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4th of July

4th of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780759513587
Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Little, Brown
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4th of July by James Patterson,Maxine Paetro Book Resume:

A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity. While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay. "Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination." -New York Times Book Review "Patterson's skill at building suspense is enviable." -Kansas City Star "When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right." -New York Daily News

Fourth of July Mice!

Fourth of July Mice! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547533640
Author: Bethany Roberts
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show! Packed with plenty of red, white, and blue and featuring the four Holiday Mice at their most adorable, this story about our nation's birthday will delight readers young and old alike.

Red, White, and Boom!

Red, White, and Boom! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466816708
Author: Lee Wardlaw
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw Book Resume:

Fireflies flit Sparklers spit Pinwheels spin Goosebump skin It's the Fourth of July! Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make America's birthday BOOM!

The Fourth of July Encyclopedia

The Fourth of July Encyclopedia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476608555
Author: James R. Heintze
Publisher: McFarland
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The Fourth of July Encyclopedia by James R. Heintze Book Resume:

This is the first comprehensive reference work on America’s Independence Day. Bringing attention to persons, places, and events of historical significance, the book focuses on the Fourth of July as it has been commemorated over the span of more than two centuries, starting with the first celebrations: public readings of the Declaration of Independence that occurred within days of its signing. Biographical sketches feature presidents (and how each celebrated the Fourth) and other politicians, famous soldiers, educators, engineers, scientists, athletes, musicians, and literary figures. Other topics include parks, monuments and statues dedicated on the Fourth; famous speeches and the personalities behind their stories; and general subjects of interest including education, abolition, temperance, African Americans, Native Americans, wars, transportation and holiday catastrophes.

Dutch Mill and the Fourth of July

Dutch Mill and the Fourth of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1608444597
Author: William J. Van Camp
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
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Dutch Mill and the Fourth of July by William J. Van Camp Book Resume:

This is the story of one July 4th in a fictional small town located somewhere between Baltimore and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a farce-like tale filled with highly improbable characters: a drinking man with illusions of grandeur; two men who meet in a bar and challenge each other to an unusual contest; two robbers who choose the wrong clock shop to rob; a maybe Leprechaun; a fireworks lady with her live-in poltergeist. Mixing all of these unlikely folks into the celebrations of the nation's independence results in an ill-fated parade and other mishaps as the events of the 4th of July play out. The end-of-evening fireworks are celebrated in true American style and with a truly American carnal ending. William J. Van Camp was born in 1940 in Greenbelt, Maryland. After service with the United States Army, he graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in sociology in 1972. He is a trained hypnotherapist with practices in Silver Spring and Ocean City, Maryland.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0679645365
Author: Jon Meacham
Publisher: Random House
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham Book Resume:

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, to learn from his mistakes, and to prevail. Passionate about many things—women, his family, books, science, architecture, gardens, friends, Monticello, and Paris—Jefferson loved America most, and he strove over and over again, despite fierce opposition, to realize his vision: the creation, survival, and success of popular government in America. Jon Meacham lets us see Jefferson’s world as Jefferson himself saw it, and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division, economic uncertainty, and external threat. Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity—and the genius of the new nation—lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown. From the writing of the Declaration of Independence to elegant dinners in Paris and in the President’s House; from political maneuverings in the boardinghouses and legislative halls of Philadelphia and New York to the infant capital on the Potomac; from his complicated life at Monticello, his breathtaking house and plantation in Virginia, to the creation of the University of Virginia, Jefferson was central to the age. Here too is the personal Jefferson, a man of appetite, sensuality, and passion. The Jefferson story resonates today not least because he led his nation through ferocious partisanship and cultural warfare amid economic change and external threats, and also because he embodies an eternal drama, the struggle of the leadership of a nation to achieve greatness in a difficult and confounding world. Praise for Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “This is probably the best single-volume biography of Jefferson ever written.”—Gordon S. Wood “A big, grand, absorbing exploration of not just Jefferson and his role in history but also Jefferson the man, humanized as never before.”—Entertainment Weekly “[Meacham] captures who Jefferson was, not just as a statesman but as a man. . . . By the end of the book . . . the reader is likely to feel as if he is losing a dear friend. . . . [An] absorbing tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “This terrific book allows us to see the political genius of Thomas Jefferson better than we have ever seen it before. In these endlessly fascinating pages, Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive today.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin

Fourth of July Creek

Fourth of July Creek [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062286455
Author: Smith Henderson
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson Book Resume:

In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions. After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times. But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the F.B.I., putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

Born on the 4th of July

Born on the 4th of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 149182333X
Author: BEATRICE MICHAELS SHAPIRO
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Born on the 4th of July by BEATRICE MICHAELS SHAPIRO Book Resume:

