various investigations disclose that there have always been dissenting voices, articulated in diverse genres of expression that cast doubt on the moral purpose and exceptionalism of the American mind. This highly anticipated updated second edition features a preface focusing on aesthetic theory and the contributions of artistic genres for political analysis, and a completely new chapter on critical thinking about the US western and urban encounters afforded by the two HBO series, Deadwood and The Wire respectively.

No Stopping Us Now

No Stopping Us Now
Author: Gail Collins
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 0316286494
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Stopping Us Now Book Excerpt:

The beloved New York Times columnist "inspires women to embrace aging and look at it with a new sense of hope" in this lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America (Parade Magazine). "You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad -- for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it -- and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not. In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age"), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.

The Best American History Book in the World

The Best American History Book in the World
Author: Eric Burnett
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2003-07
ISBN: 0595284795
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American History Book in the World Book Excerpt:

Essays on American history written and edited by high school students.

Adrift on a Sea of Lies

Adrift on a Sea of Lies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: David Klooz
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adrift on a Sea of Lies Book Excerpt:

How would you feel if you were told that everything you thought you knew was a lie? Humanity has been living with amnesia since the dawn of civilization. Mankind has believed that authority provides the truth, rather than truth provides the authority. This book is an attempt to find the truth of our past and the real history of our civilization, why it has been hidden away from us and by whom. It is our story, with a different theory of the beginning of the universe to the coming totalitarian society of today. It follows our history from the cataclysm in our solar system and on Earth in 10,900 BCE, through the formation of all religions, mystery schools and secret societies that still exist today. Because there are too many dots to connect, it instead, follows a thread of greed, power and control through all the world’s major events, wars, assassinations, fake terrorism, fake news, and false flag events, such as 9/11 and the London tube bombings. It reveals our actual history and attempts to provide evidence that demonstrates that this is not a conspiracy theory, but a reality. In the West, the ‘authorities’ want to keep us occupied and non-thinking, with ‘reality’ television shows, televised sports, sixty-hour work weeks, alcohol and drug abuse, texting on our iPhones, believing in the lies or partial lies they want us to believe in and leave the thinking to them. Religious institutions, the educational system, the justice system, the economic system, the media, and even secret societies, have been infiltrated and usurped by these individuals and others with the same philosophy, at mankind’s expense. These individuals have no empathy and no concern for the human condition. They seek only one thing, and that is power, the power to control. To them, power is more than an addiction, but a right. Knowledge is the form of their initial power. They use that to gain economic power, control and influence, and then infiltrate all levels of society until they infect the entire planet. Their religion is worshipping the ‘self’ and their ‘ego’ and they believe that their unique ego is their ‘divine spark’. Their motto is ‘Do as thou wilt’. Who are these individuals? Why and how have they managed to do this over the past 12,000 years? Is there anything we can do that might reverse this during the next 12,000 years? Can we ensure this doesn’t happen again during the next cycle of our Earth, or will it repeat again and again, with only minor changes? These are the questions that I hope to, if not answer, give at least some direction where we can find some hope to recapture our civilization.

The Routledge Handbook of US Foreign Policy in the Indo Pacific

The Routledge Handbook of US Foreign Policy in the Indo Pacific
Author: Oliver Turner,Nicola Nymalm,Wali Aslam
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2022-12-30
ISBN: 1000805131
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of US Foreign Policy in the Indo Pacific Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of US foreign policy throughout the Indo-Pacific. Home to around 60 percent of the world’s population; most of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies; around half of the world’s states with full nuclear capabilities; and a complicated web of unresolved tensions, disputes, and conflicts, the Indo-Pacific is arguably the most diverse, dynamic, and contested region on Earth. US strategy there has evolved over centuries, with its physical presence going broadly unchallenged since at least the middle of the last century. However, the rapid development and expanding influence of China – alongside the growth of India, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and others – as well as political and economic crises and disruptions within the United States itself, mean that in recent times the US has come to occupy a newly uncertain position and perceive a range of highly unfamiliar challenges. To explore how the US has managed, and continues to manage, its regional history, and how it approaches the modern-day landscape of an Indo-Pacific only recently normalised within international political discourse, the book contains 33 newly commissioned chapters from leading experts in the field. It does so partly with help from the more traditional realms of International Relations theory as well as more critical realms. It also unpacks US policy and strategy as it pertains to regional governments, states, and multilateral institutions, as well as to pressing issues including inter-state security, human rights, trade, artificial intelligence, and cyber strategy. It does so in four parts: • History of the US in the Indo-Pacific • Theorising US Policy and Presence in the Indo-Pacific • The US and Indo-Pacific States and Institutions • The US and Indo-Pacific Issues The book is designed to be of interest to students and scholars of the US in the Indo-/Asia Pacific; the international relations of the Indo-/Asia Pacific; and US foreign policy.

Novel Approaches to Lesbian History

Novel Approaches to Lesbian History
Author: Linda Garber
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 3030854175
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Approaches to Lesbian History Book Excerpt:

Novel Approaches to Lesbian History tells a tale about history and community in our allegedly post-identity era, examining contemporary novels that depict lesbian characters in recognizable historical situations. These imaginative stories provide a politically vital, speculative past in the face of a sketchy, problematic archive. Among the memorable characters in some 200 novels are pirates, cowgirls, and famous artists, ghosts and time travellers, immigrants and lovers. The best lesbian historical novels are conscientious and buoyant as they engage critical historiographical questions, but Novel Approaches also discusses the class and race biases that weigh on the genre. Some lesbian historical novels are based on archival evidence, others on conjecture or fantasy, but all convey the true fact that identity is elusive without a past, without which its future is nearly impossible.

Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States

Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States
Author: Sarah B. Rodriguez
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014
ISBN: 158046498X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States Book Excerpt:

An engaging and surprising history of surgeries on the clitoris, revealing what the therapeutic use of female circumcision and clitoridectomy tells us about American medical ideas concerning the female body and female sexuality.