"Climbing the Hill" explores the history and current status of women members and staff on Capitol Hill. It traces the difficult history of women in Congress, their slow and painful path to political power and their hopes and fears of today. It presents a comprehensive analysis of women's success at the polls and within the congressional hierarchy--legislatively, politically, and socially. Through in-depth research and extensive personal interviews, the authors reveal the deep-rooted sexual divisions within the U.S. Congress and the continuing struggle of women to break into the old boy network. The book's comprehensive coverage is unique and up-to-date and will be of interest to scholars, students, and interested layreaders.
From the political halls of Capitol Hill to the spiritual heights of Mount Zion, this is the important account of a man, a vision, a message, and the organizations he shaped. Hirsch championed civil rights with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spread Progressive Judaism around the world - especially in the Former Soviet Union - and he inspired a more Zionistic Reform Judaism.
Living a life of work is one thing, but labor mixed with providing for a family who suffered many tragedies is another. Joe Stimac's life can be characterized by devotion, trust, and the American Dream. From thoughts of suicide as a result of the death of his teenage son, to moments of complete joy as a result of his grandkids, Joe has lived a story-book life.
A revealing, witty, and altogether fascinating story of the tribal customs and rituals that help shape our nation's laws. The Washingtonian Sharp, funny and ultimately disquieting. The Washington Book Review
An Illustrated Biography of Syracuse University, 1870-present
Author: John Robert Greene
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Including over 400 photographs compiled from archives and private collections, this volume presents an illustrated journey spanning the 130-year history of Syracuse University. The text portrays generation after generation of teachers, students, athletes and benefactors.
The Complete Guide to Appearing Before Parliamentary Committees
Author: David McInnes
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Category: Political Science
The standing committees of the House of Commons and Senate make it possible for practically any person or group to access the policy-making process and become a lobbyist. This handy and complete guide coaches prospective witnesses to do it right. Targeted primarily at those who have a stake in advancing a cause "on the hill," this guide reveals the lessons and advice of experienced parliamentarians and those who work behind the doors of Parliament. It is a "how-to" for lobbyists and advisors and "must-read" for students of political science and public administration. This refreshed edition has been updated to reflect key developments in procedure and committee practices in an ever-changing parliamentary environment.
This book, based on a primary survey looks at the socia, economic, and political status, contribution and quality of life of women in the rural areas of the Himalayan region. It is a comprehensive account of gender issue with an indepth analysis of the working pattern, problems and drudgery of womenfolk in this region.
This is an account of life in wartime Townsville. "Vivid recollections capture and convey the very atmosphere of the times of school of games Sunday School picnics the very houses we lived in. I felt myself drawn back to my own childhood. The seemingly effortless writing and detailed descriptions of places and events are evocative of a remarkable period in Australian history." - Nancy Armati Townsville.
They lay up on par 3s. They reek of Ben-Gay. They can be spotted six holes away in their yellow pants and white belts. And after every shot, they ask, "Did anyone see where my ball went?" They're the over-the-hill golfers, a breed of golfer that to know is to love so long as you're not playing behind a foursome of them. You're an Over-the-Hill Golfer When . . . takes fun, lighthearted jabs at those whose birdie-making days are well behind them. The book is filled with signs that will help the over-the-hill golfer in your life recognize that he just may be past his golf-playing prime: Your swing isn't strong enough to create back pain, but your back hurts anyway. Your golf bag doubles as a medicine cabinet. Seven A.M. is your idea of a late tee time. You can't wait to get to the 19th hole . . . to play pinochle.
In Volume Three of The Summer of Magic Quartet, Adam's turn to lead the adventure has arrived. The Wise One, Myrddin, needs Adam to retrieve his staff from the Crystal Cave deep inside Glastonbury Tor. The quest grows more dangerous, however, and fear rises. Equus and Ava are far away, the Lady will not wake, and Myrddin is in human guise, unable to use magic without alerting the Dark Being. The four children are on their own. And as the Dark Being approaches, the children discover that danger can find them even in their dreams.
