The Roosevelt Years

Author: Robert A. Garson
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
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The Roosevelt Years from the Author: Robert A. Garson. A collection of new and exciting essays from leading experts on a key period in American history. It covers the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Depression and the Second World War.

The Plots Against The President

Author: Sally Denton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608193594
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The Plots Against The President from the Author: Sally Denton. In March 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally became the nation's thirty-second president. The man swept in by a landslide four months earlier now took charge of a country in the grip of panic brought on by economic catastrophe. Though no one yet knew it-not even Roosevelt-it was a radical moment in America. And with all of its unmistakable resonance with events of today, it is a cautionary tale. The Plots Against the President follows Roosevelt as he struggled to right the teetering nation, armed with little more than indomitable optimism and the courage to try anything. His bold New Deal experiments provoked a backlash from both extremes of the political spectrum. Wall Street bankers threatened by FDR's policies made common cause with populist demagogues like Huey Long and Charles Coughlin. But just how far FDR's enemies were willing to go to thwart him has never been fully explored. Two startling events that have been largely ignored by historians frame Sally Denton's swift, tense narrative of a year of fear: anarchist Giuseppe Zangara's assassination attempt on Roosevelt, and a plutocrats' plot to overthrow the government that would come to be known as the Wall Street Putsch. The Plots Against the President throws light on the darkest chapter of the Depression and the moments when the fate of the American republic hung in the balance.

Health Security For All

Author: Alan Derickson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801880810
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Health Security For All from the Author: Alan Derickson. "Required reading for those interested in the life and death of health policy initiatives... Valuable primer on health policy." -- JAMA "Will surely resonate in the thoughts of policymakers... and anyone interested in a fairer and healthier society." -- New England Journal of Medicine

General Smedley Darlington Butler

Author: Smedley Darlington Butler
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275941413
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General Smedley Darlington Butler from the Author: Smedley Darlington Butler. Major General Butler was a maverick marine, the emblem of "the old corps," and one of the most controversial figures in Marine history. This work is an annotated edition of his letters covering the period from Butler's commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps to his retirement as Major General.

Cognitive Surplus

Author: Clay Shirky
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141922346
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Cognitive Surplus from the Author: Clay Shirky. For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time and as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky examines the changes we will all enjoy as our untapped resources of talent and good will are put to use at last. Since the postwar boom, we've had a surfeit of intellect, energy, and time - a "cognitive surplus." Shirky argues persuasively that this cognitive surplus - rather than being some strange new departure from normal behavior - actually returns our society to forms of collaboration that were natural to us up to and through the early 20th Century. He also charts the vast effects that our cognitive surplus - aided by new technologies - will have on 21st Century society, and how we can best exploit those effects, and how the choices we make are not only economically motivated but driven by the desire for autonomy, competence, and community.

December 7 1941

Author: Gordon Prange
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480489506
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December 7 1941 from the Author: Gordon Prange. A minute-by-minute account of the morning that changed America forever When dawn broke over Hawaii on December 7, 1941, no one suspected that America was only minutes from war. By nightfall, the naval base at Pearl Harbor was a smoldering ruin, and over 2,000 Americans lay dead. December 7, 1941 gives a captivating and immersive real-time account of that fateful morning. In or out of uniform, every witness responded differently when the first Japanese bombs began to fall. A chaplain fled his post and spent a week in hiding, while mess hall workers seized a machine gun and began returning fire. Some officers were taken unawares, while others responded valiantly, rallying their men to fight back and in some cases sacrificing their lives. Built around eyewitness accounts, this book provides an unprecedented glimpse of how it felt to be at Pearl Harbor on the day that would live in infamy.

Roosevelt And Hopkins

Author: Robert E. Sherwood
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ISBN: 9781929631049
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Roosevelt And Hopkins from the Author: Robert E. Sherwood. "Roosevelt and Hopkins is the classic account of FDR's foreign policy during World War II and how Harry Hopkins, his friend and closest confidant, became the President's "point man" with Stalin, Churchill and other allied leaders. It is also the inside history of America's inevitable wartime rise as a great power, written in a clear and readable style by White House speechwriter and playwright Robert Sherwood."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

First Dog Fala

Author: Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
ISBN: 9781561454112
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First Dog Fala from the Author: Elizabeth Van Steenwyk. Tells the story of Scottish terrier Fala, the steadfast canine companion of President Franklin Roosevelt during the years of World War II.

Political Science

Author: Michael G. Roskin
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134404904
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Political Science from the Author: Michael G. Roskin. For courses in Introduction to Political Science. Explore the Fundamentals of Political Science Political Science: An Introduction shows readers how the fundamental tenets of political science have helped important leaders make critical decisions for centuries. The authors present a balance of theoretical abstractions and applied reasoning to help readers understand how to make calm, rational choices when it comes to political manipulation. The Fourteenth Edition asks readers to explore the controversial topic of exported democracy, and whether certain countries are ready and equipped to apply our form of government. By examining issues such as the Iraq war and the difficulty of adapting our own democracy in the U.S., the text prompts readers to form their own opinions about democracy and political science. Geared toward those learning about the topic for the first time, the authors encourage readers to consider different paradigms, viewpoints, and theories when developing their own political views. Also available with MyPoliSciLab® MyPoliSciLab for the Introduction to Political Science course extends learning online to engage readers and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer readers opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134406257 / 9780134406251 Political Science: An Introduction Plus MyPoliSciLab for Introduction to Political Science – Access Card Package, 14/e Package consists of: 0134402855 / 9780134402857 Political Science: An Introduction, 14e 0134320409 / 9780134320403 MyPoliSciLab for Introduction to Political Science Political Science: An Introduction, Fourteenth Edition is also available via REVEL ™, an interactive learning environment that enables readers to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.