#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe popular FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America’s ruling class has failed everyday Americans.“You look on in horror, helpless and desperate. You have nowhere to go. You’re trapped on a ship of fools.”—From the Introduction In Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker Carlson tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered. The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you.“They view America the way a private equity firm sizes up an aging conglomerate,” Carlson writes, “as something outdated they can profit from. When it fails, they’re gone.” In Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The patchouli-scented hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They’ll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. “The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don’t.” Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, “unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship.” But in the signature and witty style that viewers of Tucker Carlson Tonight have come to enjoy, his book answers the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course?
“The most significant single scholarly contribution made to date, anywhere, to the history of Soviet power” —George F. Kennan, Institute for Advanced StudyThis book forms the second volume of Tucker's biography of Stalin, the first volume of which is Stalin as Revolutionary. The author shows that Stalin was a Bolshevik of the radical right whose revolution cast the country deep into its imperial, autocratic past. In 1929 Stalin plunged Soviet Russia into a coercive "revolution from above", a decade-long effort to amass military-industrial power for a new war. He forced 25 million peasant families into state-run collectives and transformed the Communist Party into a servile instrument. In 1939, he concluded the pact with Hitler that enabled him to grasp at Eastern Europe while Hitler made war in the West. Tucker brings a fresh analysis to these events and to the Terror of the 1930s, revealing the motives and methods of what he calls the greatest murder mystery of this century.“Tucker’s contribution is to document how Stalin became a ‘revolutionary of the radical right’ by consciously turning to history, not to Communist ideology, for his model of the state as the agent of change. . . . This is history as it should be written: compelling narrative, intriguing detail, bold thesis.”—Jane E. Good, Washington Post“Anyone who does not read Stalin in Power from cover to cover will miss the opportunity of gaining real insight into the forces that shaped the Soviet Union. This is the best book about Stalin that has ever been written and one that is not likely to be superseded in the foreseeable future.”—W. Bruce Lincoln, Chicago Tribune“Tucker writes psychobiography with tact and common sense, never letting Freud get out of hand, while his narrative holds the reader in grim fascination.”—Jane A. Taubman, Los Angeles Times“Mr. Tucker’s portrait is persuasive, not least because it offers a psychological explanation for Stalin’s relentless persecution of his Bolshevik comrades as well as for the bizarre rituals of the Moscow show trials, in which he forced the revolution’s leaders to confess to absurd crimes.”—The Economist“Mr. Tucker has hunted out the sources, and he has discovered and developed a great deal more than has been generally known . . . An extremely valuable contribution to our knowledge.”—Robert Conquest, Wall Street JournalRobert C. Tucker was a professor of politics emeritus at Princeton University and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2Pzsf6iLet's face it: The ruling class in America has lost touch with the people it's supposed to be ruling. We are on a sinking ship being navigated by people who have forgotten how to sail.Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today!What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include?Synopsis of the original bookSummary & Key Takeaways from each of the seven essaysTucker's thoughts on immigration, war, free speech, feminism, and moreHow the ruling class became so out-of-touch with the average AmericaWhat we can do to right the shipEditorial ReviewBackground on Tucker CarlsonAbout the Original Book:Tucker Carlson’s Ship of Fools is a collection of essays presented as a call to change the elite power structure that has grown beyond its usefulness in America. As conservative as Carlson is, he laments the loss of classic liberal values such as worker’s rights and international peacekeeping. The liberal position, he argues, was critical for maintaining the checks and balances necessary to keep a functioning, middle-class society. Carlson argues that we, as America, need to take back our democracy and demand accountability from the "fools" in charge. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Ship of Fools. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2Pzsf6i to purchase a copy of the original book.We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Despite his less-than-promising beginnings as the only key Founding Father not born and raised on American soil, Hamilton was one of the best and brightest of his generation. His notoriety has rested almost entirely on his role as Secretary of the Treasury in Washington's administration, yet few realize that Washington and Hamilton's bond was forged during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton's Revolution is the first book to explore Hamilton's critical role during the battle for independence. New information presents a little-known and underpublished aspect of Hamilton's life: that he was not only Washington's favorite staff officer, but also his right-hand man for most of the Revolution, serving as Chief of Staff from 1777 to early 1781.While he found this position rewarding, Hamilton continually asked Washington for a field command. Hamilton's wish was granted at the decisive battle of Yorktown, where his Infantry Battalion charged on the defensive bastion on Cornwallis's left flank. Hamilton's capture of this position, while French forced captured the adjacent position, sealed Cornwallis's fate and forced his surrender and ultimate colonial victory.The entire patriotic cause benefited immeasurably from the advice and strategies provided to Washington by his youngest staff officer, Alexander Hamilton. Now, those critical contributions are brought to light in Hamilton's Revolution.
