Happy Days Were Here Again

Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786726903

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 5267

In Happy Days Were Here Again, William F. Buckley Jr. offers a collection of his finest essays from the latter part of his long career. Sometimes celebrating, sometimes assailing, Buckley takes on opponents ranging from Mikhail Gorbachev to Carl Sagan to Leonard Bernstein; reflects on the academic scene, the Gulf War, and the idea of sin; and offers appreciations of friends, both right and left. For everyone who appreciates the wit and style of America's pre-eminent conservative, this is a must-have collection.

Happy Days Are Here Again

The 1932 Democratic Convention, the Emergence of FDR--and How America Was Changed Forever

Author: Steven Neal

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062015419

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 968

Political conventions in years past were more than pep rallies for preselected candidates -- they were suspenseful, no-holds-barred battles for the nomination. In 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the man who would become one of America's most beloved presidents, was far from a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination at the party's convention in Chicago. Using new sources of information, award-winning reporter Steve Neal weaves the compelling story of how FDR finally got the nod along with the personalities of the day who influenced the decision, including Joseph P. Kennedy, Al Smith, Huey Long, and William Randolph Hearst.

Happy Days

My Mother, My Father, My Sister & Me

Author: Shana Alexander

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504006844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

View: 1202

Acclaimed 60 Minutes commentator and true-crime author Shana Alexander turns her journalist’s eye to her own unconventional family—and herself—in this fascinating, moving memoir Shana Alexander spent most of her life trying to figure out her enigmatic parents. Milton Ager was a famous songwriter whose creations included “Ain’t She Sweet” and “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Cecelia Ager was a film critic and Variety columnist. They were a glamorous Jazz Age couple that moved in charmed circles with George and Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Parker, and Jerome Kern. They remained together for fifty-seven years, and yet they lived separate lives. This wise, witty, unflinchingly candid memoir is also a revealing account of Alexander’s own life, from her successful career as a writer and national-news commentator to her troubled marriages and emotionally wrenching love affairs. She shares insights about growing up with a cold, hypercritical mother, her relationship with her younger sister, the suicide of her adopted daughter, and her reconciliation with her parents after a twenty-year estrangement. “I had to do a lot of detective work to uncover the truth about my parents’ lives,” Alexander said. “I knew almost nothing about them as people. But by the end they really did become my best friends.”

Common Core Curriculum: United States History, Grades K-2

Author: Great Minds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118583434

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 7371

Comprehensive Common Core curriculum for United States History, Grades K-2 The Alexandria Plan is Common Core's curriculum tool for the teaching of United States and World History. It is a strategic framework for identifying and using high quality informational texts and narrative nonfiction to meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) while also sharing essential historical knowledge drawn from the very best state history and civics standards from around the country. The curriculum is presented in this four volume series: Common Core Curriculum: United States History, Grades K-2; Common Core Curriculum: World History, Grades K-2; Common Core Curriculum: United States History, Grades 3-5; and Common Core Curriculum: World History, Grades 3-5. Features of each book include: Learning Expectations, which articulate the key ideas, events, facts, and figures to be understood by students in a particular grade span. Suggested anchor texts for each topic. In depth text studies, comprised of text-dependent questions, student responses, and assessments based on a featured anchor text. Select additional resources. Concise Era Summaries that orient both teachers and students to the historical background. The curriculum helps teachers pose questions about texts covering a wide range of topics. This volume, Common Core Curriculum: United States History, Grades K-2, introduces lower elementary students to 18 key eras in our country's history, from the original Native American people to modern times, through stories that they will treasure forever.

My Happy Days in Hollywood

A Memoir

Author: Garry Marshall

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0307885003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5907

A lighthearted account by the award-winning producer and director of such productions as Laverne & Shirley and Pretty Woman traces his Bronx childhood, role in shaping A-list celebrity careers and personal philosophies about life and entertainment. 60,000 first printing.

