📒 Speaking For The Chief by Kwesi Yankah

Genre : History
Publisher : Indiana University Press
ISBN_10 : 0253112664
Copyright Year : 1995-06-22
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"... offers readers profound insights and useful information on the power of the word in African societies... " -- Research in African Literatures "I would recommend Speaking for the Chief not only to students of West African culture, by whom it should be greatly welcomed, but also to anyone intersted in issues surrounding specific genres of discourse in relation to cultural organization." -- Journal of American Folklore "Drawing on the interdisciplinary modes of sociolinguistics, political anthropology, and the ethnography of speech, Yankah allows the reader to hear a little-known and even less studied 'voice' integral to Akan chiefly power. This book deserves the serious attention of Akan and Africanist scholars alike." -- Choice "... an unprecedented opportunity to understand West African oratory from the point of view of a native Akan speaker who is also a gifted linguist and ethnographer.... [Yankah] shows with elegance the connections between verbal strategies and the cultural organization of West African social systems." -- Alessandro Duranti "This study is clearly important in ethnographic terms... But it equally throws new light on more general aspects of verbal and political processes.... will stimulate both specialists and students far beyond the confines of its specific ethnographic setting." -- American Anthropologist "... an immensely valuable book which deserves a wide and appreciative readership." -- Journal of African History

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📒 The Chief by Joan Biskupic

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Basic Books
ISBN_10 : 9780465093281
Copyright Year : 2019-03-26
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An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? In The Chief, award-winning journalist Joan Biskupic contends that Roberts is torn between two, often divergent, priorities: to carry out a conservative agenda, and to protect the Court's image and his place in history. Biskupic shows how Roberts's dual commitments have fostered distrust among his colleagues, with major consequences for the law. Trenchant and authoritative, The Chief reveals the making of a justice and the drama on this nation's highest court.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781580892858
Copyright Year : 2010
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Primary text describes the powers and duties of the presidency while subtext highlights the accomplishments of individual presidents. Includes a timeline.

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Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Nova Publishers
ISBN_10 : 1600212255
Copyright Year : 2007
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The lifetime appointment of the United States Chief Justice is an event of major significance in American politics because of the enormous power that the Supreme Court exercises as the highest appellate court in the federal judiciary. This book offers contemporary study and research on the process involved when stepping into office. In addition, this book examines the responsibilities, roles, qualifications required and a look at those former presidents who served in the past.

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Genre : Engineering
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : NYPL:33433062615954
Copyright Year : 1906
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📒 The Chief Steward by Richard A. Borg

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Xulon Press
ISBN_10 : 9781604775075
Copyright Year : 2008-06
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"The Chief Steward" is a guide to developing the leadership skills needed to create a financial stewardship culture that transforms people into devoted followers of Christ.

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📒 The Chief by David Nasaw

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN_10 : 0618154469
Copyright Year : 2001
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Celebrates the life and work of the powerful newspaper publisher, and includes information on his relations with Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, and Roosevelt, as well as on his turbulent private life.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
ISBN_10 : 9781412811989
Copyright Year : 2011-12-31
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In February 1945, Israele Zolli, chief rabbi of Rome's ancient Jewish community, shocked his co-religionists in Italy and throughout the Jewish world by converting to Catholicism and taking as his baptismal name, Eugenio, to honor Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) for what Zolli saw as his great humanitarianism toward the Jews during the Holocaust. Almost a half a century after his conversion, Zolli still evokes anger and embarrassment in Italy's Jewish community. This book is the first authoritative treatment of this astonishing story. What induced Zolli to embrace Catholicism will probably never be known. Nonetheless, by painstaking scholarly detective work, through interviews in Italy and elsewhere, through the unearthing of private papers not previous known to exist, and through the study of previous inaccessible archival materials, the authors have succeeded in explaining why Zolli left the Jewish fold and joined the Catholic Church. Like Zolli's rabbinical career, Pius XII's long pontificate tells us much about the Church of Rome and its relationship to the Jewish people, particularly with reference to the issue of conversion. The authors focus on the pontiff's World War II policies vis-à-vis the Jews, a subject that has been heatedly debated since Rolf Hochhuth's The Deputy was performed in the early 1960s. What Pacelli knew abut the extermination of the Jews and when he knew it, what he said and failed to say, are given special attention in this book. Through the examination of previous scholarship and primary materials (including Pius XI's encyclical on race and anti-Semitism, Pacelli's behavior is evaluated to determine if Zolli accurately gauged the Holy Father's efforts to save Jews. This saga of the two Eugenios will interest historians of the Second World War and the Holocaust and students of history alike.

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📒 The Chief Governors by Ciaran Brady

Genre : History
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521520045
Copyright Year : 2002-06-06
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A revisionist account of Irish history under the Tudors.

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📒 The Chief by Monica McCarty

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Ballantine Books
ISBN_10 : 0345518233
Copyright Year : 2010-03-23
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AN ELITE FIGHTING FORCE UNLIKE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN . . . Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare. And to lead his secret Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all. The ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into Scotland’s war against the English. Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no one—especially not to his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen. The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor’s bed may have won his hand, but she will never claim his heart. Although her husband’s reputation is as fierce as his manner, Christina Fraser believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell. But the only warmth she feels is in their bed, in glorious moments of white-hot desire that disappear with the dawn. When Christina’s reckless bid to win her husband’s love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve of war, Tor will face his ultimate battle: to save his wife and to open his heart—before it’s too late. From the Paperback edition.

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