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50 Years of Dissent

2004    384 Pages    (Yale University Press)

Dissent was founded in 1954 by intellectuals angered by the rightward drift of the country but uneasy with the dogmatism they saw on the American left, and it has provoked debates about political ideas and about American and global issues ever since. This provocative book - a collection of articles published in Dissent over the past fifty years - presents essays from each decade of Dissent's life that reveal how the magazine viewed that era, along with a new foreword to each section written [...]

Dissent was founded in 1954 by intellectuals angered by the rightward drift of the country but uneasy with the dogmatism they saw on the American left, and it has provoked debates about political ideas and about American and global issues ever since. This provocative book - a collection of articles published in Dissent over the past fifty years - presents essays from each decade of Dissent's life that reveal how the magazine viewed that era, along with a new foreword to each section written by a contemporary Dissenter who provides perspective on the period. [less]

119 Years of the Atlantic

Louise Desaulniers

1977    (Little Brown & Company)

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1776

David McCullough

2005    400 Pages    (Simon & Schuster)

In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.     Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a [...]

In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.     Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King's men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.     At the center of the drama, with Washington, are two young American patriots, who, at first, knew no more of war than what they had read in books—Nathanael Greene, a Quaker who was made a general at thirty-three, and Henry Knox, a twenty-five-year-old bookseller who had the preposterous idea of hauling the guns of Fort Ticonderoga overland to Boston in the dead of winter.      But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost—Washington, who had never before led an army in battle. Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough's 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history. [less]

1812: Napoleon Invasion Russia-Softbound

Paul Britten Austin

2000    1136 Pages    (Greenhill Books)

This unique paperback brings together in one volume Paul Britten Austin's acclaimed and atmospheric trilogy on Napoleon's Russian campaign, allowing the reader to trace the course of Napoleon's doomed soldiers from the crossing of the Niemen in June 1812 to the catastrophic finale in the depths of a Russian winter. Drawing on hundreds of eyewitness accounts by French and allied soldiers of Napoleon's army, this brilliant study recreates a landmark military campaign in all its [...]

This unique paperback brings together in one volume Paul Britten Austin's acclaimed and atmospheric trilogy on Napoleon's Russian campaign, allowing the reader to trace the course of Napoleon's doomed soldiers from the crossing of the Niemen in June 1812 to the catastrophic finale in the depths of a Russian winter. Drawing on hundreds of eyewitness accounts by French and allied soldiers of Napoleon's army, this brilliant study recreates a landmark military campaign in all its death and glory. [less]

1984 (Signet Classics)

George Orwell

1961    328 Pages    (Signet Classic)

View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984. Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy [...]

View our feature on George Orwell’s 1984. Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time. [less]

2010: Odyssey Two

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

1982    291 Pages    (Del Rey)

2001: A Space Odyssey shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s. An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown over the years. Yet along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions and many more have been answered [...]

2001: A Space Odyssey shocked, amazed, and delighted millions in the late 1960s. An instant book and movie classic, its fame has grown over the years. Yet along with the almost universal acclaim, a host of questions has grown more insistent through the years, for example: who or what transformed Dave Bowman into the Star-Child? What alien purpose lay behind the monoliths on the Moon and out in space? What could drive HAL to kill the crew? Now all those questions and many more have been answered, in this stunning sequel to the international bestseller. Cosmic in sweep, eloquent in its depiction of Man's place in the Universe, and filled with the romance of space, this novel is a monumental achievement and a must-read for Arthur C. Clarke fans old and new."A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001."Carl Sagan [less]

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A History of the Ancient World, 3 ed.

Chester G. Starr

1983    (Oxford University Press)

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A More Perfect Union

William Peters

1987    (Crown)

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A More Perfect Union: Documents in US History Vol 1

Paul Boller, Ronald Story

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A More Perfect Union: Documents in US History Vol 2

Paul Boller, Ronald Story

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A Penny a Copy

Thomas C. Cornell, James H. Forest

1968    (Macmillan Company)

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft

(Norton & Company)

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Abakan 2288

Luca Zampriolo (Artist)

2011    176 Pages    (Design Studio Press)

Kallamity (Luca Zampriolo) creates an imaginary future world dominated by dark undertones where protagonist robots (Hard Doll Machines a.k.a. H.D.M.s) mass-produced from recycled metal are needed in a failing society to secure resources for mankind in order to progress its technology. In this Sci-fi tale, with oil resources tapped out and the ensuing crash of the world economy, the Weingart family holds a dictatorial monarchy over Earth as a result of their development of WEIN technology which [...]

