The War Against the Greens

Author: David Helvarg
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555663285
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"A reign of violence and intimidation, including arson, bombings, rape, assault and even murder, was unleashed against environmental activists and government employees by proponents of the so-called 'Wise-Use' movement. David Helvarg, in The War Against the Greens, ripped the veneer of legitimacy off this right-wing backlash that stretched from armed militias to the halls of Congress, exposing the public lands corporations, political operatives and fringe groups who set out to destroy American's environmental protections by any means necessary. In this new edition, Helvarg finds that George W. Bush has opened wide the doors of his administration to these same individuals and industries who are now getting rich off the looting of our public lands. This must reading for anyone who cares about the environment and the public's right to know."--

War Elephants

Author: John M. Kistler
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803260047
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Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. This is the largely forgotten tale of the credit they deserve and the sacrifices they endured.

Cultural Studies and Environment Revisited

Author: Phaedra. C Pezzullo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317982584
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The environment is perhaps most misunderstood as a static place, somewhere "out there," separated from the practices of our everyday lives. Given this assumption, environmental movements and concerns have remained mostly marginalized or denigrated in cultural studies publications, conferences, and presentations. Recent global developments have made changing this oversight and, at times, direct resistance to engaging environmental concerns a new priority. This edited collection illustrates an appreciation of the dynamic, palpable, and significant ways the environment permeates culture (and vice versa), as well as a collective commitment to the ways that cultural studies has more to offer—and to learn from—taking environmental matters to heart. Like foundational categories of identity, economics, and historical context, this collection reminds us why the environment is and should be considered relevant to any work done in the name of "cultural studies." Including research from four continents and across media, the authors offer insights on timely topics such as food, tourism, human/animal relations, forests, queer theory, indigenous rights, and water. This book was published as a special issue of Cultural Studies.

Mobilizing the Green Revolution

Author: John C. Krieg
Publisher: Pentland Press (NC)
ISBN: 9781571974686
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The momentum of the green environmental revolution has stalled since its zenith in the seventies. Even the green decade, the decade of the nineties, fizzled out with few noticeable accomplishments.

The Power of Latino Leadership

Author: Juana Bordas
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609948890
Format: PDF
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Embracing diversity, valuing people, taking action Over 50 million Latinos live in the United States, and it’s estimated that by 2050 one in three of the US population will be Hispanic. What does it take to lead such a varied and vibrant people who hail from twenty-two different countries and are a blend of different races? And what can leaders of all cultures and ethnicities learn from how Latinos lead? Juana Bordas takes us on a journey to the very heart and soul of Latino leadership. She offers ten principles that richly illustrate the inclusive, people-oriented, socially responsible, and life-affirming way Latinos have led their communities. Bordas includes the voices and experiences of other distinguished Latino leaders and vivid dichos (traditional sayings) that illustrate positive aspects of the Latino culture. This unprecedented book illustrates powerful and distinctive lessons that will inform leaders of every background. “America grows more diverse by the day. Leaders want to understand and motivate those they lead but may feel intimidated by the complex history and culture of Latinos in America. Juana Bordas has written a handbook for making sense of it all. The Power of Latino Leadership helps the reader decode the coming America and the changing workforce.” —Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, PBS News Hour, and former host, Talk of the Nation, NPR “Bordas has mentored generations of young Hispanics throughout her distinguished career. [Here] she presents a compelling case for how the strengths Hispanics bring to the table...can infuse new life into leadership development for all of our country’s current and future leaders.” —Janet Murguía, President, National Council of La Raza “Juana Bordas provides timely insight into Latino contributions to our nation’s future and why their influence will continue to increase.” —Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials “To develop a deeper appreciation for the countless contributions the Latino community is making to America’s multicultural leadership journey, read this book!” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow

Heart of the Country

Author: Greg Matthews
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034880
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“A big sprawling novel of the West as it really was.” —The Denver Post A dying Indian woman gives birth to a white man’s son under a pitch-black prairie sky. In the basement of a Kansas brothel, a husband tends the furnace while his wife services the clientele upstairs. A preacher’s mute daughter chases after a broken kite, paying no heed to the dangers lurking underfoot. An Englishman and his humpbacked guide track a phantom white buffalo from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and back again. A saga as rich and complex as the history of the American West, Heart of the Country bursts at the seams with unforgettable characters and stunning imagery. Tracing the epic journey of Joe Cobden, a half-breed hunchback born on the side of a stagecoach road and raised in the genteel home of a St. Louis doctor, across the vast and unforgiving landscape of the Great Plains, author Greg Matthews exposes the savage truth behind the frontier myth and captures what it was really like to live and die in the Old West. An enthralling adventure story that combines the poignant realism of Larry McMurtry with the gothic imagination of Stephen King, Heart of the Country is a masterpiece of historical fiction.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451691572
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A political journalist presents his frankly subjective observations on the personalities and political machinations of the 1972 presidential campaign.