Category: United States Of America

Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954

By Piero Gleijeses

The so much thorough account but to be had of a revolution that observed the 1st real agrarian reform in crucial the US, this publication can also be a penetrating research of the tragic destruction of that revolution. In no different relevant American state used to be U.S. intervention so decisive and so ruinous, fees Piero Gleijeses. but he exhibits that the intervention may be blamed on no unmarried "convenient villain." "Extensively researched and written with conviction and fervour, this learn analyzes the background and downfall of what turns out looking back to were Guatemala's top govt, the short-lived regime of Jacobo Arbenz, overthrown in 1954, via a CIA-orchestrated coup."--Foreign Affairs "Piero Gleijeses deals a old highway map that could function a consultant for destiny generations. . . . [Readers] will come away with an realizing of the basis of an excellent ancient tragedy."--Saul Landau, The revolutionary "[Gleijeses's] educational rigor doesn't hinder him from developing an obtainable, lucid, nearly journalistic account of an episode whose tragic results nonetheless reverberate."--Paul Kantz, Commonweal

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Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong

By James W. Loewen

Some myths don’t die, and lies are nonetheless being instructed approximately Christopher Columbus: that he “discovered” the Americas (not merely used to be the land popular to local population, however it had additionally been visited prior to through Europeans), that the land was once moderately populated by means of local humans (there have been fourteen million population in 1492), that these humans have been primitive (Europeans realized much and received expertise and agricultural ability from local Americans), and they submitted to Columbus’s “God-like” authority (they submitted to the lethal smallpox and bubonic plague that Columbus’s group imported from Europe).

Lies My instructor instructed Me approximately Christopher Columbus disproves the myths approximately Columbus nonetheless enshrined in American textbooks with quotations from fundamental resource fabric that units the list instantly. The poster and accompanying 48–page paperback ebook sum up the mistellings—and demonstrate the true story—in a graphically beautiful and available structure that indicates the measure to which textbooks have “lied” by means of knowingly substituting crowd-pleasing myths for grim and ugly ancient evidence.

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Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President

By Kyle Longley, Jeremy Mayer, Michael Schaller, John W. Sloan

Even if he left place of work approximately twenty years in the past, Ronald Reagan is still a effective image for the conservative flow. The Bush management often invokes his legacy because it formulates and promotes its monetary, family, and overseas guidelines. His identify is watchword for campus conservatives who regard him in a manner that borders on hero worship. Conservative media pundits frequently equate the time period "Reagan-esque" with own honor, monetary rectitude, and unqualified good fortune in facing overseas threats. yet how a lot of the Reagan legacy relies on truth, how a lot on idealized fable? And what are the explanations - political and differently - in the back of the mythmaking? "Deconstructing Reagan" is an interesting learn of the interaction of politics and reminiscence referring to our 40th president. whereas giving credits the place credits is due, the authors scrutinize key elements of the Reagan legacy and the conservative mythology that surrounds it.

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The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted

By Mike Lofgren

The New York Times–bestselling manifesto approximately America’s damaged political method and the way it acquired that way

Look out for The Deep State coming from Viking on January five, 2016

Mike Lofgren used to be a proud Republican. while he got here to Washington within the early Eighties, the celebration used to be managed by way of what used to be generally a rational crew of individuals with a easy grab of economics and overseas coverage. So what occurred given that then? How did the social gathering of Lincoln develop into the get together of lunatics? After a few thirty years in Congress, Lofgren, exasperated via the circus of the debt-ceiling debate, stepped down from his place at the Senate finances Committee in disgust in 2011.

Written by way of a refreshingly skeptical insider, The social gathering Is Over is an electrifying manifesto for the becoming variety of american citizens who're appalled through our flesh pressers and bored to death with their pandering to company pursuits. Wry, trenchant, and hugely persuasive, Lofgren deals transparent feedback for the way to damage throughout the gridlock and opposite political disorder in Washington.

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One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

Dear Reader, 

In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. status a few toes from President Obama, I warned my fellow electorate of the risks facing our nation and known as for a go back to the ideas that made the US great.

Many american citizens heard and answered, yet our nation’s decline has persisted. this day the risk is greater than ever prior to, and i've by no means shared a more pressing message than I do now.

Our becoming debt and deteriorating morals have pushed us faraway from the founders’ intent. We’ve made little or no growth in easy education. Obamacare threatens our future health, liberty, and financial future. Media elitism and political correctness are out of control.

Worst of all, we appear to have misplaced our ability to speak about vital concerns lightly and respectfully regardless of social gathering association or different differences. As a physician instead of a political candidate, I care about what works, no longer no matter if a person has an (R) or a (D) after his or her identify. we need to come together to remedy our problems.

Knowing that the way forward for my grandchildren is in jeopardy as a result of reckless spending, godless government, and mean-spirited makes an attempt to silence critics left me no selection yet to write down this book. i've got endeavored to suggest a highway out of our decline, beautiful to each American’s decency and universal sense.

