American Amnesia Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

American Amnesia

  • Author : Jacob S. Hacker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451667837

American Amnesia Excerpt :

In the past, government and business were as much partners as rivals, resulting in broad-based growth and healthy social development. But advocates of anti-government market fundamentalism are intent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. Hacker and Pierson examine why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned.

Looking for the Good War Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Looking for the Good War

  • Author : Elizabeth D. Samet
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-11-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250859082

Looking for the Good War Excerpt :

“Essential reading. This eloquent, far-ranging analysis of the national psyche goes as far as any book I’ve ever read toward explaining the peculiar American yen for war and more war.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Beautiful Country Burn Again In Looking for the Good War, Elizabeth D. Samet examines the literature, art, and culture that emerged after World War II, bringing her expertise as a professor of English at West Point to bear on the complexity of the postwar period in national life. She exposes the confusion about American identity that was expressed during and immediately after the war, and the deep national ambivalence toward war, violence, and veterans—a history that was suppressed in subsequent decades by a dangerously sentimental attitude toward the United States’ supposedly exceptional history and destiny. Samet discovers the complex legacy of the war in some of its most heavily mythologized figures: the war correspondent epitomized by Ernie Pyle, the character of the erstwhile G.I. turned either cop or criminal in the pulp fiction and feature films of the late 1940s, the disaffected Civil War veteran who looms so large on the screen in the Cold War–era Western, and the resurgent military hero of the post-Vietnam period. Taken together, these figures reveal key elements of postwar attitudes toward violence, liberty, and nation—attitudes that have shaped domestic and foreign policy and that respond in various ways to ideas about national identity and purpose established or affirmed by World War II. As the United States reassesses its roles in Afghanistan and the Middle East, the time has come to rethink our national mythology: the way that World War II shaped our sense of national destiny, our beliefs about the use of American military force throughout the world, and our inability to accept the realities of the twenty-first century’s decades of devastating conflict.

American Amnesia Book

American Amnesia

  • Author : Joe Conason
  • Publisher : Creators Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942448891

American Amnesia Excerpt :

Do you feel that your progressive views are being warped by conservative media? Are you worried that your liberal opinions are being stifled, and that you are alone in your political beliefs? You're not alone, and Joe Conason serves as a powerful democratic voice to stand up for his progressive politics, commenting on everything from religion and politics to the environment and climate change. This is a collection of the best of his columns from 2014.

An American Amnesia Book

An American Amnesia

  • Author : Bruce Herschensohn
  • Publisher : Beaufort Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780825305610

An American Amnesia Excerpt :

January 27th, 1973: the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Viet Cong sign the Paris Peace Accords, guaranteeing the right of self-determination to the South Vietnamese people. April 30th, 1975: President Duong Van Minh of South Vietnam announces the nation's unconditional surrender to the North, ending the decade-long conflict and enabling the merger of both countries into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. What happened in two short years to cause such a dramatic reversal? In An American Amnesia, respected political commentator Bruce Herschensohn re-examines the incredible actions taken by the 94th Congress and by many American citizens which forced South Vietnam's surrender, an event that brought about immense tragedy for Southeast Asians and haunts our political landscape to this day. Drawing on notes, speeches, and writings from his own experiences in Southeast Asia, as well as in the United States Information Agency and in the White House, Herschensohn fills in important facts in that period of history and warns against the danger of succumbing to a similar voluntary amnesia in the future.

Cultural Amnesia Book

Cultural Amnesia

  • Author : Professor of Classical Studies Stephen Bertman
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 027596230X

Cultural Amnesia Excerpt :

Explains how Americans' cultural forgetfulness is eating away at America's soul.

The Second American Civil War  Book One the Red and the Blue Book

The Second American Civil War Book One the Red and the Blue

  • Author : Bill Daugherty
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-11-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781312664203

The Second American Civil War Book One the Red and the Blue Excerpt :

Think It Can't Happen Here? Think Again: Operation Vigilant Eagle HR 347 Million Vet March IRS Targeting Bundy Ranch Ferguson Patriot Act Partisanship is on the rise, the economy is in a downward spiral, and there is a steady erosion of civil liberties. These factors all contribute to a plotline that is as unthinkable as it is inevitable. A Second American Civil War. From the backroom deals in Washington D.C. to the front lines of the battlefield. Daugherty offers an unflinching view of how a modern war on American soil would play out. A nightmare scenario which will come true.

