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The Resource Bob Schieffer's America, by Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer's America, by Bob Schieffer

Label
Bob Schieffer's America
Title
Bob Schieffer's America
Statement of responsibility
by Bob Schieffer
Title variation
America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A volume of signature pieces from the author's "Face the Nation" broadcasts covers a wide range of topics and includes original writings by the author on his life and work
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schieffer, Bob
Dewey number
973.929
Index
no index present
LC call number
E839.5
LC item number
.S29 2008b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Large type books
Label
Bob Schieffer's America, by Bob Schieffer
Instantiates
Copyright
Note
Collection of commentaries of Schieffer's "final thoughts" with which he closed his broadcast on Face the nation beginning in 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How Washington works--and doesn't -- Vote for--never mind -- The best politicians money can buy -- Hail to the Chief -- Life, liberty and the pursuit of news -- War and peace -- Seasons -- Who we are -- Human interests -- The lives we led -- The unthinkable -- Heroes
  • 1. HOW WASHINGTON WORKS, AND DOESN'T: Big shots -- Victory over what? -- Slow and bluesy -- Get out the shovel -- Dogs and cats -- Tractor man -- Parking service follies -- The "F" word -- An unusual man -- The English language debate -- Fighting government waste: an act of terrorism? -- A government that can't remember anything -- Lost lessons from Vietnam and Watergate -- The weirdest week ever? -- When defeat is not a victory -- Nothing doing in Congress -- 2. VOTE FOR... NEVER MIND: McDonald's for president -- Debating debates -- Just a dream -- My exploratory committee -- My friends, it is with a heavy heart... -- The industry of politics -- Geeks and snolly-gusters -- The joy of voting -- While waiting for a president -- What was that again? -- Campaign commercials -- Presidential predictions -- Campaign ads and brain waves -- Axes, pancakes and big rigs, oh my! -- 3. THE BEST POLITICIANS MONEY CAN BUY: Calling Mr. Jefferson -- A simple plan -- Sam Houston -- Needed: a 12-step program -- All things to all people -- The Washington Aquarium -- Casting the line -- A real debate -- Bad advice vs. common sense -- The money game -- 4. HAIL TO THE CHIEF: Include me out -- Me, too -- Second inaugurals -- Role model? -- Starstruck -- Are we there yet? -- A history lesson -- The boy who shook hands with JFK -- One year on -- History-makers climb mountains -- Vacations -- Reagan's wit and optimism -- Lessons from Ronald Reagan -- My favorite presidential interview -- Ford's clumsiness -- "If I were President"
  • 5. LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF NEWS: The senior American official -- One-hundred-year-old man -- Kicking the tires -- For Danny Pearl, who tried to get it right -- Escapism at the Paris Hilton -- No bribe left behind -- Getting the story -- Practicing what we preach in Iraq -- Sometimes, good things happen -- A case for newspapers -- We didn't get the Paris interview -- 6. WAR AND PEACE: Pitching in -- A death in the family -- Our policy and our aim -- Service -- Ben Hua -- Bob Kerrey's story -- An uneasy feeling -- Duct tape and tax cuts -- The spin on war -- War reporters -- What comes next -- Going it alone -- Honesty still the best policy -- "No excuse, Sir" is the only answer -- Sharing the sacrifice -- More than lip service -- Is Baghdad too hot for Iraqi leaders? -- Asking the right questions about Iraq -- A tragedy waiting to happen -- Do we no longer practice what we preach? -- 7. SEASONS: The Christmas story -- Not-so-happy holidays -- Valentine's Day -- The man who forgot Valentine -- Friends like these -- Mother's Day -- What is there to say about moms? -- Graduation day -- Code of honor -- Dad, please just act normal -- The name of the day -- Present at the beginning -- Checks and balances -- Saying thanks for Thanksgiving -- And speaking of food... -- 8. WHO WE ARE: Trailer trash -- Sophistries -- Talk to your kids -- O.J. and D.C. -- The hit parade -- Common sense -- The baseball lesson -- A century's work -- The nation faces us -- Good schools -- Vouchers -- Listening in the dark -- Unreality -- To know more -- The scandal and the church -- The Ten Commandments -- In English only? -- Barry Bonds is no hero -- A very bad habit -- The sunset of life -- We are all broken
  • 9. HUMAN INTERESTS: No police -- Good news -- Online and off -- Working the phones -- A real snake -- Everyone cheered -- Top dog -- Coping with the cell phone culture -- Talking the talk -- Just call on me -- Staying in touch too much -- Sorry, Andy -- 10. THE LIVES WE LED: The obits -- Angel Wallenda -- Scott Lewis -- Diana -- James Michener -- Dave Powers -- Madeline Kahn -- Russell Long -- Johnny Cash -- Eddie Adams -- Pope John Paul II -- Peter Jennings -- Paul Tibbets -- William F. Buckley -- 11. THE UNTHINKABLE: A grayness within grayness (Auschwitz) -- Oklahoma City -- A very small place -- Falling to earth -- 9/11 -- Aftermath -- The origins of hatred -- Proud to be Americans -- Daily reminders -- Government failed the people -- 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina -- A nation's concept of itself -- Flood-level hypocrisy -- Feeling abandoned in New Orleans -- At FEMA, your IQ must be below this line -- Our finest hour -- 12. HEROES: FDR -- Eugene Lang -- John Glenn -- Hamilton Jordan -- Bill Proxmire -- Martin Luther King, Jr
