The General Vs  the President

The General Vs the President

  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • ISBN-10 : 9781101912171
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Heir to a struggling economy, a ruined Europe, and increasing tension with the Soviet Union, on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The lessons he drew from World War II were absolute- appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable--the sooner the better. In the nuclear era, when the Soviets, too, had the bomb, the specter of a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close on the horizon. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. From the drama of Stalin's blockade of West Berlin to the daring landing of MacArthur's forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance of China into the war,The General and the Presidentvividly evokes the making of a new American era. From the Hardcover edition.

A Very Stable Genius

A Very Stable Genius

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : Philip Rucker
  • ISBN-10 : 9781984877505
  • Release : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Political Science
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The instant #1 bestseller. “This taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s shambolic tenure in office to date." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump's unique presidency with shocking new reporting and insight into its implications. “I alone can fix it.” So went Donald J. Trump’s march to the presidency on July 21, 2016, when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet over the subsequent years, as he has undertaken the actual work of the commander in chief, it has been hard to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. It would be all too easy to mistake Trump’s first term for one of pure and uninhibited chaos, but there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration is loyalty - not to the country, but to the president himself - and Trump’s North Star has been the perpetuation of his own power, even when it meant imperiling our shaky and mistrustful democracy. Leonnig and Rucker, with deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., tell of rages and frenzies but also moments of courage and perseverance. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with some of the most senior members of the Trump administration and other firsthand witnesses, the authors reveal the forty-fifth president up close, taking readers inside Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation as well as the president’s own haphazard but ultimately successful legal defense. Here for the first time certain officials who have felt honor-bound not to publicly criticize a sitting president or to divulge what they witnessed in a position of trust tell the truth for the benefi

Trump and His Generals

Trump and His Generals

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : Peter Bergen
  • ISBN-10 : 9780525522423
  • Release : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Political Science
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From one of America's preeminent national security journalists, an explosive, news-breaking account of Donald Trump's collision with the American national security establishment, and with the world It is a simple fact that no president in American history brought less foreign policy experience to the White House than Donald J. Trump. The real estate developer from Queens promised to bring his brash, zero-sum swagger to bear to cut through America's most complex national security issues, and he did. If the cost of his "America First" agenda was bulldozing the edifice of foreign alliances that had been carefully tended by every president from Truman to Obama, then so be it. It was clear from the first that Trump's inclinations were radically more blunt force than his predecessors'. When briefed by the Pentagon on Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, he exclaimed, "The next time Iran sends its boats into the Strait: blow them out of the water! Let's get Mad Dog on this." When told that the capital of South Korea, Seoul, was so close to the North Korean border that millions of people would likely die in the first hours of any all-out war, Trump had a bold response, "They have to move." The officials in the Oval Office weren't sure if he was joking. He raised his voice. "They have to move!" Very quickly, it became clear to a number of people at the highest levels of government that their gravest mission was to protect America from Donald Trump. Trump and His Generals is Peter Bergen's riveting account of what happened when the unstoppable force of President Trump met the immovable object of America's national security establishment--the CIA, the State Department, and, above all, the Pentagon. If there is a real "deep state" in DC, it is not the FBI so much as the national security community, with its deep-rooted culture and hierarchy. The men Trump selected for his key national security positions, Jim Mattis, John Kelly, and H. R. McMaster, were products of that culture: Trump

Concise General Knowledge Manual

Concise General Knowledge Manual

  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Author : Edgar Thorpe
  • ISBN-10 : 8131755126
  • Release : 2011
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"The Pearson Concise General Knowledge Manual 2011" is accurate, well-researched and examination-oriented. This best seller helps to master the subject of general knowledge for various competitive examinations. The book is based on current trends in general knowledge questions featured in various competitive examinations as well as in examinations conducted by UPSC, SSC, Banking Services, Railway Recruitment Boards, and central and state recruitment bodies. It includes sample practice exercises for each subject area and a comprehensive question bank for practice, in all three media paper-pencil, online and on-mobile (GPRS only) platforms. It boasts of an up-to-date national and international Current Affairs section; the latest updates and downloadable test papers available free on the web companion site."

U S  Government and Presidents  Grades 3   5

U S Government and Presidents Grades 3 5

  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Author : Amy Gamble
  • ISBN-10 : 9781604187410
  • Release : 2009-01-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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Teach students the history and symbols of America with U.S. Government and Presidents. Updated through the November 2016 election, the book covers: -The Constitution -branches of government -voting -citizenship This book aligns with current state standards for third-fifth grade. Encourage civic responsibility and participation by helping your students understand their roles as citizens. U.S. Government and Presidents The lessons in this book are designed to inspire critical thinking and can be taught in any order. This book includes an answer key and reproducibles.

International Organization and Integration

International Organization and Integration

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Author : P. J. G. Kapteyn
  • ISBN-10 : 9024728029
  • Release : 1983-05-27
  • Genre: Law
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The present volume inaugurates a new series, The Judges , which collects & synthesizes the opinions of leading international judges of the contemporary era who have contributed significantly to the progressive development of international law. The series is launched with the Judicial Opinions of Shigeru Oda, currently Vice President of the International Court of Justice. The collection of Opinions covers the period from Judge Oda's first election to the International Court in the Autumn of 1975, on to the year 1992. All of the individual Opinions filed by Judge Oda in this period Separate Opinions, Declarations & Dissenting Opinions are included, & they are published in full, without editorial cuts. An introductory essay examines the diverse educational & professional influences contributing to Judge Oda's formation as a jurist, from his earliest university years in Japan & in the United States, through his subsequent professional career in universities & government service & at international academic-scientific & diplomatic reunions over the years. The study includes a resume & analysis of Judge Oda's Judicial Opinions, through the cases, & attempts some identification & synthesis of the main elements in his approach to decision making & opinion writing, as well as the main strands in his judicial philosophy, as demonstrated in the actual case law.

Church History Study Guide  Pt  3

Church History Study Guide Pt 3

  • Publisher : Plain & Precious Publishing
  • Author : Randal S. Chase
  • ISBN-10 : 9781937901264
  • Release : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Religion
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Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844. This volume is the third of three& ;on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church& ;history during the administration of all of its Prophet-Prophets since& ;Joseph Smith. It begins with the succession of the Apostles after& ;Joseph Smith's martyrdom, the building of the Nauvoo Temple, and the trek to the west of the Latter-day Saint pioneers. We follow them through Iowa, Winter Quarters, and on to Utah. We witness the colonization of the state of Deseret, while the rest of the country suffered from Civil War. Then we follow events through the administrations of all of the 19th-Century, 20th-Century, and 21st-Century prophets from John Taylor to Thomas S. Monson. We become familiar with the early lives, missions, marriages, and callings of each of these prophets, seeing how the Lord prepared them for the particular time that they led the Church. We finish with a look toward the future as we await the Second Coming of our Lord. The cover features a beautiful photograph of the Salt Lake Temple, taken at dusk during the Christmas season from the roof of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

The Mueller Report  Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

The Mueller Report Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

  • Publisher : WSBLD
  • Author : Robert S Mueller
  • ISBN-10 : 9782291066347
  • Release : 2019-06-20
  • Genre: Political Science
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The wait for The Mueller Report is over. This strikingly designed edition has been prepared by expert typographers – allowing for an optimised, immersive reading experience. "From the moment [the report] was published, two separate news universes took shape. In one, the special counsel's report was presented as a smoking-gun chronicle of high crimes and misdemeanours. In the other, it was heralded as a credibility-shredding blow to the president's opponents."—The Atlantic Make up your own mind. The Mueller Report is a must read political blockbuster.