Lion of the Senate

Lion of the Senate
Author: Nick Littlefield,David Nexon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN: 1476796157
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lion of the Senate Book Excerpt:

The top domestic policy advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy offers an insider's view of two remarkable years when Kennedy fought to preserve the Democratic mission against Newt Gingrich's contract with America and a Republican majority in both houses. In November 1994 the election swept a new breed of Republicans into control of the United States Congress. Led by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Republicans were determined to enact a conservative agenda that would reshape American government. Had it not been for Ted Kennedy, they would have succeeded. In 1994, after defending his Senate seat against challenger Mitt Romney, Senator Kennedy came back to Washington to find Democrats, including President Clinton, demoralized and leaning toward “compromises” that would adopt much of the Republican agenda. Undaunted, Kennedy pressed the agenda he would have had his party held power. He rallied the Democrats. He reached across the aisle to craft and pass key progressive legislation. And he stopped the Gingrich revolution in its tracks. The story of Senator Kennedy's successful struggle against the radical conservative agenda has special resonance today, as a resurgent Republican right controls both houses of Congress. Nick Littlefield and David Nexon tell the story of the bare-knuckled and frequently hilarious fight in the United States Senate.

Teddy Kennedy

Teddy Kennedy
Author: George E. Stanley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-08-17
ISBN: 9781439158210
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teddy Kennedy Book Excerpt:

This informative and engaging addition to the Childhood of Famous Americans series provides a fascinating look at the boyhood and background of Teddy Kennedy, who, in addition to being the youngest brother of former President John F. Kennedy and the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, grew up to be a revered and beloved senior Democratic senator from Massachusetts.

Lou D Allesandro

Lou D Allesandro
Author: Mark C. Bodanza
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9780997014426
Category: Legislators
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lou D Allesandro Book Excerpt:

"There may have been little to predict the trajectory of Lou's life in politics from his youthful school days, but the whole of the New Hampshire State Senator's life has been one filled with surprise and the unexpected. Lou's story is a compelling one. It demonstrates that all things are possible and even more importantly the value of genuine relationships based on trust and service. Lou's political acumen is an example of hard work and not of advanced polls or fancy metrics - something earned, one conversation, one handshake at a time. His story is noteworthy, especially for a country in which leadership is more important than ever"--Jacket.

Edward M Kennedy

Edward M  Kennedy
Author: Barbara A. Perry
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-01-18
ISBN: 0190644869
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edward M Kennedy Book Excerpt:

For Kennedy devotees, as well as readers unfamiliar with the "lion of the Senate," this book presents the compelling story of Edward Kennedy's unexpected rise to become one of the most consequential legislators in American history and a passionate defender of progressive values, achieving legislative compromises across the partisan divide. What distinguishes Edward Kennedy: An Oral History is the nuanced detail that emerges from the senator's never-before published, complete descriptions of his life and work, placed alongside the observations of his friends, family, and associates. The senator's twenty released interviews reveal, in his own voice, the stories of Kennedy triumph and tragedy from the Oval Office to the waters of Chappaquiddick. Spanning the presidencies of JFK to Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy was an iconic player in American political life, the youngest sibling of America's most powerful dynasty; he candidly addresses this role: his legislative accomplishments and failures, his unsuccessful run for the White House, his impact on the Supreme Court, his observations on Washington gridlock, and his personal faults. The interviews and introductions to them create an unsurpassed and illuminating volume. Gathered as part of the massive Edward Kennedy Oral History Project, conducted by the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the senator's interviews allow readers to see how oral history can evolve over a three-year period, drawing out additional details as the interviewee becomes increasingly comfortable with the process and the interviewer. Yet, given the Kennedys' well-known penchant for image creation, what the senator doesn't say or how he says what he chooses to include, is often more revealing than a simple declarative statement.

Edward M Kennedy Late a Senator from Massachusetts Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes

Edward M Kennedy Late a Senator from Massachusetts  Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes
Author: One Hundred Congress
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-05-28
ISBN: 9781477556832
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edward M Kennedy Late a Senator from Massachusetts Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes Book Excerpt:

EDWARD M. KENNEDY was the third longest serving Member of the U.S. Senate in American history. Voters of Massachusetts elected him to the Senate nine times-a record matched by only one other Senator. The scholar Thomas Mann said his time in the Senate was ''an amazing and endurable presence. You want to go back to the 19th century to find parallels, but you won't find parallels.'' President Obama has described his breathtaking span of accomplishment: ''For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health, and economic wellbeing of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts.'' Senator KENNEDY fought for and won so many great battles- on voting rights, education, immigration reform, the minimum wage, national service, the Nation's first major legislation to combat AIDS, and equality for minorities, women, the disabled, and gay and lesbian Americans. He called health care ''the cause of my life, '' and succeeded in bringing quality and affordable health care to countless Americans, including children, seniors, and those with disabilities. Until the end he was working tirelessly to achieve historic national health reform. He was an opponent of the Vietnam war and an early champion of the war's refugees. He was a powerful yet lonely voice from the beginning against the invasion of Iraq. He stood for human rights abroad-from Chile to the former Soviet Union-and was a leader in the cause of poverty relief for the poorest nations of Africa and the world. He believed in a strong national defense and he also unceasingly pursued and advanced the work of nuclear arms control. He was the conscience of his party, and also the Senate's greatest master of forging compromise with the other party. Known as the lion of the Senate, Senator KENNEDY was widely respected on both sides of the aisle for his commitment to progress and his ability to legislate. Senator KENNEDY was chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Previously he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and served on that committee for many years. He also served on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. He was a leader of the Congressional Friends of Ireland and helped lead the way toward peace on that island. He was a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia Law School. He lived in Hyannis Port, MA, with his wife Vicki. He is survived by her and their five children: Kara; Edward, Jr.; Patrick; Curran; and Caroline; and his sister Jean Kennedy Smith.

Lion in the White House

Lion in the White House
Author: Aida D. Donald
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-11-04
ISBN: 0465010326
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lion in the White House Book Excerpt:

New York State Assemblyman, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, New York City Police Commissioner, Governor of New York, Vice President and, at forty-two, the youngest President ever-in his own words, Theodore Roosevelt "rose like a rocket." He was also a cowboy, a soldier, a historian, an intrepid explorer, and an unsurpassed environmentalist-all in all, perhaps the most accomplished Chief Executive in our nation's history. In Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt, historian Aida Donald masterfully chronicles the life of this first modern president. TR's accomplishments in office were immense. As President, Roosevelt redesigned the office of Chief Executive and the workings of the Republican Party to meet the challenges of the new industrial economy. Believing that the emerging aristocracy of wealth represented a genuine threat to democracy, TR broke trusts to curb the rapacity of big business. He improved economic and social conditions for the average American. Roosevelt built the Panama Canal and engaged the country in world affairs, putting a temporary end to American isolationism. And he won the Nobel Peace Prize-the only sitting president ever so honored. Throughout his public career, TR fought valiantly to steer the GOP back to its noblest ideals as embodied by Abraham Lincoln. Alas, his hopes for his party were quashed by the GOP's strong rightward turn in the years after he left office. But his vision for America lives on. In lapidary prose, this concise biography recounts the courageous life of one of the greatest leaders our nation has ever known.

Last Lion

Last Lion
Author: Bella English,Neil Swidey,Jenna Russell,Sam Allis,Joseph P. Kahn,Susan Milligan,Don Aucoin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN: 1439138176
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Lion Book Excerpt:

Dismissed as a spent force in politics by the time he reached middle age, Ted Kennedy became the most powerful senator of the last half century and the nation's keeper of traditional liberalism. Perceptive and carefully reported, drawing heavily from candid interviews with the Kennedy family and inner circle, "Last Lion" captures magnificently his life and historic achievements, as well as the personal redemption that he found.

Roosevelt The Lion and the Fox 1882 1940

Roosevelt  The Lion and the Fox  1882   1940
Author: James MacGregor Burns
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 1453245138
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roosevelt The Lion and the Fox 1882 1940 Book Excerpt:

“A brilliant full-length portrait of Franklin Roosevelt the politician”—the first in an award-winning two-volume biography (The Christian Science Monitor). Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the longest serving president in United States history, reshaping the country during the crises of the Great Depression and World War II. But before his ascension to the presidency, FDR laid the groundwork for his unprecedented run with decades of canny political maneuvering and steady consolidation of power. In this remarkable New York Times–bestselling biography, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian James MacGregor Burns traces FDR’s rise and the peculiar blend of strength and cunning that made him such a uniquely transformative figure. Weaving together lively narrative and impressive scholarship, Burns reconstructs his youth and education at Groton and Harvard, his relationships with his cousins Theodore and Eleanor, his immersion in New York State politics, and his rise to national prominence, all the way through his first two terms as president, which saw the historic New Deal take hold and the drumbeats of World War II begin. Originally published in 1956, The Lion and the Fox was among the first studies of Roosevelt—and it remains a landmark record of his ambitions, talents, and flaws. Hailed by the New York Times as “a sensitive, shrewd, and challenging book” and by Newsweek as “a case study unmatched in American political writings,” Burns’s stunning achievement is the life story of a fascinating political figure.

Senate Bills

Senate Bills
Author: California. Legislature. Senate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bills, Legislative
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alternative Financing Plan for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor

Alternative Financing Plan for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Breeder reactors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Financing Plan for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Book Excerpt:

The Kennedys

The Kennedys
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN: 9781985646414
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kennedys Book Excerpt:

*Includes pictures of the Kennedys and important people, places, and events in their lives. *Includes an introduction for each of the 4. Over the last 50 years, the name Kennedy has become the most famous one in America, with the Kennedy brothers coming to political power during the mid-20th century, while John's beautiful wife Jackie became a political wife and First Lady unlike any the nation had ever witnessed. In time, the Kennedys forged a political dynasty, leaving a lasting legacy in American politics that endures to this day. In many ways, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his young family were the perfect embodiment of the '60s. The decade began with a sense of idealism, personified by the attractive Kennedy, his beautiful and fashionable wife Jackie, and his young children. Months into his presidency, Kennedy exhorted the country to reach for the stars, calling upon the nation to send a man to the Moon and back by the end of the decade. In 1961, Kennedy made it seem like anything was possible, and Americans were eager to believe him. The Kennedy years were fondly and famously labeled "Camelot," suggesting an almost mythical quality about the young President and his family. The famous label came from John's fashionable and beautiful wife, Jackie, whose elegance and grace made her the most popular woman in the world. Her popularity threatened to eclipse even her husband's, who famously quipped on one presidential trip to France that he was "the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris." Americans were fascinated by the young First Lady's style, and the manner in which she glamorously positioned both the First Family and the White House in those years, and Jackie remains one of the country's most popular First Ladies. Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968) is the quintessential middle brother among the Kennedys, eclipsed in life while working in his brother John's administration, eclipsed in death both by his older brother's assassination and his younger brother's long, influential career in the Senate as a liberal lion. And yet, the politics of the 1960s and the ultimate legacy of the Kennedys, including the "Kennedy Curse," would have been incomplete without Bobby's place in the narrative. Today, unfortunately, Bobby is best remembered for his assassination, the way in which it helped perpetuate the "Kennedy Curse," and the fact that his political promise, including potentially becoming president in 1968, was never fulfilled. Ted may not have been the center of attention in the Kennedy family then or now, but he had the same charisma and skills of his older brothers, as well as the same controversial vices. And as fate would have it, Ted's political legacy may have eclipsed them all. His brothers were victims of two of the country's most tragic assassinations, two other siblings died in plane crashes, and he would have to eulogize nephews. But Ted had the extra gift of length of years, surviving his encounter with the "Kennedy Curse," a 1964 plane crash that severely injured and nearly killed him. Although controversy ensured Ted would never be president, he spent nearly half a century in the U.S. Senate, forging a legacy that earned him the nickname "The Lion of the Senate." Indeed, in the course of becoming the 4th longest serving Senator in American history, Ted became the patriarch of both the Kennedy family and the Democratic Party, as well as one of the most forceful and outspoken advocates of progressivism. The Kennedys tells the story of John, Jackie, Robert, and Ted, weaving their lives and legacies together into one narrative. Along with pictures of the Kennedy family and important people, places, and events in their lives, you will learn about the Kennedys like you never have before, in no time at all.

Oregon Dunes National Seashore

Oregon Dunes National Seashore
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 578
Release: 1959
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: National parks and reserves
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oregon Dunes National Seashore Book Excerpt:

Considers S. 2010 and similar S. 2460, to preserve portions of undeveloped shoreline areas, and S. 1526, to establish the Oregon Dunes National Seashore. Oct. 5 hearing was held in Reedsport, Oreg.; Oct. 7-8 hearings were held in Eugene, Oreg.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Ohio

Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Ohio
Author: Ohio. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1949
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Legislative journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Ohio Book Excerpt:

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1322
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Debates of the Senate of the Dominion of Canada of 1867 68 1949

Debates of the Senate of the Dominion of Canada of 1867 68 1949
Author: Canada. Parliament. Senate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 616
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canada
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debates of the Senate of the Dominion of Canada of 1867 68 1949 Book Excerpt:

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Public Works

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Public Works
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Legislative hearings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Niles National Register

Niles  National Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1849
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Niles National Register Book Excerpt:

Containing political, historical, geographical, scientifical, statistical, economical, and biographical documents, essays and facts: together with notices of the arts and manu factures, and a record of the events of the times.

Senate Journal

Senate Journal
Author: Wisconsin. Legislature. Senate
Publsiher: Legislative Reference Bureau
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Senate documents

Senate documents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Senate documents Book Excerpt:

Journal of the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa

Journal of the Senate of the     General Assembly of the State of Iowa
Author: Iowa. General Assembly. Senate
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Iowa
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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