A History of the American People Book
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A History of the American People


  • Author : Paul Johnson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061952135

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A History of the American People Excerpt :

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Littered with letters, diaries, and recorded conversations, it details the origins of their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power. Johnson discusses contemporary topics such as the politics of racism, education, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the influence of women throughout history. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of their country as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." Sometimes controversial and always provocative, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE is one author’s challenging and unique interpretation of American history. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and in the end admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

The Enduring Vision Book

The Enduring Vision


  • Author : Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
  • Release Date : 1997-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0395890403

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U.S. history text combing social, cultural, political and economic history.

An Enduring Vision Book

An Enduring Vision


  • Author : Rick Joyner
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-07-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780768491333

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An Enduring Vision Excerpt :

Nothing Hollywood has ever produced can compare with the reality of the true Christian life! There is nothing as exciting, fulfilling, or compelling as getting to know your God and King. An Enduring Vision: A 50-Day Journey is a call to arms for the 21st century Church—an exhortation to live in the power and glory He promised! Steeped in biblical truth and peppered with historical and personal perspectives, this richly spiritual, yet practical book is full of insight and revelation that will nourish your spirit day by day. Best-selling author Rick Joyner presents powerful teaching nuggets that enrich daily meditation and provide new heights of spiritual growth. Inspiring and motivating topics include: - Go to Heaven, Now - Freedom - Climbing the Mountain of God - Caught Between Heaven and Earth - Tough Love Day 50—Charting Your Course Into the Future—gives you the boost to jump into the rest of your life. The true Christian life is the greatest adventure and the most glorious quest that you will ever know on earth. Concluding each day are three food-for-thought sections designed to deepen your love for God, stir your hunger for more of Him, and frame your foundation on the solid rock of His truth.

Enduring Vision Book

Enduring Vision


  • Author : Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0618410171

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An Enduring Vision Book

An Enduring Vision


  • Author : Austin Cooke
  • Publisher : Teach Services
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : 1479600962

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An Enduring Vision Excerpt :

The book of Revelation begins with a promise: "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near" (Rev. 1:3). God calls us to faithfully study His Word and understand the truths about where we have been, where we are, and where we are going so that we may stand firm in these last days. "An Enduring Vision: Revelation Revealed" is an in-depth, verse-by-verse exposition of the book of Revelation. An avid student of the Bible, history, and Spirit of Prophecy, Pastor Austin Cooke thoroughly examines Revelation in light of history and presents a solid interpretation of prophecy based on Bible truth, drawing from sources that date back to the 1700s all the way to recent publications, including current media. This book will engage you with its in-depth study of history, amaze you as to the accuracy of God's prophecies, and inspire you to be ready for the second advent of Jesus.

The Enduring Vision  Volume II  Since 1865 Book

The Enduring Vision Volume II Since 1865


  • Author : Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 1337113778

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The Enduring Vision Volume II Since 1865 Excerpt :

THE ENDURING VISION's engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West -- including Native American history. The ninth edition incorporates new scholarship throughout, includes a variety of new photos, and brings the discussion fully up to date with coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Enduring Vision  A History of the American People  Volume I  To 1877 Book

The Enduring Vision A History of the American People Volume I To 1877


  • Author : Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285605876

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The Enduring Vision A History of the American People Volume I To 1877 Excerpt :

THE ENDURING VISION's engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. The eighth edition incorporates new scholarship throughout, and includes a variety of new photos. Based on the popularity of the Going to the Source feature, which was introduced in the previous edition, additional Going to the Source selections are offered online in the eighth edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The House on Henry Street Book

The House on Henry Street


  • Author : Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479801381

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Chronicles the sweeping history of the storied Henry Street Settlement and its enduring vision of a more just society On a cold March day in 1893, 26-year-old nurse Lillian Wald rushed through the poverty-stricken streets of New York’s Lower East Side to a squalid bedroom where a young mother lay dying—abandoned by her doctor because she could not pay his fee. The misery in the room and the walk to reach it inspired Wald to establish Henry Street Settlement, which would become one of the most influential social welfare organizations in American history. Through personal narratives, vivid images, and previously untold stories, Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier chronicles Henry Street’s sweeping history from 1893 to today. From the fights for public health and immigrants’ rights that fueled its founding, to advocating for relief during the Great Depression, all the way to tackling homelessness and AIDS in the 1980s, and into today—Henry Street has been a champion for social justice. Its powerful narrative illuminates larger stories about poverty, and who is “worthy” of help; immigration and migration, and who is welcomed; human rights, and whose voice is heard. For over 125 years, Henry Street Settlement has survived in a changing city and nation because of its ability to change with the times; because of the ingenuity of its guiding principle—that by bridging divides of class, culture, and race we could create a more equitable world; and because of the persistence of poverty, racism, and income disparity that it has pledged to confront. This makes the story of Henry Street as relevant today as it was more than a century ago. The House on Henry Street is not just about the challenges of overcoming hardship, but about the best possibilities of urban life and the hope and ambition it takes to achieve them.

