Bush II, Obama, and the Decline of U.S. Hegemony in the Western Hemisphere: Thomas Andrew O´Keefe
The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president´s staff can change the nationWhen we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country. Each of these staffers has a story to tell, and in West Wingers, Barack Obama´s White House staff reveals how these extraordinary citizens shape the presidency and the nation.In these moving and revealing personal stories, 18 Obama staffers bring us deep inside the presidency, offering intimate accounts of how they made it to the White House, what they witnessed, and what they accomplished there. In each one we see the human face of government, staffers devoting themselves to the issues that have defined their lives. We hear from a married gay staffer pushing the president towards marriage equality; a senior aide working to implement the Affordable Care Act while battling Stage IV cancer; a hijab-wearing Muslim adviser accompanying the President to a mosque. From the triumphs of Obamacare and marriage equality to the tragedy of the Charleston shooting, this audiobook tells the history of the Obama presidency through the men and women who worked tirelessly to support his vision for America. More than just a history though, West Wingers is an inspiring call to arms for public service, a manifesto for the power of committed public servants to make real change, and a powerful testament to what true diversity, inclusivity, and progress can look like in America. Audiobook table of contents:Evolution, by Gautam Raghavan, read by the author Becoming a Man, by Michael Strautmanis, read by the authorImagine Joey Lucas, by Leah Katz-Hernandez, read by Kyla Garcia\Laughing Between Two Ferns, by Brad Jenkins, read by the authorAmazing Grace, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gautam Raghavan, Michael Strautmanis, Brad Jenkins, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004198/bk_peng_004198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2012 steht in den USA im Zeichen des Präsidentschaftswahlkampfs und auch Europa schaut gespannt zu. Warum sind so viele Amerikaner gegen Obamas Gesundheitsreform? Was bewegt sie beim Thema Klimaschutz? Und wie ist es grundsätzlich mit der vielbeschworenen ´´Wertegemeinschaft´´ des Westens bestellt? Was trennt und was verbindet Amerikaner und Europäer? Christoph von Marschall erklärt die unterschiedlichen politischen Kulturen dies- und jenseits des Atlantiks und entlarvt typische Vorurteile auf beiden Seiten. Ein Muss für alle, die die Supermacht besuchen oder verstehen wollen.
President Obama´s Tax Piracy:Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point Peter Ferrara
Conquest, Famine, War, Death: the four horsemen are coming, in the form of the national debt, widespread dependence on government, turmoil in the Middle East, and the expansion of the bureaucratic state. In Obama’s Four Horsemen, syndicated columnist David Harsanyi takes a provocative look at how the Obama Administration allowed four big problems to mushroom into looming disasters we can no longer avoid or postpone. In his famous conversational, fact-driven, and humorous tone, Harsanyi argues that President Obama’s handling of both domestic and foreign crises has set the stage for a disaster of Biblical proportions. Under Obama, America has become a land of more dependence, more hand-outs, more federal programs, and more government agencies. The great danger is that Americans have gotten used to it. Many people today expect, as a matter of fact, that the government will hand them health insurance, student loans, birth control, and anything else they might need or desire while they are increasingly numb to the pernicious creep of the bureaucratic state and the alarming escalation of unsustainable spending and debt. Meanwhile, powerful forces abroad seek to destroy American and Western culture while Obama has sat on his thumbs and looked the other way, tossing out politically correct platitudes when asked about his response to their open threats and aggression. America is facing a time of great upheaval, domestic and global. Obama’s Four Horseman is a provocative exposé on how we got here, and a chilling prediction of what’s to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alpha Trivette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012648/bk_adbl_012648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Revival is the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. It is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle from the crisis of defeat to historic success. Over the span of an extraordinary two months in the life of a young presidency, Obama and his senior aides engaged in a desperate struggle for survival that stands as the measure of who they are and how they govern. Best-selling Obama biographer Richard Wolffe draws on unrivaled access to the West Wing to write a natural sequel to his critically acclaimed book about the president and his campaign. He traces an arc from near death to resurrection that is a repeated pattern for Obama, first as a candidate and now as president. Starting at the first anniversary of the inauguration, Wolffe paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism. Revival is a road map to understanding the dynamics, characters, and disputes that shape the Obama White House. It reveals for the first time the fault lines at the heart of the West Wing between two groups competing for control of the president’s agenda. On one side are the Revivalists, who want to return to the high-minded spirit of the presidential campaign. On the other side are the Survivalists, who believe that government demands a low-minded set of compromises and combat. At the center of this compelling story is a man who remains opaque to supporters, staff, and critics alike. What motivates him to risk his presidency on health care? What frustrations does he feel at this incredible time of testing? Written by the author who knows Obama best, Revival is a frank and intimate account of a president struggling to adapt, enduring failure, and outfoxing his foes. It is a must-listen volume, full of exclusive insights into the untold and unfinished story of a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Wolffe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002442/bk_rand_002442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, ´´Nah, we straight.” In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama´s language use--and America´s response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his ´´articulateness´´ to his ´´Race Speech,´´ the so-called ´´fist-bump,´´ and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture. Using their analysis of Barack Obama as a point of departure, Alim and Smitherman reveal how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In challenging American ideas about language, race, education, and power, they help take the national dialogue on race to the next level. In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that ´´race matters,´´ Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply ´´language matters´´ to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014008/bk_adbl_014008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every American president, when faced with a crisis, longs to take bold and decisive action. When American lives or vital interests are at stake, the public - and especially the news media and political opponents - expect aggressive leadership. But, contrary to the dramatizations of Hollywood, rarely does a president have that option. In Presidents in Crisis, a former director of the Situation Room takes the listener inside the White House during 17 grave international emergencies handled by the presidents from Truman to Obama: from North Korea´s invasion of South Korea to the revolutions of the Arab Spring, and from the 13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the taking of American diplomats hostage in Iran and George W. Bush´s response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. In narratives that convey the drama of unfolding events and the stakes of confrontation when a misstep can mean catastrophe, he walks us step-by-step through each crisis. Laying out the key players and personalities and the moral and political calculations that the leaders have had to make, he provides a fascinating insider´s look at modern presidential decision making and the fundamental role in it of human frailty. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for those interested in history - books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times best seller or a national best seller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027096/bk_adbl_027096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.