New Arrivals · Politics

April 27, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Where the river burned : Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland

April 26, 2017
Stradling, David, author.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015.
xv, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introduction : the crisis in the urban environment -- What will become of Cleveland? -- Hough and the urban crisis -- Downtown and the limits of urban renewal -- Policy and the polluted city -- The burning river -- From earth day to ecocity -- Epilogue : what became of Cleveland -- Notes -- Bibliographic essay -- Index.
In the 1960s, Cleveland suffered through racial violence, spiking crime rates, and a shrinking tax base, as the city lost jobs and population. Rats infested an expanding and decaying ghetto, Lake Erie appeared to be dying, and dangerous air pollution hung over the city. Such was the urban crisis in the "Mistake on the Lake." When the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the summer of 1969, the city was at its nadir, polluted and impoverished, struggling to set a new course. The burning river became the emblem of all that was wrong with the urban environment in Cleveland and in all of industrial America. Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city, had come into office in Cleveland a year earlier with energy and ideas. He surrounded himself with a talented staff, and his administration set new policies to combat pollution, improve housing, provide recreational opportunities, and spark downtown development. In Where the River Burned, David Stradling and Richard Stradling describe Cleveland's nascent transition from polluted industrial city to viable service city during the Stokes administration. The story culminates with the first Earth Day in 1970, when broad citizen engagement marked a new commitment to the creation of a cleaner, more healthful and appealing city. Although concerned primarily with addressing poverty and inequality, Stokes understood that the transition from industrial city to service city required massive investments in the urban landscape. Stokes adopted ecological thinking that emphasized the connectedness of social and environmental problems and the need for regional solutions. He served two terms as mayor, but during his four years in office Cleveland's progress fell well short of his administration's goals. Although he was acutely aware of the persistent racial and political boundaries that held back his city, Stokes was in many ways ahead of his time in his vision for Cleveland and a more livable urban America.

Shattered : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign

April 21, 2017
Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.), author.
New York : Crown, 2017.
xii, 464 pages ; 25 cm
"Or I wouldn't have run" -- The mercenaries and the missionaries -- Feeling the Bern -- The summer of the server -- The Biden threat -- Mrs. October -- "I was certain we were going to lose" -- The prize and the pain -- Base politics -- Turning the corner -- Canary in the auto plant -- Damage -- "Too easy" -- "Hillary just can't make up her mind" -- But it looked great -- "It's so phony" -- "Demeanor is the debate" -- Red October -- Comey -- "I'm sorry" -- The aftermath.
"How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself. Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss."--Provided by publisher.

This fight is our fight : the battle to save America's middle class

April 20, 2017
Warren, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The disappearing middle class -- A safer economy -- Making, and breaking, the middle class -- The rich and powerful tighten their grip -- The moment of upheaval.
"Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action."--Jacket.

The case for impeachment

April 19, 2017
Lichtman, Allan J., author.
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, 2017.
xiv, 290 pages ; 22 cm
High crimes and misdemeanors -- The resignation of Richard Nixon: a warning to Donald Trump -- Flouting the law -- Conflicts of interest -- Lies, lies, and more lies -- Trump's war on women -- A crime against humanity -- The Russian connections -- Abuse of power -- The unrestrained Trump -- Memo: the way out -- The peaceful remedy of impeachment.

The return of history : conflict, migration, and geopolitics in the twenty-first century

April 19, 2017
Welsh, Jennifer M. (Jennifer Mary), 1965- author.
347 pages ; 21 cm.
The return of history -- The return of barbarism -- The return of mass flight -- The return of Cold War -- The return of inequality.
"More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Welsh revisited the bold claims made by Francis Fukuyama and the prophets of progress, who declared the triumph of Western liberal democracy and the advent of a more peaceful world. She identifies four main fault lines that threaten global security and economic and social stability: the return of barbarism with the rise of ISIS, the return of mass flight with the Syrian refugee crisis, the return of Cold War with Vladimir Putin's Russia, and the return of staggering inequality within Western nations. A powerful and essential analysis of the world's most pressing contemporary crises."--Page 4 of cover.

The campus rape frenzy : the attack on due process at America's universities

April 19, 2017
Johnson, Robert David, 1967- author.
New York : Encounter Books, 2017.
vii, 370 pages ; 24 cm
The foundations of the frenzy -- Misleading through statistics -- The realities of "rape culture" -- Denying due process -- Media malpractice -- The witch-hunt mentality -- College athletes : myths and realities -- The witch hunt intensifies -- From campus to criminal law -- A new generation's contempt for civil rights.
"The panic about campus rape has helped stimulate-and has been fanned by-ideologically skewed campus sexual assault policies and lawless commands issued by federal bureaucrats to force the nation's all-too-compliant colleges and universities essentially to presume the guilt of accused students. The result has been a widespread disregard of such bedrock American principles as the presumption of innocence and the need for fair play. This book explores about two dozen of the many cases since 2010 in which innocent or probably innocent students have been branded as sex criminals and expelled or otherwise punished by their colleges. And it will show why all students-and, eventually, society as a whole-are harmed when our nation's universities abandon pursuit of truth and seek instead to accommodate the passions of the mob"--Provided by publisher.

Who lost Russia? : how the world entered a new Cold War

April 17, 2017
Conradi, Peter (Journalist), author.
xiv, 370 pages : map ; 24 cm
I. The time of troubles -- the ties that bind -- The boys in pink trousers -- In search of a new Marshall Plan -- Stockholm syndrome -- Eastward bound -- Bill and Ol' Boris -- A fatal error? -- Kosovo -- II. Rebirth -- A new start -- A sense of Putin's soul -- From 9/11 to Iraq -- Mission accomplished -- The colour revolution -- Munich -- The trap -- III. The hot peace -- Overload -- Silicon Valley -- The return of the chief -- Ukraine -- A piece of paradise -- "You do it too" -- Towards Eurasia -- The Siberian candidate -- Three faces of Russia.
When the Soviet Union collapsed on December 26, 1991, it looked like the start of a remarkable new era of peace and co-operation. But Russia emerged from the 1990s battered and humiliated. Goaded on by a triumphant West, a new Russia has emerged with a large arsenal of upgraded weapons, conventional and nuclear, determined to reassert its national interests in Chechnya, Georgia and Ukraine, as well as fighting a proxy war in the Middle East. Conradi argues that we have consistently failed to understand Russia and its motives and, in doing so, have made a powerful enemy.

Why irrational politics appeals : understanding the allure of Trump

April 17, 2017
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
vi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : all too human : the allure of Donald Trump / Mari Fitzduff -- The politics of hope : Donald Trump as an entrepreneur of identity / Stephen Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam -- Unexamined assumptions about leadership : why people follow Trump / Mark R. Leary -- Leadership and followership : Trump--an adaptive mismatch? / Micha Popper -- Power, persuasion, and bad leadership / Ronald E. Riggio -- Nationalist politics : the role of predispositions and emotions / Michael C. Grillo -- Trump : an anti establishment hero? / Gregg Henriques -- Intolerant and afraid : authoritarians rise to Trump's call / Matthew C. MacWilliams -- Death : the Trump card / Florette Cohen, Sharylynn Thompson, Tom Pyszczynski, and Sheldon Solomon -- Insulter Trump : a bonus for his followers? / Karina V. Korostelina -- Tweeting morals in the 2016 election / J.P. Prims, Zachary J. Melton, and Matt Motyl -- Dramatic rationalities : electoral theater in the age of Trump / Mark Chou and Michael L. Ondaatje -- Mindfulness : a tool for thoughtful politics / Christopher S. Reina -- Afterword / Mari Fitzduff.