Kallamity (Luca Zampriolo) creates an imaginary future world dominated by dark undertones where protagonist robots (Hard Doll Machines a.k.a. H.D.M.s) mass-produced from recycled metal are needed in a failing society to secure resources for mankind in order to progress its technology. In this Sci-fi tale, with oil resources tapped out and the ensuing crash of the world economy, the Weingart family holds a dictatorial monarchy over Earth as a result of their development of WEIN technology which allows for the fabrication of H.D.M.s as well as travel to other planets for more natural resources. ABAKAN 2288 not only focuses on the images for the world that is yet to be, but also on the creation of the Hard Doll Machine mecha designs. Kallamity designs the master patterns that are cast, assembles, and creates machine dolls from these pieces of various sizes ranging from a volleyball to the head of a pin. Being a worldwide success as a collectible sculptor of machine warrior dolls, readers will learn from one of the best in the industry how to conceptualize, fabricate, and finish machine robots. [less]

Abolitionists, The

Dan Mabry Lacy

1978    148 Pages    (McGraw Hill Higher Education)

Discusses the efforts of those men and women who worked toward the total abolition of slavery in the decades before the Civil War.

Discusses the efforts of those men and women who worked toward the total abolition of slavery in the decades before the Civil War. [less]

Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review, 4th

Eugene Volokh

2010    411 Pages    (Foundation Press)

Designed to help law students write and publish articles, this text provides detailed instructions for every aspect of the law school writing, research, and publication process. Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others work, publishing, and publicizing written works. The book helps law students and everyone else involved in academic legal writing: professors save time and effort communicating [...]

Designed to help law students write and publish articles, this text provides detailed instructions for every aspect of the law school writing, research, and publication process. Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others work, publishing, and publicizing written works. The book helps law students and everyone else involved in academic legal writing: professors save time and effort communicating basic points to students; law schools satisfy the American Bar Association's second- and third-year writing requirements; and law reviews receive better notes from their staff. The Fourth Edition adds examples drawn from successful student notes, coupled with detailed explanations of what makes the examples effective, and how they could have been made still more effective. It also elaborates further on how one can research a topic more comprehensively than many students do, both by finding a broader range of examples and applications, and by investigating the key cases more deeply. [less]

Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Dave Canterbury

2015    256 Pages    (Adams Media)

Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury!In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to [...]

Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury!In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury's expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness.Whether you're eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, Advanced Bushcraft will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level. [less]

Affluent Society, The

John Kenneth Galbraith

1958    368 Pages    (Riverside Press)

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African-American Life in Louisville (Images of America)

Bruce M. Tyler

1998    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

Louisville's African-American community dates back to the early 1800s. Before the 1850s, many Black churches such as the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church were founded in the area. Prominent African Americans, including Whitney M. Young, Woodford Porter, FrankStanley, and Calvin Winstead, became Louisville's pioneer families in modern business and politics. Within the pages of this volume are many of the families who worked to become institution builders and leaders--in Louisville and around the world. [...]

Louisville's African-American community dates back to the early 1800s. Before the 1850s, many Black churches such as the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church were founded in the area. Prominent African Americans, including Whitney M. Young, Woodford Porter, FrankStanley, and Calvin Winstead, became Louisville's pioneer families in modern business and politics. Within the pages of this volume are many of the families who worked to become institution builders and leaders--in Louisville and around the world.African-American Life in Louisville covers the period from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s and focuses on the people and places in the Greater Louisville area, including Shelbyville. AuthorBruce Tyler, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, Louisville, has created this unique collection of vintage photographs as a tribute to his community. [less]

Against the American grain

Dwight Macdonald

1962    427 Pages    (Random House)

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Against the Law; The Nixon Court and Criminal Justice

Leonard W. LEVY

1976    506 Pages    (Harper & Row)

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Age of Uncertainty, The

John Kenneth Galbraith

1977    365 Pages    (Houghton Mifflin (T))

Age of Uncertainty, The: A History of Economic Ideas and Their Co by Galbraith, John Kenneth

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AK-AKM Rifle Builder's Manual

Lou Patrick, Rob Reaser

2018    120 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

If you want to build your own AK-pattern rifle and do it the correct way, this is the book you need. The AK-AKM Rifle Builder's Manual is the authoritative, fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to building the AK-style rifle. It is the first manual of its kind to document and present the complete AKM build process using professional gunsmithing methods and machining best practices. No procedure is left out or glossed over. From disassembling a demilitarized AKM "kit" rifle to the final finish [...]

