Download E-books Top 10: Miami & the Keys: The 10 Best of Everything (DK Eyewitness Travel Series) PDF

By Jeffrey Kennedy

DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: best 10 Miami and the Keys will lead you directly to the superior this interesting urban and island chain in Florida need to supply. no matter if you're trying to find the issues to not omit on the most sensible 10 attractions or are looking to locate the easiest nightspots, this advisor is the correct significant other, taking the simplest of the broadcast guidebook and including new eBook-only gains. depend upon dozens of most sensible 10 lists, from the pinnacle 10 museums to the pinnacle 10 occasions and fairs. There's even a listing of the head 10 issues to avoid.

Spectacular paintings Deco structures. wonderful attractiveness in Everglades nationwide Park. precise locations to go to in Little Havana: such a lot of areas to determine and be visible in Miami and the Florida Keys, and one trip advisor to provide you insider assistance, assist you locate precise spots to go to, and find top locations to stick for each funds. locate the simplest shorelines, the most well-liked outlets and department stores, hidden gemstones, nice eating places and cafes, and enjoyable locations to carry children.

The advisor is split by means of zone, every one with its personal photograph gallery and with transparent maps pinpointing the head attractions. you can also view every one position in Google Maps if studying on an Internet-enabled machine. You'll locate the insider wisdom you must discover each nook with DK Eyewitness trip advisor: best 10 Miami and the Keys, now with a graceful new publication layout.

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Download E-books Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers PDF

By Idelisse Malavé, Esti Giordani

At a time while politics is outwardly governed via ideology and emotion and while immigration is among the such a lot contentious subject matters, it's extra vital than ever to chop during the rhetoric and spotlight, in numbers, the truth of the extensive spectrum of Latino existence within the usa. Latinos are either the most important and fastest-growing racial/ethnic staff within the nation, even whereas many proceed to struggle for his or her prestige as Americans.

Respected move builder and previous chief of the Tides origin Idelisse Malavé and her daughter, Celeste Giordani—a communications strategist for the Social Transformation Project—distills the great quantity of information, picking out the main telling and interesting proof to collect a portrait of up to date Latino lifestyles with glimpses of the previous and destiny. From politics and the financial system to pop culture, the humanities, and concepts approximately race, gender, and relations, Latino Stats either catalogs the inequities that plague Latino groups and files Latinos’ starting to be energy and effect on American life.

An crucial software for advocates, educators, and coverage makers, Latino Stats could be a go-to guidebook for somebody eager to increase their information and bring up their realizing of the complicated country of our nation.

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Download E-books Voyagers of the Titanic PDF

“An unbelievable work.”
—Julian Fellowes, author and govt manufacturer of “Downton Abbey”

“A e-book good helpful of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear evening while the vast send slid to her negative doom.”
—Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling writer of The Professor and the Madman

It has been 100 years because the sinking of the passenger liner immense within the North Atlantic, but around the world fascination with the epic tragedy is still as powerful as ever. With Voyagers of the Titanic, Richard Davenport-Hines provides us an impressive heritage of the folks in detail attached with the notorious ship—from deal-makers and giants, like J.P. Morgan, who equipped and operated it; to Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor IV, and different glittering aristocrats who occupied its top quality cabins; to the lads and ladies touring lower than decks hoping to discover a greater existence in the USA. Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the nice catastrophe, Voyagers of the Titanic bargains a desirable, uniquely unique view of 1 of the main momentous catastrophes of the 20 th century.

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Download E-books American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America PDF

By Chris Hedges

Twenty-five years in the past, while Pat Robertson and different radio and televangelists first referred to the U.S. turning into a Christian state that might construct a world Christian empire, it was once demanding to take such hyperbolic rhetoric heavily. this present day, such language not appears like hyperbole yet poses, as an alternative, a really genuine chance to our freedom and our lifestyle. In American Fascists, Chris Hedges, veteran journalist and writer of the nationwide ebook Award finalist War Is a strength that offers Us Meaning, demanding situations the Christian Right's spiritual legitimacy and argues that at its middle it's a mass circulation fueled through unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society.

Hedges, who grew up in rural parishes in upstate long island the place his father was once a Presbyterian pastor, assaults the move as an individual steeped within the Bible and Christian culture. He issues to the loads of senators and participants of Congress who've earned among eighty and 100% approval rankings from the 3 so much influential Christian correct advocacy teams as one of the indicators that the move is burrowing deep contained in the American govt to subvert it. The movement's name to dismantle the wall among church and country and the intolerance it preaches opposed to all who don't agree to its warped imaginative and prescient of a Christian the United States are pumped into millions of yankee houses via Christian tv and radio stations, in addition to bolstered throughout the curriculum in Christian colleges. The movement's longing for apocalyptic violence and its attack on dispassionate, highbrow inquiry are laying the root for a brand new, scary the USA.

