A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Paul Johnson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780061952135
ISBN 13: 0061952133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Paul Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1130
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781842124253
ISBN 13: 1842124250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the American People Book Review:

Readable and provocative and written with Paul Johnson's customary vigorous, direct and colourful style, A History of the American People charts the sweep and drama of America's history through its politics and economics, its art and literature and science, its society and manners and, not least, its complex religious beliefs. From Walter Raleigh to Bill Clinton, Paul Johnson casts an admiring but not uncritical eye over events and personalities through the past 400 years. 'Written with a wonder and affectionate curiosity that sweep the reader along...This is the kind of book that brings new readers to its subject by its freshness, its enthusiasm and the quality of its writing' Godfrey Hodgson, Independent vivid, thoughtful and absorbing...The book is a gallery of engaging pen portraits, elegantly wrought in a few strokes...Much of the book is a collection of these colourful patches which the author has artfully sewn together into a giant, vibrant, breathtaking American quilt - Johnson at his entertaining best' Raymond Seitz, Sunday Telegraph

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Publsiher: Aristotext
Total Pages: 675
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A People s History of the United States Book Review:

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.

A Religious History of the American People

A Religious History of the American People
Author: Sydney E. Ahlstrom
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1158
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780300017625
ISBN 13: 0300017626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Religious History of the American People Book Review:

Provides a comprehensive survey of religious beliefs, practices, and trends in America and includes background information on secular movements and influences

The American People Volume 1

The American People  Volume 1
Author: Larry Kramer
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0374712972
ISBN 13: 9780374712976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American People Volume 1 Book Review:

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.

The Oxford History of the American People

The Oxford History of the American People
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publsiher: Signet Book
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780451624468
ISBN 13: 0451624467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: James Truslow Adams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1000172961
ISBN 13: 9781000172966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the American People Book Review:

Originally published in 1933, and written by "America’s historian", James Truslow Adams, this volume tells the story of the rise of the American nation encompassing economics, religion, social change and politics from settlement to the Civil War. Due emphasis is given to the inter-connectedness of America with Europe – both in terms of cultural heritage and political and military entanglements. Extensive in size and scope and richly illustrated with half-tones and maps these volumes balance a historical narrative with philosophical interpretation whilst touching on as many aspects of American life and history as possible.

A History of the American People To 1877

A History of the American People  To 1877
Author: Harry James Carman,Harold Coffin Syrett,Bernard W. Wishy
Publsiher: Alfred A. Knopf
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1960
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X001125865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: James Truslow Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1933
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924014087229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1918
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000050820269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Paul Johnson
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 1999-02-17
ISBN 10: 9780060930349
ISBN 13: 0060930349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the American People Book Review:

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson's history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements to the Clinton administration. It covers every aspect of U.S. history--politics; business and economics; art, literature and science; society and customs; complex traditions and religious beliefs. The story is told in terms of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Wherever possible, letters, diaries, and recorded conversations are used to ensure a sense of actuality. "The book has new and often trenchant things to say about every aspect and period of America's past," says Johnson, "and I do not seek, as some historians do, to conceal my opinions." Johnson's history presents John Winthrop, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Cotton Mather, Franklin, Tom Paine, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison from a fresh perspective. It emphasizes the role of religion in American history and how early America was linked to England's history and culture and includes incisive portraits of Andrew Jackson, Chief Justice Marshall, Clay, Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis. Johnson shows how Grover Cleveland and Teddy Roosevelt ushered in the age of big business and industry and how Woodrow Wilson revolutionized the government's role. He offers new views of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover and of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and his role as commander in chief during World War II. An examination of the unforeseen greatness of Harry Truman and reassessments of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush follow. "Compulsively readable," said Foreign Affairs of Johnson's unique narrative skills and sharp profiles of people. This is an in-depth portrait of a great people, from their fragile origins through 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 and its sole superpower. Johnson discusses such contemporary topics as the politics of racism, education, Vietnam, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the rising influence of women. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of America 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." This challenging narrative and interpretation of American history by the author of many distinguished historical works is sometimes controversial and always provocative. Johnson's views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Arthur Gilman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 668
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015026615800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Diplomatic History of the American People

A Diplomatic History of the American People
Author: Thomas Andrew Bailey
Publsiher: New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts
Total Pages: 969
Release: 1955
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063021094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Diplomatic History of the American People Book Review:

A general introduction to U.S. diplomatic history from colonial times through 1949.

