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The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides

Author: Christian G. Appy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626545

Category: History

Page: 608

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"Intense and absorbing... If you buy only one book on the Vietnam War, this is the one you want." -Chicago Tribune Christian G. Appy's monumental oral history of the Vietnam War is the first work to probe the war's path through both the United States and Vietnam. These vivid testimonies of 135 men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict, from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975. Sometimes detached and reflective, often raw and emotional, they allow us to see and feel what this war meant to people literally on all sides: Americans and Vietnamese, generals and grunts, policymakers and protesters, guerrillas and CIA operatives, pilots and doctors, artists and journalists, and a variety of ordinary citizens whose lives were swept up in a cataclysm that killed three million people. By turns harrowing, inspiring, and revelatory, Patriots is not a chronicle of facts and figures but a vivid human history of the war. "A gem of a book, as informative and compulsively readable as it is timely." -The Washington Post Book World

The Patriots and the People

The Rebellion of 1837 in Rural Lower Canada

Author: Allan Greer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802069306

Category: History

Page: 385

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The Lower Canadian Rebellion of 1837 has been called the most important event in pre-Confederation history. Previously, it has been explained as a response to economic distress or as the result of manipulation by middle-class politicians. Lord Durham believed it was an expression of racial conflict. The Patriots and the People is a fundamental reinterpretation of the Rebellion. Allan Greer argues that far being passive victims of events, the habitants were actively responding to democratic appeals because the language of popular sovereignty was in harmony with their experience and outlook. He finds that a certain form of popular republicanism, with roots deep in the French-Canadian past, drove the anti-government campaign. Institutions such as the militia and the parish played an important part in giving shape to the movement, and the customs of the maypole and charivari provided models for the collective actions against local representatives of the colonial regime. In looking closely into the actions, motives, and mentality of the rural plebeians who formed a majority of those involved in the insurrection, Allan Greer brings to light new causes for the revolutionary role of the normally peaceful French-Canadian peasant. By doing so he provides a social history with new dimensions.

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

Author: William Cooper Nell



Category: African American soldiers

Page: 396

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Black Patriots and Loyalists

Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence

Author: Alan Gilbert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226293076

Category: History

Page: 369

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We commonly think of the American Revolution as simply the war for independence from British colonial rule. But, of course, that independence actually applied to only a portion of the American population—African Americans would still be bound in slavery for nearly another century. In Black Patriots and Loyalists, Alan Gilbert asks us to rethink what we know about the Revolutionary War, to realize that while white Americans were fighting for their freedom, black Americans were joining the British imperial forces to gain theirs. There were actually two wars being waged at once: a political revolution for independence from Britain and a social revolution for emancipation and equality. Drawing upon recently discovered archival material, Gilbert traces the intense imperial and patriot rivalry over recruitment and emancipation that led both sides to depend on blacks. As well, he presents persuasive evidence that slavery could have been abolished during the Revolution itself if either side had fully pursued the military advantage of freeing slaves and pressing them into combat—as when Washington formed the all-black and Native American First Rhode Island Regimen and Lord Dunmore freed slaves and indentured servants to fight for the British. Gilbert's extensive research reveals that free blacks on both sides played a crucial and underappreciated role in the actual fighting. Black Patriots and Loyalists contends that the struggle for emancipation was not only basic to the Revolution itself, but was a rousing force that would inspire freedom movements like the abolition societies of the North and the black loyalist pilgrimages for freedom in places such as Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. In this thought-provoking history, Gilbert illuminates how the fight for abolition and equality—not just for the independence of the few but for the freedom and self-government of the many—has been central to the American story from its inception.

Patriots or Traitors

A History of American Educated Chinese Students

Author: Stacey Bieler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317478347

Category: Education

Page: 496

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This title sxplores the love-hate relationship between the USA and China through the experience of Chinese students caught between the two countries. The book sheds light on China's ambivelance towards the Western influence, and the use of educational and cultural exhanges as a political device.

