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Booknotes : on American character

Author: Brian Lamb
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Contemporary writers and historians examine America's national character, looking at events throughout history, including the 1876 presidential election, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Interviews
Biography Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Booknotes.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2004
(OCoLC)607071625
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Lamb
ISBN: 1586482327 9781586482329 1586483420 9781586483425
OCLC Number: 54046585
Notes: Collection of essays by various authors based on interviews originally held on the television program Booknotes.
Description: xv, 591 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Views from the right / Ann Coulter --
vViews from the left / Michael Moore --
The Nation's leaders : Benjamin Franklin : printer, scientist, founding father / James Srodes --
The Louisiana Purchase / Jon Kukla --
Character and characters in the U.S. Senate / Joseph Martin Hernon --
Leadership in wartime / Eliot A. Cohen --
Abraham Lincoln / Frank J. Williams, Edward Steers Jr. --
The disputed election of 1876 / Roy Morris Jr. --
James A. Garfield / Kenneth D. Ackerman --
The McKinley assassination / Eric Rauchway --
Edith and Woodrow Wilson / Phyllis Lee Levin --
Walter Judd : doctor, missionary, congressman / Lee Edwards --
Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower : a presidential partnership / Steve Neal --
Senator Richard Russell of Georgia / Gilbert C. Fite --
Two presidential memoirs / Michael Korda. Social movements and political visions : Carry A. Nation, prohibitionist / Fran Grace --
The Triangle fire / David Von Drehle --
The Civil Rights Movement / Dorothy Height --
Civil Rights years / Vernon Jordan --
Friedrich Hayek, free market philosopher / Alan Ebenstein --
Barry Goldwater and the rise of conservatism / Rick Perlstein --
The Coors family / Dan Baum --
Libertarianism / David Boaz --
Six views of race in American Society / Eugene Robinson, Frank Wu, Thomas Byrne Edsall, Randall Kennedy, Derrick Bell, John McWhorter --
American multiculturalism / Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. --
The problem of illegal immigration / Victor Davis Hanson --
The failure of the welfare system / Marvin Olasky. America at war : The American Revolution / Gordon S. Wood --
The end of the Civil War / Jay Winik --
American imperialism / Warren Zimmermann --
Sinking the Lusitania / Diana Preston --
World War I in Flanders / Winston Groom --
The Paris Peace Conference / Margaret MacMillan --
Nazi Germany's Kulturbund / Martin Goldsmith --
World War II espionage / Joseph E. Persico --
World War II in North Africa / Rick Atkinson --
The Bataan March / Hampton Sides --
The U-2 spy plane / Philip Taubman --
The CIA's covert operatives / Ted Gup --
A Vietnam War memoir / John Laurence --
Vietnam POW Jim Thompson / Tom Philpott --
Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial / Maya Lin --
Fighter pilot John Boyd / Robert Coram --
America's modern-day military / Dana Priest. A nation of law & order : John Marshall and the Supreme Court / R. Kent Newmyer --
John Knox and the 1936 Supreme Court / Dennis J. Hutchinson --
Frank and Jesse James, outlaw brothers / Ted P. Yeatman --
A history of violence in America / Fox Butterfield --
The child molestation cases of the early 1980s / Dorothy Rabinowitz --
The modern Supreme Court / Edward Lazarus --
The early years of the first female justice / Sandra Day O'Connor --
America's black market in sex and drugs / Eric Schlosser. American inventors and businessmen : Robert Fulton and the steamboat / Kirkpatrick Sale --
Charles Goodyear and rubber vulcanization / Charles Slack --
Andrew Carnegie / Peter Krass --
Philo T. Farnsworth : the inventor of television / Daniel Stashower --
The Tuxedo Park Science Laboratory / Jennet Conant --
A road trip with Albert Einstein's brain / Michael Paterniti --
Martin Frankel's financial scams / Ellen Joan Pollock --
Sandy Weill and the rise of Citicorp / Monica Langley. Our cultural heritage : William Minor and the Oxford English Dictionary / Simon Winchester --
Stephen Crane, Civil War novelist / Linda H. Davis --
Sinclair Lewis, novelist and social critic / Richard Lingeman --
William James, popular intellectual / Linda Simon --
Gutzon Borglum, creator of Mount Rushmore / John Taliaferro --
Norman Rockwell's portraits of America / Laura Claridge --
The forged poem of Emily Dickinson / Simon Worrall --
A life in music / Isaac Stern --
Tupac Shakur and Hip-Hop culture / Michael Eric Dyson --
America's mottoes and pledges / Brian Burrell --
Teaching U.S. History / James W. Loewen --
Presidential rhetoric / Wayne Fields --
Complete list of C-Span Booknotes (1989-2004).
Other Titles: Booknotes (Television program)
Responsibility: [compiled by] Brian Lamb.

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