These Truths A History of the United States

These Truths  A History of the United States
Author: Jill Lepore
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0393635252
ISBN 13: 9780393635256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

These Truths A History of the United States Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

These Truths

These Truths
Author: Jill Lepore
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 9780393357424
ISBN 13: 0393357422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

These Truths Book Review:

The challenge of retelling five hundred years of American history in a single volume has been so daunting that hardly any historian has attempted it in decades. When Jill Lepore's New York Times best-selling These Truths appeared in 2018, critics quickly hailed it as a classic--appealing not only to academics, but to thousands of astonished general readers. Picking up the book out of a feeling of civic duty, they opened its pages to discover a different kind of writing, and what the Washington Post called "an honest reckoning with America's past"--a story filled with women and men and people of every color and religion, one that wrestles with the state of American politics, the legacy of slavery, the persistence of inequality, and the nature of technological change. With These Truths, Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore has produced a book that will shape our view of American history for decades to come.

These Truths

These Truths
Author: Jill Lepore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780393635249
ISBN 13: 0393635244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

These Truths Book Review:

Written in elegiac prose, Lepore's groundbreaking investigation places truth itself--a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence--at the center of the nation's history. The American experiment rests on three ideas--"these truths," Jefferson called them--political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise?These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation's truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News.Along the way, Lepore's sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues' gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism.Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can't be shirked. There's nothing for it but to get to know it."

I Am These Truths

I Am These Truths
Author: Sunny Hostin,Ms. Charisse Jones
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 0062950843
ISBN 13: 9780062950840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am These Truths Book Review:

The Emmy Award winning legal journalist and co-host of The View Sunny Hostin chronicles her journey from growing up in a South Bronx housing project to becoming an assistant U.S. attorney and journalist in this powerful memoir that offers an intimate and unique look at identity, intolerance, and injustice. “What are you?” has followed Sunny Hostin from the beginning of her story, as she grew up half Puerto Rican and half African-American raised by teenage parents in the South Bronx. Escaping poverty and the turbulence of her early life through hard work, a bit of luck and earning academic scholarships to college and law school, Sunny immersed herself in the workings of the criminal justice system. In Washington, D.C., Sunny became a federal prosecutor, soon parlaying her wealth of knowledge of the legal system into a successful career as a legal journalist. She was one of the first national reporters to cover Trayvon Martin’s death—which her producers erroneously labeled “just a local story.” Today, an inescapable voice from the top echelons of news and entertainment, Sunny uses her platform to advocate for social justice and give a voice to the marginalized. In her signature no-holds-barred, straight-up style, Sunny opens up and shares her intimate struggles with fertility and personal turmoil, and reflects on the high-stakes cases and stories she worked on as a prosecutor and during her time at CNN, Fox News, ABC and The View. Timely, poignant, and moving, I Am These Truths is the story of a woman living between two worlds, and learning to bridge them together to fight for what’s right.

We Still Hold These Truths

We Still Hold These Truths
Author: Matthew Spalding
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1497636477
ISBN 13: 9781497636477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Still Hold These Truths Book Review:

The Essential Guide to Rolling Back the Progressive Assault and Putting America Back on Course Many Americans are concerned, frightened, angry. The country, it seems, is on the wrong track. But what is the right course for America? Knowing what we stand against is not the same as knowing what we stand for. Just in time, Matthew Spalding provides the plan for translating angst into proper action in this bestselling book. We Still Hold These Truths offers a bracing analysis of how and why we have lost our bearings as a nation and lays out the strategy to rescue our future from arbitrary and unlimited government.

We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
Author: John Courtney Murray
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780742549012
ISBN 13: 0742549011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Hold These Truths Book Review:

The 1960 publication of We Hold These Truths marked a significant event in the history of modern American thought. Since that time, Sheed & Ward has kept the book in print and has published several studies of John Courtney Murray's life and work. We are proud to present a new edition of this classic text, which features a comprehensive introduction by Peter Lawler that places Murray in the context of Catholic and American history and thought while revealing his relevance today. From the new Introduction by Peter Lawler: The Jesuit John Courtney Murray (1904-67) was, in his time, probably the best known and most widely respected American Catholic writer on the relationship between Catholic philosophy and theology and his country's political life. The highpoint of his influence was the publication of We Hold These Truths in the same year as an election of our country's first Catholic president. Those two events were celebrated by a Time cover story (December 12, 1960) on Murray's work and influence. The story's author, Protestant Douglas Auchincloss, reported that it was "The most relentlessly intellectual cover story I've done." His amazingly wide ranging and dense-if not altogether accurate-account of Murray's thought was crowned with a smart and pointed conclusion: "If anyone can help U.S. Catholics and their non-Catholic countrymen toward the disagreement that precedes understanding-John Courtney Murray can." . . . Murray's work, of course, is treated with great respect and has had considerable influence, but now it's time to begin to think of him as one of America's very few genuine political philosophers. His disarmingly lucid and accessible prose has caused his book to be widely cited and celebrated, but it still is not well understood. It is both praised and blamed for reconciling Catholic faith with the fundamental premises of American political life. It is praised by liberals for paving the way for Vatican II's embrace of the American idea of religious liberty, and it is

This America The Case for the Nation

This America  The Case for the Nation
Author: Jill Lepore
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 1631496425
ISBN 13: 9781631496424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This America The Case for the Nation Book Review:

From the acclaimed historian and New Yorker writer comes this urgent manifesto on the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America, a follow-up to her much-celebrated history of the United States, These Truths. With dangerous forms of nationalism on the rise, Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, repudiates nationalism here by explaining its long history—and the history of the idea of the nation itself—while calling for a “new Americanism”: a generous patriotism that requires an honest reckoning with America’s past. Lepore begins her argument with a primer on the origins of nations, explaining how liberalism, the nation-state, and liberal nationalism, developed together. Illiberal nationalism, however, emerged in the United States after the Civil War—resulting in the failure of Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the restriction of immigration. Much of American history, Lepore argues, has been a battle between these two forms of nationalism, liberal and illiberal, all the way down to the nation’s latest, bitter struggles over immigration. Defending liberalism, as This America demonstrates, requires making the case for the nation. But American historians largely abandoned that defense in the 1960s when they stopped writing national history. By the 1980s they’d stopped studying the nation-state altogether and embraced globalism instead. “When serious historians abandon the study of the nation,” Lepore tellingly writes, “nationalism doesn’t die. Instead, it eats liberalism.” But liberalism is still in there, Lepore affirms, and This America is an attempt to pull it out. “In a world made up of nations, there is no more powerful way to fight the forces of prejudice, intolerance, and injustice than by a dedication to equality, citizenship, and equal rights, as guaranteed by a nation of laws.” A manifesto for a better nation, and a call for a “new Americanism,” This America reclaims the nation’s future by reclaiming its past.

Six Truths

Six Truths
Author: Sid Garza-Hillman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 9781644281925
ISBN 13: 1644281929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
Author: Paul Aron
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780742562738
ISBN 13: 0742562735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Hold These Truths Book Review:

Profiles famous Americans ranging from Abigail Adams to James Wilson, and discusses how some of their most famous quotations influenced the founding of the country.

Three Truths and a Lie

Three Truths and a Lie
Author: Brent Hartinger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 1481449605
ISBN 13: 9781481449601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Truths and a Lie Book Review:

When friends Rob, Liam, Mia, and Galen gather for a weekend of fun deep in the forest, one is hiding a lie and not everyone will live to find out which one it is.

We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
Author: Andrew Clements
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 1442498986
ISBN 13: 9781442498983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Hold These Truths Book Review:

Time is almost out for the Keepers of the School in this fifth Keepers adventure from Andrew Clements, the master of the school story. The Keepers of the School—known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert—have one last chance to save their school before it’s torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park. But their nemeses, Janitors Lyman and Wally, are just as determined to keep the kids out of the way and the demolition on schedule. One way or the other, this battle is about to come to a head. When all is said and done, will the school still be standing? Or will everything the Keepers have fought for be destroyed?

We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
Author: Randall Norman Desoto
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1604772689
ISBN 13: 9781604772685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Hold These Truths Book Review:

DeSoto states the disastrous effects that losing the beliefs of the founding fathers would bring, and presents solutions for a nation that is in peril due to a lack of vision. (Social Issues)

Cat and Nat s Mom Truths

Cat and Nat s Mom Truths
Author: Catherine Belknap,Natalie Telfer
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0525574921
ISBN 13: 9780525574927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cat and Nat s Mom Truths Book Review:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days after giving birth (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to dodge post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths shares everything no one will tell you about having kids. Mixing memoir, humor, and advice, Cat and Nat tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom in their first book. With seven kids between them and millions of fans on social media, they get real about the parts of parenting that somehow don’t make the Instagram feed. Sharing their outrageous humor, fearless myth-busting, and genuine comfort on every page, they walk you from pregnancy to the toddler years and beyond. And they dole out ridiculously honest advice, like what you think you need at the hospital when you have your first baby (lip gloss) versus what you actually need (hemorrhoid pillow), and how worried you should really be about germs (less than you are). Fearless crusaders against the perfection myth and all the gluten-free, sugar-free baking it entails, Cat and Nat assure you that you’re already doing a great job, making this an essential companion for moms everywhere.

