Whistlestop

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Face the Nation moderator and contributing editor for The Atlantic John Dickerson come the stories behind the stories of the most memorable moments in American presidential campaign history. The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a contest for control of power in the most powerful country on earth. The battle of ideas has a clear end, with winners and losers, and along the way there are sharp turning points-primaries, debates, conventions, and scandals that squeeze candidates into emergency action, frantic grasping, and heroic gambles. As Mike Murphy the political strategist put it, "Campaigns are like war without bullets." WHISTLESTOP tells the human story of nervous gambits hatched in first-floor hotel rooms, failures of will before the microphone, and the cross-country crack-ups of long-planned stratagems. At the bar at the end of a campaign day, these are the stories reporters rehash for themselves and embellish for newcomers. In addition to the familiar tales, WHISTLESTOP also remembers the forgotten stories about the bruising and reckless campaigns of the nineteenth century when the combatants believed the consequences included the fate of the republic itself. Some of the most modern-feeling elements of the American presidential campaign were born before the roads were paved and electric lights lit the convention halls-or there were convention halls at all. WHISTLESTOP is a ride through the American campaign history with one of its most enthusiastic conductors guiding you through the landmarks along the way.

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  • Author : John Dickerson
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 1455540463
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
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Whistlestop

Whistlestop
  • Author : John Dickerson
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release : 02 August 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Face the Nation moderator and contributing editor for The Atlantic John Dickerson come the stories behind the stories of the most memorable moments in American presidential campaign history. The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a contest for control of power in the most powerful country on earth. The battle of ideas has a clear end, with winners and losers, and along the way there are sharp turning

Whistlestop

Whistlestop
  • Author : John Dickerson
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release : 02 August 2016
GET THIS BOOKWhistlestop

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Face the Nation moderator and contributing editor for The Atlantic John Dickerson come the stories behind the stories of the most memorable moments in American presidential campaign history. The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a contest for control of power in the most powerful country on earth. The battle of ideas has a clear end, with winners and losers, and along the way there are sharp turning

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  • Author : Julie Carpenter
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 08 October 2019
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If you can imagine William Faulkner penning an episode of The Twilight Zone, you'll have an inkling of what Julie Carpenter has created in Whistlestop - a town that reflects modern America in a funhouse mirror of disorienting familiarity.

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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 07 March 2021
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"Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church going and proper, and the fun-loving hell-raiser, his Aunt Idgie. Together they ran the town's popular Whistle Stop Cafâe, known far and wide for its famous 'Fried Green Tomatoes.' And as Bud often said of his childhood, 'How lucky can you get?' But sadly, the railroad yards began to shut down and the town became a ghost town,

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  • Author : William Roe Polk
  • Publisher : I.B.Tauris
  • Release : 01 October 2005
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The author provides a history of Iraq, taking the reader on a sweeping tour from the first Sumerian settlements on to the Babylonians, the advent of Islam, the invasion of the Mongols, centuries of Ottoman rule, into the 20th century and today's experiments in Western styles of democracy.

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  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 20 June 2016
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Jerry Winslow is about to realize his entire life has been a lie. He never was a regular family man, living an ordinary existence in San Diego. His life was a deception crafted by his parents to keep him alive. But now, the Emperor of the Universe has discovered their hiding place and they must run for their lives. The Emperor and his evil master are trying to achieve total dominion over the forty-five realms of the universe. First, they

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  • Author : Philip White
  • Publisher : ForeEdge from University Press of New England
  • Release : 04 November 2014
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President Harry Truman was a disappointment to the Democrats, and a godsend to the Republicans. Every attempt to paint Truman with the grace, charm, and grandeur of Franklin Delano Roosevelt had been a dismal failure: Truman's virtues were simpler, plainer, more direct. The challenges he faced--stirrings of civil rights and southern resentment at home, and communist aggression and brinkmanship abroad--could not have been more critical. By the summer of 1948 the prospects of a second term for Truman looked bleak. Newspapers

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  • Publisher : Information Today Incorporated
  • Release : 07 March 2021
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Info Today is the premier conference and exhibition for the electronic information and knowledge management communities in 2003. This event featured three simultaneous conferences: National Online, Knowledge Nets, and E-Libraries. The Info Today 2003 Proceedings include papers from the three simultaneous conferences--all in one place. In this handy reference, you will be able to read papers and presentations from expert industry speakers on the various topics covered during the National Online, Knowledge Nets, and E-Libraries knowledge management, e-learning portals, e-reference, and electronic

A Whistle-Stop Tour of Statistics

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  • Author : Brian S. Everitt
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 01 December 2011
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A Whistle-Stop Tour of Statistics introduces basic probability and statistics through bite-size coverage of key topics. A review aid and study guide for undergraduate students, it presents descriptions of key concepts from probability and statistics in self-contained sections. Features Presents an accessible reference to the key concepts in probability and statistics Introduces each concept through bite-size descriptions and presents interesting real-world examples Includes lots of diagrams and graphs to clarify and illustrate topics Provides a concise summary of ten major

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Sigh, Gone
  • Author : Phuc Tran
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 21 April 2020
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For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great