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Presidential Libraries And Museums

Author : Christian A. Nappo
ISBN : 9781442271364
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Presidential libraries and museums are national monuments dedicated to the memories of men who served as America’s commander-in-chief. There are twenty-five (soon to be twenty-six) presidential libraries and museums. Following an introductory overview of presidential libraries and museums and their history, comprehensive entries of each site are arranged from George Washington to George W. Bush, with information included about the current plans for Barack Obama’s library. Each entry contains information on: Location and history Endowments Opening hours, number of visitors, and other facts Collections and permanent exhibits This first reference guide to all twenty-five libraries and museums is a ready reference providing readers with quick and reliable information.

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library And Museum

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With a foreword from Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower.From the rugged hills of early 20th century Yorba Linda, California to the pomp and circumstance of the White House Oval Office, experience every gallery and exhibit of the newly-redesigned and reimagined Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.Located on the original site of the Nixon family¿s Orange County farm, this national treasure vividly presents the rollercoaster life of America¿s 37th president, a man for whom more Americans voted than any other person in U.S. history. Stunning images of the interactive museum --and rare photographs from the White House and private Nixon family archives-- leap off every page to show how a modest grocer's son rose from the humblest of beginnings to dominate American life for decades as a congressman, senator, vice president, president and elder statesman.Speaker Newt Gingrich said, "I wish every American could visit this Library" -- and now you can.

Presidential Libraries As Performance

Author : Jodi Kanter
ISBN : 9780809335206
Genre : Art
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Who has a stake in the way a president's public image is presented? How do the performances--exhibitions across a range of media--in a presidential museum shape our understanding of the president as a subject? And how do diverse performances of the presidency create radically different opportunities for the practice of American citizenship? In Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, author Jodi Kanter considers these questions and more and analyzes presidential libraries and museums as performances that create important models for civic behavior.

Presidential Leadership

Author : Dan Nielsen
ISBN : 0989815013
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**Color Version** Presidential Leadership: Learning from United States Presidential Libraries & Museums, features fourteen former U.S. Presidents whose legacies are preserved by presidential libraries and museums. The book focuses on three or four leadership strengths of each president, and also provides the author's eyewitness perspective of each library and museum, supplemented by a selection of his personal photographs from each one. This unique journey through the life and times of these presidents brings home the power and impact of leadership strengths in a whole new way. It also opens your eyes to the virtually limitless resource that can be found by studying highly successful leaders both past and present. It is the author's hope that this book will inspire you to select one or two leadership strengths to focus on and improve in your own life. He also hopes you will be inspired to visit and explore for yourself the incredible resources drawn upon for this book--the United States Presidential Libraries and Museums.

Presidential Temples

Author : Benjamin Hufbauer
ISBN : UOM:39015063656774
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This book explores the visual and material cultures of presidential commemoration--memorials and monuments, libraries and archives--and the problematic ways in which presidents themselves have largely taken over their own commemoration. The author sees these various commemorative sites as playing a key role in the construction of our collective political and cultural self-images and as another sign of our preoccupation with celebrity culture. Ultimately, he contends, these presidential temples reflect not only our civil religion but also the extraordinary expansion of executive authority--and presidential self-commemoration--since FDR.

Presidential Libraries Act And The Establishment Of Presidential Libraries

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America S Presidential Libraries

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
ISBN : UCSD:31822038348140
Genre : Presidential libraries
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Carter Presidential Library Proposal

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063202522
Genre : Presidential libraries
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Famous Americans

Author : Victor J. Danilov
ISBN : 9780810891869
Genre : History
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Famous Americans: A Directory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials catalogs the lives and accomplishments of over 400 famous people at 472 museums, historic sites, and related facilities devoted to them in the United States.

