America (the Book)

A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

Author: Jon Stewart,Ben Karlin,David Javerbaum

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446532686

Category: Humor

Page: 242

View: 9945

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.
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America

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860919780

Category: History

Page: 129

View: 5061

In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality.
Posted in History

A Is for America

An American Alphabet

Author: Devin Scillian

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1627535829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 6416

From the British and our Constitution that replaced their rule, to Yellowstone Park and Zane Grey's stories of the west, "A is for America" is a sweeping tribute to all we know and love about our country. With delightful poems that beg to be read aloud, and expository text to broaden a student's horizons, this American alphabet will make you fall in love with the United States over and over again. Bright, beautifully detailed illustrations from California artist Pam Carroll bring each letter to life, from eagles to Thomas Edison to the veterans of two World Wars.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

See America

A Celebration of Our National Parks & Treasured Sites

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452149291

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 4540

To coincide with the 2016 centennial anniversary of the National Parks Service, the Creative Action Network has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to revive and reimagine the legacy of WPA travel posters. Artists from all over the world have participated in the creation of this new, crowdsourced collection of See America posters for a modern era. Featuring artwork for 75 national parks and monuments across all 50 states, this engaging ebook celebrates the full range of our nation's landmarks and treasured wilderness.
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Saudi America

The Truth about Fracking and How It's Changing the World

Author: Bethany McLean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999745441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 1695

Bestselling author Bethany McLean reveals the true story of fracking's impact -- on Wall Street, the economy and geopolitics. The technology of fracking in shale rock -- particularly in the Permian Basin in Texas -- has transformed America into the world's top producer of both oil and natural gas. The U.S. is expected to be "energy independent" and a "net exporter" in less than a decade, a move that will upend global politics, destabilize Saudi Arabia, crush Russia's chokehold over Europe, and finally bolster American power again. Or Will it? Investigative journalist and bestselling author Bethany McLean digs deep into the cycles of boom and bust that has plagued the American oil industry for the past decade, from the financial wizardry and mysterious death of fracking pioneer Aubrey McClendon, to the speculators who are betting on America's ascendance and the collapse of OPEC in the great game of geopolitics. McLean finds that fracking is a business built on attracting ever-more gigantic amounts of capital investment, while promises of huge returns have often not borne out. Overeagerness in partaking in a boom can lead to all types of problems and just as she did with the Enron story, in Saudi America McLean points out the reality and the risks of the inflated promises of the fracking boom.
Posted in Business & Economics

Trump's America

The Truth about Our Nation's Great Comeback

Author: Newt Gingrich

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1546077057

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 6216

No one understands the "Make America Great Again" effort with more insight and more experience than former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Gingrich was an ally of President Ronald Reagan during his 1980 "Let's Make America Great Again" campaign. In 1994, Newt was the architect of the Contract with America and the campaign that ended 40 years of Democratic control in the House of Representatives. As a friend and supporter of President Donald Trump, Gingrich authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Understanding Trump, which explained the 2016 election and the early Trump presidency in ways no one else could. In Trump's America: The Truth About Our Nation's Great Comeback, Gingrich describes our country's tremendous turnaround under President Donald Trump's leadership - and confronts the desperate efforts by the elites in academia, the media, and the Washington establishment to undermine and distort his achievements. The Americans who elected President Trump expect him to make good on his iconic call to "Make America Great Again." So far, he is making good on his promise. The swamp is being drained, the judiciary is being restored, the economy is growing rapidly, unemployment is in decline, and America's strength and standing as the world's dominant super power is improving daily. Meanwhile, Trump's opponents in Washington and the media are lashing out because they can't stand the fact that the President they deeply oppose is succeeding. Gingrich understands the challenges faced by the White House staff, the role fake news plays in modern politics, and the ropes of legislative infighting in Congress. Trump's America tells the truth that the elites in the media and Washington don't want you to know.
Posted in Political Science

America

Author: James Buckingham

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429002220

Category: Travel

Page: 660

View: 3090

A member of Parliament records his travels and offers data; a very detailed account of travel in New England and New York. vol. 3 of 3
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Battlefield America

The War On the American People

Author: Whitehead John. W.

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1590793153

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1185

In Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the follow-up to his award-winning book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead paints a terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself and which is on the verge of undermining the basic freedoms guaranteed to the citizenry in the Constitution. Indeed, police have been transformed into extensions of the military, towns and cities have become battlefields, and the American people have been turned into enemy combatants, to be spied on, tracked, scanned, frisked, searched, subjected to all manner of intrusions, intimidated, invaded, raided, manhandled, censored, silenced, shot at, locked up, and denied due process. Yet this police state did not come about overnight. As Whitehead notes, this shift into totalitarianism cannot be traced back to a single individual or event. Rather, the evolution has been so subtle that most American citizens were hardly even aware of it taking place. Yet little by little, police authority expanded, one weapon after another was added to the police arsenal, and one exception after another was made to the standards that have historically restrained police authority. Add to this mix the merger of Internet megacorporations with government intelligence agencies, and you have the making of an electronic concentration camp that not only sees the citizenry as databits but will attempt to control every aspect of their lives. And if someone dares to step out of line, they will most likely find an armed SWAT team at their door.
Posted in Political Science

Teaching in America

Author: George S. Morrison

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205453740

Category: Education

Page: 538

View: 7483

"I feel that the text is a wonderful resource for beginning teachers. The format is interesting and reads well, the examples are thought provoking and I enjoy reading each section." Eileen Mahoney "Hudson Valley Community College" "I appreciate the author's ability to provide a good text with the basic information beginning teachers need to get a sense for the context of teaching. The text contains a wealth of information and is both affordable and accessible for students." Barbara C. Jentleson "Duke University" "Teaching in America, Fourth Edition," is a unique active learning text that provides pre-service teachers with comprehensive, current, and practical information about the profession of teaching and a realistic understanding of the foundations of education in America. The "Fourth Edition" maintains its unique, engaging "working-text" style, providing pre-service teachers with extensive opportunities to interact with the text while establishing both the foundations of American education and a clear picture of the realities of contemporary teaching. New to This Edition: NEW "You Decide" boxes explore controversial issues in American education today, provide Web links to further information, and encourage students to think about these issues and form their own opinions. NEW "What Does This Means for You?" boxes connect complex concepts to the real world of schools and classrooms, helping students understand why and how this sometimes abstract information impacts the profession they are choosing. NEW "Guide to Preparing for Certification" offers useful strategies for students who are preparing to take the certification examinations now required in most states for prospective teachers.All standards information and correlations have been updated throughout the text.Extensive revisions and updates to all chapters ensure that "Teaching in America" continues to provide the most current, comprehensive, and practical information available about the American educational system and American classrooms. In particular, chapters on diversity, students with special needs, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction, and technology include substantial new material. Please visit the companion web site for this book at www.ablongman.com/morrison4e where you will find practice quizzes, web links, activities, and more! Package this text with MyLabSchool-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! With real video footage of teachers and students in the classroom, an interactive system for collecting observations, and a seamlessly integrated suite of tools for lesson planning, portfolio development, and standards integration from TaskStream, you'll get a clear sense of what being in a real classroom is like! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!
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In America

Author: Maxim Gorky

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 089875304X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 152

View: 9117

Born "Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov" on March 16, 1868, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - later renamed in his honor - Maxim Gorky would learn early the harsh lessons of life. He spent his early childhood in Astrakhan where his father worked as a shipping agent, but when the boy was only five years old, his father died, and he was sent to live with his maternal grandparents. This was not a happy time for the young Gorky as conditions were poor and often violent. At the age of eight, the boy's grandfather forced him to quit school and apprenticed him to several tradesmen including a shoemaker and an icon painter. Fortunately, Gorky also worked as a dishwasher on a Volga steamer where a friendly cook taught him to read, and literature soon became his passion.
Posted in Literary Collections

Overdosed America

The Broken Promise of American Medicine

Author: Dr. John Abramson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062281437

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 9700

Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization of medical knowledge itself. Drawing on his background in statistics, epidemiology, and health policy, John Abramson, M.D., reveals the ways in which the drug companies have misrepresented statistical evidence, misled doctors, and compromised our health. The good news is that the best scientific evidence shows that reclaiming responsibility for your own health is often far more effective than taking the latest blockbuster drug. You—and your doctor—will be stunned by this unflinching exposé of American medicine.
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America America

