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  • America in the Cold War: A Reference Guideby William Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 68.00

    The Cold War not only comprised the dominant theme in American foreign policy during the second half of the 20th century; its influence was also imbedded into American culture. The half-century duration of the Cold War was an extended learning period during which the United States found that it could no longer remain an isolationist nation in a complex,... more...

  • Decisions and Dilemmas: Case Studies in Presidential Foreign Policy Making Since 1945by Robert A. Strong

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book's unique combination of case studies and commentaries provides the basis for a systematic discussion of the role of individual leaders and complex institutions in U.S. foreign policy making. The case studies present routine and urgent, controversial and consensus-driven decisions in nine presidential administrations--"from Harry Truman's... more...

  • Editorial Cartoon Awards 1922-1997by Heinz-D. Fischer

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 182.00

    The Pulitzer Prize Archive. A History and Anthology of Award-winning Materials in Journalism, Letters and Arts. more...

  • Great Political Witby Robert Dole

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1999; US$ 15.00

    Famous for his delectably dry humor, Senator Bob Dole brings us the ultimate bipartisan book: some of his favorite witticisms, hilarious remarks, and wry observations of the great political figures of this century. Bob Dole's political career may not have taken him to the White House, but he did pick up some great stories along the way. In this delightful... more...

  • The McCarthy Eraby Ann Malaspina

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    As the cold war began in the late 1940s, the fear of a Red threat within the United States intensified. Exploiting the public anxieties, Joseph R. McCarthy, a little-known senator from Wisconsin, launched his anti-communist crusade in 1950. Past membership in the Communist Party, friendship with suspected radicals, or buying a leftist newspaper was... more...

  • McCarthyism and the Red Scare: A Reference Guideby William Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00

    Intolerance in America that targets alleged internal subversives controlled by external agents has a storied history that stretches hundreds of years. While the post-World War II "Red Scare" and the emergence of McCarthyism during the 1950s is the era commonly associated with American anticommunism, there was also a "First Red Scare" that occurred... more...

  • The New Freedom and the Radicalsby Jacob Kramer

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 79.50

    Radicals such as socialists, syndicalists, and anarchists are often thought of as marginal in American history. However, in the early decades of the twentieth century, progressives?those who sought to regulate big business, reduce class conflict, and ameliorate urban poverty?took the radicals? ideas very seriously. In The New Freedom and the Radicals... more...

  • On Historyby Oliver Stone; Tariq Ali

    Haymarket Books 2011; US$ 16.00

    In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today. more...

  • The Party Period and Public Policyby Richard L. McCormick

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 64.99

    These essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government in an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. more...

  • Presidential Unrealitiesby Sebastian M. Herrmann

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 37.85

    This book analyzes and historicizes an important and popular motif in contemporary US political discourse: the notion that politics has become increasingly ?unreal.? At the turn of the millennium, the simulated quality of politics in general and of the US presidency in particular has become a major object of concern across a broad range of venues and... more...