If You Can Keep It

If You Can Keep It
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101980002
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score. If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness—including our role as a "nation of nations"—and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.

If We Can Keep It How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved

If We Can Keep It  How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved
Author: Michael Tomasky
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781631494093
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A game-changing account of the deep roots of political polarization in America, including an audacious fourteen-point agenda for how to fix it. Why has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? Can it ever be fixed? These are the questions that motivate Michael Tomasky’s deeply original examination into the origins of our hopelessly polarized nation. “One of America’s finest political commentators” (Michael J. Sandel), Tomasky ranges across centuries and disciplines to show how America has almost always had two dominant parties that are existentially, and often violently, opposed. When he turns to our current era, he does so with striking insight that will challenge readers to reexamine what they thought they knew. Finally, not content merely to diagnose these problems, Tomasky offers a provocative agenda for how we can help fix our broken political system—from ranked-choice voting and at-large congressional elections to expanding high school civics education nationwide. Combining revelatory data with trenchant analysis, Tomasky tells us how the nation broke apart and points us toward a more hopeful political future.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Walter Isaacson
Pages: 590
ISBN: 0756789656
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Release: 2005-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A New York Times Bestseller A Book of the Month Club Main Selection A History Book Club Alternate Selection In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist, and Founding Father. He chronicles Franklin's tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris. He also shows how Franklin helped to create the American character and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

Life God and Other Small Topics

Life  God  and Other Small Topics
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780452298651
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Release: 2012
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the extraordinary success of the "New York Times" bestseller "Bonhoeffer," Metaxas' latest book offers inspirational and intellectually rigorous thoughts about the great questions surrounding us all today.

The Underground Railroad Television Tie In

The Underground Railroad  Television Tie In
Author: Colson Whitehead
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780593314760
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning, National Book Award-winning, Oprah-anointed, #1 New York Times bestselling novel that explores America's troubled racial past as only he can--soon to be an original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins. Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood--where even greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Colson Whitehead's new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

Portrait of a Woman in Silk

Portrait of a Woman in Silk
Author: Zara Anishanslin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780300220551
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labor and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of four identifiable people who produced, wore, and represented this object: a London weaver, one of early modern Britain’s few women silk designers, a Philadelphia merchant’s wife, and a New England painter. Blending macro and micro history with nuanced gender analysis, Anishanslin shows how making, buying, and using goods in the British Atlantic created an object-based community that tied its inhabitants together, while also allowing for different views of the Empire. Investigating a range of subjects including self-fashioning, identity, natural history, politics, and trade, Anishanslin makes major contributions both to the study of material culture and to our ongoing conversation about how to write history.

Our Democracy If We Can Keep It

Our Democracy  If We Can Keep It
Author: Ellis Cose
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1620973839
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Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published to coincide with the ACLU's centennial, a major new book by the nationally celebrated journalist and bestselling author For a century, the American Civil Liberties Union has fought to keep Americans in touch with the founding values of the Constitution. As its centennial approached, the organization invited Ellis Cose to become its first ever writer-in residence, serving as an "embedded journalist" with complete editorial independence. The result is Cose's groundbreaking Our Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU and Its 100-Year Battle for Our Rights, the most authoritative account ever of America's premier defender of civil liberties. A vivid work of history and journalism, Our Democracy, If We Can Keep It is not just the definitive story of the ACLU but also an essential account of America's rediscovery of rights it had granted but long denied. Cose's narrative begins with World War I and brings us to today, chronicling the ACLU's role through the horrors of 9/11, the saga of Edward Snowden, and the phenomenon of Donald Trump. A chronicle of America's most difficult ethical quandaries from the Red Scare, the Scottsboro Boys' trials, Japanese American internment, McCarthyism, and Vietnam, Our Democracy, If We Can Keep It weaves these accounts into a deeper story of American freedom--one that is profoundly relevant to our present moment.

If I Could Keep You Little

If I Could Keep You Little
Author: Marianne Richmond
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781402257933
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Release: 2010-11-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If I could keep you little, I'd keep you close to me. But then I'd miss you growing into who you're meant to be! If I Could Keep You Little speaks straight to every parent's heart, exploring the powerful feeling of wanting your child to grow up while savoring every moment. Sure to become a new favorite, this book showcases author/illustrator Marianne Richmond's ability to beautifully illustrate the complex emotions we all have.

An Empire If You Can Keep It

An Empire If You Can Keep It
Author: Thomas M. Magstadt
Pages: 262
ISBN: UOM:39015059100118
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Release: 2004-02-15
Editor: CQ Press
Language: en

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America's belief in principle, as hypocritical as it might be in practice, is a key to "America's success," argues political scientist Magstadt in his survey of American foreign policy. He examines the roots of American "moral leadership" on the world stage and traces its varying fortunes through po.

If You Can Keep It

If You Can Keep It
Author: N. C. Munson,Noel Carroll
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9781452346700
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Release: 2010-08-16
Editor: Allen-Ayers Books
Language: en

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Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder - Arnold Toynbee, (1889 - 1975)We are about to awake from the American Dream.This book is about the loss of a good thing, our country. It addresses the poor care we give to maintaining it, how we fail to appreciate the economic, social and even military 'monsters' that collectively embody a crushing burden we are less and less able to bear.

