Making of the West: People and Cultures (3rd Edition) by Lynn Hunt, Thomas R. Martin, Barbara H. Rosenwein, R.

By Lynn Hunt, Thomas R. Martin, Barbara H. Rosenwein, R. Po-chia Hsia, Bonnie G. Smith

With a chronological narrative that gives a very international context, The Making of the West: A Concise background tells the tale of the cross-cultural exchanges that experience formed Western background. This author-abridged model of the dad or mum textual content deals the flexibleness of a short book.

Textbook for collage point Western Civilization classes.

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San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960 by Fred Lyon

By Fred Lyon

With a landmark round each nook and an image ideal view atop each hill, San Francisco can be the world's so much picturesque urban. And but, the Golden urban is a lot more than postcard vistas. It's a city alive with background, tradition, and a palpable experience of grandeur top captured by means of a guy often called San Francisco's Brassai. strolling the city's foggy streets, the fourth-generation San Franciscan captures the local's view in dramatic black-and-white photos— from fog-drenched mornings in North seashore and cable autos on marketplace highway to moody evening pictures of Coit Tower and the twists and turns of Lombard highway. In San Francisco, Portrait of a urban 1940–1960, Fred Lyon captures the enduring landscapes and extraordinary personalities that remodeled the town by means of the bay right into a legend. Lyon's anecdotes and private remembrances, together with sly images of San Francisco characters corresponding to author Herb Caen, painters Richard Diebenkorn and Jean Varda, and madame and previous mayor of Sausalito Sally Stanford upload an artist's first-hand view to this portrait of a vintage American urban.

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American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms by William Doyle, Chris Kyle

By William Doyle, Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle—fallen hero and number one bestselling writer of American Sniper—reveals how ten mythical weapons perpetually replaced U.S. history.

At the time of his tragic loss of life in February 2013, former military SEAL Chris Kyle, the pinnacle sniper in U.S. army background, used to be completing probably the most fascinating missions of his existence: a amazing ebook that retold American heritage in the course of the lens of a hand-selected record of firearms. Kyle masterfully exhibits how weapons have performed a desirable, imperative, and infrequently underappreciated position in our nationwide story.

"Perhaps greater than the other state within the world," Kyle writes, "the background of the USA has been formed via the gun. Firearms secured the 1st Europeans' carry at the continent, opened the frontier, helped win our independence, settled the West, stored legislations and order, and defeated tyranny around the world."

Drawing on his unequalled firearms wisdom and strive against event, Kyle conscientiously selected ten weapons to aid inform his tale: the yankee lengthy rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson sub-machine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 particular police revolver, and the M-16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. via them, he revisits exciting turning issues in American historical past, together with the only sniper shot that grew to become the tide of the innovative conflict, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettysburg, the "gun that received the West," and the guns that gave U.S. squaddies an side on this planet wars and past. this is often additionally the tale of ways firearms innovation, creativity, and commercial genius has continuously driven American history—and power—forward.

Filled with an unforgettable solid of characters, Chris Kyle's American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, experience, invention, and sacrifice.

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Silverado Canyon (Images of America) by Susan Deering

By Susan Deering

Hidden within the Santa Ana Mountains lower than Santiago height is a canyon known as Silverado. The Spaniards referred to as it Canon de l. a. Madera as a result abundance of bushes. the 1st non-native homesteaders arrived in 1876 to have a tendency bees and develop fruit timber. With the invention in 1877 of quartz deposits embedded with silver, the canyon turned a hotbed of job, with probabilities of newfound fortune for the loads of guys who arrived there. Renamed Silverado urban, the guts of the canyon become a bustling mining city. After the silver bust, peace and quiet lower back and Silverado was once promoted as a future health lodge, a spot to "take the waters" that flowed from the normal sulfur springs. Attracted through the great thing about the canyon, urban dwellers begun vacationing. deserted cabins have been changed into small bungalows and used as holiday houses and finally year-round flats. via growth and bust, fireplace and flood, the canyon is still a distinct and spell binding a part of Orange County.

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1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart

By Adam Goodheart

An epic of braveness and heroism past the battlefields, 1861 is Adam Goodheart’s account of ways the Civil conflict started and a moment American revolution spread out, atmosphere Abraham Lincoln at the route to greatness and thousands of slaves at the highway to freedom.

In this gripping and unique publication, Goodheart introduces us to a heretofore little-known solid of Civil struggle heroes—among them an acrobatic military colonel, an explorer’s spouse, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of latest York urban firemen, a group of Virginia slaves, and a tender university professor who may sooner or later turn into president. Their tales take us from the corridors of the White apartment to the slums of long island, from the waters of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston universal to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at its second of final main issue and decision.

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Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography by Craig L. Symonds

By Craig L. Symonds

Original 12 months of publication: 1992; pb 1994

"Riveting. . . . A considerate biography." —New York occasions booklet Review

General Joseph E. Johnston was once in control of accomplice forces on the South's first victory—Manassas in July 1861—and at its last—Bentonville in April 1865. a lot of his contemporaries thought of him the best southern box commander of the warfare; others ranked him moment in basic terms to Robert E. Lee.

But Johnston used to be an enigmatic guy. His battlefield victories have been by no means decisive. He did not shop accomplice forces less than siege by means of furnish at Vicksburg, and he retreated into Georgia within the face of Sherman's march. His severe feud with Jefferson Davis ensured the cave in of the Confederacy's western crusade in 1864 and made Johnston the focal point of a political schism in the government.

Now during this rousing narrative of Johnston's dramatic profession, Craig L. Symonds provides us the 1st rounded portrait of the final as a private and non-private man.

Source: Overdrive Retail EPUB

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Daly City (Images of America) by Bunny Gillespie

By Bunny Gillespie


Nestled within the shadow of San Bruno Mountain and often called "The Gateway City" for its proximity to San Francisco, Daly urban is far greater than a standard suburb. A thriving and numerous neighborhood outfitted alongside El Camino actual (The King's Highway), the line that attached the entire Spanish Missions in California, the town has advanced from a old fashioned agricultural city to an immense company, residential, and transit center.

This new choice of photographs, ordinarily classic and barely visible pictures, tells the city's trip from the unique Spanish land furnish via its 1911 incorporation and directly to sleek instances. town has constantly been cosmopolitan, constructed with the aid of Irish, German, and Italian settlers, and today's huge numbers of Hispanic and Filipino residents.

Aside from usual wonders like San Bruno Mountain and the dramatic Pacific beach, Daly urban additionally has man-made landmarks just like the Cow Palace, which has lengthy been host to large-scale occasions reminiscent of the Grand nationwide Rodeo and political conventions. within reach Colma is understood for its cemeteries, yet as readers will see during this e-book, stocks a shockingly wealthy historical past with Daly City.

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John F. Kennedy: The 35th President, 1961-1963 by Alan Brinkley

By Alan Brinkley

The younger president who introduced vigour and glamour to the White condominium whereas he faced chilly conflict crises in a foreign country and demands social switch at home

John Fitzgerald Kennedy used to be a brand new form of president. He redefined how americans got here to determine the nation's leader government. He was once forty-three whilst he used to be inaugurated in 1961—the youngest guy ever elected to the office—and he personified what he referred to as the "New Frontier" because the usa entered the 1960s.

But as Alan Brinkley indicates during this incisive and energetic evaluate, the truth of Kennedy's achievements used to be even more complicated than the legend. His short presidency encountered major failures—among them the Bay of Pigs fiasco, which solid its shadow on approximately each national-security determination that undefined. yet Kennedy additionally had successes, between them the Cuban Missile hindrance and his belated yet strong stand opposed to segregation.

Kennedy appeared to live to tell the tale a knife's facet, relocating from one trouble to another—Cuba, Laos, Berlin, Vietnam, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. His debatable public existence reflected his hidden inner most lifestyles. He took dangers that will appear reckless or even foolhardy once they emerged from secrecy years later.

Kennedy's lifestyles, and his violent and surprising loss of life, reshaped our view of the presidency. Brinkley provides us a whole photograph of the fellow, his occasions, and his enduring legacy.

ALAN BRINKLEY is the writer such a lot lately of The writer: Henry Luce and His American Century, which was once a Pulitzer Prize finalist. he's additionally the writer of Voices of Protest: Huey lengthy, Father Coughlin, and the nice melancholy, which gained the nationwide e-book Award, the tip of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and battle, and Liberalism and its Discontents. he's the Allan Nevins Professor of historical past and Provost Emeritus at Columbia collage. He has additionally taught at Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge.

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Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. by Ted Widmer

By Ted Widmer

In July 1962, so one can look after a correct list of Presidential decision-making in a hugely charged surroundings of conflicting viewpoints, techniques and strategies, John F. Kennedy put in hidden recording platforms within the Oval place of work and within the cupboard Room. the result's a precious historic archive comprising a few 265 hours of taped fabric. JFK used to be elected president while Civil Rights tensions have been close to the boiling element, and americans feared a nuclear battle. faced with advanced dilemmas necessitating quick and unheard of motion, President Kennedy engaged in severe dialogue and debate along with his cupboard individuals and different advisors. Now, along with the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, the toilet F. Kennedy Library and historian Ted Widmer have rigorously chosen the main compelling and demanding of those amazing recordings for liberate, totally restored and re-mastered onto 75-minute CDs for the 1st time. Listening In represents a uniquely unscripted, insider account of a president and his cupboard grappling with the daily enterprise of the White residence and guiding the country via a damaging period of uncertainty.

Accompanied through commonly annotated transcripts of the recordings, and with a foreword by means of Caroline Kennedy, Listening In supplies the tale at the back of the tale within the unguarded phrases and voices of the decision-makers themselves. Listening In covers watershed occasions, together with the Cuban Missile problem, the distance Race, Vietnam, and the hands race, and gives interesting glimpses into the highbrow technique of a circumspect president and his extraordinary, eclectic mind belief.

Just because the specified imaginative and prescient of President John F. Kennedy maintains to resonate part a century after his stirring speeches and impressive coverage judgements, the documentary candor of Listening In imparts a bright, breathtaking immediacy that would considerably extend our knowing of his time in workplace.

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The American Revolution (Landmark Books, Book 83) by Bruce Bliven Jr.

By Bruce Bliven Jr.

Within the American colonies of the 1770s, humans have been uninterested with British legislation. neighborhood farmers and tradesmen secretly shaped a defense force. In 1775, while the British marched into Lexington and harmony, Massachusetts, the americans have been prepared. From that first conflict to the ultimate showdown at Yorktown, the americans fought opposed to great odds. The British military used to be greater and higher proficient. nutrition and weapons have been scarce. yet George Washington’s ragged military fought for–and won–the freedom and independence we cherish to this day.Illustrated with black-and-white images, the story of our country's struggle for independence is dropped at lifestyles in fast-moving, dramatic element.

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