Best Library Ever Worst President Ever

Author : Paul Orwell
ISBN : 1733807330
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Did you know that every U.S. president gets a presidential library after leaving office - and YOU pay for it?This book reveals leaked plans for the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library & Museum and tours this zany zone: *Ivanka Avenue offers tremendous views of The Statue of Trumpety with Don's fist replacing Lady Liberty's flame.*No books inside this library, but a continuous stream of Trump tweets showcasing his "best words."*Get Trump's Florida orange look - rent a sunbed or purchase his signature Orang-U-Tan cream. Best Tan Ever *Visit the Saturated Fat-Cats Caf for charred steak, tubs of fried chicken, covfefe, and Diet cola.*The don't-miss Heroes and Villains exhibit sponsored by the Russian Federation."Horrible, dishonest and not goodly written " - John Barron, Washington DCTRUMPUBLICANS--Don't buy this book. You won't like it

Eleanor Roosevelt

Author : Tamara Hollingsworth
ISBN : 1433315912
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In this fascinating biography, readers will learn about the amazing life of Eleanor Roosevelt as she strived for equality of all. Lively images and a timeline help show children Eleanor's inspiring journey as she grew from a young student in England to the First Lady of the United States to the first woman member of the United Nations. The informational text, supportive glossary, table of contents, and index work together with the bright images to give readers the tools they need to better understand the content.

George Bush Presidential Library

Author : Amy Margaret
ISBN : 0823962733
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A brief introduction to the life of the president and the contents and exhibits of the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

101 Accessible Vacations

Author : Candy B Harrington
ISBN : 1935281879
Genre : Travel
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101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers. 101 Accessible Vacations contains destination information on over 101 cities, lodging options, national parks, tourist attractions and recreational activities around the country. The book is organized so readers can search for a holiday based on their specific interests or travel styles. Unlike other guidebooks that are organized geographically, 101 Accessible Vacations includes sections ranging from Road Trips and The Great Outdoors to Historic Haunts and Cruisin. And last but not least, there is Candy's Picks, which includes a collection of some of the author's favorite trips, destinations and activities. Candy describes the access of all attractions, lodging options and tourist sights, rather than just stating that something is or isn't accessible. After all, accessibility is in the eye of the beholder; and what may be accessible to one person can be filled with obstacles to someone else. Says Harrington, There's a world of travel choices out there for wheelers and slow walkers. And this book contains many of those choices; along with updated resources, information and access details to make them a reality.

National Archives Nara

Author : Michael Brostek
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NARA operates presidential libraries for all of the former U.S. presidents since Herbert Hoover. These libraries received over 2.4 million visits in 2009, including researchers, public program attendees, and museum visitors. Each library is associated with a private foundation, which raised the funds to build the library and then turned the library facility over to the federal government. These foundations typically have ongoing relationships with the libraries they built, and some of these libraryfoundation relationships involve sharing of staff and facilities. This report describes the principal laws, regulations, and NARA policies that govern libraryfoundation relationships and the appropriate use of library facilities and staff. Illus. This is a print on demand report.

John F Kennedy Library And Museum

Author : Amy Margaret
ISBN : 0823962695
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Describes what you might see on a visit to the JFK library and museum and explains how it gets there.

Homes And Libraries Of The Presidents

Author : William G. Clotworthy
ISBN : UOM:39015076159238
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Homes and Libraries of the Presidents identifies, describes, and provides sources of additional information to almost one hundred homes, libraries, and museums that commemorate one or more of the presidents of the United States — from George Washington to George W. Bush. Each president's life and home is put into personal and historical context. The book has three sections.Section one provides an overview of the historical significance of presidential homes and museums, discusses restoration and preservation efforts, and traces the federal government's role, through the National Park Service and the National Archives, in administering and maintaining these sites.Section two—the most extensive part of the book—presents short anecdotal biographies of each president, followed by a description of the relevant home, museum, or library sites. Basic locational and access information is also provided for each site.Section three identifies sources of additional information related to the theme of the book, and provides lists of presidential birthplaces, burial sites, and associations related to presidential history.

