A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor by Nelson Lichtenstein

By Nelson Lichtenstein

For greater than thirty years Nelson Lichtenstein has deployed his scholarship—on hard work, politics, and social thought—to chart the heritage and clients of a revolutionary the United States. a competition of principles collects and updates a lot of Lichtenstein's so much provocative and arguable essays and experiences. those incisive writings hyperlink the destiny of the exertions circulation to the adjustments within the form of worldwide capitalism, to the increase of the civil rights circulation, and to the activists and intellectuals who've performed such very important roles. Tracing huge styles of political suggestion, Lichtenstein bargains vital views at the courting of work and the nation, the tensions that usually exist among a tradition of rights and the belief of harmony, and the increase of conservatism in politics, legislation, and highbrow existence. the amount closes with pics of 5 activist intellectuals whose paintings has been very important to the conflicts that have interaction the exertions move, public coverage, and political tradition.

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Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the by Rick Perlstein

By Rick Perlstein

Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the increase of the conservative circulate within the liberal Sixties. on the middle of the tale is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal executive, despised liberals, and mocked “peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a mild on a complete global of conservatives and their antagonists, together with William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and invoice Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is a necessary publication in regards to the Nineteen Sixties.

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The Air-Conditioned Nightmare by Henry Miller

By Henry Miller

In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller lower back to the USA with a prepared wish to see what his place of birth used to be particularly like—to get to the roots of the yank nature and adventure. He set out on a trip that was once to final 3 years, traveling many sections of the rustic and making pals of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the results of that odyssey.

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Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain by Gerard Colby

By Gerard Colby

Award-winning journalist Gerard Colby takes readers backstage of 1 of America’s strongest and enduring enterprises; now with a brand new creation via the author

Their identify is in all places. America’s wealthiest business family members by means of a long way and an unlimited monetary strength, the Du Ponts, from their mansions in northern Delaware’s “Chateau Country,” have lengthy been leaders within the relentless force to show the U.S. right into a plutocracy.

The Du Pont tale during this nation started in 1800. Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, authentic keeper of the gunpowder of corrupt King Louis XVI, fled from progressive France to the US. years later he based the gunpowder corporation that referred to as itself “America’s armorer”—and that President Wilson’s secretary of warfare known as a “species of outlaws” for battle profiteering. Du Pont Dynasty introduces many colourful characters, together with “General” Henry du Pont, who profited from the Civil battle to construct the Gunpowder belief, one of many first company monopolies; Alfred I. du Pont, betrayed through his cousins and driven out of the association, touchdown in social exile because the strong “Count of Florida”; the 3 brothers who accelerated Du Pont’s keep watch over to common cars, fought autoworkers’ correct to unionize, after which introduced a family members culture of waging campaigns to smash FDR’s New Deal regulatory reforms; Governor Pete du Pont, who ran for president and subsidized Newt Gingrich’s 1994 Republican Revolution; and Irving S. Shapiro, the architect of Du Pont’s ongoing crusade to undermine powerful environmental regulation.

From plans to strength President Roosevelt from workplace, to munitions revenues to warlords and the emerging Nazis, to Freon’s harm to the planet’s life-protecting ozone layer, to the manufacture of lethal gases and the covered-up poisoning of Du Pont staff, to the popularity the corporate earned for being the worst polluter of America’s air and water, the Du Pont reign has been dappled with scandal for centuries.

Culled from years of painstaking examine and interviews, this absolutely documented e-book unfolds like a unique. Laying naked the sour feuds, strength performs, smokescreens, and careless unaccountability that erupted in homicide, Colby pulls again the curtain on a dynasty whose bold effect keeps to this day.

Suppressed in myriad methods and the topic of the author’s landmark federal lawsuit, Du Pont Dynasty is a necessary heritage of the U.S..

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The Anarchist's Girlfriend by Susan Weinstein

By Susan Weinstein

The Anarchist’s female friend is decided on this planet of arts and politics of 1980's manhattan, the place it advanced in artwork bars and was once excerpted within the moveable reduce East aspect. now not not like The fool, which galvanized this novel, the AG is a mystic, who works as a go-go-dancer; a clairvoyant who designs outfits of the long run. She lives in a Bowery loft with The Anarchist, an ex-IRA militant, who silkscreens posters for meals for Vendettas--peace via natural foodstuff, and Sandy, a video vérité artist-nihilist, who makes use of her place as a change board operator as a base of energy. the tale is instructed throughout the transparent and compassionate eyes of Wayne, a deaf-mute journalist for the cultish information international run through the Llama, whose existential faith is the foundation of a enterprise empire. personality turns into future. As ardour and hypocrisy erupt in a cloud of airborne dirt and dust, the AG needs to keep her imperiled urban.

