The first comprehensive history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys and what their “special relationship” meant for Great Britain and the United States
 
When Lions Roar begins in the mid-1930s at Chartwell, Winston Churchill's country estate, with new revelations surrounding a secret business deal orchestrated by Joseph P. Kennedy, the soon-to-be American ambassador to Great Britain and the father of future American president John F. Kennedy. From London to America, these two powerful families shared an ever-widening circle of friends, lovers, and political associates – soon shattered by World War II, spying, sexual infidelity, and the tragic deaths of JFK's sister Kathleen and his older brother Joe Jr.  By the 1960s and JFK's presidency, the Churchills and the Kennedys had overcome their bitter differences and helped to define the “greatness” in each other.
 
Acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier tells this dynastic saga through fathers and their sons – and the remarkable women in their lives – providing keen insight into the Churchill and Kennedy families and the profound forces of duty, loyalty, courage and ambition that shaped them. He explores the seismic impact of Winston Churchill on JFK and American policy, wrestling anew with the legacy of two titans of the twentieth century. Maier also delves deeply into the conflicted bond between Winston and his son, Randolph, and the contrasting example of patriarch Joe Kennedy, a failed politician who successfully channeled his personal ambitions to his children. By approaching these iconic figures from a new perspective, Maier not only illuminates the intricacies of this all-important cross-Atlantic allegiance but also enriches our understanding of the tumultuous time in which they lived and the world events they so greatly influenced.
 
With deeply human portraits of these flawed but larger-than-life figures, When Lions Roar explores the “special relationship” between the Churchills and Kennedys, and between Great Britain and the United States, highlighting all of its emotional complexity and historic significance.
From the Bestselling Author and Television Producer of MASTERS OF SEX, a True Story of Espionage and Mobsters, Based on the Never-Before-Released JFK Files, and Optioned by Warner Bros.

Mafia Spies is the definitive account of America’s most remarkable espionage plots ever—with CIA agents, mob hitmen, “kompromat” sex, presidential indiscretion, and James Bond-like killing devices together in a top-secret mystery full of surprise twists and deadly intrigue. In the early 1960s, two top gangsters, Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana, were hired by the CIA to kill Cuba’s Communist leader, Fidel Castro, only to wind up murdered themselves amidst Congressional hearings and a national debate about the JFK assassination.

Mafia Spies revolves around the outlaw friendship of these two mob buddies and their fascinating world of CIA spies, fellow Mafioso in Chicago, Cuban exile commandos in Miami, beautiful Hollywood women, famous entertainers like Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack in Las Vegas, Castro’s own spies in Havana and his double agents hidden in Florida, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI snooping, and the Kennedy administration’s “Get Castro” obsession in Washington. Thomas Maier is among the first to take full advantage of the National Archives’ 2017–18 release of the long-suppressed JFK files, many of which deal with the CIA’s top secret anti-Castro operation in Florida and Cuba.

With several new investigative findings, Mafia Spies is a spy exposé, murder mystery, and shocking true story that recounts America’s first foray into the assassination business, a tale with profound impact for today’s Trump era. Who killed Johnny and Sam—and why wasn’t Castro assassinated despite the CIA’s many clandestine efforts?
From the Bestselling Author and Television Producer of Masters of Sex, a True Story ofthe Intrigue and Infighting of Condé Nast, Anna Wintour, S. I. Newhouse Jr., and Tina Brown, and Optioned by Sony Television Productions
 
Inside the Condé Nast magazine world run by billionaire S. I. Newhouse Jr., Anna Wintour and Tina Brown were bold and talented British women who fought their way to the top of this male-dominated American industry driven by greed and betrayal.
 
Wintour became an icon of fashion and New York’s high society, while Brown helped define the intersection of literary culture and Hollywood celebrity. They jockeyed for power in the hypercompetitive “off with their heads” atmosphere set up by Newhouse and his longtime creative guru Alex Liberman, two men who for years controlled the glossy Condé Nast magazines that dictated how women should look, dress, and feel. In turning this world upside down, Wintour and Brown challenged the old rules and made Newhouse’s company internationally famous. Ultimately, one of them won in their fascinating struggle for fame and fortune during the height of New York’s gilded age of print—a time before the internet, before 9/11, when the Reagans ruled the White House and Donald Trump was a mere local developer featured on the cover of Newhouse’s publications. This book traces the careers of Wintour and Brown and shows how they and the Condé Nast media empire were major media enablers in the rise of Donald Trump and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
 
At its heart, All That Glitters is a parable about the changes in America’s media, where corruption and easy compromises are sprinkled with glitter, power, and glory. Originally titled Newhouse, this revised and updated edition, with a new introduction and afterword, won the 1994 Frank Luther Mott Award for best researched media book of the year.
Un excitante retrato del ginecólogo William Masters y la sexóloga Virginia Johnson, la pareja que cambió la forma en que todos pensamos, hablamos y participamos del sexo.

Las investigaciones del ginecólogo William Masters y la sexóloga Virginia Johnson supusieron toda una revolución en la década de los 60. A lo largo de más de cuarenta años, a través de la observación directa de miles de encuentros sexuales entre cientos de hombres y mujeres, analizaron y explicaron temas hasta entonces tabú como los secretos del orgasmo, la homosexualidad, la satisfacción emocional o la disfunción.

Thomas Maier ofrece una mirada sin precedentes sobre la pareja que cambió la forma en que todos pensamos, hablamos y participamos del sexo.

