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In this “heroic narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight for women’s equality. Woodrow Wilson lands in Washington, DC, in March of 1913, a day before he is set to take the presidential oath of office. He is surprised by the modest turnout. The crowds and reporters are blocks away from Union Station, watching a parade of eight thousand suffragists on Pennsylvania Avenue in a first-of-its-kind protest organized by a twenty-five-year-old activist named Alice Paul. The next day, The New York Times calls the procession “one of the most impressively beautiful spectacles ever staged in this country.” Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? weaves together two storylines: the trajectories of Alice Paul and Woodrow Wilson, two apparent opposites. Paul’s procession of suffragists resulted in her being granted a face-to-face meeting with President Wilson, one that would lead to many meetings and much discussion, but little progress for women. With no equality in sight and patience wearing thin, Paul organized the first group to ever picket in front of the White House lawn—night and day, through sweltering summer mornings and frigid fall nights. From solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and the psychiatric ward to ever more determined activism, Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? reveals the courageous, near-death journey it took, spearheaded in no small part by Alice Paul’s leadership, to grant women the right to vote in America. “A remarkable tale” (Kirkus Reviews) and a rousing portrait of a little-known feminist heroine, this is an eye-opening exploration of a crucial moment in American history one century before the Women’s March.
Helen Thomas has covered the administrations of ten presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line, "Thank you, Mr. President," but here she trades deference for directness. Thomas and veteran journalist Craig Crawford hold nothing back as they use former occupants of the White House to provide a witty, history-rich lesson plan of what it takes to be a good president. Combining sharp observation and dozens of examples from the fi rst presidency through the forty-fourth, the authors outline the qualities, attitudes, and political and personal choices that make for the most successful leaders, and the least. Calvin Coolidge, who hired the fi rst professional speechwriter in the White House, illuminates the importance of choosing words wisely. William Howard Taft, notorious for being so fat he broke his White House bathtub, shows how not to cultivate a strong public image. John F. Kennedy, who could handle the press corps and their questions with aplomb, shows how to establish a rapport with the press and open oneself up to the public. Ronald Reagan, who acknowledged the Iran-Contra affair in a television address, demonstrates how telling hard truths can earn forgiveness and even public trust. By gleaning lessons from past leaders, Thomas and Crawford not only highlight those that future presidents should follow but also pinpoint what Americans should look for and expect in their president. Part history lesson, part presidential primer, Listen Up, Mr. President is smart, entertaining, and exceedingly edifying.
"If President George Washington were alive - as in much of his legacy he still is - he would not be as surprised at how our country conducts itself as one might think. For all around us is vivid evidence of the precedents that Washington himself set, benign results of the remarkable foresight of this great and good man." "Dr. North Callahan has been described as that "rare academician who combines impeccable scholarship with an extraordinarily readable style." In this book, he dramatically portrays in human terms the Father of our Country and his inestimable bequests. The principles Washington personified are a powerful part of our modern society; this in spite of cynics who try futilely to tear him down." "The author shows that most of the lasting precedents by George Washington were set during his second term as president, from 1793-97. This was also the most painful and challenging period of his peacetime life as he struggled to mold the new republic into an enduring nation." "Among Washington's problems were: the lack of American precedents to guide him; the troublesome French envoy, Edmund Genet, who caused the government its greatest diplomatic crisis; the bitter feud between his two great cabinet members, Hamilton and Jefferson; the ghastly yellow fever epidemic of 1793; the colorful Whiskey Rebellion; the controversial Jay's Treaty with England; the rise of political parties; and the resulting furious criticism of President Washington by partisans and press." "Samuel Eliot Morison said that "Washington's services in time of peace have never been adequately appreciated." Thanks, Mr. President goes far in remedying this. Some skeptics have accused Washington of being irreligious, extravagant and self-centered. North Callahan herein proves him to have been a devout Christian gentleman, financially conscientious and the most magnanimous leader in American history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Everybody’s Gulf War Syndrome is a little bit different. Or so believes Larry, who returns home from Desert Storm to find his hair gone and his bones rapidly disintegrating. Then there’s Lance Corporal James Laverne of the US Marines, who grows a third ear in Kuwait. And in the audaciously comic novella “Notes from a Bunker Along Highway 8,” a Green Beret deserts his team after seeing a vision of George Washington, only to find a new calling—administering aid to wounded Iraqi civilians; he’s hindered only by the furtive nature of his mission and an unruly band of chimpanzees. Together these narratives form a bracing amalgamation of devastating humor and brilliant cultural observation, in which Gabe Hudson fearlessly explores the darker implications of American military power.
