Donald Trump v. The United States

Donald Trump v. The United States
Author: Michael S. Schmidt
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1984854674
ISBN 13: 9781984854674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Donald Trump v. The United States Book Review:

With unparalleled reporting, a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter continues to break news about the most important political story of our lives as he chronicles the clash between a president and the officials of his own government who tried to stop him. In the early days of the Trump presidency, the people who work in the institutions that make America America saw Trump up close in the Oval Office and became convinced that they had to stand up to an unbound president. These officials faced a situation without parallel in American history: What do you do, and who do you call, if you are the only one standing between the president, his extraordinary powers, and the abyss? Michael S. Schmidt’s Donald Trump v. The United States tells the dramatic, high-stakes story of those who felt compelled to confront and try to contain the most powerful man in the world as he shredded norms and sought to expand his power. Schmidt has broken many of the major stories of the Trump era, from the news of Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account to the report on former FBI director James Comey’s contemporaneous memos of conversations with Trump that led directly to the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Now he takes us inside the defining events of the presidency, chronicles them up close, and records the clash between an increasingly emboldened president and those around him, who find themselves trying to thwart the president they had pledged to serve, unsure whether he is acting in the interest of the country, his ego, his family business, or Russia. Through their eyes and ears, we observe an epic struggle. Drawing on secret FBI and White House documents and confidential sources inside federal law enforcement and the West Wing, Donald Trump v. The United States is vital journalism, recording the shocking reality of a presidency like no other, a riveting contemporary history, and a lasting account of just how fragile and vulnerable the institutions of American democracy really are.

Donald Trump V. the United States

Donald Trump V. the United States
Author: Michael S. Schmidt
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 9781984854667
ISBN 13: 1984854666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Donald Trump V. the United States Book Review:

With unparalleled reporting, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter continues to break news about the most important political story of our lives as he chronicles the clash between a president and the officials of his own government who tried to stop him. In the early days of the Trump presidency, the people who work in the institutions that make America America saw Trump up close in the Oval Office and became convinced that they had to stand up to an unbound president. These officials faced a situation without parallel in American history: What do you do, and who do you call, if you are the only one standing between the president, his extraordinary powers, and the abyss? Michael S. Schmidt's Donald Trump v. The United States tells the dramatic, high-stakes story of those who felt compelled to confront and try to contain the most powerful man in the world as he shredded norms and sought to expand his power. Schmidt has broken many of the major stories of the Trump era, from the news of Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account to the report on former FBI director James Comey's contemporaneous memos of conversations with Trump that led directly to the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Now he takes us inside the defining events of the presidency, chronicles them up close, and records the clash between an increasingly emboldened president and those around him, who find themselves trying to thwart the president they had pledged to serve, unsure whether he is acting in the interest of the country, his ego, his family business, or Russia. Through their eyes and ears, we observe an epic struggle. Drawing on secret FBI and White House documents and confidential sources inside federal law enforcement and the West Wing, Donald Trump v. The United States is vital journalism, recording the shocking reality of a presidency like no other, a riveting contemporary history, and a lasting account of just how fragile and vulnerable the institutions of American democracy really are.

Plaintiff in Chief

Plaintiff in Chief
Author: James D. Zirin
Publsiher: All Points Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1250201632
ISBN 13: 9781250201638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Plaintiff in Chief Book Review:

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.

Impeach

Impeach
Author: Neal Katyal,Sam Koppelman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN 10: 0358391164
ISBN 13: 9780358391166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Impeach Book Review:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Why President Trump has left us with no choice but to remove him from office, as explained by celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal. No one is above the law. This belief is as American as freedom of speech and turkey on Thanksgiving—held sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues in Impeach, if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of our democracy. To quote President George Washington’s Farewell Address: “Foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.” Impeachment should always be our last resort, explains Katyal, but our founders, our principles, and our Constitution leave us with no choice but to impeach President Trump—before it’s too late.

The United States of Trump

The United States of Trump
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1250237211
ISBN 13: 9781250237217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The United States of Trump Book Review:

A rare, insider’s look at the life of Donald Trump from Bill O'Reilly, the bestselling author of the Killing series, based on exclusive interview material and deep research Readers around the world have been enthralled by journalist and New York Times bestselling author Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series—riveting works of nonfiction that explore the most famous events in history. Now, O’Reilly turns his razor-sharp observations to his most compelling subject thus far—President Donald J. Trump. In this thrilling narrative, O’Reilly blends primary, never-before-released interview material with a history that recounts Trump’s childhood and family and the factors from his life and career that forged the worldview that the president of the United States has taken to the White House. Not a partisan pro-Trump or anti-Trump book, this is an up-to-the-minute, intimate view of the man and his sphere of influence—of “how Donald Trump’s view of America was formed, and how it has changed since becoming the most powerful person in the world”— from a writer who has known the president for thirty years. This is an unprecedented, gripping account of the life of a sitting president as he makes history. As the author will tell you, “If you want some insight into the most unlikely political phenomenon of our lifetimes, you’ll get it here.”

