Download E-books Top 10: Miami & the Keys: The 10 Best of Everything (DK Eyewitness Travel Series) PDF

By Jeffrey Kennedy

DK Eyewitness go back and forth consultant: most sensible 10 Miami and the Keys will lead you instantly to the superior this intriguing urban and island chain in Florida need to provide. even if you're trying to find the issues to not pass over on the best 10 attractions or are looking to locate the easiest nightspots, this advisor is the proper spouse, taking the easiest of the published guidebook and including new eBook-only positive factors. depend upon dozens of best 10 lists, from the head 10 museums to the pinnacle 10 occasions and fairs. There's even a listing of the pinnacle 10 issues to avoid.

Spectacular paintings Deco structures. beautiful good looks in Everglades nationwide Park. certain areas to go to in Little Havana: such a lot of locations to work out and be visible in Miami and the Florida Keys, and one go back and forth advisor to provide you insider suggestions, assist you locate particular spots to go to, and find most sensible areas to stick for each price range. locate the simplest shores, the most well-liked outlets and department stores, hidden gemstones, nice eating places and cafes, and enjoyable locations to convey children.

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Download E-books Is It Good for the Jews?: The Crisis of America's Israel Lobby PDF

By Stephen Schwartz

In 2005, then-officials of the yankee Israel Public Affairs Committee have been indicted for turning in categorized info to a overseas energy. That the ability in query was once assumed to be Israel introduced clean credibility to a conspiracy idea that were floating round Washington for years: strong “Jewish foyer” controls U.S. coverage within the heart East.

The run-up to the Iraq warfare had supplied new grist for this concept. a gaggle of mostly Jewish neoconservatives have been one of the architects of the struggle, and their motivations for elimination Saddam Hussein have been alternately ascribed to grease pursuits and the necessity to shield Israel. The allegations opposed to those neoconservatives—especially former Deputy Secretary of protection Paul Wolfowitz—echoed the case of the infamous Jonathan Pollard who pled accountable of spying for Israel in 1986.

In this biting and incisive polemic, journalist and writer Stephen Schwartz confronts the parable of a Jewish foyer head on, asking questions that nobody else has dared to pose. what's the “Jewish lobby”? How strong is it? What was once its involvement within the arrangements for conflict in Iraq? was once there particularly a “cabal” of neoconservative Jews within the management of George W. Bush? How did AIPAC officers end up accused, in 2004, of espionage? mainly, what's strong for the Jews, and who makes a decision it?

Many folks fail to remember that during the Nineteen Thirties, a real home-grown fascist move arose in the United States. at the moment, Schwartz reminds us, it used to be now not the respectable representatives of the Jewish neighborhood that stood as much as the fascist goons of recent York urban, yet Jewish socialists—the antecedents of today’s neoconservatives. Likewise, this day, it has no longer been the meek and timid leaders of the supposedly omnipotent Jewish foyer that experience defended the Jews however the reviled “neocons” within the Bush management. Their strategic imaginative and prescient tasks a international coverage that's either solid for the United States and solid for the Jews. therefore, Schwartz predicts an expanding flip for Jewish citizens clear of their dysfunctional marriage with the Democratic social gathering and towards the Republicans.

Ultimately Schwartz concludes that during trendy the US, a “Jewish foyer” may well now not be worthy. within the face of the threatened cave in of the foyer, he argues, American Jews should still brazenly and proudly think their right position as ethical and spiritual exemplars for his or her fellow americans and stop appearing like a apprehensive minority.

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Download E-books War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences PDF

By Mary L. Dudziak

At the floor, "wartime" is a time period within which a society is at battle. yet we now dwell in what President Obama has known as "an age with out hand over ceremonies," the place it really is not effortless to differentiate among occasions of conflict and instances of peace.

In this artistic meditation on struggle, time, and the legislations, Mary Dudziak argues that wartime isn't as discrete a period of time as we adore to imagine. in its place, the US has been engaged in a few type of ongoing in another country armed clash for over a century. in the meantime coverage makers and the yankee public proceed to view wars as unprecedented occasions that finally collapse to common peace occasions. This has effects: first, simply because conflict is believed to be remarkable, "wartime" is still a shorthand argument justifying severe activities like torture and detention with no trial; and moment, ongoing battle is enabled through the inattention of the yankee humans. extra disconnected than ever from the wars their state is battling, public disengagement leaves us with out political restraints at the workout of yank warfare powers.

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Download E-books Two Serious Ladies: A Novel PDF

Two severe women is the single novel through avant-garde literary megastar and spouse of mythical author Paul Bowles—a modernist cult-classic, mysterious, profound, anarchic, and humorous, that follows upper-class ladies as they descend into debauchery—updated with an advent through Claire Messud, bestselling writer of The Emperor's Children and The girl Upstairs.

Two critical women who are looking to dwell open air of themselves, Christina Goering and Frieda Copperfield embark on separate quests of salvation. Mrs. Copperfield visits Panama together with her husband, the place she reveals solace one of the ladies who stay and paintings in its brothels. pass over Goering turns into concerned with numerous males. on the finish the 2 ladies meet back, each one reworked via her experience.

