By Don Laine, Barbara Laine
- Insider advice on vacationing 35 of the main lovely and lucrative nationwide parks in the US from authors who understand them within and out.
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By Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham
A attention-grabbing account of nineteenth-century the US sketched with Charles Dickens's attribute wit and charm
while Charles Dickens set out for the US in 1842 he used to be the main recognized guy of his day to go back and forth there - fascinated by the progressive new civilization that had captured the English mind's eye. His frank and sometimes funny descriptions disguise every thing from his comically wretched sea voyage to his sheer astonishment on the beauty of the Niagara Falls, whereas he additionally visited hospitals, prisons and legislations courts and located them exemplary. yet Dickens's opinion of the USA as a land governed via cash, equipped on slavery, with a corrupt press and unsavoury manners, provoked a adversarial response on each side of the Atlantic. American Notes is an illuminating account of an excellent writer's revelatory stumble upon with the recent global. In her advent, Patricia Ingham examines the reaction the e-book bought while it used to be released, and compares it with comparable trip writings of the interval and with Dickens's fiction, in particular Martin Chuzzlewit. This variation comprises an up-to-date chronology, appendices and notes.
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By Matt Taibbi
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr via THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS
A scathing portrait of an pressing new American crisis
during the last twenty years, the United States has been falling deeper and deeper right into a statistical mystery:
Poverty is going up. Crime is going down. The legal inhabitants doubles.
Fraud through the wealthy wipes out forty percentage of the world’s wealth. the wealthy get hugely richer. nobody is going to jail.
looking for an answer, journalist Matt Taibbi stumbled on the Divide, the seam in American existence the place our so much troubling trends—growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration—come jointly, pushed through a dramatic shift in American citizenship: Our simple rights at the moment are decided through our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what permits vastly harmful fraud by way of the hyperwealthy to head unpunished, whereas turning poverty itself right into a crime—but it’s most unlikely to work out until eventually you examine those alarming developments part via side.
In The Divide, Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing trip via either side of our new procedure of justice—the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably prosperous and the criminalized bad. He uncovers the startling looting that preceded the monetary cave in; a wild conspiracy of billionaire hedge fund managers to spoil a firm via soiled tips; and the tale of a whistleblower who will get within the approach of the biggest banks in the United States, purely to discover herself within the crosshairs. at the different aspect of the Divide, Taibbi takes us to front traces of the immigrant dragnet; into the newly punitive welfare method which treats its beneficiaries as thieves; and deep contained in the stop-and-frisk international, the place status in entrance of your home has develop into an arrestable offense. As he narrates those remarkable tales, he attracts out and analyzes their universal resource: a perverse new general of justice, in response to an intensive, hectic new imaginative and prescient of civil rights.
via astonishing—and enraging—accounts of the high-stakes capers of the rich and nightmare tales of standard humans stuck within the Divide’s punishing common sense, Taibbi lays naked one of many maximum demanding situations we are facing in modern American existence: surviving a procedure that devours the lives of the bad, turns a blind eye to the harmful crimes of the rich, and implicates us all.
Praise for The Divide
“Ambitious . . . deeply said, hugely compelling . . . very unlikely to place down.”—The long island instances e-book Review
“These are the tales that may hold you up at evening. . . . The Divide is not only a document from the recent the United States; it really is advocacy journalism at its finest.”—Los Angeles Times
“Taibbi is a continuing investigative reporter. he's taking readers within not just funding banks, hedge money and the blood recreation of short-sellers, yet into the lives of the needy, minorities, highway drifters and unlawful immigrants. . . . The Divide is a crucial e-book. Its documentation is strong and shocking.”—The Washington Post
“Captivating . . . The Divide enshrines its author’s place as essentially the most vital voices in modern American journalism.”—The Independent (UK)
“Taibbi [is] maybe the best reporter on Wall Street’s crimes within the smooth era.”—Salon
From the Hardcover edition.
Is the USA falling in the back of within the worldwide race for medical and engineering expertise? Are U.S. employers dealing with shortages of the expert employees that they should compete in a globalized international? Such claims from a few employers and educators were greatly embraced by means of mainstream media and political leaders, and feature figured prominently in fresh coverage debates approximately schooling, federal costs, tax coverage, and immigration. Falling Behind? deals cautious examinations of the present proof and of its use through these keen on those debates.
