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American Constitutional Law: Volume 1, The Structure of Government

by Ralph A. Rossum G. Alan Tarr

American Constitutional Law provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, this text puts current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish. The authors examine the constitutional thought of the founders, as well as interpretations of the Constitution by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries. Now fully updated, the eighth edition of this classic volume focuses on federal rights and powers and incorporates six new cases, including Boumediene v. Bush, Medellin v. Texas, Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation, and Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land and Cattle Company.Also available in its eighth edition from authors Ralph A. Rossum and G. Alan Tarr: American Constitutional Law, Volume II: The Bill of Rights and Subsequent Amendments (Westview Press, ISBN 978-0-8133-4478-2).

American Constitutional Law, Volume I

by Ralph A. Rossum G. Alan Tarr

The study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America. American Constitutional Law, Volume I, provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document, comparing how its provisions were originally understood by those who drafted and ratified it with contemporary constructions. The authors examine the constitutional thought of the founders, as well as interpretations of the Constitution by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries to provide students with a sense of how the law has been interpreted over the years. Now fully updated, the ninth edition of this classic volume features five new cases including National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Arizona v. United States, and Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Company. Visit www.westviewconlaw.com for additional resources, including recently decided cases, material from prior editions, and a glossary.

American Constitutional Law, Volume I: Sources of Power and Restraint (5th Edition)

by John M. Scheb II Otis H. Stephens Jr.

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to maximize your learning and understanding in this course. These comprehensive volumes cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Each of the chapters includes an extended essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural contexts for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court case that follows. In selecting, editing, and updating the materials, the authors emphasize recent trends in major areas of constitutional interpretation. At the same time, the authors include many landmark decisions, some of which retain importance as precedents while others illustrate the transient nature of constitutional interpretation. Because the book provides a good balance of decisions and authorial commentary, this text appeals to instructors of law as well as instructors of political science.

American Constitutional Law, Volume II

by Ralph A. Rossum G. Alan Tarr

Enhance your understanding of the nation ,'s defining document with AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, VOLUME II! With a focus on individuals ,' rights and responsibilities, this political science text provides you with the information you need to understand the principles, prospects, and problems of America. Chapter and case introductions frame the development of the law and help you understand both the material and its context. Precedent-setting cases in areas such as privacy, criminal procedure, and abortion rights are included in the text and you can use the companion website to read additional cases of historical significance and current cases as they are decided.

American Cornball

by Christopher Miller

Why do anvils fall from the sky?And backseat drivers make us cry?What do these old jokes mean?The answers are in American Cornball, a hysterical illustrated survey of things that used to make us laugh. From hiccups and henpecked husbands to outhouses and old maids, Christopher Miller revisits nearly 200 comic staples, their (often unseemly) origins, why they were funny then, and why they're not so funny now. The result is a grand tour of the era between vaudeville and TV--a world of black and white, highborn and lowbrow, witty and wacky, the awkward and the sublime. Complete with more than 200 period illustrations, American Cornball is a masterwork of cultural excavation . . . and a genuine laff riot. illustrations, American Cornball is a richly entertaining survey of our shifting comic universe.

American Coup

by William M. Arkin

A stunning exploration of the subtle erosion of freedom in an age of concocted fear and de facto military authority. When we think of a military coup, the first image that comes to mind is a general, standing at a podium with a flag behind him, declaring the deposing of elected leaders and the institution of martial law.Think again.In AMERICAN COUP, William Arkin reveals the desk-bound takeover of the highest reaches of government by a coterie of "grey men" of the national security establishment. Operating between the lines of the Constitution this powerful and unelected group fights to save the nation from "terror" and weapons of mass destruction while at the same time modifying and undermining the very essence of the country. Many books are written about secrecy, surveillance, and government law-breaking; none so powerfully expose the truth of everyday life in this state of war.

American Courage

by Herbert W. Warden

Here is the American adventure. This extraordinary book reveals the intrepid spirit of Americans through-out their history -- from William Bradford's account of the Mayflower landing to the hardship of a pioneer settler, from little-known stories of great figures to harrowing tales from the Wild West, the World Wars, and September 11, 2001. Told with striking eloquence, these are great American stories, tales of daring, adventure, and bravery told by the people who lived them. Drawn from firsthand and historical writings, American Courage gives voice to the pilgrims, founding fathers, revolutionaries, pioneers, '49ers, cowboys, soldiers, pilots, and the many other heroes who have built the nation. Herbert W. Warden III has made the whole of American history fresh and palpably alive, revealing the national character through the growth of precarious "New World" settlements to the formation and defense of the United States of America. Warden has gathered amazing true stories of both everyday Americans and our most beloved national figures, including Ben Franklin and Teddy Roosevelt, in a collection that will astound and inspire generations of readers. In these pages, a Plymouth colonist recounts her abduction by Indians, Ben Franklin recalls his arrival in Philadelphia as a penniless runaway, Daniel Boone explores Kentucky, and George Washington is sent on a perilous winter mission through the wilderness as a twenty-one-year-old soldier. During the Revolutionary period we hear from participants in the Boston Tea Party, about the fates of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and lesser-known tales of courage from the battlefield. From the War of 1812, a privateer writes of battling the British navy. Davy Crockett reports from inside the Alamo. Andrew Jackson survives a duel to the death. From the Civil War era, a slave mother escapes to the North to be with her children and General James Longstreet gives a harrowing account of Pickett's Charge. Some of the book's most exciting stories come from the western frontier. Here are unbelievable stories of wrestling grizzly bears, Indian warfare, the Pony Express, and gold-rush prospectors. In the twentieth century, Charles Lindbergh recounts his transatlantic flight, soldiers do battle on D-Day and at Okinawa, civil rights pioneers risk their lives, Americans land on the moon, heroes emerge from the tragedy of September 11, 2001. American Courage could not be more timely. Collecting the most daring and exciting reports of American bravery, these are stories of the heart and soul of the country, personal accounts that prove that when the United States is challenged, from the frontier to the Civil War to the space missions to terrorism, individual Americans reveal their true, courageous selves. Highly readable, American Courage is an inspiring chorus of bravery and daring from the men and women whose actions formed a nation.

American Courage

by Herbert W. Warden III

Drawn from firsthand and historical writings, this book gives voice to the pilgrims, founding fathers, revolutionaries, pioneers, '49ers, cowboys, soldiers, pilots, and the many other heroes who have built the nation.

American Courts: Process and Policy (Sixth Edition)

by Lawrence Baum

From the preface: One goal of this book is descriptive-to show how courts operate and what they do. I look closely at the work of the various types of courts in the United States. I also examine the people and institutions that help to shape the courts' activities, including lawyers, litigants, and policy makers in the other branches of government. A second goal of the book is to explain what courts do and how they relate to the rest of the political system. To take one example, it is important to know that a high proportion of criminal cases are resolved through plea bargains, but it is also important to understand the forces that make plea bargaining so common. Throughout this book, I consider explanations for matters such as the president's choices of federal judges and the positions that Supreme Court justices take in the cases they decide. The mass media, the general public, and policy makers elsewhere in government constantly evaluate the courts. Much of that evaluation is negative. One consequence is an array of proposals to remedy what people perceive as the courts' failings. This book examines many of these proposals and shows that reforms often fail to achieve the positive effects that were sought. A third goal of the book is to help readers make informed judgments in evaluating both the current state of the courts and proposals for change.

American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic

by Joseph J. Ellis

From the prizewinning author of the best-selling Founding Brothers and American Sphinx, a masterly and highly ironic examination of the founding years of our country. The last quarter of the eighteenth century remains the most politically creative era in American history, when a dedicated and determined group of men undertook a bold experiment in political ideals. It was a time of triumphs; yet, as Joseph J. Ellis makes clear, it was also a time of tragedies--all of which contributed to the shaping of our burgeoning nation. From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders--Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Adams. He casts an incisive eye on the founders' achievements, arguing that the American Revolution was, paradoxically, an evolution--and that part of what made it so extraordinary was the gradual pace at which it occurred. He shows us why the fact that it was brought about by a group, rather than by a single individual, distinguished it from the bloodier revolutions of other countries, and ultimately played a key role in determining its success. He explains how the idea of a strong federal government, championed by Washington, was eventually embraced by the American people, the majority of whom had to be won over, as they feared an absolute power reminiscent of the British Empire. And he details the emergence of the two-party system--then a political novelty--which today stands as the founders' most enduring legacy. But Ellis is equally incisive about their failures, and he makes clear how their inability to abolish slavery and to reach a just settlement with the Native Americans has played an equally important role in shaping our national character. He demonstrates how these misjudgments, now so abundantly evident, were not necessarily inevitable. We learn of the negotiations between Henry Knox and Alexander McGillivray, the most talented Indian statesman of his time, which began in good faith and ended in disaster. And we come to understand how a political solution to slavery required the kind of robust federal power that the Jeffersonians viewed as a betrayal of their most deeply held principles. With eloquence and insight, Ellis strips the mythic veneer of the revolutionary generation to reveal men both human and inspired, possessed of both brilliance and blindness. American Creation is a book that delineates an era of flawed greatness, at a time when understanding our origins is more important than ever.

