Against a backdrop of glamour, drama, and intrigue, this is the story of a young woman learning what truly matters, and, in the process, discovering her voice.
Author: Beck Dorey-Stein
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • What if you lived out the drama of your twenties on Air Force One? “[This] breezy page turner is essentially Bridget Jones goes to the White House.”—The New York Times RECOMMENDED READING theSkimm • Today • Entertainment Weekly • Refinery29 • Bustle • PopSugar • Vanity Fair • The New York Times Editors’ Choice • Paste In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein is working five part-time jobs and just scraping by when a posting on Craigslist lands her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama’s stenographers. The ultimate D.C. outsider, she joins the elite team who accompany the president wherever he goes, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forges friendships with a dynamic group of fellow travelers—young men and women who, like her, leave their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. As she learns to navigate White House protocols and more than once runs afoul of the hierarchy, Beck becomes romantically entangled with a consummate D.C. insider, and suddenly the political becomes all too personal. Against a backdrop of glamour, drama, and intrigue, this is the story of a young woman learning what truly matters, and, in the process, discovering her voice. Praise for From the Corner of the Oval “Who knew the West Wing could be so sexy? Beck Dorey-Stein’s unparalleled access is obvious on every page, along with her knife-sharp humor. I tore through the entire book on a four-hour flight and loved reading all about the brilliant yet hard-partying people who once surrounded the leader of the free world. Lots of books claim to give real insider glimpses, but this one actually delivers.”—Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada “Dorey-Stein . . . writes with wit and self-deprecating humor.”—The Wall Street Journal “Addictively readable . . . Dorey-Stein’s spunk and her sparkling, crackling prose had me cheering for her through each adventure. . . . She never loses her starry-eyed optimism, her pinch-me wonderment, her Working Girl pluck.”—Paul Begala, The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)
_____________________________ ‘If you’ve ever felt like you were out of your element, in over your head or working without a net, you will love this book.
Author: Beck Dorey-Stein
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
_____________________________ ‘If you’ve ever felt like you were out of your element, in over your head or working without a net, you will love this book. Funny, fast-paced, and so emotionally true it hurts.’ Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black _____________________________ Guidelines for aspiring stenographers: · Neutral tones set the tone · Be discreet and neat – like a librarian or well-paid prostitute · Breathe quietly or not at all · Above all else, keep the secrets to yourself... In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in Washington DC when an unusual job interview landed her in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers. She joined the elite team who accompanied the President wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forged friendships with a tight group of fellow travellers - young men and women who, like her, left their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the President. But as she learned the ropes of protocol, Beck became romantically entangled with a colleague, and suddenly, the political became all too personal. Set against the backdrop of a White House full of glamour, drama and intrigue, this is the story of a young woman making unlikely friendships, getting her heart broken, learning what truly matters and discovering her voice in the process. _____________________________ Praise for From the Corner of the Oval Office 'Who knew the West Wing could be so sexy? Beck’s unparalleled access is obvious on every page, along with her knife-sharp humour... Lots of books claim to give real insider glimpses, but this one actually delivers.' Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada 'This memoir is good and gossipy, will make you wish that you got to hang out with Barack and Michelle on a daily basis and is the missing link between The West Wing and Bridget Jones’s Diary.' Red 'Set against the backdrop of a White House full of glamour, drama and intrigue, this is the story of a young woman making unlikely friendships, getting her heart broken, learning what truly matters and discovering her voice in the process.' GLAMOUR's Best Books of 2018
I can't tell you the number of times I had him in a corner in the Oval Office—” “How
could you have him in a corner in the Oval Office—” “I used to want to shake him
—” Skippy perked right up. Deirdre patted him on the shoulder and eased ...
Author: Jane Smiley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK "A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People "ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides Smiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, she investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge of financial ruin, and, in a typically bold move, horses." --The Washington Post "A NOVEL OF PASSION IN EVERY SENSE . . . [SHE DOES] IT ALL WITH APLOMB . . . WITH A DEMON NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE." --The Boston Sunday Globe "WITTY, ENERGETIC . . . It's deeply satisfying to read a work of fiction so informed about its subject and so alive to every nuance and detail . . . [Smiley's] final chapters have a wonderful restorative quality." --The New York Times Book Review "RICHLY DETAILED, INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED . . . YOU WILL REVEL IN JANE SMILEY'S HORSE HEAVEN." --San Diego Union-Tribune Chosen by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Best Books of the Year
Whiz turned to Frankie and motioned her to a corner where he quickly recounted
the conversation. “From what we ... He quickly turned toward the Oval Office door,
and without thinking walked in with Frankie behind him. President Fairchild ...
