George Washington and the Jews

Author: Fritz Hirschfeld

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874139273

Category: History

Page: 196

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This volume explores the background and circumstances that brought about a milestone relationship between George Washington and the Jews. President George Washington was the first head of a modern nation to openly acknowledge the Jews as full-fledged citizens of the land in which they had chosen to settle. His personal philosophy of religious tolerance can be summed up from an address made in 1790 to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, where he said "May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants, while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid." Was it Washington's respect for the wisdom of the ancient Prophets or the participation of the patriotic Jews in the struggle for independence that motivated Washington to direct his most significant and profound statement on religious freedom at a Jewish audience? Fritz Hirschfeld is a documentary historian.

The University, State, and Market

The Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas

Author: Robert A. Rhoads,Carlos Alberto Torres

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751698

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This is an examination of the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets in light of the growing influence of globalization.

The Politics of Piracy

Intellectual Property in Contemporary China

Author: Andrew Mertha

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801443640

Category: History

Page: 241

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Mertha analyzes the impact of external political pressure on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. A useful volume for anyone interested in the actual workings of the governmental bureaucracy in China, as well as for those who want to gain insights into the practical aspects of IPR enforcement.


Soldiers of Fortune, from Ancient Greece to Today#s Private Military Companies

Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307416046

Category: History

Page: 288

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SOLDIERS OF $$ Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country. Now acclaimed author and war vet Michael Lee Lanning traces the compelling history of these fighting machines–from the “Sea Peoples” who fought for the pharaohs’ greater glory to today’s soldiers for hire from private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq and Afghanistan. What emerges is a fascinating account of the men who fight other people’s wars–the Greeks who built an empire for Alexander the Great, the Nubians who accompanied Hannibal across the Alps, the Irish who became the first to go global in their search for work. Soldiers of fortune have always had the power to change the course of war, and Lanning examines their pivotal roles in individual battles and in the rise and fall of empires. As the employment of contract soldiers spreads in Iraq and America’s War on Terrorism–the U.S. paid $30 billion to PMCs in 2003 alone–Mercenaries offers a valuable inside look at a system that appears embedded in our nation’s future. Includes eight pages of photographs From the Paperback edition.

Freedom Reclaimed

Rediscovering the American Vision

Author: John E. Schwarz

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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In Freedom Reclaimed, John E. Schwarz examines the profound implications of the difference between the vision of American freedom that the Founders enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the free-market idea of freedom that is ascendant today. In policy discussions on employment, education, social issues, and health care, Schwarz recasts the American understanding of what freedom means and involves, revitalizing the ability of citizens to change it for the better.

The Art of Surrender

Decomposing Sovereignty at Conflict's End

Author: Robin Wagner-Pacifici

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226869780

Category: History

Page: 210

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Explores the ritual concessions as acts of warfare, performances of submission, demonstrations of power, and representations of shifting, unstable worlds. The author considers the limits of sovereignty at conflict's end, showing how the ways we concede loss can be as important as the ways we claim victory.

In the Desert of Desire

Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle

Author: William L. Fox

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874175639

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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His purview ranges from casino art galleries to spectacular animal collections like those of magicians Siegfried and Roy and Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef exhibit, from the environmental and psychological impact of lavish water displays in the arid desert to the artistic ambiguities intrinsic to Las Vegas's floating world of showgirls, lapdancers, and ballet divas. This compelling, disturbing discussion of entertainment and the arts in Las Vegas shows how our insatiable modern appetite for extravagance and spectacle has diminished the power of unembellished nature and the arts to teach and inspire us, and demonstrates the way our libertarian society privileges private benefit over public good."--BOOK JACKET.

Winter Park in Vintage Postcards

Author: Robin Chapman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738518329

Category: History

Page: 128

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"The perfume of the orange blossoms . . . the beauty of every scene, combine to make me wonder whether I am not in Paradise," wrote one visitor to Winter Park, Florida, in 1918. Just five miles north of Orlando, Winter Park's oak-lined brick streets and its quiet lakes have been attracting visitors since the late 19th century, when U.S. president Chester A. Arthur declared, "This is the prettiest spot I have seen in Florida." The New Englandlike city in the heart of the subtropics was once home to the Seminole Hotel, the largest resort south of Jacksonville. In 1885, prestigious Rollins College was founded here, the first institution of higher learning in Florida.

Sons of Privilege

The Charleston Light Dragoons in the Civil War

Author: W. Eric Emerson

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035920

Category: History

Page: 192

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W. Eric Emerson traces the wartime experiences of the Charleston Light Dragoons--a unique Confederate cavalry company drawn together from South Carolina's most prestigious families of planters, merchants, and politicos--and examines the military exploits of this "company of gentlemen" to find that the elite status of its membership dictated the terms of service

This Small City Will be a Mexican Paradise

Exploring the Origins of Mexican Culture in Los Angeles, 1821-1846

Author: Michael J. González

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826336071

Category: History

Page: 254

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González describes how the residents of Mexican Los Angeles adjusted to life in provincial California.

Environmental Issues

Author: Ron Fridell

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761418856

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Describes the history of environmentalism, discusses conflicts between environmentalists and politicians, and gives examples of how globalization and industry have affected the environment.

Their Right to Speak

Author: Alisse PORTNOY

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674019225

Category: History

Page: 290

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In this groundbreaking study, Portnoy links antebellum Indian removal debates with crucial, simultaneous debates about African Americans--abolition of slavery and African colonization--revealing ways European American women negotiated prohibitions to make their voices heard. Situating the debates within contemporary, competing ideas about race, religion, and nation, Portnoy examines the means by which women argued for a "right to speak" on national policy.

High Noon in the Cold War

Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Max Frankel

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345466713

Category: History

Page: 206

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An examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis analyzes the roles, objectives, and actions of John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev during the October 1962 showdown between the U.S. and Soviet Union.

Betsy Ross

Author: Wil Mara

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516253695

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

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Presents a brief look at the life of Betsy Ross.

Civil War Experience

Author: Jay Wertz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844423118

Category: United States

Page: 63

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Accompanied by an audio CD, this book includes newly researched and previously unpublished facsimile memorabilia from the USA's finest public archives and private collections. Box-out features on the commanders, the medal-winning heroes, the units, and the weapons are included.

New World, Known World

Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American Writing

Author: David Read

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 177

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"Examines the works of four writers from the early period of English colonization: John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia, William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation, Thomas Morton's New English Canaan, and Roger Williams's A Key into the Language of America (in conjunction with The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution)"--Provided by publisher.

True Faith and Allegiance

Immigration and American Civic Nationalism

Author: Noah M. Jedidiah Pickus

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691121727

Category: History

Page: 257

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This is a provocative account of how a renewed civic nationalism can turn immigrants into citizens and full members of the American nation. It explores how, from James Madison to Teddy Roosevelt, civic nationalism's proponents incorporated newcomers by melding reason and reverence.

Inheriting the Holy Land

An American's Search for Hope in the Middle East

Author: Jennifer Miller

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345469259

Category: History

Page: 277

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Examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of young men and women who are coming of age during the conflict and offers a hopeful look at the possibility for peace in the Middle East. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Sie nannten mich "Es"

Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641108632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.