The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby,Alan Brinkley,Albert S. Broussard, Ph.D.,Donald A. Ritchie, Ph.D.
Pages: 1116
ISBN: 0078953642
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Release: 2011-12-08
Editor: McGraw-Hill
Language: en

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My American Journey

My American Journey
Author: Colin L. Powell,Joseph E. Persico
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780307763686
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Release: 2010-12-29
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A great American success story . . . an endearing and well-written book.”—The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history—Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness. My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. Praise for My American Journey “The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces . . . Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Eloquent.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Profound and moving . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America.”—Jack Kemp, The Wall Street Journal “A book that is much like its subject—articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty. . . . Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, My American Journey is a book well worth reading.”—San Diego Union Tribune “Colin Powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary.”—The Detroit News

My American Journey

My American Journey
Author: Colin L. Powell,Cozy Powell,General Colin L Powell,Joseph E. Persico
Pages: 643
ISBN: 0679432965
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Release: 1995
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recalls his youth, his military service, and his rise among America's political and military elite

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Appleby
Pages: 997
ISBN: 0028216857
Available:
Release: 1999-04-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A textbook on United States history for students in grades 6-8.

The American Journey Student Edition

The American Journey  Student Edition
Author: McGraw-Hill
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 0078743893
Available:
Release: 2006-01-03
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The complete story of American history in one comprehensive middle school program The American Journey is a student-friendly presentation of American history from pre-exploration to the present. Its unparalleled author team, including National Geographic, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative, maps, and charts. This program emphasizes skill development—from reading maps to analyzing primary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history and geography, economics, government, citizenship, and current events.

Reagan

Reagan
Author: Bob Spitz
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780525560272
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational. More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz's REAGAN stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th President, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times. It is the quintessential American triumph, brought to life with cinematic vividness: a young man is born into poverty and raised in a series of flyspeck towns in the Midwest by a pious mother and a reckless, alcoholic, largely absent father. Severely near-sighted, the boy lives in his own world, a world of the popular books of the day, and finds his first brush with popularity, even fame, as a young lifeguard. Thanks to his first great love, he imagines a way out, and makes the extraordinary leap to go to college, a modest school by national standards, but an audacious presumption in the context of his family's station. From there, the path is only very dimly lit, but it leads him, thanks to his great charm and greater luck, to a solid career as a radio sportscaster, and then, astonishingly, fatefully, to Hollywood. And the rest, as they say, is history. Bob Spitz's REAGAN is an absorbing, richly detailed, even revelatory chronicle of the full arc of Ronald Reagan's epic life - giving full weight to the Hollywood years, his transition to politics and rocky but ultimately successful run as California governor, and ultimately, of course, his iconic presidency, filled with storm and stress but climaxing with his peace talks with the Soviet Union that would serve as his greatest legacy. It is filled with fresh assessments and shrewd judgments, and doesn't flinch from a full reckoning with the man's strengths and limitations. This is no hagiography: Reagan was never a brilliant student, of anything, and his disinterest in hard-nosed political scheming, while admirable, meant that this side of things was left to the other people in his orbit, not least his wife Nancy; sometimes this delegation could lead to chaos, and worse. But what emerges as a powerful signal through all the noise is an honest inherent sweetness, a gentleness of nature and willingness to see the good in people and in this country, that proved to be a tonic for America in his time, and still is in ours. It was famously said that FDR had a first-rate disposition and a second-rate intellect. Perhaps it is no accident that only FDR had as high a public approval rating leaving office as Reagan did, or that in the years since Reagan has been closing in on FDR on rankings of Presidential greatness. Written with love and irony, which in a great biography is arguably the same thing, Bob Spitz's masterpiece will give no comfort to partisans at either extreme; for the rest of us, it is cause for celebration.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Rinker Buck
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451659160
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Release: 2015-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.

The American Journey Myhistorylab Pegasus With Student Access Code Card

The American Journey Myhistorylab Pegasus With Student Access Code Card
Author: David M. Goldfield,Carl Abbott,Virginia Anderson,Jo Ann Argersinger,Peter H. Argersinger,William Barney
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0205180094
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Release: 2011-07-13
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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The Truths We Hold

The Truths We Hold
Author: Kamala Harris
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525560722
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times bestseller From Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as California’s attorney general, as a United States senator, and now as vice president-elect, grappling in every role with an array of complex issues, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.

A Sense of Duty

A Sense of Duty
Author: Quang Pham
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307414458
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Presidio Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A memoir by a former Vietnamese refugee who became a U.S. Marine, Quang Pham’s A Sense of Duty is an affecting story of fate, hope, and the aftermath of the most divisive war the United States has ever fought. This heartfelt salute to the spirit of America is also the account of the author’s reunion with his long-absent father, Hoa Pham, himself a devoted officer who saw combat firsthand as a South Vietnamese fighter pilot. Hoa’s revelations about his wartime experience leave Quang even more conflicted about his service in the Marines in the first Gulf War, and after years of struggling to reconnect with each other and the homeland they left behind, the two set out on a final, profound quest—to make sense of the war in Vietnam. Tracing Quang Pham’s uniquely spirited yet agonizing journey from his experiences as an uprooted refugee to his becoming a combat aviator, A Sense of Duty reveals the turmoil of a family torn apart and reunited by the fortunes of war. It is an American journey like no other.

A View from Abroad

A View from Abroad
Author: Jeanne E. Abrams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781479802890
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reveals how the European travels of John and Abigail Adams helped define what it meant to be an American From 1778 to 1788, the Founding Father and later President John Adams lived in Europe as a diplomat. Joined by his wife, Abigail, in 1784, the two shared rich encounters with famous heads of the European royal courts, including the ill-fated King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette, and the staid British Monarchs King George III and Queen Charlotte. In this engaging narrative, A View from Abroad takes us on the first full exploration of the Adams’s lives abroad. Jeanne E. Abrams reveals how the journeys of John and Abigail Adams not only changed the course of their intellectual, political, and cultural development—transforming the couple from provincials to sophisticated world travelers—but most importantly served to strengthen their loyalty to America. Abrams shines a new light on how the Adamses and their American contemporaries set about supplanting their British origins with a new American identity. They and their fellow Americans grappled with how to reorder their society as the new nation took its place in the international transatlantic world. After just a short time abroad, Abigail maintained that, “My Heart and Soul is more American than ever. We are a family by ourselves.” The Adamses’ quest to define what it means to be an American, and the answers they discovered in their time abroad, still resonate with us to this day.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby,Alan Brinkley,Albert S. Broussard,Donald A. Ritchie, Ph.D.
Pages: 660
ISBN: 0078777151
Available:
Release: 2008-02-21
Editor: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A textbook on United States history for students in grades 6-8, from the first Americans through the Civil War.

The Somali American Journey

The Somali American Journey
Author: Rachel Castro
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1641289120
Available:
Release: 2019-06-15
Editor: American Journey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Somali-Americans took to the United States. This title also introduces readers to their country of origin, reasons for leaving their former home, the steps and challenges to becoming a U.S. citizen, and the ways in which they assimilate to life in America while bringing their cultures and traditions.

An American Journey

An American Journey
Author: Joseph Bonsall
Pages: 143
ISBN: 0892216018
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: New Leaf Press (AR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For die-hard fans of the Oak Ridge Boys comes the inside story of the country and gospel band--from the lean years to the glory days--from 30+ year-member Joe Bonsall.

Distant Skies

Distant Skies
Author: Melissa A Priblo Chapman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781646010240
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Release: 2020-11-15
Editor: Trafalgar Square Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part American road trip, part coming-of-age adventure, and part uncommon love story—a remarkable memoir that explores the evolution of the human-animal relationship, along with the raw beauty of a life lived outdoors. Melissa Chapman was 23 years old and part of a happy, loving family. She had a decent job, a boyfriend she cared about, and friends she enjoyed. Yet she said goodbye to all of it. Carrying a puppy named Gypsy, she climbed aboard a horse and rode away from everything, heading west. With no cell phone, no GPS, no support team or truck following with supplies, Chapman quickly learned that the reality of a cross-country horseback journey was quite different from the fantasy. Her solo adventure would immediately test her mental, physical, and emotional resources as she and her four-legged companions were forced to adapt to the dangers and loneliness of a trek that would span over 2,600 miles, beginning in New York State and reaching its end on the other side of the country, in California. Enchanted by the freedom a nomadic life seemed to promise, the young woman would soon find herself only more deeply connected…to the animals that accompanied her, to the varying and challenging landscapes through which she traveled, and to the people she met on the farms and back roads that crisscross the United States. Chapman's vigilance in detailing the quietest moments of heroism and beauty, as well as the startling and tragic, yields a read that convinces one of both the magnificence of the countryside and the generosity of the people who call it home. A book for the equestrian, the animal lover, and the outdoor enthusiast—or anyone who dreams about one day bringing a longed-for adventure to life.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: David Goldfield,Carl Abbott,Virginia Dejohn Anderson,Jo Ann E. Argersinger,Peter H. Argersinger,Professor of History William L Barney
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0205245978
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Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This highly visual survey of American history introduces students to the key features of American political, social, and economic history in an exciting format designed to ignite students passion to know history. The American Journey, Brief Edition provides students with the most support available in reading, thinking, and applying the material they are learning in the text and in lecture. A series of pedagogical aids, in text and out of class study companions, as well as complete instructor presentational and assessment support make this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students. The path that led the authors to The American Journey began in the classroom with their students. The goal of this text is to make American history accessible to students. The key to that goal--the core of the book--is a strong, clear narrative and a positive theme of The American "Journey." American history is a compelling story that the authors tell in an engaging, forthright way, while providing students with an abundance of tools to help them absorb that story and put it into context. This text combines political and social history, to fit the experience of particular groups into the broader perspective of the American past, to give voice to minor and major players alike, because the history of America is in the stories of its people.

September Sky

September Sky
Author: John A. Heldt
Pages: 383
ISBN: 1793461236
Available:
Release: 2019-01-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When unemployed San Francisco reporter Chuck Townsend and his college-dropout son, Justin, take a cruise to Mexico in 2016, each hopes to rebuild a relationship after years of estrangement. But they find more than common ground aboard the ship. They meet a mysterious lecturer who touts the possibilities of time travel. Within days, Chuck and Justin find themselves in 1900, riding a train to Texas, intent on preventing a distant uncle from being hanged for a crime he did not commit. Their quick trip to Galveston, however, becomes long and complicated when they wrangle with business rivals and fall for two beautiful librarians on the eve of a hurricane that will destroy the city. Filled with humor, history, romance, and heartbreak, SEPTEMBER SKY follows two directionless souls on the adventure of a lifetime as they try to make peace with the past, find new purpose, and grapple with the knowledge of things to come.

Lewis Clark

Lewis   Clark
Author: Daniel B. Thorp
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1402718829
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Main Street Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Combines excerpts reproduced from journals and period illustrations with modern depictions and photographs of the route traveled by the Corps of Discovery to present a history of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Douglas Hyde

Douglas Hyde
Author: Liam Mac Mathuna,Niall Comer,Brian Ó. Conchubhair,Mire Nic an Bhaird,Cuan Ó Seireadáin
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1910820482
Available:
Release: 2019-06-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Douglas Hyde--a scholar, linguist, and lifelong promoter of Gaelic culture and heritage--was elected the first President of the Republic of Ireland in 1938. My American Journey provides a compelling firsthand account of a little-known chapter from the early life of this seminal Irish figure: the fundraising trip through the United States he undertook on behalf of the Gaelic League in 1905-6. This collection of journal and diary entries was originally published in the Irish language in 1937 and is now presented for the first time in a bilingual edition, complete with newly discovered archival material and extensive illustrations. Hyde's work on this voyage was both culturally and politically vital. The funds he raised contributed to the hiring and training of Irish-language teachers and organizers who traveled across Ireland spreading the Gaelic League message, helping to sustain a cultural revolution which, in turn, gave rise to the political uprising from which Irish sovereignty ultimately emerged. With a new foreword by current Irish President Michael D. Higgins and punctuated with numerous images, My American Journey sheds light on an important segment of the life of one of Ireland's most underappreciated leaders.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby,Alan Brinkley,James M. McPherson,National Geographic Society (U.S.),Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Pages: 997
ISBN: 0026646552
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A textbook on United States history for students in grades 6-8.