A Pulitzer Prize winner’s in-depth look at four media-business giants: CBS-TV, Time magazine, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. In this fascinating New York Times bestseller, the author of The Best and the Brightest, The Fifties, and other acclaimed histories turns his investigative eye to the rise of the American media in the twentieth century. Focusing on the successes and failures of CBS Television, Time magazine, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, David Halberstam paints a portrait of the era when large, powerful mainstream media sources emerged as a force, showing how they shifted from simply reporting the news to becoming a part of it. By examining landmark events such as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s masterful use of the radio and the unprecedented coverage of the Watergate break-in, Halberstam demonstrates how print and broadcast media as a whole became a player in society and helped shape public policy. Drawn from hundreds of exhaustive interviews with insiders at each company, and hailed by the Seattle Times as “a monumental X-ray study of power,” The Powers That Be reveals the tugs-of-war between political ambition and the quest for truth in a page-turning read. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.
In our fast-paced secular world, God and theology are second-class citizens. Money, politics, sports, and science seem better suited to the hard realities of our world. As the church steeple has been eclipsed by the skyscraper as the centerpiece of the urban landscape, so has the divine realm been set aside in favor of more immediate human experience. One sad consequence of this shift is the loss of spiritual and theological bearings, most clearly evident in our inability to understand or speak about such things. If the old way of viewing the universe no longer works, something else has to replace it. The Powers That Be reclaims the divine realm as central to human existence by offering new ways of understanding our world in theological terms. Walter Wink reformulates ancient concepts, such as God and the devil, heaven and hell, angels and demons, principalities and powers, in light of our modern experience. He helps us see heaven and hell, sin and salvation, and the powers that shape our lives as tangible parts of our day-to-day experience, rather than as mysterious phantoms. Based on his reading of the Bible and analysis of the world around him, Wink creates a whole new language for talking about and to God. Equipped with this fresh world view, we can embark on a new relationship with God and our world into the next millennium. From the Hardcover edition.
THE GAME When a double agent in Cuba suddenly disappears, there's a concern that he might have gone rogue, working against Room 59 and the world at large. But one of the agency's top spymasters has a blood tie to the operative in question, which leaves him with an agonizing choice: allow the mission to be scrubbed, and leave thousands to die in the resulting bloodbath--or risk everything he knows, including his career, to keep his secret deeply buried. THE PLAYERS Room 59 is a multinational policing agency sanctioned to terminate global threats that governments can't touch. Its high-level operatives are seasoned in the dangerous game of espionage and counterterrorism. A Room 59 mission puts everything on the line; emotions run high, and so does the body count.
After inexplicably finding himself once again in Rome, Michael Pierce has but a single thought: to get back to Inner Earth. Knowing the fate of neither the magical world he left behind nor the one woman in his life he has truly come to care about, Michael will not be satisfied until he has found his way back. Enlisting the aid of his friend, Dan Renhoff, he sets out to do just that. The two men do indeed pass through a magical portal, but are they where they need to be? Are they in time? And will the Holy Presence continue to provide the staggering power Michael needs in order to battle the irrepressible evil that threatens a once peaceful land?
A Supernatural Thriller by Joseph P. Rogers is an exciting suspense novel in which the action occurs in Rome, London, and St. Louis, Missouri. A Swiss Guard named Alberto Burke and Dr. Leo Leonard, a college professor, enter the battle between good and evil. They try to prevent a satanic coven from obtaining some powerful spell scrolls. Alberto and Leo are helped by two talk radio hosts (Mark Tobin and Megan Aquilina) who are investigating some mysterious murders. The action in this novel moves relentlessly toward a shocking surprise ending.
Global Energy for the Twenty-first Century and Beyond
Author: Scott L. Montgomery
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Thirty years ago, our global energy landscape did not look remarkably different from what it does today. Three or four decades from now, it certainly will: dwindling oil reserves will clash with skyrocketing demand, as developing nations around the world lead their citizens into the modern energy economy, and all the while, the grave threat of catastrophic climate change looms ever larger. Energy worries are at an all-time high—just how will we power our future? With The Powers That Be, Scott L. Montgomery cuts through the hype, alarmism, and confusion to give us a straightforward, informed account of where we are now, and a map of where we’re going. Starting with the inescapable fact of our current dependence on fossil fuels—which supply 80% of all our energy needs today—Montgomery clearly and carefully lays out the many alternative energy options available, ranging from the familiar, like water and solar, to such nascent but promising sources as hydrogen and geothermal power. What is crucial, Montgomery explains, is understanding that our future will depend not on some single, wondrous breakthrough; instead, we should focus on developing a more diverse, adaptable energy future, one that draws on a variety of sources—and is thus less vulnerable to disruption or failure. An admirably evenhanded and always realistic guide, Montgomery enables readers to understand the implications of energy funding, research, and politics at a global scale. At the same time, he doesn’t neglect the ultimate connection between those decisions and the average citizen flipping a light switch or sliding behind the wheel of a car, making The Powers That Be indispensible for our ever-more energy conscious age.
The Powers That Be: Americas Dirtiest Secrets is the tell-all confession of the Master Spy, the man responsible for shaping world events for more than sixty years. Politics are left out as The Spy shows how the game is rigged, and its not the government whos rigging it. Its The Powers That Be who manipulate, orchestrate and control world events, all for their own evil aggrandizement. Who really killed JFK, Bobby Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X? Who was behind the rise and fall of Communism in Russia, the ascension of Hitler, the Vietnam war, Kent State, the events of 9/11, both Gulf wars, and more? Do you want to know the truth? The Spy reveals it all in The Powers That Be: America's Dirtiest Secrets. Remember: No event of significant importance, except for natural disasters, happens by chance.
Gable Powers had loved keeping me off-balance from the moment we met—dirty words whispered in my ear that made me tremble, a spectacular tattooed body that had my own craving his, a secret revealed that had only made me love him more. Even his proposal had taken me by surprise when he got down on one knee in the shower. But now it was my turn to shock him at midnight on New Year’s Eve in Vegas, and it was going to be awesome!