We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011818120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Hold These Truths Book Review:

A discussion of the ideas behind the U.S. Constitution and how they have been interpreted both in the past and at present.

Unsettling Truths

Unsettling Truths
Author: Mark Charles,Soong-Chan Rah
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0830887598
ISBN 13: 9780830887590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsettling Truths Book Review:

You cannot discover lands already inhabited. In this prophetic blend of history, theology, and cultural commentary, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah reveal the damaging effects of the "Doctrine of Discovery," which institutionalized American triumphalism and white supremacy. This book calls our nation and churches to a truth-telling that will expose past injustices and open the door to conciliation and true community.

The Truths We Hold Young Reader s Edition

The Truths We Hold  Young Reader s Edition
Author: Kamala Harris
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN 10: 1473596483
ISBN 13: 9781473596481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truths We Hold Young Reader s Edition Book Review:

Now adapted for young readers, Vice President Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has blazed trails throughout her entire political career. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way? In this young readers edition of Kamala Harris's memoir, we learn about the impact that her family and community had on her life, and see what led her to discover her own sense of self and purpose. The Truths We Hold traces her journey as she explored the values she holds most dear-those of community, equality, and justice. An inspiring and empowering memoir, this book challenges us to become leaders in our own lives and shows us that with determination and perseverance all dreams are possible.

The Story of America

The Story of America
Author: Jill Lepore
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-10-27
ISBN 10: 0691159599
ISBN 13: 9780691159591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of America Book Review:

A New Yorker staff writer examines the origins of dozens of writings, speeches and other printed pieces from American history--from paper ballots and I.O.U.s to the Constitution and Thomas Paine's Common Sense to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address.

We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths
Author: David S. Mitchell
Publsiher: Project Z Books
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 9780692720134
ISBN 13: 0692720138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Hold These Truths Book Review:

In his timely debut novel, David S. Mitchell grants the reader unprecedented access to the provocative world of code-switching African-American Ivy Leaguers and the dark underbelly of Southern race politics as seen through the eyes of an erudite and incorrigible law student-turned US Senate campaign aide named Al Carpenter.

The Constitution of Knowledge

The Constitution of Knowledge
Author: Jonathan Rauch
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 0815738870
ISBN 13: 9780815738879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Constitution of Knowledge Book Review:

Arming Americans to defend the truth from today’s war on facts Disinformation. Trolling. Conspiracies. Social media pile-ons. Campus intolerance. On the surface, these recent additions to our daily vocabulary appear to have little in common. But together, they are driving an epistemic crisis: a multi-front challenge to America’s ability to distinguish fact from fiction and elevate truth above falsehood. In 2016 Russian trolls and bots nearly drowned the truth in a flood of fake news and conspiracy theories, and Donald Trump and his troll armies continued to do the same. Social media companies struggled to keep up with a flood of falsehoods, and too often didn’t even seem to try. Experts and some public officials began wondering if society was losing its grip on truth itself. Meanwhile, another new phenomenon appeared: “cancel culture.” At the push of a button, those armed with a cellphone could gang up by the thousands on anyone who ran afoul of their sanctimony. In this pathbreaking book, Jonathan Rauch reaches back to the parallel eighteenth-century developments of liberal democracy and science to explain what he calls the “Constitution of Knowledge”—our social system for turning disagreement into truth. By explicating the Constitution of Knowledge and probing the war on reality, Rauch arms defenders of truth with a clearer understanding of what they must protect, why they must do—and how they can do it. His book is a sweeping and readable description of how every American can help defend objective truth and free inquiry from threats as far away as Russia and as close as the cellphone.

Exploring Government

Exploring Government
Author: Ray Notgrass
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781933410890
ISBN 13: 1933410892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Government Book Review:

"Explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with special emphasis on the Biblical pattern for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Learn about the operations of Federal, state, and local government, and about issues facing our nation today. Become better equipped to understand, pray for, and be involved in our country's government."--Cover.