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The American Story

By David M. Rubenstein
  • ISBN Code: : 1982120339
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they’ve come to so intimately know and understand. — David McCullough on John Adams — Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson — Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton — Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin — Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln — A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh — Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King — Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson — Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon —And many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts Through his popular program The David Rubenstein Show, David Rubenstein has established himself as one of our most thoughtful interviewers. Now, in The American Story, David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects. The book features introductions by Rubenstein as well a foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress, the book is destined to become a classic for serious readers of American history. Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century.

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  • Pdf File: american-stories.pdf

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American Stories follows the evolution of our founding stories and myths and how they spread far and wide throughout our history. The story of the cherry tree, for example, tells us nothing about George Washington’s actual childhood, but surely it tells us something about what Americans wanted in the father of their country—an incorruptible leader of the people. Along the same lines, the story of Betsy Ross’s flag tells us nothing about how the Stars and Stripes came to be, but does tell us something about what Americans wanted in a founding mother—it is no coincidence that the Ross story, featuring a traditional woman’s role of sewing at home, was first told in 1870, one year after Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony challenged these roles by founding the National Woman Suffrage Association. There’s another reason these stories spread, and that provides another reason to follow their evolution. From Dodge City to Deadwood, and from Bunker Hill to San Juan Hill and beyond, these stories all have one thing in common: they are all a lot of fun to read.

All Men Are Created ... an American Story

By Christopher "Chris" Nuels
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1665710942
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 754
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It is 1865 in a war-torn America as battles between the North and South rage throughout the land. The book follows three former slaves and their journey from bonds of slavery to the mantle of leadership. Amra, born a warrior prince in Africa and brought to slavery through treachery. He is a warrior seeking to retain his African values and estabhish himself as a man in an environment intimidated by his very presence. Fieldhand, born into slavery and content in his life as a slave until one night of tragedy transformed him into a crazy, cold-blooded murderer. He satisfies his hate with the blood of the Confederate soldiers and the Negroes who helped them. Fessa, born free and adopted by a college professor who ensured he was provided a world class education. Both, later paid the price for his kindly act when faced with the ugly brutality of the South. Follow as the three men shed the shackles of slavery for the burden of manhood and leadership and join the fight for freedom as part of a special unit comprised of former black slaves and a white prisoners. Each sets out on a journey to find freedom in a country where their enemies are determined to keep them in servitude. , All Men Are Created ... An American Story is the historical tale of the trials and tribulations of characters of color as they transition from a lifetime of slavery to men, and finally to leaders.

The Native American Story Book Stories Of The American Indians For Children

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: the-native-american-story-book-stories-of-the-american-indians-for-children.pdf

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Through storytelling, the rich history of the Native American tribes is alive and well today. It has been shared and preserved and still pays tribute to fallen heroes of the past. It is through these glimpses into the past, and these stories much like the ones that are contained in this book, that you can see what a proud heritage they possess and how in tune with the Earth Native Americans really are. Stories included in Volume One are: How the Terrapin Beat the Rabbit, How the Deer got his Horns, Why the Turkey Gobbles, How the Redbird got his Color, The Bear Man, The Man in the Stump, Determination of Night and Day, The Lost Cherokee, The Legend of the Cedar Tree, The First Moccasins, The Legend of the Apache Tear, The Gift of the Peace Pipe, Brother of the Moon, Teepee Etiquette and many, many more. With this book I hope you understand the Native American people a little better and understand where they have come from and what they can offer the world. By exploring these stories I offer you a glimpse into an often forgotten past. The past of my people. I was born Cherokee and as a child heard many of these stories. These stories were passed to me in the old traditional way by my grandfather. And now I give these stories to you, to carry forward for younger generations to explore and learn.

The Native American Story Book Volume Three Stories of the American Indians for Children

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: the-native-american-story-book-volume-three-stories-of-the-american-indians-for-children.pdf

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Through storytelling, the rich history of the Native American tribes is alive and well today. It has been shared and preserved and still pays tribute to fallen heroes of the past. It is through these glimpses into the past, and these stories much like the ones that are contained in this book, that you can see what a proud heritage they possess and how in tune with the Earth Native Americans really are. With this book I hope you understand the Native American people a little better and understand where they have come from and what they can offer the world. By exploring these stories, I offer you a glimpse into an often forgotten past. Included in this book are the stories: The Song of Hiawatha, Iktomi and the Muskrat, The Boy and the Turtles, The Arrow Chain, The Toad and the Boy, The Sparrow Hawk and the Grasshoppers, Origin of the Groundhog Dance, The Eye Juggler, The Tree-bound, The Sun Snarer, How the Rattlesnake Learned to Bite, The White Trail in the Sky, The Pet Donkey, The Enchanted Horse, The Story of the Peace Pipe, The Raccoon and the Crawfish, Splinter Foot Girl, Creation of Man, The Orphan and the Owl, Coyote and Sun, The Children of Cloud, Iktomi's Blanket, Why the Apaches are Fierce, and many, many more.

