An American Family

Author: Reid Buckley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416572414
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A memoir of a member the influential conservative family describes the marriage between is parents, their efforts to make and recapture their fortunes throughout the South, and the philosophies they developed while raising their ten children.

Time in a Box

Author: Marilyn Way Merryweather
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1604942495
Format: PDF, ePub
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Journey with Marilyn Way Merryweather as she explores 150 years of her and her husband's family history in "Time in a Box." Inspired by a box of old photographs of her ancestors given to her after her mother's death, Merryweather spent years and countless hours researching the stories behind these faces. The result is this narrative, a story of growing up in America, embracing opportunities, and learning from this country's strength. Merryweather has developed a microcosm of American social history: from immigration and essential farming life, to the western frontier, through the growth of cities, the introduction of higher education throughout the land, and up to the current age of technology. About the Author Marilyn Way Merryweather received a BA from Cornell University and an MA in history from the University of Akron. She and her husband, Tom, currently reside in Akron, Ohio and Oro Valley, Arizona. They have been married for forty-eight years.

Roots

Author: Alex Haley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306824868
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A new eight-hour event series based on Roots will be simulcast on the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E over four consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast–to–coast event—over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Now, Roots once again bursts onto the national scene, and at a time when the race conversation has never been more charged. It is a book for the legions of earlier readers to revisit and for a new generation to discover. To quote from the introduction by Michael Eric Dyson: “Alex Haley's Roots is unquestionably one of the nation's seminal texts. It affected events far beyond its pages and was a literary North Star…. Each generation must make up its own mind about how it will navigate the treacherous waters of our nation's racial sin. And each generation must overcome our social ills through greater knowledge and decisive action. Roots is a stirring reminder that we can achieve these goals only if we look history squarely in the face.” The star– studded cast in this new event series includes Academy Award–winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Derek Luke, Grammy Award-winner Tip “T.I.” Harris, and Mekhi Phifer. Questlove of The Roots is the executive music producer for the miniseries's stirring soundtrack.

The Last Hunter

Author: Will Weaver
Publisher: Borealis Books
ISBN: 9780873518116
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"The Last Hunter" is an examination of family, life on the land, and those things we hold dear enough to want to carry along, one generation to another.

The Lowells of Massachusetts

Author: Nina Sankovitch
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466878118
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The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in the 1800s, and scientists and artists flourishing in the 1900s. For the first time, Nina Sankovitch tells the story of this fascinating and powerful dynasty in The Lowells of Massachusetts. Though not without scoundrels and certainly no strangers to controversy , the family boasted some of the most astonishing individuals in America’s history: Percival Lowle, the patriarch who arrived in America in the seventeenth to plant the roots of the family tree; Reverend John Lowell, the preacher; Judge John Lowell, a member of the Continental Congress; Francis Cabot Lowell, manufacturer and, some say, founder of the Industrial Revolution in the US; James Russell Lowell, American Romantic poet; Lawrence Lowell, one of Harvard’s longest-serving and most controversial presidents; and Amy Lowell, the twentieth century poet who lived openly in a Boston Marriage with the actress Ada Dwyer Russell. The Lowells realized the promise of America as the land of opportunity by uniting Puritan values of hard work, community service, and individual responsibility with a deep-seated optimism that became a well-known family trait. Long before the Kennedys put their stamp on Massachusetts, the Lowells claimed the bedrock.

Generations

Author: John Egerton
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813127835
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An American Family

Author: Khizr Khan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751572322
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'Khan's aspirational memoir reminds us all why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands' Kirkus Reviews In fewer than three hundred words, Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why-especially in these tumultuous times-we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.