By Richard Shenkman

During this well timed, illuminating, and sometimes stunning booklet, Richard Shenkman finds that it's not simply fresh presidents yet all presidents who've been ambitious--and from time to time frighteningly so, keen to sacrifice their wellbeing and fitness, relatives, loyalty, and values. Presidential Ambition is a e-book that may completely modify the way in which we predict approximately prior, current, and destiny American presidents.

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They envisioned a permanent research station north of San Diego, near Long Beach (known today as La Jolla Shores). Scripps family money was used to purchase 170 acres from the City of San Diego on an isolated bluff overlooking the sea. Only the structures shown here existed in 1912. Shortly after this photograph was taken, 12 cottages, an executive director’s house, a library, a 1,000-foot-long pier, and an 85-foot ship, the Alexander Agassiz, were constructed. “I have never . . asked either Mr.

San Diego mayor Edwin Capps later wrote, “I feel that I am expressing the sentiment of the people of our city when I say that we very appreciatively acknowledge our obligation to (the military) for contributing to the success of our fair and for the cordial co-operation which has always been given . . ” City voters approved several transfers of land to the Navy for the development of naval facilities, in one case by a 13,857-305 margin. 44 An Era of Opportunity: 1908–1916 Ellen Browning Scripps played a key role in forming what became the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and national defense partnership of today.

In addition, the city granted 142 acres of tideland. Congressman Kettner later secured a $1 million federal appropriation for construction of the naval training station. 50 Birth of a Military Metropolis: 1917–1921 Thousands of sailor recruits, 40 percent of whom could not swim, were trained in Balboa Park, three miles from the ocean. San Diego did not have a large municipal pool. The solution was to take over the park’s renowned lily pond in 1918. It was deepened, lined with concrete, and a new water system exchanged its 450,000 gallons daily.

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