Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk

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Author: Maureen Dowd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101220627

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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The New York Times Bestseller by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist! “I think what’s important for you to know is that I feel I know what to do. I really do. I may not be able to tell you exactly the nuance of the East Timorian situation, but I’ll ask Condi Rice or I’ll ask Paul Wolfowitz or I’ll ask Dick Cheney. I’ll ask the people who’ve had experience.”—George W. Bush, June 13, 1999 For the past two decades, Maureen Dowd has trained her binoculars—and her scorching wit—on the Bush dynasty. Here, she explores and dissects the entire story, in all its Oedipal, Orwellian, Shakespearean glory. Drawing from her New York Times column, with a new introductory essay, she journeys to Maine, Texas, Washington, old Europe, new Europe, and Saudi Arabia, chronicling both father and son as well as the cast of characters surrounding them. For any reader who cares about America, it’s essential reading. As Dowd says about Bushworld: “It’s their reality. We only live and die in it.” “Scathingly funny…Others cover the same waterfront, but Dowd’s keen dramatization of complex situations, uncannily biting caricatures and merciless re-spinning of spin set her far apart from the pack.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bushworld

Enter at Your Own Risk

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Author: Maureen Dowd

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780670915842

Category: Imperialism

Page: 523

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From Washington to Kennebunkport to Texas to old' and new' Europe Maureen Dowd has trained her binoculars on the Bush dynasty for the past two decades. In this, her first book, the celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist delivers a scorching and often scorchingly funny illumination of the Bush administration's fractured adventures in empire-building. It is a turbulent odyssey that charts how a Shakespearean cast of regents, courtiers and neo-Conservatives -- all with their own subterranean agendas have taken on King George II's War on Terror'. As she writes in Bushworld, It's their reality. We just live and die in it.''

Summary: Bushworld

Review and Analysis of Maureen Dowd's Book

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Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511000342

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Maureen Dowd's book: "Bushworld: Enter At Your Own Risk". This complete summary of "Bushworld" by Maureen Dowd, a bestselling American author and journalist, reveals the author's scathing observations of everything Bush-related, from his family beginnings to the 2004 election. Maureen Dowd explains that the Bush administration is full of macho men who are determined to make America an empire. This summary presents an intriguing view of President Bush and his dreams to make America a superpower that is feared by the rest of the planet. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the Bush administration and their motivations • Expand your knowledge of American politics and government To learn more, read "Bushworld" and discover Dowd's humorous account of the controversial leader and his plans for America.

Rhetorics of Names and Naming

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Author: Star Medzerian Vanguri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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This volume takes up rhetorical approaches to our primarily linguistic understanding of how names work, considering how theories of materiality in rhetoric enrich conceptions of the name as word or symbol and help explain the processes of name bestowal, accumulation, loss, and theft. Contributors theorize the formation, modification, and recontexualization of names as a result of technological and cultural change, and consider the ways in which naming influences identity and affects/grants power.

Why the Christian Right Is Wrong

A Minister's Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, Your Future

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Author: Robin Meyers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787997861

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"I join the ranks of those who are angry, because I have watched as the faith I love has been taken over by fundamentalists who claim to speak for Jesus but whose actions are anything but Christian." —Robin Meyers, from his "Speech Heard Round the World" Millions of Americans are outraged at the Bush administration's domestic and foreign policies and even angrier that the nation's religious conservatives have touted these policies as representative of moral values. Why the Christian Right Is Wrong is a rousing manifesto that will ignite the collective conscience of all whose faith and values have been misrepresented by the Christian Right. Praise for Why the Christian Right Is Wrong: "In the pulpit, Robin Meyers is the new generation's Harry Emerson Fosdick, George Buttrick, and Martin Luther King. In these pages, you will find a stirring message for our times, from a man who believes that God's love is universal, that the great Jewish prophets are as relevant now as in ancient times, and that the Jesus who drove the money changers from the Temple may yet inspire us to embrace justice and compassion as the soul of democracy. This is not a book for narrow sectarian minds; read it, and you will want to change the world." —Bill Moyers "In this book, a powerful and authentic religious voice from America's heartland holds up a mirror to the Bush administration and its religious allies. The result is a vision of Orwellian proportions in which values are inverted and violence, hatred, and bigotry are blessed by one known as 'The Prince of Peace,' who called us to love our enemies. If you treasure this country and tremble over its present direction, this book is a must-read!" —John Shelby Spong author, The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love "This is a timely warning and a clarion call to the church to recover the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to a great nation to resist the encroachment of the Christian Right and of Christian fascism. Many of us in other parts of the world are praying fervently that these calls will be heeded." —Archbishop Desmond Tutu

I Still Believe Anita Hill

Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power

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Author: Amy Richards,Cynthia Greenberg

