My American Journey

My American Journey
Author: Colin L. Powell,Joseph E. Persico
Release: 2010-12-29
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9780307763686
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A great American success story . . . an endearing and well-written book.”—The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history—Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier’s directness. My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell’s passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, “the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers” inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby,Alan Brinkley,Albert S. Broussard, Ph.D.,Donald A. Ritchie, Ph.D.
Release: 2011-12-08
Editor: McGraw-Hill
Pages: 1116
ISBN: 0078953642
Language: en
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The American Journey Student Edition

The American Journey  Student Edition
Author: McGraw-Hill
Release: 2006-01-03
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 0078743893
Language: en
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The complete story of American history in one comprehensive middle school program The American Journey is a student-friendly presentation of American history from pre-exploration to the present. Its unparalleled author team, including National Geographic, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative, maps, and charts. This program emphasizes skill development—from reading maps to analyzing primary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history and geography, economics, government, citizenship, and current events.

Reagan

Reagan
Author: Bob Spitz
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780525560272
Language: en
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From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational. More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz's REAGAN stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th President, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times. It is the quintessential American triumph, brought to life with cinematic vividness: a young man is born into poverty and raised in a series of flyspeck towns in the Midwest by a pious mother and a reckless, alcoholic, largely absent father. Severely near-sighted, the boy lives in his own world, a world of the popular books of the day, and finds his first brush with popularity, even fame, as a young lifeguard. Thanks to his first great love, he imagines a way out, and makes the extraordinary leap to go to college, a modest school by national standards, but an audacious presumption in the context of his family's station. From there, the path is only very dimly lit, but it leads him, thanks to his great charm and greater luck, to a solid career as a radio sportscaster, and then, astonishingly, fatefully, to Hollywood. And the rest, as they say, is history. Bob Spitz's REAGAN is an absorbing, richly detailed, even revelatory chronicle of the full arc of Ronald Reagan's epic life - giving full weight to the Hollywood years, his transition to politics and rocky but ultimately successful run as California governor, and ultimately, of course, his iconic presidency, filled with storm and stress but climaxing with his peace talks with the Soviet Union that would serve as his greatest legacy. It is filled with fresh assessments and shrewd judgments, and doesn't flinch from a full reckoning with the man's strengths and limitations. This is no hagiography: Reagan was never a brilliant student, of anything, and his disinterest in hard-nosed political scheming, while admirable, meant that this side of things was left to the other people in his orbit, not least his wife Nancy; sometimes this delegation could lead to chaos, and worse. But what emerges as a powerful signal through all the noise is an honest inherent sweetness, a gentleness of nature and willingness to see the good in people and in this country, that proved to be a tonic for America in his time, and still is in ours. It was famously said that FDR had a first-rate disposition and a second-rate intellect. Perhaps it is no accident that only FDR had as high a public approval rating leaving office as Reagan did, or that in the years since Reagan has been closing in on FDR on rankings of Presidential greatness. Written with love and irony, which in a great biography is arguably the same thing, Bob Spitz's masterpiece will give no comfort to partisans at either extreme; for the rest of us, it is cause for celebration.

The American Journey of Barack Obama eBook text edition

The American Journey of Barack Obama  eBook text edition
Author: The Editors of Life Magazine
Release: 2008-12-22
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780316068819
Language: en
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For decades Americans have turned to LIFE to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time. Just as LIFE once opened up the glittering Kennedy White House, LIFE now focuses its lens on Barack Obama. The American Journey of Barack Obama covers the candidate from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention. The unfolding drama of Obama's life and political career is cinematic in scope, and never has it been presented so compellingly. In addition to a powerful array of photographs that were taken by many of the country's greatest photographers (and some that were snapped, in the quiet moments, by Obama family members themselves), this book also includes a Foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, an incisive narrative biography and original essays by some of our finest writers, including Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, Melissa Fay Greene, Andrei Codrescu, Fay Weldon, Richard Norton Smith, Bob Greene and several others. Many readers will find a new understanding of Obama. All readers will feel that they are bearing witness to a singular, undeniably American story.

The American Journey Myhistorylab Pegasus Withpearson Etext Student Access Code Card

The American Journey Myhistorylab Pegasus Withpearson Etext Student Access Code Card
Author: David M. Goldfield,Carl Abbott,Virginia Anderson,Jo Ann Argersinger,Peter H. Argersinger,William Barney
Release: 2011-07-13
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0205180159
Language: en
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The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Appleby
Release: 1999-04-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe
Pages: 997
ISBN: 0028216857
Language: en
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A textbook on United States history for students in grades 6-8.

