Daily Archives: January 13, 2021

Trump impeached for 2nd time


CBC News: The National

Published on Jan 13, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for a second time, over his role in last week’s attack on Capitol Hill, but authorities across the country are now bracing for more possible violence from an Trump army of supporters, one week before president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

SHOCK TROOPS OF DISASTER


National Archives Video Collection

Nov 4, 2015
On WPA relief operations in New England. Reel 1, hurricane and tidal waves hit the Long Island coast in Dec. 1938. The hurricane and flood waters rage across New England. Derailed trains, felled trees, damaged homes, flooded streets, and other evidences of the catastrophe are shown. Coast Guard crews rescue stranded citizens. WPA and CCC units erect sandbag levees. Reel 2, WPA director Harry Hopkins arrives at Providence, R.I., to survey damage. WPA units deliver food and medical supplies by truck,…

Date: 1931 – 1937
Creators: Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. 7/1/1939-6/30/1943 (Most Recent)
From: Series: Motion Picture Films, 1931 1922 – 1937 1944
Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922 – 1944
localIdentifier: 69.49
naId: 12363

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Shock Troops of Disaster: The Story of the New England Hurricane (1938)

Public Domain Stuff

May 31, 2020

Maddow To Trump: “What Did You Think Was Going To Happen?” | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


MSNBC

Published on Jan 13, 2021

Rachel Maddow addresses Donald Trump directly and asks if he actually thought it would work to send an angry mob to stop Congress from counting the electoral votes at the Capitol in order to preserve his power. Aired on 1/12/2021.

NYC cancels Trump contracts after Capitol rampage


Associated Press

Published on Jan 13, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a move that could cost his business $17 million per year in profits. (Jan. 13)

CBC points to white supremacy in Capitol attack


Associated Press

Published on Jan 13, 2021

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus said white supremacy was to blame for last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, and they accused President Donald Trump of inciting the mob violence. (Jan. 13)

Trump’s phone call with Georgia’s top election official


60 Minutes

Jan 12, 2021

Last weekend, President Trump called Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, imploring him with veiled threats and lies to change the outcome of the November election. Raffensperger talks to Scott Pelley about why he didn’t give in.

‘No thank you’ | Pompeo’s EU trip canceled after officials refuse to meet with him

RT

Jan 13, 2021

Mike Pompeo’s last diplomatic visit to Europe as US Secretary of State is off, because officials there are, apparently, refusing to meet with him. RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij picks up the story.

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates: Eric Jay Dolin

Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” – spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s – when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life. 100 illustrations; 8 pages of color illustrations

Review

“An entertaining romp across the oceans that shows how piracy is an inseparable element of our past…. Mr. Dolin has a keen eye for detail and the telling episode. Readers will learn fascinating tidbits of language, habits and cultural assimilation.”
Rinker Buck, Wall Street Journal

Black Flags, Blue Waters is rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry, but it also hews to the facts as they are known about the pirate lives and activities…. Dolin’s book is not only a fine entertainment, but it draws the pirate in a clear light.”
Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

“A masterly and vivid account of the pirates who operated around America’s coasts in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Using an impressive array of sources, Eric Jay Dolin throws a fresh light on familiar stories, unearths some new and surprising facts, and skillfully sets the exploits of a notorious generation of pirates in their historical context.”
David Cordingly, author of Under the Black Flag

“Elegantly written…. Black Flags, Blue Waters is distinctive and an excellent addition to this subdivision of maritime history.”
Louis Arthur Norton, Sea History

“Gripping…. Dolin, who has previously written popular narratives about whaling, the fur trade and opium trafficking, finds another can’t-miss subject in the adventures of Kidd, Bonnet, Blackbeard and their ilk. Dolin makes it fresh by focusing on the interaction between pirates and the British colonies. His evidence is irrefutable: pirate cash and stolen goods were invaluable to colonial ports.”
Anne Bartlett, BookPage

“If you’ve never read Dolin before, prepare to have a new favorite historian.”
Jeff Guinn, author of The Road to Jonestown

“A compelling examination of the economics, geopolitics, and strong?sometimes mad?personalities that fueled the great age of New World piracy. Black Flags, Blue Waters illuminates a fascinating era of maritime history but also the dark actions of desperate men.”
Dean King, author of Skeletons on the Zahara

“Eric Jay Dolin has written a tour de force history of this period in American history. Black Flags, Blue Waters brings to life the famous, the not-so-famous, and the infamous of the ranks of American pirates during the… Golden Age [of
Piracy].”
Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind

“As he did with whales and lighthouses, Eric Jay Dolin gives us another sea-meets-shore epic wrapped in a swashbuckling narrative…. A fascinating adventure story filled with rogues, rascals, and ruthless renegades, this is stirring history that reads like a novel.”
Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide

“In Black Flags, Blue Waters, Eric Jay Dolin presents the surprising and enthralling Age of Pirates that was more bloody than golden. In the process, he proves again that skillfully presented narrative nonfiction is even more gripping than swashbuckling mythology. If you’ve never read Dolin before, prepare to have a new favorite historian.”
Jeff Guinn, author of The Road to Jonestown

About the Author

Eric Jay Dolin is the best-selling author of Black Flags, Blue Waters and Leviathan. He and his family live in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Product details

  • Publisher : Liveright; 1st edition (September 17, 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1631496220
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1631496226
  • Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.3 inches

Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America: Eric Jay Dolin

A Seattle Times selection for one of Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010
Winner of the New England Historial Association’s 2010 James P. Hanlan Award
Winner of the Outdoor Writers Association of America 2011 Excellence in Craft Award, Book Division, First Place

“A compelling and well-annotated tale of greed, slaughter and geopolitics.” ―Los Angeles Times

As Henry Hudson sailed up the broad river that would one day bear his name, he grew concerned that his Dutch patrons would be disappointed in his failure to find the fabled route to the Orient. What became immediately apparent, however, from the Indians clad in deer skins and “good furs” was that Hudson had discovered something just as tantalizing.

The news of Hudson’s 1609 voyage to America ignited a fierce competition to lay claim to this uncharted continent, teeming with untapped natural resources. The result was the creation of an American fur trade, which fostered economic rivalries and fueled wars among the European powers, and later between the United States and Great Britain, as North America became a battleground for colonization and imperial aspirations.

In Fur, Fortune, and Empire, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the rise and fall of the fur trade of old, when the rallying cry was “get the furs while they last.” Beavers, sea otters, and buffalos were slaughtered, used for their precious pelts that were tailored into extravagant hats, coats, and sleigh blankets. To read Fur, Fortune, and Empire then is to understand how North America was explored, exploited, and settled, while its native Indians were alternately enriched and exploited by the trade. As Dolin demonstrates, fur, both an economic elixir and an agent of destruction, became inextricably linked to many key events in American history, including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812, as well as to the relentless pull of Manifest Destiny and the opening of the West.

This work provides an international cast beyond the scope of any Hollywood epic, including Thomas Morton, the rabble-rouser who infuriated the Pilgrims by trading guns with the Indians; British explorer Captain James Cook, whose discovery in the Pacific Northwest helped launch America’s China trade; Thomas Jefferson who dreamed of expanding the fur trade beyond the Mississippi; America’s first multimillionaire John Jacob Astor, who built a fortune on a foundation of fur; and intrepid mountain men such as Kit Carson and Jedediah Smith, who sliced their way through an awe inspiring and unforgiving landscape, leaving behind a mythic legacy still resonates today.

Concluding with the virtual extinction of the buffalo in the late 1800s, Fur, Fortune, and Empire is an epic history that brings to vivid life three hundred years of the American experience, conclusively demonstrating that the fur trade played a seminal role in creating the nation we are today. 125 black-and-white illustrations

Review

“Most of all [Dolin] is a scholarly storyteller as fascinating as it is on the economic and political (not to mention the ecological) implications, his is, from first to last, an ‘epic history.’ [Kerrigan gave Fur,
Fortune, and Empire
five
out of five stars, for a superlative rating]” (Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman)

“Eric Jay Dolin’s Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America was a wonderful book. He has now surpassed it. . . . [Fur,
Fortune, and Empire
is] a detailed, even-handed, utterly compelling history of the fur trade . . . It’s magnificent.” (Jonathan Wright, Geographical Magazine (UK) – the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society)

“Offering a new way to look at American history, Eric Jay Dolin explains how the fur trade helped to create the nation . . . It is a compelling story . . . . His clean, crisp prose makes this often horrifying narrative utterly fascinating.”(Neal Wyatt, Library Journal)

“Informative . . . The fur trade, as Dolin so vividly describes, was “a seminal part of who we are as nation, and how we came to be.” (Judith Chettle, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

About the Author

Eric Jay Dolin is the author of the bestselling Leviathan: The History of Whaling In America, which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Providence Journal, and was chosen by Amazon.com’s editors as one of the top ten history books of 2007. Leviathan also won the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History, and the 23rd Annual L. Byrne Waterman Award, given by the New Bedford Whaling Museum, for outstanding contributions to whaling research and history. His last book, Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America, was chosen by New West, The Seattle Times, and the Rocky Mountain Land Library as one of the best nonfiction books of 2010, and it also won the 2011 James P. Hanlan Book Award, given by the New England Historical Association. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, where he received his Ph.D. in environmental policy, he lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

  • ASIN : 0393340023
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 464 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780393340020
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0393340020
  • Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
  • Dimensions : 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches