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Our Oldest Enemy

Our Oldest Enemy

A History of America's Disastrous Relationship with France

  • Author: John J. Miller,Mark Molesky
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 0307419185
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Liberté? Egalité? Fraternité? Or just plain gall? In this provocative and brilliantly researched history of how the French have dealt with the United States, John J. Miller and Mark Molesky demonstrate that the cherished idea of French friendship has little basis in reality. Despite the myth of the “sister republics,” the French have always been our rivals, and have harmed and obstructed our interests more often than not. This history of French hostility goes back to 1704, when a group of French and Indians massacred American settlers in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The authors also debunk the myth of French aid during the Revolution: contrary to popular notions, the French did not enter the war until very late and were mainly interested in hurting their rivals, the British. After the war, the French continued to see themselves as major players in the Western hemisphere and shaped their policies to limit the growth and power of the new nation. The notorious XYZ affair, involving French efforts to undermine the government of George Washington, led to an undeclared naval war with France in 1798. During the Civil War, the French supported the Confederacy and installed a puppet emperor in Mexico. In the twentieth century, Americans clashed with the French repreatedly. The French victory over President Wilson at Versailles imposed a short-sighted and punitive settlement on Germany that paved the way for the rise of fascism in the 1930s. During World War II, Vichy French troops killed hundreds of American soldiers in North Africa, and diehard French fascist units fought against the Allies in the rubble of Berlin. During the Cold War, Charles DeGaulle yanked France out of NATO and obstructed our efforts to roll back Soviet expansion. The legacy of French imperial power has been no less disastrous. The French left Haiti in a shambles, got us into Vietnam, and educated many of the world’s worst tyrants at their elite universities, including Pol Pot, the genocidal Cambodian dictator. The fascist Baath regimes in Iraq and Syria are another legacy of failed French colonialism. Americans have been particularly irritated by French cultural arrogance—their crusades against American movies, McDonalds, Disney, and the exclusion of American words from their language have always rubbed us the wrong way. This irritation has now blossomed into outrage. Our Oldest Enemy shows why that outrage is justified.

Thinking History, Fighting Evil

Thinking History, Fighting Evil

Neoconservatives and the Perils of Analogy in American Politics

  • Author: David Bruce MacDonald
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739125038
  • Category: History
  • Page: 219
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This accessible study critiques the rise of a new exceptionalism: a victim-centered nationalism promoted by American conservatives since the 1980s, borrowing imagery and vocabulary from the civil rights era and political correctness movements of the left.Thinking History, Fighting Evil explores the instrumentalization of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism in the service of U.S. foreign policy, paying attention to how conservatives approach 'far enemies' (Islamism), 'near enemies' (Europe and Latin America), and the 'enemies within' (the domestic left).

Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies

Major College Football's Oldest and Fiercest Rivalry-Michigan Vs. Notre Dame

  • Author: John Kryk
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1589793307
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 321
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The football fates of Michigan and Notre Dame have been intertwined since that cold November day in 1887 when the Wolverines literally taught football to an eager group of Notre Dame students. Much more than a mere recounting of old games, this is the definitive history of college football's greatest rivalry.

Reconciling Enemy States in Europe and Asia

Reconciling Enemy States in Europe and Asia

  • Author: Seunghoon Emilia Heo
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230295436
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 194
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PART I: INTRODUCTION Exploring Interstate Reconciliations PART II: RECONCILIATION IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS The Subject of Reconciliation Defining Reconciliation An Ideal Type of Interstate Reconciliation Varieties of Interstate Reconciliation PART III: CONCLUSION Embracing the 'Others'.

Flagging Patriotism

Flagging Patriotism

Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism

  • Author: Ella Shohat,Robert Stam
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135863954
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 408
  • View: 3938
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The question "Why do they hate us?" is one of the most oft-cited puzzles of contemporary American affairs, yet it’s not clear to whom "they" or "us" refers, nor even what "hate" means. In this bold new work, Ella Shohat and Robert Stam take apart the "hate discourse" of right-wing politics, placing it in an international context. How, for example, do other nations love themselves, and how is that love connected to their attitudes toward America? Is love of country "monogamous" or can one love many countries? When can a country’s self-love be a symptom of self-hatred? Drawing upon their extensive experience with South American, European, and Middle Eastern societies, the authors have written a long engagement with a problem that refuses to go away. Flagging Patriotism considers these complex features of "being patriotic," and in so doing insists that the idea of patriotism, instead of being rejected or embraced, be accorded the complex identity it possesses.

