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FULL BOOK TITLE: Bias Is All Around You: A Handbook for Inspecting Social Media & News Stories
AUTHOR NAME: Erik Bean, Ed.D.
PUBLISHER NAME: Healthy Mind Express Imprint of Ethan Bean Mental Wellness Foundation
WE THE PRESIDENTS: How American Presidents Shaped the Last Century is not a traditional presidential history. Written by former tech CEO Ronald Gruner, this history is born out of his interest in understanding how and when American politics transitioned from merely polarized to openly hostile. Beginning with Warren G. Harding in 1921 and ending with Donald Trump in 2021, Gruner examines not a single presidency but instead the development of the presidency through a century of administrations. His experience as a CEO produces a very different view of presidential history. Instead of political power, Gruner concentrates on the economic and social accomplishments over seventeen presidencies inter-connecting American history.
Growing up in Oklahoma and then living most of his adult life in Massachusetts, Gruner questioned how Americans had lost the common thread of Presidents over the last century working to build an America that represented and benefitted all. His goal was to write a history of the last century devoid of politics, political battles, and behind-the-scenes intrigue. Instead, readers will find a history of what impacted Americans and their economic well-being. WE THE PRESIDENTS discusses economic growth, personal income, income equality and taxation during each presidency and the influence those policies had through the decades on the American way of life.
Ronald Gruner’s experience as an accomplished executive has resulted in a different breed of presidential history. Gruner founded and served as chief executive of three successful technology firms during his long career. Taken from his business experience, WE THE PRESIDENTS focuses on results rather than politics; on economics rather than ideology, and on the interconnections linking presidential administrations rather than isolated presidencies.
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Did you know? The American Writing Awards has THREE unique categories for OLDER books?--the Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, and Legacy Children's Book categories accept books older than three years. Give your timeless book a chance at an award.
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