If you want to build your own AK-pattern rifle and do it the correct way, this is the book you need. The AK-AKM Rifle Builder's Manual is the authoritative, fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to building the AK-style rifle. It is the first manual of its kind to document and present the complete AKM build process using professional gunsmithing methods and machining best practices. No procedure is left out or glossed over. From disassembling a demilitarized AKM "kit" rifle to the final finish and assembly, every step required for the AK enthusiast or commercial gunsmith to build a safe and functioning AKM semi-automatic rifle is covered with precise instructions and detailed photographs and illustrations. This manual is the final word on building an AKM rifle the proper way. Key concepts such as setting chamber dimension, interference fit, cycle of operation, and zeroing are also covered. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE - Disassembling the demilitarized AKM - Barrel populating, riveting, and pinning - Correctly establishing headspace and the theory behind it - Riveting charts and theory - Barrel drilling and reaming - Receiver flats and 80-percent receivers - Welding bolt guide rails - Installing the optic side rail - Rail lapping and chamber polishing - Heat-treating the AKM receiver - Parkerizing and finish options - Zeroing the AKM the Soviet Army way - Cleaning and maintenance - Interference fitment procedures [less]

Alien: The Official Movie Novelization

Alan Dean Foster

2014    288 Pages    (Titan Books)

The official novelization of the famous Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley!A crew of spaceship Nostromo is suddenly woken up from a cryogenic sleep because of mysterious signals coming from an unknown planet and received by a ship computer. The astronauts land on the planet surface and go to investigate an alien spaceship where one of them is attacked by an alien which fasten itself on his face. When the crew returns to their ship and abandon the planet, nobody forefeels that the [...]

The official novelization of the famous Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley!A crew of spaceship Nostromo is suddenly woken up from a cryogenic sleep because of mysterious signals coming from an unknown planet and received by a ship computer. The astronauts land on the planet surface and go to investigate an alien spaceship where one of them is attacked by an alien which fasten itself on his face. When the crew returns to their ship and abandon the planet, nobody forefeels that the real horror will begin very soon ...  [less]

Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man's Land, 1619-2000

Francis D. Adams, Barry Sanders

2003    384 Pages    (Harper)

In a devastating narrative that spans more than three centuries, from colonial times to the present day, Alienable Rights reveals how whites have excluded blacks from virtually every area of American life, denying them full citizenship and equality. Brought to America early in the seventeenth century, the first slaves were treated in much the same way as indentured white servants who had come from England. After only a few years, however, whites ostracized blacks, who were viewed as an inferior [...]

In a devastating narrative that spans more than three centuries, from colonial times to the present day, Alienable Rights reveals how whites have excluded blacks from virtually every area of American life, denying them full citizenship and equality. Brought to America early in the seventeenth century, the first slaves were treated in much the same way as indentured white servants who had come from England. After only a few years, however, whites ostracized blacks, who were viewed as an inferior race, and passed laws making their enslavement permanent, denying even free blacks the most basic rights enjoyed by whites. Though many slaves fought honorably in the Revolutionary War, earning their freedom, the Constitution (1787) sanctioned slavery, making it -- in the words of one of the signers -- the document's "most prominent feature." Three years later, Congress passed the nation's first naturalization act, limiting citizenship to "free white persons" only. Throughout the country, a popular colonization movement developed, attracting whites who hoped to make the United States a purely white nation by transporting all blacks to Africa or the Caribbean. Though the Civil War ended slavery, the subsequent congressional attempt to remake southern society during Reconstruction failed because whites in both the North and the South were unwilling to accept blacks as equals, with the same rights to vote, to attend school, and to move freely throughout American society. Instead, the Supreme Court approved the subterfuge of "separate but equal," which allowed state governments to maintain racial segregation by providing blacks with inferior institutions of their own. The "Jim Crow" system was overturned by the civil rights movement that followed World War II, but much of the progress of the 1960s and 1970s was blunted by an angry backlash in the 1980s. The authors contend that the drive for African American equality has never had the support of the majority of white Americans. Racial progress has come in brief historical bursts when a committed militant minority -- abolitionists, radical Republicans, civil rights activists -- stirred the nation to action, pressuring it to change; but, invariably, advances have been followed by concerted efforts to restore white privilege. [less]

All Ages: Reflections on Straight Edge

Beth Lahickey, Beth Lahickey

1997    223 Pages    (Revelation Books)

All Ages: Reflections on Straight Edge takes an in-depth look at the second wave of American Hardcore -- the music that borrowed from the likes of Minor Threat, Black Flag and SSD -- bands like Youth of Today, Slapshot, Bold, Underdog, Side by Side, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Inside Out, Chain of Strength, No for an Answer and Supertouch. Most of these bands were awesome and unique and have yet to be documented accurately outside of their own recordings until now. The personalities and opinions [...]