American Notes Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

American Notes

  • Author : Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher : Castrovilli Giuseppe
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044097926497

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Let them Eat Tweets  How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality Book

Let them Eat Tweets How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality

  • Author : Jacob S. Hacker
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631496851

Let them Eat Tweets How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality Excerpt :

A New York Times Editors’ Choice An “essential” (Jane Mayer) account of the dangerous marriage of plutocratic economic priorities and right-wing populist appeals — and how it threatens the pillars of American democracy. In Let Them Eat Tweets, best-selling political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson argue that despite the rhetoric of Donald Trump, Josh Hawley, and other right-wing “populists,” the Republican Party came to serve its plutocratic masters to a degree without precedent in modern global history. To maintain power while serving the 0.1 percent, the GOP has relied on increasingly incendiary racial and cultural appeals to its almost entirely white base. Calling this dangerous hybrid “plutocratic populism,” Hacker and Pierson show how, over the last forty years, reactionary plutocrats and right-wing populists have become the two faces of a party that now actively undermines democracy to achieve its goals against the will of the majority of Americans. Based on decades of research and featuring a new epilogue about the intensification of GOP radicalism after the 2020 election, Let Them Eat Tweets authoritatively explains the doom loop of tax cutting and fearmongering that defines the Republican Party—and reveals how the rest of us can fight back.

Isles of Amnesia Book

Isles of Amnesia

  • Author : Mark J. Rauzon
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780824857547

Isles of Amnesia Excerpt :

For over a quarter century, biologist Mark J. Rauzon worked in the field of island restoration, traveling throughout the American Insular Pacific to eradicate invasive plants and animals introduced by humans. The region spans from Hawai`i to Samoa to Guam, and their neighbors—small, obscure tropical islands that are hundreds, if not thousands, of nautical miles from each other. These little-known US possessions and territories include various islands and atolls: Jarvis, Howland, Baker, the Northern Marianas, Wake, Palmyra, Johnston, and Rose Atoll, among others. They anchor a vast National Marine Monument program created in 2009, and expanded in 2014, to protect the largest area in the world from exploitation. In Isles of Amnesia, Rauzon chronicles the ecological and human history of these islands, enlivened with his first-hand experiences of eradication efforts to restore atoll ecosystems and maximize native biodiversity. Each chapter focuses on an individual island or island group, revealing how each location has its own particular story, secret past, or ecological lesson to be shared. Taken as a whole, the region has played a unique role in American history, with the remoteness of the islands having served the needs of whalers and guano miners in the 1800s and, in later years, that of military secret projects, missile launching, chemical weapon incinerations, and air bases. Rauzon further explores the creation of the National Marine Monuments and what their protection means to a changing ocean, and presents original research about the US military’s Pacific Project and germ warfare testing. Illustrated with over seventy historical photographs and original drawings, this much-needed work tells the fascinating story of America’s forgotten Pacific islands.

Imperial America Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Imperial America

  • Author : Gore Vidal
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2009-04-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786738267

Imperial America Excerpt :

Gore Vidal has been described as the last ‘noble defender" of the American republic. In Imperial America, Vidal steals the thunder of a right wing America—those who have camouflaged their extremist rhetoric in the Old Glory and the Red, White, and Blue—by demonstrating that those whose protest arbitrary and secret government, those who defend the bill of rights, those who seek to restrain America's international power, are the true patriots. "Those Americans who refuse to plunge blindly into the maelstrom of European and Asiatic politics are not defeatist or neurotic," he writes. "They are giving evidence of sanity, not cowardice, of adult thinking as distinguished from infantilism. They intend to preserve and defend the Republic. America is not to be Rome or Britain. It is to be America."

