• Political Science

Art from the Swamp

How Washington Bureaucrats Squander Millions on Awful Art
Author: Bruce Cole
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039976
Category: Political Science
Page: 152
View: 4246
Few Americans are aware that Washington is the country’s largest single patron of art. Every year a group of unelected federal bureaucrats and congressmen spends millions of taxpayer dollars on monuments, sculptures, buildings, plays, and exhibitions, largely without public knowledge or involvement. Frank Gehry’s outlandish memorial to President Eisenhower, an installation that blinks quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt in Morse code at a cash-strapped Veterans Administration hospital, a giant $750,00 wood sculpture whose fumes sickened workers in an FBI building in Miami, FL, and funding for research on the visual cultures of tea consumption in Imperial India are just a few of the hundreds of unwanted and wasteful projects supported annually by the General Services Administration, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, and their enablers on Capitol Hill. In this book, Bruce Cole, the longest serving chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, exposes the programs and policies responsible for this glut of unsupervised bureaucratic pork and offers suggestions for their reform or elimination.

    • History

The Swamp

Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It
Author: Eric Bolling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1250150183
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 2193
The Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! When Washington D.C. was first built, it was on top of a swamp that had to be drained. Donald Trump says it's time to drain it again. In The Swamp, bestselling author and Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling presents an infuriating, amusing, revealing, and outrageous history of American politics, past and present, Republican and Democrat. From national political scandals to tempests in a teapot that blew up; bribery, blackmail, bullying, and backroom deals that contradicted public policies; cronyism that cost taxpayers hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars; and personal conduct that can only be described as regrettable, The Swamp is a journey downriver through the bayous and marshes of Capitol Hill and Foggy Bottom. The presidential election of 2016 was ugly, but it exposed a political, media, industry, and elite establishment that desperately wanted to elect a politician who received millions of dollars from terror-funding states over a businessman willing to tell the corrupt or incompetent, “You’re fired.” The book concludes with a series of recommendations for President Trump: practical, hard-headed, and concise ways to drain the swamp and force Washington to be more transparent, more accountable, and more effective in how it serves those who have elected its politicians and pay the bills for their decisions. Last year President Trump declared Wake Up America to be a "huge" book; Eric Bolling's second book is sure to build on that success. Entertaining and timely, The Swamp is the perfect book for today's political climate.

    • Fiction

Music of the Swamp


Author: Lewis Nordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565127838
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 461
“This is not merely a stellar book. It is absolute ballad put to page.” —Southern Living Lewis Nordan’s fiction invents its own world--always populated by madly heroic misfits. In Music of the Swamp, he focuses his magic and imagination on a boy’s utterly helpless love for his utterly hopeless father--a man who attracts bad luck like a magnet. Nordan evokes ten-year-old Sugar Mecklin’s world with dazzling clarity: the smells, the tastes, and most surely the sounds of life in this peculiar, somewhat bizarre, Delta town. Sugar discovers that what his daddy says is true: “The Delta is filled up with death”; but he also finds an endless supply of hope. An ALA Notable Book Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Fiction Award

    • Performing Arts

Shrek

from the swamp to the screen
Author: John Hopkins
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 175
View: 7484
Featuring a trove of behind-the-scenes information and illustrations, this lighthearted book chronicles the making of the two offbeat movies that helped to usher in a new era in computer animation.

    • Political Science

Donald Drains the Swamp


Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621579395
Category: Political Science
Page: 64
View: 8163
The cavemen need help. Their King has forgotten all about them, thanks to the swamp creatures who surround the castle. “They’re slippery!”76' " m ujmmmmmtk, “—and scaly!” “and SLIMY!" Donald is just a caveman. But when the people ask for his help, he realizes there’s only one way to save the kingdom: DRAIN… THE… SWAMP! Written by #1 national bestselling author and humorist Eric Metaxas and illustrated by award-winning artist Tim Raglin, Donald Drains the Swamp is a whimsical parable for the current political moment.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Bedtime at the Swamp


Author: Kristyn Crow
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060839511
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 1229
Splish splash rumba-rumba bim bam boom! It's bedtime at the swamp—except somebody's not ready. Somebody's still splashing in the water and the mud. Is there a monster on the loose? Kristyn Crow has taken every child's worst nightmare and transformed it into a frolic through swampland. With funny illustrations and a catchy refrain, this story won't scare little monster too much before bedtime.

