Category: United States Of America

  • America

    By Jean Baudrillard

    From the sierras of recent Mexico to the streets of recent York and los angeles by means of night—”a kind of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity”—Baudrillard mixes aperçus and observations with a depraved experience of enjoyable to supply a distinct perception into the rustic that dominates our global. during this new version, prime cultural critic and novelist Geoff Dyer deals a considerate and perceptive tackle the ongoing resonance of Baudrillard’s America.
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  • Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country--And It's Time to Take It Back

    By Jim Hightower

    The United States listens to Jim Hightower. greater than 80 thousand humans sign up for The Hightower Lowdown Newsletter whereas his radio express is aired on greater than sixty public and advertisement radio stations.

    In They've Stolen Our nation and it is time to Take It Back, he's taking at the Bushites, the Wobblycrats, and the company Kleptocrats, digging up behind-the-scenes airborne dirt and dust that the company media overlooks-like BushCo's "Friday evening Massacres," what is occurred to our foodstuff, and the Bush plan for empire. however the booklet additionally bargains grassroots options, drawing on Hightower's Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy journey, a touring pageant of uprising opposed to each tentacle of the corporate-politico strength seize. At kitchen tables everywhere the USA, Hightower has tapped into the thriving activist networks which are our country's grassroots muscle, and his booklet tells their uplifting tales of retaking keep an eye on in their groups. this can be the genuine the USA that the remainder of the realm does not get to work out.

    along with his distinct mix of wit and outrage, Jim Hightower "lights a prairie fire"-and it is simply the spark that his starting to be nationwide viewers craves.

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  • American Mafia: A History of Its Rise to Power

    "Reppetto's publication earns its position among the finest . . . he brings clean context to a well-recognized tale worthy retelling." The big apple occasions e-book Review

    prepared crime―the Italian American kind―has lengthy been a resource of well known leisure and legend. Now Thomas Reppetto offers a balanced historical past of the Mafia's rise―from the Eighties to the post-WWII era―that is as fascinating and readable because it is authoritative.

    Structuring his narrative round a sequence of case histories that includes such notorious characters as fortunate Luciano and Al Capone, Reppetto attracts on a life of box adventure and entry to unseen records to teach us a in the neighborhood grown Mafia. It wasn't till the Twenties, due to Prohibition, that the Mafia assumed what we now think of its defining features, particularly its octopuslike tendency to infiltrate and govt. At mid-century the Kefauver fee declared the Mafia synonymous with Union Siciliana; within the Sixties the FBI eventually admitted the Mafia's lifestyles below the identify los angeles Cosa Nostra.

    American Mafia is an engaging examine America's such a lot compelling felony culture from an writer who's in detail accustomed to either side of the street.

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  • Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

    By Nathaniel Philbrick

    "Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages."
    --The manhattan instances publication Review

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history
    New York occasions e-book assessment most sensible Ten books of the Year


    How did the United States start? that easy query launches the acclaimed writer of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on a unprecedented trip to appreciate the reality in the back of our such a lot sacred nationwide fable: the voyage of the Mayflower and the cost of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick finds during this electrifying background of the Pilgrims, the tale of Plymouth Colony was once a fifty-five 12 months epic that begun at risk and resulted in warfare. New England erupted right into a bloody clash that almost burnt up the English colonists and natives alike. those occasions formed the present communites and the rustic that might develop from them.
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  • Debt's Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America

    By David A. Skeel

    Bankruptcy in the US, in stark distinction to its prestige in such a lot different international locations, mostly indicates no longer a debtor's final gasp yet a chance to trap one's breath and recoup. Why has the nation's felony method advanced to permit either company and person borrowers higher keep an eye on over their destiny than conceivable somewhere else? Masterfully probing the political dynamics in the back of this query, David Skeel right here offers the 1st whole account of the extraordinary trip American financial disaster legislation has taken from its beginnings in 1800, whilst Congress lifted the country's first financial disaster code correct out of English legislations, to the current day.

    Skeel indicates that the confluence of 3 forces that emerged over many years--an prepared creditor foyer, pro-debtor ideological currents, and an more and more robust financial disaster bar--explains the specified contours of yankee financial disaster legislations. Their interaction, he argues in transparent, inviting prose, has visible efforts to legislate financial disaster develop into a compelling conflict royale among bankers and lawyers--one within which the bankers lately appear to have received the higher hand. Skeel demonstrates, for instance, fiercely divided financial ruin fee and the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress have yielded the hot, ideologically charged battles over buyer bankruptcy.

    The distinctiveness of yank financial ruin has usually been famous, however it hasn't ever been defined. As varied as twenty-first century the United States is from the horse-and-buggy period origins of our financial ruin legislation, Skeel exhibits that an analogous political components proceed to form our special reaction to monetary distress.

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  • The Times Were a Changin': The Sixties Reader

    By Irwin Unger

    This can be a must-have anthology of the milestone speeches, manifestos, court docket judgements, and groundbreaking journalism of the Sixties. No different interval in American heritage has been extra freeing, extra complicated, extra unforgettable, and had a extra direct effect at the method we navigated the profound alterations that swept over the rustic within the following 3 a long time.
            
    From Betty Friedan to Barry Goldwater, from the ambitious presence of the Kennedy brothers to the unbelievable impression of Woodstock, Pulitzer prize-winning writer Irwin Unger and journalist Debi Unger current the complexities of a unstable and tumultuous decade, whereas explaining how and why each one major occasion happened and the way it shifted the country's recognition.
            
    From the antiwar circulation to the moon race, from the burgeoning counterculture to the Warren and Berger courts, and from the civil rights circulation to the 1968 presidential crusade, The occasions have been a Changin' will tantalize and confound readers, whereas inspiring and enraging them besides. The Ungers supply us with a greater figuring out of the method and maneuvering of the Nineteen Sixties struggle games--from the Bay of Pigs to the Tet Offensive. And the items they've got selected support us outline the present of social intolerance that plagues our nation to this day.
            
    Balancing the arguable problems with the days with a good hand, the Ungers supply equivalent time to William F. Buckley and Abbie Hoffman, Barry Goldwater and Hubert Humphrey, the Black Panthers and Martin Luther King, Jr., compiling an anthology that provides rhyme and cause to a decade that by no means ceases to amaze us, unending in its skill to be explored and understood.
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  • The Chaneysville Incident

    By David Bradley

    The legends say anything occurred in Chaneysville. The Chaneysville Incident is the strong tale of 1 man's obsession with researching what that whatever was--a quest that takes the bright and sour younger black historian John Washington again throughout the secrets and techniques and buried evil of his historical past. Returning domestic to deal with after which bury his father's closest buddy and his personal dad or mum, outdated Jack Crawley, he comes upon the scant documents of his family's proud and tragic background, which he drives himself to reconstruct and settle for. this can be the tale of John's dating along with his kinfolk, town, and the girl he loves; and in addition among the previous and the current, among oppression and guilt, hate and violence, love and reputation.

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  • Fodor's Washington, D.C. 2013: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis (Full-color Travel Guide)

    In our nation’s capital, many exciting reminders of the yankee saga stay during this uniquely purposed slice of geography: with historical past round each nook, Washington, D.C. is a urban that magically blends the day prior to this and this day. This up-to-date guide—often between our best three household best-sellers—lets viewers realize the myriad, ever-changing charms of the nation’s capital.  

    Expanded Coverage:
      World-class museums, shady parks, and a massive arts scene make Washington, D.C. an ever-changing American show off (more than 15 million travelers head right here each year). Plus, fresh lodge, eating place, store, and bar studies during this annual replace provide clean information for staying, and enjoying, in such best hotspots as Dupont Circle and Georgetown.

