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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95
This book examines the role of humor in modern American politics. Written by a wide range of authors from the fields of political science and communication, this book is organized according to two general topics: how the modern media present political humor the various ways in which political humor influences politics. Laughing... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 207.00
The Historic Documents series makes primary source research easy by presenting in one volume key excerpts from documents about the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 70 events with over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2006; US$ 13.99
Conspiracy theories are all here, but not just lined up to be ridiculed and dismissed. For among the absurd conspiracy theories currently proliferating on the internet, there are nuggets of real research about real conspiracies waiting to be mined. Fully sourced and referenced, this book is a serious examination of a fascinating phenomenon. more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
Jesse Walker?s The United States of Paranoia presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror. The fear of intrigue and subversion doesn?t exist only on the fringes of society, but has always been part of our national identity. When such tales takes hold, Walker... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 13.99
Former President Reagan, long remembered as the Great Communicator, never was at a loss for words, and his profound wisdom and wit are presented in this unique, impactful book covering more than fifty years from Hollywood to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and beyond. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95
Taken from George Armstrong Custer's own writings, An Autobiography of General Custer is the ?true story? of one of the most praised, most despised, but surely most remembered American military heroes. Indeed, few figures in our history were?in their own time, as well as in our own?so wildly cheered and so roundly hated. Custer?s narration takes... more...
- Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 37.50
In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. The media lampooned John Birchers's accusations that Dwight Eisenhower was a communist puppet. Mainstream America snickered at warnings by California Congressman James B. Utt that... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 34.95
One of the most admired public figures in Illinois?s history, journalist and politician Paul Simon dedicated his life to public service for more than four decades. During his lengthy and productive career, he often used his prolific writings as tools to establish a straightforward dialogue with his constituents. In The Essential Paul Simon: Timeless... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 39.50
The election year of 1948 remains to this day one of the most astonishing in U.S. political history. During this first general election after World War II, Americans looked to their governments for change. As the battle for the nation?s highest office came to a head in Illinois, the state was embroiled in its own partisan showdowns?elections that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95
Harry S. Truman presided over one of the most challenging times in American history?the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War. Thrust into the presidency after Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office, Truman oversaw the transition to a new, post-war world in which the United States wielded the influence of a superpower. With his humble beginnings... more...