In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt planned a tour of the mid-West and Western states. It was dubbed the “Great Loop Tour,” being careful not to call it a campaign tour, although he intended to seek re-election the following year. Theodore was adamant that his speeches be devoid of any partisan rhetoric, nor would he meet solely with Republican office holders in the various cities and towns he planned to visit. He would happily shake hands with a Democratic mayor or Senator just as he would a Republican. Theodore’s speeches, which he wrote himself, covered subjects of good citizenship, a square deal for every man, a strong navy, and the positive aspects of the recent irrigation bill he signed into law. Then there were his speeches relating to conservation of the land, forests, rivers, and wildlife. Nowhere did these subjects become more important to him than when he visited Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. While he was still three years away from having the law that would knight him as the “Conservation President,” Theodore was already making his mark on preserving the country’s resources.
When framers of the American Constitution debated the document (and form of government) in 1787, they chose not to adopt the British system as they knew its flaws. In 230 years, USA has grown beyond what the framers could have envisioned, but the Constitution has endured. The American President has far less powers than the British PM. British PM William Evert Gladstone had said: “Nowhere is there a man who has so much power with so little to show for it in the way of formal title or prerogative.” British historian Sir Sidney JM Low wrote in 1904: “An English Prime Minister, with his majority secure in parliament, can do what the German Emperor, the American President, and all the Chairmen of all the Committees of the United States’ Congress, cannot do (together).” India was already the world’s largest democracy on August 15, 1947, but, for almost 2½ years, we followed the British Constitution. The 6-member Constitution Drafting Committee, with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as Chairman, prepared a draft Constitution. This was debated and 2000+ amendments were moved over two years. On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution. The committee had several choices in which model to follow. In 1947, USA’s population was about 44% of India, but we still chose to adopt a system from a country which was just 15% our size. ALL BECAUSE OF ONE MAN WHO HAD VERY CAREFULLY READ SIR LOW’S WORDS AND WANTED THAT ABSOLUTE POWER FOR HIMSELF. Has the parliamentary form of government worked for us over the past 68 years?
The large paneled door to the front part of the house opened wide, and there he was. There was the one I had been waiting to meet. There was the one for whom I had done scrubbing and cleaning and baking. There was the man who had lived in the White House some years ago, the one who had met with world leaders. There was the man who had served as the President of our country, and he was standing right in front of me, right here in my house. He looked so tall and so handsome. His head was covered with lots of grey hair, and he looked very presidential in his tailored navy blue suit. His eyes were smiling as he walked straight toward my family and me. Kind and gracious words fl owed from his mouth as our hands grasped—another Emily Post moment. Then his tall body squatted down right in front of Sara and Julica, and he looked straight into their eyes and shook their hands. Julica was being especially bashful, and her eyes turned to the floor as President Clinton held her hand and spoke to her. Sara, however, looked the President straight in the eyes, and as she held his hand, she said, “Hello, Mr. President.”
Nobel Prize–winning Guatemalan author Miguel Ángel Asturias’s masterpiece—the original Latin American dictator novel and pioneering work of magical realism—in its first new English translation in more than half a century, featuring a foreword by Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa A Penguin Classic In an unnamed country, an egomaniacal dictator schemes to dispose of a political adversary and maintain his grip on power. As tyranny takes hold, everyone is forced to choose between compromise and death. Inspired by life under the regime of President Manuel Estrada Cabrera of Guatemala, where it was banned for many years, and infused with exuberant lyricism, Mayan symbolism, and Guatemalan vernacular, Nobel Prize winner Miguel Ángel Asturias’s magnum opus is at once a surrealist masterpiece, a blade-sharp satire of totalitarianism, and a gripping portrait of psychological terror.
