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The President's Shadow

The President's Shadow
The Culper Ring Trilogy 3

by Brad Meltzer

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-06-18
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1444764594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The number one New York Times bestselling author of THE INNER CIRCLE delivers the third novel in the blockbuster Culper Ring Trilogy. Beecher White, a humble archivist at the U.S. National Archives by day, has a secret: he belongs to the Culper Ring, a network of spies founded by George Washington during the American Revolution. Over the course of his time working for the Culper Ring, White has discovered countless secrets and saved more lives than he knows - including the President's. And then, one day, White makes an alarming discovery on the White House grounds: a severed arm buried in the Rose Garden. As he investigates, he realizes it's a message... one that may have dire repercussions for the President. But that's not all - the message also turns Beecher's personal life upside-down, pointing him towards the dark truth about his father's death.

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The President's Shadow - Free Preview
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by Brad Meltzer

  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2015-02-10
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 1455532932
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A severed arm, found buried in the White House Rose Garden. A lethal message with terrible consequences for the Presidency.And a hidden secret in one family's past that will have repercussions for the entire nation. Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with . . . THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find those stories for a living. To most, it looks like Beecher White has an ordinary job. A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., he's responsible for safekeeping the government's most important documents . . . and, sometimes, its most closely held secrets. But there are a powerful few who know his other role. Beecher is a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the Presidency.Now the current occupant of the White House needs the Culper Ring's help. The alarming discovery of the buried arm has the President's team in a rightful panic. Who buried the arm? How did they get past White House security? And most important: What's the message hidden in the arm's closed fist? Indeed, the puzzle inside has a clear intended recipient, and it isn't the President. It's Beecher, himself. Beecher's investigation will take him back to one of our country's greatest secrets and point him toward the long, carefully hidden truth about the most shocking history of all: family history.

Shadow

Shadow
Five Presidents And The Legacy Of Watergate

by Bob Woodward

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-11
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1471104729
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twenty-five years after Richard Nixon's resignation, investigative journalist Bob Woodward examines the legacy of Watergate. Based on hundreds of interviews - both on and off the record - and three years of research of government archives, Woodward's latest book explains in detail how the premier scandal of US history has indelibly altered the shape of American politics and culture - and has limited the power to act of the presidency itself. Bob Woodward's mix of historical perspective and journalistic sleuthing provides a unique perspective on the repercussions of Watergate and proves that it was far more than a passing, embarrassing crisis in American politics: it heralded the beginning of a new period of troubled presidencies. From Ford through to Clinton, presidents have battled public scepticism, a challenging Congress, adversarial press and even special prosecutors in their term in office. Now, a quarter of a century after the scandal emerged, the man who helped expose Watergate shows us the stunning impact of its heritage.

Shadow on the White House

Shadow on the White House
Presidents and the Vietnam War, 1945-1975

by David L. Anderson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harry Truman's administration began searching for an American response to the clash in Indochina between Frech colonialism and Vietminh communism in 1945. Thirty years and five administrations later, Gerald Ford and his aides tried unsuccessfully to solicit additional aid for South Vietnam from a reluctant Congress. For Truman, Ford, and every American leader in between, the dilemma in Vietnam hung ominously over the presidency. In Shadow on the White House, seven prominent historians examine how the leadership of six presidents and an issue that grew into a difficult and often unpopular war shaped each other. Focusing on the personalities, politics, priorities, and actions of the presidents as they confronted Vietnam, the authors consider the expansion of presidential power in foreign-policy formulation since World War II. In their analyses, they chronicle the history of executive leadership as it related to Vietnam, assess presidential prerogatives and motives on war and peace issues, and clarify the interconnection between the modern presidency and the nation's frustrating, tragic, and humiliating failure in Southeast Asia. Although other histories have been written about the Vietnam experience, this book is the first systematic and comparative survey on presidential leadership as it relates to the war issue. It is organized by presidential administrations, giving a detailed examination of each president's decisions and policies. Based on the most recently opened archival sources, the essays provide a framework on which to hang the kaleidoscopic events of the war. -- Amazon.com.

The Shadow Presidents

The Shadow Presidents
The Secret History of the Chief Executives and Their Top Aides

by Michael Medved

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covering every presidential staff from Lincoln to Carter, Medved explores the fascinating, sometimes frightening relationship between a president and his top aide, a man who quietly assumes great power and influence

In Sputnik's Shadow

In Sputnik's Shadow
The President's Science Advisory Committee and Cold War America

by Zuoyue Wang

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 0813546885
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Sputnik's Shadow traces the rise and fall of the President's Science Advisory Committee from its ascendance under Eisenhower to its demise during the Nixon years. Zuoyue Wang examines key turning points during the twentieth century, including the beginning of the Cold War, the debates over nuclear weapons, the Sputnik crisis in 1957, the struggle over the Vietnam War, and the eventual end of the Cold War, showing how the involvement of scientists in executive policymaking evolved over time and brings new insights to the intellectual, social, and cultural histories of the era.

The President's Partner

The President's Partner
The First Lady in the Twentieth Century

by Myra G. Gutin

  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Radical political and social changes, together with the development of radio and television, have dramatically altered the role of the President's wife since the early years of this century. Gutin's book examines the public and private personas of twelve presidential wives in the context of those changes. Focusing on the First Lady's public communications, the author looks at the roles that each of these women has filled, from ceremonial figure and White House hostess to presidential surrogate, campaigner, and independent advocate for special causes. Although several presidential wives have taken advantage of the freedoms and opportunities enjoyed by contemporary women, a number of First Ladies have chosen to remain within the limits of more traditional roles. The author first discusses Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Bess Truman, and Mamie Eisenhower, whose public participation in the presidency consisted of acting in a ceremonial capacity and serving as social hostesses in the White House. Lou Hoover, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Pat Nixon communicated with the public more directly and on occasion used the media as a means of publicizing projects in which they had an interest. Not until Eleanor Roosevelt, however, did the First Lady begin to exploit the power of the White House fully. Mrs. Roosevelt--and after her, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, and Rosalynn Carter--frequently used every communication outlet available to speak in behalf of special projects and causes. Nancy Reagan shifted from a role restricted to ceremonial and White House social functions to active participation as a political surrogate and independent advocate. Providing a wealth of factual detail as well as careful analysis, this book will enrich any study of America's recent political history.

The Politics of Presidential Selection

The Politics of Presidential Selection
A Book

by John S. Jackson,William J. Crotty

  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perfect for an election year, the current, clear, and accessible Politics of Presidential Selection provides an illuminating guide to the dynamics of election to this unique office. This absorbing text is a comprehensive overview of how we select the American president and why the system works as it does. The authors use the theory of "bounded rationality" to examine the many aspects of presidential selection, providing a theoretical framework that helps tie concepts together for readers and offers a coherent look at a complex process.

Presidential Lightning Rods

Presidential Lightning Rods
The Politics of Blame Avoidance

by Richard J. Ellis,Associate Professor of Political Science Richard J Ellis

  • Publisher : Studies in Government & Public
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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H. R. Haldeman, President Nixon's former chief of staff, is said to have boasted: "Every president needs a son of a bitch, and I'm Nixon's. I'm his buffer and I'm his bastard. I get done what he wants done and I take the heat instead of him." Richard Ellis explores the widely discussed but poorly understood phenomenon of presidential "lightning rods"-cabinet officials who "take the heat" instead of their bosses. Whether by intent or circumstance, these officials divert criticism and blame away from their presidents. The phenomenon is so common that it's assumed to be an essential item in every president's managerial toolbox. But, Ellis argues, such assumptions can oversimplify our understanding of this tool. Ellis advises against indiscriminate use of the lightning rod metaphor. Such labeling can hide as much as it reveals about presidential administration and policymaking at the cabinet level. The metaphor often misleads by suggesting strategic intent on the president's part while obscuring the calculations and objectives of presidential adversaries and the lightning rods themselves. Ellis also illuminates the opportunities and difficulties that various presidential posts-especially secretaries of state, chiefs of staff, and vice presidents-have offered for deflecting blame from our presidents. His study offers numerous detailed and instructive examples from the administrations of Truman (Dean Acheson); Eisenhower (Richard Nixon, John Foster Dulles, Herbert Brownell, and Ezra Taft Benson); LBJ (Hubert Humphrey); Ford (Henry Kissinger); and Reagan (James Watt). These examples, Ellis suggests, should guide our understanding of the relationship between lightning rods and presidential leadership, policymaking, and ratings. Blame avoidance, he warns, does have its limitations and may even backfire at times. Nevertheless, President Clinton and his successors may need to rely on such tools. The presidency, Ellis points out, finds itself the object of increasingly intense partisan debate and microscopic scrutiny by a wary press. Lightning rods can deflect such heat and help the president test policies, gauge public opinion, and protect his political power and public image. Ellis's book is an essential primer for helping us understand this process.

