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A People's History of the American Revolution is an accessible narrative of the wartime experience that brings in the stories of previously marginalized voices: the common people, slave and free who made up the majority in eighteenth-century America.
Directly inspired by the approach to history demonstrated by Howard Zinn in the popular A People's History of the United States, Williams (history, Valdosta State U.) explores the role of "common folk" in shaping the Civil War and the many civil wars of social and economic cleavage and conflict that existed during the wider conflict. He describes class conflict along the battlefront, efforts of African-American slaves and freedmen to make the Civil War serve their need for emancipation and equality, Native American reactions to the war, and women's experiences and social struggles. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson's grandson was an ax murderer? Do you delight knowing that some dinosaurs were as teeny tiny as hens? Wonder what it's like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it's named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People's History of the Peculiar, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the raw source material found in historical archives, scientific studies, and libraries the world over to find facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide readers with the best cocktail conversation topics for many years to come! Also found here are first-person interviews with people who can explain the unexplained, from the permanently puzzling Mothman conspiracy to secret Star Wars Jedi religious cults and the charmingly eccentric reason why British aerospace engineers sent teddy bears floating out into space. These real-world facts are outlandish enough to sharpen the brain and occupy readers' minds for hours of entertainment.
Seventeenth-century Indians from the Delaware and lower Hudson valleys organized their lives around small-scale groupings of kin and communities. Living through epidemics, warfare, economic change, and physical dispossession, survivors from these peoples came together in new locations, especially the eighteenth-century Susquehanna and Ohio River valleys. In the process, they did not abandon kin and community orientations, but they increasingly defined a role for themselves as Delaware Indians in early American society.Peoples of the River Valleys offers a fresh interpretation of the history of the Delaware, or Lenape, Indians in the context of events in the mid-Atlantic region and the Ohio Valley. It focuses on a broad and significant period: 1609-1783, including the years of Dutch, Swedish, and English colonization and the American Revolution. An epilogue takes the Delawares' story into the mid-nineteenth century.Amy C. Schutt examines important themes in Native American history--mediation and alliance formation--and shows their crucial role in the development of the Delawares as a people. She goes beyond familiar questions about Indian-European relations and examines how Indian-Indian associations were a major factor in the history of the Delawares. Drawing extensively upon primary sources, including treaty minutes, deeds, and Moravian mission records, Schutt reveals that Delawares approached alliances as a tool for survival at a time when Euro-Americans were encroaching on Native lands. As relations with colonists were frequently troubled, Delawares often turned instead to form alliances with other Delawares and non-Delaware Indians with whom they shared territories and resources. In vivid detail, Peoples of the River Valleys shows the link between the Delawares' approaches to land and the relationships they constructed on the land.
"Laursen has given us a comprehensive account of the three decade long war against Social Security. . . . This is a fascinating history that progressives must learn, not only to protect Social Security but also to understand the dynamics behind an effective long-term strategy."--Dean Baker, author of False Profits: Recovering From the Bubble Economy "This magnificent history documents the hydra-headed campaign to cut and kill Social Security, conducted over decades by rightwing bankers, foundations, economists, and politicians. [The People's Pension] is utterly urgent."--James K. Galbraith, author of The Predator State The People's Pension is both groundbreaking history and an indispensable guide for anyone concerned about one of the biggest issues in the upcoming election. With 95 percent of Americans participating in the program either as beneficiaries or through their payroll tax contributions, Social Security is quite literally the "glue" that binds Americans together as a community. Yet in the aftermath of the debt reduction deal between Barack Obama and congressional Republicans, the 2012 election promises to be a kind of referendum on the size and role of government--including economic support programs like Social Security. Arguing to democratize, not disable, the program, Eric Laursen suggests that the only solution for Social Security is taking it out of the government's hands altogether. Eric Laursen is an independent financial and political journalist, activist, and commentator. The co-founder and former managing editor of Plan Sponsor, a magazine for pension fund executives, Laursen is also the co-author of Understanding the Crash (2010). His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Huffington Post, The Nation, Institutional Investor, The Village Voice, and Investment Dealer's Digest.
