Author in Chief Book
Score: 4
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Author in Chief


  • Author : Craig Fehrman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476786599

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Author in Chief Book Description :

“One of the best books on the American presidency to appear in recent years.” —Thomas Mallon, The Wall Street Journal “Fun and fascinating…It’s witty, charming, and fantastically learned. I loved it.” —Rick Perlstein Based on a decade of research and reporting, Author in Chief tells the story of America’s presidents as authors—and offers a delightful new window into the public and private lives of our highest leaders. Most Americans are familiar with Abraham Lincoln’s famous words in the Gettysburg Address and the Eman­cipation Proclamation. Yet few can name the work that helped him win the presidency: his published collection of speeches entitled Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln labored in secret to get his book ready for the 1860 election, tracking down newspaper transcripts, editing them carefully for fairness, and hunting for a printer who would meet his specifications. Political Debates sold fifty thousand copies—the rough equivalent of half a million books in today’s market—and it reveals something about Lincoln’s presidential ambitions. But it also reveals something about his heart and mind. When voters asked about his beliefs, Lincoln liked to point them to his book. In Craig Fehrman’s groundbreaking work of history, Author in Chief, the story of America’s presidents and their books opens a rich new window into presidential biography. From volumes lost to history—Calvin Coolidge’s Autobiography, which was one of the most widely discussed titles of 1929—to ones we know and love—Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father, which was very nearly never published—Fehrman unearths countless insights about the presidents through their literary works. Presidential books have made an enormous impact on American history, catapulting their authors to the national stage and even turning key elections. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, the first pr

Author in Chief Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Author in Chief


  • Author : Craig Fehrman
  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476786391

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Author in Chief Book Description :

“One of the best books on the American presidency to appear in recent years.” —Thomas Mallon, The Wall Street Journal “Fun and fascinating…It’s witty, charming, and fantastically learned. I loved it.” —Rick Perlstein Based on a decade of research and reporting, Author in Chief tells the story of America’s presidents as authors—and offers a delightful new window into the public and private lives of our highest leaders. Most Americans are familiar with Abraham Lincoln’s famous words in the Gettysburg Address and the Eman­cipation Proclamation. Yet few can name the work that helped him win the presidency: his published collection of speeches entitled Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln labored in secret to get his book ready for the 1860 election, tracking down newspaper transcripts, editing them carefully for fairness, and hunting for a printer who would meet his specifications. Political Debates sold fifty thousand copies—the rough equivalent of half a million books in today’s market—and it reveals something about Lincoln’s presidential ambitions. But it also reveals something about his heart and mind. When voters asked about his beliefs, Lincoln liked to point them to his book. In Craig Fehrman’s groundbreaking work of history, Author in Chief, the story of America’s presidents and their books opens a rich new window into presidential biography. From volumes lost to history—Calvin Coolidge’s Autobiography, which was one of the most widely discussed titles of 1929—to ones we know and love—Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father, which was very nearly never published—Fehrman unearths countless insights about the presidents through their literary works. Presidential books have made an enormous impact on American history, catapulting their authors to the national stage and even turning key elections. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, the first pr

Author in Chief Book
Score: 4
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Author in Chief


  • Author : Craig Fehrman
  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 1476786585

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Author in Chief Book Description :

“One of the best books on the American presidency to appear in recent years” (The Wall Street Journal) and based on a decade of research and reporting—a delightful new window into the public and private lives America’s presidents as authors. Most Americans are familiar with Abraham Lincoln’s famous words in the Gettysburg Address and the Eman­cipation Proclamation. Yet few can name the work that helped him win the presidency: his published collection of speeches entitled Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln labored in secret to get his book ready for the 1860 election, tracking down newspaper transcripts, editing them carefully for fairness, and hunting for a printer who would meet his specifications. Political Debates sold fifty thousand copies—the rough equivalent of half a million books in today’s market—and it reveals something about Lincoln’s presidential ambitions. But it also reveals something about his heart and mind. When voters asked about his beliefs, Lincoln liked to point them to his book. In Craig Fehrman’s “original, illuminating, and entertaining” (Jon Meacham) work of history, the story of America’s presidents and their books opens a rich new window into presidential biography. From volumes lost to history—Calvin Coolidge’s Autobiography, which was one of the most widely discussed titles of 1929—to ones we know and love—Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father, which was very nearly never published—Fehrman unearths countless insights about the presidents through their literary works. Presidential books have made an enormous impact on American history, catapulting their authors to the national stage and even turning key elections. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, the first presidential book to influence a campaign, and John Adams’s Autobiography, the first score-settling presiden­tial memoir, Author in Chief draws on newly uncovered

