By Philip Furia
"America's Songs" tells the "stories in the back of" the main loved renowned songs of the final century. all of us have songs that experience a unique that means in our lives; listening to them conjures up a different time or position. Little ask yourself that those designated songs became enduring classics. not anything brings the roarin '20s to sensible "Tea for 2" or "I'm simply Wild approximately Harry"; the nice melancholy is evoked in all of its discomfort and distress in songs like "Brother are you able to Spare a Dime?"; "God Bless the United States" revives the robust desire that American democracy promised to the area throughout the darkish days of worldwide warfare II; "Young at middle" inspires the postwar optimism of the '50s. after which, there are the numerous songs of affection, new romance, and heartbreak: "As Time is going By", "Always", "Am I Blue"...the record is never-ending. besides telling the tales at the back of those songs, "America's Songs" indicates, easily and succinctly, what makes a track nice. The ebook illuminates the way in which every one nice track melds phrases and song - sentiment and melody - right into a seamless entire. "America's Songs" additionally lines the attention-grabbing yet mysterious technique of collaboration, the give-and-take among craftsmen, a composer and a lyricist, as they mixed their abilities to create a tune. "America's Songs" is interesting studying for an individual attracted to the heritage of the songs that the United States loves.
By Tommy Koh, Li Lin Chang
On 1 January 2004, the US-Singapore loose alternate contract (USSFTA) got here into strength. The USSFTA was once the results of a two-year negotiation method which began in the direction of the tip of the Clinton management and concluded below the Bush management. How did the negotiation approach straddle the 2 administrations? what's the reason for the FTA? What have been the original gains of the negotiating strategy? was once negotiating with the U.S. assorted from negotiating with different international locations? How will the FTA gain the 2 nations? what's the influence on ASEAN, APEC and the WTO? This publication captures many of the own insights thrown up the negotiations and gives highlights and research of the USSFTA. participants to the quantity contain the manager Negotiators of the 2 delegations, the united states and Singapore Ambassadors, key negotiators and shut observers of the method. chosen key records referring to the USSFTA approach have additionally been integrated. This e-book is a complete reader at the tale in the back of the negotiations of the USSFTA.
By Donald E. Pitzer
From the Shakers to the department Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the preferred mind's eye. Seventeen unique essays right here show the relevance of such teams to the mainstream of yank social, non secular, and financial lifestyles. The members research the ideals and practices of the main popular utopian groups based ahead of 1965, together with the long-overlooked Catholic monastic groups and Jewish agricultural colonies. additionally featured are the Ephrata Baptists, Moravians, Shakers, Harmonists, Hutterites, Inspirationists of Amana, Mormons, Owenites, Fourierists, Icarians, Janssonists, Theosophists, Cyrus Teed's Koreshans, and Father Divine's Peace venture. in line with a brand new conceptual framework often called developmental communalism, the e-book examines those utopian hobbies during the process their development—before, in the course of, and after their communal interval. each one bankruptcy features a short chronology, giving uncomplicated information regarding the gang mentioned. An appendix provides the main entire record of yankee utopian groups ever released. The participants are Jonathan G. Andelson, Karl J. R. Arndt, Pearl W. Bartelt, Priscilla J. Brewer, Donald F. Durnbaugh, Lawrence Foster, Carl J. Guarneri, Robert V. Hine, Gertrude E. Huntington, James E. touchdown, Dean L. may well, Lawrence J. McCrank, J. Gordon Melton, Donald E. Pitzer, Robert P. Sutton, Jon Wagner, and Robert S. Weisbrot.
By William Folan Higgins (coord.)
By Cornelia J. Strawser, Mary Meghan Ryan, Mark Siegal, Katherine A. Debrandt
By Michael A. Halleran
The 1st in-depth learn of the Freemasons throughout the Civil War
One of the iconic but little tested subject matters in Civil warfare lore is the frequent trust that at the box of conflict and later on, participants of Masonic hotels could provide relief and luxury to wounded or captured enemy Masons, frequently at nice own sacrifice and chance. This paintings is a deeply researched exam of the recorded, functional results of Freemasonry between Civil conflict members on either sides.
From first-person money owed culled from regimental histories, diaries, and letters, Michael A. Halleran has built an outline of 19th-century American freemasonry commonly and Masonry within the armies of either North and South specifically, and supplied telling examples of the way Masonic brotherhood labored in perform. Halleran info the reaction of the fraternity to the situation of secession and battle, and examines acts of counsel to enemies at the battlefield and in POW camps.
The writer examines conscientiously the key Masonic tales from the Civil battle, specifically the parable that accomplice Lewis A. Armistead made the Masonic signal of misery as he lay demise on the high-water mark of Pickett’s cost at Gettysburg.
By John Kenneth Galbraith
Famous economist John Kenneth Galbraith has had a life of entry to a number of the maximum public figures of our time, from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to Nehru to the Kennedy’s. during this clear-eyed, unsparing, and a laugh glance again on the global and the folk he has identified, Galbraith tells what those leaders did, how the y seemed to him then, a nd how they give the impression of being to him now. With unforgettable recollections and fascinating anecdotes, he relates a uniquely own heritage of the 20th century — a historical past he helped to form.
By Wei-bin Zhang
The present paintings invitations americans to step throughout the having a look glass - backwards, this time - and think about ourselves from a Confucian standpoint. In his research, Zhang attracts jointly references to the I Ching, Leibniz, Tocqueville, Lipset and Aristotle, a sensible few facts similar to crime price and fiscal development, and the lions of chinese language philosophy.
By Trevor Rhodes
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By Susan Currell
Within the decade following the top of worldwide struggle I, the U.S. rose to its present seat because the top international superpower matched via an rising cultural dominance that might come to symbolize the second one 1/2 the 20 th century. American tradition within the Twenties is a fascinating account of the key cultural and highbrow developments that have been pivotal to the decade's characterization as "the jazz age." averting superficial representations of the period because the "roaring twenties" tormented by a "lost generation," the amount offers a whole portrait that comes with chapters on literature, track and function, movie and radio, visible artwork and layout, and the unparalleled upward thrust of relaxation and intake.