Washington Book
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  • Author : Ron Chernow
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2010-10-05
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN : 9781101444184

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From the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical, comes a gripping portrait of the first president of the United States. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography “Truly magnificent . . . [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography” —Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal “Until recently, I’d never believed that there could be such a thing as a truly gripping biography of George Washington . . . Well, I was wrong. I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment.” —Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. In addition to Alexander Hamilton, the production also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and many more.

Washington s Taiwan Dilemma  1949 1950 Book

Washington s Taiwan Dilemma 1949 1950

  • Author : David Finkelstein
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Date : 2014-02-15
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9781612514741

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The declaration of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949 presented American foreign policy officials with two dilemmas: how to deal with the communist government on the mainland and what to do about Chiang Kai-shek’s holdout Nationalist regime on Taiwan. By early 1950 these questions were pressing hard upon U.S. civilian and military planners and policy makers, for it appeared that the Red Army was preparing to invade the island. Most observers believed that nothing short of American military intervention would preclude a communist victory on Taiwan. How U.S. officials grappled with the question of what to do about Taiwan is at the heart of this study. Prior to the publication of this book, much of the historical literature on this critical period in U.S. policy toward China concentrated on the question of relations with the new regime in Beijing. A focus on those debates has largely overshadowed the concomitant policy debates that centered around the question of how to deal with the Nationalist regime on Taiwan. As this study shows, the two issues were inextricably linked and developing a Taiwan policy was no less difficult or controversial. Heavily informed by an analysis of declassified U.S. government documents and other primary sources, this history strongly suggests that had North Korea not invaded the south in June 1950 the U.S. would not have intervened to save Chiang Kai-shek and Taiwan from near-certain invasion. Beyond the narrative itself, this volume is also a case study into the complex and sometimes messy processes by which foreign policy is made. It explores the tensions that existed within the Truman administration between the State Department and various newly-created entities such as the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council. Indeed, the history of policymaking for China and Taiwan in 1949-50 is also a case study in the early development of the post-war interagency system. It also undersco

An Outdoor Family Guide to Washington s National Parks and Monument Book

An Outdoor Family Guide to Washington s National Parks and Monument

  • Author : Vicky Spring
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Date : 1998
  • Category : Travel
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0898865522

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Using this complete guide, residents and tourists alike can discover the exciting activities and attractions found in these beautiful and easily accessible parks. From dramatic Mount Baker to lush Paradise near Mount Rainier, from the eerie moonscape of Mount St. Helens to the craggy beaches of the Olympic Peninsula, every destination offers unique rewards to those willing to explore. 83 maps. 90 photos.

The Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics Book

The Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2003
  • Category : Income
  • Pages : 1812
  • ISBN : UOM:39015061296508

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Presents 1990 census data arranged by zip codes and the name of the state, to create a detailed compendium of statistical data on consumer markets.

Thank You  Mr  Nixon Book
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Thank You Mr Nixon

  • Author : Gish Jen
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Date : 2022-02-01
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780593319901

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The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Resisters takes measure of the fifty years since the opening of China and its unexpected effects on the lives of ordinary people. It is a unique book that only Jen could write—a story collection accruing the power of a novel as it proceeds—a work that Cynthia Ozick has called “an art beyond art. It is life itself.” Beginning with a cheery letter penned by a Chinese girl in heaven to “poor Mr. Nixon” in hell, Gish Jen embarks on a fictional journey through U.S.-China relations, capturing the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change. Opal Chen reunites with her Chinese sisters after forty years; newly cosmopolitan Lulu Koo wonders why Americans “like to walk around in the woods with the mosquitoes”; Hong Kong parents go to extreme lengths to reestablish contact with their “number-one daughter” in New York; and Betty Koo, brought up on “no politics, just make money,” finds she must reassess her mother’s philosophy. With their profound compassion and equally profound humor, these eleven linked stories trace the intimate ways in which humans make and are made by history, capturing an extraordinary era in an extraordinary way. Delightful, provocative, and powerful, Thank You, Mr. Nixon furnishes yet more proof of Gish Jen’s eminent place among American storytellers.

Preserving Washington s History Book

Preserving Washington s History

  • Author : Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1977
  • Category : Historic buildings
  • Pages : 37
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D014164863

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Good Night Washington State Book
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Good Night Washington State

  • Author : Adam Gamble
  • Publisher : Good Night Books
  • Date : 2011-11-14
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9781602190986

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Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. Covering many of the state's most interesting places and features, including Mount Rainier, Spokane, Olympia, the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Olympic National Park, volcanoes, the Cascade Range, the Hoh Rain Forest, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Seattle's Space Needle and Pike Place Market as well as celebrated activities like fishing and camping, this book is a celebration of all things that make Washington state such a special place.

Midnight in Washington Book
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Midnight in Washington

  • Author : Adam Schiff
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Date : 2021-10-12
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN : 9780593231548

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, from the rise of autocracy unleashed by Trump to the January 6 insurrection, and a warning that those forces remain as potent as ever—from the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump “Engaging and informative . . . a manual for how to probe and question power, how to hold leaders accountable in a time of diminishing responsibility.”—The Washington Post With a new afterword by the author In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump’s Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within. In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. The congressman chronicles step-by-step just how our democracy was put at such risk, and traces his own path to meeting the crisis—from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right, and archenemy of a president. Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the Constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy. Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, Schiff reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic against a lawless president—but also the slow surrender of people that he had worked with and admired to t

Annual Report Book

Annual Report

  • Author : American Law Institute
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1976
  • Category : Law reform
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105061233057

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