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  • The View from Alger's Windowby Tony Hiss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest of his childhood, Tony and his family experienced the... more...

  • War, the American State, and Politics since 1898by Robert P. Saldin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    Examines how international wars have affected domestic politics and policymaking in the United States. more...

  • Thinking In Timeby Richard E. Neustadt

    Free Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    ?A convincing case that careful analysis of the history, issues, individuals, and institutions can lead to better decisions?in business as well as in government? ( BusinessWeek ). Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders.... more...

  • What's Fair on the Air?by Heather Hendershot

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 34.00

    The rise of right-wing broadcasting during the Cold War has been mostly forgotten today. But in the 1950s and ?60s you could turn on your radio any time of the day and listen to diatribes against communism, civil rights, the United Nations, fluoridation, federal income tax, Social Security, or JFK, as well as hosannas praising Barry Goldwater and... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidentsby Steven F. Hayward

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    What Makes A President Great? Academics, journalists, and popular historians agree. Our greatest presidents are the ones who confronted a national crisis and mobilized the entire nation to face it. That?s the conventional wisdom. The chief executives who are celebrated in textbooks and placed in the top echelon of presidents in surveys of experts... more...

  • Witnessby Whittaker Chambers

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    #1 New York Times bestseller for 13 consecutive weeks! First published in 1952, Witness is the true story of Soviet spies in America and the trial that captivated a nation. Part literary effort, part philosophical treatise, this intriguing autobiography recounts the famous Alger Hiss case and reveals much more. Chambers' worldview and his belief... more...

  • Red War on the Familyby Erica J Ryan

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the 1920s, cultural and political reactions to the Red Scare in America contributed to a marked shift in the way Americans thought about sexuality, womanhood, manhood, and family life. The Russian Revolution prompted anxious Americans sensing a threat to social order to position heterosexuality, monogamy, and the family as a bulwark against radicalism.... more...

  • Insidious Foesby Francis MacDonnell

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 129.99

    Nazi Germany's efforts to weaken the United States by subversion failed miserably. Bungling spies were captured and half-hearted efforts at sabotage came to nothing. Yet anyone who lived through WWII remembers the chilling posters warning Americans that "Enemy Agents Have Big Ears" and "Loose Lips Sink Ships." Even Superman joined the struggle against... more...

  • The Party Period and Public Policyby Richard L. McCormick

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 64.99

    These boldly argued 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. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and 1830s to their transformation almost a century later, discussing... more...

  • Dark Days in the Newsroomby Edward Alwood

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Dark Days in the Newsroom traces how journalists became radicalized during the Depression era, only to become targets of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders during the 1950s. Edward Alwood, a former news correspondent describes this remarkable story of conflict, principle, and personal sacrifice with noticeable Úlan.... more...