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558618104

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In the fall of 1991, Anita Hill captured the country's attention when she testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee describing sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court. We know what happened: she was challenged, disbelieved, and humiliated; he was given a life-long appointment to decide America's judicial fate.What is lesser known is how many women and men were inspired by Anita Hill's bravery, how her testimony changed the feminist movement, and how she singlehandedly brought public awareness to the issue of sexual harassment. Twenty years later, this collection brings together three generations to witness, respond to, and analyze Hill's impact, and to present insights in law, politics, and the confluence of race, class, and gender.With original contributions by Anita Hill, Melissa Harris-Perry, Catharine MacKinnon, Patricia J. Williams, Eve Ensler, Ai Jen Poo, Kimberly Crenshaw, Lynn Nottage, Gloria Steinem, Lani Guinier, Lisa Kron, Mary Oliver, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Powell, and many others.

Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan

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Author: Linda Komaroff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047418573

Category: Religion

Page: 678

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This volume offers a wide-ranging account of the Mongols in western and eastern Asia in the aftermath of Genghis Khan’s disruptive invasions of the early thirteenth century, focusing on the significant cultural, social, religious and political changes that followed in their wake.

Are Men Necessary?

When Sexes Collide

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Author: Maureen Dowd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101205555

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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Outspoken, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd tackles the hot-button topic of gender politics in this “funny, biting, and incisive take on women's place in American society today.”* Are men afraid of smart, successful women? Why did feminism fizzle? Why are so many of today’s women freezing their faces and emotions in an orgy of plasticity? Is “having it all” just a cruel hoax? In this witty and wide-ranging book, Maureen Dowd looks at the state of the sexual union, raising bold questions and examining everything from economics and presidential politics to pop culture and the “why?” of the Y chromosome. In our ever-changing culture where locker room talk has become the talk of the town, Are Men Necessary? will intrigue Dowd's devoted readers—and anyone trying to sort out the chaos that occurs when sexes collide. THE INSPIRATION FOR WHITNEY CUMMINGS' FORTHCOMING HBO® COMEDY PILOT "A LOT"

Morpheus

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Author: Jilliane Hoffman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644220514

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Es ist zurück. Es lebt. Es tötet. Ein Serienmörder, der korrupte Cops umbringt. Eine Staatsanwältin mit einem dunklen Geheimnis. Ein Monster, das im Todestrakt auf den Tag der Rache wartet. Drei Jahre ist es her, dass die Cupido-Morde ganz Florida in Atem hielten. Jetzt schlägt das Grauen wieder zu. Kann C.J. Townsend ihm noch einmal entkommen? «Jilliane Hoffman produziert feinsten Thrill, der unter die Haut kriecht. Nichts für schwache Nerven!» (Freundin)

American Sniper

Die Geschichte des Scharfschützen Chris Kyle

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Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864138027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1882

Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.

Media Review Digest

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Author: C. Edward Wall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Audio-visual materials

Page: N.A

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Profil

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Austria

Page: N.A

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Towel snapping the press

Bush's journey from locker-room antics to message control

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Author: James E. Mueller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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Towel Snapping the Press follows the president's lifelong association with the media, showing how he has developed and, over the years, modified his tactics. During Bush's early years in the public eye, the press did not scrutinize him; but as president he became a subject of intense analysis. Still, many reporters find the president's disposition charming, even while they are frustrated by his message discipline and rigid control of press access to administration sources. This book not only presents interesting stories about the president from reporters' points of view, but also raises important issues that any civically engaged citizen will want to explore.

The Real Story

A Guide to Nonfiction Reading Interests

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Author: Sarah Statz Cords

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591582830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Attack politics

negativity in presidential campaigns since 1960

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Author: Emmett H. Buell,Lee Sigelman

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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Looks at the occurance of, and reasons behind, negativity in presidential campaigns from 1960 to 2004.

New York

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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Demagogue

The Fight to Save Democracy from Its Worst Enemies

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Author: Michael Signer

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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A demagogue is a tyrant who owes his initial rise to the democratic support of the masses. Huey Long, Hugo Chavez, and Moqtada al-Sadr are all clear examples of this dangerous byproduct of democracy. Demagogue takes a long view of the fight to defend democracy from within, from the brutal general Cleon in ancient Athens, the demagogues who plagued the bloody French Revolution, George W. Bush's naïve democratic experiment in Iraq, and beyond. This compelling narrative weaves stories about some of history's most fascinating figures, including Adolf Hitler, Senator Joe McCarthy, and General Douglas Macarthur, and explains how humanity's urge for liberty can give rise to dark forces that threaten that very freedom. To find the solution to democracy's demagogue problem, the book delves into the stories of four great thinkers who all personally struggled with democracy--Plato, Alexis de Tocqueville, Leo Strauss, and Hannah Arendt.