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American Carnage

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American Carnage by Tim Alberta Book Resume:

Politico Magazine’s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider’s look at the making of the modern Republican Party—how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump. The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump’s victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence. American Carnage is the story of a president’s rise based on a country’s evolution and a party’s collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning: They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party’s base. Yet Obama’s forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation’s rapidly changing cultural and demographic landscape, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party’s identity in the post-Bush era. The factions that emerged—one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell—engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control. With the GOP’s internal fissures rendering it legislatively impotent, and that impotence fueling a growing resentment toward the political class and its institutions, the stage was set for an outsider to crash the party. When Trump descended a gilded escalator to announce his run in the summer of 2015, the candidate had met the moment. Only by viewing Trump as the culmination of a decade-long civil war inside the Republican Party—and of the parallel sense of cultural, socioeconomic, and technological disruption during that period—can we appreciate how he won the White House and consider the fundamental questions at the center of America’s current turmoil. How did a party obsessed with the national debt vote for trillion-dollar deficits and record-setting spending increases? How did the party of compassionate conservatism become the party of Muslim bans and walls? How did the party of family values elect a thrice-divorced philanderer? And, most important, how long can such a party survive? Loaded with exclusive reporting and based off hundreds of interviews—including with key players such as President Trump, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jim DeMint, and Reince Priebus, and many others—American Carnage takes us behind the scenes of this tumultuous period as we’ve never seen it before and establishes Tim Alberta as the premier chronicler of this political era.

American Carnage

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American Carnage by Bryan Hill,Leandro Fernandez Book Resume:

A new, thrilling crime saga from writer Bryan Hill (The Wild Storm- Michael Cray, Detective Comics) and stellar artist Leandro Fernandez (Northlanders, The Old Guard). Former FBI agent Richard Wright is a white-passing African-American FBI agent offered a chance to right the wrongs of his past as his old mentor sends him deep undercover to infiltrate a radical and dangerous white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent. For Richard, this is his last shot to turn his life around. With the ghosts of the past constantly reminding him of the man he once was, he will have to not only find the redemption he seeks in the eyes of others, but within himself. DC Vertigo is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a fundamental relaunch that takes the line in new directions--while honoring its original intentions to publish stories that are reflective of the times while maintaining a creatively singular vision. Long renowned for some of the greatest graphic novel storytelling of all time, it's been home to groundbreaking series such as The Sandman, Saga of the Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Y- The Last Man, Preacherand much more! Collects American Carnage#1-6

American Courage, American Carnage: 7th Infantry Chronicles

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American Courage, American Carnage: 7th Infantry Chronicles by John C. McManus Book Resume:

Only one U.S. Army regiment, the 7th Infantry, has served in every war from 1812 through the present day. In The 7th Infantry Regiment: Combat in an Age of Terror, heralded military historian John C. McManus told the dramatic story of the 7th Infantry Regiment's modern combat experiences, from Korea through Iraq. Now, in this compelling prequel, McManus relates the rest of the 7th's amazing, and previously untold, story from the Battle of New Orleans through the end of World War II. No American unit has earned more battle streamers and few can boast more Medal of Honor winners. In the months leading up to the War of 1812, Congress authorized the creation of this regiment. It fought with distinction at the Battle of New Orleans, anchoring General Andrew Jackson's main defensive line, forever earning the nickname "Cottonbalers" because the soldiers of the 7th were said to have battled the British from behind large rows of cotton bales. From now on, whenever Americans went to war, the Cottonbalers would always find themselves in the center of the action, where the danger was greatest. Between these covers is the whole story, told through the eyes of the soldiers--the realities of combat expressed in raw human terms. From the marshy grounds of the Chalmette plantation in New Orleans to the daunting heights of Chapultepec in Mexico City; from the bloody horror of the long, stone wall at Fredericksburg to the deadly crossfire of the Wheatfield at Gettysburg, from the shocking gore of Custer's massacre at Little Bighorn to the desperation of dusty frontier battles; from the foggy hills of Santiago in Cuba to the muddy, pockmarked no man's land of Belleau Wood in France; from the invasion of North Africa to Sicily, Anzio, southern France, the Vosges Mountains, the breaching of the Rhine, and the 7th's triumphant capture of Hitler's mountain home at Berchtesgaden in May, 1945, this remarkable book chronicles multiple generations of Cottonbalers who have fought and bled for their country. American Courage, American Carnage is an inside look at the drama, tragedy, fatigue and pathos of war, from America's early nineteenth century struggles as a fledgling republic to its emergence as a superpower in the twentieth. Based on nearly a decade of archival research, battlefield visits, interviews, and intensive study, and illustrated with copious maps and photographs, this book is a moving, authoritative, tale of Americans in combat. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

American Carnage

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American Carnage by Jerome A. Greene Book Resume:

