A gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.
In October 1962, when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes the hour-by-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a foreword to this edition, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light from the former Soviet Union.
Listen to the NIV Dramatized Bible from "cover to cover" in manageable bites in just 13 weeks. Week 7 includes Psalm 90:1 to Isaiah 13:22.
On February 23, 1836, a Mexican army thousands of soldiers strong attacked a group of roughly 200 Americans holed up in an abandoned mission just east of San Antonio, Texas. For nearly two weeks, the massive force lay siege to the makeshift fort, spraying its occupants with unremitting waves of musket and cannon fire. Then, on March 6th, at 5:30 A.M., the Mexican troops unleashed a final devastating assault: divided into four columns, they rushed into the Alamo and commenced a deadly hand-to-hand fight.
"Blood and History Runs Off Every Page"
Listen to the NIV Dramatized Bible from "cover to cover" in manageable bites in just 13 weeks. Week 5 includes 1 Chronicles 1:1 to Nehemiah 13:31.
Listen to the NIV Dramatized Bible from "cover to cover" in manageable bites in just 13 weeks. Week 13 includes 1 Thessalonians 1:1 to Revelation 22:21.
Best-selling author Patrick Carman delivers his first novel for teens with a compelling story that explores the dark side of having a superpower. In Thirteen Days to Midnight, Carman presents a close circle of friends who find themselves facing intriguing questions: Can a life really be saved? Or is it a fool’s game to deny death’s insistence? And even if possible, would saving one life mean bringing doom upon another—or creating a harmful rift in the fabric of the world?
On Monday, July 13, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The first day included a preliminary panel featuring Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand.
"Not Sotamayor testifying"
Looking for a holiday gift for the gardener in your life? Mike McGrath will reconstruct the classic "Twelve Days of Christmas" to present you with a dozen unique, useful, and ecologically sound options. There's something for everyone, from the hard-core, already chemical-free grower, to newbies you're hoping to coax away from bottles and bags with big warnings on them.