The Fifth Assassin

The Fifth Assassin
A Book

by Brad Meltzer

  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2013-01-15
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0446554006
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Archivist Beecher White, the hero of the #1 NYT bestselling Culper Ring series, discovers a killer in Washington, DC, who's meticulously re-creating history's four presidential assassinations. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong? Beecher is about to discover the truth: that during the course of a hundred years, all four assassins were secretly working together. What was their purpose? For whom do they really work? And why are they planning to kill the current President? Beecher's about to find out. And most terrifyingly, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.

From the Shadows

From the Shadows
The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

by Robert M. Gates

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-01-09
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN : 1416543368
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The former director of the CIA discusses the hidden wars and operations that the U.S. waged against world Communism, discusses the CIA's role in the collapse of Communism in the Soviet bloc, and assesses the various presidents and officials for whom he worked. 60,000 first printing. Tour.

Daily Report

Daily Report
Central Eurasia

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996-05
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rogue's March

Rogue's March
A Book

by W. T. Tyler

  • Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780425060759
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An antigovernment coup in the Congo is an embarrassment, threat, and challenge--variously--to CIA officer Andy Reddish, fallen cabinet minister Pierre Masakita, Colonel N'Sika, and the American and Soviet ambassadors

Coming Apart

Coming Apart
An Informal History of America in the 1960's

by William L. O'Neill

  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 9780812962239
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An analysis of the 1960's that brings to light new aspects of that turbulent decade.

Time

Time
A Book

by Briton Hadden

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998-09
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lyndon Johnson's Credibility Gap

Lyndon Johnson's Credibility Gap
A Book

by James Deakin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shadows of Vietnam

Shadows of Vietnam
Lyndon Johnson's Wars

by Frank Everson Vandiver

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9780890967478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Vietnam War through Lyndon Johnson's eyes : a broad, sweeping synthesis of the scholarship on Johnson's war presidency, along with new insights culled from numerous and extensive interviews and research in the primary archival documents.

Speaking Out

Speaking Out
The Reagan Presidency from Inside the White House

by Larry Speakes,Robert Pack

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780380707263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The former Reagan Administration press secretary offers inside information on the national and foreign events that profoundly influenced this country, as well as opinions on major political figures, other celebrities, and the First family

The Shadow Government

The Shadow Government
A Book

by Ray Derby

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2002-07-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0595234682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Shadow Government is a spell-binding novel depicting a very true-to-life picture of what the future may hold as the world moves into the 21st Century. When Norm Shepard, an ex-Marine, is found shot in the back only minutes away from the nation's capital, this sets into motion an investigation that reveals a chilling discovery. The terrorists are already here-not only in Washington, D.C. but throughout the U.S., the plan is set, and the biological agent is on its way.Emergency meetings are called, but it becomes clear that the U.S. is totally unprepared for a crisis of this magnitude. As the enormity of the threat and its ramifications set in, President Robert Hardy assigns Ross Chambers, an intelligence officer, another mission-the closest guarded secret in Washington-the Bluelight Project.The President, without the knowledge or consent of Congress, has been secretly funding the construction of underground protective relocation facilities. Ross is racing against the clock and the very future of the country is at stake. Either the terrorists are apprehended before they can strike or the Bluelight Project must be fully operational before they do-or there may no longer be a United States of America.

Life: the Gentle Satirist

Life: the Gentle Satirist
A Book

by John Flautz

  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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