Team of Rivals

Team of Rivals
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 916
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN 10: 0743270754
ISBN 13: 9780743270755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Team of Rivals Book Review:

An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War.

No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1476750572
ISBN 13: 9781476750576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Ordinary Time Book Review:

Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Aurum Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-07-03
ISBN 10: 1781313164
ISBN 13: 9781781313169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wait Till Next Year Book Review:

When historian Goodwin was six years old, her father taught her how to keep score for ‘their’ team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, which forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter. Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is a coming-of-age memoir in the era of Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider, when baseball truly was a national pastime that brought whole communities together. With her radio by her side and scorecard to hand, she recreates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. Weaved between the games and the seasons, Goodwin tells the story of a changing America – from the lunacy of the Cold War alarm drills to McCarthy and the Rosenburg trials – as well as her own loss of innocence encapsulated by her mother’s death, her father’s lapse into despair and the Dodger’s departure from Brooklyn in 1957 following the destruction of the iconic Ebbets Field stadium. Poignant, unsentimental and deeply eloquent, Wait Till Next Year is a profound memoir about childhood and loss, baseball, and the power of sport to bind families and heal loss and reveal as metaphor the evolving heart of a nation.

The Cabinet

The Cabinet
Author: Lindsay M. Chervinsky
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0674986482
ISBN 13: 9780674986480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cabinet Book Review:

The US Constitution never established a presidential cabinet—the delegates to the Constitutional Convention explicitly rejected the idea. So how did George Washington create one of the most powerful bodies in the federal government? On November 26, 1791, George Washington convened his department secretaries—Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph—for the first cabinet meeting. Why did he wait two and a half years into his presidency to call his cabinet? Because the US Constitution did not create or provide for such a body. Washington was on his own. Faced with diplomatic crises, domestic insurrections, and constitutional challenges—and finding congressional help lacking—Washington decided he needed a group of advisors he could turn to. He modeled his new cabinet on the councils of war he had led as commander of the Continental Army. In the early days, the cabinet served at the president’s pleasure. Washington tinkered with its structure throughout his administration, at times calling regular meetings, at other times preferring written advice and individual discussions. Lindsay M. Chervinsky reveals the far-reaching consequences of Washington’s choice. The tensions in the cabinet between Hamilton and Jefferson heightened partisanship and contributed to the development of the first party system. And as Washington faced an increasingly recalcitrant Congress, he came to treat the cabinet as a private advisory body to summon as needed, greatly expanding the role of the president and the executive branch.

Lincoln at Cooper Union

Lincoln at Cooper Union
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 764
Release: 2017-08-27
ISBN 10: 9781975797744
ISBN 13: 1975797744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lincoln at Cooper Union Book Review:

On 27 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave this address at the Cooper Union in New York City. When he gave the speech, Lincoln was considered by many to be just a country lawyer. After he gave the speech, he soon became his party's nominee for president.

Fence Rivals

Fence  Rivals
Author: C.S. Pacat
Publsiher: Boom! Studios
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN 10: 1641447044
ISBN 13: 9781641447041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fence Rivals Book Review:

The GLAAD Award nominated series Fence returns as a graphic novel series as best-selling novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and popular online sensation Johanna The Mad present the next all-new thrilling chapter of the Kings Row fencing team! Just as Nicholas, Seiji and the fencing team at the prodigious Kings Row private school seem to be coming together, a deadly rival from their past stands in their way once more. MacRobertson is the school that knocked Kings Row out of the State Championships last year - but unless Nicholas and Seiji can learn to work together as a team, their school is doomed once again! And maybe those two can learn to be something more than teammates too...

Leadership

Leadership
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1476795932
ISBN 13: 9781476795935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin “should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country, and ourselves” (The Washington Post). “After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians” (USA TODAY). In her “inspiring” (The Christian Science Monitor) Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? “If ever our nation needed a short course on presidential leadership, it is now” (The Seattle Times). This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency. “Goodwin’s volume deserves much praise—it is insightful, readable, compelling: Her book arrives just in time” (The Boston Globe).

