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  • Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Rightby Lisa McGirr

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • The Essential Paul Simonby John S Jackson; David Yepsen

    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...

  • Battleground 1948by Robert E Hartley

    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...

  • Harry S. Trumanby Nicole L. Anslover

    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...

  • Friendly Fireby Gerald Hensley

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government?s antinuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After two years of angry meetings, fraught diplomacy, and free-wheeling press conferences, this outbreak of ?friendly fire? led to the unraveling of the Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS)... more...

  • The Gumshoe and the Shrinkby David L Robb

    Santa Monica Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The Gumshoe and the Shrink is a tale of political intrigue—a detective story and medical mystery set against the backdrop of the closest and most storied presidential election in American history. It?s the never-before-told account of how the craziest private detective in the country uncovered Richard Nixon?s most closely guarded secret—that he... more...

  • Harry S Trumanby E. Ray Canterbery

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00

    Harry S Truman is best remembered as the President who witnessed the swift arrival of the Cold War in the tumultuous years after World War Two. Little however has been written to show that he was also the populist President who set the political economic course for the United States to win it merely 40 years later. In this timely biography, E Ray Canterbery... more...

  • The Truman Years, 1945-1953by Mark S. Byrnes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    The Truman Years is a concise yet thorough examination of the critical postwar years in the United States. Byrnes argues that the major trends and themes of the American history have their origins during the presidency of Harry S. Truman. He synthesizes the recent Truman literature, and explains the links between domestic U.S. political and social... more...

  • Buying of the Presidency?, The: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, and the Election of 1936by Si Sheppard

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    This groundbreaking work tells the true story behind Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 reelection, drawing upon never-before-published personal files to expose a nexus of patronage and power that changed America forever. more...

  • The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Hornby Frederic C. Wagner III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    The battle that unfolded at the Little Big Horn River on June 25, 1876, marked a watershed in the history of the Plains Indians. While a stunning victory for the Sioux and Cheyenne peoples, it initiated a new and vigorous effort by the U.S. government to rid the west of marauding tribes and to realize the ideal of "Manifest Destiny." While... more...