A Novel

Author: Ethan Canin

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812979893

Category: Fiction

Page: 475

View: 8956

The son of working-class parents, Corey Sifter is befriended by the wealthy Metarey family, a politically powerful dynasty in New York, and becomes an aide to New York senator Henry Bonwiller as he runs for the Democratic presidential nomination during the Nixon era, until a crime is committed and Corey is forced to reconcile his role in the complex drama. Reprint.
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The Motel in America

Author: John A. Jakle,Keith A. Sculle,Jefferson S. Rogers

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801869181

Category: Architecture

Page: 387

View: 2372

In the second volume of the acclaimed "Gas, Food, Lodging" trilogy, authors John Jakle, Keith Sculle, and Jefferson Rogers take an informative, entertaining, and comprehensive look at the history of the motel. From the introduction of roadside tent camps and motor cabins in the 1910s to the wonderfully kitschy motels of the 1950s that line older roads and today's comfortable but anonymous chains that lure drivers off the interstate, Americans and their cars have found places to stay on their travels. Motels were more than just places to sleep, however. They were the places where many Americans saw their first color television, used their first coffee maker, and walked on their first shag carpet. Illustrated with more than 230 photographs, postcards, maps, and drawings, The Motel in America details the development of the motel as a commercial enterprise, its imaginative architectural expressions, and its evolution within the place-product-packaging concept along America's highways. As an integral part of America's landscape and culture, the motel finally receives the in-depth attention it deserves.
Posted in Architecture

Democracy in America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Arthur Goldhammer

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1931082545

Category: Philosophy

Page: 941

View: 8589

An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic.
Posted in Philosophy

Appetite for America

Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--one Meal at a Time

Author: Stephen Fried

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553383485

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 4101

Originally published in hardcover in 2010.
Posted in History

The Scot in America

Author: Peter Ross

Publisher: New York : Raeburn Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Scots

Page: 446

View: 590

Posted in Scots

Make It In America, Updated Edition

The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy

Author: Andrew Liveris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118294947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1738

The case for revolutionizing the U.S. economy, from a leading CEO America used to define itself by the things we built. We designed and produced the world's most important innovations, and in doing so, created a vibrant manufacturing sector that established the middle class. We manufactured our way to the top and became the undisputed economic leader of the world. But over the last several decades, and especially in the last ten years, the sector that was America's great pride has eroded, costing us millions of jobs and putting our long-term prosperity at risk. Now, as we struggle to recover from the worst recession in generations, our only chance to turn things around is to revive the American manufacturing sector—and to revolutionize it. In Make It in America: The Case for Reinventing the Economy, Andrew Liveris—Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company—offers a thoughtful and passionate argument that America's future economic growth and prosperity depends on the strength of its manufacturing sector. The book explains how a manufacturing sector creates economic value on a scale unmatched by any other, and how central the sector is to creating jobs both inside and outside the factory Explores how other nations are building their manufacturing sectors to stay competitive in the global economy, and describes how America has failed to keep up Provides an aggressive, practical, and comprehensive agenda that will put the U.S. back on track to lead the world It's time to stop accepting as inevitable the shuttering of factories and staggering job losses that have come to define manufacturing. It's time to acknowledge the cost of inaction. There is no better company to make the case for reviving U.S. manufacturing than The Dow Chemical Company, one of the world's largest manufacturers and most global corporations. And there's no better book to show why it needs to be done and how to do it than Make It in America.
Posted in Business & Economics

Ethnic America

A History

Author: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786723157

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 904

This classic work by the distinguished economist traces the history of nine American ethnic groups--the Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Chinese, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans.
Posted in History

The Next America

Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Author: Paul Taylor,Pew Research Center

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396685

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 700

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.
Posted in Social Science

North America

An Introduction

Author: Michael M. Brescia,John C. Super

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802096753

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 9660

"This exquisitely written history of a complex but unstudied continent should be required reading for all residents of the emerging region of North America." - Robert A. Pastor, Professor and Director of the Center for North American Studies, American University
Posted in History