The Whites Of Their Eyes

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839810
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Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution--so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty--so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation's founding, including the battle waged by the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and evangelical Christians to "take back America." Jill Lepore, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, offers a careful and concerned look at American history according to the far right, from the "rant heard round the world," which launched the Tea Party, to the Texas School Board's adoption of a social-studies curriculum that teaches that the United States was established as a Christian nation. Along the way, she provides rare insight into the eighteenth-century struggle for independence--a history of the Revolution, from the archives. Lepore traces the roots of the far right's reactionary history to the bicentennial in the 1970s, when no one could agree on what story a divided nation should tell about its unruly beginnings. Behind the Tea Party's Revolution, she argues, lies a nostalgic and even heartbreaking yearning for an imagined past--a time less troubled by ambiguity, strife, and uncertainty--a yearning for an America that never was. The Whites of Their Eyes reveals that the far right has embraced a narrative about America's founding that is not only a fable but is also, finally, a variety of fundamentalism--anti-intellectual, antihistorical, and dangerously antipluralist. In a new afterword, Lepore addresses both the recent shift in Tea Party rhetoric from the Revolution to the Constitution and the diminished role of scholars as political commentators over the last half century of public debate.

The Whites Of Their Eyes

Author: Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416938885
Size: 78.74 MB
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When the school is threatened by an army of bulldozers, Ben and Jill begin a wild goose chase of clue investigation while trying to outmaneuver the demolition-crazed evil janitor Lyman. By the author of Frindle.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252017780
Size: 58.48 MB
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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

The Whites Of Their Eyes

Author: Paul Lockhart
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062091794
Size: 37.13 MB
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Drawingupon new research and scholarship, historian Paul Lockhart, author of thecritically acclaimed Revolutionary War biography The Drillmaster of ValleyForge, offers a penetrating reassessment of the first major engagement ofthe American Revolution. In the tradition of David McCullough’s 1776,Lockhart illuminates the Battle of Bunker Hill as a crucial event in thecreation of an American identity, dexterously interweaving the story of thispivotal pitched battle with two other momentous narratives: the creation ofAmerica’s first army, and the rise of the man who led it, George Washington.

From The Corner Of His Eye

Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553593250
Size: 48.89 MB
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As blind child prodigy Bartholomew grows up, regains his sight at thirteen, and sets out to transform the lives of everyone around him, Junior Cain, a serial killer and rapist who believes that Bartholomew is his nemesis, goes on a hunt to kill him.

Songs With Our Eyes Closed

Author: Tyler Kent White
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449486630
Size: 68.44 MB
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Many of the poems included here are short and uplifting, with messages such as “be yourself,” “you are beautiful,” and “this too shall pass.” They combine the appeal of short, shareable poems with inspiration and encouragement. Also included are some of White’s lengthier prose pieces, which address his childhood, his relationship with his father, and past romantic relationships, among other things. Whatever the form, White takes inspiration from the everyday, writing about abstract topics like love, loss, depression, and resilience using concrete, relatable details and scenes.

The Bluest Eye

Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307386588
Size: 63.28 MB
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Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Whites Of Their Eyes

Author: Roger Ford
Publisher: Potomac Books
ISBN: 9781574884920
Size: 64.16 MB
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-- Details the multinational history of close-quarter combat -- Covers trench warfare, urban fighting, night fighting, ambushes, and hostage rescue -- Extensively illustrated Despite the development of deadly long-range weapons during the twentieth century and a substantial increase in the killing power of all weapons, modern soldiers have continued to fight the enemy at close range. Here is an anecdotal history that brings to life the fear, intensity, and raw courage of close-quarter combat in chilling detail, including firsthand accounts of waging war among the ruins of Stalingrad, fighting in tunnels during the Vietnam War, springing an ambush, and even fighting with axes on the eastern front during World War II. The Whites of Their Eyes contains accounts from U.S., British, German, and French servicemen and covers both world wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Falklands campaign.


Author: Norman Rush
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307789373
Size: 50.62 MB
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Whether they are Americans, Brits, or a stubborn and suicidally moral Dutchman, Norman Rush's whites are not sure why they are in Botswana. Their uncertainty makes them do odd things. Driven half-mad by the barking of his neighbor's dogs, Carl dips timidly into native witchcraft—only to jump back out at the worst possible moment. Ione briskly pursues a career as a "seducer" ("A seductress was merely someone who was seductive and who might or might not be awarded a victory. But a seducer was a professional"), while her dentist husband fends off the generous advances of an African cook. Funny, sad, and deeply knowing, polished throughout to a diamond glitter, Whites is a magnificent collection of stories.