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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
  • Author : R. A. Caro,Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1974
  • Total pages :1246
  • ISBN : 9780394480763
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Summary : Moses is pictured as idealist reformer, and political manipulator as his rise to power and eventual domination of New York State politics is documented

The Power of Broke

The Power of Broke
  • Author : Daymond John,Daniel Paisner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-18
  • Total pages :269
  • ISBN : 9781101903612
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Summary : John draws from his experience founding FUBU on a $40 budget and building it into a $6 billion brand, to show how being broke can force us to think more creatively, use resources more efficiently, connect with customers more authentically, and come up with those out-of-the-box solutions required to stand out. Drawing on stories from dozens of entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped their way to wealth, he shows how to leverage the power of broke to success.

The Power of Broke

The Power of Broke
  • Author : Daymond John,Daniel Paisner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-18
  • Total pages :269
  • ISBN : 9781101903612
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Summary : John draws from his experience founding FUBU on a $40 budget and building it into a $6 billion brand, to show how being broke can force us to think more creatively, use resources more efficiently, connect with customers more authentically, and come up with those out-of-the-box solutions required to stand out. Drawing on stories from dozens of entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped their way to wealth, he shows how to leverage the power of broke to success.

The Power Broker

The Power Broker
  • Author : Stephen W. Frey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 9780345480613
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Summary : Christian Gillette, the hero of The Protégé, is confronted by a difficult choice when a powerful and mysterious organization sets out to gain a partnership in Gillette's company, Everest Capital; Jesse Wood, a charismatic liberal politician, asks him to be his running mate in his candidacy for president; and he discovers that there is no one left to trust. Reprint.

The Power Broker

The Power Broker
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :1246
  • ISBN : 0394720245
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Summary : Moses is pictured as idealist reformer and political manipulator as his rise to power and eventual domination of New York State politics is documented

Working

Working
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-01-07
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780593081914
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Summary : "Turn every page" -- Robert Moses. The city-shaper ; Carbon footprint ; Sanctum sanctorum for writers -- Lyndon Johnson. LBJA ; "Why can't you do a biography of Napoleon?" ; Interviewing. "I lied under oath" : Luis Salas ; "Hell, no, he's not dead" : Vernon Whiteside ; "It's all there in black and white" : Ella So Relle ; "I wanted to be a citizen" : Margaret and David Frost ; "My eyes were just out on stems" : Lady Bird Johnson ; Tricks of the trade -- A sense of place -- Two songs -- The Paris Review interview.

Rise and Grind

Rise and Grind
  • Author : Daymond John,Daniel Paisner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :309
  • ISBN : 9780804189958
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Summary : John has never been a stranger to hard work. As a young man he started a hip-hop inspired fashion brand on the streets of Queens, New York, with a $40 budget; today his brand, FUBU, has over $6 billion in sales. The truth, he says, is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to outthink, outhustle, and outperform everyone around you. You've got to rise and grind every day. Here John shares the habits and mind-set that empower him, letting us in on how he makes the most of his 24/7. And he opens up about his recent cancer scare and how it fuels him to continue to challenge himself.

The Power Broker

The Power Broker
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :1246
  • ISBN : 1582882614
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Summary : This is the first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a man-an extraordinary man who, denied power within the normal framework of the democratic process, stepped outside that framework to grasp power sufficient to shape a great city and hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives.

Means of Ascent

Means of Ascent
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-23
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 9780307422095
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Summary : In Means of Ascent, Book Two of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro brings alive Lyndon Johnson in his wilderness years. Here, Johnson’s almost mythic personality—part genius, part behemoth, at once hotly emotional and icily calculating—is seen at its most nakedly ambitious. This multifaceted book carries the President-to-be from the aftermath of his devastating defeat in his 1941 campaign for the Senate-the despair it engendered in him, and the grueling test of his spirit that followed as political doors slammed shut-through his service in World War II (and his artful embellishment of his record) to the foundation of his fortune (and the actual facts behind the myth he created about it). The culminating drama—the explosive heart of the book—is Caro’s illumination, based on extraordinarily detailed investigation, of one of the great political mysteries of the century. Having immersed himself in Johnson’s life and world, Caro is able to reveal the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson was not believed capable of winning, which he “had to” win or face certain political death, and which he did win-by 87 votes, the “87 votes that changed history.” Telling that epic story “in riveting and eye-opening detail,” Caro returns to the American consciousness a magnificent lost hero. He focuses closely not only on Johnson, whom we see harnessing every last particle of his strategic brilliance and energy, but on Johnson’s “unbeatable” opponent, the beloved former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson, who embodied in his own life the myth of the cowboy knight and was himself a legend for his unfaltering integrity. And ultimately, as the political duel between the two men quickens—carrying with it all the confrontational and moral drama of the perfect Western—Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new—the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.

Broken Vows

Broken Vows
  • Author : Tom Bower
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-03
  • Total pages :704
  • ISBN : 9780571314232
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Summary : The political thriller of the year - UPDATED WITH A DEVASTATING NEW CHAPTER ON THE CHILCOT INQUIRY 'Excellent' Sunday Times 'Devastating' Daily Mail When Tony Blair became prime minister in 1997, he was, at forty-three, the youngest to hold that office since 1812. With a landslide majority, his approval rating was 93 per cent and he went on to become Labour's longest-serving premier. So what went wrong? With unprecedented access to more than 180 Whitehall officials, military officers and politicians, Tom Bower has uncovered the full story of Blair's decade in power. He has followed Blair's trail from his resignation, since which he has built a remarkable empire advising tycoons and tyrants. The result is the political thriller of the year, illuminating the mystery of an extraordinary politician who continues to fascinate to this day.

Robert A. Caro's the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set

Robert A. Caro's the Years of Lyndon Johnson Set
  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-09
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 038535147X
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Summary : The political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, whose inspired research and profound understanding of the nature of ambition and the dynamics of power have made him a peerless explicator of political lives. "Taken together the installments of Mr. Caro's monumental life of Johnson . . . form a revealing prism by which to view the better part of a century in American life and politics during which the country experienced tumultuous and divisive social change. . .Gripping." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think, and read, American history . . . It's his immense talent as a writer that has made his biography of Johnson one of America's most amazing literary achievements . . . As absorbing as a political thriller . . .A masterpiece, unlike any other work of American history published in the past. It's true that there will never be another Lyndon B. Johnson, but there will never be another Robert A. Caro, either." -NPR "One of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece" --The Times (London) The Path to Power reveals the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson's political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas Hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless of the national power for which he hungered. National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction Means of Ascent follows Johnson through his service in World War II to the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myth he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win--by "87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics; the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new--the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle. National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography Master of the Senate carries Johnson's story through his twelve remarkable years in the Senate. It is an unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no political leader before him had ever done. In a breathtaking tour de force, Caro details Johnson's amazing triumph in maneuvering to passage the first civil rights legislation since 1875. Pulitzer Prize in Biography Los Angeles Times Book Award in Biography National Book Award in Nonfiction The Passage of Power is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, of Johnson's powerlessness and humiliation in that role, and of the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy. In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, which The New York Times called "the most riveting ever," we see the events of November 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson's eyes. And we watch as his political genius enables him to grasp the reins of the presidency with total command and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office. National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography "Brilliant . . . Important . . . Remarkable ... In sparkling detail, Caro shows Johnson's genius for getting to people--friends, foes, and everyone in between--and how he used it to achieve his goals...With this fascinating and meticulous account, Robert Caro has once again done America a great service."-- President Bill Clinton, The New York Times Book Review (front cover) "The politicians' political book of choice...An encyclopedia of dirty tricks that would make Machiavelli seem naïve." London Literary Review "Making ordinary politics and policymaking riveting and revealing is what makes Caro a genius. Combined with his penetrating insight and fanatical research, Caro's Churchill-like prose elevates the life of a fairly influential president to stuff worthy of Shakespeare. . .Robert Caro stands alone as the unquestioned master of the contemporary American political biography." The Boston Globe

Resolve and Fortitude

Resolve and Fortitude
  • Author : Joachim Kempin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-30
  • Total pages :391
  • ISBN : 9781479732029
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Summary : This is the story of a German-born executive, JK, who immigrated to the United States to aid Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, Microsofts top honchos to build a commanding software empire. He led Microsofts OEM division that was responsible for sales to PC manufacturers, and drove the deals that made Microsoft Windows the worlds dominating operating system. Find out how much resolve, fortitude, and perseverance were needed to make that part of the PC revolution come true; what strategies were employed to win the Internet browser war; how IBM was beaten; what drove Apple to the brink of disaster; and how shady politicians and hapless competitors eventually goaded the Feds to ensnare Microsoft in a web of antitrust accusations. Peek behind the curtain and be the first-ever outsider to glimpse into Microsofts power nexus. Understand how Microsofts nearly mystical marketing shrewdness and tech prowess are intensely propelled by paranoia and fear of missing the next computing paradigm shift. The press labeled JK Bill Gatess enforcer. No wonder he was called upon as a pivotal antitrust trial witness to defend what loathing competitors labeled Microsofts evil empire. Follow what experts believe was the most protracted, and fierce trial of the century. Relive the courtroom drama, and read the authors critical analysis of the judicial proceedings and their aftermaths. Losing that trial partially started Microsofts demise, and power struggles from within quickened it. Get to know the real forces that altered Microsofts resolve-and fortitude-dominated leadership style. Find out if Windows 8 could be an inflection point, conjuring enough magic to ring in a renaissance and attract the Facebook generation to a born-again modern Microsoft.

Driven

Driven
  • Author : Robert Herjavec
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09-21
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9781443404587
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Summary : Robert Herjavec has lived the classic “rags to riches” story, from having $20 in his pocket to starting up technology companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Now the star of television’s Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, this son of Croatian immigrants earned his incredible wealth by overcoming the odds with hard work and determination. On television, Herjavec bankrolls the best inventions and shoots down the best of intentions. Now, he’s sharing his hard-won wisdom in one of the most inspirational business books of recent times. In Driven, Herjavec shares the secrets that took him from his job waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company into a world-class conglomerate, The Herjavec Group. Herjavec’s principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice—if they’re willing to take chances, to take control of their own future and to stay true to their own visions.

The Man Who Ran Washington

The Man Who Ran Washington
  • Author : Peter Baker,Susan Glasser
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-29
  • Total pages :720
  • ISBN : 9780385540568
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Summary : BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times • The Washington Post • Fortune • Bloomberg From two of America's most revered political journalists comes the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III: the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice. James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to make Washington work at a time when America was shaping events around the world. The Man Who Ran Washington is a page-turning portrait of a power broker who influenced America's destiny for generations. A scion of Texas aristocracy who became George H. W. Bush's best friend on the tennis courts of the Houston Country Club, Baker had never even worked in Washington until a devastating family tragedy struck when he was thirty-nine. Within a few years, he was leading Gerald Ford's campaign and would go on to manage a total of five presidential races and win a sixth for George W. Bush in a Florida recount. He ran Ronald Reagan's White House and became the most consequential secretary of state since Henry Kissinger. He negotiated with Democrats at home and Soviets abroad, rewrote the tax code, assembled the coalition that won the Gulf War, brokered the reunification of Germany and helped bring a decades-long nuclear superpower standoff to an end. Ruthlessly partisan during campaign season, Baker governed as the avatar of pragmatism over purity and deal-making over division, a lost art in today's fractured nation. His story is a case study in the acquisition, exercise, and preservation of power in late twentieth-century America and the story of Washington and the world in the modern era--how it once worked and how it has transformed into an era of gridlock and polarization. This masterly biography by two brilliant observers of the American political scene is destined to become a classic.

The Power Broker

The Power Broker
  • Author : Joseph I. Lieberman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1966
  • Total pages :365
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050606220
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The Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Harem

The Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Harem
  • Author : Jane Hathaway
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-31
  • Total pages :340
  • ISBN : 9781107108295
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Summary : A study of the chief of the African eunuchs who guarded the sultan's harem in Istanbul under the Ottoman Empire.

Broken

Broken
  • Author : Richard Gid Powers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :515
  • ISBN : 9780684833712
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Summary : A history of failures within the FBI describes the scandals that have marked the bureau since its inception in 1908, drawing on years of research and interviews to explain why the September 11 attacks were unforeseen. 35,000 first printing.

Chief of Perversion

Chief of Perversion
  • Author : Sadie Haller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-14
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Who Is Michael Ovitz?

Who Is Michael Ovitz?
  • Author : Michael Ovitz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-25
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781101601488
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Summary : If you're going to read one book about Hollywood, this is the one. As the co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, Michael Ovitz earned a reputation for ruthless negotiation, brilliant strategy, and fierce loyalty to his clients. He reinvented the role of the agent and helped shape the careers of hundreds of A-list entertainers, directors, and writers, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Sean Connery, Bill Murray, Robin Williams, and David Letterman. But this personal history is much more than a fascinating account of celebrity friendships and bare-knuckled dealmaking. It's also an underdog's story: How did a middle-class kid from Encino work his way into the William Morris mailroom, and eventually become the most powerful person in Hollywood? How did an agent (even a superagent) also become a power in producing, advertising, mergers & acquisitions, and modern art? And what were the personal consequences of all those deals? After decades of near-silence in the face of controversy, Ovitz is finally telling his whole story, with remarkable candor and insight.

Building the City of Spectacle

Building the City of Spectacle
  • Author : Costas Spirou,Dennis R. Judd
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-27
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9781501706837
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Summary : By the time he left office on May 16, 2011, Mayor Richard M. Daley had served six terms and more than twenty-two years at the helm of Chicago’s City Hall, making him the longest serving mayor in the city’s history. Richard M. Daley was the son of the legendary machine boss, Mayor Richard J. Daley, who had presided over the city during the post–World War II urban crisis. Richard M. Daley led a period of economic restructuring after that difficult era by building a vibrant tourist economy. Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd focus on Richard M. Daley’s role in transforming Chicago’s economy and urban culture. The construction of the "city of spectacle" required that Daley deploy leadership and vision to remake Chicago’s image and physical infrastructure. He gained the resources and political power necessary for supporting an aggressive program of construction that focused on signature projects along the city’s lakefront, including especially Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Museum Campus, Northerly Island, Soldier Field, and two major expansions of McCormick Place, the city’s convention center. During this period Daley also presided over major residential construction in the Loop and in the surrounding neighborhoods, devoted millions of dollars to beautification efforts across the city, and increased the number of summer festivals and events across Grant Park. As a result of all these initiatives, the number of tourists visiting Chicago skyrocketed during the Daley years. Daley has been harshly criticized in some quarters for building a tourist-oriented economy and infrastructure at the expense of other priorities. Daley left his successor, Rahm Emanuel, with serious issues involving a long-standing pattern of police malfeasance, underfunded and uneven schools, inadequate housing opportunities, and intractable budgetary crises. Nevertheless, Spirou and Judd conclude, because Daley helped transform Chicago into a leading global city with an exceptional urban culture, he also left a positive imprint on the city that will endure for decades to come.

Robert Moses and the Modern City

Robert Moses and the Modern City
  • Author : Hilary Ballon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 0393732436
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Summary : A fresh look at the greatest builder in the history of New York City and one of its most controversial figures.