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  • Bitter Harvestby Ian Smith

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 15.27

    In July 2007, Zimbabwe's worsening economy saw inflation skyrocket to 7,634 per cent, deepening the already chronic food shortages in a country where only one in five of the adult population is in employment.Months later, on 20 November 2007, Ian Smith, the former Prime Minister of Rhodesia died, leaving behind him a lifetime of resistance to black... more...

  • Roosevelt's Centurionsby Joseph E. Persico

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt?s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Declaring himself ?Dr. Win-the-War,?... more...

  • Brothersby David Talbot

    Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 16.70

    Robert F. Kennedy was the first conspiracy theorist about his brother's murder. In this astonishingly compelling and convincing new account of the Kennedy years, acclaimed journalist David Talbot tells in a riveting, superbly researched narrative why, even on 22 November 1963, RFK had reason to believe that dark forces were at work in Dallas and reveals,... more...

  • The Myth of the Strong Leaderby Archie Brown

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.34

    In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders - those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process - are the most successful and admirable. Within authoritarian regimes, a more collective leadership is a... more...

  • The Accidental Prime Ministerby Sanjaya Baru

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In 2004 Sanjaya Baru left a successful career as chief editor of the Financial Express to join Manmohan Singh as his media adviser. Singh and Baru had been close and Baru, a great admirer of the technocrat who had ushered in the 1991 reforms, saw this as an opportunity to help a man he admired lead India down a new path. As Singh?s ?eyes and ears?... more...

  • Opposite Mandelaby Tony Leon

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 20.42

    Tony Leon has written a book of unique insight into an unexplored aspect of the presidency and leadership of Nelson Mandela. Opposite Mandela relates the untold stories of how South Africa's first democratic president related to his political opponents. Leon served as leader of the Democratic Party during Mandela's presidency. Although they clashed,... more...

  • Political Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republicby Christian Krohn-Hansen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • What Do We Do Now?by Stephen Hess

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 18.95

    The period from Election Day to Inauguration Day in America seems impossibly short. Newly elected U.S. presidents have less than eleven weeks to construct a new government composed of supporters and strangers, hailing from all parts of the nation. This unique and daunting process always involves at least some mistakes—in hiring, perhaps, or in... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This timely volume of notable thinkers on the presidency presents scholarly as well as applied insights on Obama?s administration at the half-way point. Assessing the political context of his first two years, the inter-branch relations, and policy developments all provide the necessary grounding for students to make sense of the continuity and change... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 44.99

    This collection examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized - in terms of public opinion and electoral patterns - this presidency has proved to be (in a chapter by the editors). This is followed by chapters on the use of unilateral executive... more...