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Whistlestop

Whistlestop
My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History

by John Dickerson

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-08-02
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1455540463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Face the Nation moderator and contributing editor for The Atlantic John Dickerson come the stories behind the stories of the most memorable moments in American presidential campaign history. The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a contest for control of power in the most powerful country on earth. The battle of ideas has a clear end, with winners and losers, and along the way there are sharp turning points-primaries, debates, conventions, and scandals that squeeze candidates into emergency action, frantic grasping, and heroic gambles. As Mike Murphy the political strategist put it, "Campaigns are like war without bullets." Whistlestop tells the human story of nervous gambits hatched in first-floor hotel rooms, failures of will before the microphone, and the cross-country crack-ups of long-planned stratagems. At the bar at the end of a campaign day, these are the stories reporters rehash for themselves and embellish for newcomers. In addition to the familiar tales, Whistlestop also remembers the forgotten stories about the bruising and reckless campaigns of the nineteenth century when the combatants believed the consequences included the fate of the republic itself. Some of the most modern-feeling elements of the American presidential campaign were born before the roads were paved and electric lights lit the convention halls-or there were convention halls at all. Whistlestop is a ride through the American campaign history with one of its most enthusiastic conductors guiding you through the landmarks along the way.

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
A Novel

by Fannie Flagg

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2020-10-27
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0593133854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and the magical moments in ordinary lives, from the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe “A gift, a blessing and a triumph . . . celebrates the bonds of family and friends—and the possibilities of recovery and renewal.”—The Free Lance–Star Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its fun and famous fried green tomatoes. And as Bud often said of his childhood to his daughter Ruthie, “How lucky can you get?” But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and Whistle Stop became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time. Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see what has become of his beloved Whistle Stop. In so doing, he discovers new friends, as well as surprises about Idgie’s life, about Ninny Threadgoode and other beloved Fannie Flagg characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you really go home again?

Coordinating Transportation for the Elderly and Handicapped

Coordinating Transportation for the Elderly and Handicapped
A State of the Art Report

by Institute of Public Administration (New York, N.Y.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Citizen Crime Reporting Projects

Citizen Crime Reporting Projects
Phase I Summary Report

by Leonard Bickman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Deans of Women and the Feminist Movement

Deans of Women and the Feminist Movement
Emily Taylor's Activism

by K. Sartorius

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-12-10
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 113748134X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores how deans of women actively fostered feminism in the mid-twentieth century through a study of the career of Dr. Emily Taylor, the University of Kansas dean of women from 1956-1974. Sartorius links feminist activism by deans of women with labor activism, the New Left movement, and the later rise of women's studies as a discipline.

Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe

Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe
A Book

by Fannie Flagg

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-02-29
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1446442039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rediscover the ultimate comfort read in the classic story of friendship, loyalty and secrets set in the deep south of America in the 1930s. The day Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison opened the Whistle Stop Cafe, the town took a turn for the better. It was the Depression and that cafe was a home from home for many of us. You could get eggs, grits, bacon, ham, coffee and a smile for 25 cents. Ruth was just the sweetest girl you ever met. And Idgie? She was a character, all right. You never saw anyone so headstrong. But how anybody could have thought she murdered that man is beyond me. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a mouth-watering tale of love, laughter and mystery. It will lift your spirits and above all it'll remind you of the secret to life: friends. 'A richly comic, poignant narrative' Harper Lee

High Tide in the Korean War

High Tide in the Korean War
How an Outnumbered American Regiment Defeated the Chinese at the Battle of Chipyong-ni

by Leo Barron

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2015-11-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0811715612
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By early 1951, American forces and their UN allies had been driven more than 100 miles down the Korean peninsula by the Chinese. The situation was bleak when Gen. Matthew Ridgway ordered a last stand at the village of Chipyong-ni. There a single regiment (the 23rd Infantry) of fewer than 5,000 U.S. soldiers defeated a Chinese division of 25,000 men in what has been called the Gettysburg of the Korean War. • Page-turning history of one of the most important battles of the Korean War • From-the-foxhole account of a do-or-die defense • Draws from memoirs, interviews, unit reports, intelligence summaries, and personal research in South Korea

