Charles W. Maynes was born in Huron, South Dakota, on December 9, 1938. He was educated at Harvard College, receiving a bachelor's degree in history in 1960. He is the author of several books, including "The Godfather: A Biography" Maynes joined the U.S. Foreign Service after graduating from Oxford. Over the next nine years, he served as a Foreign Service Officer in Laos and the Soviet Union. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at Oxford University, receiving a master's degree in politics, philosophy, and economics. In 1972, he left the foreign service to join the staff of Sargent Shriver, the running mate of Democratic candidate George McGovern. In the early 1970s, he also served on the staffs of Sen. Fred R. R. and Sen. Ted Kennedy. Rep. Harris (D—OK) and Rep. Morse (D-MA-5) introduced the bill in the House of Representatives. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Frank B. Morse of Massachusetts and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The Senate version of the bill is expected to be introduced in the coming weeks. In 1977, President of the United States Jimmy Carter nominated Maynes as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. Maynes held this office from April 7, 1977, until April 9, 1980. During his time in office, Maynes helped draft agreements that led to the independence of Namibia from South Africa. Leaving government service in 1980, Maynes became editor of Foreign Policy magazine. From 1997 through 2007, Mayne was president of the Eurasia Foundation. Mayne died of cancer at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 2, 2007. He was the father of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon.
Movies & TV shows
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
When they head to Canada to investigate a series of giant-worm attacks, they find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters. After arriving at a remote research facility in the artic tu...
After a series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. The syst...
Far from Here
A young couple struggles to keep their marriage afloat in a foreign country.
A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.
Annie is a happy foster kid who is tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York. Since being left by her parents as a baby, it's been a hard life with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. Wil...
Nova Prime is mankind's new home after a thousand years. After an extended tour of duty, General Raige is ready to be a father. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land...
White House Down
Capitol Policeman John Cale was denied his dream job by the Secret Service. When the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group, he takes his little girl on a tour of the White House. ...
Think Like a Man
The balance of power in four couples is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey's book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the me...
Brian O'Conner and Dom Toretto are on opposite sides of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've been on the run. They need to get one last job in order to get their free...
Billy Beane tried to put together a baseball team on a budget by using computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Hulk vs. Wolverine
Department H wants to find the beast known as the "Hulman", who is in the Canadian wilderness. The smell of gunpowder and a toxic scent can be smelled when looking at the damage done to a town. He was...
Two doctors are forced to work in a town ravaged by graveyard sores. Cherry's leg was ripped from her body. As the invalids became enraged, Cherry and her ex-boyfriend led a team of accidental warrior...
Flags of Our Fathers
The US was raised by five Marines and one Navy Corpsman. There is a flag on Mt. Joe Rosenthal wrote a novel on February 23, 1945. John 'Doc' Bradley is one of the three surviving servicemen. Rene Gagn...
Letters from Iwo Jima
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima is told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
John Constantine has been to Hell before. The world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles is the subject of a policewoman and a man's investigation into th...
The Great Raid
As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong person. The evil plans of Dr must be stoppe...
The 1836 standoff at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas was based on the battle between a group of Texan and Tejano men and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces.
A Christmas Carol
On Christmas Eve, Miser Scrooge is awakened by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits hi...
Natalie Babbitt's book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation. Winnie Foster was in her early teens when she was growing up in Winesap. Winnie wants a life of greater freedom and adve...
There are friends in a pot of confusion. The French Foreign Legion has a member named Simon Murray. The man is fighting for himself. If you are a war torn man, you can desert everything.
A Knight's Tale
When a knight dies suddenly, William Thather gets a chance at glory. William won't stop until he's crowned tournament champion, assuming matters of the heart don't get in the way.
Bless the Child
She becomes the daughter she has always wanted when her sister saddles her with a baby with an intellectual disability. Six years later, with her new husband, Eric Stark, she re-enters her life. The F...
In the middle of World War II, the battle under the sea rages, and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. After a wrecked U-boat sent out an emergency signal,...
My Dog Skip
A shy boy can't make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi, until his parents give him a puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community ...
Eddie has been in a state of depression since the death of his friend Johnny. Riding his motorcycle into a small desert town where Johnny once lived, he is confronted by a gang of toughs who beat him ...
That Strange Person
A bizarre trip through the thoughts of a woman who wonders who she is and who she could become.
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Three women in the 80s visited the office of a New York entertainment manager. One is in L.A. One is a singer while the other is a teacher. Each claims to be the widow of a doo-wop singer, and each wa...
The story is set in the future and follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of ...
A flight attendant is caught in the middle of trying to smuggle cash into the country for her boss. When the cops try to get to her boss, she comes up with a plan to keep the money for herself.
From Dusk Till Dawn
The Gecko brothers are on the run after a bank robbery. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next day. They have to survive from dusk till dawn at the rendezvous point, ...
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
As Aladdin and his friends face all sorts of terrifying threats, they make some exciting last-minute escapes to chase the King of Thieves and his villainous crew.
Two friends seek refuge in a mall after being dumped by their girlfriends.
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain
Two teen girls, one from the city and one from the country, try to find the hidden gold of Bear Mountain, learning about friendship, loyalty and courage on the way.