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📝The Loudest Voice in the Room Book Synopsis : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailes—the brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. With a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman puts Ailes’s unique genius on display, along with the outsize personalities—Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, and others—who have helped Fox News play a defining role in the great social and political controversies of the past two decades. From the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to the Bush-Gore recount, from the war in Iraq to the Tea Party attack on the Obama presidency, Roger Ailes developed an unrivaled power to sway the national agenda. Even more, he became the indispensable figure in conservative America and the man any Republican politician with presidential aspirations had to court. How did this man become the master strategist of our political landscape? In revelatory detail, Sherman chronicles the rise of Ailes, a frail kid from an Ohio factory town who, through sheer willpower, the flair of a showman, fierce corporate politicking, and a profound understanding of the priorities of middle America, built the most influential television news empire of our time. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Fox News insiders past and present, Sherman documents Ailes’s tactical acuity as he battled the press, business rivals, and countless real and perceived enemies inside and outside Fox. Sherman takes us inside the morning meetings in which Ailes and other high-level executives strategized Fox’s presentation of the news to advance Ailes’s political agenda; provides behind-the-scenes details of Ailes’s crucial role as finder and shaper of talent, including his sometimes rocky relationships with Fox News stars such as O’Reilly, Hannity, and Carlson; and probes Ailes’s fraught partnership with his equally brash and mercurial boss, Rupert Murdoch. Roger Ailes’s life is a story worthy of Citizen Kane. Featuring a new afterword about Ailes’s epic downfall during the extraordinary 2016 election, The Loudest Voice in the Room is an extraordinary feat of reportage with a compelling human drama at its heart. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR “[An] actually fair and balanced, carefully documented biography.”—Jacob Weisberg, The New York Times Book Review “The book excels at compiling data establishing Ailes’s control freakishness and authoritarian nature. . . . A veteran of the New York media-reporting scene, Sherman nails the Fox News palace intrigue and brings to light interactions that Ailes clearly never wanted to go public.”—Erik Wemple, The Washington Post “[An] enormously entertaining new biography.”—The New Republic “A thoroughly reported look behind that curtain . . . Part of the reason [Ailes] and his allies have campaigned against the book is not because it is false, but because it tells a true story.”—David Carr, The New York Times “Sherman is at his best writing with sweep about the history of cable news and placing Ailes in context.”—Los Angeles Times
📝The Loudest Voice in the Room Book Synopsis : An inside account of Fox News offers insight into its operations and influence, covering the original launch of the cable news network by Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch and the ways in which Fox has become a dominant force in American politics.
📝The Loudest Voice in the Room Book Synopsis : This is the story of America's Fox News Channel - the NewsCorp phenomenon headed by Roger Ailes that spurred the rise of the Tea Party, controls political debate in the world's superpower, and counts presidential candidates on its payroll. Fox News Channel generates $1 billion in annual profits. Yet the network, one of the past quarter-century's biggest business success stories, remains shrouded in mystery. Few understand its profound influence on American politics and world affairs. Gabriel Sherman, a reporter for New York magazine, has cultivated sources at the highest rungs of the company. This is a gripping book that will reveal the real story of Fox News, starting with the founding of the network in 1996 and tracing its meteoric ascent to the present, where it dominates the political landscape in the US and increasingly throughout the world.
📝The Loudest Voice in the Room How the Brilliant Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News and Divided a Country Book Synopsis :
📒Roger Ailes ✍ Ze'ev Chafets
📝Roger Ailes Book Synopsis : A national bestseller offering an inside look at the founder and former head of Fox News Roger Ailes is the quintessential man behind the curtain. He more or less invented modern political consulting and helped Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush win their races for the White House. Then he reinvented himself as a master of cable television, first as the head of CNBC and, since 1996, as the creator and leader of Fox News, the most influential news network in the country. To liberals, Ailes is an evil genius who helped polarize the country by breaking the mainstream media’s long monopoly on what constitutes news. To conservatives, he’s a champion of free speech and fair reporting whose values and view of America reflect their own. But no one doubts that Ailes has transformed journalism. Barack Obama once called him “the most powerful man in America”— and given that Fox News has changed the way millions understand the world, it may be true. Yet for all that fame and infamy, very few people know the real person behind the headlines. Journalist Zev Chafets received unprecedented access to Ailes and his family, friends, and Fox News colleagues. The result is a candid, compelling portrait of a fascinating man. We see Ailes in action at Fox News and hear him reflect on personal matters he has never before discussed publicly. And we discover the heart of his sometimes surprising political beliefs: his profane piety and his unwavering belief in the values of his small-town Ohio boyhood. Ailes loves to fight, but he is a happy warrior who has somehow managed to charm and befriend many of the people he has defeated in political campaigns and television wars. Barbara Walters, Rachel Maddow, Jesse Jackson, the Kennedy clan— all are unexpected Ailes fans. Chafets also gives us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of Fox News and explores Ailes’s relationships with Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, Chris Wallace, and the other stars he has nurtured. Ultimately, Ailes is neither villain nor hero but a man full of contradictions and surprises. As Chafets writes, “What will he do next? What stokes his competitive fires and occasional rages? How to reconcile his acts of exceptional loyalty and private generosity (even to rivals) with his impulse to present himself to the world as a ruthless leg breaker? What makes Roger run—and where, if anywhere, is the finish line? As Ailes himself might say: I report, you decide.” From the Hardcover edition.
