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Truth Or Lie Presidents

Author : Erica S. Perl
ISBN : 9781984893932
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Just in time for Presidents' Day and the 2020 election! Proficient readers will enjoy hunting down the TRUTH about several of our U.S. presidents in this book, part of an innovative new series. President William Howard Taft, the twenty-seventh president of the United States, got stuck in the White House bathtub, right? That's a LIE! The TRUTH is, he never actually got stuck in the bath during his presidency, but he did go on to become a Supreme Court chief justice after his term. Though 100% fun, 25% of this engaging early reader is FALSE! In a unique question-and-answer format, proficient readers are quizzed about funny, interesting presidential trivia, to see if they can separate facts from "lies." Our mascot--the Truth Sleuth--guides readers through this entertaining and fact-packed Step 3 book, filled with historical photos and kid-appealing art and humor. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics for children who are ready to read on their own.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

When Presidents Lie

Author : Eric Alterman
ISBN : 0143036041
Genre : Political Science
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Assesses the impact of governmental and presidential lies on American culture, revealing how such lies become ever more complex and how such deception creates problems far more serious than those lied about in the beginning.
Category: Political Science

Environment Social Justice And The Media In The Age Of The Anthropocene

Author : Elizabeth G. Dobbins
ISBN : 9781793607614
Genre : Nature
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Environment, Social Justice, and the Media in the Age of Anthropocene addresses three imminent challenges to human society in the age of the Anthropocene. The first challenge involves the survival of the species; the second the breakdown of social justice; and the third the inability of the media to provide global audiences with an adequate orientation about these issues. The notion of the Anthropocene as a geological age shaped by human intervention implies a new understanding of the human context that influences the physical and biological sciences. Human existence continues to be affected by the physical and biological reality from which it evolved but, in turn, it affects that reality as well. This work addresses this paradox by bringing together the contributions of researchers from very different disciplines in conversation about the complex relationships between the physical/biological world and the human world to offer different perspectives and solutions in establishing social and environmental justice in the age of the Anthropocene.
Category: Nature

The Clinton Presidency And The Constitutional System

Author : Rosanna Perotti
ISBN : 160344694X
Genre : Political Science
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Presidential scholars, former and current policymakers, and a former president bring varied insights and analyses to consider the impact, influence, and legacy of the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, the “'New Democrat' from Hope, Arkansas." In the eight years between 1993 and 2001, the Clinton White House presided over a booming economy that included a budget surplus in Clinton’s second term, oversaw the most significant welfare reform since the New Deal, and wrestled with the challenge of developing a foreign-policy vision for the post–Cold War era. Structurally, the Clinton presidency expanded the office and responsibilities of the First Lady and the Vice President to an unprecedented degree, prevailed in a budget battle with Congress that included two government shutdowns, briefly employed a line-item veto until the Supreme Court declared that power unconstitutional, and endured the second impeachment of the chief executive in American history. The evolution and consequences of the increased power held by modern presidents became sharply evident during the Clinton years. In The Clinton Presidency and the Constitutional System, based on the Eleventh Presidential Conference at Hofstra University, readers are afforded a unique combination of scholarly analysis and the perspectives of former administration officials. Students and scholars of the presidency will glean important understandings from the balanced, judicious studies of the Clinton administration and their juxtaposition with firsthand recollections of some of the participants who defined and shaped those events.
Category: Political Science

Why Presidents Fail

Author : Richard M. Pious
ISBN : 9780742563391
Genre : Political Science
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Presidents are surrounded by political strategists and White House counsel who presumably know enough to avoid making the same mistakes as their predecessors. Why, then, do the same kinds of presidential failures occur over and over again? Why Presidents Fail answers this question by examining presidential fiascos, quagmires, and risky business-the kind of failure that led President Kennedy to groan after the Bay of Pigs invasion, 'How could I have been so stupid?' In this book, Richard M. Pious looks at nine cases that have become defining events in presidencies from Dwight D. Eisenhower and the U-2 Flights to George W. Bush and Iraqi WMDs. He uses these cases to draw generalizations about presidential power, authority, rationality, and legitimacy. And he raises questions about the limits of presidential decision-making, many of which fly in the face of the conventional wisdom about the modern presidency.
Category: Political Science

