Amateur Hour

Presidential Character and the Question of Leadership

Amateur Hour

Author: Lara M. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100009572X

Page: 236

View: 3546

This book assesses the impact of presidential character on the popularity, productivity, and ethics of contemporary presidents. Through comparative analyses, author Lara Brown demonstrates that the character of a president’s leadership does not change in office and that the success of future presidents can be evaluated before they step into the White House. She traces the rise of “amateur outsiders,” like Donald Trump, and asserts the need for systemic reform and cultural reassessment of presidential character. Intended for students and scholars of the presidency, this book also holds appeal for general readers who seek understanding of past and future presidential elections.
Categories: Political Science

The Amateur Hour

A History of College Teaching in America

The Amateur Hour

Author: Jonathan Zimmerman

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421439099

Page: 320

View: 1664

Anyone who wants to change college teaching will have to start here.
Categories: Education

Amateur Hour

Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words

Amateur Hour

Author: Kimberly Harrington

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006283875X

Page: 320

View: 4441

An emotionally honest, arresting, and funny collection of essays about motherhood and adulthood... “Being a mother is a gift.” Where’s my receipt? Welcome to essayist Kimberly Harrington’s poetic and funny world of motherhood, womanhood, and humanhood, not necessarily in that order. It’s a place of loud parenting, fierce loving, too much social media, and occasional inner monologues where timeless debates are resolved such as Pro/Con: Caving to PTO Bake Sale Pressure (“PRO: Skim the crappiest brownies for myself. CON: They’re really crappy.”) With accessibility and wit, she captures the emotions around parenthood in artful and earnest ways, highlighting this time in the middle—midlife, the middle years of childhood, how women are stuck in the middle of so much. It’s a place of elation, exhaustion, and time whipping past at warp speed. Finally, it’s a quiet space to consider the girl you were, the mother you are, and the woman you are always becoming.
Categories: Family & Relationships

On the Air

The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio

On the Air

Author: John Dunning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195076783

Page: 822

View: 7021

A comprehensive reference of the radio shows of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s has entries arranged in alphabetical order and includes each show's history, timeslot, network, advertisers, cast members, and much more. UP.
Categories: Performing Arts

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

Performance and production. Volume II

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826463215

Page: 682

View: 3899

Edited by distinguished scholars in the field of popular music studies, this encyclopedia set is THE authoritative reference guide to popular music from all corners of the globe, the ultimate reference work to do justice to this vibrant subject.
Categories: Music

Make Me a Star

Industry Insiders Tell How to Make the Cut, Make the Deal, and Make It in Music

Make Me a Star

Author: Anastasia Brown,Brian Mansfield

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418589845

Page: 288

View: 6950

Talent is not enough to make it in the music business, and the insights, tips, and techniques in Make Me A Star will give readers the edge they need to stand out to even the toughest judges - on television or anywhere in the music business. Anastasia Brown, music producer and judge of Nashville Star, provides the insight anyone wanting to make it in the music business needs to know, whether through music contests or going the traditional route. From creating a memorable first impression to planning a winning strategy for sustained success, every step of the process is addressed. Behind the scenes stories of what worked (and what didn't) from such performers as Keith Urban, Reba McIntire, Carrie Underwood, and many more show the human side of the journey. Make Me a Star helps the reader determine his or her strengths and gives advice based on those strengths. Each chapter will also include insight from top producers, agents, publicists, and stylists. "They say a smart man learns from his mistakes but a wise man learns from another's mistakes. Some pitfalls are necessary for an artist's development, but not all. The stories and advice within these pages are not merely rhetoric or theory - they are hard-fought and hard-won experiences from those who've been in the trenches." ---Keith Urban
Categories: Reference

Strategic Reinvention in Popular Culture

The Encore Impulse

Strategic Reinvention in Popular Culture

Author: Richard Pfefferman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373199

Page: 244

View: 5139

Not all original works invoke the encore impulse in their audiences. Those that do generally spawn replications - sequels, spin-offs, or re-makes. This book presents a theory of why some replications succeed and others fail across genres and media.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Trader on Wall Street

A Short Term Traders Guide

A Trader on Wall Street

Author: Michael D. Coval

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595176224

Page: 216

View: 8131

The stock market is a consistently evolving machine. A Trader On Wall Street shows the hidden secrets of both the market makers and specialists. Do you know why Amateur Hour can be the most profitable trading time of the day? Or how you can locate and trade the same stocks that were being picked up by the thousands from multimillion-dollar funds? Learn the rules that stock market insiders have been using on a daily basis to profit off of your account. Inside this book you will discover: What is required to take consistent profits from the market. Simple easy to use strategies to be used everyday no matter which way the markets are moving. Which two strategies you can use on a daily basis to profit 500 dollars in the first few minutes of the day. How to read a market open and much, much more. This book was designed for those interested in increasing their profits in today's volatile markets. Don't be left behind. Learn the veiled rules from A trader On Wall Street.
Categories: Business & Economics

Soldiers in Hiding

A Novel

Soldiers in Hiding

Author: Richard Wiley

Publisher: Hawthorne Books

ISBN: 0983850437

Page: 200

View: 5612

It’s Tokyo, 1941. Teddy Maki and Jimmy Yakamoto are Japanese-American friends and jazz musicians playing Tokyo’s lively nightclub scene. Stranded in Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Teddy and Jimmy are drafted into the Japanese army and sent to fight against American troops in the Philippines. Their perilous attempts to remain neutral in a conflict where their loyalties are deeply divided are shattered when Jimmy is killed by the commanding officer for refusing to shoot an American prisoner. The deed then falls to Teddy. Thirty years later, Teddy is married to Jimmy’s widow, father to his son, a star on Japanese TV — and still wrestling with the guilt over Jimmy's death. Winner of the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction, Soldiers in Hiding is a haunting portrayal of war’s lingering emotional burdens. This revised edition features a new preface by the author and an introduction by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka.
Categories: Fiction