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  • The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bushby George C Edwards; Desmond King

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 44.99

    This collection examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized - in terms of public opinion and electoral patterns - this presidency has proved to be (in a chapter by the editors). This is followed by chapters on the use of unilateral executive... more...

  • The Liberty of Strangersby Desmond S. King

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Spanning the entire twentieth century and encompassing immigration policies, the nationalistic fallout from both world wars, the civil rights movement, and nation-building efforts in the postcolonial era, this work advances a major interpretation of American nationalism and the future prospects for diverse democracies. more...

  • Erasmus Darwinby Desmond King-Hele

    Giles de la Mare Publishers Ltd 2012; US$ 21.86

    It has been said of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) that no one from his day to ours has ever rivalled him in his achievements in such a wide range of fields. He was a far-sighted scientific genius, fertile in theory and invention, and one of the foremost physicians of his time. His gift for friendship enabled him to recruit... more...

  • Charles Darwin's 'The Life of Erasmus Darwin'by Charles Darwin; Desmond King-Hele

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    Originally published in 2003, this is the first unabridged edition of The Life of Erasmus Darwin, edited by Desmond King-Hele. more...

  • The Unsustainable American Stateby Lawrence Jacobs; Desmond King

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 25.99

    The complexity of the American economy and polity has grown at an explosive rate in our era of globalization. Yet as the 2008 financial crisis revealed, the evolution of the American state has not proceeded apace. The crisis exposed the system's manifold political and economic dysfunctionalities. Featuring a cast of leading scholars working at... more...

  • Obama at the Crossroadsby Lawrence R. Jacobs; Desmond King

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    The 2010 election serves as a bookend to one of the remarkable political periods in recent U.S. history. Amidst a profound economic crisis, Americans elected an African American to the presidency and massive Democratic majorities to Congress. Beginning in 2009, the President and Congress put forward a sweeping agenda to both address the economic crisis... more...

  • Sterilized by the Stateby Randall Hansen; Desmond King

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book is the first comprehensive analysis of eugenics in North America focused on the second half of the twentieth century. more...

  • Still a House Dividedby Desmond S. King; Rogers M. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? Still a House Divided examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political... more...

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