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State of the Union
  • Author : Nick Hornby
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780593087343
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A heartbreaking, funny, and honest look inside of a marriage falling apart and the lengths a couple would go to in order to fix it from the bestselling author of Dickens and Prince, About a Boy and High Fidelity Now an Emmy award winning SundanceTV series starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd Tom and Louise meet in a pub before their couple's therapy appointment. Married for years, they thought they had a stable home life--until a recent incident pushed them to the brink. Going to therapy seemed like the perfect solution. But over drinks before their appointment, they begin to wonder: what if marriage is like a computer? What if you take it apart to see what's in there, but then you're left with a million pieces? Unfolding in the minutes before their weekly therapy sessions, the ten-chapter conversation that ensues is witty and moving, forcing them to look at their marriage--and, for the first time in a long time, at each other.

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    State of the Union
  • Author : Nelson Lichtenstein
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781400838523
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  • Genre : History
  • In a fresh and timely reinterpretation, Nelson Lichtenstein examines how trade unionism has waxed and waned in the nation's political and moral imagination, among both devoted partisans and intransigent foes. From the steel foundry to the burger-grill, from Woodrow Wilson to John Sweeney, from Homestead to Pittston, Lichtenstein weaves together a compelling matrix of ideas, stories, strikes, laws, and people in a streamlined narrative of work and labor in the twentieth century. The "labor question" became a burning issue during the Progressive Era because its solution seemed essential to the survival of American democracy itself. Beginning there, Lichtenstein takes us all the way to the organizing fever of contemporary Los Angeles, where the labor movement stands at the center of the effort to transform millions of new immigrants into alert citizen unionists. He offers an expansive survey of labor's upsurge during the 1930s, when the New Deal put a white, male version of industrial democracy at the heart of U.S. political culture. He debunks the myth of a postwar "management-labor accord" by showing that there was (at most) a limited, unstable truce. Lichtenstein argues that the ideas that had once sustained solidarity and citizenship in the world of work underwent a radical transformation when the rights-centered social movements of the 1960s and 1970s captured the nation's moral imagination. The labor movement was therefore tragically unprepared for the years of Reagan and Clinton: although technological change and a new era of global economics battered the unions, their real failure was one of ideas and political will. Throughout, Lichtenstein argues that labor's most important function, in theory if not always in practice, has been the vitalization of a democratic ethos, at work and in the larger society. To the extent that the unions fuse their purpose with that impulse, they can once again become central to the fate of the republic. State of the Union is an incisive history that tells the story of one of America's defining aspirations.

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    State of the Union
  • Author : CQ Press
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Pages : 1200
  • ISBN : 9781452267388
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Through an expansive collection of primary source materials and original, informative introduction and headnotes, State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush explores ways in which modern U.S. presidents have appealed directly to the public and how the public has responded. State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush is a comprehensive reference containing all the state of the union addresses as well as each inaugural address delivered from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush. This unique single-volume resource presents over 100 full-text addresses. Headnotes accompanying each address provide valuable context for each address by outlining the events leading up to the address and exploring the ensuing public reaction. An introductory essay to the volume provides readers with an in-depth look at the history of state of the union addresses and examines how presidents have crafted their speeches to meet changing styles and circumstances. State of the Union also includes a bibliography of sources related to presidential rhetoric, a chronological listing of all addresses included in the volume, a timeline showing major events as highlighted in the addresses, and a comprehensive index. A valuable research tool for students and scholars of U.S. history, government, politics, and public policy, State of the Union: Presidential Rhetoric from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush will be a frequently-used resource in almost any academic or public library.

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    State of the Union Addresses
  • Author : George Washington
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 45
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547052845
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The 1790 State of the Union Address was given by President George Washington in New York City. It was the first annual address given by a president in the Senate Chamber of Federal Hall. Excerpt: "great satisfaction from a cooperation with you in the pleasing though arduous task of insuring to our fellow citizens the blessings which they have a right to expect from a free, efficient, and equal government."

