Pdf ebook: A Promised Land

Pdf download ebook A Promised Land

Summary: A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BE

  • Author :
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 1524763187
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 768
  • Language: English
  • Views: 345
  • Downloads: 345
  • GET BOOK

Description: A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie Claire In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.


Pdf ebook: The Audacity of Hope

Pdf download ebook The Audacity of Hope

Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our s

  • Author : Barack Obama
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307382095
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 736
  • Downloads: 736
  • GET BOOK

Description: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate “In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment. At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”


Pdf ebook: Pollution in a Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Pollution in a Promised Land

Summary: Virtually undeveloped one hundred years ago, Israel, the promised "land of milk and honey," is in ecological disarray. In this gripping book, Alon Tal prov

  • Author : Alon Tal
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520936492
  • Genre: Nature
  • Number of Pages: 564
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1461
  • Downloads: 1461
  • GET BOOK

Description: Virtually undeveloped one hundred years ago, Israel, the promised "land of milk and honey," is in ecological disarray. In this gripping book, Alon Tal provides--for the first time ever--a history of environmentalism in Israel, interviewing hundreds of experts and activists who have made it their mission to keep the country's remarkable development sustainable amid a century of political and cultural turmoil. The modern Zionist vision began as a quest to redeem a land that bore the cumulative effects of two thousand years of foreign domination and neglect. Since then, Israel has suffered from its success. A tenfold increase in population and standard of living has polluted the air. The deserts have bloomed but groundwater has become contaminated. Urban sprawl threatens to pave over much of the country's breathtaking landscape. Yet there is hope. Tal's account considers the ecological and tactical lessons that emerge from dozens of cases of environmental mishaps, from habitat loss to river reclamation. Pollution in a Promised Land argues that the priorities and strategies of Israeli environmental advocates must address issues beyond traditional green agendas.


Pdf ebook: Summary: A Promised Land: Barack Obama and Becoming: Michelle Obama

Pdf download ebook Summary: A Promised Land: Barack Obama and Becoming: Michelle Obama

Summary: Warning! This is a summary for two books and intended to harmonize with, not replace, Barack Obama’s compelling story, A Promised Land, and Michelle Obam

  • Author : Scott Campbell
  • Publisher: Scott Campbell
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 654
  • Downloads: 654
  • GET BOOK

Description: Warning! This is a summary for two books and intended to harmonize with, not replace, Barack Obama’s compelling story, A Promised Land, and Michelle Obama’s epic story and the best selling book in 2018, Becoming. A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making, A Promised Land relates the story of Obama’s unlikely journey starting as a young boy in Indonesia and Hawaii. His time in prep school showed more passion for his jump-shot and partying than studying. We experience his college years under the admitted influence of Marxism, and into Harvard Law and as the President of the Law Review-- which would launch his political career from substantial hype in The New York Times. Obama offers insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics, and international diplomacy, up until the time he allegedly captures Osama bin Laden. In a life filled with racial tension, and a haunting self-doubt of her abilities, Michelle Obama emerged as one of the most iconic women in the last decade. Establishing herself as a powerful advocate for the female sex, improved nutrition, and exercise became priorities. We experience her childhood on the South Side of Chicago, a shy girl self-confined to her room after school to play with dolls until age 10, to her years as an executive balancing the demands of work and being a mother, to her time spent in the 132-room White House where she broke security protocol to sneak out to see the rainbow White House colors to celebrate gay marriage in all 50 states. She describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both private and public--like inappropriately placing her hand on the Queen of England. or saying that she was proud of America--for the first time. Becoming is the personal story of an unlikely rise to the White House by a woman of color that also sends up a few puzzling red flags and glosses over a few key facts.


Pdf ebook: Renegades

Pdf download ebook Renegades

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with al

  • Author : Barack Obama,Bruce Springsteen
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0593236327
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 903
  • Downloads: 903
  • GET BOOK

Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material. Renegades: Born in the USA is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to our country’s polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality. Filled with full-color photographs and rare archival material, it is a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders—one Black and one white—looking for a way to connect their unconventional searches for meaning, identity, and community with the American story itself. It includes: • Original introductions by President Obama and Bruce Springsteen • Exclusive new material from the Renegades podcast recording sessions • Obama’s never-before-seen annotated speeches, including his “Remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches” • Springsteen’s handwritten lyrics for songs spanning his 50-year-long career • Rare and exclusive photographs from the authors’ personal archives • Historical photographs and documents that provide rich visual context for their conversation In a recording studio stocked with dozens of guitars, and on at least one Corvette ride, Obama and Springsteen discuss marriage and fatherhood, race and masculinity, the lure of the open road and the call back to home. They also compare notes on their favorite protest songs, the most inspiring American heroes of all time, and more. Along the way, they reveal their passion for—and the occasional toll of—telling a bigger, truer story about America throughout their careers, and explore how our fractured country might begin to find its way back toward unity and global leadership.


