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The British Are Coming

By Rick Atkinson
  • ISBN Code: : 1627790446
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 800
  • Category : History
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Winner of the George Washington Prize Winner of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History Winner of the Excellence in American History Book Award Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.

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It is April 19, 1775. 7:00 p.m.: The boy Solomon Brown hurries down the road to Lexington, carrying secret papers to Sam Adams and John Hancock. Ahead loom nine British officers—armed! Midnight: Paul Revere gallops by moonlight to warn every household that the British are coming. 4:00 a.m.: The colonists march solemnly behind the drummer out onto the Lexington green. Hour by hour, you relive the day the American Revolution began. It is a Day of Blood and a Day of Glory—and YOU ARE THERE!

What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations

By Elizabeth Knowles
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191500542
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: what-they-didn-t-say.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Follow the money Fresh fields and pastures new A good day to bury bad news If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit Brings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this book celebrates the colour and inventiveness of language change.

1812

By Jon Latimer
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 9780674039957
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : History
  • Members : 154
  • Pdf File: 1812.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Listen to a short interview with Jon Latimer Host: Chris Gondek - Producer: Heron & Crane In the first complete history of the War of 1812 written from a British perspective, Jon Latimer offers an authoritative and compelling account that places the conflict in its strategic context within the Napoleonic wars. The British viewed the War of 1812 as an ill-fated attempt by the young American republic to annex Canada. For British Canada, populated by many loyalists who had fled the American Revolution, this was a war for survival. The Americans aimed both to assert their nationhood on the global stage and to expand their territory northward and westward. Americans would later find in this war many iconic moments in their national story--the bombardment of Fort McHenry (the inspiration for Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner); the Battle of Lake Erie; the burning of Washington; the death of Tecumseh; Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans--but their war of conquest was ultimately a failure. Even the issues of neutrality and impressment that had triggered the war were not resolved in the peace treaty. For Britain, the war was subsumed under a long conflict to stop Napoleon and to preserve the empire. The one lasting result of the war was in Canada, where the British victory eliminated the threat of American conquest, and set Canadians on the road toward confederation. Latimer describes events not merely through the eyes of generals, admirals, and politicians but through those of the soldiers, sailors, and ordinary people who were directly affected. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and memoirs, he crafts an intimate narrative that marches the reader into the heat of battle.

Class Dismissed

By Allan Woodrow
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545800730
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 770
  • Pdf File: class-dismissed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Class 507 is the worst class Ms. Bryce has ever taught. And she would know -- she's been teaching forever. They are so terrible that when a science experiment goes disastrously wrong (again), Ms. Bryce has had it and quits in the middle of the lesson. But through a mix-up, the school office never finds out. Which means ... Class 507 is teacher-free! The class figures if they don't tell anyone, it'll be one big holiday. Kyle and his friends can play games all day. Samantha decides she'll read magazines and give everyone (much needed) fashion advice. Adam can doodle everywhere without getting in trouble. Eric will be able to write stories with no one bothering him. And Maggie ... well, as the smartest kid in the class she has an ambitious plan for this epic opportunity. But can Class 507 keep the principal, the rest of the students, and their parents from finding out ... or will the greatest school year ever turn into the worst disaster in school history?

Politicians Without Borders

By John P. Broach
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504924916
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 121
  • Pdf File: politicians-without-borders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Politicians Without Borders” is American political satire(but I repeat myself). This book follows the creation of America’s most enduring institutions ie (Supreme Court, Electoral College, Vice Presidents) as well as others like the CIA/FBI/IRS that were not created by The Founders, but nonetheless endure without ever having endeared. If you are a self-respecting Republic you must have these institutions to be exceptional. HOWEVER, when The Founders moved on they were replaced with politicians on The FAR LEFT and THE FAR RIGHT. Those of us in the middle cry “ENOUGH”! This book is dedicated to the elimination of The Far Left and Far Right and we introduce THE FAR CENTER. 

Memory and the Computational Brain

By C. R. Gallistel,Adam Philip King
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444359762
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 866
  • Pdf File: memory-and-the-computational-brain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Memory and the Computational Brain offers a provocative argument that goes to the heart of neuroscience, proposing that the field can and should benefit from the recent advances of cognitive science and the development of information theory over the course of the last several decades. A provocative argument that impacts across the fields of linguistics, cognitive science, and neuroscience, suggesting new perspectives on learning mechanisms in the brain Proposes that the field of neuroscience can and should benefit from the recent advances of cognitive science and the development of information theory Suggests that the architecture of the brain is structured precisely for learning and for memory, and integrates the concept of an addressable read/write memory mechanism into the foundations of neuroscience Based on lectures in the prestigious Blackwell-Maryland Lectures in Language and Cognition, and now significantly reworked and expanded to make it ideal for students and faculty

Cipher/Code of Dishonor; Aaron Burr, an American Enigma

By Alan J. Clark, M.D.
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1420846396
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 200
  • Pdf File: cipher-code-of-dishonor-aaron-burr-an-american-enigma.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Trinity: The Burrs versus Alexander Hamilton and the United States of America will be the first book to draw on unreported documents and genealogical information to reveal an unprecedented look into the relationships of Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Trinity Church Corporation and the Loyalists of Manhattan Island. Author Alan J. Clark shows in new perspective the battles and intrigues leading beyond the American Revolutionary War. With the melding of genealogy and timeline analysis Clark examines some of the intriguing ciphered letters of Aaron Burr to his daughter Theodosia, and looks again at Burr’s curious and complex war time exploits to determine where his Loyalist tendencies actually began. Clark further examines the land leases then traded prior, during, and after the war as speculation, or possibly as rewards from the English Crown for services performed in its favor in the colonies primarily through the Corporation of Trinity Church. The economics of early Manhattan and the Atlantic colonies were bolstered by the complex and secular behavior of the Corporation of Trinity Church acting as land bank for the Loyalists to the Throne of England. Clark appears to fill in the gaps in many recently published tomes by delving deeper into the actions of Burr and Hamilton, examining their extensive familial connections and behaviors to arrive at a complex web of intricacy bringing to life American History at its most personal level. This book does not reiterate the well worn paths of American History. Instead, it brings a crisp new approach that makes sense of seemingly insignificant, disjointed and inconsistent stories of the early history of our country.

