In the bestselling book that provoked a media sensation. former White House press secretary Scott McClellan takes readers behind the scenes of the presidency of George W. Bush. McClellan belonged to Bush’s select inner circle of trusted advisors during one of the most challenging and contentious periods of recent history. Over a period of more than seven years. he witnessed day-to-day exactly how the presidency veered off course: not only by its decision to topple Saddam Hussein but by an embrace of confrontational politics in the face of an increasingly partisan Washington and hostile media. In this refreshingly clear-eyed book. McClellan provides unique perspective on what happened and why it happened the way it did. including the Iraq war. Hurricane Katrina. and two hotly contested presidential campaigns. He gives readers a candid look into who George W. Bush is and what he believes and explores the lessons this presidency offers the American people as we lo
olgan. David Baddiel. Simon Singh. AC Grayling. Brian Cox and Richard Herring.
Thirty Years of Treason
A chilling reenactment of the federal government’s anti-Communist investigationsThe testimony that Eric Bentley has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC’s treatment of artists. intellectuals. and performers. This highly dramatic and compelling collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a „dignified” manner to a huge. unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record.
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Alexander the Great
Alexander’s behavior was conditioned along certain lines-heroism. courage. strength. superstition. bisexuality. intoxication. cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure. In this succinct portrait of Alexander the Great. distinguished scholar and historian Norman Cantor draws on the major writings of Alexander’s contemporaries as well as the most recent psychological and cultural studies to illuminate this most legendary of men-a great figure in the ancient world whose puzzling personality greatly fueled his military accomplishments. Cantor describes Alexander’s ambiguous relationship with his father. Philip II of Macedon; his oedipal involvement with his mother. the Albanian princess Olympias; and his bisexuality. He traces Alexander’s attempts to bridge the East and West. the Greek and Persian worlds. using Achilles. hero of the Trojan War. as his model. Finally. Cantor explores Alexander’s view of himself in relation to the pagan go
Routes Of English Complete Series 4 People And Places
Melvyn Bragg examines some of the many different varieties of English spoken around the world today. taking in Spanglish from the USA. Indian English. Caribbean English. Australian English. South African English. and finally a kind of ‚international English’ used between non-native English speakers.
Autor: Melvyn Bragg
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