The Clansman

An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan

Author: Thomas Dixon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ku-Klux Klan (19th cent.)

Page: 374

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Life in Dixie During the War, 1861-1862-1863-1864-1865

Author: Mary Ann Harris Gay

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865547230

Category: History

Page: 442

View: 8463

Life in Dixie During the War, first published in 1892, ranks among the best first-person accounts of the American Civil War. Mary A. H. Gay eloquently recounts her wartime experiences in Georgia and bears witness to the "suffering and struggle, defeat and despair, triumph and hope that is human history". Mary Gay was not only a chronicler, but an active participant in wartime activities; old veterans described her as "unusually brave and fearless". While her book reads like a novel, it continues to be praised by modern scholars as an honest report of American history.

The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education

Author: Jan Klabbers,Mortimer Sellers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402094949

Category: Law

Page: 222

View: 3015

The internationalization of commerce and contemporary life has led to a globalization of legal standards and practices. The essays in this text explore this new reality and suggest ways in which the new legal order can be made more just and effective.

Science Without Sense

The Risky Business of Public Health Research

Author: Steven J. Milloy

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 9781882577347

Category: Science

Page: 68

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Washington's Spies

The Story of America's First Spy Ring

Author: Alexander Rose

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307418708

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5907

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Turn: Washington’s Spies, now an original series on AMC Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all. In the summer of 1778, with the war poised to turn in his favor, General George Washington desperately needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed his secret weapon: an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy’s battle plans and military strategy. Washington’s small band included a young Quaker torn between political principle and family loyalty, a swashbuckling sailor addicted to the perils of espionage, a hard-drinking barkeep, a Yale-educated cavalryman and friend of the doomed Nathan Hale, and a peaceful, sickly farmer who begged Washington to let him retire but who always came through in the end. Personally guiding these imperfect everyday heroes was Washington himself. In an era when officers were gentlemen, and gentlemen didn’ t spy, he possessed an extraordinary talent for deception—and proved an adept spymaster. The men he mentored were dubbed the Culper Ring. The British secret service tried to hunt them down, but they escaped by the closest of shaves thanks to their ciphers, dead drops, and invisible ink. Rose’s thrilling narrative tells the unknown story of the Revolution–the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners—that has never appeared in the history books. But Washington’s Spies is also a spirited, touching account of friendship and trust, fear and betrayal, amid the dark and silent world of the spy. From the Hardcover edition.

Frolic of His Own

Author: William Gaddis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439125473

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1329

A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.

Mary and I

Forty Years with the Sioux

Author: Stephen Return Riggs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dakota Indians

Page: 437

View: 3164

In this autobiography, Riggs describes his life as a Christian missionary to the Dakota beginning in 1837 at Lac qui Parle (Minnesota) and for the remainder of his life in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. As missionaries, he helped create a written language for the Dakota. The second section entitled "Monographs" includes writings by various people who worked within the missionary field.

The Red Cross in Peace and War

Author: Clara Harlowe Barton


ISBN: 9781421270715

Category: Red Cross and Red Crescent

Page: 711

View: 2608

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by American Historical Press in Washington, 1904. This book contains color illustrations.

Back Door to War

The Roosevelt Foreign Policy, 1933-1941

Author: Charles Callan Tansill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258413132


Page: 712

View: 3921


American Orientalism

The United States and the Middle East since 1945

Author: Douglas Little

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877616

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 6874

Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. He concludes that a peculiar blend of arrogance and ignorance has led American officials to overestimate their ability to shape events in the Middle East from 1945 through the present day, and that it has been a driving force behind the Iraq war. For this updated third edition, Little covers events through 2007, including a new chapter on the Bush Doctrine, demonstrating that in many important ways, George W. Bush's Middle Eastern policies mark a sharp break with the past.

City of Quartz

Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0712666230

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 462

View: 3824

In this taut and compulsive exploration, Mike Davis recounts the story of Los Angeles with passion, wit and an acute eye for the absurd, the unjust and, often the dangerous. He tells a lurid tale of greed, manipulation, power and prejudice that has made Los Angeles one of the most cosmopolitan and most class-divided cities in the United States. As the Joshua trees are ripped from the desert by developers of walled communities protected by 'armed response' security, as yet more concrete is poured to defend Japanese real estate from desperate migrants without work or hope, as a stew of greed, megalonamia and corruption wreaks ever more havoc on his native city, Davis' elegiac tale points to a future in which the sublime and the dreadful are inextricable. That future does not belong to Southern California alone. Terrifyingly it belongs to us all.

Scratches on Our Minds: American Images of China and India

American Images of China and India

Author: Harold R. Isaacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317460065

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 452

View: 2406

A presentation of eight contemporary Chinese women writers, representing two generations of women with different backgrounds and experiences. The selections explore esthetic, cultural and ideological problems that continue to challenge Chinese women.

No Logo

Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0676972829

Category: Brand name products

Page: 490

View: 7089

Taking aim at the brand bullies.

Speech Correction

Its Principles and Methods

Author: Charles Van Riper

Publisher: N.A


Category: Speech

Page: 470

View: 4503


Corruption and Reform

Lessons from America's Economic History

Author: Edward L. Glaeser,Claudia Goldin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226299597

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 1448

Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world’s least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of today’s most corrupt developing nations, as municipal governments and robber barons alike found new ways to steal from taxpayers and swindle investors. In Corruption and Reform, contributors explore this shadowy period of United States history in search of better methods to fight corruption worldwide today. Contributors to this volume address the measurement and consequences of fraud and corruption and the forces that ultimately led to their decline within the United States. They show that various approaches to reducing corruption have met with success, such as deregulation, particularly “free banking,” in the 1830s. In the 1930s, corruption was kept in check when new federal bureaucracies replaced local administrations in doling out relief. Another deterrent to corruption was the independent press, which kept a watchful eye over government and business. These and other facets of American history analyzed in this volume make it indispensable as background for anyone interested in corruption today.

The Company He Keeps

A History of White College Fraternities

Author: Nicholas L. Syrett

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807888704

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 7391

Tracing the full history of traditionally white college fraternities in America from their days in antebellum all-male schools to the sprawling modern-day college campus, Nicholas Syrett reveals how fraternity brothers have defined masculinity over the course of their 180-year history. Based on extensive research at twelve different schools and analyzing at least twenty national fraternities, The Company He Keeps explores many factors--such as class, religiosity, race, sexuality, athleticism, intelligence, and recklessness--that have contributed to particular versions of fraternal masculinity at different times. Syrett demonstrates the ways that fraternity brothers' masculinity has had consequences for other students on campus as well, emphasizing the exclusion of different groups of classmates and the sexual exploitation of female college students.

Reshaping America

society and institutions, 1945-1960

Author: Robert Hamlett Bremner,Gary W. Reichard

Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr


Category: History

Page: 403

View: 456


Science and the Citizen

Author: Marco Mamone Capria


ISBN: 1291446834


Page: N.A

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