Nominations of Dr. Tevi Troy, David H. McCormick, Peter B. McCarthy, Kerry N. Weems, and Charles E.F. Millard

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Pages : 390 pages
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Download or read book Nominations of Dr. Tevi Troy, David H. McCormick, Peter B. McCarthy, Kerry N. Weems, and Charles E.F. Millard written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Intellectuals and the American Presidency

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 9780742508262
Pages : 255 pages
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Download or read book Intellectuals and the American Presidency written by Tevi Troy and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2002 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intellectuals and the American Presidency examines the complex relationships between America's presidents and intellectuals since 1960. From Arthur Schlesinger's work in John Kennedy's campaign and administration to Daniel Patrick Moynihan's role as the Democrat in the Nixon White House, through Sidney Blumenthal's efforts to secure intellectual support for a scandal-plagued Bill Clinton, presidents have had to address the question of intellectual support. How they did this has helped to shape their presidencies and their historical reputations. Using both popular sources and some never-before-used archived material, Intellectuals and the American Presidency looks at the advisers who served as liaisons to the academic community, the presidents' views of those intellectuals, and how they fit in with the presidents' plans. In this bipartisan study, political insider Tevi Troy analyzes how American presidents have used intellectuals to shape their images and advance their agendas.

What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

Publisher : Regnery Publishing
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ISBN : 1621570398
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (621 users)

Download or read book What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted written by Tevi Troy and published by Regnery Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09-02 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how U.S. presidents' cultural pursuits shaped their leadership while examining how the reading habits of early presidents have been sidelined by such technological advances as the radio, the television, and the Internet.

Morning in America

Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 9780691096452
Pages : 417 pages
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Download or read book Morning in America written by Gil Troy and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicles the political events of the 1980s, offering a year-by-year account of the economic and cultural changes that took place during Ronald Reagan's two terms in the White House.

Mr. and Mrs. President

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Pages : 440 pages
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Download or read book Mr. and Mrs. President written by Gil Troy and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The presidential couple has become an important factor in national politics since the Roosevelts, and an in-depth examination of the most recent presidential pairs yields in-sights on the workings on a public partnership.

Celebrity in Chief

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1315303973
Pages : 270 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (315 users)

Download or read book Celebrity in Chief written by Kenneth T. Walsh and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-08-22 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the advent of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as presidential nominees, the examination of the role of celebrity culture in the White House takes on a fresh appeal. This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh, takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America’s presidents as "celebrities in chief" since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done. Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist’s eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking. Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America’s popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture. An update looking at Hillary and "the Donald" puts contemporary politics in perspective with the evolution of presidential celebrity.

Public Intellectuals

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ISBN : 9780742542556
Pages : 294 pages
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Download or read book Public Intellectuals written by Amitai Etzioni and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2006 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Public Intellectuals: An Endangered Species? investigates the definition, role, and decline of public intellectuals in American society. Drawing from a wide range of commentaries and studies, this edited volume demonstrates the unique importance of public intellectuals and probes the timely question of how their voices can continue to be effective in our ever-changing social, academic and political climates. At a time when many argue that public intellectuals are dying out, the book addresses questions such as who qualifies as a public intellectual? Have their ranks thinned out and their qualities diminished? What is that special service that public intellectuals are supposed to render for the body politic? And, above all, is society being shortchanged?

See How They Ran

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1476710430
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book See How They Ran written by Gil Troy and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-09-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: See How They Ran explores why candidates campaign as they do, why Americans complain about it, and what these evolving patterns and changing images tell us about American democracy itself. On the eve of every election, many Americans become convinced that this presidential campaign is worse than it has ever been. Frustrated, we long for the good old days of dignified campaigns and worthy candidates. However, as Gil Troy’s fascinating history demonstrates, they never existed. Originally, candidates did not run for office, but awaited the people’s call in dignified silence. When Stephen Douglas campaigned in 1860, he pretended to be visiting his mother as he traveled, not actively campaigning. In the post-1945 world, however, both Democratic and Republican candidates have stopped to kiss babies, donned hard hats, and pumped hands along the campaign trails. From the founding of our nation, Americans have wanted a leader who is simultaneously a man of the people and a man above the people. In See How They Ran, Troy shows that our disappointment with current presidential campaigns is simply the latest chapter in a centuries-long struggle to make peace with the idea of leadership in a democratic society. This is an engrossing and essential read.

Fight House

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1621578372
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (621 users)

Download or read book Fight House written by Tevi Troy and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-02-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Fight House looks juicy as all hell" - National Review “Troy seamlessly weaves West Wing gossip with significant moments in modern history.” - Jewish Insider THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FIGHT HOUSE President Trump’s White House is famously tumultuous. But as presidential historian and former White House staffer Tevi Troy reminds us, bitter rivalries inside the White House are nothing new. From the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, when the modern White House staff took shape, to Donald Trump, the White House has been filled with ambitious people playing for the highest stakes and bearing bitter grudges. In Fight House, you’ll discover: -The advisor to President Harry Truman that General George Marshall refused to acknowledge -How the supposed “Camelot” Kennedy White House was rife with conflict -How Dr. Henry Kissinger displaced other national security advisors to gain President Richard Nixon’s ear -Why President Jimmy Carter’s personal pettiness and obsession with detail led to a dysfunctional White House—and played a role in his losing the 1980 election -How the contrasting management styles of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan led to some epic White House staff clashes -Why the “No Drama Obama” White House was anything but no drama Insightful, entertaining, and important, Tevi Troy’s Fight House will delight and instruct anyone interested in American politics and presidential history.