Author: David H. Brown
Publisher: Author House
Never before in the history of the U.S. have the outgoing and incoming presidents and vice presidents been killed on Inauguration Day. By law, the Speaker of the House should be sworn in as president, but he is not able to serve. Next in line would be the President of the Senate Pro Tempore, but he is not sworn in. A new Speaker is named, and she is given the Oath of Office. The Senator vows revenge. Meanwhile, the search goes on to determine who caused the three explosions on the west portico of the Capitol, why, and how. The plot twists and turns, with an O. Henry-type ending, and includes a "Deep Throat II," whose identity will fool almost all readers.
Tina was already planning to corner Wang over Moesha. Tina's biggest concern
was not that she was working with the alien professor or even the implants. What
troubled Tina the most was a fear that the young student could become ...
Author: J J Gregory
In this installment of the Alien Ambassador series, China's UFO experience and its reverse engineering efforts are finally exposed. Members of GUTS (Galaxtic University for Technology and Science) leave their underground base on Mars and return to earth with a female Cyanmite that has the ability to travel back in time. With this creature's time travel powers, Tom and his alien wife Crystal travel back in time to learn how our government began its cover-up of all encounters with aliens and their crafts. This book is the second of the Alien Ambassador series
They turned the corner for the Oval Office. “I thought I was the only guy pissing
money away to work the tax code. Everybody does. It's a huge industry. It'll put a
lot of people out of work—” “I'm supposed to be happy about that?” “They'll all find
Author: Tom Clancy
The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel. I don't know what to do. Where's the manual, the training course, for this job? Whom do I ask? Where do I go? Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever; a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and the Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan. And that is where Executive Orders begins. Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as a caretaker for a year, and now, suddenly an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders. How do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive state funeral--all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed. But that is not all. Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States--some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so big even he cannot imagine it. Tom Clancy has written remarkable novels before, but nothing comparable to the timeliness and drama of Executive Orders. Filled with the exceptional realism and intricate plotting that are his hallmarks, it attests to the words of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "This man can tell a story."
As far back as the dawn of the twentieth century, this cycle of hope and
pessimism has influenced how people think about oil, from the street corner to
the Oval Office. Years of feast and years of famine have each taken their turn in
the limelight, ...
Author: Blake C. Clayton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
"In Market Madness, Dr. Blake Clayton, a Wall Street stock analyst and former Oxford researcher, draws on a century's worth of statistical data to offer a revolutionary new look the history of oil and future of energy. The culmination of a multi-year study, he shows how generational fears about an imminent, irreversible shortage of oil punctuate the history of oil since its earliest days. He explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane, and shows how important such stories can be in affecting financial markets. He links these episodes to the behavioral concept of irrational exuberance and new era economic thinking, first popularized by Nobel Laureate Yale economist Robert Shiller, to show how unfounded pessimism affects the market for oil and other exhaustible resources. Acknowledging the significant geological and structural changes the oil market has undergone over the last century, the book does not dismiss today's shortage fears out of hand, but asks what they reveal about how commodity markets function and what that means for investors and public officials. Clayton argues that the lessons to be learned from this history are the need for quality data about US and global oil reserves, the importance of clear communication from public officials about energy markets and resources, and the value of transparency in commodities markets. While these measures will not eliminate volatility and unpredictability in energy markets, he writes, they would mitigate unnecessary price spikes and improve investor and government decision-making. The book addresses popular debates in economics and finance on how mass beliefs affect financial markets while also offering a colorful narrative history for general readers about the dramatic booms and busts of the American oil industry"--
Visitors to the Oval Office: New York Times, August 9, 2004. Nikkie-Luit
reconciliation: de Waal, F. (2003), My Family Album, Berkeley: University of
California Press, pp. 84–85; see also de Waal, F. (1982), Chimpanzee Politics,
New York: ...
