• Being New York, Being Irish: Reflections on Twenty-Five Years of Irish America and New York University's Glucksman Ireland House

    New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House opened a quarter-century ago to foster the study of Ireland and Irish America. Alice McDermott writes about her son’s Irish awakening; Colum McCann’s Joycean essay is a brilliant call to action in defence of immigrants and social justice; Colm Tóibín’s first visit to New York coincided with the first St Patrick’s Day parade led by a woman; Dan Barry reflects on Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes; and a new poem by Seamus Heaney written not long before his death. Through deeply personal essays, some of the best-known Irish writers on bot... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1788550498
    • ASIN: 1788550498
    • ISBN: 1788550498
    • Manufacturer: Irish Academic Press

  • Patriotism, Democracy, and Common Sense: Restoring America's Promise at Home and Abroad

    Featured on CNN, C-SPAN, FOX News, NBC's Today Show, Democracy NOW!, News Hour with Jim Lehrer and other leading talk shows. In the late 1960s, the bipartisan Eisenhower Violence Commission, formed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson and extended by President Richard Nixon, warned that most civilizations have fallen less from external assault than from internal decay. Over recent years, the internal decay prophesied by the Violence Commission, but also by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his military-industrial complex farewell speech, has been reflected in American public policies. The fault ... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0742542173
    • ASIN: 0742542173
    • ISBN: 0742542173
    • Brand: Brand: Rowman n Littlefield Publishers
    • Manufacturer: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

  • The Papers of Thomas A. Edison: Electrifying New York and Abroad, April 1881-March 1883 (Volume 6)

    With his move from Menlo Park, New Jersey, to New York City at the end of March 1881, Edison shifted his focus from research and development to the commercialization of his electric lighting system. This volume of The Papers of Thomas A. Edison chronicles Edison's central role in the enormous effort to manufacture, market, and install electric lighting systems in the United States and abroad. Standard studies of this period emphasize the inauguration of the commercial electric utility industry at the Pearl Street central station. Edison and his associates, however, audaciously operated on a gl... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0801886406
    • ASIN: 0801886406
    • ISBN: 0801886406
    • Manufacturer: Johns Hopkins University Press

  • Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century

    Protestant missionaries in Latin America. Colonial "civilizers" in the Pacific. Peace Corps Volunteers in Africa. Since the 1890s, thousands of American teachers--mostly young, white, middle-class, and inexperienced--have fanned out across the globe. Innocents Abroad tells the story of what they intended to teach and what lessons they learned.Drawing on extensive archives of the teachers' letters and diaries, as well as more recent accounts, Jonathan Zimmerman argues that until the early twentieth century, the teachers assumed their own superiority; they sought to bring civilization, Protestan... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0674032063
    • ASIN: 0674032063
    • ISBN: 0674032063
    • Brand: Brand: Harvard University Press
    • Manufacturer: Harvard University Press

  • Marketing the American Creed Abroad: Diasporas in the U.S. and their Homelands

    This book examines the interaction of domestic and foreign issues in the lives of ethnic Americans. Arguing that the damaging impact of ethnic influences on U.S. foreign affairs has been overstated and misrepresented, Shain brings a new dimension to the public debate on multiculturalism by exploring its transnational aspects. Ethnic groups, despite residual attachments to their homelands, do not betray American political values and ideals, but, on the contrary, their involvement in homeland related affairs has been instrumental in their dissemination inside and outside the U.S.. Shain evaluate... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 052164531X
    • ASIN: 052164531X
    • ISBN: 052164531X
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press

  • Little Women Abroad: The Alcott Sisters' Letters from Europe, 1870-1871

    In 1870, Louisa May Alcott and her younger sister Abby May Alcott began a fourteen-month tour of Europe. Louisa had already made her mark as a writer; May was on the verge of a respected art career. Little Women Abroad gathers a generous selection of May’s drawings along with all of the known letters written by the two Alcott sisters during their trip. More than thirty drawings are included, nearly all of them previously unpublished. Of the seventy-one letters collected here, more than three-quarters appear in their entirety for the first time. Daniel Shealy’s supporting materials add deta... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0820330094
    • ASIN: 0820330094
    • ISBN: 0820330094
    • Brand: Brand: University of Georgia Press
    • Manufacturer: University of Georgia Press