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Strike! (Revised, Expanded, and Updated Edition) by Jeremy Brecher

By Jeremy Brecher

On the grounds that its unique booklet in 1972, no publication has performed up to Jeremy Brecher's Strike! to convey American exertions heritage to a large viewers. Strike! narrates the dramatic tale of repeated, colossal, and occasionally violent revolts through traditional operating humans in the USA and tells this intriguing hidden background from the perspective of the rank-and-file employees who lived it. during this improved version, Brecher brings the tale modern with revised chapters that hide the forty years because the unique variation, putting the issues confronted through operating buyers within the context of one hundred forty years of work historical past. a brand new bankruptcy, "Beyond One-Sided category War" offers the yankee minirevolts of the twenty first century from the conflict of Seattle to Occupy Wall highway and past. crucial interpreting for an individual attracted to the historic or present-day state of affairs of yankee staff, this up to date vintage serves as idea for organizers, activists, and educators operating to restore the exertions flow this present day.

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Escape from the Land of Snows: The Young Dalai Lama's by Stephan Talty

By Stephan Talty

Drawing from written eyewitness money owed and interviews with survivors, Talty (The Illustrious useless) describes the occasions in 1959 that irrevocably altered the way forward for Tibet. He skillfully strikes among protests in Lhasa and the Dalai Lama's get away towards the border, tracing tales of the numerous humans concerned. including complexity to this narrative are information about CIA aid of Tibetans scuffling with opposed to the chinese language regime, the U.S. function in securing permission for the Dalai Lama's access into India, and the global media frenzy that formed the public's perceptions of Tibet. Witness reviews comprise these of the Dalai Lama's mom and brothers, rebels and refugees, contributors of the CIA's Tibetan job strength, and previous prisoners of the chinese language. From those a number of voices the writer has woven a bright photograph of a deadly trip and a rustic in situation. The accompanying research offers context for the complex occasions that modified the younger chief right into a "movable Tibet," and an remoted mountain society into a world reason and "a position of the mind."

About the Author

Stephan Talty is a generally released journalist who has contributed to the recent York instances journal, GQ, Men’s magazine, day trip big apple, info, and lots of different guides. he's the writer of the bestselling Empire of Blue Water, The Illustrious lifeless, and Mulatto the United States.

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Custer, Black Kettle and the Fight on the Washita by Charles J. Brill

By Charles J. Brill

Utilizing Cheyenne and Arapaho bills, Charles J. Brill tells the tale of common George Armstrong Custer’s wintry weather crusade at the southern plains in 1868-69, together with his assault in Black Kettle’s village at the snowy backs of the Washita River. Brill’s searing account info the ruthlessness of the U.S. Army’s efforts to punish southern plains tribes for what they thought of incessant raiding and depredation. Brill offers the Indian perspective as he follows Custer right into a conflict that is still debatable to the current day.

In a brand new foreword to this version, Mark L. Gardner discusses the importance of Brill’s history-placing it in context with different Custer and Indian Wars studies-and its worth to students and basic readers this present day. Gardner additionally offers an outline of the profession of Oklahoma journalist Charles J. Brill, a lot of whose lifestyles has remained a secret formerly.

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Los Angeles San Diego & Southern California (3rd Edition) by Sara Benson

By Sara Benson

“Perhaps los angeles is better outlined through these easy life-affirming moments. A cracked-ice, jazz-age cocktail on Beverly side road, a hike excessive into the Hollywood Hills sagebrush, a swirling pod of dolphins off aspect Dume…” – Adam Skolnick, Lonely Planet Writer

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3 neighborhood authors
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47 maps
44 lovely beaches
Inspirational photos
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Crossing the Continent 1527-1540: The Story of the First by Robert Goodwin

By Robert Goodwin

The real tale of America's first nice explorer and adventurer—an African slave named Esteban Dorantes

Crossing the Continent takes us on an epic trip from Africa to Europe and the US as Dr. Robert Goodwin chronicles the remarkable adventures of the African slave Esteban Dorantes (1500-1539), the 1st pioneer from the previous international to discover the whole thing of the yankee south and the 1st African-born guy to die in North the US approximately whom something is understood. Goodwin's groundbreaking study in Spanish data has resulted in an intensive new interpretation of yank history—one during which an African slave emerges because the nation's first nice explorer and adventurer.

Nearly 3 centuries earlier than Lewis and Clark's epic trek to the Pacific coast, Esteban and 3 Spanish noblemen survived shipwreck, famine, affliction, and local American hostility to make the 1st crossing of North the USA in recorded historical past. Drawing on modern debts and long-lost files, Goodwin recounts the extreme tale of Esteban's sixteenth-century odyssey, which all started in Florida and wound via what's now Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, so far as the Gulf of California. Born in Africa and captured at a tender age through slave investors, Esteban used to be serving his proprietor, a Spanish captain, whilst their disastrous sea voyage to the recent international approximately claimed his existence. ultimately he emerged because the chief of the few survivors of this day trip, guiding them on a rare eight-year march westward to safety.

On the group's go back to the Spanish imperial capital at Mexico urban, the viceroy appointed Esteban because the army commander of a non secular day trip despatched to set up an enduring Spanish direction into Arizona and New Mexico. yet in this new event, as Esteban driven deeper and deeper into the unknown north, Spaniards some distance to the south started to pay attention unusual rumors of his loss of life at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico.

Filled with stories of actual patience, ordinary calamities, geographical wonders, unusual discoveries, and Esteban's nearly mystical dealings with local american citizens, Crossing the Continent demanding situations the normal telling of our nation's early heritage, putting an African and his courting with the Indians he encountered on the middle of a brand new ancient checklist.

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