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- Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 42.94
Presidential elections are essential to US culture, shaping the nation?s stability and global influence. This volume is the first to establish an interdisciplinary platform for a broad investigation of election mechanics and legacies. Historians, political scientists, literary scholars, and cultural theorists shed light on the narratives of election... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 17.95
While at Purdue University on an NROTC scholarship in 1971, Roland Haas was recruited to become a CIA deep clandestine operative. He underwent intensive training to prepare for insertion into hostile areas, including High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) parachuting and weapons instruction. In the course of his first mission (to East and West Germany,... more...
- Heise Zeitschriften Verlag 2014; US$ 3.81
Seit es existiert, ist "Geld" in seiner realen wie emotionalen Bedeutung für den Menschen wohl nur mit Begriffen wie "Liebe" und "Tod" zu vergleichen. In Marktgesellschaften wird es zum "Ding an sich" und entsprechend umfangreich sind die Alltagserfahrung und das Alltagswissen sowie die Diskussionen um Wesen,... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 15.95
If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Amy Zegart examines the weaknesses of US intelligence oversight and why those deficiencies have persisted, despite the unprecedented importance of intelligence in today's environment. She argues that many of the biggest oversight problems lie with Congressthe institution, not the parties or personalitiesshowing how Congress has collectively and persistently... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95
Citizens are political simpletons--that is only a modest exaggeration of a common characterization of voters. Certainly, there is no shortage of evidence of citizens' limited political knowledge, even about matters of the highest importance, along with inconsistencies in their thinking, some glaring by any standard. But this picture of citizens all... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95
Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America?s first spies, said, ?Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.? A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Federalism is a system of government in which the powers are shared between state and federal governments. Originating as the Albany Plan of Union by Benjamin Franklin in 1754, federalism has become a controversial issue throughout American history, as politicians and lawmakers continue to argue over which level of government should have more authority.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99
The advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment because it granted the vote to black men but not to women. How did these two causes, so long allied, come to this? Based on extensive research, Fighting Chance is a major contribution... more...