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Title America and a Changed World
Author Robin Niblett
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2010-10-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1444391550
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looking at a range of themes and regions, this book provides achallenging basis for rethinking America’s internationalleadership. Chatham House experts assess current US policy and thecountry’s ability to continue to play an internationalleading role. A timely exploration as President Barack Obama attempts torenew America’s global leadership. Broad range of contributors including Annette Bohr (CentralAsia), Victor Bulmer-Thomas (Latin America), Alex Vines and TomCargill (Sub-Saharan Africa), Paul Cornish (Arms control), PaolaSubacchi (Economics), Kerry Brown (China) and James Sherr(Russia).

Title The Book That Changed America
Author Randall Fuller
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-01-24
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780698186675
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race “A lively and informative history.” – The New York Times Book Review Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin’s just-published On the Origin of Species on five American intellectuals, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, the child welfare reformer Charles Loring Brace, and the abolitionist Franklin Sanborn. Each of these figures seized on the book’s assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery, one that helped provide scientific credibility to the cause of abolition. Darwin’s depiction of constant struggle and endless competition described America on the brink of civil war. But some had difficulty aligning the new theory to their religious convictions and their faith in a higher power. Thoreau, perhaps the most profoundly affected all, absorbed Darwin’s views into his mysterious final work on species migration and the interconnectedness of all living things. Creating a rich tableau of nineteenth-century American intellectual culture, as well as providing a fascinating biography of perhaps the single most important idea of that time, The Book That Changed America is also an account of issues and concerns still with us today, including racism and the enduring conflict between science and religion.

100 American Women Who Changed The World by Publications International

Title 100 American Women Who Changed the World
Author Publications International
Publisher Publications International, Limited
Release Date 2019-02-15
Category
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1640306536
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Read about the inspiring women who changed the course of history. Includes women in eight different categories: arts and entertainment; journalists, writers, and poets; civil rights leaders; abolitionists, suffragettes, and activists; athletes; scientists; politicians; and pioneers and icons. Accompanying full-color photographs capture the spirit of each woman and the significance of her contributions.

Inner Circles by Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Title Inner Circles
Author Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Publisher Grand Central Pub
Release Date 1994-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 610
ISBN 0446395242
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Haig gives an inside look at the government and discloses such shocking revelations as Johnson's theories on the assassination of JFK, the indecision in the Oval Office at the beginning of the Vietnam War, Kissinger's confrontation with J. Edgar Hoover, and more. "Contains perceptive and candid analyses of episodes in American foreign policy".--New York Times Book Review.

Title Women Who Changed the World 50 Amazing Americans
Author Laurie Calkhoven
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2015-12-29
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9780545889636
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of "I Grew Up to be President" comes an exciting new book that explores fifty influential and inspirational American women who changed the world. Women have always played an important role in the history of the United States. But before they were women, they were regular girls just like anyone else. So how did these seemingly ordinary girls grow up to be such extradorinary women? In WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD, you'll meet fifty of the most influential and inspirational American women who had a lasting impact on our nation and the world. Starting with some of America's "Founding Mothers" like Pocahontas and Abigail Adams, and continuing up to the present day with game changers like Hillary Clinton, Oprah, and Misty Copeland, the book features a unique and diverse cast from all walks of life. With a mix of photographs and quirky illustrations, Women Who Changed the World is a fun and exciting read that will inspire future generations of leaders for years to come!

Title America and a Changed World
Author Robin Niblett
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Release Date 2010-05-10
Category Political Science
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1405198443
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looking at a range of themes and regions, this book provides a challenging basis for rethinking America’s international leadership. Chatham House experts assess current US policy and the country’s ability to continue to play an international leading role. A timely exploration as President Barack Obama attempts to renew America’s global leadership. Broad range of contributors including Annette Bohr (Central Asia), Victor Bulmer-Thomas (Latin America), Alex Vines and Tom Cargill (Sub-Saharan Africa), Paul Cornish (Arms control), Paola Subacchi (Economics), Kerry Brown (China) and James Sherr (Russia).

Promised Land by Jay Parini

Title Promised Land
Author Jay Parini
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2010
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 385
ISBN 9780307386182
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looks at thirteen literary works that had a profound influence on American history, culture, and character, including "The Federalist Papers," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and "The Souls of Black Folk."

We Changed The World by Vincent Harding

Title We Changed the World
Author Vincent Harding
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 1997-04-24
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780195087963
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines African-American life at the close of World War II, describes the struggle for freedom and justice during the 1940s and 1950s, and discusses the explosive years of the 1960s.

December 1941 by Craig Shirley

Title December 1941
Author Craig Shirley
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date 2013-11-19
Category History
Total Pages 656
ISBN 9781595554581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, eyes in America were focused on the war in Europe or distracted by the elevated mood sweeping the country in the final days of the Great Depression. But when planes dropped out of a clear blue sky and bombed the American naval base and aerial targets in Hawaii, all of that changed. December 1941 takes readers into the moment-by-moment ordeal of a nation waking to war. Best-selling author Craig Shirley celebrates the American spirit while reconstructing the events that called it to shine with rare and piercing light. By turns nostalgic and critical, he puts readers on the ground in the stir and the thick of the action. Relying on daily news reports from around the country and recently declassified government papers, Shirley sheds light on the crucial diplomatic exchanges leading up to the attack, the policies on internment of Japanese living in the U.S. after the assault, and the near-total overhaul of the U.S. economy for war. Shirley paints a compelling portrait of pre-war American culture: the fashion, the celebrities, the pastimes. And his portrait of America at war is just as vivid: heroism, self-sacrifice, mass military enlistments, national unity and resolve, and the prodigious talents of Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley aimed at the Axis Powers, as well as the more troubling price-controls and rationing, federal economic takeover, and censorship. Featuring colorful personalities such as Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and General Douglas MacArthur, December 1941 highlights a period of profound change in American government, foreign and domestic policy, law, economics, and business, chronicling the developments day by day through that singular and momentous month. December 1941 features surprising revelations, amusing anecdotes, and heart-wrenching stories, and also explores the unique religious and spiritual dimension of a culture under assault on the eve of Christmas. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the closest thing to war for the Americans was uncoordinated, mediocre war games in South Carolina. Less than thirty days later, by the end of December 1941, the nation was involved in a pitched battle for the preservation of its very way of life, a battle that would forever change the nation and the world.

Life 1968 by The Editors of LIFE

Title LIFE 1968
Author The Editors of LIFE
Publisher Time Inc. Books
Release Date 2018-01-19
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781547841219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri} The year that changed a nation—through the lens of LIFE magazine There was a contentious presidential election, an unpopular war, and the assassination of two leaders. In addition to a resistance and a rebellion that both shocked and galvanized a nation. Revisit 1968, one of the most pivotal years in modern history, a year that saw profound changes in everything from politics to race relations, music, art and culture. 1968 lets readers explore this turbulent year through unforgettable photographs from the LIFE archive, as well as essays to place them in their historical context. Events unfold before your eyes, with essays on the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, NASA and the space race, rock and political activism, and the 1968 presidential election. Dozens of iconic photos plus meaningful quotes from some of the most powerful voices of the era make LIFE 1968 a thought-provoking remembrance of American history.

Ready To Lead by Robin Niblett

Title Ready to Lead
Author Robin Niblett
Publisher Chatham House (Formerly Riia)
Release Date 2009
Category Political Science
Total Pages 47
ISBN STANFORD:36105215528659
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on the Chatham House project on 'Rethinking the United States' International Role', this report offers outside perspectives on the future capacity of the U.S. to influence events beyond its borders. It assesses current US policy and considers the most promising areas for future influence.

The Long March by Roger Kimball

Title The Long March
Author Roger Kimball
Publisher Encounter Books
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 326
ISBN 9781893554306
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Long March, Roger Kimball, the author of Tenured Radicals, shows how the "cultural revolution" of the 1960s and '70s took hold in America, lodging in our hearts and minds, and affecting our innermost assumptions about what counts as the good life. Kimball believes that the counterculture transformed high culture as well as our everyday life in terms of attitudes toward self and country, sex and drugs, and manners and morality. Believing that this dramatic change "cannot be understood apart from the seductive personalities who articulated its goals," he intersperses his argument with incisive portraits of the life and thought of Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Timothy Leary, Susan Sontag, Eldridge Cleaver and other "cultural revolutionaries" who made their mark. For all that has been written about the counterculture, until now there has not been a chronicle of how this revolutionary movement succeeded and how its ideas helped provoke today's "culture wars." The Long March fills this gap with a compelling and well-informed narrative that is sure to provoke discussion and debate.