Democracy

Democracy
Author: David A. Moss
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 0674971450
ISBN 13: 9780674971455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy Book Review:

Historian David Moss adapts the case study method made famous by Harvard Business School to revitalize our conversations about governance and democracy and show how the United States has often thrived on political conflict. These 19 cases ask us to weigh choices and consequences, wrestle with momentous decisions, and come to our own conclusions.

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 1497683858
ISBN 13: 9781497683853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream Book Review:

With a new foreword: The New York Times–bestselling biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals. Featuring a 2018 foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning political historian that celebrates a reappraisal of Lyndon Johnson’s legacy five decades after his presidency, from the vantage point of our current, profoundly altered political culture and climate, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s extraordinary and insightful biography draws from meticulous research in addition to the author’s time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After Johnson’s term ended, Goodwin remained his confidante and assisted in the preparation of his memoir. In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, she traces the 36th president’s life from childhood to his early days in politics, and from his leadership of the Senate to his presidency, analyzing his dramatic years in the White House, including both his historic domestic triumphs and his failures in Vietnam. Drawing on personal anecdotes and candid conversation with Johnson, Goodwin paints a rich and complicated portrait of one of our nation’s most compelling politicians in “the most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read” (The New York Times).

Doris Kearns Goodwin The Presidential Biographies

Doris Kearns Goodwin  The Presidential Biographies
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 2624
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 9781982103224
ISBN 13: 1982103221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doris Kearns Goodwin The Presidential Biographies Book Review:

From America’s “Historian-in-Chief” (New York magazine), The Presidential Biographies boxed set—featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s beloved and bestselling biographies No Ordinary Time, Team of Rivals, and The Bully Pulpit. After five decades of acclaimed studies of the presidency, Doris Kearns Goodwin stands as America’s premier presidential historian. Now, for the first time, her three most esteemed books are collected in one beautiful box set. No Ordinary Time: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time relates the story of how Franklin D. Roosevelt, surrounded by a small circle of intimates, led the nation to victory in World War II and with Eleanor’s essential help, changed the fabric of American society. Team of Rivals: The landmark biography of Abraham Lincoln, adapted by Steven Spielberg into the Academy Award-winning film Lincoln, and winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize, illuminates Lincoln’s political genius as he brought disgruntled opponents together and marshaled their talents to the task of preserving the Union. The Bully Pulpit: The prize-winning biography of Theodore Roosevelt—a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. Told through the friendship of Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, Goodwin captures an epic moment in history.

Rugby Rivals

Rugby Rivals
Author: Mike Levitt
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1459414926
ISBN 13: 9781459414921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rugby Rivals Book Review:

Sam's grandfather, Pops, always taught Sam that the most important aspects of rugby are sportsmanship and teamwork. Things are not great at home, with Pops having Alzheimer's and Sam's mother trying to make ends meet, but Sam's struggles really begin when his school is shut down and he transfers to Rosedale Heights. Sam feels like he's alone against the world trying to prove himself — and failing. He has trouble fitting in with the snobby Rosedale team, especially Bittner, who resents Sam's presence. In an act of retaliation, Sam breaks a teammate's nose, and he knows he's lost sight of what rugby is supposed to be about. When Sam scores the winning try in a game, he wonders if it was for his own glory or for the team. All seems lost when, set up by Bittner, Sam gets kicked off the team under suspicion of stealing. Can Sam prove his innocence and get back in play for the highly anticipated England game? And can he play the kind of rugby that will make Pops proud?

The Birth of the FBI

The Birth of the FBI
Author: Willard M. Oliver, Sam Houston State University
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1442265043
ISBN 13: 9781442265042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birth of the FBI Book Review:

The Birth of the FBI traces the roots of the struggle between President Roosevelt and Congressman Tawney in the creation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Dream Team

Dream Team
Author: Jack McCallum
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0345520491
ISBN 13: 9780345520494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Team Book Review:

Documents the story of the Olympic squad that won the gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games, assessing the achievements and legacy of some of the NBA's greatest players, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley.

Let s Get Engaged Crossing the Threshold of Marketing s Engagement Era

Let s Get Engaged  Crossing the Threshold of Marketing   s Engagement Era
Author: Michael W. Obal,Nina Krey,Christian Bushardt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2015-12-12
ISBN 10: 3319118153
ISBN 13: 9783319118154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let s Get Engaged Crossing the Threshold of Marketing s Engagement Era Book Review:

Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science. This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2014 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana, entitled Let’s Get Engaged! Crossing the Threshold of Marketing’s Engagement Era. The volume includes manuscripts relevant to marketing strategy, consumer behaviour, quantitative modelling, among others.

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1451673795
ISBN 13: 9781451673791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bully Pulpit Book Review:

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press). Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country’s history. The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazine—Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White—teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S.S. McClure. Goodwin’s narrative is founded upon a wealth of primary materials. The correspondence of more than four hundred letters between Roosevelt and Taft begins in their early thirties and ends only months before Roosevelt’s death. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft kept diaries. The muckrakers wrote hundreds of letters to one another, kept journals, and wrote their memoirs. The letters of Captain Archie Butt, who served as a personal aide to both Roosevelt and Taft, provide an intimate view of both men. The Bully Pulpit, like Goodwin’s brilliant chronicles of the Civil War and World War II, exquisitely demonstrates her distinctive ability to combine scholarly rigor with accessibility. It is a major work of history—an examination of leadership in a rare moment of activism and reform that brought the country closer to its founding ideals.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Franklin D  Roosevelt
Author: Jeremy Roberts
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2002-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780822500957
ISBN 13: 0822500957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Franklin D Roosevelt Book Review:

Looks at the life and political career of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the only president in U.S. history to be elected to four terms, discussing his youth, marriage, and service to the country during the Great Depression and World War II.

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar
Author: Phillip Barlag
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN 10: 1626566941
ISBN 13: 9781626566941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar Book Review:

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar Modern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire “Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit Leaders are always trying to get better, which is why there is an enormous and growing collection of literature offering the latest leadership paradigm or process. But sometimes the best way to move forward is to look back. Philip Barlag shows us that Julius Caesar is one of the most compelling leaders of the past to study—a man whose approach was surprisingly modern and extraordinarily effective. History is littered with leaders hopelessly out of touch with their people and ruthlessly pursuing their own ambitions or hedonistic whims. But Caesar, who rose from impoverished beginnings, proved by his words and deeds that he never saw himself as being above the average Roman citizen. And he had an amazing ability to generate loyalty, to turn enemies into allies and allies into devoted followers. Barlag uses dramatic and colorful incidents from Caesar's career—being held hostage by pirates, charging headlong alone into enemy lines, pardoning people he knew wanted him dead—to illustrate what Caesar can teach leaders today. Central to Barlag's argument is the distinction between force and power. Caesar avoided using brute force on his followers, understanding that fear never generates genuine loyalty. He exercised a power deeply rooted in his demonstrated personal integrity and his intuitive understanding of people's deepest needs and motivations. His supporters followed him because they wanted to, not because they were compelled to. Over 2,000 years after Caesar's death, this is still the kind of loyalty every leader wants to inspire. Barlag shows how anyone can learn to lead like Caesar.

Spartak Moscow

Spartak Moscow
Author: Robert Edelman
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-10-05
ISBN 10: 0801466164
ISBN 13: 9780801466168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spartak Moscow Book Review:

In the informative, entertaining, and generously illustrated Spartak Moscow, a book that will be cheered by soccer fans worldwide, Robert Edelman finds in the stands and on the pitch keys to understanding everyday life under Stalin, Khrushchev, and their successors. Millions attended matches and obsessed about their favorite club, and their rowdiness on game day stood out as a moment of relative freedom in a society that championed conformity. This was particularly the case for the supporters of Spartak, which emerged from the rough proletarian Presnia district of Moscow and spent much of its history in fierce rivalry with Dinamo, the team of the secret police. To cheer for Spartak, Edelman shows, was a small and safe way of saying "no" to the fears and absurdities of high Stalinism; to understand Spartak is to understand how soccer explains Soviet life. Champions of the Soviet Elite League twelve times and eleven-time winner of the USSR Cup, Spartak was founded and led for seven decades by the four Starostin brothers, the most visible of whom were Nikolai and Andrei. Brilliant players turned skilled entrepreneurs, they were flexible enough to constantly change their business model to accommodate the dramatic shifts in Soviet policy. Whether because of their own financial wheeling and dealing or Spartak's too frequent success against state-sponsored teams, they were arrested in 1942 and spent twelve years in the gulag. Instead of facing hard labor and likely death, they were spared the harshness of their places of exile when they were asked by local camp commandants to coach the prisoners' football teams. Returning from the camps after Stalin's death, they took back the reins of a club whose mystique as the "people's team" was only enhanced by its status as a victim of Stalinist tyranny. Edelman covers the team from its days on the wild fields of prerevolutionary Russia through the post-Soviet period. Given its history, it was hardly surprising that Spartak adjusted quickly to the new, capitalist world of postsocialist Russia, going on to win the championship of the Russian Premier League nine times, the Russian Cup three times, and the CIS Commonwealth of Independent States Cup six times. In addition to providing a fresh and authoritative history of Soviet society as seen through its obsession with the world's most popular sport, Edelman, a well-known sports commentator, also provides biographies of Spartak's leading players over the course of a century and riveting play-by-play accounts of Spartak's most important matches-including such highlights as the day in 1989 when Spartak last won the Soviet Elite League on a Valery Shmarov free kick at the ninety-second minute. Throughout, he palpably evokes what it was like to cheer for the "Red and White."

Team of Vipers

Team of Vipers
Author: Cliff Sims
Publsiher: Thomas Dunne Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 1250223903
ISBN 13: 9781250223906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Team of Vipers Book Review:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Sims’s vivid portrait of Trump shrewdly balances admiration with misgivings, and his intricate, engrossing accounts of White House vendettas and power plays have a good mix of immersion and perspective. The result is one of the best of the recent flood of Trump tell-alls." —Publishers Weekly The first honest insider’s account of the Trump administration. If you hate Trump you need the truth; if you love Trump you need the truth. After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the President’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation. As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world leaders, and top White House advisors. He saw how Trump handled the challenges of the office, and he learned from Trump himself how he saw the world. For five hundred days, Sims also witnessed first-hand the infighting and leaking, the anger, joy, and recriminations. He had a role in some of the President’s biggest successes, and he shared the blame for some of his administration’s worst disasters. He gained key, often surprising insights into the players of the Trump West Wing, from Jared Kushner and John Kelly to Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. He even helped Trump craft his enemies list, knowing who was loyal and who was not. And he took notes. Hundreds of pages of notes. In real-time. Sims stood with the President in the eye of the storm raging around him, and now he tells the story that no one else has written—because no one else could. The story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the President’s team. The story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself. Team of Vipers tells the full story, as only a true insider could.

Barron s AP U S Government and Politics with Online Tests

Barron s AP U S  Government and Politics with Online Tests
Author: Curt Lader
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-07-01
ISBN 10: 1438065337
ISBN 13: 9781438065335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barron s AP U S Government and Politics with Online Tests Book Review:

Barron’s AP U.S. Government and Politics with Online Tests has been completely rewritten to reflect the redesigned AP U.S. Government and Politics curriculum and exam implemented for the 2018-2019 school year. This edition is aligned with the most recent exam changes and includes: Two full-length practice exams in the book with all questions answered and explained Three full-length online practice tests with all questions answered and explained Updated content including recent Supreme Court decisions and the 2016 Presidential election Newly revised free-response questions with rubrics Extensive subject review of the branches of federal government, political parties, and more