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The End of Greatness

By Aaron David Miller
  • ISBN Code: : 1137464461
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
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The Presidency has always been an implausible—some might even say an impossible—job. Part of the problem is that the challenges of the presidency and the expectations Americans have for their presidents have skyrocketed, while the president's capacity and power to deliver on what ails the nations has diminished. Indeed, as citizens we continue to aspire and hope for greatness in our only nationally elected office. The problem of course is that the demand for great presidents has always exceeded the supply. As a result, Americans are adrift in a kind of Presidential Bermuda Triangle suspended between the great presidents we want and the ones we can no longer have. The End of Greatness explores the concept of greatness in the presidency and the ways in which it has become both essential and detrimental to America and the nation's politics. Miller argues that greatness in presidents is a much overrated virtue. Indeed, greatness is too rare to be relevant in our current politics, and driven as it is by nation-encumbering crisis, too dangerous to be desirable. Our preoccupation with greatness in the presidency consistently inflates our expectations, skews the debate over presidential performance, and drives presidents to misjudge their own times and capacity. And our focus on the individual misses the constraints of both the office and the times, distorting how Presidents actually lead. In wanting and expecting our leaders to be great, we have simply made it impossible for them to be good. The End of Greatness takes a journey through presidential history, helping us understand how greatness in the presidency was achieved, why it's gone, and how we can better come to appreciate the presidents we have, rather than being consumed with the ones we want.

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Book Short Summary:

A collection of 6 volumes of Oakeshott's work: Notebooks, 1922-86, Early Political Writings 1925-30, The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence, Vocabulary of a Modern European State, Lectures in the History of Political Thought, and What is History?

Guitar Interviews: The Best from Classical Guitar Magazine Vol. 1

By COLIN COOPER
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  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Book Code : 161911576X
  • Total of Pages : 117
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: guitar-interviews.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The articles and interviews in this book have all appeared at one time or another in Classical Guitar magazine, and appear here in their original form. This volume features 23 interviews with guitar greats

Phantom from the Cockpit

By Peter Caygill
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  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Book Code : 1783409630
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 700
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The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was the outstanding aircraft in many of the Western World's air forces during the 1960s and 70s. It played a key role in the 'Cold War' and saw action in Vietnam. It first flew in 1958 and went into operation with the US Navy in 1960. During its long front-line life it flew in the roles of an interceptor, fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.Apart from giving a comprehensive overview of the Phantom's history, this book looks particularly at the experiences of the Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm when they received a new model designed with a British Rolls-Royce turbofan instead of the original American power-plant. All was not sweetness and light when the first trials commenced and this book traces its development and progression from being a carrier-based attack aircraft flown by the Fleet Air Arm to the many successful roles it played as a land-based aircraft with the RAF.

Greek vase-painting

By E. Buschor
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5875129387
  • Total of Pages : 179
  • Category : History
  • Members : 192
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Read and download full book Greek vase-painting

The Boer War

By Thomas Pakenham
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  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Book Code : 0349141940
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : History
  • Members : 634
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Book Short Summary:

The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914. Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Out of this historical gold-mine, the author has constructed a narrative as vivid and fast-moving as a novel, and a history that in scholarship, breadth and impact will endure for many years.

We Are Lifebeaters

By Prophet Allyson Michael D’Espyne
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  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Book Code : 1458222381
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 114
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Book Short Summary:

In 1998, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit called Allyson Michael D’Espyne to preach the Word. In obedience, he humbly accepted this calling. While walking with the good Lord on this epic journey, Allyson was surprised to find everything taken from him, including his Cadillac and his fancy clothes. God placed on him a spirit of torment, and Allyson felt as one wandering in the wilderness. This yoke of an ordeal stayed with Allyson for eleven years. Through that time, Jesus guided him across America, showing him all the things that mattered most to His Holy Father. One day in the spring of 2010, Jesus removed the spirit of torment and gave Allyson peace. Since then, Allyson’s life has changed from one of wandering to one of vivid, clear purpose in bringing the world to full knowledge of the Lord. Throughout all his years of trials and tribulations, Jesus renewed Allyson’s strength and allowed him to bear witness to the pitfalls of humanity. Today, he answers questions from people of all walks of life through the words of the risen Savior.

Polar Wives

By Kari Herbert
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  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1926812638
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 311
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Book Short Summary:

The lives and adventures of seven intrepid women are revealed in “this gem of a book . . . as captivating as the northern landscape itself” (Portland Book Review). Polar explorers were the superstars of the "heroic age" of exploration, a period spanning the Victorian and Edwardian eras. In Polar Wives, Kari Herbert reveals the unpredictable, often heartbreaking lives of seven remarkable women whose husbands became world-famous for their Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. As the daughter of a polar explorer, Herbert brings a unique and intimate perspective to these stories. In her portraits of the gifted sculptor Kathleen Scott; eccentric traveler Jane Franklin; spirited poet Eleanor Anne Franklin; Jo Peary, the first white woman to travel and give birth in the High Arctic; talented and determined Emily Shackleton; Norwegian singer Eva Nansen; and her own mother, writer and pioneer Marie Herbert, Kari Herbert blends deeply personal accounts of longing, betrayal, and hope with stories of peril and adventure. Previously consigned to historical footnotes, these pioneering women played vital roles in their husbands' expeditions. Their stories—many drawn from previously unpublished journals and letters—take us not only to the polar wastelands but also through war-torn Macedonia, the lawless outback of Australia, and the plague-riddled ancient cities of the Holy Land.

A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty (Routledge Revivals)

By Edwyn Bevan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317682254
  • Total of Pages : 415
  • Category : History
  • Members : 503
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Book Short Summary:

First published in 1927, this title presents a well-regarded study of this intriguing and often over-looked period of Egyptian history, both for the general reader and the student of Hellenism. Edwyn Bevan describes his work as ‘an attempt to tell afresh the story of a great adventure, Greek rule in the land of the Pharaohs...which ends with the astounding episode of Cleopatra’. The result is a remarkable synthesis of historical scholarship, prose style and breadth of vision, which will still prove to be of value to Egypt enthusiasts and students of Egyptology.