By Leonard Benardo, Jennifer Weiss

“[A] remarkably revealing history.…This well-researched, opinionated account does a very good task of filling a shockingly empty ancient niche.”
Publishers Weekly

 

Citizen-in-Chief, The moment Lives of the yankee Presidents, is a smartly researched, staggering, usually witty, and continually revealing examine former presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush. Authors Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss provide readers unique actual tales of the novel turns, provocative rehabilitations, and tragic trajectories of presidential lives after the White apartment. Washington publish columnist Richard Cohen calls Citizen-in-Chief, “an engrossing ebook, Benardo and Weiss inform a desirable tale,” and he safely states that the place our nation’s leaders went after top is frequently “more attention-grabbing than the presidency itself.”

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By Terry Gydesen

Senator Paul Wellstone is remembered for his infectious enthusiasm and his ardent devotion to assisting each person achieve a voice in American politics. In a awesome selection of greater than seventy photos, Terry Gydesen captures the power and fervour that Wellstone delivered to his paintings as he met humans in the street, spoke at union halls and faculties, and rallied volunteers at crusade headquarters. She observed Wellstone and his spouse Sheila at the now-famous refurbished eco-friendly college bus as they traveled all through Minnesota providing his populist message and successfully development grassroots help in the course of his campaigns for the U.S. Senate in 1990 and 1996. She photographed the sincere grief and outpouring of love as hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans brazenly mourned the premature deaths of Paul, Sheila, their daughter Marcia, and 3 employees employees in a airplane crash simply 13 days ahead of the 2002 election. eventually, Gydesen documented Walter Mondale’s short yet notable crusade, in addition to the disgruntlement in his defeat.

Essays by means of Walter F. Mondale and Jeff Blodgett, Wellstone’s former pupil and longtime crusade supervisor, supplement the images with own recollections of the Wellstones as political colleagues and neighbors.

Twelve Years and 13 Days commemorates the Wellstones’ dedication to social and financial justice and may be an notion to these in the course of the kingdom who percentage their values. To extra honor their reminiscence, a section of writer royalties from the sale of this ebook will gain Wellstone Action!, a nonprofit association devoted to carrying on with Paul and Sheila’s struggle for innovative change.

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The twin-engine Vickers Wellington used to be one of many extraordinary RAF bomber plane of the second one global warfare, in addition to a able maritime patrol plane and submarine hunter with Coastal Command. Centrepiece of this handbook is Wellington Mk Ia, N2980, ‘R’ for Robert, one in every of simply surviving examples of the Wellington on the planet and restored to exhibit situation on the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. Iain Murray supplies a desirable perception into working, flying and holding Barnes Wallis’s geodetic ask yourself with the aid of many not often obvious photos and technical illustrations.

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By Robert Morgan, Ron Powers

"Bring[s] a brand new viewpoint to international warfare II literature...Exciting" -- Library Journal.

a robust chronicle of loyalty, love, and heroism below hearth, this is often the unforgettable memoir of a member of the best new release who fought in America's maximum battles-and of the warfare one guy waged either out and in of the skies.

High-spirited younger Robert Morgan was once remodeled from a fast-living, privileged playboy who grew up hobnobbing with the Vanderbilts right into a steel-nerved pilot cast within the cauldron of worldwide struggle II's most threatening and determined aerial encounters. this is often the victorious story of that transformation-and of the aircraft and team that by no means did not convey him again domestic.

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While Gary Linderer reached Vietnam in 1968, he volunteered for education and accountability with the F corporation 58th In, the lengthy variety Patrol corporation that was once "the Eyes of the Eagle." F corporation pulled reconnaisssance missions and ambushes, and Linderer recounts evening insertions into enemy territory, patrols opposed to NVA antiaircraft emplacements, and a few of the bravest demonstrations of braveness lower than hearth that has ever been described....

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For a concise, readable advent to the writings of a guy who, in his look for Christ, spent his existence turning traditional Christianity on its head, this can be a strong position to begin. Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) is comparatively unknown at the present time, but in his best his impression was once felt by means of millions, and his life's paintings bears fruit this day as few lives have.

In 1920, venturing into an unknown destiny -- and leaving wealth, safeguard, and a public talking occupation -- he moved along with his spouse Emmy from Berlin to a tiny village, the place they based a small neighborhood at the foundation of early church practices as defined within the ebook of Acts.

Contains a biographical caricature, choices from his most vital works, and short memoirs through acquaintances and colleagues.

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By Randall Bennett Woods

J. William Fulbright used to be the longest serving and strongest chair of the Senate international family members Committee. He was once additionally the main favourite, and the best, of the 1st American critics of the Vietnam battle. Fulbright's feedback was once really galling and damning to Lyndon Johnson simply because Fulbright used to be a principled internationalist who couldn't be brushed aside as an ideologue. Fulbright used hearings by means of the international kinfolk Committee as a discussion board during which to enhance his robust critique of the warfare. This ebook is an abridgement of Randall Woods' prize-winning biography of J. William Fulbright. This version provides the whole tale of Fulbright's position as one of many major congressional rivals of the Vietnam warfare.

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From the Preface.
even though a lot has been written approximately Cagliostro, so much of it truly is limited to articles in encyclopedias and magazines, or to descriptive paragraphs in works facing magic, freemasonry and the interval during which he lived. This fabric can be defined as a footnote which has been raised to the honour of a web page of historical past. it really is in accordance with modern documents encouraged by way of envy, hatred and contempt in an age notoriously passionate, revengeful and unscrupulous. it truly is, in addition, tremendous superficial, being only a repetition of knowledge acquired second-hand by way of compilers it appears too ignorant or too lazy to make their very own investigations. Even M. Funck-Brentano, whose very good ancient monographs have earned him a deservedly excessive popularity, isn't really to be relied upon. within the sequel to his pleasing account of the affair of the Diamond Necklace, the short bankruptcy he devotes to Cagliostro includes such a lot of inaccuracies as to indicate that, just like the majority of his predecessors, he used to be content material to impart his info with no formerly taking the difficulty to envision the assets from which it used to be derived.
it's been stated that each e-book on Cagliostro has to be a e-book opposed to him. With this opinion I absolutely disagree. In selecting Cagliostro because the topic of an historic memoir i used to be guided before everything, I admit, by means of the idea that he was once the arch-impostor he's popularly alleged to be. together with his secret, magic, and hugely sensational profession he appeared simply one of these picturesque character i used to be looking for. the instant, even if, i started to make my researches i used to be astonished to discover how little origin there has been in truth for the preferred belief. The deeper I went into the subject—how deep this has been the reader could assemble from the Bibliography, which incorporates yet a element of the fabric i've got sifted—the extra confident I grew to become of the fallacy of this perception. lower than such conditions there appeared yet possible choices open to me: both to desert the topic altogether as unsuited for the aim I had in view, or to keep on with the road of least resistance and, dishonestly adhering to the previous approach, which from customized had virtually turn into de rigueur, aid to perpetuate an impact i thought to be unfounded and unjust.
looking back i've got followed neither path. inflammation because of the lack of expertise and carelessness of the so-called "authorities" aroused from sleep a clean and unforeseen curiosity of their sufferer ; and that i determined to stay to the topic I had selected and deal with it for the 1st time truthfully. As Baron de Gleichen says in his Souvenirs, "Enough unwell has been acknowledged of Cagliostro. I intend to talk good of him, simply because i feel this is often consistently most appropriate offering you'll be able to, and at the least I shall no longer bore the reader through repeating what he !has already heard." one of these assertion made in reference to one of these personality as Cagliostro is popularly speculated to be will, without doubt, divulge me to the cost of getting "whitewashed" him. This, although, I emphatically deny. "Whitewashing," as I comprehend this time period, is a believable try to painting base or detestable characters as necessary of esteem via palliating their vices and attributing noble reasons to their crimes. this way of treating old figures is definitely no longer one among which i will be able to be accused, as those that can have learn earlier biographical books of mine will admit. no matter what sympathy for Cagliostro my researches can have evoked it has consistently been handed through contempt of these who, combining an unreasoning prejudice with a slovenly procedure of compilation, have repeated the previous fees opposed to him with parrot-like stupidity. the article of this ebook isn't really rather a lot an try and vindicate Cagliostro as to right and revise, if attainable, what i think to be a fake judgment of background.

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