Ed Rendell
Ed Rendell
A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great
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Governor Ed Rendell explains why America's leaders rarely call for sacrifice for the greater good—to avoid making any sacrifices themselves!Rendell has seen job security become the primary consideration of any person with power in America—their own job security! Most politicians and bureaucrats can see no further ahead than the next election, sometimes no further than the next press conference. Americans are rarely afraid of sacrifice and hard work when they mean building a better future, but when was the last time you heard of a leader of anything making a sacrifice for the greater good? The people can only win when they make it clear to the powers that be that making the right choices, even the hard ones, is the key to winning the next election.Explains in rollicking stories ranging from the profane to the profound that most hard choices are only ""hard"" because the polls conflict with your principles Ed Rendell rose to the top of Philadelphia, then Pennsylvania, then national politics, by doing what he thought was right, and there were plenty of times that looked like it would be his downfall as well This book revisits the high points of Ed Rendell's career and current landscape to define the political fights his peers seem just as afraid of winning as losing Rendell is a former head of the Democratic National Committee, a current MSNBC Senior Political Analyst, and a Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP
 
A Prayer for the City
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Night Lights, the heart-wrenching and hilarious true story of an American city on its knees and a man who will do anything to save it.A Prayer for the City is acclaimed journalist Buzz Bissinger's true epic of Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell, an utterly unique, unorthodox, and idiosyncratic leader willing to go to any length for the sake of his city: take unions head on, personally lobby President Clinton to save 10,000 defense jobs, or wrestle Smiley the Pig on Hot Dog Day—all the while bearing in mind the eternal fickleness of constituents whose favor may hinge on a missed garbage pick-up or an overzealous meter maid. It is also the story of citizens in crisis: a woman fighting ceaselessly to give her great-grandchildren a better life, a father of six who may lose his job at the Navy Shipyard, and a policy analyst whose experiences as a crime victim tempt her to abandon her job and ideals. "Fascinating, humane" (The New Yorker) and alive with detail and insight, A Prayer for the City describes the rare combination of political courage and optimism that may be the only hope for America's urban centers.
 
Innovations in E-Government: The Thoughts of Governors and Mayors
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In Innovations in E-Government, Erwin A. Blackstone, Michael L. Bognanno, and Simon Hakim make the case that E-government is expected to make middle management of lesser value and flatten the pyramid of management in government. Improved communications, measurability of output, and the greater accountability of workers will reduce the necessary level of worker supervision and reduce the need for middle management. In turn, decisions by top management become more transparent and their accountability will also rise. Thus, as a result of improved technology, government could become leaner. Workers will be more empowered, efficient, and accountable. When considering the long term effects of e-government on the structure and activities of government, increased transparency becomes a most beneficial aspect. When activities are reported, meetings are broadcast and information is easily accessed, citizens become more informed. This will make government more accountable and good governance in one locality will increase the pressure on others to also adopt the same innovations. E-government is a technological innovation and moves from an inefficient and mainly unaccountable bureaucracy to a new entrepreneurial and accountable culture. It enables workers at lower levels of the hierarchy to take part in and be accountable for decision-making. E-government is being used to improve the management of cities and to achieve a more efficient use of resources. In the long run, opportunities exist for e-government to bring about a reorganization of government, one that would reduce excessively bureaucratic processes and organizational structures. It is these changes that may ultimately bring the biggest cost savings to taxpayers.
 
A Treatise on the Peculiarities of the Bible: Being an Exposition of the Principles Involved in Some of the Most Remarkable Facts and Phenomena Recorded in Revelation (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from A Treatise on the Peculiarities of the Bible: Being an Exposition of the Principles Involved in Some of the Most Remarkable Facts and Phenomena Recorded in RevelationJesus said unto his disciples, I/have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now, (john xvi. 12 and again he said, The time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall Show you plainly of the Father. (john xvi. Here then, are promises to communicate higher in formation respecting important truths, than had been previously made that which was necessary for their reception was a suit ability of state on the part of man. We do not now inquire what these things were, which the Lord had to say, nor whether the promise, to Show the Father plainly, has been actually fulfilled; because, before this could be done satisfactorily, it would be proper to inquire into the nature of the condition which was neces sary, and whether that condition has been attained by society. Our object in adducing these passages, is to show, from the Author of Christianity himself, that light is not only an essential part of Christian existence, but also, that its purer brilliance was to be a progressive development. Every one knows, that the virtues of Christianity result from cultivation, and that they are successive gifts and growths; and to say, that the wisdom of Christianity is not attainable by the same process, is to assert what all experience contradicts.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
 
The Antediluvian History, and Narrative of the Flood: As Set Forth in the Early Portions of the Book of Genesis; Critically Examined and Explained (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from The Antediluvian History, and Narrative of the Flood: As Set Forth in the Early Portions of the Book of Genesis; Critically Examined and ExplainedThe interpretation which is presented in this work of the first seven chapters of Genesis is founded on the following general principle; namely, that the letter of the Word of God contains within it a Spiritual sense, which is as its life and soul. This principle, it is believed, will commend itself to the soundest judgment and best feelings of religious and thinking men. Evidences of the existence of this principle can be pro duced from every page of the sacred volume; and it is ration ally confirmed by the circumstance that, as a work of God, it must, to be in analogy with all His other works, contain within it something more than that which appears upon the surface, and something different therefrom.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
 
A Nation of Wusses by Rendell, Ed [Hardcover]
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A Nation of WussesRendell, Ed
 
Croquet
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Including books, pamphlets, periodicals, catalogs, trading cards, newspapers, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, art prints, and advertisements, this subject bibliography of 679 references to croquet is based on the collection of varied material assembled by the late Dr. Rendell Rhoades, Professor of Biology at Ashland University, OH. The resulting collection encompasses the role croquet has played in literature, in biography, in art and music, in manufacturing and advertising, and in the attendant publicity. With an index of joint authors, pseudonyms, illustrators, and other pertinent information; and a chronological list of books on croquet compiled by Dr. R.W. Bray, Member of the British Croquet Association.
 
The Antediluvian History, and Narrative of the Flood: As Set Forth in the Early Portions of the Book of Genesis, Critically Examined and Explained
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The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino
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To what extent was Rosario “Russell” Bufalino involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975? In the CIA’s recruitment of gangsters to assassinate Fidel Castro?  In organizing the historic meeting of crime chieftains in 1957? Even in the production of The Godfather movie? Secretive—even reclusive—Russell Bufalino quietly built his organized crime empire in the decades between Prohibition and the Carter presidency. His reach extended far beyond the coal country of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and quaint Amish farms near Lancaster. Bufalino had a hand in global, national, and local politics of the largest American cities, many of its major industries, and controlled the powerful Teamsters Union. His influence also reached the highest levels of Pennsylvania government and halls of Congress, and his legacy left a culture of corruption that continues to this day. A uniquely American saga that spans six decades, The Quiet Don follows Russell Bufalino’s remarkably quiet ascent from Sicilian immigrant to mob soldier to a man described by a United States Senate subcommittee in 1964 as “one of the most ruthless and powerful leaders of the Mafia in the United States.” INCLUDES PHOTOS
 
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