The GI Bill Boys

A Memoir

Author: Stella Suberman

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572338938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3259

In her warm and witty new memoir, Stella Suberman charms readers with her personal perspective as she recalls the original 1940s GI Bill. As she writes of the bill and the epic events that spawned it, she manages, in her crisp way, to personalize and humanizes them in order to entertain and to educate. Although her story is in essence that of two Jewish families, it echoes the story of thousands of Americans of that period. Her narrative begins with her Southern family and her future husband’s Northern one – she designates herself and her husband as “Depression kids” – as they struggle through the Great Depression. In her characteristically lively style, she recounts the major happenings of the era: the Bonus March of World War I veterans; the attack on Pearl Harbor; the Roosevelt/New Deal years; the rise of Hitler’s Nazi party and the Holocaust; the second World War; and the post-war period when veterans returned home to a collapsed and jobless economy. She then takes the reader to the moment when the GI Bill appeared, the glorious moment, as she writes, when returning veterans realized they had been given a future. As her husband begins work on his Ph.D., she focuses on the GI men and their wives as college life consumed them. It is the time also of Senator Joseph McCarthy and the “Red Scare,” of the creation of an Israeli state, of the Korean War, and of other important issues, and she discusses them forthrightly. Throughout this section she writes of how the GI’s doggedly studied, engaged in critical thinking (perhaps for the first time), discovered their voices. As she suggests, it was not the 1930’s anymore, and the GI Bill boys were poised to give America an authentic and robust middle class. Stella Suberman is the author of two popular and well-reviewed titles: The Jew Store and When It Was OurWar. In its starred review, Booklist called The Jew Store “an absolute pleasure,” and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote that it was “valuable history as well as a moving story.” When It Was Our War received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and in another starred review, Kirkus Reviews described it as “Engaging . . . A remarkable story that resonates with intelligence and insight.” Mrs. Suberman lives with her husband, Jack, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Tales from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout

A Collection of the Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told

Author: Rich Westcott

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1613210361

Category: History

Page: 195

View: 884

Recapture all the magic of Philadelphia Phillies baseball! With 128 years of competition, they have some amazing tales to share. Westcott presents the triumphs, tragedies, and even a little trivia about the team.

Africa is in a Mess

What Went Wrong and what Should be Done

Author: Godfrey Mwakikagile

Publisher: New Africa Press

ISBN: 0980253470

Category: History

Page: 173

View: 8259

This is a revised and updated edition in which the author examines the problems of post-colonial Africa. He contends that the problems have existed since independence in the sixties and have been made worse through the years by a combination of factors. It is a blunt assessment and prescribes some solutions to Africa's problems focusing on internal factors but without exonerating external forces from what has happened on the continent through the decades.


Words That Sell Brands, Grip Fans, and Sometimes Change History

Author: Steve Cone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781576603048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 2113

"Makes the case that a great slogan is the most important part of any marketing campaign and shows by means of many examples and some instruction how to create one"--Provided by publisher.


A Detroit Heroine

Author: Raymond O'Slattery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440174407

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 7861

She may be little, but she makes herself heard. Phyllis Katherine Arquette was a petite woman who wrote and placed the following saying on her refrigerator, Keep moving Phyllis, always keep moving. This is the story of a woman who symbolizes all the unsung mothers of the world and a portrayal of an American family living in Detroit, Michigan, during a tumultuous time in history all based on the real-life experiences of Phyllis Katherine Arquette. In the summer of 1928 on a beach on Belle Isle outside of Detroit, football player Bill O'Slattery and a little girl with blonde curls meet and change their destinies forever after she yells at him while standing in the line for the last ferry back to Detroit, Hey, buster, no cutting in line! Who do you think you are? And so began a wonderful romance between two gifted people that eventually resulted in the creation of an American family who survived tragedy, the Great Depression, and many other obstacles but emerged stronger in the end. Phyllis reveals an innocence that permeated American society during the 1930s despite bad economic times, the glory days of Detroit, and a remarkable woman whose legacy still lives on today.

Boy Days Were Happy, Happy Days

Author: Leroy S. Rose

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466951141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 999

Boy days is that period of growing up where you become aware of yourself as you progress from a small boy going to school and gradually enter the world as an adult. During those formative years, boys experience and experiment with all aspects of adolescent life. Not all boys do experience these wonderful stimuli of growing up, and later in their adult lives, if they are unable to do certain things, they are often told that they did not have boy days. This book is about a person who experienced the whole gamut of boy days. Accompany him as he and his friends go from one boyhood adventure to another. Do things with your mind that make you wish you had done in your growing-up years. Parts of this book will bring back fond memories to some and maybe misery to others. Sit back, lie back, relax, and reminisce about all our yesteryears. They were indeed happy, happy days.

I Remember!-Do You?

Learning+Working+Loving- Caring Equals Living

Author: Julian Gyula Andorka

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468555634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 6106

PLEASED to meet YOU! I am the Hungarian Yankee from Chicago who wrote this book. I learned the English language from the British Broadcasting Corporation while listening to short waive radio on the Russian Front in World War II. I loved it. I mean the language not the war. This book started with Grandmother at my birth and will end 90 some years later when Saint Peter, our gatekeeper calls me. This book documents that for almost ninety years I was not just alive, but also loving the people who made it worth living. This book is neither a fiction, -it is real life, -nor is it a documentary not being chronological. It is rather an interactive Chit-chat between the author and the reader. The main characters are often funny and occasionally dramatic, always proving that the fruit of learning and working during the day, loving and hugging during the night will be HONEY.


The Last Adventure

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466803983

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 3269

Peter Capstick's earliest books have firmly established him as the modern-day master of African adventure writing. Now, for all his readers who want to put their taste for adventure into practice, Capstick has written the first modern authoritative, comprehensive travel guide to African safari. Drawing on his years of experience as a professional hunter, Capstick explains everything a bwana needs to know: how to select and book a safari; where and when to go; fees and licenses; the guns, ammo, and personal equipment needed. Chapters on each of the Big Five (lion, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, and rhino-- the trophies most hunters want to take) describe the techniques, thrills, and dangers of hunting these clever and cunning animals. The other memorable delights of safari, like camp life, bird shooting, fishing, photography, and game viewing in wildlife parks, are also celebrated. A list of safari agencies, hunting companies and professional hunters, suggested equipment for a 21-day safari, and a trophy price list round out the most exhaustive guide to safari ever written. Packed with solid advice and nuggets of campfire lore and hunting yarns, illustrated with thirty-four black and white photographs and six line drawings, Safari: The Last Adventure is sure to become a classic work in its field, essential equipment for anyone going on safari or just dreaming of one...


Author: Lois Wyse

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307816990

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 5801

Written by the author of The Rosemary Touch, this is the story of three young women, second wives to rich, older men. They were at camp as teenagers when something shocking happened, and are now blackmailed by the camp director who threatens to reveal the secret which can ruin their worlds.


A People's History

Author: Michael McKinley

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 0771057717

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 371

View: 7491

Provides the history of hockey from the Canadian perspective, starting with the first indoor hockey game in Montreal to the present day, including biographical sketches of the men and women who made the game what it is today.

The Wages of Wins

Taking Measure of the Many Myths in Modern Sport. Updated Edition

Author: David Berri,Martin Schmidt,Stacey Brook

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804758441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 2604

The Wages of Wins is a proper analysis of the data generated by professional sports; it tells many tales that are inconsistent with the myths put forward by the media, industry, and consumers of professional sport.

The Reagan I Knew

Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786726660

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 1893

No two people were more important to American conservatism in the postwar era than William F. Buckley Jr. and Ronald Reagan. Buckley's writings provided the intellectual underpinnings, while Reagan brought the conservative movement into the White House. They met in 1961 when Reagan introduced a speech by Buckley. When nobody could turn on the microphone, Reagan climbed out a window, walked along a ledge to the locked control room, broke in, and flipped the correct switch. Buckley later described this moment as “a nifty allegory of Reagan's approach to foreign policy: the calm appraisal of a situation, the willingness to take risks, and then the decisive moment leading to lights and sound.” For over thirty years, the two men shared jokes and vacations, advised each other on politics, and counseled each other's children. The Reagan I Knew traces the evolution of an extraordinary friendship between two American political giants.

Encyclopedia of Television News

Author: Michael D. Murray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561082

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

View: 7763

A recent Times-Mirror survey has shown that 65 percent of Americans prefer television over other news media for news coverage, an increase of 10 percent in just over a decade. To understand the enormous impact television news has had on American life, it is important to define the contributions made by various individuals in the field, as well as to recognize the news programs and broadcast journalism issues that have captivated, enlightened, and informed our nation. Never before have the forces and individuals of television news been so thoroughly and authoritatively examined.

The Madonna of the Future

Essays in a Pluralistic Art World

Author: Arthur Coleman Danto

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520230026

Category: Art

Page: 450

View: 1620

Danto writes about the contemporary art to be seen in museums and galleries, placing it in the context of the history of modern art and of current debates about essential ideas in our society.