Plaintiff in Chief Book
Score: 5
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Plaintiff in Chief


  • Author : James D. Zirin
  • Publisher : All Points Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250201638

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Plaintiff in Chief Book Description :

A comprehensive analysis of Donald Trump's legal history reveals his temperament, methods, character, and morality. Unlike all previous presidents who held distinguished positions in government or the military prior to entering office, Donald Trump's political worldview was molded in the courtroom. He sees law not as a system of rules to be obeyed and ethical ideals to be respected, but as a weapon to be used against his adversaries or a hurdle to be sidestepped when it gets in his way. He has weaponized the justice system throughout his career, and he has continued to use these backhanded tactics as Plaintiff in Chief. In this book, distinguished New York attorney James D. Zirin presents Trump's lengthy litigation history as an indication of his character and morality, and his findings are chilling: if you partner with Donald Trump, you will probably wind up litigating with him. If you enroll in his university or buy one of his apartments, chances are you will want your money back. If you are a woman and you get too close to him, you may need to watch your back. If you try to sue him, he's likely to defame you. If you make a deal with him, you had better get it in writing. If you are a lawyer, an architect, or even his dentist, you'd better get paid up front. If you venture an opinion that publicly criticizes him, you may be sued for libel. A window into the president's dark legal history, Plaintiff in Chief is as informative as it is disturbing.

Poisoner in Chief Book
Score: 4
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Poisoner in Chief


  • Author : Stephen Kinzer
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250140449

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Poisoner in Chief Book Description :

The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s. The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace—including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world. Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Gottlieb’s reckless experiments on “expendable” human subjects destroyed many lives, yet he considered himself deeply spiritual. He lived in a remote cabin without running water, meditated, and rose before dawn to milk his goats. During his twenty-two years at the CIA, Gottlieb worked in the deepest secrecy. Only since his death has it become possible to piece together his astonishing career at the intersection of extreme science and covert action. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale.

The Toddler in Chief Book

The Toddler in Chief


  • Author : Daniel W. Drezner
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226714394

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The Toddler in Chief Book Description :

“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. . . . And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”—An anonymous senior administrative official in an op-ed published in a New York Times op-ed, September 5, 2018 Every president faces criticism and caricature. Donald Trump, however, is unique in that he is routinely characterized in ways more suitable for a toddler. What’s more, it is not just Democrats, pundits, or protestors who compare the president to a child; Trump’s staffers, subordinates, and allies on Capitol Hill also describe Trump like a small, badly behaved preschooler. In April 2017, Daniel W. Drezner began curating every example he could find of a Trump ally describing the president like a toddler. So far, he’s collected more than one thousand tweets—a rate of more than one a day. In The Toddler-in-Chief, Drezner draws on these examples to take readers through the different dimensions of Trump’s infantile behavior, from temper tantrums to poor impulse control to the possibility that the President has had too much screen time. How much damage can really be done by a giant man-baby? Quite a lot, Drezner argues, due to the winnowing away of presidential checks and balances over the past fifty years. In these pages, Drezner follows his theme—the specific ways in which sharing some of the traits of a toddler makes a person ill-suited to the presidency—to show the lasting, deleterious impact the Trump administration will have on American foreign policy and democracy. The “adults in the room” may not be able to rein in Trump’s toddler-like behavior, but, with the 2020 election fast approaching, the American people can think about whether they want the most powerful office turned into a poorly run political day care facility. Drezner exhorts us to elect a commander-in-chief, not a toddler-in-chief. And along the way, he shows how we must rethink the terr

Defender in Chief Book

Defender in Chief


  • Author : John Yoo
  • Publisher : All Points Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250269614

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Defender in Chief Book Description :

In Defender in Chief, celebrated constitutional scholar John Yoo makes a provocative case against Donald Trump's alleged disruption of constitutional rules and norms. Donald Trump isn't shredding the Constitution—he's its greatest defender. Ask any liberal—and many moderate conservatives—and they'll tell you that Donald Trump is a threat to the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. Mainstream media outlets have reported fresh examples of alleged executive overreach or authoritarian White House decisions nearly every day of his presidency. In the 2020 primaries, the candidates have rushed to accuse Trump of destroying our democracy and jeopardizing our nation's very existence. Yoo argues that this charge has things exactly backwards. Far from considering Trump an inherent threat to our nation's founding principles, Yoo convincingly argues that Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton would have seen Trump as returning to their vision of presidential power, even at his most controversial. It is instead liberal opponents who would overthrow existing constitutional understanding in order to unseat Trump, but in getting their man would inflict permanent damage on the office of the presidency, the most important office in our constitutional system and the world. This provocative and engaging work is a compelling defense of an embattled president's ideas and actions.

