America (the Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, Ausgabe 348

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- Since Jon Stewart took over The Daily Show in 1999, its ratings have soared and it now beats CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News among young adults in its time slot. In 2003, the show won two Emmy Awards and two Television Critics Association Awards. In 2001, the show won a writing Emmy and a Peabody for its 2000 election coverage.
- Jon Stewart is the author of the national bestseller, Naked Pictures of Famous People (Rob Weisbach Books, 1998). He is a media favorite and has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone.
- America (The Book) features lavish color illustrations, photographs, drawings, and charts.
- The book is timed to coincide with the height of the 2004 presidential election campaign, when public demand for political satire will be at its height.
- Available as a Time Warner AudioBook.
 

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While humorous, there are some very cringe-worthy moments in this book. Mostly the overemphasis on using r*tard as an insult, and accusing people they don't like of being "secretly gay" (as we know ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Very funny! I read it through, not in small doses like other people said they have and I still thought it was a great read! Jon Stewart & team are truly some of the best comedians who use intelligence, wit & smart humor! Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

The Founding of America
17
The President
35
Congress
57
The Judicial Branch
81
Campaigns and Elections
103
The Media
131
The Future of Democracy
167
The Rest of the World
183
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2004)

Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born on November 28, 1962 in New York City. He attended the College of William ans Mary and graduated in 1984. He started as a stand-up comedian when he made his debut at a club called The Bitter End. He began using the stage name Jon Stewart by dropping his last name and changing the spelling of his middle name Stuart to Stewart.He entered television as host of the Short Attention Span theater for Comedy Central. He then went on to host his own show pn MTV called the Jon Stewart Show which was the first talk show on the network to become a fast hit. He bacame host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in 1999 which combines humor with the day's top news stories. As the Daily Show gained popularity Jon Stewart won his first Emmy award in 2001. Jon Stewart has won a total of 13 Emmys as either writer or producer for The Daily Show, which ahs also been nominated for many news and jpurnalism awards. In 2005, The Daily Show and Jon Stewart also received a Best Comedy Album Grammy Award for the audio book edition of America (The Book). The print version was on the best selling U.S. books in 2004. His title Earth: The Book: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. In 2016, he and Chris Smith published The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History. He became known as the critic of CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Jon Stewart also hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards.

Politician, philosopher, farmer, architect, and author, Jefferson was born to Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson on April 13, 1743, in Tuckahoe, Virginia. As Jefferson observed in his autobiography, his parents could "trace their pedigree far back in England and Scotland." At the age of 16, Thomas Jefferson entered William and Mary College; at age 24, Jefferson was admitted to the bar; at 25, he was elected to the Virginia Assembly. Renowned for his political contributions to the American colonies, and later, to the embryonic Republic, Jefferson published in 1774 A Summary View of the Rights of British America, celebrating the inalienable natural rights claimed by the colonialists. In 1775 Jefferson was elected to the Continental Congress; in 1776 he joined the five-person committee responsible for drafting the Declaration of Independence---a document that is widely regarded as being largely Jefferson's own work. In 1779 Jefferson was elected governor of the state of Virginia, and in subsequent years he distinguished himself both as a cosmopolitan international politician and as a man committed to the future of Virginia. In 1789 he was appointed U.S. secretary of state, in 1797 he served as vice president under President John Adams, and in 1801 he was elected third president of the United States. Jefferson's literary career was no less stellar than his political accomplishments. He authored tracts and books on such diverse subjects as gardening, the life of Jesus, the history of Virginia, and the practices of farming. The precise descriptions of nature that inform his Notes on the State of Virginia (1787) are frequently credited with foreshadowing the Hudson River school of aesthetics. Thomas Jefferson died on the fourth of July. His grave marker, engraved with words of his own choosing, states, "Here lies Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and Father of the University of Virginia.

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