The gatekeepers : how the White House Chiefs of Staff define every presidency

April 13, 2017
Whipple, Chris (Christopher C.), author.
New York : Crown, [2017]
365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Introduction: "I brought my pillow and my blankie" -- "The Lord High Executioner" : H.R. Haldeman and Richard Nixon -- "Beware the spokes of the wheel" : Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Gerald Ford -- "The smartest man in the room" : Hamilton Jordan, Jack Watson, and Jimmy Carter -- "One hell of a chief of staff " : James A. Baker III and Ronald Reagan -- "Don't hang up on the First Lady" : Donald Regan, Howard H. Baker Jr., Kenneth Duberstein, and Ronald Reagan -- "The prime minister" : John Sununu, Samuel Skinner, James A. Baker III, and George H.W. Bush -- "An iron fist in a velvet glove" : Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, Leon Panetta, Erskine Bowles, John Podesta, and Bill Clinton -- "The decider" : Andrew Card, Joshua Bolten, and George W. Bush -- "Between bad and worse" : Rahm Emanuel, William Daley, Jacob Lew, Denis McDonough, and Barack Obama.
"The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions--and inactions--have defined the course of our country. Since George Washington, presidents have depended on the advice of key confidants. But it wasn't until the twentieth century that the White House chief of staff became the second most powerful job in government. Unelected and unconfirmed, the chief serves at the whim of the president, hired and fired by him alone. He is the president's closest adviser and the person he depends on to execute his agenda. He decides who gets to see the president, negotiates with Congress, and--most crucially--enjoys unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. When the president makes a life-and-death decision, often the chief of staff is the only other person in the room. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks. Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity, whose members have included Rahm Emanuel, Dick Cheney, Leon Panetta, and Donald Rumsfeld. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker and Panetta skillfully managed the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, ensuring their reelections--and, conversely, how Jimmy Carter never understood the importance of a chief, crippling his ability to govern. From Watergate to Iran-Contra to the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the Iraq War, Whipple shows us how the chief of staff can make the difference between success and disaster. As an outsider president tries to govern after a bitterly divisive election, The Gatekeepers could not be more timely. Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details, it is a compelling history that changes our perspective on the presidency."--Jacket flap.

Encyclopedia of modern ethnic conflicts

April 13, 2017
2 volumes (xx, 847 pages) ; 26 cm
v. 1. Armenia to Mexico -- v. 2. The Middle East to Western Sahara.
"The case studies in this text chart ethnic conflicts that shape human existence in the second decade of the new millennium"-- Provided by publisher.

Farewell speeches

April 12, 2017
Obama, Barack, author.
Brooklyn : Melville House, 2017.
72 pages ; 18 cm

Rebel mother : my childhood chasing the revolution

April 12, 2017
Andreas, Peter, 1965- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
x, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Leaving. Carol and Carl ; Separation ; Berkeley -- Chile. From Guayaquil to Santiago ; Renaico ; Just passing through ; Back to the farm ; El Golpe ; To Buenos Aires -- Peru. Jauja ; Ocopilla ; Passing the hat ; Piojos ; Was Jesus a revolutionary? ; Ataura -- Visiting America. Christmas '74 ; the wait ; The trial -- Return to Peru. Kidnapped ; Comas ; Animal house ; A dangerous place ; Huertas -- Mile-high hideout. South Bannock Street ; Lesbians will lead the revolution ; Don't vote! ; Playing hooky ; Gun crazy -- Teen years. Stealing from the rich ; the bout ; Surfacing ; The science report ; Tourists ; Baker's dozen ; Saving Raul ; Fitting in ; "Let's put a pencil to it" -- Epilogue. Defection ; "Where are the students studying Mao and Lenin?" ; Chasing rainbows.
"Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went."--Jacket flap.

