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Queen Bess

Author : Jennifer Preston
ISBN : 9781504031301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As detailed in this absorbing biography, Bess Myerson dazzled as a beauty queen, television personality, and politician—before scandal toppled her career When Bess Myerson, the Bronx-born daughter of Jewish immigrants, was crowned Miss America in 1945, she was determined to break down gender barriers and be more than a beauty queen. Amid rampant anti-Semitism, she took advantage of her reign to call for an end to bigotry and hate. Then, after more than two decades as a glamorous television personality, Myerson took on corporate America, applying her celebrity as a consumer advocate to become an influential New York City political figure credited with helping elect Mayor Edward I. Koch. But behind the glittering public image, Myerson struggled with unhappy marriages. Then, in her early sixties, she found love with a much younger married man. The romance put her at the center of a political corruption scandal that led to federal charges brought by US Attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani, ending the reign of Queen Bess, New York’s favorite daughter, after more than forty years. Award-winning investigative journalist Jennifer Preston reveals Myerson’s fascinating life story in this engaging biography. Featuring interviews with Myerson herself and a new introduction from the author, Queen Bess remains the most comprehensive account of this ambitious and talented woman who inspired, entertained, and shocked millions.

A Force For Good

Author : Rodger Streitmatter
ISBN : 9781442245129
Genre : Social Science
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America’s news media are relentlessly criticized as too negative, sensationalistic, profit-oriented, and biased, not to mention unpatriotic and a miserable failure at reflecting the nation’s diversity. Rodger Streitmatter makes clear that although much of the criticism is deserved, it obscures the fact that news outlets have also made—and continue to make—many positive contributions to the country’s well-being. A Force for Good: How the American News Media Have Propelled Positive Change offers a compelling account of the Fourth Estate’s efforts to improve U.S. society. Whether documenting the appalling conditions in mental institutions, exposing financial shenanigans and sex-abuse scandals, or championing an obscure pill as a form of contraception, Streitmatter argues, print and broadcast journalists have propelled significant social topics onto the public agenda and helped build support for change. This text draws on both historical and contemporary examples from a wide range of social contexts; the result is a fascinating tour of American history, social change, and the benefits of a robust media.

The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015049767000
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Author : William White
ISBN : UVA:X001758149
Genre : Library science
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American Jewish History

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ISBN : UOM:39015062107597
Genre : Jews
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Huxford S Old Book

Author : Bob Huxford
ISBN : 1574320572
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Lists the current value of collectible books, and provides addresses for bookbuyers, arranged by subject speciality.

Beatle Pete Time Traveller

Author : Mallory Curley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121954361
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The Washington Post Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119858939
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Miss America 1945

Author : Susan Dworkin
ISBN : 1557043817
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Part biography, part cultural history, this book evokes America in the thirties and forties while revealing the story of a poor Jewish girl from the Bronx and her encounter with prize and prejudice after becoming Miss America.

Sources For The History Of Cyprus

Author : Paul W. Wallace
ISBN : 0965170403
Genre : History
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