Bill Bryson

Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
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ISBN : 9780761441205
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (441 users)

Download or read book Bill Bryson written by Scott P. Richert and published by Marshall Cavendish. This book was released on 2011 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A biography of writer Bill Bryson that describes his era, major works, and life"--Provided by publisher.

King Lear

Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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ISBN : 160870386X
Pages : 112 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (68 users)

Download or read book King Lear written by Scott P. Richert and published by Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2011-01-15 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A literary analysis of the play King Lear. Includes information on the history and culture of Elizabethan England.

Day of Reckoning

Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 1429928964
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book Day of Reckoning written by Patrick J. Buchanan and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-11-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: America is coming apart at the seams. Forces foreign and domestic seek an end to U.S. sovereignty and independence. Before us looms the prospect of an America breaking up along the lines of race, ethnicity, class and culture. In Day of Reckoning, Pat Buchanan reveals the true existential crisis of the nation and shows how President Bush's post-9/11 conversion to an ideology of "democratism" led us to the precipice of strategic disaster abroad and savage division at home. Ideology, writes Buchanan, is a Golden Calf, a false god, a secular religion that seeks vainly, like Marxism, to create a paradise on earth. While free enterprise is good, the worship of a "free trade" that is destroying the dollar, de-industrializing America, and ending our economic independence, is cult madness. While America must stand for freedom and self-determination, the use of U.S. troops to police the planet or serve as advance guard of some "world democratic revolution" is, as Iraq shows, imperial folly that will bring ruin to the republic. While America should speak out for human rights, the idea that we get in Russia's face and hand out moral report cards to every nation on earth is moral arrogance. While we have benefited from immigration and the melting pot worked with millions of Europeans, the idea we can import endless millions of aliens, legal and illegal, from every culture, clime, creed, and continent on earth, and still remain a country, is absurd. To save America the first imperative is to remove from power the ideologues of both parties who have nearly killed our country. In his final chapter, Buchanan lays out ideas to prevent the end of America. He calls for a bottom-up review of all of America's Cold War commitments, a ten-point program to secure America's borders, ideas to halt the erosion of our national sovereignty and restore our manufacturing preeminence and economic independence, and a formula for finding the way to a cold peace in the culture wars. Buchanan offers a radical but necessary program, for neither party is addressing the real crisis of America -- whether we survive as one nation and people, or disintegrate into what Theodore Roosevelt called a "tangle of squabbling nationalities" and not a nation at all. IN THIS EYE-OPENING BOOK, PAT BUCHANAN REVEALS THE PERILOUS PATH OUR NATION HAS TAKEN: - Pax Americana -- the era of U.S. global dominance -- is over. - A struggle for world hegemony among the United States, China, a resurgent Russia and radical Islam has begun. - Torn apart by a culture war, America has begun to Balkanize and break down along class, cultural, ethnic, and racial lines. - Free trade is hollowing out U.S. industry, destroying the dollar, and plunging the country into permanent dependency and unpayable debt. - One of every six U.S. manufacturing jobs vanished under Bush. - The Third World invasion through Mexico is a graver threat to U.S. survival than anything happening in Afghanistan or Iraq. ...IS OUR DAY OF RECKONING JUST AHEAD?

Reclaiming the American Right

Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1504057899
Pages : 353 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (54 users)

Download or read book Reclaiming the American Right written by Justin Raimondo and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2019-08-20 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years a number of conservatives have wondered where the Right went wrong. One persuasive answer is provided by Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement. Justin Raimondo’s captivating narrative is the story of how the non-interventionist Old Right—which included half-forgotten giants and prophets such as Sen. Robert A. Taft, Garet Garrett, and Col. Robert McCormick—was supplanted in influence by a Right that made its peace with bigger government at home and “perpetual war for perpetual peace” abroad. First published in 1993, Reclaiming the American Right is today as timely as ever. The latest volume in ISI Books’ Background series, this edition includes a new introduction by Georgetown political scientist George W. Carey, Patrick J. Buchanan’s introduction to the second edition, and new critical essays on the text by Scott Richert, executive editor of Chronicles, and David Gordon, senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351534254
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (351 users)

