Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West.
Then, in 1850, when California moved to join the Union as a free state, “the immortal trio” had one last chance to save the country from the real risk of civil war.
Brands narrates an epic American rivalry and the little-known drama of the dangerous early years of our democracy.
Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class.
South Carolina’s John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery.
Their rise was marked by dramatic duels, fierce debates, scandal and political betrayal.
They wrestled with these issues for four decades, arguing bitterly and hammering out political compromises that held the Union together, but only just.
But, by that point, they had never been further apart.
Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the future of our democracyIn the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms.
Together these heirs of Washington, Jefferson and Adams took the country to war, battled one another for the presidency and set themselves the task of finishing the work the Founders had left undone.
Yet each in his own way sought to remedy the two glaring flaws in the Constitution: its refusal to specify where authority ultimately rested, with the states or the nation, and its unwillingness to address the essential incompatibility of republicanism and slavery.
Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity.
Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.
My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.
Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction―from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame.
A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud.
” ―Russell BrandWith a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery.
He believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but “What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running―into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?”Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi―and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear.
Brand by Hand documents the work, career, and artistic inspiration of graphic designer extraordinaire Jon Contino.
He talks like one, he acts like one, and most importantly, he designs like one.
Throughout all of this, he has gone to design hell and back, facing obstacles like fear, self-doubt, and bad luck.
He is the founder and creative director of Jon Contino Studio, and over the past two decades, he has built a massive collection of award-winning graphic-design work for high-profile clients such as Nike, 20th Century Fox, and Sports Illustrated.
Brand by Hand documents the work and career of Jon Contino, exploring his lifelong devotion to the guts and grime of New York and cementing his biggest artistic inspirations, from hardcore music to America’s favorite pastime.
A graphic-design retrospective showcasing his minimalist illustrations and unmistakable hand-lettering, Brand by Hand shares how Contino has taken a passion for pen and ink and turned it into an expanding empire of clients, merchandise, and artwork.
This book provides evidence-based answers to the key questions asked by marketers every day.
It is the first book to present these laws in context and to explore their meaning and application.
This is contrary to most marketing texts and indeed, much information provides evidence that much modern marketing theory is far from soundly based.
The most distinctive element to this book is that the laws presented are tried and tested; they have been found to hold over varied conditions, time and countries.
Tackling issues such as how brands grow, how advertising really works, what price promotions really do and how loyalty programs really affect loyalty, How Brands Grow presents decades of research in a style that is written for marketing professionals to grow their brands.