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The American idea : the best of the Atlantic monthly : 150 years of writers and thinkers who shaped our history

Author: Robert Vare; Daniel B Smith
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Atlantic Monthly was founded in 1857 by a remarkable group that included some of the towering figures of nineteenth-century intellectual life: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell. For 150 years, the magazine has continued to honor its distinguished pedigree by publishing many of America?s most prominent political commentators, journalists, historians,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Trivia and miscellanea
Literature
Literary collections
American fiction
Miscellanées
Miscellanea
Anthologies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Vare; Daniel B Smith
ISBN: 9780385521086 0385521081 9780767926843 0767926846
OCLC Number: 123818191
Description: xxviii, 647 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: [PT. I.] FIRSTS. The election in November / James Russell Lowell (1860) --
The stereoscope and the stereograph / Oliver Wendell Holmes (1859) --
Darwin and his critics / Asa Gray (1860) --
Battle hymn of the republic / poem by Julia Ward Howe (1862) --
The story of a year / fiction by Henry James (1865) --
The innocents abroad / book review by William Dean Howells (1869) --
A true story, repeated word for word as I heard it / Mark Twain (1874) --
A telephonic conversation / Mark Twain (1880) --
The American forests / John Muir (1897) --
Can a Catholic be president? / Alfred E. Smith (1927) --
Fifty grand / fiction by Ernest Hemingway (1927) --
Cloud, castle, lake / fiction by Vladimir Nabokov (1941) --
As we may think / Vannevar Bush (1945) --
The captivity of marriage / Nora Johnson (1961) --
The education of David Stockman / William Greider (1981) --
Broken windows / James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling (1982) --
The roots of Muslim rage / Bernard Lewis (1990) --
Who was Deep Throat? / James Mann (1992) --
The coming anarchy / Robert D. Kaplan (1994) --
The medical ordeals of JFK / Robert Dallek (2002) --
The fifty-first state / James Fallows (2002) --
[PT. II.] BLACK AND WHITE. Reconstruction / Frederick Douglass (1866) --
The awakening of the Negro / Booker T. Washington (1896) --
Strivings of the Negro people / W.E.B. Du Bois (1897) --
Letter from Birmingham Jail / Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963) --
Say good-bye to Big Daddy / poem by Randall Jarrell (1967) --
The barber / fiction by Flannery O'Connor (1970) --
The origins of the underclass / Nicholas Lemann (1986) --
[PT. III.] GODS AND MONSTERS. Thoreau / Ralph Waldo Emerson (1862) --
The place of Abraham Lincoln in history / George Bancroft (1865) --
Ode to Lincoln / poem by James Russell Lowell (1865) --
The natural (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) / Isaiah Berlin (1955) --
Stalin's chuckle / Ian Frazier (1995) --
The path to power (Lyndon Johnson) / Robert A. Caro (1981) --
Tales of the tyrant (Saddam Hussein) / Mark Bowden (2002) --
American everyman (Warren Buffett) / Walter Kirn (2004) --
[PT. IV.] BEHIND THE SCENES. Chiefly about war matters / Nathaniel Hawthorne (1862) --
Death of a pig / E.B. White (1948) --
Flying upside down / Tracy Kidder (1981) --
The crash of EgyptAir 990 / William Langewiesche (2001) --
[PT. V.] STATES OF WAR. Paul Revere's ride / poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1861) --
The psychological roots of war / William James (1904) --
Atomic war or peace / Albert Einstein (1947) --
"The good war" / Studs Terkel (1984) --
What is it about? / Thomas Powers (1984) --
[PT. VI.] CONTROVERSIES. For the Union dead / poem by Robert Lowell (1960) --
Mr. Sammler's planet / fiction by Saul Bellow (1969) --
Among the believers / V.S. Naipaul (1981) --
Dan Quayle was right / Barbara Defoe Whitehead (1993) --
[PT. VII.] CAPITALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS. Story of a great monopoly / Henry Demarest Lloyd (1881) --
Have you ever tried to sell a diamond? / Edward Jay Epstein (1982) --
On the liquidation of the Mustang Ranch by the Internal Revenue Service / poem by X.J. Kennedy (1991) --
Why McDonald's fries taste so good / Eric Schlosser (2001) --
[PT. VIII.] THE NATURAL WORLD. Walking / Henry David Thoreau (1862) --
"Birches" ; "The road not taken" ; and "The sound of trees" / poems by Robert Frost (1915) --
Teaching a stone to talk / Annie Dillard (1981) --
The wellfleet whale / poem by Stanley Kunitz (1981) --
[PT. IX.] CROWD PLEASERS. Three days to see / Helen Keller (1933) --
The blow that hurts / Gene Tunney (1939) --
Blue highways / William Least Heat-Moon (1982) --
Lake Wobegon days / fiction by Garrison Keillor (1985) --
The last resort / Cullen Murphy (1992) --
Lamentations of the father / Ian Frazier (1997) --
[PT. X.] THE AMERICAN IDEA. The words that remade America / Garry Wills (1992) --
American civilization / Ralph Waldo Emerson (1862) --
Bardic symbols / poem by Walt Whitman (1860) --
The duties of privilege / Theodore Roosevelt (1894) --
The ideals of America / Woodrow Wilson (1902) --
Contributions of the West to American democracy / Frederick Jackson Turner (1903) --
Trans-national America / Randolph S. Bourne (1916) --
Perils of American power / Reinhold Niebuhr (1932) --
The new isolationism / Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (1952) --
The illusion of security / George F. Kennan (1954) --
Must we hate? / Archibald Macleish (1963) --
Poetry and power / John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1964) --
America's crisis addiction / George McGovern (1967) --
Bystanders to genocide / Samantha Power (2001) --
American ground / William Langewiesche (2002).
Other Titles: Atlantic monthly.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Vare with Daniel B. Smith.
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"The Atlantic Monthly was founded in 1857 by a remarkable group that included some of the towering figures of nineteenth-century intellectual life: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell. For 150 years, the magazine has continued to honor its distinguished pedigree by publishing many of America?s most prominent political commentators, journalists, historians, humorists, storytellers, and poets"--Publisher website (February 2008).

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