American Philosophy: From Wounded Knee to the Present

By Erin McKenna, Scott L. Pratt

American Philosophy bargains the 1st traditionally framed creation to the culture of yankee philosophy and its modern engagement with the world.

Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil warfare, American philosophy used to be a way of facing clash and alter. within the turbulence of the twenty first century, this is still as proper as ever. putting the paintings of presentday American philosophers within the context of a heritage of resistance, via a philosophical culture marked through a dedication to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this booklet tells the tale of a philosophy formed by means of significant occasions that decision for mirrored image and illustrates the ways that philosophy is suitable to lived adventure.

This publication offers a survey of the ancient improvement of yankee philosophy, in addition to insurance of key modern matters in the United States together with race conception, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the right advent to the paintings of the main American thinkers, earlier and current, and the sheer breadth in their principles and effect.

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American Heritage History of the Civil War

By James M. McPherson, Bruce Catton

Overview

Here is Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Bruce Catton's unsurpassed account of the Civil battle, some of the most relocating chapters in American history.

Introduced via Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. McPherson, the e-book vividly strains the epic fight among the Blue and grey, from the early department among the North and South to the ultimate give up of accomplice troops.

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The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People

By Alan Brinkley

Identified for its transparent narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling survey textual content invitations scholars to imagine significantly in regards to the many forces that regularly create the incomplete kingdom that's the usa. In a concise yet wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley indicates the range and complexity of the state and our realizing of its history--one that keeps to adapt either within the occasions of the current and in our reexamination of recent facts and views at the earlier. This 6th variation contains a new sequence of styles of pop culture essays, in addition to accelerated insurance of pre-Columbian the US, new the USA on the earth essays, and up-to-date insurance of contemporary occasions and advancements that demonstrates how a brand new iteration maintains to form the yankee tale.

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First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity

The usa was once conceived in company, based on company, and operated as a business—all due to the entrepreneurial brain of the best American businessman of any iteration: George Washington.

Using Washington's vast yet frequently neglected monetary papers, Edward G. Lengel chronicles the interesting and encouraging tale of the way this self-educated guy equipped the Mount Vernon property right into a monstrous multilayered firm and prudently controlled meager assets to win the warfare of independence. Later, as president, he helped identify the nationwide economic climate on an effective footing and favorably located the kingdom for the economic Revolution. Washington's steadfast dedication to the middle financial ideas of probity, transparency, cautious administration, and calculated boldness are undying classes that are supposed to motivate and coach traders even today.

First Entrepreneur will remodel how traditional american citizens take into consideration George Washington and the way his luck in business inspired and guided the rising nation.

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Sound of Mountain Water

By Wallace Stegner

The essays, memoirs, letters, and speeches during this quantity have been written over a interval of twenty-five years, a time during which the West witnessed speedy adjustments to its cultural and typical history, and Wallace Stegner emerged as a major conservationist and novelist. This assortment is split into sections: the 1st beneficial properties eloquent sketches of the West's historical past and surroundings, directing our mind's eye to the elegant great thing about such locations as San Juan and Glen Canyon; the concluding part examines the nation of Western literature, of the legendary prior as opposed to the reduced current, and analyzes the problems dealing with any modern Western author. The Sound of Mountain Water is either a hymn to the Western panorama, an confirmation of the desire embodied therein, and a cautious research of the West's cultural and average legacy.

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Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-2

By Peter Knight

Conspiracy Theories in American historical past: An Encyclopedia is the 1st accomplished, research-based, scholarly examine of the pervasiveness of our deeply ingrained tradition of conspiracy. From the Puritan witch trials to the Masons, from the purple Scare to Watergate, Whitewater, and the battle on Terror, this encyclopedia covers conspiracy theories around the breadth of U.S. heritage, analyzing the contributors, corporations, and concepts at the back of them. Its over three hundred alphabetical entries hide either the documented files of exact conspiracies and the cultural and political importance of particular conspiracy speculations.

Neither selling nor pushing aside any thought, the entries circulate past the standard biased rhetoric to supply a clear-sighted, dispassionate examine each one conspiracy (real or imagined). Readers will come to appreciate the political and social contexts during which those theories arose, the mindsets and motivations of the folks selling them, the genuine influence of society's reactions to conspiracy fears, warranted or no longer, and the decision (when verifiable) that heritage has handed on every one case.