Trump: The Art of the Deal

Trump: The Art of the Deal
Author: Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-12-23
ISBN 10: 9780307575333
ISBN 13: 0307575330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Trump: The Art of the Deal Book Review:

President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”—The New York Times “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”—Chicago Tribune “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”—Boston Herald “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”—New York Post

A Very Stable Genius

A Very Stable Genius
Author: Philip Rucker,Carol Leonnig
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 198487750X
ISBN 13: 9781984877505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Very Stable Genius Book Review:

The instant #1 bestseller. “This taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s shambolic tenure in office to date." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump's unique presidency with shocking new reporting and insight into its implications. “I alone can fix it.” So went Donald J. Trump’s march to the presidency on July 21, 2016, when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet over the subsequent years, as he has undertaken the actual work of the commander in chief, it has been hard to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. It would be all too easy to mistake Trump’s first term for one of pure and uninhibited chaos, but there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration is loyalty - not to the country, but to the president himself - and Trump’s North Star has been the perpetuation of his own power, even when it meant imperiling our shaky and mistrustful democracy. Leonnig and Rucker, with deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., tell of rages and frenzies but also moments of courage and perseverance. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with some of the most senior members of the Trump administration and other firsthand witnesses, the authors reveal the forty-fifth president up close, taking readers inside Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation as well as the president’s own haphazard but ultimately successful legal defense. Here for the first time certain officials who have felt honor-bound not to publicly criticize a sitting president or to divulge what they witnessed in a position of trust tell the truth for the benefit of history. This peerless and gripping narrative reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished and exposes how decision making in his administration has been driven by a reflexive logic of self-preservation and self-aggrandizement - but a logic nonetheless. This is the story of how an unparalleled president has scrambled to survive and tested the strength of America’s democracy and its common heart as a nation.

Unmaking the Presidency

Unmaking the Presidency
Author: Susan Hennessey,Benjamin Wittes
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 0374718415
ISBN 13: 9780374718411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Unmaking the Presidency Book Review:

The definitive account of how Donald Trump has wielded the powers of the American presidency The extraordinary authority of the U.S. presidency has no parallel in the democratic world. Today that authority resides in the hands of one man, Donald J. Trump. But rarely if ever has the nature of a president clashed more profoundly with the nature of the office. Unmaking the Presidency tells the story of the confrontation between a person and the institution he almost wholly embodies. From the moment of his inauguration, Trump has challenged our deepest expectations of the presidency. But what are those expectations, where did they come from, and how great is the damage? As editors of the “invaluable” (The New York Times) Lawfare website, Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes have attracted a large audience to their hard-hitting and highly informed commentary on the controversies surrounding the Trump administration. In this book, they situate Trump-era scandals and outrages in the deeper context of the presidency itself. How should we understand the oath of office when it is taken by a man who may not know what it means to preserve, protect, and defend something other than himself? What aspects of Trump are radically different from past presidents and what aspects have historical antecedents? When has he simply built on his predecessors’ misdeeds, and when has he invented categories of misrule entirely his own? By setting Trump in the light of history, Hennessey and Wittes provide a crucial and durable account of a presidency like no other.

Border Wars

Border Wars
Author: Julie Hirschfeld Davis,Michael D. Shear
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1982117419
ISBN 13: 9781982117412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Border Wars Book Review:

Two New York Times Washington correspondents provide a detailed, “fact-based account of what precipitated some of this administration’s more brazen assaults on immigration” (The Washington Post) filled with never-before-told stories of this key issue of Donald Trump’s presidency. No issue matters more to Donald Trump and his administration than restricting immigration. Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear have covered the Trump administration from its earliest days. In Border Wars, they take us inside the White House to document how Stephen Miller and other anti-immigration officials blocked asylum-seekers and refugees, separated families, threatened deportation, and sought to erode the longstanding bipartisan consensus that immigration and immigrants make positive contributions to America. Their revelation of Trump’s desire for a border moat filled with alligators made national news. As the authors reveal, Trump has used immigration to stoke fears (“the caravan”), attack Democrats and the courts, and distract from negative news and political difficulties. As he seeks reelection in 2020, Trump has elevated immigration in the imaginations of many Americans into a national crisis. Border Wars identifies the players behind Trump’s anti-immigration policies, showing how they planned, stumbled and fought their way toward changes that have further polarized the nation. “[Davis and Shear’s] exquisitely reported Border Wars reveals the shattering horror of the moment, [and] the mercurial unreliability and instability of the president” (The New York Times Book Review).

