Summary Book Review The President and the Assassin by Scott Miller:
Download or read book The President and the Assassin written by Scott Miller and published by Random House Trade Paperbacks. This book was released on 2013-06-18 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A SWEEPING TALE OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY AMERICA AND THE IRRESISTIBLE FORCES THAT BROUGHT TWO MEN TOGETHER ONE FATEFUL DAY In 1901, as America tallied its gains from a period of unprecedented imperial expansion, an assassin’s bullet shattered the nation’s confidence. The shocking murder of President William McKinley threw into stark relief the emerging new world order of what would come to be known as the American Century. The President and the Assassin is the story of the momentous years leading up to that event, and of the very different paths that brought together two of the most compelling figures of the era: President William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz, the anarchist who murdered him. The two men seemed to live in eerily parallel Americas. McKinley was to his contemporaries an enigma, a president whose conflicted feelings about imperialism reflected the country’s own. Under its popular Republican commander-in-chief, the United States was undergoing an uneasy transition from a simple agrarian society to an industrial powerhouse spreading its influence overseas by force of arms. Czolgosz was on the losing end of the economic changes taking place—a first-generation Polish immigrant and factory worker sickened by a government that seemed focused solely on making the rich richer. With a deft narrative hand, journalist Scott Miller chronicles how these two men, each pursuing what he considered the right and honorable path, collided in violence at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Along the way, readers meet a veritable who’s who of turn-of-the-century America: John Hay, McKinley’s visionary secretary of state, whose diplomatic efforts paved the way for a half century of Western exploitation of China; Emma Goldman, the radical anarchist whose incendiary rhetoric inspired Czolgosz to dare the unthinkable; and Theodore Roosevelt, the vainglorious vice president whose 1898 charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba is but one of many thrilling military adventures recounted here. Rich with relevance to our own era, The President and the Assassin holds a mirror up to a fascinating period of upheaval when the titans of industry grew fat, speculators sought fortune abroad, and desperate souls turned to terrorism in a vain attempt to thwart the juggernaut of change. Praise for The President and the Assassin “[A] panoramic tour de force . . . Miller has a good eye, trained by years of journalism, for telling details and enriching anecdotes.”—The Washington Independent Review of Books “Even without the intrinsic draw of the 1901 presidential assassination that shapes its pages, Scott Miller’s The President and the Assassin [is] absorbing reading. . . . What makes the book compelling is [that] so many circumstances and events of the earlier time have parallels in our own.”—The Oregonian “A marvelous work of history, wonderfully written.”—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World “A real triumph.”—BookPage “Fast-moving and richly detailed.”—The Buffalo News “[A] compelling read.”—The Boston Globe One of Newsweek’s 10 Must-Read Summer Books
Summary Book Review The President's Assassin by Brian Haig:
Download or read book The President's Assassin written by Brian Haig and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2007-12-17 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With just three days to prevent the assassination of the President, Army lawyer Sean Drummond races the clock in the high-stakes countdown of his career. It looked like a mass execution: six people, systematically shot and killed in a private Washington mansion. One of the targets happened to be the White House Chief of Staff. But that wasn't the reason Sean Drummond was called in on the case. Newly enlisted in a CIA cell called the Office of Special Projects, the former Army lawyer was informed that the murders were just a warning. The killer had left a note: "You can't stop us. There will be others, and the President will be history in the next two days." The clock is ticking. The hunt begins for the ultimate killer-for-hire-a brilliant, coldhearted professional with an insider's knowledge of Washington. For Sean Drummond, it's the greatest challenge of his career, a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with unthinkable consequences. If he fails, the world will never be the same-and one calculating killer will collect the $100 million bounty on the President's head. The story of one shocking conspiracy, two fateful days, and an earth-shattering death threat, THE PRESIDENT'S ASSASSIN is a gripping and chillingly real novel from one of the world's premier writers.
Summary Book Review The President's Jihadist by Harris Baseman:
Download or read book The President's Jihadist written by Harris Baseman and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-11 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The nation has been shocked by the simultaneous murder of the President and all his successors, except for Ben Silver, an unpopular Cabinet Secretary. Silver, who many believe was involved in the murders, is the new president. A stunned Congress and Federal Bureaucracy are determined to get rid of Silver by any and all means possible. They are joined by Islamic jihadists who fear and hate Silver for religious and other reasons. The assassin who killed the former president offers to assist Silver as a double agent from within the jihadist movement. As the President attempts to prevent the country from collapsing into chaos, he must wrestle with the problems of accepting the intelligence assistance offered by the assassin. The assassin must himself wrestle with maintaining his position within the Islamic community, if he does in fact perform as offered. While practically everyone believes the assassin is dead, a very corrupt F.B.I. acting director and a woman who thinks she may be in love with the assassin are not so sure and both try to find him for their very different reasons.
