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Another Day in the Death of America

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A timely chronicle of what is now an ordinary day in America, where gun violence regularly takes the lives of children and teens, and leaves shattered families in its wake. Winner of the 2017 J. Anthony Lukas PrizeShortlisted for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Foundation AwardFinalist for the 2017 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismLonglisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non Fiction On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during one such day. It could have been any day, but he chose November 23, 2013. Black, white, and Latino, aged nine to nineteen, they fell at sleepovers, on street corners, in stairwells, and on their own doorsteps. From the rural Midwest to the barrios of Texas, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the full human stories behind the gun-violence statistics and the brief mentions in local papers of lives lost. This powerful and moving work puts a human face-a child's face-on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. This is not a book about gun control, but about what happens in a country where it does not exist. What emerges in these pages is a searing and urgent portrait of youth, family, and firearms in America today.

Another Day in the Death of America

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE, THE JHALAK PRIZE, THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION AND THE BREAD AND ROSES AWARD Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable day, ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. Far from being considered newsworthy, these everyday fatalities are simply a banal fact. The youngest was nine; the oldest nineteen. None made the news. There was no outrage at their passing. It was simply a day like any other day. Gary Younge picked it at random, searched for the families of these children and here, tells their stories. Another Day in the Death of America explores the way these children lived and lost their short lives, offering a searing portrait of the vulnerability of youth in contemporary America.

Another Day in the Death of America

Author : Gary Younge
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Winner of the 2017 J. Anthony Lukas PrizeShortlisted for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Foundation AwardFinalist for the 2017 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismLonglisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non Fiction On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during one such day. It could have been any day, but he chose November 23, 2013. Black, white, and Latino, aged nine to nineteen, they fell at sleepovers, on street corners, in stairwells, and on their own doorsteps. From the rural Midwest to the barrios of Texas, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the full human stories behind the gun-violence statistics and the brief mentions in local papers of lives lost. This powerful and moving work puts a human face-a child's face-on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. This is not a book about gun control, but about what happens in a country where it does not exist. What emerges in these pages is a searing and urgent portrait of youth, family, and firearms in America today.

Vom Winde Verweht

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The Death Of Discourse

Author : Ronald K L Collins
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In this innovative book, the authors persuasively argue that the First Amendment to the Constitution has risen in the late twentieth century, like an ill-guided individual with knife in hand, to murder a long-standing tradition of fine and meaningful discourse in the United States. What has died is the essential kind of political discourse which promotes democracy; informs citizens; enlivens debate; and carries reason, method, and purpose. Instead, we are bombarded with the cacophony of advertisement, the luridity of pornography, and the pointlessness of prime time.With satirical spirit and wit—yet to a very serious purpose— the narrative of this lively study calls upon many of the very “tricks” it criticizes. The text is augmented by amusing tales, poetry, tv zaps, eyebites, and boxes of aphorisms resonating between high and low culture, between Plato and Geraldo and Madonna and Mahler to make its points, the discussion reveals how discourse in contemporary America has lost its integrity and its soul.

FOUR DAYS THE HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

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Congressional Record

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Who Are We

Author : Gary Younge
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From award-winning journalist and sociology professor Gary Younge, a nuanced analysis of identity politics and why they matter today. We are more alike than we are unalike. But the way we are unalike matters. To be male in Saudi Arabia, Jewish in Israel or white in Europe confers certain powers and privileges that those with other identities do not have. In other words, identity can represent a material fact in itself. As Gary Younge demonstrates in this classic book, now featuring a new introduction, how we define ourselves affects every part of our lives: from violence on the streets to international terrorism; from changes in our laws to whom we elect; from our personal safety to military occupations. Moving between fascinating memoir and searing analysis, from beauty contests in Ireland to the personal views of Tiger Woods, from the author's own terrifying student days in Paris to how race and gender affect one's voting choices, Gary Younge makes surprising and enlightening connections and a devastating critique of the way our society really works.

China Monthly Review

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Vol. 34 includes "Special tariff conference issue" Nov. 6, 1925.

China Monthly Review

Author : Thomas Franklin Fairfax Millard
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Vol. 34 includes "Special tariff conference issue" Nov. 6, 1925.

The History of the United States of America

Author : William Henry Bartlett
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Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

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The History of the United States of America From the adoption of the Federal Constitution to the end of the Sixteenth Congress

Author : Richard Hildreth
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Editorial Research Reports 1990

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Topics include: college students, abortion, asbestos, United State's role in South Africa, the homeless, taxes, federal funding of the arts, the S & L bailout, the death penalty, the tobacco industry, the right to die, organ transplants, child support, lotteries, and multicultural education.

The World Book of America s Presidents

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This two-volume set examines the United States presidency and its historical importance in rich detail.

Accident the Death of General Sikorski

Author : David John Cawdell Irving
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Was the World War II Polish Prime Minister's death an accident or an assassination?

The Mulkeys of America

Author : Philip Mulkey Hunt
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Three Mulkey brothers--John (d.1736), Philip (d.1736) and James (fl.1744)--were in Virginia. John lived in Spotsylvania County, Vir- ginia, Philip moved to Precinct (now Bertie) County, North Carolina, and James moved to Bladen County, North Carolina. Descendants of John and Philip lived in most of the United States, and some immi- grated to Sinaloa, Mexico as participants in a utopian socialist colony. Few descendants of James have been located. Many Mulkey descendants lived in Georgia and Oregon.

America

Author : Andrew Robert Lee Cayton
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The New Republic

Author : Herbert David Croly
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Argonaut

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