president http://wamc.org en "Wilson" By A. Scott Berg http://wamc.org/post/wilson-scott-berg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.390625px;">One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.390625px;">Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.390625px;">And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed&nbsp;</span><i style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.390625px;">Wilson</i><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.390625px;">--the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73252 at http://wamc.org "Wilson" By A. Scott Berg President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" http://wamc.org/post/president-jimmy-carter-call-action-women-religion-violence-and-power <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former President Jimmy Carter has written his </span>28th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He writes about his concern that for political or religious reasons, more females have been murdered worldwide than all of the people who have died in every war during that same span of time.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87343 at http://wamc.org President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" Vermont Ponders Sanders Possible Presidential Run http://wamc.org/post/vermont-ponders-sanders-possible-presidential-run <p></p><p></p><p>In an article March 6th in the left-leaning magazine <em>The Nation</em>, Vermont Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders told interviewer John Nichols that he is “prepared to run for president of the United States.” What does his home state think about that?&nbsp; Sun, 09 Mar 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85397 at http://wamc.org Vermont Ponders Sanders Possible Presidential Run "Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Everything" By Maira Kalman http://wamc.org/post/thomas-jefferson-life-liberty-and-pursuit-everything-maira-kalman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.</p><p>Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but there’s so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84878 at http://wamc.org "Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Everything" By Maira Kalman Rich Honen - What Makes A Bad President? http://wamc.org/post/rich-honen-what-makes-bad-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a Fox News poll in December 2013, 28% responded that Obama was one of the worst presidents while a similar number—22% -- rated him as great or the greatest.</p><p>What makes a bad president? Who else is in the running? And how can a sitting president be viewed by roughly equal amounts of people simultaneously as the best and the worst? Rich Honen joins us to discuss these questions.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81811 at http://wamc.org "JFK's Last Hundred Days" By Thurston Clarke http://wamc.org/post/jfks-last-hundred-days-thurston-clarke <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty years after his assassination, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Now author and historian </span><a href="http://thurstonclarke.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Thurston Clark</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been.</span></p><p>Thurston Clarke is the author or the new book <em>JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President</em>.&nbsp;&nbsp;His articles have appeared in publications such as <em>Vanity Fair</em>, <em>The New York Times</em>, and the <em>Washington Post</em>.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78048 at http://wamc.org "JFK's Last Hundred Days" By Thurston Clarke "Not In Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book On The JFK Assassination" By Anthony Summers http://wamc.org/post/not-your-lifetime-definitive-book-jfk-assassination-anthony-summers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent poll indicated that more than 70% of Americans believed that President John F. Kennedy was killed as a result of a conspiracy </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and that</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officials concealed the truth of what really happened.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://anthonysummers.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Anthony Summers </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wrote his book</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Not in Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book on the JFK Assassination</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.</span></p><p>He has now reworked his originally published book updating the text with new information, interviews, and access to thousands of previously unavailable documents.</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78045 at http://wamc.org "Not In Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book On The JFK Assassination" By Anthony Summers "To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs http://wamc.org/post/move-world-jfk-s-quest-peace-jeffrey-sachs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection that he did not live to wage, but the struggle for sustainable peace with the Soviet Union.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A struggle written about in the new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- it is written by </span><a href="http://jeffsachs.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeffrey Sachs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a world renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, and a senior UN advisor.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78022 at http://wamc.org "To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs "Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House" By Robert Dallek http://wamc.org/post/camelot-s-court-inside-kennedy-white-house-robert-dallek <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 2010</span><a href="http://www.gallup.com" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gallup</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> poll asking Americans to assess the last nine presidents gave John F. Kennedy the highest ranking and highest approval rating at 85 percent.</span></p><p>Historian Robert Dallek- who the <em>New York Times</em> called Kennedy’s leading biographer, whose JFK biography An Unfinished Life was a number 1 New York Times best seller- was somewhat amused by this appraisal. For while he admired Kennedy tenured, Dallek’s own in depth study of the man and his presidency offered him a new assessment of his achievements and flaws.</p><p>The poll rekindled his interest in Kennedy’s leadership and he decided to revisit the subject in his new book <em>Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House</em>.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77693 at http://wamc.org "Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House" By Robert Dallek "JFK In The Senate: Pathway To The Presidency" By John Shaw http://wamc.org/post/jfk-senate-pathway-presidency-john-shaw <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before JFK became the man who led America through the days of Camelot, there was John F. Kennedy - junior senator from Massachusetts. The senate is, after all, where JFK's leadership and presidential ambitions truly began.</span></p><p><em>JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency</em>, is a new book that deals exclusively with JFK’s years in the senate and how they helped catapult him towards the presidency.</p><p>John Shaw is a Senior Correspondent and Vice President for <a href="http://mni-news.com">Market News International</a>, and a contributing writer to the <a href="http://www.washdiplomat.com">Washington Diplomat</a>. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77522 at http://wamc.org "JFK In The Senate: Pathway To The Presidency" By John Shaw