Celebrity in Chief Book

Celebrity in Chief


  • Author : Alan Schroeder
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058103741

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Celebrity in Chief Book Description :

The director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University reveals how the two horizons of American celebrity--Washington and Hollywood--are fusing in the person and role of the president, thus joining politics and pop culture. 25,000 first printing.

Presidents and the Media Book

Presidents and the Media


  • Author : Stephen E. Frantzich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351064729

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Presidents and the Media Book Description :

Is Donald Trump’s "War on the Media" new news, fake news, or business as usual? Presidents have always "used" the media and felt abused by it. Tried and true vehicles such as press conferences, routine speeches and the State of the Union address have served presidents’ interests and received significant coverage by the print media. As new technologies have entered the media spectrum, the speed and pervasiveness of these interactions have changed dramatically. President Obama ushered in the social media presidency, while President Trump has become the tweeter-in-chief. This book shows how each of these developments affects what is communicated and how it is received by the public.

Celebrity in Chief Book

Celebrity in Chief


  • Author : Kenneth T. Walsh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317262688

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Celebrity in Chief Book Description :

It didn t take long for Barack Obama to make his mark as the biggest political star to ever occupy the White House. Over the course of his two terms in office, Obama has injected the American presidency deeper into popular culture than any of his predecessors. He and his wife Michelle have become iconic figures, celebrities of the first order.This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh, discusses how the Obamas reached this point. More important, it 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."

Kid in Chief Book
Score: 4.5
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Kid in Chief


  • Author : Paul Maguire
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457509551

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Kid in Chief Book Description :

When third-grader Bobby Barton visits Washington, D.C. on a class trip, he doesn't know he will walk away with a chance to become the leader of our nation. It's on that trip that Bobby finds a missing part of the United States Constitution telling him how he could become President! Soon after making this discovery, Bobby moves into the White House as the youngest American President in history. With his friends Maria Cagney (Bobby's Vice-President) and Kevin Sawyer (his Chief of Staff), Bobby is faced with many important decisions, confusing situations, and exciting adventures. Bobby quickly finds out that being President is a very tough job. Join him as he and his friends learn all about how the government works, having loads of fun along the way!

The Chief Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Chief


  • Author : Joan Biskupic
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093281

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The Chief Book Description :

An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far. John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? In The Chief, award-winning journalist Joan Biskupic contends that Roberts is torn between two, often divergent, priorities: to carry out a conservative agenda, and to protect the Court's image and his place in history. Biskupic shows how Roberts's dual commitments have fostered distrust among his colleagues, with major consequences for the law. Trenchant and authoritative, The Chief reveals the making of a justice and the drama on this nation's highest court.

Tom Clancy Commander in Chief Book
Score: 4
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Tom Clancy Commander in Chief


  • Author : Mark Greaney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698410619

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Tom Clancy Commander in Chief Book Description :

This electrifying thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series has President Jack Ryan and his allies facing a treacherous foe threatening to unleash chaos around the globe... When Russian President Valeri Volodin’s ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best. A floating natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up. A Venezuelan prosecutor is assassinated. A devastating attack on a Russian troop train kills dozens. A chaotic world is the best camouflage for a series of seemingly unrelated attacks. Only one man recognizes an ominous pattern in the reports of terror from around the globe. U.S. President Jack Ryan sees a guiding hand in the worldwide chaos, but before he can act he needs proof. While his intelligence agencies race to uncover the truth behind the attacks, the President struggles to unite a fractious and distrustful coalition of Western nations against the schemes of the Russian dictator. With five thousand Russian troops poised to invade a NATO nation, can Jack Ryan move swiftly enough to stop Volodin’s grand plan of global conflict and conquest? Or will he succeed in changing the balance of world power forever?

