Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters

By Tom Hayden

Based on unparalleled entry to either Cuban and American officers, a ebook that gives clean perception into one among history's so much enigmatic relationships among nation-states—from certainly one of America's best-known voices of political and social activism.

Listen, Yankee! offers an account of Cuban politics from Tom Hayden's specified place as an observer of Cuba and as a US innovative pupil chief whose efforts to mobilize political swap within the US reflected the novel transformation concurrently occurring in Cuba.

Chapters are dedicated to the writings of Che Guevara, Régis Debray, and C. Wright generators; the Cuban missile situation; the elements Underground; the assassination of JFK; the powerful old hyperlinks among Cuba and Africa; the Carter period; the Clinton period; the Cuban 5; Elián González; and the December 17, 2014 assertion of normalization by means of presidents Obama and Castro.

Hayden places the current second into ancient context, and indicates how we are eventually discovering universal flooring to the benefit of Cubans and american citizens alike. 

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Lincoln and the Jews: A History

By Jonathan D. Sarna, Benjamin Shapell

One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's loss of life, the complete tale of his awesome courting with Jews is informed the following for the 1st time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History presents readers either with an enthralling narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the chance to immerse themselves in infrequent manuscripts and photographs, many from the Shapell Lincoln assortment, that convey Lincoln in a manner he hasn't ever been noticeable before.

Lincoln's lifetime coincided with the emergence of Jews at the nationwide scene within the usa. whilst he was once born, in 1809, scarcely 3,000 Jews lived within the complete kingdom. by the point of his assassination in 1865, large-scale immigration, mostly from crucial Europe, had introduced that quantity as much as greater than 150,000. Many american citizens, together with individuals of Lincoln's cupboard and lots of of his best generals in the course of the Civil conflict, have been alarmed through this improvement and handled Jews as second-class voters and spiritual outsiders. Lincoln, this e-book exhibits, exhibited exactly the contrary tendency. He additionally expressed a uniquely deep wisdom of the previous testomony, making use of its language and ideas in a few of his most crucial writings. He befriended Jews from a tender age, promoted Jewish equality, appointed quite a few Jews to public place of work, had Jewish advisors and supporters beginning already from the early 1850s, in addition to later in the course of his presidential campaigns, and based on Jewish sensitivities, even replaced the way in which he proposal and spoke approximately the US. via his activities and his rhetoric―replacing "Christian nation," for instance, with "this state less than God"―he embraced Jews as insiders.

In this groundbreaking paintings, the made of meticulous learn, historian Jonathan D. Sarna and collector Benjamin Shapell display how Lincoln's outstanding courting with American Jews impacted either his route to the presidency and his coverage judgements as president. the amount uncovers a brand new and formerly unknown characteristic of Abraham Lincoln's lifestyles, one who broadened him, and, consequently, broadened America.

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The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures)

By Michael Kort

Few features of yankee army historical past were as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's choice to exploit atomic bombs opposed to Japan. during this conscientiously crafted quantity, Michael Kort describes the wartime conditions and considering that shape the context for the choice to exploit those guns, surveys the most important debates regarding that call, and gives a finished selection of key fundamental resource files that remove darkness from the habit of the USA and Japan through the final days of global struggle II.

Kort opens with a precis of the controversy over Hiroshima because it has developed in view that 1945. He then presents a historic evaluation of thye occasions in query, starting with the choice and software to construct the atomic bomb. Detailing the series of occasions resulting in Japan's give up, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific conflict and the motivations of yank and eastern leaders. eventually, Kort examines ten key concerns within the dialogue of Hiroshima and publications readers to correct fundamental resource records, scholarly books, and articles.

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The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation

A sweeping, action-packed saga of the mythical final stand on the Alamo, by way of the writer of the bestselling A negative Glory.

On February 23, 1836, a wide Mexican military led by means of dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to approximately one hundred seventy five Texas rebels holed up within the Alamo. The Texans refused to give up for almost weeks till nearly 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a last attack. The defenders fought valiantly-for their lives and for a unfastened and self reliant Texas-but in spite of everything, they have been all slaughtered. Their final sacrifice encouraged the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph.

Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon clean fundamental assets in U.S. and Mexican documents, THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the definitive account of this epic conflict. Populated through larger-than-life characters--including Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis--this is a stirring tale of audacity, valor, and redemption.

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Old Los Angeles and Pasadena in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History)

Masking the historical past and geography of l. a. and Pasadena among 1900 and 1950, the gathering of over 2 hundred classic postcards compiled during this new quantity bargains a distinct glimpse into turn-of-the-century southern California. As verbal exchange through postcards grew to become well known within the overdue nineteenth century, those that obtained them have been provided an extraordinary view of the "right the following, right away" point that merely postcard images might provide. From the earliest photographs of the Angels' Flight in l. a., to the match of Roses parades gliding down Colorado highway, the authors have fun the heritage of those attractive towns throughout the own medium of classic postcards.

