Understanding the Department of the Interior

Author: Don Philpott

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887823

Category: Law

Page: 250

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Understanding the Department of the Interior reviews many of the major issues handed by the Department of the Interior and impacting the U.S. today. The book aims to present the case, scientific and otherwise, for both sides of all the issues addressed. Areas covered include protection of national lands, environmental issues, the role of the Environmental Protection Agency, the threats posed by mining and drilling on sensitive land, and the debate over renewable energy. It also discusses how best to manage and sustain America’s lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources, honor the nation’s responsibilities to tribal nations, and advocate for America’s island communities. Features: A list of all the major environmental events over the last 100 years. A comprehensive glossary of environmental terms and acronyms About the Series: The Cabinet Series looks at the major departments in the Federal Government explaining why they were created and the responsibilities of each agency and how they conducts their daily business at home and abroad. It helps to explain what federal agencies do and how they affect the lives of citizens.

Understanding the Department of State

Author: Don Philpott

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887467

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Understanding the Department of State looks at the main current issues it faces around the globe from relations with Russia and China to the civil war in Iraq and the growing threat from the Islamic State and other terrorist groups. The book also has brief biographies of all the Secretaries of State from Thomas Jefferson, the first to hold the position in 1790 to John Kerry, the current incumbent.

Understanding the Department of Homeland Security

Author: Don Philpott

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887424

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Understanding the Department of Homeland Security — the largest and the newest department of government —discusses why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established and then takes a detailed look at the role of the 22 different federal departments and agencies that were incorporated into it. DHS has more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. It's duties are wide-ranging, but the goal is clear—keeping America safe. Features of this book include: An analytical look at the Department of Homeland Security and all its component agencies A list of all the major homeland security incidents over the last 100 years About the Series: The Cabinet Series looks at the major departments in the Federal Government explaining why they were created and the responsibilities of each agency and how they conducts their daily business at home and abroad. It helps to explain what federal agencies do and how they affect the lives of citizens.

One Man Against the World

The Tragedy of Richard Nixon

Author: Tim Weiner

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627790845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The New York Times Bestseller A shocking and riveting look at one of the most dramatic and disastrous presidencies in US history, from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Tim Weiner Based largely on documents declassified only in the last few years, One Man Against the World paints a devastating portrait of a tortured yet brilliant man who led the country largely according to a deep-seated insecurity and distrust of not only his cabinet and congress, but the American population at large. In riveting, tick-tock prose, Weiner illuminates how the Vietnam War and the Watergate controversy that brought about Nixon's demise were inextricably linked. From the hail of garbage and curses that awaited Nixon upon his arrival at the White House, when he became the president of a nation as deeply divided as it had been since the end of the Civil War, to the unprecedented action Nixon took against American citizens, who he considered as traitorous as the army of North Vietnam, to the infamous break-in and the tapes that bear remarkable record of the most intimate and damning conversations between the president and his confidantes, Weiner narrates the history of Nixon's anguished presidency in fascinating and fresh detail. A crucial new look at the greatest political suicide in history, One Man Against the World leaves us not only with new insight into this tumultuous period, but also into the motivations and demons of an American president who saw enemies everywhere, and, thinking the world was against him, undermined the foundations of the country he had hoped to lead.

Only the Most Able

Moving Beyond Politics in the Selection of National Security Leaders

Author: Stephen M. Duncan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442220236

Category: History

Page: 296

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Stephen M. Duncan draws on a lifetime of military, public service, executive, and legal experience to argue with unusual insight and candor why the quality and performance of senior political appointees who are charged even in part with the nation's security must be improved, and offers specific recommendations on how this can be accomplished. This timely book will appeal to Americans of all political persuasions, as well as those with particular interests in political and military history.

Cabinets of Wonder

Author: Christine Davenne

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419705540

Category: Design

Page: 232

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Translation of Cabinets de curiositaes, published in Paris by Martiniaere in 2011.

The School of Essential Ingredients

Author: Erica Bauermeister

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101015698

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A "heartbreakingly delicious" national bestseller about a chef, her students, and the evocative lessons that food teaches about life Once a month, eight students gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect... The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian's soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Philanthropy and the National Park Service

Author: J. Vaughn,H. Cortner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137353899

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

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As the National Park Service prepares for its 2016 centennial, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the role of philanthropy and the national parks - exploring the challenges faced when working with non-profit philanthropic partners.

The Congressional Globe

Containing the Debates and Proceedings of the Congress : with an Appendix, Embracing the Laws Passed at that Session

Author: United States. Congress,Francis Preston Blair,John Cook Rives,Franklin Rives,George A. Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

Author: William Perry

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804797145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe. It tells the story of his coming of age in the nuclear era, his role in trying to shape and contain it, and how his thinking has changed about the threat these weapons pose. In a remarkable career, Perry has dealt firsthand with the changing nuclear threat. Decades of experience and special access to top-secret knowledge of strategic nuclear options have given Perry a unique, and chilling, vantage point from which to conclude that nuclear weapons endanger our security rather than securing it. This book traces his thought process as he journeys from the Cuban Missile Crisis, to crafting a defense strategy in the Carter Administration to offset the Soviets' numeric superiority in conventional forces, to presiding over the dismantling of more than 8,000 nuclear weapons in the Clinton Administration, and to his creation in 2007, with George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger, of the Nuclear Security Project to articulate their vision of a world free from nuclear weapons and to lay out the urgent steps needed to reduce nuclear dangers.

A Cabinet of Rarities

Antiquarian Obsessions and the Spell of Death

Author: Erik Desmazières,Patrick Mauriès

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516348

Category: Art

Page: 110

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For bibliophiles, print collectors, and connoisseurs, and anyone whose imagination is fired by the macabre and the arcane: contemporary etchings recreating interiors, studios, cityscapes, landscapes, and fantastical compositions from a Piranesian world

Tapestry in the Baroque

New Aspects of Production and Patronage

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 030015514X

Category: Art

Page: 359

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This is a follow-up volume to Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor, which was published to accompany the critically acclaimed exhibition that opened at the Metropolitan Museum in October 2007. It features essays written by renowned scholars in the field, presenting the results of detailed research, both exploring the manufacture of tapestries designed by outstanding artists and woven of costly materials, and casting new light on the commissioning and collecting of these precious objects during the 17th century.

The Book of Shaker Furniture

Author: John Kassay

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870232756

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 265

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A comprehensive, amply illustrated guide illustrates the simple, functional furniture style developed during the Shaker movement--a successful experiment in communitarian living--and traces its evolution from the Colonial styles of New York and New England

Warriors and Citizens

American Views of Our Military

Author: Jim Mattis,Kori Schake

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817919368

Category: History

Page: 360

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A diverse group of contributors offer different perspectives on whether or not the different experiences of our military and the broader society amounts to a "gap"—and if the American public is losing connection to its military. They analyze extensive polling information to identify those gaps between civilian and military attitudes on issues central to the military profession and the professionalism of our military, determine which if any of these gaps are problematic for sustaining the traditionally strong bonds between the American military and its broader public, analyze whether any problematic gaps are amenable to remediation by policy means, and assess potential solutions.

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135925542

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association