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America the Book

  • Author : Daily Show Writers
  • Publisher : Grand Central Pub
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0446532681

America the Book Excerpt :

The host of the award-winning humorous news program offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation's founders, and the ludicrous nature of today's media.

Fire in America Book

Fire in America

  • Author : Stephen J. Pyne
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9780295805214

Fire in America Excerpt :

From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Pyne explores the efforts of successive American cultures to master wildfire and to use it to shape the landscape.

The Next America Book

The Next America

  • Author : Paul Taylor
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610396684

The Next America Excerpt :

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Today's Millennials -- well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings -- are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they'd hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: How to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future. Every aspect of our demography is being fundamentally transformed. By mid-century, the population of the United States will be majority non-white and our median age will edge above 40 -- both unprecedented milestones. But other rapidly-aging economic powers like China, Germany, and Japan will have populations that are much older. With our heavy immigration flows, the US is poised to remain relatively young. If we can get our spending priorities and generational equities in order, we can keep our economy second to none. But doing so means we have to rebalance the social compact that binds young and old. In tomorrow's world, yesterday's math will not add up. Drawing on Pew Research Center's extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data, The Next America is a rich portrait of where we are as a nation and where we're headed -- toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century.

Myth America Book

Myth America

  • Author : Kevin M. Kruse
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2023-01-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541601406

Myth America Excerpt :

In this instant New York Times bestseller, America’s top historians set the record straight on the most pernicious myths about our nation’s past. The United States is in the grip of a crisis of bad history. Distortions of the past promoted in the conservative media have led large numbers of Americans to believe in fictions over facts, making constructive dialogue impossible and imperiling our democracy. In Myth America, Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer have assembled an all-star team of fellow historians to push back against this misinformation. The contributors debunk narratives that portray the New Deal and Great Society as failures, immigrants as hostile invaders, and feminists as anti-family warriors—among numerous other partisan lies. Based on a firm foundation of historical scholarship, their findings revitalize our understanding of American history. Replacing myths with research and reality, Myth America is essential reading amid today’s heated debates about our nation’s past. With Essays By Akhil Reed Amar • Kathleen Belew • Carol Anderson • Kevin Kruse • Erika Lee • Daniel Immerwahr • Elizabeth Hinton • Naomi Oreskes • Erik M. Conway • Ari Kelman • Geraldo Cadava • David A. Bell • Joshua Zeitz • Sarah Churchwell • Michael Kazin • Karen L. Cox • Eric Rauchway • Glenda Gilmore • Natalia Mehlman Petrzela • Lawrence B. Glickman • Julian E. Zelizer

America s Teachers Book

America s Teachers

  • Author : Joseph W. Newman
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053368612

America s Teachers Excerpt :

This book offers prospective teachers a realistic look at teaching as a profession. The writing is clear and accessible. The research base and documentation are the strongest on the market. The book is organized around four parts. Part One of America's Teachers, "Teaching as an Occupation," goes into extensive depth on motives for teaching, the job market, teacher salaries and evaluation, trends in teacher education, teacher organizations, and legal issues. Part Two, "Schools and Society," offers full chapters on the history, philosophy, sociology, and politics of education, emphasizing the effects of increasing cultural diversity. Part Three, "Issues for the Twenty-First Century," explores the ongoing competition between public schools and private schools and analyzes trends in the curriculum, particularly the drive to state standards and high-stakes testing. For prospective teachers.

America s Transportation Book

America s Transportation

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1936
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015068197980

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America s Town Meeting of the Air Book

America s Town Meeting of the Air

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1936
  • Genre: America's town meetings of the air
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D00314532B

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America s Top Doctors Book

America s Top Doctors

  • Author : Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
  • Publisher : Castle Connolly Medical
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1304
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060779637

America s Top Doctors Excerpt :

The selection of medical providers for inclusion in this book was based in part on opinions solicited from physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. The author and publishers cannot assure the accuracy of information provided to them by third parties, since such opinions are necessarily subjective and may be incomplete. The omission from this book of particular health care providers does not mean that such providers are not competent or reputable.

America s Wonderlands Book

America s Wonderlands

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2023-01-29
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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America s Lost Plays Book

America s Lost Plays

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1940
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106020081623

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Defending America s Future Book

Defending America s Future

  • Author : American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1941
  • Genre: Crime
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015027750408

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