Pdf ebook: Bound for the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Bound for the Promised Land

Summary: The essential, “richly researched”* biography of Harriet Tubman, revealing a complex woman who “led a remarkable life, one that her race, her sex, an

  • Author : Kate Clifford Larson
  • Publisher: One World
  • ISBN: 0307514765
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Views: 357
  • Downloads: 357
  • GET BOOK

Description: The essential, “richly researched”* biography of Harriet Tubman, revealing a complex woman who “led a remarkable life, one that her race, her sex, and her origins make all the more extraordinary” (*The New York Times Book Review). Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Now, in this magnificent biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives us a powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed portrait of Tubman and her times. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as extensive genealogical data, Larson presents Harriet Tubman as a complete human being—brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. A true American hero, Tubman was also a woman who loved, suffered, and sacrificed. Praise for Bound for the Promised Land “[Bound for the Promised Land] appropriately reads like fiction, for Tubman’s exploits required such intelligence, physical stamina and pure fearlessness that only a very few would have even contemplated the feats that she actually undertook. . . . Larson captures Tubman’s determination and seeming imperviousness to pain and suffering, coupled with an extraordinary selflessness and caring for others.”—The Seattle Times “Essential for those interested in Tubman and her causes . . . Larson does an especially thorough job of . . . uncovering relevant documents, some of them long hidden by history and neglect.”—The Plain Dealer “Larson has captured Harriet Tubman’s clandestine nature . . . reading Ms. Larson made me wonder if Tubman is not, in fact, the greatest spy this country has ever produced.”—The New York Sun


Pdf ebook: Beyond the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Beyond the Promised Land

Summary: Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part

  • Author : David F. Noble
  • Publisher: Between the Lines
  • ISBN: 1897071787
  • Genre:
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 631
  • Downloads: 631
  • GET BOOK

Description: Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools, Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of ‘the promise’ saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas’ rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.


Pdf ebook: Gone from the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Gone from the Promised Land

Summary: In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown--why it happened and how it is tied to our history a

  • Author : John R. Hall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351516906
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1001
  • Downloads: 1001
  • GET BOOK

Description: In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown--why it happened and how it is tied to our history as a nation, our ideals, our practices, and the tension of modern culture. Hall deflates the myths of Jonestown by exploring how much of what transpired was unique to the group and its leader and how much can be explained by reference to wider social processes.


Pdf ebook: Dreams from My Father

Pdf download ebook Dreams from My Father

Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obam

  • Author : Barack Obama
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307394123
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 363
  • Downloads: 363
  • GET BOOK

Description: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman


Pdf ebook: What Were We Thinking

Pdf download ebook What Were We Thinking

Summary: In this “crisp, engaging, and very smart” (The New York Times Book Review) work, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic digs into

  • Author : Carlos Lozada
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1982145641
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1135
  • Downloads: 1135
  • GET BOOK

Description: In this “crisp, engaging, and very smart” (The New York Times Book Review) work, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic digs into books of the Trump era and finds that our response to this presidency often reflects the same polarization, contradictions, and resentments that made it possible. It is an irony of our age that a man who rarely reads has unleashed an onslaught of books about his tenure and his time. Dissections of the white working class. Manifestos of political resistance. Works on identity, gender, and migration. Memoirs on race and protest. Revelations of White House mayhem. Warnings over the future of conservatism, progressivism, and of American democracy itself. As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read just about all of them. In What Were We Thinking, he draws on some 150 recent volumes to explore how we understand ourselves in the Trump era. Lozada’s characters are not the president, his advisers, or his antagonists but the political and cultural ideas at play—and at stake—in America. Just as Trump’s election upended the country’s political establishment, it shocked its intellectual class. Though some of the books of the Trump era skillfully illuminate the challenges and transformations the nation faces, too many works are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right. Lozada offers a provocative argument: Whether written by liberals or conservatives, activists or academics, true believers or harsh critics, the books of Trump’s America are vulnerable to the same failures of imagination that gave us this presidency in the first place. In What Were We Thinking, Lozada’s selections range from bestselling titles to little-known works, from thoroughly reported accounts of the administration to partisan polemics, from meditations on the fate of truth to memoirs about enduring—or enabling—the Trump presidency. He also identifies books that challenge entrenched assumptions and shift our vantage points, the books that best help us make sense of this era. The result is an “elegant yet lacerating” (The Guardian) intellectual history of our time, a work that transcends daily headlines to discern how we got here and how we thought here. What Were We Thinking will help today’s readers understand America, and will help tomorrow’s readers look back and understand us.


Pdf ebook: To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

Pdf download ebook To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

Summary: “This is a dangerous book.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world’s most eloq

  • Author : Michael K. Honey
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393651274
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1395
  • Downloads: 1395
  • GET BOOK

Description: “This is a dangerous book.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world’s most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King, Jr., as an advocate of racial harmony, to explore his profound commitment to the poor and working class and his call for “nonviolent resistance” to all forms of oppression, including the economic injustice that “takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.” “Either we go up together or we go down together,” King cautioned, a message just as urgent in America today as then. To the Promised Land challenges us to think about what it would mean to truly fulfill King’s legacy and move toward his vision of “the Promised Land” in our own time.


Pdf ebook: Of Thee I Sing

Pdf download ebook Of Thee I Sing

Summary: Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that's made to be tr

  • Author : Barack Obama
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0375983295
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1898
  • Downloads: 1898
  • GET BOOK

Description: Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that's made to be treasured! In this poignant letter to his daughters, Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.


Pdf ebook: Summary: A Promised Land: Barack Obama

Pdf download ebook Summary: A Promised Land: Barack Obama

Summary: Warning: This is a summary book, intended to harmonize with Barack Obama’s compelling story, A Promised Land, not to replace it. President Barack Obama r

  • Author : SCOTT CAMPBELL
  • Publisher: Pheshim Press: Scott Campbell
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Number of Pages: 88
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1178
  • Downloads: 1178
  • GET BOOK

Description: Warning: This is a summary book, intended to harmonize with Barack Obama’s compelling story, A Promised Land, not to replace it. President Barack Obama relates the story of his unlikely journey starting as a young boy in Indonesia and Hawaii. His time in prep school showed more passion for his jump-shot and partying than studying. We experience his college years under the admitted influence of Marxism, and into Harvard Law and as the President of the Law Review-- which would launch his political career with a substantial write-up in The New York Times. We sample his rapid rise to the Senate and then the Presidency under the tutelage of professionals like David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel of Chicago: but supposedly a “grassroots” effort. Obama gets plenty of partisan help. Favored candidates, even incumbents, step aside or hand him their campaign, and dirt leaked from sealed court documents, at just the right time, buries his opponents. His path to the Presidency miraculously cleared, he finds the keynote tossed at his feet by John Kerry at the DNC to make him famous. John Kerry’s staff infuses his campaign. As Obama’s Republican opponent for President, John McCain offers no plan to solve the financial crisis, and ignores states he must have to win, ensuring Obama’s success. His immediate launch of an aggressive leftist agenda to “change” the world spends more than all other previous Presidents combined. What is amazing is that Obama reveals compromising situations and connections, and stimulates suspicion, in his own book--either a form of confession or a series of mistakes. Whether you are an Obama lover or hater, this summary offers plenty that is new to evaluate. Whether Obama worked for himself or larger partisan and international forces, you will appreciate how hard he labored for eight years and what talents he had for oratory and inspiration based on our embarrassing history of racism against Blacks and American Indians.


Pdf ebook: Reporter

Pdf download ebook Reporter

Summary: "Reporter is just wonderful. Truly a great life, and what shines out of the book, amid the low cunning and tireless legwork, is Hersh's warmth and humanity

  • Author : Seymour M. Hersh
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0525521585
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 784
  • Downloads: 784
  • GET BOOK

Description: "Reporter is just wonderful. Truly a great life, and what shines out of the book, amid the low cunning and tireless legwork, is Hersh's warmth and humanity. This book is essential reading for every journalist and aspiring journalist the world over." —John le Carré From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time—a heartfelt, hugely revealing memoir of a decades-long career breaking some of the most impactful stories of the last half-century, from Washington to Vietnam to the Middle East. Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now in this memoir he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent outsider, even at the nation's most prestigious publications. He tells the stories behind the stories—riveting in their own right—as he chases leads, cultivates sources, and grapples with the weight of what he uncovers, daring to challenge official narratives handed down from the powers that be. In telling these stories, Hersh divulges previously unreported information about some of his biggest scoops, including the My Lai massacre and the horrors at Abu Ghraib. There are also illuminating recollections of some of the giants of American politics and journalism: Ben Bradlee, A. M. Rosenthal, David Remnick, and Henry Kissinger among them. This is essential reading on the power of the printed word at a time when good journalism is under fire as never before.


Pdf ebook: The Promised Land

Pdf download ebook The Promised Land

Summary: The Promised Land tells the story of Mary Antin's early life in what is now Belarus and her immigration to the United States. The book focuses on her attem

  • Author : Mary Antin
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 277
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1830
  • Downloads: 1830
  • GET BOOK

Description: The Promised Land tells the story of Mary Antin's early life in what is now Belarus and her immigration to the United States. The book focuses on her attempts to assimilate into the culture of the United States. After its publication, Antin lectured on her immigrant experience to many audiences across the country, and became a major supporter for Theodore Roosevelt and his Progressive Party.


Pdf ebook: Summary & Rebuttal: A Promised Land: Barack Obama

Pdf download ebook Summary & Rebuttal: A Promised Land: Barack Obama

Summary: Warning! This is a summary, intended to rebut, with over 700 total pages, A Promised Land, the top-selling non-fiction book in 2020. This book is not to re

  • Author : Scott Campbell
  • Publisher: Scott Campbell
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1891
  • Downloads: 1891
  • GET BOOK

Description: Warning! This is a summary, intended to rebut, with over 700 total pages, A Promised Land, the top-selling non-fiction book in 2020. This book is not to replace Obama's memoir, but to bury it. Obama's time in prep school showed more passion for his jump-shot and partying than studying. We experience his college years under the admitted influence of Marxism, and into Harvard Law and the alleged arrangement to become the President of the Law Review-- which would launch his political career via The NY Times. We sample his rapid rise to the Senate, and then the Presidency, under the tutelage of Chicago's Deep State professionals like David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett. Favored candidates, even incumbents, step aside or hand him their campaign, and dirt leaked from sealed court documents buries his opponents. His path to the Presidency miraculously cleared, he finds the keynote tossed at his feet by John Kerry at the DNC to make him famous. John Kerry’s staff infuses his campaign. John McCain ensures Obama’s success. Obama spends more than all other previous Presidents combined, and harms America in doing so. Obama reveals compromising situations and connections, arousing more suspicion. Brief and interspersed negative comments, clearly marked in Section One, catalyze a full-throttle rebuttal in Section Two. Obama not only left out key facts, like that his family had strong communist ties, or that he governed under the influence of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Iranian Islamist Valerie Jarrett, and Jesse Jackson. Obama, according to Pulitzer-prize-winning author Seymore Hersh, lied about his alleged killing of Osama bin Laden for a boost in the polls. The Rebuttal proves itself to be well-documented and bulletproof. Obama, and his arranged mate and children, proved not to be what they seem.