Lying In State

Author : Eric Alterman
ISBN : 9781541616813
Genre : Political Science
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This definitive history of presidential lying reveals how our standards for truthfulness have eroded -- and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous. If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that he lies. But he's by no means the first president to do so. In Lying in State, Eric Alterman asks how we ended up with such a pathologically dishonest commander in chief, showing that, from early on, the United States has persistently expanded its power and hegemony on the basis of presidential lies. He also reveals the cumulative effect of this deception-each lie a president tells makes it more acceptable for subsequent presidents to lie-and the media's complicity in spreading misinformation. Donald Trump, then, represents not an aberration but the culmination of an age-old trend. Full of vivid historical examples and trenchant analysis, Lying in State is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how we arrived in this age of alternative facts.
Category: Political Science

The Character Factor

Author : James P. Pfiffner
ISBN : 9781603446297
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Annotation The American president's character matters. To most Americans, it matters deeply. But how do we define what character means, and why can't we agree? In this sober, probing consideration of "the character factor" and the presidency, veteran political analyst James P. Pfiffner leads us through a survey of three aspects of presidential character that have proved problematic for recent chief executives: lies, promise-keeping, and sexual probity. His goal is not to tell us which presidents have been "good" and which "bad." Rather, he helps us think critically and impartially about complex character issues and invites us to reach our own conclusions. The Character Factor avoids both moral judgments and cynicism. It helps us look at our presidents (and our presidential candidates) without illusions, knowing that flawed men can still be great leaders but that some flaws deserve defeat at the polls--or even the ultimate presidential sanction, impeachment.
Category: HISTORY

Advice From The Presidents The Student S Guide To Reaching The Top In Business And Politics

Author : G. Scott Thomas
ISBN : 9780313356636
Genre : Business & Economics
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The same skills and strategies can propel an aspiring executive to the top of any organization, be it the Podunk High School Student Council, the Acme Xylophone Corporation, or the government of the United States of America. The student council president may be an unpaid volunteer, and the Acme CEO may bark out orders in an office that is rectangular, not oval. But the paths that lead to those positions are remarkably similar to the trail that ends so gloriously at the front door of the White House. Author G. Scott Thomas spent two years examining the lives of nearly two hundred presidential candidates—winners and losers, the famous and the obscure—with an eye for the tactics and qualities that served their careers well or damaged them beyond repair. He has distilled their experiences into a comprehensive guide to success, Advice from the Presidents. Thomas's book offers a wealth of advice, quotations, and anecdotes that are pertinent to any up-and-coming young man or woman. Which strategies for advancement are effective and which are doomed to fail? Which personal traits should be emulated and which are detrimental? Presidential candidates have learned the answers the hard way, earning the education of a lifetime in the gritty, cutthroat arena of national politics, a field as competitive as any to be found in corporate America. And now, for the first time, their valuable knowledge will be made available to ambitious executives and eager students across the country. Readers will learn the seven time-tested steps that can transform a would-be chief executive or U.S. President into the real thing: Decide upon your long-term goal. Develop your skills and interests. Polish your image and your people skills. Organize a network of mentors and helpers. Control your inner demons and your opponents. Maneuver to improve your position. Succeed with grace and serenity. In this book, readers will follow the career paths of famous American politicians. There have been smart presidents and unintelligent ones, honest and dishonest ones, diligent and lazy ones. But all of these master politicians have remarkably different skills and personalities but had one thing in common. They all followed the same seven-step career plan detailed in Advice from the Presidents. And so can any ambitious person in any walk of life.
Category: Business & Economics