The little-known story of the dramatic political maneuverings and personalities behind the creation of the office of the president, with ramifications that continue to this day. On June 1, 1787, when the Federal Convention first talked of establishing a new executive branch, James Wilson moved that “the Executive consist of a single person.” To us this might sound obvious, but not so at the time. Americans had just won their independence from an autocratic monarch, and they feared that a single leader might commandeer power or oppress citizens. Should the framers even flirt with one-man rule? For the first and only time that summer, there was silence. Not one of the loquacious delegates dared speak up. Eventually Benjamin Franklin rose, then others. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Mason joined the debate, and for three months their deliberations continued. By early September the framers had made up their minds. A chief executive, the “president,” would be appointed by Congress to serve for seven years. He could not be reelected, and his powers were tightly constrained. He could neither negotiate treaties nor appoint Supreme Court justices and ambassadors. The Senate would do all that. Suddenly, less than two weeks before the convention adjourned, all this changed. How? And who made it happen? Enter Gouverneur Morris, the flamboyant, peg-legged hero of this saga, who pushed through his agenda with amazing political savvy and not a little bluster and deceit. For the first time, by focusing closely on the give-and-take of the convention’s dynamics, Ray Raphael reveals how politics and personalities cobbled together a lasting, but flawed, institution. Charting the presidency as it evolved during the administrations of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson, Raphael shows how, given the Constitution’s broad outlines, the president’s powers could easily be augmented but rarely diminished. Today we see the result—an office that has become more sweeping, more powerful, and more inherently partisan than the framers ever intended. And the issues of 1787—whether the Electoral College, the president’s war powers, or the extent of executive authority—continue to stir our political debates.
He accused her of seduction and was mean towards her after a one night stand. In retaliation, Mercedes threw a $1 note at him as payment for his service and a measure of his performance, which she graded to be below average. Meanwhile, her body ached terribly and her walls felt sore. Two days later, she walked to her new office and was sent to the board room to begin her job as a personal assistant to the President. Her heart stopped when she realized that the man she ridiculed was Nathan Legend. The multi-billionaire devil everyone whispered about. Graciously, he pretended to not know her to her great relief. Yet, when she entered his office, he locked the door. His face carried no emotions, his eyes piercing, his voice chilled like ice. "You shall spend the rest of your life, paying for the insult you threw in my face, till I tear that $1 note off the wall." She shivered to his word and as if to read her mind, he seethed, "don't even think about resigning because, I would make sure, that no company employs you and if you run, I will find you."
Mr. President’s Handy Multiplication Table By J.R. Dias, Ph.D. Mr. President’s Handy Multiplication Table is a powerful and fun tool that will enable kids and adults to learn the whole multiplication table quickly and without memorization. Readers will reap the many benefits from facing their fears and mastering the multiplication table.
At a critical moment in Jimmy Carter's presidency, he gave a speech that should have changed the country, instead it led to his downfall and ushered in the rise of the Conservative movement in America. Kevin Mattson gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the weeks leading up to the speech, a period of great upheaval in the US: the energy crisis had generated mile-long gas lines, inciting suburban riots and violence, the country's morale was low and Carter's ratings were even lower. The administration, wracked by its own crises, was in constant turmoil and conflict. What came of their great internal struggle, which Mattson conveys with the excitement of a political thriller, was a speech that deserves a place alongside Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" or FDR's First Inaugural. Prominent politicians on both sides of the aisle play important roles, including President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale, and speechwriter Hendrik Hertzberg, within the administration, and Jerry Falwell, Ronald Reagan, and Ted Kennedy, without. Like the best of political writing, Mattson provides great insight into the workings of the Carter White House as well as the moral crisis that ushered in a new, conservative America. Watch the speech: http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/3402
In a natural follow-up to her national bestseller Front Row at the White House, the dean of the White House press corps presents a vivid and personal presidential chronicle. Currently a columnist for Hearst and a former White House bureau chief for UPI, Helen Thomas has covered an unprecedented nine presidential administrations, endearing herself with her trademark "Thank you, Mr. President," at the conclusion of White House press conferences. Thomas has amassed many wonderful tales about her personal interactions with and observations of the presidents and their families that can all be found in Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President. In nine riveting chapters -- one for each administration -- Thomas delights, informs, spins yarns, and offers opinions on the commanders in chief, from Kennedy through George W. Bush. In these accounts, Thomas reveals Kennedy's love of sparring with the press, the unique invitation LBJ extended to Hubert Humphrey to become his running mate, and Reagan's down-home ways of avoiding the press's tougher questions. This book is as entertaining and compelling as Helen Thomas herself.
The invention of a sentient computer imported from Israel leads to political chaos in America. This computer is more than human—better than human—with its limitless memory storage and human characteristics, which prove to be big trouble for the perverted President of the United States. His mistakes lead to his downfall and that of his entire cabinet. With Washington in chaos, two CIA agents and some members of the Senate try to halt what the deep state conspirators want to accomplish through bribery and deceit. The murder of anyone who gets in their way means nothing to them, mere collateral damage of their nefarious plan. Rising from the tumult is a brilliant woman who breaks through the glass ceiling as she fights to become the first female president with the knowledge of the world at her fingertips. She must rely on her own intuition and the goodness of humanity to shine through the darkness of dirty politics.
As the world closes in around them, two Nazis hide out in a tropical paradise The servants sense something strange about the two old men. They are not sure what business Dr. Langhof and Dr. Ludtz have in El Caliz, but they are certain that whatever they do in their colonial mansion is the work of the devil. Although they do not know the specifics of the two men’s crimes, the servants are right to suspect something sinister. The men are Nazis, fugitives from international law who fled to this South American haven in the chaotic days after World War II. Langhof brought with him a cache of stolen diamonds, with which he bought their safety from the small nation’s corrupt president. He passes his days cultivating a stunning greenhouse full of orchids, and meditating on the evil acts that fill his past. For now they are safe, but fate has many ways of dealing out justice.
[KHUSUS PEMBACA DEWASA] "Kau menyebalkan!" Delvoro terkekeh menerima pukulan di dada dari sang istri. Tak timbul sama sekali rasa sakit. Ia justru lucu melihat ekspresi galak ditunjukkan oleh Helera. "Aku menyebalkan?" Delvoro berkata santai disertai dengan pameran seringai. "Apa yang sudah aku lakukan, sampai kau bilang aku menyebalkan, Sayang?" "Kau tidak ingat ulahmu? Atau kau sedang pura-pura lupa, Mr. Styles?" Delvoro terkekeh sembari menggeleng. "Aku sungguh tidak ingat, Sayang." "Bisa kau tolong katakan apa salahku? Hm, aku akan minta maaf dan memperbaiki agar kau tidak terus marah," ujar Delvoro serius. "Soal surat kesepakatan menikah." Alis kanannya terangkat. Kerutan di kening pun muncul. Belum bisa memahami arah pembicaraan Helera. Jadi, ia harus meminta wanita itu menjelaskan kembali. "Surat kesepakatan menikah? Kenapa kau menyebutnya? Ada yang salah?" "Ada, Delvoro!" "Kau bilang kita akan lakukan pernikahan kontrak selama beberapa tahun." "Tapi ...." "Kau malah menulis syarat soal kehamilan juga, setelah aku baca dengan detail." "Iya, aku memang menulisnya." Delvoro pun berkata dengan santai. Sudah dipahami apa yang dimaksudkan Helera tadi. "Kau menulis secara sepihak, tanpa kau beri tahu aku dahulu? Kau ini, Delv!" ............... Andai tidak memiliki hutang di masa lalu pada Delvoro Styles, maka Helera Harris tak perlu harus mengikuti permainan pria itu. Ya, Delvoro meminta Helera untuk menjadi kekasih pura-pura selama batas waktu yang ditentukan oleh Delvoro sendiri. Dan, kesepakatan di antara mereka berdua pun mengalami perubahan karena Delvoro mengajak Helera terlibat pernikahan palsu. Tak ada pilihan selain mengikuti kemauan Delvoro agar hutangnya segera berakhir. Dan, Helera pun masuk dalam jebakan dibuat sengaja oleh Delvoro. Diharuskan memberikan pria itu pewaris kecil, jika pernikahan kontrak mereka ingin diakhiri. Helera tentu mesti menyanggupi.
