Midnight in Washington

Midnight in Washington
How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

by Adam Schiff

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2021-10-12
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0593231546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, from the rise of autocracy unleashed by Trump to the January 6 insurrection, and a warning that those forces remain as potent as ever—from the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump “If there is still an American democracy fifty years from now, historians will be very grateful for this highly personal and deeply informed guide to one of its greatest crises. We should be grateful that we can read it now.”—Timothy Snyder, #1 New York Times bestselling author of On Tyranny In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump’s Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within. In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. The congressman chronicles step by step just how our democracy was put at such risk, and traces his own path to meeting the crisis—from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right, and archenemy of a president. Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy. Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, Schiff reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic against a lawless president—but also the slow surrender of people that he had worked with and admired to the dangerous immorality of a president engaged in an historic betrayal of his office. Schiff’s fight for democracy is one of the great dramas of our time, told by the man who became the president’s principal antagonist. It is a story that began with Trump but does not end with him, taking us through the disastrous culmination of the presidency and Schiff’s account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever.

Midnight in Savannah

Midnight in Savannah
A Novel

by Darwin Porter

  • Publisher : Blood Moon Productions, Ltd.
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9780966803013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Loosely inspired by the novel that put Savannah, Georgia, on the map (John Berendt's bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), this study in southern decadence shows that corruption has no respect for gender or for much of anything else. Mendacity reigns. Perversity in extremes. Physical beauty as living hell.

Midnight in Vehicle City

Midnight in Vehicle City
General Motors, Flint, and the Strike That Created the Middle Class

by Edward McClelland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-02-02
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0807039675
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The story of the forty-four-day Flint Sit Down Strike of 1936-37, which led to the recognition of the United Auto Workers, the union whose wages and benefits set the standard for the 20th Century American middle class"--

U.S. Navy Medicine

U.S. Navy Medicine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Hilltop in Foggy Bottom

A Hilltop in Foggy Bottom
Home of the Old Naval Observatory and the Navy Medical Department

by Jan K. Herman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Midnight in Engelstan

Midnight in Engelstan
A Book

by Michael Antony

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2012-07
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1475933509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the year 2084. Scotland is independent and England has a nonwhite majority. The change of majorities, though predictable after a century of immigration, has plunged the country into crisis. Political parties are polarized along racial lines. Ethnic communities have become closed and hostile to one another. Sharia law is in force in certain cities. Millions of English whites have fled to Scotland or other countries. These expatriates refer to their homeland as "Engelstan." The new Prime Minister of England, Makhdoom Khan, is a man with a mission. Make sure that the white English never regain control of the country. The leader of the Opposition is eliminated by a staged sex scandal. Meanwhile a white nationalist terrorist movement led by a maverick academic is pushing the nation to the brink of civil war. Roland, an Anglo-Swiss journalist, whose mother is one of millions of English exiles, returns to investigate the turmoil in his ancestral homeland. He tries to track down and interview the white terrorist leader, who leads him on a bizarre odyssey across the country. He falls in love with a beautiful nationalist extremist and becomes caught up in an opposition plot to bring down the government. As the action races to a climax, the question the characters grapple with is: can Engelstan be undone? Or is it now irreversible? And has England gone forever?

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

by United States. Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Navy Medicine

Navy Medicine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Foreign Relations of the United States

Foreign Relations of the United States
Diplomatic Papers

by United States. Department of State

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Triumph Forsaken

Triumph Forsaken
The Vietnam War, 1954–1965

by Mark Moyar

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-08-28
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781139459211
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on a wealth of new evidence from all sides, Triumph Forsaken, first published in 2007, overturns most of the historical orthodoxy on the Vietnam War. Through the analysis of international perceptions and power, it shows that South Vietnam was a vital interest of the United States. The book provides many insights into the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 and demonstrates that the coup negated the South Vietnamese government's tremendous, and hitherto unappreciated, military and political gains between 1954 and 1963. After Diem's assassination, President Lyndon Johnson had at his disposal several aggressive policy options that could have enabled South Vietnam to continue the war without a massive US troop infusion, but he ruled out these options because of faulty assumptions and inadequate intelligence, making such an infusion the only means of saving the country.

Planetquake

Planetquake
A Book

by Umoya Lister

  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release : 2014-01-25
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1909690848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is "e;geofiction"e; cli-fi where our planet is a key actor. Greenhouse gases lead to natural disasters and the dismal politics of scarcity. Yes, our world is groaning, symbolised by a tsunami hitting the Scottish holy island of Iona... A scientist couple begin an evidence-based protest, but this morphs into a fight against a charismatic African empire-builder even as they face their own private temptations and tragedies. Nobody taught them just how difficult this path would be nor how much the whole world would become their battleground.

Midnight in Chernobyl

Midnight in Chernobyl
The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

by Adam Higginbotham

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-02-04
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1501134639
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie” (The Wall Street Journal)—a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history’s worst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a “riveting, deeply reported reconstruction” (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. “The most complete and compelling history yet” (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham’s “superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary” (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will—lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.

The Greene Papers

The Greene Papers
General Wallace M. Greene Jr. and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, January 1964-March 1965

by Wallace Martin Greene (Jr.)

