The American Way of Writing How to Communicate Like a Native at School at Work and on the Road

Independent of grammar and punctuation rules, there have always been
important “rules of the road” about what makes good writing in American English.
In the computer age, some of the old rules have become even more important
than ...

Author: Steven D. Stark

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440871375

Category: Self-Help

Page: 218

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Explains the uniquely American cultural references that appear in American English for students and professionals to increase their written command of the language. • Clearly presents detailed knowledge of American history and culture for non-Americans, with examples of features of American writing such as short, to-the-point sentences • Provides key takeaways for students and professionals at the end of each chapter • Includes chapters on moving from other forms of English, such as Canadian or Australian, to American

The American Way of Eating

Clarion-Ledger “McMillan is a talented writer whose deft writing and unusual
adventures keep the pages turning. She meets interesting people and gamely
ventures into a world many of us see but know little about. . . . The American Way
of ...

Author: Tracie McMillan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439171974

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Now in paperback, this New York Times bestselling work of undercover journalism offers “a compelling and cogent argument that eating healthily ought to be easier” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer). When award-winning (and working-class) journalist Tracie McMillan saw foodies swooning over $9 organic tomatoes, she couldn’t help but wonder: What about the rest of us? Why do working Americans eat the way we do? And what can we do to change it? To find out, McMillan went undercover in three jobs that feed America, living and eating off her wages in each. Reporting from California fields, a Walmart produce aisle outside of Detroit, and the kitchen of a New York City Applebee’s, McMillan examines the reality of our country’s food industry in this “clear and essential” (The Boston Globe) work of reportage. Chronicling her own experience and that of the Mexican garlic crews, Midwestern produce managers, and Caribbean line cooks with whom she works, McMillan goes beyond the food on her plate to explore the national priorities that put it there. Fearlessly reported and beautifully written, The American Way of Eating goes beyond statistics and culture wars to deliver a book that is fiercely honest, strikingly intelligent, and compulsively readable. In making the simple case that—city or country, rich or poor—everyone wants good food, McMillan guarantees that talking about dinner will never be the same again.

Inventing the American Way The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Many sample letters and writing instructions responded to Soviet propaganda by
coupling denunciations of communism with depictions of its implicit alternative:
the American Way. Both Italian- and English-language newspapers printed ...

Author: Wendy L. Wall Assistant Professor of History Queen's University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198044031

Category: History

Page: 400

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In the wake of World War II, Americans developed an unusually deep and all-encompassing national unity, as postwar affluence and the Cold War combined to naturally produce a remarkable level of agreement about the nation's core values. Or so the story has long been told. Inventing the "American Way" challenges this vision of inevitable consensus. Americans, as Wendy Wall argues in this innovative book, were united, not so much by identical beliefs, as by a shared conviction that a distinctive "American Way" existed and that the affirmation of such common ground was essential to the future of the nation. Moreover, the roots of consensus politics lie not in the Cold War era, but in the turbulent decade that preceded U.S. entry into World War II. The social and economic chaos of the Depression years alarmed a diverse array of groups, as did the rise of two "alien" ideologies: fascism and communism. In this context, Americans of divergent backgrounds and beliefs seized on the notion of a unifying "American Way" and sought to convince their fellow citizens of its merits. Wall traces the competing efforts of business groups, politicians, leftist intellectuals, interfaith proponents, civil rights activists, and many others over nearly three decades to shape public understandings of the "American Way." Along the way, she explores the politics behind cultural productions ranging from The Adventures of Superman to the Freedom Train that circled the nation in the late 1940s. She highlights the intense debate that erupted over the term "democracy" after World War II, and identifies the origins of phrases such as "free enterprise" and the "Judeo-Christian tradition" that remain central to American political life. By uncovering the culture wars of the mid-twentieth century, this book sheds new light on a period that proved pivotal for American national identity and that remains the unspoken backdrop for debates over multiculturalism, national unity, and public values today.

The American Way of Poetry

Dithyrambic histories in oratorical prose were promptly written on both sides , but
the public was forced to wait sixty years for a treatment of the theme in poetry
generous to both factions and eminently satisfying to the soul of a newly united
and ...

Author: Henry Willis Wells

Publisher: New York : Russell & Russell, 1964 [c1943]

ISBN: UOM:39015000523996

Category: American poetry

Page: 246

View: 157


The American Way

LOOKING 2. Framework of Government The second thing a constitution must do
is describe the way in which the government is to be organized and the powers
which government will possess . Political systems with written constitutions have

Author: James T. Myers

Publisher: D.C. Heath

ISBN: NWU:35556018042242

Category: United States

Page: 560

View: 583


On Your Way to Writing

A Writing Workshop for Intermediate Learners Rhona B. Genzel. On the street
Call it fashion , American style Fashion and patriotism often merge and this is one
of those times . The American flag is now appearing frequently in the form of the ...

Author: Rhona B. Genzel

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 0838434320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

View: 640


Celebrate the American Way A Fun ESL Guide to English Language Culture in the U S Book Audio

REA's Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture with Audio CD + MP3 The emphasis is on fun in this lighthearted guide to language and culture in the United States!

