Over Here

How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream

Author: Edward Humes

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626812578

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 5895

Inspiring war stories are familiar. But what about the after-the-war stories? From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, OVER HERE is the Greatest Generation’s after-the-war story—vivid portraits of how the original G.I. Bill empowered an entire generation and reinvented the nation. The G.I. Bill opened college education to the masses, transformed America from a nation of renters into a nation of homeowners, and enabled an era of prosperity never before seen in the world. Doctors, teachers, engineers, researchers and Nobel Prize winners who had never considered college an option rewrote the American Dream thanks to this most visionary legislation. “Vivid… Humes’ rich tapestry captures the complexity and contradictions of American society in the midst of dramatic change (which) Humes retells with such warmth and enthusiasm in his inspiring book. Deeply moving, alive with the thrill of people from modest backgrounds discovering that the opportunities available to them were far greater than anything they had dreamed of.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES “Poignant... The human dramas scattered throughout the narrative are irresistible. The book will provide nostalgia for the World War II generation, and a well-rounded education for readers born later.” —DENVER POST “A profound book… brilliant at explaining world–changing events in simple terms that any reader can understand. Humes… tells stories of global consequence through the eyes of individual people.” —LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM “What Mr. Humes has done especially well is to capture... the “accidental greatness” of the G.I. Bill.” —WASHINGTON TIMES “Fascinating... The book's statistics are eye-opening, but it's the numerous personal vignettes that bring this account to life. Over Here shows how the G.I. Bill opened doors for millions. At its best, these passages are reminiscent of Studs Terkel's Depression-era and World War II oral histories.” —CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER “Edward Humes has given us a superb description of one of the marvels of American history—the G.I. Bill, which educated, enlightened, and inspired the veterans of World War II. If we were "the greatest generation," the key factor was the mind-and-heart-expanding G.I. Bill. It transformed the American Dream, including my own dreams, ambitions and abilities.” —George McGovern

Geschichte der USA

Author: Volker Depkat

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170267450

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 2036

Zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts sind die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika die einzig verbliebene Supermacht in einer zunehmend unübersichtlichen Welt. Das Buch behandelt die Etappen des Aufstiegs zur Weltmacht und fächert die faszinierend vielschichtige Geschichte der USA entlang von thematischen Grundlinien auf. Am Anfang steht das Experiment in Sachen Demokratie, das revolutionär begründet und bis heute nicht abgeschlossen ist. Ebenso wenig geradlinig entwickeln sich die USA zur Supermacht und zum Hegemon der Welt, ein Aufstieg, der im Zeichen des "Empires of Liberty" auch missionarische Züge aufweist. Wie aus der nordamerikanischen Kontaktzone unterschiedlichster Kulturen und Ethnien neue dezidiert amerikanische Wertideen und ein moderner konsumorientierter, technologiegesättigter Lebensstil, der "American Way of Life", hervorgingen, die keineswegs den bestehenden ethnisch-kulturellen Pluralismus der Gesellschaft einebneten, bildet einen weiteren Schwerpunkt der Darstellung. Über die Themenachsen Politik, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Kultur entfaltet der Band die Entwicklungslinien der Geschichte der USA, die auf vielen Feldern für unsere moderne Welt wegweisend war und ist.

The GI Bill

The New Deal for Veterans

Author: Glenn Altschuler,Stuart M. Blumin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195182286

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 3471

Historians Glenn C. Altschuler and Stuart M. Blumin offer a compelling and often surprising account of the G.I. Bill and its sweeping and decisive impact on American life. --from publisher description.

Preparing Your Campus for Veterans' Success

An Integrated Approach to Facilitating The Transition and Persistence of Our Military Students

Author: Bruce Kelley,Ernetta Fox,Justin Smith

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228658

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 7699

This book is intended for everyone in higher education – whether in the classroom, student affairs, administration, admissions, health services or faculty development – who is, or expects to be teaching, advising, or serving student veterans. This book is the outcome of a partnership between the Center for Teaching and Learning and the office of Disabilities Services at the University of South Dakota that led to the development of the Fides program whose goal was to establish high-quality, evidence-based development opportunities specifically designed to enable key university constituencies—the faculty, staff, and administration—to understand their role in providing extraordinary learning experiences for veterans. The program was funded through a congressionally directed FIPSE grant. Materials from Fides have been featured by prominent educational organizations, and are being used by the National Center for PTSD, colleges, universities, and boards of regents across the US. This book provides the background and guidelines you need to leverage the strengths that student veterans bring to your institution, to ease the challenges they face in transitioning into higher education, to facilitate their learning, and to ensure their successful graduation. Student veterans bring many strengths to your campus – maturity, significant life experiences, and cross-cultural awareness. They are highly motivated to serve others and value education. Student veterans may however face significant challenges. Student veterans have typically been out of high school for some time, where they may have earned average grades. Many are married with children and more than a few are single parents. They are approximately 20% less likely than non-veterans to attain a bachelor degree and slightly more likely to drop out of higher education without attaining a degree of any sort. Deployments extend their time to degree, and multiple deployments can significantly delay graduation. The challenges associated with transitioning from the military into higher education are heightened when a student has a disability – physical, psychological, or emotional. Common disabilities that are emerging from Iraq and Afghanistan include amputations, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. To enable student veterans to succeed, institutions need to develop holistic initiatives to mediate student veterans’ transition and persistence, and develop appropriate programs and services that recognize their skills, family responsibilities, and distinct needs. This book outlines best practices for student affairs; describes innovative approaches to administrative services and support; suggests streamlining policies and procedures to make the campus “veteran friendly”; proposes ideas for academic programs; looks at the implications for course structure and design; considers the classroom environment; and explores how classroom policies impact student veterans. One chapter examines the issue of student veteran success specifically from the point of view of two-year institutions. The authors stress the importance of collaborative approaches across divisions and functions providing all stakeholders on campus with a comprehensive view of how they can support each to ensure the success of their student veterans.