All Ages: Reflections on Straight Edge takes an in-depth look at the second wave of American Hardcore -- the music that borrowed from the likes of Minor Threat, Black Flag and SSD -- bands like Youth of Today, Slapshot, Bold, Underdog, Side by Side, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Inside Out, Chain of Strength, No for an Answer and Supertouch. Most of these bands were awesome and unique and have yet to be documented accurately outside of their own recordings until now. The personalities and opinions expressed in this book are as varied as the music these people have since created. So many of the people who at one time held similar beliefs have since then explored virtually every direction in life imaginable and they candidly discuss their experiences in All Ages. If you care one iota about not just straight edge, but American Hardcore in general, All Ages is a must. And if you can deal with some honesty and some fallen angels and even some humor, then buy it. And don't just look at it, read it. And then put it in that spot you have reserved for things that become part of your permanent collection. [less]

All Music Guide to Jazz 3rd Edition

1378 Pages    (Backbeat Books)

Now in its third edition, the All Music Guide to Jazz has become the definitive reference on jazz recordings and performers. This edition has been updated and greatly expanded throughout, with thousands of new reviews written by noted jazz critics and seasoned music journalists. Designed for serious jazz fans and newcomers alike, this "addictively browsable" guide is packed with engrossing and informative features, including enlightening biographies and anecdotal career histories of [...]

Now in its third edition, the All Music Guide to Jazz has become the definitive reference on jazz recordings and performers. This edition has been updated and greatly expanded throughout, with thousands of new reviews written by noted jazz critics and seasoned music journalists. Designed for serious jazz fans and newcomers alike, this "addictively browsable" guide is packed with engrossing and informative features, including enlightening biographies and anecdotal career histories of more than 1,700 artists, painting a complete portrait of each one's evolution and importance in the world of jazz; reviews and ratings of the best recordings of each performer - more than 18,000 in all; special symbols highlight critics' choices for best-of-genre, best-of-artist, and first pick recordings; historical essays and "music maps" charting the roots and evolution of the music, its styles, influential producers, important record labels, and key instruments; and jazz resources, including books, magazines, and mail-order sources. [less]

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria REMARQUE

(Fawcett Crest)

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All Tomorrow's Parties

William Gibson

1999    277 Pages    (Putnam Adult)

William Gibson, who predicted the Internet with Neuromancer, takes us into the millennium with a brilliant new novel about the moments in history when futures are born."Gibson remains, like Raymond Chandler, an intoxicating stylist."--The New York Times Book ReviewAll Tomorrow's Parties is the perfect novel to publish at the end of 1999. It brings back Colin Laney, one of the most popular characters from Idoru, the man whose special sensitivities about people and events let him [...]

William Gibson, who predicted the Internet with Neuromancer, takes us into the millennium with a brilliant new novel about the moments in history when futures are born."Gibson remains, like Raymond Chandler, an intoxicating stylist."--The New York Times Book ReviewAll Tomorrow's Parties is the perfect novel to publish at the end of 1999. It brings back Colin Laney, one of the most popular characters from Idoru, the man whose special sensitivities about people and events let him predict certain aspects of the future. Laney has realized that the disruptions everyone expected to happen at the beginning of the year 2000, which in fact did not happen, are still to come. Though down-and-out in Tokyo, his sense of what is to come tells him that the big event, whatever it is, will happen in San Francisco. He decides to head back to the United States--to San Francisco--to meet the future.The Washington Post praised Idoru as "beautifully written, dense with metaphors that open the eyes to the new, dreamlike, intensely imagined, deeply plausible." A bestseller across the country (it reached #1 in Los Angeles and San Francisco), and a major critical success, it confirmed William Gibson's position as "the premier visionary working in SF today" (Publishers Weekly). All Tomorrow's Parties is his next brilliant achievement. [less]

Almanac of Liberty, An

William O Douglas

1954    409 Pages    (Doubleday)

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Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The

Michael Chabon

2000    639 Pages    (Picador)

This brilliant epic novel set in New York and Prague introduces us to two misfit young men who make it big by creating comic-book superheroes. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America the comic book. Inspired by their own fears and dreams, [...]

