California (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness commute consultant California" is helping you get the main out of your stopover at to this designated US nation. You'll locate in-depth aspect on the entire very important points of interest with maps, pictures and illustrations. There's 3D maps and cutaways for the entire significant attractions plus recommendation on browsing, traveling wineries, nationwide parks, seashores, procuring, artwork and museums. info on excursions, cruises, mountain climbing and pointers on getting round make exploring where easy. The advisor comes filled with studies and listings for resorts, eating places and bars for all budgets. vacationing California turns into much more straightforward with maps of all significant points of interest, plus walks, scenic routes and thematic excursions and attractions, markets and gala's indexed city by means of city. "DK Eyewitness trip consultant California" indicates you what others merely inform you.

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The Souls of Black Folk

By W.E.B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black folks is a vintage paintings of yankee literature by way of W. E. B. Du Bois. it's a seminal paintings within the historical past of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary heritage. To advance this groundbreaking paintings, Du Bois drew from his personal studies as an African-American within the American society. open air of its extraordinary relevance in African-American historical past, The Souls of Black folks additionally holds a tremendous position in social technology as one of many early works within the box of sociology.

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Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

By Leslie Brown

Within the 1910s, either W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington praised the black group in Durham, North Carolina, for its extraordinary race development. Migration, urbanization, and industrialization had grew to become black Durham from a post-Civil warfare liberation neighborhood into the "capital of the black heart class." African americans owned and operated turbines, factories, church buildings, colleges, and an array of retail providers, outlets, neighborhood companies, and race associations. utilizing interviews, narratives, and relations tales, Leslie Brown animates the background of this outstanding urban from emancipation to the civil rights period, as freedpeople and their descendants struggled between themselves and with whites to offer intending to black freedom.

Brown paints Durham within the Jim Crow period as a spot of dynamic switch the place regardless of universal aspirations, gender and sophistication conflicts emerged. putting African American girls on the middle of the tale, Brown describes how black Durham's a number of constituencies skilled more than a few social stipulations. moving the old standpoint clear of seeing unity as necessary to powerful fight or viewing dissent as a degree of weak point, Brown demonstrates that friction between African american citizens generated instead of depleted power, sparking many activist tasks on behalf of the black community.

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The Fifties

By David Halberstam

The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, monetary, and cultural heritage of the 10 years that Halberstam regards as seminal in choosing what our kingdom is this day. Halberstam deals photographs of not just the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but in addition of Harley Earl, who positioned fins on automobiles; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who industrially produced the yankee hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who positioned his vacation lodges alongside the nation's roadsides; U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton position; and "Goody" Pincus, who led the staff that invented the Pill.

A long island occasions BESTSELLER

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California's Whaling Coast (Images of America)

By Dale Vinnedge

Yankee whaling, shore whaling, and smooth whaling have been occasionally happening at the same time. each one kind of whaling went via sessions of discovery, balance, after which a gentle lessen because the items misplaced their markets or the variety of whales started to wane as a few species moved towards advertisement if now not real extinction as a result of over-fishing. Small whaling operations from California, known as shore whaling, persisted from the 1850s until eventually Secretary of trade Maurice Stans (19691972) whistled down the in 1971.

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The Phoenix Program

By Douglas Valentine

This can be an Authors Guild/BIP identify. Please use Authors Guild/BIP specifications. "An very important work."John Prados, writer of President's mystery Wars"This definitive account of the Phoenix application, the united states try to break the Viet Cong via torture and precis execution, is still sobering analyzing for all these attempting to comprehend the Vietnam conflict and the ethical ambiguities of Americas chilly struggle victory. notwithstanding rigorously documented, the publication is written in an available sort that makes it perfect for readers in any respect degrees, from undergraduates to expert historians."Alfred W. McCoy, writer of The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity within the international Drug alternate

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Crooked River Burning

By Mark Winegardner

The significantly acclaimed novel of a compelling love affair and the decline of a as soon as filthy rich urban .

The birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Cleveland used to be an monetary powerhouse and America's sixth-largest urban within the past due Forties. by way of 1969, it had dropped to 12th. in the summertime of 1948, fourteen-year-old David Zielinsky can watch for a role on the docks, the single approach to make a dwelling on his aspect of the town. around the river is twelve-year-old Anne O'Connor, daughter of the reigning political boss of Cuyahoga County. during this richly interesting novel, the 2 will meet and fall in love, and for twenty turbulent years, as Cleveland falls from grace, they are going to be ate up via a fiery, star-crossed romance. A natural-born storyteller, Mark Winegardner charts the dying of this interesting urban, artfully weaving in such real-life Clevelanders as Eliot Ness, Alan Freed, and Carl Stokes. A saga comparable to the easiest writing of E. L. Doctorow, Tom Wolfe, and John Dos Passos, Crooked River Burning is masterfully crafted and tremendously entertaining-a nice American novel within the truest experience.

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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

By Charles C. Mann

A deeply attractive new heritage of ways eu settlements within the post-Colombian Americas formed the realm, from the bestselling writer of 1491. providing the newest examine by means of biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann indicates how the post-Columbian community of ecological and financial trade fostered the increase of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for 2 centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the recent frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the heart of the realm. during this historical past, Mann uncovers the germ of brand new fiercest political disputes, from immigration to exchange coverage to tradition wars. In 1493, Mann has back given readers an eye-opening clinical interpretation of our earlier, unequaled in its authority and fascination.

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The Revolution: A Manifesto

By Ron Paul

Available in paperback for the 1st time.

This a lot is right: you've been Lied To.


  • The executive is increasing.
  • Taxes are expanding.
  • More mindless wars are being deliberate.
  • Inflation is ballooning.
  • Our simple freedoms are disappearing.

The Founding Fathers did not want any of this. actually, they stated so really in actual fact within the structure of the United States of America. regrettably, that lovely, creative, and innovative record is being neglected an increasing number of in Washington. If we're to take pleasure in peace, freedom, and prosperity once more, we completely needs to go back to the rules upon which America was once based. yet ultimately, there's desire . . .

In THE REVOLUTION, Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has uncovered the middle truths at the back of every thing threatening America, from the real reasons in the back of the cave in of the buck and the looming monetary drawback, to terrorism and the lack of our invaluable civil liberties. during this publication, Ron Paul presents solutions to questions that few even dare to invite.

Despite a media blackout, this septuagenarian physician-turned-congressman sparked a circulate that has attracted a legion of younger, devoted, enthusiastic supporters . . . a phenomenon that has surprised veteran political observers and made multiple political rival green with envy. applicants throughout America are already working as "Ron Paul Republicans."

"Dr. Paul cured my apathy," says a favored crusade signal. THE REVOLUTION may possibly healing yours besides.

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Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals: A Documentary History of the West Virginia Mine Wars

Telling the strong tale of the West Virginia coal mining rebellions of the early twentieth century, this publication collects fabric from the leaders, the miners, and the newshounds despatched to file at the 1912 and 1921 West Virginia mine wars—explosive examples of moves and union battles. Featured within the textual content are articles, speeches, and discussions among union leaders reminiscent of Samuel Gompers, Frank Keeney, Fred Mooney, invoice snow fall, and mom Jones. additionally incorporated are U.S. Senate committee stories from miners and their kinfolk describing existence and paintings within the coal camps and explaining their participation within the violence. those evidence basically painting the human expense of and current the demanding offerings of a rebellious and sometimes politically radical population who refuses to be beleaguered less than any circumstances.

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