Whistlestop Tales

Whistlestop Tales
Around the World in 10 Bible Stories

by Krish Kandiah,Miriam Kandiah

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-07-22
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1529377552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A superspy from Syria on a surprising secret mission. An ancient mystery unlocked by a senator from Sudan. A brave refugee from Jordan who makes history. An Italian soldier whose world is turned upside down. Discover these and other brilliant Bible stories from around the world to inspire you on your own adventure with God! In ten action-packed stories, Whistlestop Tales tells how God uses people from all over the world in his global adventure. From Iraq to Italy, Sudan to Cyprus, each tale begins with a look at a modern-day country to help ground the characters in their original context and cultures. Things may not happen exactly as you'll find in the Bible, a Whistlestop Tale paints a picture of person, their challenges and victories in a new and exciting way to get you thinking. If you're a fan of David Walliams or Roald Dahl, the chances are you'll really enjoy a Whistlestop Tale and maybe look at the Bible in a whole new way! And don't be fooled by the frivolous first impression - Krish and Miriam are tackling a serious and timely issue here - flagging that racial diversity is a big feature of God's story in the Bible and often we overlook this. In their first children's book, Krish and Miriam Kandiah combine Biblical and theological expertise with a generous helping of artistic license and fun, and, with help from our incredible illustrator Andy Gray, show how a wonderful array of characters are swept up in God's plans for the whole world!

Truman’s Whistle-stop Campaign

Truman’s Whistle-stop Campaign
A Book

by Steven R. Goldzwig

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2008-03-26
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781603440066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Faced with the likely loss of the 1948 presidential elections, Harry S. Truman decided to do what he did best: talk straight. When Truman boarded the train to head west in June 1948, he and his campaign advisors decided to shift from prepared text to extemporaneous stump speeches. The “new Truman” emerged as a feisty, engaged speaker, brimming with ideas on policies and programs important to the common citizen. Steven R. Goldzwig engagingly chronicles the origins of Truman’s “give ‘em hell” image and the honing of his rhetorical delivery during his ostensibly nonpolitical train trip west, which came to be known as his “whistle-stop tour.” At the time, Truman was both applauded and derided by the public, but his speeches delivered at each stop helped win him the presidency. Goldzwig’s detailed look at the background of the campaign, Truman’s preparations and goals, the train trip itself, and the text and tone of the speeches helps us better understand how Truman carried the 1948 election and came to represent the plainspoken “man of the people” who returns from behind to win, against all odds.

The Oklahoma Bar Journal

The Oklahoma Bar Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whistle Stop

Whistle Stop
How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman

by Philip White

  • Publisher : ForeEdge from University Press of New England
  • Release : 2014-11-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1611684536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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President Harry Truman was a disappointment to the Democrats, and a godsend to the Republicans. Every attempt to paint Truman with the grace, charm, and grandeur of Franklin Delano Roosevelt had been a dismal failure: Truman's virtues were simpler, plainer, more direct. The challenges he faced--stirrings of civil rights and southern resentment at home, and communist aggression and brinkmanship abroad--could not have been more critical. By the summer of 1948 the prospects of a second term for Truman looked bleak. Newspapers and popular opinion nationwide had all but anointed as president Thomas Dewey, the Republican New York Governor. Truman could not even be certain of his own party's nomination: the Democrats, still in mourning for FDR, were deeply riven, with Henry Wallace and Strom Thurmond leading breakaway Progressive and Dixiecrat factions. Finally, with ingenuity born of desperation, Truman's aides hit upon a plan: get the president in front of as many regular voters as possible, preferably in intimate settings, all across the country. To the surprise of everyone but Harry Truman, it worked. Whistle Stop is the first book of its kind: a micro-history of the summer and fall of 1948 when Truman took to the rails, crisscrossing the country from June right up to Election Day in November. The tour and the campaign culminated with the iconic image of a grinning, victorious Truman holding aloft the famous Chicago Tribune headline: "Dewey Defeats Truman."

Whistle Stop

Whistle Stop
A Book

by Maritta Wolff

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-12-09
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 184739745X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Veech family are trouble-prone. A large and poverty-striken tribe, they live in a small Michigan town on the outskirts of the city. With six children and three adults crowded into an old and ill-kept house, they bicker and brawl within walls that are, quite literally, sagging. Big, handsome, graceless: a drunkard and a wastrel who has never worked, Kenny Veech nevertheless possesses some kind of arrogant charm that makes him irresistible to women. After fawning on him, yearning for him and paying for his drinks, woman after woman is cast out with a cold brutality. For no woman will ever take the place in his heart occupied by his cool, poised and beautiful sister, Mary. Although living quite openly with a wealthy semi-gangster, who helps support the Veech family, Mary reciprocates Kenny's unnatural affection for her. Their twisted, thwarted love provides titillating morsels of scandal for the neighbourhood through the course of a hot and breathless summer. Things reach a head after Mary and her gangster boyfriend get married and it is made clear that there is not enough room for three people in their relationship . . .

