The Presidents Club

Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

Author: Nancy Gibbs,Michael Duffy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439148716

Category: History

Page: 656

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The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. How Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The unspoken pact between a father and son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama. Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.
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Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice

The Need for an Effective American Foreign Policy

Author: William C. Martel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107082064

Category: Political Science

Page: 530

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This book explores fundamental questions about grand strategy, as it has evolved across generations and countries. It provides an overview of the ancient era of grand strategy and a detailed discussion of its philosophical, military, and economic foundations in the modern era. The author investigates these aspects through the lenses of four approaches - those of historians, social scientists, practitioners, and military strategists. The main goal is to provide contemporary policy makers and scholars with a historic and analytic framework in which to evaluate and conduct grand strategy. By providing greater analytical clarity about grand strategy and describing its nature and its utility for the state, this book presents a comprehensive theory on the practice of grand strategy in order to articulate the United States' past, present, and future purpose and position on the world stage.
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Keeping the Republic

Power and Citizenship in American Politics

Author: Christine Barbour,Gerald C. Wright

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452220166

Category: Political Science

Page: 748

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View the interactive ebook here here The power of critical thinking and interactivityà Artfully weaving in the analytic theme of ôpowerö and the evaluative theme of ôcitizenship,ö Barbour and Wright deftly draw students into thinking critically about how and why institutions and rules determine who wins and who loses in American politics. At the core of Keeping the RepublicÆs engaging discussion of 'who gets what and how,' is the objective of helping students become actively engaged, critical thinkers. Each section and every feature in the book has one goal in mind: to get students to think analytically and be skeptical of received wisdom. It doesnÆt matter how students get their news and information û from a popular blog or a traditional media outletùBarbour and Wright give students the tools they need to be thoughtful, savvy consumers of political information and data. With the publication of the sixth edition, Keeping the Republic is now a full-fledged, integrated Media Edition. When students purchase a new print copy of the book they receive FREE access to an enhanced ebook. Through a series of icons, students link to multimedia assetsùincluding audio, video, data, articles, reference, and CQ Researcher reportsùright where it matters most: on the exact page where a topic is discussed. Students can immediately take a deeper dive and explore an important concept or idea while reading. Instructors will appreciate that assessment is built into the functionality of the ebook. Students take chapter quizzes and work through ôCLUES to Critical Thinkingö questions with all quiz results and answers feeding an instructor gradebook to efficiently track participation and comprehension. ItÆs an enhanced, enriching, and interactive learning experience. By introducing students to the seminal work in the field, showing them how to employ the themes of power and citizenship, and taking full advantage of what multimedia can add to the learning experience, this proven text builds confidence in students who want to take an active part in their communities and government--to play their part in keeping the republic.
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Hunting the President

Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama

Author: Mel Ayton

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1621572072

Category: History

Page: 304

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In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history. But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his new book Hunting the Presidents: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts—From FDR to Obama, telling the sensational story of largely forgotten—or never-before revealed—malicious attempts to slay America’s leaders. Supported by court records, newspaper archives, government reports, FBI files, and transcripts of interviews from presidential libraries, Hunting the Presidents reveals: How an armed, would-be assassin stalked President Roosevelt and spent ten days waiting across the street from the White House for his chance to shoot him How the Secret Service foiled a plot by a Cuban immigrant who told coworkers he was going to shoot LBJ from a window overlooking the president’s motorcade route How a deranged man broke into Reagan’s California home and attempted to strangle the former president before he was subdued by Secret Service agents. In early 1992 a mentally deranged man stalking Bush turned up at the wrong presidential venue for his planned assassination attempt The relationships presidents held with their protectors and the effect it had on the Secret Service’s mission Hunting the Presidents opens the vault of stories about how many of our recent Presidents have come within a hair’s breadth of assassination, leaving America’s fate in the balance. Most of these stories have remained buried—until now. Includes glossy photo signature of historic pictures and documents
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The Preacher and the Presidents

Billy Graham in the White House

Author: Nancy Gibbs,Michael Duffy

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1599950383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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No one man or woman has ever been in a position to see the presidents, and the presidency, so intimately, over so many years. They called him in for photo opportunities. They called for comfort. They asked about death and salvation; about sin and forgiveness. At a time when the nation is increasingly split over the place of religion in public life, THE PREACHER AND THE PRESIDENTS reveals how the world's most powerful men and world's most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, knit faith and politics together.
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Mad Genius

The Odyssey, Pursuit, and Capture of the Unabomber Suspect

Author: Nancy Gibbs

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446604598

Category: Humor

Page: 273

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Chronicles the eighteen-year search for the Unabomber, profiles suspect Ted Kaczynski, and includes the Unabomber's 35,000-word manifesto
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