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- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50
Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. President Barack Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, calculated, convention-defying political campaign. In a race that will be talked about for years to come, he faced down his rivals with ruthless focus and efficiency.... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2011; US$ 4.95
Glyn Davis, professor of political science and vice-chancellor of Melbourne University, argues that there are more similarities between street gangs than business enterprises. He reviews the history of the leadership turbulence that besets both sides of Australian politics through this prism and reaches some worrying conclusions. more...
- Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.97
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...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 94.99
The Roads to Congress 2010 follows the path of seven House and six Senate races from inception to election postmortem. The book provides an array of case studies of important 2010 congressional races which collectively will give college undergraduate students a compelling narrative explanation of America's electoral process and the keys to winning... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99
While most research on the public presidency focuses on modern presidents, this book demonstrates how the structure of the executive encourages a connection with the public for all presidents. An examination of the first four presidents in Popular Leadership in the Presidency reveals their methods of public persuasion as well as the influence of their... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 94.99
The Teleological Discourse of Barack Obama , by Richard Leeman, provides an in-depth analysis of President Barack Obama?s speeches and writings to explain the power of the 44th president's speaking. Highly regarded for his eloquent and inspiring rhetoric, Obama is often compared to Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. However, Leeman?s... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 33.99
A political adviser to the formidably intellectual Foreign Secretary Tony Crosland and to Prime Minister Jim Callaghan, and a senior journalist at The Times and The Economist, David Lipsey has been close to the heart of government for more than four decades. Providing a unique perspective on a period of great economic and political upheaval, In the... more...
- Canongate Books 2008; US$ 12.46
The election of Barack Obama as President of the USA is a defining moment for all of us. After years of failed policies and a failed politics from Washington, change has arrived. Barack Obama now has the chance to reclaim the American dream. He has proven to be a new kind of leader?one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we... more...
- Canongate Books 2007; US$ 12.46
In this bestselling book Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician, about balancing his family life and his public vocation. His search... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99
A comprehensive analysis of the Obama presidency, its actions in office and its policy directions. The changes in orientation and policy directions that took place are both accounted for and explained in a policy and political context as are their consequences for the institution of the presidency itself. more...