Quotations of Ronald Reagan

Author: Ronald Reagan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781557090645
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Collects quotes from the former president and offers a brief overview of his life.

The Teacher s Calendar School Year 2003 2004

Author: Chase's Calendar of Events
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007141231X
Format: PDF
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Covering events from August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004, this unique reference helps educators in grades K-8 enhance their lesson plans in ways they never thought of before. Teachers will find a wealth of innovative ideas for lessons, bulletin boards, and school calendars on every page.

First Martyr of Liberty

Author: Mitch Kachun
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199731616
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First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre, often cited as the first man to die in the American Revolution, led to his achieving mythic significance in African Americans' struggle to incorporate their experiences and heroes into the mainstream ofthe American historical narrative. While the other victims of the Massacre have been largely ignored, Attucks is widely celebrated as the first to die in the cause of freedom during the era of the American Revolution. He became a symbolic embodiment of black patriotism and citizenship. This book traces Attucks's career through both history and myth to understand how his public memory has been constructed through commemorations and monuments; institutions and organizations bearing his name; juvenile biographies; works of poetry, drama, and visual arts; popular and academichistories; and school textbooks. There will likely never be a definitive biography of Crispus Attucks since so little evidence exists about the man's actual life. While what can and cannot be known about Attucks is addressed here, the focus is on how he has been remembered - variously as either ahero or a villain - and why at times he has been forgotten by different groups and individuals from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Frank and Al

Author: Terry Golway
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250089654
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The inspiring story of an unlikely political partnership—between a to-the-manor-born Protestant and a Lower East Side Catholic—that transformed the Democratic Party and led to the New Deal In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Democratic Party was bitterly split between its urban machines—representing Catholics and Jews, ironworkers and seamstresses, from the tenements of the northeast and Midwest—and its populists and patricians, rooted in the soil and the Scriptures, enforcers of cultural, political, and religious norms. The chasm between the two factions seemed unbridgeable. But just before the Roaring Twenties, Al Smith, a proud son of the Tammany Hall political machine, and Franklin Roosevelt, a country squire, formed an unlikely alliance that transformed the Democratic Party. Smith and FDR dominated politics in the most-powerful state in the union for a quarter-century, and in 1932 they ran against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination, setting off one of the great feuds in American history. The relationship between Smith and Roosevelt, portrayed in Terry Golway's Frank and Al, is one of the most dramatic untold stories of early 20th Century American politics. It was Roosevelt who said once that everything he sought to do in the New Deal had been done in New York under Al Smith when he was governor in the 1920s. It was Smith who persuaded a reluctant Roosevelt to run for governor in 1928, setting the stage for FDR’s dramatic comeback after contracting polio in 1921. They took their party, and American politics, out of the 19th Century and created a place in civic life for the New America of the 20th Century.

Tell it with Pride

Author: Sarah Greenough
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ISBN: 9780300197730
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A rich narrative and detailed documentation of the 54th regiment give insight into Augustus Saint-Gaudens' famous Civil War Memorial

Now Dig This

Author: Kellie Jones
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791351360
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This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated catalogue offers an in-depth survey of the incredibly vital but often overlooked legacy of Los Angeles's African American artists, featuring many never-before-seen works.

The Spokane Killer

Author: Jack Smith
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ISBN: 9781539532910
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A killer on the loose in Spokane, this is the true story of serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr. The United States of America is a complicated country. Home to many of the world's best-loved cultural icons and achievements, the nation has a darker side. With one of the highest murder rates per capita in the so-called developed world, the country has played home to some of the most violent deaths in recorded memory. Out of this spectrum of death emerges a very specific subset of criminals. The serial killers. More than any other country, America is home to a high number of mass murderers who have moved beyond the pale of regular morality. In this book, we will examine the life and crimes of Robert Lee Yates. Though he might not be as well-known as many of the country's other serial killers, his violent crimes nevertheless left a savage impact. A veteran of the United States Army, he retired from the military and turned his penchant for violence to another end. In this book, we will attempt to discover why he made such a switch. What prompted a veteran and family man to start murdering women later in his life? In the record books, Yates is linked with the murders of sixteen victims. The majority of these victims were female sex workers, people who operated on the fringes of society, part of an ignored and disenfranchised underworld that Yates plunged into. For two years, in the Washington area, one man was able to carry out a campaign of vicious murders, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. This is the story of Robert Lee Yates, the family he left behind, and the women he killed. It should be noted at this juncture that several names might have been changed to preserve the privacy of their real counterparts. Every action in the story, however, is true. Scroll back up and grab your copy today!

The Book of the Year

Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195171549
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An engaging, entertaining reference to modern holidays explains the origins of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, witches, and St. Valentine's Day as it discusses holiday traditions, celebrations, customs, and more.

The Marshall Plan

Author: Benn Steil
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198757913
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With Britain's empire collapsing and Stalin ascendent, U.S. officials set out to reconstruct Western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritariansim. This is the story of the Marshall Plan and the birth of the Cold War: a gripping account of the seminal episodes marking the post-WWII collapse of U.S.-Soviet relations.

Star Trek The Book of Lists

Author: Chip Carter
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062685899
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Spanning the epic science fiction franchise’s fifty-one-year history, a breathtaking collection of the most compelling Star Trek facts and trivia, including events from both on and off-screen, available in 100 concise lists. Since Gene Roddenberry’s original series first aired in 1966, Star Trek has become a pop culture phenomenon, and one of the largest global properties of all time. Entertaining and fun, Star Trek: The Book of Lists catalogs the most compelling facts about the original series and its spin-offs, as well as its thirteen films, gathered together and broken down into one hundred lists, including: Historical Figure Cameos Crew Crossovers Memorable Deaths Intergalactic Threats, Enemies, and Villains Compiling a galaxy's worth of information in one handy digest, Star Trek: The Book of Lists is a fascinating historical record of the Star Trek universe for both hardcore fans and causal viewers.