Robert H. Jackson was one of the giants of the Roosevelt era: an Attorney General, a still revered Supreme Court Justice and, not least important, one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's close friends and advisers. His intimate memoir of FDR, written in the early 1950s before Jackson's untimely death, has remained unpublished for fifty years. Here is that newly discovered memoir.
Written with skill and grace, this is truly a unique account of the personality, conduct, greatness of character, and common humanity of "that man in the White House," as outraged conservatives called FDR. Jackson simply but eloquently provides an insider's view of Roosevelt's presidency, including such crucial events as FDR's Court-packing plan, his battles with corporate America, his decision to seek a third term, and his bold move to aid Britain in 1940 with American destroyers. He also offers an intimate personal portrait of Roosevelt--on fishing trips, in late-night poker games, or approving legislation while eating breakfast in bed, where he routinely began his workday. We meet a president who is far-sighted but nimble in attacking the problems at hand; principled but flexible; charismatic and popular but unafraid to pick fights, take stands, and when necessary, make enemies.
That Man is not simply a valuable historical document, but an engaging and insightful look at one of the most remarkable men in American history. In reading this memoir, we gain not only a new appreciation for Roosevelt, but
Devotionals have long been a mainstay in the lives of millions. The Relationship Devotional is the first to take this popular format into the all-embracing, all-encompassing realm of relationships. It's an extraordinarily beautiful package, complete with front cover flocking and debossing with four-color tip, adorned with a colorful ribbon.
Each week explores a new aspect of our romantic lives, from flirtation and fear of commitment to longing, seduction, and jealousy. And every daily entry examines that theme through a single artistic medium, be it a sonnet, novel, film, opera, TV show, or sculpture. These thought-provoking nuggets, both old and new, go from ancient times right up through Sex and the City. Botticelli's The Birth of Venus jubilantly celebrates "Love and Beauty." "May December Romance" looks at real-life couple Bogie and Bacall, while "From Friendship to Love" presents on-screen pair Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) & Paul Varjack (George Peppard) in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
With keen insight or subtle implication, Wilentz interprets the wisdom or lesson readers can glean from each selection.
Food writer Kara Zuaro knows a lot of musicians, and she's found they all share one obsession (besides music, of course): eating. Whether they're on the tour bus reminiscing about meals past or at home in their own kitchens, they've all got favorite recipes -- and they're willing to share. This uniquely irresistible cookbook collects contributions from more than 100 artists, including indie icons like the Violent Femmes, Belle & Sebastian, and They Might Be Giants; current favorites like Franz Ferdinand and My Morning Jacket; and up-and-coming acts like Catfish Haven and Voxtrot. Some recipes are inspired by a particular song in the band's repertoire, others are taken from real-life experience. Each one bears the often quirky stamp of its source -- while these are thoroughly tested, cook-from-me recipes, Zuaro has left the musicians wording and instructions intact, which makes for a collection that's as much fun to read as it is to use. Paperback: 272 pages. Publisher: Hyperion (April 24, 2007). Language: English.
How-To And Self-Help Guide Book Assortment. These are repack shelf pulls. Random mix of paperback and hardcover books. Random assortment of older titles and subjects per case. Some examples are: The Newbies' Money Guide, Casino Gambling, How To Be A Savvy Investor, Cooking Light and many more. Most are pre-priced up to $24.95. May contain used books. Case pack: 20 books.
Fifteen original essays by eminent personalities in public life, journalism, economics, and the arts, written to honor the ninetieth birthday of one of the world's most famous economists The wide array of contributors to this celebratory volume reflects the richly varied life of John Kenneth Galbraith -- professor of economics and writer, public servant and ambassador, eminent collector of Indian art, and head of a gifted family. Each contributor writes from his or her own highly individual perspective, whether informed by politics, journalism, economics, academe, art -- or just as a good friend. Some of the essays are anecdotal and humorous; others, more serious, show how Galbraith's ideas have influenced the contributors; yet others underscore the contribution his ideas have made to a better understanding of the world by us all. Galbraith is himself present through a collection of his memorable aphorisms compiled as the closing chapter to the book -- not least in his thoughts on writing and the publishing business. The contributors include Derek Bok, Carlos Fuentes, Peter Galbraith, Katharine Graham, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Robert Reich, and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
House Plants Mini Fact Finders Book includes 66 color photographs. Have more fun with flowering and foliage plants. The handy houseplant guide with expert tips on care is ideal for the plant enthusiast.
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Helpful Household Hints- this handy book provides over 100 hints and tips for using baking soda throughout the house to save time & money. Ideas for cleaning the house, maintaining health & beauty, caring for pets, doing laundry and much more. Spiral bound 64 page book measures 5" x 8.25".
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The Book of Hope can change your life by helping you discover joy, peace, the power of prayer, and the promise of eternal life. Many people rely on possessions, pleasures, and accomplishments in order to find satisfaction and fulfillment in life. By now you know that these things provide only temporary happiness. The Book of Hope will help you discover true joy that will last a lifetime. Read The Book of Hope and be filled with an exciting new sense of purpose and direction for your life.
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