John R. MacArthur 19 May 2018 9:00 AM 19 May 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream Sarah ChurchwellBloomsbury, pp.356, £20 The figure of Donald Trump looms over Sarah Churchwell’s new history of American national identity, which highlights the ugliest features of the country’s ingrained traditions of intolerance and bigotry. But it is the current president’s father, Fred, who first leaps off the page in a startling cameo appearance. On Memorial Day 1927, as Churchwell recounts, the white supremacist, anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic Ku Klux Klan organised a march in New York City’s borough of Queens, home to the German-American Trump family, whose patriarch, Friedrich Trump, had emigrated to the United States in 1885. About 1,000 demonstrators, many dressed in the KKK’s signature hooded white robes and ‘accompanied by 400 women from … [Read more...] about What was Donald Trump’s father doing at a notorious KKK gathering in 1927?
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US & Canada 13 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44072049 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel World War Two was just ending when the last Irish-born player took part in a Major League Baseball game. A Belfast native just changed that and revived memories of the nation's long relationship with America's past … [Read more...] about Dream debut revives Irish role in baseball history
How many Americans are actually living in France? It's a good question. According to the most recent data given to the The Local from France's national statistics agency INSEE, the number of Americans in France is around the 31, 000 mark. Although the real number is likely to be much higher, with the US embassy even talking of around 100,000 "yankees" in France. Judging by comments from our readers and on social media platforms there are a few hundred thousand more Americans who dream of moving to France. So you're thinking of moving to France you'll want to know where to find (or where to avoid) your fellow countrymen, right? Paris, Ile de France, Photo: Flickr/Henrik Berger Jørgensen You can probably guess where most American expats choose to settle in France. That’s right: the City of Light. Île de France, the region around Paris, is officially home to about 15,500 Americans (so around exactly half of all Americans in France), making it the clear top … [Read more...] about Where in France do all the American expats live?
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 23, ARMENPRESS. Armenian writer Vardges Petrosyan’s Years Lived and Not Lived is again at the top of Yerevan Bestseller project – an ARMENPRESS exclusive bringing the top ten weekly bestselling books of the Armenian capital. The book includes two stories, the eponymous novel and a 1970 story collection titled Why Flowers Die Early. Armenian writer Mark Aren’s Where Wild Roses Bloom is ranked 2nd this week. The story is about an Armenophobic Turkish former serviceman who finds out that his parents were Armenians. He spends his remaining life searching the graves of his parents, without knowing that it was a misunderstanding. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by American writer Richard Bach is third in the list. It is a fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. It was first published in … [Read more...] about YEREVAN BESTSELLER 4/99: Readers prefer Hermann Hesse, Mark Aren, Remarque
WHAT can't you miss on TV tonight? Our guide to the must-see shows... Last Laugh In Vegas, 9pm, ITV This show adds showbiz sparkle to the surprise hit format of The Real Marigold Hotel. Performers of a certain vintage, including Hi-de-Hi! legend Su Pollard (right), comedy double act Cannon & Ball and entertainer Bernie Clifton, move to Vegas for three weeks. The group, whose heydays spanned the 60s, 70s and 80s, share a luxurious mansion as they rehearse for a one-off variety spectacular. Putting on a gig in the city which once hosted Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra is a dream come true for these troupers. What will American punters make of some old-fashioned British end-of-pier fun?Come Home, 9pm, BBC One Marie’s story is the focus this time, and she’s living a miserable existence in the wake of walking out on her family. Consumed by loneliness, it’s no clearer as to why Marie (Paula Malcomson, left) upped and left until she meets with a man she’d … [Read more...] about What’s on TV tonight? Shows to watch on Tuesday 3 April from Last Laugh in Vegas to Come Home