Under This Roof

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ISBN : 1493019317
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Under This Roof written by Paul Brandus and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Like taking a tour of the White House with a gifted storyteller at your side!” Why, in the minutes before John F. Kennedy was murdered, was a blood-red carpet installed in the Oval Office? If Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom, where did he sleep? Why was one president nearly killed in the White House on inauguration day—and another secretly sworn in? What really happened in the Situation Room on September 11, 2001? History leaps off the page in this “riveting,” “fast-moving” and “highly entertaining” book on the presidency and White House in Under This Roof, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus. Reporting from the West Wing briefing room since 2008, Brandus—the most followed White House journalist on Twitter (@WestWingReport)—weaves together stories of the presidents, their families, the events of their time—and an oft-ignored major character, the White House itself. From George Washington—who selected the winning design for the White House—to the current occupant, Barack Obama—the story of the White House is the story of America itself, Brandus writes. You’ll: Walk with John Adams through the still-unfinished mansion, and watch Thomas Jefferson plot to buy the Louisiana Territory Feel the fear and panic as British invaders approach the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a painting of Washington Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as Confederate flags flutter in the breeze on the other side of the Potomac Be in the room as one president is secretly sworn in, and another gambles away the White House china in a card game Stand by the presidential bed as one First Lady—covering up her husband’s illness from the nation—secretly makes decisions on his behalf Learn how telephones, movies, radio, TV changed the presidency—and the nation itself Through triumph and tragedy, boom and bust, secrets and scandals, Brandus takes you to the presidential bedroom, movie theater, Situation Room, Oval Office and more. Under This Roof is a “sensuous account of the history of both the home of the President, and the men and women who designed, inhabited, and decorated it. Paul Brandus captivates with surprising, gloriously raw observations.”

Big Vape

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ISBN : 1529345804
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book Big Vape written by Jamie Ducharme and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-05-25 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Big Vape is a dazzling story that crackles with the energy of a nicotine buzz, mixing tales of ground-breaking innovation with those of corporate greed and government dysfunction' Christopher Leonard, author of the New York Times bestseller, Kochland It began with a smoke break. __________ THIS IS A STORY OF AMBITION AND GREED James Monsees and Adam Bowen were two ambitious graduate students at Stanford, and in between puffs after class they dreamed of a way to quit smoking. Their solution became the Juul, a sleek, modern device that could vaporize nicotine into a conveniently potent dose. THIS IS A STORY OF BOOM AND BUST The business they built around that device, Juul Labs, would go on to become a $38 billion company and draw blame for addicting a whole new generation of underage tobacco users. THIS IS A STORY OF OUR TIME With rigorous reporting and piercing insight into a Silicon Valley startup, Big Vape uses the dramatic rise of Juul to tell a larger story of big business, Big Tobacco, and the high cost of a product that was too good to be true. __________ A propulsive, eye-opening work of reporting, chronicling the rise of Juul and the birth of a new addiction 'The rise and fall of Juul is an instructive tale and Jamie Ducharme does an excellent job detailing how one bad decision after another led the company astray in this deft rendition of grand start-up dreams gone up in smoke.' Reeves Wiedeman, author of Billion Dollar Loser 'Big Vape is more than just brilliantly reported and elegantly written. It is also a richly populated book - filled not just with human characters but with matters of science, finance, invention, ambition, ethics, hubris, and blazing ingenuity.' Jeffrey Kluger, bestselling co-author of Apollo 13

How to Be a Superpower

Publisher : Verlag Barbara Budrich
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ISBN : 3866495293
Pages : 303 pages
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Download or read book How to Be a Superpower written by Tobias Endler and published by Verlag Barbara Budrich. This book was released on 2012-09-17 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How to Be a Superpower focuses on the role and self-perception of public intellectuals in 21st-century America. Drawing on a series of interviews conducted with the most prominent ‘professional thinkers’ in the field of foreign policy since 9/11, from Noam Chomsky via Francis Fukuyama to Michael Walzer. With his fascinating interviews, Tobias Endler illustrates how intellectuals inspire, influence, and participate in the nation’s current public discourse and opinion-shaping process. This unique and insightful book explores the role and self-perception of 21st-century American intellectuals. Challenging the idea that intellectuals are becoming increasingly irrelevant, this book argues that they have managed to stake out a significant role in present society. Accelerated and intensified by the events of September 11, renowned experts in the field of foreign policy such as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Noam Chomsky, Francis Fukuyama, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Michael Walzer have engaged in a vibrant public political debate on the global status of the United States – and very successfully so.

Download or read book Small Business Regulatory Issues written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Paperwork Reduction and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Download or read book Confirmation Hearing on the Nomination of John Ashcroft to be Attorney General of the United States written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 1245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Download or read book Programs in peril written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The State of Chronic Disease Prevention

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Pages : 66 pages
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Download or read book The State of Chronic Disease Prevention written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: