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- 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...
- Hachette New Zealand 2012; US$ 8.99
Sir Dove-Myer Robinson was renowned as a visionary politician, but he was also known for his turbulent and unusual (for the times) personal life. Married four times and father of six, his period as a solo father inspired him to establish better family support for his work force. He helped revolutionise waste water treatment systems, was a strong proponent... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 45.99
In Destiny?s Consul: America?s Greatest Presidents , presidential scholar Michael P. Riccards provides a concise introduction to the lives, presidencies, and personal qualities of ten great individuals whom Riccards argues are our greatest presidents. It will be of interest to anyone interested in the presidency of American history. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96
Jeffrey E. Cohen asks why presidents send to Congress the legislative proposals that they do and what Congress does with those proposals from 1789 to 2002. more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 18.34
Originally published in 1995,this is a biography of William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98), which charts the political career and personal life of the only person who saw four terms as the British Prime Minister and who left behind a long and successful line of legislation. Roy Jenkins examines the manifold activities of Gladstone's life and uses it to... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 35.00
Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush both led the United States through watershed events in foreign relations: the end of the Cold War and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Many high-level cabinet members and advisers played important foreign policy roles in both administrations, most notably Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and Condoleeza... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.88
'Can I drive the car?' is a familiar refrain for most parents. But in dealing with this issue of control, trust and training, is there a lesson to be learnt, a lesson that can be applied by leaders in the business environment? Leadership trainer Keith Coats thinks so, and has written a witty and instructive book that draws on everyday events in the... more...