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Cheney, Lynne V.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 19,385 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Local history  Chronologies  Fiction  Political fiction  Periodicals  Filmed speeches  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Creator
Classifications: E303, 973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lynne V Cheney
We the people : the story of our Constitution by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1787 delegates from across the country--including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin--gathered in Philadelphia and, meeting over the course of a sweltering summer, created a new framework for governing: the Constitution of the United States
America : a patriotic primer by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by important people, ideas, and events in the history of the United States
A is for Abigail : an almanac of amazing American women by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an important woman in the history of the United States, as well as others in her same field of accomplishment
Our 50 states : a family adventure across America by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each of the fifty states is represented by important people, ideas, and events in the history of the United States"--Provided by publisher
James Madison : a life reconsidered by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states--so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers--helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence--and remain a republic still"--
When Washington crossed the Delaware : a wintertime story for young patriots by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story that I tell my grandchildren at Christmas. I hope that this book will bring the tradition of sharing history to families all across America."--Lynne Cheney Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision. He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces. Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. But the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of battle and change the course of history. Best-selling author Lynne Cheney tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776. When Washington Crossed the Delaware will teach the young about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them
Telling the truth : why our culture and our country have stopped making sense, and what we can do about it by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is in the middle of a vast experiment, says Lynne V. Cheney, testing whether a society can thrive when more and more of its citizens doubt the importance of truth - or even whether such a thing as truth exists. Schoolchildren are being taught that the ancient Egyptians flew in gliders. University students learn that science is a white male conspiracy. In fields ranging from history to law, scholars and practitioners alike argue that their goal is not truth but the advancement of politically useful views. Journalists fall into the same pattern when they disdain objectivity and use the news to advance their viewpoints, as do psychologists who help their patients "recover" memories of events that never happened. Public figures tell us one thing today and another tomorrow and blithely accuse those who point out their inconsistencies of an "excess of literalism." In our postmodern world, everything has become relative. "Truth," according to a film at the Whitney Biennial, has become nothing more than "what is believed." As Telling the Truth reveals, the battle against this irrationality is being waged on all fronts - not just on college campuses, where "political correctness" has been spotlighted, but in schools, in the workplace, in popular culture and the media, in the legal system, in politics and government. Telling the Truth is a systematic expose of the ways in which all of the doctrines that have come to the fore in our postmodern era - from multiculturalism to critical legal studies, from radical feminism to critical race theory - have affected not only the academy but also the wider society, where they threaten the foundations of our legal, political, and social order. Cheney shows in revealing detail how government agencies at both the state and federal level have funded scholarship, programs, and exhibitions that are part of the assault on truth. Most citizens, she contends, would object to these activities - if only they knew about them. A cry of alarm and an impassioned call to arms, Telling the Truth is essential reading for an understanding of America's intellectual and moral crisis
Kings of the Hill : power and personality in the House of Representatives by Richard B Cheney( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles nine of America's most provocative, colorful, and controversial congressional leaders, Henry Clay, James Polk, Thaddeus Stevens, James Blaine, Thomas Reed, Joe Cannon, Nicholas Longworth, Sam Rayburn, and Newt Gingrich
A time for freedom : what happened when in America by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the United States in order of how things happened
Tyrannical machines : a report on educational practices gone wrong and our best hopes for setting them right by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of educational practices in the United States takes the position that a number of practices, including the way teachers are trained, textbooks selected, and college and university faculty rewarded, have become institutionalized and endure in spite of the reform efforts of the past decade. These practices, once established on a large scale, became both counterproductive and resistant to change. A reform agenda is suggested, establishing and encouraging alternatives. These include: (1) parental choice of elementary/secondary schools; (2) alternative paths to certification for prospective teachers; (3) alternatives to the mechanical criteria commonly used to select textbooks; (4) alternatives to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (sat) such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress; (5) inservice opportunities for teachers to study their subjects; (6) paths to recognition and reward for college faculty that emphasize teaching as well as research; and (7) well-informed choices for college selection for students and parents. The value of cultural and educational programs--"the parallel school" offered by museums, libraries, the theater, and exemplary television presentations--is discussed. (140 endnotes) (jd)
50 hours : a core curriculum for college students by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information for colleges engaged in curricular reform about how other schools are managing the task is presented with the central device for organizing details being an imagined core of studies, 50 semester hours, that would encourage coherent and substantive learning in essential areas of knowledge. Rather than acting as a single prototype this report provides information about various models to individual faculties that must decide the undergraduate course of study. The results of a 1989 survey funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and conducted by the Gallup Organization are discussed, noting that significant gaps exist in college seniors' knowledge of history and literature. Too many colleges and universities fail to provide enough structure in the curriculum. Since many of them allow students to earn bachelor's degrees without taking courses in history, literature, science, or mathematics, trustees and administrators are urged to support faculty members working to strengthen general education requirements. To deal with this problem, a core of learning is set forth as follows: 50 semester hours of required study in cultures and civilizations, foreign languages, mathematics, natural sciences and the social sciences. Several examples of core courses that have been developed at colleges and universities nationwide are included. It is recommended that courses in the core be taught in small classes and in an integrated fashion and that they be taught by the most distinguished faculty. The complete Gallup survey of college seniors on knowledge of history and literataure is attached. (Sm)
