Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'NeillRandom House #ad - The memoirs of speaker of the house tip o'neill's career sketch his ties with the Kennedys, the Watergate years, his break with Lyndon Johnson on Vietnam, and his dealings with Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan New. Collectible. Book, pages and Dust Jacket in Pristine condition.
Every Day Is ExtraSimon & Schuster #ad - Kerry returned to the senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee, and succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. Book, pages and Dust Jacket in Pristine condition. In 2004 he was the democratic presidential nominee and came within one state—Ohio—of winning. Every day is extra shows kerry for the dedicated, witty, and authentic man that he is, and provides forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world.
New york times bestseller john kerry tells the story of his remarkable american life—from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, five-term United States senator, and Secretary of State for four years—a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history.
Every Day Is Extra #ad - Every day is extra is John Kerry’s candid personal story. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.
Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. New. Collectible. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.
Tip and the Gipper: When Politics WorkedSimon & Schuster #ad - When ronald reagan was elected to the presidency in a landslide victory over Jimmy Carter for whom Matthews had worked as a speechwriter, Speaker O’Neill realized Americans had voted for a change. Over time, the burly irishman learned how to fight the popular president on his key issues, strong rhetoric, relying on legislative craftiness, and even guerrilla theater.
An old dog can learn new tricks, ” Tip told his staff. For the first time in his career, o’neill also found himself thrust into the national spotlight as the highest-ranking leader of the Democratic Party—the most visible and respected challenger to President Reagan’s agenda of shrinking the government and lowering taxes.
Chris matthews was an eyewitness to this story as a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, who waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan from 1980 to 1986. At first, whose polished speeches played well on TV, O’Neill doubted his ability to compete on the public stage with the charming Hollywood actor, a medium O’Neill had never mastered.
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Richard Nixon: The LifeVintage #ad - From a prize-winning biographer comes the defining portrait of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left us a darker age. Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and offering fresh revelations, it will be hailed as a master work. We live today, John A. Used book in Good Condition. Richard nixon is a gripping and unsparing portrayal of our darkest president.
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. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon’s finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness.
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Tip o'neill is a national treasure. Having spent fifty years in elected office, from the back wards of Cambridge to the back rooms of Congress, O'Neill has learned what it takes to get elected - and what it takes to stay in power. All politics is Local will be enjoyed and studied for generations.
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He played a significant role in peace initiatives in Central America and in the Camp David Accords, and he was the first American politician to speak live on Soviet television. Brooks flippen shows how wright’s career shaped the political culture of Congress, from its internal rules and power structure to its growing partisanship, even as those new dynamics eventually contributed to his political demise.
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New. Each legislative body has its own leadership positions to oversee this legislative process. To the novice, a lawmaker’s staff on her first day at work, whether a newly elected representative, or a constituent visiting Washington, the entire process can seem incomprehensible. What is an open rule for a house appropriations bill and how does it affect consideration? Why are unanimous consent agreements needed in the Senate?The authors of Inside Congress, all congressional veterans, have written the definitive guide to how Congress really works.
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Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details, The Gatekeepers offers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington. 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. The chiefs of staff, " wield tremendous power in washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president, often referred to as "the gatekeepers, negotiate with Congress to push POTUS's agenda, and—most crucially—enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world.
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