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Ten Letters

By Eli Saslow
  • ISBN Code: : 0385534310
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Literary Collections
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  • Pdf : ten-letters.pdf

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Every day, President Obama read ten of the letters he received from citizens across America. Here are ten of those letters, along with President Obama's responses and the stories behind them. The letters come from people of all ages, walks of life, and political points of view. Some are heart­breaking, some angry, some hopeful. Indeed, Obama reads as many letters addressed “Dear Jackass” as “Dear Mr. President.” Eli Saslow, a young and rising star at the Washington Post, became fascinated by the power of these letters and set out to find the stories behind them. Through the lens of ten letters to which Obama responded personally, this exceptionally relevant and poignant book explores those individual stories, taking an in-depth look at the misfortunes, needs, opinions, and, yes, anger over the current state of the country that inspired ten people to put pen to paper. Surprisingly, what also emerges from these affecting personal narratives is a story about the astounding endurance and optimism of the American people. Ten Letters is an inspiring and important book about ordi­nary people and the issues they face every day—the very issues that are shaping America’s future. This is not an insider Washington book by any means, but a book for the times that tells the real American stories of today.

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: obama-s-irish-roots.pdf

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When Irish author and filmamaker, Gabriel Murray, found the lost family tomb of Bishop John Kearney, President Obama’s great-uncle, in an ancient Cathedral in Ireland in March 2009, he set off an international media frenzy. The discovery was likened to the plot of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code in the international press and the hundreds of sites, which appeared on Google covering the find. Anne Dunham, Obama’s mother, was the grand daughter of Mary Ann Kearney who was a direct descendant of the Bishop in the Kilkenny tomb. This widened the search for Obama’s Irish roots, which originated in Shinrone, Moneygall in Ofally and Cashel in Tipparary. They went even further back to the ancient Kingdom of Thomond where Obama’s roots had had links to the High Kings of Ireland, martyrs and biblical scholars.

Obama's America

By Dinesh D'Souza
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1596983167
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 576
  • Pdf File: obama-s-america.pdf

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America as we know it—wealthy, powerful, assertive—is not what Obama wants. He wants a smaller America, a poorer America, an America unable to exert its will, an America happy to be one power among many, an America in decline so that other nations might rise—all in the name of global fairness. To Obama, the hated “one percent” isn’t just wealthy Americas; it is America itself. In Obama’s view, America needs to be taken down a notch. That is the startling conclusion of bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza in Obama’s America. Building on his previous New York Times bestseller The Roots of Obama’s Rage—which Newt Gingrich called “Stunning…the most profound insight I have read in the last six years”—D’Souza shows how Obama’s goal to downsize America is in plain sight but ignored by everyone. D’Souza lays out what Obama plans to do in a second administration—a makeover of America so drastic that the “shining city on a hill” will become a shantytown in a rather dangerous global village. Arresting in its presentation and sobering in its conclusions, Obama’s America is essential reading for those who want to change America’s course before it’s too late.

My Life Is a Soap Opera

By Ms. Ms. Angela
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098093445
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: my-life-is-a-soap-opera.pdf

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My Life Is a Soap Opera is just what the title entails. One moment I'm enjoying my teen life and boom--someone close to me dies tragically. I get married and envision living happily ever after and boom--my husband hits me so hard I fall to the floor. Moving forward I live with a man who tells me all the time how much he loves me and boom--all that time he is married. There's a song by George Strait titled "All My Exes Live in Texas"--well, all my exes are from hell! I can vividly hear the voice of the opening of the soap opera Days, as a child I was in awe looking at that hourglass while listening to the announcer say, "Like the sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." That hourglass is me with the addition of me always having a positive attitude. This book is a collection of memories that I choose to share.

The Global Obama

By Dinesh Sharma,Uwe P. Gielen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134496257
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 908
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The Global Obama examines the president’s image in five continents and more than twenty countries. It is the first book to look at Barack Obama’s presidency and analyze how Obama and America are viewed by publics, governments, and political commentators around world. The author of Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President (Top 10 Black History Book) scaled the globe to gather opinions – cultural, historical, and political analyses – about Obama’s leadership style. Writers, journalists, psychologists, consultants, and social scientists present their views on Obama’s leadership, popularity, and many of the global challenges that still remain unresolved. As a progress report, this is the first book that tries to grasp ‘the Obama phenomenon’ in totality, as perceived by populations around the world with special focus on America’s leadership in the 21st Century.

More than Ready

By Cecilia Muñoz
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  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Book Code : 158005949X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 539
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Advice and inspiration for women of color seeking new heights of influence, from the "incredible" top Latinx advisor to President Obama (Jennifer Palmieri, author of Dear Madam President). Women of color today are contributing to an unprecedented wave of "firsts"-whether they are the first in a family to attend college, the first to serve as CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or the first in public office, women of color are reaching new heights of influence. Cecilia Muñoz was a first, too, and she knows what it means to make her way without exemplars to follow. The first Latinx to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council, Muñoz draws lessons from the challenges she faced as the senior Hispanic person in the Obama White House and as a longtime powerful voice in the Civil Rights Movement. She shares her insights, along with those of some extraordinary women of color she met along the way, as an offering of inspiration to women of color who are no longer willing to be invisible or left behind. Full of invaluable lessons about working through fear, facing down detractors, and leading with kindness, Muñoz provides the thoughtful insight and tactical tools women of color need to be successful-without compromising who they are.