    • Art, Modern

Prospect.4

The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp
Author: Trevor Schoonmaker
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
ISBN: 9783791356792
Category: Art, Modern
Page: 192
View: 1796
Now in its fourth iteration, Prospect New Orleans draws its inspiration from the city itself, a place of graceful beauty that thrives in adverse conditions. By positioning itself in the city of New Orleans, the Prospect triennial aims to echo the city's history of cross-cultural fertilization. From Creole culture to jazz, in waves of migration and colonization, and as the American South's largest port, New Orleans is truly a cultural and historic nexus. 'Prospect.4' plumbs New Orleans's richly hybrid character to offer a diverse and exhilarating panoply of new and exciting art. Exhibition: New Orleans (various venues), United States (11.11.2017-25.02.2018).

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution


Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402757034
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 146
View: 2154
Recounts the military career of Francis Marion, known as the Swamp Fox, who led a powerful militia regiment in South Carolina during the American Revolution.

    • Political culture

Save the Swamp

Career Guidebook for Budding Bureaucrats
Author: Thomas L. Krannawitter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996092821
Category: Political culture
Page: 282
View: 1623
Save the Swamp is a must read for progressive activists, university professors, Hollywood celebrities, and government bureaucrats who want to ridicule and harass conservative cranks into silence. They slow down the train of progressivism with their ridiculous clamoring about the Constitution and private property. Enough is enough! Save the Swamp explains how stupid and unscientific conservative arguments are while showing how best to mock them. -Anonymous source who spoke to anonymous reporters at CNN

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Call of the Swamp


Author: Davide Calì
Publisher: Eerdmans Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780802854865
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
View: 3433
"Boris, a swamp creature who was adopted by human parents, starts to question where he truly belongs"--

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Secret of the Swamp King


Author: Jonathan Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805431322
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 229
View: 2340
King Darrow sends Aidan Errolson on an impossible quest, hoping he will never return, and although Aidan has enough friends to succeed on the journey, even he might not be able to defeat the powerful enemy that awaits him at its end.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Saga of the Swamp Thing


Author: Alan Moore,Rick Veitch
Publisher: Vertigo
ISBN: 9781401246921
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 208
View: 1693
"This collection of issues #57-64 of SWAMP THING begins across the galaxy, where the Swamp Thing's consciousness has been hurled. Trying to find his way back to Earth, Swamp Thing stops over on Thanagar, home of Hawkman; Rann, home of Adam Strange; and encounters the Green Lantern of a world of sentient plants"--

    • History

The Swamp

The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise
Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743251075
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 6281
A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

    • Nature

Daylight in the swamp


Author: Robert W. Wells
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 731

The Tale of the Swamp Rat


Author: Carter Crocker,Carrie A Snyder
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756956905
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1954
This first novel introduces Ossie, the runt of a litter of swamp rats who survives a snake attack and is adopted by the legendary crocodile, Uncle Will, who teaches him about their swamp world.

    • Political Science

Drain the Swamp

How Washington Corruption is Worse than You Think
Author: Ken Buck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621576493
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 8589
Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain. Congressman Ken Buck is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck immediately realized why nothing gets done in Congress, and it isn't because of political gridlock—in fact, Republicans and Democrats work together all too well to fleece taxpayers and plunge America deeper into debt. "It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies," Buck reports. Buck has witnessed first-hand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership. When Buck tangled with Washington power brokers like former Speaker John Boehner, he faced petty retaliation. When he insisted Republicans keep their word to voters, he was berated on the House floor by his own party leaders. When other members of Congress dared to do what they believed to be right for America instead of what the party bosses commanded, Buck saw them stripped of committee positions and even denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies. In Drain the Swamp, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more. If the Trump administration is going to bring real change to Washington, it first needs to get the whole story—from deep inside the swamp.

    • Art

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning


Author: Maggie Nelson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393082237
Category: Art
Page: 304
View: 6945
“This is criticism at its best.”—Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and violence in art. From Sylvia Plath’s poetry to Francis Bacon’s paintings, from the Saw franchise to Yoko Ono’s performance art, Nelson’s nuanced exploration across the artistic landscape ultimately offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo, and permissibility.

    • Christian life

Scout

The Secret of the Swamp
Author: Piet Prins
Publisher: Neerlandia, Alta. : Inheritance Publications
ISBN: 9780921100508
Category: Christian life
Page: 176
View: 2350
During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, a young Dutch boy's German shepherd proves himself invaluable when his tracking ability saves his young owner's life.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Deep in the Swamp


Author: Donna M. Bateman
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1570915962
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 2071
Rhyming text and illustrations introduces animals with a cumulative amount of young--from one alligator to ten crayfish--that live in a Okefenokee Swamp.

    • Fiction

The Hellfire Club


Author: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316472336
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 9814
*Instant New York Times Bestseller* The debut political thriller from Jake Tapper, CNN's chief Washington correspondent and the New York Times bestselling author of The Outpost-- 1950's D.C. intrigue about a secret society and a young Congressman in its grip Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.