America’s Uncivil Wars The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon

Mark Hamilton Lytle, “America’s Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon”
Nigel Warburton, “Thinking from A to Z, 3rd Edition”
Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas by Ed Southern
Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence by Lia Markey
The Treasure Fleet
Literature by David Konstan

Mark Hamilton Lytle, “America’s Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon”

2006 | ISBN-10: 0195174976, 0195174968 | 432 pages | PDF | 4 MB
In contrast with most histories of this period, America’s Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon does not treat the 1960s as a single historical moment or as successive waves of activism. Rather, it employs a chronological narrative to identify three distinct phases during which events of the era unfolded. The first began with the cultural ferment of the 1950s and ended with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. During the second phase, from 1964-1968, the “uncivil” wars began in earnest: Americans disagreed about new social and cultural mores, protests against the Vietnam War increased in size and vehemence, and American cities erupted in racial violence. From 1967 through 1968, all of these forces combined to divide Americans more deeply than they had been since the Civil War. In the third phase, Richard Nixon promised to bring Americans together. However, a host of new value and identity movements―environmentalists, consumer advocates, feminists, gay, Latino, and Native American activists―frustrated his design. Only after the Watergate scandals forced this polarizing figure from office did a measure of civility return to the nation’s public discourse.
America’s Uncivil Wars captures the broad sweep of this tumultuous era, analyzing both the cultural and political influences on the movements of the 1960s. Paying particular attention to Latinos, Native Americans, feminism, and gay liberation, it integrates the politics of gender and race into the central political narrative. The book also covers such topics as McCarthyism; the FBI; rock and roll; teen culture in the 1950s; the origins of SDS, SNCC, and YAF; and the environmental and consumer movements. With its engaging narrative style and broad cultural emphasis, America’s Uncivil Wars brings a fresh approach to our understanding of not only the 1960s but also U.S. history since 1945.

Nigel Warburton, “Thinking from A to Z, 3rd Edition”

English | 2007 | ISBN: 0415433711 | 176 pages | PDF | 0.4 MB
What is ‘humpty-dumptying’? Do ‘arguments from analogy’ ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using ‘weasel words’? What’s the difference between a ‘red herring’ and a ‘straw man’?
This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated edition includes many new entries and updates the whole text. New entries include:
Principle of Charity
Lawyer’s Answer
Least Worst Option
Poisoning the Well
Sentimentality
Sunk Cost Fallacy
Weasel Words
‘You would say that wouldn’t you’.
Thinking from A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.

Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas by Ed Southern

English | April 10th, 2013 | ASIN: B00CBKN6IK, ISBN: 0895873583 | 224 pages | EPUB | 0.47 MB
On February 11, 1780, a British army led by General Sir Henry Clinton came ashore on Johns Island, South Carolina. By the end of March, the British had laid siege to Charleston, the most important city south of Philadelphia. By the middle of May, they had taken the city and the American army defending it.
On March 15, 1781, that same British army left the field at Guilford Courthouse exhausted, decimated, stripped of supplies and rations, and victorious in name only. Its march away from Guilford Courthouse would end only a few months later at Yorktown, Virginia, where it would surrender.
How did this happen?
Although historians have debated the causes for centuries, they have often ignored how it felt to live, fight, and survive. What was it like to be British or American, Tory or Whig, regular soldier or militia, partisan, outlaw, or would-be bystander as the two sides (and those who drifted from side to side) went at each other with a fury across the Carolina countryside?

The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature by David Konstan

English | August 8th, 2013 | ASIN: B00551KNHO, ISBN: 0802095585, 0802091032 | 441 pages | EPUB | 2.29 MB
It is generally assumed that whatever else has changed about the human condition since the dawn of civilization, basic human emotions – love, fear, anger, envy, shame – have remained constant. David Konstan, however, argues that the emotions of the ancient Greeks were in some significant respects different from our own, and that recognizing these differences is important to understanding ancient Greek literature and culture.
With The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks, Konstan reexamines the traditional assumption that the Greek terms designating the emotions correspond more or less to those of today. Beneath the similarities, there are striking discrepancies. References to Greek ‘anger’ or ‘love’ or ‘envy,’ for example, commonly neglect the fact that the Greeks themselves did not use these terms, but rather words in their own language, such as orgê and philia and phthonos, which do not translate neatly into our modern emotional vocabulary.
Konstan argues that classical representations and analyses of the emotions correspond to a world of intense competition for status, and focused on the attitudes, motives, and actions of others rather than on chance or natural events as the elicitors of emotion. Konstan makes use of Greek emotional concepts to interpret various works of classical literature, including epic, drama, history, and oratory. Moreover, he illustrates how the Greeks’ conception of emotions has something to tell us about our own views, whether about the nature of particular emotions or of the category of emotion itself.

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