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  • America's Uncivil Warsby Mark Hamilton Lytle

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    Employs a chronological narrative to identify three distinct phases during which events of the era unfolded. This book captures the sweep of this tumultuous era, analyzing both the cultural and political influences on the movements of the 1960s. It brings a fresh approach to our understanding of not only the 1960s but also US history since 1945. more...

  • Arthur J. Goldbergby David Stebenne

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 124.99

    An account of the life and career of Arthur J. Goldberg, who played a leading role in American political life from World War II to the end of the 1960s. A prominent figure in the American labour movement, Goldberg became Secretary of Labor under President Kennedy and then a Supreme Court justice. more...

  • Flagging Patriotismby Robert Stam

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    They hate us because they hate our freedoms,' George Bush keeps telling us. But if you're becoming a little suspicious that Bush doth protest too much, especially as his own administration has done more than any terrorists to take away 'our freedoms,' this is the book for you. A triangulation in the best sense between French and Brazilian and American... more...

  • Feingoldby Sanford D. Horwitt

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 26.00

    Russ Feingold is a rarity in American politics. A staunch civil libertarian, he was the only member of the U.S. Senate who voted against the ill-conceived USA Patriot Act that was rushed through Congress in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In 2002, while the Bush administration's fabrications and scare tactics persuaded an overwhelming... more...

  • Professor Wellstone Goes to Washingtonby Dennis J. McGrath; Dane Smith

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 57.00

    This engaging account of Wellstone?s campaign, written by two political reporters, provides a behind-the-scenes look at a memorable chapter in U.S. Senate campaign history, which saw a liberal college professor become the only Senate challenger to unseat an incumbent in 1990. more...

  • Twelve Years and Thirteen Daysby Terry Gydesen; Jeff Blodgett; Walter F. Mondale

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 75.00

    Essay by Jeff BlodgettSenator Paul Wellstone is remembered for his infectious enthusiasm and his ardent devotion to helping all people gain a voice in American politics. In a remarkable collection of more than seventy photographs, Twelve Years and Thirteen Days commemorates the Wellstones? commitment to social and economic justice and will be an inspiration... more...

  • Bridging the Divideby Senator Edward W. Brooke

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 21.00

    President Lyndon Johnson never understood it. Neither did President Richard Nixon. How could a black man, a Republican no less, be elected to the United States Senate from liberal, Democratic Massachusetts—a state with an African American population of only 2 percent?. The mystery of Senator Edward Brooke’s meteoric rise from Boston lawyer... more...

  • The Good Fightby Harry Reid; Mark Warren

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    After a childhood of shocking poverty, Harry Reid completed law school, working as a policeman to pay his way. He faced death threats as the head of the Nevada Gaming Commission trying to clean up Las Vegas. Eventually he rose to become Senate Majority Leader in Washington-without ever forgetting the mining town he came from, or the battles he fought... more...

  • Chuck Hagelby Charlyne Berens

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    A biography of Chuck Hagel, Nebraska's outspoken Republican US Senator since 1996, who is often touted as a presidential candidate in 2008. more...

  • The Political Consequences of Anti-Americanismby Richard Higgott; Ivona Malbasic

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    Anti-Americanism as a concept is confused, often used in a contradictory fashion and invariably driven by emotion rather than intellect. Nevertheless, it casts a long policy shadow with adverse consequences (both real and potential) for actors including those who may not support the concept. This book puts anti-Americanism into a contemporary context... more...