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  • Debating the Origins of the Cold Warby Ralph B. Levering; Vladimir O. Pechatnov; Verena Botzenhart-Viehe; Earl C. Edmondson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 27.99

    Debating the Origins of the Cold War examines the coming of the Cold War through Americans' and Russians' contrasting perspectives and actions. In two engaging essays, the authors demonstrate that a huge gap existed between the democratic, capitalist, and global vision of the post-World War II peace that most Americans believed in and the dictatorial,... more...

  • Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomatsby Winifred Tate

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    In 2000, the U.S. passed a major aid package that was going to help Colombia do it all: cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, support peace, and build democracy. More than 80% of the assistance, however, was military aid, at a time when the Colombian security forces were linked to abusive, drug-trafficking paramilitary forces. Drugs, Thugs,... 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...

  • Democracy with a Gunby Fumio Matsuo

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    A foreign journalist's inside look at American culture and history via its use of violence. 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...