Title Feminists who Changed America 1963 1975
Author Barbara J. Love
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date 2006
Category History
Total Pages 526
ISBN 9780252031892
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Documenting key feminists who ignited the second wave women's movement Barbara J. Love's Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 will be the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders (including both well-known and grassroots organizers) of the second wave women's movement. It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women's movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws. The biographical entries on these pioneering feminists represent their many factions, all parts of the country, all races and ethnic groups, and all political ideologies. Nancy Cott's foreword discusses the movement in relation to the earlier first wave and presents a brief overview of the second wave in the context of other contemporaneous social movements.

Brave Black First by Cheryl Hudson

Title Brave Black First
Author Cheryl Hudson
Publisher Crown Books For Young Readers
Release Date 2020-01-03
Category JUVENILE NONFICTION
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780525645818
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An illustrated biographical compilation of over fifty African American women from the 1700s through to the present day.

Title How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish
Author Ilan Stavans
Publisher Restless Books
Release Date 2020-01-21
Category History
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781632062635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A momentous and diverse anthology of the influences and inspirations of Yiddish voices in America—radical, dangerous, and seductive, but also sweet, generous, and full of life—edited by award-winning authors and scholars Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star Trek without Mr. Spock? Are the creatures in Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are based on Holocaust survivors? And how has Yiddish, a language without a country, influenced Hollywood? These and other questions are explored in this stunning and rich anthology of the interplay of Yiddish and American culture, edited by award-winning authors and scholars Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. It starts with the arrival of Ashkenazi immigrants to New York City’s Lower East Side and follows Yiddish as it moves into Hollywood, Broadway, literature, politics, and resistance. We take deep dives into cuisine, language, popular culture, and even Yiddish in the other Americas, including Canada, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, and Colombia. The book presents a bountiful menu of genres: essays, memoir, song, letters, poems, recipes, cartoons, conversations, and much more. Authors include Nobel Prize–winner Isaac Bashevis Singer and luminaries such as Grace Paley, Cynthia Ozick, Chaim Grade, Michael Chabon, Abraham Cahan, Sophie Tucker, Blume Lempel, Irving Howe, Paula Vogel, and Liana Finck. Readers will laugh and cry as they delve into personal stories of assimilation and learn about people from a diverse variety of backgrounds, Jewish and not, who have made the language their own. The Yiddish saying states: Der mentsh trakht un got lakht. Man plans and God laughs. How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish illustrates how those plans are full of zest, dignity, and tremendous humanity. Most of all, the book shows us that Yiddish, far from being an endangered language, is more vibrant than ever. Praise for How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish: “A wide-ranging, eclectic anthology of work by Yiddish writers. Stavans and Yiddish Book Center academic director Lambert have assembled an impressive collection of essays, fiction, drama, memoir, poetry, cartoons, and interviews, all showing how ‘Yiddish is so deeply woven into the fabric of the United States that it can sometimes be difficult to recognize how much it has transformed the world we live in today.’... Among all these are some stunners—e.g., ‘Oedipus in Brooklyn,’ a story by Blume Lempel (1907-1999) that begins with the line, ‘Sylvia was no Jocasta.’ Emma Goldman (1869-1940) writes fiercely about marriage, which she compares to an ‘iron yoke.’ In a poem about Coney Island, Victor Packer (1897-1958) writes, ‘Beauty and crudity / Go hand in hand and / Launch a united front / Right there are on the sand.’ [Cynthia] Ozick (b. 1928) compares Sholem Aleichem to Dickens, Twain, and Will Rogers. ‘He was a popular presence, and stupendously so. His lectures and readings were mobbed; he was a household friend; he was cherished as a family valuable.’ For readers unfamiliar with Yiddish writing, a revelation; for readers and aficionados of the language, a treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review “For many people, this will be a poignant, surprising, and engrossing introduction to the epic survival story of a singular culture, requiring no foreknowledge of Yiddish, by two of the field's luminaries. For those of us whose grandparents spoke and understood, and whose parents only understood—no need to explain that we do neither—this book is the way back to a language that once meant everything.” —Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life and Savage Feast “This volume is not a chronological exploration of the Yiddish language in America. Instead, the editors offer portions of some of the major works of Yiddish literature, poetry, comics, and political thought, by writers including Isaac Bashevis Singer, Chaim Grade, Cynthia Ozick, and Sophie Tucker, among others. A delightful chapter concentrates on culinary offerings with some recipes included. Finally, a fascinating chapter focuses on the influence of Yiddish in Canada, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, and Columbia, offering a glimpse of Yiddishkeit outside Eurocentric views. VERDICT A wonderful compilation sure to please new and old lovers of Yiddish culture, Jewish history, and linguistics.” —Library Journal “Who could resist the lure of a jar of kosher dills on a bright yellow book cover? Not I. In addition to the pickles what the cover promised was a certainty that the work represented on its pages, between essays, fiction, poems, cartoons, etc., would be co-chosen by the indefatigable Ilan Stavans, whose work I have followed for years. Divided into six parts, starting with ‘Politics and Possibilities’ and ending with ‘The Other Americas,’ one cannot help but be amazed by the breadth of Yiddish documents that have been found and preserved from the past, while marveling at the more contemporary writers who have added richness and are keeping Yiddish alive. This book is utterly fascinating and a true cultural artifact.” —Lucy Kogler, Literary Hub “Stavans and Lambert, both accomplished scholars, aspire to something far more substantial than the Yiddishisms and Jewish jokes that have come to be associated with Yiddishkayt in American pop culture…. [T]he reader is offered an astonishingly rich and diverse selection of poems, stories, memoirs, essays, plays, letters, conversations, recipes and reminiscences, as well as drawings, cartoons and posters by Yiddish artists, each one refracting a different point of view and a different point of light.” —Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal

Special Providence by Walter Russell Mead

Title Special Providence
Author Walter Russell Mead
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-05-13
Category Political Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781136758676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America."--Otto von Bismarck America's response to the September 11 attacks spotlighted many of the country's longstanding goals on the world stage: to protect liberty at home, to secure America's economic interests, to spread democracy in totalitarian regimes and to vanquish the enemy utterly. One of America's leading foreign policy thinkers, Walter Russell Mead, argues that these diverse, conflicting impulses have in fact been the key to the U.S.'s success in the world. In a sweeping new synthesis, Mead uncovers four distinct historical patterns in foreign policy, each exemplified by a towering figure from our past. Wilsonians are moral missionaries, making the world safe for democracy by creating international watchdogs like the U.N. Hamiltonians likewise support international engagement, but their goal is to open foreign markets and expand the economy. Populist Jacksonians support a strong military, one that should be used rarely, but then with overwhelming force to bring the enemy to its knees. Jeffersonians, concerned primarily with liberty at home, are suspicious of both big military and large-scale international projects. A striking new vision of America's place in the world, Special Providence transcends stale debates about realists vs. idealists and hawks vs. doves to provide a revolutionary, nuanced, historically-grounded view of American foreign policy.

Title 1919 The Year That Changed America
Author Martin W. Sandler
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2019-11-07
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781547605774
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 1919 was a world-shaking year. America was recovering from World War I and black soldiers returned to racism so violent that that summer would become known as the Red Summer. The suffrage movement had a long-fought win when women gained the right to vote. Laborers took to the streets to protest working conditions; nationalistic fervor led to a communism scare; and temperance gained such traction that prohibition went into effect. Each of these movements reached a tipping point that year. Now, one hundred years later, these same social issues are more relevant than ever. Sandler traces the momentum and setbacks of these movements through this last century, showing that progress isn't always a straight line and offering a unique lens through which we can understand history and the change many still seek.

Title 1919 The Year That Changed America
Author Martin W. Sandler
Publisher Bloomsbury Children's Books
Release Date 2019-01-08
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781681198019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Acclaimed author Sandler examines the pinnacle events of 1919 and their relevance to significant issues in American life today. 1919 was a world-shaking year. America was recovering from World War I and black soldiers returned to racism so violent that that summer would become known as the Red Summer. The suffrage movement had a long-fought win when women gained the right to vote. Laborers took to the streets to protest working conditions; nationalistic fervor led to a communism scare; and temperance gained such traction that prohibition went into effect. Each of these movements reached a tipping point that year. Now, one hundred years later, these same social issues are more relevant than ever. Sandler traces the momentum and setbacks of these movements through this last century, showing that progress isn't always a straight line and offering a unique lens through which we can understand history and the change many still seek.

Editorial Research Reports On America S Changing World Role by Congressional quarterly (Etats-Unis).

Title Editorial Research Reports on America s Changing World Role
Author Congressional quarterly (Etats-Unis).
Publisher Washington : Congressional Quarterly
Release Date 1974
Category United States
Total Pages 184
ISBN UCAL:B4432133
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title A People s History of the United States
Author Howard Zinn
Publisher Aristotext
Release Date 1996
Category United States
Total Pages 675
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.