499 Facts about Hip Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America s Founding Fathers

499 Facts about Hip Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America s Founding Fathers Author Stephen Spignesi
ISBN-10 9781510712133
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Regnery Publishing
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You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers! America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten trivia surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers – from those you’d expect (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Hamilton, of course) to those you may never have heard of, but you probably should have (who the heck was Rufus King?): Alexander Hamilton was born on foreign soil and became an American hero - the founder of the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Coast Guard. The naval communication book he wrote was still being used by the US Navy and Coast Guard through the Cuban Missile Crisis. Roger Sherman (of Connecticut) was one of only two Founding Fathers who signed the three bulwark documents of our republic: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the Constitution. (Give props to this guy.) By the time he was thirty, George Washington had had smallpox, pleurisy, dysentery, and malaria. Readers will be left with a greater appreciation and deeper respect for these human beings who were just trying to accomplish the incredible: create the greatest nation in history. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

499 Things You Never Knew about the Founding Fathers

499 Things You Never Knew about the Founding Fathers Author Stephen Spignesi
ISBN-10 1510712127
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher
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The Founding Fathers, as their title implies, shaped the ideals on which America was built. But who exactly were these guys? Here is an interesting collection of facts and minutiae surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers from those you d expect (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin) to those you may have never heard of, but you probably should (like George Wythe and Rufus King): Alexander Hamilton was the founder of the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Coast Guard. The naval communication book he wrote was still being used by America s navy and Coast Guard through the Cuban Missile Crisis. Roger Sherman (of Connecticut) was one of only two Founding Fathers who signed the three bulwark documents of our republic: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the Constitution. (The other such signer was Robert Morris of Pennsylvania.) By the time he was thirty, George Washington had had smallpox, pleurisy, dysentery, and malaria. Readers will be left with a greater appreciation of these leaders, and a deeper respect for these human beings who were just trying to accomplish the incredible: create the greatest nation in history. "

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Author Richard Sylla
ISBN-10 1454926333
Year 2017-05-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Sterling
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Meet the founding father who made America modern. This richly illustrated biography portrays Alexander Hamilton's fascinating life alongside his key contributions to American history, including his unsung role as an early abolitionist. Hamilton played a crucial part in the political, legal, and economic development of the new nation, serving as Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, helping establish the Constitution, writing most of The Federalist Papers, and modernizing America's fledgling finances, among other notable achievements. This handsome volume brings the flesh-and-blood man to life and reveals captivating details of his private life, as well as his infamous demise at the hands of Aaron Burr, expertly telling Hamilton's incredible story like no other.

Native American History For Dummies

Native American History For Dummies Author Dorothy Lippert
ISBN-10 9781118051696
Year 2011-02-09
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Call them Native Americans, American Indians, indigenous peoples, or first nations — a vast and diverse array of nations, tribes, and cultures populated every corner of North America long before Columbus arrived. Native American History For Dummies reveals what is known about their pre-Columbian history and shows how their presence, customs, and beliefs influenced everything that was to follow. This straightforward guide breaks down their ten-thousand-plus year history and explores their influence on European settlement of the continent. You'll gain fresh insight into the major tribal nations, their cultures and traditions, warfare and famous battles; and the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull and Sacagawea. You'll discover: How and when the Native American's ancestors reached the continent How tribes formed and where they migrated What North America was like before 1492 How Native peoples maximized their environment Pre-Columbian farmers, fishermen, hunters, and traders The impact of Spain and France on the New World Great Warriors from Tecumseh to Geronimo How Native American cultures differed across the continent Native American religions and religious practices The stunning impact of disease on American Indian populations Modern movements to reclaim Native identity Great museums, books, and films about Native Americans Packed with fascinating facts about functional and ceremonial clothing, homes and shelters, boatbuilding, hunting, agriculture, mythology, intertribal relations, and more, Native American History For Dummies provides a dazzling and informative introduction to North America's first inhabitants.

Hamilton

Hamilton Author M. G. Anthony
ISBN-10 9781682612255
Year 2016-11-22
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Hamilton Lives! Hamilton comes alive in this new, historically-based adult coloring book. Subject of the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, he has captured the hearts and minds of Americans like never before. Hamilton was born out of wedlock, abandoned by his father and his mother died when he was young—yet he went on to become one of America’s Founding Fathers. He worked side-by-side with George Washington, was the founder of the Coast Guard and The New York Post, and as America’s first Secretary of the Treasury saved America from economic ruin. From his childhood in the West Indies to his fatal duel with Aaron Burr, you can color 30 single-sided illustrations of Alexander Hamilton and the many high points of his illustrious career. In these days of political upheaval, discover why Hamilton was one of the great disruptors of his day—and color him in!

