Sexe Libris: dictionnaire rock, historique et politique de l'Amérique

By Camille

Ce dictionnaire rock, historique et politique dresse un tableau éclectique de l. a. sexualité, vitale pour l’être humain et, quoi qu’on en dise, bien au cœur de notre société !

Connaissez-vous l’acomoclitisme ? los angeles xylophilie ? los angeles lilubérine ? les tengas ? le joydick ? Saviez-vous que les fonctionnaires et les professions libérales sont obligés de prendre des pseudonymes pour parler de sexualité ? Que l. a. zoophilie a été légalisée sous l. a. révolution française avant d’être à nouveau interdite en 2004 ? Que le rose a longtemps été l. a. couleur des garçons, des vrais ? Que de nombreux movies pornographiques sont doublés pour les bruitages par des professionnels du son ? Savez-vous d’où vient le mot « tabou » ?

Sources de nombreux jeux de mots, insultes, rêves et fantasmes, l’acte sexuel et les organes qu’ils sollicitent sont soumis à los angeles double injonction d’être à l. a. fois intimes, et facteurs de reconnaissance sociale – pas de bonheur attainable sans sexe. C’est un tel enjeu de pouvoir que nombreux sont ceux à penser qu’il devrait être contrôlé socialement, politiquement et religieusement : les débats autour de los angeles réouverture des maisons closes et de los angeles légalisation de l. a. prostitution en France n’en sont que des exemples. Des grèves de sexe pour résoudre des conflits armés en passant par les droits des homosexuels, aujourd'hui le sexe est avant tout politique.

De A comme Abstinence à Z comme Zahia, en passant par Sœur Emmanuelle, Giscard d’Estaing, Obus, Jean-Paul II, Poil, Edgar Faure, Air intercourse, aspect P, Jimi Hendrix ou Rocco Siffredi… ce dictionnaire résolument rock, historique, et politique du sexe souhaite donner des clefs pour en comprendre les enjeux, en retraçant à travers le monde et les époques différentes visions de l. a. sexualité et des sexes

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A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

By Amy S. Greenberg

Often forgotten and neglected, the U.S.-Mexican battle featured fake starts off, atrocities, and bold back-channel negotiations because it divided the state, prepared the ground for the Civil conflict a iteration later, and introduced the occupation of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s expert storytelling and rigorous scholarship carry this American warfare for empire to existence with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies.

This definitive background of the 1846 clash paints an intimate portrait of the foremost avid gamers and their international. it's a tale of Indian fights, occur future, mystery army maneuvers, gunshot wounds, and political spin. alongside how it captures a tender Lincoln mismatching his outfits, the lasting impression of the Founding Fathers, the delivery of the Daughters of the yankee Revolution, and America’s first nationwide antiwar stream. A key bankruptcy within the production of the us, it's the tale of a burgeoning country and an unforgettable clash that has formed American history.

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America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation

By John Bicknell

The presidential election of 1844 used to be one of many or 3 such a lot momentous elections in American historical past. Had Henry Clay gained rather than James ok. Polk, we’d be dwelling in a truly diverse kingdom at the present time. Polk’s victory cemented the westward enlargement that introduced Texas, California, and Oregon into the union. It additionally came about amid spiritual turmoil that integrated anti-Mormon and anti-Catholic violence, and the “Great Disappointment,” within which hundreds of thousands of fans of an vague preacher named William Miller believed Christ might go back to earth in October 1844.

            writer and journalist John Bicknell information much more compelling, interwoven occasions that happened in this momentous 12 months: the homicide of Joseph Smith, the spiritual fermentation of the second one nice Awakening, John C. Frémont’s exploration of the West, Charles Goodyear’s patenting of vulcanized rubber, the near-death of President John Tyler in a freak naval explosion, and masses extra. All of those parts illustrate the competing visions of the yank future—Democrats as opposed to Whigs, Mormons as opposed to Millerites, nativists as opposed to Catholics, those that risked the enterprise westward as opposed to those that stayed accurately behind—and how Polk’s election cemented the imaginative and prescient of a continental nation.

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

By George Packer

The 2013 nationwide e-book Award Winner
A New York Times Bestseller

American democracy is beset by means of a feeling of concern. Seismic shifts in the course of a unmarried new release have created a rustic of winners and losers, permitting exceptional freedom whereas rending the social agreement, riding the political approach to the verge of breakdown, and atmosphere voters adrift to discover new paths ahead. In The Unwinding, George Packer tells the tale of the previous 3 a long time by way of touring throughout the lives of a number of american citizens, together with a son of tobacco farmers who turns into an evangelist for a brand new economic system within the rural South, a manufacturing unit employee within the Rust Belt attempting to continue to exist the cave in of
her urban, a Washington insider oscillating among political idealism and the entice of equipped funds, and a Silicon Valley billionaire who arrives at an intensive imaginative and prescient of the long run. Packer interweaves those tales with sketches of public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z, and collages made of newspaper
headlines, advertisements slogans, and track lyrics. Packer's novelistic and kaleidoscopic heritage of the hot the USA is his so much formidable paintings to date.