Part of Our Lives

Part of Our Lives
Author: Wayne A. Wiegand
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-10-12
ISBN 10: 0190248009
ISBN 13: 9780190248000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Part of Our Lives Book Review:

"Part of Our Lives challenges the conventional idea that public libraries are valuable mostly because they are essential to democracy. Instead, this book uses the voices of generations of public library users to argue that Americans have loved their libraries for the useful information they make accessible; the public spaces they provide; and the commonplace reading materials they supply that help users make sense of the world around them."--

A Diplomatic History of the American People

A Diplomatic History of the American People
Author: Thomas Andrew Bailey
Publsiher: New York : Appleton-Century-Crofts
Total Pages: 1015
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3648487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Concise History of the American People

Concise History of the American People
Author: Jacob Harris Patton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101059440816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Out of Many

Out of Many
Author: John Mack Faragher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 25
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780138414795
ISBN 13: 0138414793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Many Book Review:

This work weaves together the complex interaction of social, political and historical forces that have shaped the United States and from which the American people have evolved by telling stories of people and of the nation.

The History of the American People

The History of the American People
Author: Charles Austin Beard,William C. Bagley
Publsiher: Sagwan Press
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN 10: 9781376737097
ISBN 13: 1376737094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the American People Book Review:

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The American People Volume 2

The American People  Volume 2
Author: Larry Kramer
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 0374720649
ISBN 13: 9780374720643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American People Volume 2 Book Review:

In The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, Larry Kramer completes his radical reimagining of his country’s history. Ranging from the brothels of 1950s Washington, D.C., to the activism of the 1980s and beyond, Kramer offers an elaborate phantasmagoria of bigoted conspiracists in the halls of power and ordinary individuals suffering their consequences. With wit and bite, Kramer explores (among other things) the sex lives of every recent president; the complicated behavior of America’s two greatest spies, J. Edgar Hoover and James Jesus Angleton; the rise of Sexopolis, the country’s favorite magazine; and the genocidal activities of every branch of our health-care and drug-delivery systems. The American People: Volume 2 is narrated by (among others) the writer Fred Lemish and his two friends—Dr. Daniel Jerusalem, who works for America’s preeminent health-care institution, and his twin brother, David Jerusalem, a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp who was abused by many powerful men. Together they track a terrible plague that intensifies as the government ignores it and depict the bold and imaginative activists who set out to shock the nation’s conscience. In Kramer’s telling, the United States is dedicated to the proposition that very few men are created equal, and those who love other men may be destined for death. Here is a historical novel like no other—satiric and impassioned and driven by an uncompromising moral and literary vision.

American Heritage History of the American People

American Heritage History of the American People
Author: New Word City Editors
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-06
ISBN 10: 9781640192430
ISBN 13: 1640192433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Heritage History of the American People Book Review:

The American people have been and are a constantly changing mixture of cultures from other countries: China, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Russia, and Spain. The people that found new homes in America have not truly melted into each other, yet they have created a new culture of their own. Historian Bruce W. Weisberger shares the story of a woman sitting on her front stoop in New York City boasting about the ethnic variety of her neighborhood: "We're a regular United Nations here."That accommodating nature, Weisberger points out, has not always been the case. Each wave of immigrants met resistance from the reigning establishment. Still, America changed them, and they changed America. This book is the compelling story of how "the American, this new man," as French-American writer Crèvecoeur called the young country's citizens, has remained new for more than three centuries.