America S Last Call

Author: David R. Wilkerson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780966317213
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A majority of Americans have concluded, "Morals do not count. Let our leaders do as they please; just give us a booming economy!" God is about to crush this abominable American mindset. Soon the American dream will become the American nightmare. Yet through it all, those who know God can be assured of constant protection and provision from His hands.

Last Call

Author: Daniel Okrent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439171691
Size: 33.29 MB
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A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in 1630 carried more beer than water. By the 1820s, liquor flowed so plentifully it was cheaper than tea. That Americans would ever agree to relinquish their booze was as improbable as it was astonishing. Yet we did, and Last Call is Daniel Okrent’s dazzling explanation of why we did it, what life under Prohibition was like, and how such an unprecedented degree of government interference in the private lives of Americans changed the country forever. Writing with both wit and historical acuity, Okrent reveals how Prohibition marked a confluence of diverse forces: the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement, which allied itself with the antiliquor campaign; the fear of small-town, native-stock Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants of the large cities; the anti-German sentiment stoked by World War I; and a variety of other unlikely factors, ranging from the rise of the automobile to the advent of the income tax. Through it all, Americans kept drinking, going to remarkably creative lengths to smuggle, sell, conceal, and convivially (and sometimes fatally) imbibe their favorite intoxicants. Last Call is peopled with vivid characters of an astonishing variety: Susan B. Anthony and Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan and bootlegger Sam Bronfman, Pierre S. du Pont and H. L. Mencken, Meyer Lansky and the incredible—if long-forgotten—federal official Mabel Walker Willebrandt, who throughout the twenties was the most powerful woman in the country. (Perhaps most surprising of all is Okrent’s account of Joseph P. Kennedy’s legendary, and long-misunderstood, role in the liquor business.) It’s a book rich with stories from nearly all parts of the country. Okrent’s narrative runs through smoky Manhattan speakeasies, where relations between the sexes were changed forever; California vineyards busily producing “sacramental” wine; New England fishing communities that gave up fishing for the more lucrative rum-running business; and in Washington, the halls of Congress itself, where politicians who had voted for Prohibition drank openly and without apology. Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.

Last Call

Author: Rob Nelson
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780385334075
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ROB NELSON, the Fox News talk show host and the head of the political activist group Lead . . . or Leave, offers America one Last Call. In the bestselling tradition of Phillip K. Howard's The Death of Common Sense and Bill Bennett's The Death of Outrage, and with a tangible sense of urgency, Nelson offers readers the chance to reclaim their ideals and reinvest themselves in our political system. In the last presidential election, less than half of all registered voters bothered to go to the polls. Vast numbers weren't even registered. Many Americans are cynical about politics and disillusioned with elected officials who seem to work harder at staying in office than they do at serving their constituents. Showing readers how they can make a difference, how their votes can truly count, and how their voices can at last be heard, Rob Nelson melds pure common sense with the charisma of a firebrand. In Last Call, Nelson presents a manifesto that is radical, workable, and achievable. Tackling the ten biggest problems facing our country today, issues including incumbent politicians and bipartisan politics, taxes, public education, Social Security, and the national debt, Last Call cuts to the core with ten straightforward solutions.

Back 2 God

Author: Dexter D. Sanders
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504957466
Size: 64.73 MB
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Back 2 God: America’s Last Chance, and exploration by Dexter Sanders of the distinctive history and destiny of the United States, entwines the author’s passion for his calling from God to serve as an evangelist with the insights that arise from his education and expertise as an educator. The work’s historical review demonstrates how the drift of modern history has pulled the United States away from its ties to the Christian faith. His a call to action invites the people of this nation to change the direction of their lives. As the author writes, “The only way God will continue to fight for us is if we return to Him and stand up for His principles, morals, and values in this country.” In a time when many feel tempted to despair, Back 2 God: America’s Last Chance states clearly that while the United States has drifted away from its moorings, all is not lost. On the contrary, God’s calling to come back to the foundations of our culture—the precepts flowing from God’s word—should bring this country to a new dawn rather than to the sunset of its history.

Last Call

Author: Daniel Okrent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439171691
Size: 40.70 MB
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A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in 1630 carried more beer than water. By the 1820s, liquor flowed so plentifully it was cheaper than tea. That Americans would ever agree to relinquish their booze was as improbable as it was astonishing. Yet we did, and Last Call is Daniel Okrent’s dazzling explanation of why we did it, what life under Prohibition was like, and how such an unprecedented degree of government interference in the private lives of Americans changed the country forever. Writing with both wit and historical acuity, Okrent reveals how Prohibition marked a confluence of diverse forces: the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement, which allied itself with the antiliquor campaign; the fear of small-town, native-stock Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants of the large cities; the anti-German sentiment stoked by World War I; and a variety of other unlikely factors, ranging from the rise of the automobile to the advent of the income tax. Through it all, Americans kept drinking, going to remarkably creative lengths to smuggle, sell, conceal, and convivially (and sometimes fatally) imbibe their favorite intoxicants. Last Call is peopled with vivid characters of an astonishing variety: Susan B. Anthony and Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan and bootlegger Sam Bronfman, Pierre S. du Pont and H. L. Mencken, Meyer Lansky and the incredible—if long-forgotten—federal official Mabel Walker Willebrandt, who throughout the twenties was the most powerful woman in the country. (Perhaps most surprising of all is Okrent’s account of Joseph P. Kennedy’s legendary, and long-misunderstood, role in the liquor business.) It’s a book rich with stories from nearly all parts of the country. Okrent’s narrative runs through smoky Manhattan speakeasies, where relations between the sexes were changed forever; California vineyards busily producing “sacramental” wine; New England fishing communities that gave up fishing for the more lucrative rum-running business; and in Washington, the halls of Congress itself, where politicians who had voted for Prohibition drank openly and without apology. Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.

The End Of White Christian America

Author: Robert P. Jones
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501122290
Size: 56.59 MB
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"The founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and columnist forThe Atlantic describes how white Protestant Christians have declined in influence and power since the 1990s and explores the effect this has had on America,"--NoveList.

Democracy In America

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5877658352
Size: 74.16 MB
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Domesticating Drink

Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801868702
Size: 20.79 MB
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"By using the changing perceptions of alcohol and gender as the focus, Murdock deftly illustrates the social and political events that impacted American culture." -- American Studies International

Twilight S Last Gleaming

Author: Robert Jeffress
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 1617950319
Size: 22.74 MB
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Never in recent history have Christians been more discouraged and fearful about our country’s future. Economic chaos, immorality, terrorism and global turmoil have convinced many that we are living in the twilight days of America. Dr. Robert Jeffress agrees. But this is not the end of the story, he writes in Twilight’s Last Gleaming. Although we cannot prevent America’s eventual demise, we can delay it . . . and make a difference for eternity at the same time. For everyone who wonders what can be done right now—within our culture, our churches, in the voting booth and our neighborhoods—Jeffress answers with biblical insight and real-world clarity, showing Christians how to seize this unprecedented opportunity and point people to our only Hope. Includes a foreword by Mike Huckabee.

Women

Author: Kimberly Fletcher
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449704391
Size: 69.81 MB
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