Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck Workbook

Author: Joyce A. Cascio

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ISBN: 9780976237310

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Environmental Issues

Describes the history of environmentalism, discusses conflicts between environmentalists and politicians, and gives examples of how globalization and industry have affected the environment.

Author: Ron Fridell

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761418856

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Describes the history of environmentalism, discusses conflicts between environmentalists and politicians, and gives examples of how globalization and industry have affected the environment.

Mercenaries

Now acclaimed author and war vet Michael Lee Lanning traces the compelling history of these fighting machines–from the “Sea Peoples” who fought for the pharaohs’ greater glory to today’s soldiers for hire from private military ...

Author: Col. Michael Lee Lanning

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307416046

Category: History

Page: 288

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SOLDIERS OF $$ Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country. Now acclaimed author and war vet Michael Lee Lanning traces the compelling history of these fighting machines–from the “Sea Peoples” who fought for the pharaohs’ greater glory to today’s soldiers for hire from private military companies (PMCs) in Iraq and Afghanistan. What emerges is a fascinating account of the men who fight other people’s wars–the Greeks who built an empire for Alexander the Great, the Nubians who accompanied Hannibal across the Alps, the Irish who became the first to go global in their search for work. Soldiers of fortune have always had the power to change the course of war, and Lanning examines their pivotal roles in individual battles and in the rise and fall of empires. As the employment of contract soldiers spreads in Iraq and America’s War on Terrorism–the U.S. paid $30 billion to PMCs in 2003 alone–Mercenaries offers a valuable inside look at a system that appears embedded in our nation’s future. Includes eight pages of photographs From the Paperback edition.

The Politics of Piracy

Author: Andrew Mertha

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971693374

Category: China

Page: 241

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Freedom Reclaimed

In Freedom Reclaimed, John E. Schwarz examines the profound implications of the difference between the vision of American freedom that the Founders enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the free-market idea of freedom that is ...

Author: John E. Schwarz

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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Has the nation's infatuation with the free market warped the true meaning of American freedom by its emphasis on the self-serving individual in a "looking out for Number One" world? Freedom is America's most treasured value. In Freedom Reclaimed, John E. Schwarz examines the profound implications of the difference between the vision of American freedom that the Founders enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the free-market idea of freedom that is ascendant today. Schwarz shows how the three-decade shift toward free-market freedom has brought economic hardship to the majority of Americans and suffering to the political life of the nation. As the nation moves further away from its impelling original commitment, most Americans now have only limited access to the freedom the Founders envisioned. Schwarz sets forth a program that can help America return to its ennobling vision and resume its historic journey. In policy discussions on employment, education, social issues, and health care, Schwarz recasts our understanding of what freedom means and involves. In so doing, he transforms the way we see our world and revitalizes our ability to change it for the better.

The Art of Surrender

Explores the ritual concessions as acts of warfare, performances of submission, demonstrations of power, and representations of shifting, unstable worlds.

Author: Robin Wagner-Pacifici

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226869780

Category: History

Page: 210

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Explores the ritual concessions as acts of warfare, performances of submission, demonstrations of power, and representations of shifting, unstable worlds. The author considers the limits of sovereignty at conflict's end, showing how the ways we concede loss can be as important as the ways we claim victory.

Civil War Experience

Accompanied by an audio CD, this book includes newly researched and previously unpublished facsimile memorabilia from the USA's finest public archives and private collections.

Author: Jay Wertz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781844423118

Category: United States

Page: 63

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Accompanied by an audio CD, this book includes newly researched and previously unpublished facsimile memorabilia from the USA's finest public archives and private collections. Box-out features on the commanders, the medal-winning heroes, the units, and the weapons are included.

George Washington and the Jews

This volume explores the background and circumstances that brought about a milestone relationship between George Washington and the Jews.

Author: Fritz Hirschfeld

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874139273

Category: History

Page: 196

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This volume explores the background and circumstances that brought about a milestone relationship between George Washington and the Jews. President George Washington was the first head of a modern nation to openly acknowledge the Jews as full-fledged citizens of the land in which they had chosen to settle. His personal philosophy of religious tolerance can be summed up from an address made in 1790 to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, where he said "May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants, while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid." Was it Washington's respect for the wisdom of the ancient Prophets or the participation of the patriotic Jews in the struggle for independence that motivated Washington to direct his most significant and profound statement on religious freedom at a Jewish audience? Fritz Hirschfeld is a documentary historian.

True Faith and Allegiance

"--BOOK JACKET. "This book will be an important and original contribution to America's ongoing debate over immigration. It lays claim to some much-needed middle ground in a policy domain that is far too polarized.