These matters are on no account a up to date phenomenon. reading ancient precedent, Michael Teitelbaum highlights 5 episodes of alarm approximately "falling at the back of" that return approximately seventy years to the top of worldwide conflict II. In each one of those episodes the political approach answered by means of speedily increasing the provision of scientists and engineers, yet just a couple of years later political enthusiasm or fiscal call for waned. Booms became to busts, leaving a lot of those that were inspired to pursue technological know-how and engineering careers dealing with disheartening occupation clients. Their stories deterred more youthful and both gifted scholars from following of their footsteps--thereby sowing the seeds of the following cycle of alarm, growth, and bust.
Falling Behind? examines those repeated cycles as much as the current, laying off new gentle at the adequacy of the technology and engineering crew for the present and destiny wishes of the USA.
By Amitai Etzioni
There are vital purposes for the targeted but major path alterations in American and Western international coverage, which at present makes a speciality of heart jap and chinese language “hot spots.” In early 2012, the USA “pivoted” to make the a long way East its army and strategic first precedence, thereby downgrading the center East. this variation in priorities has been observed by means of a curtailed army price range and the tip of the two-war doctrine.
With a brand new preface by way of the writer, Hot Spots argues that turning towards the some distance East is untimely and incorrect in precept. China can and may be handled as a possible accomplice in a altering international order, instead of contained and made into an enemy. even as, he argues, the genuine sizzling spots remain within the center East, albeit now not in Iraq or Afghanistan, yet in Iran and Pakistan. much less pressing, yet of serious value, are the methods the West bargains with a posh and sundry Muslim global, with political Islamic events and social pursuits, and with destiny waves of Arab awakening. right here the excellence among safety and kingdom development turns into crucial for either normative and strategic reasons.
By James A. Michener
Spanning 4 and a part centuries, James A. Michener’s huge saga chronicles the epic background of Texas, from its Spanish roots within the age of the conquistadors to its present attractiveness as one in all America’s such a lot prosperous, assorted, and provocative states. between his finely drawn solid of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and damaged, because the loyalties verified over the process each one turbulent age necessarily cave in lower than the load of wealth and undefined. With Michener as our consultant, Texas is a story of patriotism and statesmanship, progress and improvement, violence and betrayal—a attractive fulfillment by way of a literary master.
Praise for Texas
“A ebook approximately oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and payment, funds and gear . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make heritage vivid.”—The Boston Globe
“A sweeping landscape . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas personality in a manner that Texas’s personal writers usually don’t.”—The Washington submit booklet World
“Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in inhabitants and geography, the country has simply one of these larger-than-life heritage that lends itself to Mr. Michener’s flavor for multigenerational epics.”—The manhattan Times
By Jeremy Brecher
Since its unique e-book in 1972, no e-book has performed up to Jeremy Brecher’s Strike! to carry American hard work heritage to a large viewers. Strike! narrates the dramatic tale of repeated, sizeable, and occasionally violent revolts by way of usual operating humans in the United States and tells this intriguing hidden historical past from the perspective of the rank-and-file staff who lived it. during this accelerated variation, Brecher brings the tale modern with revised chapters that hide the forty years because the unique version, putting the issues confronted via operating buyers within the context of a hundred and forty years of work background. a brand new bankruptcy, “Beyond One-Sided type struggle” provides the yankee minirevolts of the twenty first century from the conflict of Seattle to Occupy Wall road and past. crucial interpreting for someone drawn to the ancient or present-day state of affairs of yank staff, this up to date vintage serves as concept for organizers, activists, and educators operating to restore the exertions stream today.
By Barack Obama
The election of Barack Obama as President of the us is a defining second in American heritage. After years of failed regulations and failed politics from Washington, this can be our probability to reclaim the yank dream. Barack Obama has confirmed to be a brand new form of leader–one who can convey humans jointly, be sincere concerning the demanding situations we are facing, and circulation this kingdom ahead. Change we will be able to think In outlines his imaginative and prescient for the USA.
In those pages you will discover daring and particular principles approximately how one can repair our in poor health economic climate and boost the center category, make wellbeing and fitness care cheap for all, in achieving strength independence, and hold the US secure in a deadly global. Change we will be able to think In asks us not only to think in Barack Obama’s skill to convey switch to Washington, it asks us to think in our skill to alter the area.
By Kate Masur
An instance for the entire Land finds Washington, D.C. as a laboratory for social coverage within the period of emancipation and the Civil battle. during this panoramic learn, Kate Masur offers a nuanced account of African american citizens' grassroots activism, municipal politics, and the U.S. Congress. She tells the provocative tale of the way black men's correct to vote reworked neighborhood affairs, and the way, briefly order, urban reformers made that correct almost meaningless. Bringing the query of equality to the vanguard of Reconstruction scholarship, this extensively praised learn explores how issues approximately private and non-private area, civilization, and dependency expert the period's debate over rights and citizenship.