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This Town

Author : Mark Leibovich
ISBN : 9780399170683
Genre : Political Science
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A New York Times political feature correspondent and author of The New Imperialists examines the power wars and exploitative practices of the government in Washington, D.C., revealing how journalism careers are made and broken while news events and scandals are used as networking platforms. Reprint.
Category: Political Science

This Town

Author : Mark Leibovich
ISBN : 9781101611081
Genre : Political Science
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Washington D.C. might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation's capital, just millionaires. Through the eyes of Leibovich we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year; how political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city's most powerful and puzzled-over journalist; how a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent "brand" than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on "changing Washington" can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath. Outrageous, fascinating, and very necessary, This Town is a must-read whether you're inside the highway which encircles DC - or just trying to get there.
Category: Political Science

This Town

Author : Mark Leibovich
ISBN : 9780399161308
Genre : Political Science
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"A book about contemporary political culture in Washington, DC"--
Category: Political Science

Citizens Of The Green Room

Author : Mark Leibovich
ISBN : 9780147516466
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 62.6 MB
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Mark Leibovich returns to puncture the inflated personas of the powerful and reveal the lives, stories and peculiarities behind their public masks. On subjects including Hillary Clinton, Glenn Beck, John Kerry, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and John McCain, Leibovich maintains a refreshing conviviality even as he renders incisive and unflinching assessments. Confirming his reputation as 'a master of the political profile' Citizens Of The Green Room will delight the legions of political junkies who avidly read Leibovich's work in The New York Times Magazine.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Congratulations You Just Got Hired

Author : Robert L. Deitz
ISBN : 1481944290
Genre : Self-Help
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The purpose of this book is to prevent you from failing at your first professional job. As a recent graduate, you likely have all the intelletual knowledege and skills necessary to thrive in the professional world. But unless you know how to comport yourself in the office environment, there are numerous traps that can ensnare you and shortcircuit yur career. Don't let that happen. Learn about: work habits; how to dress on the job; work etiquette; e-stuff; and how to prepare your resume. Read this book and learn the things you were never taught in college, law school, business school, public policy school, or some other graduate program. Sections of the book address such issues as how to deal with bosses and how to treat secretaries. They advise against becoming too cozy with new office colleagues and to beware of the first person who befriends you in the office. They discuss how to dress professionally including how to make sense of "casual" days. The book addresses office romances, office parties, the sort of disposition good employees display, and how to brief bosses. A chapter provides advice on e-stuff, including the things you should never do on your office computer. The last chapter, a brief two pages, tells every thing you need to know about resume preparation. This book was chosen by Michelle Singletary, Washington Post and nationally syndicated columnist of the Color of Money, as her Color of Money Book of the Month.
Category: Self-Help

The Beltway Bible

Author : Eliot Nelson
ISBN : 9781250099266
Genre : Humor
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How is legislation crafted? How do you lose an election? What do “bundler,” “quorum call” and “omnibus” mean? Why do some of the White House’s most important meetings occur at a Starbucks? Why are Washington insiders obsessed with something called Jumbo Slice? What, exactly, is a “skintern?” Eliot Nelson, one of Washington’s funniest and most admired young journalists, knows how the sausage factory works and his new book, The Beltway Bible, is every citizen's must-have owner’s manual. Arranged from A to Z, The Beltway Bible provides an insider's perspective of politics and government, breaking down both into easily-digested entries on subjects like how legislation is formed, the scope of the president’s power and an overview of federal agencies. Nelson also looks at D.C.'s less-well-known power structures: the internal pecking order of White House aides, the high school cafeteria power struggles behind party invites and the petty congressional arguments over how highway on-ramps are named. The Beltway Bible makes our complex government accessible in a way that will please everyone from Jon Stewart to John Doe. Eliot Nelson’s The Beltway Bible is tailor-made for Election 2016.
Category: Humor

Across The Pond An Englishman S View Of Ameica

Author : Terry Eagleton
ISBN : 9780393349405
Genre : History
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A native Briton describes America and its citizens through his English eyes, humorously questioning their choices in bumper stickers, use of adjectives and superlatives and their overall lack of appreciation for the teapot.
Category: History

The Wilderness

Author : McKay Coppins
ISBN : 9780316327466
Genre : Political Science
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The explosive story of the Republican Party's intensely dramatic and fractious efforts to find its way back to unity and national dominance After the 2012 election, the GOP was in the wilderness. Lost and in disarray. And doggedly determined to do whatever it took to get back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. McKay Coppins has had unparalleled access to Republican presidential candidates, power brokers, lawmakers, and Tea Party leaders. Based on more than 300 interviews, The Wilderness is the book that opens up the party like never before: the deep passions, larger-than-life personalities, and dagger-sharp power plays behind the scenes. In wildly colorful scenes, this exclusive look into the Republican Party at a pivotal moment in its history follows a cast of its rising stars, establishment figures, and loudmouthed insurgents--Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, Scott Walker, and dozens of others--as they battle over the future of the party and its path to the presidency.
Category: Political Science

The Sports Gene

Author : David Epstein
ISBN : 9781101622636
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Billionaires Ballot Bandits

Author : Greg Palast
ISBN : 9781609804794
Genre : Political Science
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A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts--an election decided by vote theft? It could happen this year. Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC television, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps might be the most important book published this year--one that could save the election. Billionaires & Ballot Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who are super-funding the Super-PACs of both parties--billionaires with nicknames like "The Ice Man," "The Vulture" and, of course, The Brothers Koch. Told with Palast's no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat style, the facts as he lays them out are staggering. What emerges in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits is the never-before-told-story of the epic battle being fought behind the scenes between the old money banking sector that still supports Obama, and the new hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not only support Romney but also are among his key economic advisors. Although it has not been reported, Obama has shown some backbone in standing up to the financial excesses of the men behind Romney. Billionaires & Ballot Bandits exposes the previously unreported details on how operatives plan to use the hundreds of millions in Super-PAC money pouring into this election. We know the money is pouring in, but Palast shows us the convoluted ways the money will be used to suppress your vote. The story of the billionaires and why they want to buy an election is matched with the nine ways they can steal the election. His story of the sophisticated new trickery will pick up on Palast's giant New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
Category: Political Science