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- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95
This memoir of a CIA operations officer captures the spirit of the early years of the Agency, a period sometimes described as its 'finest hours.' Using the alias 'St. Martin,' Stuart Methven served in the CIA from the 1950s through the 1970s. The book opens by describing the author's training in the clandestine arts and subsequent assignment to Asia... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Over the past twenty years, presidential candidates have developed an entertainment talk show strategy in which they routinely chat with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart.? In fact, between 1992 and 2012, there have been more than 200 candidate interviews on daytime and late night talk shows with nearly every presidential... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95
First published in 1990, Laws, Men and Machines is an original interpretation of the lasting influence that Newtonian mechanics has had on the design and operation of the American political system. The author argues that it is this mechanistic tradition that now instinctively shapes the way we conceive of, analyse, and evaluate American politics,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 0.99
One of the most remarkable characteristics of the U.S. Constitution is its mutability. The procedure for amending the Constitution ensures that it will always be a living document that reflects the evolving concerns of the American populace over time. Indeed, soon after the Constitution was ratified, it began to be amended. The first ten amendments,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
In her interdisciplinary dissertation, the author challenges the purely legalistic approach to civil rights discrimination protection. Using theories drawn from economics and psychology, she analyzes discrimination and asks whether and in what way the ban on civil rights discrimination actually influences such choices. On this basis, she makes a normative... more...
- Encounter Books 2014; US$ 23.99
This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism. It shows that what we think of liberalism today—the top-and-bottom coalition we associate with President Obama—began not with Progressivism or the New Deal but rather in the wake of the post-WWI disillusionment with American society. In the Twenties, the first writers and thinkers... more...
- Zed Books 2014; US$ 19.95
In this eye-opening book, Lorenzo Fioramonti provides a much-needed critique of the current 'data fever', showing both the direct consequences and indirect implications of the increasing power of numbers. At the same time, it investigates innovative attempts to resist the invasion of mainstream statistics by providing alternative measurements... more...
- Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 21.99
From a former top-level insider ? whom the Los Angeles Times has called ?the most influential career lawyer in CIA history? ? comes an unprecedented memoir filled with revelatory stories about the US government?s intelligence program. In 1975, fresh out of law school and working in a mind-numbing job at the US Treasury, John Rizzo took ?a total... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99
The Path of American Public Policy: Comparative Perspectives demonstrates how ideas and institutions influence public policy formation in the United States. This book presents comparative cases of when comprehensive change in the United States failed and when it succeeded and compares and contrasts the American presidential system to the British... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
During the 8th century BC, power gradually shifted from the central government to local rulers, who had nearly autonomous control over their areas of dominion. This study assembles for the first time all known sources regarding this period and analyzes them with respect to their description of the sociocultural interactions between the king and local... more...