The Politico's Book of the Dead

Author: Iain Dale

Publisher: Politicos Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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A collection of political notables - the weird and wonderful alongside the famous and infamous - have returned from beyond the grave to haunt the pages of The Politico's Book of the Dead. Harold Wilson, John Smith, Willie Whitelaw and Lord David Sutch are here, along with the even more fabled political giants Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby (their obituaries provided by the creators of Yes, Minister) and Labour Prime Minister Harry Perkins (by the man who knew him best, Chris Mullin, author of A Very British Coup). Those judged more critically by history include Oswald Mosley, Horatio Bottomley and John Stonehouse. But the less fabled also qualify, among them Sir Frederic Bennett, who believed that CND was a front for the KGB; Philip Piratin, the Communist MP for Mile End elected in 1945; Gordon Reece, who persuaded Margaret Thatcher to speak more softly; and Norah Runge, who sensationally took Rotherhithe for the Tories in 1931.

Men Who Made Labour

Author: Alan Haworth,Dianne Hayter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135390487

Category: History

Page: 304

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Celebrating the centenary of the Parliamentary Labour Party, this fascinating book commemorates the twenty-nine founding Labour MPs elected in 1906, including Labour’s first Prime Minister, first Chancellor of the Exchequer, first Minister of Labour, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. With a foreword by Tony Blair, Men Who Made Labour focuses on the pioneers’ origins, expectations, world vision and achievements in the context of early twentieth-century conditions, when the prospect of any Labour government was still a distant dream. Drawing upon a vast array of previously unpublished material, and with obituaries primarily written by the twenty-first century successors to those original MPs, the text provides a unique insight into how today’s politicians view their party’s past – ensuring that it is an excellent resource for all politics and modern history students, as well as general readers with an interest in the area.

Moderates

The Vital Center of American Politics, from the Founding to Today

Author: David S. Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469629240

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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The fierce polarization of contemporary politics has encouraged Americans to read back into their nation's past a perpetual ideological struggle between liberals and conservatives. However, in this timely book, David S. Brown advances an original interpretation that stresses the critical role of moderate statesmen, ideas, and alliances in making our political system work. Beginning with John Adams and including such key figures as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Bill Clinton, Brown charts the vital if uneven progress of centrism through the centuries. Moderate opposition to both New England and southern secessionists during the early republic and later resistance to industrial oligarchy and the modern Sunbelt right are part of this persuasion's far-reaching legacy. Time and again moderates, operating under a broad canopy of coalitions, have come together to reshape the nation's electoral landscape. Today's bitter partisanship encourages us to deny that such a moderate tradition is part of our historical development--one dating back to the Constitutional Convention. Brown offers a less polemical and far more compelling assessment of our politics.

New Statesman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

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Death And The Penguin

Author: Andrey Kurkov

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446483363

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper. He longs to see his work published, yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life. But when he opens the newspaper to see his work in print for the first time, his pride swiftly turns to terror. He and Misha have been drawn into a trap from which there appears to be no escape.

The Commonweal

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Publisher: N.A

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Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World (2 vol. set)

Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047412079

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

View: 3660

Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

Sight and Sound

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

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The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Bad Blood

Die wahre Geschichte des größten Betrugs im Silicon Valley - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: John Carreyrou

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641228360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 7876

Der New-York-Times-Bestseller jetzt auf Deutsch Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award 2018 Time Magazine Platz 1 der »Best Non-fiction Books of 2018« Elizabeth Holmes, die Gründerin von Theranos, galt lange als der weibliche Steve Jobs. Das 19-jährige Start-up-Wunderkind versprach, mit ihrer Firma die Medizinindustrie zu revolutionieren. Ein einziger Tropfen Blut sollte reichen, um Blutbilder zu erstellen und Therapien zu steuern – eine Riesenhoffnung für Millionen Menschen und ein extrem lukratives Geschäft. Namhafte Investoren steckten Unsummen in das junge Unternehmen, bis es mit neun Milliarden Dollar am Markt kapitalisiert war. Es gab nur ein einziges Problem: Die Technologie hinter den schicken Apparaturen hat nie funktioniert. Pulitzer-Preisträger John Carreyrou kam diesem gigantischen Betrug auf die Spur und erzählt in seinem preisgekrönten Buch die packende Geschichte seiner Enthüllung.

Saturday Review

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Literature

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Uplink

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

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The forum for computer-assisted reporting.

LA Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Der Zentaur

Roman

Author: John Updike

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499136436

Category:

Page: 315

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Faschismus

Eine Warnung

Author: Madeleine Albright

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832184104

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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»Manche mögen dieses Buch und besonders seinen Titel alarmierend finden. Gut!« MADELEINE ALBRIGHT Weltweit kommt es zu einem Wiedererstarken anti-demokratischer, repressiver und zerstörerischer Kräfte. Die ehemalige amerikanische Außenministerin Madeleine Albright zeigt, welche großen Ähnlichkeiten diese mit dem Faschismus des 20. Jahrhunderts haben. Die faschistischen Tendenzen treten wieder in Erscheinung und greifen in Europa, Teilen Asiens und den Vereinigten Staaten um sich. Albrights Familie stammt aus Prag und floh zweimal: zuerst vor den Nationalsozialisten, später vor dem kommunistischen Regime. Auf Grundlage dieser Erlebnisse und der Erfahrungen, die sie im Laufe ihrer diplomatischen Karriere sammelte, zeichnet sie die Gründe für die Rückkehr des Faschismus nach. Sie identifiziert die Faktoren, die zu seinem Aufstieg beitragen und warnt eindringlich vor den Folgen. Doch Madeleine Albright bietet auch klare Lösungsansätze an, etwa die Veränderung der Arbeitsbedingungen und das Verständnis für die Bedürfnisse der Menschen nach Kontinuität und moralischer Beständigkeit. Sie zeigt, dass allein die Demokratie politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte mit Rationalität und offenen Diskussionen lösen kann.

The Athenaeum

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Publisher: N.A

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The Athenæum

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