Pdf ebook: My Own Words

Pdf download ebook My Own Words

Summary: The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainin

  • Author : Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501145266
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 497
  • Downloads: 497
  • GET BOOK

Description: The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar). My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women and “a tonic to the current national discourse” (The Washington Post).


Pdf ebook: Piau

Pdf download ebook Piau

Summary: A glimpse into the life of Acadian folk hero Pierre Belliveau, known as Piau, who led his people into exile during the 1755 expulsion of the Acadians. Acad

  • Author : Bruce Murray
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459738470
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1803
  • Downloads: 1803
  • GET BOOK

Description: A glimpse into the life of Acadian folk hero Pierre Belliveau, known as Piau, who led his people into exile during the 1755 expulsion of the Acadians. Acadian leader Pierre Belliveau, known as Piau, led hundreds of Acadians into the wilderness to escape the Acadian Expulsion. He vowed to lead them to the Promised Land, where they could live without fear of deportation. Over the years he became a prisoner of war, was deported to Boston, and built a castle before finally leading his people to Memramcook, New Brunswick, the Promised Land. This historical novel, based on a true story, explores the armed and quiet resistance of the Acadian people and the Acadian figure who dedicated his life to securing the safety and well-being of his people. Told by a direct descendant of Pierre Belliveau, Bruce Murray, it is a story of suffering, courage, and hope.


Pdf ebook: Competition in the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Competition in the Promised Land

Summary: From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West. Competition i

  • Author : Leah Platt Boustan
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400882974
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1428
  • Downloads: 1428
  • GET BOOK

Description: From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West. Competition in the Promised Land provides a comprehensive account of the long-lasting effects of the influx of black workers on labor markets and urban space in receiving areas. Traditionally, the Great Black Migration has been lauded as a path to general black economic progress. Leah Boustan challenges this view, arguing instead that the migration produced winners and losers within the black community. Boustan shows that migrants themselves gained tremendously, more than doubling their earnings by moving North. But these new arrivals competed with existing black workers, limiting black–white wage convergence in Northern labor markets and slowing black economic growth. Furthermore, many white households responded to the black migration by relocating to the suburbs. White flight was motivated not only by neighborhood racial change but also by the desire on the part of white residents to avoid participating in the local public services and fiscal obligations of increasingly diverse cities. Employing historical census data and state-of-the-art econometric methods, Competition in the Promised Land revises our understanding of the Great Black Migration and its role in the transformation of American society.


Pdf ebook: Barack Before Obama

Pdf download ebook Barack Before Obama

Summary: A People Pick of the Week One of USA Today’s 5 Books Not to Miss One of Forbes’ 5 Books to Read in December A personal, intimate photographic celebrati

  • Author : David Katz
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0063086743
  • Genre: Photography
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 555
  • Downloads: 555
  • GET BOOK

Description: A People Pick of the Week One of USA Today’s 5 Books Not to Miss One of Forbes’ 5 Books to Read in December A personal, intimate photographic celebration of President Barack Obama, featuring over 200 rare and never-before seen images from the years prior to his presidency, from photographer, friend, and former aide David Katz In 2004, David Katz worked alongside then Senate-hopeful Barack Obama as a photographer and personal aide. He spent approximately six days a week alongside the future president as Obama campaigned across downstate Illinois, and the two developed a close, professional, and personal relationship. What began as a long-shot Senate run culminated with the election of America’s first African American president in 2008, which Katz also photographed. During this time, David was never without his camera, capturing quotidian scenes from the life of a man who would soon become known the world over: a dad playing with his small daughters; a young unknown politician walking the streets of New York by himself with no one noticing; a devoted husband lovingly making faces at his wife in an elevator. In 2004, after seeing the unique and touching photographs David had amassed, Annie Leibovitz gave him some advice: “Don’t release these photos of Obama for at least fifteen years. They need time to age.” Now, fifteen years later, Barack Before Obama is the treasury of these photographs. Pulled from an archive of more than ninety thousand images, every photograph in this volume is like nothing that has been seen before: the ease in which David captures the spirit and essence of one of our most beloved first families is unparalleled, and it is in this affectionate familiarity that his photographs sing. Warm, engaging captions tell the stories behind the photos—the surprise meeting with Nelson Mandela, the back room conversation before the rally, the emotion after sending one of the Obamas’ daughters off to school—bringing readers closer than ever to the spirit and motivation behind the extraordinary man who became our forty-fourth president. Barack Before Obama is a unique collection of images illustrating the making of an American icon. A moving document of an historic moment, it’s the perfect gift for all those who want to remember it.