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Author Ron Chernow
ISBN-10 1101200855
Year 2005-03-29
Pages 832
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation. In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans. “Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow” —The New York Times Book Review Ron Chernow's new biography, Grant, will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017.

The Professors

The Professors Author David Horowitz
ISBN-10 9781621571049
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Regnery Publishing
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Bestselling author David Horowitz reveals a shocking and perverse culture of academics who are poisoning the minds of today's college students. The Professors is a wake-up call to all those who assume that a college education is sans hatred of America and the American military and support for America's terrorist enemies.

Hamilton Songbook

Hamilton Songbook Author
ISBN-10 9781495065859
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
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(Vocal Selections). 17 selections from the critically acclaimed musical based on Alexander Hamilton's biography which debuted on Broadway in August 2015 to unprecedented advanced box office sales. Our collection features 17 selections in piano/vocal format from the music penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, including: Alexander Hamilton * Burn * Dear Theodosia * Hurricane * It's Quiet Uptown * My Shot * One Last Time * Satisfied * That Would Be Enough * Washington on Your Side * You'll Be Back * and more.

X Men Epic Collection

X Men Epic Collection Author Chris Claremont
ISBN-10 9781302496708
Year 2017-03-29
Pages
Language en
Publisher Marvel Entertainment
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With the original X-Men captured, Professor X recruits an All-New, All-Different team to take on the mantle of the Uncanny X-Men! Including Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Sunfi re, and Warpath, this new international cast redefined super-hero teams forever. The transition won't come easy, though. Wolverine and Cyclops will clash. X-Man will battle X-Man. Death and rebirth will visit the team, and an old nemesis will return. Also featuring the debut of Alpha Flight and the Weapon X program, the fi rst outer space saga with the Starjammers, and rare X-Men adventures. Comic-book titans Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and John Byrne guide their new X-Men through it all, raising the series to the peak of white-hot popularity. And it all starts here! COLLECTING: VOL. 5; GIANT-SIZE X-MEN (1975) #1, X-MEN (1963) #94-110, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #53, #69-70, ANNUAL (1976) #1, IRON FIST (1975) #14-15, MATERIAL FROM FOOM (1973) #10.

Liberal Fascism

Liberal Fascism Author Jonah Goldberg
ISBN-10 9780141908724
Year 2009-01-29
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Today the word 'fascist' is usually an insult aimed at those on the right, from neocons to big business. But what does it really mean? What if the true heirs to fascism were actually those who thought of themselves as being terribly nice and progressive - the liberals? Jonah Goldberg's excoriating, opinion-driving, US bestseller explains why. Here he destroys long-held myths to reveal why the most insidious attemps to control our lives originate from the left, whether it's smoking bans or security cameras. Journeying through history and across culture, he uses surprising examples ranging from Woodrow Wilson's police state to the Clinton personality cult, the military chic of 60s' student radicals to Hollywood's totalitarian aesthetics, to show that it is modern progressivism - and not conservatism - that shares the same intellectual roots as fascism. This angry, funny, smart and contentious book looks behind the friendly face of the well-meaning liberal, and turns our preconceptions inside out.

Sounds and the City

Sounds and the City Author B. Lashua
ISBN-10 9781137283115
Year 2014-05-27
Pages 323
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This book explores the ways in which Western-derived music connects with globalization, hybridity, consumerism and the flow of cultures. Both as local terrain and as global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing, playing, recording and consumption of popular music.

UXL Encyclopedia of U S History

UXL Encyclopedia of U S  History Author Sonia Benson
ISBN-10 1414430493
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 8
Language en
Publisher Gale Cengage
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A collection of nearly 700 alphabetically-arranged entries providing information on the history of the United States from the pre-Colonial period to the early twenty-first century.

Hamilton The Revolution

Hamilton  The Revolution Author Lin-Manuel Miranda
ISBN-10 9781408709245
Year 2016-10-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims the origins of the United States for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages - "since before this was even a show," according to Miranda - traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became an international phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.