Beatrice Michaels Shapiro’s book is a memoir of an extraordinary woman who despite decades of hardship and tragedy, including her unremitting devotion to her two developmentally disabled sons, managed to become an accomplished writer of numerous moving and poignant newspaper and magazine articles and books. In a collection of short articles and a few poems, she depicts with a very observing eye, milestones in her life as well as her thoughts and feelings about society. She describes her life in the Winfield Sanitarium at the age of six, of growing up in a lower income family in an Eastern European Jewish neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, of her mother’s hilarious Yiddish sayings and proverbs, of her great fondness for her immigrant parents and of their Passover Seders. As a teenager she and a few school friends were very bold and successful autograph seekers. Later she recalls her 40th high school class reunion and the nostalgia it evoked. But the decades included a long and difficult struggle nurturing her two handicapped sons and teaching the younger one to read. Shapiro’s excellent style of writing and her crisp storytelling leads to a most touching account of the life of a most dedicated and talented woman. Dr. Irving Cutler Author of The Jews of Chicago Professor Emeritus, Chicago State University

4th Of July Crafts

4th Of July Crafts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640335161
Author: Kim Mitzo Thompson,Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
Publisher: Twin Sisters®
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4th Of July Crafts by Kim Mitzo Thompson,Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand Book Resume:

Kids will love getting ready to celebrate Independence Day by making a variety of red, white, and blue crafts! Perfect to celebrate the 4th of July, each craft includes step-by-step instructions, a list of needed materials, and a photograph of each finished craft. Make “crafting time” a “teaching time” by explaining that on July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, which later led to the formation of The United States of America! Did you know that on July 2, 1776 John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence? Each year on July 4th, Americans celebrate this historic event with picnics, parades, family reunions, barbeques, fireworks, and baseball games. These bright, fun crafts are perfect for young children to make and to use to decorate at home or at school.

4th of July, Asbury Park

4th of July, Asbury Park [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781596919426
Author: Daniel Wolff
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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4th of July, Asbury Park by Daniel Wolff Book Resume:

When Bruce Springsteen called his first album Greetings from Asbury Park, he introduced a generation of fans to a fallen seaside resort town that came to represent working-class American life. Starting with the town's founding as a religious promised land, music journalist and poet Daniel Wolff plots a course through Asbury Park's 130 years of entwined social and musical history, in a story that captures all the allure and heartbreak of the American dream.

Born on the 4th of July

Born on the 4th of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1477242953
Author: DOUG HILL
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Born on the 4th of July by DOUG HILL Book Resume:

The Book references the transformation of an unwanted old ruined double fronted shop in the heart of Glastonbury England which was renovated ,converted and extended to form a double winning spectacular shopping Arcade. The project took over 4 years to complete and entailed my love of history and architecture which were at the core of the project.

The Soul of America: Essays on the 4Th of July

The Soul of America: Essays on the 4Th of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465331271
Author: John Gilligan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Soul of America: Essays on the 4Th of July by John Gilligan Book Resume:

The major proposition of the Soul of America is that America consists in a set of beliefstruthsthat bind us together. Its what makes us Americans. And without that belief, no Constitution, no laws, no whatever, except the point of a sword, can keep us together. Truth has moral implications. But truth in American culture has become negotiable. Herein lies the real cultural crisis of America. Gilligan's Book Is Required Reading For Everyone Who Cares About America's Future John Gilligan has given us a book for the ages. This work is a compilation of essays he authored over several decades that were published in his local newspaper the Peoria Journal Star. The essays are reader-friendly, packed with historical facts and insights, and written by someone who clearly has great love for his country. The essays progress in three sections from the founding of our country, to our current cultural and political problems, to what it means to be a patriot in our country today. Gilligan is concerned that the American people have lost sight of the beliefs and principles that animate our Declaration of Independence. He discusses civic virtue and the common good. He notes that America is the first people in history to form a nation from a diversity of racial, ethnic, and religious groups under the motto, E Pluribus Unum, unity in diversity, and with the underlying fundamental belief that all men are created equal. But can this nation so conceived endure? In the second section of his book, Gilligan maps out the philosophical, cultural, and political changes that challenge Americas survival: cultural relativism, spiritual cynicism, political apathy, self-indulgence, personal violence, racial and ethnic hatreds, and a general blurring of the distinction between right and wrong. He questions whether there is any longer a unity in the diversity and wonders whether we, as a country, have veered so far from our founders lofty and noble precepts that we have passed the point of no return. He rejects this notion, however, and in the last section of his book Gilligan discusses what it means to be patriotic in todays society. He writes about the American project, and argues that if Americas problems are to be solved, the heavy lifting must start in the local communities. Each citizen must take responsibility for his or her actions if America is to thrive and continue to fulfill the goals and dreams of her founders. This is a wonderful little book that encourages us to reflect on the essence of America, the great experiment all of us are blessed to be a part of, and what we might do to keep America great. It is required reading for everyone who cares about the soul of America.

