Lost in Shangri-La
Score: 4
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Lost in Shangri-La


  • Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 14969567 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller and the winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award, Lost in Shangri-La is “a truly incredible adventure” (New York Times Book Review) about three brave survivors of a WWII plane crash in the jungle.   On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals.   But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three pass...

Lone Survivor
Score: 4.5
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Lone Survivor


  • Author: Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson
  • Release Date : 2007-06-12
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 5894576 Bytes


Follow along a Navy SEAL's firsthand account of American heroism during a secret military operation in Afghanistan in this true story of survival and difficult choices. On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it i...

America
Score: 4
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America


  • Author : Jean Baudrillard
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0860919781


America Book Description :

In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality....

America  the Book
Score: 4
From 276 Ratings

America the Book


  • Author : Jon Stewart
  • Publisher : Grand Central Pub
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0446532681


America the Book Book Description :

The host of the award-winning humorous news program offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation's founders, and the ludicrous nature of today's media....

Population Health in America

Population Health in America


  • Author : Robert A. Hummer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520965294


Population Health in America Book Description :

In this engaging and accessibly written book, Population Health in America weaves demographic data with social theory and research to help students understand health patterns and trends in the U.S. population. While life expectancy was estimated to be just 37 years in the United States in 1870, today it is more than twice as long, at over 78 years. Yet today, life expectancy in the U.S. lags behind almost all other wealthy countries. Within the U.S., there are substantial social inequalities in health and mortality: women live longer but less healthier lives than men; African Americans and Native Americans live far shorter lives than Asian Americans and White Americans; and socioeconomic inequalities in health have been widening over the past 20 year...

Democracy in America
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Democracy in America


  • Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781931082549


Democracy in America Book Description :

An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic....

Medievalism in North America

Medievalism in North America


  • Author : Kathleen Verduin
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0859914178


Medievalism in North America Book Description :

Studies on the influence of the middle ages, and in particular the Arthurian legends, on the culture of North America....

The Motel in America

The Motel in America


  • Author : John A. Jakle
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2002-04
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801869188


The Motel in America Book Description :

In the second volume of the acclaimed "Gas, Food, Lodging" trilogy, authors John Jakle, Keith Sculle, and Jefferson Rogers take an informative, entertaining, and comprehensive look at the history of the motel. From the introduction of roadside tent camps and motor cabins in the 1910s to the wonderfully kitschy motels of the 1950s that line older roads and today's comfortable but anonymous chains that lure drivers off the interstate, Americans and their cars have found places to stay on their travels. Motels were more than just places to sleep, however. They were the places where many Americans saw their first color television, used their first coffee maker, and walked on their first shag carpet. Illustrated with more than 230 photographs, postcards, ...

America s Strategy in World Politics

America s Strategy in World Politics


  • Author : Nicholas John Spykman
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1412817145


America s Strategy in World Politics Book Description :

Less than a year after the United States entered the Second World War, Nicholas Spykman wrote a book that placed the war effort in the broader context of the 1940s global balance of power. In America's Strategy in World Politics, Spykman examined world politics from a realist geopolitical perspective. The United States, he explained, was fighting for its very survival as an independent country because the conquests of Germany and Japan raised the specter of our geopolitical encirclement by hostile forces controlling the power centers of Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman warned that the United States could not safely retreat to a defensive position in the Western Hemisphere. Spykman looked beyond the immediate strategic requirements of t...

Colonial Latin America

Colonial Latin America


  • Author : Kenneth R. Mills
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0842029974


Colonial Latin America Book Description :

Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History centers on people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text encourages detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which have been translated and presented originally for this collection....