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- 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...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00
Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist. Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman - and the first black woman ever -- to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the rights of Native Americans. All these qualities inform this best-selling memoir, in which Bradley assesses his political career and the experiences that shaped... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 84.00
How do American citizens become ambassadors, and how do they serve as U.S. representatives overseas during such troubled times? What is embassy life really like? How do ambassadors deal with host governments and with officials back in Washington and conduct operations during emergencies and serious crises? Seventy-four senior diplomats give us personal... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 84.00
At the dawn of the 21st century, it should be evident that the Cold War of 1945-1991 was but the first of its kind. Nichols urges the reader to consider previous resolutions before another such conflict arises. He asserts that the Cold War was essentially a clash of ideologies tempered by the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation. Victory for... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 84.00
As a politician, what you say and how you say it is almost as important as what you do. Political careers are made based not only on substantive achievements, but also on style, presentation, speeches, and debates. Dole's is no exception. After a career in government service spanning six presidents, from Lyndon B. Johnson to George H. W. Bush, she... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 37.99
In Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics , Ron Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal provide a comprehensive account of how Pelosi became speaker and what this tells us about Congress in the twenty-first century. They consider the key issues that Pelosi's rise presents for American politics, highlight the core themes that have shaped, and... more...