Pdf ebook: Yes We Did

Pdf download ebook Yes We Did

Summary: "Eight years in the White House went by so fast. That's why I'm so grateful that Lawrence was there to capture them. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I

  • Author : Lawrence Jackson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525541020
  • Genre: Photography
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1611
  • Downloads: 1611
  • GET BOOK

Description: "Eight years in the White House went by so fast. That's why I'm so grateful that Lawrence was there to capture them. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do." --From the foreword by Barack Obama When Lawrence Jackson took the job as White House photographer in early 2009, he knew he'd have a front row seat to history. What he didn't expect was the deep personal connection he would feel, as a fellow African American, with the President of the United States. Yes We Did is filled with Lawrence's intimate photographs and reflections, as well as first-person recollections from President Obama, everyday citizens, and notable personalities including Bono, Stephen Curry, Valerie Jarrett, Admiral Mike Mullen, and others. The book is a celebration of the most inclusive and representative White House in history - where in between momentous and pivotal decisions, the President and First Lady opened the doors of the People's House to schoolkids, athletes, senior citizens, hip-hop artists, and more. For anyone who misses the humanity, grace, and undefinable "cool factor" of the Obama White House, this warm and inspiring book provides an affirming, proud, and focused lens on our history.


Pdf ebook: 2nd Chance

Pdf download ebook 2nd Chance

Summary: A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an

  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 9780759527072
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 791
  • Downloads: 791
  • GET BOOK

Description: A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable. A Main Selection of The Literary Guild®, of Book-of-the-Month Club®, of Doubleday Book Club®, and of The Mystery Guild®


Pdf ebook: A Grandma's Magic

Pdf download ebook A Grandma's Magic

Summary: A picture book celebrating grandmas and all that makes them "magic", ideal for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma. "When a child is born, a grandma is born t

  • Author : Charlotte Offsay
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0593376021
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1906
  • Downloads: 1906
  • GET BOOK

Description: A picture book celebrating grandmas and all that makes them "magic", ideal for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma. "When a child is born, a grandma is born too. Grandmas aren't like regular grown-ups. Grandmas are filled with magic." In this charming picture book tribute to grandmas, a grandma's magic bursts through the door as soon as she comes to visit and can be seen in every wonderful thing she does: playing, exploring, baking, gardening, and in all the many ways a grandma and grandchild connect. Filled with adorable scenes featuring a diversity of grandmas and their grandkids, this is a book that will families can enjoy together. Grandmas will love snuggling with their grandchildren as they share their love and "magic" through cuddles, kisses, and many repeat readings.


Pdf ebook: Naked in the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Naked in the Promised Land

Summary: This modern classic of LGBT writing includes an introduction from Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, and a new afterword from Lill

  • Author : Lillian Faderman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1448217547
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Views: 791
  • Downloads: 791
  • GET BOOK

Description: This modern classic of LGBT writing includes an introduction from Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, and a new afterword from Lillian Faderman. Born in 1940, Lillian Faderman is the only child of an uneducated and unmarried Jewish woman who left Latvia to seek a better life in America. Lillian grew up in poverty, but fantasised about becoming an actress. When her dreams led to the dangerous, seductive world of the sex trade and sham-marriages in Hollywood of the fifties, she realised she was attracted to women, and that show-biz is as cruel as they say. Desperately seeking to make her life meaningful, she studied at Berkeley; paying her way by working as a pin-up model and burlesque dancer, hiding her lesbian affairs from the outside world. At last she became a brilliant student and the woman who becomes a loving partner, a devoted mother, an acclaimed writer and ground-breaking pioneer of gay and lesbian scholarship. Told with wrenching immediacy and great power, Naked in the Promised Land is the story of an exceptional woman and her remarkable, unorthodox life.


Pdf ebook: The Bridge

Pdf download ebook The Bridge

Summary: National Bestseller In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting ac

  • Author : David Remnick
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030759470X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1635
  • Downloads: 1635
  • GET BOOK

Description: National Bestseller In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation’s first African American president. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, Remnick explores the elite institutions that first exposed Obama to social tensions, and the intellectual currents that contributed to his identity. Using America’s racial history as a backdrop for Obama’s own story, Remnick further reveals how an initially rootless and confused young man built on the experiences of an earlier generation of black leaders to become one of the central figures of our time. Masterfully written and eminently readable, The Bridge is destined to be a lasting and illuminating work for years to come, by a writer with an unparalleled gift for revealing the historical significance of our present moment.


Pdf ebook: Hattie Ever After

Pdf download ebook Hattie Ever After

Summary: After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a

  • Author : Kirby Larson
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN: 0307979687
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 380
  • Downloads: 380
  • GET BOOK

Description: After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper. A letter and love token from Uncle Chester's old flame in San Francisco fuels that desire and Hattie jumps at the opportunity to get there by working as a seamstress for a traveling acting troupe. This could be her chance to solve the mystery of her "scoundrel" uncle and, in the process, help her learn more about herself. But Hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle. Even though her heart approves of Charlie's plan for their marriage, her mind fears that saying yes to him would be saying no to herself. Hattie holds her own in the big city, literally pitching her way to a byline, and a career that could be even bigger than Nellie Bly's. But can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love? Hattie must dig deep to find her own true place in the world. Kirby Larson once again creates a lovingly written novel about the remarkable and resilient young orphan, Hattie Inez Brooks.