Reseñas:
«Un relato perspicaz y bien escrito sobre Masters y Johnson, que, en un sentido clínico, probablemente sabían más sobre el sexo y el amor conyugal que cualquier otra pareja en Estados Unidos.»
Gay Talese

«Narrada con paciencia y esmero... Maier escribe bien, y con humor.»
New York Times

«Una mirada, maravillosamente escrita y totalmente absorbente, a una pareja increíble.»
Booklist

«El galardonado biógrafo Maier... ofrece el primer examen en profundidad de la compleja pareja que ayudó a revolucionar el estudio de la respuesta sexual humana.»
Library Journal

«La reveladora biografía de Maier se adentra en la vida de la pareja que inició la revolución sexual.»
Discover

«Absorbente. Masters of sex es un libro de lectura obligada para aquellos que quieran conocer los embriagadores comienzos de la revolución sexual.»
The American Prospect

«Puede que debido a su tórrido tema, Masters of sex [...] pueda impactar a algunos lectores por resultar extraordinariamente gráfico tratándose de una biografía, pero este perturbador relato de sexo y ciencia en la teoría y la práctica es en realidad más aleccionador que excitante
O, The Oprah Magazine

Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Geschichte Europa - and. Länder - Zeitalter Weltkriege, Note: 1,1, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (Institut für Slawistik), Veranstaltung: Abschlussarbeit, 53 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Gegenstand dieser Arbeit soll die Ortsnamenpolitik in dem heute in Polen gelegenen Gebiet Posen sein, in welchem als „Raum nationaler Konfrontation“ im Wechsel zwischen deutschen und polnischen Machthabern seit 1815 viermal Ortsnamen geändert wurden. Dabei geht es um die Ideologien und deren Durchführung seitens der Herrschenden, sowie den Vergleich untereinander mit der Frage, ob die jeweils gesetzten Ziele erreicht wurden. Betrachtet werden daher weniger die konkreten Namenwechsel oder die Benutzung der Namen durch die Bevölkerung, sondern ihre Festsetzung seitens der Herrschenden. Eine besondere Bedeutung erhält die im Titel erwähnte Idee der ‚onomastischen Waffe’, deren Anwendungsmöglichkeiten im Posener Gebiet herausgearbeitet und bewertet werden. Einen Schwerpunkt nimmt in diesem Zusammenhang die Analyse der deutschen Besatzer ein, da hier vermutet wird, dass sie, ausgehend von Geschichte und Bevölkerung, die eigentlichen ‚Fremden’ in der Region waren und wahrscheinlich nicht auf eine eigene Ortsnamenlandschaft zurückgreifen konnten. Wie und warum sie trotzdem eine schaffen wollten, soll diese Arbeit darstellen. Ausgehend von einer Arbeitsdefinition zu Ortsnamen und ihren Wechseln, wird die Ortsnamenpolitik Preußens, Polens nach 1918, der Nationalsozialisten und Polens nach 1945 im Gebiet um Posen vorgestellt. Um auf umfangreicheres Material polnischer Ortsnamenpolitik zurückzugreifen, werden für die Zeit ab 1945 die Ereignisse auf den neupolnischen West- und Nordgebiete betrachtet, auch wenn Posen nicht zu diesen gehörte. Den Einzelausarbeitungen vorangestellt, erfolgt jeweils eine geschichtliche, politische und geographische Einordnung, was besonders aus dem Grund von Bedeutung ist, da es sich nicht jeweils um ein deckungsgleiches Gebiet handelt, jedoch bei allen die Stadt Posen den Mittelpunkt der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Kräfte bildet. Im Vergleichskapitel werden Zielstellungen, Durchführung und Kriterien neuer Ortsnamen zwischen den Machthabern verglichen und anhand eines kleinen Namenkorpus des Kreises Schrimm an Beispielen festgemacht. Der Begriff der onomastischen Waffe wird im Schlussteil wieder aufgegriffen, in welchem die in der Einleitung aufgeworfenen Fragen beantwortet werden.
When Lions Roar begins in the mid-1930s at Chartwell, Winston Churchill's country estate, with new revelations surrounding a secret business deal orchestrated by Joseph P. Kennedy, the father of future American president John F. Kennedy. From London to America, these two powerful families shared an ever-widening circle of friends, lovers, and political associates-soon shattered by World War II, spying, sexual infidelity, and the tragic deaths of JFK's sister Kathleen and his older brother Joe Jr. By the 1960s and JFK's presidency, the Churchills and the Kennedys had overcome their bitter differences and helped to define the greatness in each other.Acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier tells this dynastic saga through fathers and their sons-and the remarkable women in their lives-providing keen insight into the Churchill and Kennedy families and the profound forces of duty, loyalty, courage, and ambition that shaped them. He explores the seismic impact of Winston Churchill on JFK and American policy, wrestling anew with the legacy of two titans of the twentieth century. Maier also delves deeply into the conflicted bond between Winston and his son Randolph and the contrasting example of patriarch Joe Kennedy, a failed politician who successfully channeled his personal ambitions to his children. By approaching these iconic figures from a new perspective, Maier not only illuminates the intricacies of this all-important cross-Atlantic allegiance but also enriches our understanding of the tumultuous time in which they lived and the world events they so greatly influenced.With deeply human portraits of these flawed but larger-than-life figures, When Lions Roar explores the special relationship between the Churchills and Kennedys, between Great Britain and the United States, highlighting all of its emotional complexity and historic significance.
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