Real American

Real American
Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781250137753
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Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Courageous, achingly honest." —Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness “A compelling, incisive and thoughtful examination of race, origin and what it means to be called an American. Engaging, heartfelt and beautifully written, Lythcott-Haims explores the American spectrum of identity with refreshing courage and compassion.” —Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption A fearless memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America. Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called "micro" aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other." The author of the New York Times bestselling anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims has written a different sort of book this time out, but one that will nevertheless resonate with the legions of students, educators and parents to whom she is now well known, by whom she is beloved, and to whom she has always provided wise and necessary counsel about how to embrace and nurture their best selves. Real American is an affecting memoir, an unforgettable cri de coeur, and a clarion call to all of us to live more wisely, generously and fully.

One Real American

One Real American
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781647001636
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Children’s book icon Joseph Bruchac tells the fascinating story of a Seneca (Iroquois) Civil War officer Ely S. Parker (1828–1895) is one of the most unique but little-known figures in US history. A member of the Seneca (Iroquois) Nation, Parker was an attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat. Raised on a reservation but schooled at a Catholic institution, he learned English at a young age and became an interpreter for his people. During the American Civil War, he was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel and was the primary draftsman of the terms of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. He eventually became President Grant’s Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the first Native American to hold that post. Award-winning children’s book author and Native American scholar Joseph Bruchac provides an expertly researched, intimate look at a man who achieved great success in two worlds yet was caught between them. Includes archival photos, maps, endnotes, bibliography, and timeline.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes
Author: Brion McClanahan
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781596983205
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Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Regnery Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Profiles heroic figures from the beginning of the United States' history to the present whose contributions to society the author asserts have been overshadowed by the actions of those the liberal media holds in high esteem.

Real American Ethics

Real American Ethics
Author: Albert Borgmann
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780226066356
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Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America is a wonderful and magnificent country that affords its citizens the broadest freedoms and the greatest prosperity in the world. But it also has its share of warts. It is embroiled in a war that many of its citizens consider unjust and even illegal. It continues to ravage the natural environment and ignore poverty both at home and abroad, and its culture is increasingly driven by materialism and consumerism. But America, for better or for worse, is still a nation that we have built. So why then, asks Albert Borgmann in this most timely and urgent work, are we failing to take responsibility for it? In Real American Ethics, Borgmann asks us to reevaluate our role in the making of American values. Taking his cue from Winston Churchill—who once observed that we shape our buildings, and then our buildings shape us—Borgmann considers the power of our most enduring institutions and the condition of our present moral makeup to propose inspired new ways in which we, as ordinary citizens, can act to improve our country. This, he shows, includes everything from where we choose to live and what we spend our money on to daunting tasks like the reshaping of our cities—habits and actions that can guide us to more accomplished and virtuous lives. Using prose that is easy and direct throughout, Borgmann’s position is grounded neither by conservative nor liberal ideology, but in his understanding that he is a devoted citizen among many. In an age in which the blame game is the only game in town, this patriotic book is an eloquent reminder of the political strength we all wield when we work together.

Real American Horror

Real American Horror
Author: Mr. Deadman,Amy Grech,Bob McNeil,Bob Freville,Shadrick Beechem,RD Cervo,Jeff Dosser,James Harper
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781387221349
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Release: 2017-09-09
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America, a land of prosperity, wealth, and hope, but that's a fresh coat of paint on a system riddled with corruption, exploitation, and the disillusioned. Real American Horror exposes what lies under the facade: crib-side murder suicide, fear of zika virus, torture in the name of Jesus, Islamic terror, cannibalism, racism, and so much more.

Real American Stories

Real American Stories
Author: Bob Quirk
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781468531428
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Release: 2005-12-07
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Real American Stories include: * The diary of a Civil War soldier * A 15-year old Irish boy joins the British Merchant Marine and meets his future wife on board 14 years later on a voyage from Shanghi to London * A young woman sails to China in 1920 to teach school * Electricity and telephone come to a home for the first time * What was an outhouse? * What was the Horse Theif Detective Association? * What collage coach had an undefeated, untied and unscored on team? * What small high school team won a national high school tournament? * What small town boy became a hero at Colombine? ...and many more.

