What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 177545181X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Saw in America Book Excerpt:

Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis, this unique volume is a must-read for Chesterton fans or those with an interest in American history.

What I saw in America

What I saw in America
Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publsiher: Jazzybee Verlag
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1923
ISBN: 3849677311
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I saw in America Book Excerpt:

Americans like to read the opinions of other people from other lands about them, and particularly will they delight in this volume by G. K. Chesterton. There is a rich vein of humor in all of Chesterton's work, and its warmth runs through this book. There is also a power of keen observation and an intuitive perception of realities in his make-up that comes strongly to the fore in such a collection of articles as are here gathered together. There are chapters on "Some American Cities," "The American Business Man," "Prohibition in Fact and Fancy," "The Extraordinary American," "Presidents and Problems," and others, including a "Meditation on Broadway," which is full of surprises. The whole book is full of them, for that matter, and it is delectable reading.

What They Saw in America

What They Saw in America
Author: James L. Nolan, Jr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN: 131668413X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What They Saw in America Book Excerpt:

Grounded in the stories of their actual visits, What They Saw in America takes the reader through the journeys of four distinguished, yet very different foreign visitors - Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G. K. Chesterton and Sayyid Qutb - who traveled to the United States between 1830 and 1950. The comparative insights of these important outside observers (from both European and Middle Eastern countries) encourage sober reflection on a number of features of American culture that have persisted over time - individualism and conformism, the unique relationship between religion and capitalism, indifference toward nature, voluntarism, attitudes toward race, and imperialistic tendencies. Listening to these travelers' views, both the ambivalent and even the more unequivocal, can help Americans better understand themselves, more fully empathize with the values of other cultures, and more deeply comprehend how the United States is perceived from the outside.

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America
Author: G K Chesterton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN: 9781657135956
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Saw in America Book Excerpt:

'What I Saw in America' tells us as much about the author and his particular views as it does about his destination. Indeed, Chesterton's personalised observations - his aversion to imperialism, capitalism, Anglo-Americanism and his commitment to democracy and fraternity - are distinguished by the piercing wit for which he is famed.

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers
Author: John R. Shook
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 1288
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN: 1441171401
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers Book Excerpt:

The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, which contains over 400 entries by nearly 300 authors, provides an account of philosophical thought in the United States and Canada between 1600 and 1860. The label of "philosopher" has been broadly applied in this Dictionary to intellectuals who have made philosophical contributions regardless of academic career or professional title. Most figures were not academic philosophers, as few such positions existed then, but they did work on philosophical issues and explored philosophical questions involved in such fields as pedagogy, rhetoric, the arts, history, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, medicine, anthropology, religion, metaphysics, and the natural sciences. Each entry begins with biographical and career information, and continues with a discussion of the subject's writings, teaching, and thought. A cross-referencing system refers the reader to other entries. The concluding bibliography lists significant publications by the subject, posthumous editions and collected works, and further reading about the subject.

What I Saw in America

What I Saw in America
Author: G K Chesterton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-04-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Saw in America Book Excerpt:

I have never managed to lose my old conviction that travel narrows the mind. At least a man must make a double effort of moral humility and imaginative energy to prevent it from narrowing his mind. Indeed there is something touching and even tragic about the thought of the thoughtless tourist, who might have stayed at home loving Laplanders, embracing Chinamen, and clasping Patagonians to his heart in Hampstead or Surbiton, but for his blind and suicidal impulse to go and see what they looked like. This is not meant for nonsense; still less is it meant for the silliest sort of nonsense, which is cynicism. The human bond that he feels at home is not an illusion. On the contrary, it is rather an inner reality. Man is inside all men. In a real sense any man may be inside any men. But to travel is to leave the inside and draw dangerously near the outside. So long as he thought of men in the abstract, like naked toiling figures in some classic frieze, merely as those who labour and love their children and die, he was thinking the fundamental truth about them. By going to look at their unfamiliar manners and customs he is inviting them to disguise themselves in fantastic masks and costumes. Many modern internationalists talk as if men of different nationalities had only to meet and mix and understand each other. In reality that is the moment of supreme danger-the moment when they meet. We might shiver, as at the old euphemism by which a meeting meant a duel.Travel ought to combine amusement with instruction; but most travellers are so much amused that they refuse to be instructed. I do not blame them for being amused; it is perfectly natural to be amused at a Dutchman for being Dutch or a Chinaman for being Chinese. Where they are wrong is that they take their own amusement seriously. They base on it their serious ideas of international instruction. It was said that the Englishman takes his pleasures sadly; and the pleasure of despising foreigners is one which he takes most sadly of all. He comes to scoff and does not remain to pray, but rather to excommunicate. Hence in international relations there is far too little laughing, and far too much sneering. But I believe that there is a better way which largely consists of laughter; a form of friendship between nations which is actually founded on differences. To hint at some such better way is the only excuse of this book.

Lafayette in America 1777 1783

Lafayette in America  1777 1783
Author: Louis Reichenthal Gottschalk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1062
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American English

American English
Author: Zoltan Kovecses
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2000-09-26
ISBN: 1770484280
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American English Book Excerpt:

This book is a cultural-historical (rather than purely linguistic) introduction to American English. The first part consists of a general account of variation in American English. It offers concise but comprehensive coverage of such topics as the history of American English; regional, social and ethnic variation; variation in style (including slang); and British and American differences. The second part of the book puts forward an account of how American English has developed into a dominant variety of the English language. It focuses on the ways in which intellectual traditions such as puritanism and republicanism, in shaping the American world view, have also contributed to the distinctiveness of American English.

Transatlantic Radicals and the Early American Republic

Transatlantic Radicals and the Early American Republic
Author: Michael Durey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 425
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Radicals and the Early American Republic Book Excerpt:

In the transatlantic world of the late eighteenth century, easterly winds blew radical thought to America. Thomas Paine had already arrived on these shores in 1774 and made his mark as a radical pamphleteer during the Revolution. In his wake followed more than 200 other radical exiles—English Dissenters, Whigs, and Painites; Scottish "lads o'parts"; and Irish patriots—who became influential newspaper writers and editors and helped change the nature of political discourse in a young nation. Michael Durey has written the first full-scale analysis of these radicals, evaluating the long-term influence their ideas have had on American political thought. Transatlantic Radicals uncovers the roots of their radicalism in the Old World and tells the story of how these men came to be exiled, how they emigrated, and how they participated in the politics of their adopted country. Nearly all of these radicals looked to Paine as their spiritual leader and to Thomas Jefferson as their political champion. They held egalitarian, anti-federalist values and promoted an extreme form of participatory democracy that found a niche in the radical wing of Jefferson's Republican Party. Their divided views on slavery, however, reveal that democratic republicanism was unable to cope with the realities of that institution. As political activists during the 1790s, they proved crucial to Jefferson's 1800 presidential victory; then, after his views moderated and their influence waned, many repatriated, others drifted into anonymity, and a few managed to find success in the New World. Although many of these men are known to us through other histories, their influence as a group has never before been so closely examined. Durey persuasively demonstrates that the intellectual ferment in Britain did indeed have tremendous influence on American politics. His account of that influence sheds considerable light on transatlantic political history and differences in religious, political, and economic freedoms. Skillfully balancing a large cast of characters, Transatlantic Radicals depicts the diversity of their experiences and shows how crucial these reluctant émigrés were to shaping our republic in its formative years.

A New Introduction to American Studies

A New Introduction to American Studies
Author: Howard Temperley,Christopher Bigsby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN: 1317867378
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Introduction to American Studies Book Excerpt:

A New Introduction to American Studies provides a coherent portrait of American history, literature, politics, culture and society, and also deals with some of the central themes and preoccupations of American life. It will provoke students into thinking about what it actually means to study a culture. Ideals such as the commitment to liberty, equality and material progress are fully examined and new light is shed on the sometimes contradictory ways in which these ideals have informed the nation's history and culture. For introductory undergraduate courses in American Studies, American History and American Literature.

History of the United States of America

History of the United States of America
Author: George Bancroft
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Business America

Business America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business America Book Excerpt:

Includes articles on international business opportunities.

History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent The American revolution considered in its causes

History of the United States  from the Discovery of the American Continent  The American revolution considered in its causes
Author: George Bancroft
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of American Biography

Encyclopedia of American Biography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1934
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Scribble Scribble Scribble

Scribble  Scribble  Scribble
Author: Simon Schama
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-04-12
ISBN: 0062079107
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scribble Scribble Scribble Book Excerpt:

“Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller.” —Boston Globe “A writer of gorgeous prose.” —Washington Post The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, a wonderful compendium of thirty provocative, witty, enlightening, and stimulating essays previously published but collected in a single volume for the first time. One of our most distinguished historians and commentators, Schama, the acclaimed author of The American Future: A History, explores an amazing diversity of topics—from the political to the personal, from the earth-shaking to the mundane, from ice cream to Churchill to Hurricane Katrina and everything in-between. In Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, Simon Schama opens up his—and our—wide world to us.

An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture

An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture
Author: Dominic Strinati
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN: 1134565070
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture is widely recognized as an immensely useful textbook for students taking courses in the major theories of popular culture. Strinati provides a critical assessment of the ways in which these theories have tried to understand and evaluate popular culture in modern societies. Among the theories and ideas the book introduces are: mann culture, the Frankfurt School and the culture industry, semiology and structuralism, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism and cultural populism. This new edition provides fresh material on Marxism and feminism, while a new final chapter assesses the significance of the theories explained in the book.

L gion D honneur Magazine

L  gion D honneur Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 882
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Aviation

American Aviation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Aviation Book Excerpt:

Issues for include Annual air transport progress issue.

The Lumberman

The Lumberman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1955
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Lumber
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Special Warfare

Special Warfare
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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