Five bombs upend the foundation of the American government Sturka is an artist with explosives. A sturdy man approaching middle age, he learned his trade on the darkest battlefields of the twentieth century: Indochina, Palestine, Guyana, Biafra, and the fetid jungles of South America, where he fought alongside Che Guevera but was quick enough not to die with him. He doesn’t know where his new employers hail from; he only knows how well they pay. Today he packs plastic explosive into the false bottoms of three handbags and two suitcases, to be left at strategic locations around Washington, D.C. But this is no ordinary café bombing. Today Sturka targets the men at the top of the American government. The attack causes a crisis of succession, the likes of which America has never seen. If the right man doesn’t take charge quickly, the country will tear itself apart.
This is book 2 of the Evelina series. Things get even hot. Raised stakes and a matter of life or death. Mankind’s existence rest on the shoulders of one woman. The Omega. The first woman has become the last woman. The only true seal. What if it was all planned before this world was created? To save all humanity, mankind must find the only true key; the Omega. On the other hand, to restore the lost kingdom of darkness, the devil must find the most wanted catalyst; The Omega. When everyone’s fate is in your hands what are the risks to yourself? It is a dash against time as total obliteration of the losing team is imminent and inevitable. It is a story of courage, steadfast and honor in the face of death. When loyalty is tested to breaking points. When the person you are to protect is the same person you must kill to save humanity from extinction? Some choices are meant for gods as humans are too weak and unequipped to handle such traumatic experiences. One man’s quest to solve God’s Dilemma, but at what cost? One lady’s quest to clear her name and enjoy life like every woman out there, but with what is at stake will the evil regime turn a blind eye?And at what expense?On the edge of the seat from the word go. A MUST READ.
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Musicology, grade: 1,0, University of Vienna (Institut für Musikwissenschaft), course: VO Gender, Race and Social Justice in Anglo-American Popular Music, language: English, abstract: [...] For my analysis I have chosen the song Dear Mister President by Pink which is a direct criticism of President George W. Bush. The first time I heard it, I was really impressed by it because the song is very critical and provoking, but the music is in a slow way and creates a very reflective and melancholic atmosphere which makes it a very touching song for me. The music of the song is, as just mentioned, very slow, just going along with the text, so you really have to listen to the words and are not distracted by it. This song was one of the most important songs on her album called I’m not dead and it is an open letter to the former President of the United States George W. Bush. It was written on Martin Luther King Day in 2005, but released for the first time in 2007. An interesting fact is that this song has won the Amadeus Austrian Music Award as the best international single of the year. [...]
Redefine the expectations for women in leadership roles with this #1 New York Times bestselling volume of inspiring advice by the former communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Framed as an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field, Dear Madam President is filled with forward-thinking, practical advice for all women who are determined to seize control of their lives-from boardroom to living room. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the 2016 election, Palmieri argues that our feelings-confusion, love, hate, acceptance-can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book-redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow. Dear Madam President will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for graduates, future female leaders, and independent thinkers everywhere.
This is not a Text Book but an articulation of the frustrations, experiences and hopes of Nigerian masses to M r President. It Is also intended to wake up from political coma other levels of government in our dear country. By this we mean the National assembly, State and Local Governments. In this twenty-first century when most hitherto primitive and so called third world countries Like North Korea, India, Iran and Pakistan to mention a few have transformed into modern economies, improved the welfare of their people and become assertive in the committee Of nations, our country despite its enormous natural and human resources remains in the woods.
Read the words they risked everything for! This landmark volume collects more than a hundred years of the most important public rhetoric on gay and lesbian subjects. In the days when homosexuality was mentioned only in whispers, a few brave souls stood up to speak for the rights of sexual minorities. In Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000), their stirring words have finally been gathered together, along with the political manifestoes, broadsheets, and performance pieces of the gay and lesbian liberation movement. Speaking for Our Lives comprises speeches and manifestoes prompted by events ranging from demonstrations to funerals. Scholars and researchers will appreciate the brief commentary introducing each piece, which discusses the author, the occasion, and the political and social contexts in which it first appeared. You’ll find the words of a broad variety of individuals and groups, including: the Victorian humanist and crusader Robert Ingersoll key groups such as the Mattachine Society, Homosexual Law Reform Society, Gay Activists Alliance, and International Gay Association activists and educators Robin Morgan, Joseph Bean, and Dr. Franklin Kameny, artists and journalists of the movement, such as John Eric Larsen, Joan Nestle, Barbara Grier, and Jim Kepner elected officials, including Bella Abzug, Ed Koch, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gerry Studds, Tammy Baldwin, and Bill Clinton Many of these documents have long been out of print. Speaking for Our Lives makes these noteworthy texts readily available to the broader public they deserve. This book preserves an essential part of twentieth-century history.
