Those Ugly Americans

Author: Rodney Stich

Publisher: Silverpeak Enterprises

ISBN: 0932438490


Page: N.A

View: 5675

The book details the conduct of U.S. politicians and other government employees during the past 50 years, including the invasion of Iraq, which justified the books title.

American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam

Author: John Hellmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231515382

Category: History

Page: 260

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American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam

The American Studies Anthology

Author: Richard P. Horwitz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842028295

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 802

A rich and rewarding subject of popular imagination, the United States is compellingly portrayed in this first anthology designed specifically for American studies courses. Offering an indispensable introduction to the long and varied history of generalizing about America, leading scholar Richard Horwitz has compiled the definitive anthology for American studies and American culture courses. Brimming with imaginative selections, the reader contains essays, plays, songs, comedy, legal documents, speeches, and poems by a rich array of authors-both domestic and international-whose writings echo recurring American themes. Collectively, the anthology identifies the ways in which scholars and popularizers have attempted to characterize America. Horwitz's insightful introduction summarizes key themes in the study of American culture as he traces the history of the field as well as current controversies. He avoids heavy jargon yet presents a nuanced view of the foundational works in American studies. Preceding the readings with concise, informative introductions, Horwitz seamlessly guides the reader through this distinctive collection.

American Crusade

Author: David J. Endres

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608990710

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Perhaps no era in Christian history since the time of the apostles presented a greater challenge to the spread of faith than the twentieth century. The First World War in particular resulted in nearly disastrous losses for the world mission movement. Christian countries were engaged in fratricidal conflict, missionaries were forced to return to their homelands, and traditional sources of mission funding dried up.In response to the missions crisis, American Catholic youth devoted themselves to a program of "prayer, study, and sacrifice"--the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade. Beginning with less than fifty members, the movement grew to over one million youth, and worked to foster support for missionaries in the field, promote missionary vocations, and educate youth about the needs of the church throughout the world. In the course of their "crusade," the movement's youth were exposed the complexities and challenges of diverse religious, political, and cultural worlds, including illiteracy in rural America, communism in China and Eastern Europe, and famine and disease in sub-Saharan Africa. In light of this experience, as well as the Second Vatican Council's reformulation of the Catholic Church's approach to missions, by the late 1960s the movement began to question its goal of converting the world, leading to the Crusade's crisis of faith and eventually to its disbanding.By exploring the fascinating story of the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade, this study offers new insights into the growth of the church amidst contemporary obstacles and historically non-Christian cultures, providing a bridge to understanding the current challenges to Christian globalization.

The Kennedy Obsession

Author: John Hellmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231515375

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 5119

John F. Kennedy was not only a president, but also a symbol for America's most cherished ideas. In The Kennedy Obsession, John Hellmann takes a thoroughly original approach to understanding Kennedy's star power and his carefully crafted public image. Tracing Kennedy's self-creation as diligent scholar, bashful hero, and sensitive rebel-cued by cultural figures such as Lord Byron, Ernest Hemingway, and Cary Grant-and the images of Kennedy in the aftermath of his assassination, Hellmann reveals the painstaking transformation of private life into public persona, of a man into perhaps the major American myth of our time.

American Literature in Transition, 1950–1960

Author: Steven Belletto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108307817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

View: 3935

American Literature in Transition, 1950–1960 explores the under-recognized complexity and variety of 1950s American literature by focalizing discussions through a series of keywords and formats that encourage readers to draw fresh connections among literary form and concepts, institutions, cultures, and social phenomena important to the decade. The first section draws attention to the relationship between literature and cultural phenomena that were new to the 1950s. The second section demonstrates the range of subject positions important in the 1950s, but still not visible in many accounts of the era. The third section explores key literary schools or movements associated with the decade, and explains how and why they developed at this particular cultural moment. The final section focuses on specific forms or genres that grew to special prominence during the 1950s. Taken together, the chapters in the four sections not only encourage us to rethink familiar texts and figures in new lights, but they also propose new archives for future study of the decade.

The Ugly American

Author: William J. Lederer,Eugene Burdick

Publisher: N.A


Category: Americans

Page: 240

View: 3009

The frightening novel of what really goes on behind the secret, red-tape curtain of American diplomacy.

Cold War Orientalism

Author: Christina Klein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232303

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 1226

This study reads the postwar period as one of international economic and political integration - a distinct chapter in the process of US-led globalization. It shows how US policy makers and intellectuals, created a global culture of integration that represented the growth of US power in Asia.

The Elements of International English Style

Author: Edmond H. Weiss

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765615718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 2855

This handbook - for anyone who needs to write English correspondence for an international business audience - integrates the theory and controversies of intercultural communication with the practical skills of writing and editing English for those who read it as a second language.

The Levinson Report

Author: Martin H. Levinson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450201229

Category: Humor

Page: 110

View: 5022

This book uses the satirical form to skewer a multiplicity of targets ranging from American foreign policy in the Middle East to self-improvement hucksterism. Specifically, the book is divided into four parts that contain 33 exceptionally brilliant essays. Please note that reading these essays may cause your mind to expand and your nervous system to register feelings of enjoyment. However, do not be alarmed if you experience these effects. They are rarely long lasting and real life is the perfect antidote. The Levinson Report proves that imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein, scientist It's a tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury signifying nothing. Just kidding. William Shakespeare, writer I love this book. Lot of great insight and plenty of yucks. Mission accomplished, Marty! George W. Bush, moron I vant to be alone, with The Levinson Report. It's fantastic! Greta Garbo, actress This book made my day. Clint Eastwood, actor I laughed so hard I almost plotzed. To tell you the truth I did plotz. Don't let on to the Arab street. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, lunatic dictator This book is better than steroids, whatever they are. Barry Bonds, baseball player The Levinson Report: one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong, astronaut Martin H. Levinson brings over 40 years of experience to his role of chronicler of the human comedy. A prolific writer and an astute observer of featherless bipeds, he believes times like these demand satire.