Dealey Plaza

Author: Willis C. Winters
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 143964232X
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Dealey Plaza is famous for many things, both locally and nationally. Considered “the front door of Dallas,” the park rests on a bluff near the Trinity River, where Dallas’s founder, John Neely Bryan, identified a natural low-water crossing in 1841. This ford was the site of Bryan’s cabin and was also the site of the first ferry and bridge over the Trinity River. Home to several Dallas County buildings and other historic structures, Dealey is not just the birthplace of Dallas; it is also the site of Dallas’s first large-scale city planning solution, a traffic diverting triple underpass, and a beautiful downtown park built in the 1930s. The park was launched into national history when Pres. John F. Kennedy was assassinated here on November 22, 1963. Today, the site is visited by over two million annually. To preserve Dealey Plaza and its surrounding buildings, the federal government designated it a National Historic Landmark District in 1993.

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero 2 volumes

Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697502
Format: PDF
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Exploring the significance of places that built our cultural past, this guide is a lens into historical sites spanning the entire history of the United States, from Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero. • Covers locations across the entire United States • Includes photographs, illustrations, and sidebars • Serves as both an educational and research tool

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture 3 volumes

Author: Gladys L. Knight
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313398836
Format: PDF
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This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

Surrounded by Enemies

Author: Bryce Zabel
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1626818282
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What if Kennedy survived Dallas? President John F. Kennedy has lived through the ambush in Dealey Plaza. America holds its collective breath, seeing its president nearly executed in broad daylight. But as the country marches on, the office of the President finds itself under a much more insidious type of fire. Political scandal, an endless war, and a country coming apart at the seams take the 1960’s in a terrifying new direction, and both John and his attorney-general brother, Bobby, struggle to stay ahead of their enemies, political and otherwise, and steer America toward a greater future. Bryce Zabel is a master of the cover-up and the conspiracy, creating the Emmy-award winning series DARK SKIES. SURROUNDED BY ENEMIES is the first novel in the new Breakpoint series—each book exploring seminal moments in popular history and taking readers on a journey into a mirror world where events are both unexpected yet startlingly believable. This savvy, fiercely intelligent novel, perfect for readers of Harry Turtledove, brings together elements of political thriller and page-turning history, enthralling readers with a sharply written take on the America that was, and the America that could have been. WINNER OF THE 2013 SIDEWISE AWARD FOR ALTERNATE HISTORY "I have some experience with shattered timelines and altered realities but this one kept me guessing every page.”—Damon Lindelof, writer/producer of LOST, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS “Plausible development, building from what we know about what really did go on, and a whacking good story...SURROUNDED BY ENEMIES delivers on both, big-time. So hold on to your hats, folks. You’re in for quite a ride.”—Harry Turtledove, alternative history author, HOW FEW REMAIN

John F Kennedy Sites in Dallas Fort Worth

Author: Mark Doty
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439642389
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November 22, 1963, is a date that will forever live in the minds and hearts of those who were witness to or touched by the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza. Surprisingly, the majority of sites associated with events surrounding that day still stand along the streets and in the neighborhoods of the greater Dallas–Fort Worth region. From Fort Worth’s Hotel Texas to the Texas Theater and the Old Municipal Building in Dallas, John F. Kennedy Sites in Dallas–Fort Worth explores and documents the buildings, neighborhoods, and places with a direct connection to the assassination and its figures, both major and minor, in one of the darkest chapters in American and Texan history.

What is American

Author: Walter Hölbling
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825877345
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Identity is one of the central cultural narratives of the US on which both dominant and resistant discourses draw. This critical anthology honors the topic's diversity while concentrating on one central aspect, that of newness. Construction of identities, their invention, reinvention and reformulation are discussed within four thematic categories: New Concepts and Reconsiderations, Migration and Multiple Identities, Individuation and Privatized Identity Construction, and (Re-) Inventions and Virtual Identities. Written by European as well as U. S. scholars, ranging from the 19th century to the utopian future, from mainstream canonized figures to transgender performers, from a critique of individualism to a celebration of loneliness, the articles present a cross-section of current research on U.S. identities. "