As the year 1890 wound to a close, a band of more than three hundred Lakota Sioux Indians led by Chief Big Foot made their way toward South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation to join other Lakotas seeking peace. Fearing that Big Foot’s band was headed instead to join “hostile” Lakotas, U.S. troops surrounded the group on Wounded Knee Creek. Tensions mounted, and on the morning of December 29, as the Lakotas prepared to give up their arms, disaster struck. Accounts vary on what triggered the violence as Indians and soldiers unleashed thunderous gunfire at each other, but the consequences were horrific: some 200 innocent Lakota men, women, and children were slaughtered. American Carnage—the first comprehensive account of Wounded Knee to appear in more than fifty years—explores the complex events preceding the tragedy, the killings, and their troubled legacy. In this gripping tale, Jerome A. Greene—renowned specialist on the Indian wars—explores why the bloody engagement happened and demonstrates how it became a brutal massacre. Drawing on a wealth of sources, including previously unknown testimonies, Greene examines the events from both Native and non-Native perspectives, explaining the significance of treaties, white settlement, political disputes, and the Ghost Dance as influential factors in what eventually took place. He addresses controversial questions: Was the action premeditated? Was the Seventh Cavalry motivated by revenge after its humiliating defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Should soldiers have received Medals of Honor? He also recounts the futile efforts of Lakota survivors and their descendants to gain recognition for their terrible losses. Epic in scope and poignant in its recounting of human suffering, American Carnage presents the reality—and denial—of our nation’s last frontier massacre. It will leave an indelible mark on our understanding of American history.

American Covenant

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American Covenant by Philip Gorski Book Resume:

The long battle between exclusionary and inclusive versions of the American story Was America founded as a Christian nation or a secular democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in American Covenant. What the founders envisioned was a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism. In this eye-opening book, Gorski shows why this civil religious tradition is now in peril—and with it the American experiment. American Covenant traces the history of prophetic republicanism from the Puritan era to today, providing insightful portraits of figures ranging from John Winthrop and W.E.B. Du Bois to Jerry Falwell, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama. Featuring a new preface by the author, this incisive book demonstrates how half a century of culture war has drowned out the quieter voices of the vital center, and demonstrates that if we are to rebuild that center, we must recover the civil religious tradition on which the republic was founded.

Constructing Crisis

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Constructing Crisis by Bert Spector Book Resume:

Crises aren't real objective events. Instead, Spector demonstrates they are claims of urgency imposed by leaders to assert power and exert control.

Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

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Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould Book Resume:

"Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy Kidder Over a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a "vibrantly healthy state," writes Stephen Jay Gould, its most engaging and illuminating exponent. Exploring the "peculiar and mysterious particulars of nature," Gould introduces the reader to some of the many and wonderful manifestations of evolutionary biology.

La dame de Glengarden

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La dame de Glengarden by Karen Ranney Book Resume:

"Ranney écrit avec sensibilité sur une période triste et dure de l'histoire américaine. Sa représentation délicate et pluridimensionnelle des personnages asservis évite les stéréotypes et blanchit le passé. '' - Publishers Weekly Cet été, participez au grand jeu Harlequin Eté Gagnant ! Plus vous achèterez de livres, plus vous aurez de chances de gagner de magnifiques cadeaux qui illumineront votre été. Matériel de plage, dîner aux chandelles, week-ends évasion... vous pourrez même tenter votre chance pour remporter un voyage à Venise, Harlequin a tout prévu pour vous faire voyager ! Alors n’hésitez pas : munissez-vous d’une simple preuve d’achat et rendez-vous sur été-gagnant-harlequin.fr.

Grunts

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Grunts by John C. McManus Book Resume:

“A superb book—an American equivalent to John Keegan’s The Face of Battle. I sincerely believe that Grunts is destined to be a classic.”—Dave Grossman, Author of On Killing and On Combat From the acclaimed author of The Dead and Those About to Die comes a sweeping narrative of six decades of combat, and an eye-opening account of the evolution of the American infantry. From the beaches of Normandy and the South Pacific Islands to the deserts of the Middle East, the American soldier has been the most indispensable—and most overlooked—factor in wartime victory. In Grunts, renowned historian John C. McManus examines ten critical battles—from Hitler’s massive assault on U.S. soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge to counterinsurgency combat in Iraq—where the skills and courage of American troops proved the crucial difference between victory and defeat. Based on years of research and interviews with veterans, this powerful history reveals the ugly face of war in a way few books have, and demonstrates the fundamental, and too often forgotten, importance of the human element in serving and protecting the nation.

