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The American Revolution 100: The Battles, People, and Events of the American War for Independence, Ranked by Their Significanceby Michael Lanning
Experience the defining moments of the war that gave birth to America. The American Revolution 100 brings to life the monumental moments, bloody battles, and influential leaders who gave birth to a great nation. In comprehensive fashion, decorated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning ranks and analyzes the war's most significant events, showing how each affected the outcome. Relive the memorable battles, when a country of citizen-farmers prepared themselves to take on the mightiest army in the world. Learn about the remarkable figures and forces of the time, and decide for yourself: Who influenced the revolution more--John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, or John Paul Jones? Was the Battle of Yorktown more pivotal than the Battle of Trenton? Was The Declaration of Independence more important to the revolution than Thomas Paine's Common Sense? Read the stories of Henry Knox, Thomas Sumter, American militias, and December 26, 1776, and let your own debates begin... Praise for Michael Lee Lanning's history books: "Easily accessible... Recommended reference for the aficionado and the uninitiated alike." ForeWord magazine. "Unusual and even witty insights also abound." Publishers Weekly.
From the book: Public speeches have profoundly shaped American history and culture, transforming not only our politics but also our language and our sense of national identity. This volume collects the unabridged texts of 83 eloquent and dramatic speeches delivered by 45 American public figures between 1865 and 1997, beginning with Abraham Lincoln's last speech on Reconstruction and ending with Bill Clinton's heartfelt tribute to the Little Rock Nine. During this period American political oratory continued to evolve, as a more conversational style, influenced by the intimacy of radio and television, emerged alongside traditional forms of rhetoric. Included are speeches on Reconstruction by Thaddeus Stevens and African-American congressman Robert Brown Elliott, Frederick Douglass's brilliant oration on Abraham Lincoln, and Oliver Wendell Holmes's "touched with fire" Memorial Day Address. Speeches by Robert Ingersoll and William Jennings Bryan capture the fervor of 19th-century political conventions, while Theodore Roosevelt and Carl Schurz offer opposing views on imperialism. Ida B. Wells and Mary Church Terrell denounce the cruelty of lynching and the injustice of Jim Crow; Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carrie Chapman Catt advocate the enfranchisement of women; and Woodrow Wilson and Henry Cabot Lodge present conflicting visions of the League of Nations. Also included are wartime speeches by George Patton and Dwight Eisenhower; an address on the atomic bomb by J. Robert Oppenheimer; Richard Nixon's "Checkers Speech"; Malcolm X's "The Ballot or the Bullet"; Barry Goldwater's speech to the 1964 Republican convention; Mario Savio urging Berkeley students to stop "the machine"; Barbara Jordan defending the Constitution during Watergate; and an extensive selection of speeches by Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. Ted Widmer, editor, is t
Largemouth, smallmouth or stripers--bass of all varieties are the number one sport fish across the country, and in America's Best Bass Fishing veteran angler and outdoor writer Steve Price points the way to the very best places to catch them.
The job descriptions and other information in this book are based on extensive research by the U.S. Department of Labor. The well-written text covers all major jobs held by about 90 percent of the workforce. Each description is packed with details, including skills required, education and training needed, working conditions, salaries, advancement opportunities, future growth, related jobs, and much more. This book's content offers practical information for career planning in an easy-to-use format. You can use the table of contents to quickly identify jobs that interest you. You will find all major occupations listed there and arranged within groups of similar jobs. And the "Tomorrow's Jobs" section provides a brief, helpful overview of labor market and industry trends. The right job can make an enormous difference in your career success and satisfaction. Whether you're exploring career or educational options, looking for a new job, or advancing in your career, this book will help. Employers, career counselors, and other professionals can also use its authoritative content for determining average wages, writing job descriptions, and accomplishing other important purposes.
America's Top Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree describes 190 major occupations that do not require a four-year degree. Knowing more about these jobs can help you plan your training and education, make a career choice or change, or find work with higher pay and more advancement potential. Each description includes details about the following: Significant Points Nature of the Work Working Conditions Employment Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Job Outlook Earnings Related Occupations Sources of Additional Information
This A-Z encyclopedia provides carefully selected entries covering the people, events, and concepts relevant to Andrew Johnson's life.