Pdf ebook: Undaunted

Pdf download ebook Undaunted

Summary: **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "John Brennan is one of the hardest-working, most patriotic public servants I've ever seen, and our country is be

  • Author : John O. Brennan
  • Publisher: Celadon Books
  • ISBN: 1250241758
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1453
  • Downloads: 1453
  • GET BOOK

Description: **THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "John Brennan is one of the hardest-working, most patriotic public servants I've ever seen, and our country is better off for it. As president, he was one of my closest advisors and a great friend. And in his memoir, Undaunted, you'll see why. I hope you'll read it." —President Barack Obama A powerful and revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan, spanning his more than thirty years in government. Friday, January 6, 2017: On that day, as always, John Brennan’s alarm clock was set to go off at 4:15 a.m. But nothing else about that day would be routine. That day marked his first and only security briefing with President-elect Donald Trump. And it was also the day John Brennan said his final farewell to Owen Brennan, his father, the man who had taught him the lessons of goodness, integrity, and honor that had shaped the course of an unparalleled career serving his country from within the intelligence community. In this brutally honest memoir, Brennan, the son of an Irish immigrant who settled in New Jersey, describes the life that took him from being a young CIA recruit enamored with the mystique of spy work, secretly defiant enough to drive a motorcycle and sport a diamond earring, and invigorated by his travels in the Middle East to being the most powerful individual in American intelligence. He details his experiences with very different presidents and what it’s been like to bear responsibility for some of the nation’s most crucial and polarizing national security decisions. He pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of the Agency, describing the selfless, patriotic, and invisible work of the women and men involved in national security. He also examines the insularity, arrogance, and myopia that have, at times, undermined its reputation in the eyes of the American people and of members of other branches of government. Through topics ranging from George W. Bush’s intervention in Iraq to his thoughts on the CIA’s controversial use of enhanced interrogation techniques to his eye-opening account of the planning of the raid that resulted in Bin Ladin’s death to his realization that Russia had interfered with the 2016 election, Brennan brings the reader behind the scenes of some of the most crucial moments in recent U.S. history. He also candidly discusses the times he has failed to live up to his own high standards and the very public fallouts that have resulted. With its behind-the-scenes look at how major U.S. national security policies and actions unfolded during his long and distinguished career—especially during his eight years in the Obama administration—John Brennan’s memoir is a work of history with strong implications for the future of America and our country’s relationships with other world powers. Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad offers a rare and insightful look at the often-obscured world of national security, the intelligence profession, and Washington’s chaotic political environment. But more than that, it is a portrait of a man striving for integrity; for himself, for the CIA, and for his country.


Pdf ebook: A Fighting Chance

Pdf download ebook A Fighting Chance

Summary: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—an

  • Author : Elizabeth Warren
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 1627790535
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 361
  • Downloads: 361
  • GET BOOK

Description: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn't—in A Fighting Chance As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher—an ambitious goal, given her family's modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws? Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers and was denied the opportunity to run it. Finally, at age 62, she decided to run for elective office and won the most competitive—and watched—Senate race in the country. In this passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class—and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America's government can and must do better for working families.


Pdf ebook: Summary of A Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Summary of A Promised Land

Summary: Summary of A Promised Land This is a summary of A Promised Land by the 44th president of the United States, Barrack Obama, released in November 2020. About

  • Author : Alexander Cooper
  • Publisher: BookSummaryGr
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1206
  • Downloads: 1206
  • GET BOOK

Description: Summary of A Promised Land This is a summary of A Promised Land by the 44th president of the United States, Barrack Obama, released in November 2020. About The Author Barrack Hussein Obama is the first US president of African descent and a member of the Democratic Party. He governed between the years 2009 and 2017, prior to which he had been the Illinois Senator. Obama was born in 1961 to an African immigrant and an American mother with European roots. He grew up with an absentee father who had moved back to Africa after his parents divorced. He admits that his father's absence had shaped him more than the few moments in which he was present. Obama is married to Michelle Obama, and together they have two daughters. Michelle has played a critical role in the making of the Obama that we know. This becomes even more evident in the book A Promised Land. President Obama has written two other books before this one; Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope. About The Book The book is a memoir about his time in office; he started writing it shortly after his term ended. The book has 768 pages and has seven parts and twenty-seven chapters. President Obama chronicles his political journey and talks about the people and groups of people who helped him in this journey. He also writes about his thoughts, ideas, and principles concerning politics and personal life. Obama wrote this book in a conversational tone, luring the reader into being immersed in the story and the events he describes in the book. What is unique is Obama does not shy away from giving credit to all those who helped him through the years to make his journey possible, from his speechwriters to the strategists. This book seeks to summarize the book to give you an idea of what the book is about, chapter by chapter, so you can decide whether to get yourself a copy of the book for further reading. Let’s begin. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: - A Full Book Summary - An Analysis - Fun quizzes - Quiz Answers - Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.


