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  • Review: The Reagans

    11/15/2020 9:32:53 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    Internet Movie Database ^ | 11/15/2020 | Oshkalaboomboom
    An eye-opening four-part series reexamining one of the most powerful and polarizing political couples of our time. Award winning documentarian and journalist Matt Tyrnauer combines archival footage, exhaustive research and first-person accounts from the couple's inner circle to craft a revealing portrait of their unlikely rise from Hollywood to the presidency - and Nancy Reagan's powerful position at the helm of their unprecedented partnership. A story of power, its legacy and a political performance few knew until now.
  • Michelle Obama Netflix Flop

    05/12/2020 12:54:02 AM PDT · by O6ret · 28 replies
    Michelle movie biography gets panned by critics
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'I want to be chilling with Sonia Sotomayor, wearing gold hoop earrings with a big old FU.' How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vows she'll never run for president in new biography

    03/30/2020 6:11:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/30/20 | Caroline Howe
    Standing five feet and five inches tall with her signature ruby red lips, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, now the youngest woman in Congress and leader of The Squad, was once known as Sandy, the dorky kid with big front teeth living in the working class Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx. 'I was born in a place where my zip code determined my destiny,' she says in biography AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Lynda Lopez, out June 2. 'My parents did everything in their power to move me out of that zip code'. From scrubbing toilets...
  • How to lose friends and alienate people: Richard Holbrooke was a past master

    05/12/2019 11:14:42 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | May 11, 2019 | Jonathan Powell
    You may ask yourself, is it worth one of the best American non-fiction writers producing a book of just under 600 pages on an arrogant and abrasive egotist whose highest sustained rank in the State Department was that of a lowly assistant secretary? The answer is unabashedly yes. This is a remarkable work about a remarkable, if deeply flawed, statesman whose career was intimately intertwined with the 50 years of American decline from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Nearly all biographies have long, boring stretches you want to skip. This one has none. The access to Richard Holbrooke’s papers and to the...
  • Al Sharpton sells his life story rights for $531,000 — to his own charity

    12/01/2018 8:03:41 PM PST · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/01/2018 | Melissa Klein
    The Rev. Al Sharpton has found an eager buyer for the rights to his life story — his own charity. The National Action Network agreed to pay the activist preacher $531,000 for his “life story rights for a 10-year period,” according to the non-profit’s latest tax filing, which was obtained by The Post. . . The document does not indicate when Sharpton, who is president of NAN, gets the cash, which is above and beyond the $244,661 he already pulled down in compensation from the group in 2017.
  • The lowdown on the miscreant who got us into this mess: Woodrow Wilson

    11/25/2018 9:32:55 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 20 replies
    https://pjmedia.com/ ^ | 15/11/18 | BY DAVID P. GOLDMA
    Claremont Review of Books, the brainiest and best publication in the conservative world, published my review of a new biography of America's first progressive president, Woodrow Wilson. He was an unreconstructed defender of slavery and a rancorous apologist for the Confederacy. His whole academic and political life was devoted to tearing up the Constitution and replacing it with a progressive dictatorship. This resentment against a Union that had crushed his native south in the Civil War drove his obsession with a world government with power to issue orders to the United States of America. The constitution in Wilson’s reading had...
  • ‘Reagan: An American Journey’ Review: The Arc of an All-American

    09/29/2018 11:21:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Septenber 27, 2018 | Richard Brookhiser
    The reputations of politicians go through distinct phases. First comes the real time of campaigning, public pronouncement and journalism, a mixture of confetti, gravitas and sleet-storm. Retirement brings the memoirs of subject, colleagues, relatives and eye-witnesses. Only after death does biography sculpt its first substantial image, which can last a long time. Later historians will argue and chisel, but they will work on that initial posthumous statue. “Reagan: An American Journey” by Bob Spitz aims to create such an image. The cover says it all: a shining black-and-white shot of a handsome man, his face simultaneously genial and serious, his...
  • Donald J. Trump--A President Like No Other by Conrad Black

