The Kingmakers

Author: Arelo C. Sederberg,Arelo Sederberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595010008

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 4963


Their vast empire was legendary-land holdings, film interests, untold wealth and the clout of Los Angeles' mightiest newspaper. But it wasn't enough for the Collingsworths. Now, the same restless passion for power that conquered California threatens to tear the family apart Thomas Collingsworth, the patriarch, stopped at nothing to build an empire from his humble origins until a specter from the past nearly destroyed it all. Hollis, his son, learned early that every man had his price and no price was too great if it would expand the family's power and crush its enemies. Deborah, the ravishing international star, shared Hollis' darkest secret and plotted her own revenge. Andrew, the grandson, was carefully groomed to lead the dynasty to the throne of national politics until an unknown assailant brought him down. And Peter Russell. His relentless search for the parents he never knew threatened to topple even the magnificent Collingsworths. Arelo Sederberg, a veteran newspaper writer and editor, is the author of six novels. He also spent six years as a public relations executive for Howard Hughes, and was sole spokesman for the reclusive billionaire at the time of Hughes death in 1976. Sederberg was a commentator and interviewer for the cable tv network FNN (now C-NBC). He lives near San Diego, and is working on another novel.

The Kingmakers

Author: Clay Griffith,Susan Griffith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616146753

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 771


The epic Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss. A war to the death. Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause, fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs. To even the odds, Adele unleashes the power of her geomancy, a fearsome weapon capable of slaughtering vampires in vast numbers. However, the power she expends threatens her own life even as she questions the morality of such a weapon. As the war turns ever bloodier and Adele is threatened by betrayal, Gareth faces a terrible choice. Their only hope is a desperate strike against the lord of the vampire clans--Gareth's brother, Cesare. It is a gamble that could win the war or signal the final days of the Greyfriar. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The kingmakers

politicians and politics in Andhra Pradesh

Author: Dagmar Bernstorff,Hugh Gray

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 9963


With reference to post-1947 period.

The Kingmakers

Venture Capital and the Money Behind the Net

Author: Karen Southwick

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6120


A noted journalist and author gets close to the key players in a hush-hush field The Kingmakers reveals the world of high-powered venture capitalists, following them as they interview hopeful entrepreneurs, select boards for funded companies, shepherd companies toward an IPO, and decide which industries and what companies to invest in. This is the first time a journalist has been given total access to this highly guarded business for a book-length work. It offers insight into what companies and industries will hold the key to our economic future, as well as the inner workings of the venture capitalists and investment bankers. Author has access to the key players in high technology and some of the venture capitalists profiled include Ann Winblad, Roger McNamee, Dick Kramlich, and Andy Rappaport. Karen Southwick (San Francisco, CA) is a professional journalist and Managing Editor of Forbes ASAP, a bimonthly magazine with a circulation of 850,000. She is the author of Silicon Gold Rush (0-471-24646-8) and High Noon


Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644504210

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 8929


Geliebte Schwester. Erbitterte Rivalin. Der mächtige Herzog Richard Neville, Vater der jungen Schwestern Anne und Isabel, schäumt vor Wut. Denn all seinen Einflüsterungen zum Trotz hat der liebesblinde König Edward IV. weit unter seinem Stand geheiratet – die schöne Elizabeth Woodville, eine skandalöse Verbindung. Dabei verdankt Edward den Thron ihm allein, ihm, dem «Königsmacher». Heimlich vermählt Neville seine Töchter mit den nächsten Thronanwärtern, intrigiert, bläst zum Angriff auf das Königshaus – und scheitert. Wie Spielbälle katapultiert sein Machthunger die Schwestern als Thronanwärterinnen in die Höhe oder als Landesverräterinnen in den Abgrund. Mit aller Kraft versuchen Anne und Isabel, ihr Schicksal in die eigenen Hände zu nehmen und den größten Wunsch ihres Vaters zu erfüllen: die englische Krone für einen König aus dem Hause Neville. «‹Dornenschwestern› ist Philippa Gregory in Höchstform.» (Associated Press) «Gregory ist der Superstar des historischen Romans, und ‹Dornenschwestern› zeigt, warum: Diese Autorin bietet ihren Lesern intelligente Unterhaltung und eine Reise in eine bewegte Vergangenheit.» (Historical Novels Review) «Ihre vielen Fans werden die lebendigen Figuren, den üppigen und bewegenden Stil und die faszinierende Geschichte aus Frauenperspektive lieben.» (Library Journal) «Intrigen und Kampf bis zum Tod um Macht und Liebe.» (Los Angeles Times) «Großartige Unterhaltung.» (New York Daily News)