First Bites

By Dixie Moss
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  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Book Code : 1489702075
  • Total of Pages : 98
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 652
  • Pdf File: first-bites.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As young people begin studying America’s history, they often find themselves needing to learn and remember many facts. First Bites: Tidbits of American History for the Young and Young at Heart introduces an easy, fun way for them to learn about the important events of their country’s past. Using playful rhymes, author Dixie Moss shares her lifelong love of history with young readers. Each poem is accompanied by comments about important events to help expand children’s knowledge. Dixie covers everything from the Mayflower to Paul Revere and from George Washington to wagons heading west. First Bites offers just a small taste of all the information available about American history, but it is a start. The stories inside may fan a small flame into a fire of curiosity. The poems are accessible and entertaining, and their words humanize the great men and women of the past and teach children that they, too, can do great things.

Embers of Empire in Brexit Britain

By Stuart Ward,Astrid Rasch
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350113824
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : History
  • Members : 737
  • Pdf File: embers-of-empire-in-brexit-britain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While the British Empire is long gone, it survives as a recurring flashpoint in heated debates about the present and future of Britain and the nations over which Britain once ruled. Embers of Empire in Brexit Britain turns a critical eye to the widely-held notion that the long shadow of the imperial past has much to answer for, and asks to what extent should the residual after-effects of Britain's colonial empire be taken at face value? From the 'Rhodes must fall' controversy and contested anniversaries to immigration scares and the question of what Britishness is in a post-imperial world, an eclectic mix of expert researchers, writers and commentators consider the legacy of the British empire in the battle over Brexit. As the United Kingdom haggles its way out of the European Union and casts about for an alternative future, this volume shows how the memory of the empire is still as potent a political force as ever.

Reasonable Evidence

By Efren Mena
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1483645169
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 869
  • Pdf File: reasonable-evidence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mena is a historian and an astrophysicist at heart. This book is covered with the likes of his human experiences and more. He will take you inside the White House cover up of incidents that led to the att ack on 9/11. He will tell you about the prophet Mohammad and why he was a man of peace. You will walk the shores of the Sea of Galilee and taste the bitt er salt of the Dead Sea. You will become priviledged to the content knowledge of Dead Sea Scroll 4Q246. Reasonable Evidence is a true story based on factual events. Efren Mena will bring you along on his journey of the beautiful women who intersected with his life during his youth. He will open the door to forbidden love aff airs. Reasonable Evidence is fi lled with actual events. To my readers: It took me ten years to unlock the 500 year myth of the origins of Christopher Columbus. Towards a common goal, Spanish Scientist unearthed his family's bones for DNA testing. In the fi nal analysis, National Geographic did a special on the true origins of Christoper Columbus. In addition I take you to the documented UFO incident of Travis Walton. I will take you inside the White House before and aft er the 9/11 obliteration of the N.Y. Financial Towers. The lies and the cover up.

Lectures on General Psychology ~ Volume One

By Dennis Ford
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491779683
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: lectures-on-general-psychology-volume-one.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lectures on General Psychology ~ Volume One circumnavigates the world of psychology in a comprehensive and critical manner. It offers students a leisurely cruise that sails with rational flags unfurled. The itinerary commences with a consideration of the diversity and methods of psychology and proceeds to put in at the ports of memory, learning, personality and neuroscience. Volume One offers students a fun excursion in which Prof. Ford explains, among many tantalizing topics— How psychology has never been a coherent science. How students can become educated consumers of research. How the memory principles of proactive and retroactive interference can enhance one’s love life. How the positive punishment of children can become part of the shopping experience at the local mall. How, by pretending to be incompetent, students can make friends and influence people. And how, based on brain hemisphere specialization, it’s better for guys to whisper sweet nothings into their girlfriends’ right ears than into their left ears. There have never been lectures on general psychology like the ones in Volume One. Students are invited on board a voyage of psychological discoveries. The trip is entertaining, exhilarating, and thoroughly educational.

Knowledge and Conditionals

By Robert C. Stalnaker
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192538292
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 525
  • Pdf File: knowledge-and-conditionals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Robert C. Stalnaker presents a set of essays on the structure of inquiry. In the first part he focuses on the concepts of knowledge, belief, and partial belief, and on the rules and procedures we use - or ought to use - to determine what to believe, and what to claim that we know. In the second part he examines conditional statements and conditional beliefs, their role in epistemology, and their relations to causal and explanatory concepts, such as dispositions, objective chance, relations of dependence, and independence. A central concern of the book is the interaction of different cognitive perspectives - the ways in which the attitudes of rational agents are or should be influenced by critical reflection on their present cognitive situation, on their own cognitive situations at other times, and on the cognitive situations of others with whom they interact. The general picture that is developed is naturalistic, following Hume in rejecting a substantive role for pure reason in the defense of inductive rules, and in giving causal concepts a central role in the description and explanation of our cognitive practices. However, Stalnaker rejects the side of Hume that aims to reduce concepts involving natural necessity to more basic descriptive concepts. Instead, he argues that the development of inductive rules and practices takes place in interaction with the development of concepts for giving a theoretical description of the world.