J. William Fulbright, Vietnam, and the Search for a Cold War by Randall Bennett Woods

By Randall Bennett Woods

J. William Fulbright used to be the longest serving and strongest chair of the Senate overseas kin Committee. He was once additionally the main favourite, and the best, of the 1st American critics of the Vietnam struggle. Fulbright's feedback used to be relatively galling and damning to Lyndon Johnson simply because Fulbright used to be a principled internationalist who couldn't be disregarded as an ideologue. Fulbright used hearings via the overseas family Committee as a discussion board within which to strengthen his strong critique of the warfare. This ebook is an abridgement of Randall Woods' prize-winning biography of J. William Fulbright. This version offers the total tale of Fulbright's position as one of many top congressional rivals of the Vietnam warfare.

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The Road Past Mandalay by John Masters

By John Masters

This can be the second one a part of John Masters' autobiography: how he fought along with his Gurkha regiment in the course of international conflict II till his promoting to command one of many Chindit columns in the back of enemy traces in Burma. Written via a bestselling novelist on the peak of his powers, it really is a very relocating tale that culminates in him having to in my opinion shoot a few wounded British infantrymen who can't be evacuated earlier than their place is overrun by way of the japanese. it truly is an uncomfortable reminder that Churchill's obsession with 'special forces' squandered hundreds of thousands of Allied lives in operations that owed extra to public kinfolk than strategic calculation. This army and ethical odyssey is likely one of the maximum of global battle II frontline memoirs.

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The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin by Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol, Dalai Lama, Visit Amazon's

By Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol, Dalai Lama, Visit Amazon's Matthieu Ricard Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Matthieu Ricard,

Looked by way of many because the maximum yogi after Milarepa to achieve enlightenment in a single lifetime...a resource of proposal to Buddhist practitioners and normal readers alike.--The Dalai Lama

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Impeachment of a president: Andrew Johnson, the Blacks, and by Hans Louis Trefousse

By Hans Louis Trefousse

In Impeachment of a President, Hans L. Trefousse specializes in the reasons of the failure to convict, the results of the acquittal, and the connection of the impeachment to the unwell good fortune of Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of fabric, a few only in the near past made on hand, Professor Trefousse sheds new gentle at the President's pursuits and personality.

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The Education Of A Poker Player by Herbert O Yardley, Sam Sloan

By Herbert O Yardley, Sam Sloan

This can be the Bible of Poker, the e-book that each severe poker participant has learn and studied. Walter Browne, chess grandmaster poker participant, learn and studied this publication. Herbert O. Yardley, whose education in, and mastery of, the subtleties of poker made him simply the type of agile philosopher whom you will count on to crack the japanese Diplomatic Code (he did) and to write down the vintage publication on codes, ciphers and spies (The American Black Chamber) here's what the men in again could have: This e-book talks approximately poker and folks the best way poker gamers discuss poker and other people. it really is lusty, humorous, cool and understanding. The anecdotes are not really on your Aunt Hermine. The poker guide is for an individual (possibly together with your Aunt Hermine) who loves to stroll clear of an all-night consultation a winner. every one bankruptcy starts off with a very good poker tale tale. Then comes a systematic research of the kind of poker that was once being performed. (For instance, the tale of the corn grower who bets his farm opposed to a circus tent exhibit at Five-Card Draw, Deuces Wild – and wins less than the lucky condition of not being alive on the time – is by means of an excellent research of the way to play your playing cards at 5 playing cards Draw, Deuces Wild.) The author's stories of his early education in poker (in his teenagers whilst he was once the protege of the prestigious Monty, who ran the single fresh video game within the in simple terms fresh saloon in his component of the outdated West) quantity to a pro schooling within the idea and perform of profitable. His adventures within the Orient (in among assignments as a undercover agent Yardley comfy his brain – and in a feeling repaid his debt to funds - by way of instructing a tender chinese language boy strategic poker) are a post-graduate direction within the paintings of the bluff – the way to deal with it artistically and effectively – even if the stake is a nest of Nazi spies or an important pot in Seven-Card Stud, Hi-Lo, plus almost about some other poker version you may identify. Open the publication. you are going to be aware of once you learn a number of paragraphs and get Yardley's tone of voice, that the fellow is aware what he is conversing approximately. His tales are nice. His suggestion may simply flip a gentle loser right into a regular winner. Yardley tells every little thing he is familiar with in regards to the paintings and technology of the sport of poker within the schooling of a Poker participant. How reliable is his suggestion? here's what the recent York bring in Tribune says approximately this e-book. “It will be a part of each father's funding portfolio for his son – or for himself. What Goren and Vanderbilt have performed for the bridge participant, Yardley has now performed for that submerged four-fifths of yank manhood that performs poker. He has given us dignity, knowledge and philosophy.

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Ronald Reagan by The Editors of New Word City

By The Editors of New Word City

He used to be the unlikeliest of Presidents - brushed aside through rivals as a trifling motion picture actor, a conservative attempting to undo the paintings of big-government liberals. but Ronald Reagan made it to the White residence, taking workplace in a time of financial turmoil and uneasy family members with overseas powers. regardless of those stumbling blocks, Reagan's patriotism, fast wit, and sunny optimism lifted the nation's spirit. an efficient chief who understood the facility of phrases, stagecraft, and symbolism, he used to be a paradoxical mix of ideology and pragmatism. at the same time he ratcheted up the chilly battle with the Soviet Union, he launched into a chain of summits with Mikhail Gorbachev that helped defuse the palms race. while he left workplace, prosperity had back and the Soviet nation collapsed. the following, during this short-form booklet, is the tale of his existence in addition to classes for leaders far and wide.

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The Kings and Queens of Britain by John Cannon

By John Cannon

A certain historical past of the kings and queens of england, starting from legendary and early pre-conquest rulers to the current condo of Windsor. From King Arthur to Queen Victoria, Owain Glyn Dwr to Vortigern, it offers assurance of the rulers, their regnal dates, regulations, characters, and the jobs they performed in shaping history.Synopsis
A dictionary giving an in depth background of the kings and queens of england, starting from legendary and early pre-conquest rulers to the current apartment of Windsor. masking English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish monarchs, the entries are ordered in sections, by way of areas for pre-1066 monarchs (Romano-British rulers, Viking York), after which by means of royal strains (Tudors, Hanoverian). From King Arthur to Queen Victoria, Owain Glyn Dwr to Vortigern, the dictionary provides entire assurance of the rulers, regulations, characters, and the jobs they performed in shaping historical past. particular boxed entries provide info on issues resembling Coronations and Regalia, and on major royal apartments or traditions like Sandringham apartment and Touching for the King's Evil. totally illustrated, there are pictures of assorted monarchs, in addition to local maps and genealogies. A reference paintings for college students of historical past in school or university, in addition to in the house, this booklet is meant for basic readership; these drawn to the monarchy and background as a rule, scholars of historical past in class, collage or college, present market.

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