A Republic If You Can Keep It

A Republic  If You Can Keep It
Author: Neil Gorsuch
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780525576808
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Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Crown Forum
Language: en

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Justice Neil Gorsuch reflects on his journey to the Supreme Court, the role of the judge under our Constitution, and the vital responsibility of each American to keep our republic strong. As Benjamin Franklin left the Constitutional Convention, he was reportedly asked what kind of government the founders would propose. He replied, "A republic, if you can keep it." In this book, Justice Neil Gorsuch shares personal reflections, speeches, and essays that focus on the remarkable gift the framers left us in the Constitution. Justice Gorsuch draws on his thirty-year career as a lawyer, teacher, judge, and justice to explore essential aspects our Constitution, its separation of powers, and the liberties it is designed to protect. He discusses the role of the judge in our constitutional order, and why he believes that originalism and textualism are the surest guides to interpreting our nation's founding documents and protecting our freedoms. He explains, too, the importance of affordable access to the courts in realizing the promise of equal justice under law--while highlighting some of the challenges we face on this front today. Along the way, Justice Gorsuch reveals some of the events that have shaped his life and outlook, from his upbringing in Colorado to his Supreme Court confirmation process. And he emphasizes the pivotal roles of civic education, civil discourse, and mutual respect in maintaining a healthy republic. A Republic, If You Can Keep It offers compelling insights into Justice Gorsuch's faith in America and its founding documents, his thoughts on our Constitution's design and the judge's place within it, and his beliefs about the responsibility each of us shares to sustain our distinctive republic of, by, and for "We the People."

Contemporary Ijtihad Limits and Controversies

Contemporary Ijtihad  Limits and Controversies
Author: L. Ali Khan
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780748646029
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Release: 2011-04-30
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
Language: en

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Examines the usefulness, challenges and limits of ijtihad for Muslims today. This book explores the limits and controversies of ijtihad in the context of the diverse needs of Muslim cultures and communities living in Muslim and non-Muslim nations and continents including Europe and North America.Ijihad is the process of making a legal decision by independent interpretation of the legal sources. The resurgence of Islam, geopolitical crises involving Muslim nations, violence associated with Islam and the immigration of millions of Muslims to Western countries have impressed upon Muslims the need to rethink classical jurisprudence. As a result, a powerful contemporary ijtihad has unleashed a tremendous intellectual energy that is transforming legal systems across the Muslim world.

A Republic If You Can Keep it

A Republic  If You Can Keep it
Author: Ronald F. Brecke
Pages: 139
ISBN: 0739101013
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Release: 2000
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

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When asked after the Constitutional Convention whether they had produced a republic or a monarchy, Benjamin Franklin replied, "A republic, if you can keep it." In the book that derives its title from this portentous quote, Ronald Brecke contends that American government has not done such a good job of keeping it. Brecke describes how changes in our politics and government have illustrated a departure from the republican principles on the Constitution--changes purportedly in the direction of direct democracy. A Republic, If You Can Keep It argues that these changes have instead stripped the governing structures of much of their ability to govern effectively and responsibly. By critically examining each institution in terms of its relationship to effective and responsible republican government, the book does more than simply describe how government and politics work. It asks readers to evaluate why things work as they do and how improvements can be made; it engages readers in a debate about republicanism and their role in it. Brecke brings readers--political scientists, Constitutional law scholars, students of American government--face to face with their responsibilities as citizens.

Extreme Trust

Extreme Trust
Author: Don Peppers,Martha Rogers
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101561270
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Release: 2012-04-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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How companies can stay competitive in a world of total transparency. With their first book, 1993's The One-to-One Future, Don Peppers and Martha Rogers introduced the idea of managing interactive customer relationships, long before the Web and social networking made it standard business practice. With Extreme Trust, they look to the future once again, predicting that rising levels of transparency will require companies to protect the interests of their customers and employees proactively, even when it sometimes costs money in the short term. The importance of this "trustability" will transform every industry. Retail banks won't be able to rely as much on overdraft charges. Consumers will expect retailers to remind them when they have unused balances on gift cards. Credit card companies will coach customers to avoid excessive borrowing. Cell phone providers will help customers find appropriate calling plans for their usage patterns. Success won't come from top-down rules and processes, but from bottom-up solutions on the part of employees and customers themselves. And the most successful businesses will earn and keep the extreme trust of everyone they interact with

Summary of Eric Metaxas s If You Can Keep It by Milkyway Media

Summary of Eric Metaxas   s If You Can Keep It by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Pages: 15
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: Milkyway Media
Language: en

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In If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty (2016), Eric Metaxas issues a call for Americans to remember the tenets upon which their country was founded and to save the United States from losing its prominence in the world. Approaching the history of the United States from a religious standpoint, Metaxas revisits early moments in American history that have defined the country and praises the work of the framers of the Constitution. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Attached

Attached
Author: Amir Levine,Rachel Heller
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101475164
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Release: 2010-12-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes. In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

Good Work If You Can Get It

Good Work If You Can Get It
Author: Jason Brennan
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781421437972
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Read it, and you will come away ready to hit the ground running.

A Republic If You Can Keep it

A Republic  If You Can Keep it
Author: Earl Warren
Pages: 203
ISBN: UOM:39015003832626
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Long Journey Home

Long Journey Home
Author: Os Guinness
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781578568468
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Release: 2003-11
Editor: Waterbrook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A spiritual seeker's road map for Christians on the journey toward authentic meaning and fulfillment in life charts the path already taken by countless seekers over the centuries, sharing their experiences and insights, and revealing how readers can discover meaning and purpose today.

If You Can Keep It

If You Can Keep It
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101979990
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Release: 2017
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we truly understand what our founding fathers meant for us to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. Metaxas believes America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom.