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The Great Contest als Buch von Willis C Humphrey
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The Great Contest:A History of Military and Naval Operations During the Civil War in the United States of America Willis C Humphrey

Anbieter: Hugendubel.de
Stand: 27.06.2019
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The Soul of America
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - The Christian Science Monitor - Southern Living Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the ´´better angels of our nature´´ have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women´s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson´s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear-a struggle that continues even now. While the American story has not always-or even often-been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, ´´The good news is that we have come through such darkness before´´-as, time and again, Lincoln´s better angels have found a way to prevail. Praise for The Soul of America ´´Brilliant, fascinating, timely . . . With compelling narratives of past eras of strife and disenchantment, Meacham offers wisdom for our own time.´´-Walter Isaacson ´´Gripping and inspiring, The Soul of America is Jon Meacham´s declaration of his faith in America.´´-Newsday ´´Meacham gives readers a long-term perspective on American history and a reason to believe the soul of America is ultimately one of kindness and caring, not rancor and paranoia.´´-USA Today

Anbieter: buecher.de
Stand: 16.07.2019
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The History of America als Buch von William Rus...
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The History of America:From its discovery by Columbus to the conclusion of the late war. With an appendix, containing an account of the rise and progress of the present unhappy contest between Great Britain and her colonies. Vol. 2 William Russell

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The History of America als Buch von William Rus...
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The History of America:From its discovery by Columbus to the conclusion of the late war. With an appendix, containing an account of the rise and progress of the present unhappy contest between Great Britain and her colonies. Vol. 1 William Russell

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Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power C...
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The struggle between Russia and Great Britain over Central Asia in the nineteenth century was the original ´´great game.´´ But in the past quarter century, a new ´´great game´´ has emerged, pitting America against a newly aggressive Russia and a resource-hungry China, all struggling for influence over the same region, now one of the most volatile areas in the world: The long border region stretching from Iran through Pakistan to Kashmir. In Great Games, Local Rules, Alexander Cooley, one of America´s most respected international relations scholars, explores the dynamics of the new competition for control of the region since 9/11. All three great powers have crafted strategies to increase their power in the area, which includes Afghanistan and the former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Each nation is pursuing important goals: Basing rights for the US, access to natural resources for the Chinese, and increased political influence for the Russians. However, overlooked in all of the talk about this new great game is fact that the Central Asian governments have proven themselves critical agents in their own right, establishing local rules for external power involvement that serve to fend off foreign interest. As a result, despite a decade of intense interest from the United States, Russia, and China, Central Asia remains a collection of segmented states, and the external competition has merely reinforced the sovereign authority of the individual Central Asian governments. A careful and surprising analysis of how small states interact with great powers in a vital region, Great Games, Local Rules greatly advances our understanding of how global politics actually works in the contemporary era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011566/bk_adbl_011566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel , Hörbu...
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Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest to make her mother happy and, surprisingly, finds herself to be the judges´ choice. Just like that, she´s catapulted into the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing, mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when she unexpectedly wins the crown, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff. In order to protect his darkest secret, Griff must run, so Betty recklessly agrees to run, too. With the cops and a scrappy reporter in pursuit, the chase begins, taking them from the carnival of the Boardwalk to the streets of Manhattan and a cliffside mansion in Newport, and it threatens to unravel everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniela Acitelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001708/bk_drms_001708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.06.2019
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Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in A...
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If you´ve replaced a computer lately - or a cell phone, a camera, a television - chances are, the old one still worked. And chances are even greater that the latest model won´t last as long as the one it replaced. Welcome to the world of planned obsolescence - a business model, a way of life, and a uniquely American invention that this eye-opening book explores from its beginnings to its perilous implications for the very near future. Made to Break is a history of 20th century technology as seen through the prism of obsolescence. America invented everything that is now disposable, Giles Slade tells us, and he explains how disposability was in fact a necessary condition for America´s rejection of tradition and our acceptance of change and impermanence. His audiobook shows us the ideas behind obsolescence at work in such American milestones as the inventions of branding, packaging, and advertising; the contest for market dominance between GM and Ford; the struggle for a national communications network, the development of electronic technologies - and with it the avalanche of electronic consumer waste that will overwhelm America´s landfills and poison its water within the coming decade. History reserves a privileged place for those societies that built things to last - forever, if possible. What place will it hold for a society addicted to consumption - a whole culture made to break? This book gives us a detailed and harrowing picture of how, by choosing to support ever-shorter product lives we may well be shortening the future of our way of life as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Puttonen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014628/bk_acx0_014628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better ...
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Number-one New York Times best sellerPulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, the Christian Science Monitor, and Southern Living.Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the ´´better angels of our nature´´ have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women´s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear - a struggle that continues even now.While the American story has not always - or even often - been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders, Jon Meacham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006118/bk_rand_006118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.06.2019
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Fatwa: Hunted in America , Hörbuch, Digital, 1,...
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Her critics have called her ´the most dangerous woman in America,´ ´far-right hate queen,´ and ´the anti-Muslim movement´s most visible and flamboyant figurehead.´ Her admirers say she is ´the Joan of Arc of the counter-jihad movement,´ ´one of the top world experts in radical Islam, sharia, and Islamic supremacism,´ and ´a wonderful fighter for liberty.´ Now, in Fatwa: Hunted in America, Pamela Geller recounts her unlikely journey from New York City career girl to a fearless human rights and free speech activist reviled by the enemies of freedom the world over. ´I assumed my freedom,´ she writes. ´Never for one moment did I think that it could be taken from me. But all that changed on one day.´ That day was September 11, 2001, when the global jihad struck America with murderous force. The United States of America and the free world were never the same again. Neither was Pamela Geller. In this book, Geller shares how she launched her blogging career, defended abused Muslim girls, stood against the advance of sharia, and fought for the freedom of speech – a freedom crumbling in this age of jihad. Geller recounts the battle to defeat the sinister Ground Zero mosque project; the ISIS attack at Geller´s Mohammed Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas; the fatwa and plot to behead her; and the relentless vilification she faces from a mainstream media hell-bent on defaming and destroying everyone who stands for freedom against jihad terror and sharia oppression. Pamela Geller writes: ´Any lover of freedom would have been tarred the same way I was, and many have been. I am but a proxy in this terrible, long war. What has happened to me is what happens, in small and large ways, to every American who stands for freedom.´ One person can make a difference. And what a remarkable difference Pamela Geller has made. At last, in Fatwa: Hunted In America 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Geller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102788/bk_acx0_102788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.06.2019
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