Trust: America's Best Chance

Trust: America's Best Chance
Author: Pete Buttigieg
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1631498789
ISBN 13: 9781631498787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust: America's Best Chance Book Review:

In Trust, Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how trust will be essential in order to face the unique challenges of the decades ahead. Trust is essential to the foundation of America’s democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend mayor. Yet, in a century warped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, and now a global pandemic, trust has been squandered, sacrificed, abused, stolen, or never properly built in the first place. And now, more so than ever before, Americans must work side by side to reckon with the monumental challenges posed by our present moment. Interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, Buttigieg explores the strong relationship between measures of prosperity and levels of social trust. He provides an impassioned account of a threefold crisis of trust: in our institutions, in each other, and in the American project itself. Today, these perilous patterns of distrust have wreaked havoc on nearly every sector of society, as Americans increasingly resent the very government that needs to be part of the solution. With the internet and partisan television networks acting as accelerants, Americans jettison any sense of shared reality, lose confidence in experts and scientists, and cope with the grim national tragedy of a pandemic that has only further exemplified the lethality of distrust. Buttigieg contends that our success, or failure, at confronting the greatest challenges of the decade—racial and economic justice, pandemic resilience, and climate action—will rest on whether we can effectively cultivate, deepen, and, where necessary, repair the networks of trust that are now endangered, or for so many, have never even existed. An urgent call to foster an “American way of trust” at this painfully polarized juncture in the nation’s history, Trust is a direct reckoning with the prevailing corruption of social responsibility. Yet refusing to give in to the despair that threatens our foundations, Trust seeks to inspire Americans to build a powerful movement that will define all of us in the years to come.

Trust

Trust
Author: Anonymous
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 9781631498770
ISBN 13: 1631498770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Book Review:

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
Author: Pete Buttigieg
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN 10: 1631494376
ISBN 13: 9781631494376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The best American political autobiography since Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father." —Charles Kaiser, The Guardian A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Once described by the Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-seven-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has now emerged as one of the nation’s most visionary politicians. With soaring prose that celebrates a resurgent American Midwest, Shortest Way Home narrates the heroic transformation of a “dying city” (Newsweek) into nothing less than a shining model of urban reinvention. Interweaving two narratives—that of a young man coming of age and a town regaining its economic vitality—Buttigieg recounts growing up in a Rust Belt city, amid decayed factory buildings and the steady soundtrack of rumbling freight trains passing through on their long journey to Chicagoland. Inspired by John F. Kennedy’s legacy, Buttigieg first left northern Indiana for red-bricked Harvard and then studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, before joining McKinsey, where he trained as a consultant—becoming, of all things, an expert in grocery pricing. Then, Buttigieg defied the expectations that came with his pedigree, choosing to return home to Indiana and responding to the ultimate challenge of how to revive a once-great industrial city and help steer its future in the twenty-first century. Elected at twenty-nine as the nation’s youngest mayor, Pete Buttigieg immediately recognized that “great cities, and even great nations, are built through attention to the everyday.” As Shortest Way Home recalls, the challenges were daunting—whether confronting gun violence, renaming a street in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., or attracting tech companies to a city that had appealed more to junk bond scavengers than serious investors. None of this is underscored more than Buttigieg’s audacious campaign to reclaim 1,000 houses, many of them abandoned, in 1,000 days and then, even as a sitting mayor, deploying to serve in Afghanistan as a Navy officer. Yet the most personal challenge still awaited Buttigieg, who came out in a South Bend Tribune editorial, just before being reelected with 78 percent of the vote, and then finding Chasten Glezman, a middle-school teacher, who would become his partner for life. While Washington reels with scandal, Shortest Way Home, with its graceful, often humorous, language, challenges our perception of the typical American politician. In chronicling two once-unthinkable stories—that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a revitalized Rust Belt city no longer regarded as “flyover country”—Buttigieg provides a new vision for America’s shortest way home.

