By Tom Engelhardt

“One of my favourite websites.”—Bill Moyers

“Tom Engelhardt is a countrywide treasure and regularly worthy reading.”—Juan Cole

“Indispensable.”—Tony Karon

“TomDispatch is quintessential and irreplaceable.”—Andrew Bacevich

“TomDispatch is key reading.”—Amy Goodman

Tom Engelhardt, writer of the very important web site TomDispatch.com, takes a scalpel to the yankee urge to dominate the globe. Tracing advancements from Sept. 11 to overdue final evening, this is often an unforgettable anatomy of a catastrophe that's but to end.

Since 2001, Tom Englehardt has written commonplace stories for his renowned website TomDispatch that experience supplied badly wanted perception into US militarism and its results, either at domestic and in another country. while others have been celebrating the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, he warned of the large hazards of either occupations.

In The American method of War, Engelhardt files Washington’s ongoing dedication to army bases to preserve—and extend—its empire; unearths damning information regarding the yankee reliance on air energy, at nice rate to civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan; and indicates that the USA empire has deep old roots that precede the Bush administration—and proceed this present day into the presidency of Barack Obama.

Tom Engelhardt created and runs TomDispatch.com, a venture of The country Institute, the place he's a fellow. he's the writer of a hugely praised heritage of yankee triumphalism within the chilly conflict, The finish of Victory Culture, and of a unique, The final Days of Publishing, in addition to a set of his TomDispatch interviews, Mission Unaccomplished.

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A brilliant horticulturist, Cooper provided the scientific, agricultural, and economic foundation for the business of growing olives in California. Along with Frank Kimball of San Diego, Cooper led the charge for the olive. He first visited Santa Barbara in 1868 and was impressed by the trees planted there by the mission’s padres and perhaps the grove of Judge Charles Fernald, the largest in the state at 40 acres. In 1870, he moved to the Goleta Valley, where within two years he planted 5,000 trees on 50 acres from 15-inch cuttings he made primarily at the missions at San Diego, San Fernando, San Buenaventura, and Santa Barbara.

Mismanagement by the latter led to bankruptcy. Sammis, however, continued to run his orchard, selling his olives to the Lindsay company, and continued to live until 1970 in the house he and Miriam occupied when they first moved to Wallace. He died the following year in Marin County. But the trees that bore his beloved “beautiful rocks” remain, as does a legacy of olives in Calaveras County. 59 Louis Benedict Sammis was born on July 17, 1881, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His Sammis ancestors had arrived in that state from England in the 1640s.

Albert married California-born Carrie Augusta Chandler in 1883. Her father was former state senator Augustus Lemuel Chandler, a Vermonter who came to California in 1852. Albert and Carrie had 10 children, seven girls and three boys. All but one attended college, from Stanford, the University of California, Mills, and Rutgers to Davis Agricultural College, which later became the University of California, Davis, today a major center for olive research. J. Sparks on Coon Creek. There, he also grew raisins and grain and raised livestock.

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