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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95
?Game changer.? We heard it so many times during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. But what actually made a difference in the contest?and what was just hype? In this groundbreaking book, John Sides and Lynn Vavreck tell the dramatic story of the election?with a big difference. Using an unusual ?moneyball? approach and drawing on extensive quantitative... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
No aspect of Civil War military lore has received less scholarly attention than the battle cry of the Southern soldier. In The Rebel Yell , Craig A. Warren brings together soldiers' memoirs, little-known articles, and recordings to create a fascinating and exhaustive exploration of the facts and myths about the ?Southern screech.? Through close... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95
This collection of biographical essays, written by thirty-four noted historians and political scientists, chronicles the times, careers, challenges, leadership, and legacies of the fifty-seven men and one woman who have served as the state's highest elected official. The book is organized chronologically into six sections that cover Alabama's years... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 32.95
Portrait of America describes our nation?s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated author John Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth;... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 52.50
Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African Americans battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57
Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 29.17
If there's an adventure to be had, it's likely that David Hempleman-Adams has been there first. Ranking alongside Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonnington in the pantheon of British explorers, he is the first person in history to achieve what is termed the Adventurers' Grand Slam, by reaching the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19
For four hundred years, Britain, America and their allies have dominated the world both militarily and economically. They have won the wars - the hot wars, the cold wars and the trade wars - time and again; and yet the battle for hearts and minds has proved far harder to win. In God and Gold , Walter Russell Mead examines why this has been the case... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
Until the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the resilience of authoritarian regimes seemed a fundamental feature of regional politics. While economic, political, and internal security policies are most often considered in discussions of regime maintenance, Laurie Brand introduces a new factor, that of national narratives. Portrayals... more...
- Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 16.99
An entertaining trip through pop culture, for the "old fogeys" and "kids these days" Today's teens and twentysomethings have never seen a real airplane ticket. To them, point-and-shoot cameras are so last millennium and "Star Wars" is a movie, not a defense strategy. The world views of today's young and old have never been more different.... more...