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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 01 November 2018
  • ISBN : 9780241340523
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3 voters

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As Stephen Rojack, a decorated war hero and former congressman who murders his wife in a fashionable New York City high-rise, runs amok through the city in which he was once a privileged citizen, Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to reveal a world of pure appetite and relentless cruelty. One part Nietzsche, one part de Sade, and one part Charlie Parker, An American Dream grabs the reader by the throat and refuses to let go.

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An American Dream

An American Dream
  • Author : Norman Mailer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780241340523
DOWNLOAD BOOKAn American Dream

As Stephen Rojack, a decorated war hero and former congressman who murders his wife in a fashionable New York City high-rise, runs amok through the city in which he was once a privileged citizen, Mailer peels away the layers of our social norms to reveal a world of pure appetite and relentless cruelty. One part Nietzsche, one part de Sade, and one part Charlie Parker, An American Dream grabs the reader by the throat and refuses to let go.

I Was Their American Dream

I Was Their American Dream
  • Author : Malaka Gharib
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • ISBN : 9780525575115
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A triumphant tale of self-discovery, a celebration of a family's rich heritage, and a love letter to American immigrant freedom. I Was Their American Dream is at once a journal of growing up and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and

The American Dream?

The American Dream?
  • Author : Shing Yin Khor
  • Publisher : Zest Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781942186373
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As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what “America” meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people and sunlight and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath - a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams. Those contrasting ideas have stuck with Shing ever since, even now that she lives and works in LA. The American Dream? A

The American Dream

The American Dream
  • Author : Jim Cullen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780195173253
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The first "narrative history" traces the thread that binds the dreams and aspirations of most Americans together, exploring shared history and sacred texts--the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence--in search of the origins of these ideas.

The American Dream

The American Dream
  • Author : Dan Rather
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2002-05-07
  • ISBN : 9780060937706
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At a time when we are once again talking and thinking about the meaning of America, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Dan Rather provides a powerful look at Americans who struggle to achieve their desires and ambitions. With the stories of ordinary men and women accomplishing the extraordinary, Rather demonstrates how the American dream brings us together and guides us, as it has for more than 200 years. For some, the American dream is simply to own a home or rise

Behold, America

Behold, America
  • Author : Sarah Churchwell
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781541673427
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A Smithsonian Magazine Best History Book of 2018 The unknown history of two ideas crucial to the struggle over what America stands for In Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century Americans' fierce battle for the nation's soul. It follows the stories of two phrases--the "American dream" and "America First"--that once embodied opposing visions for America. Starting as a Republican motto before becoming a hugely influential isolationist slogan during World War I, America First was always closely

American Dreams

American Dreams
  • Author : Ian Brown
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2020
  • ISBN : 9781984858290
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"A powerful, moving photography collection of Americans from all walks of life paired with their handwritten statements about their American dreams. In the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, Canadian photographer Ian Brown, fascinated by the idea of the "American dream," set out to photograph Americans and document what it meant to them. Brown traveled across the country in an old truck and began knocking on people's doors; meeting them at town halls, diners, and factories; and approaching them on main

The American Dream and the Public Schools

The American Dream and the Public Schools
  • Author : Jennifer L. Hochschild,Nathan Scovronick,Nathan B. Scovronick
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-10-21
  • ISBN : 0195152786
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Examines desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race

Restoring the American Dream

Restoring the American Dream
  • Author : Thomas A. Kochan
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780262612166
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How to give working families the tools and opportunities to prosper in the new economy: a call to action for families, business, labor, and government. Many American families have not prospered in the new "knowledge economy." The layoffs, restructurings, and wage and benefit cuts that have followed the short-lived boom of the 1990s threaten our deeply held values of justice, fairness, family, and work. These values -- and not those superficial ones political pollsters ask about -- are the foundation

My American Dream

My American Dream
  • Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 9781524731625
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For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American Dream, she tells her own story for the very first time. Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when Istria was annexed by a communist regime, Lidia’s family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in

America's Dream

America's Dream
  • Author : Esmeralda Santiago
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061846946
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"Lyrical [and] haunting, América’s liberating epiphany will have readers . . . on their feet and cheering." — Washington Post Deftly written and fiercely resilient, América’s Dream explores the ever-shifting definition of what it means to be American and exemplifies the spirit of every immigrant who has dared to realize the American dream. América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on Vieques, an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don’t look her

American Dream Stories

American Dream Stories
  • Author : Tom McCarthy
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • ISBN : 9781491736326
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Discovering electricity. Ending up the richest man in the world. Becoming a candidate for sainthood. Leading the fight for Civil Rights. Getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Revolutionizing consumer digital electronics. These accomplishments are at the heart of the stories of seven incredibly diverse individuals who epitomize the American Dream. There is something particularly magical about dreams, or rather the possibility of achieving your dreams in America, the land of opportunity. American Dream Stories: Elements of Success

Chasing the American Dream

Chasing the American Dream
  • Author : Mark R. Rank,Thomas A. Hirschl,Kirk A. Foster
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05
  • ISBN : 9780195377910
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In this book the authors show that the risk of economic vulnerability has been increasing substantially over the past four decades, and argue that while not unattainable, the American Dream - as we currently define it - is becoming harder to reach and harder still to keep.

The American Dream

The American Dream
  • Author : Lawrence R. Samuel
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-27
  • ISBN : 9780815651871
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There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it. No other idea or mythology has as much influence on our individual and collective lives. Tracing the history of the phrase in popular culture, Samuel gives readers

Film Comedy and the American Dream

Film Comedy and the American Dream
  • Author : Zach Sands
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781351600293
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Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the American Dream from the end of the Second World War through the first part of the twenty-first century. Through a combination of narrative and thematic analyses of