Blind Ambition

The White House Years

Author: John W. Dean

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504041003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

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A six-month New York Times bestseller: “Not only the best Watergate book, but a very good book indeed” (The Sunday Times). As White House counsel to Richard Nixon, a young John W. Dean was one of the primary players in the Watergate scandal—and ultimately became the government’s key witness in the investigations that ended the Nixon presidency. After the scandal subsided, Dean rebuilt his career, first in business and then as a bestselling author and lecturer. But while the events were still fresh in his mind, he wrote this remarkable memoir about the operations of the Nixon White House and the crisis that led to the president’s resignation. Called “fascinating” by Commentary, which noted that “there can be little doubt of [Dean's] memory or his candor,” Blind Ambition offers an insider’s view of the deceptions and machinations that brought down an administration and changed the American people’s view of politics and power. It also contains Dean’s own unsparing reflections on the personal demons that drove him to participate in the sordid affair. Upon its original publication, Kirkus Reviews hailed it “the flip side of All the President’s Men—a document, a minefield, and prime entertainment.” Today, Dean is a respected and outspoken advocate for transparency and ethics in government, and the bestselling author of such books as The Nixon Defense, Worse Than Watergate, and Conservatives Without Conscience. Here, in Blind Ambition, he “paints a candid picture of the sickening moral bankruptcy which permeated the White House and to which he contributed. His memory of who said what and to whom is astounding” (Foreign Affairs).

Blind Ambition

Author: Ever Lee Hairston

Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing

ISBN: 1625179154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2587

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As a child, Ever Lee Hairston faced one disappointment after the other. A product of share-cropping parents and raised on one of the biggest plantations in the South, Ever allowed those disappointments to diminish her self-confidence and sully her self-esteem. Not to mention, that for years, the young Ever hid a terrible secret, which she hadn’t told anyone – not her family, her friends, her teachers, and as she got older, even her employers. Ever Lee didn’t want to accept that she was slowly losing her eyesight. As darkness began to envelop her, and inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ever eventually decided to stop feeling sorry for herself and face her fears. Through two turbulent marriages, a host of setbacks, and a life that was getting harder and harder to manage, Ever encountered defeats, but was determined not to be defeated. Now, decades after she lost her eyesight, her powerful story is one of inspiration and ambition....and helping others realize their lives have purpose as they reach their full potential in spite of any obstacles in their paths.

Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want

Author: Patricia Walsh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071833820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A goal-setting guide to top achievement from an award-winning engineer, champion paratriathlete, and IRONMAN world record holder Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at the age of five. As a teenager, she lost what little vision remained due to surgical complications, and the straight-A student began a downward spiral into depression and hopelessness. But Walsh eventually had an epiphany: if she didn't do something--and fast--she would doom herself to a life devoid of meaning. Today, Walsh is an award-winning computer engineer and champion paratriathlete. She has raced in more than a dozen marathons and ultra-marathons and competed in two IRONMAN triathlons. In 2011, she set the world record for blind triathletes, shattering both male and female records by over 50 minutes. How did she do it? Patricia Walsh refused to be defined by any limits. In Blind Ambition, Walsh both inspires and educates by relating her unforgettable personal story while detailing her proven Fuel / Fire / Blaze approach to achieving any goal: Fuel: Set your base goals--those small, day-to-day tasks designed to collectively build toward your final goal Fire: Map important milestones on your journey to keep yourself on track and motivated Blaze: Your highest goals, your most burning desire made real--this is what happens when you add fuel to fire . . . Drawing on her experience of great adversity--and even greater success--she shows you how to set realistic milestones and describes a simple and effective process for mapping these milestones to daily tasks that will help you achieve what you previously thought unachievable. Every path has obstacles, but you can overcome them. Apply a champion's hard-earned lessons to achieve your goals and live a personally enriching and professionally rewarding life. All it takes is Blind Ambition.

