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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York (city and state) and makes public what few have known: that Robert Moses was, for almost half a century, the single most powerful man of our time in New York, the shaper not only of the city's politics but of its physical structure and the problems of urban decline that plague us today.

In revealing how Moses did it--how he developed his public authorities into a political machine that was virtually a fourth branch of government, one that could bring to their knees Governors and Mayors (from La Guardia to Lindsay) by mobilizing banks, contractors, labor unions, insurance firms, even the press and the Church, into an irresistible economic force--Robert Caro reveals how power works in all the cities of the United States. Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor. He personally conceived and completed public works costing 27 billion dollars--the greatest builder America (and probably the world) has ever known. Without ever having been elected to office, he dominated the men who were--even his most bitter enemy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, could not control him--until he finally encountered, in Nelson Rockefeller, the only man whose power (and ruthlessness in wielding it) equalled his own.
release date: Feb 17, 1990
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The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1)
This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered. In this book, we are brought as close as we have ever been to a true perception of political genius and the American political process.

Means of Ascent, Book Two of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, was a number one national best seller and, like The Path to Power, received the National Book Critics Circle Award.
release date: Apr 25, 2003
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Master Of The Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 through 1960, in the United States Senate. Once the most august and revered body in politics, by the time Johnson arrived the Senate had become a parody of itself and an obstacle that for decades had blocked desperately needed liberal legislation. Caro shows how Johnson’s brilliance, charm, and ruthlessness enabled him to become the youngest and most powerful Majority Leader in history and how he used his incomparable legislative genius--seducing both Northern liberals and Southern conservatives--to pass the first Civil Rights legislation since Reconstruction. Brilliantly weaving rich detail into a gripping narrative, Caro gives us both a galvanizing portrait of Johnson himself and a definitive and revelatory study of the workings of legislative power.
release date: Mar 06, 1991
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Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson)
Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for forty years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by "the 87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new -- the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.
release date: May 07, 2013
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The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD,  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

 ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR  The Economist * Time *Newsweek * Foreign Policy * Business Week * The Week * The Christian Science Monitor * Newsday


The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and most triumphant period of his career—1958 to 1964. An unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, and of Johnson’s powerlessness and humiliation in that role. With the superlative skills of a master storyteller, Caro exposes the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy, portraying one of America’s great political feuds.
     In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, which The New York Times called "the most riveting ever," we see the events of November 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. And we watch as his political genius enables him to grasp the reins of the presidency with total command, and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office. It is an epic story, displaying all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim The Years of Lyndon Johnson as “one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age.”

release date: Apr 09, 2013
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Robert A. Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson Set: The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power
 
The political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, whose inspired research and profound understanding of the nature of ambition and the dynamics of power have made him a peerless explicator of political lives.
 
“Taken together the installments of Mr. Caro’s monumental life of Johnson . . . form a revealing prism by which to view the better part of a century in American life and politics during which the country experienced tumultuous and divisive social change. . .Gripping.” --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
 
“By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think, and read, American history . . . It’s his immense talent as a writer that has made his biography of Johnson one of America’s most amazing literary achievements . . . As absorbing as a political thriller . . .A masterpiece, unlike any other work of American history published in the past. It’s true that there will never be another Lyndon B. Johnson, but there will never be another Robert A. Caro, either.” –NPR
 
“One of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece” --The Times (London)
 
The Path to Power reveals the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson’s political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas Hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless of the national power for which he hungered.
National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction
 
Means of Ascent follows Johnson through his service in World War II to the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myth he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro’s revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win--by “87 votes that changed history.” Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics; the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new—the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.
National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography
 
Master of the Senate carries Johnson’s story through his twelve remarkable years in the Senate. It is an unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no political leader before him had ever done. In a breathtaking tour de force, Caro details Johnson’s amazing triumph in maneuvering to passage the first civil rights legislation since 1875.
Pulitzer Prize in Biography
Los Angeles Times Book Award in Biography
National Book Award in Nonfiction
 
