The Best and the Brightest

Author: David Halberstam

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9781588360984

Category: History

Page: 720

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David Halberstam’s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain. Using portraits of America’s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country’s recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic.
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War in a Time of Peace

Bush, Clinton, and the Generals

Author: David Halberstam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743202120

Category: History

Page: 543

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Explores the complex dynamics of foreign policy in post-Cold War America, profiling Washington decision makers and providing an analysis of the Clinton presidency.
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The Best and the Brightest

Author: Susan Wright

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743420691

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Every year, Starfleet Academy in San Francisco attracts many of the most talented and ambitious young people in the Federation. They come from all over the Alpha Quadrant, from hundreds of worlds and species, to prepare themselves for the challenges of the final frontier. Meet a new generation of cadets: a newly joined Trill just beginning the first of many lives; a Bajoran Vedek who finds himself torn between his vows and an unspoken love; a reckless young man fond of pushing the limits; a feline alien raised among humans; a brilliant but immature young woman with a lot to learn; and a native-born Earth woman with a talent for engineering. Together they will learn about courage, life, teamwork, and themselves. Their future is just beginning -- but one of them will not survive!
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Finding the Best and the Brightest

A Guide to Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Effective Leaders

Author: Peg Thoms

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275984113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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A radical, yet eminently practical, approach to leadership that turns it on its head--placing the followers in charge.
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St:the Best And The Brightest

Author: Star Trek

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471107590

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Giving Notice

Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace and How You Can Help them Stay

Author: Freada Kapor Klein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470193379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

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A groundbreaking book that offers approaches for changing the hidden biases in the workplace This is an eye-opening examination of the causes and dynamics of bias in the workplace, offering a psychological, political, and societal analysis of the actual cost of bias to the bottom line. The authors make the hurdles that women and minorities face in the workplace as personal to the reader as they are to those who face them. Giving Notice is filled with sensible approaches for solving the current imbalance and challenges us to rethink unconscious ideas about stereotypes and commonly accepted business practices. Freada Kapor Klein (San Francisco, CA) is an internationally noted consultant and diversity expert. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and on the Today show, Nightline, and NBC Nightly News. Kimberly Allers (Bayshore, NY) was a writer at Fortune magazine and is a frequent guest speaker at professional development and women-oriented seminars. Martha Mendoza (Santa Cruz, CA) is a national writer for the Associated Press. She won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
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The Human Face of Global Mobility

International Highly Skilled Migartion In Europe, North America And The Asia-Pacific

Author: Michael Peter Smith,Adrian Favell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412825634

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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Alongside flows of trade and capital, the free movement of professionals, technical personnel, and students is seen as a key aspect of globalization. Yet not much detailed empirical research has been completed about the trajectories and experiences of these highly skilled or highly educated international migrants. What little is known about these forms of "global mobility," and the politics that surround them, contrasts with the abundant theories and accounts of other types of international migration--such as low income economic migration from less developed to core countries in the international political economy. Drawing on the work of a long-standing discussion group at the Center for Comparative and Global Research of UCLA's International Institute, this collection bridges conventional methodological divides, bringing together political scientists, sociologists, demographers, and ethnographers. It explores the reality behind assumptions about these new global migration trends. It challenges widely held views about the elite characteristics of these migrants, the costs and consequences of the brain drain said to follow from the migration of skilled workers, the determinants of national policies on high skilled migrants, and the presumed "effortlessness" of professional mobility in an integrating world. The volume also sheds new light on international student migration, the politics of temporary, non-immigrant workers in the United States, new international forms of regulating movement, and the realities of the everyday lives of multinational employees in the world's transnational cities. Key differences between the regional contexts of this migration in Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific are also emphasized. Michael Peter Smith is professor of community studies at the University of California, Davis. He has published extensively on urban theory, globalization, and transnationalism including Transnationalism from Below and City and Nation (both available through Transaction) and Transnational Urbanism. Adrian Favell is associate professor of sociology at UCLA. He is the author of Philosophies of Integration, and has published widely on migration in Europe, citizenship, the integration of immigrants, and on social theory.
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Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War

Author: K.A. Cuordileone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113605510X

Category: History

Page: 312

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Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War explores the meaning of anxiety as expressed through the political and cultural language of the early cold war era. Cuordileone shows how the preoccupation with the soft, malleable American character reflected not only anti-Communism but acute anxieties about manhood and sexuality. Reading major figures like Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Adlai Stevenson, Joseph McCarthy, Norman Mailer, JFK, and many lesser known public figures, Cuordileone reveals how the era’s cult of toughness shaped the political dynamics of the time and inspired a reinvention of the liberal as a cold warrior.
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Army

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

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