Only one man can save the president’s kidnapped brother in this propulsive thriller from the author “without peer in American suspense” (Los Angeles Times). American agents abduct a high-profile terrorist in broad daylight on the streets of London, subduing him with a tranquilizer. He dies a few hours later on a flight back to Washington, DC, and the body is dropped into the ocean. Hours later, the President’s brother—a political powerhouse in his own right—boards a plane to Las Vegas that doesn’t land in Nevada. Libyan radicals are at the controls, and he is their prisoner. The only man who can save him is Chubb Dunjee. A former United Nations operative with skills in every aspect of political negotiation, Chubb became famous for solving problems with well-placed bribes. Saving the President’s brother should be no trouble for him. But the Libyans don’t want a bribe. They want blood.
Er ist der mächtigste Mann der Welt. Doch sein Herz regiert nur sie. Charlotte Wells weiß, dass ihre Liebe zu Matthew Hamilton hoffnungslos ist. Er ist der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Sie hingegen eine gewöhnliche junge Frau, die sich nichts sehnlicher wünscht als ein normales Leben - fernab von Politik, Medien und Rampenlicht. Doch gerade jetzt braucht Matt Charlotte mehr als je zuvor. Und er macht ihr ein Angebot, dass sie nicht abschlagen kann - auch wenn dadurch die Zukunft einer ganzen Nation ins Wanken geraten könnte ... "Skandale, Leidenschaft und eine wunderschöne Liebesgeschichte. Dieser Roman lässt einen nicht mehr los!" Audrey Carlan, Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Abschlussband der Liebesromanreihe um den Präsidenten, der Leserherzen im Sturm erobern wird, von New-York-Times- und USA-Today-Bestseller-Autorin Katy Evans.
The “The Dead President’s Club” story continues with the ghosts of Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge trying to end a 160 year old curse before an assassin kills the president and his family by blowing up the White House. The ghosts have little time to discover the assassin and to stop him. Meanwhile their living friend Brian Stone, the president’s son, has problems of his own he must climb the dreaded rope to the ceiling of the school gymnasium or receive a failing grade.
Er ist der mächtigste Mann der Welt. Doch sie zwingt ihn in die Knie. Charlotte Wells weiß, dass ihre Liebe zu Matthew Hamilton hoffnungslos ist. Er ist der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Sie hingegen eine gewöhnliche junge Frau, die sich nichts sehnlicher wünscht als ein normales Leben - fernab von Politik, Medien und Rampenlicht. Doch gerade jetzt braucht Matt Charlotte mehr als je zuvor. Und er macht ihr ein Angebot, das sie nicht abschlagen kann - auch wenn dadurch die Zukunft einer ganzen Nation ins Wanken geraten könnte ... "Skandale, Leidenschaft und eine wunderschöne Liebesgeschichte. Dieser Roman lässt einen nicht mehr los!" Audrey Carlan, Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Band 1 der White-House-Reihe von New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autorin Katy Evans
Christmas With Presidents is a series of tales written by American author Helen Topping Miller. Novellas in this series tell the holiday stories of American presidents such as Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln or Theodore Roosevelt and their family traditions._x000D_ Table of Contents:_x000D_ Christmas at Monticello with Thomas Jefferson_x000D_ Her Christmas at the Hermitage: A Tale About Rachel and Andrew Jackson_x000D_ Christmas for Tad: A Story of Mary and Abraham Lincoln _x000D_ Christmas at Sagamore Hill with Theodore Roosevelt
America's Bonhoeffer moment is here. There is a difference between real faith in God and mere religion. There is a kind of religion that is lifeless and is the bitter enemy of true faith. Think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s prophetic attempts to waken the sleeping German church, often unwitting allies of Hitler and the Third Reich. Or of William Wilberforce’s heroic efforts to rouse his complacent “Christian” countrymen to stand against the monstrous evil of the slave trade. Bonhoeffer and Wilberforce stood against the evil of their times—an evil often repackaged in religious-sounding language. Eric Metaxas’s electrifying message—delivered before the president and dozens of national leaders at the Sixtieth Annual National Prayer Breakfast—calls readers to follow in the steps of Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer, men who lived their faith and swam against the mainstream, instead of drifting along with it. Metaxas makes it clear that phony religiosity offends God himself—and that real prayer is only possible with a living faith in a living God. And that kind of faith can transform the world. No pressure.