  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Release : 2016-03-24
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9780991158898
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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General Wallace M. Greene Jr. was the 23d Commandant of the Marine Corps, serving from 1964 to 1967, a period in which American involvement in Vietnam increased dramatically. The Greene Papers: General Wallace M. Greene Jr. and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, January 1964-March 1965 contains more than 100 documents from the personal papers of General Greene and is the first edited volume of personal papers to be published by the Marine Corps History Division as a monograph. Produced by a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Greene's notes provide readers with a firsthand account from one of the main participants in the decision-making process that led to the commitment of a large-scale American expeditionary force in Southeast Asia. Because of President Lyndon B. Johnson's reticence to regularly consult the Joint Chiefs on military matters, however, the notes also give readers a second point of view: that of a frustrated advisor kept on the outside and forced to look in, observe, and reflect on major military decisions often made without his input or support. Also apparent are the tensions between Greene and President Johnson's aggressive and domineering Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. This volume begins in January 1964 and ends just before the landing of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade at Da Nang on 8 March 1965, a pivotal moment that marked the official transition from the United States' advisory mission to a more active combat mission. In doing so, it traces Greene's growing frustration with McNamara's and Johnson's equivocation and uncertainty about Southeast Asia. Along with a series of commemorative pamphlets, this book is part of the Marine Corps History Division's effort to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War. Other publications avaialble from the United States Marine Corps can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/922 Other publications about the Vietnam War can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/us-military-history/battles-wars/vietnam-war

Barbara F. Vucanovich

Barbara F. Vucanovich
From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again

by Barbara F. Vucanovich,Patricia D. Cafferata

  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Release : 2014-04-16
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0874179440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Barbara Vucanovich was sixty-two when she ran in her first election, becoming the first woman ever elected to a federal office from Nevada. In this engaging memoir, written with her daughter, she reflects on the road that led her to Washington--her years as mother, businesswoman, and volunteer.

Midnight in the Shadows

Midnight in the Shadows
A Book

by Timothy A. Bramlett

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2012-07-10
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 1477213228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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TAKE A JOURNEY INTO STRANGE AND EXCITING WORLDS Take a trip into the shadows of mystery, intrigue, ghosts, and science fiction. Bramlett takes you on a journey that introduces you to new characters and new situations. In a series of short stories, you will: > travel to new and exciting worlds in outer space > fight against the devil himself > travel to Alpha Centauri from a dying planet > become a target of the C.I.A. > become a millionaire in a bizarre struggle for survival > Visit a mysterious town Plus other exciting stories, beckoning the reader with a thirst for new and different adventures

President Nixon

President Nixon
Alone in the White House

by Richard Reeves

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2002-10-10
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 0743227190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PRESIDENT NIXON shows a man alone in a White House ruled by secrets and lies, trying to impose old values at home and new balances of power everywhere in the world. Reeves proves that the Watergate scandal was no abberation in an administration foreshadowed by a series of successful uses of 'national security' to cover coups, burglaries, lies, the abandonment of America's allies - and even murder. Reeves portrays a man of vision and iron will who created, used and was used by a small cast of hard, ambitious men who formed a poisonous circle around their insecure leader. Alone, Nixon challenged and changed the world's political and military balance while also plotting to destroy both the Democratic and Republican parties in an attempt to create secretly a new party of the centre. This account of Nixon's stewardship will stand as the balanced, authoratative portrait of an astonishng president and his ruined presidency.

Techna Force 20

Techna Force 20
A Book

by ANTON J. STOERMAN

  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release : 2011-06-24
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1426971486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I began to plan this novel after years of fascination with our great universe convinced me that earth is likely not the only planet where reasoning beings live. Carrying that thought further, one could assume, I think, that some other civilizations, could possses greater intelligence , and be far ahead of us in technological achievement. And perhaps they possess higher ethics and moral standards thatn exist on earth today. It is also possible that they have great powers to protect themselves, or to persuade others to adopt a different way of acting. These ideas, which some might consider hypothetical, or even too preposterous to imagine, could easily be reality, in my opinion. Combine them with what we have been told about an alleged extra terrestrial landing incident that could well prove their existence of other beings, and is still controversial, and you have something even more plausible. Add the element of fear another planet might have of being destroyed by some country on earth, such as the United States, and you have exactly what this novel, Techna Force 20, is all about.

Morning to Midnight in the Saddle

Morning to Midnight in the Saddle
Civil War Letters of a Soldier in Wilder's Lightning Brigade

by Hicks,Inglis,McManus

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2012-07-02
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 1469143208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seven days before Lees surrender, Lieutenant Otho McManus was killed leading a battle charge in Alabama. During the previous thirty months, the young Midwestern schoolteacher wrote more than a hundred letters. His polished writing reflects his hopes, ambitions, fears, war experience and domestic concerns. The letters describe his capture while rescuing a wounded cousin, a deadly case of friendly fire, opinions of officers and war prospects, and strong feelings about anti-war dissent. McManus served in the 123rd Illinois Mounted Infantry. This regiment was an integral component of the elite Wilders Lightning Brigade. Wilders Brigade played pivotal roles in battles and campaigns in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. McManus letters include extended accounts of the battles of Chickamauga, Hoovers Gap and Perryville and the Atlanta Campaign, among other campaigns, battles and skirmishes. The editors have supplemented the letters with a detailed chronology of the regiments movements, with an account of explosive political developments in McManus home country, and with post-war sketches of people mentioned in the letters. The editors have also included statistical analyses of the regiments demographics, mortality and desertion rates. The commentary is based on hundreds of commanders reports from the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, from dozens of pension and compiles service records, from more than a dozen court-martial transcripts, and from other soldiers diaries and letters.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
A Book

by William S. McFeely

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2017-06-13
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0393634116
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A detailed, finely written portrait of the imposing 19th-century leader.” —David Levering Lewis, New York Times Book Review Born into but escaped from slavery, Frederick Douglass—orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America—was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) galvanized the antislavery movement and is one of the truly seminal works of African-American literature. In this Lincoln Prize– winning biography, William S. McFeely captures the many sides of Douglass— his boyhood on the Chesapeake; his self-education; his rebellion and rising expectations; his marriage, affairs, and intense friendships; his bitter defeat and transcendent courage—and re-creates the high drama of a turbulent era.