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The President And The Provocateur

Author : Alex Cox
ISBN : 9781842439425
Genre : History
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The President and the Provocateur explores the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy, born into wealth and celebrity, destined for glory and a violent death, and of Lee Harvey Oswald, born into poverty and obscurity, murdered in police custody and convicted - without a lawyer or a trial - of the killing of JFK. 50 years after both men were murdered, Alex Cox provides a chronological account of their lives' strange intersections, their shared interests, and the increasing body of evidence which suggests that Lee Harvey Oswald was working for some branch of the government - most likely the FBI or IRS - as an infiltrator of subversive groups, and agent provocateur.
Category: History

Hugo Chavez

Author : Cristina Marcano
ISBN : 9781588366504
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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He is one of the most controversial and important world leaders currently in power. In this international bestseller, at last available in English, Hugo Chávez is captured in a critically acclaimed biography, a riveting account of the Venezuelan president who continues to influence, fascinate, and antagonize America. Born in a small town on the Venezuelan plains, Chávez found his interests radically altered when he entered the military academy in Caracas. There, as Hugo Chávez reveals in dramatic detail, he was drawn to leftist politics and a new sense of himself as predestined to change the fortunes of his country and Latin America as a whole. Portrayed as never before is the double life Chávez soon began to lead: by day he was a family man and a military officer, but by night he secretly recruited insurgents for a violent overthrow of the government. His efforts would climax in an attempted coup against President Carlos Andrés Pérez, an action that ended in a spectacular failure but gave Chávez his first irresistible taste of celebrity and laid the groundwork for his ascension to the presidency eight years later. Here is the truth about Chávez’s revolutionary “Bolivarian” government, which stresses economic reforms meant to discourage corruption and empower the poor–while the leader spends seven thousand dollars a day on himself and cozies up to Arab oil elites. Venezuelan journalists Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka explore the often crude and comical public figure who condemns George W. Bush in the most fiery language but at the same time hires lobbyists to improve his country’s image in the West. The authors examine not only Chávez’s political career but also his personal life–including his first marriage, which was marked by a long affair and the birth of a troubled son, and his second marriage, which produced a daughter toward whom Chávez’s favoritism has caused private tension and public talk. This seminal biography is filled with exclusive excerpts from Chávez’s own diary and draws on new research and interviews with such insightful subjects as Herma Marksman, the professor who was his mistress for nine years. Hugo Chávez is an essential work about a man whose power, peculiarities, and passion for the global spotlight only continue to grow.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009916334
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Category: Law

The Provocateur

Author : Lawrence Weber
ISBN : 9780676806533
Genre : Business & Economics
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What’s the difference between CEOs like Lou Gerstner of IBM and Larry Ellison of Oracle? Between basketball coaches Phil Jackson and Bobby Knight? Or media entrepreneurs Oprah Winfrey and Rupert Murdoch? Gerstner, Jackson, and Winfrey are provocateurs, leaders who are successful not just because they have built a company or an organization, but because they have created a community. Provocateurs are changing both the form and the content of leadership and are in sync with a world being turned upside down by technology, the global economy, and the social landscape. Success has traditionally been based on command and control, and the model for many leaders was the general who marshaled people and resources to get the product out the door and onto the shelf. Early in his career, Larry Weber had the opportunity to meet or work with people like Mitch Kapor, the founder of Lotus, and Steve Jobs, the cofounder of Apple. He saw that they were more like the leaders of rock bands (or the directors of theater groups or circus ringmasters), who encourage innovation and individuality. A rock band does have a leader—think of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones—but one who promotes the group and encourages individuality. And when a rival band comes to town, it’s not cause for head-to-head competition but an opportunity to increase the size of the pie by creating more fans, or customers, for their genre of music. Provocateurs think and act differently because they put the customer at the center of everything. They are: * Educators like Patrick McGovern, who built IDG into a publishing and research powerhouse by empowering his employees to think globally and act locally; * Entertainers like Jeff Taylor, who managed to build a bond with employees and customers through talent and charisma; * Sherpas like Rick Wagoner, who is guiding General Motors into new territories; * Concierges like Lou Gerstner of IBM, who believe the product is important but so are customer service, delivery, financing, and every other element. They keep everything running smoothly from check-in to check-out. So, if someone says, “Your company is like a circus,” Larry Weber wants you to take it as a compliment. After all, who wouldn’t want to be compared with Cirque du Soleil, an organization that combines creativity, artistry, and caring for its people with success and profit. The people running organizations like this circus are provocateurs at the cutting edge of business. For a free subscription to the Crown Business E-Newsletter, e-mail [email protected] Visit the Crown Business website at
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Anthony Joseph Paul Cortese
ISBN : 0847691748
Genre : Business & Economics
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This fascinating book, illustrated with nearly 200 ads, exposes the hidden messages and social meanings of contemporary advertising. Cortese transcends the typical observations on such issues as sex and sexism, race, and stereotyping. Instead, he reveals how advertising images of women and minorities are manipulated to capitalize on current trends--but often with disturbing results.
Category: Business & Economics

The Hunt For The President S Wife

Author : Richard Lee Orey
ISBN : 9781456832483
Genre : Fiction
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In The Hunt for the Presidents Wife, a dazzling young nun takes on an urgent and daring political mission for the CIA. In the midst of its human trafficking operations, an American crime family unknowingly seizes at the international border the incognito wife of the Presidente of the Republic of Mexico,creating a catastrophic political crisis. Sister Maria Camarillo--a beautiful young nun with unique and highly developed investigative skills--is swiftly appointed a CIA Special Agent charged with finding and rescuing the missing Senora Ruiz. The Hunt for the Presidents Wife takes you where youve never been in electrifying scenes of Sister Maria facing off with the lecherous whoremaster of the Maids Club prostitution network and boldly confronting the scheming Presidente Felipe de Ruiz as she fights to preserve her sexual innocence, rescue Senora Ruiz and save America from a tidal wave of panic-stricken border-crashing refugees fleeing a bloody Mexican Civil War. A SIZZLING POLITICAL THRILLER! ARE YOU GAME? A provocative read for you and your friends. Visit the author at
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The Trump Presidency Journalism And Democracy

Author : Robert E. Gutsche Jr.
ISBN : 9781351392013
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines the disruptive nature of Trump news – both the news his administration makes and the coverage of it – related to dominant paradigms and ideologies of U.S. journalism. By relying on conceptualizations of media memory and "othering" through news coverage that enhances socio-conservative positions on issues such as immigration, the book positions this moment in a time of contestation. Contributors ranging from scholars, professionals, and media critics operate in unison to analyze today’s interconnected challenges to traditional practices within media spheres posed by Trump news. The outcomes should resonate with citizens who rely on journalism for civic engagement and who are active in social change
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stephen Joseph Theatre Pioneer And Provocateur

Author : Paul Elsam
ISBN : 9781408185377
Genre : Performing Arts
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A 1967 obituary in The Times labelled Stephen Joseph 'the most successful missionary to work in the English theatre since the second world war'. This radical man brought theatre-in-the-round to Britain, provoked Ayckbourn, Pinter and verbatim theatre creator Peter Cheeseman to write and direct, and democratised theatregoing. This monograph investigates his forgotten legacy. This monograph draws on largely unsorted archival material (including letters from Harold Pinter, J. B. Priestley, Peggy Ramsay and others), and on new interviews with figures including Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Trevor Griffiths and Sir Ben Kingsley, to demonstrate how the impact on theatre in Britain of manager, director and 'missionary' Stephen Joseph has been far greater than is currently acknowledged within traditional theatre history narratives. The text provides a detailed assessment of Joseph's work and ideas during his lifetime, and summarises his broadly-unrecognised posthumous legacy within contemporary theatre. Throughout the book Paul Elsam identifies Joseph's work and ideas, and illustrates and analyses how others have responded to them. Key incidents and events during Joseph's career are interrogated, and case studies that highlight Joseph's influence and working methods are provided.
Category: Performing Arts

The Provocateur

Author : René-Victor Pilhes
ISBN : UCAL:B3590219
Genre : France
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A socialistically inclined human relations officer in the French subsidiary of a huge multinational company devoted to the manufacture of agricultural machinery, secretly circulates diatribes to all the employees targeting the leadership of the company and the foundations of the contemporary capitalism.
Category: France

The Hunting Of The President

Author : Gene Lyons
ISBN : 9781466828735
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Hillary Clinton spoke of "a vast right-wing conspiracy" determined to bring down the president, many people dismissed the idea. Yet if the first lady's accusation was exaggerated, the facts that have since emerged point toward a covert and often concerted effort by Bill Clinton's enemies--abetted by his own reckless behavior--which led inexorably to impeachment. Clinton's foes launched a cascade of well-financed attacks that undermined American democracy and nearly destroyed the Clinton presidency. In vivid prose, Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, two award-winning veteran journalists, identify the antagonists, reveal their tactics, trace the millions of dollars that subsidized them, and examine how and why mainstream news organizations aided those who were determined to bring down Bill Clinton, The Hunting of the President may very well be the All the President's Men of this political regime.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

This Is Not A President

Author : Diane Rubenstein
ISBN : 0814776027
Genre : History
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Read The Chronicle of Higher Ed Author Interview In This Is Not a President, Diane Rubenstein looks at the postmodern presidency — from Reagan and George H. W. Bush, through the current administration, and including Hillary. Focusing on those seemingly inexplicable gaps or blind spots in recent American presidential politics, Rubenstein interrogates symptomatic moments in political rhetoric, popular culture, and presidential behavior to elucidate profound and disturbing changes in the American presidency and the way it embodies a national imaginary. In a series of essays written in real time over the past four presidential administrations, Rubenstein traces the vernacular use of the American presidency (as currency, as grist for popular biography, as fictional TV material) to explore the ways in which the American presidency functions as a “transitional object” that allows the American citizen to meet or discover the president while going about her everyday life. The book argues that it is French theory — primarily Lacanian psychoanalysis and the radical semiotic theories of Jean Baudrillard — that best accounts for American political life today. Through episodes as diverse as Iran Contra, George H. W. Bush vomiting in Japan, the 1992 Republican convention, the failed nomination of Lani Guinier, and the Iraq War, This Is Not a President brilliantly situates our collective investment in American political culture.
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The 1992 Presidential Debates In Focus

Author : Diana B. Carlin
ISBN : UOM:39015032228010
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Focus group participants answered questions regarding what they learned from the debates, how they assessed the formats, what improvements they wanted in future debates, and how information provided by the debates compared with that from other news sources. The fourteen chapters of this volume include a summary of past research on presidential debates, an outline of the focus group methodology used here, and the results of the focus groups, including numerous quotations from focus group members.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Snollygosters Airheads And Wimps

Author : John E. Clay
ISBN : 1883477425
Genre : Presidents
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"An absorbing collection of interesting usages by, for, and against our presidents from Washington to Clinton."--Cover.
Category: Presidents

The President S War

Author : Anthony Austin
ISBN : UOM:39015010409194
Genre : Separation of powers
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Detailed account by a New York Times editor, analyzing possible misrepresentations of the naval engagement over which the U.S.A. went to war.
Category: Separation of powers

The Philosopher And The Provocateur

Author : Jacques Maritain
ISBN : UOM:39015032523279
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Far more telling than mere biography, this collection of the extant letters exchanged between philosopher Jacques Maritain and social activist Saul Alinsky reveals a deep and intimate friendship, however unexpected and unlikely. Indeed, to all who knew or knew of them the dignified, prominent philosopher and the earthy, truculent genius of social reform seemed antithetical to one another in almost every way. The Maritain-Alinsky correspondence began in 1945, shortly after they met, and continued until Alinsky's death in 1972. The tone and content of the letters vary widely, ranging from expressions of mutual admiration and friendship, to details of the triumphs and tragedies of their personal lives, to anguished considerations of death and immortality. In their letters Maritain and Alinsky offer each other personal expressions of strong mutual support - as well as judicious warnings and slightly apprehensive distancing - for the different works each had undertaken at various times in his respective careers. They also discuss the Catholic church, taking ironic jibes at clerical pomposity and exchanging praise of the socially aware. Though it is difficult to tell whether either man had a significant influence on the thought and work of the other, their correspondence attests that the philosopher and the provocateur, so different in personality, educational backgrounds, demeanor, and intellectual affinities, enjoyed a surprisingly intimate and extraordinary friendship. With context and interpretation of the letters provided by the editor, this intriguing collection of lively, moving letters not only reveals the depths of a most improbable friendship, it also goes far in exposing the humanity behind the personas.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Incipient Provocateur

Author : Joel S. Teig
ISBN : 1977216617
Genre : Fiction
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected President of the United States in 1960, and even before he assumed the office, he was consumed with many dramatic, and potentially threatening events, that would have a major impact on America. The Incipient Provocateur is an historical fiction, that addresses the stresses that America and its citizens endured during much of the 1960s. The new countries of South and North Vietnam, were created in 1954 at a Geneva conference, in which the country of Vietnam was split, due to incessant internal disruptions and fighting within the country; as mostly the northern part of the country attacked the south. The splitting of Vietnam into two countries did not repair the region's internal turmoil. North Vietnam became aligned with Communist China and the Soviet Union, while South Vietnam was supported by the United States. Immediately after the split, President Eisenhower provided financial assistance to the South, to counter a continuation of the pre-split Communist military escalations of the North against the South. Fighting was constant and unceasing. When President John F. Kennedy assumed office, in 1960, he increased the funding to the South, and soon sent military aides to assist and train the South's military forces. The conflict continued to escalate and in 1963, the year Kennedy was assassinated, the United States began sending American Air Force pilots, helicopters and planes to South Vietnam, to help quell the North's initiation of an increasing number of airstrikes and bombings into the South's villages. The pressures applied by the Communist North forces on the South, caused President Lyndon Johnson, who assumed the office of President in late 1963, after Kennedy's assassination, to soon begin sending American military fighting forces, to fight alongside and support the Southern soldiers, and soon supplant the South's overmatched military. With the number of American soldiers being needed to fight in South Vietnam growing rapidly, the United States was forced to increase the number American men being drafted into the military. This was the beginning a major rift in America. The mounting internal division in America, presented in many ways, but with young men being drafted to fight in Vietnam, a country most Americans knew relatively little about or even had an interest in, the internal turmoil in the U.S. escalated. The emotional uproar that the war and the draft created, rapidly produced many schisms among American citizens of all ages. Matt Lyons and Roger Makowski were both college freshman, who had envisioned successful professional futures after college. The escalating threats of being drafted, if a male student could not maintain a high enough grade point average, would place them in a group below the requirements of a 2-S draft status and now they could be drafted, then sent to Vietnam, and potentially die there. Many new antiwar groups started during those days, who solicited young men, fearful of being drafted and against the Vietnam War. These groups marched, spoke out against America and accentuated the internal rift. The burdens of college skyrocketed the worries about the draft and the war in Vietnam, as it forced young men in America to make appropriate decisions to enhance their chances of achieving successful futures. Both Matt and Roger will need to choose mentors, who can assist them along the correct pathways to survive and prosper.
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