Give Me Liberty
  • Author : David E. Hoffman
  • Release Date : 21 June 2022
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 13 : 9781982191214
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Book Description: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporter David E. Hoffman comes the riveting biography of Oswaldo Payá, a dissident who dared to defy Fidel Castro, inspiring thousands of Cubans to fight for democracy. Oswaldo Payá was seven years old when Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, promising to create a “free, democratic, and just Cuba.” But Castro instead created an authoritarian regime with little tolerance of free speech or thought. His secret police were trained to crush dissent by East Germany’s ruthless Stasi. Throughout Cuba’s 20th century history, the dream of democracy was often just within reach, only to be dashed by dictatorship and revived again by a new generation. Payá inherited this dream and it became his life’s work. As a teenager in Communist Cuba, he led a protest against the Soviet-led shattering of the Prague Spring. Before long, he was sent to Castro’s forced labor camps. Payá later became a leading voice of opposition and formed a pro-democracy movement. A devoted Catholic, he championed a simple, bedrock belief that rights are bestowed by God, and not the state. Every day, he witnessed these rights trampled in Cuba. He could not stay silent. Payá’s most daring challenge to the Cuban government was the Varela Project, a one-page citizen petition demanding free speech, a free press, freedom of association, freedom of belief, private enterprise, free elections and freedom for political prisoners. More than 35,000 people signed the Varela Project, an extraordinary outpouring of protest—with nothing more than pen and paper—against Castro’s decades of despotism. The regime responded by ignoring the petition, arresting dozens of Payá’s followers and sending them to prison for many years. After receiving multiple death threats, Payá was killed in a suspicious car wreck on a remote country road. Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David E. Hoffman returns with an epic portrait of a lone individual who had the courage, faith, and persistence to struggle for democracy against an unforgiving dictator. At its heart, Give Me Liberty is a sweeping account of one country’s tragic and continuing struggle for its freedom.

Give Me Liberty  An American History

Give Me Liberty An American History

Author : Eric Foner
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : History
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Give Me Liberty! is the #1 book in the U.S. history survey course because it works in the classroom. A single-author text by a leader in the field, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, accessible, concise, and integrated American history. Updated with powerful new scholarship on borderlands and the West, ...

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Author : David E. Hoffman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporter David E. Hoffman comes the riveting biography of Oswaldo Payá, a dissident who dared to defy Fidel Castro, inspiring thousands of Cubans to fight for democracy. Oswaldo Payá was seven years old when Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, promising to create ...

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Author : Naomi Wolf
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Political Science
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In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately, ...

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Author : Richard Brookhiser
Publisher : Basic Books
Genre : History
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An award-winning historian recounts the history of American liberty through the stories of thirteen essential documents Nationalism is inevitable: It supplies feelings of belonging, identity, and recognition. It binds us to our neighbors and tells us who we are. But increasingly -- from the United States to India, from Russia ...

Give Me Liberty   An American History Seagull 6E Combined Vol

Give Me Liberty An American History Seagull 6E Combined Vol

Author : Foner, Eric
Publisher : W.W. Norton & Company
Genre : History
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A powerful text by an acclaimed historian, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, concise, and integrated American history. In the Sixth Edition, Eric Foner addresses a question that has motivated, divided, and stirred passionate debates: ÒWho is an American?Ó With new coverage of issues of inclusion and exclusionÑreinforced by ...

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Author : Martin Harry Greenberg,Mark Tier
Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
Genre : Fiction
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WHEN IN THE COURSE OF FUTURE EVENTS ... Liberty is a recurring theme in science fiction. Here's a volume of explorations of this theme, some even arguing that freedom can be best served by doing away with government entirely. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." And ...

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Author : L. M. Elliott
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An exciting novel for tweens that captures the dawn of the American Revolution. Life is tough for thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, an indentured servant in colonial Virginia. Then in a twist of luck, he meets Basil, a kind schoolmaster, and an arrangement is struck lending Nathaniel's labor to a Williamsburg carriage ...

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Author : Russell Freedman
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing. By the author of the Newbery Honor book, The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane. Reprint....

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Author : Gerry Spence
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Genre : Political Science
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Here, in this landmark personal work, Gerry demonstrates how, despite the democratic rhetoric we hear and believe, we have become enslaved. All of us are trapped by a complex web of corporate and governmental behemoths he calls the "New Slave Master" that today controls our airways, educates our children, and ...

Give Me Liberty and Give Me A Drink

Give Me Liberty and Give Me A Drink

Author : C. Jarrett Dieterle
Publisher : Artisan Books
Genre : Cooking
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“Dieterle is an engaging guide through the crazy world of American liquor laws . . . Come for the cocktail recipes, stay for the call to arms.” —Clay Risen, author of Single Malt Whisky Across this nation, in breweries, liquor stores, bars, and even our own homes, we’re being stripped of our ...

Give Me Liberty  Not Marxism

Give Me Liberty Not Marxism

Author : L. T. C. Robert L. Maginnis
Publisher : Defender
Genre : Uncategorized
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Give Me Liberty, Not Marxism examines what current American leaders like President Joe Biden and his globalist allies intend for America and the world, an outcome that may well usher in the prophetic end times. The evidence for this possible result comes from an objective review of the histories of ...

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Obamacare

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Obamacare

Author : Michael Ramirez
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Humor
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From two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Michael Ramirez comes a collection of conservative political cartoons forming a satirical history of the Obama era, with a foreword by Dick Cheney and an afterword by Rush Limbaugh. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare is a trenchant and outright hilarious collection of ...

Voices of Freedom

Voices of Freedom

Author : Eric Foner
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Genre : History
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Edited by Eric Foner and coordinated with each chapter of the text, this companion to Give Me Liberty! includes primary-source documents touching on the theme of American freedom. The freedom theme is explored in the words of well-known historical figures and ordinary Americans. Each document is accompanied by an introductory ...