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Newsweek Condensed Books: Broca's Brain; The Flying White House; Madam Prime Minister; Redneck Mothers, Good Ol' Girls and Other Southern Belles; Peter's People
Newsweek Condensed Books Broca's Brain The Flying White House Madam Prime Minister Redneck Mothers Good Ol' Girls and Other Southern Belles Peter's People Author:Carl Sagan, J. F. terHorst, Ralph Albertazzie, Allan J. Mayer, Sharon McKern, Laurence J. Peter Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science by Dr. Carl Sagan — He is as well known for his literary as for his scientific accomplishments. Our most eloquent spokesman for science to the layman, Dr. Sagan has the rare ability to make the reader share with him his enthusiasm and excitement over what we have found out in the past few years... more » about "that vast universe in which we are embedded like a grain of sand in a cosmic ocean," and most particularly what we have learned about our own solar system. This is a wonderfully lucid account of recent astronomical discoveries, linked to discoveries about the human mind.
The Flying White House: The Story of Air Force One by J. F. terHorst and Colonel Ralph Albertazzie
A veteran Washington reporter and a pilot of Air Force One for President Richard Nixon relate the fascinating, little-known role that Air Force One and its crews have played in the lives of the past eight Presidents and in shaping of American history. Filled with anecdotes and inside information never before published, this is the full story of our Presidents in the air and the events, both important and frivolous, that surrounded them. Enjoyable as it is informative, it is one of the most entertaining books ever written about the presidency.
Madam Prime Minister: Margaret Thatcher and Her Rise to Power by Allan J. Mayer
He has written a fascinating portrait of Mrs. Thatcher and her remarkable ascent to political power. Margaret Thatcher had all the outward trappings of a middle-class suburban housewife. Yet she rose to power with a single-minded drive and determination usually reserved for and often envied by
her male colleagues. "It doesn't matter whether you are a man or a woman," she has said, "what matters is our grasp of the problems and the need for action."
Redneck Mothers, Good Ol' Girls and Other Southern Belles: A Celebration of the Woman of Dixie by Sharon McKern
The Austin-based writer explores the lives and minds of hundreds of unique and highly individual personalities, from country music star Stella Parton to evangelist Louise Mohr, from businesswomen and midwives to society debs. With a devastating combination of sassy wit and keen perception, the author has created a rich and textured portrait of the modern Southern woman, a portrait at once refreshingly free of the old stereotyped, yet one that never underestimates the influence of two hundred years of traditions about what it means to be a woman, a Southerner, and most specially, a Southern woman.
Peter's People: And Their Marvelous Ideas by Dr. Laurence J. Peter
The author of The Peter Principle and Peter's Quotations writes with wit and admiration about people from the past ans present whose lives and accomplishments are of particular interest. In addition to humorous profiles of celebrities, Dr. Peter presents imaginary interviews with the likes of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Each chapter centers around a theme, a variety of people in one profession, or an entertaining portrayal of a unique individual. There is also a listing of a variety of laws and principles that help to explain the human condition.