Publisher :Xlibris Corporation Release Date :2013-09-27 ISBN :1483686795 Pages :399 pages Rating :4.4/5 (836 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review A Voter's Journey by Bill Lewers:
Download or read book A Voter's Journey written by Bill Lewers and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2013-09-27 with total page 399 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: A few years ago, I published a book titled Six Decades of Baseball: A Personal Narrative, which described my lifelong passion for baseball, written purely from the perspective of a baseball fan with no inside knowledge of the game. A Voters Journey sets out to do the same thing, only this time with politics. I hope that the telling of my story will encourage the reader to reflect upon his or her own lifelong political journey. For in a society like ours, saturated with politics and elections, each one of us, whether we are politically inclined or not, makes a political journey of some kind or another. This is the story of mine.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2015-04-23 ISBN :1442228903 Pages :232 pages Rating :4.4/5 (422 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The American Vice Presidency by Jody C Baumgartner:
Download or read book The American Vice Presidency written by Jody C Baumgartner and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-04-23 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Concise yet comprehensive, The American Vice Presidency is the fullest and most accurate examination of the office of the vice president to date, covering the origins and constitutional roots of the institution, its history, and the slow transformation of the office starting in the mid-twentieth century.
Publisher : Release Date :1991 ISBN :9780517644577 Pages :128 pages Rating :4.6/5 (445 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Shakers by Edward L. Purcell by L. Edward Purcell:
Download or read book The Shakers by Edward L. Purcell written by L. Edward Purcell and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :Top Shelf Productions Release Date :2008 ISBN :1603090037 Pages :287 pages Rating :4.6/5 (3 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Veeps by Bill Kelter:
Download or read book Veeps written by Bill Kelter and published by Top Shelf Productions. This book was released on 2008 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 'Veeps' tells the sordid, head-scratching, perversely-entertaining stories of the men the US has chosen over the years to become Vice President including the rogues, cowards, drunks, featherweights, doddering geriatrics, bigots, and atrocious spellers.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2000-01-01 ISBN :9780786407835 Pages :367 pages Rating :4.4/5 (78 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies by David Lee Russell:
Download or read book The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies written by David Lee Russell and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: As the American Revolution in the North drew to a stalemate around New York, in the South the British finally came to terms with the reality of defeat. Southern sites like Kings Mountain, Cowpens, Charleston, the Chesapeake and Yorktown were vital to American independence. The origin of the five Southern colonies - Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia - their development, the role of patriot and loyalist Southerner, and critical battles are examined. Included is a discussion of the leadership of the British forces and of the colonial patriots who inspired common citizens to fight for the sake of American independence.
Publisher :Greenwood Publishing Group Release Date :1995 ISBN :0897748735 Pages :199 pages Rating :4.8/5 (977 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Immigration by L. Edward Purcell:
Download or read book Immigration written by L. Edward Purcell and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Concentrates on the voluntary immigration to the United States from the 17th to the late 20th century as background to the immigration controversies of the 1990s.
Publisher :Infobase Publishing Release Date :2009-01-01 ISBN :1438108818 Pages :470 pages Rating :4.4/5 (381 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The American Revolution by David F. Burg:
Download or read book The American Revolution written by David F. Burg and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: While the American Revolution officially began in Lexington, Massachusetts, in April 1775, the seeds of rebellion had been sown for decades. This work provides first-hand accounts of the period that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them.
Publisher :Gramercy Release Date :1987 ISBN :9780517631164 Pages :160 pages Rating :4.6/5 (311 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Wild Horses of America by L. Edward Purcell:
Download or read book Wild Horses of America written by L. Edward Purcell and published by Gramercy. This book was released on 1987 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Discusses the history of wild horses and their relationship with man
Publisher :Otto Harrassowitz Verlag Release Date :1983 ISBN :9783447023740 Pages :252 pages Rating :4.0/5 (237 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Bestandsaufnahme Bestseller-Forschung by Werner Faulstich:
Download or read book Bestandsaufnahme Bestseller-Forschung written by Werner Faulstich and published by Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. This book was released on 1983 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :SUNY Press Release Date :2013-09-27 ISBN :1438448112 Pages :366 pages Rating :4.4/5 (384 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review William Almon Wheeler by Herbert C. Hallas:
Download or read book William Almon Wheeler written by Herbert C. Hallas and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2013-09-27 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from Northern New York who became the nineteenth Vice President of the United States. William Almon Wheeler’s life is an American success story about how a poor boy living near the Canadian border in Malone, New York, achieved fame and fortune. Often referred to as “the New York Lincoln,” Wheeler was a lawyer, banker, railroad president, state legislator, five-term congressman, and the nineteenth Vice President of the United States under Rutherford B. Hayes. Using a variety of sources, including newspapers, letters, government reports, county histories, and biographies of Wheeler’s contemporaries, Herbert C. Hallas examines Wheeler’s role in shaping state and national public policy. Highlights include construction of the North Country and transcontinental railroads, the creation of the Adirondack and Niagara Falls state parks, the extension of voting rights in New York, the termination of racial civil war in Louisiana, and the curtailment of unnecessary government spending. The book traces Wheeler’s path as he wound his way through the minefields of county, state, and national politics and helped found the Republican Party, without compromising his integrity or religious principles. Hallas rescues Wheeler’s story from the dustbin of history. Along the way he debunks long-held myths about Wheeler and restores his place as an influential nineteenth-century political force.
