Sneaking Into the Flying Circus

Author: Alexandra Pelosi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743263047
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Provides an inside glimpse of the frenzied pace and difficult behind-the-scenes highs and lows of presidential campaigning as it captures the daily grind of the campaign trail for the candidates and journalists alike and explores the role of the media in the American political process. 60,000 first printing.

Media Power Media Politics

Author: Mark J. Rozell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742560680
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Media Power, Media Politics, Second Edition, examines the role and influence of the media in every sphere of American politics. Organized thematically, the book analyzes the relationship between the media and key institutions, political actors, and nongovernmental entities, as well as the role of the new media, media ethics, and foreign policy coverage. Written clearly and concisely by leading scholars in the field, the chapters serve as broad overviews to the issues, while discussion questions and suggestions for further reading encourage deeper inquiry. Updated throughout, the second edition includes expanded coverage of the evolving role of new media, a new chapter on terrorism and the media, and new pedagogical exercises and featured interviews with journalists, bloggers, and media advisers.

She s the Boss

Author: Rochelle Schweizer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101443514
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Why Is Nancy Pelosi the Most Dangerous Woman in America? Most people see Pelosi exactly the way she wants them to: a cultured San Franciscan politician from an esteemed family. But underneath the Chanel suit and Mikimoto pearls is a true political boss-as in T weed. Don't be fooled by her image as a caring, grandmotherly public servant. Nancy Pelosi is all business. She's the Boss charts Pelosi's carefully orchestrated rise to power as a uniquely American ruling-class diva who is not so subtly replacing "by the people, for the people" with "have your people call my people." From her father- a congressman and then mayor of Baltimore whose political machine was tainted by scandal-Pelosi learned about patronage, ruthlessness, and the credo of the party boss: never admit to anything, never apologize, and attack when challenged. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi once pounded her gavel so hard it left a dent in the lectern. She frightens even those who agree with her on almost everything. She punishes those who stand in her way. And her hypocrisy knows no bounds: ? While Pelosi spends millions in taxpayers' dollars to green up the capital and expects Americans to pay for their carbon footprints, she demands a bigger jet for her trips across the globe as well as military G5s for holiday weekends. ? She claims to act for the benefit of the American people, yet enriches her family's portfolio through pet legislation and personal financial dealings. ? She tried to enact taxpayer funding for abortions, defying the teachings of the Catholic Church, of which she is a member. ? With promises of utopia, she drives massive legislation deals through Congress by stiff arm twisting, knowing she and her allies will profit at the expense of the electorate. It will be clear after reading She's the Boss that the party works for Pelosi.

The Rebel Yell

Author: Craig A. Warren
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318488
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The Rebel Yell: A Cultural History provides the first comprehensive history of the fabled Confederate battle cry from its origins and myths through its use in American popular culture.

On the Presidency

Author: Thomas E. Cronin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131725502X
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In an election year in which everyone seems to be looking for change, Tom Cronin reminds us that it is important to look back at presidential precedents and pitfalls, carrying forward these lessons as we look ahead in the "search for the perfect president." America has never had a perfect president, nor are we likely to. We yearn for qualities of mind, character, and experience that are rarely found in one person. Candidates always have the flaws associated with being human. Noted presidential scholar Thomas E. Cronin helps us consider these realities with clarity and empathy, as one who has both written about presidents and run for office himself. Cronin unabashedly issues three cheers for those who run, and for all their helpers and advisers who provide us choices. In this election year, incredible diversity and therefore sharp disagreements of ideology and values prevail. Cronin puts all this in context with the history of the American presidency from George Washington to George W. Bush with a special focus on what he calls the "Act III" presidency of JFK. He takes us from the fiction of "searching for the perfect president" to the facts of the presidency in the post-9/11 world. Whether the next president is soldier, shaman, or somewhere in-between, Cronin gives us a glimpse of presidents future through the lens of presidents past.

Die 4 Stunden Woche

Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843704457
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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Tod und Leben gro er amerikanischer St dte

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602123
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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Ein Diamant so gro wie das Ritz

Author: Armin Fischer
Publisher:
ISBN: 3961120374
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Ein Diamant, so groß wie das RitzeBook-Ersterscheinung, mit vollständig verlinktem Inhaltsverzeichnis und verlinkten FußnotenDer junge John T. Unger, aus wohlhabender Familie, aber einem bedeutungslosen Provinzstädtchen im Süden stammend, besucht, zu Höherem berufen, ab seinem 16. Lebensjahr das Elite-Internat St. Midas in Neuengland. Dort lernt er einen merkwürdigen Jungen kennen, einen Außenseiter, jedoch mit hervorragenden Manieren und exquisiter Kleidung. Die beiden freunden sich an, und der Junge namens Percy Washington lädt ihn ein, bei sich zu Hause ›im Westen‹ die Sommerferien zu verbringen. Auf dem Weg dorthin weiht Percy ihn in ein unglaubliches Geheimnis ein: Sein Vater, so sagt er, sei der reichste Mensch der Welt, mit einem Diamanten, ›so groß wie das Ritz Carlton-Hotel ...‹ Zum Autor: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (* 24. September 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota; † 21. Dezember 1940 in Hollywood) war ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller. und typischer Vertreter der ›Roaring Twenties‹.›Der große Gatsby‹(1925) ist Fitzgeralds bekanntestes Buch. ›Ein Diamant, so groß wie das Ritz‹ gehört zu seinen bemerkenswertesten ›Fantastischen Novellen‹.

Neunzehnhundertachtundsechzig

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453600393
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Tet-Offensive in Vietnam, Antikriegsbewegung, Prager Frühling, Rassenunruhen in Amerika und Notstandsgesetze in Deutschland, Pariser Mai und Demonstrationen polnischer und italienischer, mexikanischer und japanischer Studenten. Abbie Hoffman in New York,