Out Of Many One

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this powerful new collection of oil paintings and stories, President George W. Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of America’s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation. The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions today, as it has throughout much of American history. But what gets lost in the debates about policy are the stories of immigrants themselves, the people who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom—and who strengthen our nation in countless ways. In the tradition of Portraits of Courage, President Bush’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Out of Many, One brings together forty-three full-color portraits of men and women who have immigrated to the United States, alongside stirring stories of the unique ways all of them are pursuing the American Dream. Featuring men and women from thirty-five countries and nearly every region of the world, Out of Many, One shows how hard work, strong values, dreams, and determination know no borders or boundaries and how immigrants embody values that are often viewed as distinctly American: optimism and gratitude, a willingness to strive and to risk, a deep sense of patriotism, and a spirit of self-reliance that runs deep in our immigrant heritage. In these pages, we meet a North Korean refugee fighting for human rights, a Dallas-based CEO who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico at age seventeen, and a NASA engineer who as a girl in Nigeria dreamed of coming to America, along with notable figures from business, the military, sports, and entertainment. President Bush captures their faces and stories in striking detail, bringing depth to our understanding of who immigrants are, the challenges they face on their paths to citizenship, and the lessons they can teach us about our country’s character. As the stories unfold in this vibrant book, readers will gain a better appreciation for the humanity behind one of our most pressing policy issues and the countless ways in which America, through its tradition of welcoming newcomers, has been strengthened by those who have come here in search of a better life.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : George W. Bush
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2021-04-20
File : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780593136973


Man Out

Man Out

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The story of men who are hurting—and hurting America by their absence Man Out describes the millions of men on the sidelines of life in the United States. Many of them have been pushed out of the mainstream because of an economy and society where the odds are stacked against them; others have chosen to be on the outskirts of twenty-first-century America. These men are disconnected from work, personal relationships, family and children, and civic and community life. They may be angry at government, employers, women, and "the system" in general—and millions of them have done time in prison and have cast aside many social norms. Sadly, too many of these men are unsure what it means to be a man in contemporary society. Wives or partners reject them; children are estranged from them; and family, friends, and neighbors are embarrassed by them. Many have disappeared into a netherworld of drugs, alcohol, poor health, loneliness, misogyny, economic insecurity, online gaming, pornography, other off-the-grid corners of the internet, and a fantasy world of starting their own business or even writing the Great American novel. Most of the men described in this book are poorly educated, with low incomes and often with very few prospects for rewarding employment. They are also disproportionately found among millennials, those over 50, and African American men. Increasingly, however, these lost men are discovered even in tony suburbs and throughout the nation. It is a myth that men on the outer corners of society are only lower-middle-class white men dislocated by technology and globalization. Unlike those who primarily blame an unjust economy, government policies, or a culture sanctioning "laziness," Man Out explores the complex interplay between economics and culture. It rejects the politically charged dichotomy of seeing such men as either victims or culprits. These men are hurting, and in turn they are hurting families and hurting America. It is essential to address their problems. Man Out draws on a wide range of data and existing research as well as interviews with several hundred men, women, and a wide variety of economists and other social scientists, social service providers and physicians, and with employers, through a national online survey and in-depth fieldwork in several communities.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Andrew L. Yarrow
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Release : 2018-09-11
File : 300 Pages
ISBN : 9780815732754


Out Of Many Waters

Out Of Many Waters

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Kidnapped from their parents during the Portuguese Inquisition and sent to work as slaves at a monastery in Brazil, two Jewish sisters attempt to make their way back to Europe to find their parents, but instead one becomes part of a group founding the first Jewish settlement in the United States.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Jacqueline Dembar Greene
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2006-02
File : 212 Pages
ISBN : 9780595380473


Out Of Many Faiths

Out Of Many Faiths

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A timely defense of religious diversity and its centrality to American identity America is the most religiously diverse nation on the planet. In today’s volatile climate of religious conflict and distrust, how do we affirm that the American promise is deeply intertwined with how each of us engages with people of different beliefs? Eboo Patel, former faith adviser to Barack Obama, provides answers to this timely question. In this thought-provoking book, Patel draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine the importance of religious diversity in the nation’s cultural, political, and economic life. He explores how religious language has given the United States some of its most enduring symbols and inspired its most vital civic institutions—and demonstrates how the genius of the American experiment lies in its empowerment of all people.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Eboo Patel
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-08-27
File : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780691196961


