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  • Franklin Pierceby Michael F. Holt; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 25.99

    The genial but troubled New Englander whose single-minded partisan loyalties inflamed the nation's simmering battle over slavery Charming and handsome, Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire was drafted to break the deadlock of the 1852 Democratic convention. Though he seized the White House in a landslide against the imploding Whig Party, he proved... more...

  • Warren G. Hardingby John W. Dean; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 25.99

    President Nixon?s former counsel illuminates another presidency marked by scandal Warren G. Harding may be best known as America?s worst president. Scandals plagued him: the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and the Justice Department, and the posthumous revelation of an extramarital affair. Raised in Marion, Ohio, Harding... more...

  • American Lionby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.... 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...

  • The Myth of the Strong Leaderby Archie Brown

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.38

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Political Animalby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    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 ?... more...