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Download E-books American Violence; A Documentary History, PDF

By Richard Hofstadter

At a time of unheard of predicament over American violence the price of a documentary reader at the historical past of our household violence wishes little rationalization. doubtless it will likely be Most worthy if the least extravagant claims are made for it, and if its function as a sampler and an advent to a fancy serious problem is made completely transparent.

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Download E-books Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite PDF

By Robert D. Kaplan

This is the untold tale of an inbred, proficient, and robust elite of households and buddies who ruled America's family members with the center East for over a century. recognized to overseas carrier colleagues as "the Arabists, " those have been the lads and ladies who had spent a lot in their lives, often with their households, dwelling within the Arab global as diplomats, army attaches, intelligence brokers, and educators. Descended from the missionaries, students, and explorers who first ventured into the zone - an offshoot of the WASP elite that governed the United States in the course of the 19th century - the Arabists have been an particular caste associated through advanced social, institutional, and relatives ties. completely at domestic in Arab cultures and infrequently having fun with family members of longstanding intimacy with the monarchs and ruling elites of Arab international locations, those American expatriates lived a charmed way of life that has turn into a resource of extreme nostalgia one of the Arabists themselves in addition to a logo in their romance with Arab tradition and lengthening isolation from American society and pursuits. The Arabists ruled American coverage and formed our belief of the Arab global through the colonial and interwar classes. yet after international battle II, the diplomatic corps started to switch, reflecting the country's new ethnic and social range. Kaplan describes the influence of this transformation in the nation division, exhibiting how the appearance of Irish Catholics, Jews, and Harvard-trained neighborhood specialists created inner pressures that slowly loosened the Arabists' grip on center East international relations within the postwar interval. Drawing on interviews, memoirs, and different professional and personal resources, Kaplan reconstructs the hundred-year background of theArabist elite, and strains their decline opposed to the history of this social transformation.

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Download E-books Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republic: The First Amendment and the Legacy of English Law PDF

By Phillip I. Blumberg

This quantity seeks to give an explanation for how American society, which have been in a position to noble aspirations equivalent to these within the announcement of Independence and the structure, was once able to adopting the most largely deplored statutes of our background, the Sedition Act of 1798. It examines how the political beliefs of the yankee Revolution have been undermined via the adoption of repressive doctrines of the English monarchial method - the criminalization of feedback opposed to the king, the Parliament, the judiciary, and Christianity. Freedom of speech used to be dramatically limited, and this legislation remained unchallenged until eventually good into the 20 th century. This booklet can be of prepared curiosity to all all in favour of the Early Republic, freedom of speech, and evolution of yank constitutional jurisprudence. since it addresses the much-criticized Sedition Act of 1798, the most dramatic illustrations of this repressive jurisprudence, the e-book may also be of curiosity to american citizens occupied with protecting unfastened speech in wartime.

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Download E-books The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy (Open Media Series) PDF

By Noam Chomsky

Chomsky observes the fiftieth anniversary of the common statement of Human Rights as a "Path to a greater World," whereas chronicling how remote the path the USA is with recognize to real political perform and behavior. Analysing the contradictions of U.S. energy whereas illustrating the genuine growth received by way of sustained renowned fight, Chomsky cuts via reputable political rhetoric to envision how the USA not just violates the UD, yet every now and then makes use of it as a weapon to wield opposed to distinctive enemies.

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Download E-books The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform (Chicago Studies in American Politics) PDF

By David Karol, Hans Noel

Throughout the competition for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, politicians and electorate alike apprehensive that the end result may depend upon the personal tastes of unelected superdelegates. This challenge threw into aid the present thought that—such strangely aggressive circumstances notwithstanding—people, instead of events, should still and do keep an eye on presidential nominations. yet for the prior numerous many years, The get together Decides exhibits, unelected insiders in either significant events have successfully chosen applicants lengthy prior to electorate reached the poll box.

Tracing the evolution of presidential nominations because the 1790s, this quantity demonstrates how occasion insiders have sought considering America’s founding to manage nominations as a way of having what they wish from executive. opposite to the typical view that the get together reforms of the Seventies gave electorate extra energy, the authors contend that the main consequential contests stay the applicants’ fights for renowned endorsements and the aid of assorted curiosity teams and kingdom get together leaders. those invisible primaries produce frontrunners lengthy ahead of such a lot citizens begin being attentive, profoundly influencing ultimate election results and making an investment events with way more nominating energy than is mostly recognized.

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Download E-books Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream PDF

“DON’T think the naysayers. the yankee Dream—the fantasy that says when you work flat out and keep on with the foundations, you’ll make it—is alive and well.”
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Adam W. Shepard’s Scratch Beginnings is the interesting and eye-opening account of the grand social scan the writer undertook in accordance with Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. Subtitled “Me, $25, and the hunt for the yankee Dream,” Scratch Beginnings chronicles Shepard’s profitable efforts to elevate himself up from self-imposed all-time low in a single year’s time—a own odyssey that's bound to motivate a person who reads approximately it, instilling new religion within the sturdy ideas on which our democracy was once built.

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