Talk Is Chief Book

Talk Is Chief


  • Author : Jack Modzelewski
  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795352744

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Talk Is Chief Book Description :

A public relations expert shares inspirational stories and smart strategies for successful business communication and crisis management. Business leaders spend up to 90 percent of each day communicating with colleagues, customers, shareowners, creditors, regulators, advocates, and competitors. The style and success of those communications has a vital influence on their organization’s culture, opportunity, and reputation. In this age of heightened transparency, no leader can afford to undervalue to importance of communication—especially during a crisis. With more than three decades of experience working with many Fortune 500 companies, communications consultant Jack Modzelewski teaches leaders to see themselves as chief credibility officers. In Talk Is Chief, he provides sound advice and concrete examples of effective communication. He also shares the “10 Commandments of Crisis Management”—essential communication tools for avoiding crises or averting worst-case scenarios when confronted with an existential threat.

COMMANDER IN CHIEF Book

COMMANDER IN CHIEF


  • Author : Katy Evans
  • Publisher : KT PUBLISHING LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780997263640

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COMMANDER IN CHIEF Book Description :

The sequel to Matthew Hamilton and Charlotte's passionate romance, from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Katy Evans. We fell in love during the campaign. The stakes were high. Reputations could have been ruined. Scandal hovered over us like a cloud. Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America. And its not my vote he is after. He wants it all. My heart. My body. My soul. He wants me by his side. In the White House. Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten. I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn't done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning...

The Chief Learning Officer Book

The Chief Learning Officer


  • Author : Tamar Elkeles
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780750679251

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The Chief Learning Officer Book Description :

NEW - TAMAR ELKELES WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD! Tamar Elkeles, vice president of Qualcomm Learning Center and co-author of The Chief Learning Officer, has been named 2010 CLO of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine "Since she began with the company in 1992, Tamar Elkeles has built the Qualcomm Learning Center from a one-person operation into a sophisticated, integrated and innovative strategic resource for the organization" said Norm Kamikow, president and editor in chief of Chief Learning Officer magazine. Congratulations Tamar! ------ New business realities and customer demands, coupled with new technologies in a changing competitive landscape are causing corporate learning departments to rethink their value, role, and impact in the organization. In a constantly changing business landscape with limited resources and tight budgets, learning must be viewed as essential to a successful achievement of business goals. The individual driving this function, the Chief Learning Officer (CLO), is in a unique position to add significant value to the organization. The role of the CLO is to drive value, focusing on issues such as business alignment, managing resources, innovation, customer service and ROI. The challenge is to show value to the organization in terms that business leaders and financial analysts can understand and appreciate. Written from the perspective of the CLO, this book discusses nine important value-adding strategies, making up this critical role of the CLO of the future. At least twenty high profile CLOs provide their strategies on each of these issues. This book is essential reading for both the training and HR communities who need to show the value and connect learning to the business. This book shows the value that can be achieved in the organization if it is managed and organized properly and the appropriate leadership is provided. * Real world strategies from successful CLO's * Practical applications for skill development * Shows how to connect th

Commander in Chief Book

Commander in Chief


  • Author : Eric Larrabee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1988-08-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671663827

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Commander in Chief Book Description :

Approaches the history of World War II from President and commander-in-chief Franklin Delano Roosevelt's perspective.

Rebel in chief Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Rebel in chief


  • Author : Fred Barnes
  • Publisher : Crown Pub
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015063274339

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Rebel in chief Book Description :

Drawing on exclusive interviews with President Bush and other key figures in the administration, a journlist provides a behind-the-scenes study of how the president operates, analyzes his influence on conservative ideology, and assesses the long-term influence of his political agenda on America. 100,000 first printing.

Hail to the Chief Book

Hail to the Chief


  • Author : Robert Dallek
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 0195145828

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Hail to the Chief Book Description :

Dallek offers an engaging and instructive analysis of the presidency, the personalities, and the strategies that led to their triumphs and defeats.

Thank You for Your Service Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Thank You for Your Service


  • Author : David Finkel
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385680974

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Thank You for Your Service Book Description :

No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, Finkel shadowed the men of the US 2-16 Infantry Battalion in Baghdad as they carried out the grueling fifteen-month "surge" that changed them all forever. Now Finkel has followed many of the same men as they've returned home and struggled to reintegrate - both into their family lives and into society at large. In the ironically titled Thank You for Your Service, Finkel writes with tremendous compassion not just about the soldiers but about their wives and children. Where do soldiers belong after their homecoming? Is it reasonable, or even possible, to expect them to rejoin their communities as if nothing has happened? And in moments of hardship, who can soldiers turn to if they feel alienated by the world they once lived in? These are the questions Finkel faces as he revisits the brave but shaken men of the 2-16. More than a work of journalism, Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding -- shocking but always riveting, unflinching but deeply humane, it takes us inside the heads of those who must live the rest of their lives with the realities of war.