The Passage of Power is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy’s decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, of Johnson’s powerlessness and humiliation in that role, and of the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy. In Caro’s description of the Kennedy assassination, which The New York Times called “the most riveting ever,” we see the events of November 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson’s eyes. And we watch as his political genius enables him to grasp the reins of the presidency with total command and, within weeks, make it wholly his own, surmounting unprecedented obstacles in order to fulfill the highest purpose of the office.
National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography
 
“Brilliant . . . Important . . . Remarkable … In sparkling detail, Caro shows Johnson’s genius for getting to people—friends, foes, and everyone in between—and how he used it to achieve his goals…With this fascinating and meticulous account, Robert Caro has once again done America a great service.”— President Bill Clinton, The New York Times Book Review (front cover)

“The politicians’ political book of choice…An encyclopedia of dirty tricks that would make Machiavelli seem naïve.” London Literary Review
 
“Making ordinary politics and policymaking riveting and revealing is what makes Caro a genius. Combined with his penetrating insight and fanatical research, Caro’s Churchill-like prose elevates the life of a fairly influential president to stuff worthy of Shakespeare. . .Robert Caro stands alone as the unquestioned master of the contemporary American political biography.” The Boston Globe 
 
release date: Nov 30, 2017
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Redeeming the Life of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Vern Poythress

Vern Poythress, one of today’s leading Reformed theologians, has made many vital contributions to evangelical scholarship—particularly a vision to glorify Christ as Lord over all areas of human life in order to redeem all realms of human thought.

In honor of his many years of faithful thinking and writing, twenty evangelical scholars have come together to produce a set of essays on topics of importance throughout his ministry: biblical exegesis, the doctrine of the Trinity, worldview, history, and ethics.

Table of Contents:
 
Part 1: Sons of Yeshua
1. Redeeming Science: A Father-Son Tale (Ransom Poythress)
2. The Grace and Gift of Differentness (Justin Poythress)
 
Part 2: Exegesis
3. The New Testament Background of εκκλη ία Revisited
Yet Again (G. K. Beale)
4. The Divine Choice between the Offerings of Cain and Abel (In Whan Kim)
5. Reading the Lord’s Prayer Christologically (Brandon D. Crowe)
6. Psalms Applied to Both Christ and Christians: Psalms 8, 22, 34, 118 and Romans 15:3 // Psalm 69:9 (Robert J. Cara)
7. What Kind of Prophecy Continues? Defining the Differences between the Continuationism and Cessationism (Iain M. Duguid)
8. Christocentrism and Christotelism: The Spirit, Redemptive History, and the Gospel (Lane G. Tipton)
9. What “Symphony of Sighs”? Reflections on the Eschatological Future of the Creation (Richard B. Gaffin Jr.)
 
Part 3: Doctrine of the Trinity
10. The Trinity and Monotheism: Christianity and Islam in the Theology of Cornelius Van Til (Camden M. Bucey)
11. Language and the Trinity: A Meeting Place for the Global Church (Pierce Taylor Hibbs)
12. Jonathan Edwards and God’s Involvement in Creation: An Examination of “Miscellanies,” no. 1263 (Jeffrey C. Waddington)
 
Part 4: Worldview
13. Redeeming the Seminary by Redeeming Its Worldview (Peter A. Lillback)
14. Presuppositionalism and Perspectivalism (John M. Frame)
15. The Death of Tragedy: Reflections upon a Tragic Aspect of This Present Age (Carl R. Trueman)
16. Beholding the Glory of Jesus: How a Christ-Centered Perspective Restores in Us the Splendor of God’s Image (Brian Courtney Wood)
 
Part 5: History
17. Christian Missions in China: A Reformed Perspective (Luke P. Y. Lu)
18. Historiography: Redeeming History (Diane Poythress)
 
Part 6: Ethics
19. Christians Never Have to Choose the “Lesser Sin” (Wayne Grudem)
20. Perspectives on the Kingdom of God in Romans 14:17 (John J. Hughes)
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release date: May 31, 2016
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A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament: The Gospel Realized

Read the New Testament from a biblical-theological perspective.