    I've been reading Conrad Black's Donald J. Trump--A president like no other. I strongly recommend it. If you're like me, from time to time you enjoy watching youtube's of the Trump campaign, the debates, the press conferences and of course the rallys. Some of the documentaries are fun too. Conrad Black's book is an enjoyment as he takes you into the Trump's past, present and the future. He likens him to many of our most foremost leaders, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Halsey, Patton, Kennedy, Reagan etc. He shows us, (what many here already know), that Trump's upbringing and ability to succeed...
  • "Henry Livingston, The Poet You Always Loved" Kindle Edition FREE for Christmas 2017

    12/23/2017 9:31:01 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    A Kindle biography of Henry Livingston, the author of "The Night Before Christmas" based on statistical analysis by Emeritus Professor Mac Jackson. I'm making it free for the full 5 days they let me. Reviews would be GREATLY appreciated. From Bartleby's 5 star review: Very nice, concise treatment of the Livingston/Moore authorship question. The author does not hide the fact that she is a Livingston descendant. She is able to marshal a compelling collection of Livingston family archives to tell an engaging story, and then present the facts of the two scientific studies conducted to date on this question. Of...
  • Rose Marie on Telling Off Sexual Harassers in the 1950s and Tweeting Via Her Secretary

    11/02/2017 6:52:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 2, 2017 | Rachel Syme
    Rose Marie is quick to tell you that she was a star before Madonna was even born. The 94-year-old was the very first celebrity to lop off her last name — and don’t you forget it. When a Hollywood agent asked her what she went by after she moved to California in the 1950s, she told him that she had always been simply Rose Marie, and she didn’t see any reason to change things up just because she was going to be on television. Born Rose Marie Mazetta in New York City in 1923, Rose Marie was already famous on...
  • Young Obama: The American Dream Is to Be Like Donald Trump

    05/12/2017 1:57:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/12/2017 | Madeleine Weast
    An excerpt from one of former President Barack Obama's previously unpublished law school papers revealed he believed the American dream was to be like Donald Trump, although he called such a goal "unfounded optimism." At age 29, Obama wrote a paper with friend Robert Fischer titled "Race and Rights Rhetoric" in his last year at Harvard Law School. An excerpt of the paper was published in a biography of Obama's early life, titled Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Vice reported Friday. Obama had written that the average American mindset can be summed up in one sentence: "I may...
  • Obama Biographer: “The Vessel Was Hollow To The Core”

    05/07/2017 9:28:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 42 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | MAY 7, 2017
    David Garrow, the award-winning biographer of Martin Luther King, has written a biography of Barack Obama. It’s called Rising Star. Carlos Lozada, a liberal who reviews books for the Washington Post, considers Garrow’s biography of Obama here. According to Lozada: Garrow. . .concludes his massive new work with a damning verdict on Obama’s determination: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.” Based on Lozada’s review, it appears that Garrow supports this conclusion in part by examining Obama’s relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Sheila Miyoshi Jager. The two nearly married, but...
  • Inside Barack's sex-filled relationships before Michelle (more than you'll ever want to know)

    05/07/2017 7:05:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | Larry Getlen
    Throughout the late 1980s, Barack Obama dated a half-Dutch, half-Japanese woman two years his junior named Sheila Jager. During a weekend away, his friends caught a glimpse of how passionate a person young Obama could be - and how that passion could get out of hand. The couple "went back and forth, having sex, screaming yelling, having sex, screaming yelling," to the point where those nearby had to move "to the other side of the porch just to be able to talk," according to "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama," by David J. Garrow, out Tuesday. "Rising Star"...
  • Obama's sex secrets laid bare...? Gaak!

    05/04/2017 8:00:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/17 | Dailymail.com reporter
    The sex secrets of the young Barack Obama have been revealed in an authoritative new biography of the ex-president. Obama slept with his girlfriend Genevieve Cook on their first date, before she wrote him a poem about their 'f***ing' and called their sex 'passionate', the book about the former president reveals. They also did cocaine together - and after they split she slept with his best friend. Obama also considered a gay relationship while at college, twice proposed to another white girlfriend, and cheated on Michelle with his ex during the first year of their relationship. His past is revealed...
  • Famous author who penned books on Bobby Kennedy and Edie Sedgwick jumps to her death from [Tr]

    05/01/2017 1:11:04 PM PDT · by Cecily · 113 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 1, 2017 | Hannah Parry
    A famous author, who penned biographies for Bobby Kennedy and Edie Sedgwick, leaped to her death from a Manhattan high rise on Sunday. Jean Stein, 83, plunged from the 15th story of 10 Gracie Square on the Upper East Side, in New York at 10.35am. She landed on the an eighth-floor balcony below and paramedics say she died at the scene, New York Daily News.
  • New Biography: Young Obama ‘Considered Gayness’

    04/26/2017 7:37:17 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/2016 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president. The biography by David Garrow, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” is set to come out on May 9. Garrow wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post. In a chapter about the former president’s two years at Occidental College, Garrow reveals a close relationship Obama had with an openly gay assistant professor named Lawrence Goldyn. ------------------------------------------------- “Three years later, Obama wrote somewhat elusively to...
  • How much is Madonna Net Worth 2017 Top Celebrities Net Worth & Biography News

    04/17/2017 11:49:32 PM PDT · by FCN · 31 replies
    Growing up, Madonna always wanted to be in the spotlight. She got her wish after releasing her first, self-titled, album in 1983. Hit songs such as “Lucky Star,” “Burning Up,” “Borderline” and “Holiday” sent her soaring to worldwide fame. The beautiful blonde named Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, originally from Bay City, Michigan, was born on August 16, 1958 as one of seven kids from a strict Catholic family but tragically lost her mother to cancer when she was only seven years old. She overcame hardship and thrived to reach her goal of conquering the world by the age of 24....
  • Obama branded America a 'racist society' in unpublished manuscript claims biographer

    04/09/2017 9:47:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 9, 2017 | Emily Crane
    Obama branded America a 'racist society' in unpublished manuscript claims biographer who says the revelation from his law school days could have scuppered his 2008 presidential bid Historian David Garrow claims to have uncovered significant revelations about Obama for his upcoming biography on the former president One revelation was that Obama called America a 'racist society' in an unpublished book he wrote in the 1990s while in law school Garrow said it was possible some revelations could have derailed Obama's candidacy if they surfaced in 2008 He won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1987 biography on Martin Luther King Jr....
  • The art of getting to know Trump

    01/02/2017 5:14:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 1, 2017 | Salena Zito
    In the fall of 2006 right after then Sen. Barack Obama announced to Tim Russert on Meet the Press he was seriously considering a run for the nomination of the Democratic Party for president, thousands of reporters, journalists, bloggers and intellectuals flooded book stores for copies of his two books, "Dreams of my Father" and "The Audacity of Hope." For two years they intellectualized about his life story and world view, picked apart every carefully crafted sentence, and marveled at their ability to really get inside the head of this exotic man who might become president. They wrote breathlessly of...
  • Osama's Son 'Led Bhutto Death Squad'

    02/03/2008 12:37:34 PM PST · by Tigen · 33 replies · 13,056+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 03, 2008 | Sky
    Osama bin Laden's 16-year-old son led a suicide bomb squad sent to kill Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, according to her own claims. Before she was assassinated in December the former prime minister claimed she had been warned that four such death teams would try to kill her. And the naming of bin Laden's teenage son, Hamza, could now strengthen claims that he is being groomed as a future leader of the al Qaeda terror group. In 2001, he appeared in a joint Taliban and al Qaeda video of a militant attack on a Pakistan army camp in South Waziristan,...