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Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing - Conover, Ted
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2008, ISBN: 9780375501777

Paperback, Hardcover, ID: 561181872

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co, 1998 Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 316 pages. An eye-opening account of the Arkansas years by President Clinton's legendary political and business mentor. Until his recent death in federal prison, Jim McDougal was the irrepressible ghost of the Clintons' Arkansas past. McDougal's knowledge of embarrassing real estate and banking deals, bribes, and obstructions of justice have long haunted the White House. Completed only days before his death and co-authored by veteran journalist Curtis Wilkie, Jim McDougal's vivid and irreverant self-portrait reveals the hidden intersections of politics and special interests in Arkansas and the betrayals that followed. It is the story of how ambitious men and women climbed out of rural obscurity and "how friendships break down and lives are ruined." Mr. McDougal, an irascible and charming rogue to the end, never whines nor does he endeavor to exonerate himself. And, though image-shattering, there's no attempt to get Bill or Hillary Clinton, Jim Blair, Jim Guy Tucker, or the silenced Susan McDougal. Arkansas Mischief is a Southern tragedy with lessons for us all.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Henry Holt & Co, 1998, Random House Inc, 2002 Like-new book. Appears unread. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spien, bright pages. Illustrated. NO writing, marks or tears. 397 pages. In 1999, John McCain wrote one of the most acclaimed and bestselling memoirs of the decade, Faith of My Fathers. That book ended in 1972, with McCain’s release from imprisonment in Vietnam. This is the rest of his story, about his great American journey from the U.S. Navy to his electrifying run for the presidency, interwoven with heartfelt portraits of the mavericks who have inspired him through the years—Ted Williams, Theodore Roosevelt, visionary aviation proponent Billy Mitchell, Marlon Brando in Viva Zapata!, and, most indelibly, Robert Jordan. It was Jordan, Hemingway’s protagonist in For Whom the Bell Tolls, who showed McCain the ideals of heroism and sacrifice, stoicism and redemption, and why certain causes, despite the costs, are . . . Worth the Fighting For After five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, naval aviator John McCain returned home a changed man. Regaining his health and flight-eligibility status, he resumed his military career, commanding carrier pilots and serving as the navy’s liaison to what is sometimes ironically called the world’s most exclusive club, the United States Senate. Accompanying Senators John Tower and Henry Scoop Jackson on international trips, McCain began his political education in the company of two masters, leaders whose standards he would strive to maintain upon his election to the U.S. Congress. There, he learned valuable lessons in cooperation from a good-humored congressman from the other party, Morris Udall. In 1986, McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate, inheriting the seat of another role model, Barry Goldwater. During his time in public office, McCain has seen acts of principle and acts of craven self-interest. He describes both ex-tremes in these pages, with his characteristic straight talk and humor. He writes honestly of the lowest point in his career, the Keating Five savings and loan debacle, as well as his triumphant moments his return to Vietnam and his efforts to normalize relations between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments; his fight for campaign finance reform; and his galvanizing bid for the presidency in 2000. Writes McCain: A rebel without a cause is just a punk. Whatever you’re called rebel, unorthodox, nonconformist, radical it’s all self-indulgence without a good cause to give your life meaning. This is the story of McCain’s causes, the people who made him do it, and the meaning he found. Worth the Fighting For reminds us of what’s best in America, and in ourselves. Show Less. First Trade Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Random House Inc, 2002, New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, 1998. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 316 pages. An eye-opening account of the Arkansas years by President Clinton's legendary political and business mentor. Until his recent death in federal prison, Jim McDougal was the irrepressible ghost of the Clintons' Arkansas past. McDougal's knowledge of embarrassing real estate and banking deals, bribes, and obstructions of justice have long haunted the White House. Completed only days before his death and co-authored by veteran journalist Curtis Wilkie, Jim McDougal's vivid and irreverant self-portrait reveals the hidden intersections of politics and special interests in Arkansas and the betrayals that followed. It is the story of how ambitious men and women climbed out of rural obscurity and "how friendships break down and lives are ruined." Mr. McDougal, an irascible and charming rogue to the end, never whines nor does he endeavor to exonerate himself. And, though image-shattering, there's no attempt to get Bill or Hillary Clinton, Jim Blair, Jim Guy Tucker, or the silenced Susan McDougal. Arkansas Mischief is a Southern tragedy with lessons for us all.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Henry Holt & Company, 1998, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1883 16pp extract, printed in double columns, illustrated with 13 characteristic Harper's engravings, salvaged from a damaged issue of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume LXVI, No. 394, March, 1883. Illustrations include Norton's Landing on the Colorado River, a portrait of Pasqual the Yuma Chief, a scene of Yuma Indians at home, a view of Mission Church of San Zavier Del Bac near Tucson, an interior view of the church, Apache prisoners at Camp Lowell, an Arizona watering place, cacti, a street view in Tucson, and a small map of Southern Arizona. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve., Harper & Brothers, 1883, New Amer Library, 2008 Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Mary Robinson's talent, beauty, and drive led her from debtors' prison to the glamour and scandal of the London stage, where a star was born-and sold as society's darling, envied by women, and desired by men. From her shocking affair with the Prince of Wales to heartbreaking betrayals and a restless pursuit of true romance, this breathtaking novel paints a vivid portrait of a woman who changed history by doing as she pleased-for money, for fame, for pleasure, and above all, for love.. Trade Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., New Amer Library, 2008, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 2000 Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $24.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. 323 pages. Synopsis Ted Conover, the intrepid author of Coyotes, about the world of illegal Mexican immigrants, spent a year as a prison guard at Sing Sing. Publishers Weekly In books like Rolling Nowhere (about hoboes) and Coyotes (about illegal aliens), Conover distinguished himself with brave, empathetic reporting. This riveting book goes further. Stymied by both the union and prison brass in his effort to report on correctional officers, Conover instead applied for a job, and spent nearly a year in the system, mostly at Sing Sing, the storied prison in the New York City suburbs. Fascinated and fearful, the author in training grasps some troubling truths: "we rule with the inmates' consent," says one instructor, while another acknowledges that "rehabilitation is not our job." As a Sing Sing "newjack" (or new guard), Conover learns the folly of going by the book; the best officers recognize "the inevitability of a kind of relationship" with inmates. Whether working the gallery, the mess hall or transportation detail, the job is both a personal and moral challenge: at the isolation unit ("the Box"), Conover begins to write up his first "use of force" incident when a fellow officer waves him away. He steps back to offer a history of the prison, the "hopelessly compromised" work of prison staff and the unspoken idealism he senses in fellow guards. Stressed by his double life and the demands of the job, caught between the warring impulses of anthropological inquiry and "the incuriosity that made the job easier," Conover struggles but nevertheless captures scenes of horror and grace. With its nuanced portraits of officers and inmates, the book never preaches, yet it conveys that we ignore our prisons--an explosive (and expensive) microcosm of race and class tensions--at our collective peril. Agent, Kathy Robbins. First serial to the New Yorker. (May) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.| Biography Ted Conover is an investigative journalist. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books Coyotes, Rolling Nowhere and Whiteout. His latest book, Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, has been named by The New York Times Book Review as one of the Most Notable Books of 2000. . Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Random House Inc, 2000

