QUEEN BESS AN UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF BESS MYERSON

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Queen Bess

Author : Jennifer Preston
ISBN : 9781504031301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This “fascinating” biography details the rise of the first Jewish Miss America, TV star, and political player—and the scandal that toppled her career (The New York Times). When Bess Myerson, the Bronx-born daughter of Jewish immigrants, was crowned Miss America in 1945, she was determined to break down gender barriers and be more than a beauty queen. Amid rampant anti-Semitism, she took advantage of her reign to call for an end to bigotry and hate. Then, after more than two decades as a glamorous television personality, Myerson took on corporate America, applying her celebrity as a consumer advocate to become an influential New York City political figure credited with helping elect Mayor Edward I. Koch. But behind the glittering public image, Myerson struggled with unhappy marriages. Then, in her early sixties, she found love with a much younger married man. The romance put her at the center of a political corruption scandal that led to federal charges brought by US Attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani, ending the reign of Queen Bess, New York’s favorite daughter, after more than forty years. Award-winning investigative journalist Jennifer Preston reveals Myerson’s fascinating life story in this engaging biography. Featuring interviews with Myerson herself and a new introduction from the author, Queen Bess remains the most comprehensive account of this ambitious and talented woman who inspired, entertained, and shocked millions.
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A Force For Good

Author : Rodger Streitmatter
ISBN : 9781442245129
Genre : Social Science
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In this refreshing account of the Fourth Estate’s efforts to improve U.S. society, Streitmatter draws on historical and contemporary examples, primary and secondary sources, to provide a thoughtful tour of American history, social change, and the benefits of a robust media.
Category: Social Science

American Jewish Year Book 2016

Author : Arnold Dashefsky
ISBN : 9783319461229
Genre : Social Science
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The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 116th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. Part I presents a forum on the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews.” Part II begins with Chapter 13, "The Jewish Family." Chapter 14 examines “American Jews and the International Arena (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which focuses on US–Israel Relations. Chapters 15-17 analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canadian, and world Jewish populations. In Part III, Chapter 18 provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. In the final chapters, Chapter 19 presents national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; Chapter 20 provides academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, articles, websites, and research libraries; and Chapter 21 presents lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries. An invaluable record of Jewish life, the American Jewish Year Book illuminates contemporary issues with insight and breadth. It is a window into a complex and ever-changing world. Deborah Dash Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies, and Director Emerita of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan A century from now and more, the stately volumes of the American Jewish Year Book will stand as the authoritative record of Jewish life since 1900. For anyone interested in tracing the long-term evolution of Jewish social, political, religious, and cultural trends from an objective yet passionately Jewish perspective, there simply is no substitute. Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish Year Book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)
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Greed And Glory

Author : Sean Deveney
ISBN : 9781510730649
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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On October 28, 1986, just one day after winning one of the most thrilling World Series in history, the New York Mets were feted by more than two million fans with a parade through the city. In news accounts of the event, there was a small aside, as this one in the New York Times: "Notable in his absence was the pitcher Dwight Gooden, who Mets officials later said had overslept." No, the Mets' twenty-one-year-old phenom had not slept too late. He had not slept at all, in fact. For Gooden, his postgame champagne celebration kicked off a cocaine binge that took him to a club in Long Island and wound up with him, wired, watching his teammates roll through the streets as he sat with strangers in a public housing project. Such were the 1980s in New York City, a gilded era buttressed by fast money from a real estate boom and the explosion of Wall Street wealth. The Mets and Giants, bolstered by lightning-rod personalities like Gooden and Lawrence Taylor, brought the city sporting glory while its celebrity wealthy added a tabloid-friendly touch of intrigue and national envy. Iconoclastic real estate developer Donald Trump gained national celebrity for his deal-making skill and the flaunting of his outsize ego. Even mayor Ed Koch had gained coast-to-coast fame and mention as a potential future president. Beneath the opulence was a tenuous foundation, one that collapsed spectacularly over the last half of the decade. Away from the cameras focused on the city's nouvelle riches, New York was beset by crisis after crisis--homelessness, AIDS, crack cocaine, organized crime. The swell of outrage over the unwillingness of the city elite to address those problems took years to finally reach a tipping point. Through interviews and detailed research, Greed and Glory gives the narrative of New York during these times, tracing the arc of its sports heroes and celebrities of that era, from their memorable highs to their ultimate lows.
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What Was I Thinking

Author : Ph. B. D Helmreich
ISBN : 9781589796010
Genre : Self-Help
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In this in-depth exploration of the dumb things we all do and why, Helmreich sheds new light on the well-known foibles of Martha Stewart, Bill Clinton, Britney Spears, Don Imus, Eliot Spitzer, Tiger Woods and Bernie Madoff, as well as common missteps like road rage, telling your boss off, cheating, shoplifting, and lying. But this is far more than an entertaining read. Based on hundreds of interviews and exhaustive research, Helmreich concludes that this behavior isn’t only a result of psychological problems. It’s also based on our very culture, history, and values. Only when we understand these causes, the author says, can we begin to address our behavior and improve our lives.
Category: Self-Help

Madame Tussaud

Author : Kate Berridge
ISBN : 3940731188
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Bienensterben

Author : Lisa O'Donnell
ISBN : 9783832187569
Genre : Fiction
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»Unglaublich spannend. Da stockt einem der Atem.« CHRISTINE WESTERMANN Heiligabend in Glasgow: Die fünfzehnjährige Marnie und ihre kleine Schwester Nelly haben gerade ihre toten Eltern im Garten vergraben. Niemand sonst weiß, dass sie da liegen und wie sie dahin gekommen sind. Und die Geschwister werden es niemandem sagen. Irgendwie müssen sie jetzt allein über die Runden kommen, doch allzu viel Geld verdient Marnie als Gelegenheits-Dealerin nicht. So ist es ihnen ganz recht, als ihr alter Nachbar Lennie, stadtbekannter (vermeintlicher) Perversling, sich plötzlich für sie interessiert. Lennie merkt bald, dass die Mädchen seine Hilfe brauchen. Er nimmt sich ihrer an und gibt ihnen so etwas wie ein Zuhause. Als die Leute jedoch beginnen, Fragen zu stellen, zeigen sich erste Risse in Marnies und Nellys Lügengebäude, und es kommen erschütternde Details aus ihrem Familienleben zum Vorschein, was ihre Lage nur noch komplizierter macht. Mit schnörkelloser Präzision, großem Einfühlungsvermögen und finsterem Humor erzählt Lisa O’Donnell die verstörend komische Geschichte dreier verlorener Seelen, die für sich selbst keine Verantwortung tragen können, aber füreinander bedingungslos einstehen. Enthält eine Leseprobe aus Lisa O'Donnells neuem Roman DIE GEHEIMNISSE DER WELT.
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Audrey Hepburn

Author : Donald Spoto
ISBN : 3596174430
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