Part I : Introductorypart Ii : The Growth Of Constitutionalism In Indiapart Iii : Preamble, Territory And Citizenshippart Iv : Fundamental Rights And Directive Principlepart V : The Government Of The Unionpart Vi : The Machinery Of Government In The Statespart Vii : The Federal Systempart Viii :Miscellaneous Provisions
This novel is fictional, but it is not impossible. As we know, all kinds of schemes happen in all walks of life. I am sure that there is no law that says that it cannot happen in high places and in the lives of wealthy and powerful people. Of course, it usually doesnt happen in high places, and if it does, money and power keep it out of sight. If we use our imagination and erase some of the money and power, we could be looking at a true story. Read it and decide. You are the judge.
This book provides a pragmatic analysis of presidential language. Pragmatics is concerned with "meaning in context," or the relationship between what we say and what we mean. John Wilson explores the various ways in which U.S. Presidents have used language within specific social contexts to achieve specific objectives. This includes obfuscation, misdirection, the use of metaphor or ambiguity, or in some cases simply lying. He focuses on six presidents: John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald W. Reagan, William F. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack H. Obama. These presidents cover most of the last half of the twentieth century, and the first decade of the twenty first century, and each has been associated with a specific linguistic quality. John F. Kennedy was famed for his quality of oratory, Nixon for his manipulative use of language, Reagan for his gift of telling stories, Clinton for his ability to engage the public and to linguistically turn arguments and descriptions in particular directions. Bush, on the other hand, was famed for his inability to use language appropriately, and Obama returns us to the rhetorical flourishes of early Kennedy. In the case of each president, a range of specific examples are explored in order to highlight the ways in which a pragmatic analysis may provide an insight into presidential language. In many cases, what the president says is not necessarily what the president means.
From Allen Drury, the 20th Century grand master of political fiction, a novel of the United Nations and the racial friction that could spark a worldwide powderkeg. International tensions rise as ambassadors and politicians scheme, using the independence of a small African nation as the focal point for hidden agendas. A cascade of events begun in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations could lead to the weakening of the United States, the loss of the Panama Canal, and a possible civil war. Allen Drury paints a vivid and laser-accurate portrait of Washington and international politics, from top secret conferences, to elite cocktail parties, club luncheon rooms, and the private offices of the key players in government.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2019 im Fachbereich Musik - Populäre Musik, Note: 1,3, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Musikwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Musik und Widerstand, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Arbeit analysiert, vor dem theoretischen Hintergrunf von Aufbau und Ziel von Protesmusiks, den Hit der Künstlerin Pink mit dem Titel "Dear Mr. President" aus dem Jahr 2006. Zunächst erfolgt dafür eine kurze Charakterisierung von Ziel und Definition sogenannter "Protesmusik", bevor in einem zweiten Schritt anhand eines biographischen Überblicks, die Künstlerin selbst in den Fokus der Arbeit rückt. Hierbei erfolgt sowohl eine kurze Analyse des Privatlebens, als auch ihrer gesanglichen Karriere. Im Hauptabschnitt der Arbeit wird dann der Song selbst musikwissenschaftlich untersucht. Hierzu werden sowohl eine Textanalyse vor dem damals aktuellen politischen Hintergrund, als auch eine Audio- und Videoanalyse der Performance des Songs analysiert. Im letzten Teil der Arbeit werden dann die gesammelten Ergebniss der Arbeit genutzt, um die eingangs gestellte Frage, ob es sich bei dem Song dezidiert um einen Protestsong handelt, zu beantworten.