By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
A ebook scholars love, now extra streamlined and accessible.
America has offered greater than 1.8 million copies over the last 8 variants simply because it’s a publication that scholars get pleasure from interpreting. powerful storytelling, colourful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative soaking up and the fabric extra memorable. The 9th version comprises refreshed and up-to-date assurance of African American heritage and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.
Note: this can be the one-volume variation of the unabridged ebook, it's also disbursed as a two-volume variation, a short variation, and a two-volume short variation.
By John Brandon
A Million Heavens brings John Brandon’s deadpan humor and hard-won empathy to a brand new realm of gritty surrealism—a awesome and fascinating flip from the most effective younger novelists of our time.
By Andrew Preston
Winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
Finalist for the Cundhill Prize in History
A richly targeted, profoundly engrossing tale of the way faith has inspired American overseas kinfolk, instructed during the tales of the lads and women—from presidents to preachers—who have plotted the country’s path within the world.
Ever on the grounds that John Winthrop argued that the Puritans’ new domestic will be “a urban upon a hill,” american citizens’ function on the earth has been formed by way of their trust that God has anything particular in brain for them. yet this can be a tale that historians have generally missed. Now, within the first authoritative paintings at the topic, Andrew Preston explores the most important lines of non secular fervor—liberal and conservative, pacifist and militant, internationalist and isolationist—that framed American pondering on overseas matters from the earliest colonial wars to the twenty-first century. He arrives at a few startling conclusions, between them: Abraham Lincoln’s use of faith within the Civil battle turned the version for next wars of humanitarian intervention; nineteenth-century Protestant missionaries made up the 1st NGO to increase a world human rights time table; spiritual liberty used to be the center piece of Franklin Roosevelt’s technique to carry the U.S. into global warfare II.
From George Washington to George W. Bush, from the Puritans to the current, from the colonial wars to the chilly conflict, faith has been one in all America’s strongest resources of rules concerning the wider global. whilst, simply days after Sep 11, George W. Bush defined the US as “a prayerful state, a state that prays to an almighty God for defense and for peace,” or while Barack Obama observed balancing the “just battle and the imperatives of a simply peace” in his Nobel Peace Prize reputation speech, they have been echoing 400 years of non secular rhetoric. Preston lines this echo again to its source.
Sword of the Spirit, defend of Faith is an exceptional fulfillment: nobody has but tried this type of daring synthesis of yankee historical past. it's also a awesome paintings of stability and fair-mindedness approximately essentially the most fraught matters in the United States.
By Daniel Rasmussen
“Breathtaking. [Rasmussen’s] scholarly detective paintings unearths a desirable narrative of slavery and resistance, however it additionally tells us anything approximately background itself—about how fiction can turn into truth, and the way ‘history’ is typically not anything greater than erasure.” —Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
“Deeply researched, vividly written, and hugely original.” —Eric Foner
Historian Daniel Rasmussen finds the long-forgotten historical past of America’s biggest slave rebellion, the hot Orleans slave insurrection of 1811. In an epic, illuminating narrative, Rasmussen deals new perception into American expansionism, the trail to Civil struggle, and the earliest grassroots push to beat slavery.
By Alison Bing
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By Mohamedou Ould Slahi
The acclaimed nationwide bestseller, welcomed at the hide of the New York instances ebook Review--the first and merely diary written through a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.
Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned on the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba because 2002. In these kinds of years, the USA hasn't ever charged him with a criminal offense. even supposing he was once ordered published by way of a federal pass judgement on, the U.S. executive fought that call, and there's no signal that the U.S. plans to permit him go.
Three years into his captivity Slahi started a diary, recounting his lifestyles sooner than he disappeared into U.S. custody and way of life as a detainee. His diary isn't in basic terms a brilliant list of a miscarriage of justice, yet a deeply own memoir---terrifying, darkly funny, and unusually gracious. Guantánamo Diary is a record of colossal emotional strength and old significance.
By Terence T. Finn
War—organized violence opposed to an enemy of the state—seems half and parcel of the yankee trip. certainly, the USA used to be validated through violence as usual voters from New Hampshire to Georgia spoke back George Washington’s name to arms.
Since then, warfare has turn into a staple of yank historical past. Counting the battle for Independence, the us has fought the military of alternative international locations a minimum of twelve instances, averaging a huge clash each 20 years. In so doing, the targets were easy: boost the reason for freedom, shield U.S. pursuits, and impose America’s will upon a stricken international. quite often, the consequences were winning as America’s army has accounted itself good. but the associated fee has been excessive, in either blood and treasure. american citizens have fought and died round the globe—on land, at sea, and within the air. absolutely, their activities have formed the area during which we live.
In this accomplished assortment, Terence T. Finn offers a suite of narratives—each concise and readable—on the twelve significant wars the United States has fought. He explains what occurred, and why such locations as Saratoga and Antietam, Manila Bay and halfway are very important to an knowing of America’s prior. Readers will simply manage to brush up on their historical past and acquaint themselves with these contributors and occasions that experience helped outline the us of the United States.
By Jim Hightower
The US listens to Jim Hightower. greater than 80 thousand humans join The Hightower Lowdown Newsletter whereas his radio exhibit is aired on greater than sixty public and advertisement radio stations.
In They've Stolen Our nation and it is time to Take It Back, he is taking at the Bushites, the Wobblycrats, and the company Kleptocrats, digging up behind-the-scenes airborne dirt and dust that the company media overlooks-like BushCo's "Friday evening Massacres," what is occurred to our nutrition, and the Bush plan for empire. however the publication additionally deals grassroots ideas, drawing on Hightower's Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy travel, a touring pageant of uprising opposed to each tentacle of the corporate-politico strength seize. At kitchen tables everywhere the United States, Hightower has tapped into the thriving activist networks which are our country's grassroots muscle, and his booklet tells their uplifting tales of retaking keep watch over in their groups. this is often the genuine the US that the remainder of the realm does not get to work out.
together with his specified mix of wit and outrage, Jim Hightower "lights a prairie fire"-and it is simply the spark that his transforming into nationwide viewers craves.
By Jeanette Foster
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