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Thomas Jefferson The Art Of Power

Author : Jon Meacham
ISBN : 9780679645368
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, to learn from his mistakes, and to prevail. Passionate about many things—women, his family, books, science, architecture, gardens, friends, Monticello, and Paris—Jefferson loved America most, and he strove over and over again, despite fierce opposition, to realize his vision: the creation, survival, and success of popular government in America. Jon Meacham lets us see Jefferson’s world as Jefferson himself saw it, and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division, economic uncertainty, and external threat. Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity—and the genius of the new nation—lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown. From the writing of the Declaration of Independence to elegant dinners in Paris and in the President’s House; from political maneuverings in the boardinghouses and legislative halls of Philadelphia and New York to the infant capital on the Potomac; from his complicated life at Monticello, his breathtaking house and plantation in Virginia, to the creation of the University of Virginia, Jefferson was central to the age. Here too is the personal Jefferson, a man of appetite, sensuality, and passion. The Jefferson story resonates today not least because he led his nation through ferocious partisanship and cultural warfare amid economic change and external threats, and also because he embodies an eternal drama, the struggle of the leadership of a nation to achieve greatness in a difficult and confounding world. Praise for Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “This is probably the best single-volume biography of Jefferson ever written.”—Gordon S. Wood “A big, grand, absorbing exploration of not just Jefferson and his role in history but also Jefferson the man, humanized as never before.”—Entertainment Weekly “[Meacham] captures who Jefferson was, not just as a statesman but as a man. . . . By the end of the book . . . the reader is likely to feel as if he is losing a dear friend. . . . [An] absorbing tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “This terrific book allows us to see the political genius of Thomas Jefferson better than we have ever seen it before. In these endlessly fascinating pages, Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive today.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Art Of Power

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9780061738081
Genre : Religion
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"Power is good for one thing only: to increase our happiness and the happiness of others. Being peaceful and happy is the most important thing in our lives and yet most of the time we suffer, we run after our cravings, we look to the past or the future for our happiness." Turning our conventional understanding of power on its head, world-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and national bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how true power comes from within. What we seek, we already have. Whether we want it or not, power remains one of the central issues in all of our lives. Every day, each of us exercises power in many ways, and our every act subtly affects the world we live in. This struggle for control and authority permeates every aspect of our private and public lives, preventing us from attaining true happiness. The me-first mentality in our culture seeps unnoticed into our decisions and choices. Our bottom-line approach to getting ahead may be most visible in the business world, but the stress, fear, and anxiety it causes are being felt by people in all walks of life. With colorful anecdotes, precise language, and concrete practices, Thich Nhat Hanh illustrates how the current understanding of power leads us on a never-ending search for external markers like job title or salary. The Art of Power boldly challenges our assumptions and teaches each of us how to access the true power that is within our grasp.
Category: Religion


Author : Nick Mansfield
ISBN : UOM:39015040722350
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How does the male masochist provide a metaphor for modern and postmodern power? Present orthodoxy understands masculine power as invested in unity, identity, presence and technology. In this provocative work, however, Mansfield challenges our fundamental assumptions about masculine power in the postmodern era. Utilizing representations of masochism in literature, psychopathology, philosophy and cultural theory, the author argues that masculine power can now best be understood as masochistic.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Art Of Power

Author : Diego A. von Vacano
ISBN : 0739121936
Genre : Philosophy
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Offering a challenge to traditional political theory, this work provides the interpretations of Machiavelli's oeuvre and of Nietzsche's relationship to politics.
Category: Philosophy

The Prince On The Art Of Power

Author : Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN : 1844834557
Genre : Political ethics
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Frequently misunderstood over the centuries as an unprincipled manual for manipulators and tyrants, careful reading of "The Prince" shows that it identifies freedom as an essential characteristic of a good society - Machiavelli sets out axioms for success and order amid the often violent political intrigues that characterized Renaissance Europe. Combining fine photographic illustrations with a new translation of one of the great literary works of history, this classic text examines the relationship between moral goodness and legitimate authority, setting out timeless principles for pursuing power and fortune and using them to best effect in securing order and peace. Much of Machiavelli's republican thought can be identified in the American constitution, and many of his ideas - such as the belief that life is subject to change and that the winners will be those flexible enough to adapt - remain as applicable today as they were half a millennium ago.
Category: Political ethics

The Art Of Power Of Conjoint Analysis

Author : Barbara Pugh
ISBN : 1523942150
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This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements, which can be used as a learning material for students pursuing their studies in undergraduate and graduate levels in universities and colleges and those who want to learn the topic via a short and complete resource. We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career.

