Making America Book

Making America

  • Author : Carol Berkin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0618135685

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Confidence Man Book

Confidence Man

  • Author : Maggie Haberman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593297353

Confidence Man Excerpt :

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller. “This is the book Trump fears most.” - Axios “Will be a primary source about the most vexing president in American history for years to come.” - Joe Klein, The New York Times "A uniquely illuminating portrait." - Sean Wilentz, The Washington Post “[A] monumental look at Donald Trump and his presidency.” — David Shribman, Los Angeles Times From the Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter who has defined Donald J. Trump's presidency like no other journalist, Confidence Man is a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that chronicles his life and its meaning from his rise in New York City to his tortured post-presidency. Few journalists working today have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few understand him and his motivations better. Now, demonstrating her majestic command of this story, Haberman reveals in full the depth of her understanding of the 45th president himself, and of what the Trump phenomenon means. Interviews with hundreds of sources and numerous interviews over the years with Trump himself portray a complicated and often contradictory historical figure. Capable of kindness but relying on casual cruelty as it suits his purposes. Pugnacious. Insecure. Lonely. Vindictive. Menacing. Smarter than his critics contend and colder and more calculating than his allies believe. A man who embedded himself in popular culture, galvanizing support for a run for high office that he began preliminary spadework for 30 years ago, to ultimately become a president who pushed American democracy to the brink. The through-line of Trump’s life and his presidency is the enduring question of what is in it for him or what he needs to say to survive short increments of time in the pursuit of his own interests. Confidence Man is also, inevitably, about the world that produced such a singular character, giving rise to his career and becoming his first stage. It is also about a series of relent

Making America Competitive Book

Making America Competitive

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Bna Books
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Competition, International
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924050064140

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The Making of Asian America Book
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The Making of Asian America

  • Author : Erika Lee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476739403

The Making of Asian America Excerpt :

"In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as ... historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day. An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life in the United States: sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500s to the Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Over the past fifty years, a new Asian America has emerged out of community activism and the arrival of new immigrants and refugees. No longer a "despised minority," Asian Americans are now held up as America's "model minorities" in ways that reveal the complicated role that race still plays in the United States. Published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the United States' Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that has remade our "nation of immigrants," this is a new and definitive history of Asian Americans. But more than that, it is a new way of understanding America itself, its complicated histories of race and immigration, and its place in the world today"--Jacket.

Federalism and the Making of America Book

Federalism and the Making of America

  • Author : David Brian Robertson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315394480

Federalism and the Making of America Excerpt :

Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. Some of the most spectacular political conflicts in American history have been fought on the battlefield of federalism, including states’ rights to leave the union, government power to regulate business, and responses to the problems of race, poverty, pollution, abortion, and gay rights. In the second edition of this nuanced and comprehensive text, David Brian Robertson shows that past choices shape present circumstances, and that a deep understanding of American government, public policy, political processes, and society requires an understanding of the key steps in federalism’s evolution in American history. New to the Second Edition Emphasizes that federalism is a battleground that shapes every life inAmerica. Extensively revised and updated, including new coverage of recent controversies like Ferguson, immigration, climate change, Obamacare, gay rights, the minimum wage, political polarization, voter identification, fracking, and marijuana legalization. Brings together the newest developments in history, political science, law,and related disciplines to show how federalism influences government and politics today. Includes chapter-opening vignettes that deal with contemporary cases and policy challenges.

Making in America Book

Making in America

  • Author : Suzanne Berger
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262316842

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How America can rebuild its industrial landscape to sustain an innovative economy. America is the world leader in innovation, but many of the innovative ideas that are hatched in American start-ups, labs, and companies end up going abroad to reach commercial scale. Apple, the superstar of innovation, locates its production in China (yet still reaps most of its profits in the United States). When innovation does not find the capital, skills, and expertise it needs to come to market in the United States, what does it mean for economic growth and job creation? Inspired by the MIT Made in America project of the 1980s, Making in America brings experts from across MIT to focus on a critical problem for the country. MIT scientists, engineers, social scientists, and management experts visited more than 250 firms in the United States, Germany, and China. In companies across America—from big defense contractors to small machine shops and new technology start-ups—these experts tried to learn how we can rebuild the industrial landscape to sustain an innovative economy. At each stop, they asked this basic question: “When you have a new idea, how do you get it into the market?” They found gaping holes and missing pieces in the industrial ecosystem. Even in an Internet-connected world, proximity to innovation and users matters for industry. Making in America describes ways to strengthen this connection, including public-private collaborations, new government-initiated manufacturing innovation institutes, and industry/community college projects. If we can learn from these ongoing experiments in linking innovation to production, American manufacturing could have a renaissance.