Trump vs. China

Trump vs. China
Author: Newt Gingrich
Publsiher: Center Street
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 1546085092
ISBN 13: 9781546085096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Trump vs. China Book Review:

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounds the warning bell that China poses the biggest threat to the United States. Every American needs to understand the threat to America's safety and prosperity posed by China's reemergence as a world power. Unlike our other economic and military rivals, China is the only country big enough and with enough human resources to compete with us everywhere in the world. From the point of view of Beijing, China has a long history of dominating the world, and the past century of Western dominance is only a temporary blip. Their strategy to overtake America involves using spying, extortion, lawsuits, economic infiltration, intellectual property theft, propaganda and sabotage to weaken the United States and strengthen China. Gingrich's research will show that it is clear Chinese leaders are following this strategy to the letter, and that it is working as planned. It is possible for America to respond to the Chinese effort but doing so will require many big changes and hard choices for our leaders in government and private sector. That is why it is vital to build an understanding of the China challenge so there is consensus and political support to be what must be done. Newt Gingrich's TRUMP VS CHINA will serve as a rallying cry for the American people and a plan of action for our leaders in government and the private sector. Written in a language that every American can understand, but still rich in detail and accurate in fact, TRUMP VS CHINA will lay out China's multi-pronged attack against the United States and what we must do to combat it.

The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election
Author: Robert S Mueller
Publsiher: WSBLD
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 229106634X
ISBN 13: 9782291066347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election Book Review:

The wait for The Mueller Report is over. This strikingly designed edition has been prepared by expert typographers – allowing for an optimised, immersive reading experience. "From the moment [the report] was published, two separate news universes took shape. In one, the special counsel's report was presented as a smoking-gun chronicle of high crimes and misdemeanours. In the other, it was heralded as a credibility-shredding blow to the president's opponents."—The Atlantic Make up your own mind. The Mueller Report is a must read political blockbuster.

Trumped!

Trumped!
Author: John R. O’Donnell ,James Rutherford
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Trumped! Book Review:

ON TOP OF THE WORLD … IN A HOUSE OF CARDS The tabloids tracked his every move. The business magazines predicted his demise. And the public couldn't get enough. But the only people privy to Donald Trump's real story were the members of his inner circle—men such as Jack O'Donnell, a top executive at Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino until April, 1990. For three years O'Donnell witnessed the goings-on in the House of Trump that the people only guessed at. Now he reveals what he saw. Here's the inside story of Trump's legendary tirades, his convenient forgetfulness, and the infamous Donald Trump ego. O'Donnell tells how the Plaza staff catered to Trump's personal whims, and to those of his mistress—and how the man who built the largest gambling hall in the world knew little about running a casino. From the hypocrisy, bad deals, and the monumental debt to the untold tales of Marla and Ivana, Trumped! rips the mask off the mighty Trump facade—revealing a man whose castle is about to collapse.

TRUMP Vs. the DEEP STATE

TRUMP Vs. the DEEP STATE
Author: Robert David STEELE Vivas
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2019-05
ISBN 10: 9781096462279
ISBN 13: 1096462273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


TRUMP Vs. the DEEP STATE Book Review:

This is a collection of sixteen articles on various aspects of the conflict between President Donald Trump and the Deep State. The author, who managed a false flag operations for the Central Intelligence Agency and was the founding senior civilian creating the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 because of his streadfast commitment to the idea that the truth at any cost lowers all other costs.The table of contents is provided below.1. Notre Dame False Flag Event2. Memorandum for The President of the United States of America: Election 2020, Jarvanka, MoveOn Boycott of AIPAC, and Your Legacy (Stop Tongue-Kissing Netanyahu!)3. New Zealand False Flag Event4. Is Zionism in the USA over?5. Is it Trump, or King Jared who is providing Saudi Arabia with nuclear capabilities?6. Is Ilhan Omar Cynthia McKinney 2.0?7. Understanding Donald Trump and the White House: A few books8. U.S. Director of National Intelligence: Iran, China, Russia Interfering with U.S. Elections. Seriously?9. Who is winning in USA? Trump or Pelosi? Was a coup averted? What is next?10. Trump will be re-elected/ Zionists not Russians are the enemy/ Kushner must go: Steele11. The Big Lie: "Russian Propaganda." The Bigger Lie: "The Truth is What We Say it is."12. Trumpism is a form of populism13. Former CIA Officer Evaluates Changes In Trump's National Security Team14. Zionists control U.S. national security policy: ex-CIA officer15. Haley's show was the same as Powell's one to attack Iraq: ex-CIA officer16. Tillerson pursuing Israeli foreign policy: ex-CIA officer

