Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from Abraham Lincoln

  • Author : Abraham Lincoln,Peter C. Vermilyea,G. S. Boritt,Jakob B. Boritt,Deborah R. Huso
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 9780231103268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

-- Thomas F. Schwartz, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Lincoln Herald

Of The People, By The People

  • Author : Roger Osborne
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-11-17
  • ISBN : 1446442810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

'Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.' Churchill had more reason than most to rue the power of democracy, having been thrown out of office after leading Britain to victory in 1945. Democracy, when viewed from above, has always been a fickle master; from below it is a powerful but fragile friend. Most books on democracy focus on political theory and analysis, in a futile attempt to define democracy. Of The People, By The People takes the opposite approach, telling the stories of the different democracies that have come into existence during the past two and half millennia. From Athens to Rhaetia, Jamestown to Delhi, and Putney to Pretoria, the book shows how democratic systems are always a reflection of the culture and history of their birthplaces, and come about through seizing fleeting opportunities. Democracy can only be understood through the fascinating and inspiring stories of the peoples who fought to bring it about.

Party of the People

  • Author : Jules Witcover
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A popular history of the the Democratic Party ranges from its origins in the era of Thomas Jefferson to the present day, citing major events that transformed the Democrat Party, the evolution of its political philosophy and policies, and the personalities and perspectives of such key leaders as Jefferon, jackson, Wilson, Roosevelt, and Clinton. 25,000 first printing.


  • Author : Chantal Mouffe
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2016-04-25
  • ISBN : 9781910448809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Voice of the People

  • Author : James S. Fishkin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780300072556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Philosopher and political scientist James Fishkin evaluates modern democratic practices, explains how the voice of the people has struggled to make itself heard in the past and combines a review of ideas and experiments--including his own idea for a National Issues Convention that was adapted by PBS in January 1996--to legitimately rediscover the people's voice.

Visions of the People

  • Author : Patrick Joyce
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN : 9780521447973
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

In examining how the laboring people of nineteenth-century England saw their social order, this text looks beyond class to reveal the significance of other sources of social identity and social imagery, including the notions of "the people" themselves.

Abraham Lincoln

  • Author : Clara Ingram Judson
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781402751172
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A biography of Lincoln whose success story became the symbol of the American dream--the backwoods boy who by honesty, dignity, and kindness won the highest office in the country.

A Man of the People

  • Author : Thomas Dixon
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1920
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A Man of the People

  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release : 1988
  • ISBN : 9780435905347
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Annotation A very funny, very disturbing fiction about political corruption in the new Nigeria.

A People's History of the United States

  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Aristotext
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.