Race of a Lifetime

How Obama Won the White House

Author: John Heilemann

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. President Barack Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, calculated, convention-defying political campaign. In a race that will be talked about for years to come, he faced down his rivals with ruthless focus and efficiency. Race of a Lifetime is the gripping inside story of those thrilling months: from the meteoric rise of Obama and the collapsing House of Clinton to the erratic John McCain and the bewildering Sarah Palin. Brimming with exclusive revelations, this compulsively readable book lays bare the characters of the candidates, warts and all; exposes the inner workings of their operations; and charts the true path to the White House. It's a tour de force: the sometimes shocking, often funny, and ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

Game Change

Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

Author: John Heilemann

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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“It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22.” —The Financial Times “It transports you to a parallel universe in which everything in the National Enquirer is true….More interesting is what we learn about the candidates themselves: their frailties, egos and almost super-human stamina.” —The Financial Times “I can’t put down this book!” —Stephen Colbert Game Change is the New York Times bestselling story of the 2008 presidential election, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the best political reporters in the country. In the spirit of Richard Ben Cramer’s What It Takes and Theodore H. White’s The Making of the President 1960, this classic campaign trail book tells the defining story of a new era in American politics, going deeper behind the scenes of the Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin campaigns than any other account of the historic 2008 election.

The Race Of A Lifetime

A True Story About Running, Abuse, Rebellion, Forgiveness, and God’s Pursuit of a Man

Author: Michael Layne

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 330

Imagine a book that has: Domestic violence, child abuse, drug addicts, failed relationships, foster care, childhood rebellion, things that we call defeat. Life will take you on a roller coaster ride but the great thing is that God is in control. Through all the good or bad, ups and downs of life, we have victory in Jesus Christ.

The Race of a Lifetime: Second Wind

A True Story About Spiritual Growth, Grace, Mercy, Faith, Endurance & Being Anchored in the Foundation of Christ’S Love.

Author: Michael Layne

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Religion

Page: 142

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In Romans 10:9, once youve confessed with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you are saved. And its amazing to know that youre sealed as a child of God forever, but its not over. Were just like the disciples of Jesus. He had to take them on a journey of growth on so many levels, but most importantly, He had to grow them spiritually. Their journey was packed with many highs and lows, but at the end, theres a living hope in Jesus Christ. Im on the same journey with life being packed with highs and lows. In the meantime, Im still on the right path, being conformed to the image of Christ.

A Lifetime In A Race

Author: Matthew Pinsent

Publisher: Random House


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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With his last-gasp victory as part of the Great British coxless four team at the Athens Olympics, Matthew Pinsent clinched an historic fourth Olympic Gold to add to the three already won with his legendary rowing partner Steve Redgrave. In an uniquely exciting and evocative autobiography, Pinsent interweaves the build-up to Athens 2004 with the extraordinary story of his career and unforgettable partnership with Redgrave. Plucked from obscurity at the age of 20, told to partner his hero, and trained to within an inch of his life, Pinsent's story is uniquely revealing about what it takes to be a champion and the mixed blessings of success. Culminating with a nail-biting final chapter detailing the team's extraordinary victory in Athens in blow-by-blow detail, A Lifetime in a Race is a sports book in a different mould.

Race for Obedience

Author: J. A. Watson

Publisher: Xulon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 540

View: 207

If your prayer is for a higher plateau, "Race For Obedience" is a must read. It personifies the complete Christian walk in the Holiness of a living God.

Man's Most Dangerous Myth

The Fallacy of Race

Author: Ashley Montagu

Publisher: AltaMira Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social construction and not constitutive of significant biological differences between people. In the ensuing 55 years, as Ashley Montagu's radical hypothesis became accepted knowledge, succeeding editions of his book traced the changes in our conceptions of race and race relations over the 20th century. Now, over 50 years later, Man's Most Dangerous Myth is back in print, fully revised by the original author. Montagu is internationally renowned for his work on race, as well as for such influential books as The Natural Superiority of Women, Touching, and The Elephant Man. This new edition contains Montagu's most complete explication of his theory and a thorough updating of previous editions. The Sixth Edition takes on the issues of the Bell Curve, IQ testing, ethnic cleansing and other current race relations topics, as well as contemporary restatements of topics previously addressed. A bibliography of almost 3,000 published items on race, compiled over a lifetime of work, is of enormous research value. Also available is an abridged student edition containing the essence of Montagu's argument, its policy implications, and his thoughts on contemporary race issues for use in classrooms. Ahead of its time in 1942, Montagu's arguments still contribute essential and salient perspectives as we face the issue of race in the 1990s. Man's Most Dangerous Myth is the seminal work of one of the 20th century's leading intellectuals, essential reading for all scholars and students of race relations.

The Battle for the White House from Bush to Obama

Volume II Nominations and Elections in an Era of Partisanship

Author: A. Bennett

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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Anthony Bennett guides us through the events of the four elections of the 21st century, showing how this era of partisanship has reshaped not only presidential nominations and elections, but the American presidency and politics itself.

Racing to the Yukon

A Lifetime of Adventure Racing from the Everglades to the Amazon to the World's Longest Canoe Race

Author: Rod Price

Publisher: Legacy Pub


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 972

In 2000, when Rod Price decided to return to competitive canoe racing after turning forty years old, he had no idea of the exciting adventures and diverse locales that awaited him over the ensuing decade. From ten-mile races to fifty-mile races, and then multiday races, Rod recounts his steady progression to becoming one of the elite ultramarathon canoe racers in the country. This year, as he approaches his fiftieth birthday, Rod faces the greatest challenge his sport has to offer, the longest canoe race in the world—the Yukon 1000.