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Purdum, Todd S.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 2,451 library holdings
Genres: Television news programs  History  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Television panel discussions 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: DS79.76, 342.73085
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Most widely held works by Todd S Purdum
An idea whose time has come : two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Todd S Purdum( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passage. It was a turbulent time in America--a time of sit-ins, freedom rides, a March on Washington and a governor standing in the schoolhouse door--when John F. Kennedy sent Congress a bill to bar racial discrimination in employment, education, and public accommodations. Countless civil rights measures had died on Capitol Hill in the past. But this one was different because, as one influential senator put it, it was "an idea whose time has come."In a powerful narrative layered with revealing detail, Todd S. Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recreating the legislative maneuvering and the larger-than-life characters who made its passage possible. From the Kennedy brothers to Lyndon Johnson, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Hubert Humphrey and Everett Dirksen, Purdum shows how these all-too-human figures managed, in just over a year, to create a bill that prompted the longest filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate yet was ultimately adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support. He evokes the high purpose and low dealings that marked the creation of this monumental law, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of new interviews that bring to life this signal achievement in American history. Often hailed as the most important law of the past century, the Civil Rights Act stands as a lesson for our own troubled times about what is possible when patience, bipartisanship, and decency rule the day."--
A time of our choosing : America's war in Iraq by Todd S Purdum( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative account of America's most controversial war since Vietnam, a conflict in which "shock and awe" were not confined to the battlefield it was a war like no other the United States had ever fought. It began with the bombing of Saddam Hussein's bunker and ended with statues of the Iraqi dictator being toppled in downtown Baghdad, and it marked a turning point in America's relations with its enemies, its allies, and its sense of itself. Yet most Americans experienced the war as impressionistic and often confusing, the story of one battle here, one unit there, a report from one city, then another, without the larger context we so urgently needed. Each reporter had his "slice" of the war, it seemed, but no one had the whole story or the broad view. A Time of Our Choosing fills that gap brilliantly, drawing on the unparalleled resources and reportage of The New York Times. Todd S. Purdum, one of the paper's most gifted storytellers, traces the war in Iraq from the first rumblings after 9/11, to the diplomatic recriminations at the United Nations, to the battles themselves and their aftermath. He deftly rolls out the whole canvas before our eyes, showing how the individual "slices" fit together into a single, gripping drama. Purdum also explores the complex legacy of America's near-unilateral action. Since the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush has vowed that the United States would confront its enemies "at a time of our choosing," and Purdum shows in vivid terms what this choice has meant for our now transformed world
Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: an interview with Nancy Pelosi and her quest to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives; political insights and analysis with Dan Balz and Todd Burdum; impressionist Steve Bridges as President George W. Bush
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Chris Dodd and Richard Shelby discuss financial reform; David Brooks, Erin Burnett, Evan Thomas, and Michele Norris discuss immigration law and populist anger against Wall Street
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: James Carville, Mary Matalin, Bob Shrum, and Mike Murphy discuss the the 2008 Republican and Democratic presidential contenders
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: The American financial system in deep crisis. With Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and Michael Bloomberg. Insights and analysis from Erin Burnett, Steve Liesman, and Steven Pearlstein
John Ball's In the heat of the night by Matt Pelfrey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially-tense community's single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues.--From publisher description
China Hand An Autobiography by Jr., John Paton Davies( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Bob Schieffer moderates a discussion between Tom Friedman, Amy Walter, Todd Purdum, and CBS News' John Dickerson on the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and comparisons with getting legislation passed today]( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bob Scheiffer moderates a discussion between Tom Friedman, Amy Walter, Todd Purdum, and CBS News' John Dickerson on the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and comparisons with getting legislation passed today. They also talk about the growing power of high-dollar donors and how fundraising is changing politics in America, especially following the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and the recent McCutcheon decision. They speculate on Republican presidential candidates for 2016 and the impact of "Obamacare" on mid-term elections. On "Face the Nation."
A time of our choosing : America's war in Iraq by Todd S Purdum( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It was a war like no other the United States had ever fought. It began with the bombing of Saddam Hussein's bunker and ended with statues of the Iraqi dictator being toppled in downtown Baghdad, and it marked a turning point in America's relations with its enemies, its allies, and its sense of itself. Yet most Americans experienced the war as impressionistic and often confusing - the story of one battle here, one unit there, a report from one city, then another, without the larger context we so urgently needed. Each reporter had his "slice" of the war it seemed, but no one had the whole story or the broad view. [This book] fills that gap ... [The author] traces the war in Iraq from the first rumblings after 9/11, to the diplomatic recriminations at the United Nations, to the battles themselves and their aftermath. He deftly rolls out the whole canvas, showing how the individual "slices" fit together into a single, gripping drama.-Dust jacket
Prep school peers found Kerry talented, ambitious and apart by Todd S Purdum( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Microsoft office xp : expanded by Todd S Purdum( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hollywood is digging out to restore its heritage by Todd S Purdum( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A time of our choosing : america's war in iraq by The Staff of The New York Times( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritative account of America's most controversial war since Vietnam, a conflict in which "shock and awe" were not confined to the battlefield It was a war like no other the United States had ever fought. It began with the bombing of Saddam Hussein's bunker and ended with statues of the Iraqi dictator being toppled in downtown Baghdad, and it marked a turning point in America's relations with its enemies, its allies, and its sense of itself. Yet most Americans experienced the war as impressionistic and often confusing'the story of one battle here, one unit there, a report from one city, then another, without the larger context we so urgently needed. Each reporter had his "slice" of the war, it seemed, but no one had the whole story or the broad view. A Time of Our Choosing fills that gap brilliantly, drawing on the unparalleled resources and reportage of The New York Times. Todd S. Purdum, one of the paper's most gifted storytellers, traces the war in Iraq from the first rumblings after 9/11, to the diplomatic recriminations at the United Nations, to the battles themselves and their aftermath. He deftly rolls out the whole canvas before our eyes, showing how the individual "slices" fit together into a single, gripping drama. Purdum also explores the complex legacy of America's near-unilateral action. Since the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush has vowed that the United States would confront its enemies "at a time of our choosing," and Purdum shows in vivid terms what this choice has meant for our now transformed world
 
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Todd Purdum American journalist

Todd S. Purdum Amerikaans journalist

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