American Nations

American Nations

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An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

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Genre : History
Author by : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-09-29
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781101544457


Out Of Many Faiths

Out Of Many Faiths

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The former faith adviser to Barack Obama draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine the importance of religious diversity in the nation's cultural, political, and economic life. He explores how religious language has given the United States some of its most enduring symbols and inspired its most vital civic institutions.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Eboo Patel
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-08-27
File : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780691196817


Out Of Many One

Out Of Many One

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“Out of Many One" is a proclamation that can intrinsically trigger an unprecedented economic, social and political awareness in the United States. It is about a political capital claim capable of bankrupting any nation that values truth, even at a high price. This book will encourage you to reflect on some of the current problems in Haiti, my so-called third world country. Haiti has long since been subjected to the effects of denying this costly truth. President Bush writes to me, in a letter dated June 4, 2004, “So all of us owe you a ‘deep debt’ of gratitude for your support.” How deep is this debt? Can you or I attribute value to this “deep debt” or value in a medal of merit awarded to you by the president himself? I believe we can because the medal has its own intrinsic values that are not just sentimental, as in a memorabilia. It is a manifestation of intent to pierce the matrix of illusions that politicians created, with power as the common denominator. This thought-provoking study focuses on values and unveils deeper logic by tying historical events to the concepts of merit and justice, and freedom versus tyranny. In other words, it integrates facts and concepts to create values. This lays evidence for my hypothesis, my purported, well-pleaded claim. Out of Many One essentially blasts through all the political illusions that have existed since the beginning of civilization. It opens your eyes and cuts through that matrix of appearances to reveal the true essence of one specific thing, i.e., a simple medal of merit. Such an endeavor requires profound honesty. The key to my hypothesis is not only a focus on the monetary values of the subject matter but also a focus on honesty and all the many other values pertaining to it. This is a “must read” book, which brings light to what is, in reality, truth. – Dufort

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Dufort Baptichon
Publisher : Outskirts Press
Release : 2017-09-13
File : 114 Pages
ISBN : 9781478791294


Out Of Many One

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Feared by conservatives and embraced by liberals when he entered the White House, Barack Obama has since been battered by criticism from both sides. In Out of Many, One, Ruth O’Brien explains why. We are accustomed to seeing politicians supporting either a minimalist state characterized by unfettered capitalism and individual rights or a relatively strong welfare state and regulatory capitalism. Obama, O’Brien argues, represents the values of a lesser-known third tradition in American political thought that defies the usual left-right categorization. Bearing traces of Baruch Spinoza, John Dewey, and Saul Alinsky, Obama’s progressivism embraces the ideas of mutual reliance and collective responsibility, and adopts an interconnected view of the individual and the state. So, while Obama might emphasize difference, he rejects identity politics, which can create permanent minorities and diminish individual agency. Analyzing Obama’s major legislative victories—financial regulation, health care, and the stimulus package—O’Brien shows how they reflect a stakeholder society that neither regulates in the manner of the New Deal nor deregulates. Instead, Obama focuses on negotiated rule making and allows executive branch agencies to fill in the details when dealing with a deadlocked Congress. Similarly, his commitment to difference and his resistance to universal mandates underlies his reluctance to advocate for human rights as much as many on the Democratic left had hoped. By establishing Obama within the context of a much longer and broader political tradition, this book sheds critical light on both the political and philosophical underpinnings of his presidency and a fundamental shift in American political thought.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Ruth O'Brien
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2013-05-21
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780226041599


Out Of Many One

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Genre : Administrative agencies
Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform
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Release : 2003
File : 146 Pages
ISBN : PURD:32754075579122


Out Of Many One Deluxe Signed Edition

Out Of Many One Deluxe Signed Edition

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The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions today-- as it always has-- but what gets lost in the debates are the stories of the people who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom, and who strengthen our nation in countless ways. In this powerful collection of oil paintings and stories, Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of America's immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation. -- condensed from jacket

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Genre : ART
Author by : George W. Bush
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2021
File : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780593237588