Chicago '68

Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic conference in Chicago—an epochal second in American cultural and political background. through drawing on a variety of resources, Farber tells and retells the tale of the protests in 3 diverse voices, from the views of the key protagonists—the Yippies, the nationwide Mobilization to finish the conflict, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly recreates all of the pleasure and drama, the violently charged motion and language of this era of hindrance, giving existence to the entire set of cultural reports we name "the sixties."

"Chicago '68 was once a watershed summer time. Chicago '68 is a watershed e-book. Farber succeeds in offering a delicate, fairminded composite portrait that's right now a version of good narrative heritage and an instance of the way you'll stroll the highbrow tightrope among 'reporting one's findings' and delivering decisions approximately them."—Peter I. Rose, Contemporary Sociology

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American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

By Edward C. Stewart

A tremendously extended research of the 1972 vintage via Edward Stewart, Stewart and Bennett introduce new cross-cultural comparisons drawn from fresh learn on worth structures, belief psychology, cultural anthropology, and intercultural communique. American cultural characteristics are remoted out, analyzed, and in comparison with parallel features of alternative cultures to find implications for cross-cultural interaction.

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Texas: A Novel

By James A. Michener

Spanning 4 and a part centuries, James A. Michener’s huge saga chronicles the epic heritage of Texas, from its Spanish roots within the age of the conquistadors to its present popularity as one in all America’s so much prosperous, different, and provocative states. between his finely drawn forged of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and damaged, because the loyalties verified over the process every one turbulent age unavoidably cave in less than the load of wealth and undefined. With Michener as our advisor, Texas is a story of patriotism and statesmanship, development and improvement, violence and betrayal—a beautiful fulfillment through a literary master.
Praise for Texas
“A publication approximately oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and payment, cash and gear . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make heritage vivid.”The Boston Globe
“A sweeping landscape . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas personality in a manner that Texas’s personal writers frequently don’t.”The Washington publish publication World
“Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in inhabitants and geography, the kingdom has simply one of these larger-than-life background that lends itself to Mr. Michener’s flavor for multigenerational epics.”The manhattan Times

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America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers

By Chuck Hagel

Senator Chuck Hagel has lengthy been sought after by way of his colleagues on each side of the Senate flooring for his honesty, integrity, and common sense method of the demanding situations of our instances. The Los Angeles Times has praised his "bold positions on overseas coverage and nationwide defense" and puzzled, "What's to not like?" In America: Our subsequent Chapter, Nebraska-born Hagel deals a hard-hitting exam of the present kingdom of our country and offers vast, significant proposals which could consultant the US again onto the correct course.

In America: Our subsequent Chapter, Hagel speaks the reality as he sees it in an immediate and refreshingly unvarnished demeanour. Basing his feedback on thorough study and cautious concept, in addition to on own perception from his years as a political insider, winning businessman, and adorned conflict hero, he discusses household matters together with the health and wellbeing care main issue, immigration, and Social protection and Medicare reform and international weather swap. He confronts overseas coverage difficulties that the present management has bungled or missed, together with China's transforming into economic climate; keep an eye on of U.S. debt; India's and Pakistan's nuclear services; and Iran's competitive political, ideological, and nuclear stances. He decries the pervasive illness of 3rd international poverty, arguing convincingly that this is often the place the true struggle opposed to terrorism needs to commence. regularly precise to the ideals instilled in his formative years at the prairie, he speaks passionately approximately carrier to one's state and to one's fellow voters because the direction towards a renewed the USA. And, in fact, he supplies a candid exam of the debacle that's the Iraq battle.

A staunch Republican but a "hero to liberals" (Time), Hagel asks the cruel questions and supplies immediately solutions to America's such a lot urgent difficulties. America: Our subsequent Chapter is a significant, sincere, and, finally, positive examine our nation's destiny, from an American unique.

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No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times (Wall Street Journal Book)

By Dorothy Rabinowitz

In 1742, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, wrote, "There is not any crueler tyranny than that that is perpetrated less than the defend of legislations and within the identify of justice." 200 forty-three years later, in 1985, Dorothy Rabinowitz, a syndicated columnist and tv commentator, encountered the case of a brand new Jersey day care employee named Kelly Michaels, accused of 280 counts of sexually abusing nursery tuition youngsters -- and uncovered the 1st of the prosecutorial abuses defined in No Crueler Tyrannies.

