The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416547860

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 928

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Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses and corrupt money brokers only to see it compromised by Taft. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot

The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot

Author: Hans P. Vought

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865548870

Category: History

Page: 261

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Drawing on presidential speeches, letters, and administrative and archival records, a study of the attitudes of the presidents toward immigrants reflects the chief executives' support for a melting pot model rather than a nativism racism, addressing the specific policies of the presidents from McKinley through Hoover.

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451673791

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 898

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press). Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country’s history. The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazine—Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White—teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S.S. McClure. Goodwin’s narrative is founded upon a wealth of primary materials. The correspondence of more than four hundred letters between Roosevelt and Taft begins in their early thirties and ends only months before Roosevelt’s death. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft kept diaries. The muckrakers wrote hundreds of letters to one another, kept journals, and wrote their memoirs. The letters of Captain Archie Butt, who served as a personal aide to both Roosevelt and Taft, provide an intimate view of both men. The Bully Pulpit, like Goodwin’s brilliant chronicles of the Civil War and World War II, exquisitely demonstrates her distinctive ability to combine scholarly rigor with accessibility. It is a major work of history—an examination of leadership in a rare moment of activism and reform that brought the country closer to its founding ideals.

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: H. Paul Jeffers

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781461661733

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 165

President Theodore Roosevelt left his mark on every facet of American life, including, quite colorfully, its language. Here, in a single volume, are not only his best "Teddyisms"—"hyphenated America," "muckraker," "the square deal," "the lunatic fringe," "good to the last drop," and many others—and lost words, but also the best of Roosevelt's most memorable quotations, which serve to illuminate every area of our culture: Americans; boxing; citizenship; conservation; courage; death; democracy; extremists; family values; football; government; heroism; history; hunting; leadership; liberty; patriotism; power; religion; war and peace; winning; women's rights; and much more.

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: James L. Guth

Publisher: Studies in Government & Public

ISBN: UOM:39015040040035

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Drawing on two decades of survey research involving thousands of ministers nationwide, five social scientists explore the political lives of clergy in eight evangelical and mainline Protestant denominations, including the Assemblies of God, Southern Baptist Convention, United Methodist Church, and Presbyterian Church. They find that the competing theological perspectives of orthodoxy and modernism are increasingly tied to ideological and partisan divisions in American politics, and help illuminate the current relationship between church and state in America. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Bully Pulpit, Presidential Speeches, and the Shaping of Public Policy

The Bully Pulpit, Presidential Speeches, and the Shaping of Public Policy

Author: Jeffrey S. Ashley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498501965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 321

This book explores how presidents use speeches to shape and influence public policy. Each chapter examines a selected speech delivered by every president from Roosevelt through Barack Obama to show how language has been instrumental in directing policy.

Bully Pulpit

Bully Pulpit

Author: Michael J Kruger

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310136392

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 913

Are churches looking for the wrong kind of leaders? The last decade has witnessed a rising number of churches wrecked by spiritual abuse--harsh, heavy-handed, domineering behavior from those in a position of spiritual authority. And high-profile cases are only a small portion of this widespread problem. Behind the scenes are many more cases of spiritual abuse that we will never hear about. Victims suffer in silence, not knowing where to turn. Of course, most pastors and leaders are godly, wonderful people who don't abuse their sheep. They shepherd their flocks gently and patiently. But we can't ignore the growing number who do not. We have tolerated and even celebrated the kind of leaders Jesus warned us against. We need gentle shepherds now more than ever, and in Bully Pulpit, seminary president and biblical scholar Michael J. Kruger offers a unique perspective for both church leaders and church members on the problem of spiritual abuse, how to spot it, and how to handle it in the church. "Every Christian from pulpit to pew needs to read this wise and timely work." - Karen Swallow Prior "Both urgent and timely." - Sam Storms "Thoughtful, wise, and biblical." - Mark Vroegop

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: William Ker Muir

Publisher: Ics Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022277282

Category: Political leadership

Page: 376

View: 203

Looks at Ronald Reagan's leadership style through the writing and delivery of his speeches while in office

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Author: Andrew Goldblatt

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 0553299069

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 900

The next Democratic presidential candidate, Jack Morgan decides to campaign on a radical environmental platform, forsaking the media blitz of the campaign trail and sitting at home on his Ohio front porch for heart-to-hearts with the nation. Original.

My Turn at the Bully Pulpit

My Turn at the Bully Pulpit

Author: Greta Van Susteren

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015056842977

Category: Law

Page: 246

View: 685

The popular television journalist reflects on such issues as corporate greed, the death penalty, the legal system, gay marriage, plastic surgery, and other topics.