No campus for white men : the transformation of higher education into hateful indoctrination

April 11, 2017
Greer, Scott, 1990-
xii, 219 pages ; 21 cm
Cult of diversity -- Political correctness in the age of microaggressions -- Victimhood culture -- Identity politics -- Guilty of being white -- Rape culture feminism -- Greeks under siege -- Art of the hoax -- The great college swindle -- Whither will campus insanity take America? -- Trump win's and campus insanity -- Appendix. The Great College Swindle.
Greer links such seemingly unrelated trends as "rape culture" hysteria and Black Lives Matter to an overall campus mindset intent on elevating and celebrating leftist-designated "protected classes" while intimidating, censoring, and punishing those who disagree with this perversely un-American agenda. He shows that today's campus madness may eventually dominate much more of America if it is not addressed and reversed soon.

The Evangelicals : the struggle to shape America

April 11, 2017
FitzGerald, Frances, 1940- author.
ix, 740 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Great Awakenings and the Evangelical empire -- Evangelicals North and South -- Liberals and conservatives in the Post-Civil War North -- The fundamentalist-modernist conflict -- The separatists -- Billy Graham and modern evangelicalism -- Pentecostals and Southern Baptists -- Evangelicals in the 1960s -- The fundamentalist uprising in the South -- Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority -- The political realignment of the South -- The thinkers of the Christian right -- Pat Robertson : politics and miracles -- The Christian Coalition and the Republican Party -- The Christian right and George W. Bush -- The new evangelicals -- The transformation of the Christian right.
Initially a populist rebellion against the established Protestant churches, evagelicalism became the dominant religious force in the country before the Civil War, but the northerners and southerners split over the issue of slavery. After the Civil War, the northern evangelicals split, eventually causing a conflict between fundamentalists and modernists. Only after the Second World War would conservative evangelicalism gain momentum, thanks in large part to Billy Graham's countrywide revivals. FitzGerald shows how the conflict between religious conservatives and others led to national culture wars and a Southern Republican stronghold, and how a new generation of evangelicals is challenging the Christian right by preaching social justice and the common good. FitzGerald suggests that because evangelicals are splintering, America, the most religious of developed nations, will eventually look more like secular Europe. -- adapted from book jacket.

Out of the ashes : rebuilding American culture

April 10, 2017
Esolen, Anthony M., author.
203 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction : the rubble -- Giving things their proper names : the restoration of truth-telling -- Except the Lord build the house : restoring a sense of beauty -- A mind is a terrible thing to baste : restoring the school -- Man by nature desires to know : rebuilding the college -- Repudiating the sexual revolution : restoring manhood -- Restoring womanhood : building homes, not houses -- Work while it is yet day : making good things again -- Playing upon the waters : bringing play back to life -- Idiots no more : recovering the polis -- Pilgrims, returning home.
"Blunt and prophetic, [the author] makes the case that the decay of Western civilization is alarmingly advanced. Our sickly, sub-pagan state resembles a bombed-out city. We have to assess the damage, but merely lamenting it does no good. There is work to be done"--Jacket flap.

Lukewarming : the new climate science that changes everything

April 7, 2017
Michaels, Patrick J., author.
Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2016]
xviii, 248 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 23 cm

Richard Nixon : the life

April 6, 2017
Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius), author.
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
737 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The dragon slayer -- "I had to win" -- As American as Thanksgiving -- Death, God, love, and war -- A kind of man the country needs -- HUAC -- A tragedy of history -- The Pink Lady -- The Great Train Robbery -- Checkers -- A candidate for the little man -- McCarthy -- The new Nixon -- The desolate night of man's inhumanity -- The field of pending battle -- Nixon vs. Kennedy -- Wilderness -- The greatest comeback -- Nixon's war -- Not fish nor fowl -- Drawing the sword -- The road to Watergate -- The week that changed the world -- A third-rate burglary -- A fairly reasonable interval -- Cancer on the presidency -- The final days -- Exile.
"At the end of World War II, navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. The story of that transformation is the stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division. Within four years of his first victory, Nixon was a U.S. senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Nixon's sins as a candidate were legion; and in one unlawful secret plot, as Farrell reveals here, Nixon acted to prolong the Vietnam War for his own political purposes. Finally elected president in 1969, Nixon packed his staff with bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, welfare, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. He was elected to end the war in Vietnam, but his bombing of Cambodia and Laos enraged the antiwar movement. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who played white against black with a "southern strategy," and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. Ever insecure and increasingly paranoid, he persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal of Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. This is a gripping and unsparing portrayal of our darkest president. Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and offering fresh revelations, it will be hailed as a masterwork."--Jacket.

Thunder in the mountains : Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

April 5, 2017
Sharfstein, Daniel J., author.
xvii, 613 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
The dreamers -- A willing exile -- New beginnings -- Quite good friends -- Winding waters -- The wilderness of American power -- Adonis in blue -- Wind blowing -- A sharp-sighted heart -- Aloft -- Split rocks -- Fait accompli -- A perfect panic -- Death in ghastly forms -- Bullets singing like bees -- Heart of the monster -- Lightning all around -- Fury -- A world of our own -- Through the veil -- Where the sun now stands -- The best Indian -- Red moon -- A glorious era -- Swing low -- Acts of remembering.
"Chronicles the epic clash between General Oliver Otis Howard, who took on a mission in the Pacific Northwest to force Native Americans onto reservations, and the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph, who refused to leave his ancestral land"-- NoveList.

How Trump won : the inside story of a revolution

April 4, 2017
Pollak, Joel B., author.
xxi, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Donald Trump blindsided them all: the media, campaign consultants on both sides, and Hillary Clinton's vaunted data operation. Now two insiders: Joel Pollak, senior editor-at-large for Breitbart News, eye-witness to the election from his unique position as the only conservative reporter aboard the Trump press plane in the last pivotal weeks of the campaign, and professional historian Larry Schweikart, whose ""Renegade Deplorables"" group of volunteer analysts supplied the Trump campaign with data the mainstream pollsters didn't have--reveal the true story of how Trump defied the pundits, beat the polls, and won.

Reagan rising : the decisive years, 1976-1980

March 31, 2017
Shirley, Craig, author.
New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
xvii, 409 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
All by himself -- While we were marching through Georgetown -- Into the wilderness -- The bear in the room -- Canal Zone defense -- Drinking the Kool-Aid -- Reagan on ice -- Bread and circuses -- Up from Carterism -- "Big John" versus "Poppy" -- Georgia versus Georgetown -- Adrift -- Iowa agonistes -- Reagan's Dunkirk -- Sunshine conservatives -- The politics of politics -- Island of freedom.
In 1976 Ronald Reagan narrowly lost his bid for the GOP presidential nomination to Gerald Ford, and most observers believed Reagan's political career was over. In 1980 Reagan was elected President of the United States. What changed in those four years? Shirley tells the story of the decisive years after the defeat, and takes readers through the changes that Reagan, conservatives, the Republican Party, and the nation as a whole experienced, as well as the struggles and failures of the Carter administration, which would set the stage for Reagan's triumphant emergence.

Revolution for dummies : laughing through the Arab Spring

March 31, 2017
Youssef, Bassem.
xi, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bassem Youssef recounts his life and offers hysterical riffs on the hypocrisy, instability, and corruption that has long animated Egyptian politics. From the attempted cover-up of the violent clashes in Tahrir Square to the government's announcement that it had created the world's first 'AIDS cure' machine, to the conviction of officials that Youssef was a CIA operative, recruited by Jon Stewart, to bring down the country through sarcasm. There's much more, and it's all insanely true.

The war beat, Europe : the American media at war against Nazi Germany

March 31, 2017
Casey, Steven, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
x, 429 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Going to War -- Part 1: North Africa -- Invasion, 1942 -- The Advent of Ernie -- Defeat at Kasserine -- Victory in Tunisia -- Part 2: Bombing Germany -- How-I-Almost-Got Killed-Today Stories -- A High-Octane Outfit -- Dark Days -- Part 3: Sicily and Italy -- Invasion, 1943 -- An Antidote to Complacency -- Death in Winter -- Anzio and Cassino -- Part 4: Overlord -- Fear Lay Blackly Deep Down -- Invasion, 1944 -- Normandy Stalemate -- Breakout -- Part 5: Victory -- To Germany's Borders -- Blackout on the Bulge -- Into the Reich -- Unconditional Surrender.
"Broadcasting pioneers like Ed Murrow and Walter Cronkite, unpretentious reporters like Ernie Pyle, and dashing photographers like Robert Capa and Margaret Bourke-White are remembered for their courage and their willingness to put their lives on the line to record the sights and sounds of the World War II battlefield. In return for their fervent loyalty to the anti-Nazi cause, so the argument goes, the military provided them with almost unprecedented access to all the major events. Small wonder that they apparently responded with patriotic generosity, telling a story that both the military and the home front wanted to hear: World War II as a great American success story. In doing so, these war correspondents engaged in self-censorship to hold back the type of story that would have a corrosive impact on domestic morale. Casey uses relevant archives of primary sources that other previous works have failed to, to challenge the core assumptions at the heart of the WWII media narrative. Was the American public exposed to an upbeat and anodyne image of the 'good war, ' which helped to ensure that domestic support remained durable and robust? How did the military's goal of keeping civilians 'entertained, ' the president's aim to prevent complacency on the home front, the media's desire to sell papers and radio shows, and the reporters' ambitions and hardships affect what Americans read about the war in the European theater? Was the cooperation between the military and war correspondents voluntary, altered by censorship policies, coerced to some degree, or the result of a fractious compromise? Steven Casey gives the real scoop in this in-depth account covering the reporters who covered the European beat from the battlegrounds of North Africa, Germany, Italy, and France"-- Provided by publisher.

Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy

March 29, 2017
Nichols, David A. (David Allen), 1939- author.
xiii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I. 1953: priorities: The first confrontation; "Don't join the book burners!"; "You're in the army now!"; The secretary and the senator; The turning point -- Part II. 1954: mobilization: "Eisenhower's first move"; "Not fit to wear that uniform"; Saving Robert Stevens; Eisenhower in command; A political D-Day -- Part III. 1954: vindication: "A war of maneuver"; Countdown; The Eisenhower-McCarthy hearings; Protecting the president; "No sense of decency?"
"Describes how President Eisenhower used surrogates to orchestrate a secret campaign against the powerful Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy best known for his anti-Communist witch hunt, that ultimately resulted in McCarthy being censured and discredited,"--NoveList.

Who thought this was a good idea? : and other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House

March 29, 2017
Mastromonaco, Alyssa, 1976- author.
New York : Twelve, 2017.
viii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Introduction: You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation -- Leadership, or born to run things -- Preparedness, or the patron saint of digestion -- Independence, or you can't just tagalong -- Self-awareness, or are you there, FEMA? It's me, Alyssa -- Some personal shit you should probably know -- Confidence, or the hope flood -- Humility, or changes we can believe in, sort of, if we have to -- Risk-taking, or Ah-LEES-ah goes to brooklyn -- Resilience, or a "serious" breakdown -- Kindness, or a spirit soars over Denali -- Conclusion: Politics, now with less Navy.
"If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women, and a promising debut from a savvy political star"-- Provided by publisher.

Old school : life in the sane lane

March 29, 2017
O'Reilly, Bill, author.
xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Greetings from 1973 -- Preschool: take your seat -- Introducing the old school curriculum -- Old school is in session -- Snowdrift -- Growing up old school -- Social -- Going to old school -- Working it out -- The old school blues -- Tech it out -- Old school politics -- Are you a snowflake? -- Are you old school? -- Old school musings -- The old school election -- Facing facts -- Class dismissed -- The snowflake glossary.
Did you get up this morning knowing there are mountains to climb-- and deciding how you are going to climb them? Or did you wake up whining about safe spaces and trigger warnings? O'Reilly and Feirstein explain the looming confrontation, and show you that there is a concentrated effort to tear down the "Old School" way of life. It's time to take a stand....

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