Encountering America: Sixties Psychology, Counterculture and by Jessica Grogan

By Jessica Grogan

A dramatic narrative background of the mental flow that reshaped American culture

The expectation that our careers and private lives could be expressions of our genuine selves, the assumption that our relations may be outlined via openness and realizing, the concept that treatment will help us achieve our fullest potential—these rules became so generic that it's very unlikely to visualize our global with no them.

In Encountering America, cultural historian Jessica Grogan unearths how those rules stormed the barricades of our tradition during the humanistic psychology movement—the paintings of a handful of maverick psychologists who revolutionized American tradition within the Sixties and '70s. Profiling concept leaders together with Abraham Maslow, Rollo could, and Timothy Leary, Grogan attracts on untapped fundamental resources to discover how those minds and the altering cultural surroundings mixed to create a generally influential flow. From the crowd of rules that grew to become referred to as New Age to perennial American anxieties approximately health, id, and function, Grogan lines how humanistic psychology maintains to outline the best way we comprehend ourselves.

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After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the by A. J. Langguth

By A. J. Langguth

An excellent evocation of the post-Civil conflict period by means of the acclaimed writer of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the tale of the Reconstruction, which set again black american citizens and remoted the South for a century.

With Lincoln’s assassination, his “team of rivals,” in Doris Kearns Goodwin’s word, was once left adrift. President Andrew Johnson, a former slave proprietor from Tennessee, used to be challenged through Northern Congressmen, Radical Republicans led through Thaddeus Stephens and Charles Sumner, who desired to punish the defeated South. whilst Johnson’s rules placated the rebels on the fee of the black freed males, radicals in the home impeached him for attempting to fireplace Secretary of struggle Edwin Stanton. Johnson was once stored from elimination through one vote within the Senate trial, presided over via Salmon Chase. Even William Seward, Lincoln’s closest best friend in his cupboard, looked as if it would waver.

By the 1868 election, united Republicans nominated Ulysses furnish, Lincoln's successful Union basic. The evening of his victory, supply lamented to his spouse, “I’m afraid I’m elected.” His makes an attempt to reconcile Southerners with the Union and to quash the emerging Ku Klux Klan have been undercut by means of post-war greed and corruption in the course of his terms.

Reconstruction died unofficially in 1887 whilst Republican Rutherford Hayes joined with the Democrats in a deal that got rid of the final federal troops from South Carolina and Louisiana. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed a invoice with protections first proposed in 1872 by means of the unconventional Senator from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner.

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Joe Louis: Hard Times Man by Randy Roberts

By Randy Roberts

Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing name an unbelievable twenty-five instances and reigned as international champion for greater than 11 years. He acquired extra column inches of newspaper insurance within the Nineteen Thirties than FDR did. His racially and politically charged defeat of Max Schmeling in 1938 made Louis a countrywide hero. yet as very important as his checklist is what he intended to African-Americans: at a time whilst the boxing ring used to be the one venue the place black and white may perhaps meet on equivalent phrases, Louis embodied all their hopes for dignity and equality.

Through meticulous examine and first-hand interviews, acclaimed historian and biographer Randy Roberts provides Louis, and his impression on activity and nation, in a fashion by no means earlier than comprehensive. Roberts finds an athlete who rigorously controlled his public snapshot, and whose relationships with either the black and white communities—including his relationships with mobsters—were way more complicated than the simplistic money owed of heroism and victimization that experience ruled prior biographies.

Richly researched and totally beautiful, this remarkable biography offers the total variety of Joe Louis’s energy out and in of the boxing ring.