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The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

By Ron Chernow

Published to serious acclaim two decades in the past, and now thought of a vintage, The residence of Morgan is the main bold background ever written approximately American finance. it's a wealthy, panoramic tale of 4 generations of Morgans and the strong, secretive companies they spawned, ones that may rework the trendy monetary global. Tracing the trajectory of J. P. Morgan’s empire from its imprecise beginnings in Victorian London to the monetary main issue of 1987, acclaimed writer Ron Chernow paints a desirable portrait of the family’s deepest saga and the rarefied global of the yankee and British elite during which they moved—a global that incorporated Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A masterpiece of monetary history—it was once presented the 1990 nationwide e-book Award for Nonfiction and chosen via the trendy Library as one of many a hundred most sensible Nonfiction Books of the 20th Century—The condo of Morgan is a compelling account of a outstanding establishment and the lads who ran it, and an important e-book for knowing the money and tool at the back of the foremost historic occasions of the final a hundred and fifty years.

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The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

By Marcus Rediker

A specific account of the main profitable slave uprising in American history, now up to date with a brand new epilogue—from the award-winning writer of The Slave Ship

In this robust and hugely unique account, Marcus Rediker reclaims the Amistad rebellion for its precise proponents: the enslaved Africans who risked loss of life to stake a declare for freedom. utilizing newly came across facts and that includes vividly drawn pictures of the rebels, their captors, and their abolitionist allies, Rediker reframes the tale to teach how a small staff of brave males fought and gained an epic conflict opposed to Spanish and American slaveholders and their governments. The successful Amistad rebellion replaced the very nature of the fight opposed to slavery. As a handful of self-emancipated Africans urged their very own direction for freedom, they opened a manner for hundreds of thousands to follow.

This variation contains a new epilogue in regards to the author's journey to Sierra Leona to  search for Lomboko, the slave-trading manufacturing facility the place the Amistad Africans have been incarcerated, and different relics and connections to the Amistad rebellion, specifically residing neighborhood reminiscence of the rebellion and the folk who made it. 

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A Zombie's History of the United States: From the Massacre at Plymouth Rock to the CIA's Secret War on the Undead

Americans were taught that their country is civilized and humane. yet, too frequently, U.S. activities were uncivilized and inhumane.

—Howard Zinn

Shedding mild on 500 years of suppression, this stunning exposé finds the pivotal position in American heritage performed via its such a lot invisible minority—zombies.

From colonization and revolution to global Wars and international hegemony, A Zombie’s heritage of the United States tells the robust and relocating tales of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:

•The zombie bloodbath of eu colonists at Plymouth Rock

•The ugly killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis by way of his fellow explorer William Clark

•The doomed protection of the Alamo opposed to hordes of the attacking undead

•The heroic, platoon-saving cost right into a hail of German fireplace by way of an undead Lt. Audie Murphy

•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and usually misplaced) zombies into space

•The anti-terrorist application to forestall the weaponization of the zombie virus

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Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

By Karen Abbott

Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh membership, the main well-known brothel in American history–and the catalyst for a tradition struggle that rocked the country. working in Chicago’s infamous Levee district on the sunrise of the final century, the Club’s owners, aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, international dignitaries and literary icons, into their stately double mansion, the place thirty gorgeous Everleigh “butterflies” awaited their arrival. Courtesans named Doll, Suzy Poon Tang, and Brick most sensible wolfed uncooked meat to the satisfaction of Prince Henry of Prussia and recited poetry for Theodore Dreiser. while lesser madams pocketed so much of a harlot’s gains and saved a “whipper” on employees to mete out self-discipline, the Everleighs made convinced their women dined on connoisseur meals, have been tested by way of a good general practitioner, or even tutored within the literature of Balzac.

Not each person liked the sisters’ makes an attempt to raise the undefined. Rival Levee madams hatched a variety of schemes to smash the Everleighs, together with an try and body them for the loss of life of division shop inheritor Marshall box, Jr. however the sisters’ such a lot daunting foes have been the revolutionary period reformers, who despatched the whole kingdom right into a frenzy with lurid stories of “white slavery”——the allegedly rampant perform of kidnapping younger women and forcing them into brothels. This furor formed America’s sexual tradition and had repercussions all of the technique to the White condominium, together with the formation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

With a forged of characters that comes with Jack Johnson, John Barrymore, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., William Howard Taft, “Hinky Dink” Kenna, and Al Capone, Sin within the moment urban is Karen Abbott’s colourful, nuanced portrait of the enduring Everleigh sisters, their world-famous membership, and the perennial conflict among our nation’s hedonistic impulses and Puritanical roots. Culminating in a dramatic final stand among brothel keepers and crusading reformers, Sin within the moment City bargains a brilliant picture of America’s trip from Victorian-era propriety to twentieth-century modernity.

