White House Confidential

White House Confidential

White House Confidential

An irreverent look at Presidential foibles, follies, fibs, and moral failures Were past presidents smarter, more honest, and better behaved that those we elect today? Don’t bet on it! White House Confidential shows that commanders-in-chief have been lying, cheating, stealing, and womanizing from the days of the Founding Fathers. Focusing on the qualities that never made it into White House press releases, the authors look at their sexual misdeeds and strange family relationships, scandals that engulfed administrations, fights with enemies, and questionable money matters. Dip into these pages to find out: Which president was famous for being the richest man alive because of all his brilliant real estate deals? Which president was born in Canada, and was ineligible to hold the office of president? Which president caused some problems by trying to grow “strange herbs” in the White House garden? Which president often ordered White House staff to rub Vaseline into his scalp while he ate breakfast in bed? Which president often called his deputy chief of staff “Turd Blossom”? Updated with new material about many presidents including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, White House Confidential will have you laughing (and sometimes cursing!) as you take a second look at the next occupant of the Oval Office.

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Genre : History
Author : Gregg Stebben
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-07-19
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781510714205


Correspondence Between The White House And Congress In The Proceedings Against John M Quinn David Watkins And Matthew Moore As Part Of The Committee Investigation Into The White House Travel Office Matter

Correspondence Between The White House And Congress In The Proceedings Against John M Quinn David Watkins And Matthew Moore As Part Of The Committee Investigation Into The White House Travel Office Matter

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Genre : Contempt of legislative bodies
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Release : 1996
Total Pages : 424 Pages
ISBN : UCR:31210024918979


The Nixon White House Redecoration And Acquisition Program

The Nixon White House Redecoration And Acquisition Program

A positive legacy of the troubled Nixon administration—and one virtually unknown to the American public—is the extensive acquisition of valuable art and antiques for the White House and the redecoration of the executive mansion by Pat Nixon. With the help of an aggressive curator, Clement Conger, and a talented interior designer, Edward Vason Jones, the First Lady quietly erased much of the historic décor of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Camelot and introduced an academic look to the State Rooms which endures to this day. Nixon marked his presidential territory with a complete renovation of the West Wing—a harbinger of the First Lady’s plans. They implemented a massive fundraising campaign to bankroll the refurbishment, which resulted in one of the foremost collections of art, art objects, furniture, paintings and sculpture in America. This book presents the never before told story of the Nixons’ remodeling of the White House, motivated by the approaching American Bicentennial and a desire to restore respect to the presidency through the arts.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Patrick Phillips-Schrock
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2016-06-21
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781476622385


Federal Register

Federal Register

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Genre : Delegated legislation
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Release : 2013
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCR:31210024840694


The Provisional Pulpit

The Provisional Pulpit

The cornerstone of the public presidency is the ability of the White House to influence, shape, and even manipulate public opinion. Ultimately, although much has been written about presidential leadership of opinion, we are still left with many questions pertaining to the success of presidential opinion leadership efforts throughout the modern presidency. What is still missing is a systematic, sequential approach to describe empirical trends in presidential leadership of public opinion in order to expand on important scholarly queries, to resolve empirical disputes in the literature, and to check the accuracy of conventional political wisdom on how, when, and under what conditions presidents lead public opinion. In The Provisional Pulpit, Brandon Rottinghaus develops a simple theory of presidential leadership, arguing that presidential messages are more likely to be received if there are fewer countervailing agents or messages to contradict the president’s message. He concludes, based upon the findings presented in this book, that the “bully pulpit” is largely provisional for modern presidents. The more the president can avoid the political echo chamber associated with partisan battles or communications, the better the chance the president has to lead public opinion. The Provisional Pulpit adds an important layer of understanding to the issue of how and under what conditions presidents lead public opinion. All modern presidents clearly attempt to lead public opinion; often, due to factors outside their control, they fail. This book is an exploration into how and when they succeed.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Brandon Rottinghaus
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2010-04-07
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781603441957


United States Government Policy And Supporting Positions

United States Government Policy And Supporting Positions

Presents the online version of "United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions," published by the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Provides information on federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment. Arranges information via government branch and department. Contains a foreword, a glossary of abbreviations, and appendices. Links to the Committee's home page.

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Genre : Government executives
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Release : 2012
Total Pages : 210 Pages
ISBN : UCBK:C112434521


Hubris

Hubris

A behind-the-scenes analysis of the controversial decisions and power struggles that went on within the Bush administration as officials planned and defended the invasion of Iraq examines Bush's determination to get rid of Saddam Hussein and the outing of a CIA officer that led to an indictment of a White House official, among other controversial topics. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Michael Isikoff
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 479 Pages
ISBN : 9780307346827


Lost Prophet

Lost Prophet

Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement. Before Martin Luther King, before Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin was working to bring the cause to the forefront of America's consciousness. A teacher to King, an international apostle of peace, and the organizer of the famous 1963 March on Washington, he brought Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence to America and helped launch the civil rights movement. Nonetheless, Rustin has been largely erased by history, in part because he was an African American homosexual. Acclaimed historian John D'Emilio tells the full and remarkable story of Rustin's intertwined lives: his pioneering and public person and his oblique and stigmatized private self. It was in the tumultuous 1930s that Bayard Rustin came of age, getting his first lessons in politics through the Communist Party and the unrest of the Great Depression. A Quaker and a radical pacifist, he went to prison for refusing to serve in World War II, only to suffer a sexual scandal. His mentor, the great pacifist A. J. Muste, wrote to him, "You were capable of making the 'mistake' of thinking that you could be the leader in a revolution...at the same time that you were a weakling in an extreme degree and engaged in practices for which there was no justification." Freed from prison after the war, Rustin threw himself into the early campaigns of the civil rights and anti-nuclear movements until an arrest for sodomy nearly destroyed his career. Many close colleagues and friends abandoned him. For years after, Rustin assumed a less public role even though his influence was everywhere. Rustin mentored a young and inexperienced Martin Luther King in the use of nonviolence. He planned strategy for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference until Congressman Adam Clayton Powell threatened to spread a rumor that King and Rustin were lovers. Not until Rustin's crowning achievement as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington would he finally emerge from the shadows that homophobia cast over his career. Rustin remained until his death in 1987 committed to the causes of world peace, racial equality, and economic justice. Based on more than a decade of archival research and interviews with dozens of surviving friends and colleagues of Rustin's, Lost Prophet is a triumph. Rustin emerges as a hero of the black freedom struggle and a singularly important figure in the lost gay history of the mid-twentieth century. John D'Emilio's compelling narrative rescues a forgotten figure and brings alive a time of great hope and great tragedy in the not-so-distant past.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John D'Emilio
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 568 Pages
ISBN : 9780684827803


Confirmation Hearings On Robert P Nimmo And Frank S Sato Nominations

Confirmation Hearings On Robert P Nimmo And Frank S Sato Nominations

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Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Publisher :
Release : 1981
Total Pages : 194 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110734634


The Johnson Years Vietnam The Environment And Science

The Johnson Years Vietnam The Environment And Science

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Genre : United States
Author : Robert A. Divine
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015010421652