Call Me Tom is the first book-length biography of one of Missouri’s most successful senators. A moderate liberal in a conservative state, Thomas F. Eagleton was known for his political independence, integrity, and intelligence, likely the reasons Eagleton never once lost an election in his thirty years of public service. Born in St. Louis, Eagleton began his public career in 1956 as St.
Louis Circuit Attorney. At 27, he was the youngest person in the history of the state to hold that position, and he duplicated the feat in his next two elected positions, attorney general in 1960 and lieutenant governor in 1964. In 1968, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until 1987. He was thrown into the national spotlight in 1972 when revelations regarding his mental health, particularly the shock treatments he received for depression, forced his resignation as a vice presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. All of that would overshadow his significant contributions as senator, especially on environmental and social legislation, as well as his defense of Congressional authority on war making and his role in the U.
S. military disengagement from Southeast Asia in 1973. Respected biographer James N. Giglio provides readers with an encompassing and nuanced portrait of Eagleton by placing the man and his career in the context of his times. Giglio allows readers to see his rumpled suits, smell the smoke of his Pall Mall cigarettes, hear his gravelly voice, and relish his sense of humor. At the same time, Giglio does not shy away from the personal torments that Eagleton had to overcome. A definitive examination of the senator’s career also reveals his unique ability to work with Republican counterparts, especially prior to the 1980s when bipartisanship was more possible. Measuring the effect his mental illness had on his career, Giglio determines that the removal of aspirations for higher office in 1972 made Eagleton a better senator. He consistently took principled stands, with the ultimate goal of preserving and modernizing the agenda of Franklin D. Roosevelt, his favorite president. Thoroughly researched using the Eagleton Papers and interviews with more than eighty-five people close to Eagleton, including family, friends, colleagues, subordinates, and former classmates, Call Me Tom offers an engaging and in-depth portrayal of a man who remained a devoted public servant throughout his life.
Harli is a musical prodigy with a psycho-jealous mother and a world famous grandmother.
And her boyfriend? He’s the lead singer for the hottest band in the country. And he seems to have forgotten her completely. Harli does the only thing she can do. She breaks up with him. Levi might have everything he’s ever wanted, but when Harli walks away, he’ll do anything—give up everything—to get her back. She’s his Sunshine, and without her, the glittering lights of fame are dark and cold. He might be living the dream, but it’s not a dream he wants if she’s not in it.
In Seth Godin’s most inspiring book yet, he challenges readers to find the courage to treat their work as a form of art. Everyone knows that Icarus’s father made him wings and told him not to fly too close to the sun. But he ignored that warning and plunged to his doom. We’ve retold this myth, and many others like it, to generations of kids. All these stories have the same on: Play it safe. Obey your parents. Listen to the experts. It was the perfect propaganda for the industrial economy. What boss wouldn’t want employees to believe that obedience and conformity are the keys to success? But there’s another part of the myth that those in power hope you’ll forget. Icarus was also warned not to fly too low, because sea water would ruin the lift in his wings. Flying too low is even more dangerous than flying too high, because it feels deceptively safe. The safety zone has moved. The propaganda has been exposed, and the old promises have been broken: Conformity no longer leads to comfort. But the good news is that creativity is scarce, and more valuable than ever. So is choosing to do something unpredictable and brave: make art. Being an artist isn’t a genetic disposition or a specific talent. It’s an attitude we can all adopt. It’s a hunger to seize new ground, make connections, and work without a map. If you do those things you’re an artist, no matter what it says on your business card. Whether you’re a teacher, engineer, doctor, middle manager, or customer service rep, you can fly higher by bringing your best self to work. You can care about what you’re doing today and how you can improve tomorrow. Godin shows us how it’s possible, and convinces us why it’s essential.
"Não escolhemos o amor, é ele quem nos escolhe. Mas, e se essa escolha estiver errada? A vida de Lucas já começou com problemas: foi abandonado em um orfanato quando tinha apenas dois anos. Sofreu a dor da rejeição e da solidão até que, em um magnífico natal, quando completava nove anos, Papai Noel lhe trouxe de presente pais maravilhosos: Levi e Heloísa. Ambos o adotaram, casaram-se e tiveram uma menina tão doce que fez Lucas escolher o seu nome: Mel. Uma família perfeita foi construída com bases sólidas. No entanto, depois de anos convivendo em um clima familiar acolhedor, o surgimento de um amor incomum abala o mundo de Lucas. Ele percebe que alguma coisa importante mudou a ponto de não conseguir ver sua irmã mais nova com os mesmos olhos. De menina doce, Mel se torna uma mulher interessante, fato que Lucas não consegue ignorar. Diante das variadas fases deste sentimento, entre elas a negação, a revolta e a culpa, Lucas tenta sobreviver em meio à dor do amor proibido e, o mais importante: tenta jamais prejudicar a sua família por causa dele." Polêmico, forte, sensível, surpreendente.
Palavras distintas para um único sentimento, amor. Uma história bem contada que vai te arrebatar do começo ao fim. (Paula Pilar) Um amor proibido e arrebatador, que me fez pensar em dois possíveis finais, mas claro que Mila me surpreendeu, como sempre. Um romance lindo, emocionante, que me arrancou lágrimas e massacrou meu coração de ansiedade. Sempre recomendo qualquer coisa que Wander escreva. (Josy Stoque)
Natascha will den Valentinstag nicht alleine verbringen und besucht kurzentschlossen ihre Freundin Sara in Freedom Falls. Doch das ist nicht der einzige Grund, der sie in das winzige Städtchen treibt. Ihr letzter Urlaubsflirt, ein unwiderstehlicher Typ, lebt auch in Freedom Falls und Natascha erhofft sich ein prickelndes Wiedersehen mit ihm. Doch die Begegnung verläuft anders als erwartet. Nataschas Traummann verhält sich seltsam, denn er verbirgt ein unglaubliches Geheimnis. Während der Valentinstag immer näher rückt, versucht Natascha, das Rätsel rund um seine geheime Identität zu lüften. Auch die Formel für die Wahre Liebe, "Herz-Kuss-Liebe", von der Sara überzeugt ist, versucht Natascha auf ihrer Suche zu ergünden.
Growing up—and helping out—is something to celebrate in this bright and bouncy big-kid book from Karen Katz. Big kids can do all sorts of things babies cannot: zip their own zippers, drink from a cup, read their own books, and even sleep in a BIG bed! And one big kid in this joyful book can do one more very special thing…help her new baby sister! Karen Katz’s energetic text and illustrations highlight the awesome aspects of getting big, making this an ideal book for older toddlers who are proud of everything they can do.