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10 books about America
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How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps by Ben Shapiro
Category: United States
This book was published last year by Broadside Books and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Ben Shapiro returns with this book uncovering the Left's assault on history, language, and culture"--
100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do by Joe Yogerst
Category: State & Local
This book was published 2 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
"A guide to the best parks in the United States and Canada, including activity and accommodation information; information on nearby attractions; top ten lists; and information on local fare"--
What's So Great About America by Dinesh D'Souza
Category: United States
This book was published 6 years ago by Regnery Publishing and takes approximately 7.3 hours to read.
With What's So Great About America, Dinesh D'Souza is not asking a question, but making a statement. The former White House policy analyst and bestselling author argues that in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, American ideals and patriotism should not be things we shy away from. Instead he offers the grounds for a solid, well-considered pride in the Western pillars of "science, democracy and capitalism," while deconstructing arguments from both the political Left and political Right. As an "outsider" from India who has had amazing success in the United States, D'Souza defends not an idealized America, but America as it really is, and measures America not against an utopian ideal, but against the rest of the world in a provocative, challenging, and personal book.
The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! by Gabrielle Balkan
This book was published 6 years ago by Wide Eyed Editions and takes approximately 3.7 hours to read.
Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousand of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy! Page Plan 1 Title Page 2-3 USA country map/contents page 4-103 State maps 104-105 State flags 106-107 Historic events 108-109 Presidents 110-111 Index
It Wasn't About Slavery: Exposing the Great Lie of the Civil War by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
Category: Civil War
This book was published this year by Regnery History and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
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This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon
Category: Black & African American
This book was published this year by Little, Brown and Company and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
"The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America's only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America's systemic flaws speak for his millions of fans. Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them"--
Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty by Mark Robert Rank
This book was published this year by Oxford University Press and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Work hard to get ahead; the poor are mostly minorities in inner cities living lazily off of welfare fraud; the government spends more on welfare than anywhere else in the world; America is a land of equal opportunity with easy social mobility for all. These are but a handful of the many myths about poverty in America, some of which have persisted for decades, with significant and harmful consequences on our social policy, our social compacts, and ourselves.Poorly Understood seeks to challenge and debunk these myths, along the way asking tough questions about how and why they have persisted and what it would take to replace them with true stories.
The National Parks of the United States: A Photographic Journey by Andrew Thomas
Category: Equipment, Techniques & Reference
This book was published 5 years ago by Douglas & McIntyre and takes approximately 5.6 hours to read.
One country. Twenty-seven states, two territories. Fifty-nine parks. Eight years. When award-winning landscape photographer Andrew Thomas visited four of the US National Parks in December 2007, he was mesmerized by their natural beauty. After two return trips within the next twelve months, he began a quest to travel to and photograph all fifty-nine parks of the US National Park Service. He succeeded, and his photographs are collected in this stunning tribute to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in the world. Capturing the peaks of Colorado and the glaciers of Alaska, the volcanoes of Hawaii and the everglades of Florida, the coral reefs of American Samoa and the beaches of the US Virgin Islands, Thomas exhibits every single park, even the de-listed, forgotten three: Mackinac in Michigan, Platt in Oklahoma, and Sullys Hill in North Dakota. Every park is represented by several photos, giving a full impression of the varied geographical features and dramatic mood shifts inherent in the changing light and seasons. Thomas also provides useful details for each park--nearest city, topographical coordinates, area size--as well as the date the park was established and the number of yearly visitors. Adding further inspirational content are personal reflections on the area quoted from a variety of perspectives--from park rangers, explorers, geologists and artists to famous personalities such as Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, Brigham Young and Harry S. Truman. Also featuring a map overview of all the parks and sections dedicated to the wildlife and other protected areas, this book is a complete, breathtaking compilation of the pure splendour the United States park system has to offer.
The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society by Jasper Ridley
Category: Great Britain
This book was published 10 years ago by Arcade and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
“Captures the organization's fundamental outlook, and its morality. . . . Ridley is an enchanting storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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