American Values

American Values
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780062097705
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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With rich detail, compelling honesty, and a storyteller’s gift, RFK Jr. describes his life growing up Kennedy in a tumultuous time in history that eerily echoes the issues of nuclear confrontation, religion, race, and inequality that we confront today. “With emotion and striking detail, RFK Jr. recalls both the private joys and very public pain of his childhood.”— Independent Catholic News In this powerful book that combines the best aspects of memoir and political history, the third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on an intimate journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation. Stories of his grandparents Joseph and Rose set the stage for their nine remarkable children, among them three U.S. senators—Teddy, Bobby, and Jack—one of whom went on to become attorney general, and the other, the president of the United States. We meet Allen Dulles and J. Edgar Hoover, two men whose agencies posed the principal threats to American democracy and values. We live through the Cuban Missile Crisis, when insubordinate spies and belligerent generals in the Pentagon and Moscow brought the world to the cliff edge of nuclear war. At Hickory Hill in Virginia, where RFK Jr. grew up, we encounter the celebrities who gathered at the second most famous address in Washington, members of what would later become known as America’s Camelot. Through his father’s role as attorney general we get an insider’s look as growing tensions over civil rights led to pitched battles in the streets and 16,000 federal troops were called in to enforce desegregation at Ole Miss. We see growing pressure to fight wars in Southeast Asia to stop communism. We relive the assassination of JFK, RFK’s run for the presidency that was cut short by his own death, and the aftermath of those murders on the Kennedy family. RFK Jr. also shares his own experiences, not just with historical events and the movers who shaped them but also with his mother and father, with his own struggles with addiction, and with the ways he eventually made peace with both his Kennedy legacy and his own demons. A lyrically written book that provides insight, hope, and steady wisdom for Americans as they wrestle, as never before, with questions about America’s role in history and the world and what it means to be American.

American Values
  • Author : Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15

With rich detail, compelling honesty, and a storyteller’s gift, RFK Jr. describes his life growing up Kennedy in a tumultuous time in history that eerily echoes the issues of nuclear confrontation, religion, race, and inequality that we confront today. “With emotion and striking detail, RFK Jr. recalls both the

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Environmental Values in American Culture
  • Author : Willett Kempton,James S. Boster,Jennifer A. Hartley
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1996

How do Americans view environmental issues? This study by a team of cognitive anthropologists reveals similarities in the way different groups of Americans view environmental change, while also showing that Americans may have misunderstandings about these

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Race  Incarceration  and American Values
  • Author : Glenn C. Loury
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-22

Why stigmatizing and confining a large segment of our population should be unacceptable to all Americans. The United States, home to five percent of the world's population, now houses twenty-five percent of the world's prison inmates. Our incarceration rate—at 714 per 100,000 residents and rising—is almost forty percent greater than

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Core Values in American Life
  • Author : Arthur Neal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29

What values do Americans hold dear? What happens when real-world situations cause those values to conflict? To better understand the intellectual map of how American society works, Arthur G. Neal and Helen Youngelson-Neal analyze values prominent in American word and deed. These values appear in our nation's formal documents-rights and

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The Book of American Values and Virtues
  • Author : Erik A. Bruun,Robin Getzen
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
  • Release Date : 1996

A wide-ranging collection of nearly 1000 quotations from stories, poems, speeches, documents, and other writings that celebrates the rich diversity of thoughts and opinions, hopes and dreams that have shaped our country.

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America s Crisis of Values
  • Author : Wayne E. Baker
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31

Is America bitterly divided? Has America lost its traditional values? Many politicians and religious leaders believe so, as do the majority of Americans, based on public opinion polls taken over the past several years. But is this crisis of values real? This book explores the moral terrain of America today,

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The Hippies and American Values
  • Author : Timothy Miller
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release Date : 1991

Introduction; The Ethics of Dope; The Ethics of Sex; The Ethics of Rock; The Ethics of Community; The Ethics of Cultural Opposition; Legacy

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The Hippies and American Values
  • Author : Timothy S. Miller
  • Publisher : Univ Tennessee Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-19

“Turn on, tune in, drop out,” Timothy Leary advised young people in the 1960s. And many did, creating a counterculture built on drugs, rock music, sexual liberation, and communal living. The hippies preached free love, promoted flower power, and cautioned against trusting anyone over thirty. Eschewing money, materialism, and politics,

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American Values Decline
  • Author : William M. Fox
  • Publisher : Airleaf
  • Release Date : 2005

This book identifies how certain core values have made our nation great and shows how these values are compatible with the rules for productive living of most of the religions of the world.

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American Values in the Trump Era
  • Author : Jim Boeglin
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15

Donald J. Trump was elected president after promising to “make America great again,” but what is it that makes America great? The message implies that America was great at one time but is no longer great. One can assume that Trump wants to take us back to a time when

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Fighting for American Values
  • Author : Robin Doak
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01

Read online Fighting for American Values written by Robin Doak, published by Infobase Publishing which was released on 2009-01-01. Download full Fighting for American Values Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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American Ways
  • Author : Gary Althen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988

In clear language and with numerous examples, this book describes the basic characteristics of American culture: values, style of communication, patterns of thinking, customary behaviours, and underlines how they are different from the ways of other cultures. It then shows how these characteristics are reflected in the many aspects of

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American Work Values
  • Author : Paul Bernstein
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01

Examines broad shifts in American work values from their Calvinist origins to present controversies involving work, welfare, and affirmative action.

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American Values
  • Author : David M. Haugen,Susan Musser,Michael Chaney
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2014-04-18

"Opposing Viewpoints: American Values: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--

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Global Polling Data on Opinion of American Policies  Values and People
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

Read online Global Polling Data on Opinion of American Policies Values and People written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, published by which was released on 2007. Download full Global Polling Data on Opinion of American Policies Values and People

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