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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Face the Nation moderator and contributing editor for The Atlantic John Dickerson come the stories behind the stories of the most memorable moments in American presidential campaign history. The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a contest for control of power in the most powerful country on earth. The battle of ideas has a clear end, with winners and losers, and along the way there are sharp turning points-primaries, debates, conventions, and scandals that squeeze candidates into emergency action, frantic grasping, and heroic gambles. As Mike Murphy the political strategist put it, "Campaigns are like war without bullets." WHISTLESTOP tells the human story of nervous gambits hatched in first-floor hotel rooms, failures of will before the microphone, and the cross-country crack-ups of long-planned stratagems. At the bar at the end of a campaign day, these are the stories reporters rehash for themselves and embellish for newcomers. In addition to the familiar tales, WHISTLESTOP also remembers the forgotten stories about the bruising and reckless campaigns of the nineteenth century when the combatants believed the consequences included the fate of the republic itself. Some of the most modern-feeling elements of the American presidential campaign were born before the roads were paved and electric lights lit the convention halls-or there were convention halls at all. WHISTLESTOP is a ride through the American campaign history with one of its most enthusiastic conductors guiding you through the landmarks along the way.

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Genre: History
Author: John Dickerson
Publisher: Twelve
Release: 2016-08-02
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781455540464

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If you can imagine William Faulkner penning an episode of The Twilight Zone, you'll have an inkling of what Julie Carpenter has created in Whistlestop - a town that reflects modern America in a funhouse mirror of disorienting familiarity.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Julie Carpenter
Publisher:
Release: 2019-10-08
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 195043334X

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Paul Ledd
Publisher: Zebra Books
Release: 1988
File: 235 Pages
ISBN-13: 0821723405

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Genre: Grass Lake (Mich.)
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Release: 1992
File: 30 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015071342946

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The author provides a history of Iraq, taking the reader on a sweeping tour from the first Sumerian settlements on to the Babylonians, the advent of Islam, the invasion of the Mongols, centuries of Ottoman rule, into the 20th century and today's experiments in Western styles of democracy.

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Genre: Arabian Gulf
Author: William Roe Polk
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
Release: 2005-10
File: 221 Pages
ISBN-13: 1845111230

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Jerry Winslow is about to realize his entire life has been a lie. He never was a regular family man, living an ordinary existence in San Diego. His life was a deception crafted by his parents to keep him alive. But now, the Emperor of the Universe has discovered their hiding place and they must run for their lives. The Emperor and his evil master are trying to achieve total dominion over the forty-five realms of the universe. First, they must kill the last Knights of Winterpast, including Jerry Winslow, his father and son. Once they are dead, nothing will stop evil from enslaving all life. Whistlestop is a tale of friendship, family and faith; set in an eleven-dimension universe where fantastical beings and magical powers are commonplace. While dark and foreboding at times, it is ultimately a story about a family's love for each other and their friends; and just perhaps saving the universe.

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Author: Karl Morgan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2016-06-20
File: 332 Pages
ISBN-13: 153366837X

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Genre: Cookbooks
Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher:
Release: 1993
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 0449908771

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Elderly Mrs. Threadgoode relates the story of her life and of her best friend, Ruth, who ran the Whistle Stop Cafe in Alabama in the thirties

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release: 2016-09
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780425286555

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"Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church going and proper, and the fun-loving hell-raiser, his Aunt Idgie. Together they ran the town's popular Whistle Stop Cafâe, known far and wide for its famous 'Fried Green Tomatoes.' And as Bud often said of his childhood, 'How lucky can you get?' But sadly, the railroad yards began to shut down and the town became a ghost town, with nothing left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time. Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see where his beloved Whistle Stop used to be. In so doing, he discovers new surprises about Idgie's life and about other beloved Fried Green Tomatoes characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you go home again?"--

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Fannie Flagg
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2020
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780593133842

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Faced with the likely loss of the 1948 presidential elections, Harry S. Truman decided to do what he did best: talk straight. When Truman boarded the train to head west in June 1948, he and his campaign advisors decided to shift from prepared text to extemporaneous stump speeches. The “new Truman” emerged as a feisty, engaged speaker, brimming with ideas on policies and programs important to the common citizen. Steven R. Goldzwig engagingly chronicles the origins of Truman’s “give ‘em hell” image and the honing of his rhetorical delivery during his ostensibly nonpolitical train trip west, which came to be known as his “whistle-stop tour.” At the time, Truman was both applauded and derided by the public, but his speeches delivered at each stop helped win him the presidency. Goldzwig’s detailed look at the background of the campaign, Truman’s preparations and goals, the train trip itself, and the text and tone of the speeches helps us better understand how Truman carried the 1948 election and came to represent the plainspoken “man of the people” who returns from behind to win, against all odds.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Steven R. Goldzwig
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release: 2008-03-26
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 1603440062

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