Outsider in the House


Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859841778
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
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Profiles the Vermont congressman who is the first Independent elected to the House in forty years

Outsider in the White House


Author: Bernard Sanders,Huck Gutman
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784784184
Category: Legislators
Page: 346
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Sanders tells the story of his remarkable career as a progressive socialist and outspoken dissident, using his experience to expose the bias and injustice within one of the worlds most powerful political systems. From his fight for a livable minimum wage, to campaigning on behalf of fair electoral politics, Sanders makes much-needed suggestions for tackling contemporary issues, an uplifting take on the potential for democracy to deliver political and social justice. The revised edition will include a new introduction from Sanders explaining what led to his run for the presidency and a substantial afterword written by John Nichols, the Washington Correspondent of The Nation, bringing Sanders's story forward from the late 1990s to the present.

An Outsider in the White House

Jimmy Carter, His Advisors, and the Making of American Foreign Policy
Author: Betty Glad
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801448157
Category: History
Page: 398
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Jimmy Carter entered the White House with a desire for a collegial staff that would aid his foreign-policy decision making. He wound up with a "team of rivals" who contended for influence and who fought over his every move regarding relations with the USSR, the Peoples' Republic of China, arms control, and other crucial foreign-policy issues. In two areas—the Camp David Accords and the return of the Canal to Panama—Carter's successes were attributable to his particular political skills and the assistance of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and other professional diplomats. The ultimate victor in the other battles was Carter's national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, a motivated tactician. Carter, the outsider who had sought to change the political culture of the executive office, found himself dependent on the very insiders of the political and diplomatic establishment against whom he had campaigned. Based on recently declassified documents in the Carter Library, materials not previously noted in the Vance papers, and a wide variety of interviews, Betty Glad's An Outsider in the White House is a rich and nuanced depiction of the relationship between policy and character. It is also a poignant history of damaged ideals. Carter's absolute commitment to human rights foundered on what were seen as national security interests. New data from the archives reveal how Carter's government sought the aid of Pope John Paul II to undercut the human-rights efforts of the El Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. A moralistic approach toward the Soviet Union undermined Carter's early desire to reduce East-West conflicts and cut nuclear arms. As a result, by 1980 the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) was in limbo, and a nuclear counterforce doctrine had been adopted. Near the end of Carter's single term in office Vance stepped down as secretary of state, in part because Brzezinski's "muscular diplomacy" had come to dominate Carter's foreign policy. When Vance's successor, Edmund Muskie, took over, the State Department was reduced to implementing policies made by Brzezinski and his allies. For Carter, the rivalry for influence in the White House was concluded and the results, as Glad shows, were a mixed record and an uncertain presidential legacy.

Unsere Revolution

Wir brauchen eine gerechte Gesellschaft
Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843715750
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
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Bernie Sanders zeigt, dass eine wahre gesellschaftliche Erneuerung nur von links geschehen kann. Seine Ideen eines modernen demokratischen Sozialismus sind wichtiger als je zuvor – für die USA und für die ganze Welt. In der führenden Nation des Westens spielen die Belange der Mittelschicht und der Geringverdiener, aber auch die des Umweltschutzes und der Minder heiten eine empörend geringe Rolle. Doch der Sozialist Bernie Sanders kämpft weiter für eine politische Revolution: für eine Ökonomie, die nicht nur Jobs schafft, sondern auch für gerechte Löhne sorgt; für ein Gesundheitswesen, das allen zugute kommt; für den nachhaltigen Schutz unserer Umwelt — und gegen jede Form von Rassismus. Nur so wird es gelingen, den USA und der ganzen Welt eine bessere Zukunft zu schaffen. Sanders’ Buch ist die linkspolitische Agenda für alle, die mit dem Primat der Profitgier und der Willkür des Establishments nicht einverstanden sind und nach neuen Wegen jenseits des Raubtierkapitalismus suchen.

Journeys into Darkness

Critical Essays on Gothic Horror
Author: James Goho
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442231467
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
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This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature—particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell—but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood.

The Austin-Boston Connection

Five Decades of House Democratic Leadership, 1937-1989
Author: Anthony Champagne
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603443266
Category: Electronic books
Page: 350
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For the more than fifty years that Democrats controlled the U.S. House of Representatives, leadership was divided between Massachusetts and Texas. "The Austin-Boston Connection "analyzes the importance of the friendships (especially mentor-protege relationships) and enmi-ties within congressional delegations, regional affinities, and the lynchpin practice of appointing the Democratic Whip.