The New England Patriots

Author: Larry Fox

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 345

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Follows the Patriots from their inauspicious beginnings to their recent rebirth as one of the most formidable teams in the National Football League, highlighting the team's setbacks as well as individual and team triumphs

Patriots and Paupers

Hamburg, 1712-1830

Author: Mary Lindemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195362916

Category: History

Page: 352

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Patriots and Paupers carefully analyzes a crucial juncture in the history of a great city: Hamburg's passage from the pre-modern into the modern world. Despite the relative wealth of historical literature on Reformation Germany and on Germany after unification, few English-language histories have addressed the events of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Mary Lindemann here details issues associated with poor relief--indigency, mendicancy, public health, labor regulation, social control, and disciplining--then uses these as springboards to broader historical debates. She draws out the subtle yet decisive political shift from the paternalistic dirigism? of a government of fathers and uncles to the socio-economic laissez-faire of early liberalism, and locates this political metamorphosis firmly within the framework of Hamburg's dynamic economic development and dramatic demographic growth. She links these political and social changes to the intellectual, cultural, and prosopographical contexts of the German Enlightenment. Far more than a history of poverty and social welfare policies, Patriots and Paupers explores the critical interconnections between economics, demographics, social change, and government in the closing years of the European Old Regime.

New England Patriots

Author: Richard Rambeck

Publisher: Creative Company

ISBN: 9780886823757

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses the suggesses and failures of the Patriots, and provides informative data on the team


Author: A. J. Langguth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127123

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 8362

With meticulous research and page-turning suspense, Patriots brings to life the American Revolution—the battles, the treacheries, and the dynamic personalities of the men who forged our freedom. George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry—these heroes were men of intellect, passion, and ambition. From the secret meetings of the Sons of Liberty to the final victory at Yorktown and the new Congress, Patriots vividly re-creates one of history's great eras.


Author: Richard Weight

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447207556

Category: History

Page: 880

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Who are the British today? For nearly three hundred years British national identity was a unifying force in times of glory and despair. It has now virtually disappeared. In Patriots, Richard Weight explores the decline of Britishness and the rise of powerful new identities in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Based on a wealth of original research, it is scholarly in depth and scope, yet never departs from a thoroughly readable and entertaining style. 'Here are the themes of Orwell's The Lion and the Unicorn stretched over the subsequent sixty years and widened to embrace the whole United Kingdom. Brimming with zest and feel this is politico-cultural history at its best.' Peter Hennessy'Wide-ranging, intelligent, sensible and important.' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'A marvellously rich, ambitious and at times iconoclastic study by a young historian of how, in the broadest sense, national identity in Britain has changed in the last 60 or so years' David Kynaston, Financial Times 'A major work: the fruit of long research, wide reading and hard thinking, engagingly written, bubbling with fresh ideas' Stephen Howe, Independent


Defending Australia's Natural Heritage

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702242233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Australia? environmental movement and those defending the unique wildlife Down Under are superbly examined in this powerful account. Charting the emergence of a new national ?reen?movement and its members?commitment to nature? survival, this exploration details the landmark environmental battles already faced as well as those lurking on the horizon.

New England Patriots

Author: Julie Nelson

Publisher: Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583410509

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Traces the history of the team from its beginnings through 1999.


A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

Author: James Wesley Rawles

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 156975599X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A tale by the creator of imagines a world in which a cataclysmic financial crisis prompts a total collapse of American society and forces people to fend for themselves, in a story that follows a group of protagonists who make their way to a shared secure ranch in northern Idaho, where they struggle to survive against violent looting and natural hazards. Original.

Beantwortungs-Brief eines Deutschen Reichs-Patriots an seinen Freund

worinnen einige durch den neuerlich so betitulten gründlich- und vollständigen Unterricht von des Durchlauchtigsten Erz-Hauß Oesterreich älteren und neueren Besitze der Marggrafschaft Burgau erregte Zweifel aufgekläret und erlediget worden

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 16

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Beantwortungsbrief eines deutschen Reichs-Patriots ... worinnen einige durch den ... Unterricht von des durchl. Erz-Hauß Oester. reich älteren und neueren Besitze der Markgrafschaft Burgau erregte Zweifel aufgekläret und erlediget worden

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Publisher: N.A



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Management Secrets of the New England Patriots

Author: James Lavin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0976203987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 4853

Definitive account of the New England Patriots. Analyzes "success factors" responsible for three Super Bowl victories in four seasons. Vol. 2 covers training, planning, collaborating, and motivating. Entertains and informs with humorous, insightful quotations from players, coaches, executives and owners. Essential for fans of Bill Belichick's Patriots and anyone building a great organization. Author earned his economics Ph.D. at Stanford, where he analyzed "high-performance work organizations" like the Patriots.