    Illustrated Features: 
    Thanks to thousands of brilliant pictures, the consultant is a digital magic- carpet trip to Washington’s most fun points of interest. beneficial properties in gleaming colour propel viewers to the awe-inspiring Capitol construction, the eye-popping points of interest of the nationwide Air and house Museum, and the nation’s so much respected resting-place, Arlington Cemetery. eating place thumbnail sketches spotlight the main scrumptious suggestions in each one local. those distinctive sections create a feeling of intimacy with and appreciation for what Washington, D.C. is all about.

    Indispensable journey making plans instruments:
     The “Experience” bankruptcy contains a number of super-useful sections, akin to D.C With youngsters, unfastened in D.C., and most sensible points of interest, and the “Neighborhoods” bankruptcy describes interesting walks to key off-the-beaten-path attractions. each one of those 8 chapters opens with a "Top purposes to move" map, supported by means of different crucial details designed to aid in making plans and scheduling visits to sights. For people with a style for the worse goings-on that force the city’s pulse, we’ve extra distinct gains resembling “Scandalous Washington” and “How legislation are Made.” All this, plus exhaustively precise chapters on Nightlife, the appearing Arts, activities, buying, and facet journeys makes it effortless for readers to custom-plan a thrilling holiday.

    Discerning concepts:  
    Fodor’s Washington D.C. deals savvy suggestion and proposals from neighborhood writers to aid tourists utilize their time. Fodor’s selection designates our greatest choices, from resorts to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” rates from fellow tourists supply necessary insights.

    TripAdvisor Reviews:
      Our specialists’ inn decisions are bolstered by means of the most recent purchaser suggestions from TripAdvisor. tourists can publication their Washington D.C. stick with self assurance, as merely the simplest houses make the cut. 
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  • How to Become a U.S. Citizen (Peterson's How to Become A U.S. Citizen)

    Peterson's How to develop into a U.S. Citizen is the right source that can assist you go the U.S. citizenship examination with flying colours! know about the advantages and duties of citizenship, eligibility requisites, and what is eager about changing into naturalized. persist with step by step counsel on utilizing for U.S. citizenship. arrange with perform questions for every part of the hot naturalization try out, together with civics and English talking, interpreting, and writing.

    Selling Points:

    1. Peterson's How to develop into a U.S. Citizen bargains readers the assets and professional suggestions had to turn into a U.S. citizen and to grasp the hot naturalization try, which went into impact in October 2008.

    2. Readers will locate complete info at the naturalization program (including citizenship specifications) and how you can organize for the try, the naturalization interview, and the English and civics tests.

    three. 5 multiple-choice perform civics exams with solutions and factors, plus a hundred perform civics questions, with answers-the unique questions which may be requested throughout the genuine oral exam.

    four. an individual considering changing into a U.S. citizen will locate specific details at the U.S. immigration method, together with crucial evidence relating to visas (immigrant as opposed to non-immigrant), eco-friendly playing cards, and U.S. immigration laws.

    five. pattern forms--filled in and blank--allow readers to perform and get to grips with what info is needed and what's had to safely put up the kinds, together with a whole checklist of necessary charges.
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  • Cansville

    By Alan Flurry

    While Toby Alameda starts a stint as inventive director of the Cansville Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, he units approximately to reconstruct the tale of his boyhood domestic and the nuclear family that had lived there. The constitution itself were multiplied from a modest farmhouse the place his relatives took in relations throughout the nice melancholy. by the point the younger Toby used to be training archery in his upstairs bed room generations later, the nice emptied condo had so grown into his being that he infrequently gave it any thought.

    The folly of melding mind's eye and reminiscence wends throughout the characters and native actors because the apartment involves existence upon the level: the transvestite, gray Calhoun, who will celebrity as his loved cousin, Virginia; Darling Forrest Nixon, spouse of the theatre proprietor and aspiring muse to Toby; the previous, empty LBJ lodge the place he rents a room at the most sensible ground; and Charlotte Brown, maid within the resort whose piano enjoying strikes the play towards tune and Toby towards the play’s completion.

    The plot of the unconventional is Toby's try and make up a narrative he already is aware; it builds with the writing of the play and culminates within the day sooner than the prime of “The great House.”
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