Download E-books 1861: The Civil War Awakening PDF

By Adam Goodheart

Because the usa marks the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of our defining nationwide drama, 1861 provides a gripping and unique account of the way the Civil conflict began.
1861 is an epic of braveness and heroism past the battlefields. Early in that fateful yr, a moment American revolution spread out, inspiring a brand new iteration to reject their parents’ religion in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable within the identify of an excellent. It set Abraham Lincoln at the route to greatness and thousands of slaves at the highway to freedom.

The booklet introduces us to a heretofore little-known solid of Civil struggle heroes—among them an acrobatic armed forces colonel, an explorer’s spouse, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of latest York urban firemen, a group of Virginia slaves, and a tender university professor who might someday turn into president. Adam Goodheart takes us from the corridors of the White condominium to the slums of big apple, from the mouth of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston universal to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at this second of final trouble and choice.

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Download E-books Location Filming in the Alabama Hills PDF

By Charles Michael Morfin

Cast from glaciers and sacred to local americans, the mountains, boulders, and rocks of the Alabama Hills replicate landscapes stumbled on around the world. A scenic three-hour force from the Hollywood signal, this place might end up to function where to make video clips. Early Hollywood studios despatched place scouts to the realm after listening to tales shared by means of tourists, and the remainder is motion picture historical past. Over 500 movies have accomplished taking pictures right here, together with silents, A videos, B Westerns, serials, sci-fi, movie noir, tv indicates, and ads. Tom combine, Errol Flynn, John Wayne, William Boyd, Clayton Moore, Lucille Ball, Roy Rogers, Natalie wooden, Humphrey Bogart, Steve McQueen, Russell Crowe, Jamie Foxx, and lots of extra have all scrambled among the terrain within the Alabama Hills.

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Download E-books Hunt and Kill: U-505 and the U-Boat War in the Atlantic PDF

By Theodore P. Savas

One in every of WWII’s pivotal occasions used to be the seize of U-505 on June four, 1944. the pinnacle mystery seizure of this huge sort IX submarine supplied the Allies with worthy details on German expertise and innovation. After the war, U-505 was transported to Chicago, the place this day numerous hundred thousand viewers a yr go through its well-preserved hull at the Museum of technological know-how and Industry.

Now in paperback, Hunt and Kill deals the 1st definitive examine of U-505. Chapters contain her building, workforce and commanders, strive against historical past, an evaluation of variety IX operations, naval intelligence, the 8 deadly German error that doomed the ill-fated boat, her seize, and ultimate transportation and recovery for posterity.

The individuals to this interesting volume―a Who’s Who of U-boat historians―include: Erich Topp (U-552, Odyssey of a U-boat Commander); Eric Rust (Naval officials lower than Hitler); Timothy Mulligan (Neither Sharks Nor Wolves); Jak Mallmann Showell (Hitler’s U-boat Bases); Jordan Vause (Wolf); Lawrence Patterson (First U-boat Flotilla); Mark clever (Enigma and the conflict of the Atlantic); Keith R. Gill (former Curator, U-505, Museum of technological know-how and Industry), and Theodore P. Savas (editor, Silent Hunters: German U-boat Commanders of worldwide conflict II; writer, Nazi Millionaires).

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Download E-books The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power PDF

By Kim Ghattas

THE FIRST inside of ACCOUNT TO BE released approximately HILLARY CLINTON'S TIME AS SECRETARY OF kingdom, ANCHORED by means of GHATTAS'S personal point of view AND HER QUEST to appreciate AMERICA'S position on the planet.

In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to paintings for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of nation, she got down to fix America's picture round the world―and her personal. For the subsequent 4 years, BBC international correspondent Kim Ghattas had unheard of entry to Clinton and her entourage, and she or he weaves a fast paced, gripping account of existence at the highway with Clinton in The Secretary.

With the viewpoint of 1 who's either an insider and an interloper, Ghattas attracts on wide interviews with Clinton, management officers, and gamers in Washington in addition to in another country, to color an intimate and candid portrait of 1 of the main robust worldwide politicians. packed with clean insights, The Secretary offers an enthralling research of Clinton's model of international relations and the Obama administration's efforts to redefine American energy within the twenty-first century.

Populated with a solid of real-life characters, The Secretary tells the tale of Clinton's transformation from well known yet polarizing flesh presser to America's envoy to the realm in compelling element and with the entire pressure of excessive stakes international relations. From her evolving courting with President Obama to the drama of WikiLeaks and the turmoil of the Arab Spring, we see Clinton cheerfully boarding her aircraft at three a.m. after no sleep, examining the insurrection act to the chinese language, and dealing with her diplomatic list ahead of signing directly to struggle in Libya―all the whereas attempting to restoration American management in a swiftly altering world.