The American Crisis (The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume 1)

by Thomas Paine

THOMAS PAINE, in his Will, speaks of this work as The American Crisis, remembering perhaps that a number of political pamphlets had appeared in London, 1775-1776, under general title of " The Crisis." By the blunder of an early English publisher of Paine's writings, one essay in the London " Crisis " was attributed to Paine, and the error has continued to cause confusion. This publisher was D. I. Eaton, who printed as the first number of Paine's " Crisis " an essay taken from the London publication. But his prefatory note says: " Since the printing of this book, the publisher is informed that No. 1, or first Crisis in this publication, is not one of the thirteen which Paine wrote, but a letter previous to them." Unfortunately this correction is sufficiently equivocal to leave on some minds the notion that Paine did write the letter in question, albeit not as a number of his " Crisis " ; especially as Eaton's editor unwarrantably appended the signature " C. S.," suggesting " Common Sense." There are, however, no such letters in the London essay, which is signed " Casca." It was published August , 1775, in the form of a letter to General Gage, in answer to his Proclamation concerning the affair at Lexington. It was certainly not written by Paine. It apologizes for the Americans for having, on April I9, at Lexington, made " an attack upon the King's troops from behind walls and lurking holes." The writer asks : " Have not the Americans been driven to this frenzy? Is it not common for an enemy to take every advantage ? " Paine, who was in America when the affair occurred at Lexington, would have promptly denounced Gage's story as a falsehood, but the facts known to every one in America were as yet not before the London writer. The English " Crisis " bears evidence throughout of having been written in London. It derived nothing from Paine, and he derived nothing from it, unless its title, and this is too obvious for its origin to require discussion.

American Crucifixion

by Alex Beam

On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois. Clamorous and angry, they were hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their otherwise quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. They wanted blood.At thirty-nine years old, Smith had already lived an outsized life. In addition to starting the Church of Latter-day Saints and creating his own "Golden Bible" - the Book of Mormon - he had worked as a water-dowser and treasure hunter. He'd led his people to Ohio, then Missouri, then Illinois, where he founded a city larger than fledgling Chicago. He was running for President. And, secretly, he had married more than thirty women.In American Crucifixion, Alex Beam tells how Smith went from charismatic leader to public enemy: how his most seismic revelation - the doctrine of polygamy - created a rift among his people; how that schism turned to violence; and how, ultimately, Smith could not escape the consequences of his ambition and pride.Mormonism is America's largest and most enduring native religion, and the "martyrdom" of Joseph Smith is one of its transformational events. Smith's brutal assassination propelled the Mormons to colonize the American West and claim their place in the mainstream of American history. American Crucifixion is a gripping story of scandal and violence, with deep roots in our national identity.

American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines with an Army Nurse in Vietnam

by Winnie Smith

A former member of the Army Nurse Corps in Vietnam recalls her tour of duty and her difficult adjustment to civilian life.

American Democracy Now (Third Edition)

by Jean Harris Brigid Harrison Michelle Deardorff

Increase student performance, student engagement, and critical analysis skills with the third edition of American Democracy Now. This program is available with GinA, an educational game in which students learn American Government by doing, as well as McGraw-Hill's LearnSmart, an adaptive questioning tool proven to increase content comprehension and improve student results. Unique to this program, American Democracy Now 3e is a student-centered text focused on student performance. This contemporary approach and design, coupled with market-leading digital products, make this an ideal solution to course goals.