Talking With The President

Author : John Wilson
ISBN : 9780190266851
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book provides a pragmatic analysis of presidential language. Pragmatics is concerned with "meaning in context," or the relationship between what we say and what we mean. John Wilson explores the various ways in which U.S. Presidents have used language within specific social contexts to achieve specific objectives. This includes obfuscation, misdirection, the use of metaphor or ambiguity, or in some cases simply lying. He focuses on six presidents: John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald W. Reagan, William F. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack H. Obama. These presidents cover most of the last half of the twentieth century, and the first decade of the twenty first century, and each has been associated with a specific linguistic quality. John F. Kennedy was famed for his quality of oratory, Nixon for his manipulative use of language, Reagan for his gift of telling stories, Clinton for his ability to engage the public and to linguistically turn arguments and descriptions in particular directions. Bush, on the other hand, was famed for his inability to use language appropriately, and Obama returns us to the rhetorical flourishes of early Kennedy. In the case of each president, a range of specific examples are explored in order to highlight the ways in which a pragmatic analysis may provide an insight into presidential language. In many cases, what the president says is not necessarily what the president means.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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
Category: Fiction

Presidents And Their Generals

Author : Matthew Moten
ISBN : 9780674745322
Genre : History
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Since 1945, as the U.S. has engaged in near-constant “wars of choice” with limited congressional oversight, the executive and armed services have shared primary responsibility for often ill-defined objectives, strategies, and benefits. Matthew Moten shows the significance of negotiations between presidents and the generals allied with them.
Category: History

Readings In Presidential Politics

Author : George C. Edwards
ISBN : PSU:000064549187
Genre : Political Science
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With 13 selections written by top scholars in the field of Presidential Politics and Policy, including George Edwards, Barbara Sinclair, James Pfiffner, Gary Jacobsen, Steve Wayne, and Louis Fisher, this new reader incorporates the latest research in presidential politics without shying away from controversial topics.
Category: Political Science

Conspiracy Theories

Author : Jamie King
ISBN : 1101190574
Genre : History
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There are facts, and then there’s the truth. Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. Conspiracy theories. They have been a part of our social consciousness for as long as people have wanted to know the truth about the events and people who shape our world—beyond the lies told to us by the government and the smokescreens set up by those in power. For anyone who has wondered about the hidden facts behind the public facades, this is the ultimate compendium of conspiracy theories from A-to-Z, exposing some of the most famous—and infamous—conspiracies throughout history, including: • The JFK Assassination • Area 51 • The Death of Princess Diana • The Tragic Events of 9/11 • The Men in Black • The Murder of Tupac Shakur • And many more
Category: History

Unintended Consequences

Author : Kenneth J. Hagan
ISBN : 9781861895127
Genre : History
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“The United States does not do nation building,” claimed Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld three years ago. Yet what are we to make of the American military bases in Korea? Why do American warships patrol the Somali coastline? And perhaps most significantly, why are fourteen “enduring bases” being built in Iraq? In every major foreign war fought by United States in the last century, the repercussions of the American presence have been felt long after the last Marine has left. Kenneth J. Hagan and Ian J. Bickerton argue here that, despite adamant protests from the military and government alike, nation building and occupation are indeed hallmarks—and unintended consequences—of American warmaking. In this timely, groundbreaking study, the authors examine ten major wars fought by the United States, from the Revolutionary War to the ongoing Iraq War, and analyze the conflicts’ unintended consequences. These unexpected outcomes, Unintended Consequences persuasively demonstrates, stemmed from ill-informed decisions made at critical junctures and the surprisingly similar crises that emerged at the end of formal fighting. As a result, war did not end with treaties or withdrawn troops. Instead, time after time, the United States became inextricably involved in the issues of the defeated country, committing itself to the chaotic aftermath that often completely subverted the intended purposes of war. Stunningly, Unintended Consequences contends that the vast majority of wars launched by the United States were unnecessary, avoidable, and catastrophically unpredictable. In a stark challenge to accepted scholarship, the authors show that the wars’ unintended consequences far outweighed the initial calculated goals, and thus forced cataclysmic shifts in American domestic and foreign policy. A must-read for anyone concerned with the past, present, or future of American defense, Unintended Consequences offers a provocative perspective on the current predicament in Iraq and the conflicts sure to loom ahead of us.
Category: History