If each one people sits again and expects somebody else to take motion, it is going to quickly be too past due. yet with your help, I firmly think that the United States may possibly as soon as again be “one kingdom below God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Sincerely,

Ben Carson

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The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine (City Lights Open Media)

By Henry A. Giroux

"Giroux refuses to provide in or surrender. The Violence of equipped Forgetting is a clarion name to visualize a unique America--just, reasonable, and caring--and then to fight for it."--Bill Moyers

"Henry Giroux has complete a thrilling, great highbrow dissection of America's somnambulent voyage into anti-democratic political depravity. His research of the plight of America's early life is especially heartbreaking. If we've a shred of ethical fibre left in our beings, Henry Giroux sounds the trumpet to evoke it to motion to revive to the country a civic soul."--Dennis J. Kucinich, former US Congressman and Presidential candidate

"Giroux lays out a blistering critique of an the US ruled by way of the tenets of a marketplace economic climate. . . . He cites French thinker Georges Didi-Huberman's thought of the 'disimagination laptop' to explain a tradition and pedagogical philosophy that short-circuits voters' skill to imagine severely, leaving the iteration now attaining maturity unprepared for an 'inhospitable' international. settling on aside the present malaise of 21st-century electronic illness, Giroux describes an international during which citizenship is changed by way of consumerism and the features of engaged governance are explicitly beholden to corporations."--Publishers Weekly

In a chain of essays that discover the intersections of politics, pop culture, and new varieties of social keep watch over in American society, Henry A. Giroux explores how country and company pursuits have coalesced to limit civil rights, privatize what is left of public associations, and lessen our collective ability to take part as engaged voters of a democracy.

From the normalization of mass surveillance, lockdown drills, and a nation of continuing conflict, to company bailouts paired with public austerity courses that additional impoverish suffering households and groups, Giroux seems to be to flashpoints in present occasions to bare how the forces of presidency and company are at paintings to generate a tradition of mass forgetfulness, obedience and conformity. In The Violence of prepared Forgetting, Giroux deconstructs the tales created to manage us whereas championing the indomitable strength of schooling, democracy, and hope.

Henry A. Giroux is a world-renowned educator, writer and public highbrow. He presently holds the worldwide television community Chair Professorship at McMaster college within the English and Cultural reviews division and a unique vacationing Professorship at Ryerson college. The Toronto Star has named Henry Giroux “one of the twelve Canadians altering the best way we think."

More compliment for Henry A. Giroux's The Violence of equipped Forgetting:

"I can reflect on no booklet within the final ten years as crucial as this. i will consider no different author who has so clinically dissected the situation of recent existence and so courageously provided possible for genuine fabric change."--John Steppling, playwright, and writer of The Shaper, Dogmouth, and Sea of Cortez

"A well timed examine if there ever was once one, The Violence of geared up Forgetting is a milestone within the fight to repossess the common-sense expropriated through the yank strength elite to be redeployed in its plot to foil the preferred resistance opposed to emerging social injustice and rot of political democracy."--Zygmunt Bauman, writer of Does the Richness of the Few profit Us All? between different works

Prophetic and eloquent, Giroux supplies us, during this hard-hitting and compelling booklet, the darkish situation of Western situation the place lack of understanding has turn into a advantage and wealth and gear the technique of ruthless abuse of employees, of the minorities and of immigrants. besides the fact that, he is still positive in his confirmation of radical humanity, made up our minds as he's to narrate himself to a good and worrying international unblemished by way of anti-democratic political depravity."--Shelley Walia, Frontline

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Voyagers of the Titanic

“An wonderful work.”
—Julian Fellowes, author and government manufacturer of “Downton Abbey”

“A booklet good beneficial of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear evening whilst the monstrous send slid to her bad doom.”
—Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling writer of The Professor and the Madman

It has been 100 years because the sinking of the passenger liner mammoth within the North Atlantic, but around the globe fascination with the epic tragedy continues to be as powerful as ever. With Voyagers of the Titanic, Richard Davenport-Hines offers us an impressive historical past of the folk in detail hooked up with the notorious ship—from deal-makers and giants, like J.P. Morgan, who equipped and operated it; to Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor IV, and different glittering aristocrats who occupied its top quality cabins; to the lads and ladies touring under decks hoping to discover a greater existence in the US. Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the good catastrophe, Voyagers of the Titanic deals a desirable, uniquely unique view of 1 of the main momentous catastrophes of the 20 th century.

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Selected Poems

By John Ashbery

In the course of his occupation John Ashbery has been hailed because the "eminence grise" of postmodernism, championed via W.H. Auden and has carried off each significant literary prize. His startling paintings alternately (and occasionally concurrently) playful and recondite, affirms poetry's strength to astonish and take on basics. Drawn from the paintings he released as much as 1984, from the spare, appealing lyrics of "Some Trees" and the disjunctive, experimentalism of "The Tennis courtroom Oath", to the strong mediations on subjectivity of "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" and "A Wave", this assortment makes a variety of this poet's writing on hand.

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Lonely Planet Western USA (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Michael Benanav

Lonely Planet: The world's best commute advisor publisher

Lonely Planet Western united states is your passport to the main correct, updated suggestion on what to determine and bypass, and what hidden discoveries look ahead to you. Watch outdated trustworthy blow its most sensible at Yellowstone, take a trolley experience down the streets of San Francisco, or strut down the Las Vegas Strip; all along with your relied on shuttle significant other. Get to the center of Western united states and start your trip now!

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Authors: Written and researched through Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Sandra Bao, Lisa Dunford, Michael Benanav, Greg Benchwick, Celeste Brash, Carolyn McCarthy, Chris Pitts and Brendan Sainsbury.

About Lonely Planet: Since in 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's best trip content material corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a devoted vacationer group. Lonely Planet permits curious tourists to event the area and get to the guts of the locations they locate themselves in.

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Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire

By Morris Berman

"Provocative...stimulating and insightful."―Publishers Weekly

In Dark a while America, the pundit Morris Berman argues that the kingdom has entered a perilous part in its historic improvement from which there's no go back. because the corporate-consumerist juggernaut that now defines the kingdom rolls on, the very components that after propelled the United States to greatness―extreme individualism, territorial and financial growth, and the pursuit of fabric wealth―are, ironically, the nails in our collective coffin. inside of a couple of a long time, Berman argues, the U.S. should be marginalized at the global degree, its hegemony changed via China or the eu Union. With the USA only one terrorist assault clear of a police country, Berman's ebook is a debatable and illuminating examine our present society and its ills.

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