Big Daddy

Author : Bill Boyarsky
ISBN : 9780520923348
Genre : History
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Revealing and frank, this highly engaging biography tells the story of an American original, California's Big Daddy, Jesse Unruh (1922-1987), a charismatic man whose power reached far beyond the offices he held. Unruh, who was born into Texas sharecropper poverty, became a larger-than-life figure and a principal architect and builder of modern California—first as an assemblyman, then as assembly speaker, and finally, as state treasurer. He was also a great character: a combination of intelligence, wit, idealism, cynicism, woman-chasing vulgarity, charm, drunken excess, and political skill all wrapped up in one big package. He dominated the California capitol and extended his influence to Washington and Wall Street. He was close to Lyndon Johnson and the Kennedys, but closest to Robert Kennedy, and was in the Ambassador Hotel kitchen when Kennedy was shot. Bill Boyarsky gives a close-up look at this extraordinary political leader, a man who believed that politics was the art of the possible, and his era.
Category: History

Summary Thomas Jefferson

Author : Readtrepreneur Publishing
ISBN : 1986651614
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham | Book Summary | Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: All of the remarkable achievements of Thomas Jefferson converged in one amazing title. Thomas Jefferson takes you into the mind of one of America's most brilliant men and also one of its founding fathers. In this title, you will get to know Jefferson as a politician and a president but also as a human being by talking about his philosophy so you can understand this complex individual and the way he always found the positive side in his errors as a way to improve. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "He dreamed big but understood that dreams become reality only when their champions are strong enough and wily enough to bend history to their purposes." - Jon Meacham Dare to see the world as Thomas Jefferson saw it, a man who hated confrontation but had a deep understanding of power and of human nature. Thomas Jefferson also has information about his passions and his hobbies, so you won't look this man solely as a politician but also his demeanors and hobbies while he wasn't on duty. Jon Meacham assures you that you'll see a side of Thomas Jefferson which you have never seen before. Get to know one of America's founding father in this amazing title. P.S. Thomas Jefferson is an extremely informative book that will make you learn all about the teachings of one of America's founding fathers. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy Delivered to Your Doorstep Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur? Highest Quality Summaries Delivers Amazing Knowledge Awesome Refresher Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link:

The Art Of Immortality

Author : Igor Artemjew
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The first ring of force is the first book from “The Art of immortality” series. The book is devoted to the focal point of a human being: life and death. Three major types of magical arts are depicted in the book closely: 1.​ Art of perfection of the first attention’s ring 2.​ Art of perfection of the second attention’s ring 3.​ Art of unification of attentions to the first ring of force The book breaks the secrets of Toltec magic and a path of the warrior. The following subjects are considered in the book: 1.​ Freedom. Depiction of the world of Force, illusion of a choice and a path of the warrior 2.​ Internal Force, yin and yang, harmony of external and internal force of the human being 3.​ Myth about luminous ketatkoatle 4.​ Two ways of transformation and the new intention – of the second attention 5.​ Force – the dark ocean of realization 6.​ Parasites and energy dependence 7.​ Heart – the main center of human energy. Heart’s wings – opportunities that are opened by the heart. 8.​ Cross is the symbol of art of the energy entirety attainment 9.​ Breath moves the sun 10.​ Angel of death and realization of time – control’s force to act and change 11.​ Fear is the first enemy of a human being, seven human intentions 12.​ Four power tests – losses, difficulties, uncertainty and resistance 13.​ To be the loser, the judge and the victim! 14.​ Abstract core of the Force’s display 15.​ Eagle is the symbol of the Force 16.​ Action is the key to the change 17.​ Circle is a symbol of the stalker’s force: to restrict yourself and to track down, Toltecs were drawing two circles – of intention and of action. Action’s circle of Toltec is an order for the warrior! 18.​ The path of a warrior is individual! Always! For this reason, the warrior has no name! There are only the force, the party and the way. Fixation of oneself is a trap and a warrior has to avoid traps! Of individuality! To become a luminous creature, it is necessary to get gradually rid of anything personal and fixed! 19.​ The path of the warrior is the way of changing yourself (not the reality) These arts depict the secrets of human’s psyche in detail and give a description of an individual interlink between us and the Force of the Universe that guides all of us. Studying these arts uncovers an effective system of hidden magical capabilities development in each of us. Mastering these arts gives a human being an opportunity to realize himself as a part of the great evolutionary design and prepare himself for the acceptance of the “IMMORTALITY GIFT” that is obtained by each of us at the moment of meeting death. Value of the work, offered to the reader, consists in the deep research of the spiritual order system of the human, who has entered the path of the “warrior of an absolute freedom”.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

De Gaulle S Legacy

Author : William R. Nester
ISBN : 1137483938
Genre : Political Science
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Few nations have experienced a more violent and unstable political history than France. From 1789 to 1958, the leaders of four republics, two absolute monarchies, two constitutional monarchies, two imperiums, and a fascist regime all struggled and ultimately failed to rule France. Although a myriad of reasons explain the emergence and collapse of each political system before 1958, one underlines all - the French failed to master the art of power. As a master of power, Charles de Gaulle appears to have broken France's bloody cycle of the rise and fall of regimes. He did so largely through the system he created in 1958 and the policies that he asserted as president until he resigned in 1969. De Gaulle's legacy is the Fifth Republic, which has flourished for over five decades and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This book asks: What is the art of power? What is the art of French power? How did Charles de Gaulle understand and assert power in his lifetime? How well or poorly have his successors wielded the art of French power in asserting national interests as they defined them?
Category: Political Science