Download E-books Lettre aux Américains PDF

By Jean Cocteau

Vingt jours à manhattan, et, dès le retour en avion -- 1949 -- , Cocteau s'adresse à ses hôtes. Une Lettre où los angeles reconnaissance et l'aveu d'avoir été séduit n'empêchent pas los angeles lucidité : pour sauver le Vieux Monde, les Américains ne devront plus "envisager l'art comme une distraction, mais comme un sacerdoce". Cocteau parle à ce peuple de son confort, de ses psychanalyses, de son cinéma et noue l'enjeu civilisateur au contrat poétique.

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Download E-books The Umbrella of U.S. Power: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy (Open Media Series) PDF

By Noam Chomsky

Chomsky observes the fiftieth anniversary of the common assertion of Human Rights as a "Path to a greater World," whereas chronicling how remote the path the USA is with recognize to genuine political perform and behavior. Analysing the contradictions of U.S. strength whereas illustrating the genuine development received by means of sustained renowned fight, Chomsky cuts via respectable political rhetoric to ascertain how the us not just violates the UD, yet every now and then makes use of it as a weapon to wield opposed to distinct enemies.

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Download E-books Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy PDF

By Stephen M. Walt

Finalist for the 2006 Gelber Prize: "A tremendous contribution to the yank overseas coverage debate."―Anatol Lieven, New York instances publication Review

At a time while America's dominance out of the country used to be being confirmed like by no means earlier than, Taming American Power supplied for the 1st time a "rigorous critique of present U.S. procedure" (Washington submit e-book World) from the vantage aspect of its fiercest competitors. Stephen M. Walt examines America's position because the world's singular superpower and the suggestions that rival states have devised to counter it. Hailed as a "landmark publication" via Foreign Affairs, Taming American Power makes the case that this ever-increasing tide of competition not just may well threaten America's skill to accomplish its overseas coverage targets this day but additionally might undermine its dominant place in years yet to come.

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Download E-books The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It PDF

Based on Nixon’s neglected recordings, New York Times bestselling writer John W. Dean connects the dots among what we’ve come to think approximately Watergate and what really happened
 
Watergate perpetually replaced American politics, and in gentle of the revelations concerning the NSA’s common surveillance software, the scandal has taken on new importance. but remarkably, 4 many years after Nixon was once compelled to surrender, not anyone has informed the total tale of his involvement in Watergate.
 
In The Nixon Defense, former White condominium assistance John W. Dean, one of many final significant surviving figures of Watergate, attracts on his personal transcripts of virtually 1000 conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded info, and greater than 150,000 pages of records within the nationwide records and the Nixon Library to supply the definitive solution to the query: What did President
Nixon comprehend and while did he recognize it?
 
Through narrative and contemporaneous discussion, Dean connects dots that experience by no means been hooked up, together with revealing how and why the Watergate break-in happened, what was once at the mysterious 18 half minute hole in Nixon’s recorded conversations, and more.
 
In what is going to stand because the so much authoritative account of 1 of America’s worst political scandals, The Nixon Defense indicates how the disastrous errors of Watergate might have been shunned and gives a cautionary story for our personal time.

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Download E-books Frommer's EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2014 (Easy Guides) PDF

Selling for a lower cost than any comparable guidebook, and intentionally restricted to a brief 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an workout in growing easily-absorbed go back and forth details. It emphasizes the genuine stories in each one destination:the most vital points of interest, the vintage approach to imminent a specific vacation spot; the simplest offerings for lodgings and nutrients; the simplest how you can maximize the joy of your remain. since it is "quick to learn, gentle to carry", it truly is referred to as an "EasyGuide", and displays Arthur Frommer's life of event in offering transparent and concise commute advice.

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Download E-books Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America PDF

By Glenn Beck

The recent nonfiction from number one bestselling writer and renowned radio and tv host Glenn Beck.

THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR.
THEIR tales ARE NOT.

Everyone has heard of a "Ponzi scheme," yet have you learnt what Charles Ponzi really did to make his identify synonymous with fraud? credits for inventing radio frequently is going to Marconi or David Sarnoff and RCA--but if you have by no means heard of Edwin Armstrong or Lee de wooded area, you recognize in simple terms part the story.

You've most likely been to a Disney topic park, yet were you aware that the park Walt believed may switch the area used to be truly EPCOT? He died sooner than his imaginative and prescient for it will probably ever be learned. heritage is set a lot more than dates and lifeless men; it is the maximum tale ever instructed. Now, during this robust follow-up to his nationwide bestseller Miracles and Massacres, Glenn Beck brings ten truer and untold tales to life.

The those who made the US weren't regularly what they appeared. there have been marketers and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us ahead, yet there have been additionally charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness approximately derailed us. Dreamers and Deceivers brings either one of those teams to existence with tales written to place you correct in the course of the motion. you recognize that Woodrow Wilson used to be a revolutionary who dramatically replaced the United States, yet were you aware that he used to be additionally curious about some of the most stunning nationwide deceptions of all time? you recognize I Love Lucy, however the actual tale of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball is far better than whatever they produced for tv. you've got heard of Upton Sinclair, the socialist writer who received famed with The Jungle, however it was once a e-book he wrote twenty years later that proved the depths he used to be keen to visit retain his reputation.

From the undercover agent Alger Hiss, to the visionary Steve Jobs, to the code-breaker Alan Turing--once you recognize the entire tales in the back of the half-truths you have been strength fed...once you meet the unsung heroes and obscured villains edited from our schoolbooks...once you start to determine those outstanding humans from our previous as humans instead of simply names--your point of view on cutting-edge vital concerns may possibly eternally switch. discover why this sequence has turn into America's new go-to background booklet.

