Washington Almanac

Facts about Washington

Author: Andrea Jarvela

Publisher: West Winds Press

ISBN: 9781558684737

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 8101

"The Washington Almanac "TM"" is an essential read for anyone wanting the lowdown facts on the regional history, natural geography, economy, and peoples of the Evergreen State.


Past and Present

Author: Daniel E. Harmon

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435852958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5266

Presents the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Washington, as well as general facts about the state.

The United States' Almanac

Or Complete Ephemeris, for 1843-45

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8249

The Colorado Almanac

Facts about Colorado

Author: Thomas J. Noel

Publisher: Westwinds Press

ISBN: 9781558685987

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 6443

Gathers information about Colorado's population, geography, government, employment, banking, business, transportation, agriculture, industry, and culture.

West Virginia

The Mountain State

Author: Justine Fontes,Ron Fontes

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836851632

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9072

Presents the history, geography, people, politics and government, economy, culture and lifestyle, state events and attractions, and notable people of West Virginia.

The National Debt of the United States, 1941 to 2008, 2d ed.

Author: Robert E. Kelly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786432330

Category: History

Page: 393

View: 5389

America's debt is in the trillions--and yet, like those who worry about borrowing five dollars but not about their unaffordable mortgage, Americans fail to pay attention to this serious situation. The press hovers over annual budgets and the associated deficits (and rare surpluses), but pays little attention to the national debt and even less to the interest spent serving it. Federal politicians seem as powerless to control the debt as they are uninformed about its nature. After tracing fluctuations in the finances of the country from its beginning until 1940, this book examines the administrations of the next 12 presidents (FDR through George W. Bush) and the annual budget deficits and interest expenses that fed the national debt. The startup debt of each administration is shown; then the change in debt through the end of the administration is analyzed to show what areas of government incurred overspending and how much was overspent. Also included are brief biographies of each president, and discussions of foreign and domestic situations, including judicial decisions and sociological changes, that affected fiscal policies and fueled the urge to overspend.

The People's Almanac

Author: David Wallechinsky,Irving Wallace

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Reference

Page: 1478

View: 2173

A books of facts and figures on a variety of subjects, including the United States, world history, people, health, war, disasters, the arts, science and technology, honors, religion, and the curious.

The Republic of Nature

An Environmental History of the United States

Author: Mark Fiege

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295804149

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 3014

In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/


Author: Jason Glaser

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736822046

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8793

An introduction to the geography, history, government, politics, economy, resources, people, and culture of Washington, D.C., including maps, charts, and a recipe.