Treasures Of The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Author : Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein
ISBN : 9780809333363
Genre : History
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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, houses a trove of invaluable historical resources concerning all aspects of the Prairie State’s past. Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library commemorates the institution’s 125-year history, as well as its contributions to scholarship and education by highlighting a selection of eighty-five treasures from among more than twelve million items in the library’s collections. After opening with a historical overview and extensive chronology of the Library, the volume organizes the treasures by various topics, including items that illustrate various locations and materials relating to business, the mid-nineteenth century and the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the oldest items, unusual treasures, ethnicity, and art. From the Gettysburg Address, Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s letters, and Governor Dan Walker’s boots to a Deering Harvester Company catalog, WPA publications, and an Adlai Stevenson I campaign hat, each entry includes a thorough description of the item, one or more images, and a discussion of its history and how the library acquired it, if known. Other treasures include the Thomas Yates General Store daybook, Dubin Pullman car materials, Civil War newspapers, a Lincoln coffin photograph, the Mary Lincoln insanity verdict, the Directory of Sangamon County’s Colored Citizens, andLincoln’s stovepipe hat. To highlight the academic importance of the Library, nineteen researchers share how study in the Library’s collections proved essential to their projects. Although these treasures only scrape the surface of the vast holdings of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, together they epitomize the rich, varied, and sometimes quirky resources available to both serious scholars and curious tourists alike at this valuable cultural institution. 2015 ISHS Superior Achievement Award

Hunting The President

Author : Mel Ayton
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In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history. But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his new book Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts—From FDR to Obama, telling the sensational story of largely forgotten—or never-before revealed—malicious attempts to slay America’s leaders. Supported by court records, newspaper archives, government reports, FBI files, and transcripts of interviews from presidential libraries, Hunting the President reveals: How an armed, would-be assassin stalked President Roosevelt and spent ten days waiting across the street from the White House for his chance to shoot him How the Secret Service foiled a plot by a Cuban immigrant who told coworkers he was going to shoot LBJ from a window overlooking the president’s motorcade route How a deranged man broke into Reagan’s California home and attempted to strangle the former president before he was subdued by Secret Service agents. In early 1992 a mentally deranged man stalking Bush turned up at the wrong presidential venue for his planned assassination attempt The relationships presidents held with their protectors and the effect it had on the Secret Service’s mission Hunting the President opens the vault of stories about how many of our recent Presidents have come within a hair’s breadth of assassination, leaving America’s fate in the balance. Most of these stories have remained buried—until now.

Tourism Development

Author : Richard W. Butler
ISBN : 9781134623594
Genre : Science
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This work combines a study of contemporary issues in tourism development with a close examination of approaches to tourism research. Looking beyond the much-studied mass tourism industries, leading international academics who are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, explore new issues raised by emerging tourist destinations such as Ghana, Samoa, Vietnam and India's Bhyundar Valley. A fascinating work, Contemporary Issues in Tourism Development discusses a wide range of topics such as: * reasons for development * tourism development as a strategy for urban revitalization * tourism’s links to heritage conservation and regional development * sustainability and the adverse impacts of development * cultural considerations and community participation * the importance of context for individual tourism projects.

Rendezvous With Destiny

Author : Craig Shirley
ISBN : 9781497636385
Genre : Political Science
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“A first-rate work of insider his­tory . . . A monumental accomplishment.” —National Review The election that changed everything: Craig Shirley’s masterful account of the 1980 presidential campaign reveals how a race judged “too close to call” as late as Election Day became a Reagan landslide—and altered the course of history. To write Rendezvous with Destiny, Shirley gained unprecedented access to 1980 campaign files and interviewed more than 150 insiders—from Reagan’s closest advisers and family members to Jimmy Carter himself. His gripping account follows Reagan’s unlikely path from his bitter defeat on the floor of the 1976 Republican convention, through his underreported “wilderness years,” through grueling primary fights in which he knocked out several Republican heavyweights, through an often-nasty general election campaign complicated by the presence of a third-party candidate (not to mention the looming shadow of Ted Kennedy), to Reagan’s astounding victory on Election Night in 1980. Shirley’s years of intensive research have enabled him to relate countless untold stories—including, at long last, the solution to one of the most enduring mysteries in politics: just how Reagan’s campaign got hold of Carter’s debate briefing books.

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