Rosa Parks: A Life

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Penguin Books #ad - Fifty years after she made history by refusing to give up her seat on a bus, Rosa Parks at last gets the major biography she deserves. Well researched and written with sympathy and keen insight, the result is a moving, revelatory portrait of an American heroine and her tumultuous times. The eminent historian douglas brinkley follows this thoughtful and devout woman from her childhood in Jim Crow Alabama through her early involvement in the NAACP to her epochal moment of courage and her afterlife as a beloved and resented icon of the civil rights movement.

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Rosa Parks: My Story

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Puffin Books #ad - Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. Rosa parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable. The simplicity and candor of this courageous woman's voice makes these compelling events even more moving and dramatic.

Rosa Parks: My Story #ad - Publishers Weekly, starred review Puffin. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it.

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

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Beacon Press #ad - Puffin. 2014 naacp image award winner: outstanding literary work–biography/autobiography   2013 letitia woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women HistoriansChoice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.

This revised edition includes a new introduction by the author, who reflects on materials in the Rosa Parks estate, purchased by Howard Buffett in 2014 and opened to the public at the Library of Congress in February 2015. Theoharis masterfully details the political depth of a national heroine who dedicated her life to fighting American inequality and, in the process, resurrects a civil rights movement radical who has been hidden in plain sight far too long.

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks #ad - Theoharis contextualizes this rich material—made available to the public for the very first time and including more than seven thousand documents—and deepens our understanding of Parks’s personal, financial, and political struggles. Presenting a powerful corrective to the popular iconography of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who with a single act birthed the modern civil rights movement, scholar Jeanne Theoharis excavates Parks’s political philosophy and six decades of activism.

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Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power by Lou Cannon 2005-03-09

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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

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Random House #ad - Louis post-dispatchas the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. This oral history will enable readers to see that era in a new light and with fresh sympathy for the motivations of those involved. It was the year of the my lai massacre investigation, the Cambodia invasion, Woodstock, and the Moratorium to End the War.

. Woven together from one hundred original interviews, witness to the revolution provides a firsthand narrative of that period of upheaval in the words of those closest to the action—the activists, radicals, organizers, and resisters who manned the barricades of what Students for a Democratic Society leader Tom Hayden called “the Great Refusal.

Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul #ad - We meet bill ayers and bernardine dohrn of the weather underground; Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department employee who released the Pentagon Papers; feminist theorist Robin Morgan; actor and activist Jane Fonda; and many others whose powerful personal stories capture the essence of an era. From august 1969 to august 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country.

The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ST. Witness to the revolution, clara bingham’s unique oral history of that tumultuous time, unveils anew that moment when America careened to the brink of a civil war at home, as it fought a long, futile war abroad.

The american death toll in Vietnam was approaching fifty thousand, and the ascendant counterculture was challenging nearly every aspect of American society. With lessons that can be applied to our time, Witness to the Revolution is more than just a record of the death throes of the Age of Aquarius.

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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - From august 1969 to august 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country. Random house. Woven together from one hundred original interviews, organizers, witness to the Revolution provides a firsthand narrative of that period of upheaval in the words of those closest to the action—the activists, radicals, and resisters who manned the barricades of what Students for a Democratic Society leader Tom Hayden called “the Great Refusal.

We meet bill ayers and bernardine dohrn of the weather underground; Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department employee who released the Pentagon Papers; feminist theorist Robin Morgan; actor and activist Jane Fonda; and many others whose powerful personal stories capture the essence of an era. We witness how the killing of four students at kent state turned a straitlaced social worker into a hippie, and how opposition to the war in Vietnam turned college students into prisoners, veterans into peace marchers, how the civil rights movement gave birth to the women’s movement, and intellectuals into bombers.

Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul #ad - . It was the year of the my lai massacre investigation, the Cambodia invasion, Woodstock, and the Moratorium to End the War. The american death toll in Vietnam was approaching fifty thousand, and the ascendant counterculture was challenging nearly every aspect of American society.

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Who Was Rosa Parks?

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Penguin Workshop #ad - Puffin. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. This biography has black-and-white illustrations throughout. Grosset Dunlap. In 1955, rosa parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Hiroshima

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Vintage #ad - This book, john hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Japanese History. World War II. Random house. Puffin. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" The New York Times. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told.

Hiroshima #ad - His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima. Atom Bomb. American History. On august 6, 1945, hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. Grosset Dunlap. Mass Destruction.

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Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide

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Harvard University Press #ad - Sunstein describes how impeachment helps make sense of our constitutional order, particularly the framers’ controversial decision to install an empowered executive in a nation deeply fearful of kings. With an eye toward the past and the future, impeachment: a citizen’s Guide considers a host of actual and imaginable arguments for a president’s removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment have been judicious and others not.

Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide #ad - Puffin. He illuminates the constitutional design behind impeachment and emphasizes the people’s role in holding presidents accountable. Sunstein identifies and corrects a number of misconceptions. Preserving the constitution and the democratic system it supports is the public’s responsibility. Atom Bomb. Grosset Dunlap.

Even neglect of duty counts among the “high crimes and misdemeanors” delineated in the republic’s foundational document. Random house. Sunstein provides a succinct citizen’s guide to an essential tool of self-government. Japanese History.

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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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Back Bay Books #ad - Grosset Dunlap. Atom Bomb. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. Long walk to freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. American History. Mass Destruction. Here for the first time, renewed hope, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, and ultimate triumph.

Japanese History. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. Puffin. As president of the african national Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule.

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela #ad - The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.

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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

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Harper #ad - In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, one we are unwilling to postpone, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, not because they are easy, and one we intend to win.

President John F. Mass Destruction. American History. Japanese History. American moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, cultural, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race #ad - World War II. Puffin. Kennedy and the great space Race Hardcover - April 2, 2019. Atom Bomb. American moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream.

Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before.

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