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973.931092 T
Edition
First edition.
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xii, 546 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-524) and index.
Summary
"From New York Times bestselling celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes Grace & Steel, the epic, hidden history of the exceptional women behind the greatest political dynasty of all time-the Bush family. Bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli reveals the unsung heroines of the inimitable Bush family dynasty: not only First Ladies Barbara and Laura, but other colorful women whose stories have been left out of history for far too long, including Barbara's mother-in-law, the formidable Dorothy Bush; the enigmatic Columba and the controversial Sharon; and Laura's twins, Jenna and Barbara. No matter the challenges related to power and politics, the women of the Bush dynasty always fought for equality in their marriages as they raised their children to be true to American values. In doing so, they inspired everyday Americans to do the same. Or, as Barbara Bush put it, "The future of this nation does not depend on what happens in the White House, but what happens in your house.""-- Provided by publisher.
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Title
Grace and steel
Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the women of the Bush dynasty
ISBN/ISSN
9781250248718 (hardcover)
Call #
328.73 J
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 325 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-300) and index.
Contents
Introduction: The little harm thesis -- Rise of the filibuster. Birth of a notion ; "Victorious in the midst of unbroken defeats" ; Dawn of the supermajority ; An idea whose time has come -- Tyranny of the minority. The superminority ; Outside in ; Means of control ; What it takes ; The uniter -- Conclusion: How to save the Senate.
Summary
"An insider's account of how politicians representing a radical minority of Americans are using "the greatest deliberative body in the world" to hijack our democracy. Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the US Senate, yet the Senate allows an almost exclusively white, predominantly male, and radically conservative minority of the American electorate to impose its will on the rest of us. How did we get to this point? In Kill Switch, Adam Jentleson argues that shifting demographics alone cannot explain how Mitch McConnell harnessed the Senate and turned it into a powerful weapon of minority rule. As Jentleson shows, since the 1950s, a free-flowing body of relative equals has devolved into a rigidly hierarchical, polarized institution, with both Democrats and Republicans to blame. The current GOP has merely used the methods pioneered by its predecessors, though to newly extreme ends. In a work for readers of How Democracies Die and even Master of the Senate, Jentleson makes clear that, without a reevaluation of Senate practices--starting with ending the filibuster--we face the prospect of permanent minority rule in America"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781631497773 hardcover
1631497774 hardcover
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Call #
305.2409 C
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Descript.
342 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-325) and index.
Contents
1963 -- Race -- Sex -- War -- Debt -- Diversity -- Winners -- Losers.
Summary
"A sweeping 50-year history of how the Baby Boomers took the reforms of the 1960s too far, leading to a multitude of contradictions in American society and values that caused our current political polarization"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781501106897 (hardcover)
1501106899 (hardcover)
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