Making America  Making American Literature Book

Making America Making American Literature

  • Author : A. Robert Lee
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9051839065

Making America Making American Literature Excerpt :

If 1776 heralds America's Birth of the Nation, so, too, it witnesses the rise of a matching, and overlapping, American Literature. For between the 1770s and the 1820s American writing moves on from the ancestral Puritanism of New England and Virginia - though not, as yet, into the American Renaissance so strikingly called for by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Even so, the concourse of voices which arise in this period, that is between (and including) Benjamin Franklin and James Fenimore Cooper, mark both a key transitional literary generation and yet one all too easily passed over in its own imaginative right. This collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays seeks to establish new bearings, a revision of one of the key political and literary eras in American culture. Not only are Franklin and Cooper themselves carefully re-evaluated in the making of America's new literary republic, but figures like Charles Brockden Brown, Washington Irving, Philip Frencau, William Cullen Bryant, the other Alexander Hamilton, and the playwrights Royall Tyler and William Dunlop. Other essays take a more inclusive perspective, whether American epistolary fiction, a first generation of American women-authored fiction, the public discourse of The Federalist Papers, the rise of the American periodical, or the founding African-American generation of Phillis Wheatley. What unites all the essays is the common assumption that the making of America was as much a matter of creating its national literature; as the making of American literature was a matter of shaping a national identity.

Wildland Book


  • Author : Evan Osnos
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374720735

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER After a decade abroad, the National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States—Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL—to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury. Evan Osnos moved to Washington, D.C., in 2013 after a decade away from the United States, first reporting from the Middle East before becoming the Beijing bureau chief at the Chicago Tribune and then the China correspondent for The New Yorker. While abroad, he often found himself making a case for America, urging the citizens of Egypt, Iraq, or China to trust that even though America had made grave mistakes throughout its history, it aspired to some foundational moral commitments: the rule of law, the power of truth, the right of equal opportunity for all. But when he returned to the United States, he found each of these principles under assault. In search of an explanation for the crisis that reached an unsettling crescendo in 2020—a year of pandemic, civil unrest, and political turmoil—he focused on three places he knew firsthand: Greenwich, Connecticut; Clarksburg, West Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois. Reported over the course of six years, Wildland follows ordinary individuals as they navigate the varied landscapes of twenty-first-century America. Through their powerful, often poignant stories, Osnos traces the sources of America’s political dissolution. He finds answers in the rightward shift of the financial elite in Greenwich, in the collapse of social infrastructure and possibility in Clarksburg, and in the compounded effects of segregation and violence in Chicago. The truth about the state of the nation may be found not in the slogans of political leaders but in the intricate details of individual lives, and in the hidden connections between them. As Wildland weaves in and out of these personal stories, events in Washington occasionally intrude, like flames li

Making America s Streets Safer Book

Making America s Streets Safer

  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Community policing
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : PURD:32754074678206

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Making America  A History of the United States  Volume 1  To 1877  Brief Book

Making America A History of the United States Volume 1 To 1877 Brief

  • Author : Carol Berkin
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1133943276

Making America A History of the United States Volume 1 To 1877 Brief Excerpt :

MAKING AMERICA: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, BRIEF SIXTH EDITION, presents history as a dynamic process shaped by human expectations, difficult choices, and often the surprising consequences. With this focus on history as a process, MAKING AMERICA encourages readers to think historically and to develop into citizens who value the past. The clear chronology, straightforward narrative, and strong thematic structure emphasize communication over intimidation and appeal to readers of varied learning levels. The Brief Sixth Edition retains a hallmark feature of the MAKING AMERICA program: pedagogical tools that allow readers to master complex material and enable them to develop analytical skills. Every chapter has chapter outlines, chronologies, focus questions, and on-page glossaries (defining both key terms and general vocabulary) to provide guidance throughout the text; the open, inviting design allows readers to access and use pedagogy to improve learning. A wealth of images throughout provides a visual connection to the past, with captions that help readers analyze the subject of the painting, photograph, or artifact from an historical point of view. Investigating America gets to the heart of learning history: reading and analyzing primary sources. A new feature, In The Wider World introduces a global perspective for each chapter. In addition, a new map program provides clear, visually engaging maps with globe insets to put the map in a global context. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Brief Sixth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

More Like Us Book

More Like Us

  • Author : James M. Fallows
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 0395528100

More Like Us Excerpt :

