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  • US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisisby David Patrick Houghton

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 41.00

    An analysis of one of the greatest foreign policy disasters. more...

  • American Political Culturesby Richard J. Ellis

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 54.99

    This work challenges the thesis first formulated by de Tocqueville and later systematically developed by Louis Hartz, that American political culture is characterized by a consensus on liberal capitalist values. Ranging over three hundred years of history and drawing upon the seminal work anthropologist Mary Douglas, Richard Ellis demonstrates that... more...

  • The Arrow and the Olive Branchby J.M. Godwin

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Argues that we must use American power simultaneously to serve our interests and advance our principles, as can be seen by examining foreign policy precedents set by every president since George Washington. more...

  • American-Australian Relationsby Werner Levi

    University of Minnesota Press 1947; US$ 67.50

    This new study fills a wide gap in the story of American-Australian relations and is a timely addition to the literature in this field. There has been no comprehensive treatment of the topic before, and it will be of interest to those seeking information more...

  • The Little Quiz Book of Big Political Sex Scandalsby Paul Slansky

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 17.99

    Politics and sex. Nothing captures the attention of the media -- and satisfies the public's thirst for schadenfreude -- quite like our elected officials getting caught with their pants down. In The Little Quiz Book of Big Political Sex Scandals , renowned satirist and New York Times bestselling author Paul Slansky provides a guided tour of this... more...

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 4by Robert Johnston

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 170.00

    With the withdrawal of federal soldiers from Southern states the previous year, 1878 marked a new focus in American politics, and it became recognizably modern within the next 40 years. This volume focuses on race and politics; economics, labor, and capitalism; agrarian politics and populism; national politics; progressivism; foreign affairs; World... more...

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 6by Thomas Langston

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 170.00

    This volume examines the postwar era with the consolidation of the New Deal, the onset of the Cold War, and the Korean War. It then moves into the 1950s and early 1960s, and discusses the Vietnam war; the era of John F. Kennedy; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the Civil Rights Act; Martin Luther King and the Voting Rights Act; antiwar movements; The War... more...

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 2by Mike Morrison

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 170.00

    No period in the history of the United States was more critical to the foundation and shaping of American politics than the early American republic. This volume discusses the era of Confederation, the shaping of the U.S. Constitution, and the development of the party system. more...

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 1by Andrew Robertson

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 170.00

    The colonial period witnessed the transformation of thirteen distinct colonies into an independent federated republic. This volume discusses the diversity of the colonial political experience?a diversity that modern scholars have found defies easy synthesis?as well as the long-term conflicts, policies, and events that led to revolution, and the ideas... more...

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, 3by William Shade

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 170.00

    This volume examines three decades in the middle of the nineteenth century, which witnessed: the emergence of the debate over slavery in the territories, which eventually led to the Civil War; the military conflict itself from 1861 until 1865; and the process of Reconstruction, which ended with the readmission of all of the former Confederate States... more...