Where Do Presidents Come From

Author: Mike Townsend
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101652152
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Where Do Presidents Come From from the Author: Mike Townsend. U.S. History comes alive in this laugh-out-loud nonfiction graphic novel all about the presidents! Michael Townsend presents his comic book guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe a few things you didn't!) about the President of the United States. It's full of insanely weird facts about our leaders (Did you know that President Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippo named Billy?), as well as the history and powers of the presidency, day-to-day life, and pros and cons of the job. Even the most mundane of facts become hilarious in this brilliantly cheeky guide to our nation's MVP.

Where Do Presidents Come From

Author: Michael Townsend
Publisher: Dial
ISBN: 9780803737488
Size: 41.78 MB
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Where Do Presidents Come From from the Author: Michael Townsend. Shares wacky and engaging facts about many of our nation's leaders, traces the history and powers of the presidency, and offers insight into the job's daily routines, benefits, and challenges.

Talking With The President

Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266856
Size: 19.75 MB
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Talking With The President from the Author: John Wilson. This book provides a pragmatic analysis of presidential language. Pragmatics is concerned with "meaning in context," or the relationship between what we say and what we mean. John Wilson explores the various ways in which U.S. Presidents have used language within specific social contexts to achieve specific objectives. This includes obfuscation, misdirection, the use of metaphor or ambiguity, or in some cases simply lying. He focuses on six presidents: John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald W. Reagan, William F. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack H. Obama. These presidents cover most of the last half of the twentieth century, and the first decade of the twenty first century, and each has been associated with a specific linguistic quality. John F. Kennedy was famed for his quality of oratory, Nixon for his manipulative use of language, Reagan for his gift of telling stories, Clinton for his ability to engage the public and to linguistically turn arguments and descriptions in particular directions. Bush, on the other hand, was famed for his inability to use language appropriately, and Obama returns us to the rhetorical flourishes of early Kennedy. In the case of each president, a range of specific examples are explored in order to highlight the ways in which a pragmatic analysis may provide an insight into presidential language. In many cases, what the president says is not necessarily what the president means.

Guide To Naturalization

Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0756707412
Size: 79.52 MB
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Guide To Naturalization from the Author: Barry Leonard. Will help you understand the naturalization process. For people 18 years or older who want to naturalize, or become a U.S. citizen. Chapters: the benefits & responsibilities of citizenship; frequently asked questions; who is eligible for naturalization; what to expect: an overview of the naturalization process; customer service standards; where to go for help; glossary of terms; naturalization eligibility worksheet; & naturalization study guide. The section on eligibility includes: table of eligibility requirements; time as a permanent resident or continuous resident; physical presence in the U.S.; time as a resident in district or state; good moral character; & English & civics.

The Handy Presidents Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593603
Size: 73.92 MB
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The Handy Presidents Answer Book from the Author: David L Hudson. A complete look at every Presidents' who, what, when, where, why, and, how … Offering an engaging overview of the U.S. presidency and all past presidents, this valuable tome asks a variety of questions, from the trivial to the topical, that further expands one's understanding of America's highest office. With an intriguing range of questions about religious affiliations, unusual backgrounds, and tidbits of odd trivia—from "Which president killed a man in a duel?" to "Who was the first Baptist to become president?"—this reference also covers former presidential candidates, first ladies, key appointments, and election results. Revealing important answers to foreign policy questions and decisions made during times of war, as well as presidential actions in times of economic boom and bust, isolationism and expansion, and economic policies and unusual anecdotes, this fun and absorbing anthology provides a thorough overview of more than 200 years of U.S. presidents.

Hoffnung Wagen

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641224241
Size: 63.33 MB
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Hoffnung Wagen from the Author: Barack Obama. Persönlich, glaubwürdig, visionär – Ansichten und Standpunkte des politischen Hoffnungsträgers der USA vor seiner Wahl 2008 Wie US-Senator Barack Obama im Wahljahr 2008 Millionen Menschen für sich gewann, ist Legende. Zu seinem schnell aufsteigenden Stern in hohem Maße beigetragen hat sein zuvor erschienenes Buch »Hoffnung wagen« (»The Audacity of Hope«). Hier präsentierte Obama sich als Mann der Integration, als Liberaler im positiven Sinn mit klaren Positionen. Uns allen machte er Hoffnung auf eine Renaissance des »besseren Amerika«. Nicht wenige wünschen sich Barack Obama heute sehnsüchtig zurück ins Weiße Haus.

Public Papers Of The Presidents Of The United States Barack Obama 2009

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Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160880076
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Public Papers Of The Presidents Of The United States Barack Obama 2009 from the Author: . Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. In instances when the release date differs from the date of the document itself, that fact is shown in the text note. The appendixes in each Public Papers volume provide listings of a digest of the Presdient's daily schedule and meetings, when announced, and other items of general interest issed by the Officeof the Press Secretary; The President's nominations submitted to the Senate; A checklist of materials released by the Office of the Press Secretary that are not printed full-text in the book; and a table of Proclamations, Executive orders, and other Presidential documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary and published in the Federal Register.

Nuclear Forensics

Author: Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309158753
Size: 45.14 MB
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Nuclear Forensics from the Author: Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board. Nuclear forensics is important to our national security. Actions, including provision of appropriate funding, are needed now to sustain and improve the nation's nuclear forensics capabilities. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), working with cooperating agencies and national laboratories, should plan and implement a sustainable, effective nuclear forensics program. Nuclear forensics is the examination and evaluation of discovered or seized nuclear materials and devices or, in cases of nuclear explosions or radiological dispersals, of detonation signals and post-detonation debris. Nuclear forensic evidence helps law enforcement and intelligence agencies work toward preventing, mitigating, and attributing a nuclear or radiological incident. This report, requested by DHS, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Department of Defense, makes recommendations on how to sustain and improve U.S. nuclear forensics capabilities. The United States has developed a nuclear forensics capability that has been demonstrated in real-world incidents of interdicted materials and in exercises of actions required after a nuclear detonation. The committee, however, has concerns about the program and finds that without strong leadership, careful planning, and additional funds, these capabilities will decline.