Barack Hussein Obama ....Few Are Chosen

By Sam
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1477267255
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 577
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Barack Hussein ObamaFew Are Chosen.The Obamanating Spirit and Remembered Stories is an inspired book written about Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America. The book consists of several topics that I hope the reader will find enlightening. It is a look backwards, in that I tell the audience about the segregated South and a look forward, the place where we must strive to be. Nevertheless, I hope that each individual will enjoy reading my book, which incorporates biography, humor, historical facts, scripture, and religious beliefs. It is not an attack on anyone or any group. It is intended to be an eye-opener in that it deals with several topics that relate to the President including birth, patriotism and religion. Each chapter discusses what I believe is an American peoples concern. Some people might see my book as a book on race relations and to some degree it is, but gently. There are thirteen chapters. In Chapter Five I discuss the forty year prophesy of the coming of Barack Obama; while in Chapter Seven I discuss the struggles of African Americans then and now, the African American churches, including Rev. Wright, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (among other things); Chapter Nine, Forcing Scared Against The President discusses how the politicians work overtime to portray President Obama illegitimately to the American Public, and Chapter Ten, disputes the assertion that Barack Obama is a radical (Really?); Chapter Eleven, Will the Real Mr. Speaker Stand, questions the heart of John Boehner and Chapter Twelve, Guess Whos Coming To The Tea Party warns the Tea Party that they could very easily become the terror group of the past. Chapter One, I Saw An Angel is the foundation for the book and how it all got started.

Letter to a Stranger

By Colleen Kinder
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  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Book Code : 1643752235
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 231
  • Pdf File: letter-to-a-stranger.pdf

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“Beautiful. The human condition is on full display in these glimpses of our essential connectedness. Perfect for our times.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance Sixty-five extraordinary writers grapple with this mystery: How can an ephemeral encounter with a stranger leave such an eternal mark? When Colleen Kinder put out a call for authors to write a letter to a stranger about an unforgettable encounter, she opened the floodgates. The responses—intimate and addictive, all written in the second person—began pouring in. These short, insightful essays by a remarkable cast of writers, including Elizabeth Kolbert, Pico Iyer, Lauren Groff, Gregory Pardlo, Faith Adiele, Maggie Shipstead, Lia Purpura, Kiki Petrosino, and Jamil Jan Kochai, are organized around such themes as Gratitude, Wonder, and Farewell and guide us both across the globe and through the mysteries of human connection. Addressed to a first responder after a storm, a gambler encountered on jury duty, a waiter in Istanbul, a taxi driver in Paris, a roomful of travelers watching reality TV in La Paz, and dozens of others, the pieces are replete with observations about how to live and what we seek, and how a stranger’s loaded glance, shared smile, or question posed can alter the course of our lives. Moving and unforgettable, Letter to a Stranger is an irresistible read for the literary traveler and the perfect gift for anyone who is haunted by a person they met once and will remember forever.

Beating Obamacare 2014

By Betsy McCaughey
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1621572455
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: beating-obamacare-2014.pdf

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What Obamacare disaster will hit next? The website launch was a fiasco, millions of Americans' insurance has already been cancelled, the exchanges are still not working, and the enrollment numbers are abysmal. Betsy McCaughey uncovers the next disasters Obamacare is about to spring on an unsuspecting public, and shows you how to protect yourself. Did you know? The government predicts that Obamacare will cause millions to lose the health plans they get at work You can avoid the penalty for not having insurance Even children are subject to penalties for being uninsured The IRS official who targeted conservative groups has been promoted to top dog in charge of your health insurance The federal government recommends if you want medical privacy, pay cash Section 3000A of the health law awards bonus points to hospitals that spend the least per senior You should be careful about giving your address, tax information, and social security number to a "navigator." Most haven't been background checked, and even HHS Secretary Sebelius admits some could be felons Patient advocate Dr. Betsy McCaughey expertly dissects the 2,572-page health law, the thousands of pages of Obamacare regulations, and the cascade of “waivers” to the law in 2013, and lays out how all these will affect your family's health and finances, your relationship with your doctor, and even your tax bill—breaking it down into manageable chunks and explaining everything in plain English. Don't be blindsided by the myriad new rules, regulations, and taxes that are coming down the pike. Begin today to understand what the Obama health law means for you, and prepare for it.

Archives of Infamy

By Nancy Luxon
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 1452959358
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 592
  • Pdf File: archives-of-infamy.pdf

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Expanding the insights of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families into policing, public order, (in)justice, and daily life What might it mean for ordinary people to intervene in the circulation of power between police and the streets, sovereigns and their subjects? How did the police come to understand themselves as responsible for the circulation of people as much as things—and to separate law and justice from the maintenance of a newly emergent civil order? These are among the many questions addressed in the interpretive essays in Archives of Infamy. Crisscrossing the Atlantic to bring together unpublished radio broadcasts, book reviews, and essays by historians, geographers, and political theorists, Archives of Infamy provides historical and archival contexts to the recent translation of Disorderly Families by Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault. This volume includes new translations of key texts, including a radio address Foucault gave in 1983 that explains the writing process for Disorderly Families; two essays by Foucault not readily available in English; and a previously untranslated essay by Farge that describes how historians have appropriated Foucault. Archives of Infamy pushes past old debates between philosophers and historians to offer a new perspective on the crystallization of ideas—of the family, gender relations, and political power—into social relationships and the regimes of power they engender. Contributors: Roger Chartier, Collège de France; Stuart Elden, U of Warwick; Arlette Farge, Centre national de recherche scientifique; Michel Foucault (1926–1984); Jean-Philippe Guinle, Catholic Institute of Paris; Michel Heurteaux; Pierre Nora, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; Michael Rey (1953–1993); Thomas Scott-Railton; Elizabeth Wingrove, U of Michigan.