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His Very Best
Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1501125559
Pages: 800 pages
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His Very Best Book Summary : From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure—ridiculed and later revered—with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child—raised mostly by a black woman farmhand—into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer writing passionate, never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over staying silent during the civil rights movement and not confronting the white terrorism around him helped power his quest for racial justice at home and abroad; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign demolished the racist wing of the Democratic Party and took him from zero percent to the presidency; a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the government from tokenism to diversity, setting a new global standard for human rights, and normalizing relations with China among other unheralded and far-sighted achievements. After leaving office, Carter eradicated diseases, built houses for the poor, and taught Sunday school into his mid-nineties. This engrossing, monumental biography will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.

His Very Best
Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1501125559
Pages: 800 pages
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His Very Best Book Summary : From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure—ridiculed and later revered—with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child—raised mostly by a black woman farmhand—into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer writing passionate, never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over staying silent during the civil rights movement and not confronting the white terrorism around him helped power his quest for racial justice at home and abroad; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign demolished the racist wing of the Democratic Party and took him from zero percent to the presidency; a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the government from tokenism to diversity, setting a new global standard for human rights, and normalizing relations with China among other unheralded and far-sighted achievements. After leaving office, Carter eradicated diseases, built houses for the poor, and taught Sunday school into his mid-nineties. This engrossing, monumental biography will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.

Alfie and His Very Best Friend
Author: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Red Fox
Release Date: 2017-02-09
ISBN 10: 9781782955856
Pages: 32 pages
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Alfie and His Very Best Friend Book Summary : Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

In His Very Steps
Author: Charles J. Williams, Jr.
Publisher: Charles Williams
Release Date: 2011-11-05
ISBN 10: 1463786891
Pages: 292 pages
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In His Very Steps Book Summary : Everyone thought someone was doing what needed to be done to help the poor and needy, but people were slipping through the cracks. A mother and her children are overlooked, and a child dies.Written for those who believe the Bible is the ultimate authority in all issues of life, this group of Christians feel they totally blew it by replacing God's written instructions with the status quo. Wanting to not make that mistake again, the Reverend Jim Harter leads a faithful few to embark on a one-year Bible study to ensure they apply Christ's model of faith and obedience in all matters of faith, life, business, and love. Sound impossible? It will be without the Holy Spirit's help and a simple question to guide them, “What does the Bible say?” -- but not everyone is happy with the changes.Ten years in the making and reflective of much of the author's 17 years as a Southern Baptist Pastor, In His Very Steps is a new Christian fiction series emphasizing seven disciplines around the disciples cross: obedience, witnessing, prayer, worship, fellowship, service, and discipleship. In "What Does the Bible Say?" Dr. Williams applies conservative theology and years of evangelical ministry to address ripped-out-of-the-headlines topics: evolution, professional ethics, pre-marital sex, contemporary theology, social responsibility, Christian division, Christianity and politics, and more.The stunning ending will leave you rejoicing while considering how wonderful the world could be if people lived by God's precepts instead of mankind's good-boy guidelines. In reality, living in the very steps of Jesus is not only possible but it is a promised, future reality (Rev 21).

The Center Holds
Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 1451646100
Pages: 448 pages
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The Center Holds Book Summary : From the bestselling author of The Promise, the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration. The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history. With huge victories in the 2010 midterm elections the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right. 2012 offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract dating back to the New Deal. Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in 19 states to tilt the election by suppressing Democratic votes, Obama repelled the assault and navigated the nation back to the center. In The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter produces the first full account of America at the crossroads. With exclusive reporting and rare historical insight, he pierces the bubble of the White House and the presidential campaigns in a landmark election that marked the return of big money and the rise of big data. He tells the epic story of an embattled president fighting back with the first campaign of the Digital Age. Alter relates the untold story behind Obama’s highs and lows, from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his unexpected run-ins with black and Latino activists. There are fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes, and the online haters who suffer from “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” Alter takes us inside Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s Boston campaign as well as Obama’s disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama’s analytics geeks working out of “The Cave” and the man who secretly videotaped Romney’s infamous comments on the “47 percent.” The Center Holds will deepen our understanding of the Obama presidency, the stakes of the 2012 election, and the future of the country.

Alexander and the Terrible  Horrible  No Good  Very Bad Day
Author: Judith Viorst,Ray Cruz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 1416985956
Pages: 32 pages
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Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Book Summary : On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

The Promise
Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-05-18
ISBN 10: 9781439154083
Pages: 480 pages
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The Promise Book Summary : Barack Obama’s inauguration as president on January 20, 2009, inspired the world. But the great promise of "Change We Can Believe In" was immediately tested by the threat of another Great Depression, a worsening war in Afghanistan, and an entrenched and deeply partisan system of business as usual in Washington. Despite all the coverage, the backstory of Obama’s historic first year in office has until now remained a mystery. In The Promise: President Obama, Year One, Jonathan Alter, one of the country’s most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama’s difficult debut. What happened in 2009 inside the Oval Office? What worked and what failed? What is the president really like on the job and off-hours, using what his best friend called "a Rubik’s Cube in his brain"? These questions are answered here for the first time. We see how a surprisingly cunning Obama took effective charge in Washington several weeks before his election, made trillion-dollar decisions on the stimulus and budget before he was inaugurated, engineered colossally unpopular bailouts of the banking and auto sectors, and escalated a treacherous war not long after settling into office. The Promise is a fast-paced and incisive narrative of a young risk-taking president carving his own path amid sky-high expectations and surging joblessness. Alter reveals that it was Obama alone—"feeling lucky"—who insisted on pushing major health care reform over the objections of his vice president and top advisors, including his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who admitted that "I begged him not to do this." Alter takes the reader inside the room as Obama prevents a fistfight involving a congressman, coldly reprimands the military brass for insubordination, crashes the key meeting at the Copenhagen Climate Change conference, and realizes that a Senate candidate’s gaffe about baseball in a Massachusetts special election will dash the big dream of his first year. In Alter’s telling, the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes overconfident leader. He adapted to the presidency with ease and put more "points on the board" than he is given credit for, but neglected to use his leverage over the banks and failed to connect well with an angry public. We see the famously calm president cursing leaks, playfully trash-talking his advisors, and joking about even the most taboo subjects, still intent on redeeming more of his promise as the problems mount. This brilliant blend of journalism and history offers the freshest reporting and most acute perspective on the biggest story of our time. It will shape impressions of the Obama presidency and of the man himself for years to come.

The Defining Moment
Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0743246012
Pages: 432 pages
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The Defining Moment Book Summary : An analysis of the four-term president's famous "fear itself" speech evaluates how FDR transformed his office and revitalized American morale throughout the first 100 days of his presidency, in an account that cites the contributions of his family members, advisors, and fellow polio survivors. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Topper s Very Best Hat
Author: Pat Verbal
Publisher: Kindred Productions
Release Date: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780921788430
Pages: 46 pages
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The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told
Author: Jay Cassell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2010-09-08
ISBN 10: 1616080574
Pages: 576 pages
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The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told Book Summary : Top hunters and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!

Broken Identity
Author: Ashley Williams
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Release Date: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 0768489504
Pages: 276 pages
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Broken Identity Book Summary : Drake Pearson, a narrow-minded 18-year-old barely enduring Missouri’s heat, is tired of feeling empty. Living conditions are about as cozy as a cardboard box, on account of his alcoholic father who can find nothing better to do than argue relentlessly with him. When Drake thinks he can’t take another blow, he is reminded daily of his mom who vanished twelve years ago. And now there’s a dead body. After a terrible accident turns into a protected secret, a twisted string of events brings Drake miles away from home to an elderly man’s front door. Every promising opportunity also brings new doubts and temptations to run away—this time for good. When the secret he has kept locked away threatens to reveal itself, Drake knows he must shield it with his very life, even if the love he has been shown undeservingly is about to be destroyed.

Submission
Author: Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 0374714487
Pages: 256 pages
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Submission Book Summary : A controversial, intelligent, and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous literary figure Paris, 2022. François is bored. He's a middle-aged lecturer at the Sorbonne and an expert on J. K. Huysmans, the famous nineteenth-century "decadent" author. But François's own decadence is considerably smaller in scale. He sleeps with his students, eats microwave dinners, reads the classics, queues up YouPorn. Meanwhile, it's election season. And although Francois feels "about as politicized as a hand towel," things are getting pretty interesting. In an alliance with the socialists, France's new Islamic party sweeps to power. Islamic law comes into force. Women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged, and Francois is offered an irresistible academic advancement--on condition that he convert to Islam. Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker has said of this novel that "Houellebecq is not merely a satirist but--more unusually--a sincere satirist, genuinely saddened by the absurdities of history and the madnesses of mankind." Michel Houellebecq's Submission may be satirical and melancholic, but it is also hilarious; a comic masterpiece by one of France's great novelists.

His Very Convenient Bride
Author: Sophie Pembroke
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 1460344707
Pages: 256 pages
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His Very Convenient Bride Book Summary : From bridesmaid to bride… Stepping into her sister's place at the altar beside gorgeous tycoon Flynn Ashton, Helena Morrison hopes saying ''I do" and uniting their two families will finally be enough to redeem her in her father's eyes. It has nothing to do with the fact that she's always held a special place in her heart for her childhood crush! But after embarking on the perfect Tuscan honeymoon, their paper marriage dissolves to ash as an unexpected heat flares between them… Dare Helena dream that this convenient marriage could be the fresh start they've both been searching for?

His Very Own Baby
Author: Rebecca Winters
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 1426878117
Pages: 192 pages
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Under His Very Windows
Author: Susan Zuccotti
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780300093100
Pages: 408 pages
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Under His Very Windows Book Summary : What did Pius XII do to aid Jews during World War II? This is an examination of efforts on behalf of Jews in Italy, the country where the pope was in a position to be most helpful. It finds that despite a persistent myth to the contrary, Pius and his assistants at the Vatican did very little.

The Tracks of His Tears
Author: Lucy Dennis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-10-14
ISBN 10: 1465367349
Pages: 285 pages
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The Tracks of His Tears Book Summary : The news hit her in the face like an old frying pan. She did not know what to do when her cousin gave the particulars surrounding her brothers death. A brother she never set eyes on. A brother her father deliberately did not tell her about. After days and days of reading upon his trial, she grew angry about the truth, he was hanged for a crime he did not commit! Her great annoyance heightened when evidence of his innocence fell into her lap with one telephone call. An email she received was more proof that Herman Perry Dennis Jr. was framed for the murder of Ruth Farnsworth. She remembered her father and his struggle with alcoholism. She also remembered his intelligence and how people marveled at it, yet she never understood why it was impossible for him to go a day without drinking. After she listened to her cousin describe his ghastly nightmare, she finally understood. Herman P. Dennis Jr. was an upright young man, who appreciated his Blackness and was proud of it. He was very intelligent and joining the Air Force in the 1940s was proof of it. In his walk during his enlistment, he tackled with racism. He spoke and wrote about it. The beautiful young lady was killed, but not by the hands of Herman P. Dennis Jr.. Black men, by definition of Whites in those days, desired White women so much, until they would go to any length to have one, so with rape came a lynching. It did not matter if the person was guilty, someone had to pay. The town of Rosewood Florida came to mind when she began writing about her brother.

The One Year Devos for Teens 2
Author: Susie Shellenberger
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2005-09-09
ISBN 10: 9781414301815
Pages: 373 pages
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The One Year Devos for Teens 2 Book Summary : Readings for each day of the year, accompanied by references to related Bible verses, are designed to help teenagers make good choices in their daily lives.

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Twenty First Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429903848
Pages: 704 pages
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The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty First Annual Collection Book Summary : The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Essay on the Utility of Collecting the Best Works of the Ancient Engravers of the Italian School
Author: George Cumberland
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1827
ISBN 10:
Pages: 538 pages
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The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told
Author: Nick Lyons
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2010-09-08
ISBN 10: 1616080566
Pages: 576 pages
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The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told Book Summary : Top fishermen and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!