"An extraordinary work of reportage on the epic political story of our time." —Newsweek The Final Days is the #1 New York Times bestselling, classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon’s dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his family, his staff, and many members of Congress strained desperately to prevent his inevitable resignation. This brilliant book reveals the ordeal of Nixon’s fall from office—one of the gravest crises in presidential history.
مع وصول العنف في العراق إلى مستويات مقلقة عام 2006، اشتعلت جبهة حرب ثانية على أعلى مستويات إدارة بوش. يأخذ بوب ودوارد قراءه، في كتابه الرابع عن الرئيس جورج بوش، إلى عمق التوترات، والمجادلات السرية، والقنوات الخلفية غير الرسمية، ومشاعر الشك والريبة، والمواقف المصممة العنيدة داخل البيت الأبيض، ووزارة الدفاع (البنتاغون)، ووزارة الخارجية، ووكالات الاستخبارات، ومقر القيادة العسكرية الأمريكية في العراق. تصف هذه الرواية المثيرة، الفريدة في حميميتها وتفاصيلها، لرئيس يخوض الحرب، حقبةً من الهم والغم والغموض وعدم اليقين داخل الحكومة الأمريكية امتدت من عام 2006 إلى منتصف عام 2008. ويقدم الكتاب وصفاً شاملاً للجهود الحثيثة التي بذلها الجنرال ديفيد بترايوس وما واجهه من صعوبات وصراعات، وهو الذي تولى القيادة في أثناء أحلك حقبة في الحرب وأشدها عنفاً. ويكشف كيف كانت الاختراقات التي تحققت في العمليات الحربية والرصد والمراقبة السبب وراء معظم التقدم المنجز، وذلك مع انحسار موجة العنف في العراق في منتصف عام 2007. التقى بوب ودوارد باللاعبين المهمين كلهم، وحصل على عشرات من الوثائق التي لم تنشر من قبل، وأمضى مدة ثلاث ساعات تقريباً في مقابلات حصرية مع الرئيس بوش. أما النتيجة فكانت سرداً تاريخياً مدهشاً استُخلص من المصادر الأصلية للحقبة الممتدة بين منتصف عام 2006، حين أدرك البيت الأبيض أن الإستراتيجية لا تعمل بنجاح، مروراً بعام 2007، حين صدر قرار بإرسال ثلاثين ألف جندي إضافي إلى العراق، حتى منتصف عام 2008، حين أصبحت الحرب صدعاً ونقطة ضعف في الانتخابات الرئاسية. يتصدى كتاب (الحرب الداخلية) بطريقة مباشرة للأسئلة المتعلقة بالقيادة، لا في زمن الحرب فقط، بل فيما يتصل بالأسلوب الذي نُحكم عبره والأخطار الكامنة في السرية غير المبررة. العبيكان للنشر
"State of Denial feels all the more outraged for its measured, nonpartisan tones and relentless reporting. It is nothing less than a watershed.... The full story of the Iraq War will be told by historians....This book...will be at the top of their shelves as they proceed to the altar of judgment." -- Ted Widmer, The Washington Post Book World "Serious, densely, even exhaustively reported, and a real contribution to history in that it gives history what it most requires, first-person testimony....This is a primer on how the executive branch of the United States works, or rather doesn't work, in the early years of the 21st century." -- Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal "Never-before-reported nuggets in every chapter....It offers the most revealing in-the-room glimpse of the Bush administration that we have so far." -- Walter Shapiro, Salon.com "State of Denial is brimming with vivid details about White House meetings, critical phone calls, intelligence reports, and military affairs....Impressively detailed and eye-opening revelations about the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq war and its aftermath." -- Chuck Leddy, The Boston Globe "Woodward's book is packed with details about the gulf between the information the administration had and the picture it presented." -- USA Today "Woodward's trilogy on the Bush administration at war is essential, and compelling, reading." -- Foreign Affairs
What do history and archaeology have to say about Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection? In this superb general-reader book, two of the world's most celebrated writers on the historical Jesus share their greatest findings. Together, Craig A. Evans and N. T. Wright concisely and compellingly convey the drama and the world-shattering significance of Jesus' final days on earth. Certain to be a best seller during the Lent/Easter season and beyond!
Karen Wiley, recently qualified San Francisco psychologist, thought she understood moral dilemma. Then an anonymous child cries to her for help. No one Karen knows is in trouble. But the letters keep coming. Then something far, far worse. Until the horror in the Trueblood trailer, Ella McCullers, police chief of Canaan, Utah, believed she knew crises of faith. Abruptly promoted to senior investigator in the state's most high-profile kidnapping case, her only leads are a decaying tombstone, a missing cat, and a little mute girl with ghastly, formless nightmares. In truth, it began with The Cult of the Final Days, and a long-buried history of murder. Now Karen Wiley must cross the desert wilderness to play a deadly game disguised as a righteous quest for the truth. Powerful, hypnotic and terrifying, The Final Days is the stunning debut by a chillingly brilliant new voice in thriller writing.
Refusing to hide, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia Alastair Nicholson, scheduled to appear before an inquiry into family law and child support, entered Australia's Parliament House in Canberra via the front door on the 10th October 2003. As Chief Justice of one of the most unpopular courts in the country, Nicholson had become a key figure fuelling discontent with Australia's political, bureaucratic and judicial wings of government. With millions of Australians having gone through the shredder of the country's divorce regime, he had become a focus for community discontent. So heightened had the debate around Nicholson become that politicians rightly feared the general public were losing faith in the country's governance. Nicholson was arguably the single most outspoken, certainly the most controversial judge ever to serve in the Australian court system; deeply hated by some, admired by others. Politicians from both sides of politics had reason to fear his ever ready tongue. The appearance before the Inquiry of the one man who had done more to shape the nature of Australian family law than any other individual had been looked forward to by his critics with a kind of wonder and anticipation, a fascination for the grotesque. Despite a plethora of Inquiries, including a devastating critique from the government's chief adviser on legal matters the Australian Law Reform Commission, doubt was not a trait Nicholson ever displayed in public. Was this the inquiry which would finally nail him to the wall? To the chagrin of his critics, Nicholson showed not a sliver of regret or self-doubt. He has continued to be outspoken since his retirement from the bench and move into academic life.
This stunning expose attempts to blow the lid off the decades old case of the death of Howard Hughes, playboy movie-maker, aviator and businessman, alleging a murder and takeover conspiracy orchestrated by the very company designated to care for an aging Hughes The Final Days of Howard Hughes exposes Summa Corp. Syndicate's efforts to siphon off the wealth of The Man, and cover up their neglect, malfeasance and murder with a very detailed Plan of action, all exposed within.
We've known it for years, but every now and then the French remind us why we dislike them so much. Our Gallic chums are the butt of humor on both sides of the Atlantic and the phrase 'cheese-eating surrendering monkeys' has entered the national psyche. Despite stunning success at soccer (all of it paid for by foreign money) and the odd decent movie idea, the only good thing to come out of France in the last decade is a return flight. Even lowering prices and changing the name of Euro-Disney couldn't get more people to visit the world's garlic-chewing capital. France the Final Days offers an insightful and alternative look at our odorous cousins from mainland Europe and, quite simply, laughs at them. Napoleon's secret Cognac bar, the Navy's glorious history, French 'Aristocracy' and the bidet are the subjects of just a few of the cheap laughs that authors Denise Thatcher and Malcolm Scott elicit.