Towhead and Sammy Celebrate the 4Th of July

Towhead and Sammy Celebrate the 4Th of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481731009
Author: Helen L. Merrell,Rita K. Fisher
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Towhead and Sammy Celebrate the 4Th of July by Helen L. Merrell,Rita K. Fisher Book Resume:

Caleb and Sami Celebrate the 4th of July - A story of a young Christian boy and his dog and their Fourth of July Celebration.

Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1617754706
Author: Ron Kovic
Publisher: Akashic Books
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"Classic and timeless." --New York Times "The book details Kovic's entering of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception." --Rolling Stone "Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of its author's transition from war hawk to protestor after being paralyzed in Vietnam, and coming home to a lukewarm reception. It's no coincidence that 'Born in The U.S.A.' tells very much the same tale." --Billboard "Kovic's book follows him from star high school wrestler to a patriotic American inspired by John F. Kennedy to join the marines to the traumatic 1968 wartime injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down to his emergence as an outspoken anti-war activist." --Hollywood Reporter "The 1976 book, which was made into an Oscar winning film starring Tom Cruise in 1989, details Kovic's period in the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before he became an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralysed him and he returned home to a cold reception." --NME "He was born in the U.S.A.--and on the 4th of July. Bruce Springsteen narrates a foreword he wrote in the new audiobook edition of Born on the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's anti-Vietnam War memoir." --New York Daily News "There is no better time than Independence Day to listen [to] The Boss’ iconic voice on the foreword and this great work of art." --Examiner "For the 40th anniversary of the book, which became a movie in the ‘80s starring Tom Cruise, a new print edition was issued with a foreword written by Bruce Springsteen, and the audiobook is the only place where you can hear Bruce read his foreword directly to you. That’s right, the Boss sets the tone for this extremely powerful and moving memoir in a way that you won’t want to miss." --Omnivoracious "Forty years ago the Vietnam vet from Massapequa--wounded in combat and in a wheelchair ever since--published his classic war memoir, later made into a film with Tom Cruise. The anniversary edition features a foreword by Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new book, Hurricane Street, chronicles the 1970s activism of the American Veterans Movement." --Newsday "Born on the Fourth of July chronicles Kovic's transformation from a gung-ho soldier entering the Vietnam War to his return home as a paralyzed man. His experiences overseas, as well as the terrible way he was treated when he came back, made Kovic's book one of the antiwar movement's most celebrated works." --Ultimate Classic Rock "Kovic entered of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception as a veteran. His book tells his story." --Radio.com "Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of Kovic's enlistment and how he became disillusioned with the war over time and especially after he returned home to the States. Many of the book's themes are echoed in Springsteen's hit song, 'Born in the U.S.A.'" --Asbury Park Press With a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen. This New York Times best seller (more than one million copies sold), presented here in a special fortieth-anniversary edition with a brand-new foreword by Bruce Springsteen, details the author's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti–Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair.

A Is for America

A Is for America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1627535829
Author: Devin Scillian
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
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A Is for America by Devin Scillian Book Resume:

From the British and our Constitution that replaced their rule, to Yellowstone Park and Zane Grey's stories of the west, "A is for America" is a sweeping tribute to all we know and love about our country. With delightful poems that beg to be read aloud, and expository text to broaden a student's horizons, this American alphabet will make you fall in love with the United States over and over again. Bright, beautifully detailed illustrations from California artist Pam Carroll bring each letter to life, from eagles to Thomas Edison to the veterans of two World Wars.