Download or read book Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics written by James Hitchcock and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout its history the Catholic Church has taken positions on many subjects that are in one sense political, but in another sense are primarily moral, such as contraception, homosexuality, and divorce. One such issue, abortion, has split not only the United States, but Catholics as well. Catholics had to confront these issues within the framework of a democratic society that had no official religion. Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics is a study of opposing American Catholic approaches to abortion, especially in terms of laws and government policies. After the ruling of Roe vs. Wade, many pro-life advocates no longer felt their sentiments and moral code aligned with Democrats. For the first time, Catholics, as an entire group, became involved in U.S. politics. Abortion became one of the principal points of division in American Catholicism: a widening split between liberal Catholic Democrats who sought to minimize the issue and other Catholics, many of them politically liberal, whose pro-life commitments caused them to support Republicans. James Hitchcock discusses the 2016 presidential campaign and how it altered an already changed political landscape. He also examines the Affordable Care Act, LGBT rights, and the questions they raise about religious liberty.

American Law from a Catholic Perspective

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 0810889188
Pages : 326 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (81 users)

Download or read book American Law from a Catholic Perspective written by Ronald J. Rychlak and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-03-11 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is one of the most comprehensive surveys of American legal topics by a gathering of major Catholic legal scholars. Contributors explore, among other subjects, bankruptcy, bioethics, corporate law, ethics, immigration, and many different aspects of constitutional law, including religious freedom, privacy rights, and free speech.

Neo-Confederacy

Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292779216
Pages : 354 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (292 users)

Download or read book Neo-Confederacy written by Euan Hague and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A century and a half after the conclusion of the Civil War, the legacy of the Confederate States of America continues to influence national politics in profound ways. Drawing on magazines such as Southern Partisan and publications from the secessionist organization League of the South, as well as DixieNet and additional newsletters and websites, Neo-Confederacy probes the veneer of this movement to reveal goals far more extensive than a mere celebration of ancestry. Incorporating groundbreaking essays on the Neo-Confederacy movement, this eye-opening work encompasses such topics as literature and music; the ethnic and cultural claims of white, Anglo-Celtic southerners; gender and sexuality; the origins and development of the movement and its tenets; and ultimately its nationalization into a far-reaching factor in reactionary conservative politics. The first book-length study of this powerful sociological phenomenon, Neo-Confederacy raises crucial questions about the mainstreaming of an ideology that, founded on notions of white supremacy, has made curiously strong inroads throughout the realms of sexist, homophobic, anti-immigrant, and often "orthodox" Christian populations that would otherwise have no affiliation with the regionality or heritage traditionally associated with Confederate history.

The Rolling Stones: Fifty Years

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 0857201042
Pages : 512 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

Download or read book The Rolling Stones: Fifty Years written by Christopher Sandford and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-04-26 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1962 Mick Jagger was a bright, well-scrubbed boy (planning a career in the civil service), while Keith Richards was learning how to smoke and to swivel a six-shooter. Add the mercurial Brian Jones (who'd been effectively run out of Cheltenham for theft, multiple impregnations and playing blues guitar) and the wryly opinionated Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, and the potential was obvious. During the 1960s and 70s the Rolling Stones were the polarising figures in Britain, admired in some quarters for their flamboyance, creativity and salacious lifestyles, and reviled elsewhere for the same reasons. Confidently expected never to reach 30 they are now approaching their seventies and, in 2012, will have been together for 50 years. In The Rolling Stones, Christopher Sandford tells thehuman drama at the centre of the Rolling Stones story. Sandford has carried out interviews with those close to the Stones, family members (including Mick's parents), the group's fans and contemporaries - even examined their previously unreleased FBI files. Like no other book before The Rolling Stoneswill make sense of the rich brew of clever invention and opportunism, of talent, good fortune, insecurity, self-destructiveness, and of drugs, sex and other excess, that made the Stones who they are.