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    State of the Union Addresses of Andrew Johnson
  • Author : Andrew Johnson
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 9783732694525
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original: State of the Union Addresses of Andrew Johnson by Andrew Johnson

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    State of the Union
  • Author : Douglas Kennedy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781451602128
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of Leaving the World comes the compelling story of a woman whose one choice, made decades ago, comes back to haunt her. America in the 1960s was an era of radical upheaval–of civil rights protests and anti-war marches; of sexual liberation and hallucinogenic drugs. More tellingly, it was a time when you weren’t supposed to trust anyone over the age of thirty; when, if you were young, you rebelled against your parents and their conservative values. But not Hannah Buchan. Hannah is a great disappointment to her famous radical father and painter mother. Instead of mounting the barricades and embracing this age of profound social change, she wants nothing more than to marry her doctor boyfriend and raise a family in a small town. Hannah gets her wish. But once installed as the doctor’s wife in a nowhere corner of Maine, boredom sets in... until an unforeseen moment of personal rebellion changes everything. Especially as Hannah is forced into breaking the law. For decades, this one transgression in an otherwise faultless life remains buried. But then, in the charged atmosphere of America after 9/11, her secret comes out and her life goes into freefall.

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    State of the Union Addresses
  • Author : Ronald Reagan
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547312864
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The following book collates State of the Union Addresses delivered by the 40th U.S. president, Ronald Reagan, who was the first to begin the tradition. The State of the Union Address is an annual message delivered by the president of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress near the beginning of each calendar year on the current condition of the nation. It generally includes reports on the nation's budget, economy, news, agenda, achievements and the president's priorities and legislative proposals.

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    State of the Union
  • Author : Brad Thor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781847395283
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the bestselling author of THE LIONS OF LUCERNE and PATH OF THE ASSASSIN comes another electrifying international thriller featuring all-American hero Scot Harvath, as he plunges into the frigid heart of the Russian tundra to save the fragile state of the union. On a cold January morning, the United States awakes to discover that an old enemy, one long believed dead and buried, has crawled out of its grave to lay siege to the world's only superpower. With the stunning discovery that enhanced Soviet-made suitcase nukes have been secreted in America's major cities, President Jack Rutledge gathers his National Security Council to weigh the feasibility of a first strike against the Russian Federation. There's only one problem. For over two decades, the Russians have been funnelling international aid money into a top secret air defence system, which has just been brought on-line and which will render any conventional attack upon their country utterly ineffective. After exhausting all of his other options, and with Soviet sleeper agents preparing to detonate their deadly payloads across the United States, the president turns to the nation's final hope, ex-Navy SEAL and Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath. As high-voltage and timely as they come, STATE OF THE UNION is a frighteningly real, headline-ripping tale of espionage and intrigue that will keep readers guessing until the last tantalizing piece of the puzzle locks into place.

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    State of the Union Message
  • Author : United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush)
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN : UCR:31210019913340
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  • Genre : Presidents
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    State of the Union
  • Author : Joshua Beckman,Matthew Zapruder
  • Publisher : Wave Books
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9781933517339
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • A political anthology from the front lines of American poetics.

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    State of the Union Addresses of Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 9783732694488
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original: State of the Union Addresses of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson

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    Second State of the Union Address
  • Author : John Quincy Adams
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066312985
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  • Genre : Nature
  • "Second State of the Union Address" by John Quincy Adams. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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    Third State of the Union Address
  • Author : Chester A. Arthur
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066419110
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  • Genre : Nature
  • "Third State of the Union Address" by Chester A. Arthur. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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    State of the Union Addresses
  • Author : Franklin Pierce
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066095321
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "State of the Union Addresses" by Franklin Pierce. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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    Addressing the State of the Union
  • Author : Donna R. Hoffman,Alison D. Howard
  • Publisher : Lynne Rienner Pub
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064897468
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • ?A rich, thoughtful, and systematic look at the rhetoric and evolving impact of state of the union addresses.... invaluable." ?Bryan W. Marshall, Miami University ?An excellent, well-researched, persuasive contribution to the growing study of presidential rhetoric and policy agendas.? ?Sean J. Savage, St. Mary's College?Fills a significant void in the study of presidential leadership?. an impressive examination of the history, development, execution, and policy significance of the State of the Union address.? ?Joseph Cammarano, Providence College The State of the Union is no ordinary speech on at least two accounts: it is a fundamental statement of how a president approaches current policy debates, and it is the one presidential address that US citizens are most likely to hear each year. Donna Hoffman and Alison Howard document the political significance and legislative impact?or often, lack of impact?of this most visible of presidential communications.Exploring how and why the State of the Union address came to be a key tool in the exercise of presidential power, the authors outline the ways presidents use it to gain attention, to communicate with target audiences, and to make specific policy proposals. Their richly textured analysis offers a penetrating look at the complex relationship between contemporary presidential leadership and Congressional lawmaking. Donna R. Hoffman is assistant professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa. Alison D. Howard is adjunct instructor of political science at Dominican University of California.Contents: Donning the Hat of Chief Legislator. The State of the Union Address Through Time. No Ordinary Speech. The President as Chief Legislator. Ask and Ye Shall Receive? Conclusion.