Michael Brown provides a comprehensive refutation of the traditional [orthodox] Jewish concept that there is a binding, authoritative Oral Law going back to Moses. While showing great respect for his people's traditions, Brown dispels the idea that only traditional Jews can rightly understand the Hebrew Scriptures. He demonstrates that the written Word alone carries absolute authority, and when there is a conflict between the Bible and tradition, Jews are called to follow the Bible. This study will revolutionize the lives of both Jewish and Christian readers. Brown discusses other topics besides problems with the Oral Law such as showing how Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. Brown supports his ideas with extensive documentation from Christian, Jewish, and Messianic Jewish scholars, and from other sources. Even for those readers who do not practice Judaism, Christianity, or Messianic Judaism, this book will enlighten their understanding of what Traditional Jewish people believe about Jesus and Christianity. Michael L. Brown (Ph.D., New York University) is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been active in dialogue, debate, and interaction with rabbis and countermissionaries for more than thirty-five years. He is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Denver Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), The King's Seminary, Southern Evangelical Seminary, and Regent University School of Divinity. He is the author of twenty books, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion, the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, and other scholarly dictionaries and journals. He has spoken in twenty-four nations and throughout America, and he is the host of the weekly TV show 'Think It Thru,' which airs on the INSP network, and the daily live talk radio show, 'The Line of Fire.'
Anthology of Modern American Poetry contains more than 750 poems by 161 American poets, including many who have not been anthologized before.
All major living faiths express their teachings in the form of writing. Van Voorst (Western Theological Seminary) surveys twelve of the most prominent, focusing on their texts and what they say about the nature of life, what came before and what comes after, the relationship with the divine, and how one should live with those in and out of the faith. He covers Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and newer movements such as Baha'i, Christian Science, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the Unification Church. Van Voorst gives contexts to each selection of scripture through the faiths' history, teaching, organization, ethics, and ritual, provides material from supporting texts, and includes a glossary and a review of the scriptures in film. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
More people write for The Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers--nearly two million of them--have bought more copies of the AP Stylebook than of any other journalism reference. It provides facts and references for reporters, and defines usage, spelling, and grammar for editors. There are separate sections for journalists specializing in sports and business, and complete guidelines for how to write photo captions, file copy over the wire, proofread text, handle copyrights, and avoid libel. This edition of the AP Stylebook keeps pace with world events, common usage, and AP procedures.
The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard of news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn to write with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries-including more than 200 new ones-detailing the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation and word and numeral usage. New entries include anti-spyware, high-definition, iPhone, outsourcing, podcast, text messaging, social networking, snail mail, WMD and Wikipedia. You'll also find answers to such widespread questions as: How should bankruptcy and mergers and acquisitions be covered? When should the names of government bodies or businesses be spelled out and when should they be abbreviated? What are the general definitions of the major religious movements? Which companies do the big media conglomerates own? Who are all the members of the British Commonwealth? What constitutes "fair use"? How should box scores for baseball games be filed, and how should sports terms like mini camp and wild card be used What exactly does the Freedom of Information Act cover? With invaluable additional sections on the unique guidelines for business and sports reporting and on how you can guard against libel and copyright infringement, The AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.
This is a comprehensive reference that helps students preparing for AP Biology exam.
Are You Serious About Scoring a 5 on Your Advanced Placement* Exam? Then You Need REA's test prep for the AP* Statistics exam - with TestWare CD Our AP* Statistics test prep gives you everything you need to score a 5 on the exam! Written by award-winning mathematics teachers, this fourth edition of our popular Advanced Placement* test prep is completely up-to-date and aligned with the official AP* exam. The book contains in-depth reviews of all the topics covered on the AP* Statistics exam. A glossary of terms all AP* Statistics students should know and an appendix of commonly used formulas are included for extra study and review. As an added bonus, each chapter features "trial run" review questions and solutions that help you study smarter and boost your AP* score. The test prep includes four full-length practice exams with detailed explanations of all answers, a custom study schedule, and test-taking strategies. The practice tests are composed of every type of question that can be expected on the actual AP* Statistics exam, so you can "practice for real" and target your strengths and weaknesses before the test. Two of the book's practice tests are included on CD in a timed format with automatic, instant scoring. Our interactive TestWare CD offers detailed on-screen answers, diagnostic feedback, plus an extended time function for students with disabilities. If you're serious about getting a 5 on your exam, then you need REA's test prep for the AP* Statistics exam! REA has helped more than a million students succeed on their AP* exams. Teachers across the country consider our AP* titles to be invaluable resources and consistently recommend our books to their students.
From Old Testament proverbs to modern phrases like "the best things in life are free," An Apple a Day takes a fun look at expressions that "have stood the test of time." Read through from start to finish or search through the list of hundreds of the most common proverbs, arranged from A to Z for easy reference. You'll learn about each proverb's surprising origins, why some are valid and others are not, the derivation and meanings behind them, and their relevance in today's society. Includes entries like: Two heads are better than one: Like the less-familiar "Four eyes see better than two," this proverb extols the benefits of having someone else help you make up your mind-and it's a view that goes back to at least the fourteenth century. But while it is always useful to have a second opinion (A sounding board? Someone else to blame?) it might also be worth bearing in mind the disadvantages of design or decision-making by committee: something that really pleases no one. So whereas two heads may well be better than one, three could be a crowd. Laughter is the best medicine: This idea is an ancient one and is found in, appropriately, the book of Proverbs: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." It has prompted a surprising amount of research, with the result that some scientists claim that laughter has the same benefits as a mild workout-it stretches muscles, sends more oxygen to the tissues, and generally makes you feel healthier. One study even claims that laughing heartily for 10-15 minutes burns 50 calories. But let's pause for thought here. The world may laugh with you over a joke or a rerun of Seinfeld, but if you make a habit of laughing heartily for 10-15 minutes for no apparent reason, the world is going to think you are nuts and cross the street to avoid you. It may be worth striving for a happy medium. An apple a day keeps the doctor away: A common British folk saying,
This unique A-to-Z guide of dreams is a compendium of symbols ranging from ancient times to today, and allows for specific application by dividing dreams into three areas. Complete with an alphabetical listing of symbols and their possible meanings, it also includes techniques for dream recall and evaluation.
At long last a comprehensive tool in English for a better understanding of the most basic terms in Aristotle's philosophy. Interested readers, students and scholars of philosophy and of the general intellectual background of Western culture need no longer be handicapped by a lack of knowledge of Greek and Latin. A careful comparison of the original Greek, medieval and Renaissance Latin translations and a reappraisal of English usage make this work a definitive source for the precise grasp of what has been the historical Aristotle as far as the documents permit one to judge. Third Printing
This edition has an in-depth reference work on Arkansas birds. It includes interesting quotations from 19th -century ornithologists and nature historians as well as evidence from more recent research.
This edition is a classic series of books of the same title. These books have provided a foundation of thought, conduct, standards, and duty for American commissioned officers. Available now to the general public, this new edition takes the series inspirational premise into the new century. It educates officers of all services, as well as civilians, about the fundamental moral-ethical requirements of being a commissioned officer in the armed forces of the United States.
A comprehensive guide to using essential oils in health, beauty, and well-being. Aromatherapy offers countless uses, from cosmetics to therapeutics for balancing body, mind, and spirit. Drawing on 75 combined years of experience in botanical therapies, Keville and Green update their complete guide with the latest information for aromatherapy practitioners and students, providing an invaluable resource that includes more than 90 formulas for using essential oils in health and first aid, skin and hair care, massage, relaxation, and more.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Conventions of writing style change in subtle ways with passing years--a fact that prompts the need for periodic revisions of books like this one. The authors review the fundamentals of good sentence structure and then go on to describe twenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing sentences in English. They also draw on passages by current prominent writers, using these examples to show how varying rhythm and sentence patterns can result in elegant writing styles that keep their readers interested. Exercises with answers and explanations appear throughout the text.
First published in 1944, The Popularity Book is a vintage guidebook full of wise and wonderful advice on living well, building poise and maintaining fulfilling relationships. Drawn from books, testimonials and magazines from the World War II era, this book shows the forthright common sense and romanticism of the "Greatest Generation", a generation inspired by debonair role models such as Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. As relevant today as it was in the 1940s, The Popularity Book offers counsel on being an unforgettably great date, devising a game-plan for making a man propose marriage, and pointers how to be charming. Compiled and originally published by Arthur Murray, who famously said he could teach anyone who could walk how to dance, it also features his iconic step-by-step footprint instructions on how to Samba, Fox Trot and Rumba divinely!
From the Publisher: Asimov's Guide to the Bible: The Old and New Testaments (2 Volumes in 1) clarifies such topics as the real nature of the Flood and the parting of the Red Sea, the significance of Cain and Abel, the Gospels' position on slavery, the astronomical explanation of the Star of Bethlehem (Halley's Comet), and more. From the book: This encyclopedic edition brings an important fund of knowledge to any reader of the Bible. Illuminating events of the Old and New Testaments by informing us of the actual historical, geographical and biographical aspects of the time, this is as provocative and entertaining as it is informative.
The Aspen Institute, a premier non-profit, research organization for corporate social responsibility, offers the first comprehensive guide to the world's leading global MBA programs in CSR--an indispensable guide for prospective students, universities, hiring companies, and libraries. This guide provides an overview of how global MBA programs bring social impact management into their curricular and extracurricular programs. Social impact management, which includes environmental, ethical, and corporate governance issues, is the field of inquiry at the intersection of business needs and wider societal concerns that reflects their complex interdependency. Without an understanding of this interdependency, neither business nor the society in which it operates can thrive.
Guidebook contents: The library's mission : to serve all patrons -- Creating accessible electronic information -- Seeing the bigger picture : large-print-access technology solutions -- When computers talk : listening to the Web and printed materials -- Touching the Internet : braille access to the Internet -- Seeing the sounds : technologies for persons with hearing impairments -- Surfing the Internet with a "different" board -- Accessible collections, resources, and discussion forums -- Staff make it all work -- Finding the funding -- We got it, come and get it, or, Marketing -- Creating avenues for accessible electronic communication.
The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which they are famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries including more than 200 new ones detailing the APs rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage.
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