  • The Heimat Abroad: The Boundaries of Germanness (Social History, Popular Culture, And Politics In Germany)

    Germans have been one of the most mobile and dispersed populations on earth. Communities of German speakers, scattered around the globe, have long believed they could recreate their Heimat (homeland) wherever they moved, and that their enclaves could remain truly German. Furthermore, the history of Germany is inextricably tied to Germans outside the homeland who formed new communities that often retained their Germanness. Emigrants, including political, economic, and religious exiles such as Jewish Germans, fostered a nostalgia for home, which, along with longstanding mutual ties of family, t... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0472030671
    • ASIN: 0472030671
    • ISBN: 0472030671
    • Manufacturer: University of Michigan Press

  • Talking to Strangers

    In this discerning book, Monteagle Stearns, a former career diplomat and ambassador, argues that U.S. foreign policymakers do not need a new doctrine, as some commentators have suggested, but rather a new attitude toward international affairs and, most especially, new ways of learning from the Foreign Service. True, the word strangers in his title refers to foreigners. However, it also refers to American foreign policymakers and American diplomats, whose failure to "speak each other's language" deprives American foreign policy of realism and coherence. In a world where regions have become more... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0691007454
    • ASIN: 0691007454
    • ISBN: 0691007454
    • Manufacturer: Princeton University Press

  • Daughters of Light: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775

    • ASIN: 0807848972
    • ASIN: 0807848972
    • ISBN: 0807848972
    • Brand: Brand: The University of North Carolina Press
    • Manufacturer: The University of North Carolina Press

  • Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia - Expanded Edition

    Jan Gross describes the terrors of the Soviet occupation of the lands that made up eastern Poland between the two world wars: the Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia. His lucid analysis of the revolution that came to Poland from abroad is based on hundreds of first-hand accounts of the hardship, suffering, and social chaos that accompanied the Sovietization of this poorest section of a poverty-stricken country. Woven into the author's exploration of events from the Soviet's German-supported aggression against Poland in September of 1939 to Germany's attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, ... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0691094330
    • ASIN: 0691094330
    • ISBN: 0691094330
    • Brand: Brand: Princeton Univ Pr
    • Manufacturer: Princeton University Press

  • China's First Hundred: Educational Mission Students in the United States, 1872-1881 (Washington State University Press Reprint)

    In 1872 thirty young Chinese boys landed in San Francisco to begin a ten-year period of education in the colleges and technical institutions of the United States. These students and the others who followed them returned to their homeland as the first Chinese to receive an extensive education in Western technology and ideas. China's First Hundred, as they were called, built China's first railroads, developed China's mines, constructed a nationwide system of telegraph lines, became naval officers in ann attempt to modernize China's navy, and took a prominent part in the events leading to the Rev... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0874220351
    • ASIN: 0874220351
    • ISBN: 0874220351
    • Manufacturer: Washington State Univ Pr

  • Anti-Americanism: Critiques at Home and Abroad, 1965-1990

    Why is it that while millions of people all over the world dream about living in the United States, many American intellectuals believe that this is a uniquely deformed and unjust society? Why do college students today have greater pride in their country than many of their teachers? How did the radical beliefs of the '60s survive and become, for many Americans, the new conventional wisdom? How is it possible that while communist systems are collapsing and seek a market economy, critics in the United States remain convinced of the evils of capitalism? Why are there more Marxists on any handful ... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 019503824X
    • ASIN: 019503824X
    • ISBN: 019503824X
    • Manufacturer: Oxford University Press

  • Do Institutions Matter?: Government Capabilities in the United States and Abroad

