• Juvenile Nonfiction

The Unfinished Nation

A Concise History of the American People
Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780076654581
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 808
View: 6523

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259287114
Page: 1024
View: 1768
Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling program for the U.S. survey course invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the Unfinished Nation that is the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This edition features a series of Patterns of Popular Culture essays, as well as expanded coverage of pre-Columbian America, new America in the World essays, and updated coverage of recent events and developments that demonstrates how a new generation continues to shape the American story.

The Unfinished Nation

A Concise History of the American People, Volume 1
Author: Professor of History Alan Brinkley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781259671777
Page: 500
View: 7090

    • History

Unfinished Nation

Author: Alan Brinkley,Harvey H. Jackson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780070082212
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 8391

    • History

Voices of Protest

Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression
Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307803228
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 4022
The study of two great demagogues in American history--Huey P. Long, a first-term United States Senator from the red-clay, piney-woods country of nothern Louisiana; and Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest from an industrial suburb near Detroit. Award-winning historian Alan Brinkely describes their modest origins and their parallel rise together in the early years of the Great Depression to become the two most successful leaders of national political dissidence of their era. *Winner of the American Book Award for History*

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Publisher

Henry Luce and His American Century
Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679741542
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 534
View: 1118
A profile of the media giant founder of such magazines as Time, Life and Fortune documents his childhood as the son of missionaries, university years and prescient beliefs that transformed the magazine industry. By the National Book Award-winning author of Voices of Protest.

    • Political Science

The End Of Reform

New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War
Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030780710X
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 7089
At a time when liberalism is in disarray, this vastly illuminating book locates the origins of its crisis. Those origins, says Alan Brinkley, are paradoxically situated during the second term of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose New Deal had made liberalism a fixture of American politics and society. The End of Reform shows how the liberalism of the early New Deal—which set out to repair and, if necessary, restructure America’s economy—gave way to its contemporary counterpart, which is less hostile to corporate capitalism and more solicitous of individual rights. Clearly and dramatically, Brinkley identifies the personalities and events responsible for this transformation while pointing to the broader trends in American society that made the politics of reform increasingly popular. It is both a major reinterpretation of the New Deal and a crucial map of the road to today’s political landscape.

    • Philosophy

Liberalism and Its Discontents

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674530171
Category: Philosophy
Page: 372
View: 9963
Discusses the impact of Franklin Roosevelt, Robert Penn Warren, T. Harry Williams, Huey Long, Allard Lowenstein, and Oral Roberts upon American political culture

    • Education

e-Study Guide for: The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Volume 1 by Alan Brinkley, ISBN 9780077286354

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478445483
Category: Education
Page: 56
View: 2241
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

    • Biography & Autobiography

John F. Kennedy

The American Presidents Series: The 35th President, 1961-1963
Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429974222
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 8269
The young president who brought vigor and glamour to the White House while he confronted cold war crises abroad and calls for social change at home John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a new kind of president. He redefined how Americans came to see the nation's chief executive. He was forty-three when he was inaugurated in 1961—the youngest man ever elected to the office—and he personified what he called the "New Frontier" as the United States entered the 1960s. But as Alan Brinkley shows in this incisive and lively assessment, the reality of Kennedy's achievements was much more complex than the legend. His brief presidency encountered significant failures—among them the Bay of Pigs fiasco, which cast its shadow on nearly every national-security decision that followed. But Kennedy also had successes, among them the Cuban Missile Crisis and his belated but powerful stand against segregation. Kennedy seemed to live on a knife's edge, moving from one crisis to another—Cuba, Laos, Berlin, Vietnam, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. His controversial public life mirrored his hidden private life. He took risks that would seem reckless and even foolhardy when they emerged from secrecy years later. Kennedy's life, and his violent and sudden death, reshaped our view of the presidency. Brinkley gives us a full picture of the man, his times, and his enduring legacy.

    • History

48 Liberal Lies about American History

(that You Probably Learned in School)
Author: Larry Schweikart
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781595230515
Category: History
Page: 300
View: 1153
Challenges four dozen popular misconceptions about the United States' past, debunking beliefs about such topics as the separation of church and state, Lincoln's agenda behind the Emancipation Proclamation, and Truman's reasons for bombing Hiroshima. 25,000 first printing.

