Posts in category: United States Of America
By Thomas J. Craughwell, M. William Phelps
Everybody makes blunders, but if an American President errors the outcome should be catastrophic. This extensive examine presidential selection making procedures long gone flawed unearths the rules and classes of motion that appeared promising on the time, yet became out to be the worst judgements American Presidents have made. The tales featured right here altered the process the nation's background, and in certain cases replaced the background of the area for the worse.
By Kenton Clymer
Spanning from the 1st US contacts with Cambodia within the nineteenth century up until eventually the overdue Nineteen Sixties and the outbreak of warfare with Vietnam, this ebook is the 1st to systematically discover American kinfolk with Cambodia. A dialogue of adventurers, travelers and missionaries at the beginning units the scene for the research of reliable relatives which all started in 1950.
The publication lines how family members with Cambodia's king, Norodom Sihanouk, have been frequently afflicted as Sihanouk strove to maintain his nation out of the chilly warfare even if burdened by means of the U.S. to hitch the conflict opposed to communism.
By Andrew J. Bacevich
"Andrew Bacevich speaks fact to energy, regardless of who is in energy, that may be why these of either the left and correct take heed to him."―Bill Moyers
An fast New York Times bestseller, The Limits of Power bargains an exceptional exam of the profound triple challenge dealing with the US: an economic system in disarray which may now not be fastened via hoping on growth overseas; a central authority remodeled by way of an imperial presidency right into a democracy in identify in basic terms; and an engagement in unending wars that has seriously undermined the physique politic.
Writing with wisdom born of expertise, conservative historian and previous army officer Andrew J. Bacevich argues that if the state is to unravel its main issue, it'll need the revival of a enormously American process: the overlooked culture of realism. unlike the a number of illusions that experience ruled American coverage because 1945, he demands appreciate for strength and its limits; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of simple suggestions, specially these concerning strength; and a conviction that american citizens needs to stay inside their ability. just a go back to such ideas, Bacevich eloquently argues, provides universal floor for solving America's pressing difficulties earlier than the wear and tear turns into irreparable.
By Chris Price
By Richard Hofstadter, Clarence L. Ver Steeg
This primary quantity of serious concerns in American heritage -- 3 volumes of records that conceal the background of the US from its cost to the current -- provides us a beneficiant sampling from the main political controversies within the Colonial interval. integrated are such records as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584), "Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King and Queen of Spain" (undated, most likely 1694), "The 3rd Virginia Charter" (1612), Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" (1776) and "The announcement of independence" (July four, 1776). each one has an explanatory headnote, and there are short common introductions that set the decisions of their historic context.
By Jeremy Brecher
Since its unique ebook in 1972, no booklet has performed up to Jeremy Brecher’s Strike! to carry American hard work heritage to a large viewers. Strike! narrates the dramatic tale of repeated, giant, and infrequently violent revolts by way of traditional operating humans in the United States and tells this intriguing hidden heritage from the perspective of the rank-and-file employees who lived it. during this accelerated variation, Brecher brings the tale brand new with revised chapters that hide the forty years because the unique version, putting the issues confronted by means of operating buyers within the context of one hundred forty years of work historical past. a brand new bankruptcy, “Beyond One-Sided type conflict” provides the yankee minirevolts of the twenty first century from the conflict of Seattle to Occupy Wall road and past. crucial interpreting for an individual drawn to the old or present-day scenario of yank employees, this up-to-date vintage serves as notion for organizers, activists, and educators operating to restore the hard work circulate today.
By Bob Woodward
In 8 Tuesdays every year, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan convenes a small committee to set the momentary rate of interest which can go through the yank and international economies like an electrical jolt. up to any, the committee's activities ascertain the commercial future health of each American. the provision of cash for enterprise or customer loans, mortgages, activity construction and total nationwide financial development flows from these judgements. possibly the final Washington secret's how the Federal Reserve and its enigmatic chairman, Alan Greenspan, function. In Maestro, Bob Woodward takes you contained in the Fed and Greenspan's considering. We hearken to the Fed's inner debates because the American economic climate is driven right into a old 10-year enlargement whereas the area economic system lurches from monetary obstacle to monetary trouble. Greenspan performs a occasionally sophisticated, occasionally blunt behind-the-scenes position. He seems in Maestro up shut as by no means earlier than -- alternately worried and calm, plunging into arithmetic one second and politics the following, skeptical, dispassionate, continuously suffering -- frequently alone.
Maestro strains a desirable highbrow trip as Greenspan, an old-school anti-inflation hawk of the normal economic climate, is without doubt one of the first to achieve the aptitude within the glossy, high-productivity new economic climate -- the root of the present American growth. Woodward's account of the Greenspan years is a striking portrait of a guy who has develop into the emblem of yankee financial preeminence.
By David Boyle
The untold tale of the rivalries and alliances among Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and John Cabot throughout the Age of Exploration.
When Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453, the common alternate routes to the East grew to become treacherous and costly, forcing retailers of every type to discover new methods of acquiring and buying and selling their items. Enterprising younger males took to the ocean looking for new lands, new routes, new markets, and naturally the potential of glory and mammoth fortunes. delivering an unique imaginative and prescient of the race to find the US, David Boyle finds that the race used to be, in reality, as a lot approximately trade and exchange because it used to be approximately discovery and conquest.
Contrary to well known trust, Cabot, Columbus, and Vespucci not just knew of one another, they have been good acquainted―Columbus and Vespucci at a number of instances labored heavily jointly; Cabot and Columbus have been born in Genoa concerning the related time and had universal pals who have been drawn to Western alternate probabilities. They collaborated, knew of every other's pursuits, and every one other's growth. As every one tried to curry prefer with numerous monarchs throughout Europe, they used information of the others' successes and screw ups to additional their claims and to garner help from traders. The intrigue, espionage, and treachery that abounded within the courts of Europe offer a compelling backdrop for the intersection of desires and company ventures that led find out how to our smooth world.
America on movie: Representing Race, type, Gender, and Sexuality within the video clips, second Edition is a full of life advent to problems with variety as represented in the American cinema.
- Provides a complete evaluation of the economic, socio-cultural, and aesthetic elements that give a contribution to cinematic representations of race, classification, gender, and sexuality
- Includes over a hundred illustrations, word list of keywords, questions for dialogue, and lists for extra reading/viewing
- Includes new case stories of a few movies, together with Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera
By Sarah Leonard
Within the fall of 2011, a small protest camp in downtown long island exploded right into a worldwide rebellion, sparked partially by means of the violent overreactions of the police. An unofficial checklist of this stream, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand bills of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall highway with contentious debates and considerate reflections, that includes the editors and writers of the prestigious n+1, in addition to the various world’s major radical thinkers, similar to Slavoj Žižek, Angela Davis, and Rebecca Solnit.
The booklet conveys the serious pleasure of these current on the start of a counterculture, whereas supplying the flow with a major platform for debating targets, calls for, and strategies. Articles deal with the background of the “horizontalist” constitution at OWS; the way to continue a live-in going while there's a vast mountain of laundry increase; how very wealthy the very wealthy became; the messages and that means of the “We are the 99%” tumblr web site; occupations in Oakland, Boston, Atlanta, and in other places; what occurs subsequent; and lots more and plenty extra.