    As a stunning tide of democratization sweeps across much of the world, countries must cope with increasing problems of economic development, political and social integration, and greater public demand of scarce resources. That ability to respond effectively to these issues depends largely on the institutional choices of each of these newly democratizing countries. With critics of national political institutions in the United States arguing that the American separation-of-powers system promotes ineffectiveness and policy deadlock, many question whether these countries should emulate American in... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0815792557
    • ASIN: 0815792557
    • ISBN: 0815792557
    • Brand: Brand: Brookings Institution Press
    • Manufacturer: Brookings Institution Press

  • The Johnson Years, Volume Three: LBJ at Home and Abroad

    Over the past decade, Lyndon Johnson has become the focus of an increasing number of revisionist studies. As a group, these works have been every bit as contentious and contradictory as LBJ himself and, ultimately, have provided only limited consensus on his presidency and his political career.Adding fire to the debate, seven leading Johnson scholars here provide a revealing new look at LBJ's role in domestic and foreign policy. They examine his obsession with the Vietnam War; his commitment to the Great Society and civil rights; his failure to deal with radical civil-rights leaders and the cr... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0700606556
    • ASIN: 0700606556
    • ISBN: 0700606556
    • Brand: Brand: University Press of Kansas
    • Manufacturer: University Press of Kansas

  • Double Passage: The Lives of Caribbean Migrants Abroad and Back Home

    Double Passage presents, in their own words, the lives and experiences of thirteen men and women from the island of Barbados who emigrated to North America and Britain and then years later returned home. They tell of their decisions to leave the familiarity and security of home for an uncertain future in cities of the industrial world; they explain what it is like to be black and immigrant in the predominantly white societies they settled in; and they reveal their struggles to find work and decent housing, to develop new relationships, and to save enough money to be able to return home and ass... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0472064789
    • ASIN: 0472064789
    • ISBN: 0472064789
    • Manufacturer: University of Michigan Press

  • The Best War Ever : America and World War II

    Was World War II really such a "good war"? Popular memory insists that it was, in fact, "the best war ever." After all, we knew who the enemy was, and we understood what we were

    • UPC: 43151947
    • Rating: 4.0

  • The Best American Magazine Writing 2018

    In a time of reckoning with wrongdoing in high places, this year's National Magazine Awards finalists and winners focus on abuse of power in all its

    • UPC: 980933464

  • American Universities Abroad - eBook

    Across the globe, American-style and liberal arts universities are being established. From the first, the American University of Beirut, established in 1866, to the liberal arts institutions being established in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, and elsewhere

    • UPC: 422928387

  • Tom Sawyer Abroad / Tom Sawyer, Detective

    Tom Sawyer Abroad/Tom Sawyer,

    • UPC: 16501592
    • Rating: 2.0

  • When in the Course of Human Events : 1776 at Home, Abroad, and in American Memory

    WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS includes eight essays that were first presented at the 2016 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas at Mercer University's McDonald Center for America's Founding Principles. 1776

    • UPC: 735930821

  • Abroad at Home : The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America

    Take a trip around the globe--without ever leaving North America. Ideal for those who don't want to spend the time or money to travel the world, this book presents a potpourri of international experiences in

    • UPC: 42335030

  • America Abroad : Why the Sole Superpower Should Not Pull Back from the World

    A decade of exhausting wars, punishing economic setbacks, fast-rising rivals and unrealized global aspirations has called America's global role into question as never before. Will the US long continue to be the only superpower in

    • UPC: 51653583

  • Protestants Abroad : How Missionaries Tried to Change the World But Changed America

    They sought to transform the world, and ended up transforming twentieth-century AmericaBetween the 1890s and the Vietnam era, many thousands of American Protestant missionaries were sent to live throughout the non-European world. They expected to

    • UPC: 55993190

  • The Best American Magazine Writing 2012

    Chosen from the nominees and winners of the 2012 National Magazine Awards, this year's anthology covers a range of developments in culture, commerce, society, and politics, from the passing of Steve Jobs to the controversy

    • UPC: 21006654
    • Rating: 4.0

  • Despite the Best Intentions : How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools

    "Through five years' worth of interviews and data-gathering at Riverview, John Diamond and Amanda Lewis have created a rich and disturbing portrait of the achievement gap that persists more than fifty years after the formal

    • UPC: 55601383


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