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Leadership

  • What We Wonby Bruce Riedel

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    In February 1989, the CIA's chief in Islamabad famously cabled headquarters a simple message: "We Won." It was an understated coda to the most successful covert intelligence operation in American history. In What We Won , CIA and National Security Council veteran Bruce Riedel tells the story of America's secret war in Afghanistan and the defeat... more...

  • Wild Westieby Hazel Phillips

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Sir Bob Harvey's colourful and varied life sums up the classic 'give it a go' Kiwi attitude. A legend of the eighties' advertising world, influential political strategist, former president of the Labour Party, outspoken environmentalist, long-serving mayor of Waitakere City and daring adventurer, Sir Bob has overseen and made New Zealand history. In... more...

  • The Eye of the Stormby Rob Wilson

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    MPs? expenses in 2009. Phone hacking in 2011. ‘Plebgate? in 2012. If a good speech or a ground-breaking new policy fails to get people talking, you can be sure a juicy scandal will do the trick. Our instantaneous news culture of social networks, blogs and Twitter feeds means politicians now, more than ever, can find themselves the focus of every journalist... more...

  • Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeouby Jean-Pierre Cabestan; Jacques deLisle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over issues of identity and policy, and rapprochement between... more...

  • Martin van Buren and the American Political Systemby Donald B. Cole

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 61.50

    Donald Cole analyzes the political skills that brought Van Buren the nickname Little Magician," describing how he built the Albany Regency (which became a model for political party machines) and how he created the Democratic party of Andrew Jackson. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...

  • Gravityby Mary Delahunty

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Our first female prime minister Julia Gillard came to power suddenly in a coup that perplexed the nation. She hurried to an election and was chained to a hung parliament. She out-negotiated Tony Abbott and formed a minority government, but the deepest threat was from within: the man she beat for the top job would relentlessly undermine her for three... more...

  • Menzies at Warby Anne Henderson

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99

    In the months following his resignation as PM in late August 1941, Menzies swayed between relief at his release from the burdens of office as PM and despair that his life at the top had come to so little. Many followers of Australian political history, including Liberal party supporters, forget that Robert Menzies had many years in the political wilderness... more...

  • The Terror Authorizationby Shoon Murray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Three days after September 11, 2001, Congress passed an unprecedented authorization of the use of military force (AUMF 2001) that remains in force today. As the theatre of operation against terrorism changes, the applicability and legality of the AUMF 2001 is under increasing scrutiny - giving way to academic discussion over its current status. more...

  • John Keyby John Roughan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    John Key's two terms as Prime Minister are characterised by consistently high approval ratings and robust polling. As Key and his Government begin campaigning for a third term in Parliament, this in-depth portrait will give a clearer idea of Key, the man and politician. Journalist John Roughan has secured unprecedented access to John Key and his closest... more...

  • Maligned Presidentsby Max J. Skidmore

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Certain 19th Century presidencies contrast common perceptions of the office's authority and strength. These presidents were a strong group and were anything but insignificant. They fought substantial battles with Congress, and often won. This book seeks to provide more substantive analysis of maligned presidencies, and the legacies left behind. more...