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Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

By Rick Perlstein

Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the increase of the conservative circulation within the liberal Sixties. on the center of the tale is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal govt, despised liberals, and mocked “peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a mild on a complete global of conservatives and their antagonists, together with William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and invoice Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is a necessary e-book concerning the 1960s.

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Alaska (Regional Guide)

By Jim DuFresne, Robert Kelly, Catherine Bodry

10th variation; together with courses to Juneau & the Southeast, Anchorage and More

“Big, breathtakingly attractive and wildly bountiful; there are few locations on this planet, and none within the united states, with the unspoiled barren region, mountainous grandeur and mammoth flora and fauna that's Alaska.” – Jim Dufresne, Lonely Planet Writer

Inside This Book

3 authors
4 months research
29 Parks & Preserves
1150 miles of mountain climbing trails
Inspirational photos
Clear, easy-to-use maps
In-depth background
Comprehensive making plans tools
Easy-to-read layout

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Confessions of Guilt: From Torture to Miranda and Beyond

How did the us, a state recognized for safeguarding the "right to stay silent" turn into infamous for condoning and utilizing debatable strategies like water boarding and amazing rendition to extract info? What forces be certain the legislation that outline applicable interrogation ideas and the way do they shift so quick from one severe to a different?

In Confessions of Guilt, esteemed students George C. Thomas III and Richard A. Leo inform the tale of the way, over the centuries, the legislations of interrogation has moved from indifference approximately severe strength to trouble over the slightest strain, and again back. The background of interrogation within the Anglo-American international, they exhibit, has been a swinging pendulum instead of a gentle continuum of violence.

Exploring a realist rationalization of this development, Thomas and Leo display that the legislations of interrogation and the method of its enforcement are either inherently volatile and hugely depending on the perceived degrees of chance felt by means of a society. legislation react to worry, they argue, and none extra so than those who govern the remedy of suspected criminals.

From England of the past due eighteenth century to the United States on the sunrise of the twenty-first, Confessions of Guilt strains the anxious but interesting background of interrogation practices, new and outdated, and the legislation that govern them. Thomas and Leo expertly clarify the social dynamics that underpin the continuous transformation of interrogation legislation and perform and glance seriously ahead to what their destiny could hold.

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Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity

By James C. Cobb

From the 17th century Cavaliers and Uncle Tom's Cabin to Civil Rights museums and state-of-the-art conflicts over the accomplice flag, here's a incredible portrait of southern identification, served in a fascinating combination of background, literature, and pop culture. during this insightful booklet, written with dry wit and sharp perception, James C. Cobb explains how the South first got here to be seen--and then got here to determine itself--as a zone except the remainder of America.

As Cobb demonstrates, the legend of the aristocratic Cavalier origins of southern planter society was once nurtured by way of either northern and southern writers, basically to be challenged by means of abolitionist critics, black and white. After the Civil warfare, defeated and embittered southern whites included the Cavalier delusion into the cult of the "Lost Cause," which provided the emotional strength for his or her decided campaign to rejoin the Union all alone phrases. After global warfare I, white writers like Ellen Glasgow, William Faulkner and different key figures of "Southern Renaissance" in addition to their African American opposite numbers within the "Harlem Renaissance"--Cobb is the 1st to teach the powerful hyperlinks among the 2 movements--challenged the hot South creed through asking how the grandiose imaginative and prescient of the South's prior will be reconciled with the dismal truth of its current. The Southern self-image underwent one other sea swap within the wake of the Civil Rights move, while the tip of white supremacy shook the previous definition of the "Southern means of life"--but whilst, African american citizens started to learn their southern roots extra overtly and embody their neighborhood, in addition to racial, identification. because the millennium grew to become, the South faced a brand new identification challenge because of worldwide homogenization: if Southern tradition is in all places, has the recent South develop into the No South?

Here then is a massive paintings through considered one of America's most interesting Southern historians, a magisterial synthesis that mixes wealthy scholarship with provocative new insights into what the South skill to southerners and to the USA in addition.

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The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

The election of President Barack Obama signaled for lots of the belief of a post-racial the US, a state during which racism was once now not a defining social, cultural, and political factor. whereas many american citizens espouse a “colorblind” racial ideology and publicly suggest the wide ambitions of integration and equivalent therapy with no regard to race, in truth this angle serves to reify and legitimize racism and protects racial privileges via denying and minimizing the consequences of systematic and institutionalized racism.

