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The Road To Dallas

Author : David E Kaiser
ISBN : 9780674039285
Genre : History
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was an appalling and grisly conspiracy. In this unvarnished story, Kaiser shows that the events of November 22, 1963, cannot be understood without fully grasping the two larger stories of which they were a part: the U.S. government’s campaign against organized crime, which began in the late 1950s and accelerated dramatically under Robert Kennedy; and the furtive quest of two administrations to eliminate Fidel Castro. This book brings to light the complete, frequently shocking, story of the JFK assassination and its aftermath.
Category: History

Dallas 1963

Author : Bill Minutaglio
ISBN : 9781848547773
Genre : History
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In November 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. His death remains a defining moment for millions of people but few understand the unstoppable forces that were building in the city long before this dramatic event played out before the world. Dallas 1963 is a riveting account of the convergence of a group of unyielding and highly focused protagonists in a city sometimes seemingly filled with hate for JFK. Wicked stabs of fate and circumstance steered these fascinating characters together: the richest man in the world, a combative military general, a Mafia don, a strident Congressman, thundering preachers and even the elegant owner of one of America's most famous stores. This book expertly narrates how the spiralling events surrounding these characters on the ground in Dallas ultimately brewed a toxic environment before the President's assassination. Using a wealth of new information, as well as the first ever examination of key primary documents, Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, both experts in their field, provide a comprehensive and detailed portrait of the place, the time and the people of these extraordinary events in American history. They also provide cautionary and controversial lessons rendering this time increasingly relevant for the modern age.
Category: History

British Road Book

Author : Cyclists' Touring Club
ISBN : UOM:39015065191127
Genre : Cycling
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Category: Cycling

Kentucky Running

Author : Kelsey Elise Sparrow
ISBN : 1979561974
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Life and the pursuit of happiness has been a serious work in progress for me. Phoenix Miller I've been stuck in small town life for long enough. Fate has given me an opportunity and I am taking it. Life hasn't been easy for me, but I am determined to make it better. This chance isn't just for me. There's a lot riding on me getting out from under the man I thought I loved, Dallas McGraw. He would hold me back, hold me down, and everything else if he had his way. I need the world-that world-to know that Phoenix Miller isn't one to watch her life pass her by with the likes of the lot of them. Meeting Gideon Hall may be my salvation or my undoing. Only time will tell the truth of his and all of the rest of those who have crossed my path. My hope is that this Kentucky girl survives this run with her sanity and life intact.

The War Of The Rebellion

Author : United States. War Department
ISBN : PSU:000007608551
Genre : Confederate States of America
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Official records produced by the armies of the United States and the Confederacy, and the executive branches of their respective governments, concerning the military operations of the Civil War, and prisoners of war or prisoners of state. Also annual reports of military departments, calls for troops, correspondence between national and state governments, correspondence between Union and Confederate officials. The final volume includes a synopsis, general index, special index for various military divisions, and background information on how these documents were collected and published. Accompanied by an atlas.
Category: Confederate States of America

Slow Road To Brownsville

Author : David Reynolds
ISBN : 9781771640534
Genre : Travel
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"Immensely illuminating and enjoyable account of a road trip along Highway 83 ... Books like [Reynold's] prove that good travel writing remains not only very much alive, but essential."—The Bookseller In Slow Road to Brownsville, David Reynolds embarks on a road trip along Highway 83, a little-known two-lane highway built in 1926 that runs from Manitoba to the Mexican border at Brownsville, Texas. Growing up in a small town in England, Reynolds was enthralled by both the myth of the Wild West and the myth of the open road. This road trip is his exploration of the reality behind these myths as he makes his way from small town to small town, gas station to gas station, and motel to motel, hanging out in bars, drinking with the locals, and observing their sometimes-peculiar customs. Reynolds also wanted to see the country where the Sioux, the Cheyenne, the Comanches, the Apaches, and other native groups lived and died and to look at how their descendants live now. He describes the forced location of the Cheyenne people, discovers the true story of the Alamo, and finds similarities between Sitting Bull’s tours and those of the Black Panthers.
Category: Travel

Insiders Guide To Dallas Fort Worth

Author : June Naylor
ISBN : 9780762762286
Genre : Travel
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Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Dallas & Fort Worth “Fort Worth is where the West begins,” it’s said, “and Dallas is where the East peters out.” • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities
Category: Travel

The War With The South

Author : Robert Tomes
ISBN : UVA:X004148565
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Science And Industry

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ISBN : PSU:000055378666
Genre : Industrial arts
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Category: Industrial arts

The Road To Congress 2004

Author : Sunil Ahuja
ISBN : 1594543607
Genre : Political Science
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Across the country, candidates run for political offices in every election and struggle to win those contests. Undoubtedly, for some the combat is less gruelling than for others. But, for all candidates, seeking an elective office means going through the hoops to win in a primary and then in the general election. This book is designed to lead the readers to see the candidates as individuals struggling to win elections. In so doing, the authors address a number of questions. How do these candidates deal with the whole medley of issues confronting their campaigns? What kinds of decisions do they make and how do they do so? What is the role of parties, issues, and candidates in congressional races? What about campaign strategies and consultants? What of the money and the media? At the end of the day, based upon a variety of selected races from across the nation, our aim in this book is to provide the readers with a detailed understanding of contemporary campaigns and elections in congressional contests at the individual level. This is a unique approach. In the last decade or so, a number of books have regularly provided analyses of contemporary campaigns and elections. However, these works have used aggregate data to make national generalisations. They have examined campaigns and elections from a broad, national perspective. The authors focus on the individual level instead will not only supplement our understanding of contemporary congressional elections, but also show a previously unseen side of these contests. The hope is that readers will learn a good deal about how candidates run campaigns and win or lose those contests. The focus is strictly on Congress. In this book, the authors draw upon races for the House and Senate contested in 2004.
Category: Political Science


Author : Gregor Dallas
ISBN : 9781448103294
Genre : History
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The seventeen months from April 1814 to August 1815 were an extraordinary period in European history; a period which saw two sieges of Paris, a complete revision of Europe's political frontiers, an international Congress set up in Vienna, civil war in Italy and international war in Belgium.Gregor Dallas tells the story of these days through the perspectives of three very different European cities: the great metropolis of London, post-revolutionary Paris and baroque Vienna. The writing is almost cinematic in its power to evoke and bring to life the Europe of Tolstoy: the ebb and flow of power, of armies and of peoples across Europe's northern plains. Working essentially from primary sources, Dallas is as interested in the weather conditions before battle as in the way cartoonists reacted to court intrigues and fashions.It is also Europe seen through the eyes of its central players: Talleyrand, who has served nearly every French regime since the Revolution of 1789; Metternich, who devises new plans for a 'Germany' that does not yet exist and for a 'Europe' that remains devided; Wellington, who reveals himself a diplomat as well as a soldier; Tsar Alexander, an idealist seeking to impose a uniform plan for all Europe; and 'Boney' himself, who has his own ideal of Europe and, though banished to Elba, does not abandon his dream to realise it.
Category: History

Runner S World On The Road

Author : Doug Rennie
ISBN : 1579546471
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This running enthusiasts' pocket-size reference reveals where to run, stay, eat, and shop in 40 top American cities and around the world. 40 maps.
Category: Sports & Recreation