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
389 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410411617
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper : large print)
Lccn
2008036829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
ocn244628324
Label
Bob Schieffer's America, by Bob Schieffer
Copyright
Note
Collection of commentaries of Schieffer's "final thoughts" with which he closed his broadcast on Face the nation beginning in 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How Washington works--and doesn't -- Vote for--never mind -- The best politicians money can buy -- Hail to the Chief -- Life, liberty and the pursuit of news -- War and peace -- Seasons -- Who we are -- Human interests -- The lives we led -- The unthinkable -- Heroes
  • 1. HOW WASHINGTON WORKS, AND DOESN'T: Big shots -- Victory over what? -- Slow and bluesy -- Get out the shovel -- Dogs and cats -- Tractor man -- Parking service follies -- The "F" word -- An unusual man -- The English language debate -- Fighting government waste: an act of terrorism? -- A government that can't remember anything -- Lost lessons from Vietnam and Watergate -- The weirdest week ever? -- When defeat is not a victory -- Nothing doing in Congress -- 2. VOTE FOR... NEVER MIND: McDonald's for president -- Debating debates -- Just a dream -- My exploratory committee -- My friends, it is with a heavy heart... -- The industry of politics -- Geeks and snolly-gusters -- The joy of voting -- While waiting for a president -- What was that again? -- Campaign commercials -- Presidential predictions -- Campaign ads and brain waves -- Axes, pancakes and big rigs, oh my! -- 3. THE BEST POLITICIANS MONEY CAN BUY: Calling Mr. Jefferson -- A simple plan -- Sam Houston -- Needed: a 12-step program -- All things to all people -- The Washington Aquarium -- Casting the line -- A real debate -- Bad advice vs. common sense -- The money game -- 4. HAIL TO THE CHIEF: Include me out -- Me, too -- Second inaugurals -- Role model? -- Starstruck -- Are we there yet? -- A history lesson -- The boy who shook hands with JFK -- One year on -- History-makers climb mountains -- Vacations -- Reagan's wit and optimism -- Lessons from Ronald Reagan -- My favorite presidential interview -- Ford's clumsiness -- "If I were President"
  • 5. LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF NEWS: The senior American official -- One-hundred-year-old man -- Kicking the tires -- For Danny Pearl, who tried to get it right -- Escapism at the Paris Hilton -- No bribe left behind -- Getting the story -- Practicing what we preach in Iraq -- Sometimes, good things happen -- A case for newspapers -- We didn't get the Paris interview -- 6. WAR AND PEACE: Pitching in -- A death in the family -- Our policy and our aim -- Service -- Ben Hua -- Bob Kerrey's story -- An uneasy feeling -- Duct tape and tax cuts -- The spin on war -- War reporters -- What comes next -- Going it alone -- Honesty still the best policy -- "No excuse, Sir" is the only answer -- Sharing the sacrifice -- More than lip service -- Is Baghdad too hot for Iraqi leaders? -- Asking the right questions about Iraq -- A tragedy waiting to happen -- Do we no longer practice what we preach? -- 7. SEASONS: The Christmas story -- Not-so-happy holidays -- Valentine's Day -- The man who forgot Valentine -- Friends like these -- Mother's Day -- What is there to say about moms? -- Graduation day -- Code of honor -- Dad, please just act normal -- The name of the day -- Present at the beginning -- Checks and balances -- Saying thanks for Thanksgiving -- And speaking of food... -- 8. WHO WE ARE: Trailer trash -- Sophistries -- Talk to your kids -- O.J. and D.C. -- The hit parade -- Common sense -- The baseball lesson -- A century's work -- The nation faces us -- Good schools -- Vouchers -- Listening in the dark -- Unreality -- To know more -- The scandal and the church -- The Ten Commandments -- In English only? -- Barry Bonds is no hero -- A very bad habit -- The sunset of life -- We are all broken
  • 9. HUMAN INTERESTS: No police -- Good news -- Online and off -- Working the phones -- A real snake -- Everyone cheered -- Top dog -- Coping with the cell phone culture -- Talking the talk -- Just call on me -- Staying in touch too much -- Sorry, Andy -- 10. THE LIVES WE LED: The obits -- Angel Wallenda -- Scott Lewis -- Diana -- James Michener -- Dave Powers -- Madeline Kahn -- Russell Long -- Johnny Cash -- Eddie Adams -- Pope John Paul II -- Peter Jennings -- Paul Tibbets -- William F. Buckley -- 11. THE UNTHINKABLE: A grayness within grayness (Auschwitz) -- Oklahoma City -- A very small place -- Falling to earth -- 9/11 -- Aftermath -- The origins of hatred -- Proud to be Americans -- Daily reminders -- Government failed the people -- 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina -- A nation's concept of itself -- Flood-level hypocrisy -- Feeling abandoned in New Orleans -- At FEMA, your IQ must be below this line -- Our finest hour -- 12. HEROES: FDR -- Eugene Lang -- John Glenn -- Hamilton Jordan -- Bill Proxmire -- Martin Luther King, Jr
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
389 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410411617
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper : large print)
Lccn
2008036829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
ocn244628324

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