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Download E-books Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America PDF

By Kristian Williams

Let's start with the fundamentals: violence is an inherent a part of policing. The police symbolize the main direct capability during which the kingdom imposes its will at the citizenry. they're armed, proficient, and certified to exploit strength. just like the risk of arrest, the specter of violence is implicit in each police stumble upon. Violence, in addition to the legislation, is what they represent.

Using media stories on my own, the Cato Institute's final annual learn indexed approximately seven thousand sufferers of police "misconduct" within the usa. yet such tales of police brutality purely scratch the skin of a countrywide epidemic. each year, tens of millions are framed, blackmailed, overwhelmed, sexually assaulted, or killed by means of law enforcement officials. 1000s of thousands of greenbacks are spent on civil judgments and settlements every year. person lives, households, and groups are destroyed.

In this widely revised and up-to-date variation of his seminal examine of policing within the usa, Kristian Williams exhibits that police brutality isn't really an anomaly, yet is equipped into the very that means of legislation enforcement within the usa. From antebellum slave patrols to contemporary unarmed early life being gunned down within the streets, "peace keepers" have regularly used strength to form habit, repress dissent, and protect the strong. Our Enemies in Blue is a well-researched page-turner that either makes old feel of this legalized social pathology and maps out attainable alternatives.

Kristian Williams is the writer of numerous books, together with American equipment: Torture and the common sense of Domination. He co-edited Life in the course of Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency, and lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Download E-books Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear (Studies in Crime and Public Policy) PDF

By Jonathan Simon

Throughout the USA this present day gated groups sprawl out from city facilities, employers implement needed drug trying out, and faculties monitor scholars with steel detectors. Social difficulties starting from welfare dependency to academic inequality were reconceptualized as crimes, with an attendant concentrate on assigning fault and implementing outcomes. Even earlier than the new terrorist assaults, non-citizen citizens had develop into topic to an more and more harsh regime of detention and deportation, and potential staff subjected to heritage exams. How and whilst did our daily global turn into ruled by means of worry, each citizen handled as a possible criminal?

In this startlingly unique paintings, Jonathan Simon strains this trend again to the cave in of the recent Deal method of governing in the course of the Sixties whilst declining self assurance in expert-guided govt guidelines despatched political leaders looking for new types of governance. The conflict on Crime provided a prepared option to their challenge: politicians set agendas via drawing analogies to crime and redefined the best citizen as a criminal offense sufferer, one whose vulnerabilities opened the door to overweening executive intervention. by means of the Nineteen Eighties, this variation of the center powers of presidency had spilled over into the associations that govern everyday life. quickly our colleges, our households, our places of work, and our residential groups have been being ruled via crime.

This strong paintings concludes with a choice for passive voters to turn into engaged companions within the administration of chance and the therapy of social ills. in basic terms by means of coming jointly to supply defense, do we unfastened ourselves from a good judgment of domination by way of others, and from the terror that presently ideas our daily life.

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Download E-books Crooked River Burning PDF

By Mark Winegardner

The severely acclaimed novel of a compelling love affair and the decline of a as soon as filthy rich urban .

The birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Cleveland used to be an fiscal powerhouse and America's sixth-largest urban within the overdue Nineteen Forties. by way of 1969, it had dropped to 12th. in the summertime of 1948, fourteen-year-old David Zielinsky can wait for a task on the docks, the single solution to make a dwelling on his facet of the town. around the river is twelve-year-old Anne O'Connor, daughter of the reigning political boss of Cuyahoga County. during this richly exciting novel, the 2 will meet and fall in love, and for twenty turbulent years, as Cleveland falls from grace, they are going to be ate up by way of a fiery, star-crossed romance. A natural-born storyteller, Mark Winegardner charts the loss of life of this attention-grabbing urban, artfully weaving in such real-life Clevelanders as Eliot Ness, Alan Freed, and Carl Stokes. A saga similar to the simplest writing of E. L. Doctorow, Tom Wolfe, and John Dos Passos, Crooked River Burning is masterfully crafted and significantly entertaining-a nice American novel within the truest experience.

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Download E-books The SS Brotherhood of the Bell: The Nazis' Incredible Secret Technology PDF

By Joseph P. Farrell

Title note: unique name The SS Brotherhood of the Bell: Nasa's Nazis, JFK, And Majic-12
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2006
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In 1945, a mysterious Nazi mystery guns venture code-named "The Bell" left its underground bunker in decrease Silesia, in addition to all its undertaking documentation, and a four-star SS common named Hans Kammler. Taken aboard an immense six engine Junkers 390 ultra-long diversity airplane, "The Bell," Kammler, and all venture files disappeared thoroughly, in addition to the large airecraft. it really is idea to have flown to the USA or Argentina. As a prelude to this disappearing act, the SS murdered lots of the scientists and technicians concerned with the venture, a mystery weapon that in accordance with one German Nobel prize-winning physicist, used to be given a type of "decisive for the war," a safety class larger than the other mystery guns venture within the 3rd Reich, together with its atomic bomb.

What was once "The Bell"? What new physics may the Nazis have found with it? How some distance did the Nazis cross after the warfare to guard the complicated strength expertise that it represented? within the SS Brotherhood of The Bell, replacement technological know-how and historical past researcher Joseph P. Farrell unearths a number unique applied sciences the Nazis had researched, and demanding situations the normal perspectives of the top of global warfare , the Roswell incident, and the start of MAJIC-12, the government's alleged mystery workforce of alien ship investigators.

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