Download and read online George in PDF and EPUB Sei, wer du bist! George ist zehn Jahre alt, geht in die vierte Klasse, liebt die Farbe Rosa und liest heimlich Mädchenzeitschriften, die sie vor ihrer Mutter und ihrem großen Bruder versteckt. Jeder denkt, dass George ein Junge ist. Fast verzweifelt sie daran. Denn sie ist ein Mädchen! Bisher hat sie sich noch nicht getraut, mit jemandem darüber zu sprechen. Noch nicht einmal ihre beste Freundin Kelly weiß davon. Aber dann wird in der Schule ein Theaterstück aufgeführt. Und George will die weibliche Hauptrolle spielen, um allen zu zeigen, wer sie ist. Als George und Kelly zusammen für die Aufführung proben, erzählt George Kelly ihr größtes Geheimnis. Kelly macht George Mut, zu sich selbst zu stehen. ›George‹ erzählt einfühlsam und unprätentiös vom Anderssein und ermutigt, den eigenen Weg zu gehen. Der erste Kinderroman zum Thema Transgender, der auch ältere Leser fesseln wird und der die Botschaft vermittelt: Sei, wer du bist!
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Download and read online Forceful Persuasion in PDF and EPUB George examines seven cases--from Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf--in which the United States has used coercive diplomacy in the past half-century.
Download and read online Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America in PDF and EPUB A distinguished political scientist critiques arguments in favor of the electoral college and offers a persuasive argument for direct election of the president. “[With] excellent descriptions of how the electoral system actually works, [this] is the most cogent and up-todate criticism I have read.”—Alexander Keyssar, New York Review of Books “This crisp handbook . . . outlines the origins of the electoral college . . . and demonstrates the many ways it violates democratic norms.”—New Yorker “Timely [and] relevant. . . . [Edwards’s] principal lines of argument deserve extensive debate in both the news media and the Congress.”—Lewis H. Lapham, Harper’s “Compelling . . . [and] meticulous.”—Glenn C. Altschuler, New York Observer
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Download and read online Red Cloud s Folk in PDF and EPUB The westward drive of the warlike Sioux Indians along a thousand miles of prairie and woodland, from the upper reaches of the Mississippi to the lower Powder River in Montana, is one of the epic migrations of history. From about 1660 to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, the Teton Sioux swept away all opposition: Arikaras, Ponkas, Crees, Crows, Cheyennes--all fell away and dispersed as the Sioux advanced, until the invaders ranged over a vast territory in the northwest, hunting buffalo and raiding their neighbors. During the ensuing years of heavy conflict, between 1865 and 1877, Red Cloud of the Oglalas stood out as one of the greatest of the Sioux leaders. George E. Hyde was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1882. As a boy he became interested in Indians and began writing about them in 1910. He has produced some of the most important books on the American Indian ever written, including Indians of the High Plains, Indians of the Woodlands, Red Cloud's Folk, Spotted Tail's Folk, and Life of George Bent, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Hyde died in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1968 at the age of 86. Royal B. Hassrick was the author of serveral books on Indians and Indian art, including The Sioux: Customs of a Warrior Society, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
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Download and read online George F Kennan and the Origins of Containment 1944 1946 in PDF and EPUB In 1945 the United States saw the Soviet Union as its principal ally. By 1947, it saw the Soviet Union as its principal opponent. How did this happen? Historian John Lukacs has provided an answer to this question through an exchange of letters with George F. Kennan. Their correspondence deals with the antecedents of containment between 1944 and 1946, during most of which time Kennan was at the American embassy in Moscow. Kennan had strong opinions about America's appropriate role during and after World War II and is perhaps best known as the architect of America's containment policy. Much has been written about Kennan and containment, but relatively little is known about the events that made him compose and send the Long Telegram in 1946 that ultimately became the draft for foreign policy dealing with the Soviets in the following forty years. These letters show Kennan's fear of the extent to which the United States misunderstood the Soviet regime. Especially in 1944, at the time of the Russians' betrayal of the Warsaw Uprising, it became evident that the Soviets were interested in establishing their rigid domination of Eastern and Central Europe and dividing the continent. Kennan's letters to Lukacs are thorough and detailed, suggesting that the Truman administration was not in the least premature in opposing the Soviet Union. Indeed, both correspondents suggest that these decisions should have been made earlier. This series of letters will add greatly to our understanding of what preceded containment and the Cold War in 1947.
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