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

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    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 Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenbergby Lawrence S. Kaplan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    The United States has looked inward throughout most of its history, preferring to avoid "foreign entanglements," as George Washington famously advised. After World War II, however, Americans became more inclined to break with the past and take a prominent place on the world stage. Much has been written about the influential figures who stood at the... more...

  • Faces of Powerby Seyom Brown

    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...

  • Presidents in Crisisby Michael K Bohn

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 26.95

    Every American president, when faced with a crisis, longs to take bold and decisive action. When American lives or vital interests are at stake, the public—and especially the news media and political opponents—expect aggressive leadership. But, contrary to the dramatizations of Hollywood, rarely does a president have that option. In Presidents in... more...

  • The Strategistby Bartholomew Sparrow

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 37.50

    Based on the full cooperation of the subject—with no restraining conditions— The Strategist provides an in-depth portrait of a man whose career has been intimately linked to the great transformations in U.S. foreign policy, from the last third of the Cold War, to September 11, 2001, and up to the present. Bartholomew Sparrow brings color and focus... more...

  • John Sherman Cooperby Robert Schulman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 20.00

    From the late 1940s through the 1970s, John Sherman Cooper, a quiet lawyer from Kentucky, ascended to become one of America's leading statesmen. Cooper's embodiment of the values of his rural upbringing, his understanding of people and their problems, and his openness and integrity were the qualities that Schulman believes, paradoxically won him success... more...

  • Henry Kissingerby Harvey Starr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Henry Kissinger conducted American foreign policy with a distinctive assurance and panache that gave dramatic force to his tenure as secretary of state. His was the shaping hand in decisions that led to detente with the Soviet Union, to opening relations with the People's Republic of China, and to "shuttle" diplomacy in the Middle East and the disengagement... more...

  • American Ambassadorsby Dennis C. Jett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 40.00

    Some of those named as American ambassadors are the product of both a time-honored tradition and a thinly veiled form of corruption. 'American Ambassadors' explains how a person becomes an ambassador, where they go, what they do and why, in today's ever more globalized world, they are more important than ever. more...

  • After the Cataclysmby Noam Chomsky; Edward S. Herman

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 22.00

    Dissects the aftermath of the war in Southeast Asia, the refugee problem, the Vietnam/Cambodia conflict and the Pol Pot regime. more...

  • On Boardby Paul Ignatius

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Insights into important events of the twentieth century are provided in this memoir by a former secretary of the Navy and participant in many of the events he describes. The Great Depression of the 1930s, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, and Vietnam are recalled from the author's perspectives, first as a teenager in the 1930s, then as a... more...