President Lincoln; His Figure in History:A Discourse Delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New Jersey, June 1st, 1865 (Classic Reprint) James M. Macdonald
An historical exposé of the mysterious doctor who changed the course of the 20th century, with interviews by George Clooney, Yogi Berra, and others. Doctor Max Jacobson, whom the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy code-named ´´Dr. Feelgood,” developed a unique ´´energy formula” that altered the paths of some of the 20th century’s most iconic figures, including President and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis. JFK received his first injection (a special mix of ´´vitamins and hormones,” according to Jacobson) just before his first debate with Vice President Richard Nixon. The shot into JFK’s throat not only cured his laryngitis, but also diminished the pain in his back, allowed him to stand up straighter, and invigorated the tired candidate. Kennedy demolished Nixon in that first debate and turned a tide of skepticism about Kennedy into an audience that appreciated his energy and crispness. What JFK didn’t know then was that the injections were actually powerful doses of a combination of highly addictive liquid methamphetamine and steroids. Author and researcher Rick Lertzman and New York Times best-selling author Bill Birnes reveal heretofore unpublished material about the mysterious Dr. Feelgood. Through well-researched prose and interviews with celebrities including George Clooney, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, and Sid Caesar, the authors reveal Jacobson’s vast influence on events such as the assassination of JFK, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna Summit, the murder of Marilyn Monroe, the filming of the C. B. DeMille classic The Ten Commandments, and the work of many of the great artists of that era. Jacobson destroyed the lives of several famous patients in the entertainment industry and accidentally killed his own wife, Nina, with an overdose of his formula. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Azevedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011329/bk_adbl_011329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting, revealing and newsmaking account of the CIA´s interrogation of Saddam Hussein, written by the CIA agent who conducted the questioning. ´´Mr. Nixon, the first C.I.A. officer to interrogate Hussein after his capture in December 2003, reveals gobsmacking facts about that deposed Iraqi leader that raise new questions about why the United States bothered to invade Iraq to oust him from power. These details will likely appall Americans who have watched their nation´s blood and treasure wasted in Iraq ever since?. More broadly, Mr. Nixon offers a stinging indictment of the C.I.A. and what he sees as the agency´s dysfunctional process for providing intelligence to the president and other policy makers?. Mr. Nixon´s book comes at an extraordinary moment, when President-elect Donald J. Trump is already at war with the C.I.A?.´´Debriefing the President´´ will add fuel to the fire of the Trump-led criticism. It will also send a chilling warning to anyone counting on the C.I.A. to stand up to Mr. Trump once he is in office.´´ - James Risen, The New York Times ´´Gripping?Nixon´s book, Debriefing the President, gives more ammunition to the skeptics; indeed, some of its contents can only be described as sensational.´´ - John Cassidy, The New Yorker ´´Nixon captures the psychological give-and-take of these exchanges [with Saddam Hussein] with gripping readability...and he describes the resultant verbal sparring with a sharp ear for nuance.´´ - Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor ´´A damning indictment of the perversion of a major intelligence service by little minds inside and above it.´´ -The Times of London Debriefing the President presents an astounding, candid portrait of one of our era´s most notorious strongmen. Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America´s most enigmatic enemy. After years of parsing Hussein´s leadership from afar, Nixon faithfully recounts his debriefing sessions and subsequently strips away the mythology surrounding an equally brutal and complex man. His account is not an apology, but a sobering examination of how preconceived ideas led Washington policymakers-and the Bush White House-astray. Unflinching and unprecedented, Debriefing the President exposes a fundamental misreading of one of the modern world´s most central figures and presents a new narrative that boldly counters the received account.
FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter. Eisner-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler depicts the ´´fire and fury´´ unleashed daily on Twitter by Donald Trump, our ´´very stable genius´´ and president. For the first time, these revealing snapshots of the world´s most powerful man are collected, curated, and brought to memorable new life as cartoons. Some people are saying, I don´t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion - he´s very, very, good, okay? Now he´s illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won´t believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It´s true! It´s very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book - even the haters and losers (Sad!). In Sh t My President Says, Donald Trump´s most revealing tweets are transformed into razor-sharp cartoons, offering a subversive and illuminating insight into the mind of the most divisive political figure of our time. Whether you love him or hate him, this take on Trump will help you come to grips with the man and his ideas thanks to Wheeler´s signature mix of slapstick and sophistication. Nominated for the 2018 Ringo Award for Best Humor Comic.
In September 1901, the city of Buffalo was full of celebration. The Pan-American Exposition was ongoing, and it brought notable figures to northern New York, including President William McKinley, who had been reelected less than a year earlier. But also in Buffalo was Leon Czolgosz, a young man who had turned to anarchy years earlier after losing his job. Embracing his philosophy wholeheartedly, Czolgosz believed it was his mission to take down a powerful leader he considered oppressive, and McKinley´s attendance gave him the chance. President James Garfield had been assassinated just 20 years earlier, but McKinley didn´t worry about presidential security or his own safety, and that was the case in Buffalo. McKinley´s insistence on greeting the public and shaking hands allowed Czolgosz to walk up to him on September 6, 1901, at a public reception in the Temple of Music on the expo grounds and shoot him point blank, with one bullet grazing the president and another lodging in his abdomen. In the aftermath of the shooting, as Czolgosz was beaten and seized by the crowd, he uttered, "I done my duty." For his part, McKinley said, "He didn´t know, poor fellow, what he was doing. He couldn´t have known." Despite being president, McKinley´s medical services were shoddy, and given the still primitive medical standards of the early 20th century, gunshots to the abdomen often brought death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085695/bk_acx0_085695_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.