Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Whistlestop


  • Author: John Dickerson
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 13614422 Bytes


From Face the Nation moderator and contributing editor for The Atlantic John Dickerson come the stories behind the stories of the most memorable moments in American presidential campaign history. The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a contest for control of power in the most powerful country on earth. The battle of ideas has a clear end, with winners and losers, and along the way there are sharp turning points-primaries, debates, conventions, and scandals that squeeze candidates into emergency action, frantic grasping, and heroic gambles. As Mike Murphy the political strategist put it, "Campaigns are like war without bullets." Whistlestop tells the human story of nervous gambits hatched in first-fl...

Score: 4.5
From 275 Ratings

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe


  • Author: Fannie Flagg
  • Release Date : 1987-08-12
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 21701528 Bytes


Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a now-classic novel about two women: Evelyn, who’s in the sad slump of middle age, and gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode, who’s telling her life story. Her tale includes two more women—the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth—who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, offering good coffee, southern barbecue, and all kinds of love and laughter—even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present will never be quite the same again.   Praise for Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe   “A real novel and a good one [from] the busy brain of a born storyteller.”—The New York Tim...

Whistlestop
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Whistlestop


  • Author : John Dickerson
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455540464


Whistlestop Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Face the Nation moderator and contributing editor for The Atlantic John Dickerson come the stories behind the stories of the most memorable moments in American presidential campaign history. The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential campaigns are a contest for control of power in the most powerful country on earth. The battle of ideas has a clear end, with winners and losers, and along the way there are sharp turning points-primaries, debates, conventions, and scandals that squeeze candidates into emergency action, frantic grasping, and heroic gambles. As Mike Murphy the political strategist put it, "Campaigns are like war without bullets." WHISTLESTOP tells the human story of nervous ga...

Things Get Weird in Whistlestop

Things Get Weird in Whistlestop


  • Author : Julie Carpenter
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 195043334X


Things Get Weird in Whistlestop Book Description :

If you can imagine William Faulkner penning an episode of The Twilight Zone, you'll have an inkling of what Julie Carpenter has created in Whistlestop - a town that reflects modern America in a funhouse mirror of disorienting familiarity....

Understanding Iraq
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Understanding Iraq


  • Author : William Roe Polk
  • Publisher : I.B.Tauris
  • Release Date : 2005-10
  • Genre: Iraq
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1845111230


Understanding Iraq Book Description :

The author provides a history of Iraq, taking the reader on a sweeping tour from the first Sumerian settlements on to the Babylonians, the advent of Islam, the invasion of the Mongols, centuries of Ottoman rule, into the 20th century and today's experiments in Western styles of democracy....

Whistlestop Wench

Whistlestop Wench


  • Author : Paul Ledd
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0821723405


Whistlestop Wench Book Description :

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Up from the Ashes

Up from the Ashes


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Grass Lake (Mich.)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015071342946


Up from the Ashes Book Description :

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Score: 4
From 82 Ratings

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe


  • Author : Fannie Flagg
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425286555


Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Book Description :

Elderly Mrs. Threadgoode relates the story of her life and of her best friend, Ruth, who ran the Whistle Stop Cafe in Alabama in the thirties...

Truman   s Whistle stop Campaign

Truman s Whistle stop Campaign


  • Author : Steven R. Goldzwig
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1603440062


Truman s Whistle stop Campaign Book Description :

Faced with the likely loss of the 1948 presidential elections, Harry S. Truman decided to do what he did best: talk straight. When Truman boarded the train to head west in June 1948, he and his campaign advisors decided to shift from prepared text to extemporaneous stump speeches. The “new Truman” emerged as a feisty, engaged speaker, brimming with ideas on policies and programs important to the common citizen. Steven R. Goldzwig engagingly chronicles the origins of Truman’s “give ‘em hell” image and the honing of his rhetorical delivery during his ostensibly nonpolitical train trip west, which came to be known as his “whistle-stop tour.” At the time, Truman was both applauded and derided by the public, but his speeches delivered at e...

Whistle Stop
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Whistle Stop


  • Author : Maritta Wolff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847397454


Whistle Stop Book Description :

The Veech family are trouble-prone. A large and poverty-striken tribe, they live in a small Michigan town on the outskirts of the city. With six children and three adults crowded into an old and ill-kept house, they bicker and brawl within walls that are, quite literally, sagging. Big, handsome, graceless: a drunkard and a wastrel who has never worked, Kenny Veech nevertheless possesses some kind of arrogant charm that makes him irresistible to women. After fawning on him, yearning for him and paying for his drinks, woman after woman is cast out with a cold brutality. For no woman will ever take the place in his heart occupied by his cool, poised and beautiful sister, Mary. Although living quite openly with a wealthy semi-gangster, who helps support ...

Whistle Stop
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Whistle Stop


  • Author : Philip White
  • Publisher : ForeEdge from University Press of New England
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611684537


Whistle Stop Book Description :

President Harry Truman was a disappointment to the Democrats, and a godsend to the Republicans. Every attempt to paint Truman with the grace, charm, and grandeur of Franklin Delano Roosevelt had been a dismal failure: Truman's virtues were simpler, plainer, more direct. The challenges he faced--stirrings of civil rights and southern resentment at home, and communist aggression and brinkmanship abroad--could not have been more critical. By the summer of 1948 the prospects of a second term for Truman looked bleak. Newspapers and popular opinion nationwide had all but anointed as president Thomas Dewey, the Republican New York Governor. Truman could not even be certain of his own party's nomination: the Democrats, still in mourning for FDR, were deeply ...