No Crueler Tyrannies remembers the hysteria that observed the kid sex-abuse witch-hunts of the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties: how a unmarried nameless mobilephone name may carry to endure a military of recovered-memory therapists, venal and bold prosecutors, and hypocritical judges -- a military that jailed countless numbers of blameless american citizens. The overarching tale of No Crueler Tyrannies is that of the Amirault relatives, who ran the Fells Acres day care middle in Malden, Massachusetts: Violet Amirault, her daughter Cheryl, and her son Gerald, sufferers of maybe the main biased prosecution because the Salem witch trials. Woven into the material of the Amirault tragedy -- an unfinished tale, with Gerald Amirault nonetheless incarcerated for crimes that, Rabinowitz persuasively argues, not just did he now not devote, yet which never happened -- are different, both alarming stories of prosecutorial terrors: the tales of Wenatchee, Washington, the place the single-minded efforts of leader intercourse crimes investigator Robert Perez jailed dozens of his associates; Patrick Griffin, a revered health care provider whose lifestyles and attractiveness have been destroyed by means of a fake accusation of sexual molestation; John Carroll, a marina proprietor from Troy, big apple, now serving ten to 20 years principally on the behest of an analogous professional witness used to wrongly penal complex Kelly Michaels fifteen years formerly; and supply Snowden, the North Miami policeman sentenced to 5 consecutive lifestyles phrases after being prosecuted via then Dade County nation lawyer Janet Reno...who spent 11 years killing rats in a variety of Florida prisons earlier than a brand new trial affirmed his innocence.

No Crueler Tyrannies is instantly a really scary and whilst inspiring ebook, documenting how those electorate, who turned pursuits of the justice method within which they'd rather a lot religion, got here to understand that their lives will be destroyed, that they can be despatched to legal for years -- even a long time. No Crueler Tyrannies indicates the complicity of the courts, their hypocrisy and indifference to the claims of justice, but additionally the braveness of these keen to problem the runaway prosecutors and the power of these who've persisted their depredations.

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Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo

By George H. Quester

This provocative and well timed paintings examines quite a few situations within which the deployment of nuclear guns may well ensue, the possible outcomes of such an escalation, the most likely global reactions, and the believable coverage ramifications. instead of projecting the actual harm that will end result from nuclear assaults, George H. Quester deals an exploration of the political, mental, and social aftermath of nuclear clash.

The prospect of nuclear attack―sixty years after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki―is tricky to confront on many degrees. We could keep away from the dialogue for emotional purposes, for worry of producing a self-confirming speculation, or just due to the common "nuclear taboo." yet there also are self-denying propositions to be harnessed right here: if the area provides a few strengthen idea to how nuclear guns may be used back, such assaults will be headed off.

If the realm avoids nuclear guns use till the 12 months 2045, it is going to be capable of rejoice 100 years of nuclear harmony. Quester means that this can be accomplished during the cautious attention of attainable nuclear deployment situations and their outcomes. during this insightful research, he presents a kick off point for educated and targeted mirrored image and training.

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The United States and Cambodia, 1969-2000: A Troubled Relationship (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)

Starting with the recovery of diplomatic kin among the USA and Cambodia in 1969, this publication is the 1st to systematically discover the debatable matters and occasions surrounding the connection among the 2 nations within the latter 1/2 the 20 th century. It strains how the key bombing of Cambodia, the coup which overthrew Prince Sihanouk and the yank invasion of Cambodia in 1970 resulted in a brutal civil conflict. according to large archival examine within the usa, Australia and Cambodia, this can be the main complete account of the USA' bothered courting with Cambodia.

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California's Whaling Coast (Images of America)

By Dale Vinnedge

Yankee whaling, shore whaling, and sleek whaling have been occasionally happening concurrently. every one form of whaling went via classes of discovery, balance, after which a gentle lessen because the items misplaced their markets or the variety of whales started to wane as a few species moved towards advertisement if no longer real extinction because of over-fishing. Small whaling operations from California, known as shore whaling, persevered from the 1850s until eventually Secretary of trade Maurice Stans (19691972) whistled down the in 1971.

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Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns

By Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Winner of the 2014 Doris Graber Award, given by way of the yankee Political technology organization to acknowledge the easiest publication released on political verbal exchange within the final ten years.

Political campaigns this present day are gained or misplaced within the so-called flooring war--the strategic deployment of groups of staffers, volunteers, and paid part-timers who paintings the telephones and canvass block by means of block, condominium by way of apartment, voter via voter. Ground Wars presents an in-depth ethnographic portrait of 2 such campaigns, New Jersey Democrat Linda Stender's and that of Democratic Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut, who either ran for Congress in 2008.
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen examines how American political operatives use "personalized political conversation" to have interaction with the citizens, and weighs the consequences of floor conflict strategies for the way we comprehend political campaigns and what it ability to take part in them. He exhibits how floor wars are waged utilizing assets well past these of a given candidate and their employees. those comprise allied curiosity teams and civic institutions, party-provided technical infrastructures that make the most of huge databases with precise individual-level info for focusing on electorate, and armies of committed volunteers and paid part-timers. Nielsen demanding situations the suggestion that political verbal exchange in the USA has to be tightly scripted, managed, and performed by means of a decide on coterie of pros. but he additionally quashes the romantic concept that canvassing is a purer kind of grassroots politics. In trendy political flooring wars, Nielsen demonstrates, even the main ordinary-seeming volunteer knocking at your door is subsidized up through high-tech focusing on applied sciences and occasion expertise.
Ground Wars unearths how custom-made political verbal exchange is profoundly influencing electoral results and reworking American democracy.

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