Rigged

Rigged
Author: David Shimer
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 0525659013
ISBN 13: 9780525659013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rigged Book Review:

"This pioneering and judicious history of foreign intervention in elections should be read by everyone who wants to defend democracy now." --Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny The definitive account of covert operations to influence elections from the Cold War to 2016, why the threat to American democracy is greater than ever in 2020, and what we can do about it. Russia's interference in 2016 marked only the latest chapter of a hidden and revelatory history. In Rigged, David Shimer tells the sweeping story of covert electoral interference past and present. He exposes decades of secret operations--by the KGB, the CIA, and Vladimir Putin's Russia--to shape electoral outcomes, melding deep historical research with groundbreaking interviews with more than 130 key players, from leading officials in both the Trump and Obama administrations, to CIA and NSA directors, to a former KGB general. What Americans should make of Russia's attack in 2016 is still hotly debated, even after the Mueller report and years of media coverage. Shimer shows that Putin's operation was, in fact, a continuation of an ongoing struggle, using familiar weapons radically enhanced by new technology. Throughout history and in 2016, both Russian and American operations achieved their greatest success by influencing the way voters think, rather than tampering with actual vote tallies. Casting aside partisanship and sensationalism, Rigged reveals new details about what Russia achieved in 2016, how the Obama administration responded, and why Putin has also been interfering covertly in elections across the globe in recent years, while American presidents have largely refrained from doing so. Shimer also makes disturbingly clear that this type of intrusion can be used to harm Democrats and Republicans alike. Russia's central aim is to undermine and disrupt our democracy, to the detriment of all Americans. Understanding 2016 as one battle in a much longer war is essential to understanding the critical threat currently posed to America's electoral sovereignty and how to defend against it. Illuminating how the lessons of the past can be used to protect our democracy in the future, Rigged is an essential book for readers of every political persuasion.

I Have Something to Tell You

I Have Something to Tell You
Author: Chasten Buttigieg
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1982138122
ISBN 13: 9781982138127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Have Something to Tell You Book Review:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town, his relationship with Pete, and his hope for America’s future. Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg has emerged on the national stage, having left his classroom in South Bend, Indiana, to travel cross-country in support of his husband, former mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Pete’s groundbreaking presidential campaign. Through Chasten’s joyful, witty social media posts, the public gained a behind-the-scenes look at his life with Pete on the trail—moments that might have ranged from the mundane to the surprising, but that were always heartfelt. Chasten has overcome a multitude of obstacles to get here. In this moving, uplifting memoir, he recounts his journey to finding acceptance as a gay man. He recalls his upbringing in rural Michigan, where he knew he was different, where indeed he felt different from his father and brothers. He recounts his coming out and how he’s healed from revealing his secret to his family, friends, community, and the world. And he tells the story of meeting his boyfriend, whom he would marry and who would eventually become a major Democratic leader. With unflinching honesty, unflappable courage, and great warmth, Chasten Buttigieg relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his true self, while inspiring others to do the same.

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
Author: Dan Bucatinsky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN 10: 145166074X
ISBN 13: 9781451660746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Book Review:

In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A. delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl—launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood. Two and a half years later, the same birth mother—a heroically generous, pack-a-day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew—delivered a son into the couple’s arms. In Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Bucatinsky moves deftly from sidesplitting stories about where kids put their fingers to the realization that his athletic son might just grow up to be straight and finally to a reflection on losing his own father just as he’s becoming one. Bucatinsky’s soul-baring and honest stories tap into that all-encompassing, and very human, hunger to be a parent—and the life-changing and often ridiculous road to getting there.

