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- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 24.00
A compact, profoundly inspiring book that captures the spirit of Nelson Mandela, distilling the South African leader?s wisdom into 15 vital life lessons We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of ninety-five, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liberated a country from a system of violent... more...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
?The first thing to be said about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf?s This Child Will Be Great is that it is exceptionally well written, a true story that seems as much a thriller as the remembrances of an ambitious and brave woman. . . . This timely book, essential for anyone who hopes to understand West Africa in general and Liberia in particular, is a lesson... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 30.99
Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with one of the world?s highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore?s charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 33.99
The "accidental" president whose innate decency and steady hand restored the presidency after its greatest crisis When Gerald R. Ford entered the White House in August 1974, he inherited a presidency tarnished by the Watergate scandal, the economy was in a recession, the Vietnam War was drawing to a close, and he had taken office without having... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
This unique, cross-disciplinary volume encourages a new synthesis in the vibrant field of leadership studies. Comprising reflective conversations among scholars from different disciplines, the contributors explore common ground for new research and ideas. Beginning with chapters by noted experts in fields such as psychology, education and philosophy,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09
Jeremy Paxman knows every maneouvre a politician will make to avoid answering a difficult question, but here he seeks an answer to just one: What makes politicians tick? Embarking on a journey in which he encounters movers and shakers past and present, he discovers: ? that Prime Ministers have often lost a parent in childhood ? why Trollope... more...