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  • New Left, New Right and Beyondby Geoff Andrews; Dr Richard Cockett; Alan Hooper; Michael Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    The 1960s represented a defining turning-point in the politics and cultures of western societies. But what of the lasting political and cultural legacies of the sixties? In this book a range of leading thinkers show how the sixties continue to influence contemporary debates on globalization and democracy. more...

  • Jewish Americans and Political Participationby Rafael Medoff

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 60.00

    This text explores the rise of Jewish people from immigrant origins to the highest echelons of political power. It provides an overview of American Jewish life, including the impact of immigration, domestic anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, the struggle for a Jewish state, and US/Israel relations. more...

  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    "While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a ?hearty laugh,? his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags... more...

  • Restless Giantby James T. Patterson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Offers an interpretation of American history between 1974, when the Watergate crisis imperilled the nation, and November 2000, when the bitterly contested presidential election marked an all-time low in confidence in the electoral process. more...

  • 31 Daysby Barry Werth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    In 31 Days , acclaimed historian Barry Werth takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days of August 1974, following Richard Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of America's "accidental president," Gerald Ford. The Watergate scandal had torn the country apart. In a dramatic, day-by-day account of the new administration?s inner... more...

  • Blood and Religionby Jonathan Cook

    Pluto Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Former Guardian and Observer journalist explores the real reasons behind the Gaza pullout and the building of the West Bank wall -- arguing demography is the heart of the issue. more...

  • Israel and Settler Societyby Lorenzo Veracini

    Pluto Press 2006; US$ 20.75

    Examines Israel as a colonial society, making comparisons with South Africa, French Algeria and Australia more...

  • Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamationby Allen C. Guelzo

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.99

    One of the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars offers an authoritative consideration of the document that represents the most far-reaching accomplishment of our greatest president. No single official paper in American history changed the lives of as many Americans as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. But no American document has been held up... more...

  • Silencing Dissentby Clive Hamilton; Sarah Maddison

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    A frightening analysis of the tactics used by the Howard government to silence independent experts and commentators as well as public servants and organisations which criticise its policies. more...

  • The Agendaby Bob Woodward

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Agenda is a day-by-day, often minute-by-minute account of Bill Clinton's White House. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, confidential internal memos, diaries, and meeting notes, Woodward shows how Clinton and his advisers grappled with questions of lasting importance -- the federal deficit, health care, welfare reform, taxes, jobs. One of the... more...