This Country

This Country

This Country

A “quintessentially American” (Policy Magazine) memoir of politics and history from Chris Matthews, New York Times bestselling author and long-time host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. In This Country, Chris Matthews “has written a love letter to his country” (Joy Reid, host of The ReidOut and author of The Man Who Sold America), offering a panoramic portrait of post-World War II America through the story of his remarkable life and career. It is a story of risk and adventure, of self-reliance and service, of loyalty and friendship. It is a story driven by an abiding faith in our country. Raised in a large Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia at a time when kids hid under their desks in atomic war drills, Chris’s life etched a pattern: take a leap, live an adventure, then learn what it means. As a young Peace Corps graduate, Chris moved to DC and began knocking on doors on Capitol Hill. With dreams of becoming what Ted Sorensen had been for Jack Kennedy, Chris landed as a staffer to Utah Senator Frank Moss, where his eyes were opened to the game of big-league politics. In the 1970s, Matthews mounted a campaign for Congress as a Democratic maverick running against Philadelphia’s old political machine. He didn’t win the most votes, but his grit put him on the path to a top job in the White House. As a speechwriter for President Carter, Matthews witnessed the triumphs and tragedies of that administration; from the diplomatic brilliance of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty to the disaster of the Iran hostage crisis. After Carter’s defeat, Chris became chief of staff to legendary Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, a perch that gave him an on-the-job PhD in American politics during the Reagan years. Chris than leapt to the other side of the political matrix as a columnist and reporter. For the San Francisco Examiner, he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa, the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, and every American presidency from Reagan to George W. Bush. Chris would go on to pioneer cable news with a fast-paced, no-nonsense television program. His show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, would become a political institution for twenty years. As Chris charts his political odyssey, he paints an animated picture of a nation searching for its soul. He reflects with grace and wisdom, showcasing the grand arc of the American story through one life dedicated to its politics.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Chris Matthews
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2022-06-07
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781982134853


Thirteen Essays On The Policy Of Manufacturing In This Country

Thirteen Essays On The Policy Of Manufacturing In This Country

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Genre : Free trade
Author : Mathew Carey
Publisher :
Release : 1830
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:32044082033135


No Future In This Country

No Future In This Country

No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner is a history of the career of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner (1834–1915), specifically focusing on his work from 1896 to 1915. Drawing on the copious amount of material from Turner’s speeches, editorial, and open and private letters, Andre E. Johnson tells a story of how Turner provided rhetorical leadership during a period in which America defaulted on many of the rights and privileges gained for African Americans during Reconstruction. Unlike many of his contemporaries during this period, Turner did not opt to proclaim an optimistic view of race relations. Instead, Johnson argues that Turner adopted a prophetic persona of a pessimistic prophet who not only spoke truth to power but, in so doing, also challenged and pushed African Americans to believe in themselves. At this time in his life, Turner had no confidence in American institutions or that the American people would live up to the promises outlined in their sacred documents. While he argued that emigration was the only way for African Americans to retain their “personhood” status, he also would come to believe that African Americans would never emigrate to Africa. He argued that many African Americans were so oppressed and so stripped of agency because they were surrounded by continued negative assessments of their personhood that belief in emigration was not possible. Turner’s position limited his rhetorical options, but by adopting a pessimistic prophetic voice that bore witness to the atrocities African Americans faced, Turner found space for his oratory, which reflected itself within the lament tradition of prophecy.

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Genre : History
Author : Andre E. Johnson
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2020-10-21
Total Pages : 214 Pages
ISBN : 9781496830685


Who Runs This Country Anyway

Who Runs This Country Anyway

This fun- and fact-filled guide to Canada's government gets an update just in time for the Federal Election! In this easy-to-read, information-packed book, a comical duo (a keener student and her offbeat sidekick) guide readers through Canada's electoral and governing process. Nine chapters take the reader through topics like Confederation, federalism, monarchy, elections and voting, minority and majority governments, a day in the House of Commons -- plus updated items on Senate Reform and new legislation like the Fair Election act. Jam-packed with interesting photos and zany sections (like the ones that tell kids how to stump an adult!), Who Runs This Country, Anyway? takes a unique approach to this curriculum subject. It's perfect for teachers and students, future politicians, and anyone studying for the citizenship test!

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Genre : Canada
Author : Joanne Stanbridge
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2015-08
Total Pages : 80 Pages
ISBN : 9781443142991


This Country Of Ours

This Country Of Ours

First published in the year 1917, the present book 'This Country of Ours' by American historian and writer H. E. Marshall is a book on the history of the United States. It begins with a full account of the English exploration and settlement of North America and ends with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson.

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Genre : History
Author : H. E. Marshall
Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
Release : 2021-01-01
Total Pages : 458 Pages
ISBN :


I Die By This Country

I Die By This Country

The first novel available to English readers by Fawzia Zouari, one of the most important North African authors writing today, begins with an emergency crew’s arrival at a Parisian apartment. Two emaciated young women, sisters, are brought out on stretchers. To the crowd of onlookers the women’s condition is mystifying; for the two sisters, this is the inescapable end to a tragic series of events. Inspired by an actual news story from the French headlines, I Die by This Country introduces us to Nacéra and Amira. Casting her mind back in the midst of the opening pages’ upheaval, Nacéra pieces together her fragmentary knowledge of her parents’ lives in rural French Algeria and their immigration to Paris in the years following Algeria’s war for independence. Her memories of how both she and Amira struggled to find their place as children of immigrants reveals the enormous stress of social exclusion and identity conflicts facing immigrant youth. Nacéra and her family yearn for acceptance, but the reader sees this dream becoming increasingly unattainable. Zouari’s frank prose and penetrating storytelling deftly relates the multigenerational experience of Franco-Algerian immigration during the last quarter of the twentieth century. As France continues, like so many western countries, to struggle with questions regarding national identity, immigration, and its colonial past, the experiences depicted in this novel resonate more than ever.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Fawzia Zouari
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 2018-04-11
Total Pages : 164 Pages
ISBN : 9780813940243


The Hand And The Heart Of This Country

The Hand And The Heart Of This Country

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Genre : Technical assistance, American
Author : Lyndon Baines Johnson
Publisher :
Release : 1964
Total Pages : 12 Pages
ISBN : MINN:30000010095440


Illiteracy And The Scope Of The Problem In This Country

Illiteracy And The Scope Of The Problem In This Country

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Genre : Government publications
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education
Publisher :
Release : 1984
Total Pages : 94 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105045249419


Observations On The System Of Metallic Currency Adopted In This Country

Observations On The System Of Metallic Currency Adopted In This Country

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Genre :
Author : William Hampson MORRISON
Publisher :
Release : 1837
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : BL:A0020331319


Remarks On The Probable Conduct Of Russia And France Towards This Country Also On The Necessity Of Great Britain Becoming Independant Of The Northern Powers For Her Maritime Supplies And Recommending The Encouragement Of The British Shipping Interest And The Cultivation Of Naval Stores In Upper And Lower Canada Etc

Remarks On The Probable Conduct Of Russia And France Towards This Country Also On The Necessity Of Great Britain Becoming Independant Of The Northern Powers For Her Maritime Supplies And Recommending The Encouragement Of The British Shipping Interest And The Cultivation Of Naval Stores In Upper And Lower Canada Etc

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Genre : Great Britain
Author : Russia
Publisher :
Release : 1805
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : BL:A0018463725