Featuring contributions from nine respected evangelical scholars, this volume introduces each New Testament book in the context of the whole canon of Scripture, helping anyone who teaches or studies the Bible to apply it to the church today.

release date: Nov 13, 2017
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Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths (Volume 1)
“Life asked Death, ‘Why do people love me, but hate you?’ Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am a painful truth.’ ” ~Anonymous
  • Supernatural, horror, speculative fiction, thriller
  • Anthology of short stories
  • Nearly 400 pages of thought-provoking fiction & fantasy
  • A mixed-genre collection of tales both fascinating & fantastic
There's an ironic beauty between humanity's love of Life and fear of Death. Life seemingly brings joy, happiness, hope, and love. Death can end sadness, illness, suffering, and pain. We asked writers to "Let the title and quote take your imagination, your story, wherever it wants to go." Join them now as an international blend of authors, both fresh and seasoned, bring you an exceptional menu of speculative fiction, mystery, realism, horror, and the supernatural. If your palate varies from the macabre to the dramatic, Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths provides an assortment of tasty treasures that will chill, delight, and give you food for thought.

Family Ties by Cara Fox A metaphysical tale of life, death, and familial bonds.

Red Carnation by Brandon L. Summers A thought-provoking supernatural drama of duty and death.

With Infinite Complacency by Steve Cameron A sci-fi saga about the end of the world, cosmic lies, and bananas.

Death and the Horse by Terri Bruce A whimsical fantasy portraying Death, equines, and characters of myth.

The Fall by Paul K. Metheney On the cliff’s edge of suicide, a mortal questions God’s power.

A Picture of You by Timothy Vincent A sci-fi drama of infidelity, self-deception, murder, and love.

The Half-Dead Man by Michael J. Hultquist A macabre narrative of family, fear, and the final truth.

The Bet by Paul K. Metheney Immortal entities wager on a man’s choice of life or death.

In Dark Places by Robert James In the wake of her husband’s death, a woman seeks the truth, or madness.

Again and Again by A.G. Lopes A supernatural and international story of love, coincidence, and fate.

Conscius Sibi by T. Gillmore A sci-fi story uncovering deceptive origins and the fantastic truth.

Ghost Trap by Douglas Clark An urban fantasy of spectral demons. Who ya' gonna call?

The Firekeeper by J.M. Williams A mystical legend of Native American folklore.

Heaven’s Eyes by S.R. Betler A supernatural and epic tale of a woman’s deadly encounters.

The Devil’s Embrace by S.D. Hintz Other-worldly and unholy vows: Till death (or the neighbors) do us part.

Slosh by J. Ryan Blesse A graphic narrative of betrayal, pain, and death as real as today's headlines.

Guardians of the Dead by J.M. Williams A Native American legend of the Afterlife.

The Planet of Purple Forests by Carrie Gessner A science fiction tale of war, lies, honor, and betrayal.

The Look by Robert Petyo The drama of a divorcee suspecting her ex of the worst kind of lie.

Selfie Warfare by Shaun Avery Social media takes a fatal and supernatural turn in this fantastic thriller.

The Forgiveness Booths by EB Pollock A science fiction mystery separating truth, lies, and justice.

Pinot by Devin Bradley A dramatic thriller about lies and love and the final glass of wine.

Pondering Eternity Over Waffles at Last Call by JCC Downing Vacations and celestial philosophy can boil down to romance and truth.

One Night in Memphis by LJ Hippler Flash fictional tale takes a page from reality exposing a shocking truth.

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release date: Jul 17, 2006
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Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
Nietzsche regarded 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' as his most important work, and his story of the wandering Zarathustra has had enormous influence on subsequent culture. Nietzsche uses a mixture of homilies, parables, epigrams and dreams to introduce some of his most striking doctrines, including the Overman, nihilism, and the eternal return of the same. This edition offers a new translation by Adrian Del Caro which restores the original versification of Nietzsche's text and captures its poetic brilliance. Robert Pippin's introduction discusses many of the most important interpretative issues raised by the work, including who is Zarathustra and what kind of 'hero' is he and what is the philosophical significance of the work's literary form? The volume will appeal to all readers interested in one of the most original and inventive works of modern philosophy.
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