Viewed via Ghattas's vantage aspect as a half-Dutch, half-Lebanese citizen who grew up within the crossfire of the Lebanese civil battle, The Secretary is additionally the author's personal trip as she seeks to reply to the questions that haunted her youth. How strong is the USA relatively? And, whether it is in decline, who or what's going to change it and what's going to it suggest for the United States and the world?

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Download E-books The Age of Reform PDF

This booklet is a landmark in American political notion. It examines the eagerness for growth and reform that coloured the total interval from 1890 to 1940 -- with startling and stimulating effects. it searches out the ethical and emotional reasons of the reformers the myths and goals within which they believed, and the realities with which they'd to compromise.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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Download E-books Silicon Valley (Images of America) PDF

By Sam Shueh

Overview

Foreword by way of Beth Wyman.

Nestled on the south finish of San Francisco Bay, there lies a fertile valley. Cradled by means of the traditional Diablo and Santa Cruz Mountain levels, the quarter spans a lot of the Santa Clara Valley, curling north from Menlo Park into Palo Alto. At its japanese gateway lies Milpitas and within the south is the Evergreen sector, within the shadow of Mount Hamilton. the center of the valley is San Jose.

For a long time, each one spring, fruit timber produced flower blossoms so far as the attention may see. After international struggle II, veterans again domestic, attended neighborhood engineering faculties, and speedy grew to become engaged in electronics and aeronautics development.

The discovery of semiconductors and machine and web applied sciences greatly altered the realm, sped its momentum, and earned it its title—the Silicon Valley—now arguably the world's preeminent middle for technological advances. just like the seismic waves that created the quarter, the valley's monetary peaks and plunges have formed the lives of its citizens, yet they proceed to seem to the longer term, constructing new applied sciences to boost mankind.

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Download E-books Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? PDF

By Elizabeth Wolf, Gare Thompson

Illustrated by means of Elizabeth Wolf.
Age variety: eight - eleven Years.

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For many years, the most position of First women was once to behave as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt. Born in 1884, Eleanor used to be now not happy to simply be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor had a voice, and she or he used it to talk up opposed to poverty and racism. She had adventure and data of many concerns, and fought for legislation to assist the fewer lucky. She had ardour, strength, and a fashion of talking that made humans hear, and she or he used those presents to crusade for her husband and get him elected president-four instances! a desirable ancient determine in her personal correct, Eleanor Roosevelt replaced the position of First girl forever.

A biography of the lady who served as First woman for the longest time, and who was once the 1st President's spouse to talk out approximately vital problems with the day, by way of writing newspapers articles and books, giving radio interviews and speeches, and educating classes.

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Download E-books Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 PDF

By Nathaniel Philbrick

"A treasure of a book." -- David McCullough

A big apple occasions outstanding Book

America's first frontier was once now not the West; it used to be the ocean, and nobody writes extra eloquently approximately that watery wasteland than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the center of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish hazards of the substantial Pacific. Now, in an epic sea experience, he writes approximately probably the most bold voyages of discovery the Western global has ever seen--the U.S. Exploring excursion of 1838-1842. On a scale that dwarfed the adventure of Lewis and Clark, six terrific crusing vessels and a group of enormous quantities got down to map the total Pacific Ocean and ended up naming the newly came upon continent of Antarctica, gathering what might develop into the foundation of the Smithsonian establishment. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticulous learn, Philbrick reconstructs the darkish saga of the voyage to teach why, rather than being celebrated and respected as that of Lewis and Clark, it has--until now--been relegated to a footnote within the nationwide memory.

Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval background Prize

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Download E-books The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA PDF

By Antonio J. Mendez

Tony Mendez led lives. To his acquaintances, he was once a soft-spoken, nondescript bureaucrat operating for the dep. of security. To the leaders of the CIA, he was once their grasp of disguise--an undisputed genius who may create a completely new id for anyone, wherever, every time. Combining the crafty tips of a magician with the analytical perception of a psychologist, Mendez indicates us how he helped 1000's of individuals get away most likely deadly events.

From "Wild West" adventures in East Asia to chilly struggle intrigue in Moscow, Mendez was once there. He earned the CIA's Intelligence megastar of Valor for his position in engineering the break out of six americans from Tehran in 1980. at the 50th anniversary of the CIA, he used to be named one of many fifty all-time stars of the secret agent alternate, commemorated with the Trailblazer Award, and granted specific permission to inform his attention-grabbing story--all of it. the following he provides us a privileged examine what relatively occurs within the box and in the back of closed doorways on the maximum point of foreign espionage: a few of it surprising, scary, and wildly inventive--all of it unforgettable.

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