White House Years

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1521

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Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time. One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration, the New York Times bestselling White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s first four years (1969–1973) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Among the momentous events recounted in this first volume of Kissinger’s timeless memoirs are his secret negotiations with the North Vietnamese in Paris to end the Vietnam War, the Jordan crisis of 1970, the India-Pakistan war of 1971, his back-channel and face-to-face negotiations with Soviet leaders to limit the nuclear arms race, his secret journey to China, and the historic summit meetings in Moscow and Beijing in 1972. He covers major controversies of the period, including events in Laos and Cambodia, his “peace is at hand” press conference and the breakdown of talks with the North Vietnamese that led to the Christmas bombing in 1972. Throughout, Kissinger presents candid portraits of world leaders, including Richard Nixon, Anwar Sadat, Golda Meir, Jordan’s King Hussein, Leonid Brezhnev, Chairman Mao and Chou En-lai, Willy Brandt, Charles de Gaulle, and many others. White House Years is Henry Kissinger’s invaluable and lasting contribution to the history of this crucial time.

Blind Ambition

Author: Gwen Hernandez

Publisher: Gwen Hernandez

ISBN: 0991607317

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

View: 8964

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IT’S ABOUT TO GET HOT IN THE JUNGLE Rescuing a kidnapped aid worker from St. Isidore’s dangerous rebels is just another day at work for former pararescueman Dan Molina. But his mission falls apart when the woman—who once shattered his heart—refuses to leave the island. Alexa Alyssandratos can’t return to her life as a nurse on the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island, but she won't leave until she’s certain the orphans she cared for—especially one sick little girl—are safe from the rebels. Denied their ransom, a would-be dictator and his soldiers are hunting Alexa, and Dan is the only person who can protect her. Old passions reignite as she and Dan race to save the children before they disappear forever.

Blind Faith, Blind Ambition

A Vision for Success

Author: Eric W. Schaffert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983375906

Category: Self-Help

Page: 150

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Blind Faith, Blind Ambition is more than just the compelling story of a common man with uncommon faith creating extraordinary results. It's a recipe for how anyone can achieve this for themselves. Eric Schaffert was modestly born and raised in steel country, in Mahoning County - and has lived most of his life in that region. Yet he has become one of the most decorated sales professionals in the history of the world's largest pharmaceutical company. His secret to success is so simple, it's available to anyone. In the author's words: "Everything we see, experience or create in our life, our world, starts with a dream. The ability to dream big dreams is what has historically made America and Americans especially unique. There seems to be, however, a mentality in many areas that the American dream of finding success, however you wish to define it, is dead. More than a few have intimated that dreaming big dreams is a romantic endeavor without much utility in the real world. If someone had told me in 1976 that I would achieve both financial independence and fulfillment in my chosen profession, I would have said that's a wonderful vision. If that same person said I would also be associated with one of the world's pharmaceutical giants, be inducted into their sales Hall of Fame, and to then accept this award during a ceremony at Mar-a-Lago, the home of Donald Trump, I would have said this person's ability to dream big dreams exceeded even mine. Every one of us has a 'Mahoning County' in our personal history - where we were born, where we grew up, where we started our careers. I also believe each and every one of us has a 'Mar-a-Lago' in our personal dreams - that special destination we hope our life's journey will lead us to both professionally and personally. My story is not only about finding success and fulfillment in sales or business, but more importantly the business of life. Follow my journey to Mar-a-Lago. It is my sincere wish that I inspire you in at least some small way to not only dream but to also find the faith I have found, one that will sustain you in the pursuit of your dreams."

Valiant Ambition

George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143110195

Category: Generals

Page: 448

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In Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick tells a story of loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship between George Washington and General Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution. This is a complex, controversial piece of history that paints a dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.

Blind Ambition

The End of the Story

Author: John Wesley Dean

Publisher: Polimedia Communications Publishers

ISBN: 9780976861751

Category: Political Science

Page: 614

View: 9792

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SUPERANNO Bestselling author, John W. Dean, addresses the growing efforts of the Nixon apologists' attempt to rewrite history, with a new afterword that closes the case to the Watergate scandal. “... with a brilliant Afterword that provides an up-to-date account of the Watergate affair, using new documentation...laying bare the sordid facts of Richard Nixon and all the President's men.” --Stanley Kutler, author of The Wars of Watergate & Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes. Original.

