The Words We Live By

The Words We Live By
Author: Brian Burrell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN: 1451664370
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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At one time, this nation held a profound and simple faith in the power of words. Today we have become so engulfed in public cynicism that the whole notion of "words to live by" seems to us impossibly naive. Brian Burrell's splendid collection shows that many of the phrases we once lived by can still have resonance today. A comprehensive, fascinating treasure trove of American common sense and whimsy, The Words We Live By presents a sentimental rediscovery of a lost era in American history. From fraternal loyalty oaths to marriage vows, corporate mottoes to monument inscriptions, Ben Franklin to Henry Ford, Americans for generations have committed their most cherished ideals to print, often in charming and plain-spoken language that perfectly represents our provincial, pragmatic, and romantic national character. Burrell's work was inspired by his father, an obsessive collector of words and a chronic nostalgia buff who traveled widely with his family, introducing them to the landmarks, monuments, and other symbols of America's past. Throughout his life, he clipped or wrote down memorable phrases, quotes, mottoes, and quips, both the silly and the profound, the playful and the maudlin. Burrell has lovingly compiled his father's collection of scrapbooks, complementing them with extraordinary research into the origins of America's civic ethics, to produce a truly memorable and inspirational work of historical reference. More than just a compendium of classic American wit and wisdom, The Words We Live By brings this material to life with poignantly told stories, forgotten anecdotes, and deeply considered meditations on the meaning of the words that have shaped the American nation.

The Words We Live By

The Words We Live By
Author: Linda R. Monk
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 0316381861
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Words We Live By takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, gun control, and affirmative action. In The Words We Live By, Linda Monk probes the idea that the Constitution may seem to offer cut-and-dried answers to questions regarding personal rights, but the interpretations of this hallowed document are nearly infinite. For example, in the debate over gun control, does "the right of the people to bear arms" as stated in the Second Amendment pertain to individual citizens or regulated militias? What do scholars say? Should the Internet be regulated and censored, or does this impinge on the freedom of speech as defined in the First Amendment? These and other issues vary depending on the interpretation of the Constitution. Through entertaining and informative annotations, The Words We Live By offers a new way of looking at the Constitution. Its pages reflect a critical, respectful and appreciative look at one of history's greatest documents. The Words We Live By is filled with a rich and engaging historical perspective along with enough surprises and fascinating facts and illustrations to prove that your Constitution is a living -- and entertaining -- document. Updated now for the first time, The Words We Live By continues to take an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, and affirmative action.

Words We Live By The B N Proprietary Edition

Words We Live By  The B N Proprietary Edition
Author: Linda R. Monk
Publsiher: Hyperion
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-11-16
ISBN: 9781401322458
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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George Washington on Coins and Currency

George Washington on Coins and Currency
Author: Heinz Tschachler
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 1476640343
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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George Washington is the most popular subject on coins, medals, tokens, paper money and postage stamps in America. Attempts to eliminate one-dollar bills from circulation, replacing them with coins, have been unsuccessful. Americans' reluctance to part with their "Georges" are beyond rational considerations but tap into deep-felt emotions. To discard one-dollar bills means discarding the metaphorical Father of His Country. Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury, said that monetary tokens were "vehicles of useful impressions." This numismatic history of George Washington traces the persistence of his image on American currency. These images are mostly from the late 18th-century. This book also offers a close look at the pictorial tradition in which these images are rooted.

Our Bodies and how We Live

Our Bodies and how We Live
Author: Albert Franklin Blaisdell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Monthly Energy Review

Monthly Energy Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Petroleum industry and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On Revolution

On Revolution
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publsiher: Penguin Group
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political ethics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Exposition of the Creed

An Exposition of the Creed
Author: John Pearson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 775
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Apostles' Creed
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pamphlets

Pamphlets
Author: David Urquhart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The 100 Best Poems of All Time

The 100 Best Poems of All Time
Author: Leslie Pockell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780446579070
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Saints Herald

Saints Herald
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mormons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Unfeigned Word

The Unfeigned Word
Author: T. R. Hummer,Devon Jersild
Publsiher: Middlebury College Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A celebratory collection of fiction, poetry, and essays from "one of the liveliest, best, and most readable of the literary quarterlies this country has ever produced (Anthony Hecht)." Includes numerous early pieces by now established writers such as Louise Erdrich and Raymond Carver as well as works by literary luminaries and prize winners such as Joyce Carol Oates, Seamus Heaney, Richard Eberhart, Maxine Kumin, and Robert Penn Warren among its 64 contributors.

History of Christianity

History of Christianity
Author: John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Words of Jesus Christ

Words of     Jesus Christ
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Epistles of Paul

The Epistles of Paul
Author: Philip Schaff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Petroleum Supply Monthly

Petroleum Supply Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gasoline supply
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Devotional commentary on the Gospel narrative

Devotional commentary on the Gospel narrative
Author: Isaac Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Oil and Gas Field Code Master List

Oil and Gas Field Code Master List
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gas reservoirs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Financial Statistics of Selected Publicly Owned Electric Utilities

Financial Statistics of Selected Publicly Owned Electric Utilities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electric utilities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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