america in quotations a kaleidoscopic view of american history

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America In Quotations

Author : Howard Langer
ISBN : 0313308837
Genre : History
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Offers chronologically arranged short quotations, juxtaposing those of the famous, mostly rich, males of European descent with those by women, people of color, ethnics, and others excluded from mainstream history.

United States History

Author : Anna H. Perrault
ISBN : 1563088746
Genre : History
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This important work has been completely revised and expanded with the addition of online databases, Web sites and CD-ROM titles. It identifies and describes hundreds of reference books that pertain to American history; entries offer thorough annotations that are both descriptive and evaluative. Arranged topically, chapters cover U.S. history in terms of politics and government; diplomatic history and foreign affairs; military history; social, cultural, and intellectual history; regional history; and economic history. Introductory scope notes provide valuable expository information and suggested search strategies in such areas as automation, government documents, and genealogy. Includes works published through 2002.

The Vietnam War

Author : Howard Langer
ISBN : 0313321434
Genre : History
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Presents a collection of quotations concerning events and experiences related to the Vietnam War, including text regarding the Hmong tribe, "pacified" villages, and the Vietcong discipline code.

The Judge

Author : Ronald K.L. Collins
ISBN : 9780190490157
Genre : Law
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There is no book of political strategy more canonical than Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince, but few ethicists would advise policymakers to treat it as a bible. The lofty ideals of the law, especially, seem distant from the values that the word "Machiavellian" connotes, and judges are supposed to work above the realm of politics. In The Judge, however, Ronald Collins and David Skover argue that Machiavelli can indeed speak to judges, and model their book after The Prince. As it turns out, the number of people who think that judges in the U.S. are apolitical has been shrinking for decades. Both liberals and conservatives routinely criticize their ideological opponents on the bench for acting politically. Some authorities even posit the impossibility of apolitical judges, and indeed, in many states, judicial elections are partisan. Others advocate appointing judges who are committed to being dispassionate referees adhering to the letter of the law. However, most legal experts, regardless of their leanings, seem to agree that despite widespread popular support for the ideal of the apolitical judge, this ideal is mere fantasy. This debate about judges and politics has been a perennial in American history, but it intensified in the 1980s, when the Reagan administration sought to place originalists in the Supreme Court. It has not let up since. Ronald Collins and David Skover argue that the debate has become both stale and circular, and instead tackle the issue in a boldly imaginative way. In The Judge, they ask us to assume that judges are political, and that they need advice on how to be effective political actors. Their twenty-six chapters track the structure of The Prince, and each provides pointers to judges on how to cleverly and subtly advance their political goals. In this Machiavellian vision, law is inseparable from realpolitik. However, the authors' point isn't to advocate for this coldly realistic vision of judging. Their ultimate goal is identify both legal realists and originalists as what they are: explicitly political (though on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum). Taking its cues from Machiavelli, The Judge describes what judges actually do, not what they ought to do.

American Reference Books Annual

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : UOM:39015066009815
Genre : Reference books
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

American Military History

Author : Daniel K. Blewett
ISBN : UCSC:32106019833232
Genre : History
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Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

American Indian Quotations

Author : Howard Langer
ISBN : 0313291217
Genre : History
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Includes eight-hundred quotations from various tribes, organized according to native themes such as the land, spirituality, and struggle

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015079882307
Genre : Bibliographical literature
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Reference Books Bulletin 2001 2002

Author : Mary Ellen Quinn
ISBN : 0838982190
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Reference Books Bulletin

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113881465
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