Mayor Pete

Mayor Pete
Author: Rob Sanders
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 1250791383
ISBN 13: 9781250791382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mayor Pete Book Review:

Get to know Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a first-of-his-kind candidate running for a one-of-a-kind office, in Rob Sanders' inspiring picture book biography, featuring illustrations by Levi Hastings. When Pete Buttigieg announced he was running for president, he became the first openly gay candidate to run for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination and the first millennial ever to pursue the office. But before the nation knew him as “Mayor Pete,” he was a boy growing up in a Rust Belt town, a kid who dreamed of being an astronaut, and a high schooler who wondered about a life of public service. Without a doubt, no one could have imagined who Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, the boy who lived in a two-story house on College Street, would become. Through victories and defeats, and the changes that the seasons bring, the young boy from South Bend grew into a man devoted to helping others. Mayor Pete: The Story of Pete Buttigieg celebrates the life of an American who dared to be the first and who imagined a better world for everyone. A Who Did It First? Book

Pete for President

Pete for President
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 9781642935394
ISBN 13: 1642935395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pete for President Book Review:

As the whiz-kid mayor from South Bend, Indiana who confronts political foes of both parties with calm and composed authority, Pete Buttigieg continues to establish himself as a much-needed fresh face among the Democratic ranks. In this light-hearted coloring book, and with tongue planted firmly in cheek, see Pete Buttigieg’s spirit empower classic video game heroes and stars of stage and screen, and see him take his place in legendary moments in history! Meet Pete! is a smile-inducing “must have” for any fine American—be they left, right, or center!

Trust

Trust
Author: David Johnston
Publsiher: Signal
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 0771047169
ISBN 13: 9780771047169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Book Review:

From our esteemed former Governor General--and author of the bestsellers The Idea of Canada and Ingenious--a very timely guide for restoring personal, community, and national trust. Canada's enduring success has been based on trust--trust in each other; in our businesses, organizations, and markets; and in our public institutions and the officials who run them. David Johnston--reflecting on seven decades of personal experiences including seven years as Governor General--identifies the 20 ways we can make ourselves, our organizations, and our institutions even more worthy of trust, and in doing so build a better Canada for coming generations and the world. This new book is in part a follow-up to The Idea of Canada, in that the author draws upon his own remarkable experience to illustrate where his strong convictions have come from. In this book, however, Johnston strikes notes that are more universally applicable than those in any of this earlier works. First, he speaks directly to the reader, offering practical advice about the attitudes, approaches, and habits that make a person trustworthy. Second, he offers compelling evidence that enduring community trust can be built with similarly simple techniques. Third, by drawing examples from Canadian and international experience, he shows how a whole nation can become trustworthy and, ultimately, trusted by its citizens, allies, trading partners and other societies. In short, Trust is a much needed manual for the repair of the one social quality on which all others are based.

Pride Leadership

Pride Leadership
Author: Steve Yacovelli
Publsiher: Publish Your Purpose Press
Total Pages: 356
Release:
ISBN 10: 1946384674
ISBN 13: 9781946384676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pride Leadership Book Review:

As a member of the LGBTQ+ Community, did you know that you naturally have some amazing leadership skills inside you, based upon your experience, that you may not be capitalizing on? Now, it’s not to say that our straight brothers and sisters don’t have the potential to be rock star leaders, but—through many of our shared experiences being LGBTQ+ folks—we’ve had the opportunity to truly develop such skills as leveraging empathy, shaping our culture, being courageous, and being authentic. These skills are some of the most sought-after leadership competencies in the workplace today ... and they’re already inside you, dear LGBTQ+ professional! Based upon over twenty-five years’ experience in the leadership development, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting space, Dr. Steve Yacovelli identifies the six leadership traits—being authentic, leading with courage, having empathy, effective communication, building relationships, and influencing organizational culture—that can greatly increase any LGBTQ+ Leader’s effectiveness, and ways in which you as an LGBTQ+ Leader can increase your own leadership potential through cultivating these six leadership competencies. Whether you’re a seasoned senior executive or a just-starting-out shiny new leader, Pride Leadership is your stop to hone your natural LGBTQ+ leadership awesomeness, gather a few kernels of wisdom to immediately apply in your workplace, and amp up your leadership-self to be just that much better-er. In short: you’ll be a more effective, impactful, and inclusive leader after reading this book. Oh, and you’ll have a good time learning along the way, too!