The Glorious Cause

The Glorious Cause [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780199740925
Author: Robert Middlekauff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically acclaimed volume--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic. Beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing to the election of George Washington as first president, Robert Middlekauff offers a panoramic history of the conflict between England and America, highlighting the drama and anguish of the colonial struggle for independence. Combining the political and the personal, he provides a compelling account of the key events that precipitated the war, from the Stamp Act to the Tea Act, tracing the gradual gathering of American resistance that culminated in the Boston Tea Party and "the shot heard 'round the world." The heart of the book features a vivid description of the eight-year-long war, with gripping accounts of battles and campaigns, ranging from Bunker Hill and Washington's crossing of the Delaware to the brilliant victory at Hannah's Cowpens and the final triumph at Yorktown, paying particular attention to what made men fight in these bloody encounters. The book concludes with an insightful look at the making of the Constitution in the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 and the struggle over ratification. Through it all, Middlekauff gives the reader a vivid sense of how the colonists saw these events and the importance they gave to them. Common soldiers and great generals, Sons of Liberty and African slaves, town committee-men and representatives in congress--all receive their due. And there are particularly insightful portraits of such figures as Sam and John Adams, James Otis, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and many others. This new edition has been revised and expanded, with fresh coverage of topics such as mob reactions to British measures before the War, military medicine, women's role in the Revolution, American Indians, the different kinds of war fought by the Americans and the British, and the ratification of the Constitution. The book also has a new epilogue and an updated bibliography. The cause for which the colonists fought, liberty and independence, was glorious indeed. Here is an equally glorious narrative of an event that changed the world, capturing the profound and passionate struggle to found a free nation. The Oxford History of the United States The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. The Atlantic Monthly has praised it as "the most distinguished series in American historical scholarship," a series that "synthesizes a generation's worth of historical inquiry and knowledge into one literally state-of-the-art book." Conceived under the general editorship of C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadter, and now under the editorship of David M. Kennedy, this renowned series blends social, political, economic, cultural, diplomatic, and military history into coherent and vividly written narrative.

The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas

The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027304407
Author: Carl Lotus Becker
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas by Carl Lotus Becker Book Resume:

In this book, author, Carl Lotus Becker, examines the political ideas behind the Declaration of Independence. In this thorough analysis of the most famous political document in the American history, Becker covers several important aspects of the Declaration: the theory of natural rights, the view the colonists had of their place in the British Empire, and the literary qualities of the document. The Declaration of Independence Historical Antecedents of the Declaration: The Natural Rights Philosophy Historical Antecedents of the Declaration: Theory of the British Empire Drafting the Declaration The Literary Qualities of the Declaration The Philosophy of the Declaration in the Nineteenth Century

Rise to Rebellion

Rise to Rebellion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0345478509
Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara Book Resume:

Jeff Shaara dazzled readers with his bestselling novels Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, and Gone for Soldiers. Now the acclaimed author who illuminated the Civil War and the Mexican-American War brilliantly brings to life the American Revolution, creating a superb saga of the men who helped to forge the destiny of a nation. In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command "Fire!" as England's peacekeeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assaulted and abused the laws he holds sacred. The taut courtroom drama soon broadens into a stunning epic of war as King George III leads a reckless and corrupt government in London toward the escalating abuse of his colonies. Outraged by the increasing loss of their liberties, an extraordinary gathering of America's most inspiring characters confronts the British presence with the ideals that will change history. John Adams, the idealistic attorney devoted to the law, who rises to greatness by the power of his words . . . Ben Franklin, one of the most celebrated men of his time, the elderly and audacious inventor and philosopher who endures firsthand the hostile prejudice of the British government . . . Thomas Gage, the British general given the impossible task of crushing a colonial rebellion without starting an all-out war . . . George Washington, the dashing Virginian whose battle experience in the French and Indian War brings him the recognition that elevates him to command of a colonial army . . . and many other immortal names from the Founding Family of the colonial struggle - Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Warren, Samuel Adams, Richard Henry Lee - captured as never before in their full flesh-and-blood humanity. More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the revolution, Rise to Rebellion is a vivid account of history's most pivotal events. The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill: all are recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster. His most impressive achievement, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters, ideas their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.

The Glorious Fourth of July

The Glorious Fourth of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781455604999
Author: Arkins, Diane C
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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The Glorious Fourth of July by Arkins, Diane C Book Resume:

Americans have long reveled in honoring the nation's birthday with intense enthusiasm. The Fourth of July holiday evokes images of jubilant parades, star-spangled banners, and glittering flashes of fireworks while drums and whistles sound in the background with an unmatched sense of splendor and excitement. In her third book with Pelican, author Diane C. Arkins paints an evocative picture of the celebratory festivities of Independence Days past by presenting a wealth of inspiration for decorating and entertainment, which were taken directly from the pages of the leading periodicals of that bygone era. She combines the exceptional ideas with page after page of authentic photographs, artistic vintage postcards, and patriotic memorabilia.

Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July

Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466892781
Author: James A. Colaiaco
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July by James A. Colaiaco Book Resume:

On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated across the nation, Douglass eloquently summoned the country to resolve the contradiction between slavery and the founding principles of our country. In this book, James A. Colaiaco vividly recreates the turbulent historical context of Douglass' speech and delivers a colorful portrait of the country in the turbulent years leading to the civil war. This book provides a fascinating new perspective on a critical time in American history.