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Author: Rinker Buck
Release: 2015-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451659160
Language: en
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In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules—which hasn't been done in a century—that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning 2,000 miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used it to emigrate West—historians still regard this as the largest land migration of all time—the trail united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. The trail years also solidified the American character: our plucky determination in the face of adversity, our impetuous cycle of financial bubbles and busts, the fractious clash of ethnic populations competing for the same jobs and space. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten. Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. The New Yorker described his first travel narrative,Flight of Passage, as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trailhe seeks to bring the most important road in American history back to life. At once a majestic American journey, a significant work of history, and a personal saga reminiscent of bestsellers by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed, the book tells the story of Buck's 2,000-mile expedition across the plains with tremendous humor and heart. He was accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and an “incurably filthy” Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, Buck dodges thunderstorms in Nebraska, chases his runaway mules across miles of Wyoming plains, scouts more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot, crosses the Rockies, makes desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water, and repairs so many broken wheels and axels that he nearly reinvents the art of wagon travel itself. Apart from charting his own geographical and emotional adventure, Buck introduces readers to the evangelists, shysters, natives, trailblazers, and everyday dreamers who were among the first of the pioneers to make the journey west. With a rare narrative power, a refreshing candor about his own weakness and mistakes, and an extremely attractive obsession for history and travel,The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime.

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton
Author: Nigel Hamilton
Release: 2007-07-10
Editor: PublicAffairs
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781586485849
Language: en
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From best-selling, award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton, this is an insightful, prodigiously researched, and wonderfully readable account of Bill Clinton's first term in office. It shows how a well-meaning but naïve new president failed to assert true leadership in his first two years, and then illustrates how, in an astonishing act of self-reinvention, the president turned defeat into victory. Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency is a gripping tale of hubris and redemption—and a chronicle of one of the most dramatic reversals of fortune in modern American politics.

American Journey

American Journey
Author: Richard Reeves
Release: 1983
Editor: Touchstone Books
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0671470671
Language: en
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Journalist Richard Reeves travels the United States with a character representing Alexis de Tocqueville, who brings his book Democracy in America as a guide. Reeves interviews American like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart and Alaska disc jockey Buster Richardson, examining the status of our democracyand finding out who Americans perceive themselves to be.

An American Journey

An American Journey
Author: Joseph Bonsall
Release: 2004
Editor: New Leaf Press (AR)
Pages: 143
ISBN: 0892216018
Language: en
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For die-hard fans of the Oak Ridge Boys comes the inside story of the country and gospel band--from the lean years to the glory days--from 30+ year-member Joe Bonsall.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Anonim
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:924442889
Language: en
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Journey to Victory

Journey to Victory
Author: Lyn Cote
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1386806242
Language: en
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A young beauty flees the royal court to the wilderness~In the early 1770's, Christiane Pelletier, an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, is next in a line of courtesans who have been favorites at the French court during the reigns of two monarchs. Yet she longs to be the beloved wife of one man, not a lovely piece of human art passed from one noble to another. And the winds of change are sweeping Europe. After her mother's violent murder, Christiane flees France with her renegade father. In the Canadian wilderness, she survives the shock of leaving a life of wealth and privilege. To escape frontier violence, she moves southward only to become involved in the burgeoning American Revolution. Daughter of a French courtesan to frontier wife to companion of Lady Washington, Christiane moves into the heart of the American rebel elite. But one man in her life can never be forgotten. Once he was her friend. Now he has become her enemy. Will he become her destiny? Only God knows.The late Harriet Klausner gave this sweeping historical saga of young America 5 stars: "Book one of the Patriots and Seekers Revolutionary War era thriller is a great tale due to a strong cast and held together by a wonderful brave protagonist. Readers obtain a taste of life in the rebellious colonies through the trials and triumphs of courageous Christiane. Lyn Cote writes an engaging saga as epic events sweep La Belle Christiane struggling to survive the tsunami of war."

Douglas Hyde

Douglas Hyde
Author: Liam Mac Mathuna,Niall Comer,Brian Ó. Conchubhair,Mire Nic an Bhaird,Cuan Ó Seireadáin
Release: 2019-06-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1910820482
Language: en
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Douglas Hyde--a scholar, linguist, and lifelong promoter of Gaelic culture and heritage--was elected the first President of the Republic of Ireland in 1938. My American Journey provides a compelling firsthand account of a little-known chapter from the early life of this seminal Irish figure: the fundraising trip through the United States he undertook on behalf of the Gaelic League in 1905-6. This collection of journal and diary entries was originally published in the Irish language in 1937 and is now presented for the first time in a bilingual edition, complete with newly discovered archival material and extensive illustrations. Hyde's work on this voyage was both culturally and politically vital. The funds he raised contributed to the hiring and training of Irish-language teachers and organizers who traveled across Ireland spreading the Gaelic League message, helping to sustain a cultural revolution which, in turn, gave rise to the political uprising from which Irish sovereignty ultimately emerged. With a new foreword by current Irish President Michael D. Higgins and punctuated with numerous images, My American Journey sheds light on an important segment of the life of one of Ireland's most underappreciated leaders.