Still the Best Hope

Still the Best Hope
Author: Dennis Prager
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 0062097814
ISBN 13: 9780062097811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still the Best Hope Book Review:

Conservative radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager provides a bold, sweeping look at the future of civilization with Still the Best Hope, and offers a strong, cogent argument for why basic American values must triumph in a dangerously uncertain world. Humanity stands at a crossroads, and the only alternatives to the “American Trinity” of liberty, natural rights, and the melting-pot ideal of national unity are Islamic totalitarianism, European democratic socialism, capitalist dictatorship, or global chaos if we should fail. America is Still the Best Hope, as this eminently sensible, profoundly inspiring volume so powerfully proves.

Rise Up

Rise Up
Author: Al Sharpton
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1488077460
ISBN 13: 9781488077463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise Up Book Review:

“This man is a gift from God to the world. This book is a gift from Al Sharpton to us. Let’s appreciate them both.”—Michael Eric Dyson Beginning with a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson and closing with Rev. Al Sharpton’s moving eulogy for George Floyd, Rise Up is a rousing call to action for our nation, drawing on lessons learned from Reverend Al Sharpton’s unique experience as a politician, television and radio host, and civil rights leader. Rise Up offers timeless lessons for anyone who’s stood at the crossroads of their personal or political life, weighing their choices of how to proceed. When the young Alfred Charles Sharpton told his mother he wanted to be a preacher, little did he know that his journey would also lead him to prominence as a politician, founder of the National Action Network, civil rights activist, and television and radio talk show host. His enduring ability and willingness to take on the political power structure makes him the preeminent voice for the modern era, a time unprecedented in its challenges. In Rise Up, Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trump’s subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism, including Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more. The time has come to take a hard look at our collective failures and shortcomings and reclaim our core values in order to build a clear and just path forward for America. Our nation today stands at a crossroads—and change can’t wait. “Full of history, honesty, and valuable suggestions, Rise Up should be a staple in every home, school and library as an essential primer on civil and political rights in America.”—Martin Luther King, III “If you want to learn how to use your voice to change a nation, you should study closely this man—and this book.” —Van Jones “My Bed-Stuy (do or die) brother has been at the forefront of our battles again and again. From way back in da way back to this present revolution the world is in now, Rev. has been about Black Lives Matter from the jump, also at a time when it was not the most popular or hip thing to be about. I look forward, standing next to him, to see, to witness this new energy, this new day that is about to be in these United States of America.”—Spike Lee

The Glass Closet

The Glass Closet
Author: John Browne
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN 10: 0062316982
ISBN 13: 9780062316981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Closet Book Review:

Part memoir and part social criticism, The Glass Closet addresses the issue of homophobia that still pervades corporations around the world and underscores the immense challenges faced by LGBT employees. In The Glass Closet, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, seeks to unsettle business leaders by exposing the culture of homophobia that remains rampant in corporations around the world, and which prevents employees from showing their authentic selves. Drawing on his own experiences, and those of prominent members of the LGBT community around the world, as well as insights from well-known business leaders and celebrities, Lord Browne illustrates why, despite the risks involved, self-disclosure is best for employees—and for the businesses that support them. Above all, The Glass Closet offers inspiration and support for those who too often worry that coming out will hinder their chances of professional success.

The Secrets of America's Greatest Body Shops

The Secrets of America's Greatest Body Shops
Author: Dave Luehr,Stacey Phillips
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780692851784
ISBN 13: 069285178X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets of America's Greatest Body Shops Book Review:

Dave Luehr believes that right now is the best time in history to be in the collision repair business, but only for those with the right mindset. The authors share insightful lessons along with real-world stories of acutal collision repairers who have discovered the secrets that have propelled them to a much higher level than their competitors.

