Monday, January 19, 2009

La era de las turbulencias or Warrior Queens

La era de las turbulencias: Aventuras en un nuevo mundo

Author: Alan Greenspan

En La era de las turbulencias, Alan Greenspan hace recuento de su vida y sus experiencias laborales, reconoce que la guerra de Irak tiene que ver con el petrуleo y alude a temas candentes de la economнa contemporбnea, como la burbuja inmobiliaria. Es muy esclarecedor el poder leer las memorias de Greenspan en esta coyuntura de turbulencias.

Alan Greenspan (Nueva York, 1926) fue presidente de la Reserva Federal de EE.UU. entre 1987 y 2006. Obtuvo el bachillerato en economнa en 1948, la maestrнa en economнa en 1950 y su doctorado en economнa en 1977, todos por la Universidad de Nueva York. En 1968 Greenspan se convirtiу en asesor en economнa del entonces candidato Richard Nixon, pero Greenspan no confiaba en Nixon, y se distancio aun mas de el cuando Nixon inicio su polнtica de control de precios y salarios, que horrorizo a Greenspan. Fue presidente de la Reserva Federal desde el 11 de agosto de 1987 hasta el 1 de febrero de 2006.

Fue nominado al puesto por los presidentes Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton y George W. Bush. Solo William McChesney Martin Jr. ha sido el presidente de la Reserva Federal durante mбs tiempo que Greenspan, permaneciendo en el cargo casi 18 aсos y diez meses entre 1951 y 1970.

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Warrior Queens

Author: Antonia Fraser

In this panoramic work of history, Lady Antonia Fraser looks at women who led armies and empires: Cleopatra, Isabella of Spain, Jinga Mbandi, Margaret Thatcher, and Indira Gandhi, among others.

Publishers Weekly

In a series of cleverly linked biographies, Fraser here tells the stories of a long line of history's ``warrior queens,'' at the same time exploring and illuminating the myths, paradoxes and ambiguities that attend their status as aggressive female leaders, and the ``mingled awe, horror, and ecstasy'' that they inspire. She begins with the British queen Boadicea, who in A.D. 60 led a massive but doomed rebellion against the Roman occupation (and whose spirit haunts the entire book), and ends with the modern trio: Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher. In between come the likes of Isabella of Spain, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great and the beautiful Rani of Jhansi, who, wronged by the British, earned herself a permanent place in Indian legend by the heroic role she played against them in the so-called Mutiny of 1857. Fraser ( Mary Queen of Scots ; Cromwell ) buttresses her book with sound scholarship, while her insights and enthusiasm make it beguiling. Illustrated. 60,000 first printing; BOMC and QPBC alternates. (Mar.)

Library Journal

In her justly acclaimed biographies of Oliver Cromwell and Mary, Queen of Scots, Fraser established her rare ability to breathe exciting life into historical figures. In this work she covers 17 women, from Queen Boadicea to Margaret Thatcher, who have ruled, specifically in time of war. Her character vignettes are sharp and incisive, and along the way she offers some intriguing thoughts on how societies through time have reacted to females cast in a role of military leadership. The final chapter, which is an overview of what might be termed the psychology of ``warrior queens,'' ought to be required reading for every student of history. Highly recommended. BOMC and Quality Paperback Book Club alternates.-- James A. Casada, Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, S.C.

School Library Journal

YA-- Using Britain's Queen Boadicea as a focus, Fraser presents a provocative study of exceptional women leaders whose patriotic and military actions are resounding proof that women have made their mark many times over in fields usually dominated by men. Leadership roles of Warrior Queens Boadicea, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, and Margaret Thatcher--and many others--are examined in the context of the paradoxes and politics of their times. This book brings to life historical fact from a feminist viewpoint. A worthwhile addition to the history shelves.-- Jenni Elliott, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, TX

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