Double Bind: Women on Ambition

Author: Robin Romm

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631491229

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Breaking the last feminist taboo--once and for all. Even as toweringly successful women from Gloria Steinem to Beyoncé embrace the word "feminism," the word "ambition," for many, remains loaded with ambivalence. Women who are naturally driven and goal-oriented shy away from it. They’re loath to see themselves—or be seen by others—as aggressive or, worst of all, as a bitch. Double Bind could not come at a more urgent time, a necessary collection that explodes this conflict, examining the concept of female ambition from every angle in essays full of insight, wisdom, humor, and rage. Perceptively identifying a paradox at the very heart of feminism, editor Robin Romm has marshaled a stunning constellation of thinkers to examine their relationships with ambition with candor, intimacy, and wit. Roxane Gay discusses how race informs and feeds her ambition. Theresa Rebeck takes on Hollywood and confronts her own unquenchable thirst to overcome its sexism. Francine Prose considers the origins of the stigma; Nadia Manzoor discusses its cultural weight. Women who work in fields long-dominated by men—from butchery to tech to dogsledding—weigh in on what it takes to crack that ever-present glass ceiling, and the sometimes unexpected costs of shattering it. The eternally complex questions of aspiration and identity can be made even more treacherous at the dawn of motherhood; Allison Barrett Carter attempts leaning in at home, while Sarah Ruhl tries to uphold her feminist vision within motherhood’s infinite daily compromises. Taken together, these essays show women from a range of backgrounds and at all stages of their lives and careers grappling with aspiration, failure, achievement, guilt, and, yes, success. Forthright and empowering, Double Bind breaks a long silence, reclaiming "ambition" from the roster of dirty words at last.

Blind Ambition

Author: Gwen Hernandez

Publisher: Gwen Hernandez

ISBN: 0991607317

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

View: 3187

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IT’S ABOUT TO GET HOT IN THE JUNGLE Rescuing a kidnapped aid worker from St. Isidore’s dangerous rebels is just another day at work for former pararescueman Dan Molina. But his mission falls apart when the woman—who once shattered his heart—refuses to leave the island. Alexa Alyssandratos can’t return to her life as a nurse on the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island, but she won't leave until she’s certain the orphans she cared for—especially one sick little girl—are safe from the rebels. Denied their ransom, a would-be dictator and his soldiers are hunting Alexa, and Dan is the only person who can protect her. Old passions reignite as she and Dan race to save the children before they disappear forever.

Blind Ambitions

A Novel

Author: Lolita Files

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743219013

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9197

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From the author of Scenes from a Sistah and Getting to the Good Part, a provocative, dynamic story about making it big in the city of desire Hollywood. The place people go to fulfill their dreams. But its reality is a cruel one: Opportunities are few and the competition ruthless. Innocent hearts can suddenly turn dark, and the most loyal of friends can become bitter enemies. Desi, Sharon, and Bettina are three black women struggling to make names for themselves amid the glitz, glamour, and deception. Before each woman can be swept away by the intrigue and intensity of the entertainment industry, they must answer to the desperate calls from the ghosts of their pasts. But if they do, will the shadows of infidelity, abandonment, and murder destroy everything they've worked for?

Ethical Ambition

Author: Derrick Bell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408820552

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 2771

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Who will YOU have to become to succeed? Most of us believe that we must compromise our integrity to get ahead in life. With material success now our overarching social goal, the pressure to succeed is stronger than it's ever been. But what does this mean for our convictions, our morals, our ideals? In his book, Derrick Bell demonstrates that it is possible to attain success and not compromise our values by practising what he describes as Ethical Ambition. Setting out seven rules with which to conduct our lives, he places ethics as central to our ambition, so we can simultaneously honour our values and our needs. ETHICAL AMBITION will force you to re-examine your beliefs and motivate you to change your life. It is an important book for our times.

Blind Fury

Author: Gwen Hernandez

Publisher: Gwen Hernandez

ISBN: 0991607309

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 7752

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SHE’S DESPERATE TO LEARN THE TRUTH When always-play-it-safe Jenna Ryan starts questioning how her brother died in Afghanistan, someone decides she must be stopped. Permanently. Her brother’s best friend—a sexy thrill-seeker she can’t stop thinking about—won’t reveal what he knows about the fatal shoot-out, putting Jenna at odds with the only man she trusts to keep her alive. THE TRUTH IS THE ONE THING HE CAN’T GIVE HER Former special forces operator Mick Fury would give his life to keep his best friend’s irresistible sister safe. He took an oath to stay silent about their last mission, but Mick’s will is tested by the white-hot attraction to Jenna he’s tried to ignore for years. Now he must risk everything—even falling in love—to protect her from the truth that could destroy them both.

The Nixon Defense

What He Knew and When He Knew It

Author: John W. Dean

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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A former White House Counsel and one of the last surviving major figures from Watergate uses his own transcripts from hundreds of conversations as well as documents in the archives to definitively determine what Nixon knew and when he knew it. Simultaneous.

Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want

Author: Patricia Walsh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071833838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7239

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A goal-setting guide to top achievement from an award-winning engineer, champion paratriathlete, and IRONMAN world record holder Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at the age of five. As a teenager, she lost what little vision remained due to surgical complications, and the straight-A student began a downward spiral into depression and hopelessness. But Walsh eventually had an epiphany: if she didn't do something--and fast--she would doom herself to a life devoid of meaning. Today, Walsh is an award-winning computer engineer and champion paratriathlete. She has raced in more than a dozen marathons and ultra-marathons and competed in two IRONMAN triathlons. In 2011, she set the world record for blind triathletes, shattering both male and female records by over 50 minutes. How did she do it? Patricia Walsh refused to be defined by any limits. In Blind Ambition, Walsh both inspires and educates by relating her unforgettable personal story while detailing her proven Fuel / Fire / Blaze approach to achieving any goal: Fuel: Set your base goals--those small, day-to-day tasks designed to collectively build toward your final goal Fire: Map important milestones on your journey to keep yourself on track and motivated Blaze: Your highest goals, your most burning desire made real--this is what happens when you add fuel to fire . . . Drawing on her experience of great adversity--and even greater success--she shows you how to set realistic milestones and describes a simple and effective process for mapping these milestones to daily tasks that will help you achieve what you previously thought unachievable. Every path has obstacles, but you can overcome them. Apply a champion's hard-earned lessons to achieve your goals and live a personally enriching and professionally rewarding life. All it takes is Blind Ambition. Go for the Gold! A Proven Model for Success from a World-Class Athlete "Patricia Walsh lays out an extremely effective framework for achieving your highest goals--in business and in life. I have personally seen Patricia apply this approach to great success at Microsoft. Anyone who reads this book will be that much closer to achieving their goals." -- Steven Sinofsky, former president of the Windows division at Microsoft Corporation "In a book filled with practical, actionable advice for true goal setting, framed by her experience with the toughest of real-world challenges, Patricia Walsh provides a no-nonsense framework for actualizing your goals and becoming resilient. Whether you are looking to excel in business, in sports, or in life, Blind Ambition will serve as your go-to guidebook for achieving breakthroughs, managing challenges, and fulfilling your own marvelous potential." -- Meg Hare, president of the board of Austin Women in Technology "Whether it is running your first 5K, competing in an IRONMAN, or completing an important work project, the steps and lessons shared in this book will help you get there. Patricia Walsh is an expert in overcoming challenges that stand in the way of reaching one's goal. This is an outstanding read!" -- Barry Siff, president of USA Triathlon and 10-time IRONMAN competitor "Patricia Walsh is a beacon, an inspiration, and a reminder of what is achievable. Blind Ambition is a must-read for those who want to maximize their amazing untapped potential by applying the lessons, concepts, and can-do attitude that Patricia embodies and shares so eloquently in this book. Highly recommended." -- Paul M. Craig, cofounder and president of Rudy Project North America and XX2i Optics

