Download E-books Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History) PDF

By Marni Davis

Finalist, 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature from the Jewish booklet Council
 
From kosher wine to their ties to the liquor exchange in Europe, Jews have a longstanding old dating with alcohol. yet as soon as prohibition hit the USA, American Jews have been pressured to choose from forsaking their historic connection to alcohol and final open air the yankee mainstream. In Jews and Booze, Marni Davis examines American Jews’ lengthy and intricate dating to alcohol through the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, the years of the nationwide prohibition movement’s upward push and fall. Bringing to endure an intensive variety of archival fabrics, Davis deals a unique viewpoint on a formerly unstudied region of yankee Jewish monetary activity—the making and promoting of liquor, wine, and beer—and finds that alcohol trade performed a vital position in Jewish immigrant acculturation and the expansion of Jewish groups within the usa. yet prohibition’s triumph forged a pall on American Jews’ heritage within the alcohol exchange, forcing them to revise, make clear, and protect their communal and civic identities, either to their fellow american citizens and to themselves.    
 

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Download E-books Advance and Destroy: Patton as Commander in the Bulge (American Warrior Series) PDF

Within the wintry weather of 1944–1945, Hitler sought to divide Allied forces within the seriously forested Ardennes area of Luxembourg and Belgium. He deployed greater than 400,000 troops in a single of the final significant German offensives of the warfare, which grew to become referred to as the conflict of the Bulge, in a determined try to regain the strategic initiative within the West. Hitler's attempt failed for numerous purposes, yet many historians assert that Lieutenant normal George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd military used to be finally accountable for securing Allied victory. even supposing Patton has assumed a larger-than-life recognition for his management within the years considering international struggle II, students have paid little cognizance to his generalship within the Ardennes following the relaxation of Bastogne.

In Advance and Destroy, Captain John Nelson Rickard explores the commander's operational functionality throughout the whole Ardennes crusade, via his "estimate of the situation," the U.S. Army's doctrinal method of problem-solving. Patton's daily situational knowing of the conflict of the Bulge, as printed via extremely intelligence and the impact of the opposite Allied generals on his decision-making, offers readers an in-depth, serious research of Patton's total effectiveness, measured when it comes to project accomplishment, his skill to realize and carry floor, and a cost-benefit research of his operations relative to the lives of his infantrymen. The paintings not just debunks myths approximately one in all America's so much debatable generals yet presents new insights into his well known army ability and colourful character.

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Download E-books The California and Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life PDF

In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to event the untamed areas of the USA, to acquaint himself with the wild mountain males within the Rockies, and to go to the surviving Indian tribes prior to all have been absorbed by means of the relentless enhance of Western civilization. merely twenty-two years previous, Parkman have been getting ready for this excursion his complete lifestyles, making clinical collections within the woods as a baby and studying to experience a horse and shoot a gun larger than approximately somebody else in New England.

The California and Oregon Trail is Parkman’s exciting account of a summer season spent travelling from St. Louis in the course of the nice Plains and Black Hills to the Rockies. touring along with his advisor, Henry Chatillon, Parkman involves revere the French trappers and voyageurs who had initially opened the rustic whereas learning an important artwork of frontier survival—hunting buffalo.

Though laid low with a mysterious disease in view that adolescence that left him vulnerable and blind for lengthy sessions of time, Parkman used to be the image of perseverance, eagerly masking gigantic stretches of the good Plains with a roving band of Sioux for days on finish. He back domestic exhausted—almost completely blind—and was once pressured to dictate the total account, lending the e-book its breezy, conversational style.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to post a large variety of books for readers drawn to history--books approximately international warfare II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yank Civil struggle, the yankee Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, old Rome, medieval occasions, the outdated West, and masses extra. whereas no longer each identify we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on matters which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings would possibly not differently discover a home.

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Download E-books La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West (Modern Library Exploration) PDF

By Francis Parkman

This paintings has been chosen through students as being culturally vital, and is a part of the information base of civilization as we all know it. This paintings was once reproduced from the unique artifact, and continues to be as actual to the unique paintings as attainable. as a result, you'll find the unique copyright references, library stamps (as each one of these works were housed in our most crucial libraries round the world), and different notations within the work.

This paintings is within the public area within the usa, and probably different countries. in the usa, you'll freely replica and distribute this paintings, as no entity (individual or company) has a copyright at the physique of the work.

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Download E-books Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History PDF

By David M Brown, Michael Wereschagin

At 3:17 p.m. on March 18, 1937, a ordinary fuel leak underneath the London Junior-Senior highschool within the oil boomtown of latest London, Texas, created a deadly mix of gasoline and oxygen within the school’s basement. The odorless, colorless fuel went undetected till the turn of an electric change caused a enormous blast. The two-story institution, one of many nation’s latest, disintegrated, burying every body below an enormous pile of rubble and particles. greater than three hundred scholars and lecturers have been killed, and countless numbers extra have been injured.

As the seventy-fifth anniversary of the disaster techniques, it is still the deadliest college catastrophe in U.S. historical past. Few, despite the fact that, understand of this ancient tragedy, and no e-book, previously, has chronicled the explosion, its reason, its sufferers, and the aftermath.