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American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms (P.S.)

By Chris Kyle, William Doyle

Drawing on his mythical firearms wisdom and combat experience, U.S. army SEAL and number one bestselling writer of yank Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the tale of America—from the Revolution to the present—through the lens of ten iconic guns and the striking heroes who used them to form background: the yank long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester 1873 rifle, Springfield M1903 rifle, M1911 pistol, Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used. American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, event, invention, and sacrifice.

Featuring a foreword and afterword by means of Taya Kyle and illustrated with greater than a hundred pictures, this new paperback version features a bonus bankruptcy, “The 11th Gun,” on shotguns, derringers, and the Browning M2 desktop gun.

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The Louisiana Scalawags: Politics, Race, and Terrorism during the Civil War and Reconstruction

During the Civil warfare and Reconstruction, the pejorative time period "scalawag" noted white southerners dependable to the Republican social gathering. With the onset of the federal career of recent Orleans in 1862, scalawags challenged the recovery of the antebellum political and social orders. Derided as opportunists, uneducated "poor white trash," Union sympathizers, and race traitors, scalawags stay principally misunderstood even this day. within the Louisiana Scalawags, Frank J. Wetta bargains the 1st in-depth research of those males and their fight over the way forward for Louisiana. an important evaluate of the interaction of politics, race, and terrorism in the course of Reconstruction, this examine solutions an array of questions on the beginning and dying of the scalawags, and debunks a lot of the adverse mythology surrounding them.

Contrary to renowned idea, the southern white Republicans counted between their ranks males of actual accomplishment and ability. They labored in fields as various as legislation, company, medication, journalism, and planting, and lots of held executive positions as urban officers, judges, parish officeholders, and country legislators within the antebellum years. Wetta demonstrates robust experience of nationalism usually influenced the lads, regardless of their origins.

Louisiana's scalawags grew so much energetic and influential in the course of the early phases of Reconstruction, once they led in founding the state's Republican get together. nearly all of white Louisianans, in spite of the fact that, rejected the scalawags' entice shape an alliance with the freedmen in a biracial political celebration. ultimately, the impact of the scalawags succumbed to power terrorism, corruption, and festival from the white carpetbaggers and their black Republican allies. by way of then, the state's Republican get together consisted of white political leaders with none major white constituency. in accordance with Wetta, those weaknesses, in addition to useless federal intervention based on a Democratic occasion insurgency, prompted the Republican celebration to break down and Reconstruction to fail in Louisiana.

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The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

By William Strauss, Neil Howe

First got here the postwar excessive, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling.  This audacious and provocative ebook tells us what to anticipate simply past the beginning of the following century.  Are you prepared for the Fourth Turning?

Strauss and Howe will switch how you see the world--and your home in it.  In The Fourth Turning, they follow their generational theories to the cycles of background and find the US in the midst of an unraveling interval, close to a crisis.  How you arrange for this crisis--the Fourth Turning--is in detail hooked up to the temper and angle of your specific generation.  Are you one of many can-do "GI generation," who triumphed within the final crisis?  Do you belong to the mediating "Silent Majority," who loved the Fifties High?  Do you fall into the "awakened" Boomer classification of the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, or are you a Gen-Xer suffering to evolve to our splintering world?  Whatever your degree of lifestyles, The Fourth Turning deals daring predictions approximately how we all can arrange, separately and jointly, for America's subsequent rendezvous with future.

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Faith and Freedom: The Founding Fathers in Their Own Words (Value Books)

So, what did America’s founders quite think approximately God, the Bible, and Christianity? discover in Faith and Freedom—The Founding Fathers of their personal Words. This brand-new survey of the founders’ ideals presents easy-to-read biographical and old info besides suitable quotations from the speeches and writings of Patrick Henry, John Adams, George Washington, James Madison, Noah Webster, Benjamin Franklin, and a half-dozen others. frequently portrayed as both adverse to religion or unbelieving in a private God, the Founding Fathers of Faith and Freedom simply may shock you!

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THIS HALLOWED GROUND The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War

First released in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton's vintage account of the Civil conflict at the same time captures the dramatic scope and intimate event of that epic fight in a single awesome quantity. protecting occasions from the prelude of the clash to the dying of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, but unassuming, scholarship to carry the struggle alive at the web page in a nearly novelistic manner. it's this present for narrative that led modern critics to check this booklet to struggle and Peace, and make contact with it a "modern Iliad." Now over fifty years outdated, This Hallowed floor is still one of many best-loved and widespread basic Civil warfare books: an ideal advent to readers starting their exploration of the clash, in addition to an exhilarating research and reimagining of its occasions for knowledgeable scholars of the battle.

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