Publisher :Vintage Release Date :2011-02-15 ISBN :0307595307 Pages :480 pages Rating :4.3/5 (75 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Liberty's Exiles by Maya Jasanoff:
Download or read book Liberty's Exiles written by Maya Jasanoff and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-02-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: On November 25, 1783, the last British troops pulled out of New York City, bringing the American Revolution to an end. Patriots celebrated their departure and the confirmation of U.S. independence. But for tens of thousands of American loyalists, the British evacuation spelled worry, not jubilation. What would happen to them in the new United States? Would they and their families be safe? Facing grave doubts about their futures, some sixty thousand loyalists—one in forty members of the American population—decided to leave their homes and become refugees elsewhere in the British Empire. They sailed for Britain, for Canada, for Jamaica, and for the Bahamas; some ventured as far as Sierra Leone and India. Wherever they went, the voyage out of America was a fresh beginning, and it carried them into a dynamic if uncertain new world. A groundbreaking history of the revolutionary era, Liberty’s Exiles tells the story of this remarkable global diaspora. Through painstaking archival research and vivid storytelling, award-winning historian Maya Jasanoff re-creates the journeys of ordinary individuals whose lives were overturned by extraordinary events. She tells of refugees like Elizabeth Johnston, a young mother from Georgia, who spent nearly thirty years as a migrant, searching for a home in Britain, Jamaica, and Canada. And of David George, a black preacher born into slavery, who found freedom and faith in the British Empire, and eventually led his followers to seek a new Jerusalem in Sierra Leone. Mohawk leader Joseph Brant resettled his people under British protection in Ontario, while the adventurer William Augustus Bowles tried to shape a loyalist Creek state in Florida. For all these people and more, it was the British Empire—not the United States—that held the promise of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Yet as they dispersed across the empire, the loyalists also carried things from their former homes, revealing an enduring American influence on the wider British world. Ambitious, original, and personality-filled, Liberty’s Exiles is at once an intimate narrative history and a provocative new analysis—a book that explores an unknown dimension of America’s founding to illuminate the meanings of liberty itself.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2016-06-13 ISBN :1621575292 Pages :544 pages Rating :4.6/5 (215 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Liberty's Last Stand by Stephen Coonts:
Download or read book Liberty's Last Stand written by Stephen Coonts and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-06-13 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts delivers another nail-biting thriller starring CIA Director Jake Grafton and his right-hand man, Tommy Carmellini. The president of the United States stands on an outdoor stage, flanked by powerful members of his administration and party. Television crews are preparing for broadcast. High above the stage, on a nearby rooftop, a decorated sniper adjusts the scope on his rifle. Afterwards, America will never be the same. Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the law when a public act of violence throws the country into chaos just before a presidential election. After martial law is declared and rioting begins, Grafton and Carmellini must risk everything to unravel a massive conspiracy and help a new resistance movement rise up against an unimaginable enemy…
Publisher :Zondervan Academic Release Date :2009-09-01 ISBN :0310830680 Pages :641 pages Rating :4.3/5 (18 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Gagging of God by D. A. Carson:
Download or read book The Gagging of God written by D. A. Carson and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2009-09-01 with total page 641 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The Gold Medallion Award-winning book that presents a persuasive case for Christ as the only way to God in light of contemporary religious pluralism. A great majority of social commentators attempting to define modern Western culture land on a common characteristic: pluralism. This isn't unique to secular culture. Many modern approaches to Christian hermeneutics, or biblical interpretation, have given credence to contemporary pluralism. What began as a refreshing restraint and humility in modern theology has fallen more and more into irresoluteness. It's no secret that the contemporary challenges to Christianity are complex and serious. Yet, far from simple fear-mongering, or cultural warmongering, The Gagging of God takes a hard look at the background and intricacy—of pluralism, postmodernity, and hermeneutics—and equips thoughtful Christians to have intelligent, culturally sensitive, and passionate fidelity to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In his contemplative, even-handed approach, Carson provides a structure of Christian thought capable of facing the philosophies of today and piercing their surface. It invites Christians to grapple responsibly with urgent questions of biblically-grounded theology, spirituality, and the defining lines of Christianity, along with its range of challenges from without and within. The Gagging of God offers an in-depth look at the big picture, shows how the many ramifications of pluralism are all parts of a whole, and provides a systematic Christian response.