Pdf ebook: My Promised Land

Pdf download ebook My Promised Land

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, t

  • Author : Ari Shavit
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0812984641
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1770
  • Downloads: 1770
  • GET BOOK

Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal


Pdf ebook: The Promised Land

Pdf download ebook The Promised Land

Summary: A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A defi

  • Author : Nicholas Lemann
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307764877
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1127
  • Downloads: 1127
  • GET BOOK

Description: A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels.


Pdf ebook: Barack Obama’s Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Barack Obama’s Promised Land

Summary: In his introduction to the world at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, then state senator Barack Obama insisted, “There is not a liberal America an

  • Author : Jack Cashill
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press
  • ISBN: 1642939064
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 393
  • Language: English
  • Views: 880
  • Downloads: 880
  • GET BOOK

Description: In his introduction to the world at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, then state senator Barack Obama insisted, “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America—there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America—there’s the United States of America.” But as his latest memoir, A Promised Land, makes clear, Obama inhabits a smug, elite liberal America in which conservatives are not welcome. Indeed, from Obama’s perspective, their every thought, gesture, and vote is insincere and likely racist. Although the Obama memoir is obsessed with race, Obama as president and as writer has refused to address the one problem he knew to be at the heart of America’s racial divide: the disintegration of the black family. While Obama and his peers have profited from the opportunities America offers, his lack of courage has doomed the black inner city to another generation of crime, drugs, and educational failure. To divert attention from his own failure, Obama has cast the right as the “other” in his ongoing melodrama—driving a wedge between black and white that will take generations to heal.


Pdf ebook: In Search of the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook In Search of the Promised Land

Summary: The matriarch of a remarkable African American family, Sally Thomas went from being a slave on a tobacco plantation to a "virtually free" slave who ran her

  • Author : John Hope Franklin,Loren Schweninger
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199728798
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1359
  • Downloads: 1359
  • GET BOOK

Description: The matriarch of a remarkable African American family, Sally Thomas went from being a slave on a tobacco plantation to a "virtually free" slave who ran her own business and purchased one of her sons out of bondage. In Search of the Promised Land offers a vivid portrait of the extended Thomas-Rapier family and of slave life before the Civil War. Based on personal letters and an autobiography by one of Thomas' sons, this remarkable piece of detective work follows the family as they walk the boundary between slave and free, traveling across the country in search of a "promised land" where African Americans would be treated with respect. Their record of these journeys provides a vibrant picture of antebellum America, ranging from New Orleans to St. Louis to the Overland Trail. The authors weave a compelling narrative that illuminates the larger themes of slavery and freedom while examining the family's experiences with the California Gold Rush, Civil War battles, and steamboat adventures. The documents show how the Thomas-Rapier kin bore witness to the full gamut of slavery--from brutal punishment, runaways, and the breakup of slave families to miscegenation, insurrection panics, and slave patrols. The book also exposes the hidden lives of "virtually free" slaves, who maintained close relationships with whites, maneuvered within the system, and gained a large measure of autonomy.


Pdf ebook: The Promised Land

Pdf download ebook The Promised Land

Summary: The Promised Land is a compelling account of one woman’s journey from Polotsk to Boston and her attempts to embrace a new culture and identity. Author Ma

  • Author : Mary Antin
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513272861
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1681
  • Downloads: 1681
  • GET BOOK

Description: The Promised Land is a compelling account of one woman’s journey from Polotsk to Boston and her attempts to embrace a new culture and identity. Author Mary Antin highlights the old values and contemporary views that shaped her immigrant experience. In The Promised Land, Antin recounts the many obstacles she encountered before and after emigrating to the U.S. Arriving in 1894, she details the years in Boston where she attempted to assimilate while facing religious, political and financial challenges. Despite hidden pitfalls and social barriers, Antin continued to make strides towards her American dream. Although it centers a specific experience, The Promised Land is an aspirational story that speaks to a universal audience. Upon its release, the book was a resounding success for Antin, eventually selling more than 80,000 copies. It propelled her into a career of public speaking, which she used to address anti-immigration sentiment and invoke policy change. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Promised Land is both modern and readable.


Pdf ebook: Struggles in the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Struggles in the Promised Land

Summary: Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the

  • Author : Jack Salzman,Cornel West
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198024924
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Views: 539
  • Downloads: 539
  • GET BOOK

Description: Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Instead of critical dialogue and respectful exchange, we have witnessed battles that too often consist of vulgar name-calling and self-righteous finger-pointing. Absent from these exchanges are two vitally important and potentially healing elements: Comprehension of the actual history between Blacks and Jews, and level-headed discussion of the many issues that currently divide the two groups. In Struggles in the Promised Land, editors Jack Salzman and Cornel West bring together twenty-one illuminating essays that fill precisely this absence. As Salzman makes clear in his introduction, the purpose of this collection is not to offer quick fixes to the present crisis but to provide a clarifying historical framework from which lasting solutions may emerge. Where historical knowledge is lacking, rhetoric comes rushing in, and Salzman asserts that the true history of Black-Jewish relations remains largely untold. To communicate that history, the essays gathered here move from the common demonization of Blacks and Jews in the Middle Ages; to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement of the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as affirmative action, Zionism, Blacks and Jews in the American Left, educational relations between the two groups, and the real and perceived roles Hollywood has play in the current tensions. The book concludes with personal pieces by Patricia Williams, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Michael Walzer, and Cornel West, who argues that the need to promote Black-Jewish alliances is, above all, a "moral endeavor that exemplifies ways in which the most hated group in European history and the most hated group in U.S. history can coalesce in the name of precious democratic ideals." At a time when accusations come more readily than careful consideration, Struggles in the Promised Land offers a much-needed voice of reason and historical understanding. Distinguished by the caliber of its contributors, the inclusiveness of its focus, and the thoughtfulness of its writing, Salzman and West's book lays the groundwork for future discussions and will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary American culture and race relations.


