John William McCormack

A Political Biography

Author: Garrison Nelson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628925183

Category: History

Page: 928

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In the first biography of U.S. House Speaker John W. McCormack, author Garrison Nelson uncovers previously forgotten FBI files, birth and death records, and correspondence long thought lost or buried. For such an influential figure, McCormack tried to dismiss the past, almost erasing his legacy from the public's mind. John William McCormack: A Political Biography sheds light on the behind-the-curtain machinations of American politics and the origins of the modern-day Democratic party, facilitated through McCormack's triumphs. McCormack overcame desperate poverty and family tragedy in the Irish ghetto of South Boston to hold the second-most powerful position in the nation. By reinventing his family history to elude Irish Boston's powerful political gatekeepers, McCormack embarked on a 1928 - 1971 House career and from 1939-71, the longest house leadership career. Working with every president from Coolidge to Nixon, McCormack's social welfare agenda, which included Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, immigration reform, and civil rights legislation helped commit the nation to the welfare of its most vulnerable citizens. By helping create the Austin-Boston Connection, McCormack reshaped the Democratic Party from a regional southern white Protestant party to one that embraced urban religiously and racially diverse ethnics. A man free of prejudice, John McCormack was the Boston Brahmin's favorite Irishman, the South's favorite northerner, and known in Boston as "Rabbi John," the Jews' favorite Catholic.

Gespräche über ein Leben mit John F. Kennedy

Mit einem Vorwort von Caroline Kennedy

Author: Jacqueline Kennedy

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Eine der unvergesslichen Frauen des 20. Jahrhunderts erinnert sich an die Ehe mit John F. Kennedy und ihre - privaten wie öffentlichen - Erfahrungen. Ein Resümee, fast 50 Jahre unter Verschluss gehalten: vom Aufstieg eines Weltpolitikers bis zum dramatischen Ende, dem Attentat in Dallas. In tiefster Trauer über den Verlust ihres dreieinhalb Monate zuvor ermordeten Mannes empfängt Jacqueline Kennedy Anfang März 1964 den Historiker Arthur M. Schlesinger und gewährt ihm sieben Interviews, insgesamt sechseinhalb Stunden lang. Sie gibt ihm überraschende Einblicke in Kennedys Wirken als Senator und späterer Präsident der USA, erzählt von ihren Gesprächen mit ihm, von ihrer Rolle in seiner politischen Karriere. Sie wirft interessante, von feinem Gespür zeugende Schlaglichter auf Begegnungen mit bedeutenden Männern und weltbewegende Ereignisse wie die Kubakrise. Und auch private Belange rücken in den Blick, etwa der Glaube ihres Mannes, die Verbundenheit der Kennedy-Brüder und ihr eigenes Hineinwachsen in die Rolle der First Lady.

A Self-Made Man

The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. I, 1809 – 1849

Author: Sidney Blumenthal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476777268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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"Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois, and he finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Now, in Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency" -- provided by publisher.

Propaganda

die Kunst der Public Relations

Author: Edward L. Bernays

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936086355

Category: Demokratie / Öffentliche Meinung / Staatliche Information / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit / USA

Page: 158

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Encyclopedia of World Biography: Love-Micah

Author: Gale Research Inc

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787625504

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 552

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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.

Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky

A Political Biography

Author: James E. St. Clair,Linda C. Gugin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813170350

Category: Political Science

Page: 394

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Fred M. Vinson, the thirteenth Chief Justice of the United States, started his political career as a small-town Kentucky lawyer and rose to positions of power in all three branches of federal government. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, Vinson earned undergraduate and law degrees from Centre College in Danville. He served 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he achieved acclaim as a tax and fiscal expert. President Roosevelt appointed him to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and later named him to key executive-branch positions. President Truman appointed him Secretary of the Treasury and then Chief Justice. The Vinson court was embroiled in critical issues affecting racial discrimination and individual rights during the cold war. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky: A Political Biography offers a wealth of insight into one of the most significant and highly regarded political figures to emerge from Kentucky.

Mr. Justice Murphy

A Political Biography

Author: J. Woodford Howard Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400875641

Category: Law

Page: 604

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In less than a decade Frank Murphy rose from Mayor of depression-torn Detroit to Governor General and High Commissioner of the Philippines, Governor of Michigan, Attorney General of the United States, and one of the most libertarian Supreme Court Justices in American history. Professor Howard bases his biography of this colorful Irish New Dealer extensively on the recently opened private papers of Justice Murphy, the papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harlan F. Stone, Harold Burton, and Felix Frankfurter. Mr. Justice Murphy is a fascinating look at the interplay of high office and personality Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

J. H. Scullin

A Political Biography

Author: John Robertson

Publisher: Nedlands : University of Western Australia Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 495

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Die Arroganz der Macht

Author: J. William Fulbright

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688112873

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Nach den bürgerkriegsähnlichen Unruhen in Vierteln von Newark, Detroit und anderen Städten der USA faßte Fulbright Anfang August 1967 in einer Rede vor der amerikanischen Anwaltsvereinigung in Honolulu seine Kritik an der Innen- und Außenpolitik der USA zusammen in dem Urteil, die Vereinigten Staaten «übten Macht um der Macht willen» aus und sie seien auf dem Wege, «eine imperialistische Nation zu werden». Der Illusion, Amerika könne in Vietnam Krieg führen und zugleich Armut und Rechtsungleichheit im eigenen Lande wirksam bekämpfen, hielt der Senator die Diagnose entgegen, die USA seien im Begriff, den Krieg an beiden Fronten zu verlieren, denn: «Der Vietnamkrieg zehrt nicht nur an den menschlichen und materiellen Grundlagen unserer schwelenden Städte, er nährt nicht nur in den Slums die Überzeugung, daß das Land ihrer Lage gleichgültig gegenüberstehe. Der Krieg bestärkt immer mehr die Vorstellung, daß die Gewalt ein Weg zur Lösung von Problemen sei.»