Publisher : Release Date :1840 ISBN : Pages :138 pages Rating :4.F/5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Freedom's Gift: Or, Sentiments of the Free by Richard Sutton Rust:
Download or read book Freedom's Gift: Or, Sentiments of the Free written by Richard Sutton Rust and published by . This book was released on 1840 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :Abbott Press Release Date :2014-06-03 ISBN :1458213978 Pages :522 pages Rating :4.4/5 (582 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Twilight of Liberty by S. Keith Allen:
Download or read book The Twilight of Liberty written by S. Keith Allen and published by Abbott Press. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The unemployment rate is 10 percent. Taxes consume a huge portion of the working peoples paychecks. Corruption dominates every level of the Government. The highest levels seek to turn control of the country over to the United Nations through the creation of a National Police force of the power-hungry Homeland Security, and it strips basic rights from the populace. David, an automotive technician, is a family man whose life seems to get worse by the day when he is placed in prison for a crime he did not commit. James is a Petty Officer on the aircraft carrier USS Jefferson. He longs for his childhood home in Alaska when times were more laidback and peaceful. His life becomes complicated when he discovers a spy aboard the ship. Benjamin, a divorced man with grown children, has been stockpiling supplies in an underground bunker in his home in Alaska. He senses something momentous is on the horizon but knows not what. The situation in the United States worsens beyond imagination, chaos ensues, and the three men race against time to find safety for themselves and their families in a world gone mad.
Publisher :Yale University Press Release Date :2022 ISBN :0300250789 Pages :329 pages Rating :4.3/5 (2 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Twilight Struggle by Hal Brands:
Download or read book The Twilight Struggle written by Hal Brands and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: A leading historian's guide to great-power competition, as told through America's successes and failures in the Cold War The United States is entering an era of long-term great-power competition with China and Russia. Such global struggles happen at a geopolitical twilight, between the sunshine of peace and the darkness of war. In this innovative and illuminating book, Hal Brands, a leading historian and former Pentagon adviser, argues that America should look to the history of the Cold War for lessons in how to succeed in great-power rivalry today. Although dangerous authoritarian powers are challenging U.S. influence, America's muscle memory for dealing with powerful foes has atrophied in the thirty years since the Cold War ended. In long-term competitions where the diplomatic jockeying is intense and the threat of violence is omnipresent, the United States will need all the historical insight it can get. Exploring how America won a previous twilight struggle is the starting point for determining how America can master another persistent high-stakes rivalry today.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2015-03-17 ISBN :1317473515 Pages :1200 pages Rating :4.3/5 (174 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Culture Wars by Roger Chapman:
Download or read book Culture Wars written by Roger Chapman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-17 with total page 1200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2014-10-01 ISBN :0199313458 Pages :224 pages Rating :4.1/5 (993 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Twilight of Human Rights Law by Eric Posner:
Download or read book The Twilight of Human Rights Law written by Eric Posner and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties and conventions designed to signal that commitment. At the same time, there has been no marked decrease in human rights violations, even as the language of human rights has become the dominant mode of international moral criticism. Well-known violators like Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan have sat on the U.N. Council on Human Rights. But it's not just the usual suspects that flagrantly disregard the treaties. Brazil pursues extrajudicial killings. South Africa employs violence against protestors. India tolerate child labor and slavery. The United States tortures. In The Twilight of Human Rights Law--the newest addition to Oxford's highly acclaimed Inalienable Rights series edited by Geoffrey Stone--the eminent legal scholar Eric A. Posner argues that purposefully unenforceable human rights treaties are at the heart of the world's failure to address human rights violations. Because countries fundamentally disagree about what the public good requires and how governments should allocate limited resources in order to advance it, they have established a regime that gives them maximum flexibility--paradoxically characterized by a huge number of vague human rights that encompass nearly all human activity, along with weak enforcement machinery that churns out new rights but cannot enforce any of them. Posner looks to the foreign aid model instead, contending that we should judge compliance by comprehensive, concrete metrics like poverty reduction, instead of relying on ambiguous, weak, and easily manipulated checklists of specific rights. With a powerful thesis, a concise overview of the major developments in international human rights law, and discussions of recent international human rights-related controversies, The Twilight of Human Rights Law is an indispensable contribution to this important area of international law from a leading scholar in the field.
