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  • "Henry Livingston, The Poet You Always Loved" Kindle Edition FREE for Christmas 2017

    12/23/2017 9:31:01 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    A Kindle biography of Henry Livingston, the author of "The Night Before Christmas" based on statistical analysis by Emeritus Professor Mac Jackson. I'm making it free for the full 5 days they let me. Reviews would be GREATLY appreciated. From Bartleby's 5 star review: Very nice, concise treatment of the Livingston/Moore authorship question. The author does not hide the fact that she is a Livingston descendant. She is able to marshal a compelling collection of Livingston family archives to tell an engaging story, and then present the facts of the two scientific studies conducted to date on this question. Of...
  • Rose Marie on Telling Off Sexual Harassers in the 1950s and Tweeting Via Her Secretary

    11/02/2017 6:52:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 2, 2017 | Rachel Syme
    Rose Marie is quick to tell you that she was a star before Madonna was even born. The 94-year-old was the very first celebrity to lop off her last name — and don’t you forget it. When a Hollywood agent asked her what she went by after she moved to California in the 1950s, she told him that she had always been simply Rose Marie, and she didn’t see any reason to change things up just because she was going to be on television. Born Rose Marie Mazetta in New York City in 1923, Rose Marie was already famous on...
  • Young Obama: The American Dream Is to Be Like Donald Trump

    05/12/2017 1:57:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/12/2017 | Madeleine Weast
    An excerpt from one of former President Barack Obama's previously unpublished law school papers revealed he believed the American dream was to be like Donald Trump, although he called such a goal "unfounded optimism." At age 29, Obama wrote a paper with friend Robert Fischer titled "Race and Rights Rhetoric" in his last year at Harvard Law School. An excerpt of the paper was published in a biography of Obama's early life, titled Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Vice reported Friday. Obama had written that the average American mindset can be summed up in one sentence: "I may...
  • Obama Biographer: “The Vessel Was Hollow To The Core”

    05/07/2017 9:28:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 42 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | MAY 7, 2017
    David Garrow, the award-winning biographer of Martin Luther King, has written a biography of Barack Obama. It’s called Rising Star. Carlos Lozada, a liberal who reviews books for the Washington Post, considers Garrow’s biography of Obama here. According to Lozada: Garrow. . .concludes his massive new work with a damning verdict on Obama’s determination: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.” Based on Lozada’s review, it appears that Garrow supports this conclusion in part by examining Obama’s relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Sheila Miyoshi Jager. The two nearly married, but...
  • Inside Barack's sex-filled relationships before Michelle (more than you'll ever want to know)

    05/07/2017 7:05:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | Larry Getlen
    Throughout the late 1980s, Barack Obama dated a half-Dutch, half-Japanese woman two years his junior named Sheila Jager. During a weekend away, his friends caught a glimpse of how passionate a person young Obama could be - and how that passion could get out of hand. The couple "went back and forth, having sex, screaming yelling, having sex, screaming yelling," to the point where those nearby had to move "to the other side of the porch just to be able to talk," according to "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama," by David J. Garrow, out Tuesday. "Rising Star"...
  • Obama's sex secrets laid bare...? Gaak!

    05/04/2017 8:00:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/17 | Dailymail.com reporter
    The sex secrets of the young Barack Obama have been revealed in an authoritative new biography of the ex-president. Obama slept with his girlfriend Genevieve Cook on their first date, before she wrote him a poem about their 'f***ing' and called their sex 'passionate', the book about the former president reveals. They also did cocaine together - and after they split she slept with his best friend. Obama also considered a gay relationship while at college, twice proposed to another white girlfriend, and cheated on Michelle with his ex during the first year of their relationship. His past is revealed...
  • Famous author who penned books on Bobby Kennedy and Edie Sedgwick jumps to her death from [Tr]

    05/01/2017 1:11:04 PM PDT · by Cecily · 113 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 1, 2017 | Hannah Parry
    A famous author, who penned biographies for Bobby Kennedy and Edie Sedgwick, leaped to her death from a Manhattan high rise on Sunday. Jean Stein, 83, plunged from the 15th story of 10 Gracie Square on the Upper East Side, in New York at 10.35am. She landed on the an eighth-floor balcony below and paramedics say she died at the scene, New York Daily News.
  • New Biography: Young Obama ‘Considered Gayness’

    04/26/2017 7:37:17 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/2016 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president. The biography by David Garrow, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” is set to come out on May 9. Garrow wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post. In a chapter about the former president’s two years at Occidental College, Garrow reveals a close relationship Obama had with an openly gay assistant professor named Lawrence Goldyn. ------------------------------------------------- “Three years later, Obama wrote somewhat elusively to...
  • How much is Madonna Net Worth 2017 Top Celebrities Net Worth & Biography News

    04/17/2017 11:49:32 PM PDT · by FCN · 31 replies
    Growing up, Madonna always wanted to be in the spotlight. She got her wish after releasing her first, self-titled, album in 1983. Hit songs such as “Lucky Star,” “Burning Up,” “Borderline” and “Holiday” sent her soaring to worldwide fame. The beautiful blonde named Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, originally from Bay City, Michigan, was born on August 16, 1958 as one of seven kids from a strict Catholic family but tragically lost her mother to cancer when she was only seven years old. She overcame hardship and thrived to reach her goal of conquering the world by the age of 24....
  • Obama branded America a 'racist society' in unpublished manuscript claims biographer

    04/09/2017 9:47:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 9, 2017 | Emily Crane
    Obama branded America a 'racist society' in unpublished manuscript claims biographer who says the revelation from his law school days could have scuppered his 2008 presidential bid Historian David Garrow claims to have uncovered significant revelations about Obama for his upcoming biography on the former president One revelation was that Obama called America a 'racist society' in an unpublished book he wrote in the 1990s while in law school Garrow said it was possible some revelations could have derailed Obama's candidacy if they surfaced in 2008 He won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1987 biography on Martin Luther King Jr....
  • The art of getting to know Trump

    01/02/2017 5:14:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 1, 2017 | Salena Zito
    In the fall of 2006 right after then Sen. Barack Obama announced to Tim Russert on Meet the Press he was seriously considering a run for the nomination of the Democratic Party for president, thousands of reporters, journalists, bloggers and intellectuals flooded book stores for copies of his two books, "Dreams of my Father" and "The Audacity of Hope." For two years they intellectualized about his life story and world view, picked apart every carefully crafted sentence, and marveled at their ability to really get inside the head of this exotic man who might become president. They wrote breathlessly of...
  • Osama's Son 'Led Bhutto Death Squad'

    02/03/2008 12:37:34 PM PST · by Tigen · 33 replies · 13,056+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 03, 2008 | Sky
    Osama bin Laden's 16-year-old son led a suicide bomb squad sent to kill Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, according to her own claims. Before she was assassinated in December the former prime minister claimed she had been warned that four such death teams would try to kill her. And the naming of bin Laden's teenage son, Hamza, could now strengthen claims that he is being groomed as a future leader of the al Qaeda terror group. In 2001, he appeared in a joint Taliban and al Qaeda video of a militant attack on a Pakistan army camp in South Waziristan,...
  • Fox News host Bret Baier working on book about Eisenhower

    06/20/2016 5:31:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 7:35 AM EDT
    Fox News host and chief political anchor Bret Baier is working on a book about the waning days of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency and the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s administration. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Monday that Baier’s “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” would come out in January, around the time the successor to President Barack Obama will be sworn in. …
  • FBI agents: Hillary 'bullied' Vince Foster to death

    06/03/2016 4:43:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The author of a book about Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster, the aide whose death in 1993 was ruled a suicide, says Clinton triggered Foster’s death by bullying him unmercifully, calling him out from among his colleagues as a failure. The claim comes from Ronald Kessler, formerly an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and the author of “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI.” Kessler wrote about his claim in the London Daily Mail on Thursday. The controversies surrounding Foster’s death...
  • Barack Obama : the comic book biography

    "Change has come to comics!" Introducing the life-story of Barack Obama in comic book form, following him from infancy through the first 100 days of his administration as the 44th President of the United States of America. Featuring the smash hit, best-selling comic book Biography of Barack Obama that became a media sensation, this volume also collects the follow up series that detailed the historic Obama campaign from the Democratic National Convention through his election to President on November 4th, 2008, and then until the inauguration. The story continues with the most relevant details of his first 100 Days in...
  • Conservatives' Biographies Show How History Can Move Right

    12/25/2015 5:45:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Biography is one way -- often the most vivid way -- in which people understand history. The beautifully written biographies of Franklin Roosevelt that rolled off the presses and rose in the bestseller lists in the 1950s and 1960s created a template in which the New Deal was central to American history. It was the culmination of what happened before the 1930s and the model for what should and would happen next. That model was undermined by the success of four-time Roosevelt voter Ronald Reagan, but the idea that every bigger government is beneficial and inevitable continues to be accepted...
  • Catholic Caucus: Movie "The Letters" [of Mother Teresa]

    12/05/2015 6:11:15 AM PST · by topher · 21 replies
    IMDB.com [Internet Movie Database Web Site] ^ | December 5, 2015 | IMDB.com + Vanity
    Note the movie is scheduled to be released in April, 2016 (which is subject to change). Almost any details about the movie requires a subscription to IMDBpro. Normally, IMDB is a very good source on Movies. However, it appears this movie is in theatres, and was released yesterday. More information will be available closer to the Release Date. There is a Movie Trailer/Clip at this FACEBOOK URL: https://www.facebook.com/BlessedMotherTeresaOfCalcutta/videos/268489616652815/As time goes on, the location of this movie clip may change.
  • With Killing Reagan, Bill O'Reilly Makes a Mess of History

    11/11/2015 7:03:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/11/2015 | George Will
    Were the lungs the seat of wisdom, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly would be wise, but they are not and he is not. So it is not astonishing that he is doubling down on his wager that the truth cannot catch up with him. It has, however, already done so. The prolific O'Reilly has, with his collaborator Martin Dugard, produced five "history" books in five years: Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and now the best-selling Killing Reagan. Because no one actually killed Reagan, O'Reilly keeps his lucrative series going by postulating that the bullet that struck Reagan...
  • Why Ben Carson’s claim that he stabbed someone is so key to his appeal to white America

    11/09/2015 11:57:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/09/2015 | By Janell Ross
    The Fix has said this before and will say it again. This time with emphasis. The race for the White House is really a long, very expensive and highly consequential ad campaign. What else are candidates doing than trying to convince voters that they have the best ideas, the most ambitiously pragmatic solutions for the country's ills and, of course, the right combination of character, experience and other attributes to do the job well? And when it comes to advertising, social programming (or, if you prefer, stereotypes) and the human id are major parts of what makes consumers believe firmly...
  • George HW Bush slams Rumsfeld and Cheney in new biography

    11/05/2015 10:39:56 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 59 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Nov 5 , 2015 | BBC
    Former American President George HW Bush has publicly criticized Dick Cheney and Donald H Rumsfeld, key members of his son's administration, in a biography due out next week. Mr Cheney, Mr Bush said, built "his own empire" and Mr Rumsfeld "served the president badly," US media report. Mr Bush also called Mr Rumsfeld "an arrogant fellow" with "swagger".