In the Shadow of the Kingmakers

Author: Vahid Imani

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781725560499


Page: 320

View: 3818


The shadows were closer than he thought ...James Malcolm, an undercover British intelligence officer stationed in Tehran in 1924, is certain that his complicated plot to humiliate the American interests in Persian oil is going to play out like the master spy he believes himself to be. His bait, an American diplomat, and all the intel set-ups are moving like clockwork until Ali, a teenage waiter, overhears conversation about plot and tells his English tutor. When Malcolm's plot is sabotaged, the American diplomat's demise creates an international incident. The fragile peace in Persia is threatened, the U.S. is furious, the Soviets are poised to pounce, and Britain's hold on Persian oil is in jeopardy. Losing control of the lucrative oil business is not an option for England. It is a matter of national security.Malcolm's plot was supposed to be a prelude to installing a new king of Persia, one loyal to England. His clandestine investigation into what went wrong entangles him with Soviet spies, and treacherous double-agents, bringing him closer to unraveling the mystery. The shadows were closer than he thought.Inspired by actual post-WWI events, this action-packed historical thriller is set at the height of the world's powerful naval race, as superpowers compete to convert their fleets' fuel bases from coal to oil.

The Kingmakers

How the Media Threatens Our Security and Our Democracy

Author: Mike Gravel,David Eisenbach

Publisher: Phoenix Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781597775861

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 7046


Argues that the media's failure to present the public with an accurate view of the world poses a greater threat to American lives than terrorism.

The Last King of Legends

The Kingmakers

Author: Serafia Cross

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 9781614343004

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9384


Principled people, crucial events and overwhelming afflictions build legendary kings such as the thirteen-year-old leper boy, Baldwin, who inherits a kingdom at war - the Kingdom of Jerusalem. This is the first book in The Last King of Legends series, based on the true story of King Baldwin IV of Latin Jerusalem, who reigned from 1174 to 1185.

Kings, Magic, and Medicine

Author: Daryl Peavy


ISBN: 0557183707

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 5170


The dynamics of Traditional African Medicine/Magic, kings, mystical warriors,and priests on the rise of the Great Benin empire.

An Ethnographic Study of Northern Ghanaian Conflicts

Towards a Sustainable Peace : Key Aspects of Past, Present and Impending Conflicts in Northern Ghana and the Mechanisms for Their Address

Author: A. K. Awedoba

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9988647387

Category: Social conflict

Page: 342

View: 5550


Conflict in Northern Ghana appears to be increasing in amplitude and frequency and its effects are getting more devastating. It is the view of this book that The Government of Ghana and civil society organisations involved in aspects of conflict management have approached peace issues in the region with an inadequate understanding of the local issues that divide and unite the people, or using sufficient resources to pre-emt conflict. In 2003 The Mole V summit was held in Damongo to discuss strategic directions for comprehensive development and poverty reduction in Northern Ghana as a mechanism for supporting conflict management. It is the aim of this publication to contribute to the proposed plan by suggesting past and current conflict management resources and mechanisms which could be employed. The suggestions are informed by surveys, which are oulined in the book, of particular conflicts in the three northern Regions of Ghana between 2006 and 2008 - their histories, causes and efforts and their resolution.