📒You Are The Message ✍ Roger Ailes
📝You Are the Message Book Synopsis : "You are the message." What does that mean, exactly? It means that when you communicate with someone, it's not just the words you choose to send to the other person that make up the message. You're also sending signals about what kind of person you are--by your eyes, your facial expression, your body movement, your vocal pitch, tone, volume, and intensity, your commitment to your message, your sense of humor, and many other factors. The receiving person is bombarded with symbols and signals from you. Everything you do in relation to other people causes them to make judgments about what you stand for and what your message is. "You are the message" comes down to the fact that unless you identify yourself as a walking, talking message, you miss that critical point. The words themselves are meaningless unless the rest of you is in synchronization. The total you affects how others think of and respond to you.
📒The Fox Effect ✍ David Brock
📝The Fox Effect Book Synopsis : In light of the recent allegations by Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, and other women about Roger Ailes, anyone wanting to understand his impact on the media world should read The Fox Effect. Based on the meticulous research of the news watchdog organization Media Matters for America, David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt show how Fox News, under its president Roger Ailes, changed from a right-leaning news network into a partisan advocate for the Republican Party. The Fox Effect follows the career of Ailes from his early work as a television producer and media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Consequently, when he was hired in 1996 as the president of Rupert Murdoch’s flagship conservative cable news network, Ailes had little journalism experience, but brought to the job the mindset of a political operative. As Brock and Rabin-Havt demonstrate through numerous examples, Ailes used his extraordinary power and influence to spread a partisan political agenda that is at odds with long-established, widely held standards of fairness and objectivity in news reporting. Featuring transcripts of leaked audio and memos from Fox News reporters and executives, The Fox Effect is a damning indictment of how the network’s news coverage and commentators have biased reporting, drummed up marginal stories, and even consciously manipulated established facts in their efforts to attack the Obama administration.
📒Dark Genius ✍ Kerwin Swint
📝Dark Genius Book Synopsis : Reputation matters - now more than ever. Public opinion in the wake of the financial meltdown has revealed an abiding mistrust of corporations and the executives who run them. Scrutiny from the internet and 24-hour TV offers companies no place to hide; so they must proactively seek the confidence of their shareholders and the public. Via its groundbreaking Seven Strategies of Reputation Leadership, Crisis of Character offers a fail-proof way for executives to immunise themselves and their companies against the breakdowns that can happen to even the most prominent organisations. Using real-life examples (from Merck and Citigroup to Hewlett-Packard and Coca-Cola), Crisis of Character presents concrete ways executives can shape the internal corporate culture to support their business interests.
