Score: 4
From 127 Ratings

Private Empire


  • Author: Steve Coll
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Industries & Professions
  • File Size: 3587410 Bytes


From the award-winning and bestselling author of Ghost Wars and Directorate S, an “extraordinary” and “monumental” exposé of Big Oil (The Washington Post)Includes a profile of current Secretary of State and former chairman and chief executive of ExxonMobil, Rex TillersonIn this, the first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil—the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States—Steve Coll reveals the true extent of its power. Private Empire pulls back the curtain, tracking the corporation’s recent history and its central role on the world stage, beginning with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and leading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The action spans the globe—fea...

Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

Black Horizon


  • Author: James Grippando
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 1172740 Bytes


In Black Horizon, a riveting and timely thriller drawn from tomorrow's headlines, New York Times bestselling author James Grippando brings back popular Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck in an international case involving a devastating oil spill that pits him against his most villainous adversaries yet.Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, oil is again spewing into the ocean—from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters sixty miles off the Florida Keys, creating a politically complex and volatile situation. Representing an American woman whose Cuban husband was killed on the rig, Jack finds himself in dangerous waters when he discovers that his incendiary case may be lethally connected to his new wife Andi's undercover assign...

American Horizons

American Horizons


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0190659483


American Horizons Book Description :

U.S. history is increasingly perceived, interpreted, and taught as part of a global historical experience. The mutual influence of change - of global forces entering the United States and of American ideas, goods, and people moving out through the world - has been a consistent feature sincethe 16th century. Although most Americans today are aware that their influence is felt abroad and are increasingly aware of the influence of events abroad on their own lives, they tend to think of these as recent developments. In fact, those earliest exchanges of beliefs and products some 500 yearsago established a pattern of interaction that continues today.American Horizons tells the story of the United States by exploring this exchange on a global scale and plac...

American Horizons  Since 1865

American Horizons Since 1865


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 019536953X


American Horizons Since 1865 Book Description :

American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history. Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touc...

American Horizons
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

American Horizons


  • Author : Keith F. Davis
  • Publisher : Hudson Hills
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555952303


American Horizons Book Description :

The most complete treatment available of Sinsabaugh's life and career with a full portrayal of images, juxtaposing his classic Midwest prairie views and Chicago cityscapes with an instructive sampling of lesser-known works to offer a comprehensive look at...

Reading American Horizons

Reading American Horizons


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2017-09-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0190861304


Reading American Horizons Book Description :

A two-volume primary source collection, expertly edited by the authors of American Horizons, provides a diverse set of documents that situate U.S. History within a global context. Covering political, social, and cultural history, the nearly 200 selections--including many visual documents--will spark discussion in the classroom and give students a deeper understanding of America's history. Reading American Horizons includes solid pedagogy to make the documents more accessible to students....

Cenozoic Mammal Horizons of Western North America

Cenozoic Mammal Horizons of Western North America


  • Author : Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1909
  • Genre: Briquets (Fuel)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105019731590


Cenozoic Mammal Horizons of Western North America Book Description :

The USGS tested coal from the Pocahontas and New River coalfields, West Virginia/Virginia (used by Atlantic seaboard industrial plants, the U.S. Navy and the merchant marine), to determine the best methods of using it economically....

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians

Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians


  • Author : Susan Sleeper-Smith
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469621210


Why You Can t Teach United States History without American Indians Book Description :

A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous his...

American Horizons

American Horizons


  • Author : Michael Schaller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0197531245


American Horizons Book Description :

American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history. Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touc...