• Biography & Autobiography

First Son

The Biography of Richard M. Daley
Author: Keith Koeneman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226449491
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 3472
"Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped the bomb at a routine news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. With no prelude or fanfare, Mr. Daley announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires next year. 'Simply put, it's time,' he said." New York Times, September 7, 2010 With those four words, an era ended. After twenty-two years, the longest-serving and most powerful mayor in the history of Chicago—and, arguably, America—stepped down, leaving behind a city that was utterly transformed, and a complicated legacy we are only beginning to evaluate. In First Son, Keith Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend. Making deft use of unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration, as well as Chicago's business and cultural leaders, Koeneman draws on more than one hundred interviews to tell an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution. With Koeneman as our guide, we follow young Daley from his beginnings as an average Bridgeport kid thought to lack his father's talent and charisma to his unlikely transformation into an iron-fisted leader. Daley not only escaped the giant shadow of his father but also transformed Chicago from a gritty, post-industrial Midwestern capital into a beautiful, sophisticated global city widely recognized as a model for innovative metropolises throughout the world. But in spite of his many accomplishments, Richard M. Daley's record is far from flawless. First Son sets the dramatic improvement of certain parts of the city against the persistent realities of crime, financial stress , failing public housing, and dysfunctional schools. And it reveals that while in many ways Daley broke with the machine politics of his father, he continued to reward loyalty with favors, use the resources of city government to overwhelm opponents, and tolerate political corruption. A nuanced portrait of a complex man, First Son shows Daley to be sensitive yet tough, impatient yet persistent, a street-smart fighter and detail-driven policy expert who not only ran Chicago, but was Chicago.

    • Biography & Autobiography

First Son

George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty
Author: Bill Minutaglio
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0609808672
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 388
View: 5880
In one of the most unprecedented developments in the history of national politics, George W. Bush abruptly emerged to lead all presidential aspirants in the national polls for the 2000 election. Yet voters know very little about the man, beyond his famous name and his place in one of the nation's most powerful political dynasties. First Sonis a true, riveting family saga about extraordinary power and politics in America and in the unharnessed state--a state of mind--called Texas. The story begins with the turn-of-the-century emergence of the influential Bush-Walker clan and of Prescott Bush, the Connecticut patrician who ingrained in his family an ethos that continues to exert influence on his son, former President George Bush, and his grandsons, George W. and Jeb. How these scions of the Bush dynasty struggle to live up to their enduring legacy is the central theme of this colorful and perceptive portrait the first authentative book on the governor of Texas. In the past year, award-winning Texas writer Bill Minutaglio has met with George W. Bush and interviewed dozens of people close to him, from his brother Governor Jeb Bush of Florida to uncles and cousins, from current and former political advisers to high-ranking insiders from his father's years in the White House. Fraternity buddies, political operatives, George W.'s employers, and even ardent critics of the Bush family bring this story to life--from the society circles in his native Connecticut to the family compound in Maine to the backwaters of his adopted Texas. The result is a book that is nuanced, insightful, and surprising in the contradictions and complexities it reveals about this man. First Sonvividly reconstructs George W. Bush's boarding-school days at one of the country's most exclusive institutions; his tenure in one of Yale's secret societies and as president of his unfettered fraternity; his attempts to follow his family's million-dollar path into the wide-open Texas oil patch; his role in major league baseball as the public face and head cheerleader for the Texas Rangers; and, finally, his rise to governor of Texas and national political force, executed with more hard-edged calculation than many people realize. Written with precision, verve, and fair-minded balanace,First Sonwill be the political story of 2000--the eye-opening tale of a natural-born politician. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Biography & Autobiography

First Son

The Biography of Richard M. Daley
Author: Keith Koeneman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226449475
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 367
View: 793
Presents the life of former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, making use of access to key players in his administration, as well as to Chicago's business and cultural leaders, to chronicle his political and personal evolution.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Some Assembly Required

A Journal of My Son's First Son
Author: Anne Lamott,Sam Lamott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594486670
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 802
The author and her son chronicle his first year as a teenage father and her journey as a mother and new grandmother, describing their respective experiences with changing roles, the baby's mother, and poignant family losses.

First Son of the Mound


Author: Meraki P Lyhne
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN: 1487423179
Category:
Page: 365
View: 6422
Sometimes, the consequences of a mistake lands on someone else.

    • Fiction

My First Son


Author: Eva Fischer-Dixon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499024312
Category: Fiction
Page: 158
View: 8509
After a family tragedy, Professor Peterson, a scholar at University of Berkeley, California uprooted his family to move them to Oxford, England where he accepted a teaching position. Gabrielle “Gabby”, his four year old daughter is looking forward to visiting castles and meeting with royalties, but as Gabby matured, real life unfortunately turned her dreams into nightmares. Unexpected events within her own and her friend, Annie’s family, doomed to shape the outcome of her life. Gabby’s feelings of abandonment changes upon a chance meeting with a visiting American, James Newman. James is more than just a tourist and became a vital link to Gabby’s self-discovery of the meaning of a real family and true love. Is James the one who would bring the much and long desired happiness into Gabby’s life, or is he also just another step toward a new disappointment or betrayal? Not if James close relative, Russell Newman, or young Lord Chaffee had anything to say or do about that.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

First Son and President

A Story about John Quincy Adams
Author: Beverly Gherman
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9781575057569
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 8021
Presents the life and accomplishments of the sixth president of the United States.


    • Fiction

First Son


Author: Brian Jackson
Publisher: Brian Jackson
ISBN: 1452356351
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 436
Ian Johnston, son of the President of the United States, flaunts his gay lifestyle to taunt his father, a conservative leader. While clubbing, Ian is stabbed and almost dies. Malcolm Young is an ex-army ranger who works for the Secret Service. Without his agreement he's assigned to pose as Ian "s lover in order to protect the president "s son. Thus starts their hot love affair.

    • Sports & Recreation

Rocky Marciano


Author: Everett M. Skehan
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
ISBN: 9781861055972
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 369
View: 4568
This is the biography of one of boxing's all-time great fighters, the heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano (1923-1969). Born during America's Great Depression, he turned professional in 1947 and retired undefeated in 1956

    • Family & Relationships

Operating Instructions

A Journal of My Son's First Year
Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307761037
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
View: 8148
With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood. It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-depricating humor." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." -- Chicago Tribune

    • Fiction

The Son

A novel
Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0385351380
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 4714
The author of the best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set inside Oslo’s maze of especially venal, high-level corruption. Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit—or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest—all of them focused on keeping him high and in jail. And all of them under the thumb of the Twin, Oslo’s crime overlord. As long as Sonny gets his dope, he’s happy to play the criminal and the prison’s in-house savior. But when he learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father, he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison—and from the person he’d let himself become—and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him . . . The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first—the criminals or the cops? From the Hardcover edition.

    • Fiction

Seventh Son

The Tales of Alvin Maker
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429964937
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 6695
American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults" From the author of Ender's Game, an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with the power. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him. Includes an excerpt of Orson Scott Card's new novel, THE LOST GATE! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

    • Photography

First Son

Portraits
Author: C. D. Hoy
Publisher: Presentation House Gallery
ISBN: 9780920293461
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 3449
First Son is an extraordinary collection of photographs by CD. Hoy (1883-1973), a Chinese Canadian photographer whose startling, evocative portraits of Native Americans, Chinese-Canadian and Caucasian subjects -- taken in smalltown British Columbia between 1909 and 1920 -- form an important historical and cultural document about the roots of 'otherness' in Canada, and in North America in general.

    • Fiction

The Oldest Son


Author: Robert Fedorchek
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149172305X
Category: Fiction
Page: 422
View: 799
March 3, 1945, turns into a fateful night of horror for a young American Marine caught in the onslaught of Japanese fire on Iwo Jima. But worse than the machine-gun wounds that he sustains is a reality that he will bury, a mental and psychological scar so terrible that he won’t allow it to surface with doctors at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. It is only with a nurse who has an actual scar of her own from an abusive stepfather that he finds some respite. Given a medical discharge after V-E Day, the wounded Marine returns to his home in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, which lies on the fringes of the dying coke and coal country. There he begins the agonizing journey of recognition to confront a naked, shattering truth. How he deals with his strong-willed father, friends, one antagonist, and the nurse who makes her way to Mount Pleasant, will determine the outcome of his nightmare on Iwo Jima. The Oldest Son is a story of the triumph of hope that springs from the love between a woman and a man.

The Eldest Son


Author: Archibald Marshall
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465520171
Category:
Page: 375
View: 9849


    • Juvenile Fiction

Love You Forever


Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780920668375
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 5027
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.