A Case for the American People

A Case for the American People
Author: Norman Eisen
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0593238443
ISBN 13: 9780593238448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Case for the American People Book Review:

The Democrats’ special impeachment counsel on the House Judiciary Committee lays out President Trump’s shocking pattern of betrayals, lies, and high crimes, arguing articles of impeachment to the ultimate judges: the American people. In his behind-the-scenes account of the attempts to bring the president to justice—from filing the very first legal actions against him, through the Mueller report, to the turbulent impeachment and trial, to the president’s ongoing wrongdoing today—Norman Eisen, at the forefront of the battle since the day of Trump’s inauguration, pulls back the curtain on the process. He reveals ten proposed articles of impeachment, not just the two that were publicly tried, all of which he had a hand in drafting. He then guides us through Trump’s lifelong instincts that have dictated his presidency: a cycle of abuse, corruption, and relentless obstruction of the truth. Since taking the oath of office, Donald Trump has been on a spree of high crimes and misdemeanors, using the awesome power of the presidency for his own personal gain, at the expense of the American people. He has inflamed our divisions for his electoral benefit, with flagrant disregard for the Constitution that makes us America. Each step of the way, he has lied incessantly, including to cover up his crimes. And yet he remains in the country’s highest office. Congress, federal and state prosecutors, and courts have worked to hold the president accountable for his myriad offenses—with some surprising successes and devastating failures. Eisen, who served as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee for Trump’s impeachment and trial, presents the case against Trump anew. Eisen’s gripping narrative and rousing closing argument—at turns revelatory, insightful, and enraging—will inspire our nation of judges. History has proven that this president’s nefarious behavior will continue, no matter the crisis. But, as Eisen’s candid retelling affirms, there is an ultimate constitutional power that transcends the president’s, a power that can and must defeat him if our nation is to survive. The verdict of the American people remains in the balance. It is time for us to act.

The Demagogue's Playbook

The Demagogue's Playbook
Author: Eric A. Posner
Publsiher: All Points Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 1250303028
ISBN 13: 9781250303028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Demagogue's Playbook Book Review:

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Pick What Happens to Democracy When a Demagogue Comes to Power? "It is hard to imagine understanding the Trump presidency and its significance without reading this book.” —Bob Bauer, Former Chief Counsel to President Barack Obama What—and who—is a demagogue? How did America’s Founders envision the presidency? What should a constitutional democracy look like—and how can it be fixed when it appears to be broken? Something is definitely wrong with Donald Trump’s presidency, but what exactly? The extraordinary negative reaction to Trump’s election—by conservative intellectuals, liberals, Democrats, and global leaders alike—goes beyond ordinary partisan and policy disagreements. It reflects genuine fear about the vitality of our constitutional system. The Founders, reaching back to classical precedents, feared that their experiment in mass self-government could produce a demagogue: a charismatic ruler who would gain and hold on to power by manipulating the public rather than by advancing the public good. President Trump, who has played to the mob and attacked institutions from the judiciary to the press, appears to embody these ideas. How can we move past his rhetoric and maintain faith in our great nation? In The Demagogue’s Playbook, acclaimed legal scholar Eric A. Posner offers a blueprint for how America can prevent the rise of another demagogue and protect the features of a democracy that help it thrive—and restore national greatness, for one and all. “Cuts through the hyperbole and hysteria that often distorts assessments of our republic, particularly at this time.” —Alan Taylor, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

Spiritual Warfare in the 21st Century

Spiritual Warfare in the 21st Century
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Greater Mysteries Publications
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-09-21
ISBN 10: 9780994007797
ISBN 13: 0994007795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spiritual Warfare in the 21st Century Book Review:

