Category: United States Of America

  • Frommer's EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2014 (Easy Guides)

    Selling for a lower cost than any comparable guidebook, and intentionally restricted to a quick 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an workout in developing easily-absorbed trip info. It emphasizes the genuine reports in every one destination:the most vital points of interest, the vintage approach to imminent a selected vacation spot; the easiest offerings for lodgings and food; the easiest how you can maximize the joy of your remain. since it is "quick to learn, gentle to carry", it truly is known as an "EasyGuide", and displays Arthur Frommer's life of event in offering transparent and concise go back and forth advice.
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  • Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

    By Al Franken

    Hearken to Al Franken as interviewed by Dan Susskind of Another Perspective on VoiceAmerica.com!

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    Al Franken, certainly one of our “savviest satirists” (People), has been learning the rhetoric of the precise. He has listened to their cries of “slander,” “bias,” or even “treason.” He has tested the Bush administration’s rules of squandering our surplus, ravaging the surroundings, and alienating the remainder of the world. He’s even watched Fox News. A lot.

    And, during this reasonable and balanced record, Al bravely and candidly exposes all of them for what they're: liars. Lying, mendacity liars. Al destroys the liberal media bias fable through doing what his pursuits look incapable of: getting his evidence immediately. utilizing the Right’s personal phrases opposed to them, he is taking at the pundits, the politicians, and the problems, within the such a lot spoke of e-book of the year.

    Timely, provocative, unfailingly sincere, and continually humorous, Lies sticks it to the main right-wing management in reminiscence, and to the right-wing media hacks who do its bidding.

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  • Americana (Contemporary American fiction)

    By Don DeLillo

    The first novel via Don DeLillo, writer of White Noise (winner of the nationwide publication Award) and Zero K

    At twenty-eight, David Bell is the yankee Dream come actual. He has fought his approach to the pinnacle, surviving place of work purges and scandals tobecome a most sensible tv government. David's global is made from the photographs that glint throughout America's displays, the fantasies that enthrall America's imagination.

    And the the dream--and the dream-making--become a nightmare. on the top of his luck, David units out to rediscover fact. digicam in hand, he trips around the kingdom in a mad and relocating try to trap, to impose a development on his personal, and America's previous, current, and future.

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  • I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

    By Bill Bryson

    The grasp stand-up comedian and bestselling writer of A stroll within the Woods now courses us on an affectionate, hysterically humorous travel of America's such a lot outrageous absurdities.

    After dwelling in Britain for 2 many years, invoice Bryson lately moved again to the USA along with his English spouse and 4 little ones (he had learn someplace that almost 3 million american citizens believed they'd been kidnapped by way of aliens--as he later placed it, "it used to be transparent my humans wanted me"). They have been greeted via a new-and-improved the United States that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice isn't a luxurious item.

    Delivering the intense comedian musings which are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger the following Myself recounts his occasionally disconcerting reunion with the land of his delivery. From inns ("one of these things--airline nutrients is another--that i am getting fascinated by and will comprehend better") to careless barbers ("in the replicate i'm faced with a picture that brings to brain a lemon meringue pie with ears"), I'm a Stranger right here Myself chronicles the quirkiest facets of existence in the United States, all the way down to our hardware-store lingo, tax-return directions, and vulnerability to domestic harm ("statistically in New Hampshire i'm way more more likely to be damage by means of my ceiling or underpants than via a stranger").

    Along the best way invoice Bryson additionally finds his ideas for all times (#1: it isn't approved to be either sluggish and silly. you need to pick out one or the other); grants the graduation handle to a neighborhood highschool ("I've realized that in the event you contact a floor to work out if it really is scorching, it is going to be"); and manages to make buddies with a skunk. the result's a publication jam-packed with hysterical scenes of 1 man's try and reacquaint himself along with his personal state, however it is usually a longer, if now and then bemused, love letter to the fatherland he has lower back to after 20 years away.
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  • American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

    By Nancy K. Bristow

    Among the years 1918 and1920, influenza raged around the world within the worst pandemic in recorded background, killing at the very least fifty million humans, greater than part one million of them americans. but regardless of the devastation, this catastrophic occasion turns out yet a forgotten second within the usa.

    American Pandemic bargains a much-needed corrective to the silence surrounding the influenza outbreak. It sheds mild at the social and cultural heritage of american citizens through the pandemic, uncovering either the reasons of the nation's public amnesia and the intensity of the quiet remembering that persevered. serious about the first avid gamers during this drama--patients and their households, neighbors, and neighborhood, public overall healthiness specialists, and healthiness care professionals--historian Nancy okay. Bristow attracts on a number of views to spotlight the complicated interaction among social id, cultural norms, reminiscence, and the epidemic. Bristow has combed a wealth of fundamental resources, together with letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, novels, newspapers, magazines, pictures, govt files, and future health care literature. She indicates that although the pandemic triggered titanic disruption within the most elementary styles of yankee existence, influenza didn't create long term social or cultural swap, serving as an alternative to augment the established order and the variations and disparities that outlined American lifestyles.

    As the drawback waned the pandemic slipped from the nation's public reminiscence. The helplessness and depression americans had suffered in the course of the pandemic, Bristow notes, was once a narrative poorly fitted to a kingdom interested in optimism and development. For numerous survivors, although, the trauma by no means ended, shadowing the rest of their lives with stories of loss. This publication we could us listen those long-silent voices, reclaiming an immense bankruptcy within the American earlier.
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  • The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

    By Kate Andersen Brower

    A amazing historical past with components of either In the President’s mystery Service and The Butler, The Residence deals an intimate account of the carrier employees of the White condo, from the Kennedys to the Obamas.

