The President S Plane Is Missing
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📒The President S Plane Is Missing ✍ Robert J. Serling
✏The President s Plane is Missing Book Summary : On a calm night in a nervous world, Air Force One jets off from Andrews Air Force Base. Aboard is the President of the United States, Jeremy Haines, an idolized leader whose image combines the best qualities of John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson - but whose inner thoughts remain a dark secret even to his closest aides. The flight is normal - until the plane is high over Arizona. Then, suddenly, before a horrified controller's eyes the plane vanishes from the radar screen.
📒Air Force One ✍ Von Hardesty
✏Air Force One Book Summary : The jet-age mobility of the American presidency beginning in the 1960s corresponds directly to the nation's emergence as a super power. This is the story of the planes, the presidents, their staff, and their many trips across the nation and around the globe.
📒Unable ✍ Brian C. Kalt
✏Unable Book Summary : Since the election of President Donald Trump, the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution - covering presidential incapacity - has been a frequent topic of public discussion. But few understand how this amendment really works. Unable: The Law, Politics, and Limits of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment explains, in Part I, the basics of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, especially Section 4, correcting common misconceptions, and resolving some of its ambiguities. Part II explores history: presidential disability before Section 4; the creation of Section 4 in 1965; the (non)use of Section 4 since then; and Section 4's portrayal in movies, books, and television. Part III presents a series of hypothetical scenarios that dramatize how Section 4 would work - or not work - in a wide variety of situations. Part IV concludes with some thoughts on how Section 4 interacts with constitutional law more generally, and some suggestions on how to improve Section 4's operation. Unable is designed to educate and inform the public about Section 4 and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment in an even-handed and accessible way, allowing readers to judge for themselves whether presidents - past and present - were or are fit to serve in office.
📒Encyclopedia Of Film Themes Settings And Series ✍ Richard B. Armstrong
✏Encyclopedia of Film Themes Settings and Series Book Summary : The first editon was called “the most valuable film reference in several years” by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (“Excellent” said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.
📒The President Is Missing ✍ President Bill Clinton
✏The President is Missing Book Summary : SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES STARRING DAVID OYELOWO ‘The dream team delivers big time ... Clinton’s insider secrets and Patterson’s storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade.’ – Lee Child ________________________________ The President is missing. As an unprecedented cyberterrorist attack cripples the United States, the President must face an unthinkable truth: There is a traitor in his Cabinet. His life is in danger. And the only way to stay ahead of the shadowy forces tearing at the heart of America is to go off the grid, leaving behind his presidential protection. The President must go missing – and he may never resurface... Set over the course of three days that shake a nation to its core, The President is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of the American government. Filled with information that only a former President could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying thriller in years. _____________________________ Includes an extract from the next blockbuster, The President's Daughter. This book was recently reissued with a new cover and bonus extract, so stock may vary. ________________________________ ‘A bullet train of a thriller. The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.’ – A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window 'This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast.' – Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch series 'The President Is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too.' – Harlan Coben, #1 bestselling author of Don’t Let Go ‘Yes, The President is Missing is fiction – it’s a thriller – but James Patterson and I have come up with three of the most frightening days in the history of the presidency. And it could really happen... These days, the seemingly impossible can happen. And it happens so fast. I believe that readers will not soon forget President Jonathan Duncan and his story.’ – Bill Clinton ‘Needless to say, we had some great conversations about the presidency, what life in Washington is really like, and about the state of America and the rest of the world.’ – James Patterson ‘I felt like I was right along with the characters for the shocking twists and turns you’ll never guess are coming. Patterson and Clinton have created a truly unique character in their ‘missing’ President. The President is Missing puts the listener inside the White House and inside the mind of a President grappling with extraordinary circumstances.’ – Dennis Quaid on the audiobook of The President is Missing 'Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts.' – Jeffery Deaver 'A first-rate collaboration from a couple of real pros! Engrossing from page one.' – David Baldacci 'The President is Missing is more than a thriller – it's a skeleton key that lets you inside the head of a U.S. president.' – Brad Meltzer, author of The Escape Artist 'From the pens of two American icons comes a political thriller that rocks... a helluva story.' – Nelson DeMille, author of The Cuban Affair 'The President Is Missing is heart-pounding, gripping, terrifying... a genuinely masterful thriller. My knuckles are still white!' – Louise Penny, #1 bestselling author of Glass Houses 'Marry the political savvy of Bill Clinton with the craftsmanship of James Patterson and you get a fabulously entertaining thriller that is meticulous in its portrayal of Washington politics, gripping in its pacing, and harrowing in its depiction of the perils of cyberwarfare.' – Ron Chernow, #1 bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Alexander Hamilton and Grant
📒The Presidential Book Of Lists ✍ Ian Randal Strock
✏The Presidential Book of Lists Book Summary : An entertaining and informative compendium of facts and trivia about the U.S. presidents ranges from George Washington to the results of the 2008 presidential election in a volume organized into more than one hundred different categories.
📒Five Presidents ✍ Clint Hill
✏Five Presidents Book Summary : Retired Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history to life with this portrait of the American presidency. Hill delivers the perspective of an everyman who saw some of the most historic moments of the 20th century during his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford, seeing them through a long, tumultuous era: the Cold War; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Watergate and the resignations of Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon. With a unique insider's perspective and a moving touch, Hill sheds new light on the character and personality of these five presidents, revealing their humanity in the face of grave decisions.
✏Political Fiction the Spirit of the Age and Allen Drury Book Summary : The President of the United States, says the Constitution, cannot act in many specified instances without the "advice and consent" of Congress. But "advice" is not a strong word. And taking or not taking advice is a fairly nebulous situation . . . creating an instability, a fundamental ambiguity, at the very heart of power, between the Congress and the President. It is this instability, and this wide-openness, that allows the free play of the more intangible types of power that begin where the constitution breaks off: sex, personality, and character. Things which are left out of civics textbooks are what Allen Drury took as his subject in such novels as Advise and Consent, A Shade of Difference, and Capable of Honor.
📒Air Force One Is Haunted ✍ Robert J. Serling
✏Air Force One Is Haunted Book Summary : Reissued to tie-in with the paperback publication of Something's Alive on the Titanic, here is the suspense thriller sequel to the 1.5 million-copy bestseller The President's Plane Is Missing. The president, caught in a game of "nuclear chicken" with Russia, receives his solution from a most incredible advisor.
📒Kamchatka ✍ Marcelo Figueras
✏Kamchatka Book Summary : An O, The Oprah Magazine Summer Reading Pick. A “brilliantly observed, heartrending” novel of a Buenos Aires boy in exile (Financial Times). In 1976 Buenos Aires, a ten-year-old boy lives in a world of school lessons and comic books, TV shows and games of Risk. But in his hometown, the military has just seized power, and amid a climate of increasing terror and intimidation, people begin to disappear without a trace. When his mother unexpectedly pulls him and his younger brother from school, she tells him they’re going on an impromptu family trip. But he soon realizes that this will be no ordinary holiday: his parents are known supporters of the opposition, and they are going into hiding. Holed up in a safe house in the remote hills outside the city, the family assumes new identities. The boy names himself Harry after his hero Houdini, and as tensions rise and the uncertain world around him descends into chaos, he spends his days of exile learning the secrets of escape. Told from the points of view of Harry as a grown man and as a boy, Kamchatka is an unforgettable story of courage and sacrifice, the tricks of time and memory, and the fragile yet resilient fabric of childhood. “[Figueras] vividly evokes a child’s reaction to a world beleaguered by violence . . . [A] hopeful message about the healing powers of imagination and love.” —The New York Times