Happy Days Were Here Again

Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786726903

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 9713

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: 2446

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.

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

Author: Great Minds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118583434

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 7557

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.

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: 6151

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.

The GI Bill Boys

A Memoir

Author: Stella Suberman

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572338938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9620

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.

Powerlines

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: 2119

"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.

I Remember!-Do You?

Learning+Working+Loving- Caring Equals Living

Author: Julian Gyula Andorka

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468555634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 8559

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.

Dave Bassett - Settling the Score

Author: Dave Basset

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784185116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 1942

Dave Bassett is one of football's colourful characters. He is the man who led Wimbledon to their FA Cup triumph in 1988. His talents are renowned throughout the football league. In his autobiography he reveals the stories that have been the hallmark of his amazing career.He reveals the truth behind his four days in charge of Crystal Palace, his fiery relationship with Elton John at Watford, the boardroom battles during his time at Sheffield United and also the chain of events that led to his rejection of Manchester City.He also explains his philosophy of football which has led to his success and made him one of the personalities in the history of the game.'Fantastic - The best football book of the year.' - The Mirror

Phyllis

A Detroit Heroine

Author: Raymond O'Slattery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440174407

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 2645

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.

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: 6925

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.

Safari

The Last Adventure

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466803983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 3337

From the master of African adventure writing, Peter Hathway Capstick presents the first modern authoritative, comprehensive travel guide to African safari. Drawn from his years of experience as a professional hunter, Capstick’s Safari: The Last Adventure explains the preparations and procedures involved in his African expeditions: 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 in this indispensable guide. Packed with solid advice and nuggets of campfire lore and hunting yarns, illustrated with thirty-four black and white photographs and six line drawings, this indispensable book is a classic work in its field, essential equipment for anyone going on safari or just dreaming of one...

Empower Yourself for an Amazing Career

Author: Blanca De La Rosa

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452537585

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 418

Who says you cannot climb the corporate ladder? Your boss, coworkers, jealous peers? Has your career turned into a job? Do you ever sit and wonder what ever happened to your career? Where and when did you get off track? How do you revive your career after it has derailed? In this book author Blanca De La Rosa details and reveals what she has learned after thirty-four years in the corporate environment. If you want to get your career back on track, empower yourself so that you can create an amazing career. Empowering yourself and using a holistic approach will help distinguish you from the competition and demonstrate to your organization how you can positively impact the bottom line. Empower Yourself for an Amazing Career contains a wealth of information about personal career mistakes and is invaluable to anyone that dreams of building a successful career. This book incorporates personal stories and strategies for overcoming adversity in the workplace. You will discover how to assess the journey of your career, how to manage a bad manager, how to deal with career failure, and how to develop a career road map with uplifting and inspiring advice. The Author offers a fresh approach on climbing the corporate ladder by combining practical, commonsense advice with inner wisdom and providing strategies to increase the chances of success in the workplace. “In the aptly titled, “Empower Yourself for an Amazing Career”, the author offers helpful advice from her 34-year career. In this resourceful book the author is refreshingly transparent about her own mistakes, encouraging others to learn from theirs. Recommended for employees needing guidance in navigating the corporate maze.” — BookBub Review “This valuable book of insights can be used by anyone, in any job, at any level, who is striving to get ahead.” — New England Book Festival

Seconds

Author: Lois Wyse

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307816990

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 9537

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.

The Madonna of the Future

Essays in a Pluralistic Art World

Author: Arthur C. Danto

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520230026

Category: Art

Page: 450

View: 1297

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.

Classrooms in the Shade

Author: Shanthee Manjoo

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 0987034820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9629

From the opening Sanskrit mantra to the final act of voting in South Africa's first democratic elections, this lyrical memoir provides a unique perspective on South Africa's modern history. The account shows how a young Hindu woman of Indian ancestry, living in South Africa in the 1940s, defied convention, married a Muslim man, and became an activist at time when Muslim women were seldom seen in such a role. As a teacher, she spoke up during the political strife of that highly segregated era, which included the relocation of Indians and angry student boycotts, and here shares her philosophies and insights into education. Filled with characters from both a personal and national context, the memoir captures the nuances of an important time and place.

Encyclopedia of Television News

Author: Michael D. Murray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561082

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

View: 4662

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.

Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money

Author: James Engell,Anthony Dangerfield

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813923314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 3537

"In their analysis of admission practices, institutional rankings, salaries, hiring practices, scholarships, student attitudes, tuition costs, research programs, library budgets, and class barriers, Engell and Dangerfield expose the major changes that the Age of Money has wrought in higher education while also offering a practical method of understanding and prioritizing the various elements involved in choosing the right school." "Written for a general audience as well as for professionals, Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money will appeal to teachers and administrators, parents of students and prospective students, students and faculty in schools of higher education, and anyone interested in intellectual life."--BOOK JACKET.

The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt

Author: Milton Babbitt,Stephen Peles

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691089663

Category: Music

Page: 517

View: 8232

Babbitt's writings are not only an invaluable testimony to his thinking - a priceless primary source for the intellectual and cultural history of the second half of the twentieth century - but also a remarkable achievement in their own right.""This volume of almost fifty pieces gathers, corrects, and annotates virtually everything of significance that Babbitt has written. The result is complete, authoritative, and fully accessible - the definitive source of Babbitt's influential ideas."--Jacket.

Unbuilt Toronto

A History of the City That Might Have Been

Author: Mark Osbaldeston

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770703454

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9084

Short-listed for the 2009 Toronto Book Awards and Heritage Toronto Book Awards and the 2012 Speaker’s Award Unbuilt Toronto explores never-realized building projects in and around Toronto, from the citys founding to the twenty-first century. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, highways, subways, and arts and recreation venues, it outlines such ambitious schemes as St. Alban’s Cathedral, the Queen subway line and early city plans that would have resulted in a Paris-by-the-Lake. Readers may lament the loss of some projects (such as the Eatons College Street tower), be thankful for the disappearance of others (a highway through the Annex), and marvel at the downtown that could have been (with underground roads and walkways in the sky). Featuring 147 photographs and illustrations, many never before published, Unbuilt Toronto casts a different light on a city you thought you knew.