    America’s First households are unknowable in lots of methods. not anyone has perception into their precise personality just like the those that serve their food and make their beds each day. filled with tales and information by means of turns dramatic, funny, and heartwarming, The Residence unearths everyday life within the White residence because it is actually lived in the course of the voices of the maids, butlers, chefs, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who are likely to the wishes of the President and primary Family.

    These devoted pros keep the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 toilets, 28 fireplaces, 3 elevators, and 8 staircases, and get ready every thing from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to food served at problematic nation dinners. Over the process the day, they assemble within the reduce level’s basement kitchen to proportion tales, exchange secrets and techniques, forge lifelong friendships, and infrequently even fall in love.

    Combining really good first-person anecdotes from huge interviews with rankings of White condominium employees members—many talking for the 1st time—with archival examine, Kate Andersen Brower tells their tale. She finds the intimacy among the 1st kinfolk and the folk who serve them, in addition to pressure that has shaken the workers over the a long time. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love whereas serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy’s inner most second of grief with a loved staffer after her husband’s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon’s resignation and President Clinton’s impeachment conflict, The Residence is stuffed with stunning and relocating information that remove darkness from daily lifestyles on the White House.

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  • America's Deadliest Export: Democracy - The Truth about US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

    By William Blum

    Since global battle II, the us has many times posited itself as a defender of democracy, utilizing its army could to advertise freedom in a foreign country at the same time it ascended to the prestige of the world’s simply superpower. the reply to nearly each overseas challenge, it sort of feels, has been American army intervention—which is usually pitched as a disinterested, noble try and care for a crisis.

    In America’s Deadliest Export, William Blum mounts a robust case by contrast belief—and opposed to postwar American international coverage ordinarily. Stripping away the lies that experience hidden America’s actual schedule, Blum unearths the genuine goals—and brutal consequences—of American militarism.

    “A fireball of terse information—one of our greatest muckrakers.”—Oliver Stone
     
    “This booklet offers with disagreeable topics but it's a excitement to learn. Blum maintains to supply us with convincing opinions people international coverage in a freshly expert and fascinating way.”—Michael Parenti, writer of The Face of Imperialism
     
    “With reliable cheer and humor Blum publications us towards realizing that our executive doesn't suggest good. as soon as we have now grasped that, we are way more able to successfully doing reliable ourselves.”—David Swanson, writer of War Is a Lie
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  • A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America

    ". . . terribly far-reaching. . . . hugely accessible."
    -Notes

    "No one has written this fashion approximately tune in a protracted, very long time. Lucid, insightful, with genuine non secular, political, highbrow, and emotional clutch of the total photograph. A ebook approximately why song concerns, and the way, and to whom."
    -Dave Marsh, writer of Louie, Louie and Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story

    "This ebook is urgently wanted: a complete examine some of the different types of black renowned track, either as track and as obvious in a bigger social context. not anyone can do that larger than Craig Werner."
    -Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the arts, Harvard University

    "[Werner has] mastered the tremendous tricky paintings of writing approximately tune as either a cultured and social strength that conveys, implies, symbolizes, and represents principles in addition to emotion, yet with no lowering its complexities and ambiguities to only didactic categories."
    -African American Review

    A switch Is Gonna Come is the tale of greater than 4 many years of tremendously influential black track, from the hopeful, indignant refrains of the liberty flow, to the slick pop of Motown; from the disco inferno to the Million guy March; from Woodstock's "Summer of affection" to the battle in Vietnam and the race riots that encouraged Marvin Gaye to write down "What's Going On."

    Originally released in 1998, A switch Is Gonna Come drew the eye of students and common readers alike. This new version, that includes 4 new and up-to-date chapters, will reintroduce Werner's seminal examine of black tune to a brand new new release of readers.

    Craig Werner is Professor of Afro-American stories on the collage of Wisconsin, and writer of many books, together with Playing the alterations: From Afro-Modernism to the Jazz Impulse and Up round the Bend: An Oral historical past of Creedence Clearwater Revival. His newest ebook is Higher floor: Stevie ask yourself, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the increase and Fall of yankee Soul.
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  • The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States

    By Phil Angelides, Bill Thomas, National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States

    Official executive Edition

    The definitive record on what prompted America's financial meltdown— and who used to be responsible

    The monetary and fiscal concern has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of american citizens who've misplaced their jobs and their houses, yet many have little figuring out of the way it occurred. Now, during this very available document, readers can get the facts.

  • Formed in may perhaps 2009, the monetary predicament Inquiry fee (FCIC) is a panel of 10 commissioners with adventure in enterprise, laws, economics, and housing, selected through Congress to give an explanation for what occurred and why it occurred. This panel has had subpoena energy that enabled them to interview humans and view records that no reporter had entry to.

  • The FCIC has reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages of files, and interviewed greater than six hundred leaders, specialists, and members within the monetary markets and executive regulatory organisations, in addition to contributors and companies laid low with the problem.

  • In the culture of The Sep 11 fee document, The monetary main issue Inquiry file might be a complete e-book for the lay reader, whole with a thesaurus, charts, and easy-to-read diagrams, and a timeline that incorporates very important occasions. it is going to be learn via coverage makers, company executives, regulators, executive organizations, and the yank humans.

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  • Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

    Bold, creative indigenous paintings of the Northwest Coast is amazing via its sophistication and complexity. it's also composed of essentially uncomplicated components which, guided by way of a wealthy mythology, create photographs of amazing power.

    In Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast, the components of fashion are brought; the myths and legends which form the motifs are interpreted; the stylistic changes among the main cultural groupings are outlined and illustrated. Raven, Thunderbird, Killer Whale, undergo: all of the conventional types are right here, deftly analyzed by way of a certified author and artist who has a deep realizing of this strong culture.

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