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Political history

  • Presidential Unrealitiesby Sebastian M. Herrmann

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 42.10

    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...

  • All the Presidents' Bankersby Nomi Prins

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 32.99

    Prins shows how powerful Wall Street bankers partnered with presidents to became the unelected leaders of the 20th century. more...

  • Little 'Red Scares'by Robert Justin Goldstein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Anti-communism has long been a potent force in American politics, capable of gripping both government and popular attention. Nowhere is this more evident that the two great 'red scares' of 1919-20 and 1946-54; the latter generally - if somewhat inaccurately - termed McCarthyism. By focusing on the interim period between the two major 'red... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 68.00

    Including extensive, balanced information, keen insights, and helpful research tools, this book provides a valuable resource for students or general readers interested in American policy, diplomacy, and conduct during the Cold War. more...

  • Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold Warby K.A. Cuordileone

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War  explores the meaning of anxiety as expressed through the political and cultural language of the early cold war era. Cuordileone shows how the preoccupation with the soft, malleable American character reflected not only anti-Communism but acute anxieties about manhood and sexuality. Reading major... more...

  • Political Witby Steven Gauge

    Summersdale 2012; US$ 9.99

    Luckily, politicians are sometimes as good at raising a laugh as they are raising taxes "A politician is a person who approaches every subject with an open mouth."  ?Adlai Stevenson "A lot has been said about politics; some of it complimentary, but most of it accurate."  ?Eric Idle "The game of politics is to make you afraid so that you... more...

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

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Thinking In Timeby Richard E. Neustadt

    Free Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    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. ?An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state? (Arthur Schlesinger). more...

  • Thinking In Timeby Richard E. Neustadt

    Free Press 2011; Not Available

    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. ?An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state? (Arthur Schlesinger). more...