Publisher : Release Date :1995 ISBN : Pages :416 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Locke in America by Jerome Huyler:
Download or read book Locke in America written by Jerome Huyler and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: An account of the link between Locke's thought and the American Founding. The author argues that previous writers have misread Locke's influence on the Founders: he portrays the philosopher as a moderate 17th-century moralist advocating an individualism that fits well with classic republicanism.
Publisher : Release Date :2006 ISBN : Pages :328 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Unfinished Dialogue by Isaiah Berlin:
Download or read book Unfinished Dialogue written by Isaiah Berlin and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In one of his last letters to Polanowska-Sygulska, Berlin writes: "I have never expressed myself so clearly before, I believe.' The book concludes with a selection of articles by Polanowska-Sygulska on Berlin's thought, stemming from her long-standing immersion in his work. Berlin thoroughly discussed three of these with the author and approved their publication." "Complete with a foreword by Henry Hardy, Berlin's editor and collaborator of thirty years, and now one of his literary trustees, this collection of letters, conversations and articles will be of the greatest interest and value to students and scholars of one of the twentieth century's most renowned intellectuals."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher :Hong Kong University Press Release Date :2003-03-01 ISBN :9789622095908 Pages :486 pages Rating :4.0/5 (959 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Power and Identity in the Chinese World Order by Billy K.L. So:
Download or read book Power and Identity in the Chinese World Order written by Billy K.L. So and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 2003-03-01 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Wang Gungwu is one of the most influential historians of his generation. Initially renowned for his pioneering work on the structure of power in early imperial China, he is more widely known for expanding the horizons of Chinese history to include the histories of the Chinese and their descendents outside China. It is probably no coincidence, Philip Kuhn observes, that the most comprehensive historian of the Overseas Chinese is the historian most firmly grounded in the history of China itself. This book is a celebration of the life, work, and impact of Professor Wang Gungwu over the past four decades. It commemorates his contribution to the study of Chinese history and the abiding influence he has exercised over later generations of historians, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. The book begins with an historiographical survey by Philip Kuhn (Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History at Harvard University) of Wang Gungwu's enduring contribution to scholarship. It concludes with an engaging oral history of Professor Wang's life, career, and research trajectory. The intervening chapters explore many of the fields in which Wang Gungwu's influence has been felt over the years, including questions of political authority, national identity, commercial life, and the history of the diaspora from imperial times to the present day. Each of these chapters is authored by a former student of Professor Wang, now working and teaching in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australasia, Taiwan and Canada.
Publisher :Xlibris Corporation Release Date :2009-04-27 ISBN :1436396468 Pages :451 pages Rating :4.4/5 (363 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Liberty's Call by Donnell Rubay:
Download or read book Liberty's Call written by Donnell Rubay and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-04-27 with total page 451 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: "Thirty-seven years before Scarlett O'Hara and Gone with the Wind, Janice Merdith juggled suitors, struggled to survive and watched a sweeping war transform America. Her story was the subject of a best-selling novel in 1899, and the most expensive movie made to date, in 1924. Now, Liberty's Call gives Janice's story to modern readers.