Author: Richard Conniff
Category: Business & Economics
Tired of swimming with the sharks? Fed up with that big ape down the hall? Real animals can teach us better ways to thrive in the workplace jungle. You’re ambitious and want to get ahead, but what’s the best way to do it? Become the biggest, baddest predator? The proverbial 800-pound gorilla? Or does nature teach you to be more subtle and sophisticated? Richard Conniff, the acclaimed author of The Natural History of the Rich, has survived savage beasts in the workplace jungle, where he hooted and preened in the corner office as a publishing executive. He’s also spent time studying how animals operate in the real jungles of the Amazon and the African bush. What he shows in The Ape in the Corner Office is that nature built you to be nice. Doing favors, grooming coworkers with kind words, building coalitions—these tools for getting ahead come straight from the jungle. The stereotypical Darwinian hard-charger supposedly thinks only about accumulating resources. But highly effective apes know it’s often smarter to give them away. That doesn’t mean it’s a peaceable kingdom out there, however. Conniff shows that you can become more effective by understanding how other species negotiate the tricky balance between conflict and cooperation. Conniff quotes one biologist on a chimpanzee’s obsession with rank: “His attempts to maintain and achieve alpha status are cunning, persistent, energetic, and time-consuming. They affect whom he travels with, whom he grooms, where he glances, how often he scratches, where he goes, what times he gets up in the morning.” Sound familiar? It’s the same behavior you can find written up in any issue of BusinessWeek or The Wall Street Journal. The Ape in the Corner Office connects with the day-to-day of the workplace because it helps explain what people are really concerned about: How come he got the wing chair with the gold trim? How can I survive as that big ape’s subordinate without becoming a spineless yes-man? Why does being a lone wolf mean being a loser? And, yes, why is it that jerks seem to prosper—at least in the short run? Also available as a Random House AudioBook and an eBook
And minute by minute as he approached the Oval Office where President
Kennedy was trying to recuperate from what ... the iron lung in the corner (
wherever the corner of the Oval Office might be, Burke found himself thinking with
a hollow ...
It continued on for the full ten-year term no matter who won the Oval Office. He
asked them to sit, shuffled some papers in front of him, adjusted his glasses and
looked up at them. “Agent Stone. Agent Chapman. I am trying to come fully up to
Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Hell's Corner is the blockbusting finale to David Baldacci's phenomenal Camel Club series. On the night of the State Dinner honouring the British Prime Minister, Oliver Stone witnesses an explosion as the motorcade leaves the White House. A bomb has been detonated in what looks like a terrorist plot directed at the President and the Prime Minister. In the aftermath, British MI5 agent Mary Chapman, an experienced, lethal operative with an agenda of her own, is sent to assist and coordinate the investigation alongside American authorities. Stone, together with Harry Finn, Alex Ford and the rest of the Camel Club, is drawn into the inquiry. But everything is not what it seems, and what happened in the park may not have been the actual plan. It seems the mysterious attackers had another target in their sights, and it's up to the Camel Club to stop them, or face the catastrophic results.
He usually had breakfast in the coffee shop , usually with other gentlemen .
ButWell , there was one unusual incident . You slip back in the office , around the corner there and the door to your left , and I ' ll — ” . Bill rounded the corner .
Author: Elliott Roosevelt
Publisher: G K Hall & Company
An apparent suicide in the Oval Office of the White House leaves a number of unanswered questions and a long list of people who wanted the victim dead, and Eleanor Roosevelt must once again investigate
Another nudge from Diane's foot touched his, and from the corner of his eye, he
caught her beautiful smile. “Having found, therefore, that Kilnap followed ... “All
rise.” The Oval Office The White House Washington, D.C. Thirty minutes later ...
Author: Don Brown
The stakes are high . . . and the entire world is waiting for the verdict. The Navy has uncovered a group of radical Islamic clerics who have infiltrated the Navy Chaplain Corps, inciting sailors and marines to acts of terrorism. And Lieutenant Zack Brewer has been chosen to prosecute them for treason and murder. Only three years out of law school, Zack has already made a name for himself, winning the coveted Navy Commendation medal. Just coming off a high-profile win, this case will challenge the very core of Zack’s skills and his Christian beliefs—beliefs that could cost him the case and his career. With Diane Colcernian, his staunchest rival, as assistant prosecutor, Zack takes on internationally acclaimed criminal defense lawyer Wells Levinson. And when Zack and Diane finally agree to put aside their animosity, it causes more problems than they realize.