Lexicon of Real American Food

Lexicon of Real American Food
Author: Jane Stern,Michael Stern
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780762768301
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Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For foodies, wordsmiths, and anyone who loves to eat, an illustrated guide to authentic American fare, from the beloved Roadfood team In linguistics, the lexicon of a language is its vocabulary, including its words and expressions. In The Lexicon of Real American Food, renowned foodies Jane and Michael Stern record the lingo of American food as it is spoken—and enjoyed—across the nation. With their signature wit and exuberance, they define how America really eats—to the delight of food lovers and word aficionados everywhere. Fun to read and easy to browse, with spot illustrations and select recipes, this book will also become a valuable reference to document regional specialties and signature American fare. Since the first edition in their Roadfood series in 1978, the Sterns have reported on more than 100,000 meals at America’s tables and cafe counters alongside people of every stripe; and in doing so they have gained an unequalled sense of real American food. Thus, the food described in these pages is democratic, not elitist—from hoppel-poppel to puffy tacos, The Sterns see the nation’s diet like its language: endlessly, endearingly exuberant. Their Lexicon of Real American Food inspires a new and joyful appreciation of our country’s irrepressible foodways.

The Tea Party Guide to Being a Real American

The Tea Party Guide to Being a Real American
Author: Roland Boyle
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781402262708
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Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

a parody Spiraling debt! Unemployment! Regulations! Bailouts! Gun control! The End of Times! America is in desperate need of a good teabagging. And whether you're an angry conservatice patriot or a godless wussy liberal dirty poopy socialist, The Tea Party Guide to Being a Real American will give you the balls to do it. This book has the answers. Answers to questions like, Why did Jesus write the Constitution? This secret knowledge was given by God to the author, Roland Boyle, as he traveled America from rally to gun show, holding prayer meetings in public buildings and drinking heavily. So you know it's all true especially the SEX chapter. But don't take this book's word for it! Listen to what other Real Americans aren't saying: "This book is damp from me squirting hot patriotic tears of joy and possibly rage all over it." Glenn Beck *** "I'd like to shoot this book in the face." Dick Cheney *** "This is a book which is made of paper and has information in it also." Sarah Palin® Be a Real American. Buy this book.

A Real American Character

A Real American Character
Author: Carl Rollyson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781628460483
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Release: 2015-09-10
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Walter Brennan (1894-1974) was one of the greatest character actors in Hollywood history. He won three Academy Awards and became a national icon starring as Grandpa in The Real McCoys. He appeared in over two hundred motion pictures and became the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting, which celebrated the actor's unique role as the voice of the American Western. His life journey from Swampscott, Massachusetts, to Hollywood, to a twelve thousand-acre cattle ranch in Joseph, Oregon, is one of the great American stories. In the first biography of this epic figure, Carl Rollyson reveals Brennan's consummate mastery of virtually every kind of role while playing against and often stealing scenes from such stars as Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, and John Wayne. Rollyson fully explores Brennan's work with Hollywood's greatest directors, such as Howard Hawks, John Ford, and Fritz Lang. As a father and grandfather, Brennan instilled generations of his family with an outlook on the American Dream that remains a sustaining feature of their lives today. His conservative politics, which grew out of his New England upbringing and his devout Catholicism, receive meticulous attention and a balanced assessment in A Real American Character. Written with the full cooperation of the Brennan family and drawing on material in archives from every region of the United States, this new biography presents an artist and family man who lived and breathed an American idealism that made him the Real McCoy.

The Real American Diet

The  Real  American Diet
Author: Kevin C. Alston Sr
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781514420973
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Release: 2015-12-03
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a culmination of the author's life, but mainly the past 10 years, where personal tragedies have led him to discover more about the correlation with food, nutrition & the diseases of today, & how it affects us all. This program is an experiment of sorts, with the author using himself as the guinea pig, with positive results having been discovered, & hopefully, in time, even bigger positive results yet to come. Between our government & Big Business, we, the people, are already involved in an experiment. It's like a big laboratory. With all of the harmful toxins that are allowed in our air, food, & water, diseases are at epidemic-like levels, & the author, for one, would like to know if there is more to this than is being told to us. It speaks volumes when other nations refuse to accept grains & meats from us, or at least it does to the author. Most of the ailments we suffer from today emanate from our guts, & our poor diets keep the sickness-wheels turning, costing each of us millions of dollars, a whole lot of heartache, pain, & suffering. It's time to make a change, & that change started with the author's experiment on himself.

Some Real American Ghosts

Some Real American Ghosts
Author: Various
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781465523792
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Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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G I  Joe  A Real American Hero  284
Author: Larry Hama
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:APR210633
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Release: 2021-07-14
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Murder by Assassination” Part 4! Murder, mystery, and mayhem as the newest JOE continues her investigation into Cobra’s chaos. Can she, with the help of some special friends, solve the mystery and save the day before it’s too late? The plot thickens as Living Legend Larry Hama and superstar artist Andrew Griffith (Transformers), continue their bombastic tale featuring the exciting new JOE team member—codename: SHERLOCK!