📒The Selling Of The President ✍ Joe McGinniss
📝The Selling of the President Book Synopsis : WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Joe McGinniss was just twenty-six when he wrote the book that would redefine political journalism. ÒThe Selling of the PresidentÓ, about Richard NixonÕs 1968 run for the White House, was the first book ever to take an unvarnished look at the dirty game of campaign politics. ÒOvernight,Ó Dwight Garner of The New York Times noted, Òit made Theodore WhiteÕs ÔMaking of the PresidentÕ campaign books seem wan and dated.Ó McGinnissÕs startling behind-the-scenes narrative of how a candidate is packaged and sold to the American public stunned readers of the time. Forty-five years later, in the thick of another presidential election, the story is as relevantÑand surprisingÑas ever.Ê With its lively accounts of the clever and cynical men hired to market the Nixon brand (including a young and witty Roger Ailes) and its fresh insights into McLuhanesque campaign techniques, ÒThe Selling of the PresidentÓ examines the genesis of the modern political campaign. As McGinniss writes in a new introduction to this digital edition, ÒÔThe Selling of the PresidentÕ is the first account of the marriage of convenience/mnage trois between national politics, network television, and Madison Avenue.ÓÊ Politics as usual began right here.Ê . . .Ê PRAISE FOR "THE SELLING OF THE PRESIDENT" ÒMcGinniss blessed this land with his book ÔThe Selling of the President, 1968Õ.ÓÊ ÐRobert Sherrill, ÒWashington Post Book WorldÓÊ ÒDevastatingly funny and angryÉMcGinniss has given us a damning but terribly amusing picture of the flackery in one campaignÉThe problem will be around longer than Nixon willÉYou can read this book and laughÑ-or maybe weep a little at how you were sold a president.ÓÊ ÐDavid Broder, ÒWashington PostÓÊ ÒStinging, bitterly comicÉWhat McGinniss saw and heard he has recorded artfully enough to simultaneously entertain us and make us fear for the future of the Republic.ÓÊ ÐÒNew York TimesÓÊ ÒAn appalled, savage and charming chronicle of Mr. NixonÕs 1968 electoral campaign.ÓÊ ÐMurray Kempton, ÒLife MagazineÓÊ
📒The Loudest Duck ✍ Laura A. Liswood
📝The Loudest Duck Book Synopsis : Written in an accessible style, The Loudest Duck is a business fable that offers an alternate view of a multicultural workplace through the use of practical stories and cultural anecdotes. For instance, the Chinese teach their children, "The loudest duck gets shot," a viewpoint that gets carried into adulthood, while many Americans are taught, "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." As a result, you find two distinct ways of doing business, neither one being necessarily the right or better way. By understanding others' viewpoint, you can understand how better to work with them.
📒Crazy Like A Fox ✍ Scott Collins
📝Crazy Like a Fox Book Synopsis : The television editor of The Hollywood Reporter shares his insights into the rise of Fox News, illuminating the bold personalities and back-room deals that made Rupert Murdoch's media gamble pay off. 40,000 first printing.
📒Fox News And American Politics ✍ Dan Cassino
📝Fox News and American Politics Book Synopsis : In recent years, scholars have argued that the ability of people to choose which channel they want to watch means that television news is just preaching to the choir, and doesn’t change any minds. However, this book shows that the media still has an enormous direct impact on American society and politics. While past research has emphasized the indirect effects of media content on attitudes – through priming or framing, for instance – Dan Cassino argues that past data on both the public opinion and the media side wasn’t detailed enough to uncover it. Using a combination of original national surveys, large scale content analysis of news coverage along with data sets as disparate as FBI gun background checks and campaign contribution records, Cassino discusses why it’s important to treat different media sources separately, estimating levels of ideological bias for television media sources as well as the differences in the topics that the various media sources cover. Taking this into account proves that exposure to some media sources can serve to actually make Americans less knowledgeable about current affairs, and more likely to buy into conspiracy theories. Even in an era of declining viewership, the media – especially Fox News – are shaping our society and our politics. This book documents how this is happening, and shows the consequences for Americans. The quality of journalism is more than an academic question: when coverage focuses on questionable topics, or political bias, there are consequences.
📒The Little Little Girl With The Big Big Voice ✍ Kristen Balouch
📝The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice Book Synopsis : In this vibrantly illustrated picture book, one loud little girl is on the hunt for a friend. She searches the jungle high and low, but her BIG voice scares all the animals away! One by one, an elephant, a snake, and a croc quickly retreat from the girl’s booming vocals, until at last she finds the perfect playmate—whose “roar” is even louder than her own!
📒The Abba Cry ✍ Don Lessin
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📒Hrc State Secrets And The Rebirth Of Hillary Clinton ✍ Jonathan Allen
📝HRC State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton Book Synopsis : The true story behind one of the greatest political comebacks in history and a behind-the-scenes look at the woman who may become the next president of America. 'An appraisal of a compelling character who might, at the age of 69 in January 2017, be sworn in as the most powerful woman in the history of the world.' The Times, BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A revealing window into the le Carré-like layers of intrigue that develop when a celebrity politician who is married to another celebrity politician loses to yet another celebrity politician, and goes on to serve the politician who defeated her.' Washington Post 'Provides useful context and intelligent analysis . . . pumped full of colorful you-are-there details.' New York Times Combining deep reporting and West Wing-esque storytelling, HRC reveals the strategising, machinations and last minute decision-making that have accompanied one of the greatest political comebacks in history.
📒The Loudest Roar ✍ Thomas Taylor
📝The Loudest Roar Book Synopsis : Clovis, a small tiger with a loud roar, disturbs the peace and calm of the jungle until the day that the other animals put their heads and voices together.
📒An Atheist In The Foxhole ✍ Joe Muto
📝An Atheist in the FOXhole Book Synopsis : “Hilariously details the inner workings of the cable news network.” —The Daily Beast After college, Joe Muto—a self-professed bleeding-heart, godless liberal—took an entry-level position at Fox News. Joe kept quiet about his political views and initially enjoyed the newsroom camaraderie. But after he began working for Bill O’Reilly—Fox’s number one talking head—Joe just couldn’t take it anymore. He went rogue by becoming Gawker’s Fox Mole, and was outed (and fired) in thirty-six hours. Reminiscent of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, An Atheist in the FOXhole is filled with hilarious, untold tales that will appall and delight the millions who love to hate FOX news.
📒Trident K9 Warriors ✍ Mike Ritland
📝Trident K9 Warriors Book Synopsis : As Seen on "60 Minutes"! As a Navy SEAL during a combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. Ritland started his own company training and supplying dogs for the SEAL teams, U.S. Government, and Department of Defense. He knew that fewer than 1 percent of all working dogs had what it takes to contribute to the success of our nation's elite combat units, and began searching the globe for animals who fit this specific profile. These specialized canines had to pass rigorous selection tests before their serious training could begin. The results were a revelation: highly trained working dogs capable of handling both detection and apprehension work in the most extreme environments and the tensest of battlefield conditions. Though fiercely aggressive and athletic, these dogs develop a close bond with the handlers they work side by side with and the other team members. Truly integrating themselves into their units, these K9 warriors are much like their human counterparts—unwavering in their devotion to duty, strong enough and tough enough to take it to the enemy through pain, injury, or fear. For the first time ever, Trident K9 Warriors gives readers an inside look at these elite canines—who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake saving countless lives, asking for little in the way of reward. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and most highly skilled working animals on the planet.
📒M Is For Metal ✍ Paul McNeil
📝M Is for Metal Book Synopsis : From AC/DC to Led Zeppelin, via Gene Simmons' tongue, The Rolling Stones' refusal to die, and Ozzy Osbourne's problems with dog poop - this is the funniest, silliest, and definitely the loudest A-Z you'll read this year.
📒Be Fierce ✍ Gretchen Carlson
📝Be Fierce Book Synopsis : When star news anchor, journalist, mother of two, and former Miss America Gretchen Carlson spoke up about sexual harassment in the workplace, she had no idea what lay ahead. But now, inspired by her actions, the floodgates have opened and thousands of women are joining her to Be Fierce and reclaim their power against any abuse or injustice. In BE FIERCE, Gretchen shares her own experiences, as well as powerful and moving stories from women in many different careers and fields who decided they too weren't ready to shut up and sit down. Gretchen became a voice for the voiceless. In this revealing and timely book, Gretchen shares her views on what women can do to empower and protect themselves in the workplace or on a college campus, what to say when someone makes suggestive remarks, how an employer's Human Resources department may not always be your friend, and how forced arbitration clauses in work contracts often serve to protect companies rather than employees. Her groundbreaking message encourages women to stand up and speak up in every aspect of their lives. Gretchen also discusses why this fight will require both women and men working together to ensure that our daughters and sons will have a brighter future. BE FIERCE is a cultural movement and a motivating testament to what we can accomplish if we collectively decide to become warriors in the path for a better future. The time is now. Take back your life, your career, and your dignity. Learn more at www.gretchencarlson.com. Twitter: @GretchenCarlsonFacebook: @GretchenCarlsonInstagram: @therealgretchencarlson A portion of each book sale will go towards Gretchen's Gift of Courage fund. "Using your voice and speaking your truth is a step toward freedom. Be a 'Fierce' force because that's what it takes to change the world."--Maria Shriver, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of The Women's Alzheimer's Movement
📒This Town ✍ Mark Leibovich
📝This Town Book Synopsis : Washington D.C. might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation's capital, just millionaires. Through the eyes of Leibovich we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year; how political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city's most powerful and puzzled-over journalist; how a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent "brand" than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on "changing Washington" can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath. Outrageous, fascinating, and very necessary, This Town is a must-read whether you're inside the highway which encircles DC - or just trying to get there.