The Best Native American Stories for Children

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 153
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 614
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"The Best Native American Stories For Children" features stories which have been selected for young readers, while presenting children with a chance to explore Native American history.  Contained within 186 pages in 6x9 format, Mullins brings history to life along with original art by award winning artist C.L. Hause. Most Native American tribes did not write down or record their history, so we have to find out about their past in other ways.  They used games, myths, dance, and impersonation to teach the children of their history and ways of life. Their storytelling was filled with family, heritage and stories of the earth. It is through storytelling, that the rich history of the Native American tribes is alive and well today.  It has been shared and preserved and still pays tribute to fallen heroes of the past. It is through these glimpses into the past, and these stories much like the ones that are contained in this book, that you can see what a proud heritage they possess and how in tune with the Earth Native Americans really are. Included in this collection are:  The Woman and Her Bear, The First Moccisons, At The Rainbow's End, The Gift of Corn, The Gift of the Peace Pipe, How the Deer got His Horns, The Orphan Boy Captured by the Bad Thunderbirds, Dream Walk, The Origin of Fire and the Canoe, How the Milky Way Came To Be, Turtle Goes to War, How the Bear Lost His Tail, The Origin of the Pleiades and the Pine, The Story of the Drum, Ghost of the White Deer, The Boy and the Turtles, The Story of the Buffalo-painted Lodges, The Story of the First Pine Trees, Contents of the Medicine Bag, The Legend of the Dream Catcher, How the Redbird got his Color, The Story of the Camp of the Ghosts, The Story of the Little Burnt Face Girl, Dance of the Dead, The Bear Man, How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon and the Sun, Tipi Etiquette, and many more.

An American's Story

By James Ashmore
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 164298549X
  • Total of Pages : 56
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: an-american-s-story.pdf

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An American’s Story is made up of the stories of James Ashmore’s life in public service, to show people in a different way what a police officer’s life really is, and because James wanted for these stories to be told before he is unable to, due to any physical problems. James believes once you read this book, you will understand why James is An American’s man. Many people might think James retired too early. However, in the last year James worked, there were several death investigations that affected him in a way that was unusual. These deaths included a two-year-old boy and a man James knew, who had a little boy himself, who shot his face off with a shotgun, among other deaths that year. James knew that by retiring, he would not have to see these deaths up close and personal anymore. Over the years, James conducted more than one hundred death investigations of people aged six to ninety-nine!

Kamala Harris

By Hansa Makhijani Jain
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  • Publisher : Hachette India
  • Book Code : 9351951685
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 651
  • Pdf File: kamala-harris.pdf

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‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.’ – Shyamala HarrisWhen US presidential candidate Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris, senator and attorney, as his running mate in the race for the President’s post, the world sat up in attention. For the first time in the country’s history, a Black–Asian woman had emerged as a candidate for the most powerful offices in the land. And, when the Democratic Party won, the fire-brand leader became the first woman vice-president elect in the history of the United States. Ever since Biden’s announcement, the questions have buzzed on: What is it that makes Kamala Harris perfect for the top job? Why does she attribute so much of her success to her Indian immigrant mother? And how did she manage to seize – and hold – the imagination of a nation in one of the most polarized and keenly contested elections in modern America? Kamala Harris: The American Story that Began on India’s Shores tells the extraordinary tale of this courageous and charismatic woman who beat the odds and stuck to her principles in the unforgiving milieu of today’s politics. Harris is a pioneer in her own right, a symbol many look up to in the hope of a more inclusive world, and her inspirational rise to the top promises that she will not be the last woman to conquer this mountain.

Scars and Stripes

By Tim Kennedy,Nick Palmisciano
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982190930
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: scars-and-stripes.pdf

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From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself. Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and UFC headliner, has tackled a bull with his bare hands, jumped out of airplanes, dove to the depths of the ocean, and traveled the world hunting poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban. But he’s also the same man who got kicked out of the police department, fire department, and as an EMT, before getting two women pregnant four days apart, and finally, been beaten up by his Special Forces colleagues for, quite simply, “being a selfish asshole.” In Scars and Stripes, Kennedy describes how these failures shaped him into the successful businessman and devoted husband and father he is today. Through unbelievably vivid, wild anecdotes Kennedy reveals all the dumb, violent, embarrassing, and undeniably heroic things he’s done in his life, including multiple combat missions in Afghanistan, building a school in Texas for elementary kids, and creating two-multimillion-dollar businesses. You will learn that failure isn’t the end—rather it’s the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.

The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang!

By Chloe Perkins
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481495550
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: the-great-american-story-of-charlie-brown-snoopy-and-the-peanuts-gang.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now beginning readers can learn all about Charles M. Schulz’s iconic comic strips, beloved characters, and the cartoons and movies in this nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read about the history of the Peanuts Gang! Did you know that many of the characters in A Charlie Brown Christmas were voiced by regular kids from the producer’s neighborhood? Or that Charles M. Schulz had his first sketch published at age fourteen in the local newspaper’s “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” feature? What about that NASA has an award called the Silver Snoopy for outstanding achievements related to flight safety and mission success? Become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang, and amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like science, social studies, and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning about history has never been so much fun! © 2017 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

American Women Short Story Writers

By Julie Brown
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317954203
  • Total of Pages : 398
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 970
  • Pdf File: american-women-short-story-writers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of original and classic essays examines the contributions that female authors have made to the short story. The introductory chapter discusses why genre critics have ignored works by women and why feminist scholars have ignored the short story genre. Subsequent chapters discuss early stories by such authors as Lydia Maria Child and Rose Terry Cooke. Others are devoted to the influences (race, class, sexual orientation, education) that have shaped women's short fiction through the years. Women's special stylistic, formal and thematic concerns are also discussed in this study. The final essay addresses the ways our contemporary creative-writing classes are stifling the voices of emerging young female authors. The collection includes an extensive five-part bibliography.