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"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Littered with letters, diaries, and recorded conversations, it details the origins of their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power. Johnson discusses contemporary topics such as the politics of racism, education, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the influence of women throughout history. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of their country as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." Sometimes controversial and always provocative, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE is one author’s challenging and unique interpretation of American history. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and in the end admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Paul Johnson
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Book : 2009-06-30
Download Book : 1104 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0061952133


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In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

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Genre Book : United States
Author Book : Howard Zinn
Publisher : Aristotext
Release Book : 1996
Download Book : 675 Pages
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Genre Book : United States
Author Book : Frank Lawrence Owsley
Publisher :
Release Book : 1948
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : OCLC:499692781


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Genre Book : United States
Author Book : Jacob Harris Patton
Publisher :
Release Book : 1888
Download Book : 1165 Pages
ISBN-10 : CORNELL:31924014569564


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The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this magisterial novel's sweeping first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus, a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions, and early English settlers who live as loving same-sex couples only to fall victim to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals, and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the tender story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to get along in the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic anger, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment written with outrageous love.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Larry Kramer
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Book : 2015-04-07
Download Book : 800 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780374712976


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Genre Book : United States
Author Book : Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher : Signet Book
Release Book : 1972
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 0451624467


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Genre Book : History
Author Book : James Truslow Adams
Publisher :
Release Book : 1933
Download Book : 438 Pages
ISBN-10 : CORNELL:31924014087229


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This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century's choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day. Praise for the earlier edition: ?An unusual and praiseworthy book. . . . It takes a modern, almost anthropological view of history, in which worship is a part of a web of culture along with play, love, dress, and language.”?B.A. Weisberger, Washington Post Book World ?The most detailed, most polished of the works in its tradition.”?Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review ?An intellectual delight that one does not so much read as savor.”?America ?The definitive one-volume study by the leading authority.”?Christianity Today ?No one writing or thinking hereafter about America's past will be able to ignore Ahlstrom's magisterial account of the religious element.”?American Historical Review

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Genre Book : Religion
Author Book : Sydney E. Ahlstrom
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 1192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0300100124


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Genre Book : United States
Author Book : Willis Mason West
Publisher :
Release Book : 1922
Download Book : 811 Pages
ISBN-10 : HARVARD:32044097039929


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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Woodrow Wilson
Publisher : BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Book : 2009-05
Download Book : 374 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1110181159