American Heart of Darkness

Author: Robert Kirkconnell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147979323X
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These days, most Americans know that the country has serious problems. Problems that will have to be addressed before the country can move forward. What are these problems? Where did they come from? Before we can move forward we have to know where we are and how we got there. American Heart of Darkness paints an unvarnished picture of the seeds of destruction that were sown into the foundations of the Republic from the very beginning. How did slavery come about in the land of the free? How did a pre-Columbian native population, in North America alone, of over eighteen million (yes, you heard it right) native peoples dwindle down to about two hundred thousand? Was it really Small Pox? Why has a people who constantly talk about freedom, democracy, equality, human rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness continually practiced racism, genocide, and war? How do drugs come into the country, and who is really behind the most profitable product sold in the world? There are also other unanswered questions that need to be explored: Why were thousands of the worst Nazi war criminals given refuge in the U.S.? Who financed Hitler? Where did Hitler get his master race and genocidal ideas from? Was Lee Harvey Oswald a C.I.A. agent? Were Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVey, and the Peoples Temple all mind control, MKULTRA, subjects? What really happened in the Jeffery MacDonald, so-called Fatal Vision case? How does hundreds of billions of dollars come into the United States every year without detection? The answers to these questions, and many more, will surprise you! They are not in the History books, although they should be. American Heart of Darkness, Volume I, explores the ugly side of America that has been hidden for far too long, and it is literally killing us. This book is not for the reader looking for an uplifting story to escape everyday life for a few hours. It is for true patriots who are sick and tired of being lied to and stolen from. It is for those who know they need to do something but do not know where to start. It is for those who feel powerless and that Americas problems are far too big for little ol me to handle. It is for those with the courage to go from darkness to light. As comedian and activist Dick Gregory once said, If you been in the DARK for so long, LIGHT will hurt your eyes. This book will hurt your eyes. The reader will be shocked, then angry, then motivated, and finally, in the authors next two books, empowered and liberated. It is better to see where we are and where we need to go, right now, before it is too late. Congratulations! If you have read this far this book is probably for you. Please keep in mind the universal truth that with any form of government, the leaders only have the power that the people allow them have. This was true in India when a little skinny guy named Gandhi with no money and only a rag wrapped around his middle took on the British Empire, and won! There is no question that the American people have the power to reclaim a government that is clearly not being run for them. We have to empower ourselves to take this government back from only a handful of selfish and greedy individuals, who have proven that they only care about making more and more money. Let us all stop giving them the power that belongs to us. Reading this book is a beginning, and then we will talk about what to do about it in the authors next two books!

A Companion to American Art

Author: John Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118542495
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A Companion to American Art presents 35 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore the methodology, historiography, and current state of the field of American art history. Features contributions from a balance of established and emerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and other specialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debate between scholars on important contemporary issues in American art history Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in the writing of American art history, changing ideas about what constitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of art to public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and current state of the field of American art history and suggests future directions of scholarship

Matrix for Assassination

Author: Richard Gilbride
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426913907
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A phantom haunts America the ghost of Dealey Plaza where President John F. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963. In Matrix for Assassination, author Richard Gilbride, a schoolboy in 1963 who became fascinated with the facts, condenses much of the research conducted in recent years after a mountain of new data became available from classified files with the passing of the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. Matrix for Assassination names the names. It offers simple and defensible solutions to many of the crime's lasting enigmas: Who were the shooters? Who forced Ruby to kill Oswald? Who orchestrated Kennedy's autopsy cover-up? What actually happened in the book depository? Were the Dallas police in on the plot? The Pentagon? LBJ? The CIA? Thoroughly referenced with 300 accompanying photographs, Matrix for Assassination is bookended by two events which draw it through the tabloids and into the X-Files: Marilyn Monroe's strange death and JFK's clash with an above-top-secret UFO cabal. Her murder was a prelude to Dallas; at the heart of the military-industrial complex dwelt a sinister darkness that originated in Nazi Germany.

Dealey Plaza

Author: John Russo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781478292227
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When a group of conspiracy buffs go to Dealey Plaza in Dallas to film their own reenactment of the Kennedy Assassination, four of them are brutally murdered. It's the first link in a chain of violent death that spans four decades and ends with a shooting spree on a college campus. The sniper wants to kill all the survivors of that long-ago Dallas trip, and his motive goes all the way back to what happened in Dealey Plaza.