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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...
- 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...
- 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
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$ 11.27
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...
- Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 7.30
Published to coincide with the launch of Ron Howard's blockbuster film, and following on from the huge success of the eponymous West End and Broadway play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary story of how David Frost pursued and landed the biggest fish of his career. When he first conceived the idea of interviewing Richard Nixon and trying to... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 16.91
Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that 'strong leaders', dominate individual wielders of power, are the most successful and admirable. Within authoritarian regimes, a collective leadership is a lesser evil compared with a personal dictatorship. Within democracies, although ?strong leaders? are seldom as strong or independent as they... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09
'The go-to political chronicler of our times' Sunday Times 'Vivid and compelling ... excellent' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times 'A tremendous read. I'll be recommending it' Sean O'Rourke, RTÉ 'Absorbing ... fascinating ... impressive amount of detail ... Leahy vividly sketches a picture of a mercurial political marriage' Lise Hand, Irish Independent... more...