The Great Indian Patriots

Author: P. Rajeswar Rao

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788170992806

Category: India

Page: 558

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Management Secrets of the New England Patriots: Achievements, personnel, teamwork, motivation, and competition

Author: James Lavin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0976203952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Definitive account of the 2001-2004 New England Patriots. Analyzes "success factors" responsible for three Super Bowl victories in four seasons. Entertains with humorous, insightful quotations from players, coaches, executives and owners. Essential reading for fans of Bill Belichick's Patriots and anyone seeking to build a great organization. * "Lavin makes a strong... case that the Patriots 'are a better organization than they are a team.'" (Richard Sandomir, New York Times, Jan. 22, 2005) * "Whether you're a New England fan or not, you'll be fascinated by [this] intriguing new book." (John McClain, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 30, 2005) * "Lavin has melded together fascinating quotes, statistics, and revelations that keep the reader entranced throughout the 350-page tome. A wonderful opportunity to [meet] the players, characters, and team... Lavin's remarkable story provides the recipe for championship stew." (Christopher Young, Boston Phoenix, Jan. 31, 2005) * "Fascinating." (Dave Perkins, Toronto Star, Feb. 5, 2005) * "An impressive look at what drives the team's success... It doesn't read like some wonkish, academic text." (Greg Gatlin, Boston Herald, Feb. 6, 2005) * "Timely, insightful book." (Peter Finney, Times-Picayune [New Orleans], Jan. 28, 2005) * "Required Reading... If the Colts, Steelers and any other NFL organization would like to get a jump on the Patriots, they should definitely pick up a copy." (Dan Pires and Steve DeCosta, Standard-Times [New Bedford, MA], Feb. 5, 2005) * "A great book. Having read and enjoyed other football-as-a-metaphor-for-life books such as The Packer Way by Ron Wolf, Winning the NFL Way by Bob LaMonte... and Think Like A Champion by Mike Shanahan, I can say that Management Secrets of the New England Patriots is as comprehensive and well-written a book as you can find on this subject. ...It was his intention to merge his studies of high-performance organizations and his obsession with his favorite team. This he has done most admirably." (Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Sports, Dec. 31, 2005) * "Intriguing and exhaustingly researched, Management Secrets of the New England Patriots succeeds at going beyond the headlines into the inner workings of the Kraft/Belichick aura. ...Much more than a look at the Patriots business acumen. Liberally infused with recollections from players, staff and opponents, Secrets will score in resounding fashion with fans of the three-time champions." (Ken Castro, Patriots Insider, Mar. 24, 2005) * "Fascinating read... Gives you a real insight into what goes on in making this franchise what they are. ...I really recommend it." (Ed Berliner, Comcast TV's Sports Pulse, Feb. 28, 2005) * "It's a fascinating read, and I'm sure every general manager and owner in the National Football League has rushed out to get it." (Jack Arute, Sirius Satellite Radio's NFL Rewind, May 8, 2005) * "Must Read... If the word 'management' in the title scares you or makes you think 'academic,' please take another look... A great read." (Stan Jaksina,, May 30,2005) * "A stunning compendium on the Patriot Way." (Bob George,, June 12, 2005)

Patriots and Profiteers

Economic Warfare, Embargo Busting, and State-Sponsored Crime

Author: R. T. Naylor

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773574891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 523

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R.T. Naylor demonstrates that economic warfare fails almost everywhere it is attempted, and that even when it succeeds, it has consequences that are not only unintended, but also frequently the precise opposite of their advertised result. for instance, em

The March of Patriots

The Struggle for Modern Australia

Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522857388

Category: Political Science

Page: 716

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Unveiling the inside story of how Paul Keating and John Howard changed Australia, this record presents these two personalities as conviction politicians, tribal warriors, and national interest patriots. Divided by belief, temperament, and party, they were united by generation, city, and the challenge to make Australia into a successful nation for the globalized age. The making of policy and the uses of power are explored, capturing the authentic nature of Australian politics as distinct from the polemics advanced by both sides. Focusing on how these prime ministers altered the nation's direction, this study also depicts how they redefined their parties and struggled over Australia's new economic, social, cultural, and foreign policy agendas. A sequel to the author’s bestselling The End of Certainty, this survey is based on more than 100 interviews with the two key players as well as other politicians, advisers, and public servants.

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