"Roberts takes you ringside as one of many maximum practitioners of 'the candy Science' makes heritage, yet he doesn't cease there. He explains the race kin and foreign politics of the 1930's that, together with his challenging punches and no-nonsense type, made Joe Louis immortal.' (Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) 'The writer of terrific reports of the boxers Jack Johnson and Jack Dempsey, Mr. Roberts spins a sleek and trustworthy narrative of Louis's lifestyles. He additionally will get into the hoop with the query: Why did Joe Louis topic loads to so many?"
-- Wall road Journal

"Roberts is an outstanding fit together with his topic. He helps with strong facts his competition that Louis''s effect used to be huge, immense and profound."
— invoice Littlefield, Boston Globe

"Well-researched, clever, and insightful. . . . [Roberts is] capable of seize the drama, brutality, and pathos of Louis''s epic battles."
— Glenn Altschuler, Philadelphia Inquirer

"[This] new biography by means of Randy Roberts restores Louis to his right position within the pantheon, either as an athlete and as a cultural icon."
— Allen St. John, Dallas Morning News

“A sympathetic, relocating lifetime of the Brown Bomber by means of veteran cultural historian and biographer Roberts. . . . All mythical athletes should still desire for remedy via such able, compassionate hands.”
— Kirkus reports, starred review

"A biography to be savored. . . . Roberts'' narrative of the pugilist and the guy is gripping. . . . He captures the spirit of the age, whilst boxing on radio fed the nationwide mind's eye. . . . Roberts recovers a good tale and makes it sing for him."
— Andrew Burstein, Baton Rouge Advocate

"It''s an exciting account of a rare existence, person who had to be retold to a new release tow hom Joe Louis isn't any greater than an occasional face on ESPN vintage. there has been an enormous in these days, and Roberts has reclaimed him for us."
— Allen Barra, St. Petersburg Times

"[An] fascinating account of the good champ''s existence. . . . [The e-book] isn''t quite a bit a biography as a cultural background of its subject''s lifestyles and instances. . . . It''s an exciting account of a unprecedented lifestyles, one who had to be retold to a new release to whom Joe Louis is not any greater than an occasional face on ESPN vintage. He used to be an immense in these days, and Randy Roberts has reclaimed him for us."
— Allen Barra, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Louis''s tale ghad been advised via sportwriters and historians repeatedly, yet Roberts is an exceptional fit together with his topic. He suppports with robust facts his rivalry that Louis''s effect was once huge, immense and profound. His explorations of the shameful social stipulations and conceited hyporcrisy poisoning the panorama over which Louis loomed for a time are incisive and convincing."
— invoice Littlefield, long island Post

"Roberts has written a completely researched, attractive booklet on African American heavyweight boxer Joe Louis. . . . this wonderful publication has a lot to claim approximately race, nationalism, and identity."
— A. Ejikeme, CHOICE

"Roberts''s publication is a completely researched beginner''s consultant to boxing in addition to an introductory path in twentieth century politics that includes, on the middle of it, a stoic enigma of a fighter who wasn''t afraid to move toe-to-toe with the world."
— Lance Hicks, Bama Escapes

"[In this] concise, really appropriate biography, . . . Roberts vividly re-creates a bygone time while boxing loved huge, immense recognition. . . . Roberts is excellent at conveying the buzz that surrounded Louis'' exploits."
— Richmond Times-Dispatch


ebook ISBN : 9780300168853

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The United States of Fear by Tom Engelhardt

By Tom Engelhardt

"A journey de force."—Jeremy Scahill

"Tom Engelhardt is the I. F. Stone of the post-9/11 age."—Andrew J. Bacevich

In 2008, while the USA nationwide Intelligence Council issued its most modern file intended for the management of newly elected President Barack Obama, it estimated that the planet's "sole superpower" may undergo a modest decline and a smooth touchdown fifteen years for that reason. In his new ebook the us of worry, Tom Engelhardt makes transparent that american citizens should still don their crash helmets and buckle their seat belts, as the usa is at the route to a huge decline at a startling pace. Engelhardt deals a savage anatomy of ways successive administrations in Washington took the "Soviet path"—pouring American treasure into the army, struggle, and nationwide security—and so helped force their nation off the closest cliff.