Le Dieu du carnage

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Le Dieu du carnage by Yasmina Reza Book Resume:

« On a voulu être sympathiques, on a acheté des tulipes, ma femme m'a déguisé en type de gauche, mais la vérité est que je n'ai aucun self-control, je suis un caractériel pur »La pièce Le Dieu du carnage a été créée le 25 janvier 2008 au théâtre Antoine avec Isabelle Huppert, dans une mise en scène de l'auteur.« Une manière très moderne et très séduisante d'incarner comme aucune voix en France actuellement, les meilleures traditions de la littérature française. »Tilman Krause, Die Welt.« Brillantissime. On en ressort avec une tension élevée, en ayant ri aux larmes. »Christine Dössel, Süddeutsche Zeitung.« On peut prédire à cette pièce un destin triomphal. »Matthias Heine, Die Welt.« En trois mots : une pièce géniale. »Gerhard Stadelmaier, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.« Yasmina Reza s'élève au-dessus des genres. Comme Tchékhov, Wilde ou Schnitzler, elle campe sur le grand champ de bataille de la comédie. »Tagespiegel.« La quintessence de l'esprit de finesse. »Luc Ferry, LCI.« Elle en dit plus sur notre société que tous les graves essayistes de notre temps. Notre meilleur auteur de comédie contemporain. »Étienne de Montety, Le Figaro.« Extraordinaire dialoguiste, elle renoue ici avec la verve qui avait enthousiasmé les lecteurs d'Art. »Frank Nouchi, Le Monde.« Yasmina Reza sait saisir les secondes éternelles. »Marie-Laure Delorme, JDD.« À partir de situations somme toute banales de notre univers quotidien, elle parvient à monter des mayonnaises effrayantes, à transformer des gens civilisés en minables barbares, grâce à l'arme fatale des mots. »Marie Chaudey, La Vie.« Un huis-clos qui se lit comme un roman... Reza sait fort bien mettre le doigt là ou ça fait mal, mais aussi nous faire rire. »Femme Actuelle.« Envie d'une lecture courte, forte et acide, qui se dévore d'une traite ? Vous serez comblé par ce petit livre jouissif. »Psychologies.« Une explosive danse de mort au burlesque leitmotiv Une lucidité ravageuse qui lie petite et grande histoire, philosophie et divertissement, Ionesco et Sarraute. Un électrique plaisir de lecture. »Fabienne Pascaud, Télérama.« Drôle et perfide. »Odile Quirot, Le Nouvel Observateur.« Très cruel et très drôle. »Jérôme Serri, L'Express.« Un acte de plus, et de plus en plus sec, dans son imparable drôlerie, à la grande comédie que Reza construit sur notre impuissance à aimer. »Gilles Costaz, Les Échos

Journal of the Civil War Era

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Journal of the Civil War Era by William A. Blair Book Resume:

The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 4 December 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Articles Gary Gallagher & Kathryn Shively Meier Coming to Terms with Civil War Military History Peter C. Luebke "Equal to Any Minstrel Concert I Ever Attended at Home": Union Soldiers and Blackface Performance in the Civil War South John J. Hennessy Evangelizing for Union, 1863: The Army of the Potomac, Its Enemies at Home, and a New Solidarity Andrew F. Lang Republicanism, Race, and Reconstruction: The Ethos of Military Occupation in Civil War America Professional Notes Kevin M. Levin Black Confederates Out of the Attic and Into the Mainstream Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors

Rocket Man

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Rocket Man by John Gartner,Steven Buser Book Resume:

Will President Trump destroy civilization or win the Nobel Peace Prize? Never before have the nuclear codes been in the hands of a man who many observers view as unstable and erratic. The 24 experts who contributed to this book analyze President Trump's behavior hoping to provide insights into what may be the most urgent question of our time.

General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend

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General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend by Lesley J. Gordon Book Resume:

The man who gave his name to the greatest failed frontal attack in American military history, George E. Pickett is among the most famous Confederate generals of the Civil War. But even today he remains imperfectly understood, a figure shrouded in Lost Cause mythology. In this carefully researched biography, Lesley Gordon moves beyond earlier studies of Pickett. By investigating the central role played by his wife LaSalle in controlling his historical image, Gordon illuminates Pickett's legend as well as his life. After exploring Pickett's prewar life as a professional army officer trained at West Point, battle-tested in Mexico, and seasoned on the western frontier, Gordon traces his return to the South in 1861 to fight for the Confederacy. She examines his experiences during the Civil War, including the famed, but failed, charge at the battle of Gettysburg, and charts the decline in his career that followed. Gordon also looks at Pickett's marriage in 1863 to LaSalle Corbell, like him a child of the Virginia planter elite. Though their life together lasted only twelve years, LaSalle spent her five decades of widowhood writing and speaking about her husband and his military career. Appointing herself Pickett's official biographer, she became a self-proclaimed authority on the war and the Old South. In fact, says Gordon, LaSalle carefully and deliberately created a favorable image of her husband that was at odds with the man she had married.

My Life with Deth

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My Life with Deth by David Ellefson,Joel McIver,Alice Cooper Book Resume:

A cofounder and the bassist of the heavy metal band Megadeth shares his uplifting and empowering memoir about overcoming addiction and dedicating his life to God.

The Industrial Resources, Statistics ... of the United Sates, and More Particularly of the Southern and Western States ...

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The Industrial Resources, Statistics ... of the United Sates, and More Particularly of the Southern and Western States ... by James Dunwoody Brownson DeBow Book Resume:

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The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western States

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The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western States by James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow Book Resume:

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Encyclopaedia of the Trade and Commerce of the United States

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Encyclopaedia of the Trade and Commerce of the United States by James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow Book Resume:

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