Wit And Wisdom Of The American Presidents

Author : Joslyn Pine
ISBN : 9780486110721
Genre : Literary Collections
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Over 400 memorable quotes: Coolidge's "The chief business of America is business," Carter's "Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread," Bush's "Read my lips: no new taxes," many more.
Category: Literary Collections

Cinema Of Simulation Hyperreal Hollywood In The Long 1990s

Author : Randy Laist
ISBN : 9781628920819
Genre : Performing Arts
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Hyperreality is an Alice-in-Wonderland dimension where copies have no originals, simulation is more real than reality, and living dreams undermine the barriers between imagination and objective experience. The most prominent philosopher of the hyperreal, Jean Baudrillard, formulated his concept of hyperreality throughout the 1980s, but it was not until the 1990s that the end of the Cold War, along with the proliferation of new reality-bending technologies, made hyperreality seem to come true. In the “lost decade” between the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11, the nature of reality itself became a source of uncertainty, a psychic condition that has been recognizably recorded by that seismograph of American consciousness, Hollywood cinema. The auteur cinema of the 1970s aimed for gritty realism, and the most prominent feature of Reagan-era cinema was its fantastic unrealism. Clinton-era cinema, however, is characterized by a prevailing mood of hyperrealism, communicated in various ways by such benchmark films as JFK, Pulp Fiction, and The Matrix. The hyperreal cinema of the 1990s conceives of the movie screen as neither a window on a preexisting social reality (realism), nor as a wormhole into a fantastic dream-dimension (escapism), but as an arena in which images and reality exchange masks, blend into one another, and challenge the philosophical premises which differentiate them from one another. Cinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s provides a guided tour through the anxieties and fantasies, reciprocally social and cinematic, which characterize the surreal territory of the hyperreal.
Category: Performing Arts

Ethics And Statecraft

Author : Cathal J. Nolan
ISBN : 0313314934
Genre : Political Science
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Demonstrates that ethics is, in fact, at the core of statecraft and diplomacy, rather than a peripheral concern, and explains how exemplary statecraft seeks to balance ethical and pragmatic interests.
Category: Political Science

The Truth Machine

Author : Geoffrey C. Bunn
ISBN : 9781421406510
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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How do you trap someone in a lie? For centuries, all manner of truth-seekers have used the lie detector. In this eye-opening book, Geoffrey C. Bunn unpacks the history of this device and explores the interesting and often surprising connection between technology and popular culture. Lie detectors and other truth-telling machines are deeply embedded in everyday American life. Well-known brands such as Isuzu, Pepsi Cola, and Snapple have advertised their products with the help of the "truth machine," and the device has also appeared in countless movies and television shows. The Charles Lindbergh "crime of the century" in 1935 first brought lie detectors to the public’s attention. Since then, they have factored into the Anita Hill–Clarence Thomas sexual harassment controversy, the Oklahoma City and Atlanta Olympics bombings, and one of the most infamous criminal cases in modern memory: the O. J. Simpson murder trial. The use of the lie detector in these instances brings up many intriguing questions that Bunn addresses: How did the lie detector become so important? Who uses it? How reliable are its results? Bunn reveals just how difficult it is to answer this last question. A lie detector expert concluded that O. J. Simpson was "one hundred percent lying" in a video recording in which he proclaimed his innocence; a tabloid newspaper subjected the same recording to a second round of evaluation, which determined Simpson to be "absolutely truthful." Bunn finds fascinating the lie detector’s ability to straddle the realms of serious science and sheer fantasy. He examines how the machine emerged as a technology of truth, transporting readers back to the obscure origins of criminology itself, ultimately concluding that the lie detector owes as much to popular culture as it does to factual science.
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022102433
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Inaugural Addresses Of The Presidents Of The United States

Author : Applewood Books
ISBN : 9781429090889
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This updated second volume of Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States now includes the January 20, 2009 address of President Barack Obama. Volume Two contains the speeches of Presidents Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Milhous Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, and, now, Barack Hussein Obama.
Category: Biography & Autobiography