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  • Rivals for Powerby James A. Thurber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 45.99

    Rivals for Power is a penetrating and up-to-date description of the power struggle between the president and Congress. In it, leading congressional and presidential scholars and knowledgeable former public officials present a vivid explanation of the historical, political, and constitutional complexities of presidential-congressional relations.... more...

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mittyby James Thurber

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 8.45

    The very best of James Thurber's hilarious short stories and essays, to tie-in with the major new film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure, in which he - a weary, put... more...

  • The Thurber Carnivalby James Thurber

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    The hilarious writing of James Thurber, author of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', collected in this classic anthology. This collection brings together the best of James Thurber's brilliantly funny, eccentric and anarchic writings. It includes his most famous work, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty , in which an ordinary man's fantasies have a... more...

  • The Battle for Congressby James A. Thurber

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    This volume provides an in-depth examination of six political campaigns waged during competitive 1998 races for the U.S. House of Representatives. The case studies evaluate the professional political consultants who managed each campaign, their interaction with the candidates, and the impact of the campaigns on voters. Relying on unparalleled access... more...

  • Obama in Officeby James A. Thurber

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Barack Obama entered office on a wave of popular expectation; will he exit at the hands of a Tea Party inspired populist tsunami or return for four more years? Obama in Office brings together well-established political scientists and journalists to offer the first detailed assessment of President Obama and his first two years in office. This book... more...

  • James Thurber: Writings & Drawings (including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)by James Thurber; Garrison Keillor

    Library of America 1996; US$ 40.00

    James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly disturbing, and instantly recognizable. Here, in over 1000 pages, editor Garrison Keillor... more...

  • American Gridlockby James A. Thurber; Antoine Yoshinaka

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    American Gridlock is a comprehensive analysis of polarization encompassing national and state politics, voters, elites, activists, the media, and the three branches of government. more...

  • Crowded Airwavesby James A. Thurber; Candice J. Nelson; David A. Dulio

    Brookings Institution Press 2001; US$ 19.99

    Political advertising plays a key role in modern electioneering and has formed part of political campaigns since the earliest federal elections were held in the United States. As modes of mass communication have evolved, so have the venues for campaign advertisingfrom newspapers to radio and television, and today, the Internet. Not only have the... more...

  • Vital Signsby David A. Dulio; Candice J. Nelson; James A. Thurber

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    It was the best of elections; it was the worst of elections. The 2004 presidential contest mobilized a record number of voters, with 121 million Americans showing up at the polls. But in many eyes, the 2004 race also plumbed new depths. It was the most expensive presidential election in history, with a price tag of $2.2 billion. It was also marked... more...

  • The Big New Yorker Book of Dogsby The New Yorker Magazine; Malcolm Gladwell; Susan Orlean; John Updike; James Thurber

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 45.00

    Only The New Yorker could fetch such an unbelievable roster of talent on the subject of man?s best friend. This copious collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine?s archives. The roster of contributors includes John Cheever, Susan Orlean,... more...

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