Arguing against following examples set by the Japanese in rebuilding American economic strength, the author recommends utilization of the vast skills and resources of immigrants to the United States

Making It in America Book

Making It in America

  • Author : John Bassett
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455563579

Making It in America Excerpt :

Everyone knows you can't build things in America anymore. Everyone, that is, except John D. Bassett III. While one corporation after another exported their manufacturing to high-volume factories in low-wage locations overseas, Bassett's traditional wood bedroom furniture manufacturing company has not only survived, but thrived, making premium products right here in America. When everyone else was rushing for the exits, Bassett bet on the talent, dedication, and uncompromising quality of American workmanship. And he won. In Making It in America, Bassett tells you the secrets that have made Vaughan-Bassett Furniture so successful doing what everyone said couldn't be done. Drawing on rich life experience, including the everyday challenges running a traditional manufacturing company, Bassett constructs a 12-point plan to achieve successful leadership in any business. These steps include: Have a winning attitude, respect your employees, don't panic, reinvest constantly, and make the best of the worst. Bassett's story is about how those values underpinned his personal success and how they can revitalize America itself. In the face of feckless leadership, crumbling infrastructure, and global competition, Bassett's story is a blueprint for how America can revitalize its role as leader of the free world and how your success can be part of it.

Men Who Are Making America  Classic Reprint  Book

Men Who Are Making America Classic Reprint

  • Author : B. C. Forbes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-07-12
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN 10 : 1331260434

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Excerpt from Men Who Are Making America "How can I attain success?" That is what every rational human being wants to know. This book tells in an intimate way how fifty of America's foremost business and financial leaders of the present day have climbed the ladder of success. The selection of the fifty is based on the replies received from business men all over the country to the question: "Who Are Our Fifty Foremost Business Men, Men Who Are Making America?" In all but a few instances, based on geographical or exceptional circumstances, the list represents those who were accorded the highest number of votes. Having been thus singled out as the most successful American business men now living they may be regarded as well qualified to speak illuminatingly and helpfully on the subject of achievement. Who are the fifty men thus honoured by the business world? In what fields have they made their mark? Are they moderately young or are most of them elderly? How many of them are native Americans and how many were born in other parts of the world? Were their parents in a majority of instances poor, moderately circumstanced, or wealthy? The table on pages vi-vii furnishes a succinct reply to these questions. It will be seen that: 24 were born poor. 17 were born in moderate circumstances. 9 were born rich. 40 were born in the United States. 4 were born in Scotland. 4 were born in Germany. 1 was born in England. 1 was born in Canada. 14 began as store clerks. 5 as bank clerks. 4 as grocery boys. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, how

America Second Book
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America Second

  • Author : Isaac Stone Fish
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525657712

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A timely, provocative exposé of American political and business leadership’s deep ties to China: a network of people who believe they are doing the right thing—at a profound and often hidden cost to U.S. interests. The past few years have seen relations between China and the United States shift, from enthusiastic economic partners, to wary frenemies, to open rivals. Americans have been slow to wake up to the challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party. Why did this happen? And what can we do about it? In America Second, Isaac Stone Fish traces the evolution of the Party’s influence in America. He shows how America’s leaders initially welcomed China’s entry into the U.S. economy, believing that trade and engagement would lead to a more democratic China. And he explains how—although this belief has proved misguided--many of our businesspeople and politicians have become too dependent on China to challenge it. America Second exposes a deep network of Beijing’s influence in America, built quietly over the years through prominent figures like former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright, Disney chairman Bob Iger, and members of the Bush family. And it shows how to fight that influence–without being paranoid, xenophobic, or racist. This is an authoritative and important story of corruption and good intentions gone wrong, with serious implications not only for the future of the United States, but for the world at large.

Wales  the Welsh and the Making of America Book

Wales the Welsh and the Making of America

  • Author : Vivienne Sanders
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786837912

Wales the Welsh and the Making of America Excerpt :

In 1971, Californian congressman Thomas M. Rees told the US House of Representatives that ‘very little has been written of what the Welsh have contributed in all walks of life in the shaping of American history’. This book is the first systematic attempt to both recount and evaluate the considerable yet undervalued contribution made by Welsh immigrants and their immediate descendants to the development of the United States. Their lives and achievements are set within a narrative outline of American history that emphasises the Welsh influence upon the colonists’ rejection of British rule, and upon the establishment, expansion and industrialisation of the new American nation. This book covers both the famous and the unsung who worked and fought to acquire greater prosperity and freedom for themselves and for their nation.