American Fascists, which include interviews and assurance of occasions resembling pro-life rallies and weeklong sessions on conversion thoughts, examines the movement's origins, its riding motivations and its darkish ideological underpinnings. Hedges argues that the flow presently resembles the younger fascist pursuits in Italy and Germany within the Twenties and '30s, hobbies that frequently masked the whole quantity in their force for totalitarianism and have been keen to make concessions till they accomplished unmatched energy. The Christian correct, like those early fascist activities, doesn't brazenly demand dictatorship, nor does it use

actual violence to suppress competition. in brief, the flow isn't really but progressive. however the ideological structure of a Christian fascism is being cemented in position. The flow has roused its fans to a fever pitch of melancholy and fury. All it is going to take, Hedges writes, is yet another nationwide challenge at the order of September eleven for the Christian correct to make a concerted force to damage American democracy. The stream awaits a trouble. At that second they'll exhibit themselves for what they honestly are -- the yank heirs to fascism. Hedges matters a effective, impassioned caution. we are facing an drawing close risk. His publication reminds us of the hazards liberal, democratic societies face after they tolerate the illiberal.

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Download E-books The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America--The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 PDF

By Bernard Bailyn

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Bernard Bailyn offers us a compelling, clean account of the 1st nice transit of individuals from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North the USA, their involvements with one another, and their struggles with the indigenous peoples of the jap seaboard.

The immigrants have been a combined multitude. They got here from England, the Netherlands, the German and Italian states, France, Africa, Sweden, and Finland, they usually moved to the western hemisphere for various purposes, from assorted social backgrounds and cultures. They represented a spectrum of spiritual attachments. within the early years, their tales should not commonly of triumph yet of bewilderment, failure, violence, and the lack of civility as they sought to normalize occasions and recapture misplaced worlds. It was once a completely brutal encounter—not in basic terms among the Europeans and local peoples and among Europeans and Africans, yet between Europeans themselves, as they sought to manage and prosper within the new configurations of lifestyles that have been rising round them.

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Download E-books Countering the Counterculture: Rereading Postwar American Dissent from Jack Kerouac to Tomás Rivera PDF

Rebelling opposed to bourgeois vacuity and taking their countercultural critique at the street, the Beat writers and artists have lengthy symbolized a spirit of freedom and radical democracy. Manuel Martinez deals an eye-opening problem to this characterization of the Beats, juxtaposing them opposed to Chicano nationalists like Raul Salinas, Jose Montoya, Luis Valdez, and Oscar Acosta and Mexican migrant writers within the usa, like Tomas Rivera and Ernesto Galarza.
    In an leading edge rereading of yank radical politics and tradition of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, Martinez uncovers reactionary, neoromantic, and occasionally racist traces within the Beats’ imaginative and prescient of freedom, and he brings to the fore the complicated stances of Latinos on player democracy and revolutionary tradition. He analyzes the ways in which Beats, Chicanos, and migrant writers conceived of and articulated social and political views. He contends that either the Beats’ severe individualism and the Chicano nationalists’ slender imaginative and prescient of citizenship are betrayals of the democratic excellent, yet that the migrant writers awarded a rather radical and inclusive imaginative and prescient of democracy that was once really countercultural.

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Download E-books Harvest: An Adventure into the Heart of America’s Family Farms PDF

By Richard Horan

“Richard Horan has introduced us a welcome view of the US to defy the present political and fiscal nastiness. this can be a well timed and critical book.”
—Ted Morgan, writer of Wilderness at Dawn

“A full of life stopover at with the dauntless women and men who function America’s relations farms and aid supply our superb annual bounty. Richard Horan writes with strength and passion.”
—Hannah Nordhaus, writer of The Beekeeper’s Lament

“Horan’s new e-book evocatively describes the peril and promise of kin farms in the US. I enjoyed becoming a member of him in this trip, and so will you.”
—T.A. Barron, writer of The nice Tree of Avalon

In Seeds, novelist and nature author Richard Horan sought out the bushes that encouraged the paintings of significant American writers like Faulkner, Kerouac, Welty, Wharton, and Harper Lee. In Harvest, Horan embarks upon a serendipitous trip throughout the US to paintings the harvests of greater than a dozen crucial or strange foodstuff crops—and, within the method, kinds robust connections with the farmers, the soil, and the seasons.