Summary Book Review Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by United States. Warren Commission:
Download or read book Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy written by United States. Warren Commission and published by . This book was released on 1964 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Verslag van de presidentiële commissie belast met het onderzoek naar de moord op de Amerikaanse president John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963).
Summary Book Review President Kennedy's Killer and the America He Left Behind by Joe Tougas:
Download or read book President Kennedy's Killer and the America He Left Behind written by Joe Tougas and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 65 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: President John F. Kennedy was riding in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas, when a gunman fired from a nearby building. Stunned onlookers ran for cover, and the president's driver sped toward a hospital. The young president could not survive his terrible wounds, meaning Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson would take his place. Police quickly tracked down Kennedy's killer, but the man's troubling background and puzzling behavior raised questions that seemed impossible to answer. Although Kennedy's life had been cut short, his presidency changed the country in ways still felt today.
Summary Book Review They Killed Our President by David Wayne:
Download or read book They Killed Our President written by David Wayne and published by Skyhorse + ORM. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times bestseller: A definitive, no-holds-barred account of all the evidence pointing to a secret government plot to murder President Kennedy. It’s been more than fifty years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and it’s time we all fully understood the facts, theories, and myths surrounding the plot to murder the president. New York Times–bestselling authors Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell, and David Wayne have created a compendium that covers every possible scenario—from plot to cover-up. They Killed Our President discusses the most famous of theories, such as the second shooter on the grassy knoll, and also brings to light new and recently discovered testimony and reports, which show that elements of the US government were behind the plot and took every step to make sure that the truth would never be revealed. No stone is left unturned, no document left unread in the research behind They Killed Our President. After reviewing the sixty-three reasons in this book, you will find it undeniable that President Kennedy’s death was a product of conspiracy.
Summary Book Review Plotting to Kill the President by Mel Ayton:
Download or read book Plotting to Kill the President written by Mel Ayton and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-02-01 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A history of plotters, would-be assassins, and individuals who have threatened the lives of American presidents from Washington to Hoover and the story of the guards, agents, and officers who protected them"--
Download or read book Forever Young written by Bo Roberts and published by Gatekeeper Press. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author’s autobiographical adventure chronicles his odyssey through a series of captivating events which occurred on international, national, state, and local levels, all while he held the distinction as the “youngest ever.” He was the youngest: newspaper editor, governor’s cabinet member, university vice president, and, most significantly, president of an international World’s Fair. And, while none of the designations were intentionally sought, the author’s recollection of the highlights of those moments showcases one man’s unique journey across the political landscape of modern America.
Summary Book Review Famous Assassinations of History, from the Time of Julius Cæsar Down to the Present Day ... by Dennis O'Sullivan:
Download or read book Famous Assassinations of History, from the Time of Julius Cæsar Down to the Present Day ... written by Dennis O'Sullivan and published by . This book was released on 1882 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison:
Download or read book On the Trail of the Assassins written by Jim Garrison and published by Skyhorse. This book was released on 2012-10-16 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Almost fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his murder continues to haunt the American psyche and stands as a turning point in our nation’s history. The Warren Commission rushed out its report in 1964, but questions continue to linger: Was there a conspiracy? Was there a coup at the highest levels of government? On March 1, 1967, New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison shocked the world by arresting local businessman Clay Shaw for conspiracy to murder the president. His alleged co-conspirator, David Ferrie, had been found dead a few days before. Garrison charged that elements of the United States government, in particular the CIA, were behind the crime. From the beginning, his probe was virulently attacked in the media and violently denounced from Washington. His office was infiltrated and sabotaged, and witnesses disappeared and died strangely. Eventually, Shaw was acquitted after the briefest of jury deliberation and the only prosecution ever brought for the murder of President Kennedy was over. Returning to print for the first time in years, On the Trail of the Assassins—the primary source material for Oliver Stone’s hit film JFK—is Garrison’s own account of his investigations into the background of Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination of President Kennedy, and his prosecution of Clay Shaw in the trial that followed.
Summary Book Review Shoot the President, Are You Mad? by Frank McAuliffe:
Download or read book Shoot the President, Are You Mad? written by Frank McAuliffe and published by Outfit. This book was released on 2010-03-01 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An assassin-for-hire targets the President of the United States.
Author :Peter Dale Scott Publisher :Univ of California Press Release Date :1993-10-27 ISBN 10 :0520917847 Pages :450 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (91 users download)
Summary Book Review Deep Politics and the Death of JFK by Peter Dale Scott:
Download or read book Deep Politics and the Death of JFK written by Peter Dale Scott and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1993-10-27 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peter Dale Scott's meticulously documented investigation uncovers the secrets surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Offering a wholly new perspective—that JFK's death was not just an isolated case, but rather a symptom of hidden processes—Scott examines the deep politics of early 1960s American international and domestic policies. Scott offers a disturbing analysis of the events surrounding Kennedy's death, and of the "structural defects" within the American government that allowed such a crime to occur and to go unpunished. In nuanced readings of both previously examined and newly available materials, he finds ample reason to doubt the prevailing interpretations of the assassination. He questions the lone assassin theory and the investigations undertaken by the House Committee on Assassinations, and unearths new connections between Oswald, Ruby, and corporate and law enforcement forces. Revisiting the controversy popularized in Oliver Stone's movie JFK, Scott probes the link between Kennedy's assassination and the escalation of the U.S. commitment in Vietnam that followed two days later. He contends that Kennedy's plans to withdraw troops from Vietnam—offensive to a powerful anti-Kennedy military and political coalition—were secretly annulled when Johnson came to power. The split between JFK and his Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the collaboration between Army Intelligence and the Dallas Police in 1963, are two of the several missing pieces Scott adds to the puzzle of who killed Kennedy and why. Scott presses for a new investigation of the Kennedy assassination, not as an external conspiracy but as a power shift within the subterranean world of American politics. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK shatters our notions of one of the central events of the twentieth century.
Summary Book Review The Mind of Oswald by Diane Holloway:
Download or read book The Mind of Oswald written by Diane Holloway and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2006-07-13 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, has remained an enigma for several decades. Fortunately, Lee Harvey Oswald was one of those people who wrote a lot. As a result, the public can see the workings of his mind as his writings are displayed in chronological order throughout his life. They are accompanied by historical events and psychological commentary. The activities of Jack Ruby, who killed Oswald, are tracked and give insight regarding his murderous act. A psychological and political analysis of Oswald is included, as well as an explanation of most of Oswald's entries in his address book.
Summary Book Review Hunting the President by Mel Ayton:
Download or read book Hunting the President written by Mel Ayton and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-04-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review American Presidents - A Curious Look at a Unique Cohort by V.S. Dharmakumar:
Download or read book American Presidents - A Curious Look at a Unique Cohort written by V.S. Dharmakumar and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 628 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Believe it or not, an American president was arrested for running over a woman with his horse. He was not the only one to be arrested (two more were). George Washington preferred fox hunting with his dogs than going to church. Young Abraham Lincoln fell into a deep ditch and was saved by his dog. And after he was assassinated, his dog `Fido’ also was assassinated. Who was the President who worked as a bartender? And the one who once officially served as an executioner? The President of the United States is considered one of the world's most powerful people, leading the world’s only current superpower. His role includes being the commander-in-chief of the world's most expensive military with the largest nuclear arsenal with the nuclear button on his desk. This book is the result of over a decade of research and writing. It is a comprehensive compendium - a single-volume book, about the 44 men the entire world looked upon as the most powerful men in the world. 44 men who formed the 45 presidencies of the United States of America through 58 quadrennial presidential elections in the 230 years from 1789. This book covers the presidency of the successful liquor distributor and owner of a distillery George Washington, to the presidency of Donald Trump, the oldest, wealthiest man without any prior military or government service experience to ever assume the presidency.
Summary Book Review The Psychology of Stalking by J. Reid Meloy:
Download or read book The Psychology of Stalking written by J. Reid Meloy and published by Academic Press. This book was released on 2001-04-17 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Psychology of Stalking is the first scholarly book on stalking ever published. Virtually every serious writer and researcher in this area of criminal psychopathology has contributed to this comprehensive resource. These chapters explore stalking from social, psychiatric, psychological, legal, and behavioral perspectives. New thinking and data are presented on threats, pursuit characteristics, psychiatric diagnoses, offender-victim typologies, cyberstalking, false victimization syndrome, erotomania, stalking and domestic violence, stalking of public figures, and many other aspects of stalking. This landmark text is of interest to both professionals and other thoughtful individuals who recognize the serious nature of this ominous social behavior at the end of the millennium. Dr. Reid Meloy is a diplomate in forensic psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He was Chief of the Forensic Mental Health Division for San Diego County, and now devotes his time to a private civil and criminal forensic practice, research, writing, and teaching. He is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University, San Diego, and an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. He is also a Fellow for the Society of Personality Assessment and is currently President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. In 1992 he received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession Award from the California Psychological Association. He is a sought-after speaker and psychological consultant on various civil and criminal cases throughout the United States, most recently the Madonna stalking case and the Polly Klass murder case. In 1997, he completed work as the forensic psychologist for the prosecution in the Oklahoma City bombing cases.