Pdf ebook: THE PROMISED LAND - OMEGA

Pdf download ebook THE PROMISED LAND - OMEGA

Summary: “Think of me as a painter, Robin! I took the human genetic material and I colored a new painting, a new species, and Omega is the canvas I’m going to p

  • Author : ANDREEA DOBASU
  • Publisher: ANDREEA DOBAŞU
  • ISBN: 6061349408
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1258
  • Downloads: 1258
  • GET BOOK

Description: “Think of me as a painter, Robin! I took the human genetic material and I colored a new painting, a new species, and Omega is the canvas I’m going to paint it on …” He looked into the engineer's eyes, trying to convey to him his love for this art form he had invented. Painting with human genes... until he got the perfect picture, the work that would never be destroyed, never get sick or be smeared with other colours than those allowed by the creator-painter."


Pdf ebook: Migrants from the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Migrants from the Promised Land

Summary: In December 1983, Israeli radio and television blitzed the nation with programming on "yerida "--emigration from Israel. So much attention has been given t

  • Author : Zvi Sobel
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412828611
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 245
  • Language: English
  • Views: 908
  • Downloads: 908
  • GET BOOK

Description: In December 1983, Israeli radio and television blitzed the nation with programming on "yerida "--emigration from Israel. So much attention has been given to emigration that the casual observer might think it is the central threat to Israeli society. Demographics show that it is not, but emotions continue to run high on the subject. In "Migrants from the Promised Land, "Zvi Sobel explores the reasons for emigration from contemporary Israel within the context of a far-ranging critical assessment of Israeli society and the Zionist enterprise. He asks why, in light of near devastating challenges to the survival of Israel, does emigration assume such overwhelming importance among both elites and masses. His analysis is based on intensive interviews with hundreds of people preparing to leave Israel and a thorough examination of all relevant demographics.


Pdf ebook: Pedro's Theory

Pdf download ebook Pedro's Theory

Summary: "A searching memoir . . . A subtle, expertly written repudiation of the American dream in favor of something more inclusive and more realistic."—Kirkus,

  • Author : Marcos Gonsalez
  • Publisher: Melville House
  • ISBN: 1612198635
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1449
  • Downloads: 1449
  • GET BOOK

Description: "A searching memoir . . . A subtle, expertly written repudiation of the American dream in favor of something more inclusive and more realistic."—Kirkus, starred review There are many Pedros living in many Americas . . . One Pedro goes to a school where they take away his language. Another disappears in the desert, leaving behind only a backpack. A cousin Pedro comes to visit, awakening feelings that others are afraid to make plain. A rumored Pedro goes missing so completely it's as if he were never there. In Pedro's Theory Marcos Gonsalez explores the lives of these many Pedros, real and imagined. Several are the author himself, while others are strangers, lovers, archetypes, and the men he might have been in other circumstances. All are journeying to some sort of Promised Land, or hoping to discover an America of their own. With sparkling prose and cutting insights, this brilliant literary debut closes the gap between who the world sees in us and who we see in ourselves. Deeply personal yet inspiringly political, it also brings to life those selves that never get the chance to be seen at all.


Pdf ebook: The Promised Land

Pdf download ebook The Promised Land

Summary: Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery,

  • Author : Boulou de b'Beri,Nina Reid-Maroney,Handel K. Wright
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144266746X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Views: 971
  • Downloads: 971
  • GET BOOK

Description: Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.


Pdf ebook: Spies in the Promised Land

Pdf download ebook Spies in the Promised Land

Summary: SPIES IN THE PROMISED LAND takes a dramatic episode from the Bible (the Book of Numbers) and brings it to life in a vibrant way. Numbers is one of the most

  • Author : Jonah Kain
  • Publisher: Jonah Kain
  • ISBN: 0982953798
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Views: 651
  • Downloads: 651
  • GET BOOK

Description: SPIES IN THE PROMISED LAND takes a dramatic episode from the Bible (the Book of Numbers) and brings it to life in a vibrant way. Numbers is one of the most overlooked books of the Bible, yet it offers some of the most dramatic material, including the story of the 12 spies’ excursion into the land of Israel and the subsequent conflict that their disastrous report would bring upon the fledgling nation of Israel. As a result of their report, the nation of Israel would be banned from entering the land, and forced to wander the desert for another 40 years. The Biblical story also offers great warrior-heroes in the characters of Caleb (the protagonist), and Joshua, who were both spies on the expedition. SPIES IN THE PROMISED LAND is a moving, literary and powerful work of fiction which brings the Biblical book of Numbers to life for the first time. It is a must-read for both readers of the Bible and for the general audience that loved historical fiction like THE RED TENT.