A Whistle-Stop Tour of Statistics

A Whistle-Stop Tour of Statistics
A Book

by Brian S. Everitt

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2011-12-01
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 1439877491
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Whistle-Stop Tour of Statistics introduces basic probability and statistics through bite-size coverage of key topics. A review aid and study guide for undergraduate students, it presents descriptions of key concepts from probability and statistics in self-contained sections. Features Presents an accessible reference to the key concepts in probability and statistics Introduces each concept through bite-size descriptions and presents interesting real-world examples Includes lots of diagrams and graphs to clarify and illustrate topics Provides a concise summary of ten major areas of statistics including survival analysis and the analysis of longitudinal data Written by Brian S, Everitt, the author of over 60 statistical texts, the book shows how statistics can be applied in the real world, with interesting examples and plenty of diagrams and graphs to illustrate concepts.

Chugach National Forest (N.F.), Whistle Stop Project

Chugach National Forest (N.F.), Whistle Stop Project
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whistle-Stop West

Whistle-Stop West
A Book

by Arleta Richardson

  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release : 2016-02-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1434710106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nine-year-old Ethan Cooper has managed to keep his family together for a year in a Pennsylvania orphanage. Now he and his siblings are boarding a train headed west. He can’t help but worry: Mr. and Mrs. Rush in Nebraska have agreed to adopt all four Cooper children, but what if they change their minds? In the meantime, Ethan and his siblings encounter their first dust storm, explore train cars, and watch friend after friend leave with new parents. The children dream that soon they will have a new ma and pa too. Based on the story of a real family, this second book in the historical Beyond the Orphan Train series reminds us that God never leaves us, no matter how far we journey to find home.

Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook

Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook
Featuring : Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Barbecue, Banana Split Cake, and Many Other Great Recipes

by Fannie Flagg

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2011-11-02
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0345533828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After the tremendous success of her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and the beloved movie that followed, author Fannie Flagg received thousands of requests from all over the world asking for recipes from the little cafe of her Alabama childhood that was the model for the cafe in her novel. Now, she joyfully shares those recipes, in what may well be the first cookbook ever written by a satisfied customer rather than a cook! Inside you'll find wonderful recipes for: * Skinless Fried Chicken * Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes * Baked Ham and Pineapple Rings * Baked Turkey with Traditional Cornbread Dressing * Black-eyed Peas * Fried Okra * Creamed Onions * Broccoli Casserole * Southern Cream Gravy * Fried Catfish * Scalloped Oysters * Down Home Crab Cakes * Beaten Biscuits * Corn Pones * Lemon Ice Box Pie * Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie * And much more! The recipes in Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook are all for delicious hearty happy food that comes with all sorts of things, from gravies to hot sauces (very often the secret's in the sauce). But most of all this food, and this book, comes with love. "If you liked her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and if you liked the movie they made from that novel, you'll like this cookbook....It's funny, just like Flagg." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Recommended...All the traditional dishes are here, along with the author's irreverent, irresistible commentary on Southern cooking and culture." --Library Journal Note: This edition does not include photos.

Whistlestop

Whistlestop
A Book

by David Greske

  • Publisher : Black Bed Sheet Books
  • Release : 2021-08-01
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1946874299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1826 Millicent Post was burned as a witch. Before the flames consumed her, she cursed the town of Whistlestop and vowed she would return. Centuries later, Katie White becomes possessed by Millicent’s spirit and while Katie’s soul is held captive in a clay vessel, the resurrected witch causes havoc upon the town. With each death her powers grow until she becomes unstoppable, consuming the town and all those who destroyed her so many years ago. Whistlestop’s only hope is in the hands of Michael White, Katie’s father. Can he release his daughter from Millicent’s grip and by doing so, save Whistlestop, or will he be too late?

Whistlestop

Whistlestop
A Journey Across Canada

by George Galt

  • Publisher : Library Services Branch
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9780458805105
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collected Presentations

Collected Presentations
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whistle-Stop West

Whistle-Stop West
A Book

by Arleta Richardson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-02-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781434709561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ethan Cooper and his brothers and sister are finally leaving the orphanage. But will their new parents give them the love they need? The second book in the Beyond the Orphan Train series takes us on the orphan train in 1908 from Pennsylvania to Chicago to Nebraska and into the heart of what family means.