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History of the United States from the Foundation of Virginia to the Reconstruction of the Union, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint) - 2826967850

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History of the United States from the Foundation of Virginia to the Reconstruction of the Union, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint) Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from History of the United States From the Foundation of Virginia to the Reconstruction of the Union, Vol. 1 of 2 An impartial historian is naturally rare. He must realise vividly, yet feel coldly; his interest in the great drama of human passion must be equally passionless and profound; he must live in the conflicts of the Past, yet take no side therein. Even the colourless austerity of Thucydides, the concentrated terseness of Tacitus, fail to stand the test of modern criticism. Our own favourite classics - Gibbon and Alison, Motley, Macaulay, and Carlyle - are those who infuse into the Past most of the breath, life, and movement of modern party spirit. Grote and Froude present, in the new light of their own warm partisanships, periods heretofore painted and regarded from an opposite standpoint. If ever that plea may avail a'former advocate, reviewing from the Bench of History a cause he once argued at the bar of politics, it should surely vindicate an effort to treat candidly and truthfully a theme of which the sympathisers with success have enjoyed a virtual monopoly; especially when addressing a generation which knows the lion's part almost exclusively from the art of somewhat over-exultant conquerors. This book, then, is presented distinctly as a History of the United States, not a political apology or impeachment. I know of no work which gives, within reasonable compass, a clear, complete, fairly candid account of the leading facts and most eventful periods of American history - the history of a national life almost as interesting as that of Athens, a growth as marvellous as that of Rome. A knowledge of that history is surely an essential element of English education. There is, in this respect, a want felt by many well-informed and thoughtful Englishmen; avoid in our literature whose existence few will question, however imperfect and unsatisfactory they may pronounce this attempt to fill it. The Revolution, the Constitution, and the Civil War are the three central events of American history. They supply its main connecting threads, the developments, political and dramatic, to which the conscious efforts and unconscious progress of years lead up. Whatever is not connected therewith, however striking or interesting in itself, is episodical - if the terminology of poetry and fiction may be applied to history. Throughout the main narrative I have endeavoured to keep its bearing upon these critical points before the reader. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Wrinkles of the City - Los Angeles - 2842084950

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Wrinkles of the City - Los Angeles Drago Arts & Communication

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In his effort of creating a new way of connecting the streets with the system, JR continues to follow his unique way of changing the world. After The Wrinkles of the City Shanghai here comes the second chapter with The Wrinkles of The City LA. Street Wizard, Jedi of the Photography, JRżs project coagulates with his other global projects which make him a Gatekeeper of the rage of the street with the decadence of the American empire. For the first time in the heart of America, in the City of the Angels, JRżs unique way of operating devastates the mecca of youth and the unofficial embassy of the American culture conquering the streets bringing hope and love for a new era. Each JRżs large-scale photo mural has its own history and reason to be there. To have a critical look at the work of JR is to enter a world where every action has its meaning, is to understand the message that the artist wants to send to anyone who approaches, accidentally or deliberately, one of his portraits. This time, the purpose of the project was to meet witnesses of the changes that have occurred in the city or in their own lives. Los Angeles is the place where the Hollywood myth was born, with its stars system, the glamour and the beauty being part of the identity of the city. For this project, JR wished to oppose the wrinkles of old people living in LA and the marks of their past with the image of perfection or regenerated beauty of the XXIst century. After the mind-blowing success of the first chapter here comes a collectable table book and a collection of images from an artist ż winner of the TED Prize in 2011 ż who will remain in the history of photography and contemporary art.


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