TO THE SPIRITUALLY-MINDED of today, the world is engulfed in a supernatural battle between the celestial forces of light and the infernal forces of darkness. The ultimate prize?―the fate of mankind and the destiny of planet earth. Arrayed on the side of evil are the legions of Lucifer and Satan; arrayed on the side of divinity are the hosts of Christ-Jesus and St. Michael. Without a conscious awareness of the supernatural causative agents behind the world of outward events, much of the social upheaval raging throughout the world today is alarming, worrisome and difficult to explain. But with spirit-filled perception, it becomes clear that the radical-socialism insidiously creeping across Western society is more than just a short-term cultural revolution; but an integral part of a long-term clandestine strategy to establish a one-world socialist government. The strongest opposition to this frightening scenario is Christianity―which explains why today

National Security Strategy of the United States

National Security Strategy of the United States
Author: United States. President (1989-1993 : Bush),George Bush
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754050018344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


National Security Strategy of the United States Book Review:

In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's "Deep State"

In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's
Author: David Rohde
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 1324003553
ISBN 13: 9781324003557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's "Deep State" Book Review:

A two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist’s investigation of the "deep state." Three-quarters of Americans believe that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate or direct national policy in the United States. President Trump blames the "deep state" for his impeachment. But what is the American "deep state" and does it really exist? To conservatives, the “deep state” is an ever-growing government bureaucracy, an "administrative state" that relentlessly encroaches on the individual rights of Americans. Liberals fear the "military-industrial complex"—a cabal of generals and defense contractors who they believe routinely push the country into endless wars. Every modern American president—from Carter to Trump—has engaged in power struggles with Congress, the CIA, and the FBI. Every CIA and FBI director has suspected White House aides of members of Congress of leaking secrets for political gain. Frustrated Americans increasingly distrust the politicians, unelected officials, and journalists who they believe unilaterally set the country’s political agenda. American democracy faces its biggest crisis of legitimacy in a half century. This sweeping exploration examines the CIA and FBI scandals of the past fifty years—from the Church Committee’s exposure of Cold War abuses, to Abscam, to false intelligence about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, to NSA mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden. It then investigates the claims and counterclaims of the Trump era, and the relentless spread of conspiracy theories online and on-air. While Trump says he is the victim of the "deep state," Democrats accuse the president and his allies of running a de facto "deep state" of their own that operates outside official government channels and smears rivals, both real and perceived. The feverish debate over the "deep state" raises core questions about the future of American democracy. Is it possible for career government officials to be politically neutral? Was Congress’s impeachment of Donald Trump conducted properly? How vast should the power of a president be? Based on dozens of interviews with career CIA operatives and FBI agents, In Deep answers whether the FBI, CIA, or politicians are protecting or abusing the public’s trust.

The Jungle Grows Back

The Jungle Grows Back
Author: Robert Kagan
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN 10: 0525521658
ISBN 13: 9780525521655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Jungle Grows Back Book Review:

A brilliant and visionary argument for America's role as an enforcer of peace and order throughout the world--and what is likely to happen if we withdraw and focus our attention inward. Recent years have brought deeply disturbing developments around the globe. American sentiment seems to be leaning increasingly toward withdrawal in the face of such disarray. In this powerful, urgent essay, Robert Kagan elucidates the reasons why American withdrawal would be the worst possible response, based as it is on a fundamental and dangerous misreading of the world. Like a jungle that keeps growing back after being cut down, the world has always been full of dangerous actors who, left unchecked, possess the desire and ability to make things worse. Kagan makes clear how the "realist" impulse to recognize our limitations and focus on our failures misunderstands the essential role America has played for decades in keeping the world's worst instability in check. A true realism, he argues, is based on the understanding that the historical norm has always been toward chaos--that the jungle will grow back, if we let it.

How to Grow Your Own Poem

How to Grow Your Own Poem
Author: Kate Clanchy
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1529024706
ISBN 13: 9781529024708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


How to Grow Your Own Poem Book Review:

Do you want to write a poem? This book will show you ‘how to grow your own poem’ . . . Kate Clanchy has been teaching people to write poetry for more than twenty years. Some were old, some were young; some were fluent English speakers, some were not. None of them were confident to start with, but a surprising number went to win prizes and every one finished up with a poem they were proud of, a poem that only they could have written – their own poem. Kate’s big secret is a simple one: is to share other poems. She believes poetry is like singing or dancing and the best way to learn is to follow someone else. In this book, Kate shares the poems she has found provoke the richest responses, the exercises that help to shape those responses into new poems, and the advice that most often helps new writers build their own writing practice. If you have never written a poem before, this book will get you started. If you have written poems before, this book will help you to write more fluently and confidently, more as yourself. This book not like other creative writing books. It doesn’t ask you to set out on your own, but to join in. Your invitation is inside.