My American Journey Book
Score: 4.5
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My American Journey


  • Author : Colin L. Powell
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-12-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763686

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My American Journey Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A great American success story . . . an endearing and well-written book.”—The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history—Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier’s directness. My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell’s passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, “the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers” inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision.

The American Journey Book

The American Journey


  • Author : Joyce Oldham Appleby
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Glencoe
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Graphic novels
  • Pages : 1116
  • ISBN 10 : 0078777135

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The Oregon Trail Book
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

The Oregon Trail


  • Author : Rinker Buck
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451659160

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The Oregon Trail Excerpt :

In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate

The Indian American Journey Book

The Indian American Journey


  • Author : Emma Carlson Berne
  • Publisher : American Journey
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 1641289007

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The Indian American Journey Excerpt :

"In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Indian-Americans took to the United States. This title also introduces readers to their country of origin, reasons for leaving their former home, the steps and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen, and the ways in which they assimilate to life in America while bringing their cultures and traditions."--

The American Journey Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The American Journey


  • Author : Joyce Oldham Appleby
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Glencoe
  • Release Date : 2008-02-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : 0078777151

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A textbook on United States history for students in grades 6-8, from the first Americans through the Civil War.

Reagan Book

Reagan


  • Author : Bob Spitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525560272

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From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational. More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz's REAGAN stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th President, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times. It is the quintessential American triumph, brought to life with cinematic vividness: a young man is born into poverty and raised in a series of flyspeck towns in the Midwest by a pious mother and a reckless, alcoholic, largely absent father. Severely near-sighted, the boy lives in his own world, a world of the popular books of the day, and finds his first brush with popularity, even fame, as a young lifeguard. Thanks to his first great love, he imagines a way out, and makes the extraordinary leap to go to college, a modest school by national standards, but an audacious presumption in the context of his family's station. From there, the path is only very dimly lit, but it leads him, thanks to his great charm and greater luck, to a solid career as a radio sportscaster, and then, astonishingly, fatefully, to Hollywood. And the rest, as they say, is history. Bob Spitz's REAGAN is an absorbing, richly detailed, even revelatory chronicle of the full arc of Ronald Reagan's epic life - giving full weight to the Hollywood years, his transition to politics and rocky but ultimately successful run as California governor, and ultimately, of course, his iconic presidency, filled with storm and stress but climaxing with his peace talks with the Soviet Union that would serve as his greatest legacy. It is filled with fresh assessments and shrewd judgments, and doesn't flinch from a full reckoning with the man's strengths and limitations. This is no hagiography: Reagan was never a brilliant stu

The American Journey Book

The American Journey


  • Author : David Goldfield
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2011-07-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1072
  • ISBN 10 : 0205245919

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Explore the history of America through personal and collective journeys. Offering a blend of political and social histories, THE AMERICAN JOURNEY shows that our attempt to live up to our American ideals is an ongoing journey--one that has become increasingly more inclusive of different groups and ideas. With a goal of making American history accessible, the authors offer a strong, clear narrative and provide the reader with the tools they need to understand history.

The Mexican American Journey Book

The Mexican American Journey


  • Author : Emma Carlson Berne
  • Publisher : American Journey
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 1641289066

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The Mexican American Journey Excerpt :

In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Mexican-Americans took to the United States. This title also introduces readers to their country of origin, reasons for leaving their former home, the steps and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen, and the ways in which they assimilate to life in America while bringing their cultures and traditions.

The American Journey Book

The American Journey


  • Author : Joyce Appleby
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 721
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105026633722

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American history text includes multimedia connections to the Internet, CD-ROM, and videodisc technology. Middle school level.

The American Journey of Barack Obama  eBook text edition Book

The American Journey of Barack Obama eBook text edition


  • Author : The Editors of Life Magazine
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-12-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316068819

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For decades Americans have turned to LIFE to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time. Just as LIFE once opened up the glittering Kennedy White House, LIFE now focuses its lens on Barack Obama. The American Journey of Barack Obama covers the candidate from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention. The unfolding drama of Obama's life and political career is cinematic in scope, and never has it been presented so compellingly. In addition to a powerful array of photographs that were taken by many of the country's greatest photographers (and some that were snapped, in the quiet moments, by Obama family members themselves), this book also includes a Foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, an incisive narrative biography and original essays by some of our finest writers, including Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, Melissa Fay Greene, Andrei Codrescu, Fay Weldon, Richard Norton Smith, Bob Greene and several others. Many readers will find a new understanding of Obama. All readers will feel that they are bearing witness to a singular, undeniably American story.

The Somali American Journey Book

The Somali American Journey


  • Author : Rachel Castro
  • Publisher : American Journey
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 1641289120

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The Somali American Journey Excerpt :

In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Somali-Americans took to the United States. This title also introduces readers to their country of origin, reasons for leaving their former home, the steps and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen, and the ways in which they assimilate to life in America while bringing their cultures and traditions.

The Truths We Hold Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Truths We Hold


  • Author : Kamala Harris
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525560739

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The #1 New York Times bestseller From Vice President Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country "A life story that genuinely entrances." —Los Angeles Times Vice President Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as the top law enforcement official in California, and it is guiding her now as a transformational United States Senator, grappling with an array of complex issues that affect her state, our country, and t

American Journey Book

American Journey


  • Author : Richard Reeves
  • Publisher : Touchstone Books
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : 0671470671

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American Journey Excerpt :

Journalist Richard Reeves travels the United States with a character representing Alexis de Tocqueville, who brings his book Democracy in America as a guide. Reeves interviews American like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart and Alaska disc jockey Buster Richardson, examining the status of our democracyand finding out who Americans perceive themselves to be.

The Black American Journey  Set  Book

The Black American Journey Set


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Child's World
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1503853985

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The Black American Journey Set Excerpt :

The Black American Journey celebrates Black History Month all year long! This engaging series provides fascinating information on the heroic stories of African Americans who have played leading roles in shaping world history. Packed with vintage and modern photographs that bring both the subjects' frustrations and victories to life, this collection honestly portrays African American people and events that have forever impacted our society.