America The Book

America The Book

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The host of the award-winning humorous news program offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation's founders, and the ludicrous nature of today's media.

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Genre : Humor
Author by : Daily Show Writers
Publisher : Grand Central Pub
Release : 2004
File : 242 Pages
ISBN : 0446532681


Exceptional America

Exceptional America

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Why did Donald Trump follow Barack Obama into the White House? Why is America so polarized? And how does American exceptionalism explain these social changes? In this provocative book, Mugambi Jouet describes why Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, gender roles, abortion, gay rights, sex, gun control, mass incarceration, the death penalty, torture, human rights, and war. Raised in Paris by a French mother and Kenyan father, Jouet then lived in the Bible Belt, Manhattan, and beyond. Drawing inspiration from Alexis de Tocqueville, he wields his multicultural sensibility to parse how the intense polarization of U.S. conservatives and liberals has become a key dimension of American exceptionalism—an idea widely misunderstood as American superiority. While exceptionalism once was a source of strength, it may now spell decline, as unique features of U.S. history, politics, law, culture, religion, and race relations foster grave conflicts. They also shed light on the intriguing ideological evolution of American conservatism, which long predated Trumpism. Anti-intellectualism, conspiracy-mongering, a visceral suspicion of government, and Christian fundamentalism are far more common in America than the rest of the Western world—Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Exceptional America dissects the American soul, in all of its peculiar, clashing, and striking manifestations.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Mugambi Jouet
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2017-04-03
File : 358 Pages
ISBN : 9780520966468


The Locators

The Locators

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Explore the unknown in this thrilling adventure that has readers solving real-world problems! Help the Locators--using maps and clues--as they trek through South America on an important mission.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Kyle Bauer
Publisher : Esri Press
Release : 2021-07-27
File : 120 Pages
ISBN : 1589484983


Access To Health Care In America

Access To Health Care In America

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Americans are accustomed to anecdotal evidence of the health care crisis. Yet, personal or local stories do not provide a comprehensive nationwide picture of our access to health care. Now, this book offers the long-awaited health equivalent of national economic indicators. This useful volume defines a set of national objectives and identifies indicators--measures of utilization and outcome--that can "sense" when and where problems occur in accessing specific health care services. Using the indicators, the committee presents significant conclusions about the situation today, examining the relationships between access to care and factors such as income, race, ethnic origin, and location. The committee offers recommendations to federal, state, and local agencies for improving data collection and monitoring. This highly readable and well-organized volume will be essential for policymakers, public health officials, insurance companies, hospitals, physicians and nurses, and interested individuals.

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Genre : Medical
Author by : Institute of Medicine
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 1993-02-01
File : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780309047425


America S Textiles Reporter Bulletin

America S Textiles Reporter Bulletin

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Genre : Textile fabrics
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Release : 1980
File : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924055286706


Not In America

Not In America

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"Jews drink the blood of Christian babies. They use it for their rituals. They are evil and they consort with the devil." The belief is called the Blood Libel. In a small town in upstate New York in 1928, four-year-old Evelyn Wilson goes missing. Instantly, old prejudices claw to the surface. As a frenzy of panic and bloodlust overwhelms all reason, the community turns on the Schatzman family. A terrible witch hunt follows. The Schatzmans' young son is accused of horrifying crimes. As their life in America falls apart, leaving nothing but anguish and devastation, the Schatzmans decide to return home to Berlin. But Germany in the 1930s is no safe harbor. Based on actual events, Not in America explores hidden hatreds, simmering resentments, and the short path separating civilization from horrific violence. Read this moving historical fiction novel of grief, bravery, and incredible resilience right now! Readers are loving Not In America! "An excellent book about Jewish life in America... I loved reading this story... I will look for the next book in this Saga." Goodreads reviewer, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "Once again Roberta Kagan has taken a likely part of history and vividly drawn it into a full scale imaginative plot. I believe it deserves way beyong 5 stars. The stories, characters, and sperb writing style are memorable for the pre WW2 period." Irwin Forman, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "I love all Roberta Kagan books!" Goodreads reviewer, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "Another wonderful book from Roberta Kagan... I could not put the book down..." Goodreads reviewer, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "...a new way to look at the history of the US as it relates to the Jews and American life... I enjoy the character development that Roberta Kagan is able to write, and her stories." Goodreads reviewer, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "Wonderful book. It was so exciting and hard to put down." saruelan, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "Once you start reading you will not put it down! Roberta Kagan has just become one of my favorite authors." Goodreads reviewer, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "Riveting... I was engrossed from the start." Jonelle Williams, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "Kagan has done it again! Loved this story... I wanted more..." Susansuite, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088 "This author never disappoints... I'm anxiously waiting for the next book!" Goodreads reviewer, #11088#11088#11088#11088#11088

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Author by : Roberta Kagan
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Release : 2020-08-05
File : 358 Pages
ISBN : 9798672676586


America S Teachers

America S Teachers

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This book offers prospective teachers a realistic look at teaching as a profession. The writing is clear and accessible. The research base and documentation are the strongest on the market. The book is organized around four parts. Part One of America's Teachers, "Teaching as an Occupation," goes into extensive depth on motives for teaching, the job market, teacher salaries and evaluation, trends in teacher education, teacher organizations, and legal issues. Part Two, "Schools and Society," offers full chapters on the history, philosophy, sociology, and politics of education, emphasizing the effects of increasing cultural diversity. Part Three, "Issues for the Twenty-First Century," explores the ongoing competition between public schools and private schools and analyzes trends in the curriculum, particularly the drive to state standards and high-stakes testing. For prospective teachers.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Joseph W. Newman
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2002
File : 452 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015053368612


The Next America

The Next America

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The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Today's Millennials -- well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings -- are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they'd hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: How to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future. Every aspect of our demography is being fundamentally transformed. By mid-century, the population of the United States will be majority non-white and our median age will edge above 40 -- both unprecedented milestones. But other rapidly-aging economic powers like China, Germany, and Japan will have populations that are much older. With our heavy immigration flows, the US is poised to remain relatively young. If we can get our spending priorities and generational equities in order, we can keep our economy second to none. But doing so means we have to rebalance the social compact that binds young and old. In tomorrow's world, yesterday's math will not add up. Drawing on Pew Research Center's extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data, The Next America is a rich portrait of where we are as a nation and where we're headed -- toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Paul Taylor
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2016-01-26
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781610396684


The Other America

The Other America

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Presents the original report on poverty in America that led President Kennedy to initiate the federal poverty program

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Michael Harrington
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997-08
File : 231 Pages
ISBN : 9780684826783


Will Globalization Help Or Harm Latin America S Less Developed Countries

Will Globalization Help Or Harm Latin America S Less Developed Countries

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Genre : América Latina - Condiciones económicas - 1982
Author by : Klaus Liebig
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Release : 1998
File : 35 Pages
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173006275549