This brilliant epic novel set in New York and Prague introduces us to two misfit young men who make it big by creating comic-book superheroes. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America the comic book. Inspired by their own fears and dreams, Kavalier and Clay create the Escapists, The Monitor, and Luna Moth, inspired by the beautiful Rosa Saks, who will become linked by powerful ties to both men.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. [less]

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

Jon Stewart, The Writers of The Daily Show

240 Pages    (Grand Central Publishing)

Amazon.com ExclusivesFeaturing a foreword by Thomas Jefferson, a Dress the Supreme Court layout, and, oddly enough, a profile of George "The Iceman" Gervin, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, from Jon Stewart and the writers of the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show, is by far one the most irreverent and wittiest (and may we add smartest) political book you're likely to encounter. Amazon.com spoke with Jon Stewart a few days before the 2004 publication of America (The [...]

Amazon.com ExclusivesFeaturing a foreword by Thomas Jefferson, a Dress the Supreme Court layout, and, oddly enough, a profile of George "The Iceman" Gervin, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, from Jon Stewart and the writers of the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show, is by far one the most irreverent and wittiest (and may we add smartest) political book you're likely to encounter. Amazon.com spoke with Jon Stewart a few days before the 2004 publication of America (The Book) and they discussed bald eagles, magical talking cats, Thor Heyerdahl, and much more • Read the Amazon.com Interview with Jon Stewart • Listen to the Amazon.com Interview with Jon Stewart • Watch a "vintage" Amazon.com Exclusive Video from Jon StewartMore from Jon Stewart Naked Pictures of Famous People America (The Book) [Audio CD] The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004 [DVD [less]

American Class System, The

Daniel W. Rossides

1980    505 Pages    (University Press of America, Incorporated)

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American Constitutional Law, Volume II: Civil Rights and Liberties

Jr. Otis H. Stephens, II John M. Scheb

2007    656 Pages    (Cengage Learning)

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to maximize your learning and understanding in this course. These comprehensive volumes cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Each of the chapters includes an extended essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural contexts for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court case that follows. In selecting, editing, and updating the materials, the [...]

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to maximize your learning and understanding in this course. These comprehensive volumes cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Each of the chapters includes an extended essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural contexts for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court case that follows. In selecting, editing, and updating the materials, the authors emphasize recent trends in major areas of constitutional interpretation. At the same time, the authors include many landmark decisions, some of which retain importance as precedents while others illustrate the transient nature of constitutional interpretation. Because the book provides a good balance of decisions and authorial commentary, this text appeals to instructors of law as well as instructors of political science. [less]

American Government: A Consideration of the Problems of Democracy

Frank Abbott Magruder

1929    (Allyn and Bacon)

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American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States, The

H.L. Mencken

1977    777 Pages    (Knopf)

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, and acerbic critic of American life and culture. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. He became a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899, then moved to The Baltimore Sun in 1906. He continued to contribute to the Sun full time or occasionally until 1948, when he [...]

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, and acerbic critic of American life and culture. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. He became a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899, then moved to The Baltimore Sun in 1906. He continued to contribute to the Sun full time or occasionally until 1948, when he ceased to write. In 1908, he became a literary critic for the magazine The Smart Set, and in 1924, he and George Jean Nathan founded and edited The American Mercury. He co-authored a number or works with Nathan including The Artist (1912), Heliogobalus (1920) and The American Credo: A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind (1920). He is perhaps best remembered today for The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States (1919). Among his other works are: George Bernard Shaw: His Plays (1905) and The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1908). [less]

American Language Supplement 1 :The American Language: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the United States, The

H. L. Mencken

1945    769 Pages    (Alfred A. Knopf)

Alfred A. Knopf, 1945, 1st, Very good., Supplement 1. Black cloth. Gilt spine title. 739 pages. Text clean. Jacket edgeworn. First edition. [Language, American Language] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care.

Alfred A. Knopf, 1945, 1st, Very good., Supplement 1. Black cloth. Gilt spine title. 739 pages. Text clean. Jacket edgeworn. First edition. [Language, American Language] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care. [less]

 
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