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Political history

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Little 'Red Scares'by Professor Robert Justin Goldstein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    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. The interlude between these two major scares has tended to garner less... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On Historyby Oliver Stone; Tariq Ali

    Haymarket Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    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

    ?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...