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Forced Into Glory

Forced Into Glory Book
Author : Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Publisher : Johnson Publishing Company Incorporated
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780874850024
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Beginning with the argument that the Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free African American slaves, this dissenting view of Lincoln's greatness surveys the president's policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln's support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning senator Henry Clay, and conversations in which he entertained the idea of deporting slaves in order to create an all-white nation, the book, concludes that the president was a racist at heart—and that the tragedies of Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era were the legacy of his shallow moral vision.

Big Enough to Be Inconsistent

Big Enough to Be Inconsistent Book
Author : George M Fredrickson
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 0674033736
File Size : 26,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This book focuses on the most controversial aspect of Lincoln's thought and politics - his attitudes and actions regarding slavery and race. Drawing attention to the limitations of Lincoln's judgment and policies without denying his magnitude, the book provides the most comprehensive and even-handed account available of Lincoln's contradictory treatment of black Americans in matters of slavery in the South and basic civil rights in the North.

Oh the Glory of It All

Oh the Glory of It All Book
Author : Sean Wilsey
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-04-25
ISBN : 1101201134
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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“[An] irreverent and remarkably candid memoir about growing up in wealthy eighties San Francisco . . . rollicking, ruthless . . . ultimately generous-hearted.” —Vogue “A vivid mix of brio, self-awareness and sophistication . . . writing well is indeed the best revenge.” —The New York Times Book Review “A monumental piece of work.” —Kirkus Reviews “In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess.” With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean's blond-bombshell mother (one of the thinly veiled characters in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society-page staple, regularly entertaining Black Panthers and movie stars in her marble and glass penthouse, "eight hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows full of water and bridges and hills." His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade and lectures his son on proper hygiene in public restrooms, "You should wash your hands first, before you use the urinal. Not after. Your penis isn't dirty. But your hands are." When Sean, "the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers," turns nine years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean's life blows apart. His mother first invites him to commit suicide with her, then has a "vision" of salvation that requires packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and traveling the globe, a retinue of multiracial children in tow. Her goal: peace on earth (and a Nobel Prize). Sean meets Indira Gandhi, Helmut Kohl, Menachem Begin, and the pope, hoping each one might come back to San Francisco and persuade his father to rejoin the family. Instead, Sean is pushed out of San Francisco and sent spiraling through five high schools, till he finally lands at an unorthodox reform school cum "therapeutic community," in Italy. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations-sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, Sovietology, public transportation, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, global thermonuclear war, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, Bethlehem, CT, eventual salvation (abridged list)—Oh the Glory of It All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.

Blundering to Glory

Blundering to Glory Book
Author : Owen Connelly
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780742553187
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal of one of the world's great generals as a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. Distinguished historian Owen Connelly argues that Napoleon was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of the enemy that he repeatedly plunged his armies into uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious as he blundered to glory. Beginning with a sketch of Napoleon's early life, the book progresses to his command of artillery at Toulon and the whiff of grapeshot in Paris that netted him control of the Army of Italy, where his incredible performance catapulted him to fame. The author vividly traces Napoleon's campaigns as a general of the French Revolution and emperor of the French, knowledgeably analyzing each battle's successes and failures. The author depicts Napoleon's art of war as a system of engaging the enemy, waiting for him to make a mistake, improvising a plan on the spot-and winning. Far from detracting from Bonaparte's reputation, his blunders rather made him a great general, a natural who depended on his intuition and ability to read battlefields and his enemy to win. Exploring this neglected aspect of Napoleon's battlefield genius, Connelly at the same time offers stirring and complete accounts of all the Napoleonic campaigns.

The Shaping of Black America

The Shaping of Black America Book
Author : Lerone Bennett (Jr.)
Publisher : Johnson Publishing Company Incorporated
Release : 1975
ISBN : 9780874850710
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Looks at the first black inhabitants of the colonies and the custom of white servitude which preceded the slave trade as well as analyzing the forces and events which have marked the history of black America

Glory

Glory Book
Author : Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0679727248
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Hoping to impress the girl he loves, Martin Edelweiss embarks on an illegal attempt to re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and his mother had fled in 1919.

A Passion for Glory

A Passion for Glory Book
Author : Theresa Conway
Publisher : Chain Sales Marketing
Release : 1991-12
ISBN : 9781558360044
File Size : 25,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Download A Passion for Glory book written by Theresa Conway and published by Chain Sales Marketing with total hardcover pages 521 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

The Glory of the Trenches

The Glory of the Trenches Book
Author : Coningsby Dawson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1918
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 36,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Download The Glory of the Trenches book written by Coningsby Dawson and published by with total hardcover pages 141 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.