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  • American Credoby Michael Foley

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    If America has a claim to exceptionalism, American Credo locates it in a little understood ability to engage in deep conflicts over political ideas, while at the same time reducing adversarial positions to legitimate derivatives of American history and development. more...

  • The Age of Absurdityby Michael Foley

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 13.99

    The good news is that the great thinkers from history have proposed the same strategies for happiness and fulfilment. The bad news is that these turn out to be the very things most discouraged by contemporary culture. This knotty dilemma is the subject of TheAge ofAbsurdity- a wry and accessible investigation into how the desirable states of wellbeing... more...

  • Embracing the Ordinaryby Michael Foley

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 12.99

    It has always been difficult to appreciate everyday life, often devalued as dreary, banal and burdensome, and never more so than in a culture besotted with fantasy, celebrity and glamour. Yet many writers, artists, film-makers and photographers have celebrated the ordinary life around them, and many philosophers, anthropologists, psychologists and... more...

  • The Silence of Constitutions (Routledge Revivals)by Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1989, Michael?s Foley?s book deals with the ?abeyances? present in both written and unwritten constitutions, arguing that these gaps in the explicitness of a constitution, and the various ways they are preserved, provide the means by which constitutional conflict is continually postponed. Abeyances are valuable, therefore, not in... more...

  • Kings of Septemberby Michael Foley

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    The award-winning and bestselling account of the classic 1982 final. An epic story of triumph and loss, joy and tragedy. Boylesports Irish Sports Book of the Year 2007 more...

  • Laws, Men and Machinesby Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    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 Bloodied Fieldby Michael Foley

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    An account of the dramatic events at Croke Park following the IRA assassination of British military agents in Dublin, resulting in the shooting dead of fourteen people by the Royal Irish Constabulary. Includes the social/political scene and describing events from the perspective of the Irish and British participants. more...

  • Pioneers of Aerial Combatby Michael Foley

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 9.99

    When the Wright Brothers made their first flight in the early years of the twentieth century it sparked the imagination of those who wanted to fly, both in their country and around the world. In Britain, however, the spark wasn't strong enough to light a fire and it was in other parts of Europe, notably France, where flight began to develop seriously.... more...

  • Britain's Railway Disastersby Michael Foley

    Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 10.99

    Passengers on the early railways took their lives in their hands every time they got on board a train. It was so dangerous that they could buy an insurance policy with their ticket. There seemed to be an acceptance that the level danger was tolerable in return for the speed of travel that was now available to them. British Railway Disasters looks at... more...

  • Rise of the Tankby Michael Foley

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    Rise of the Tank will be concentrated on the period of the development of the tank and its use in the First World War. This will appeal to those interested in new developments in war and those interested in the First World War generally. The book will be especially relevant due to the forthcoming centenary of the beginning of the war and for this reason... more...