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  • Restoring Responsibilityby Dennis F. Thompson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    Argues for a more robust conception of responsibility in public life than prevails in contemporary democracies. more...

  • John Stuart Mill and Representative Governmentby Dennis Frank Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 33.50

    Although Mill regarded Considerations on Representative Government as a mature statement of his theory of democracy, critics have tended to treat it less seriously than most of his other major works. Dennis Thompson argues that this neglect has led to inadequate interpretations of Mill's thought on democracy. Drawing where appropriate on other writings... more...

  • Why Deliberative Democracy?by Amy Gutmann; Dennis Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    The most widely debated conception of democracy in recent years is deliberative democracy--the idea that citizens or their representatives owe each other mutually acceptable reasons for the laws they enact. Two prominent voices in the ongoing discussion are Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson. In Why Deliberative Democracy? , they move the debate forward... more...

  • Truth v. Justiceby Robert I. Rotberg; Dennis Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 46.00

    The truth commission is an increasingly common fixture of newly democratic states with repressive or strife-ridden pasts. From South Africa to Haiti, truth commissions are at work with varying degrees of support and success. To many, they are the best--or only--way to achieve a full accounting of crimes committed against fellow citizens and to prevent... more...

  • The Colt 1911 Pistolby Leroy Thompson; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    First used in combat during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and then extensively during both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945), the Colt Government Model (1911) pistol remained the standard issue handgun in the US armed forces for nearly 80 years and has continued in service with some units to this day. In fact, the M1911 has... more...

  • The M1 Carbineby Leroy Thompson; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The M1 Carbine was produced in more numbers than any other US small arm in World War II (1939-1945). In 1938 the US Chief of Infantry requested that the Ordnance Department develop a carbine or light rifle to be used by service and support troops, artillerymen, machinegun crews, tankers, mortar crews and other troops not needing the power of the M1... more...

  • The Spirit of Compromiseby Amy Gutmann; Dennis Frank Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis?dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. In The Spirit of Compromise , eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson show why compromise is so important, what stands in the way of achieving... more...

  • The M1 Garandby Leroy Thompson; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The M1 Garand gave US infantrymen a marked edge during World War II. It shot faster and further than enemy infantry rifles and hit harder. No less an authority on killing the enemy than General George S. Patton called the Garand, "The greatest battle implement ever devised." At a time when opposing forces were armed with bolt action rifles, US troops... more...

  • The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke: Text Classicsby C.J. Dennis; Jack Thompson

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, a comic verse novel, was first published in book form in 1915 and sold more than sixty thousand copies in nine editions within a year. By the mid-1970s nearly three hundred thousand copies had been sold internationally. more...

  • US Combat Shotgunsby Leroy Thompson; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Winchester, Remington, Ithaca Gun Company, Stevens, Savage, Mossberg, Benelli, and other gun manufacturers have produced a range of combat shotguns for US armed forces. When a soldier must face multiple opponents at close quarters, few weapons can match the shotgun. From World War I to the War on Terror, the shotgun has been a devastating weapon in... more...