Download E-books Class Struggle in Hollywood, 1930-1950: Moguls, Mobsters, Stars, Reds, and Trade Unionists PDF

By Gerald Horne

As global struggle II wound down in 1945 and the chilly struggle heated up, the expert trades that made up the convention of Studio Unions (CSU) begun a tumultuous strike on the significant Hollywood studios. This turmoil escalated extra whilst the studios retaliated by way of locking out CSU in 1946. This exertions unrest unleashed a fury of Red-baiting that allowed studio moguls to weigh down the union and grab keep an eye on of the creation approach, with far-reaching consequences.

This engrossing publication probes the factors and activities of the entire gamers to bare the whole tale of the CSU strike and the ensuing lockout of 1946. Gerald Horne attracts commonly on fundamental fabrics and oral histories to rfile how restricted a "threat" the Communist occasion truly posed in Hollywood, while studio moguls effectively used the pink scare to undermine union clout, hinder movie stars from assisting hard work, and end up the moguls' personal patriotism.

Horne additionally discloses that, not noted amid the turmoil, prepared crime entrenched itself in administration and exertions, gaining enormous regulate over either the "product" and the gains of Hollywood. This learn demonstrates that the CSU strike and lockout have been a pivotal second in Hollywood heritage, with results for every thing from construction values, to the types of news advised in movies, to everlasting shifts within the facilities of power.

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Download E-books The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Penguin Classics) PDF

By John Wesley Powell

One of many nice works of yank exploration literature, this account of a systematic day trip pressured to outlive famine, assaults, mutiny, and a few of the main harmful rapids recognized to guy continues to be as clean and fascinating this present day because it used to be in 1874.

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, lately ranked quantity 4 on Adventure magazine’s checklist of most sensible a hundred classics, is known pioneer John Wesley Powell’s first-person account of his crew’s unheard of odyssey alongside the fairway and Colorado Rivers and during the Grand Canyon. A daring foray into the guts of the yankee West’s ultimate frontier, the excursion was once accomplished with no advantage of smooth river-running apparatus, offers, or a company experience of the region’s perilous topography and the attitudes of the local population in the direction of whites.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes by means of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Henry Miller

His tales and essays have fun these infrequent contributors (famous and vague) whose artistic resilience and mere life oppose the mechanization of minds and souls.

In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller again to the us with a willing wish to see what his fatherland was once rather like―to get to the roots of the yankee nature and adventure. He set out on a trip that was once to final 3 years, vacationing many sections of the rustic and making associates of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the results of that odyssey.

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Download E-books Frommer's Hawaii 2013 PDF

By Jeanette Foster

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  • Each of our candid lodge experiences relies on a close own inspection. you will find lavish beachfront inns, intimate rain-forest B&Bs, family-friendly condos, and masses, even more. Our eating studies are easily the easiest within the company, no matter if you crave state of the art Asian-fusion food or a hearty, reasonable plate lunch.
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  • Inside you will find broad assurance of family-friendly lodgings and actions, how one can get married within the islands, techniques for the easiest honeymoon hotels, and priceless recommendation on discovering the simplest airfares and package deal bargains. even if you need to watch the fiery spectacle on the immense Island's volcano, play a difficult around of golfing, snorkel with sea turtles, or just relax with a mai tai to observe the sundown, you could layout the best journey with Frommer's Hawaii.

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Download E-books Custer, Black Kettle and the Fight on the Washita PDF

By Charles J. Brill

Utilizing Cheyenne and Arapaho bills, Charles J. Brill tells the tale of normal George Armstrong Custer’s iciness crusade at the southern plains in 1868-69, together with his assault in Black Kettle’s village at the snowy backs of the Washita River. Brill’s searing account information the ruthlessness of the U.S. Army’s efforts to punish southern plains tribes for what they thought of incessant raiding and depredation. Brill presents the Indian standpoint as he follows Custer right into a conflict that is still arguable to the current day.

In a brand new foreword to this variation, Mark L. Gardner discusses the importance of Brill’s history-placing it in context with different Custer and Indian Wars studies-and its price to students and common readers this present day. Gardner additionally offers an summary of the profession of Oklahoma journalist Charles J. Brill, a lot of whose lifestyles has remained a secret formerly.

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Download E-books Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years of Whiskeymaking PDF

By Henry G. Crowgey

Bourbon whiskey is likely to be Kentucky's such a lot specified product. regardless of bourbon's prominence within the social and financial lifetime of the Bluegrass country, many myths and legends encompass its origins. In Kentucky Bourbon, Henry C. Crowgey claims that distilled spirits and pioneer payment went hand in hand; Isaac Shelby, the state's first governor, was once between Kentucky's pioneer distillers. Crowgey lines the drink's heritage from its beginnings as a cottage to steam-based advertisement operations within the interval earlier than the Civil struggle. From "spirited" camp conferences, to bourbon's use as a medium of alternate for items and companies, to the industry's coming of age within the mid-nineteenth century, the tale of Kentucky bourbon is an interesting bankruptcy within the state's early historical past.

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Download E-books Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) PDF

By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch nation will lead you immediately to the easiest sights this area has to supply. The absolutely up to date consultant comprises special cutaways, flooring plans, and reconstructions of the must-see points of interest during this old sector, plus a pull-out urban map in actual fact marked with points of interest from the guidebook and an easy-to-use highway index.

DK's insider go back and forth information and crucial neighborhood details can help you find the easiest of Philadelphia, from the outdated urban (known as "America's such a lot historical sq. mile") encompassing Independence corridor and the enduring Liberty Bell to the Pennsylvania Academy of the superb Arts. distinctive listings will advisor you to lodges, eating places, leisure and buying all budgets, whereas transportation maps and a chart displaying the jogging distances among attractions may help you get round the city.

With thousands of full-color photos, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch kingdom actually indicates you this area as not anyone else can.

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Download E-books The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project) PDF

By Andrew J. Bacevich

"Andrew Bacevich speaks fact to strength, irrespective of who is in energy, that may be why these of either the left and correct take heed to him."―Bill Moyers

An quick New York Times bestseller, The Limits of Power deals an extraordinary exam of the profound triple drawback dealing with the United States: an financial system in disarray which may not be fastened by way of hoping on enlargement in a foreign country; a central authority reworked by way of an imperial presidency right into a democracy in identify in basic terms; and an engagement in never-ending wars that has critically undermined the physique politic.

Writing with wisdom born of expertise, conservative historian and previous army officer Andrew J. Bacevich argues that if the kingdom is to resolve its difficulty, it'll need the revival of a surprisingly American strategy: the missed culture of realism. unlike the a number of illusions that experience ruled American coverage on account that 1945, he demands appreciate for energy and its limits; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of simple recommendations, in particular these regarding strength; and a conviction that american citizens needs to dwell inside of their potential. just a go back to such rules, Bacevich eloquently argues, gives you universal floor for solving America's pressing difficulties ahead of the wear and tear turns into irreparable.

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Download E-books Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954 PDF

By Piero Gleijeses

The so much thorough account but on hand of a revolution that observed the 1st real agrarian reform in critical the United States, this booklet can also be a penetrating research of the tragic destruction of that revolution. In no different primary American nation used to be U.S. intervention so decisive and so ruinous, fees Piero Gleijeses. but he exhibits that the intervention may be blamed on no unmarried "convenient villain." "Extensively researched and written with conviction and fervour, this examine analyzes the historical past and downfall of what turns out looking back to were Guatemala's most sensible executive, the short-lived regime of Jacobo Arbenz, overthrown in 1954, via a CIA-orchestrated coup."--Foreign Affairs "Piero Gleijeses bargains a historic street map which may function a consultant for destiny generations. . . . [Readers] will come away with an figuring out of the root of a very good old tragedy."--Saul Landau, The innovative "[Gleijeses's] educational rigor doesn't hinder him from developing an obtainable, lucid, nearly journalistic account of an episode whose tragic results nonetheless reverberate."--Paul Kantz, Commonweal

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Download E-books The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President PDF

By Aaron David Miller

The Presidency has constantly been an implausible―some could even say an impossible―job. a part of the matter is that the demanding situations of the presidency and the expectancies americans have for his or her presidents have skyrocketed, whereas the president's ability and gear to convey on what ails the international locations has lowered. certainly, as voters we proceed to aspire and wish for greatness in our basically nationally elected place of work. the matter in fact is that the call for for nice presidents has constantly surpassed the availability. for this reason, american citizens are adrift in one of those Presidential Bermuda Triangle suspended among the nice presidents we need and those we will be able to now not have.

The finish of Greatness explores the concept that of greatness within the presidency and the ways that it has turn into either crucial and harmful to the USA and the nation's politics. Miller argues that greatness in presidents is a far hyped up advantage. certainly, greatness is simply too infrequent to be correct in our present politics, and pushed because it is by means of nation-encumbering situation, too risky to be desirable.

Our preoccupation with greatness within the presidency regularly inflates our expectancies, skews the talk over presidential functionality, and drives presidents to misjudge their very own occasions and ability. And our specialise in the person misses the limitations of either the workplace and the days, distorting how Presidents truly lead. In short of and looking forward to our leaders to be nice, we now have easily made it most unlikely for them to be reliable. The finish of Greatness takes a trip via presidential background, supporting us know how greatness within the presidency was once accomplished, why it is long gone, and the way we will higher come to understand the presidents now we have, instead of being fed on with those we want.

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