Around the World with LBJ: My Wild Ride as Air Force One by James U. Cross

By James U. Cross

When Lyndon Baines Johnson desired to cross someplace, there has been no preventing him. This dynamic president known as for Air strength One as others summon a taxi—at a moment's realize, regardless of the hour or the elements. And the fellow who made yes that LBJ acquired his experience used to be normal James U. go, the president's hand-picked pilot, most sensible army assistant, and private confidante. one of many few Air strength One pilots to have a place, at the same time, within the White condominium, normal move can also be the single member of LBJ's internal circle who has no longer publicly provided his reminiscences of the president. during this e-book, he is going at the list, making a interesting, behind-the-scenes portrait of America's advanced, usually contradictory, continuously larger-than-life thirty-sixth president.

General go tells an engrossing tale. as well as piloting Air strength One around the world, he served President Johnson in a number of capacities, together with directing the army workplace within the White apartment; coping with a mystery two-million-dollar presidential emergency fund; supervising the presidential retreat at Camp David, the president's whole transportation fleet, and the presidential bomb shelters; working the White condo Mess; hiring White residence social aides, together with the president's destiny son-in-law, Charles Robb; and writing condolence letters to the households of infantrymen killed in Vietnam. This wide-ranging, around-the-clock entry to President Johnson allowed go to witness occasions and proportion moments that upload colour and intensity to our realizing of America's arguably such a lot tough and unpredictable president.

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Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and by Stephen F. Hayes

By Stephen F. Hayes

During a forty-year occupation in politics, vice chairman Dick Cheney has been concerned with the most consequential judgements in fresh American historical past. He was once considered one of a number of pick out advisers within the room while President Gerald Ford made up our minds to claim an finish to the Vietnam battle. approximately thirty years later, from the presidential bunker under the White condo within the moments instantly following the assaults of September eleven, 2001, he assisted in shaping the reaction: America's international battle on terror.

Yet for all of his impression, the area understands little or no approximately Dick Cheney. the main robust vp in U.S. historical past has additionally been the main secretive and protected of all public officers. "Am I the evil genius within the nook that no-one ever sees pop out of his hole?" Cheney requested rhetorically in 2004. "It's a pleasant method to function, actually."

Now, in Cheney: The Untold tale of America's strongest and debatable Vice President, New York Times bestselling writer and Weekly Standard senior author Stephen F. Hayes bargains readers a groundbreaking view into the realm of this such a lot enigmatic guy. Having had specific entry to Cheney himself, Hayes attracts upon hundreds and hundreds of interviews with the vp, his boyhood acquaintances, political mentors, relatives, reticent staffers, and senior Bush management officers, to bring a accomplished portrait of 1 of an important political figures in glossy times.

The wide selection of issues Hayes covers contains Cheney's withdrawal from Yale; his early run-ins with the legislation; the incident that nearly received him blackballed from operating within the Ford White condominium; his meteoric upward thrust to congressional management; his competition to elimination Saddam Hussein from strength after the 1st Gulf battle; the solo, cross-country force he took after leaving the Pentagon; his choice as Bush's working mate; his commanding functionality on 11th of September; the competitive intelligence and interrogation measures he driven within the aftermath of these assaults; the need of the Iraq conflict; the implications of blunders made in the course of and after that warfare; and intelligence battles with the CIA and their lasting results. With exhaustive reporting, Hayes shines a mild into the shadows of the Bush management and reveals a really varied Dick Cheney from the only the US thinks it knows.

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Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s, An by Jeff Kisseloff