The Truths We Hold Young Reader s Edition

The Truths We Hold  Young Reader s Edition
Author: Kamala Harris
Release: 2021-05-06
Editor: Random House
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781473596481
Language: en
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Now adapted for young readers, Vice President Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has blazed trails throughout her entire political career. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way? In this young readers edition of Kamala Harris's memoir, we learn about the impact that her family and community had on her life, and see what led her to discover her own sense of self and purpose. The Truths We Hold traces her journey as she explored the values she holds most dear-those of community, equality, and justice. An inspiring and empowering memoir, this book challenges us to become leaders in our own lives and shows us that with determination and perseverance all dreams are possible.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: David Goldfield,Carl Abbott,Virginia Dejohn Anderson,Jo Ann E. Argersinger,Peter H. Argersinger,Professor of History William L Barney
Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0205245978
Language: en
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This highly visual survey of American history introduces students to the key features of American political, social, and economic history in an exciting format designed to ignite students passion to know history. The American Journey, Brief Edition provides students with the most support available in reading, thinking, and applying the material they are learning in the text and in lecture. A series of pedagogical aids, in text and out of class study companions, as well as complete instructor presentational and assessment support make this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students. The path that led the authors to The American Journey began in the classroom with their students. The goal of this text is to make American history accessible to students. The key to that goal--the core of the book--is a strong, clear narrative and a positive theme of The American "Journey." American history is a compelling story that the authors tell in an engaging, forthright way, while providing students with an abundance of tools to help them absorb that story and put it into context. This text combines political and social history, to fit the experience of particular groups into the broader perspective of the American past, to give voice to minor and major players alike, because the history of America is in the stories of its people.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby,Alan Brinkley,Albert S. Broussard,Donald A. Ritchie, Ph.D.
Release: 2008-02-21
Editor: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe
Pages: 660
ISBN: 0078777151
Language: en
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A textbook on United States history for students in grades 6-8, from the first Americans through the Civil War.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company
Pages: 936
ISBN: 0078693772
Language: en
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Provides information on American history between the founding of the nation and the time of World War 1. Combines motivating stories with research-based instruction that helps students improve their reading and social studies skills as they discover the past. Every lesson of the textbook is keyed to California content standards and analysis skills.

The American Journey

The American Journey
Author: David R. Goldfield
Release: 1998
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 1037
ISBN: 0136520332
Language: en
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"The American Journey" introduces the reader to the key features of American political, social, and economic history. Written in a clear, engaging style with a straightforward chronological organization, it provides students with a solid framework for understanding the past. This book gives prominent coverage to the West and South and highlights the importance of religion in American history. It traces the emergence of distinctively American ideals and the way the conflict between those ideals and reality has shaped our nation's development. It brings alive the crucial issues and events behind the continuing effort of Americans to live up to their ideals. Appropriate for readers interested in U.S. History.

A View from Abroad

A View from Abroad
Author: Jeanne E. Abrams
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781479802890
Language: en
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Reveals how the European travels of John and Abigail Adams helped define what it meant to be an American From 1778 to 1788, the Founding Father and later President John Adams lived in Europe as a diplomat. Joined by his wife, Abigail, in 1784, the two shared rich encounters with famous heads of the European royal courts, including the ill-fated King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette, and the staid British Monarchs King George III and Queen Charlotte. In this engaging narrative, A View from Abroad takes us on the first full exploration of the Adams’s lives abroad. Jeanne E. Abrams reveals how the journeys of John and Abigail Adams not only changed the course of their intellectual, political, and cultural development—transforming the couple from provincials to sophisticated world travelers—but most importantly served to strengthen their loyalty to America. Abrams shines a new light on how the Adamses and their American contemporaries set about supplanting their British origins with a new American identity. They and their fellow Americans grappled with how to reorder their society as the new nation took its place in the international transatlantic world. After just a short time abroad, Abigail maintained that, “My Heart and Soul is more American than ever. We are a family by ourselves.” The Adamses’ quest to define what it means to be an American, and the answers they discovered in their time abroad, still resonate with us to this day.