More than 60,000 books have been published on the Civil War. Most Americans, though, get their ideas about the war why it was fought, what was won, what was lost not from books but from movies, television, and other popular media. In an engaging and accessible survey, Gallagher guides listeners through the stories told in recent film and art, showing how they have both reflected and influenced the political, social, and racial currents of their times.
"Sums Up the Absurdity of Artistic Interpretation"
The Ginsu Knife, the Great Wok of China, the Food Saver, Tony Little's Ab Isolator--all have sold millions and have become household names thanks to Kevin Harrington's insightful vision to bring the traveling salesman's pitch to television. Since the late 1980s when Harrington's first infomercial aired, the extended commercial, or infomercial, has become a social institution and an intriguing way for anyone with drive, determination, and a good product to become wealthy beyond his or her dreams.
"From a Thinker To A Product Genius"
It's the trap that ensnares virtually every business. We focus on process: "how" we're doing the job. And we forget about the bigger issue: "what" we're doing and "why" we're doing it. That's why we're leaving so much value on the table. In Rethink, business architect Ric Merrifield exposes this problem with vivid examples and introduces breakthrough techniques for overcoming it.
New Orleans was the largest city - and one of the richest - in the Confederacy, protected in part by Fort Jackson, which was just sixty-five miles down the Mississippi River. On April 27, 1862, Confederate soldiers at Fort Jackson rose up in mutiny against their commanding officers. New Orleans fell to Union forces soon thereafter. Although the Fort Jackson mutiny marked a critical turning point in the Union's campaign to regain control of this vital Confederate financial and industrial center, it has received surprisingly little attention from historians.
Strategies used by the United States Armed Forces can mean the difference between life and death. Fortunately, most of us don't face such dire situations. But if we apply these battle-tested strategies to our personal and professional lives, they can mean the difference between failure and spectacular success. Do you have what it takes? Colonel Bender challenges you to find out.
Capitalism is under attack by leftists who want to remake the United States into a European-style welfare state. The Obama administration's corporate bailouts, excessive spending, and sweeping expansion of government interference in the private economy are undermining our economy and the hopes and dreams of future generations. History suggests these policies—if left unchecked—will prove disastrous.