Kleine jüdische Geschichte

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340673815X

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Die Geschichte der Juden von der Antike bis heute Klar, anschaulich und mit Blick für das Wesentliche erzählt Michael Brenner die wechselvolle Geschichte der Juden, die sich über 3000 Jahre und fünf Kontinente erstreckt. Der Holocaust, die Geschichte Israels und das amerikanische Judentum kommen ebenso zur Sprache wie die Anfänge in biblischer Zeit. Neue Einblicke vermitteln auch die zahlreichen Abbildungen, die mehr sind als nur illustrierendes Beiwerk. Die Geschichte der Juden wird heute oft auf Verfolgungen, die tragischen Geschehnisse des Holocaust und die politischen Ereignisse im Nahen Osten verengt. Dieses Buch will den Blick öffnen für ein vielseitigeres und farbigeres Bild, zu dem vor allem auch der fruchtbare Austausch mit anderen Kulturen gehört. Obwohl sie immer eine kleine Minderheit waren, haben die Juden ihre Spuren in zahlreichen Kulturen hinterlassen, die großen Weltreligionen mitgeprägt und eigene Lebenswelten entwickelt. Michael Brenner schildert prägnant und anhand treffender Beispiele die facettenreiche Geschichte einer Nation und einer Religion. Er nimmt den Leser mit auf eine Weltreise vom Vorderen Orient über die griechische und römische Welt, das maurische Spanien und Mitteleuropa bis nach Osteuropa, Israel und Amerika. So entsteht das faszinierende Panorama einer Geschichte, die gerade wegen der vielen Brüche und erzwungenen Neuanfänge durch ihre Kontinuität und Treue zu den eigenen Wurzeln beeindruckt.

Time

Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Wicked War

Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

Author: Amy S. Greenberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307960919

Category: History

Page: 368

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Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s skilled storytelling and rigorous scholarship bring this American war for empire to life with memorable characters, plotlines, and legacies. When President James K. Polk compelled a divided Congress to support his war with Mexico, it was the first time that the young American nation would engage another republic in battle. Caught up in the conflict and the political furor surrounding it were Abraham Lincoln, then a new congressman; Polk, the dour president committed to territorial expansion at any cost; and Henry Clay, the aging statesman whose presidential hopes had been frustrated once again, but who still harbored influence and had one last great speech up his sleeve. Beyond these illustrious figures, A Wicked War follows several fascinating and long-neglected characters: Lincoln’s archrival John Hardin, whose death opened the door to Lincoln’s rise; Nicholas Trist, gentleman diplomat and secret negotiator, who broke with his president to negotiate a fair peace; and Polk’s wife, Sarah, whose shrewd politicking was crucial in the Oval Office. This definitive history of the 1846 conflict paints an intimate portrait of the major players and their world. It is a story of Indian fights, Manifest Destiny, secret military maneuvers, gunshot wounds, and political spin. Along the way it captures a young Lincoln mismatching his clothes, the lasting influence of the Founding Fathers, the birth of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and America’s first national antiwar movement. A key chapter in the creation of the United States, it is the story of a burgeoning nation and an unforgettable conflict that has shaped American history.

T.J. Ryan

A Political Biography

Author: D. J. Murphy

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702222894

Category: Politicians

Page: 596

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Verbales Judo

Die sanfte Kunst der Überzeugung

Author: George J. Thompson,Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961212090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 9476

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Mit diesem Longseller aus den USA lernt der Leser, wie er die größten Kommunikationsfehler durch einfache, leicht zu merkende Strategien vermeiden kann. Verbales Judo ist die Kunst, auf jeden Schlagabtausch perfekt vorbereitet zu sein. Effektiver zuhören und sprechen, andere durch Empathie für sich einnehmen, Konflikte entschärfen und einvernehmlich mit dem Partner oder dem Chef eine Lösung finden: All das und noch viel mehr verspricht George J. Thompson. Mit diesen Tipps muss man keinen Konflikt mehr scheuen!

Blood Kindred

W. B. Yeats, the Life, the Death, the Politics

Author: W J McCormack

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446444244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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In June 1934, W. B. Yeats gratefully received the award of a Goethe-Plakette from Oberburgermeister Krebs, four months after his early play The Countess Cathleen had been produced in Frankfurt by SS Untersturmfuhrer Bethge. Four years later, the poet publicly commended Nazi legislation before leaving Dublin to die in southern France. These hitherto neglected, isolated and scandalous details stand at the heart of this reflective study of Yeats's life, his attitudes towards death, and his politics. Blood Kindred identifies an obsession with family as the link connecting Yeats's late engagement with fascism to his Irish Victorian origins in suburban Dublin and industrializing Ulster. It carefully documents and analyses his involvement with both Maud Gonne and her daughter Iseult, his secretive consultations with Irish army officers during his Senate years, his incidental anti-Semitism, and his approval of the right-wing royalist group L'Action Française in the 1920s. The familiar peaks and troughs of Irish history, such as the 1916 Rising and the death of Parnell, are re-oriented within a radical new interpretation of Yeats's life and thought, his poetry and plays. As far as possible Bill McCormack lets Yeats speak for himself through generous quotation from his newly accessible correspondence. The result is a combative, entertaining biography which allows Ireland's greatest literary figure to be seen in the round for the first time.