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  • Covert Capitalby Andrew Friedman

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The capital of the U.S. Empire after World War II was not a city. It was an American suburb. In this innovative and timely history, Andrew Friedman chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions created a U.S. imperial home front in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. In this covert capital, the suburban landscape provided a cover for... more...

  • Representing Womenby Beth Reingold

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    Women in public office are often assumed to "make a difference" for women, as women--in other words, to represent their female constituents better than do their male counterparts. But is sex really an accurate predictor of a legislator's political choices and actions? In this book, Beth Reingold compares the representational activities and attitudes... more...

  • We Believeby Jack Watts; David Dunham

    Dunham Books 2011; US$ 0.99

    We Believe is the most definitive book to understanding our American heritage. It is designed to be a quick and easy way for Americans to understand what we, as a nation, believe and the core values upon which our great country was built and continues to thrive on. It is a powerful 30-day tutorial to understanding what our Founding Fathers believed,... more...

  • US Politics Todayby Edward Ashbee

    Manchester University Press 2004; US$ 95.00

    US politics today offers a concise introduction to contemporary US government and politics. The book considers core institutions and issues. The second edition has been rewritten to incorporate coverage of events since 1999. more...

  • Political Parties and the Stateby Martin Shefter

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 52.50

    This book collects a number of Martin Shefter's most important articles on political parties. They address three questions: Under what conditions will strong party organizations emerge? What influences the character of parties--in particular, their reliance on patronage? In what circumstances will the parties that formerly dominated politics in a... more...

  • Building a Democratic Political Orderby David Plotke

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 46.00

    This 1996 book explores the dramatic changes in American politics that occurred during the 1930s and 1940s. more...

  • Money, Power, and Electionsby Rodney A. Smith

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Have campaign finance reform laws actually worked? Is money less influential in electing candidates today than it was thirty years ago when legislation was first enacted? Absolutely not, argues Rodney A. Smith in this passionately written, fact-filled, and provocative book. According to Smith, the laws have had exactly the opposite of their intended... more...

  • Unstoppableby Ralph Nader

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 25.99

    Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. Now he ramps up the fight and makes a persuasive case that Americans are not powerless. In Unstoppable , he explores the emerging political alignment of the Left and the Right against... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Henry Reeve

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...

  • How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Electionsby John Fund

    Encounter Books 2009; US$ 5.99

    One of the easiest ways to increase public cynicism about elections is to change the rule book to make the laws governing how we vote more vague and less rigorous. ?Reforms? have been passed amid claims they would increase voter turnout. They haven?t - but they have made it easier to commit absentee ballot and other fraud. In this explosive broadside,... more...