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    The State of the Union
  • Author : Albert Jay Nock
  • Publisher : Liberty Fund
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : UOM:39076002823271
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  • Genre : Law
  • Here is social and intellectual criticism at its best. — Jacques Barzun This collection is the first chosen from Albert Jay Nock's entire work and the first new collection in nearly thirty-five years. It includes his best-known essays, some outstanding but neglected articles, and previously unpublished material.

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    STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH OF H
  • Author : James 1811-1866 Humphrey
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 1372288430
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  • Genre : History
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    State of the Union. Speech of Hon. Emerson Etheridge, of Tennessee, Delivered in the House of Representatives, Jan. 23, 1861
  • Author : Emerson Etheridge
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 0344479617
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  • Genre : Books
  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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    Why Presidents Fail And How They Can Succeed Again
  • Author : Elaine C. Kamarck
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780815727798
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Failure should not be an option in the presidency, but for too long it has been the norm. From the botched attempt to rescue the U.S. diplomats held hostage by Iran in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter and the missed intelligence on Al Qaeda before 9-11 under George W. Bush to, most recently, the computer meltdown that marked the arrival of health care reform under Barack Obama, the American presidency has been a profile in failure. In Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again, Elaine Kamarck surveys these and other recent presidential failures to understand why Americans have lost faith in their leaders—and how they can get it back. Kamarck argues that presidents today spend too much time talking and not enough time governing, and that they have allowed themselves to become more and more distant from the federal bureaucracy that is supposed to implement policy. After decades of "imperial" and "rhetorical" presidencies, we are in need of a "managerial" president. This White House insider and former Harvard academic explains the difficulties of governing in our modern political landscape, and offers examples and recommendations of how our next president can not only recreate faith in leadership but also run a competent, successful administration.

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    State of the Union Addresses
  • Author : Grover Cleveland
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 1511521171
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  • "State of the Union Addresses" from Grover Cleveland. 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1837-1908).

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    State Out of the Union
  • Author : Jeff Biggers
  • Publisher : Nation Books
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781568587042
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • State Out of the Union is award-winning journalist and historian Jeff Biggers' riveting account of Arizona, the famed frontier state whose conflict over immigration and state's rights has become a national bellwether. Biggers shows how Arizona's long history of labor and civil rights battles, its contentious entry into the union, as well as cyclical upheavals over immigration rights, place the state front and center in a greater American story playing out across the United States. From President Eisenhower's Operation Wetback to the legacy of Arizona native son César Chávez to the powerful influence of the state's politicians, like Sen. Barry Goldwater and Tea Party President Russell Pearce, Biggers reveals how Arizona has played a pivotal role in determining the nation's conservative and liberal agendas. Today, more than 25 state legislatures have introduced anti-immigration bills that are virtual copies of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 "papers please" law. The state is ground zero in the clash over a historic demographic shift taking place across the country with the rise of a newly empowered Latino electorate. But Arizona is not only home to some of the most virulent anti-immigration legislation in the country--it is also the birthplace of a new movement of young Latino activists and allies who have not only challenged the self-proclaimed architect of SB 1070 in a historic recall election, but are also mobilizing to defend the state's education system from censorship. A lasting and important work of cultural history, State Out of the Union vividly unveils the showdown over the American Dream in Arizona--and its impact on the future of the nation.

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    First State of the Union Address
  • Author : Andrew Jackson
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 151185779X
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  • "First State of the Union Address" from Andrew Jackson. Seventh President of the United States (1767-1845).

