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  • Hidden Historyby Donald Jeffries

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    The US government has spent half the time covering up conspiracies as it has spent helping the American people. In Hidden History , you will see the amount of effort over the past fifty years that our government has dedicated to lying and covering up the truth to the world. Starting with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Don Jeffries... more...

  • The Anti-Intellectual Presidencyby Elvin T. Lim

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 12.99

    Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Problem of Presidential Rhetoric. 2. Rhetorical Simplification and the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 3. Creating the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 4. Substantive Impoverishment and the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 5. Institutionalizing the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 6. Defending and Indicting the Anti-intellectual... more...

  • The Everything Kids' Presidents Bookby Brian Thornton

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 7.95

    Did George Washington really cut down his father's cherry tree? Who was the last president to have facial hair? Which U.S. president had a country's capital city named after him? Which president earned the nickname, "His Accidency"? With The Everything Kids' Presidents Book, you'll be at the head of your class after learning about the lives, legacies,... more...

  • Killing the Presidentby WILLARD OLIVER; NANCY MARION

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    The assassinations and attempted assassinations of American presidents were pivotal events that reverberated throughout the nation, even in cases where the murder was botched. The individuals behind each plot are often fascinating studies in obsession and distorted perception of reality—like President James Garfield's assassin, who spent an extra dollar... more...

  • The Powers of the Presidencyby CQ Press

    SAGE Publications, Inc 2012; US$ 58.00

    Providing both a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers, The Powers of the Presidency guides readers through the presidency as a constitutional office, covering how it was shaped by design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. It discusses... more...

  • The Psychological Assessment of Presidential Candidatesby Stanley A. Renshon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Looking back over the past 25 years, Stanley Renshon explores how the issue of character has come to dominate presidential campaigns. Drawing on his clinical and political science training, Renshon has devised a theory which allows the public to evaluate the qualities of presidential candidates. more...

  • Making War, Thinking Historyby Jeffrey Record

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    In examining the influence of historical analogies on decisions to use--or not use--force, military strategist Jeffrey Record assesses every major application of U.S. force from the Korean War to the NATO war on Serbia. Specifically, he looks at the influence of two analogies: the democracies? appeasement of Hitler at Munich and America's defeat in... more...

  • American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacyby Lewis L. Gould

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00

    This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the living First Ladies and updated bibliographies for each entry, as well as a portrait of the newest First Lady. more...

  • Perspectives on Presidential Leadership: An International View of the White Houseby Michael Patrick Cullinane; Clare Frances Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Perspectives on Presidential Leadership is an examination of presidential legacy, and in particular an analysis of the first ever UK ranking of American presidents which took place in 2011. In thirteen chapters, thirteen individual presidential administrations are assessed. Some presidents have been considered a success, others a failure; both... more...

  • The President's Deskby Shaun Micallef

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The President’s Desk is the story of America as seen through the eyes of its most powerful piece of furniture. Standing in the most important office in the land for over a hundred years, it has been sat at by no less than twenty-four of the greatest men who ever lived (I’m leaving out Nixon, obviously). This epic retelling of the history... more...