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📒Destiny Of The Republic ✍ Candice Millard
✏Destiny of the Republic Book Summary : James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what happened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in turmoil. The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power—over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his condition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative history.
📒The Destiny Of The Republic ✍ Luther Dolliver Mahone
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📒Pillars Of The Republic ✍ Carl Kaestle
✏Pillars of the Republic Book Summary : Pillars of the Republic is a pioneering study of common-school development in the years before the Civil War. Public acceptance of state school systems, Kaestle argues, was encouraged by the people's commitment to republican government, by their trust in Protestant values, and by the development of capitalism. The author also examines the opposition to the Founding Fathers' educational ideas and shows what effects these had on our school system.
📒For Liberty And The Republic ✍ Ricardo A. Herrera
✏For Liberty and the Republic Book Summary : In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were participants in the republican experiment through their service. In For Liberty and the Republic, Ricardo A. Herrera examines the relationship between soldier and citizen from the War of Independence through the first year of the Civil War. The work analyzes an idealized republican ideology as a component of soldiering in both peace and war. Herrera argues that American soldiers’ belief system—the military ethos of republicanism—drew from the larger body of American political thought. This ethos illustrated and informed soldiers’ faith in an inseparable connection between bearing arms on behalf of the republic, and earning and holding citizenship in it. Despite the undeniable existence of customs, organizations, and behaviors that were uniquely military, the officers and enlisted men of the regular army, states’ militias, and wartime volunteers were the products of their society, and they imparted what they understood as important elements of American thought into their service. Drawing from military and personal correspondence, journals, orderly books, militia constitutions, and other documents in over forty archives in twenty-three states, Herrera maps five broad, interrelated, and mutually reinforcing threads of thought constituting soldiers’ beliefs: Virtue; Legitimacy; Self-governance; Glory, Honor, and Fame; and the National Mission. Spanning periods of war and peace, these five themes constituted a coherent and long-lived body of ideas that informed American soldiers’ sense of identity for generations.
📒Life In The Argentine Republic In The Days Of The Tyrants ✍ Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
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📒The Great Heart Of The Republic ✍ Adam Arenson
✏The Great Heart of the Republic Book Summary : In the battles to determine the destiny of the United States in the middle decades of the nineteenth century, St. Louis, then at the hinge between North, South, and West, was ideally placed to bring these sections together. At least, this was the hope of a coterie of influential St. Louisans. But their visions of re-orienting the nation's politics with Westerners at the top and St. Louis as a cultural, commercial, and national capital crashed as the country was tom apart by convulsions over slavery, emancipation, and Manifest Destiny. While standard accounts frame the coming of the Civil War as strictly a conflict between the North and the South who were competing to expand their way of life, Arenson shifts the focus to the distinctive culture and politics of the American West, recovering the region’s importance for understanding the Civil War and examining the vision of western advocates themselves, and the importance of their distinct agenda for shaping the political, economic, and cultural future of the nation.
📒Revolution And The Republic ✍ Jeremy Jennings
✏Revolution and the Republic Book Summary : A history of political thought in France from the French Revolution of 1789 to the present day.
📒Fifth Republic At Twenty The ✍ William G. Andrews
✏Fifth Republic at Twenty The Book Summary : The first twenty years of the Fifth Republic encompass four presidential elections, alternating political control of the National Assembly, and years of rapid economic growth and contraction. Thus a variety of events now allow an evaluation of the efficacy of the Fifth Republic. The chapters of this book examine: the governmental framework and various political groups that have vied for control of it; industrial development and modernization; education and culture; and foreign policy. Containing both favorable and critical assessments, the book provides a comprehensive balance sheet on the Fifth Republic and the influence of Charles de Gaulle. Its 25 essays were written by such well-known scholars as Crozier, Gagnon, Gourévitch, Ross, Suleiman, and others, as well as some of the younger generation of French specialists, with concluding synthesis by Stanley Hoffmann. The book features an essay of historical importance on the Constitution of the Fifth Republic by the Constitution’s own “father,” the former Prime Minister of France, Michel Debré. Looking into the areas of government, politics, economy, society, culture, and foreign policy, this volume gives the reader an understanding of the considerable impact of Charles de Gaulle’s administration on contemporary France.
📒Destiny Of The Soldiers Fianna F Il Irish Republicanism And The Ira 1926 1973 ✍ Donnacha Ó Beacháin
✏Destiny of the Soldiers Fianna F il Irish Republicanism and the IRA 1926 1973 Book Summary : Incisive, engaging and thought-provoking, Destiny of the Soldiers charts Fianna Fáil’s political and ideological evolution from its revolutionary origins through extended periods in office. Fianna Fáil is Ireland’s largest political party and one of the most successful parties in any democracy in the world. Until recent years, it has been almost constantly in government since 1932.. This fascinating volume argues that Fianna Fáil’s goals, foremost among them the reunification of the national territory as a republic, became the means to bind its members together, to gain votes, and to legitimise its role in Irish society. But the official ideological goals concealed what became merely a basic desire to rule. The balance sheet, consequently, became one of votes won or lost rather than goals achieved or postponed. Destiny of the Soldiers assesses Fianna Fáil’s changing attitudes towards its parent party, Sinn Féin, and the IRA, and how these changes affected Fianna Fáil’s policies towards Northern Ireland. Never forgetting its republican roots, Fianna Fáil has at times been both troubled and conflicted by them. This was especially the case in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the Northern Ireland Troubles posed a challenge for all rhetorical republicans. At that time, Fianna Fáil found itself the governing party of a state whose legitimacy it had originally rejected: the consequent tensions nearly tore it apart. Destiny of the Soldiers is the first survey of the party’s history which focuses on these unresolved tensions. Destiny of the Soldiers: Table of Contents Legion of the Rearguard: The revolutionary origins of Fianna Fáil, 1920–23 Removing the straitjacket of the Republic, 1923–6 Fianna Fáil—the Republican Party Fianna Fáil and the Irish Free State, 1927–31 Election Time, 1931–2 Fianna Fáil in power, 1932–8 Revolutionary crocodile, 1939–40 The showdown, 1940–46 A new republican rival, 1946–8 Drift, 1948–59 Approach to crisis, 1960–69 ‘The moment of truth’, 1969–71 Doomsday, 1971–3 Conclusions: The destiny of the Soldiers
📒The Brief American Pageant A History Of The Republic Volume I To 1877 ✍ David M. Kennedy
✏The Brief American Pageant A History of the Republic Volume I To 1877 Book Summary : THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT presents a concise and vivid chronological narrative, focusing on the central themes and great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text’s trademark wit are all evident throughout. The strong historical narrative is highlighted by focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and special features such as “Makers of America”, “Examining the Evidence”, and “Thinking Globally”. Also available in the following split options: Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22), ISBN: 9781285193304; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-41), ISBN: 9781285193311. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.