Author: Noah M. Jedidiah Pickus

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691121727

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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"This tradition of civic nationalism held sway at America's founding and in the Progressive Era. Pickus explores how, from James Madison to Teddy Roosevelt, its proponents sought to combine reason and reverence and to balance inclusion and exclusion. He takes us through controversies over citizenship for blacks and the rights of aliens at the nation's founding, examines the interplay of ideas and institutions in the Americanization movement in the 1910s and 1920s, and charts how both left and right promoted a policy of neglect toward immigrants and toward citizenship in the second half of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.

Sons of Privilege

W. Eric Emerson traces the wartime experiences of the Charleston Light Dragoons--a unique Confederate cavalry company drawn together from South Carolina's most prestigious families of planters, merchants, and politicos--and examines the ...

Author: W. Eric Emerson

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035920

Category: History

Page: 192

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W. Eric Emerson traces the wartime experiences of the Charleston Light Dragoons--a unique Confederate cavalry company drawn together from South Carolina's most prestigious families of planters, merchants, and politicos--and examines the military exploits of this "company of gentlemen" to find that the elite status of its membership dictated the terms of service

This Small City Will be a Mexican Paradise

González describes how the residents of Mexican Los Angeles adjusted to life in provincial California.

Author: Michael J. González

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826336071

Category: History

Page: 254

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González describes how the residents of Mexican Los Angeles adjusted to life in provincial California.

Betsy Ross

Details the life of the patriotic seamstress credited with creating the first American flag in 1776.

Author: Wil Mara

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516253695

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

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Presents a brief look at the life of Betsy Ross.

The University State and Market

This is an examination of the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets in light of the growing influence of globalization. "Buy it and read it." The Review of Higher Educationx This book is of utmost importance.

Author: Robert A. Rhoads

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751698

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This is an examination of the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets in light of the growing influence of globalization.

Their Right to Speak

In this groundbreaking study, Portnoy links antebellum Indian removal debates with crucial, simultaneous debates about African Americans--abolition of slavery and African colonization--revealing ways European American women negotiated ...

Author: Alisse PORTNOY

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674019225

Category: History

Page: 290

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In this groundbreaking study, Portnoy links antebellum Indian removal debates with crucial, simultaneous debates about African Americans--abolition of slavery and African colonization--revealing ways European American women negotiated prohibitions to make their voices heard. Situating the debates within contemporary, competing ideas about race, religion, and nation, Portnoy examines the means by which women argued for a "right to speak" on national policy.

The CIA Congress

A historical perspective for current debates in Congress and beyond concerning the CIA's recent failures and ultimate fate is offered in this account of relations between America's spymasters and Capitol Hill.

Author: David M. Barrett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 542

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A historical perspective for current debates in Congress and beyond concerning the CIA's recent failures and ultimate fate is offered in this account of relations between America's spymasters and Capitol Hill.

New World Known World

"Examines the works of four writers from the early period of English colonization: John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia, William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation, Thomas Morton's New English Canaan, and Roger Williams's A Key into ...

Author: David Read

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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"Examines the works of four writers from the early period of English colonization: John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia, William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation, Thomas Morton's New English Canaan, and Roger Williams's A Key into the Language of America (in conjunction with The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution)"--Provided by publisher.

In The Desert Of Desire

Las Vegas, says William Fox, is a pay-as-you-play paradise that succeeds in satisfying our fantasies of wealth and the excesses of pleasure and consumption that go with it.

Author: William L. Fox

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Category: Games & Activities

Page: 186

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His purview ranges from casino art galleries to spectacular animal collections like those of magicians Siegfried and Roy and Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef exhibit, from the environmental and psychological impact of lavish water displays in the arid desert to the artistic ambiguities intrinsic to Las Vegas's floating world of showgirls, lapdancers, and ballet divas. This compelling, disturbing discussion of entertainment and the arts in Las Vegas shows how our insatiable modern appetite for extravagance and spectacle has diminished the power of unembellished nature and the arts to teach and inspire us, and demonstrates the way our libertarian society privileges private benefit over public good."--BOOK JACKET.

High Noon in the Cold War

An examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis analyzes the roles, objectives, and actions of John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev during the October 1962 showdown between the U.S. and Soviet Union.

Author: Max Frankel

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345466713

Category: History

Page: 206

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An examination of the Cuban Missile Crisis analyzes the roles, objectives, and actions of John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev during the October 1962 showdown between the U.S. and Soviet Union.

Subject Guide to Children s Books In Print 1996

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Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing

ISBN: 9780835236867

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

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Category: American literature

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