The Class Of 74

Author: John A. Lawrence
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421424703
Size: 40.90 MB
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In November 1974, following the historic Watergate scandal, Americans went to the polls determined to cleanse American politics. Instead of producing the Republican majority foreshadowed by Richard Nixon’s 1972 landslide, dozens of GOP legislators were swept out of the House, replaced by 76 reforming Democratic freshmen. In The Class of '74, John A. Lawrence examines how these newly elected representatives bucked the status quo in Washington, helping to effectuate unprecedented reforms. Lawrence’s long-standing work in Congress afforded him unique access to former members, staff, House officers, journalists, and others, enabling him to challenge the time-honored reputation of the Class as idealistic, narcissistic, and naïve "Watergate Babies." Their observations help reshape our understanding of the Class and of a changing Congress through frank, humorous, and insightful opinions. These reformers provided the votes to disseminate power, elevate suppressed issues, and expand participation by junior legislators in congressional deliberations. But even as such innovations empowered progressive Democrats, the greater openness they created, combined with changing undercurrents in American politics in the mid-1970s, facilitated increasingly bitter battles between liberals and conservatives. These disputes foreshadowed contemporary legislative gridlock and a divided Congress. Today, many observers point to gerrymandering, special-interest money, and a host of other developments to explain the current dysfunction of American politics. In The Class of '74, Lawrence argues that these explanations fail to recognize deep roots of partisanship. To fully understand the highly polarized political environment that now pervades the House and American politics, we must examine the complex politics, including a more open and contentious House, that emerged in the wake of Watergate.


Author: Joan Harcourt
Size: 76.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Spokane S Expo 74

Author: Bill Cotter
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467125555
Size: 75.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Beer Can Chicken

Author: Steven Raichlen
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761120165
Size: 12.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1908
An essential addition to every grill jockey's library, "Beer-Can Chicken" presents 75 must-try beer-can variations and other offbeat recipes for the grill. Whether on a can, on a stick, under a brick, in a leaf, on a plank, or in the embers, each grilling technique is explained in easy-to-follow steps, with recipes that guarantee no matter how crazy the technique, the results are always outstanding. So pop a cold one and have some fun!

Cross Cultural Dialogues

Author: Craig Storti
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1941176178
Size: 42.98 MB
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In this update of his classic book, Craig Storti takes readers through 74 brief dialogues between an American and a person from another culture. Short as these dialougues are, they have buried within them at least one cultural breach which the reader is challenged to figure out. In the course of these conversations, readers come face to face with the fact that many of their most cherished instincts don't travel very well, and what is expected and understood in one culture may be shocking and incomprehensible in another - leading inevitably to all manner of misunderstandings, and these misunderstandings, in turn, often result in a wide variety of unpleasant emotional and practical consequences, from hurt feelings and missed opportunities to failed negotiations and lost profits, to anger and hostility. But, if we could stop assuming that other people are like us-if we could begin to believe that we don't necessarily understand our cultural counterparts in social or business settings, we would be well on our way to avoiding cultural misunderstandings and the problems they give rise to. That, in a nutshell, is the purpose of this book: to alert readers to the misunderstandings lurking in the most common interactions we have with people from other cultures-and help us take the first and most important step down the road to cultural sensitivity.

Curing Queers

Author: Tommy Dickinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1784993581
Size: 77.87 MB
Format: PDF
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Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of the men and women who nursed them. It examines why the majority of the nurses followed orders in administering the treatment in spite of the zero success-rate in 'straightening out' queer men but also why a small number surreptitiously defied their superiors by engaging in fascinating subversive behaviours. 'Curing queers' makes a significant and substantial contribution to the history of nursing and the history of sexuality, bringing together two sub-disciplines that combine only infrequently. It will be of interest to general readers as well as scholars and students in nursing, history, gender studies, and health care ethics and law.

Karen S Softball Mystery Baby Sitters Little Sister 74

Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338059408
Size: 63.70 MB
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Whodunit? Karen loves playing on her big sister’s softball team, Kristy’s Krushers. But then Karen sees strange things going on at practices. Softball gloves and bats are disappearing. Pages are missing from Kristy’s notebook. Who is doing this? And why? Karen and her friends are going to try to find out. Can they save Kristy’s Krushers?