The Final Over

Publisher : The History Press
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ISBN : 0750961988
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (75 users)

Download or read book The Final Over written by Christopher Sandford and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2014-08-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: August 1914 brought an end to the ‘Golden Age’ of English cricket. At least 210 professional cricketers (out of a total of 278 registered) signed up to fight, of whom thirty-four were killed. However, that period and those men were far more than merely statistics: here we follow in intimate detail not only the cricketers of that fateful last summer before the war, but also the simple pleasures and daily struggles of their family lives and the whole fabric of English social life as it existed on the eve of that cataclysm: the First World War. With unprecedented access to personal and war diaries, and other papers, Sandford expertly recounts the stories of such greats as Hon. Lionel Tennyson, as he moves virtually overnight from the round of Chelsea and Mayfair parties into the front line at the Marne; the violin-playing bowler Colin Blythe, who asked to be moved up to a front-line unit at Passchendaele, following the death in action of his brother, with tragic consequences; and the widely popular Hampshire amateur player Robert Jesson, whose sometimes comic, frequently horrific and always enthralling experiences of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign are vividly brought to life. The Final Over is undoubtedly a gripping, moving and fully human account of this most poignant summer of the twentieth century, both on and off the field of play.

Zeebrugge

Publisher : Casemate Publishers
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ISBN : 1612005055
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (612 users)

Download or read book Zeebrugge written by Christopher Sandford and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2018-05-19 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A gripping new history of the British naval raid in April 1918 on the German-held Belgian port of that name” (Chronicles). The combined-forces invasion of the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on April 23, 1918, remains one of the most dramatic stories of the First World War, and in this book, it’s recounted in vivid detail. A force drawn from Britain’s Royal Navy and Royal Marines set out on ships and submarines to try to block the key strategic port in a bold attempt to stem the catastrophic losses being inflicted on British shipping by German submarines. It meant attacking a heavily fortified German naval base. The tide, calm weather, and the right wind direction for a smoke screen were crucial to the plan. Judged purely on results, it can only be considered a partial strategic success. Casualties were high and the base only partially blocked. Nonetheless, it came to represent the embodiment of the bulldog spirit, the peculiarly British fighting élan—the belief that anything was possible with enough dash and daring. The essential story of the Zeebrugge mission has been told before, but never through the direct, firsthand accounts of its survivors—including that of Lt. Richard Sandford, VC, the acknowledged hero of the day and the author’s great uncle. The fire and bloodshed of the occasion is the book’s centerpiece—but there is also room for the family and private lives of the men who volunteered in the hundreds for what they knew to be, effectively, a suicide mission.

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199837430
Pages : 380 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book The Battle Hymn of the Republic written by John Stauffer and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-06-13 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perhaps no other song has held such a profoundly significant—and contradictory—place in America's history and cultural memory than "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." In this sweeping study, John Stauffer and Benjamin Soskis show how this Civil War tune has become an anthem for cause after radically different cause in our nation's history.

Catholic Republic

Publisher : Crisis Publications
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ISBN : 1622828372
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (622 users)

Download or read book Catholic Republic written by Gordon, Timothy and published by Crisis Publications. This book was released on 2019-04-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “In this intellectually stimulating book, Timothy Gordon argues that the source of America’s political and cultural salvation is the very Catholicism that has been rejected — and even persecuted — from the first days of the republic.” Michael Voris, Church Militant Some Christians decry the deism of our Founding Fathers, claiming that outright anti-Christian principles lie at the heart of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, crippling from birth our beloved republic. Here philosopher Timothy Gordon forcefully disagrees, arguing that while anti-Catholic bias kept them from admitting their reliance on Aristotle, Aquinas, and the early Jesuits, our Protestant and Enlightenment Founding Fathers secretly held Catholic views about politics and nature. Had they fully adhered to Catholic principles, argues Gordon, the “Catholic republic” that is America from its birth would not today be on the verge of social collapse. The instinctive Catholicism of our Founders would have prevented the cancerous growth of the state, our subsequent loss of liberties, the destruction of families, abortion on demand, the death of free markets, and the horrors of today’s pervasive pagan culture. In Catholic Republic, Gordon recounts our nation’s clandestine history of publicly repudiating, yet privately relying on, Catholic ideas about politics and nature. At this late hour in the life of the Church and the world, America still can be saved, claims Gordon, if only we soon return to the Catholic principles that are the indispensable foundation of all successful republics.

