Best Andrew M. Allison books

The Real George Washington (American Classic Series)

Jay A. Parry

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This is the best-selling classic regularly featured by Glenn Beck to Fox TV viewers!

The Real George Washington: The True Story of America s Most Indispensable Man. There is properly no history; only biography, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. If that is true of the general run of mankind, it is particularly true of George Washington. The story of his life is the story of the founding of America. His was the dominant personality in three of the most critical events in that founding: the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, and the first national administration. Had he not served as America's leader in those three events, all would likely have failed -- and America, as we know it today, would not exist.

Why, after two centuries, does George Washington remain one of the most beloved figures in our history? The Real George Washington answers that question by giving us a close look at this man who became the father of our country and the first American President. But rather than focus on the interpretations of historians, much of his exciting story is told in his own words. The second part of this 928-page book brings together the most important and insightful passages from Washington's writings, conveniently arranged by subject.

Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers. The National Center for Constitutional Studies...is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution. -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

The Real Thomas Jefferson (American Classic Series)

Andrew M. Allison

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The Real Thomas Jefferson: The True Story of America's Philosopher of Freedom

Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and...he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history. So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. And as the English novelist Samuel Butler once wrote, Though God cannot alter the past--historians can. His observation is especially applicable to our changing perceptions of great historical personalities, most of whom are relentlessly reinterpreted by each new generation of biographers.

There is no better example of this kind of metamorphosis than Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States. Since his death in 1826, he has been alternately vilified and deified by writers of varying motivations. In The Real Thomas Jefferson, by allowing Jefferson to explain his life and ideas in his own words, we have tried to ensure that his spirit, not ours, will breathe in these pages so that all who read them will become acquainted with Jefferson himself -- not another second-hand interpretation. His biography is set forth in Part I, and Part II brings together the most insightful passages from his writings, arranged by subject.

Highly acclaimed by many, including Glenn Beck of the Fox News Channel. Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers. The National Center for Constitutional Studies...is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution. -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

The Real Benjamin Franklin (American Classic Series)

Andrew M. Allison

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The Real Benjamin Franklin: The True Story of America's Greatest Diplomat. There are many Benjamin Franklins -- or at least he has taken on many different forms in the history books of the last two centuries. Some historians have shown us an aged statesman whose wise and steadying influence kept the Constitutional Convention together in 1787, while others have conjured up sensational tales of a lecherous old diplomat. Unfounded myths are now being repeated and embellished in school textbooks and educational television programs.

Which of all these Benjamin Franklins, if any, is real? This book is an attempt to answer that question. The Real Benjamin Franklin seats us across the table from the one person who really knew Benjamin Franklin -- that is, Franklin himself -- and gives him an opportunity to explain his life and ideas in his own words. Part I of this book details his exciting biography, and Part II includes his most important and insightful writings, all carefully documented from original sources.

Highly acclaimed by many, including Glenn Beck of the Fox News Channel. Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers. The National Center for Constitutional Studies...is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution. -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

Around Chigusa: Tea and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan (Publications of the Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University)

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An in-depth look at the dynamic cultural world of tea in Japan during its formative period

Around Chigusa investigates the cultural and artistic milieu in which a humble jar of Chinese origin dating to the thirteenth or fourteenth century became Chigusa, a revered, named object in the practice of formalized tea presentation (chanoyu) in sixteenth-century Japan. This tea-leaf storage jar lies at the nexus of interlocking personal networks, cultural values, and aesthetic idioms in the practice and appreciation of tea, poetry, painting, calligraphy, and Noh theater during this formative period of tea culture. The book’s essays set tea in dialogue with other cultural practices, revealing larger cultural paradigms that informed the production, circulation, and reception of the artifacts used and displayed in tea. Key themes include the centrality of tea to the social life of and interaction among warriors, merchants, and the courtly elite; the multifaceted relationship between things wa (Japanese) and kan (Chinese) and between tea and poetry; the rise of new formats for display of the visual and calligraphic arts; and collecting and display as an expression of political power.

The Real Thomas Jefferson: The True Story of America's Philosopher of Freedom (The American Classic Series, Vol. 1)

Andrew M. Allison

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The Real George Washington

Jay A.; Andrew M. Allison & W. Cleon Skousen Parry

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The Real Benjamin Franklin - The True Story of America's Greatest Diplomat

Andrew M. , Skousen, W. Cleon, and Maxfield, M. Richard Allison

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FIFTH PRINTING. 2009 National Center for Constitutional Studies trade paperback, Andrew M. Allison, W. Cleon Skousen, M. Richard Maxfield. There are many Benjamin Franklin's, but which is the real one? This book is an attempt to answer that question. The Real Benjamin Franklin seats us across the table from the one person who really knew Benjamin Franklin -- that is, Franklin himself -- and gives him an opportunity to explain his life and ideas in his own words. Part I of this book details his exciting biography, and Part II includes his most important and insightful writings, all carefully documented from original sources.

Chigusa and the Art of Tea

Louise Allison Cort

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This innovative book narrates the history of a single object―a tea-leaf storage jar created in southern China during the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries―and describes how its role changed after it was imported to Japan and passed from owner to owner there. In Japan, where the jar was in constant use for more than seven hundred years, it was transformed from a humble vessel into a celebrated object used in chanoyu (often translated in English as tea ceremony), renowned for its aesthetic and functional qualities, and awarded the name Chigusa.

Few extant tea utensils possess the quantity and quality of the accessories associated with Chigusa, material that enables modern scholars and tea aficionados to trace the jar’s evolving history of ownership and appreciation. Tea diaries indicate that the lavish accessories―the silk net bag, cover, and cords―that still accompany the jar were prepared in the early sixteenth century by its first recorded owner.

The American Classic Series: The Real George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson (3 Book Set) (The American Classic Series, Volumes 1-3)

Andrew M. Allison

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This series is dedicated to helping Americans understand and appreciate the Founders and the remarkable system of free government which they gave us. As seen on Glenn Beck! The American Classic Series: The Real George Washington, The Real Benjamin Franklin and the Real Thomas Jefferson. 3 books, 2141 pages total.

Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology 5th Edition Single Best Answer MCQs, 1e

Andrew S McQueen MRCP FRCR

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This is an ideal tool for trainee radiologists preparing for their professional certification exams to assess their current knowledge, comprehension and retention of information prior to sitting their exams. The book is targeted at the new style FRCR 2A exam. It reflects the recent changes in exam structure and all of the 520 questions are provided in the new “best of five” format. The book contains explanations and key learning points that are cross-referenced to Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology and to other leading radiology reference works and journals.

Bank of relevant questions, written in the new single best answer format.Reflects the changed nature of the FRCR 2A exam.

Each question comprises a short vignette containing clinical and/or imaging findings and the candidate is asked to select the best answer from a list of five options.

Provides answers that are well referenced to leading radiology reference work and to widely used radiology textbooks and journals. Directs the reader to authoritative “drill down” information for clarification whenever needed.