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    The Complete State of the Union Addresses of George Washington (Esprios Classics)
  • Author : George Washington
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 9798210000255
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  • Genre : Books
  • George Washington (1732-1799) was a central, critical figure in the founding of the United States, as well as the nation's first president (1789-1797), after leading the Continental Army to victory over the Kingdom of Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Washington was seen as symbolizing the new nation and republicanism in practice. His devotion to civic virtue made him an exemplary figure among early American politicians. During Washington's funeral oration, Henry Lee said that of all Americans, he was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" Scholars consistently rank him, together with Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt, as one of the top three U. S. Presidents.

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    White House Ghosts
  • Author : Robert Schlesinger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781416565352
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • In White House Ghosts, veteran Washington reporter Robert Schlesinger opens a fresh and revealing window on the modern presidency from FDR to George W. Bush. This is the first book to examine a crucial and often hidden role played by the men and women who help presidents find the words they hope will define their places in history. Drawing on scores of interviews with White House scribes and on extensive archival research, Schlesinger weaves intimate, amusing, compelling stories that provide surprising insights into the personalities, quirks, egos, ambitions, and humor of these presidents as well as how well or not they understood the bully pulpit. White House Ghosts traces the evolution of the presidential speechwriter's job from Raymond Moley under FDR through such luminaries as Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., under JFK, Jack Valenti and Richard Goodwin under LBJ, William Safire and Pat Buchanan under Nixon, Hendrik Hertzberg and James Fallows under Carter, and Peggy Noonan under Reagan, to the "Troika" of Michael Gerson, John McConnell, and Matthew Scully under George W. Bush. White House Ghosts tells the fascinating inside stories behind some of the most iconic presidential phrases: the first inaugural of FDR ("the only thing we have to fear is fear itself ") and JFK ("ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country"), Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" and Ronald Reagan's "tear down this wall" speeches, Bill Clinton's ending "the era of big government" State of the Union, and George W. Bush's post-9/11 declaration that "whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done" -- and dozens of other noteworthy speeches. The book also addresses crucial questions surrounding the complex relationship between speechwriter and speechgiver, such as who actually crafted the most memorable phrases, who deserves credit for them, and who has claimed it. Schlesinger tells the story of the modern American presidency through this unique prism -- how our chief executives developed their very different rhetorical styles and how well they grasped the rewards of reaching out to the country. White House Ghosts is dramatic, funny, gripping, surprising, serious -- and always entertaining.

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    First State of the Union Address
  • Author : William McKinley
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 151214181X
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  • "First State of the Union Address" from William McKinley. 25th President of the United States (1843-1901).

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    Sixth State of the Union Address
  • Author : Ulysses S. Grant
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066439354
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  • Genre : Nature
  • "Sixth State of the Union Address" by Ulysses S. Grant. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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    A Descriptive Analysis of the State of the Union Messages
  • Author : George Henry Stege
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : WISC:89098274814
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  • Genre : Presidents
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    State of the Union Addresses of Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : IndyPublish.com
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 141427050X
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  • Genre : History
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    Third State of the Union Address
  • Author : Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066420055
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  • Genre : Nature
  • "Third State of the Union Address" by Rutherford B. Hayes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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    State of the Union
  • Author : United States. Executive Office of the President
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051815929
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  • Genre : Presidents
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    Single State of the Union
  • Author : Diane Mapes
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1580052029
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • A lighthearted and complex portrait of the modern single woman is culled from the viewpoints of such contributors as Margaret Cho, April Sinclair, and Margaret Smith, in a frank volume that challenges popular media perceptions of single women as man-hunting shopaholics to offer a big-picture view of what it means to be single today. Original.

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    State of a Union
  • Author : Jerry Oppenheimer
  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050131732
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Discusses the complex personal relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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    State of the Union Addresses of William Mckinley
  • Author : William McKinley
  • Publisher : IndyPublish.com
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 1428018301
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  • Genre : History
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    The Union of The State
  • Author : Corey Stulce
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 0997400501
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "The Union of The State" is the uncensored story of the most influential and prolific comedy troupe of the last twenty-five years - and a unique tale in show business. It will appeal not only to The State's extensive fan base but also to comedy aficionados, biography fans and those who love an underdog success tale.