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2000, ISBN: 9780375501777

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Vintage Books, 1989 Very-nice, clean condition. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine - Bright pages. NO remainder marks or price clippings. 334 pages. In this provocative new collection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel J. Boorstin explores the essential "hidden history" of the American experience that is overlooked by most historians. In twenty-four essays — divided into five sections, "The Quest for History," "A By-Product Nation," "The Rhetoric of Democracy," "Unsung Experiments," and "The Momentum of Technology" — Daniel J. Boorstin examines significant rhythms, patterns, and institutions of everyday American life: from his intimate portraits of such legendary figures as Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, to more expansive discussions of historical phenomena, such as the Therapy of Distance and the Law of Survival of the Unread. . Trade Paperback. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Vintage Books, 1989, New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1998 Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. Price inside dustcover: $16.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 191 pages. Synopsis Bob Dole's political career may not have taken him to the White House, but he did pick up some great stories along the way. In this collection, the longtime U.S. senator shares his favorite anecdotes, witticisms, and reminiscences. From the campaign trail to the Oval Office, from smoked-filled rooms to the chambers of the Capitol, Bob Dole surveys a century of political wit. There are bon mots from Calvin Coolidge, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, JFK, and a host of other political figures. Bob Dole introduces each section with mirthful moments from his own experience, displaying the gift for wry humor that has made him such a favorite guest on late-night talk shows. Library Journal A compendium of Dole's favorite political bons mots. Biography Bob Dole is recognized as one of the nation's most prominent political figures of the twentieth century. Known for his effectiveness as a consensus builder in his thirty-five years in Congress, Senator Dole was the longest-serving Republican leader in Senate history. He was also chairman of the Republican National Committee, the 1976 Republican nominee for vice president, and the 1996 Republican nominee for president. He is currently serving as the chairman of the World War II Memorial campaign and as chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons in Bosnia. Wounded in World War II, Senator Dole was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He is married to Elizabeth Hanford Dole, president of the American Red Cross, and lives in Washington, D.C.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Doubleday, 1998, Penguin Putnam Inc., New York: 1998. Softcover. Good condition. Slight wear to covers. Drawing on the personal journals and intimate letters of the troops and their leaders. Willett evokes with fascinating precision the visceral experience of a nation at war with itself. From the minutiae of day-to-day life to the events that shaped a nation, this book offers a unique perspective on the most tragic and profound experience of our history-one that resonates to this day. Includes detailed maps, ten pages of rare photographs, and one-of-a-kind appendix listing every casualty of April 10, 1863. Includes an Index., Penguin Putnam Inc., New York: 1998, Random House. 2000. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Ted Conover, the intrepid author of Coyotes, about the world of illegal Mex ican immigrants, spent a year as a prison guard at Sing Sing. Newjack, his account of that experience, is a milestone in American journalism: a book t hat casts new and unexpected light on this nation's prison crisis and sets a new standard for courageous, in-depth reporting. At the infamous Sing Sing, once a model prison but now New York State's mos t troubled maximum-security facility, Conover goes to work as a gallery off icer, working shifts in which he alone must supervise scores of violent inn er-city felons. He soon learns the impossibility of doing his job by the bo ok. What should he do when he feels the hair-raising tingle that tells him a fight is about to break out? When he loses a key in a tussle? When a pris oner punches him in the head? Little by little, he learns to walk the fine line between leniency and tyranny that distinguishes a good guard. Along the way, we meet a cast of characters that includes a tough but appea ling supervisor named Mama Cradle; a range of mentally ill prisoners, or "b ugs"; some of the jail's more flamboyant transvestites; and a philosophical , charismatic inmate who points out to Conover that the United States is bu ilding new prisons for future felons who are now only four and five years o ld. Conover also gives us a history of Sing Sing (it was built by inmates, and for decades was the nation's capital of capital punishment) in a chapte r that serves as a brilliant short course in America's penal system. With empathy and insight, Newjack tells the story of a harsh, hidden world and dramatizes the conflict betwee, Random House, 2000

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[ED: Hardcover], [PU: Copyright], Advance praise for NEWJACK Newjack is an astonishing work by a gifted and dedicated - journalist. Ted Conover takes us into the dangerous, sad, amusing, and instructive soul of one of Americas best-know prisons. This book takes a reader inside one of the many locked doors of Americas penal system. It is clear-eyed and sympathetic, intelligent and engrossing. It reminded me of some of George Orwells admirable journalism. Nobody goes to greater lengths to get a story than Ted Conover. Immersing himself in his subject to a degree matched by few journalists working today, he has given us a compelling, compassionate look at a terribly important, poorly understood aspect of American society. My hat is off to him. Ted Conover is a first-rate reporter and more daring and imaginative than the rest of us combined. This book is one of his finest. Mr. Conover combines a sociologists eye for detail with a novelists sense of drama and compassion. Conover is one of our most original and intelligent journalists. - Bearbeitungstage sind von Montag bis Freitag! nh, [SC: 0.00], deutliche Gebrauchsspuren, gewerbliches Angebot, [GW: 579g]

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375501777
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375501770
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Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: Random House

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