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- 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 to Massachusetts... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95
We live in a gotcha media culture that revels in exposing the foibles and hypocrisies of our politicians. But one politician manages to escape this treatment, getting the benefit of the doubt and a positive spin for nearly everything he does: John McCain. Indeed, even during his temporary decline in popularity in 2007, the media continued to support... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Examines the complex relationship between United States foreign policy and American national identity as it has changed from the post-cold war period through the defining moment of 9/11 and into the 21st century. Starting with a discussion of notions of American identity in an historical sense, the contributors go on to examine the most central issues... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 18.99
For Democrats, Independents, and the majority of Republicans who are fed up with the GOP, a handbook for the most important election in our lifetime. With the indispensable chapters: The John McCain Quiz and Things John McCain is Older Than. In details that will surprise even close followers of the political scene, veteran political strategist... more...
- Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 19.95
Red states versus blue states. Metro versus retro. North or South, East or West. Pundits, politicians, and social scientists love to carve out categories in an attempt to make sense of political and social divisions that run through the American landscape. As the home of nearly 300 million people spread over approximately 3.7 million square miles of... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 29.99
No figure in American public life has had such great expectations thrust upon him, or has responded so poorly. But Ted Kennedy -- the youngest of the Kennedy children and the son who felt the least pressure to satisfy his father's enormous ambitions -- would go on to live a life that no one could have predicted: dismissed as a spent force in politics... more...
- Hamilton Books 2009; US$ 31.99
This book is an examination of Robert F. Kennedy's April 5, 1968 address to the City Club of Cleveland in Cleveland, OH, titled the 'Mindless Menace of Violence.' It had been one day since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 23.00
To succeed in foreign policy, U.S. presidents have to sell their versions or framings of political events to the news media and to the public. But since the end of the Cold War, journalists have increasingly resisted presidential views, even offering their own spin on events. What, then, determines whether the media will accept or reject the White... more...