The lifesaving, money-saving guide that should be within reach of every medicine cabinet. Join the millions of smart, health-conscious consumers who turn to Joe and Teresa Graedon for sound advice on the enter spectrum of medications and health care products on today's drugstore shelves. From antiperspirants to antidepressants, from dandruff shampoos to cold remedies, antacides, pain relievers, laxatives, betacarotene, and the newest prescription drugs for heart disease, the Graedons provide the latest data on safety and effectiveness, and enable readers to make informed choices. Topics covered include: New warnings about side effects and interactions Breakthroughs that could change your life How, when and with what to take your medications New drugs such as Imitrex, Effexor, Aleve, Pepcid AC, Tagament HB, and Zantac 75: what they do and what to watch out for Home remedies for arthritis, dandruff, hiccups, heartburn, bug bites, bad breath, and more Drugs for children and women (including the latest word on Ritalin estrogen treatment, and contraceptives) Ready-reference guide to the 100 most commonly prescribed drugs How to save money--sometimes hundred of dollars a year--by knowing when a generic is as good as a brand-name drug Allergy, asthma, Alzheimer's anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, headache, heartburn, high cholesterol, and other medical conditions
In the ten years since Princess Diana's shocking and tragic death in 1997, her hold on the world's imagination has only increased. ForThe People's Princess, Larry King asked many people who knew Diana, some officially and some more personally, for their favorite memories. Sir Richard Branson recalls Diana sitting in the cockpit of one of his private planes with baby Prince William on her lap; as they flew past Windsor Castle she announced, "On our right you have Grandma's house!" Heather Mills, who, like Diana, has been a tireless campaigner for charitable causes, recalls Diana's work to eradicate the scourge of land mines, as well as the time she was photographed shaking hands with an AIDS patient in a London hospital, doing so much to counteract the stigma associated with the disease at the time. British radio and television personality Chris Tarrant recalls how clearly nervous he was upon meeting Diana for the first time, and how she put him at ease with an incredibly rude joke about Kermit the Frog. Photographer Tim Graham remembers Diana lying on the floor with baby William in order to coax a smile from the young prince. And her chief bodyguard recalls how happy and at peace she seemed on the day he agreed to her simple request: to be allowed to walk, truly alone for once, along a beautiful, deserted beach. Some of these recollections are warm and intimate, celebrating Diana for her ability to make a human connection with everyone she met, others are perceptive and revealing, even about Diana's human failings and frailties. Together, they coalesce into a multifaceted portrait of a woman that the world has long desired to know a little better.
Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China's ecological calamity already imperling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was obsolete needlessly kills as many there as the 9/11 attacks every day, while sometimes Grand Canyon-sized drifts of industrial particles aloft on the winds rain down ozone and waterway-poisoning mercury in America. In vivid, gonzo prose blending first-person reportage with exhaustive research and a sense of karma, Kelly and Jacobs describe China's ancient love affair with coal, Bill Clinton's blunders cutting free-trade deals enabling the U.S. to "export" manufacturing emissions to Asia in a shift that pilloried the West's middle class, Communist Party manipulation of eco-statistics, the horror of "Cancer Villages," the deception of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and spellbinding "peasant revolts" against cancer-spreading plants involving thousands in mostly censored melees. Ending with China's monumental coal-bases decried by climatologists as a global warming dagger, The People's Republic of Chemicals names names and stresses humans over bloodless numbers in a classic sure to ruffle feathers as an indictment of money as the real green that not even Al Gore can deny.
How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford's outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. <P> The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism. He believed in giving his workers a living wage, though he was entirely opposed to union labor. He had a warm and loving relationship with his wife, but sired a son with another woman. A rabid anti-Semite, he nonetheless embraced African American workers in the era of Jim Crow. <P> Uncovering the man behind the myth, situating his achievements and their attendant controversies firmly within the context of early twentieth-century America, Watts has given us a comprehensive, illuminating, and fascinating biography of one of America's first mass-culture celebrities. the Trade Paperback edition.
Everyone is in the people business, because all of us deal with other people all the time. Thats why its smart to reap the benefits of this eminently practical guide. "PeopleSmart" details the eight essential skills of interpersonal intelligence and provides a powerful plan for becoming more effective in every relationship -- with supervisors, coworkers, a spouse, family and friends. The authors present a realistic four-step plan for self-improvement. Theyll teach you to see the current depth of each skill in yourself, encourage you to develop it, provide clear suggestions for how to put it into action, and inspire you to live it every day. Nothing short of an interpersonal fitness plan complete with creative exercises, examples, and tools -- "PeopleSmart" will empower you to become the kind of person who can establish solid relationships, connect with others, and effectively link the their needs with what you have to offer. "As e-commerce 'commoditizes the world, PeopleSmart is the preeminent intelligence. Seldom do you see scholars become this practical! Theoretically sound. Well researched. Very reader friendly!" -- Stephen Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"
The unusual Pepin family confronts numerous problems, such as having a cow who creates lemonade rather than milk, and having to cope with a competitive neighbor. The reader is invited to help the Pepins solve their problems.
Get acquainted with one of the most distinctive flavors the chile world has to offer: the fruity, hot habanero. This die-cut little book offers approximately thirty recipes, from the basics (Essential Habanero Hot Sauce) to the unexpected (Creole Peanut Soup-a West African-influenced treat with habaneros, peanut butter, tomatoes, and coconut milk). There's legend and lore about the colorful history of these peppers (a West Indies folktale describes how a mother inadvertently killed her children by using too much habanero in her broth!), and thorough listings of mail-order sources. As chock-full of inspiration as a well-stocked pantry, The Pepper Pantry: Habaneros is perfect for either beginning cooks or die-hard chile aficionados.
#1 in the Milan Jacovich mystery series. Introducing Milan Jacovich (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich), An ex-cop and former football player, Milan is a private investigator with a master's degree, a taste for klobasa sandwiches and Stroh's beer, and a knack for finding trouble. Milan is hired to guard a high-powered advertising executive. But the client disappears before the job starts. Milan's search leads from posh suburbs and sleek corporate offices to some of Cleveland's meanest streets.
In this compact, evocative verse-form known as haiku Japanese writers have for centuries been condensing their finest poetic thought and feeling. Adequate translation of haiku into English awaited a Japanese writer fully acquainted with the English language. That writer has now appeared in Kenneth Yasuda, and this book is the result of a long-time labor of love on the finest poetry of his homeland.
Emily Luccock is looking forward to living at Sugar Hill Hall. . . . She remembers her aunt and uncle's grand old mansion well, with its enormous, elegant parlor, marble fireplace, and white china cups filled with hot chocolate. But this time things are different. Her aunt's once bright and lively home is now dead with silence. Evil lurks in every corner, and the dark, shadowed walls watch and whisper late at night. And no one ever speaks. Everything's changed at Sugar Hill Hall, and Emily knows something awful is happening there. What's become of Uncle Twice? Why is Aunt Twice a prisoner in her own home? Emily is desperate to uncover the truth. Time is running out, and she must find a way to save the people and home she cares so much about.
(From the back cover:) "Eleanor knows Greg would never have lethally bashed his own brother in the head with a pizza-rolling pin. Sure, Wade was greedily claiming far more than his fair share of their family inheritance. And Greg did catch his ex-girlfriend Katy smooching on the couch with Wade. It's no wonder that Timber Ridge's police chief--and Eleanor's ex-sweetheart--has his sights set on finding and arresting poor Greg. But as Eleanor and her saucy sister Maddy dig a little deeper into the mystery, they find Wade's enemies begin to outnumber the slices on a large pie. This is one mystery that's made to order, and if Eleanor and Maddy don't find out who killed Wade, Greg's delivery days are over. But while finding the killer is one thing, escaping alive to dish the goods to the police is quite another." Includes recipes for pizza crust and sauce. Eleanor loves making pizza and solving mysteries with her sister Maddy's eager assistance. Though the work of operating a pizzeria in a small town is demanding, they spend many mornings and afternoon breaks boldly questioning their suspects, chatting about their love lives, speculating about their next step and wise cracking while avoiding the Police Chief who insists that detective work is not a game and should be left to the police. Read about their first investigation in #1 A Slice of Murder, with their next case on the way, #3 A Pizza to Die.
Obesity is one of the most relevant public health concerns today and it is now evident that body weight control is achieved through highly integrated physiological interactions like nutrient selection as well as being influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Moreover, energy balance regulation is a complex process aimed at maintaining constant energy stores. Presenting a detailed and comprehensive account of the roles of specific peptides in energy balance, food intake control and co-morbidities, this review provides a better understanding of the patho-physiology of energy balance and obesity.
A complete illustrated history of the British wheeled baby carrier, from the eighteenth century to the end of the classic pram era, this book is a nostalgic trip down memory lane, and an invaluable resource for any owner or collector of historic prams. Examining and illustrating the design and development of full-size prams, this book details the technological changes that affected pram design, and the rise in popularity of the pram. In an intriguing final section, the author goes on to examine the designs of children's toy prams, which were perfect miniature versions of the full-sized prams. These miniature prams kept pace with the design changes of the full-sized prams, and this section will be especially interesting for toy collectors.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Percepliquis is the final installment of the epic fantasy, The Riyria Revelations. In this saga that began with The Crown Conspiracy, two thieves caught in the right place at the wrong time were launched on a series of ever escalating adventures that have all lead to this moment. Three thousand years have passed and the time for Novron's heir to act has arrived.
The perception-action cycle is the circular flow of information that takes place between the organism and its environment in the course of a sensory-guided sequence of behaviour towards a goal. Each action causes changes in the environment that are analyzed bottom-up through the perceptual hierarchy and lead to the processing of further action, top-down through the executive hierarchy, toward motor effectors. These actions cause new changes that are analyzed and lead to new action, and so the cycle continues. The Perception-action cycle: Models, architectures and hardware book provides focused and easily accessible reviews of various aspects of the perception-action cycle. It is an unparalleled resource of information that will be an invaluable companion to anyone in constructing and developing models, algorithms and hardware implementations of autonomous machines empowered with cognitive capabilities. The book is divided into three main parts. In the first part, leading computational neuroscientists present brain-inspired models of perception, attention, cognitive control, decision making, conflict resolution and monitoring, knowledge representation and reasoning, learning and memory, planning and action, and consciousness grounded on experimental data. In the second part, architectures, algorithms, and systems with cognitive capabilities and minimal guidance from the brain, are discussed. These architectures, algorithms, and systems are inspired from the areas of cognitive science, computer vision, robotics, information theory, machine learning, computer agents and artificial intelligence. In the third part, the analysis, design and implementation of hardware systems with robust cognitive abilities from the areas of mechatronics, sensing technology, sensor fusion, smart sensor networks, control rules, controllability, stability, model/knowledge representation, and reasoning are discussed.
In Denver, Ryan Cawdor and his companions are offered a glimmer of hope: a power plant, electricity, food, and freedom. But the city is caught in a civil war between two would-be leaders and their civilian armies . . . and Ryan is caught in the middle. Original.
On a routine mission to survey Domarus IV -- a class M world with no intelligent life -- a U.S.S. Enterprise shuttle crewed by Data, Troi and Wesley Crusher is captured by a race called the Tenirans who claim the world for themselves. As Captain Picard tries to negotiate with the captain of the Teniran ship, the shuttle suddenly disappears in a blaze of color and light. Picard demands to know what's happened to the shuttle and its crew, but the Tenarins deny any part in their disappearance. Suddenly, Captain Picard vanishes from the bridge and finds himself alone on the planet's surface with the Tenarin captain. As the two captains begin to work together, they realize that they are not alone on Domarus IV as they confront an incredible alien force with the power to transform a world -- or to destroy it.
It looked remarkably like a sterile, cold metallic coffin. It was the Intuitive Computer, a fantastic invention that would allow a user to assume the identity of any historical figure - Napoleon, Cleopatra, Hitler - anyone who ever existed. The possessor of this top-secret device would be able to witness the building of the pyramids, the crucifixion, the discovery of America. The Intuitive Computer would revolutionise the studies of history, archaeology, anthropology; it would eventually revolutionise the entire entertainment and leisure industry. The lives of every person on Earth would be changed because of it. IT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST DANGEROUS INVENTION IN THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE.
In the sequel to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, Marlowe returns to save the Sternwood sisters from the clutches of evil.
Straight from the latest Thomas video come three delightful new tales from the Island of Sodor. Thomas fans will laugh when Percy has an accident at the chocolate factory; meet a new engine named Salty, who has a secret; and go through a tough day with Harold the Helicopter. Filled with gentle humor and lots of photo illustrations.