books about: post-american
The Post-American World: Release 2.0
W. W. Norton & Company
“A relentlessly intelligent book.” —Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 ...
American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century ...
Robert O. Self
Princeton University Press
As the birthplace of the Black Panthers and a nationwide tax revolt, California embodied a crucial motif of the postwar United States: the rise of suburbs and the decline of cities, a process in which black and white histories inextricably joined. American Babylon tells this story through Oakland and its nearby suburbs, tracing both the history of civil rights and black power politics as well as the history of suburbanization and home-owner ...
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology
W. W. Norton & Company
From William S. Burroughs to David Foster Wallace, Postmodern American Fiction offers up witty, risky, exhilarating, groundbreaking fiction from five decades of postwar American life. It includes works by sixty-eight authors: short fiction, novels, cartoons, graphics, hypertexts, creative nonfiction, and theoretical writings. This is the first anthology to do full justice to the vast range of American innovation in fiction writing since ...
American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Nancy Rubin Stuart
American Empress is a sweeping history of the dramatic life of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of breakfast-cereal magnate C. W. Post. As a young girl growing up in the Midwest, Marjorie Post helped glue cereal boxes in her father's barn, later became a board member of his company, wed a diplomat and by late middle age was widely acknowledged as the unofficial "Queen of Washington, D.C." The glamorous and warm-hearted Mrs. Post was ...
Gloom (Obscurity Book 1)
Jacey Smith is a normal girl, smart, but normal... So she thought. It take a greatly world altering earthquake to show how being normal literally isn't apart of Jacey's DNA. When Jacey's long time bully, Blain Turner, locks her in the basement of her high school, she was sure that it would have been just another day suffering in his presence. Be bullied by Blain, taunted by Blain, be angered by Blain. He would insult her and she would ...
By Fareed Zakaria The Post-American World: Release 2.0 (2nd Edition)
W. W. Norton & Company
Best Short Stories from the Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2014
The Saturday Evening Post Society Inc., 2014
The Best Short Stories from the Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2014 hosts 21 must-read, prize-winning short stories. Lose yourself in fiction. You'll laugh, cry, and be inspired by this extraordinary fiction collection. The Saturday Evening Post has published fiction by a who’s who of American authors — F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Ray Bradbury, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, ...
Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (Second Edition)
W. W. Norton & Company
A new edition of this groundbreaking anthology revisits postmodernism as a twenty-first-century movement. Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology galvanized attention on its publication in 1994, making “the avant-garde accessible” ( Chicago Tribune ) and filling “an enormous gap in the publication annals of contemporary poetry” (Marjorie Perloff). Now, two decades later, Paul Hoover returns to suggest what postmodernism means ...
The Post-American World
W. W. Norton & Company
“Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” — Boston Sunday Globe In this international bestseller, Fareed Zakaria describes "the rise of the rest"—the political and economic ascendance of countries such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, and Kenya. With his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination, Zakaria outlines the contemporary diffusion of power, ...
The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America
Popular conservative blogger Pamela Geller and New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer sound a wake-up call for Americans to stop the Obama administration from limiting our hard-won freedoms, silencing our democratic voices, and harming America for generations to come—now available in paperback. America is being tested in a way that she has never been tested before. Since taking the oath of office in January 2009, President Barack ...
Charles Reiffel: An American Post-Impressionist
University of Washington Press
Charles Reiffel (1862-1942) is widely regarded today as one of the foremost figures of the California plein air school of landscape painting. This book, accompanying an exhibition of the same name at The San Diego Museum of Art and San Diego History Center, aims to reevaluate Reiffel as a leading practitioner of Post-Impressionism in the United States. Charles Reiffel trained as a lithographer and traveled, worked, and studied in Europe ...
The Little War of Private Post: The Spanish-American War Seen Up Close
Charles Johnson Post
Charles Johnson Post (1873–1956) received not one but two handmade red flannel bellybands for protection against tropical fevers when he enlisted as a private in 1898 with the 71st New York Infantry. He was paid a monthly wage of $13.00, with an additional $1.30 combat pay per month. Setting off for what he later termed "the little wars that are the mere trivia of history," he came back to write "a mild chronicle of many little men who were ...
House/Garden/Nation: Space, Gender, and Ethnicity in Post-Colonial Latin American Literatures by Women ...
Duke University Press Books
How ironic, the author thought on learning of the Sandinista’s electoral defeat, that at its death the Revolutionary State left Woman, Violeta Chamorro, located at the center. The election signaled the end of one transition and the beginning of another, with Woman somewhere on the border between the neo-liberal and marxist projects. It is such transitions that Ileana Rodríguez takes up here, unraveling their weave of gender, ethnicity, and ...
The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures (New Accents)
The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. The Empire Writes Back was the first major ...
Kathryn Ardell, 2014
A husband’s call to active military service and a dying friend’s request propel Hannah Gibson from Kentucky to an abandoned church camp in upstate Minnesota. What was supposed to be a memorable summer vacation for her children and a few friends turns into a battle for survival when nuclear attacks transform the face of the continent. Isolated from the rest of the world, with no power or means of communication, Hannah must protect eleven ...
American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society (Religion in North America)
Indiana University Press
How do American Jews identify as both Jewish and American? American Post-Judaism argues that Zionism and the Holocaust, two anchors of contemporary American Jewish identity, will no longer be centers of identity formation for future generations of American Jews. Shaul Magid articulates a new, post-ethnic American Jewishness. He discusses pragmatism and spirituality, monotheism and post-monotheism, Jesus, Jewish law, sainthood and ...
HarperPerennial Classics, 2014
Disillusioned with the harsh and competitive American business world, Christopher Newman travels to Europe for an extended holiday with the intention of finding a wife. When he meets the beautiful Claire de Cintré, he thinks he has found the woman he is looking for, but soon finds that European society has poses its own obstacles to his plans. Although The American was well-reviewed and popular at the time of its publication, Henry James ...
Best Short Stories From The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2013
The Saturday Evening Post Society, 2013
The Best Short Stories From The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 2013 hosts 13 must-read, prize-winning short stories. Lose yourself in fiction: Travel into the world of Taco Charlie and The Pewhasset Pie Palace; solve the mystery of "The Wolf Boy of Forest Lawn;" offer salvation to a womanizing beekeeper; and find yourself in the wilderness of Yellowstone Park. You'll laugh, cry, and get inspired by this extraordinary ...
American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series (A Vintage Short)
An eBook short. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing food stamp program. Saslow shows us the extraordinary impact the arrival of food stamps ...
American Reset: Book Three of The Economic Collapse Chronicles (Volume 3)
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
In American Reset, the final chapter of the Economic Collapse Chronicles, the ultimate contest between liberty and tyranny reaches the apex. The Bair family and their neighbors learn the true value of community as they rely on each other to survive the war and the effects of the financial meltdown. Will the collapse bring an oppressive regime that enslaves the American people, or will the patriots prevail and guide the country back to a place ...
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