The New England Magazine

The New England Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: New England
  • Page: N.A
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New England Magazine

New England Magazine

An Illustrated Monthly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Boy Scout's Hike Book

The Boy Scout's Hike Book

The First of a Series of Handy Volumes of Information and Inspiration

  • Author: Edward Cave
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Boy Scouts
  • Page: 243
  • View: 7288
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The Wept of the Wish-ton-Wish. A Drama, in Two Acts. From J. Fennimore [sic] Cooper's Celebrated Novel of the Same Name, Etc. [By William Bayle Bernard.]

The Wept of the Wish-ton-Wish. A Drama, in Two Acts. From J. Fennimore [sic] Cooper's Celebrated Novel of the Same Name, Etc. [By William Bayle Bernard.]

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 26
  • View: 7861
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Drama and Opera: American drama

Drama and Opera: American drama

  • Author: James Penny Boyd,John Porter Lamberton,Athenian Society (London, England)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: N.A
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The Parliamentary Debates (official Report).

The Parliamentary Debates (official Report).

House of Commons

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: N.A
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the 1st session of the 48th Parliament.

The Drama; Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization: American drama. Indexes. Books for reference and extra reading. (p. 327-344)

The Drama; Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization: American drama. Indexes. Books for reference and extra reading. (p. 327-344)

  • Author: Alfred Bates
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American drama
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 528
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The Drama

The Drama

Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization

  • Author: Alfred Bates,James Penny Boyd,John Porter Lamberton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: N.A
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The Drama: American drama. Indexes. Books for reference and extra reading (p. 327-344)

The Drama: American drama. Indexes. Books for reference and extra reading (p. 327-344)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American drama
  • Page: N.A
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The Drama: American drama. Indexes. Books for reference and extra reading (p. 327-334) v. 21-22. Addendum

The Drama: American drama. Indexes. Books for reference and extra reading (p. 327-334) v. 21-22. Addendum

  • Author: Athenian Society (London, England)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: N.A
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My Mortal Enemy

My Mortal Enemy

  • Author: Willa Cather
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307805247
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 112
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First published in 1926, this book is Willa Cather's sparest and most dramatic novel, a dark and prescient portrait of a marriage that subverts our oldest notions about the nature of domestic happiness. As a young woman, Myra Henshawe gave up a fortune to marry for love--a boldly romantic gesture that became a legend in her family. But this worldly, sarcastic, and perhaps even wicked woman may have been made for something greater than love. In her portrait of Myra and in her exquisitely nuanced depiction of her marriage, Cather shows the evolution of a human spirit as it comes to bridle against the constraints of ordinary happiness and seek an otherwordly fulfillment. My Mortal Enemy is a work whose drama and intensely moral imagination make it unforgettable. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

This Gulf of Fire

This Gulf of Fire

The Destruction of Lisbon, Or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason

  • Author: Mark Molesky
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030738750X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
  • View: 5231
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"On All Saints Day of 1755, the tremors from a magnitude 8.5 earthquake swept furiously from its epicenter in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Iberian Peninsula. Nowhere was it felt more than in Lisbon, then the thriving capital of a great global empire. In a few minutes most of Lisbon was destroyed--but that was only the beginning. A tsunami swept away most of the ruined coast along the Tagus River and carried untold souls out to sea. When fire broke out across the city, the surviving Lisboetas were subject to a firestorm reaching temperatures over 1,832 degrees F. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, on modern science (geology did not exist then), and on a sophisticated grasp of Portuguese history, Molesky gives us the definitive account of the destruction, of history's first international relief effort, and of the dampening effects these events had on the optimistic spirit of the Enlightenment"--Provided by publisher.

Julia in Ireland

Julia in Ireland

A Julia Probyn Mystery

  • Author: Ann Bridge
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1448205409
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 268
  • View: 627
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While on an assignment with British Intelligence in Morocco, the widowed Julia Probyn Jamieson, journalist, amateur sleuth and occasional spy, loses her heart to Gerald O'Brien, a kind and unassuming lawyer. Together with her five-year-old son, Julia travels to Gerald's family home in Ireland to see if the country life could be for her. Julia's quiet vacation is interrupted when she stumbles upon a plot by a cunning landowner. It is down to Julia to investigate the devious scheme, which would destroy the wild beauty of the coast and disrupt the peace of the community. Julia in Ireland, is book eight and last in The Julia Probyn Mysteries.

Sun of God

Sun of God

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557380197
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Chosen

The Chosen

  • Author: William Hatchett
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782796428
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 277
  • View: 8489
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One man. One planet. One destiny. Frederick Frater leads a hum-drum existence working in a Victorian bookshop. But one day an apparition walks into the shop – a beautiful young woman. Her father's extraordinary invention changes Frederick's life. The adventure that follows takes us back to Roman-occupied Britain and into the future, in which magic has become science. It is a future that Frederick can influence through his interventions – for he is one of the Chosen, a select and privileged group with the fate of the world in their hands.