Outsider

Die Autobiografie
Author: Frederick Forsyth
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641167329
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Sein Leben schreibt die besten Geschichten – die spannende Autobiografie des Welt-Bestsellerautors Frederick Forsyth war der jüngste Pilot der Royal Air Force, anschließend ein erfolgreicher Journalist an den Brennpunkten der Weltpolitik, bevor er seine Karriere als Autor mit einem Paukenschlag begann: Der Schakal. Seitdem haben seine Thriller Maßstäbe gesetzt, denn sie sind so nah an der Wirklichkeit, dass man sie als Prophezeiungen lesen kann. Er nimmt die Leser mit auf eine Zeitreise, die für deutsche Leser besonders interessant ist. Nach dem Mauerbau berichtet Forsyth als Korrespondent aus Ost-Berlin. Dabei ist er auch dem amerikanischen Geheimdienst behilflich. Nur leider ist er bei seinen amourösen Abenteuern so unvorsichtig, dass er das Land Hals über Kopf verlassen muss. Forsyth erzählt dabei von ersten Erfahrungen als Schüler im Nachkriegsdeutschland, von gefährlichen Abenteuern auf allen Kontinenten bis zur Erfüllung eines Traums, den er als kleiner Junge hatte. Ein Leben – spannend wie ein Thriller.

Der Outsider

Roman
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641229359
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
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Im Stadtpark von Flint City wird die geschändete Leiche eines elfjährigen Jungen gefunden. Augenzeugenberichte und Tatortspuren deuten unmissverständlich auf einen unbescholtenen Bürger: Terry Maitland, ein allseits beliebter Englischlehrer, zudem Coach der Jugendbaseballmannschaft, verheiratet, zwei kleine Töchter. Detective Ralph Anderson, dessen Sohn von Maitland trainiert wurde, ordnet eine sofortige Festnahme an, die in aller Öffentlichkeit stattfindet. Der Verdächtige kann zwar ein Alibi vorweisen, aber Anderson und der Staatsanwalt verfügen nach der Obduktion über eindeutige DNA-Beweise für das Verbrechen – ein wasserdichter Fall also? Bei den andauernden Ermittlungen kommen weitere schreckliche Einzelheiten zutage, aber auch immer mehr Ungereimtheiten. Hat der sympathische Coach wirklich zwei Gesichter und ist zu solch unmenschlichen Schandtaten fähig? Wie erklärt es sich, dass er an zwei Orten zugleich war? Mit der wahren, schrecklichen Antwort rechnet schließlich niemand. »Im Erschaffen von Monstern unterschiedlichster Art ist Stephen King einfach unerreicht. Das in Der Outsider ist wahrlich nicht von schlechten Eltern.« The New York Times

An Outsider in Vidor


Author: Donna Montgomery
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493149229
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 83
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My name is Donna, and I am an outsider in Vidor. It has a lot of twisted turns in the way that people look at you since their town has a lot of secrets, and you end up in it. When I got there, there was no way of knowing what I was in for. It just seemed like a small town. The paper said people lived to a ripe old age there, never mentioning that only a select few made it. As you read this, youll find out a lot about the backwoods of Vidor you would never know, and no locals would say a word to warn you.

Songs and Gifts at the Frontier


Author: Jose S. Buenconsejo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136719806
Category: Music
Page: 446
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

An Outsider in Politics


Author: Kr̥shṇā Basu
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780670999552
Category: Politicians
Page: 256
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Writer, Educationist And Three-Time Lok Sabha Mp From Kolkata, Krishna Bose Gives A Compelling Account Of Her Journey From The Time She Was A Schoolgirl Witnessing Some Of The Tragic Scenes That Accompanied Partition To Her Stint As Chairperson Of The Parliamentary Standing Committee On External Affairs. Married Into The Family Of Subhas Chandra Bose, Her Acute Yet Sympathetic Observations In An Outsider In Politics Illuminate The Changing World Of The Kolkata Intelligentsia From The 1940S To The Present Day. She Writes Vividly Of Her Experiences As An Academic And A Working Mother And Gives A Ringside View Of The Drama Of Election Campaigns, The Complexities Of Parliamentary Politics And The Forces Shaping India&Rsquo;S Foreign Policy At The Turn Of The New Millennium. This Understated But Elegantly Written Memoir Combines Intimate Family And Social History With A Gripping Political Memoir.

Copenhagen Tales


Author: Helen Constantine
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191004227
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Exploring the many moods of the Danish capital. From the narrow twisting streets of the old town centre to the shady docklands, this rich anthology captures the essence of Copenhagen and its many faces. Through seventeen tales by some of the very best of Denmark's writers past and present, we travel the length and breadth of the Danish capital examining famous sights from unique perspectives. A guide book usefully informs a new visitor to Copenhagen but these stories allow the reader to experience the city and its history from the inside.

Sites Unseen

Architecture, Race, and American Literature
Author: William A. Gleason
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814732488
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, and—although we have not yet understood this clearly—race relations. This rich and copiously illustrated interdisciplinary study explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space primarily, but not exclusively, through domestic architecture. In addition to identifying an archive of provocative primary materials, Sites Unseen draws significantly on important recent scholarship in multiple fields ranging from literature, history, and material culture to architecture, cultural geography, and urban planning. Together the chapters interrogate a variety of expressive American vernacular forms, including the dialect tale, the novel of empire, letters, and pulp stories, along with the plantation cabin, the West Indian cottage, the Latin American plaza, and the “Oriental” parlor. These are some of the overlooked plots and structures that can and should inform a more comprehensive consideration of the literary and cultural meanings of American architecture. Making sense of the relations between architecture, race, and American writing of the long nineteenth century—in their regional, national, and hemispheric contexts—Sites Unseen provides a clearer view not only of this catalytic era but also more broadly of what architectural historian Dell Upton has aptly termed the social experience of the built environment.