Gone at 3:17 is a real tale of what can occur while tuition officers make undesirable judgements. to save cash on heating the college construction, the trustees had approved employees to faucet right into a pipeline wearing “waste” typical gasoline produced via a fuel refinery. The explosion ended in legislation that now require gasoline businesses so as to add the standard smelly smell. the data that the tragedy might have been avoided further immeasurably to the heartbreak skilled via the survivors and the sufferers’ households. town may by no means be the same.

Using interviews, testimony from survivors, and archival newspaper records, Gone at 3:17 places readers contained in the store classification to witness the spark that ignited the gasoline. a lot of these interviewed in the course of two decades of study are not any longer residing, yet their acts of heroism and tales of survival live to tell the tale during this meticulously documented and largely illustrated book.

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Download E-books Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders PDF

In this unique and illuminating e-book, Denise A. Spellberg unearths a little-known yet the most important measurement of the tale of yank spiritual freedom—a drama within which Islam performed a shocking position. In 1765, 11 years earlier than composing the assertion of Independence, Thomas Jefferson got a Qur’an. This marked simply the start of his lifelong curiosity in Islam, and he could move directly to gather a variety of books on center japanese languages, historical past, and commute, taking large notes on Islam because it pertains to English universal legislations. Jefferson sought to appreciate Islam although his own disdain for the religion, a sentiment known between his Protestant contemporaries in England and the US. yet not like so much of them, by means of 1776 Jefferson may well think Muslims as destiny electorate of his new state.

Based on groundbreaking learn, Spellberg compellingly recounts how a handful of the Founders, Jefferson premier between them, drew upon Enlightenment rules concerning the toleration of Muslims (then deemed the final word outsiders in Western society) to style out of what have been a merely speculative debate a pragmatic starting place for governance in the USA. during this means, Muslims, who weren't even identified to exist within the colonies, grew to become the imaginary outer restrict for an exceptional, uniquely American non secular pluralism that might additionally surround the particular despised minorities of Jews and Catholics. The rancorous public dispute in regards to the inclusion of Muslims, for which precept Jefferson’s political foes might vilify him to the top of his lifestyles, therefore grew to become decisive within the Founders’ final judgment to not identify a Protestant kingdom, as they could good have performed.

As well known suspicions approximately Islam persist and the numbers of yankee Muslim citizenry develop into the hundreds of thousands, Spellberg’s revelatory realizing of this radical proposal of the Founders is extra pressing than ever. Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an is a well timed examine the beliefs that existed at our country’s production, and their primary implications for our current and future.

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Download E-books Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln's War PDF

By William Marvel

A grasp Civil conflict historian re-creates the ultimate 12 months of our nation’s maximum crisis.

With Tarnished Victory William surprise concludes his sweeping four-part series—this ultimate quantity starting with the Virginia and Atlanta campaigns in may well 1864 and shutting with the ultimate hand over of accomplice forces in June 1865. during that yr the warfare grows ever extra lethal, the house entrance is stripped to fill the armies, and the economic climate is crippled by means of debt and inflation, whereas the obdurate survival of the Confederacy heavily undermines aid for Lincoln’s struggle.

In the tip, apparently Lincoln’s early critics, who performed this type of pivotal function before everything of the sequence, are confirmed right. Victory did require mammoth bloodshed and whole conquest of the South. It additionally required many years of profession to cement the achievements of 1865, and the failure of Lincoln’s political heirs to hold via with that profession squandered the main commendable of these achievements, finally making it a tarnished victory. surprise, referred to as the “Civil War’s grasp ancient detective” by way of Stephen Sears, has unearthed provocative information and wealthy tales lengthy buried underneath a century of accrued distortion and misinterpretation to create revisionist background at its most sensible.

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Download E-books The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power PDF

The American Vice Presidency is an all-inclusive exam of the vice presidency all through American heritage. Acclaimed political journalist and writer Jules Witcover chronicles all of the forty seven vice presidents, together with their own biographies and their achievements--or lack thereof--during their vice presidential tenures. He explores how the jobs and tasks have been first topic to the whims of the presidents less than whom they served, yet got here in time to be improved through enlightened leader executives and the projects of the vice presidents themselves. Constitutionally assigned merely to preside over the Senate as they stand through to fill a presidential emptiness, early vice presidents have been left to languish in irrelevance and ineffectiveness; merely in fresh a long time have vice presidents received--or taken--more strength. particularly, Walter Mondale, Al Gore, Dick Cheney, and Joe Biden have undertaken higher and extra major duties. Witcover studies the political maneuvering and manipulation that reworked the vice presidency from mere comfort prize to de facto assistant presidency. The American Vice Presidency, an insightful, revealing examine this oft-dismissed place of work, is a must have for enthusiasts of behind-the-scenes political history.

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Download E-books Seattle City of Literature: Reflections from a Community of Writers PDF

This bookish background of Seattle comprises essays, heritage and private tales from such literary luminaries as Frances McCue, Tom Robbins, Garth Stein, Rebecca Brown, Jonathan Evison, Tree Swenson, Jim Lynch, and Sonora Jha between many others. Timed with Seattle’s bid to develop into the second one US urban to obtain the UNESCO designation as a urban of Literature, this deeply textured anthology can pay homage to the literary riches of Seattle. Strongly grounded in position, humorous, relocating, and illuminating, it lends itself either to a detailed studying and to informal searching, because it tells the tale of books, analyzing, writing, and publishing in a single of the nation's such a lot literary towns.

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