Publisher :University Press of Kentucky Release Date :2016-04-15 ISBN :0813167140 Pages :360 pages Rating :4.8/5 (131 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Alben Barkley by James K. Libbey:
Download or read book Alben Barkley written by James K. Libbey and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Born to poor tenant farmers in a log cabin in Graves County, Kentucky, Alben Barkley (1877--1956) rose to achieve a national political stature equaled by few of his contemporaries. His memorable public career ranged from the Progressive era to the early years of the Cold War, and he witnessed or influenced many of the key events of the twentieth century. Eventually elected vice president of the United States on the ticket with Harry S. Truman in 1949, Barkley possessed a candid demeanor and social skills that helped him become one of the most popular politicians of his day. In Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics, James K. Libbey offers the first full-length biography of this larger-than-life personality, following Barkley in his transition from local politician to congressman, then senator, senate majority leader, vice president, and senator once again. A loyal Democrat, Barkley was instrumental in guiding Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs through Congress. He later took on a key role in managing domestic policy as the president became more and more immersed in World War II. Libbey also reveals Barkley's human side, from his extremely humble beginnings to his dramatic and chilling final speech at Washington and Lee University in 1956, when he said, "I would rather be a servant in the house of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty," delivering the legendary quote moments before succumbing to a massive heart attack. A significant contribution to American history, this definitive biography offers a long overdue look at the "Iron Man" of politics.
Publisher :Arcadia Publishing Release Date :2011-06-28 ISBN :161423339X Pages :160 pages Rating :4.6/5 (142 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Wicked Indianapolis by Andrew E. Stoner:
Download or read book Wicked Indianapolis written by Andrew E. Stoner and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2011-06-28 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: These are not the aspects of Indianapolis history you'll see flaunted in visitors' brochures. These are the abhorrent, the grim, the can't-look-away misdeeds and miscreants of this city's past, when bicycle messenger boys peddled through the night to link prostitutes with johns and when the bigoted masses tightened their grip on the city behind mayor and Klansman John Duvall. From the unseemly to the deviant to the disastrous, Hoosier Andrew E. Stoner brings you lives as out of control as the worst wreck at the Indy 500 with a history as regrettable as it is riveting.
