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- Counterpoint 2010; US$ 32.00
In this groundbreaking biography, historian and journalist Burton Hersh combines extensive critical research with more than fifty years of never-before-told anecdotes and observations from his lifelong acquaintance with Edward Kennedy to create an indelible portrait of one of the finest legislators and most influential senators in American history.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 39.99
In 1961, President Kennedy named Edwin O. Reischauer the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Already deeply intimate with the country, Reischauer hoped to establish a more equal partnership with Japan, which had long been maligned in the American imagination. Reischauer pushed his fellow citizens to abandon caricature and stereotype and recognize Japan as... more...
- Brendow & Sohn 2013; US$ 7.56
Ohne Ehrgeiz keine Karriere, keine Zielstrebigkeit und keine Erfolge. Ehrgeiz gehört zu den Eigenschaften, die ein Mensch unbedingt haben muss. So zumindest die verbreitete Meinung. Reinhold Ruthe hinterfragt, ob und in welchem Maße Ehrgeiz tatsächlich zum Ziel führt. Hilft Ehr-Geiz tatsächlich, Anerkennung und Liebe zu erfahren? Wie wirkt sich ein... 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...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99
Seyom Brown?s authoritative account of U.S. foreign policy from the end of the Second World War to the present challenges common assumptions about American presidents and their struggle with power and purpose. Brown shows Truman to be more anguished than he publicly revealed about the use of the atomic bomb; Eisenhower and George W. Bush to be more... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 23.99
An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works ? and really doesn?t. As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher ? an ambitious goal, given her family?s modest means. Early marriage and motherhood... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95
Robert F. Kennedy?s assassination in 1968 seemed like it should be an open-and-shut case. Many people crowded in the small room at Los Angeles?s famed Ambassador Hotel that fateful night and saw Sirhan Sirhan pull the trigger. Sirhan was also convicted of the crime and still languishes in jail with a life sentence. However, conspiracy theorists have... 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...
- Encounter Books 2010; US$ 25.95
James L. Buckley may be the only American alive who has held high office in each branch of the federal government as senator of New York, undersecretary of state under Ronald Reagan, and a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. His unique understanding of how Washington works equips him to address the intrusive and exponential growth... more...