A "Flip Me Over" book containing "Owls" and "Wolves"
It didn t take long for Barack Obama to make his mark as the biggest political star to ever occupy the White House. Over the course of his two terms in office, Obama has injected the American presidency deeper into popular culture than any of his predecessors. He and his wife Michelle have become iconic figures, celebrities of the first order.This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T.
Walsh, discusses how the Obamas reached this point. More important, it takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America s presidents as celebrities in chief since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done.Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist s eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W.
Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking.Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America s popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture."
As a child, Karen Conway had seen her mother fall in love with a man who could never be hers. Now Karen herself was in love with that same man's son, Riccardo Tornese. Rik's father had left Karen an interest in the family company, and Rik was furious when she insisted on the voting rights she was entitled to. Though they were passionate adversaries, Karen learned to love Rik, but she was convinced that he wanted her only for the stock that would be her bride price.
Describes, both factually and fictionally, the life of a stonecutter in medieval Europe.
In Party at the Pond Frog is busy with his autumn party, he is oversee dancing around the pond, and he narrowly escapes being turned into a prince.
Do you think Universe, in her ultimate wisdom, would present humanity with the wonderful gift of Reiki and then dictate that everyone use it and practice it in the exact same way? For the author, the answer is no. Each of us is an individual and when transmitting Reiki, the Universal Life Force Energy must take into account our individual differences. Reiki is not a static energy but a fluid one. For the author Reiki is a personal healing system, based on his relationship with Universe and the gift she gave him. And her gift is not a generic one.
It is a personal one. That is the reason this book was written - to show the reader how to connect directly with the Reiki Energy and claim the personal gift the author believes you are entitled to.
"Tip 9 alone is worth the price of the book".
-- Captain Donnie Savage, Commander, U.S. Military Special Reaction Team -- Given the violent nature of today's society, personal safety is on everyone's mind. -- Five out of six people will be the victim of an attempted assault in their lifetime. -- The chance of being assaulted is greater than developing either cancer or heart disease, or being killed in a traffic accident. -- Gives the most common abduction methods used by assailants, and offers simple, effective methods of escape.By the acknowledged expert in assault prevention, Defensive Living lists the ten commandments for personal assault and prevention. Describes the most common lures used by assailants and teaches how a $2 highway flare and a $15 pair of handcuffs can save a person's life. Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of using such active resistance methods as: karate, pressure point tactics, and weapons. "The book to read for travel safety " -- Virginia Duncan, Travel Consultant Budgetel Inns "Your Defensive Living ten tips, have been and will continute to be, an important part of our flight attendant security training". -- Angela Adair, Training Analyst/Developer American Airlines Flight Academy