Publisher : Release Date :1895 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating :4.E/5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Official Register of the United States by United States. Department of the Interior:
Download or read book Official Register of the United States written by United States. Department of the Interior and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :University of Iowa Press Release Date :2009-05-01 ISBN :1587297248 Pages :608 pages Rating :4.5/5 (872 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa by David Hudson:
Download or read book The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa written by David Hudson and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2009-05-01 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Iowa has been blessed with citizens of strong character who have made invaluable contributions to the state and to the nation. In the 1930s alone, such towering figures as John L. Lewis, Henry A. Wallace, and Herbert Hoover hugely influenced the nation’s affairs. Iowa’s Native Americans, early explorers, inventors, farmers, scholars, baseball players, musicians, artists, writers, politicians, scientists, conservationists, preachers, educators, and activists continue to enrich our lives and inspire our imaginations. Written by an impressive team of more than 150 scholars and writers, the readable narratives include each subject’s name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to most Iowans; others are largely forgotten but deserve to be remembered. Beyond the distinctive lives and times captured in the individual biographies, readers of the dictionary will gain an appreciation for how the character of the state has been shaped by the character of the individuals who have inhabited it. From Dudley Warren Adams, fruit grower and Grange leader, to the Younker brothers, founders of one of Iowa’s most successful department stores, The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa is peopled with the rewarding lives of more than four hundred notable citizens of the Hawkeye State. The histories contained in this essential reference work should be eagerly read by anyone who cares about Iowa and its citizens. Entries include Cap Anson, Bix Beiderbecke, Black Hawk, Amelia Jenks Bloomer, William Carpenter, Philip Greeley Clapp, Gardner Cowles Sr., Samuel Ryan Curtis, Jay Norwood Darling, Grenville Dodge, Julien Dubuque, August S. Duesenberg, Paul Engle, Phyllis L. Propp Fowle, George Gallup, Hamlin Garland, Susan Glaspell, Josiah Grinnell, Charles Hearst, Josephine Herbst, Herbert Hoover, Inkpaduta, Louis Jolliet, MacKinlay Kantor, Keokuk, Aldo Leopold, John L. Lewis, Marquette, Elmer Maytag, Christian Metz, Bertha Shambaugh, Ruth Suckow, Billy Sunday, Henry Wallace, and Grant Wood. Excerpt from the entry on: Gallup, George Horace (November 19, 1901–July 26, 1984)—founder of the American Institute of Public Opinion, better known as the Gallup Poll, whose name was synonymous with public opinion polling around the world—was born in Jefferson, Iowa. . . . . A New Yorker article would later speculate that it was Gallup’s background in “utterly normal Iowa” that enabled him to find “nothing odd in the idea that one man might represent, statistically, ten thousand or more of his own kind.” . . . In 1935 Gallup partnered with Harry Anderson to found the American Institute of Public Opinion, based in Princeton, New Jersey, an opinion polling firm that included a syndicated newspaper column called “America Speaks.” The reputation of the organization was made when Gallup publicly challenged the polling techniques of The Literary Digest, the best-known political straw poll of the day. Calculating that the Digest would wrongly predict that Kansas Republican Alf Landon would win the presidential election, Gallup offered newspapers a money-back guarantee if his prediction that Franklin Delano Roosevelt would win wasn’t more accurate. Gallup believed that public opinion polls served an important function in a democracy: “If govern¬ment is supposed to be based on the will of the people, somebody ought to go and find what that will is,” Gallup explained.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2016-03-03 ISBN :1317026268 Pages :196 pages Rating :4.3/5 (17 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Late Victorian Gothic by Hilary Grimes:
Download or read book The Late Victorian Gothic written by Hilary Grimes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Examining the automatic writing of the spiritualist séances, discursive technologies like the telegraph and the photograph, various genres and late nineteenth-century mental science, this book shows the failure of writers' attempts to use technology as a way of translating the supernatural at the fin de siècle. Hilary Grimes shows that both new technology and explorations into the ghostly aspects of the mind made agency problematic. When notions of agency are suspended, Grimes argues, authorship itself becomes uncanny. Grimes's study is distinct in both recognizing and crossing strict boundaries to suggest that Gothic literature itself resists categorization, not only between literary periods, but also between genres. Treating a wide range of authors - Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Du Maurier, Vernon Lee, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Sarah Grand, and George Paston - Grimes shows how fin-de-siècle works negotiate themes associated with the Victorian and Modernist periods such as psychical research, mass marketing, and new technologies. With particular attention to texts that are not placed within the Gothic genre, but which nevertheless conceal Gothic themes, The Late Victorian Gothic demonstrates that the end of the nineteenth century produced a Gothicism specific to the period.
Publisher :Rowman Altamira Release Date :2008-11-16 ISBN :9780759112360 Pages :528 pages Rating :4.1/5 (123 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Immigration Crisis by Armando Navarro:
Download or read book The Immigration Crisis written by Armando Navarro and published by Rowman Altamira. This book was released on 2008-11-16 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Immigration remains one of the most pressing and polarizing issues in the United States. In The Immigration Crisis, the political scientist and social activist Armando Navarro takes a hard look at 400 years of immigration into the territories that now form the United States, paying particular attention to the ways in which immigrants have been received. The book provides a political, historical, and theoretical examination of the laws, personalities, organizations, events, and demographics that have shaped four centuries of immigration and led to the widespread social crisis that today divides citizens, non-citizens, regions, and political parties. As a prominent activist, Navarro has participated broadly in the Mexican-American community's responses to the problems of immigration and integration, and his book also provides a powerful glimpse into the actual working of Hispanic social movements. In a sobering conclusion, Navarro argues that the immigration crisis is inextricably linked to the globalization of capital and the American economy's dependence on cheap labor.