by Erwin C. Hargrove, Prisoners Of Myth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Prisoners Of Myth book, Prisoners of Myth is the first comprehensive history of the Tennessee Valley Authority from its creation to the present day. It is also a telling case study of organizational evolution and decline. Building on Philip Selznick's classic work TVA and the Grass Roots (1949), a seminal text in the theoretical study of bureaucracy, Erwin Hargrove analyzes the organizational culture of the TVA by looking at the actions of its leaders over six decades--from the heroic years of the New Deal and World War II through the postwar period of consolidation and growth to the time of troubles from 1970 onward, when the TVA ran afoul of environmental legislation, built a massive nuclear power program that it could not control, and sought new missions for which there were no constituencies. The founding myth of multipurpose regional development was inappropriately pursued in the 1970s and '80s by leaders who became "prisoners of myth" in their attempt to keep the TVA heroic. A decentralized organization, which had worked well at the grass roots, was difficult to redirect as the nuclear genii spun out of control. TVA autonomy from Washington, once a virtue, obscured political accountability. This study develops an important new theory about institutional performance in the face of historical change.
by Susan Katz Keating, Prisoners Of Hope Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Prisoners Of Hope book, An expose of the exploitation of the families of soldiers missing in Vietnam, reveals how the U.S. government has mismanaged the issue
by S. P. Mackenzie, The Colditz Myth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Colditz Myth book, The story of Colditz has been told often but this book chronicles the development of the Colditz myth and puts what happened inside the castle in the context of British and Commonwealth POW life in Germany as a whole. Being a captive of the Third Reich was more complicated and tougher than the popular myth would suggest. Both physical and mental demands of survival far outweighed escaping activity in order of importance in most camps. For the first time McKenzie seeks, for the first time, to place Colditz - both the camp and the legend - in a wider historical context.
by Victoria Law, Prisons Make Us Safer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Prisons Make Us Safer book, "Utilizing narrative, statistics and history, this book identifies and dispels 21 popularly-held myths about mass incarceration"--
by Howard Bruce Franklin, M I A Or Mythmaking In America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download M I A Or Mythmaking In America book, This paperback edition of M.I.A. or Mythmaking in America adds major new material about Ross Perot's role, the 1991-1992 Senate investigation, and illegal operations authorized by Ronald Reagan. "An important and compelling book. . . . Franklin raises and answers all of the hardest questions about an enduring piece of political mythology."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "A calm and thoughtful book on a firestorm of a subject. . . . Intelligent, provocative, and courageous."--Kirkus Reviews
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