Forgotten Detroit

Author: Paul Vachon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439621187

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 3707

Detroiters know their history well. Founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the city subsisted on a variety of industries: fur trading, stove building, and, of course, the automobile. Names such as Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh resonate in Detroiters’ common memory. Detroit’s meteoric rise during the 20th century established the city as an influential leader in commerce, culture, and religion. This growth spawned the development of numerous businesses, organizations, and institutions, many now forgotten. Albert Kahn left his indelible mark. Mary Chase Stratton created a new art form. And Henry Ford II changed the course of his family legacy. Forgotten Detroit delves into the wellspring of history to retell some of these lesser-known stories within Detroit’s rich heritage.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3332

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 1325


Die Lewittowner

Soziographie einer „Schlafstadt“

Author: Herbert J. Gans

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035601887

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 2104


Overcoming Katrina

African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond

Author: D'Ann R. Penner,Keith C. Ferdinand

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 9198

This books brings together the narrated autobiographies of black New Orleanians, united by their residence in New Orleans, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. At its heart are stories of abandonment and evacuation, heroism and terror, prejudice and generosity, and displacement and rebuilding in the wake of the hurricane and its lengthy aftermath.

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641172144

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 8325

Zwölf Monate aus dem Leben des legendären Gonzojournalisten 1972 hat Hunter S. Thompson die Tour des amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlkampfes begleitet und in diesem Buch schonungslos Bilanz gezogen. Er enthüllt die Intrigen hinter den Kulissen des Wahlkampfes und entlarvt dabei die Mechanismen des politischen Machtkampfes. Ein kritisches Statement, das noch immer Gültigkeit hat.

Krieg der Welt

Was ging schief im 20. Jahrhundert?

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548607795

Category:

Page: 987

View: 9677


Hillbilly-Elegie

Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1704

Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

Das Ende der Physik

Vom Mythos der Großen Vereinheitlichten Theorie

Author: David Lindley

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034861931

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 296

View: 7076


Bird Box - Schließe deine Augen

Roman

Author: Josh Malerman

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641237742

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2279

Der Roman zum Netflix-Film mit Sandra Bullock in der Hauptrolle! Öffne deinen Augen, und du bist tot! Dieses Mantra hat Malorie ihren beiden Kindern von Geburt an eingeimpft. Sie verlassen das Haus so selten wie möglich und wenn doch, dann nur mit verbundenen Augen. Denn irgendetwas ist dort draußen, dessen Anblick jeden in den Wahnsinn treibt. Da klingelt das Telefon, und der unbekannte Anrufer bietet ihr einen sicheren Ort, nur ein paar Meilen den Fluss hinab. Kein weiter Weg, wenn man ihn sehen kann. Doch mit verbundenen Augen unmöglich. Dennoch steigt Malorie mit den Kindern in ein kleines Boot, der Hoffnung entgegen – oder dem Tod! Dieser Roman ist auch bereits unter dem Titel »Der Fluss« beim Blanvalet Verlag erschienen.

Aretha Franklin

Queen of Soul

Author: Mark Bego

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841901506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

View: 954

Aus ihrem Privatleben hat die 20-fache Grammy-Gewinnerin Aretha Franklin immer ein Geheimnis gemacht. Bestsellerautor Mark Bego gelingt es trotzdem, ein ebenso faszinierendes wie privates Porträt der Queen of Soul zu zeichnen. Das Buch handelt von ihren musikalischen Erfolgen, den Männern ihres Lebens, dem lebenlangen Kampf gegen Esssucht und Übergewicht, ihrer Flugangst und ihren Fehden mit anderen Stars. Sämtliche Originialalben werden detailliert und kenntnisreich beschrieben und die Musik in den Kontext der jeweiligen Zeit gesetzt. Ein Buch, das jeden Musik- und Soulfan begeistern wird.