This book is a compilation of the greatest minds and ideas of all time incorporated into one synthesis known as The Glass Bead Game located in The House on the Hill. It is a living I Ching in which to inspire future Magister Ludi (Masters of The Game) to create future artistic and intellectual thoughts of perfection. It not only seeks an answer to the biggest philosophical question of all "why is there anything at all" but more importantly recognizes that" Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty!" The House on the Hill is an illusionary place were potential profound ideas become actualized and realized. It is the unification of philosophy, art, religion, quantum mechanics, science, music, literature, mathematics, and the mind merged into one collective system known as The Glass Bead Game. It is my Metaphysics of Being. What does it mean to be truly free?" Mark Megna
From the Hood to the Hill is Chaplain Black's story of overcoming unpromising beginnings in the ghettos of Baltimore. His travels through uncharted waters exemplify God's power for change. Read his story and discover how you, too, can move toward unprecedented satisfaction through a living faith in God. "With Barry Black, you don't just hear a sermon, you see the sermon. That sermon is captured vividly in this story of his life. A life shaped by love, humility, confidence, courage, strength, and hope." - from the Foreword, THOMAS R. CARPER, US Senator "Barry Black is a leader among leaders. Brilliant and articulate, yet humble and approachable, he is a force for integrity, goodness, and compassion on Capitol Hill . . . this narrative, From the Hood to the Hill, is a fascinating read." - DR. RICK WARREN, Best-Selling Author, The Purpose Driven Life, and Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA "Chaplain Barry Black embodies the best of the American Spirit and the Christian tradition-a man of great erudition who has never forgotten his humble roots; a man of great faith who remains open to all the wisdom of all people; a man of great seriousness who knows how to laugh. The Senate and the country are grateful for his service." - BARRACK OBAMA, US Senator "From a wonderfully unique man comes a powerfully unique story. Barry Black is a testimony to God's faithfulness and grace." - MAX LUCADO, Pastor, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, TX "This is an inspiring autobiography by an outstanding man of God, a great leader, a powerful preacher, and a true patriot . . . Barry Black is my cherished friend. I'm honored that he succeeded me as Chaplain of the United States Senate. From the Hood to the Hill is a stirring and power-packed book of the way God uses whom He chooses." - DR. LLOYD J. OGILVIE, Former US Senate Chaplain
When organized crime bosses want something they usually get it. And when they set their sights on the White House it can be downright costly, not only for the American taxpayer, but for many of them as well. This story revolves around Julie Vittorio, the law-abiding son of New York don Anthony Vittorio, who is pulled into the organization against his wishes and sent to Washington, where he befriends a skilled government technocrat. Together, they contrive to skim hundreds of millions of dollars from the treasury. From there, the plot moves in a series of twists and turns that’ll take you to the very pinnacle of the U.S. criminal empire, and leave you wondering who actually controls our federal government.
The crisis in New South Wales Labor is so deep and has such significant ramifications that we need a massive dose of unadulterated, no-holds-barred honesty. The man who can deliver this honesty is Frank Sartor. An independent outsider who became a Labor minister in 2003, Sartor impressed and irritated insiders and the commentariat in equal measure. As minister for a number of important portfolios in successive Labor Governments, Sartor was perfectly positioned to see the way the Labor machine operatedandmdash;the factionalism, the deals, the incompetence, the shortsightednessandmdash;as it went through four premiers in its last six floundering, backstabbing years. Sartor's thoughtful and acerbic pen skewers the failings and often-risible hubris of politicians. He pulls no punches in ascribing actions to a number of his former colleagues, but not as an exercise in denigrating opponents, but to illustrate the main actors, their mindsets, and the genesis of some of the New South Wales government's major mishaps. The Fog on the Hill is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolving landscape of Australian politics. It will be a ready handbook for political aspirants, public servants and all students of political science. Much more, though, it will fascinate all those who value our democracy and want our country and its governments to succeed.
Camille lives on one side of the hill, and Franzi lives on the other, but neither one knows that the other is there. They both love their own little houses and all of their animals, but something is missing. So one day Camille and Franzi each set off around the hill in search of someone with whom to dance, to share interesting conversations, and to tell stories at bedtime. Readers of all ages will find good company in this simple, charming tale of finding love and making room for it to grow.
As a P.I., he was used to protecting people. But one beautiful heiress is challenging every move he makes in the conclusion of Carol Ericson's Brody Law miniseries. When P.I. Judd Brody agreed to safeguard socialite London Breck, he expected a fluff gig filled with parties and papparzzi. But the bombshell blonde was nothing like the wild princess he'd seen in the media…and his undeniable attraction to her was as real as the threats to her life. The missteps of London's past didn't compare to the fear she now faced. With her sexy bodyguard by her side, she vowed to confront the conspiracy haunting her family. London couldn't imagine surviving this without Judd. She'd help him get the answers she needed. But she had no intention of watching him walk away once he did….