    • Education

The Unfinished Nation, A Concise History of the American People, Volume 1

World history, United States
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478444622
Category: Education
Page: 71
View: 5342
Facts101 is your complete guide to The Unfinished Nation, A Concise History of the American People, Volume 1. In this book, you will learn topics such as Society and Culture in Provincial America, The Empire in Transition, The American Revolution, and The Constitution and the New Republic plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

    • History

The Unfinished Nation: From 1865

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780070078727
Category: History
Page: 511
View: 3060

    • History

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199752065
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 4430
"No president since the founders has done more to shape the character of American government," notes Alan Brinkley in this magnificent biography of America's thirty-second president. "And no president since Lincoln has served through darker or more difficult times. Roosevelt thrived in crisis. It brought out his greatness, and his guile. It triggered his almost uncanny ability to communicate effectively with people of all kinds. And at times, it helped him excoriate his enemies, and to revel in doing so." This brilliant, compact biography chronicles Franklin Delano Roosevelt's rise from a childhood of privilege to a presidency that forever changed the face of international diplomacy, the American party system, and the government's role in global and domestic policy. Brinkley, the National Book Award-winning New Deal historian, provides a clear, concise introduction to Roosevelt's sphinx-like character and remarkable achievements. In a vivid narrative packed with telling anecdotes, the book moves swiftly from Roosevelt's youth in upstate New York--characterized by an aristocratic lifestyle of trips to Europe and private tutoring--to his schooling at Harvard, his brief law career, and his initial entry into politics. From there, Brinkley chronicles Roosevelt's rise to the presidency, a position in which FDR remained until death, through an unparalleled three-plus terms in office. Throughout the book, Brinkley elegantly blends FDR's personal life with his professional one, providing a lens into the President's struggles with polio and his somewhat distant relationship with the first lady. Franklin Delano Roosevelt led the United States through the worst economic crisis in the nation's history and through the greatest and most terrible war ever recorded. His extraordinary legacy remains alive in our own troubled new century as a reminder of what bravery and strong leadership can accomplish.

    • Fiction

American By Blood

A Novel
Author: Andrew Huebner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743213963
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 8267
In American by Blood, three U.S. Army scouts leading an infantry column arrive a day late to join Custer at the Little Bighorn. They come upon the ruins of th Seventh Cavalry, a trail of blood and corpses defiled by wild dogs and swarms of flies. It is a scene that will haunt these three young men in vivid and irrevocable ways. With the loss at Little Bighorn, their mission to find and help clear the land of the Indian tribes ineluctably becomes one of vengeance as well. They journey into limitless wilderness after their prey, skirmishing in the dense forests and the high plains. The scouting party consists of James H. Bradley, who discovers that war is as much a test of the heart as it is of his ideals; William Gentle, who finds himself torn between his desire to emulate the older soldiers and his fascination with the Indians they hunt; and August Huebner, who wishes to see an America beyond that which he knows and escape the slums of the newly industrialized East. Gus Huebner was the author's great-great-grandfather, who in 1875 left New Jersey to join the army int he West. Family myth has it that he arrived a day late to the Battle of Little Bighorn. From these scant biographical details, Andrew Huebner has imagined a rich and powerful novel of the American West. American by Blood unforgettably combines epic storytelling and evocations of awe-inspiring natural beauty with a shattering repudiation of some of our nation's most central myths.

    • Lewis and Clark Expedition

Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark

Her Own Story Now First Given to the World
Author: James Willard Schultz
Publisher: N.A
Category: Lewis and Clark Expedition
Page: 234
View: 748
The story of Sacajawea as told by Rising Wolf, a French Canadian who lived with an Indian tribe.

    • History

Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion

A Brief History with Documents
Author: Amy S. Greenberg
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319104894
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 9218
The new edition of Amy Greenberg's Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion continues to emphasize the social and cultural roots of Manifest Destiny when exploring the history of U.S. territorial expansion. With a revised introduction and several new documents, this second edition includes new coverage of the global context of Manifest Destiny, the early settlement of Texas, and the critical role of women in America's territorial expansion. Students are introduced to the increasingly influential transnational concept of settler colonialism, while maintaining a central focus on the ideological origins, social and economic impetus, and territorial acquisitions that fueled U.S. territorial expansion in the nineteenth century. Readers of the revised edition will also find an updated bibliography reflecting both the historiography of American expansion and its transnational context, as well as updated questions for consideration.