Divide and Dissent

Kentucky Politics, 1930-1963

Author: John Ed Pearce

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813148448

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7873


Few men have been more important to the life of Kentucky than three of those who governed it between 1930 and 1963 -- Albert B. Chandler, Earle C. Clements, and Bert T. Combs. While reams of newspaper copy have been written about them, the historical record offers little to mark their roles in the drama of Kentucky and the nation. In this authoritative and sometimes intimate view of Bluegrass State politics and government at ground level, John Ed Pearce -- one of Kentucky's favorite writers -- helps fill this gap. In half a century as a close observer of Kentucky politics -- as reporter, editorial writer, and columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal -- Pearce has seen the full spectacle. He watched "Happy" Chandler vault into national prominence with his flamboyant campaign style. He was shaken by Earle Clements for asking an awkward question. He joined in the laughter when a striptease artist was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel during the Combs administration. And he watched as the successive governors struggled to move the state forward, each in his own way. Yet this is more than a newsman's account of events. Pearce probes for the roots of the troubles that have slowed Kentucky's progress. He traces the divisions that have plagued the state for almost two centuries, divisions springing from the nature of Kentucky's beginnings. He studies the lack of leadership that has hampered the always dominant Democratic party and the bitter factionalism that has kept the party from developing a cohesive philosophy. When the candidate of one faction has taken office, he shows, the losing faction has usually made political hay by bolting to the opposition party or torpedoing the governor's efforts in the legislature instead of uniting behind a progressive party program. The outcome of such long-term factionalism is a state that must now run fast to catch up.

Rule and Ruin

The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party

Author: Geoffrey Kabaservice

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912904

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 5991


The chaotic events leading up to Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 election indicated how far the Republican Party had rocketed rightward away from the center of public opinion. Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government and force a U.S. debt default. Tea Party activists mounted primary challenges against Republican officeholders who appeared to exhibit too much pragmatism or independence. Moderation and compromise were dirty words in the Republican presidential debates. The GOP, it seemed, had suddenly become a party of ideological purity. Except this development is not new at all. In Rule and Ruin, Geoffrey Kabaservice reveals that the moderate Republicans' downfall began not with the rise of the Tea Party but about the time of President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address. Even in the 1960s, when left-wing radicalism and right-wing backlash commanded headlines, Republican moderates and progressives formed a powerful movement, supporting pro-civil rights politicians like Nelson Rockefeller and William Scranton, battling big-government liberals and conservative extremists alike. But the Republican civil war ended with the overthrow of the moderate ideas, heroes, and causes that had comprised the core of the GOP since its formation. In hindsight, it is today's conservatives who are "Republicans in Name Only." Writing with passionate sympathy for a bygone tradition of moderation, Kabaservice recaptures a time when fiscal restraint was matched with social engagement; when a cohort of leading Republicans opposed the Vietnam war; when George Romney--father of Mitt Romney--conducted a nationwide tour of American poverty, from Appalachia to Watts, calling on society to "listen to the voices from the ghetto." Rule and Ruin is an epic, deeply researched history that reorients our understanding of our political past and present. Today, following the Republicans' loss of the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests, moderates remain marginalized in the GOP and progressives are all but nonexistent. In this insightful and elegantly argued book, Kabaservice contends that their decline has left Republicans less capable of governing responsibly, with dire consequences for all Americans. He has added a new afterword that considers the fallout from the 2012 elections.

A Choice Not an Echo

Updated and Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Phyllis Schlafly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621573362

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 2441


Over 3 Million Copies Sold! Celebrate 50 years since the release of Phyllis Schlafly's monumental A Choice Not an Echo, the book that launched the conservative resurgence of the late 20th century. This special updated and expanded edition contains 50 percent new material placing the book in its historical context and applying the book's lessons to the issues of today.

Krieg der Rosen: Winterpilger

Historischer Roman

Author: Toby Clements


ISBN: 3732514862

Category: Fiction

Page: 767

View: 7778


Der Auftakt eines mitreißenden Historienepos über die Rosenkriege von Bestsellerautor Toby Clements Kloster St. Mary, England, 1460. In einer klirrend kalten Februarnacht kreuzen sich die Wege von Thomas und Katherine, einem Mönch und einer Nonne. Thomas rettet die junge Frau vor einer Schar Angreifer aus höchster Gefahr. Dabei verletzt er den Sohn des mächtigen Sir Riven schwer, der fortan auf Rache sinnt. Als Sir Riven und seine Männer ins Kloster einfallen, müssen Thomas und Katherine fliehen - und geraten mitten hinein in die blutigen Auseinandersetzungen der Häuser York und Lancaster, in die Rosenkriege, deren Ausgang sie schon bald mitbestimmen ...