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Download E-books American Protestantism in the Age of Psychology PDF

Many have fearful that the ever-present perform of psychology and psychotherapy in the USA has corrupted non secular religion, eroded civic advantage, and weakened neighborhood existence. yet an exam of the historical past of 3 significant psycho-spiritual events when you consider that global battle II - Alcoholics nameless, The Salvation Army's outreach to homeless males, and the "clinical pastoral schooling" circulate - finds the other. those teams built a realistic spiritual psychology that nurtured religion, fellowship, and private accountability. They accomplished this via together with non secular traditions and non secular actions of their definition of remedy and by way of placing clergy and lay believers to paintings as therapists. below such care, religious and emotional development bolstered one another. due to those concepts, the 3 routine succeeded in attaining hundreds of thousands of socially alienated and religiously disappointed americans. They confirmed that faith and psychology, even supposing antithetical in a few eyes, can be mixed successfully to foster group, person accountability, and happier lives.

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Download E-books Operation Mind Control PDF

By Walter H. Bowart

_Operation brain regulate: The CIA's Plot opposed to America_, released in 1978, by means of Walter Bowart is a hugely stressful account of using brain regulate know-how by way of a mystery govt (the cryptocracy) opposed to the yankee humans to additional their very own goals. Walter Bowart (1939 - 2007) used to be a journalist and a favourite determine within the counter-cultural move that grew through the Sixties. He was once influential in selling brain freedom via his Freedom of notion beginning. earlier reviewers have alleged that once this publication got here out it used to be first suppressed by means of the CIA simply because they didn't wish their dabblings in brain regulate to be made to be had to the general public. maybe this explains why the publication is so infrequent this day and continues to be an underground vintage. This e-book makes connection with such different contributors as L. Fletcher Prouty, John Marks, and Alan Sheflin who additionally investigated the function of brain regulate applied sciences and their use by way of the CIA. The booklet comprises an Foreword by way of Richard Condon writer of the brain regulate vintage novel _The Manchurian Candidate_ within which he explains the increase of America's mystery police and their use of brain regulate opposed to the yankee humans. The ebook comprises giant information outlining numerous schemes for brain regulate together with using hypnosis and medication (especially the hallucinogenic drug LSD-25) through the CIA and using habit amendment and the construction of brain regulate assassins.

Chapter one in every of this publication is entitled "The Cryptorian Candidate" within which the writer explains how headlines in regards to the CIA's function in drug trying out in 1977 confirmed that the CIA were interested in gigantic drug checking out experiments. the writer explains the significance of Richard Condon's novel _The Manchurian Candidate_ which confirmed the function of brainwashing options in Korea on American POWs. the writer additionally discusses what he phrases "Operation brain Control", the aim of controlling the minds of usa citizens via brain keep watch over know-how and explains what he phrases the "cryptocracy" or the key govt and the involvement of the CIA. the writer additionally discusses the various different enterprises concerned and the function of the yankee army and the firms. bankruptcy is entitled "Only One brain For My Country" and tells the tale of an American soldier named David who had joined the Air strength and suffered from amnesia following his journey of accountability. Bowart claims that David's amnesia and a few of his strange thoughts point out that he can have been the sufferer of brain keep an eye on. bankruptcy 3 is entitled "The brain Laundry Myth" and exposes the parable of brainwashing one of the Communist countries. the writer claims that lots of these brainwashed have been actually brainwashed through their very own nation. the writer notes the impact of the vintage CIA examine _Brainwashing in purple China_ by way of Edward Hunter and the potential position of brainwashing in Korea and Vietnam of yankee POWs. bankruptcy 4 is entitled "Without wisdom or Consent" and starts off by way of explaining the position of hypnosis in brain regulate displaying the effect of Dr. George Estabrooks. certainly, Estabrooks was once to gloat someday within the Forties that "I can hypnotize a guy - with out his wisdom or consent - into committing treason opposed to the United States." the writer explains the function of the OSS (which turned the CIA), Estabrooks and hypnosis, the position of the military, and the Russian psychologist Luria. bankruptcy 5 is entitled "Pain-Drug Hypnosis" and explains the position of discomfort medicinal drugs in supporting hypnosis and the construction of a mind-control race with the Soviets. the writer additionally notes the position of LSD-25, the invention of Dr. Hoffman of Sandoz Laboratories, and Timothy Leary as a proponent of LSD (and his involvement with Harvard collage and the CIA). bankruptcy Six is entitled "The Guinea Pig Army" and explains how the CIA had given medicinal drugs to americans lower than its course. the writer notes the position of such contributors as Dr. Frank Olson (who allegedly jumped to his loss of life after being unwittingly given the drug) and different LSD experiments within the military and at psychiatric clinics. bankruptcy Seven is entitled "The MKULTRANS" and is dedicated to a dialogue of such initiatives as BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, MKDELTA, and MKULTRA. this depends at the learn of John Marks who investigated a lot of those drug tasks throughout the Freedom of data Act. bankruptcy 8 is entitled "The Mata Hari of brain Control" and discusses the alleged brain keep an eye on of sweet Jones (a pin-up woman from the realm warfare II era). This indicates how Jones was once hypno-programmed and exchange personalities created which allowed her to turn into a CIA courier for twelve years. This bankruptcy is dependent upon the data made on hand by means of sweet Jones' husband Donald Bain and notes the nefarious position of the hypnotist William Bryan. bankruptcy 9 is entitled "The Slaves Who Buried the Pharaoh" and notes the production of the CIA from the OSS following the second one international conflict, the craft of intelligence, habit amendment, and the function of such figures as William J. Donovan and John Foster Dulles. the writer notes the function of the "mind-control race" and continues that the cryptocracy has needed to preserve prior to the Soviets and keep absolute secrecy. the writer additionally notes that for the Soviets who stay in a totalitarian kingdom there's not anything hypocritical approximately utilizing the equipment of brain keep an eye on, whereas for the us there definitely is. bankruptcy Ten is entitled "Brave New international in a Skinner Box" and explains the position of habit amendment during the technology of behaviorism. the writer notes the function of Pavlov who received the Nobel Prize for his conditioning experiments on salivating canine, the position of Watson and "Little Albert", many of the kinds of conditioning, and the function of the well-known behaviorist B. F. Skinner and the position of his "Skinner box" in addition to his utopian plans for society. the writer additionally offers an eerie instance how via conditioning you may keep an eye on the contraction of the scholar of a watch. bankruptcy 11 is entitled "A university for Assassins" and notes the significance of the construction of assassins given that classical occasions and explaining the function of a different military tuition for assassins. bankruptcy Twelve is entitled "The 4 Faces of a Zombie" and explains the importance of a person within the Philippines who claims to were brainwashed and fascinated with the Kennedy assassination. bankruptcy 13 is entitled "The Lone Nuts" and discusses the position of assorted "lone nuts" within the assassinations of figures starting from JFK and RFK to Martin Luther King, Jr. bankruptcy Fourteen is entitled "The neglected Confessions" and discusses quite a few facets of the confessions of Jack Ruby and the Warren fee. bankruptcy Fifteen is entitled "Another Hypno-Patsy?" and discusses the function of James Earl Ray (alleged killer of MLK) and his position as a likely patsy. bankruptcy 16 is entitled "Confession through automated Writing" and discusses the unusual deliberating Sirhan Sirhan (alleged killer of RFK). bankruptcy Seventeen is entitled "The Patriotic Assassin" and discusses the traditional heritage of assassination (e.g. the "Old guy within the Mountain", etc.) and the position of brain keep watch over in education army males to be assassins through the organisations. bankruptcy Eighteen is entitled "Deep Probe" and discusses the experiments of Jose Delgado in digital stimulation of the mind (ESB) and diverse makes use of for electro-convulsive treatment (ECT). This bankruptcy additionally discusses the construction of cyborgs via ESB and Delgado's reviews on a "psycho-civilized society". bankruptcy Nineteen is entitled "From Bionic girl to inspired Cat" and discusses a variety of tasks of the CIA in brain keep watch over together with that of stimulating a cat's mind and RHIC-EDOM (Radio Hypnotic Intra-Cerebral Control-Electronic Dissolution of reminiscence) during which stories could be erased. bankruptcy Twenty is entitled "The Engines of Security" and discusses a number of makes use of of the recent know-how, the ongoing impact of the CIA in brain regulate regardless of their alleged shutting down of such experiments, mass keep watch over and different issues. This bankruptcy ends via noting that the expertise is being constructed for the production of an ideal slave country governed by way of brain controllers. The e-book ends with appendices together with memos from the CIA and a listing of gear proven through the CIA.

At the time this publication used to be written, it published the darkish secrets and techniques of the CIA and the govt cryptocracy of their efforts to regulate the minds of the yankee humans via experiments in hypnosis, habit amendment, and medicine. This booklet stocks the various related topics that are to be present in one other vintage _The brain Manipulators_ by way of Alan Sheflin and Edward Opton. The involvement in such experiments through the CIA has because develop into universal wisdom. even if, this ebook continues to be a vintage testomony to the elemental freedom of the man or woman from proposal keep an eye on and coercion.

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Download E-books Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus PDF

By Rick Perlstein

Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the increase of the conservative circulation within the liberal Nineteen Sixties. on the middle of the tale is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal executive, despised liberals, and mocked “peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a gentle on an entire international of conservatives and their antagonists, together with William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and invoice Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is a necessary e-book concerning the 1960s.

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