Pope Francis Explained: Survey of Myths, Legends, and Catholic Defenses in Harmony with Tradition

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1304831604
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (34 users)

Download or read book Pope Francis Explained: Survey of Myths, Legends, and Catholic Defenses in Harmony with Tradition written by Dave Armstrong and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It seems that everyone wants to make the pope into their own image. Those outside the Church want him to be so-called "progressive" and are more than willing to project this attribute onto him, in a huge campaign of wishful thinking. But radical Catholic reactionaries, on the extreme right on the Catholic ecclesiological spectrum, become alarmed that the Church is compromising itself. A third group of obedient orthodox Catholics understand the pope's role and the nature and status of Catholic dogmas (which do not change), yet are confused by something a new pope says or does. Their concern is harmony with the existing tradition. For each "controversy" or supposed "scandal" or thing that Pope Francis said or did that has people in a confused state, I will attempt to show that the pope is in complete harmony with Catholic tradition. My hope and prayer is that my efforts will lessen the confusion of those who are sincerely seeking what the pope intends and means.

Born Again Opinion

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1493122924
Pages : 166 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (493 users)

Download or read book Born Again Opinion written by Philip LoPresti and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2013-12-10 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about one man's journey through life.

From Warm Center to Ragged Edge

Publisher : University of Iowa Press
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ISBN : 1609384962
Pages : 252 pages
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Download or read book From Warm Center to Ragged Edge written by Jon Lauck and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2017-06 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the half-century after the Civil War, intellectuals and politicians assumed the Midwest to be the font and heart of American culture. Despite the persistence of strong currents of midwestern regionalism during the 1920s and 1930s, the region went into eclipse during the post–World War II era. In the apt language of Minnesota’s F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Midwest slid from being the “warm center” of the republic to its “ragged edge.” This book explains the factors that triggered the demise of the Midwest’s regionalist energies, from anti-midwestern machinations in the literary world and the inability of midwestern writers to break through the cultural politics of the era to the growing dominance of a coastal, urban culture. These developments paved the way for the proliferation of images of the Midwest as flyover country, the Rust Belt, a staid and decaying region. Yet Lauck urges readers to recognize persisting and evolving forms of midwestern identity and to resist the forces that squelch the nation’s interior voices.

Gifts of the Spirit

Publisher : Charisma Media
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ISBN : 1621366456
Pages : 148 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (621 users)

Download or read book Gifts of the Spirit written by Verna M. Linzey and published by Charisma Media. This book was released on 2014 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this clear yet thorough guide Dr. Linzey explains how the Holy Spirit works in our lives to fulfill His plans

For the Good of the Order

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1462863620
Pages : 688 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (462 users)

Download or read book For the Good of the Order written by John Watson Milton and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-02-27 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is part of our history, one that has slipped from memory in the passage of time. The story of Nick Coleman, one of his generations most inspired leaders, while overdue, is still worth telling, and surely it carries important lessons for us now. Walter F. Mondale In January 1973, Nick Coleman became the fi rst Democrat in 114 years to lead the majority in the Minnesota Senate. He provided the vision and leadership required to enact the Minnesota equivalent of Lyndon Johnsons social and economic programs known as the Great Society. This was the high tide of liberal politics in Minnesota, the crest in voter support that also sent Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and Walter Mondale to national prominence. For the Good of the Order chronicles Nick Colemans role in the legislative cauldron that resulted in Minnesota being recognized throughout the country as the state that works. Despite spirited political challenges, these remarkable achievements resulted from genuine collaboration from both sides of the aisle. Moreover, the debate over these initiatives helped raise Minnesotas legislative branch to coequal status with the executive. Sadly, they also marked the beginning of the demise of civility, respect, and compromise among lawmakers. Coleman was an Irish-American, and proud of his heritage. His talent for leadership was surely enhanced by his Celtic wit and view of the world. No caricature of the Irish pol, however, Coleman used his verbal gifts and charm to offer reasons why a hesitant colleague could safely follow him when votes were needed for controversial bills. He led from the front, especially when debate was most intense, and unfl inchingly took the fi ercest fi re from adversaries. When Nick Coleman left the political arena in 1981, a wave of conservatism was sweeping the country. Since his departure, much of the agenda Coleman fought so hard to accomplish has been diluted or reversed. Nevertheless, his legacy remains an inspiration to all who believe that a society should be judged by how it treats its weakest and least powerful. Perhaps Hubert Humphrey voiced this belief most succinctly when he said, ...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life: the sick, the needy and the handicapped. Those were the people Nick Coleman fought forand never forgot.