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“Delicious… Abbott describes the Levee’s characters in such element that it’s effortless to mistake this meticulously researched historical past for literary fiction.” —— big apple instances publication evaluation

“ defined with scrupulous situation for old accuracy…an immensely readable book.”
—— Joseph Epstein, The Wall highway Journal

“Assiduously researched… even this book’s trivia makes for solid storytelling.”
—— Janet Maslin, The manhattan Times

“Karen Abbott has pioneered sizzle historical past during this satisfyingly lurid story. switch the hemlines, upload a hundred years, and the ebook may be filed less than present affairs.” —— USA Today

“A rousingly racy yarn.” –Chicago Tribune
“A colourful background of outdated Chicago that reads like a unique… a compelling and eloquent story.” —— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Gorgeously detailed—— New York day-by-day News

“At final, a historical past booklet you could convey to the beach.” —— The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Once upon a time, Chicago had a global category bordello known as The Everleigh membership. writer Karen Abbott brings the opulent position and its raunchy period alive in a ebook that simply may develop into this years “The satan within the White City.” —— Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine (cover tale)

“As Abbott’s scrumptious and exhaustively researched ebook makes vividly transparent, the Everleigh membership was once the Taj Mahal of bordellos.” —— Chicago solar occasions

“The booklet is wealthy with information about a fast-and-loose Chicago of the early twentieth century… Sin explores this international with gusto, throwing mild on a booming urban and exposing its shadows.”
—— trip Chicago

“[Abbott’s] study allows the type of shiny description à l. a. fellow journalist Erik Larson's The satan within the White City that make what can be a dry ancient account an fascinating read."
Seattle Times

“Abbott tells her tale with simply the correct mix of appreciate and discretion, offering a piquant consultant to a global of sexuality” —— The Atlantic

“A rollicking story from a extra brilliant time: heritage to a ragtime beat.”
Kirkus Reviews

“With sparkling prose and authoritative wisdom Abbott elucidates probably the most colourful sessions in American heritage, and the end result reads just like the best possible fiction. intercourse, opulence, homicide — what is to not love?”
—— Sara Gruen, writer of Water for Elephants

“A targeted and intimate portrait of the Ritz of brothels, the famed Everleigh membership of turn-of-the-century Chicago. Sisters Minna and Ada attracted the elites of the realm to such glamorous chambers because the Room of 1,000 Mirrors, whole with a reflective ground. And isn’t Minna’s suggestion to her resident prostitutes beneficial suggestion for us all: “Give, yet provide apparently and with mystery.”’
—— Erik Larson, writer of The satan within the White urban

“Karen Abbott has mixed bodice-ripping salaciousness with top-notch scholarship to provide a piece extra vibrant than a Hollywood movie.”
—— Melissa Fay Greene, writer of There isn't any Me with out You

Sin within the moment City is a masterful heritage lesson, a harrowing biography, and - better of all - a superfun learn. The Everleigh tale heavily follows the turns of yankee heritage like a bit sister. i cannot suggest this book loudly enough.”
—— Darin Strauss, writer of Chang and Eng

“This is a narrative of debauchery and corruption, however it is usually a narrative of sisterhood, and unerring devotion. Meticulously researched, and fantastically crafted, Sin within the moment City is an totally appealing piece of history.”
—— Julian Rubinstein, writer of Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

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Six Flags Over Georgia (Images of America)

By Tim Hollis


When Six Flags Over Georgia opened in June 1967, it turned the 1st subject matter park within the Southeast. even supposing the park is healthier recognized at the present time for its high-speed curler coasters, this ebook recaptures its previous years whilst it used to be dedicated to some of the sessions of Georgia's history.

Six Flags Over Georgia revisits such vintage rides and points of interest because the Log Jamboree, stories of the Okefenokee, Jean Ribaut'sAdventure, the Krofft Puppet Theater, the chuffed Motoring highway, and plenty of others.

It additionally explores how the park's concentration replaced and improved over the many years and takes a glance at a few of its vintage advertisements and souvenirs.

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Lincoln Dreamt He Died: The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonial Times to Freud

By Andrew Burstein

Sooner than Sigmund Freud made desires the cornerstone of figuring out an individual's internal existence, american citizens shared their desires unabashedly with each other via letters, diaries, and informal dialog. during this cutting edge booklet, extremely popular historian Andrew Burstein is going again for the 1st time to find what we will know about the lives and feelings of american citizens, from colonial occasions to the start of the fashionable age. via a radical research of goals recorded through iconic figures corresponding to John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, in addition to daily women and men, we glimpse the feelings of previous generations and know how these emotions formed their lives and careers, hence gaining a fuller, multi-dimensional experience of our personal prior. nobody has ever checked out the construction blocks of the yankee id during this approach, and Burstein finds very important clues and landmarks that exhibit the origins of the information and values that stay imperative to who we're this present day.

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