In The Colorblind Screen, the members research television’s function because the significant discursive medium within the articulation and contestation of racialized identities within the usa. whereas the dominant mode of televisual racialization has shifted to a “colorblind” ideology that foregrounds racial ameliorations so as to rejoice multicultural assimilation, the amount investigates how this tradition denies the numerous social, monetary, and political realities and inequalities that proceed to outline race family members at the present time. concentrating on such iconic figures as President Obama, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, many chapters study the ways that race is learn by means of tv audiences and fanatics. different essays specialise in how visible buildings of race in dramas like 24, Sleeper Cell, and The Wanted proceed to conflate Arab and Muslim identities in post-9/11 tv. the quantity deals an enormous intervention within the examine of the televisual illustration of race, enticing with a number of facets of the mythologies constructing round notions of a “post-racial” the United States and the duplicitous discursive reason provided by way of the ideology of colorblindness.

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Catalog: The Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping

By Robin Cherry

In "Catalog: The Illustrated background of Mail-Order Shopping", Robin Cherry lines the timeline of those snapshots from American heritage and discovers alongside the best way how we dressed, embellished our homes, labored, performed, and acquired round. Catalogs are a list of ways a lot issues price in several eras and the way either language and photo layout have advanced. From corsets to bell-bottoms, from child doll clothes and document Martens all of the strategy to iPods, the historical past of those catalogs is the background of our lives and our tradition. prepared into different types like garments, meals, animals, and homes, writer Robin Cherry explores the vibrant tales at the back of Sears, Montgomery Ward, Lillian Vernon, Harry & David, Jackson & Perkins, and naturally, forty five years of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.

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Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War

By Michael Isikoff

THE genuine tale in the back of THE INVASION OF IRAQ

Now an MSNBC Documentary, hosted via Rachel Maddow

Filled with news-making revelations that made it a New York Times bestseller, Hubris takes us backstage on the White condominium, CIA, Pentagon, country division, and Congress to teach how George W. Bush got here to invade Iraq - and the way his management struggled with the devastating fallout.

Hubris connects the dots among Bush's expletive-laden outbursts at Saddam Hussein, the sour battles among the CIA and the White residence, the fights in the intelligence neighborhood over Saddam's intended guns of mass destruction, the day out of an undercover CIA officer, and the Bush administration's deceptive revenues crusade for battle. Written by way of veteran newshounds Michael Isikoff and David Corn, this can be an inside of examine how a president took the state to struggle utilizing defective and fraudulent intelligence. it is a dramatic page-turner and an exciting account of conspiracy, backstabbing, bureaucratic ineptitude, journalistic malfeasance, and vanity.

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American Patriotism, American Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties

By Simon Hall

During the Nineteen Seventies and past, political explanations either left and right—the homosexual rights stream, second-wave feminism, the protests opposed to busing to desegregate faculties, the tax rebellion, and the anti-abortion struggle—drew thought from the protest hobbies of the Sixties. certainly, of their enthusiasm for direct-action strategies, their use of road theater, and their engagement in grassroots organizing, activists in these kinds of routine will be thought of "children of the Sixties." Invocations of America's founding beliefs of liberty and justice and different kinds of patriotic protest have additionally featured prominently within the rhetoric and photo of those events. Appeals to the announcement of Independence and the invoice of Rights were made forcefully by means of homosexual rights activists and feminists, for example, whereas members within the antibusing circulation, the tax riot, and the crusade opposed to abortion rights have waved the yankee flag and claimed the help of the nation's founders.

In tracing the continuation of quintessentially "Sixties" kinds of protest and concepts into the final 3 a long time of the 20th century, and in emphasizing their legacy for conservatives in addition to these at the left, American Patriotism, American Protest exhibits that the activism of the civil rights, New Left, and anti-Vietnam struggle events has formed America's smooth political tradition in decisive methods. in addition to delivering a fresh replacement to the "rise and fall" narrative by which the Sixties are usually seen, Simon Hall's concentrate on the shared dedication to patriotic protest between a various variety of activists around the political spectrum additionally demanding situations claims that, in contemporary a long time, patriotism has turn into the guard of the political correct. choked with unique and insightful observations, and according to large archival study, American Patriotism, American Protest transforms our figuring out of the Sixties and their aftermath.

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