Sketches of American Policy Under the Following Heads

I. Theory of Government, II. Governments on the Eastern Continent, III. American States, Or, the Principles of the American Constitutions Contrasted with Those of European States, IV. Plan of Policy for Improving the Advantages and Perpetuating the Union of the American States


Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584778563

Category: History

Page: 48

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American Sketches

Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane


Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439183458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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What are the roots of creativity? What makes for great leadership? How do influential people end up rippling the surface of history? In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, and various other interesting characters he has chronicled as a biographer and journalist. The people he writes about have an awesome intelligence, in most cases, but that is not the secret of their success. They had qualities that were even more rare, such as imagination and true curiosity. Isaacson reflects on how he became a writer, the lessons he learned from various people he met, and the challenges he sees for journalism in the digital age. He also offers loving tributes to his hometown of New Orleans, which both before and after Hurricane Katrina offered many of the ingredients for a creative culture, and to the Louisiana novelist Walker Percy, who was an early mentor. In an anecdotal and personal way, Isaacson describes the joys of the "so-called writing life" and the way that tales about the lives of fascinating people can enlighten our own lives.

Sketches from a Life


Author: George F. Kennan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393321395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 365

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Written originally as a series of entries in a travel diary and now considered one of the most important memoirs of the time, national bestseller "Sketches from a Life" is Kennan's peerless, impressionistic record of his experiences with 20th-century history. His account is rich with the insight of a major historical participant.

The Chronology of American Literature

America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times


Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618168217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 805

View: 1773

Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.

Sketches of America

A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through the Eastern and Western States of America


Author: Henry Bradshaw Fearon

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 454

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Sketches of America

A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through the Eastern and Western States of America


Author: Henry Bradshaw Fearon

Publisher: London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown


Category: United States

Page: 454

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Congressional Government

A Study in American Politics


Author: Woodrow Wilson

Publisher: Mundus Publishing


Category: Executive power

Page: 344

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Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of American Independence


Author: Benson John Lossing

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429019557

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 9816

Popular American historian Benson J. Lossing was a prolific writer whose ""Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of American Independence"" reads like a Who's Who of the country's earliest patriots. It reveals concise details about the more than fifty elected delegates, representing all thirteen colonies, who signed one of the most famous documents in American history. From Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock to less-remembered but equally important personages like Richard Henry Lee and Robert Morris, Lossing offers interesting facts and his own portrait engravings of the individuals who were present at the formation of the United States of America.

Outlaws of America

The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity


Author: Dan Berger

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1904859410

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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The fiery true story of America's most famous radical fugitives, urgently and passionately told.

A Nation by Design

immigration policy in the fashioning of America


Author: Aristide R. ZOLBERG,Aristide R Zolberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674045467

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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Book of Sketches


Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440626494

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

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In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered around America, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or "sketches" as he called them, on small notebooks that he kept in his shirt pockets. The poems recount his travels—New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac’s birthplace), San Francisco, Denver, Kansas, Mexico—observations, and meditations on art and life. The poems are often strung together so that over the course of several of them, a little story—or travelogue—appears, complete in itself. Published for the first time, Book of Sketches offers a luminous, intimate, and transcendental glimpse of one of the most original voices of the twentieth century at a key time in his literary and spiritual development.