Off Center Book

Off Center

  • Author : Jacob S. Hacker
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300130669

Off Center Excerpt :

The Republicans who run American government today have defied the normal laws of political gravity. They have ruled with the slimmest of majorities and yet have transformed the nation’s governing priorities. They have strayed dramatically from the moderate middle of public opinion and yet have faced little public backlash. Again and again, they have sided with the affluent and ideologically extreme while paying little heed to the broad majority of Americans. And much more often than not, they have come out on top. This book shows why—and why this troubling state of affairs can and must be changed. Written in a highly accessible style by two professional political scientists, Off Center tells the story of a deliberative process restricted and distorted by party chieftains, of unresponsive power brokers subverting the popular will, and of legislation written by and for powerful interests and deliberately designed to mute popular discontent. In the best tradition of engaged social science, Off Center is a powerful and informed critique that points the way toward a stronger foundation for American democracy.

 The Good War  Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

The Good War

  • Author : Studs Terkel
  • Publisher : New Press/ORIM
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595587596

The Good War Excerpt :

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “The richest and most powerful single document of the American experience in World War II” (The Boston Globe). “The Good War” is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Studs Terkel as an interviewer and oral historian. From a pipe fitter’s apprentice at Pearl Harbor to a crew member of the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, his subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history” of WWII. With this volume Terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical, and the result is a masterpiece of oral history. “Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time, as if one has stumbled on private accounts in letters locked in attic trunks . . . In terms of plain human interest, Mr. Terkel may well have put together the most vivid collection of World War II sketches ever gathered between covers.” —The New York Times Book Review “I promise you will remember your war years, if you were alive then, with extraordinary vividness as you go through Studs Terkel’s book. Or, if you are too young to remember, this is the best place to get a sense of what people were feeling.” —Chicago Tribune “A powerful book, repeatedly moving and profoundly disturbing.” —People

Great Trainers Make It Happen Book

Great Trainers Make It Happen

  • Author : Ben Olson
  • Publisher : Booksurge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-09-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 1419681141

Great Trainers Make It Happen Excerpt :

ATTENTION TRAINERS: It's Not About YOU - It's About the LEARNER! What is the biggest mistake a trainer can make? Quite simply, it is focusing all of their efforts on themselves and not their students! Many inexperienced trainers fall into this trap, but it doesn't have to happen to you! This book provides easy-to-execute examples that, when utilized, will make any rookie trainer look like a seasoned pro in just one day! You will learn how to structure the classroom experience in such a positive way that I guarantee it will make a difference in your professional life and in the lives of your participants. The techniques outlined in this book will help you to become the Great Trainer you have always wanted to be - because although good trainers may know these methods, Great Trainers make it happen! Inside, you will discover how to: -Create an inviting physical and emotional learning environment for your students. An inviting learning environment leads to higher levels of participation, retention, and on-the-job application! -Be less of an instructor and more of a "Tour Guide." Utilizing tour guide techniques will make your class anything-but-ordinary, causing people to look forward to your next event! -Utilize Great Trainer techniques whether you're facilitating a 5-day course, a 60-minute training session, or a 15-minute presentation! -Apply the techniques that will help you go WACCO for your participants - without spending a dime! Get on the road to continuous training improvement and start reading!

Ashes of My Heart Book

Ashes of My Heart

  • Author : Lamelle Shaw
  • Publisher : FORTE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0994630891

Ashes of My Heart Excerpt :

Ashes of My Heart, takes us on a journey through moods of a woman, motherhood and memories. She gives her raw sentiments. Lamelle writes from the heart and shares in depth emotions and draws you in to her poetry from the first line to the terminal twists. An all-around artist, her writing like her music is raw and unscripted and filled with passion.

On Sovereign Ground Book

On Sovereign Ground

  • Author : Brent Melton
  • Publisher : Oak Barrel Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 069278800X

On Sovereign Ground Excerpt :

Sergeant Sebastian Gray is trying to acclimate himself to the ordinary routine of life on base in Corpus Christi, Texas, after being wounded in battle during a terrorist surge in Syria. When terrorists commence a series of high profile lone-wolf attacks within the United States, his hatred for them is heightened by his inability to take the fight to them. On the anniversary of the deaths of his team, Sebastian finds himself surrounded by terrorists in a well-planned attack on his base. This time, the terrorists are American soldiers. Or are they? With the help of DEA Agent Sean Ray, Sebastian attempts to distinguish friend from foe in a deadly race against time to stop the deadly attack.