G I Joe A Real American Hero Yearbook 2

G I  Joe  A Real American Hero  Yearbook  2
Author: Larry Hama
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:APR210632
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Release: 2021-07-07
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relive the classic era of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in this very special reprint of Yearbook #2. From the prolific imaginations of Living Legends Larry Hama and Michael Golden, the yearbook features the epic tale “Triple Play,” as well as tons of amazing extra materials, and is a must-have for long-time collectors and new fans alike. Includes a brand-new cover by modern-day fan-favorite artist Tim Lattie (Ghostbusters)!

The Real American Dream

The Real American Dream
Author: Andrew DELBANCO
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780674034167
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since we discovered that, in Tocqueville's words, "the incomplete joys of this world will never satisfy the heart," how have we Americans made do? In "The Real American Dream" one of the nation's premier literary scholars searches out the symbols and stories by which Americans have reached for something beyond worldly desire. A spiritual history ranging from the first English settlements to the present day, the book is also a lively, deeply learned meditation on hope. Andrew Delbanco tells of the stringent God of Protestant Christianity, who exerted immense force over the language, institutions, and customs of the culture for nearly 200 years. He describes the falling away of this God and the rise of the idea of a sacred nation-state. And, finally, he speaks of our own moment, when symbols of nationalism are in decline, leaving us with nothing to satisfy the longing for transcendence once sustained by God and nation. From the Christian story that expressed the earliest Puritan yearnings to New Age spirituality, apocalyptic environmentalism, and the multicultural search for ancestral roots that divert our own, "The Real American Dream" evokes the tidal rhythm of American history. It shows how Americans have organized their days and ordered their lives--and ultimately created a culture--to make sense of the pain, desire, pleasure, and fear that are the stuff of human experience. In a time of cultural crisis, when the old stories seem to be faltering, this book offers a lesson in the painstaking remaking of the American dream.

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G I  Joe  A Real American Hero  186
Author: Larry Hama
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:NOV120375
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

DARKLON has managed to get the best of DESTRO and is going forward on his sale of the stolen nuclear trigger device. But when COLONEL FAROUD, the potential buyer of the device, asks for proof that it works, Darklon is forced to make a drastic choice that may put everyone„G.I. JOE, COBRA and even Darklon himself„in mortal danger! The clock starts ticking in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #186!

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G I  Joe  A Real American Hero  191
Author: Larry Hama
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:APR130329
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

G.I. JOE goes to the jungle! LADY JAYE's team is led into the jungles of southeast Asia for a mission that will pit G.I. JOE against an enemy they thought long gone: MAJOR BLUDD! Will fortune smile on LADY JAYE and her team or will the ruthless mercenary gain the upper hand? It's kill or be killed in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #191!

G I Joe A Real American Hero 167

G I  Joe  A Real American Hero  167
Author: Larry Hama
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:APR110349
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After last issue's tremendous sea battle, the fight between G.I. Joe and Cobra cools downƒ literally! While the Baroness and Destro make their way to Scotland, G.I. Joe launches a new operation and heads to the cold to stave off a Cobra threat. Don't miss the exciting adventures of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!

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G I  Joe  A Real American Hero  180
Author: Larry Hama
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:MAY120441
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this special issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, G.I. JOE goes to SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL! After being provided with pivotal information, G.I. JOE travel to San Diego in order to stop a plot to exchange nuclear clearance codes within the confines of the SDCC. Will G.I. JOE save the day in time? You can't miss this convention-tastic issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!

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G I  Joe  A Real American Hero  190
Author: Larry Hama
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:MAR130393
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

EVERYTHING COMES TO HEAD! G.I. JOE's high seas rescue mission has gone from bad to worse. Now, each team present must regroup and rally in hopes of stopping the BLACK MAJOR and his RED SHADOWS once and for all. The action heats up in G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #190!

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G I  Joe  A Real American Hero  172
Author: Larry Hama
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:SEP110301
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A G.I. JOE team led by FLINT has embarked on a dangerous operation and succeededƒ but at what cost? With one of the Joes in critical condition, as well as the captured DARKLON in an injured state, desperate measures must be taken to ensure no casualties. Meanwhile, SNAKE EYES, STORM SHADOW and BILLY face the largest threat to the Arashikage clan yet! It's tough decisions and tougher Joes in this issue of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!