He swiveled his chair around to look out the window of his corner West Wing office. Warren ... His office was located down the hall from the Oval Office. ... Next
to the Oval Office were the president's private study and his personal dining room
Author: Mike Gilmore
Levels of Power: The Diplomat The demand for oil and natural gas is never ending, and the South China Sea possesses the largest underwater stockpile in Southeast Asia. Nearly every country in the ASEAN organization (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) cross-claims portions of the islands and riffs dotted throughout the sea. However, all must beware of their largest neighbor, China, who also claims nearly all of the same body of water for its own use. When war breaks out between China and Vietnam, the United States and India prepare to honor their mutual defense treaties with Vietnam and to keep the shipping lanes open to their merchant fleets. United States Senator Randy Fisher is in Southeast Asia to attend the ASEAN annual conference and is the only American in the theater who can prevent a full-scale war. His strained relationship with the current American president is nearing its own breaking point over their domestic policy differences. With little support from the White House, he risks his career and perhaps his life to prevent naval forces with nuclear weapons from confronting each other in one of the busiest bodies of water across the globe. From the Philippines to Brunei, Vietnam, and into the heart of the Chinese Communist government, the American senator will travel to unravel the well-made plans of the architects for China’s military expansion into the South China Sea.
fee table in the middle of the Oval Office . The president was holding handwritten
... quickly glanced about the Oval Office . In the far corner was a bronze caricature
of a frenetic President Johnson running while holding a phone in one hand .
Author: Juan Williams
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • The definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice, from the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize “Magisterial . . . in Williams’ richly detailed portrait, Marshall emerges as a born rebel.”—Jack E. White, Time Thurgood Marshall was the twentieth century’s great architect of American race relations. His victory in the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the landmark Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation in the United States, would have made him a historic figure even if he had never been appointed as the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court. He had a fierce will to change America, which led to clashes with Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, and Robert F. Kennedy. Most surprising was Marshall’s secret and controversial relationship with the FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. Based on eight years of research and interviews with over 150 sources, Thurgood Marshall is the sweeping and inspirational story of an enduring figure in American life who rose from the descendants of slaves to become an American hero.
He left the Oval Office and went into the southwest corner and looked through
what had been the First Lady's dressing room and President Parson's bedroom.
Empty. He went across the hall and walked through the family residence quarters
Author: Harris Baseman
When Lieutenant Clarence Davenport was assigned to destroy a munitions depot near Kamisiyah, Iraq, a hushed-up incident in the Gulf War, he had no idea his mission would result in a mass assassination at the Inauguration Ceremony. With the President and all other legal successors dead, the Presidency falls on a man who doesn’t want it—Secretary of Education, Ben Silver, a man in love who can’t wait to get out of government. Compelled, Silver takes the job, but is immediately accused of involvement in the assassination conspiracy. Accusations fester, fueled by the political aspirations of Senator Jeb Davies. Davies institutes a plan to destabilize the country even further to force Silver’s resignation and his succession to the Presidency. Amidst civil unrest, the war for the most powerful office in the world is on. Murder and attempted murder of President Silver’s political enemies heighten suspicions against the reluctant President. Those investigators who believe in Silver’s innocence keep uncovering puzzling facts relating to the assassination, but seem unable to solve the mystery of “who did it and why.” The unsolved crime of the new millennium threatens to destroy the nation if the answers are not found quickly.
Oval Office Deception Point The Oval Office is an oval-shaped room in the West
Wing of the White House (see White House) ... he disliked the lack of windows in
the first Oval Office and had a new one constructed at the southeast corner of the
Author: John Helfers
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
The definitive truth within Dan Brown's fantastic fiction—revealed at last. With millions of copies of his books in print, a major motion picture based on The Da Vinci Code in theaters, and religious leaders everywhere launching scathing attacks on his work, Dan Brown is, quite simply, a phenomenon. His novels, intricate mosaics combining well-researched facts with action-packed storytelling, have created their own industry of location tours, seminars—even PBS specials. But perhaps the one thing that still keeps his readers guessing is that nagging question: How much of this is true? The Unauthorized Dan Brown Companion tells all. Unlike the avalanche of books specifically about The Da Vinci Code , The Unauthorized Dan Brown Companion covers all of Dan Brown's books and, crucially, has no religious agenda or political axe to grind—these are the facts. • Could there actually be an unbreakable code that would cripple US intelligence, as in Digital Fortress? • How much truth lies in The Da Vinci Code's history-altering propositions that have so angered the Vatican? • Are the Illuminati from Angels and Demons really alive and well? The answers are here, covering every picture, place, proper name, and historical event through all of Brown's books, explaining what's absolutely true, possible, improbable, or completely fictitious. One of Dan Brown's greatest accomplishments as a writer is his uncanny ability to blur the line between fact and fiction. Now, with The Unauthorized Dan Brown Companion, readers will at last have all of the information to distinguish for themselves between the inventions of a master storyteller and the historical revelations of a first-rate investigator. John Helfers is a full-time writer and editor currently living on Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is the co-editor of The Valdemar Companion, a guide to the work and life of fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey. Recent published books include two anthologies he edited, In the Shadow of Evil and Slipstreams. He has also written nonfiction, with his history of the United States Navy, The Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to the U.S. Navy, published in 2003.