By Jeff Kisseloff

The political and cultural upheaval of the '60s has develop into a topic blighted via misconceptions and stereotypes. To many, it really is synonymous with common drug abuse, failed social experiments, and normal irresponsibility. regardless of sustained public curiosity, few keep in mind that a number of the freedoms and rights americans take pleasure in this present day are the direct results of those that defied the status quo in this tumultuous interval. It was once an period that challenged either mainstream and elite American notions of the way politics and society should still functionality. In iteration on fireplace, Jeff Kisseloff's carrying on with paintings in oral heritage, witnesses discuss their reasons and activities throughout the Nineteen Sixties in the course of the current. Kisseloff presents an eclectic and hugely own account of the political and social job of the last decade. between different issues, the booklet bargains firsthand debts of what it used to be prefer to face a mob's wrath within the segregated South and to outlive the jungles of Vietnam. It takes readers contained in the court of the Chicago 8 and right into a communal loved ones in Vermont. From the level at Woodstock to the taking part in fields of the NFL and eventually to a fateful war of words at Kent nation, new release on hearth brings the '60s alive back. during this riveting selection of never-before released interviews, iteration on fireplace unapologetically contextualizes the area of the Nineteen Sixties, illuminating the ingrained social and cultural hindrances dealing with these operating for swap in addition to the braveness and shortcomings of these who defied "acceptable" conventions and mores. occasionally tragic, occasionally hilarious, the tales during this quantity have fun the fervour, braveness, and autonomous considering that led a new release to think swap for the higher was once attainable.

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St. Augustine's Confessions , 1st Edition by Stacy Magedanz

By Stacy Magedanz

The unique CliffsNotes examine publications provide professional observation on significant issues, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient history. the newest iteration of titles during this sequence additionally gains glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, universal format.

CliffsNotes on St. Augustine’s Confessions takes you on a narrative of conversion – truly a number of conversions: to Manichaeism; to the pursuit of fact; to an highbrow popularity of Christianity; and eventually to an emotional recognition of Christian religion . The Confessions is in a single experience Augustine’s own tale, however it can be a mythological paintings approximately humanity’s quest to find actual peace and satisfaction.

Examine the various layers of this masterpiece with aid from a research consultant you could belief. you are going to additionally achieve perception into the heritage and impacts of the writer. different beneficial properties that assist you examine include

  •  Chapter through bankruptcy summaries and commentaries
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Classic literature or sleek modern day treasure — you will know it all with professional details and perception from CliffsNotes examine publications.

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Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill

By Clint Hill

The number 1 New York occasions bestselling memoir by means of Clint Hill that Kirkus Reviews known as “clear and sincere prose unfastened from salaciousness and gossip,” Jackie Kennedy’s own mystery carrier agent information his very shut courting with the 1st woman in the course of the 4 years prime as much as and following President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination.

In these 4 years, Hill was once by means of Mrs. Kennedy’s part for a few of the happiest moments in addition to the darkest. He was once there for the beginning of John, Jr. on November 25, 1960, in addition to for the start and unexpected loss of life of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy on August eight, 1963. 3 and a part months later, the unthinkable happened.

Forty-seven years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the single brilliant snapshot that by no means leaves Clint Hill’s brain is that of President Kennedy’s head mendacity on Mrs. Kennedy’s lap within the again seat of the limousine, his eyes fastened, blood splattered all around the again of the automobile, Mrs. Kennedy, and Hill to boot. Sprawled at the trunk of the auto because it sped clear of Dealey Plaza, Hill clung to the edges of the auto, his toes wedged in so his physique was once as excessive as possible.

Clint Hill jumped at the automobile too past due to avoid wasting the president, yet all he knew after that first shot used to be that if extra photographs have been coming, the bullets needed to hit him rather than the 1st Lady.

Mrs. Kennedy’s energy, type, and dignity over these tragic 4 days in November 1963 held the rustic together.

this is often the tale, instructed for the 1st time, of the fellow who might be held her jointly.

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Elvis Presley: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Kathleen A. Tracy

By Kathleen A. Tracy

Almost 30 years after his demise, Elvis Presley is still the most influential performers and well-known popular culture icons across the world. His then-unprecedented musical style-a fusion of blues, nation, pop, bluegrass, and gospel-ushered within the age of rock n' roll and cleared the path for generations of musicians and singers to stick to. This biography will supply a seldom obvious glimpse into the lifetime of Elvis, tracing his relations existence, musical occupation, motion pictures, and legacy. the quantity closes with a timeline and bibliography.

Not merely did Elvis herald a brand new style of song, he additionally got here to symbolize the starting to be dissatisfaction youth had with the mores and conventions of the restrictive Fifties. At a time whilst the head pop stars have been Pat Boone and Andy Williams, Elvis' blatant sensuality on level and his smoldering presence off it made him the anti-establishment poster boy. This biography bargains a seldom visible glimpse into the existence and occupation of Elvis, tracing his kin existence, musical occupation, motion pictures, and legacy. at the present time, the King lives on in well known culture-on best 20 lists, in movie and tv, at the radio, in our on-line world, and sure, even within the numerous performances through Elvis impersonators through the world.

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Edmund Burke: Volume II: 1784-1797 (Writings & Speeches of by F. P. Lock

By F. P. Lock

This is often the second one and concluding quantity of a biography of Edmund Burke (1730-97), a key determine in eighteenth-century British and Irish politics and highbrow existence. masking the main fascinating years of his lifestyles (1784-97), its top issues are India and the French Revolution. Burke used to be mostly answerable for the impeachment of Warren Hastings, former Governor-General of Bengal. The long (145-day) trial of Hastings (which lasted from 1788 to 1795) is well-known as a landmark episode within the historical past of Britain's courting with India. Lock offers the 1st daily account of the full trial, highlighting the various many disputes approximately facts in addition to the good set speeches through Burke and others.

In 1790, Burke released Reflections at the Revolution in France, the earliest sustained assault at the ideas of the Revolution. regularly in print ever seeing that, the Reflections is still the main greatly learn and quoted e-book in regards to the Revolution. The Reflections was once by way of a chain of anti-revolutionary writings, as Burke maintained his campaign opposed to the Revolution to the top of his existence.

In addition to those top issues, the biography examines many different subject matters in its insurance of Burke's busy and sundry lifestyles: his parliamentary occupation; his kinfolk, friendships, and philanthropy; and his usually tricky and obsessive character. There are greater than thirty illustrations, together with many modern caricatures that express how Burke used to be perceived by way of a frequently adverse and uncomprehending public. debatable in his time, Burke is now considered as one of many maximum of orators within the English language, in addition to some of the most influential political philosophers within the Western tradition.

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The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew by Kuan Yew Lee

By Kuan Yew Lee

Lee Kuan Yew performed the pivotal function in Singapore’s transition from British Crown Colony to self reliant constructing state, and directly to the economically robust and diplomatically influential city-state it truly is this present day. all through this amazing and now and then painful trip, he has proved a charismatic and infrequently debatable chief. Lee is a conviction baby-kisser whose speeches are unambiguous, characterful and eminently quotable; this number of virtually six hundred brief quotations presents a compelling precis of his perspectives on quite a lot of issues from Singapore’s earlier, current and destiny. In Lee's personal phrases: "I were accused of many stuff in my lfe, yet now not even my worst enemy has ever accused me of being afraid to talk my mind."

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Josephus in Galilee and Rome: His Vita and Development As a by Cohen

By Cohen

Josephus, a Palestinian Jew, authored Bellum Judaicum, which chronicled the Jewish riot opposed to Rome started in sixty six C.E. in Jerusalem, and approximately 20 years later wrote Antiquitates Judaicae, a learn of Jewish historical past from the production to sixty six C.E. In either Bellum Judaicum and the Vita, an appendix to Antiquitates Judaicae, Josephus offers along with his personal function within the warfare. even supposing either works have apologetic goals, Josephus adjustments his tale from one paintings to the following. by means of viewing those works within the better context of Josephus's lifestyles and never in isolation from one another, Cohen strains Josephus's improvement as a historian, as an apologist, and as a Jew. Cohen bases his ancient reconstruction of Josephus's participation within the battle on a delineation of particular contradictions among the 2 works, a survey of the scholarship at the topic, a dialogue of the literary courting among the 2 files, an research of the way Josephus taken care of his assets, and an in depth research of either the Bellum Judaicum and the Vita. entire and contextual, this paintings could be of common curiosity to scholars and students of historic Judaism and classical antiquity. Please word that Josephus in Galilee and Rome used to be formerly released through Brill in hardback (ISBN ninety 04 05922 nine, not available).

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