American Dervish

by Ayad Akhtar

Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.Mina is Hayat's mother's oldest friend from Pakistan. She is independent, beautiful and intelligent, and arrives on the Shah's doorstep when her disastrous marriage in Pakistan disintegrates. Even Hayat's skeptical father can't deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. Her deep spirituality brings the family's Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has before. Studying the Quran by Mina's side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.When Mina meets and begins dating a man, Hayat is confused by his feelings of betrayal. His growing passions, both spiritual and romantic, force him to question all that he has come to believe is true. Just as Mina finds happiness, Hayat is compelled to act -- with devastating consequences for all those he loves most.American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America. This is an intimate, personal first novel that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

American Desperado

by Evan Wright Jon Roberts

In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned, began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Those conversations would last three years, during which time Wright came to realize that Roberts was much more than the de-facto "transportation chief" of the Medellin Cartel during the 1980s, much more than a facilitator of a national drug epidemic. As Wright's tape recorder whirred and Roberts unburdened himself of hundreds of jaw-dropping tales, it became clear that perhaps no one in history had broken so many laws with such willful abandon. Roberts, in fact, seemed to be a prodigy of criminality - but one with a remarkable self-awareness and a fierce desire to protect his son from following the same path. American Desperado is Roberts' no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become -- at age 22 -- one of the city's leading nightclub impresarios, then journeying to Miami where in a few short years he would rise to become the Medellin Cartel's most effective smuggler. But that's just half the tale. The roster of Roberts' friends and acquaintances reads like a Who's Who of the latter half of the 20th century and includes everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Richard Pryor, and O.J. Simpson to Carlo Gambino, Meyer Lansky, and Manuel Noriega. Nothing if not colorful, Roberts surrounded himself with beautiful women, drove his souped-up street car at a top speed of 180 miles per hour, shared his bed with a 200-pound cougar, and employed a 6"6" professional wrestler called "The Thing" as his bodyguard. Ultimately, Roberts became so powerful that he attracted the attention of the Republican Party's leadership, was wooed by them, and even was co-opted by the CIA for which he carried out its secret agenda. Scrupulously documented and relentlessly propulsive, this collaboration between a bloodhound journalist and one of the most audacious criminals ever is like no other crime book you've ever read. Jon Roberts may be the only criminal who changed the course of American history. From the Hardcover edition.

American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation (Fourth Edition), Volume 1

by Mark C. Carnes John A. Garraty

American Destiny's mission is to show readers how history connects to the experiences and expectations that mark their lives. The authors pursue that mission through a variety of distinctive features, including American Lives essays and Re-Viewing the Past movie essays.

American Destiny: Narrative of a Nation, Volume II: Since 1865 (2nd edition)

by Mark C. Carnes John A. Garraty

Drawing on a political historical framework, this text examines the political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have shaped the United States. Carnes (history, Barnard College) and Garraty (history, emeritus, Columbia University) begin the story with the crossing of the Bering Strait and cover events as recent as the attack on the World Trade Center and subsequent "War on Terror." Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes

by American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association-the nation's leading health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy-has completely revised this comprehensive home reference to provide all the information a person needs to live an active, healthy life with diabetes. Now in its fifth edition, this extensive resource contains information on the best self-care techniques and the latest medical advances. For people with diabetes, this extraordinary guide will answer any question. Topics include the latest on self-care for type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes; new types of insulin and medications; strategies for avoiding diabetes complications; expanded sections on meal planning and nutrition; and tips on working with the health care system and insurance providers.

American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes (3rd Edition)

by American Diabetes Association

Beginning with the assumption nothing is known about this disease by the reader, the book discusses types of diabetes, treatments, and the value of diet and exercise.

The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook

by Robyn Webb

While fancy and sophisticated foods continue to grow in popularity, ask most people what their favorite foods are and the answer will invariably be classic comfort foods: lasagna, meat loaf, mac and cheese, and cake. Unfortunately, most people think that having diabetes means the days of enjoying these hearty classics are long gone, and that their favorite foods are a thing of the past. Author Robyn Webb shows that healthy eating doesn't have to mean giving up on favorite foods! Diabetes can be overwhelming, but it doesn't mean reinventing the wheel when it comes to cooking. Just a tweak here and there and familiar foods can remain favorites, guilt-free, and enjoyed every day.The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook creates a "go-to" collection of updated comfort foods for families that need to cook nutritionally sound and diabetic-friendly meals that will satisfy and soothe the souls of the member (or members) of the family with diabetes-and do the same for the rest of the family. No need to cook two meals to please everyone in the household. Now everyone can enjoy the same hearty and nutritious meals. This book will ease the stress of planning meals by offering easy and flavorful recipes and a menu planning guide that allows for mix and match meals that will keep everyone in the family happy, healthy, and satisfied.Filled with gorgeous original photography and a beautiful four-color design, this cookbook will look as good as it's meals. Sprinkled with helpful tips and time-saving advice, The American Diabetes Association Comfort Food Cookbook will not only make classic comfort foods healthier and diabetes friendly, it will make them a snap to prepare as well.Following a diabetic meal plan doesn't have to be a flavorless chore. Now everyone can enjoy the classic foods they know and love!

American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs and Nutritional Supplements

by Laura Shane-Mcwhorter

The only guide to herbs and supplements for people with diabetes!More and more people are using nutritional supplements and natural remedies for health, but people with diabetes don't always understand how herbs and supplements can affect them. Many supplements can intensify and interfere with prescribed medications for diabetes. The American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs and Nutritional Supplements lays out, in clear terms, pertinent information about why these popular herbs and nutritional supplements are used and how they affect prescription drugs. Take the guesswork out of taking herbs and supplements with this informative guide.

The American Diabetes Association Month of Meals Diabetes Meal Planner

by American Diabetes Association

The bestselling Month of Meals series is all here-newly updated and collected into one complete, authoritative volume! Forget about the hassle of planning meals and spending hours making menus fit your diabetes management. With the ADA Month of Meals Diabetes Meal Planner, you have millions of daily menus at your fingertips, all guaranteed to deliver the nutrition you need and the flavor you want. Simply pick a menu for each meal, prepare your recipes, and enjoy a full day of delicious meals tailored specifically to you. It's as easy as that! With this proven meal-planning system, you'll have access to * More than 4,500,000 daily menu combinations * More than 330 diabetes-friendly recipes from the bestselling Month of Meals series * More than 300 snack options and thousands of snack combinations * The flexibility to make healthy eating fun and easyStop worrying about putting together menus and start enjoying your food! It all starts here-with the ADA Month of Meals Diabetes Meal Planner.

The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook

by Steven Petusevsky

Motivated by his recent diagnosis of prediabetes, chef Steven Petusevsky has created a cookbook aimed at those who are new to vegetarianism and who want to lose weight and get their diabetes under control. The easy-to-follow American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook acts as a personal guide to a healthier lifestyle, from selecting flavorful seasonal vegetables and building a pantry to preparing the most delicious and satisfying vegetarian dishes inspired by global cuisine. New vegetarian cooks will soon be pros at preparing such delightful dishes as Pan-Seared Spicy Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms and Authentic Greek Salad. An array of four-ingredient dishes are perfect for cooks with a busy schedule. With over 150 delicious, healthy, and amazing recipes, readers will soon find that a vegetarian meal can be satisfying, healthy, and diabetes-friendly.

American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition

by Roberta Larson Duyff

With over 200,000 copies sold in all editions, this award-winning resource from the world's leading authority on food and nutrition is packed with the latest healthy eating advice for those at every age and stage of life. In this completely revised and updated new edition, you'll find up-to-date, evidence-based, practical answers for your many food and nutrition questions. This cornerstone guide from the American Dietetic Association, written by nationally recognized food and nutrition expert and registered dietitian Roberta Duyff, covers the basics on nutrition, managing weight, and healthy eating. It also provides easy steps and how-tos for selecting, preparing, and storing foods safely to get the most nutrition and flavor for your dollar, and more. Comprehensive, accessible, and easy-to-use, this valuable reference shows how to make healthy food choices to fit any lifestyle. How to put the the very latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans on food choices and physical activity into action Latest guidance to prevent and manage today's health concerns, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, food allergies, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, and many others Simple, practical tips and flexible food and nutrition skills that suit your needs and lifestyle with ways to apply advice from USDA's MyPlate Advice for healthy nutrition, eating, and cooking across the lifespan Covers vegetarian eating, healthy restaurant options, culinary nutrition and skills, healthy weight, nutrition supplements, and more Interactive self-checks and websites to help you assess your own food choices and take steps to healthy eating

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