The Oval Office is located at the far southeast corner of the West Wing. Hood
followed the young man in silence as they made their way through the busy
corridors, passed by people who did not seem at all selfimportant. They had the
look and ...
Author: Tom Clancy
#1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Tom Clancy delivers an all-new, original novel, Op Center: Divide and Conquer.Shadowy elements within the State Department secretly cause tensions to flare between Iran and the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. They hope to start a shooting war to increase their own power and profit.At the same time, the conspirators decide to up the ante - by deposing the president of the United States. In a treacherous scheme, they convince the president that he is mentally unstable, and a silent coup d'etat is within their reach.Now, Paul Hood and the members of Op-Center must race against the clock to prevent the outbreak of war, save the honor of the president - and expose the traitors.
Truman cocked his head and looked at Michael from the corner of his eye. “It is
curious how you people always seem ... I was alone in the Oval Office, and a
young man about your age appeared out of nowhere. Fred came busting through
Author: Andy Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Before David Ponder ever visited Truman in The Traveler's Gift, Michael Holder began his journey as the last young traveler to receive the unique gifts of wisdom offered by historical greats. In his senior year of high school, Michael hits rock bottom. Having been caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, he has now been suspended from the track team and lost his college scholarship. His coach is angry, his parents are disappointed, and he's diving headfirst into a downward spiral. Facing the bleak future ahead, he sees no way out and wonders if life is really worth living. But with some divine intervention, he's given a second chance when he's offered a once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery. Rewritten to engage the minds of teens and tweens, The Young Traveler's Gift is sure to encourage and enlighten young men and women as they prepare to face the journeys that lie ahead.
Release on 1999 | by Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
He often lunched alone at his Oval Office desk or in a small adjoining anteroom .
... He often worked into the evenings in the Lincoln Sitting Room in the southeast corner of the White House mansion while listening to heroic orchestral music on ...
Author: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
The President entered from the southeast corner door across from the Oval Office
. Everyone stood. “Gentlemen, please take a seat. I hope this will be brief. I've
invited Colonel Swayze Fenster to join us. He got in this morning from the ...
Author: Al Stevens
Publisher: Mockingbird Songs & Stories
From a low orbit Annie scans Earth for an acceptable location where her people can colonize. Their own planet is burning out, and they have taken to outer space in a desperate search for a new home. Annie is the chosen explorer for an advance mission to Earth, the only planet within reach that can sustain them. During her scans, her craft malfunctions and plummets toward the surface, crashing at an abandoned farm. In a nearby small town seventeen-year-old Mark lingers at his bedroom window hoping for a glimpse of the girl next door. When a fiery object streaks across the nighttime sky, Mark gives up his voyeuristic vigil and hustles to the crash site. He finds Annie and is taken with her beauty and alluring ways. He befriends the fetching alien, and together they begin a struggle to assimilate her people into a new and unfamiliar world. Acceptance does not come easy. They encounter frightened citizens, hostile military forces, the media, and the President of the United States, all of whom treat the visitors and their advanced technology as a threatening alien invasion. Annie Somewhere is a poignant story of social and technical differences, inept government interference, and the struggles of a lone visitor to save her civilization from extinction. The story delves into the unlikely pairing of a star-struck teenage boy and a beautiful and mesmerizing alien woman as they set out to overcome human prejudice and find acceptance for a culture of gentle and caring alien beings. Keywords: young adult, science fiction, space opera, space invaders