American memory : a report on the humanities in the nation's public schools by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive study of humanities education in the nation's public schools, commissioned by the United States Congress, concludes that history, literature, and languages are inadequately taught, and most students fail to learn important knowledge about their shared past and culture. Data from a nation-wide survey reveal gross ignorance of major events, personalities, documents, and literary classics in Western civiliation. More than two-thirds of American 17-year-olds are unable to place the Civil War within the correct half-century or are unable to identify the Reformation or Magna Carta. In general, a long-standing purpose of U.S. public education--transmission of a common culture to all students--is in jeopardy. This study points to emphasis on process over content as the fundamental deficiency in humanities education. Curriculum guides and textbooks emphasize practical skills at the expense of knowledge; processes in thinking and doing have a higher priority than subject matter. The content-poor curriculum of elementary and secondary schools is reinforced by teacher education programs that stress how to teach rather than what shall be taught. Recommendations for strengthening humanities education in public schools pertain to: (1) expansion of time allocated to the study of history, literature, and foreign languages; (2) improvement of textbook content; and (3) reform of teacher education programs to emphasize courses in subject areas of the humanities. There is a critical need to attend to what students learn as well as how they learn. Further, school districts are called upon to invest less in mid-level administrators and more in paraprofessionals and aides who can relieve teachers of burdensome custodial and clerical tasks. The purposes are to provide teachers with more time to study, think, and plan and to enhance their authority and performance in the classroom. A six-page news release is appended and summarizes the main ideas and findings of this report on humanities education. (Jp)
Humanities in America : a report to the President, the Congress, and the American people by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1985 Congress instructed the National Endowment for the Humanities (neh) to report every two years on the state of humanities throughout the United States. This report is the first to be issued. Although community humanities' programs have increased, the number of college students enrolled in humanities courses has dropped considerably within the last 20 years. The effect scholarship has had on teaching and the emphasis on current political issues in classrooms are discussed. The role of the Western tradition as a focus for education is debated as higher education institutions create courses and undergraduate requirements in non-Western courses. The effects of television on the reading habits of U.S. citizens is outlined and this medium's potential for the humanities includes educational programming on public television stations and the availability of films on videocassettes. The public's support of the "William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism" exhibition, opened at the New York Public Library in October, 1987, reflects its growing interest in such projects. The report concludes with a series of recommendations on how the humanities can be strengthened by the three major providers of public education: colleges and universities; television; and the "parallel school," I.E., museums, libraries, humanities councils, historical organizations, and the like. (Djc)
National tests : what other countries expect their students to know by Washington, Dc National Endowment for the Humanities (Nfah)( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes France, Federal Republic of Germany, England, Wales and Japan
James Madison : a life reconsidered by Lynne V Cheney( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states-- so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers-- helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence-- and remain a republic still"--
The body politic by Victor Gold( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Vice President Vandercleve dies unexpectedly, the president's staff decides to postpone the announcement for political reasons
Executive privilege : a Washington novel by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When President Jenner's confidential log is leaked to the Washington Post, the nation's capital begins to buzz. Why is the President spending so much time with a White House staffer who also happens to be a psychiatrist? For Newstime magazine's White House reporters Rudy Dodman and Sarah Hoff-and for the rest of the national media-the Post story sparks an examination of the the President's activities unparalleled since Watergate. Working against the clock and against their fellow reporters, Dodman and Hoff quickly find themselves entangled in a complex political crisis involving members of the press and the highest Washington officials, including: President Zern Jenner, the man from Montana, determined to stop the stories about the White House log without delay-even if it means lying to the American people; Nicholas Frye, the unscrupulous Post reporter, who would betray anyone, do anything, for a story; Vice-President Robert Boyston, whose own popular support swells as the President's emotional stability is questioned; Mary Jenner, the President's wife, a woman of intense tenacity and self-control, who refuses to admit to any weakness; Allen Crawford, the obsequious White House staffer, who uses the power of the Presidency to pursue his private passions; Jane Minnick, "Crazy Jane," a paranoid reporter who finds herself in the middle of a power struggle she doesn't understand; Malcolm Ewing, the missing White House staffer-is he merely a loyal aide, or the President's analyst? Dodman and Hoff's investigation takes them to the heart of a major government cover-up, and brings the country to the brink of an international crisis-forcing the two reporters to face questions that have become increasing difficult for today's press corps. Does the people's right to know always come before a public figure's right to privacy? Should the Chief Executive be able to declare some areas that might influence national policy "privileged"? Dodman's life is further complicated by his growing feelings for Sarah, as he also has an old-fashioned sense of responsibility to his wife and child that is rare in the social whirl of the capital."--Jacket
Humanities in America : a report to the president, the Congress, and the American people( )

in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great speeches( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speeches made by the candidates' wives at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Republican and Democratic political conventions. Includes Hilary Clinton speaking on two other occasions
A is for Abigail Adams : an almanac of amazing American women by Lynne V Cheney( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an important woman in the history of the United States, as well as others in her same field of accomplishment
 
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We the people : the story of our Constitution
Alternative Names
Cheney, Lynne.

Cheney, Lynne 1941-

Cheney, Lynne Ann 1941-

Cheney, Lynne V.

Cheney, Lynne Vincent.

Cheney, Lynne Vincent 1941-

Lynne Cheney Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Lynne Cheney druga dama USA, żona Richarda

Lynne Cheney scrittrice e politica statunitense

Lynne Cheney US-amerikanische Ehefrau des Vizepräsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten, Richard B. Cheney

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America : a patriotic primerA is for Abigail : an almanac of amazing American womenOur 50 states : a family adventure across AmericaWhen Washington crossed the Delaware : a wintertime story for young patriotsTelling the truth : why our culture and our country have stopped making sense, and what we can do about itKings of the Hill : power and personality in the House of RepresentativesA time for freedom : what happened when in AmericaThe body politicA is for Abigail Adams : an almanac of amazing American women