Election 2020

Election 2020
Author: Jannet Connor
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN 10: 9781095752975
ISBN 13: 1095752979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Election 2020 Book Review:

Who is Pete Buttigieg? It is impossible to read an article about him without reading that question. Similarly, it is impossible to get through the first paragraph without wondering how to pronounce his name - boot-edge-edge? BOO-da-judge? Bu-ta-zhuzh? He prefers people call him Mayor Pete, and that style of friendly, next-door attitude is the image he projects in every media appearance. Other facts that make the first paragraph of every article: he speaks eight languages, he's gay, and he's an Afghanistan vet who went to Harvard and Oxford. Buttigieg, at 37, is the "millennial candidate," a wunderkind, and absolutely the current flavor of the day when it comes to Democratic primary candidates for the 2020 election. However, politically, he was nearly unknown outside of his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, before he announced his presidential bid officially on April 14th. He is currently finishing his second term as Mayor of South Bend, and his book Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future, which came out in March, features him rolling up his sleeves in front of a small-town Main Street storefront. Buttigieg has his image down pat.But really: who is Pete Buttigieg?

This Sacred Trust

This Sacred Trust
Author: Paul C. Nagel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1971-01-02
ISBN 10: 0199728143
ISBN 13: 9780199728145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Sacred Trust Book Review:

Nagel's classic work deals with nineteenth-century America's coming awareness as a nation and its agonizing struggle to turn itself into a model republic. He perceptively explores the growth of American nationalism in its political, social, religious, economic, and literary implications. The resulting book is a vivid portrait of how America viewed itself, what concerned it deeply, and ultimately, of those forces in society that led to a new spirit of militant nationalism.

Overpaid, Oversexed and Over There

Overpaid, Oversexed and Over There
Author: David Hepworth
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN 10: 1473573408
ISBN 13: 9781473573406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overpaid, Oversexed and Over There Book Review:

The Beatles landing in New York in February 1964 was the opening shot in a cultural revolution nobody predicted. Suddenly the youth of the richest, most powerful nation on earth was trying to emulate the music, manners and the modes of a rainy island that had recently fallen on hard times. The resulting fusion of American can-do and British fuck-you didn’t just lead to rock and roll’s most resonant music. It ushered in a golden era when a generation of kids born in ration card Britain, who had grown up with their nose pressed against the window of America’s plenty, were invited to wallow in their big neighbour’s largesse. It deals with a time when everything that was being done - from the Beatles playing Shea Stadium to the Rolling Stones at Altamont, from the Who performing their rock opera at the Metropolitan Opera House to David Bowie touching down in the USA for the first time with a couple of gowns in his luggage - was being done for the very first time. Rock and roll would never be quite so exciting again.

The Husband Hunters

The Husband Hunters
Author: Anne de Courcy
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 9781250164605
ISBN 13: 1250164605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Husband Hunters Book Review:

Christmas at the Waratah Inn

Christmas at the Waratah Inn
Author: Lilly Mirren
Publsiher: Black Lab Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas at the Waratah Inn Book Review:

Christmas is a time for second chances...and for love. Elizabeth Cranwell's children left home, her husband divorced her and dissolved their shared business, and she's set to spend Christmas alone. Without her husband or the thriving business she spent years of her life building, Elizabeth doesn't know who she is or what to do with her days. She's dreading spending her first Christmas alone when her friends convince her to book a holiday at the Waratah Inn. Robert Patch thought things couldn't get any worse when his only daughter married a controlling and angry man. That was until his grandchildren arrived. When his son-in-law won't allow Robert to stay with them over the holidays Robert does the next best thing and books into a nearby inn so he can see the children. He is pleasantly surprised when he meets a woman who reminds him of the love he lost so many years ago, in a way that reawakens a heart he'd long thought dormant. Filled with memorable characters, from a cheeky possum to a cook who moonlights as an amateur counsellor, this sweet, small-town Christmas story celebrates the camaraderie of a life lived in community and second chances at life and love. A stand-alone, heartwarming Christmas romance for fans of Sheila Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Debbie Mason.

Inside American Education

Inside American Education
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 1439107629
ISBN 13: 9781439107621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside American Education Book Review:

An indictment of the American educational system criticizes the fact that the system has discarded the traditional goals of transmitting knowledge and fostering cognitive skills in favor of building self-esteem and promoting social harmony.