"Excellent…Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating." ―The EconomistIn December 1667, maverick physician Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one of Paris’s most notorious madmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, deadly politics, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, providing an unforgettable portrait of an era that wrestled with the same questions about morality and experimentation that haunt medical science today. 33 illustrations
The Illustration of the Master examines the crucial role of the illustrated press in the formation of the reading public and the writing profession during Henry James's lifetime. The book re-examines James's stories, criticism, and travel essays in light of the explosive growth of the magazine industry in the United States and abroad at the turn of the century. Using previously unpublished archival sources, Amy Tucker delves into James's negotiations with publishers, editors, and literary agents, as well as his interactions with some of the celebrated artists who were assigned to illustrate his work. Reproducing more than 120 illustrations, advertisements, and other images that accompanied James's work, this book reveals the vital interplay of word and image that helped define literary culture at a moment when "popular entertainment" and "high art" had not yet gone their separate ways.
Summary & Analysis:Ship of Fools By Tucker Carlson:How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of RevolutionTucker Carlson describes our out-of-control government perfectly with an analogy from Plato’s The Republic: You are on a ship in the middle of the ocean when “. . . the crew has become incompetent. They have no idea how to sail . . . As waves wash over the deck, they’re awarding themselves majestic new titles and raising their own salaries. You look on in horror, helpless and desperate. You have nowhere to go.”Could this be why America elected Donald Trump? Could it be that the average American was tired of the elitists running the country? “Trump’s election wasn’t about Trump. It was a throbbing middle finger in the face of America’s ruling class. It was a gesture of contempt, a howl of rage, the end result of decades of selfish and unwise decisions made by selfish and unwise leaders.”The changes in the way politics operate in this country began with the decline of the middle class. A Democratic Republic cannot work if there is no middle class. For the first time in our history as a nation, the United States is no longer a middle-class country. We have truly become a nation of the haves and the have-nots, with a quickly dwindling middle class.For more information click on BUY BUTTON and grab this copy at minimum cost.........tag:ship of fools tucker carlson,ship of fools book tucker carlson,ship of fools tucker,ship of fools autographed,ship of fools carlson,ship of fools carlson tucker,tucker carlson ship of fools,tucker carlson ship of fools book,tucker carlson ship of fools paperback
When the Continental Congress decided to declare independence from the British empire in 1776, ten percent of the population of their fledgling country were from Ireland. By 1790, close to 500,000 Irish citizens had immigrated to America. They were was very active in the American Revolution, both on the battlefields and off, and yet their stories are not well known. The important contributions of the Irish on military, political, and economic levels have been long overlooked and ignored by generations of historians. However, new evidence has revealed that Washington’s Continental Army consisted of a far larger percentage of Irish soldiers than previously thoughtbetween 40 and 50 percentwho fought during some of the most important battles of the American Revolution.Romanticized versions of this historical period tend to focus on the upper class figures that had the biggest roles in America’s struggle for liberty. But these adaptations neglect the impact of European and Irish ideals as well as citizens on the formation of the revolution. Irish contributors such as John Barry, the colonies’ foremost naval officer; Henry Knox, an artillery officer and future Secretary of War; Richard Montgomery, America’s first war hero and martyr; and Charles Thomson, a radical organizer and Secretary to the Continental Congress were all instrumental in carrying out the vision for a free country. Without their timely and disproportionate assistance, America almost certainly would have lost the desperate fight for its existence.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Franco Corelli and Stefan Zucker, in edited transcripts of thirteen years of conversations on the radio, in their theater presentations and master classes and in private, discuss changes in tenor singing: Beginning in the 1820s Donzelli and Duprez sang with a massive darkened tone at the expense of vocal inflections and agility. Their coarser, more obvious but more exciting style won out over the more nuanced singing that had prevailed until then. Stefan critiques Donzelli, Rubini, Nourrit, Duprez, de Reszke, Tamagno and De Lucia, and together Franco and Stefan discuss Caruso, Pertile, Martinelli,Schipa, Gigli, Lauri-Volpi, Björling, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Tucker, Del Monaco, Di Stefano, Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras. A central question for tenors is whether or not to “cover” their tones (explained in the book). Verdi extensively coached Tamagno who didn’t cover, but Verdi tenors from Caruso through Domingo do, resulting in a very different sound. Franco describes how, using Ar