This is the startling story of the way worry was once profitably shot into the nationwide bloodstream, how the country—gripped by means of terror fantasies—was locked down, and the way a brain-dead Washington elite fiddled (and profited) whereas the US quietly burned.

Think of it because the tale of ways the chilly battle particularly ended, with the triumphalist "sole superpower" of 1991 heading slowly for a similar go out during which the Soviet Union left the level two decades earlier.

Tom Engelhardt created and runs the TomDispatch site, a venture of The country Institute, the place he's a fellow. he's the writer of the severely acclaimed the yank method of warfare and the top of Victory tradition.

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Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas by Ed Southern

By Ed Southern


This ebook makes use of 27 firsthand debts from real members to teach the way it felt to struggle the yank Revoution shape Charleston to Camden, from Charlotte to Kings Mountain, from Cowpens to Guilford Courthouse.

Readers listen from self-taught tactician Nathanael Greene, who received the warfare within the Carolinas with no ever profitable a conflict ;from rough-hewn Daniel Morgan, the Continentals' best conflict captain; from Andrew Jackson, whose beating via a British officer could have influeneced American coverage many years later; from foot infantrymen and Tory partisan David Fanning, and from the scary "Blood Ban" Tarleton.

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San Clemente (Images of America) by Jennifer A. Garey, San Clemente Historical Society

By Jennifer A. Garey, San Clemente Historical Society

Within the Twenties, San Clemente founder Ole Hanson anticipated a "Spanish Village" at the Pacific coast midway among l. a. and San Diego. His urban could have streets that the ordinary contours of the land. Sunny seashores and excellent weather enticed many to settle during this captivating neighborhood. identified for its hospitality and neighborly surroundings, town grew to become host and residential to dignitaries akin to Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pres. Richard M. Nixon. at the present time, expert surfers, skate boarders, and small companies name San Clemente home--the ideal position for paintings and rest.

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Eden Prairie: A Brief History (American Chronicles) by Marie Wittenberg

By Marie Wittenberg

From scouting experiences of local American tribes to funds Magazine's announcement that it was once the simplest position to reside in the USA, Eden Prairie has a background that instructions cognizance. Few can rival Marie Wittenberg's commitment to telling this tale or fit her intimate wisdom of her hometown's altering panorama, from early sheep barns to trendy megachurches. during this short background, she describes how Eden Prairie received its identify, visits with pioneer households and issues out the neighborhood areas and demanding moments that formed this liked community's identification.

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The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and by Thomas Fleming

By Thomas Fleming

Background has a tendency to forged the early years of the US in a glow of camaraderie, while there have been, actually, many conflicts among the Founding Fathers—none extra very important than the only among George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Their war of words situated at the optimum, most unusual public workplace created by means of the Constitutional conference: the presidency. It additionally concerned the nation's international coverage, the position of retailers and farmers in a republic, and the sturdiness of the union. At its root have been sharply assorted visions of the nation's future.
Acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming examines how the differing characters and management forms of Washington and Jefferson formed opposing perspectives of the presidency—and the country. This conflict profoundly encouraged the following centuries of America's historical past and persists at the moment.

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Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton by James B. Conroy

By James B. Conroy

Original yr of publication: 2013

Our One universal Country explores the main severe assembly of the Civil struggle. Given brief shrift or ignored by means of many historians, the Hampton Roads convention of 1865 used to be a very important turning aspect within the struggle among the States. during this good written and hugely documented e-book, James B. Conroy describes in interesting element what occurred while leaders from each side got here jointly to aim to finish the hostilities. The assembly was once intended to finish the struggling with on peaceable phrases. It failed, even though, and the conflict dragged on for 2 extra bloody, damaging months. via meticulous examine of either basic and secondary resources, Conroy tells the tale of the doomed peace negotiations during the characters who lived it. With a clean and fast standpoint, Our One universal Country deals an exhilarating and eye-opening check out the lack of our nation's leaders to discover a relaxed answer. The failure of the Hamptons Roads convention formed the process American historical past and the way forward for America's wars to come.

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