Colorblind

The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

Author: Tim Wise

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872865541

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Following the civil rights movement, race relations in the United States entered a new era. Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then, many voices have called for an end to affirmative action and other color-conscious policies and programs, and even for a retreat from public discussion of racism itself. Bolstered by the election of Barack Obama, proponents of colorblindness argue that the obstacles faced by blacks and people of color in the United States can no longer be attributed to racism but instead result from economic forces. Thus, they contend, programs meant to uplift working-class and poor people are the best means for overcoming any racial inequalities that might still persist. In Colorblind, Tim Wise refutes these assertions and advocates that the best way forward is to become more, not less, conscious of race and its impact on equal opportunity. Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and healthcare, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today, and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice. Colorblind presents a timely and provocative look at contemporary racism and offers fresh ideas on what can be done to achieve true social justice and economic equality. "It's a great book. I highly, highly, highly recommend it."—Tavis Smiley "I finally finished Tim Wise's Colorblind and found it a right-on, straight-ahead piece of work. This guy hits all the targets, it's really quite remarkable…That's two of his that I've read [the first being Between Barack] and they are both works of crystal truth…"—Mumia Abu-Jamal "Tim Wise's Colorblind is a powerful and urgently needed book. One of our best and most courageous public voices on racial inequality, Wise tackles head on the resurgence and absurdity of post-racial liberalism in a world still largely structured by deep racial disparity and structural inequality. He shows us with passion and sharp, insightful, accessible analysis how this imagined world of post racial framing and policy can't take us where we want to go—it actually stymies our progress toward racial unity and equality."—Tricia Rose, Brown University "With Colorblind, Tim Wise offers a gutsy call to arms. Rather than play nice and reiterate the fiction of black racial transcendence, Wise takes the gloves off: He insists white Americans themselves must be at the forefront of the policy shifts necessary to correct our nation's racial imbalances in crime, health, wealth, education and more. A piercing, passionate and illuminating critique of the post-racial moment."—Bakari Kitwana "Tim Wise's Colorblind brilliantly challenges the idea that the election of Obama has ushered in a post-racial era. In clear, engaging, and accessible prose, Wise explains that ignoring problems does not make them go away, that race-bound problems require race-conscious remedies. Perhaps most important, Colorblind proposes practical solutions to our problems and promotes new ways of thinking that encourage us to both recognize differences and to transcend them."—George Lipsitz Tim Wise is one of the most prominent antiracist essayists, educators and activists in the United States. For twenty years he has challenged racial inequities as a community organizer, public speaker, workshop facilitator and writer. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people, contributed essays or chapters to more than twenty books, and has appeared regularly on radio and television as a guest commentator on race issues. He is regularly interviewed by national media, including CNN, Tavis Smiley and by Tom Joyner. He is the author of Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama.

A Sense of the World

How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

Author: Jason Roberts

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061979945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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He was known simply as the Blind Traveler -- a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Af-rica, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became "one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored," triumphing not only over blindness but crippling pain, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning authorities (his greatest feat, a circumnavigation of the globe, had to be launched in secret). Once a celebrity, a bestselling author, and an inspiration to Charles Darwin and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the charismatic, witty Holman outlived his fame, dying in an obscurity that has endured -- until now. A Sense of the World is a spellbinding and moving rediscovery of one of history's most epic lives. Drawing on meticulous research, Jason Roberts ushers us into the Blind Traveler's uniquely vivid sensory realm, then sweeps us away on an extraordinary journey across the known world during the Age of Exploration. Rich with suspense, humor, international intrigue, and unforgettable characters, this is a story to awaken our own senses of awe and wonder.

Scrivener For Dummies

Author: Gwen Hernandez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312465

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 1357

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No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you’re a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software’s best features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but even experienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favourite writing software. Walks you through customizing project templates for your project needs Offers useful advice on compiling your project for print and e-book formats Helps you set up project and document targets and minimize distractions to keep you on track and on deadline Explains how to storyboard with the corkboard, create collections, and understand their value Shows you how to use automated backups to protect your hard work along the way From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener.