Rising Star

Author: David Garrow
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062641859
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate. Detailing a scintillating, behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star," Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008. In Rising Star, David J. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Most important, Rising Star is an extraordinary work of biography—tremendous in its research and storytelling, and brilliant in its analysis of the all-too-human struggles of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time.

Rising Star

Author: Bates Gill
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815704546
Format: PDF, Mobi
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China's diplomatic strategy has changed dramatically since the mid-1990s, creating both challenges and opportunities for other world powers. Through a combination of pragmatic security policies, growing economic clout, and increasingly deft diplomacy, China has established productive and increasingly solid relationships throughout Asia and around the globe. Yet U.S. policymakers are still trying to comprehend these critical changes. Rising Star provides a coherent framework for understanding China's new security diplomacy and guiding America's China policy. Bates Gill has completely updated his original analysis, focusing on Chinese policy in three areas: regional security mechanisms, nonproliferation and arms control, and questions of sovereignty and intervention. Looking to the future, he offers specific recommendations for a balanced and realistic approach that emphasizes what China and the United States have in common, rather than what divides them. The main arguments and recommendations of the original book continue to hold true and, in many respects, are more compelling now than ever before given China's continued ascendancy.

Rising Star

Author: Rhonda K. Garelick
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691048697
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Celebrity personalities, who reign over much of our cultural landscape, owe their fame not to deeds but the ability to project a distinct personal image, an icon of the self. Author Rhonda Garelick locates a prototype of the star personality in the dandies and aesthete literary figures of the 19th century, such as Beau Brummel and Oscar Wilde, comparing them with Prince, Madonna, Jackie O. and other dandy-like figures of today. 19 photos.

Rising Star Setting Sun Dwight D Eisenhower John F Kennedy and the Presidential Transition that Changed America

Author: John T. Shaw
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681778092
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A monumental new history reveals how the transition of power from Eisenhower to Kennedy marked more than a succession of presidents—it was the culmination of a generational shift in American politics, policy and culture. After winning the presidency by a razor-thin victory on November 8, 1960 over Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s former vice president, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth president of the United States. But beneath the stately veneers of both Ike and JFK, there was a complex and consequential rivalry. In Rising Star, Setting Sun, John T. Shaw focuses on the intense ten-week transition between JFK’s electoral victory and his inauguration on January 20, 1961. In just over two months, America would transition into a new age, and nowhere was it more marked that in the generational and personal difference between these two men and their dueling visions for the country they led. The former general espoused frugality, prudence, and stewardship. The young political wünderkid embodied dramatic themes and sweeping social change. Extensively researched and eloquently written, Shaw paints a vivid picture of what Time called a “turning point in the twentieth century” as Americans today find themselves poised on the cusp of another watershed moment in our nation’s history.

Thoroughbred 49 Rising Star

Author: Karle Dickerson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061068241
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After months of bringing Wonder's Star up to racing condition, Christina Reese ignores the criticism and doubts of others to enter Star in a Kentucky Derby prep race, dreaming of eventually earning the Triple Crown.

Rising Stars

Author: Elisabeth Kelan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230294014
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ENSURE GENERATION Y WOMEN REACH THE TOP IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONMany organizations believe that the Millennial generation is paving the way for innovation, yet employers struggle to understand what makes this generation tick. Alongside this issue, in spite of decades of equal opportunities legislation in the Western world, women are still scarce in the most senior positions in organizations. This has led to heated debates about the merit of quotas for women on boards and in senior roles. Yet these issues are very rarely considered as one. Understanding how gender and generation work together is vi.

The Rising Star of Rusty Nail

Author: Lesley M. M. Blume
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307490211
Format: PDF
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Franny Hansen is a 10-year-old piano prodigy living in Rusty Nail, Minnesota. Once the Coot Capitol of the world, in 1953 it's just a run-of-the-mill town with one traffic light and a bizarre cast of characters. She's long exhausted the talents of the town's only piano teacher and seems destined to perform at church events and school assemblies, until a mysterious Russian woman arrives in Rusty Nail. Franny's neighbors are convinced the "Commie" is a threat to their American way of life, but Franny's not so sure. Could this stranger be her ticket out of Rusty Nail? Lesley M. M. Blume returns with the poignant and laugh-out-loud funny story of one girl's attempt to pursue the American dream in small town America. From the Hardcover edition.

Jeremy Lin Rising Star

Author: James Buckley Jr.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545492327
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The biography of worldwide basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin! Jeremy Lin is an overnight basketball success! But in order for him to have been ready for his big opportunity, he had to put in years of hard work and practice. Follow along as we trace Jeremy's rise from his high-school days, college hoops at Harvard, and bouncing around the NBA to his awesome, unprecedented performances with the New York Knicks. It's Lin-credible!

Rising stars

Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Publisher: Top Cow Productions
ISBN: 9781582401720
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Twenty years after a comet struck near the town of Pederson, Illinois, granting super powers to the 113 children who were in utero, the people of the world worry what the now-adult children will do with their abilities.

Jessie s Island

Author: Sheryl McFarlane
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459804716
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A lyrical celebration of coastal life.