Author: Sheila MacKechnie Murtha


ISBN: 0738611948

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 589


REA's Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Culture with Audio CD + MP3 The emphasis is on fun in this lighthearted guide to language and culture in the United States! The warm and witty authors of English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S., are back with the second book in the series, Celebrate the American Way, another fun ESL guide to English language and culture. This friendly guide takes you on a year-long journey through American culture, highlighting the meanings behind the U.S. holidays and special events celebrated in each season. You will learn why Americans celebrate Independence Day, discover the history of Thanksgiving, get tips on wedding etiquette, find out how to carve a Jack O' Lantern, and more! Our ESL author experts give English language learners all the must-know vocabulary, common expressions, and wacky idioms that help explain the major celebrations and social customs in the United States. You'll have fun improving your English language and grammar skills. Along the way, quiz yourself with fill-in and matching exercises as you learn about commonly confused words, adjectives, and synonyms. Practice until you're perfect! Improve your listening and speaking skills with the dialogues included on our audio CD and Mp3 download. No matter what the season, Celebrate the American Way is an excellent resource for ESL students and teachers, English language learners, and professionals of all ages and all nationalities. Whether you want to improve your understanding of American culture or just expand your everyday vocabulary, this fun and friendly guide will help you build your skills and communicate with precision - and success!

The American Way of Violence

The motivation for writing this book and many of the ideas contained in it were
generated by my participation, over a period of more than five years, in a
Columbia University seminar on Human Maladaptation in Modern Society.
Throughout this ...

Author: Alphonso Pinkney


ISBN: UOM:49015000158288

Category: United States

Page: 235

View: 412



Various Indian writers have carved out a name for themselves in different fields of
its literature . ... But still just as there is an American way of writing English
reflecting their own culture and spirit , there should be an Indian way of writing
English ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3514936

Category: Humanities


View: 734


Soldiers and Scholars

WAR ll The army is ever astride a hobby,” complained Lt. Matthew Forney Steele
in 1895. “It rides them one at a time, and a new one has been saddled and ...

Author: John Wesley Masland


ISBN: UCAL:B4955930

Category: EE. UU - Relaciones exteriores - Siglo XX.

Page: 530

View: 454


Writers Markets Methods

We are offering song - poem writers the rare opportunity of having qualified
composers furnish music on percentage basis for ... The American pub ic school
is the most democratic and the most important institution in our American way of
life ...



ISBN: UTEXAS:059172130886581

Category: Authorship


View: 354


American Catholic Studies

John Tracy Ellis has described McAvoy as a " well trained and solid scholar " who
" made a significant contribution " to the study of American Catholicism . " He was
an indefatigable worker who advanced in a marked way research and writing ...



ISBN: UVA:X030053528



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The Great American Novel

American writers have now achieved literary methods , styles , and views of men
and life more or less narkedly American . A better definition of the American book
would be " a work by any hand , deal ing with American life and character , by ...

Author: Charles Alexander Campbell


ISBN: MINN:31951001974811F

Category: American fiction

Page: 275

View: 318


Southern Pulp and Paper Manufacturer

offset , egister , envelope ,. American Color & Chemical Corporation offers you a
broad spec - trum of ideas for solving paper dye ing problems . We call it “ the ...



ISBN: UOM:39015082341259

Category: Paper industry


View: 998


The Prose Writers of America

... in religion and legislation , and never taking a thought whether they are
speaking or writing in an American style , or on an American subject , will strike
out such sparks from the intellect as will shine like stars into the farthest future
ages .

Author: Rufus Wilmot Griswold


ISBN: UCD:31175002528050

Category: American prose literature

Page: 552

View: 862


Saturday Review of Literature

Thus the relation and bored by writing in which imabsorbed so long and so much
. Yet it of what is called the American way agination is only half - formed and is
equally true that our literature is of life , which really means the Ameri half ...



ISBN: UOM:39015020178474

Category: American literature


View: 258


Dealing Creatively with Death

Of the many people who helped me over the years with writing projects , I count
Ernest Morgan as primus inter pares — first among equals . In the early 1960s ,
when I was preparing The American Way of Death , I ran across his Manual of ...

Author: Ernest Morgan


ISBN: PSU:000018709094

Category: Burial

Page: 167

View: 827


"This manual on death education is a 'must' for any involved in hospice care or work with the terminally ill. It covers everything from living with terminally ill individuals to the right to die, memorial societies, and death ceremonies. Its focus on the emotional and economic costs of death is unparalleled".--"Midwest Book Review".

A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers 2001 2002

Author: Poets & Writers, Inc

Publisher: Poets & Writers

ISBN: 0913734624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 556

View: 408


This reference includes the names, contact information, and publication credits of over 7,400 contemporary American poets, fiction writers, and performance writers. The main listings are organized by state and country and include such information as the writers' willingness to travel and read and languages of fluency. A separate index lists writers by categories of self-identification, such as race, political interest, home, gender, and employment. The 2000-2001 edition includes more than 500 new listings and an index of literary agents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Alaska Review

One of the largest and most isolated groups of non - native speakers of English in
this country is the American Indian , a point that is often forgotten ... At that time a
new style of writing will develop more exactly contemporary American way .



ISBN: UOM:39015028789371

Category: Alaska


View: 134


Strategies for Successful Writing

A man must prove his faith in sports and the American Way by whipping himself
into shape , playing by the rules , being part of the team , and putting out all the
way . If his faith is strong , he will triumph . It ' s his own fault if he loses , fails ...

Author: James A. Reinking


ISBN: 0138520399

Category: College readers

Page: 681

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