Where Power Stops

David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office.

Author: David Runciman

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ISBN: 9781788163330

Category: Heads of state

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Lyndon Baines Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, and Donald Trump: each had different motivations, methods, and paths, but they all sought the highest office. And yet when they reached their goal, they often found that the power they had imagined was illusory. Their sweeping visions of reform faltered. They faced bureaucratic obstructions, but often the biggest obstruction was their own character. However, their personalities could help them as much as hurt them. Arguably the most successful of them, LBJ showed little indication that he supported what he is best known for - the Civil Rights Act - but his grit, resolve, and brute political skill saw him bend Congress to his will. David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?

Code of Federal Regulations

On hydraulic type steering gears a suitable arrangement of stop valves in the
main piping may be considered as a means of steadying the rudder . § 57.25–35
Rudder stops . ( a ) Main power steering gear shall be provided with positive ...

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Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

The Saturday Evening Post

To meet the punishing demands of power driving , B. F. Goodrich , inventor of
Tubeless Tires , now brings you Power Tubeless Tires . Designed to handle
power ' starts , power stops , power turns , power go . To grip instead of slip on
power ...

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Illustrations in Choir Accompaniment with Hints in Registration

In the mean time the manual sixteen - foot stop gives the octave lower TO foot
tone may be added . than written . It is well for the pupil ... For brilliant effects ,
with a chorus of sufficient . power , stops of two feet become necessary . These
are the ...

Author: Dudley Buck

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Category: Musical accompaniment

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City Homes Country Houses and Church Architecture Or

Apart from these two considerations , which of course are paramount , they
cannot be too large , in order that they may possess unlimited power and range
of stops , capable of producing effects appropriate for all occasions . If the church
is ...

Author: Samuel Sloan

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Category: Architecture

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My Thoughts on Music and Musicians

For ordinary playing , however , the Great Organ stops would be used in the
following combinations . Small Open ... The addition of the Flute to the first
combination gives brightness without much increasing power . Stopped
Diapason and ...

Author: Henry Heathcote Statham

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Steps of Belief

As the organ gradually grows old , weak , dilapidated , out of tune , the power of
the musician seems to grow weak too . At last the organ refuses to give a sound .
It stops . The musical power stops too , at the same time . Do you infer from that ...

Author: James Freeman Clarke

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The analogy of religion natural and revealed to the constitution and course of nature With a life of the author c by W Fitzgerald

the word miraculous ; whether this power stopped immediately after it had made
man , or went on , and exerted itself farther in giving him a revelation , is a
question of the same kind , as whether an ordinary power exerted itself in such a
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Western Electrician

On very long lines I think the transmission must be done by direct current . more
Power Transmission for Central Stations . ... when it would In taking up the
condition I have just mentioned — that stop and stay stopped until deliberately
started ...

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Notes on the United States Reports

Such power is not dormant but exEvery species of commercial inter ercised by
legislation , 158 U. S. 580 , course , interstate and international ... Legislation
affecting all States is esQuestion where power stops is judi- sentially national , 8
Wall .

Author: Walter Malins Rose

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The Edinburgh Review

On a question for independent political power consistent of vital importance to the
existence of the with sanity . ... legisin as far as it is supported by local taxation .
lation , and threatens to stop the course of But at that limit their power stops .

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A Record of the Transportation Exhibits at the World s Columbian Exposition of 1893

Results have demonstrated the fact that the arrangement prevents low joints and
battered rail ends , while careful reports have been made upon their ... and if the
spike be re - driven in the same place , the holding power is but little lessened .

Author: James Dredge

Publisher: London : Offices of Engineering

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Category: Automobiles

Page: 779

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American Cinematographer

1 ) interposed in the camera motor power line stops and starts the recorder in
unison with the camera and produces the sync signal . A similar 120 - volt con .
trol box is also available for use with a single - phase 120 - volt , 60 - cycle cam .
era ...

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Power

But each paper machine requires mounted on the main - control panel ( which is
located so much power that whenever one is started or stopped , near the motor )
begins to move a rheostat arm around the speed of every other machine on the ...

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Saturday Review

Mr. Truman, so we are told, had a legend on bus desk: "The buck stops here."
Where the buck stops is where power begins; in the White House, not in the
Capitol, where no buck is ever stopped, no corporate responsibility is ever
accepted.

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Machine Design

Critical applications use electromechanical clutch and brake devices to stop
loads when motor power is removed . However , when motor braking can be less
precise , dynamic braking may be a less costly solution . Motor acceleration
control ...

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Official Proceedings

The direct current power is supplied from the five substations referred to by Mr.
Ray through rectifiers. ... The local trains making many stops have gained more
than the express trains, because now we have a maximum running speed fixed
by ...

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Report

All trains including express trains are necessarily stopped at certain stations
where no such stoppage is needed . 1. ... When the power stops the system is
temporarily put out of service , the handling of train is hinder . ed , and attended
with ...

Author: Tokyo International Congress of the P. E. N. Clubs. 29th

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Power and the Engineer

When can have enough slack to let the empty stop the bucket hoist , a limit switch
on the bucket is lowered the ... to two - thirds of the material on the drive cuts off
the motor power stops the trolley racking in emergency load in the bucket .

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Western Construction

... engine , the unit travels unattended from loading point to any preselected
discharge spot where it automatically stops . ... It not only transports materials
over terrain where power buggies are inoperable , but it is faster and more
economical .

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