"The editors of this wonderful reference rightfully assert that 'conspiracy theories have performed a necessary function in shaping the process American history.' … the 1st to hide the topic comprehensively, this paintings deals a dispassionate examine conspiracy theories, from the Boston Tea celebration to September eleven, 2001, putting every one within the context of its time."
Library Journal

"This is an engaging reference … a very good addition to educational and massive public libraries."
Booklist

"The encyclopedia admirably accomplishes its ambitions … Articles are quite often attractive and primary cost of their scholarship. … specified in either layout and content material, it is a critical and useful attempt, and should definitely turn into one of many extra well known reference titles in lots of library collections."
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Long journey with Mr. Jefferson

By William G. Hyland

The magisterial collaboration over part an entire life among historian Dumas Malone and his topic, Thomas Jefferson, is the root for William G. Hyland Jr.'s compelling Long trip with Mr. Jefferson. Malone, the courtly and genteel historian from Mississippi, spent thirty-eight years getting to know and writing the definitive biography of the guy who invented the us of America.

Hyland presents a stunning portrait of the fellow many think of America's maximum historian, recording intimately Malone's fight to complete his towering six-volume paintings on Jefferson via excruciating discomfort after which blindness on the age of eighty-three. Hyland contains Malone's formerly unpublished correspondence with such notables as John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, George H. W. Bush, Felix Frankfurter, and Fawn Brodie. Readers are taken care of to an particular examine inner most kinfolk records and Malone's unfinished memoir, which displays on background, social statement, and his life's accomplishments.

Offering even more than so much biographies, this booklet imparts broad perception into Malone's past years in Mississippi and Georgia, and the way they formed his personality. via interviews with Malone's intimates, relations, competitors, and subordinates, Hyland generates a real portrait of the guy in the back of the mind and the parable.

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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

By Jimmy Carter

“A hot and unique memoir.” —Los Angeles Times

Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, overseas humanitarian, fisherman, displays on his complete and satisfied existence with satisfaction, humor, and some moment thoughts.

At 90, Jimmy Carter displays on his private and non-private existence with a frankness that's disarming. He provides aspect and emotion approximately his formative years in rural Georgia that he defined in his great An Hour sooner than Daylight. He writes approximately racism and the isolation of the Carters. He describes the brutality of the hazing routine at Annapolis, and the way he approximately misplaced his lifestyles two times serving on submarines and his extraordinary interview with Admiral Rickover. He describes the profound impact his mom had on him, and the way he prominent his father although he didn’t emulate him. He admits that he made up our minds to hand over the army and later input politics with out consulting his spouse, Rosalynn, and the way appalled he's in retrospect.

In A complete Life, Carter tells what he's pleased with and what he may possibly do otherwise. He discusses his remorse at wasting his re-election, yet how he and Rosalynn driven on and made a brand new existence and moment and 3rd worthwhile careers. he's frank in regards to the presidents who've succeeded him, international leaders, and his passions for the reasons he cares such a lot approximately, relatively the of girls and the disadvantaged humans of the constructing world.

This is a smart and relocating glance again from this awesome guy. Jimmy Carter has lived one in all our nice American lives—from rural obscurity to global popularity, common recognize, and contentment. A complete Life is a unprecedented learn.

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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

A range of Benjamin Franklin’s writings, with an advent and statement through well known writer Walter Isaacson.

Selected and annotated by means of the writer of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, this choice of Franklin’s writings exhibits why he was once the bestselling writer of his day and is still America’s favourite founder and wit. comprises an introductory essay exploring Franklin’s existence and effect as a author, and every piece is followed by means of a preface and notes that supply historical past, context, and research.

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Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence

By Jack Kelly

Band of Giants brings to lifestyles the founders who fought for our independence within the innovative warfare. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are identified to all; males like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are much less general. but the goals of the politicians and theorists in basic terms turned actual simply because struggling with males have been prepared to tackle the awful, dicy, brutal paintings of struggle. we all know fortress Knox, yet what approximately Henry Knox, the burly Boston bookseller who took over the yankee artillery on the age of 25? Eighteen counties within the usa commemorate Richard Montgomery, yet will we be aware of that this respected martyr introduced a full-scale invasion of Canada? the warriors of the yank Revolution have been a various lot: retailers and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. so much have been ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the military round Boston in 1775, consulted books on army strategies. the following, Jack Kelly vividly captures the fraught situation of the war―the bitterly divided population, the shortcoming of offers, the repeated setbacks at the battlefield, and the appalling actual hardships. That those green warriors might tackle and defeat the superpower of the day was once one of many awesome feats in global historical past.

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