The Agendais a day-by-day, often minute-by-minute account of Bill Clinton's White House. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, confidential internal memos, diaries, and meeting notes, Woodward shows how Clinton and his advisers grappled with questions of lasting importance -- the federal deficit, health care, welfare reform, taxes, jobs. One of the most intimate portraits of a sitting president ever published, this edition includes an afterword on Clinton's efforts to save his presidency.
Started as a therapy tool, this writers's words evolved into an all too painful glimpse into her past and her somewhat tumultuous journey stretching 50 years. This book chronicles the abuse, growth, setbacks and final acceptance of the things she could not change in her life. From her dysfunctional and destructive beginnings and continuing through 25 years of marriage to the same man. Dearis still battles many demons and major depression but continues to make progress and has completed two additional novels.
Within the pages of this book you will find a history of Bocce play, both ancient and modern. The construction of a court and the right equipment required is discussed, as well as numerous tips for playing and excelling at the sport. Official rules and regulations for everyday and championship play are included. This book is a valuable reference guide to resources in the United States and foreign countries for the sport of Bocce. The volume concludes with a photo section and miscellaneous treats from the author.
Agenda, one of the longest-lived and most distinctive 'little magazines', was founded in 1959 by the young William Cookson, as a result of meeting Ezra Pound the previous year. This anthology presents a broad-ranging selection of the many arresting and important contributions which have appeared in Agenda. The book is divided into: antecedents, contemporary poetry, criticism, memoirs, and polemics. Among the many major poets who choose to publish in Agenda despite its modest circulation we find Geoffrey Hill, Donald Davie, C.H. Sisson, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney and Tom Scott. Other items of major importance in the anthology are David Jones's long poem 'The Sleeping Lord' which the poet completed for the first David Jones issue (1967), two uncollected drafts of Pound's Cantos, T.S. Eliot's 'Scylla and Charybdis', a lecture that first appeared in the T.S. Eliot issue (1985). Cookson combines a commitment to contemporary work with special numbers reappraising crucial figures in his Modernist firmament: Pound, Bunting, David Jones, Zukofsky. He has kept an attentive eye on the classics, and on the Moderns in languages other than English - notably Cocteau, Mandelshtam and Ungaretti. For Cookson the legacy of Modernism is vital; it has not been displaced by reaction or the post-modern but remains an enabling challenge, in the present.
AGENDA is a catalog of 365 days, like a diary or journal: a collective narrative, personal and subjective. It documents the work and thinking of JDS Architects over a specific year marked by crisis, beginning on September 15th, 2008, the day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The form of the book exploits the double meaning of its title, presenting the absurdities of day-to-day architectural practice while also staking our intent. Rather than a definitive direction, our agenda is a definitive attitude - of eagerness, enthusiasm, and optimism, of criticality and concern, of fun and inquiry. It is a directive, a motivation to act, at times without clear knowledge of where our agenda will lead. "Change," the buzzword of the last U.S. presidential campaign, is the order of the day, and the task of AGENDA is to explore what kind of change will be needed if architects are to assume a political and social agency in this new landscape. Bringing together diverse forms of content, AGENDA is a product of vigilant observation, introspection, and engagement with outside thinkers and collaborators - artists, curators, politicians, authors, economists, journalists, developers, educators, and architects.