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  • Poor Leadership and Bad Governanceby Ludger Helms

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    There is a long tradition in leadership research, of focusing attention on the great and successful leaders and, more recently, on issues of good governance. This study breaks new ground by looking systematically into the manifestations and causes of poor leadership and bad governance in some of the world's most powerful democracies. Focusing on... more...

  • Inventing Leadershipby J.T. Wren

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Traces the intellectual history of the central constructs: the leader, the people, and, ultimately, the relationship between them as they seek to accomplish societal objectives. This book concludes with a proposed model of leadership for a modern democratic world. more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

  • The Singapore Storyby Lee Kuan Yew

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 30.99

    The Singapore Story is the first volume of the memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who planted the island state of Singapore firmly on the map of the world. It was first published in 1999. In intimate detail, Lee recounts the battles against colonialists, communists and communalists that led to Singapore’s independence. With consummate political... more...

  • FDR's Follyby Jim Powell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Great Depression and the New Deal. For generations, the collective American consciousness has believed that the former ruined the country and the latter saved it. Endless praise has been heaped upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for masterfully reining in the Depression?s destructive effects and propping up the country on his New Deal platform.... more...

  • Washingtonby Ron Chernow

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 16.91

    The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life, he carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding... more...

  • Edward Heathby John Campbell

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    The son of a carpenter, Edward Heath broke the patrician mould of Tory leaders. He pioneered free enterprise Conservatism ahead of Thatcher. He committed Britain to Europe. With accomplishments outside politics - in music and international sailing - he is the most multi-talented Prime Minister this century. Yet his period in office, which began with... more...

  • Political Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republicby Christian Krohn-Hansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    What is 'authoritarian rule' and is it best studied? Using the Dominican Republic, this book investigates new methods of analysis, arguing that it should be imperative to approach authoritarian histories ? like other histories ? on the basis of detailed investigations of power relationships, everyday practices and meanings. more...

  • The Obama Presidencyby Andrew Dowdle; Dirk C. van Raemdonck; Robert Maranto

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    At his inauguration, President Barack Obama was seemingly poised to become America's strongest and most influential president since Ronald Reagan. However, President Obama's first two years in office has led to some notable surprises. What accounts for the political stability and change demonstrated by the Obama administration? Which factors shaping... more...

  • The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bushby George C Edwards III; Desmond King

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 46.99 US$ 40.41

    This is one of the first major studies of the Bush presidency in which the contributors succeed in looking beyond the simplistic stereotypes of the administration to establish how decisions are taken and how well the administration performs in governing. more...