Democracy and Equality Book

Democracy and Equality


  • Author : Geoffrey R. Stone
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-01-06
  • Genre: LAW
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190938208

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From 1953 to 1969, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren brought about many of the proudest achievements of American constitutional law. The Warren declared racial segregation and laws forbidding interracial marriage to be unconstitutional; it expanded the right of citizens to criticize public officials; it held school prayer unconstitutional; and it ruled that people accused of a crime must be given a lawyer even if they can't afford one. Yet, despite those and other achievements, conservative critics have fiercely accused the justices of the Warren Court of abusing their authority by supposedly imposing their own opinions on the nation. As the eminent legal scholars Geoffrey R. Stone and David A. Strauss demonstrate in Democracy and Equality, the Warren Court's approach to the Constitution was consistent with the most basic values of our Constitution and with the most fundamental responsibilities of our judiciary. Stone and Strauss describe the Warren Court's extraordinary achievements by reviewing its jurisprudence across a range of issues addressing our nation's commitment to the values of democracy and equality. In each chapter, they tell the story of a critical decision, exploring the historical and legal context of each case, the Court's reasoning, and how the justices of the Warren Court fulfilled the Court's most important responsibilities. This powerfully argued evaluation of the Warren Court's legacy, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Warren Court, both celebrates and defends the Warren Court's achievements against almost sixty-five years of unrelenting and unwarranted attacks by conservatives. It demonstrates not only why the Warren Court's approach to constitutional interpretation was correct and admirable, but also why the approach of the Warren Court was far superior to that of the increasingly conservative justices who have dominated the Supreme Court over the past half-century.

An Enduring Vision Book

An Enduring Vision


  • Author : Karen E. Haas
  • Publisher : Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 0878467629

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Among private collections of fine photography, the Lane Collection stands out as one of the most remarkable. Begun in the 1960s and still ongoing, the collection shines not only for its wealth of top-quality prints by the great modernist triumvirate of Ansel Adams, Charles Sheeler and Edward Weston (including the most important single holding of Adams' work), but also for its breadth. This volume presents 120 photographic masterpieces from the Lane Collection, ranging from William Henry Fox Talbot to the Starn twins, and including along the way work by Arbus, Brancusi, Bravo, Cunningham, Frank, Fuss, Goldin, Kertesz, Lange, Michals, Modotti, Morell, Penn, Steichen, Strand, Sudek and nearly 50 others. The keynote essay by Lyle Rexer trains an acute eye on images from the collection, defining the vision behind this magnificent grouping. But it is the images themselves that place this among the most significant photography books of the year.

The Enduring Vision Book

The Enduring Vision


  • Author : Paul Boyer
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 0840028229

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THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE, International Edition, is an engaging narrative that integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West—including Native American history. The Seventh Edition brings the work fully up to date, and was carefully revised to create a sharper narrative. Chapters 26 through 29 have been reorganized to consolidate coverage of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War, so that each is addressed cohesively.

A History of the Book in America Book

A History of the Book in America


  • Author : David Paul Nord
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469625836

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The fifth volume of A History of the Book in America addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from World War II to the present. During this period factors such as the expansion of government, the growth of higher education, the climate of the Cold War, globalization, and the development of multimedia and digital technologies influenced the patterns of consolidation and diversification established earlier. The thirty-three contributors to the volume explore the evolution of the publishing industry and the business of bookselling. The histories of government publishing, law and policy, the periodical press, literary criticism, and reading--in settings such as schools, libraries, book clubs, self-help programs, and collectors' societies--receive imaginative scrutiny as well. The Enduring Book demonstrates that the corporate consolidations of the last half-century have left space for the independent publisher, that multiplicity continues to define American print culture, and that even in the digital age, the book endures. Contributors: David Abrahamson, Northwestern University James L. Baughman, University of Wisconsin-Madison Kenneth Cmiel (d. 2006) James Danky, University of Wisconsin-Madison Robert DeMaria Jr., Vassar College Donald A. Downs, University of Wisconsin-Madison Robert W. Frase (d. 2003) Paul C. Gutjahr, Indiana University David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School John B. Hench, American Antiquarian Society Patrick Henry, New York City College of Technology Dan Lacy (d. 2001) Marshall Leaffer, Indiana University Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University Elizabeth Long, Rice University Beth Luey, Arizona State University Tom McCarthy, Beirut, Lebanon Laura J. Miller, Brandeis University Priscilla Coit Murphy, Chapel Hill, N.C. David Paul Nord, Indiana University Carol Polsgrove, Indiana University David Reinking, Clemson University Jane Rhodes, Macalester College John V. Richardson Jr., University of California, Los Angeles Joan

The Ministry of Truth Book
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The Ministry of Truth


  • Author : Dorian Lynskey
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385544061

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"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.” --George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop. 1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year. Particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history.

The Enduring Vision  A History of the American People  Concise Book

The Enduring Vision A History of the American People Concise


  • Author : Paul S. Boyer
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 1111838259

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The Enduring Vision A History of the American People Concise Excerpt :

THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE EDITION, is an engaging narrative that integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. The Seventh Edition brings the work fully up to date, and was carefully revised to create a sharper narrative. Chapters 26 through 29 have been reorganized to consolidate coverage of the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War, so that each is addressed cohesively. Available in the following split options: THE ENDURING VISION, CONCISE Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-31); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16); Volume 2: From 1865 (Chapters 16-31). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Enduring Vision Book

An Enduring Vision


  • Author : David Hickey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0578967383

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A commemorative book of history, reflections, and photographs celebrating the centennial anniversary of The Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, New York.