Behind the Throne

Servants of Power to Imperial Presidents, 1898-1968

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Author: Thomas J. McCormick,Walter LaFeber

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299137403

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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During the American rise to world power in the last hundred years, a new presidency has also arisen, a presidency that uses military, economic, political, and personal power that the constitutional founders of the 1780s would have thought highly improbable and dangerous. Behind the Throne argues that United States presidents have received foreign policy advice from a new breed of government servants whose first loyalties were to the chief executive, not the bureaucracy or the public. These "servants of power" defined world views for the president, not only advising but often taking action to implement those world views. The essays in this volume focus on nine servants of power: Brooks Adams, Charles A. Conant, Admiral William B. Caperton, Thomas W. Lamont, Adolf A. Berle, Thomas C. Mann, McGeorge Bundy, Arthur H. Vandenberg, and Gerald P. Nye. The rise of the United States to the status of the world's lone (and often highly perplexed and frustrated) superpower cannot be understood without understanding these nine influential men and their roles in recent American history. The volume also stands as a tribute to Fred Harvey Harrington, professor of history and former president of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. All of the contributors began their distinguished careers as students of Harrington.

Behind the Throne

The Indranan War

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Author: K. B. Wagers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356508005

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Meet Hail: Captain. Gunrunner. Fugitive. Quick, sarcastic, and lethal, Hailimi Bristol doesn't suffer fools gladly. She has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. That is, until two Trackers drag her back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir. But trading her ship for a palace has more dangers than Hail could have anticipated. Caught in a web of plots and assassination attempts, Hail can't do the one thing she did twenty years ago: run away. She'll have to figure out who murdered her sisters if she wants to survive. A gun smuggler inherits the throne in this Star Wars-style science fiction adventure from debut author K. B. Wagers. Full of action-packed space opera exploits and courtly conspiracy - not to mention an all-out galactic war - Behind the Throne will please fans of James S. A Corey, Becky Chambers and Lois McMaster Bujold, or anyone who wonders what would happen if a rogue like Han Solo were handed the keys to an empire . . .

Behind the Throne

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Author: William Le Queux

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040479441

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Behind the Throne

A Domestic History of the Royal Household

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Author: Adrian Tinniswood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473545439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Behind the Throne is a history of family life. The families concerned were royal families. But they still had to get up in the morning. They ate and entertained their friends and worried about money. Henry VIII kept tripping over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on the drink bills. The great difference is that royal families had more help with their lives than most. Charles I maintained a household of 2,000 people. Victoria’s medical establishment alone consisted of thirty doctors, three dentists and a chiropodist. Even in today’s more democratic climate, Elizabeth II keeps a full-time staff of 1,200. A royal household was a community, a vast machine. Everyone, from James I’s Master of the Horse down to William IV’s Assistant Table Decker, was there to smooth the sovereign’s path through life while simultaneously confirming his or her status. Behind the Throne uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire; the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands, or ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis. Behind the Throne is nothing less than a domestic history of the royal household, a reconstruction of life behind the throne. Readers go on progress with Elizabeth I as she takes her court and her majesty to her subjects. They dance the conga round the state rooms of Buckingham Palace with George VI. They find out what it was like to dine with queens, and walk with kings.

Orbit: George R.R. Martin: The Power Behind the Throne

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Author: J. S. Earls

Publisher: Bluewater Productions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 24

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This is the epic story of how a humble, comic-loving boy from Jersey became the modern, high king of fantasy. Best known for the Game of Thrones TV series, George R. R. Martin has Ñ over the decades Ñ "rewritten the book" on sci-fi, horror and fandom in ways few authors could. Come and discover the reason Time magazine named him "one of the most influential people in the world". Come and discover GEORGE R. R. MARTIN: The Power Behind the Thrones.

Graustark

the story of a love behind a throne

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Author: George Barr McCutcheon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 399

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The Power Behind the Throne

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Author: Dene Quesenberry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732690219

Category:

Page: 380

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A driven technopreneur experiences amazing success only to find out that unseen forces control true ascendency. He is introduced to a world of intrigue and conspiracy tying hidden futuristic secrets of the Templars to the latest artificial intelligence of the present day. The mysteries lead him to murder, potential betrayal and losing all.

The King Whisperers

Power Behind the Throne, from Rasputin to Rove

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Author: Kerwin C. Swint

Publisher: Union Square Press

ISBN: 9781402772016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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High-class armchair travel at its very best! Mona Lisa's Pajamas gives readers a round-trip ticket for a journey around the world, carrying them to distant destinations most of us will never visit. Originally written for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, A. Craig Copetas's delightfully surprising columns are now collected in book form for the first time. Covering exotic locales, improbable business ventures, artisan winemakers and memorably oddball characters, Copetas's vivid writing brings his subjects alive with richly-textured descriptions only a truly gifted observer can capture. From Sparta's souvenir sword-makers swamped with demand thanks to the hit movie 300, to a Russian golf pro whose favourite clubs were built from the scrapped metal of a Soviet nuclear missile, Copetas writes of unorthodox business pursuits and faraway locations with an infectious joie de vivre and an unerring eye for what makes enjoyable reading.

The Diamond

The Power Behind the Throne

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Author: Bobby Owens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425735746

Category: History

Page: 220

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