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A New Birth of Freedom: The Historian

By Robert G Pielke
  • Book ID : 1611608481
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 167
  • Genre : Fiction
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Edwin Blair, a time-traveler from the 24th Century BCE, has traveled back to the 19th Century to enlist the aid of the Union and Confederate armies at the Battle of Gettysburg to help stop a future pestilence on earth. When he returns to his own time, he has neither memory of how much, if anything, he has accomplished, nor any memory whatsoever of his journey. Suspecting that this might happen during his travels into the past, he has left seemingly insignificant clues that might later help him learn what he has done. When he figures it all out, he realizes that one more journey to the past is necessary and that his problems have just begun. Even worse, he finds out that he needs the help of the very Pests he has been trying to destroy.

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  • File Pdf: dk-eyewitness-usa.pdf

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Spectacular scenery, vibrant cities and captivating culture - welcome to the USA. Whether you want to hike in breathtaking Yosemite National Park, take a road trip from coast to coast or sample southern soul food in the Deep South, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that the USA has to offer. Dramatic and diverse, the star-spangled super-power that is the USA offers everything in excess. From the bright lights of its cities and quaint charisma of its rural towns, to the natural majesty of the national parks, this is a country of contrasts that never fails to delight and amaze. Our updated guide brings the USA to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country's iconic buildings and neighborhoods. We've also worked hard to make sure our information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak. DK Eyewitness USA is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime. Inside DK Eyewitness USA you will find: - A fully-illustrated top experiences guide: our expert pick of USA's must-sees and hidden gems - Accessible itineraries to make the most out of each and every day - Expert advice: honest recommendations for getting around safely, when to visit each sight, what to do before you visit, and how to save time and money - Color-coded chapters to every part of the USA, from California to Connecticut, Nevada to New York - Practical tips: the best places to eat, drink, shop and stay - Detailed maps and walks to help you navigate the country easily and confidently - Covers: New York City, The Mid Atlantic, New England, Washington, DC & the Capitla Region, The Southeast, Florida, The Deep South, The Great Lakes, The Great Plains, Texas, The Southwest, The Rockies, The Pacific Northwest, California, Alaska & Hawaii Sticking to one state? Look out for our DK Eyewitness guides to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Florida and many more. About DK Eyewitness: At DK Eyewitness, we believe in the power of discovery. We make it easy for you to explore your dream destinations. DK Eyewitness travel guides have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 1993. Filled with expert advice, striking photography and detailed illustrations, our highly visual DK Eyewitness guides will get you closer to your next adventure. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations, from pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. Named Top Guidebook Series at the 2020 Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, we know that wherever you go next, your DK Eyewitness travel guides are the perfect companion.

Summers with Lincoln

By James A. Percoco
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Isbn : 0823228975
  • Pages : 283
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 398
  • File Pdf: summers-with-lincoln.pdf

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A journey across America revealing “the history of how seven of these monuments came to be . . . and what they mean to us today” (The Washington Times). Across the country, in the middle of busy city squares and hidden on quiet streets, there are nearly two hundred statues erected in memory of Abraham Lincoln. No other American has ever been so widely commemorated. A few years ago, Jim Percoco, a history teacher with a passion for both Lincoln and public sculpture, set off to see what he might learn about some of these monuments—what they meant to their creators and to the public when they were unveiled, and what they mean to us today. The result is a fascinating chronicle of four summers on the road looking for Lincoln stories in statues of marble and bronze. Percoco selects seven emblematic works, among them Thomas Ball’s Emancipation Group, erected east of the Capitol in 1876 with private funds from African Americans and dedicated by Frederick Douglass; Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s majestic Standing Lincoln of 1887 in Chicago; Paul Manship’s 1932 Lincoln the Hoosier Youth, in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Gutzon Borglum’s 1911 Seated Lincoln, struggling with the pain of leadership, beckoning visitors to sit next to him on his metal bench in Newark, New Jersey. At each stop, Percoco chronicles the history of the monument, spotlighting its artistic, social, political, and cultural origins. His descriptions draw fresh meaning from mute stone and cold metal—raising provocative questions not just about who Lincoln might have been, but about what we’ve wanted him to be in the monuments we’ve built.

Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age

By Michael Rectenwald,Rochelle Almeida,George Levine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 1614516758
  • Pages : 355
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 836
  • File Pdf: global-secularisms-in-a-post-secular-age.pdf

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Global Secularisms addresses the state of and prospects for secularism globally. Drawing from multiple fields, it brings together theoretical discussion and empirical case studies that illustrate "on-the-ground," extant secularisms as they interact with various religious, political, social, and economic contexts. Its point of departure is the fact that secularism is plural and that various secularisms have developed in various contexts and from various traditions around the world. Secularism takes on different social meanings and political valences wherever it is expressed. The essays collected here provide numerous points of contact between empirical case studies and theoretical reflection. This multiplicity informs and challenges the conceptual theorization of secularism as a universal doctrine. Analyses of different regions enrich our understanding of the meanings of secularism, providing comparative range to our notions of secularity. Theoretical treatments help to inform our understanding of secularism in context, enabling readers to discern what is at stake in the various regional expressions of secularity globally. While the bulk of the essays are case-based research, the current thinking of leading theorists and scholars is also included.

Tripping from the Fall Line

By David K. Brezinski,Jeffrey P. Halka,Richard A. Ortt Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Isbn : 081370040X
  • Pages : 577
  • Category : Baltimore (Md.)
  • Reads : 918
  • File Pdf: tripping-from-the-fall-line.pdf

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"Emanating from the Fall Line city of Baltimore, site of the 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, these trips reflect the diversity of geological features in the mid-Atlantic region including the Piedmont, Appalachian Mountains, and Coastal Plain, and the importance of geology on the development and construction of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area"--

The Statesman's Yearbook 2014

By B. Turner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349596434
  • Pages : 1604
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 369
  • File Pdf: the-statesman-s-yearbook-2014.pdf

Book Summary:

Now in its 150th edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: www.statesmansyearbook.com.

"In a Single Garment of Destiny"

By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Isbn : 0807086061
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 608
  • File Pdf: in-a-single-garment-of-destiny.pdf

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An unprecedented and timely collection that captures the global vision of Dr. King—in his own words Too many people continue to think of Dr. King only as “a southern civil rights leader” or “an American Gandhi,” thus ignoring his impact on poor and oppressed people around the world. "In a Single Garment of Destiny" is the first book to treat King's positions on global liberation struggles through the prism of his own words and activities. From the pages of this extraordinary collection, King emerges not only as an advocate for global human rights but also as a towering figure who collaborated with Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert J. Luthuli, Thich Nhat Hanh, and other national and international figures in addressing a multitude of issues we still struggle with today—from racism, poverty, and war to religious bigotry and intolerance. Introduced and edited by distinguished King scholar Lewis Baldwin, this volume breaks new ground in our understanding of King.

The Powers of the Presidency

By CQ Press
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Isbn : 1452234256
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 320
  • File Pdf: the-powers-of-the-presidency.pdf

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Providing both a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers, The Powers of the Presidency guides readers through the presidency as a constitutional office, covering how it was shaped by design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. It discusses the various roles of the chief executive, including chief of state, chief administrator, legislative leader, chief diplomat, commander in chief, and chief economist. The fourth edition of this accessible and affordable work has been significantly updated and features: · Coverage of the final years of George W. Bush and the first three years of Barack Obama's presidency · Extensive coverage of the Obama Administration's efforts to curb economic decline · Updates on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and on the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay · Coverage of the Arab Spring protests and U.S. involvement in the military intervention in Libya · Barack Obama's health care reform legislation

Moon Pennsylvania

By Rachel Vigoda
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moon Travel
  • Isbn : 1640493034
  • Pages : 500
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 192
  • File Pdf: moon-pennsylvania.pdf

Book Summary:

Visit historic battlefields, share the road with horse-drawn buggies, and explore two vibrant cities on the rise. Inside Moon Pennsylvania you'll find: Strategic itineraries like a 7-day spin through the best of the state, weekend trips, and tips for history buffs, families, and outdoor adventurers The top sights and unique experiences: Sneak a peek at the Liberty Bell and museum-hop in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Hike, camp, or show off your snowboarding skills in the Poconos, spot roaming elk in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and relax on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn about American history at Gettysburg, marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in the Laurel Highlands, or take a horse-drawn buggy through Amish country. Find the best Philly cheesesteak, indulge in all that Hershey has to offer, and try a "Pittsburgh-style" sandwich stuffed with fries Suggestions for day trips from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including Bucks County, Amish Country, Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Fallingwater, and Cook Forest State Park Local tips from Philadelphia local Rachel Vigoda on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture Focused coverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Pocono Mountains, Pittsburgh, the Alleghenies, the Lake Region, and Pennsylvania Wilds With Moon Pennsylvania's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Keystone State. Staying in the city? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring more of the East Coast? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland or Moon Washington DC.

A Brief History of Catoosa County: Up Into the Hills

By Jeff O'Bryant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1625843143
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 916
  • File Pdf: a-brief-history-of-catoosa-county.pdf

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Catoosa County's rich history touches upon many of the defining events and social changes of America's past. As settlers expanded westward, Georgia forcibly removed Native Americans from the boundaries of what would eventually form Catoosa, a Cherokee name that the settlers adopted as their own. As the site of the second most costly battle in the Civil War, Chickamauga set the stage for much that followed in Catoosa's history, from the end of a three-thousand-year-old mode of warfare to the beginnings of women's service in the military. Though nearly one million people visit Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park each year seeking to understand and connect to the Civil War struggle, many remain unaware of the larger part Catoosa played in the unfolding drama of America. Join local historian Jeff O'Bryant as he brings this valuable heritage to light.