Outsider in Amsterdam


Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569478252
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The first Amsterdam Cops mystery On a quiet street in downtown Amsterdam, a man is found hanging from the ceiling beam of his bedroom, upstairs from the new religious society he founded: a group that calls itself “Hindist” and supposedly mixes elements of various Eastern traditions. Detective-Adjutant Gripstra and Sergeant de Gier of the Amsterdam police are sent to investigate what looks like a simple suicide, but they are immediately suspicious of the circumstances. This now-classic novel, first published in 1975, introduces Janwillem van de Wetering’s lovable Amsterdam cop duo of portly, wise Gripstra and handsome, contemplative de Gier. With its unvarnished depiction of the legacy of Dutch colonialism and the darker facets of Amsterdam’s free drug culture, this excellent procedural asks the question of whether a murder may ever be justly committed. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Engines of Democracy

Politics and Policymaking in State Legislatures
Author: Alan Rosenthal
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 148330454X
Category: Political Science
Page: 442
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State legislators have often been in the shadow of their national counterparts, but they drive the processes of democracy. Rosenthal brings together a lifetime of research and experience on state legislative politics into one eminently readable volume—a dynamic, inside view of the people involved, the politics that prevail, and the interest groups and lobbyists who advocate their causes. Building on earlier work with new data and recent interviews and observations, Rosenthal looks at the way representation works, Americans’ critical view of their legislatures, the role of legislative leaders, the dynamics of executive-legislative relationships, as well as norms and ethics. Both a complement and contrast to the policymaking process on Capitol Hill, Engines of Democracy proves that no one gives insight into state legislators and their work the way Alan Rosenthal can.

Sleep In Heavenly Peace


Author: M. William Phelps
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786026952
Category: True Crime
Page: 448
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Cold Storage In May 2003, an Arizona man who'd bought dozens of sealed boxes at a self-storage facility's auction of unclaimed property made a horrifying discovery: the bodies of three plastic-wrapped infants, one of which had become mummified over the years. Police traced them to Dianne Odell, 50, a mother of eight children, who admitted the babies were hers but claimed that they'd died of natural causes. She'd kept the bodies for over twenty years before abandoning them. Justice Deferred In 1989, police had found the remains of a long-dead infant in a suitcase in the trunk of a car Odell had abandoned. The statute of limitations on manslaughter had saved her then from prosecution. She maintained that the fetus was the product of a rape by her father and, after he beat her, was stillborn. Baby-Killer's Fate Odell said her own domineering mother had forced her into teen prostitution and murdered what she viewed as "bastard children." Both parents were dead and unable to contradict her. Would Odell's stories sway the jury and buy her the mercy her babies were never granted? Or would she be forced to face the consequences of bringing innocent lives into the world--only to end them in cold blood. . . 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

The House in France

A Memoir
Author: Gully Wells
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408818221
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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In 2009, six years after her mother's death, Gully Wells returns to La Migoua, the house in Provence which belonged to her mother - the glamorous, funny, unpredictable and furiously rude American journalist, Dee Wells. Surrounded by the clutter of decades, Gully is taken back to her childhood, to her mother, her adored stepfather - the celebrated, brilliant, womanising Oxford philosopher, A. J. Ayer - and to the rich, sensual memories that the house evokes. Gully's beautiful, rebellious mother Dee fled Boston when she was seventeen to join the Canadian Army, where she became a Sergeant Major. She married, had Gully, divorced and moved to London where she would meet, and fall madly in love with, the icon of logical positivism, Ayer, who she would later persuade to marry her. There they lived in an extraordinary, liberated and intellectual world, with friends and acquaintances including Bobby Kennedy, Mary Quant, Iris Murdoch, Jonathan Miller, George Melly and Bertrand Russell. In the turbulent and vibrant milieu of sixties London, Gully develops from a cautious only child to a studious teenager. She has a childhood infatuation with the aristocratic homosexual Michael Pitt-Rivers, loses her virginity to a Provençal hairdresser and wins a scholarship to St Hilda's at Oxford, where she blossoms, studies French history under Theodore Zeldin, and falls in love with fellow student, Martin Amis. But as the affair ends, Gully moves on, explores love and travel, eventually settling down in New York. La Migoua, perched on a hill above Bandol, halfway between Toulon and Marseilles, is inextricably woven into Gully's existence. Unsentimental and gloriously witty, The House in France is a vivid and moving love letter to a beloved mother, and a celebration of family, of growing up and of the spirit of a cherished house.

Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644002738
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.