• 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: 684
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.

    • 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: 3245
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: 1565120167
Category: Fiction
Page: 191
View: 1417
Sugar, a little boy growing up in the 1950s, encounters death in its many forms as he discovers a dead man in the swamp, digs up a dead woman from under the house, and sits on a dead druggist in the drugstore

    • Political Science

Donald Drains the Swamp


Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621579395
Category: Political Science
Page: 64
View: 8489
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: 5871
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.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Deep in the Swamp


Author: Donna M. Bateman
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1570915962
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3875
Rhyming text and illustrations introduces animals with a cumulative amount of young--from one alligator to ten crayfish--that live in a Okefenokee Swamp.

    • 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: 6591
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.

    • Nature

Daylight in the swamp


Author: Robert W. Wells
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 5038

    • 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: 4671
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.

    • 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: 8948
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 Nonfiction

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution


Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402757034
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 146
View: 774
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.

    • History

The Swamp Fox

How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
Author: John Oller
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306824582
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 5058
In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign." Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted enemy losses that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale. Although many will remember the stirring adventures of the "Swamp Fox" from the Walt Disney television series of the late 1950s and the fictionalized Marion character played by Mel Gibson in the 2000 film The Patriot, the real Francis Marion bore little resemblance to either of those caricatures. But his exploits were no less heroic as he succeeded, against all odds, in repeatedly foiling the highly trained, better-equipped forces arrayed against him. In this action-packed biography we meet many colorful characters from the Revolution: Banastre Tarleton, the British cavalry officer who relentlessly pursued Marion over twenty-six miles of swamp, only to call off the chase and declare (per legend) that "the Devil himself could not catch this damned old fox," giving Marion his famous nickname; Thomas Sumter, the bold but rash patriot militia leader whom Marion detested; Lord Cornwallis, the imperious British commander who ordered the hanging of rebels and the destruction of their plantations; "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, the urbane young Continental cavalryman who helped Marion topple critical British outposts in South Carolina; but most of all Francis Marion himself, "the Washington of the South," a man of ruthless determination yet humane character, motivated by what his peers called "the purest patriotism." In The Swamp Fox, the first major biography of Marion in more than forty years, John Oller compiles striking evidence and brings together much recent learning to provide a fresh look both at Marion, the man, and how he helped save the American Revolution.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Call of the Swamp


Author: Davide Calì
Publisher: Eerdmans Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780802854865
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
View: 5862
"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: 6200
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: 3316
"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"--

    • Juvenile Fiction

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp


Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442481218
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 2207
“Librarians often say that every book is not for every child, but The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp is” (The New York Times). Meet Bingo and J’miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this rollicking tale and National Book Award Finalist from Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt. Raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts. The opportunity to serve the Sugar Man—the massive creature who delights in delicious sugar cane and magnanimously rules over the swamp—is an honor, and also a big responsibility, since the rest of the swamp critters rely heavily on the intel of these hardworking Scouts. Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn is not a member of any such organization. But he loves the swamp something fierce, and he’ll do anything to help protect it. And help is surely needed, because world-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to turn Sugar Man swamp into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park, and the troubles don’t end there. There is also a gang of wild feral hogs on the march, headed straight toward them all. The Scouts are ready. All they have to do is wake up the Sugar Man. Problem is, no one’s been able to wake that fellow up in a decade or four… Newbery Honoree and Kathi Appelt’s story of care and conservation has received five starred reviews, was selected as a National Book Award finalist, and is funny as all get out and ripe for reading aloud.

    • Fiction

The Hellfire Club


Author: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316472336
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 6630
*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.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Among the Swamp People

Life in Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta
Author: Watt Key
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318852
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
View: 6799
A collection of colorful and lively personal essays about life in the wilds of Alabama s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, "Among the Swamp People "chronicles the beauties of the delta s unparalleled natural wonders, the difficulties of survival within it, and an extraordinary community of characters. "

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Old Man and the Swamp

A True Story About My Weird Dad, a Bunch of Snakes, and One Ridiculous Road Trip
Author: John Sellers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416592466
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
View: 2402
I have nothing against snakes, provided that they’re hundreds of miles away from me. And I have nothing against my dad, given the same set of conditions. In a fit of questionable judgment, consummate indoorsman John Sellers tags along on a journey to search for snakes with his eccentric, aging father—an obsessive fan of Bob Dylan, a giver of terrible gifts, a drinker of boxed wine, a minister- turned-heretic, and, most importantly, the self-designated guardian of the threatened copperbelly water snake. The quest is their fumbling attempt to reconnect. Decades of bitterness, substance abuse, acrimonious divorce, and divergent opinions about personal hygiene have conspired to make the two estranged. Sellers has just begun to develop a new appreciation for the American wilderness, and all the slithering creatures that populate it, when his father’s deteriorating health thwarts their mission and disturbs their tentative peace. Determined to finish what they started, he ventures back into the swamp— alone, but more connected to his dad than ever. With big-hearted humor and irreverence, The Old Man and the Swamp tells the story of a father who always lived on his own terms and the son who struggled to make sense of it all.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

A Home in the Swamp


Author: David C. Lion
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9780516253497
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 6048
Describes the main environmental features of a swamp and the types of animals that live there, including wood ducks, pig frogs, and alligators.