Founding Brothers

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400077680
Release Date: 2003-12-16
Genre: History

In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers—re-examined here as Founding Brothers—combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes—Hamilton and Burr’s deadly duel, Washington’s precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams’ administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklin’s attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison’s attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams’ famous correspondence—Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nation’s history.

George Washington

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406707131
Release Date: 2017-02-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

George Washington gehört zu den großen Gestalten der Weltgeschichte. Er führte als General die Revolutionsarmee zum Sieg und errang so die amerikanische Unabhängigkeit. Als erster amerikanischer Präsident steuerte er die junge Nation durch ihre unsicherste und schwierigste Phase. Joseph J. Ellis schildert in seiner meisterhaften Biographie die außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit des Mannes, der zum berühmtesten Amerikaner der Geschichte werden sollte. Joseph J. Ellis entwirft ein ebenso umfassendes wie vielschichtiges Porträt George Washingtons. Er beschreibt nicht nur seine Anfänge, die militärischen Jahre erst im French and Indian War und dann im Unabhängigkeitskrieg sowie seine beiden Amtszeiten als erster Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Mit großer Sensibilität spürt er auch der komplexen Persönlichkeit Washingtons nach, die heute fast ganz hinter der Ikone verschwunden ist. Ellis’ psychologischer Scharfsinn und vor allem seine viel gerühmte Erzählkunst lassen einen Mann wieder hautnah lebendig werden, der wie kein anderer die Geschichte Amerikas geprägt hat.

Founding Brothers

Author: History Channel (Television network)
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:690058752
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Constitutional history


Founding Brothers

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1050361258
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Presidents

"In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison–confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers–re-examined here as Founding Brothers–combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes–Hamilton and Burr’s deadly duel, Washington’s precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams’ administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklin’s attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison’s attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams’ famous correspondence–Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nation’s history." -- Amazon.com

Founding Brothers

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: UOM:39015050301988
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Ellis focuses on six discrete moments that exemplify the most crucial issues facing the fragile new nation: Burr and Hamilton's deadly duel, and what may have really happened; Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison's secret dinner, during which the seat of the permanent capital was determined in exchange for passage of Hamilton's financial plan; Franklin's petition to end the "peculiar institution" of slaves - his last public act - and Madison's efforts to quash it; Washington's precedent-setting Farewell Address, announcing his retirement from public office and offering his country some final advice; Adams's difficult term as Washington's successor and his alleged scheme to pass the presidency on to his son; and finally, Adams and Jefferson's renewed correspondence at the end of their lives, in which they compared their different views of the Revolution and its legacy."--BOOK JACKET.

The Salem Clique

Author: Barbara S. Mahoney
Publisher:
ISBN: 0870718916
Release Date: 2017
Genre: History

"During the decade of the 1850s, the Oregon Territory progressed toward statehood in an atmosphere of intense political passion and conflict. Editors of rival newspapers blamed a group of young men whom they named the 'Salem Clique' for the bitter party struggles of the time. Led by Asahel Bush, editor of the Oregon Statesman, the Salem Clique was accused of dictatorship, corruption, and the intention of imposing slavery on the Territory. The Clique, critics maintained, even conspired to establish a government separate from the United States, conceivably a 'bigamous Mormon republic.' While not in agreement with some of the more extreme contemporary accusations against the Clique, many historians have concluded that its members were vicious and unscrupulous men who were able, because of their command of the Democratic Party, to impose their hegemony on the Oregon Territory's inhabitants. Other scholars have seen them as merely another manifestation of the contentious politics of the period. Although the Salem Clique has been given considerable prominence in nearly every account of Oregon's Territorial period, there has not been a detailed study of its role until now. What sort of people were these men? What was their impact on the issues, events, and movements of the period? What role did they play in the years after Oregon became a state? Historian Barbara Mahoney sets out to answer these and many other questions in this comprehensive and deeply researched history"--Publisher description.

Befreit

Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462316681
Release Date: 2018-09-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche »Bildungsweg« der Tara Westover. Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss ... Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch. » Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.« J.D. Vance Autor der »Hillbilly-Elegie«

Baptism by Fire

Author: Mark K. Updegrove
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429933917
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Political Science

Americans have long been defined by how they face adversity. This is perhaps nowhere more evident than in how the nation's chief executive has tackled myriad issues upon entering the White House. The ways that U.S. presidents handle the vast responsibilities of the Oval Office determine the fate of the nation---and, in many cases, the fate of the world. In this fascinating narrative, presidential historian Mark Updegrove looks at eight U.S. presidents who inherited unprecedented crises immediately upon assuming the reigns of power. George Washington led a fragile and fledgling nation while defining the very role of the presidency. When Thomas Jefferson entered the White House, he faced a nation bitterly divided by a two-party schism far more severe than anything encountered today. John Tyler stepped into the office of the presidency during the constitutional crisis left by the first death of a sitting president. Abraham Lincoln inherited a divided nation on the brink of war. Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to quell America's fears during the depths of the Great Depression. His successor, Harry S. Truman, was sworn in as commander in chief at the close of World War II, and John F. Kennedy stepped into the increasingly heated atmosphere of the cold war. In the wake of Watergate, the first unelected president, Gerald R. Ford, aimed to end America's "long national nightmare." As the forty-fourth president takes office, Updegrove presents a timely look at these chief executives and the challenges they faced. In examining the ways in which presidents have addressed crises, Baptism by Fire illustrates the importance of character in leadership—and in the resilience of America itself.

Six Frigates The Epic History of the Founding of the U S Navy

Author: Ian W. Toll
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393330328
Release Date: 2008-03-17
Genre: History

Describes the origins and early history of the American Navy, discussing the debates by the founding fathers over the need for a permanent military, the decision to construct six heavy frigates, the campaign against Tripoli, and the war of 1812, including the confrontation between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere that raised the U.S. to a global power. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

American Sphinx

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375727469
Release Date: 1998-11-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercisdd it audaciously as president; the visionarty who remained curiously blind to the inconsistencies in his nature. American Sphinx is a marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy.

Ein Zweikampf

Author: Anton Tschechow
Publisher: Null Papier Verlag
ISBN: 9783954189687
Release Date: 2017-08-18
Genre: Fiction

Der Sozialdarwinist Nikolai Wassiljewitsch fordert den faulen Beamten und ehemaligen Philosophiestudenten Iwan Andrejitsch Lajewskij zum Duell. Die Streitigkeit soll am frühen Morgen ausgetragen werden. In der Nacht findet Lajewskij keinen Schlaf und sinnt über sein vertanes Leben nach. Er hat eine verheiratete Frau mit falschen Versprechungen ihrem Mann abgejagt und auch ihr Leben ins Chaos gestürzt, von seinem Freund Dr. Samoilenko hat er sich Geld geliehen, das er nicht zurückzahlen kann. Und während all dieser Gedanken laufen die Duellvorbereitungen unerbittlich ab. »Ich bin ein leerer, nichtiger, heruntergekommener Mensch! Die Luft, die ich atme, diesen Wein, die Liebe, mit einem Wort mein ganzes Leben habe ich mir bis zum heutigen Tag um den Preis von Lüge, Faulheit und Kleinmut gekauft. Bis heute hab’ ich die anderen und mich selbst betrogen, ich habe darunter gelitten, und meine Leiden waren billig und schlecht. Vor Korens Hass beuge ich scheu den Rücken, weil ich zuzeiten mich selbst hasse und verachte.« ISBN 978-3-95418-969-4 (Kindle) ISBN 978-3-95418-968-7 (Epub) ISBN 978-3-95418-970-0 (PDF) Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de

Pepsi Hotel

Author: Lorrie Moore
Publisher:
ISBN: 3833304405
Release Date: 2007
Genre:


Tan Lark Sye

Author: Chu Meng Ong
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814641517
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: History

This book is a record of Mr Tan Lark Sye's remarkable contribution to the founding of Nanyang University. Hailing from Jimei, Fujian Province of China, Mr Tan Lark Sye (1897 – 1972) was a leading rubber industrialist in Southeast Asia. Being a social activist, he believed in the value of education. As Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the 1950s, he fought for citizenship for the Chinese in Singapore, and for the Chinese language to be one of Singapore's official languages. Mr Tan's most outstanding contribution, however, was the initiating of the founding of Nanyang University in 1953. He donated SGD5 million, which was a colossal amount at the time, to its building fund, as well as 523 acres of land for its campus on behalf of the Hokkien Huay Kuan. This collection of essays is based on a Chinese publication in 1997 on the occasion of Mr Tan Lark Sye's centenary birthday by Nanyang University Alumni Association of Hong Kong. It contains essays by outstanding Nanyang graduates and speeches by Mr Tan. It elaborates on how Mr Tan advocated to establish the Nanyang University while facing various difficulties. It tells of the life stories of Mr Tan. It is a must-read for those interested in the history of Nanyang University and the legendary life of Mr Tan. Contents:Sparkle of a Glorious Feat in S.E. Asian Chinese (Ong Chu Meng)Mr Tan Lark Sye — Founder of Nanyang University (Pan Shou)Tan Lark Sye and the Evolution of His National Identity (Choi Kwai Keong)Tan Lark Sye's Passion for University Education — In Memory of the 100th Birth Anniversary of His Birthday (Koay How Khim)The Corporate World of Tan Lark Sye (Lim How Seng)The Extraordinary Life of Tan Lark Sye (Au Yue Park)Tan Lark Sye and Nanyang University (Ng Kim Eng)A Chronology of Than Lark Sye's Life (Tan Yam Seng)Collection of Mr. Tan Lark Sye's Important Speeches Readership: General readers interested in the history of Nanyang University, life story of Tan Lark Sye and Chinese education in Singapore. Keywords:Tan Lark Sye;Nanyang University;Hokkien Huay Kuan;Chinese Education